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"Better than Derren Brown, You should have your own TV Show." - Frances Finn, BBC
"Utterly Professional, Utterly Entertaining." – Barclays Bank
"This guy is Awesome..." - Lars Ulrich, Metallica
"Looch isnt a Magician…He’s so much more than that." – Aaron Lucas
Mind Reader, Magician & Entertainer Looch is quickly becoming one of the most sought after acts in the UK. His unique skills combined, with his humour and professionalism have seen him booked for a vast array of events.
If you could ask ONE question to one of the world's most creative professional magicians, what would it be?
If you've never been to a magic lecture, theres never been a better time. Sunday February 17th at 7:00pm, were live-streaming Looch in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.
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Magicians flock to see workers give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you wont find in any book or DVD. Yes, you'll be learning some incredibly powerful A-material, but the INVALUABLE stuff will be the insight you learn along the way.
This lecture is for everyone, from the beginner to the professional and for magicians and mentalists alike. Dont miss it!
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Best Penguin Lecture on Mentalism I've Seen Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 19th, 2013
I think I want to use every single effect that Looch shared. Half an hour into the lecture it was already the best one I'd ever seen. The ideas were so practical with minimal handling. Things that you knew could work in the real world.7 of 9 magicians found this helpful.
I've seen two other lectures on mentalism and left both feeling disappointed. Their teachings felt very vague like, 'pay attention to things you notice', 'be nice to the audience' and very basic cold reading things with no chance for a real 'hit'.
And the style of pretending to genuinely mind read has always left me a bit cold whenever it seems contrived. I've often been left with the feeling that many performers actually have no idea how they're being received by the audience.
But Looch's style was so down to earth. He framed his presentations as memory game, body language etc. but in ways that were so totally believable and credible - which makes the out of the blue punchlines hit so much harder. His style is something I think I have a lot to learn from.
If you like Derren Brown, you will love Looch's work.
With so much mentalism the methods seem so painfully obvious that I almost feel embarrassed for the performer.
Looch's performances have a style of leading you down the garden path and just when you think he's let you in on something . . . boom. He fools you.
I can't wait to rewatch this and buy everything he puts out.
Fantastic Lecture! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 20th, 2013
This is the best mentalism lecture I've seen, totally worth spending my money on!2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
Will definetly be using "Hollow" and "Rock, Paper, Scissors" in my next close up routine. Every effect in this lecture are gems of mentalism.
The effects have such wonderful presentations and the methods are hidden with a good level of psychological misdirection. I myself have certainly learnt a great deal on not just effect but presentational tips such as logical disconnects, cold reading ploys, garden path theory etc...
Certainly a fantastic lecture, teaches mentalism the way it should be, simple and direct!
Real World - must have for mentalist Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 23rd, 2013
Having seen all the Mentalism lectures offered by Penguin this was the best. Several effects were worth the cost of the lecture. The impromptu effect called Hustler is fantastic. - this realy shows how to dress up an old principle and apply it to real world situations - looking forward to performing.2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
All the effects are workers - what else can I say. Great pointers and this lecture comes with art work for one of the effects. Again an old principle dressed up but this set up allows you to practice cold reading and is very logical.
the underlying theme is simple and direct and that is what these effects offer.
Best Lecture Yet Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 21st, 2013
This lecture has SO much information packed in it. The routines are all extremely top notch. I cannot see how a previous reviewer gave this 2 stars. Especially because he "Couldn't hear the questions." I could hear everything perfectly fine. As for Looch being rushed, I didn't get that impression at all. He was very calm, down to earth, and very smooth in both his presentations and explanations. Looch's "Rock Paper Scissors" routine has become my new go-to effect. I just watched the lecture two days ago, and this routine is already starting to spread like wildfire. I already have people coming up to me to ask to see it performed. BY far my favorite routine from the lecture is one where he has them imagine they go to a supermarket and they buy ANY object they want, and you show that it was predicted. This effect alone is worth the price of the lecture. Not only that, it absolutely FRIES laymen. The look of absolute disbelief afterwards says it all.2 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Do yourself a favor and buy this immediately. You will learn a lot.
Very Clever Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 31st, 2015
I really LOVE Hollow by Looch,1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
as taught in this lecture,
and if you don't have a laser cutter as Looch had access to,
a crafts/fabrics store has a near-perfect hole puncher that is suitable and will save you a ton of time
if you've tried an exacto knife (which was my first try--total failure in time investment and also the edges
are too jagged for smooth sliding...that'll be clear to you if you know the method).
However, I never use it anymore (at a paid gig)
because I can't justify taking up all that valuable pocket space just for a full peek of a business card (I've become very conservative with pocket space),
when there are equally effective methods such as Banachek's from Psi Series or, which I personally use, Kuff's Bold Business--but with Convincing Control which
I feel is much fairer than telling the participant to place her card on the top of a stack and then cut the cards multiple times as Kuffs does.
Anyone else do Bold Business but with a Convincing Control instead, or is that just me?
"All that pocket space?," you ask?
Yes. If you're only planning on doing one effect,
and it's a DD, then it's negligible.
Looch here had the benefit of being able to have a case off to the side of the stage and walk on-stage then off-stage
to draw from his case. I do walk-around,
and pocket-space is precious to me.
If you do around 10 effects at a show,
and each of the 10 require that much room in your pockets,
then you'll need a fanny pack and/or you'll look ridiculous.
This is especially true if you can achieve the same result
with what you already carry on you--a stack of ordinary business cards.
Also I've performed the Rock, Paper, Scissors,
with success. However, I didn't like that all of the outs
are in his pockets (since my FIRST thought was that the MO was MO, and therefore I wanted to check all his pockets).
So I place a wager on the outcome of the game, and folded into the wager someone holds is one of the outs.
The other out is on the back of my lanyard.
And the 3rd out is in view the entire time (not my pocket, which again seems shady).
Of the 2 above effects I just mentioned which are taught in this lecture, I prefer the RPS. Why?
1. Because I can do a DD using business cards in a few OTHER ways, using a stack of ordinary business cards, which are basically as clean, but do not require extra pocket space (since I already carry a stack of ordinary business cards on me). With Hollow, your gimmick can be used only for Hollow. And it takes up as much pocket-space as another deck of cards (almost--a stack of at least 25 business cards is what you're looking at). Not an issue for everyone.
2. Because RPS seems so immune from guile/deception. It's a game kids play on the playground. Derren Brown did it sensationally, it seems so spontaneous and innocuous.
3. It takes up as much pocket space as 3 business cards. That's fantastic.
He also shows his effect which was shown in his SAD DVD, where he memorizes a deck of cards in a flash. When I first saw SAD, I didn't like this effect (seemed boring I think). But seeing it again, I'm starting to like it more.
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Great source of close-up mentalism Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 16th, 2015
(This review is for Looch LIVE)
This was my first Penguin Lecture, and definitely will not be my last. Enjoyed Looch's material along with his teaching style. Some real workers here and they are SAD , Simple and Direct! Will use a version of Nod to pocket watch, RPC and Hollow. Iam working on some of the other material also, no filler here.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
I would recommend this for anyone in mentalism or wanting to get into it. Now the tough bit is choosing my next penguin Lecture...
Great mentalism lecture! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 4th, 2015
What can I say, it was just amazing!1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
You will learn so many great effects with different difficulty levels so I think that everyone will find something they will like
Buy it now!!!
Very Under-rated Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 25th, 2014
I think this is one of Penguin's most under-rated mentalism DVDs.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
It is packed with real world material that you can tell has been worked until it's is taut and well-toned.
His update to "Nod to Pocketwatch" is a terrific re-thinking to a classic mentalism effect.
Looch is a real dark horse for me. Highly recommended.
Brilliant... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 25th, 2014
Folks, this is a killer lecture.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
I learned tons from it and best of all is the material is very adaptable to what you're already doing.
Looch is one of the best mentalism performers out there, because of the simplicity and brilliance of his effects.
You will use these ideas Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 4th, 2014
I watched this lecture a long time ago, I am writing my review now because I am regularly using some of his ideas in my own performances and will probably still for many years to come.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
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