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"I have respected and admired Tom Stone long before it was considered cool! For his perfectionism as well as his ability to understand what is required to create excellent magic." -Daryl
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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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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 11)5 of 5 magicians found the following review helpful:
A solid lecture on technique Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 16th, 2013
This lecture might not have been outstanding but it has been very solid. A lot has already been said about the content, so I don't want to repeat that here. Yes, you have a lot of time being spent on the "crossing the gaze"-technique and some similar approaches by Slydini. But I wouldn't go as far as entiteling this a "theory"-lecture. The Zabrecky-lecture was one (at least the part that I did see...), but I would rather say that Tom's lecture was about technique. Everything he touched upon theoretically was at some point demonstrated in action - sometimes even in several applications. He did also show some routines, even some I know "on paper" through "Maelstrom". But I'm not sure wether I will really go to the extent to actually learn some of the routines. I think he even says at some point, that he didn't teach the routines for the audience to actually perform it, but to demonstate his misdirection-techniques. However, in the second part of the lecture there are some short card routines, that are actually quite nice that will pretty sure find some friends.
A big compliment to Mr. Kranzo, who has not always been my favourite host. But here, he was more "reduced" that in earlier lectures I have seen. He actually appeared quite knowledgable when it comes to the history of certain techniques and had a good sense for those rare occasions, where Tom rushed a little over certain explanations, to focus back on the details that some viewers might not have gotten.
A little downside for me however was the fact, that several apsects of the lecture are also on the Tom Stone lecture that Vanishinginc sell - one that apparently was held in 2008. I kind of hoped that Tom would not lecture on some of the same things he did 5 years before.
All in all: not a spectacular lecture, but one that you will learn a lot from in order to improve the magic you are already performing.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 15th, 2013
Tom Stone talks about what's in the very heart of our field, but seldom understood even by most magicians: Misdirection!
There are tricks in the lecture as well, a neat one coin routine and a very fun bottle production to mention a few.
But don't get it for the tricks, they are good tricks but you likely already have hundreds of tricks already.
Get it to learn more about how you can improve those tricks with a deeper knowledge of misdirection.
Recommend it strongly!
Theory Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 14th, 2013
I have long been an admirer of Tom Stone. He is one of the greatest thinkers to have ever practiced our craft. It is that thinking which is the highlight of this lecture. Tom takes simple tricks and as he explains them, explains why and how they work. He goes into the science of the human body and how we can use that to make our spectators completely miss things right in front of them.
If you are looking for numerous tricks to add to your repertoire, skip the lecture and purchase one of his books (Vortex or Maelstrom). If you want to learn how to take the tricks you all ready perform and make them stronger, add this lecture to your cart.
Tom Stone live: Priceless Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 16th, 2013
All the lectures from Penguin are great.
But when you can see a master like Tom Stone,
that really makes your magic pop a dozen notches.
And since they also keep the FULL lecture in your
download section for later reference:
How in the world can you go wrong?
So buy more lectures.
Technique Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 3rd, 2015
If someone was starting out in magic like me and asked me which thinking tools he should use first, I would recommend watching Rob Zabrecky's and Tom Stone's lectures.
Tom Stone Live Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 2nd, 2015
This is the best lecture on misdirection I have ever seen. It will change my magic!
Masterful anlysis of Misdirection! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 20th, 2015
Tom Stone's 2013 lecture was excellent. the first hour and a half, was a careful analysis, and very clear explanation of the principles of misdirection as they have developed through the work of John Ramsey, Slydini, and of course, Tom Stone, who has added two new principles.
He did so through the process of sharing a brief, but quite nice and very practical routine. HIs ideas on obtaining and ditching a small, commonly used gimmick were excellent. His explanation and analysis of the misdirection in two Tommy Wonder moves on the cups and balls was great, and though the misdirection was complicated, Mr. Stone made it very clear.
I am slowly incorporating the clear-cut principles of misdirection he gave. Feedback has been that my magic has gone from “good”, to “really good!”. The nicest comment I got after using some of these principles was: "Ðude, you just blew my mind, I wasn’t ready for that to happen". Three thumbs UP!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 24th, 2014
Tom stone has been one of my favorite magicians for a long time now. This lecture isnt packed with tricks, but with an all you can eat buffet of the art and science of misdirection. If slydini, john ramsay, gary kurtz, and vernon somehow happend to have a child together it would be tom stone!
Misdirection has never been taught so well Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 23rd, 2014
This lecture is less about the tricks and more about presentation. Never the less, the knowledge you gain from Tom is well worth the price of the lecture. He explains and justifies almost every move in his opening sequence (except the striking vanish by David Williamson) and it is a very in-depth analysis of what misdirection is and how to employ it to your advantage. This Lecture will make you a better performer and make your tricks almost audience proof. Thank you Penguin and Tom Stone for an excellent Lecture
A must watch for all serious performers! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 27th, 2013
The information on this lecture is essential for any serious performer. The explanation of misdirection is perhaps the best currently available. It builds upon Slydini's work in this area which is also required reading.
For the first time the elements of misdirection are put into words and thoroughly explained. This contains the tools necessary to integrate masterful misdirection into your performances.
If you could only ever buy a single lecture in your entire life, it should be this one.
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