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Mickael Chatelain LIVE (Penguin LIVE) One of the most creative and innovative magicians of our time came to Penguin for a unique 2 1/2 hour live seminar. SUPPORT LIVE MAGIC. DOWNLOAD THE FULL LECTURE TODAY.
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“Michael is one of the best creators of magic effects in the world!” -Paul Harris

"Mickael is one of our best magic creators. His effects are powerful, visual and clever. Get ready to be fooled and impressed!" -Boris Wild

Mickael Chatelain successfully creates and offers some amazing card gimmicks that allow us all to perform some minor miracles." -Wayne Kawamoto

Mickael Chatelain's creative mind and brilliant inventions have astounded audiences over the world. He will be sharing his best kept secrets and creations that have been developed over years of performing as a professional magician.

What will he teach?

Mental Parano
An incredible prediction under impossible conditions.

Painting Card
Change the color of any signed card!

Bill Flash Card
A visual transformation of a bank note into the spectator's playing card!

Impossibly pass solid through solid in the spectators’ hands.

The Lane
A simple self-sticking label finds a freely selected card.

In Air
One of the fastest changes in the world! Four cards are transformed into four others in plain sight.

Here is a brand-new version of the Ambitious Card! Rather than leap to the top of the deck, the card is discovered under the cellophane of the card case!

The Ambitious Card, reworked by Mickael. A version that will surely fool you.

A chosen card is torn into four pieces in front of the spectator. The pieces melt together in full view!

Easily cause any coin to pass through any cellophane.

Drawings on your card box VISUALLY morph. Shocking and surreal

Know which card was removed from a deck in less than 5 seconds!

Zig-Zag Card
A unique take on a classic effect.

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, there’s never been a better time. Sunday July 28th at 7:00pm, we’re live-streaming Mickael Chatelain in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.

Want VIP access to EVERY FUTURE Penguin LIVE we film? Check out the new Penguin LIVE: All Access Pass!


  1. Purchase the Mickael Chatelain LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday July 28th, anytime before 7:00pm Eastern, click the “MyPenguinMagic” area at the top of the Penguin site. You’ll see the livestream appear 1 hour before showtime. At 7pm sharp, Mickael will hit the stage and begin his JAM-PACKED professional lecture.
  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of DVD-quality live streaming magic from the comfort of your own home.
  4. Ask Mickael questions and discuss the tricks DURING the lecture.


Reserve your seat anyway. Within 24 hours of ending, you’ll be able to download and/or watch the full lecture on-demand, and go over all the great routines and subtleties as many times as you want. It’ll be waiting for you in your “MyPenguinMagic” area.

Magicians flock to see “workers” give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you won’t 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. Don’t miss it!

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3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 29th, 2013
... nearly everything was gimmicked and not of that kind to be selfmade at home. So special with the material ... if someone wants to use it in that fair and smooth way, it has to be ordered.

For me (just my 2cents) it was somehow like a kind of commercial selling show.

The ideas behind this tricks are great and sure there are some thoughts to use it in another way, but for me personally it was just too much ("buy it" or forget it ...).
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 28th, 2013
This is a difficult to review to write. Mickael Chatelain is a brilliant creator of gimmicked magical effects that allow the magician to perform visually beautiful and stunning pieces. However, this lecture was mainly a dealer demo lecture.

I had some difficulty watching the lecture due to streaming issues and did not see a portion of the lecture, but I don't know if there is anything a magician can walk away performing.

I know The Zombie Magic loved it, and I will wait eagerly to read his review.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 30th, 2013
While each and every one of the tricks Michael explained were gimmicked, this was a great lecture (my favorite lecture along with Dan Harlan's second one).

He explained:

Mental Parano: This was one of the few gimmicks that was very easy to make. I've already started making it. A cool mentalism effect with some other applications if you think about it. Unfortunately, you can only use the deck for this trick. 7/10

Painting card: Aother relatively simple gimmick (if you have a little bit of knowledge about gimmicks). He explains 3 effects with it. I especially liked the super clean and visual version of paul harris' trick "illusion". I might decide to make and use this. 7.5/10

In air: This is a very hard gimmick to make for such a quick effect, albeit a very visual one. I might buy it (probably not, though), but I for sure won't make it myself. 5.5/10

Bill Flash Card: Oh my God this is visual! With some presentation, you could turn this trick into a showpiece. The bill just morphs into the card with no cover. The gimmick is so well made, and I will definitely order the trick, rather than make it myself. Bravo. 9.5/10

The Lane: I also loved this. This fooled me (and David Copperfield) badly. The method is so clever, and I'll definitely use a modified version of this (the vanish is pretty gaffed). Another stunner. Gimmick is easy to make with some materials you can find at an office store. 9/10

Hole: I like it, but I don't think I'll order it or try to make it. It looks fun to perform, but I don't think it's as impressive to spectators as it is to magicians. It is fairly practical, however. 7/10.

Exit: This is super cool. A "chosen" card melts through the card box and appears under the cellophane. An alternate handling allows the card to be signed, although I don't think I'll use that method. Perfect finale to a routine. The box is not examinable, but since this is a closer, it isn't necessary with some audience management. Gimmick is also relatively easy to make. 8/10

Escape: Watch the demo and you will be floored. No real nasty surprises. I probably won't use it because it's a lot of effort for one moment. Gimmick is easy to make with one gimmick that is found at most magic shops. 7.5/10

Watcher: Didn't like this one. Very unmotivated and suspicious. The gimmick is clever as always, but I sort of had an idea as to how it works and I'm sure a spectator would want to look at the box (which they can't). Meh. 4/10

Cello: Really neat. With some presentation and some sleight of hand, you can make this effect even cleaner. Everything they would want to examine canbe examined. With some effort, the coin can be signed (spec signs one card, magician signs the other) or (as I prefer) the date could be remembered. Pretty cool and very makeable. 7.5/10

Speed: Wasn't wild about it. I just think it looks fishy and I think the spectators would also think that the credit card is vital to the method. I wasn't fooled by it, and it didn't really excite me. 5/10

Ink: If you want to perform this, you definitely need to order the dvd and get the gimmick because it is very complicated. It's clever and I like it, but I prefer other, less visual methods of making ink change on a card box (see Shawn Farquhar's lecture). 6.5/10

Rewind: Another gimmick that is nearly impossible to make. If youlike the method, get it because it is super clean and visual. I don't like one moment in the routine (right before you reveal the restored card to be their card), but I still might go out and get it. 7/10

Michael's methods are devious. Although the explanations aren't great, the lecture does not suffer. Put in the work and you'll love the end result.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 29th, 2013
I was really looking forward to this because i really like gimmicks. His gimmicks were very clever and it looked like real magic. But... almost all of them you have to buy from him because he wouldn't tell you the specific things to buy for it and when he did teach how to make something it would be soooo hard to understand. It was nice to know how these work but I want to go home and do some, not have to spend hundreds on his tricks. This was like an ad for him. I guess if you are really good you can try to make the gimmicks.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 29th, 2013
I read on the Magic Cafe some comments about Mickael's magic being brilliant, but mainly a dealer demo lecture for his products.

It's true, that the magic he displayed were of marketed effects. But he exposed how they work. They were not tricks that required metallurgy experience and $2000 lathes. Just some dental dam and glue and you have a miracle.

Will it require some research on how to make them? Yes and that's not a bad thing. Magicians seem to always want things handed to them on a silver platter and not do any work for it. "Easy to Do...Self working...instant reset" are words they look for. Those were the tricks Dai Vernon said he ignored because anyone could do those.

You can get the booklet "Lickity Split The Art of Card Splitting Card" and learn to make them

Or pick out the tricks from the lecture that you saw everyone cheering over and buy those:

While 99% of those that watched the lecture are complaining, you can be performing magic that looks like trick photography. Make this an opportunity to separate yourself from the pack.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
This looks like REAL magic being performed! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 28th, 2013
What Mickael performed and taught, this lecture should cost $1000 to watch. From Strolling to Restaurants, these are eye candy miracles to perform.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 29th, 2013
Mickael Chatelain is a genius ! If you love create gimmicks and make them, you will love this LIVE !
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 26th, 2014
Only one word: wonderful! Chatelain is a genius in inventing incredible gimmick. He displays a limitless creativity. Exception.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 13th, 2014
Mickael brings us thirteen easy makeable tricks with nice and powerful effect.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 16th, 2013
I wasn't sure what to expect from this one as the reviews were somewhat mixed. But in viewing the trailer, the effects looked great. I will say i definitely was not disappointed. Yes, some of these you will have to purchase, but I can say I have mostly been focusing on card magic the last year or so and have not purchased a 'trick' or 'item' in quite a long time.
After viewing this lecture though I will definitely be picking up one or two items now! Some of the methods are ingenious and the visuals are great. I really liked this one a lot and it surpassed my expectations. Some of the effects are as close to real magic as you'll get - and isn't that the goal?
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