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Learning card magic is like building a house. Everything starts with a strong foundation of basic building blocks.

World renowned magic instructor, Oz Pearlman will start you at the beginning of card magic and take you to a working professional's level. You'll progress faster than you thought possible by focusing on only the most powerful moves. This is a complete course in card magic without any filler.

By the time you're finished you'll have learned 7 full-length professional card tricks. You'll master the fundamentals, learn four of the most powerful controls, develop three high-powered forces and pick up five ultra-visual flourishes.

This isn't an encyclopedia -- it's an arsenal. Only the most powerful weapons of card magic are included.

Once you've mastered these key moves you'll be able to perform anytime, anywhere, with just a regular deck of cards! Imagine how it's going to feel to have the power to entertain crowds. Card magic is a skill that changes you, like riding a bike, or learning a new language. It's a super-power you'll have forever.

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 6th, 2012
If you are new to magic then this is what you want!
Oz is a great teacher, you will learn everything you need to get started as a magican.
All the basics are perfectly explained and you will lean them without any trouble.

The tricks Oz performs amd teaches are prety good (4/5).
The tricks are also well explained, but they are not advanced, however they are very visual and they'll blow your audiences mind!

So if you are a beginner and you want to learn something about magic then this is a MUST!

Congrats to Oz on such a good beginners dvd.
Overall: 5/5

Regards,
Patrick of Croatia
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The BEST Beginner DVD! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 25th, 2011
I'm just getting reacquainted with magic after taking fifteen years off. Previously, I used a lot of gimmicks and my sleight was mediocre at best. This time around, being a bit older and more patient, I decided to focus mainly on card tricks that can be done with a standard deck of cards. This DVD was the PERFECT purchase. Oz does an amazing job of explaining each move and shows you how to incorporate most of them into a routine. After about a month of practicing about an hour or two a day, I have mastered a majority of the moves taught on the DVD and am doing three of the four routines with ease. Many of these techniques are taught in other various downloads, but with this DVD you are getting all of them in one place and I've found that learning other routines have been much, much easier after spending some time with this DVD.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 6th, 2010
If you're wanting to learn card magic, this is the DVD for you! I've watched the whole DVD and there are tons of information on this. Oz Pearlman does a wonderful job of teaching and if you master all the techniques on this DVD you'll be a great card magician. Bravo! I have absolutely NO regrets purchasing this item.
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MOVES ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE USE Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 12th, 2010
I HAVE TO SAY, THIS DVD HAS EXCELLENT FLOURISHES. EVEN IF YOU ARE BEST MAGICIAN I STILL HAVE TO SAY THE FLOURISHES LIKE THE LE PAUL SPREAD ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE USED AS AN OPENER. I GOT THIS DVD AWHILE AGO, AS I GOT BETTER IN MAGIC THE SOME OF THE MOVES I STILL USE ARE FROM THIS DVD. THIS DVD STARTED ME IN CARD MAGIC AND THE FIRST TRICKS I USED WERE FROM THE DVD. I STILL REMEMBER THE REACTIONS IN PEOPLES FACE WHEN I SHOWED THEM THESE AMAZING TRICKS.THAY ALSO REMEMBER THE TRICKS I SHOWED THEM AS A WOULD WALK TO CLASS AND HEAR STUDENTS TALKING ABOUT THE EFFECT. THANKS OZ
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 15th, 2010
Ordered this DVD after getting back into magic after quite a few years away from it. Decided to focus on cards and found this DVD recommended a lot on different magic forums. It really is one of the best card magic DVD's to buy if you want to perform some great effects. The ACR moves are worth the price alone. When I first tried the card to mouth move I really never thought it would work but it did...and it does everytime!! It always get's an awesome reaction. Oz's misdirection ideas are always dead on and they do honestly work! I have had this DVD for over a year now and I always go back to it and find some new little bit of info I missed before. If you want to learn impressive card magic from a great instructor....Buy It!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
This is one of the first DVDs I purchased from Penguin and it is one of the best. I don't use the tricks in it as much now but I used them all the time when I was a beginner. If you are getting in to card magic get this DVD. You will love it!!!!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
This is card magic at it's finest. Simple and powerful and gives you a jumpstart. I got this when I first started in magic and I still go back to it to this day for refreshers. I really like the 2 card monte in this set because you don't need to know that risky sleight that has to be done quickly

It's used as a memory test as well which is a plus because it doesn't look like you are out to get their money and just fool them.

You get all your basic sleights here that jumpstart your card handling and magic.

What stood out was Oz' teaching that really made me enjoy the things I was learning. My thanks goes out to you Oz!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 4th, 2012
I love this DVD. I use these routines all the time. I also use many of the moves taught in this DVD in other routines. I often go back and rewatch this DVD to sharpen up on things. I have had it for over 6 years but will never get tired of it. Oz's style of teaching is perfect for me.

I highly recommend buying this, especially if you're new to card magic.
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Comparing the expanded and updated version to the original: Longer & Better! Report this review
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SUMMARY: An expanded and updated version of a classic introduction to card magic

A NEW VERSION

I recently picked up the new edition of Oz Pearlman's Born to Perform Card Magic DVD, which was released in 2013. I was curious how it compared with the original DVD that was released in 2003, and in this review I'll summarize what the differences are, and what the contents of the new edition include.

I bought my DVD of the 2013 version directly from the creator, Penguin Magic. The nice thing is that in addition to sending you the DVD of the new edition, Penguin Magic also gives you access to a digital download of both the 2003 version and the 2013 version, so you get the best of both worlds. Both videos are videos in *.mp4 format, with the 2003 video being 753 MB in size, and the 2013 video being 1.43 GB in size.

LENGTH

The new edition is billed as an updated/expanded version, and that's clearly evident when you compare the length of the two videos:
2003 version: 1 hour 44 minutes
2013 version: 3 hours 48 minutes

DIFFERENCES

So what's the difference exactly? Well for starters, Oz himself is now 10 years older, and has a lot more professional experience under his belt. He has a new look and even a new smile. Everything has been re-filmed and the explanations have been re-done from scratch. Most of the content covers the same material, but not exactly - I'll mention what exactly those differences are in the next section.

CONTENT ON THE ORIGINAL 2003 EDITION ONLY

Not everything that was in the 2003 edition of the DVD is found in the 2013 edition, and several sections from the original have vanished. These are the following:
a) Controls: - Classic Pass; - Hindu Shuffle Pass; - One Handed Top Palm; - Elmsley Count
b) Forces: - Riffle Force

CONTENT ON THE NEW 2003 EDITION ONLY

The new edition is about twice as long, and that's because some of the explanations are more detailed and elaborate, but also because it has some new material. Here's a list of all the new topics:
a) Controls: - Gamblers Cop; - False Overhand Shuffle
b) Forces: - Dribble Force; - Spread Cull Force
c) Flourishes: - Swivel Change
d) Routines: - Slop Shuffle; - Card to Mouth; - Blossom Production

COMPARISON

It's a pity to see some material from the original version left out in the new version, especially the Riffle Force (given its popularity), and the Elmsley Count (given that it is used in so many tricks). I'm also curious why a decision was made to eliminate the Pass, although this is a more advanced move that is typically beyond the scope of beginners, and perhaps that's why it was removed. If material was going to be added, the Glide would have been an obvious addition as a fairly basic sleight, so I'm surprised that this continues to be an omission from what is intended to be a good introduction to fundamentals.

But the additional elements are very solid, and the increased number of routines in the new version will especially be welcome to many people. What I like most, however, is the fact that the sleights and moves are taught in a little more detail, and I think the more elaborate explanations here are very helpful.

Oz himself appears to have lost some of his youthful innocence, and comes across a little more brash and almost over-confident. I'm still not quite sure what to make of his new business suit attired persona, or whether I prefer the younger Oz. But he is still an excellent teacher, and that's really what this video is all about. It's always been an excellent choice for relative beginners looking to get a good handle on the fundamentals of card magic, and overall this enhanced version only makes a good thing even better.

RECOMMENDATION

Oz Pearlman's "Born to Perform Card Magic" DVD has always been applauded for being a great introduction to the fundamentals of card magic, and one of the better entries in this genre. The updated and expanded 2013 edition takes something that is a proven success, and expands it for a new audience that may not be familiar with the original. It still deserves to be one of the top recommendations for new magicians, and continues to be an excellent starting point to give beginners a good head-start with their card magic.

- BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 31st, 2008
any body looking to buy this dvd and thinking it's to much or it doesnt look right your wrong this is the best dvd a card magician could have Oz takes you through every thing slowly and at a pace so you understand so my main point is

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