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What will he teach?
Palm Sandwich - Progressive three card sandwich - Three Cards Selected then found one at a time between the jokers. The last one is a doozie!
Pocket Rocket - A card to pocket boxed up and fast!
Plunger Aces - Four aces lost and found: one handed face up second deal. (A special mention of Tony Econ whom also had the same idea and have me his blessing to teach and publish my ideas)
Angled Prediction - Single card open prediction using a new control/switch
Blind triumph - Tie blindfold triumph
Tri-angle - Triumph using angle switch. First version is done in performance then I'll teach a visual correction of the finale.
Squeeze change - single to multi card change using a two finger squeeze method.
Rope a dope - Three rope transition with kick back. Three different size ropes switch places instantly then they all stretch to the same size. One vanishes only to appear back where it started from! Money
Pa$$ing Notes - Two borrowed bill interlocked pass trough each other.
Okito - Four coins impossibly penetrate a solid brass box then you won't believe what happens next! :-)
Scotch and Soda hold the scotch - A full routine where you end clean and inspect-able
3 hanger - Three coin hanging coin routine using a split coin
Jumpring - a finger ring routine where the ring moves from finger to finger in a flash!
Chop Cup routine - talk about the routining and the pouch
Who is he?
Chastain has performed all over the Eastern Seaboards to the Midwest -offering his lecture to magic Clubs and Groups with great response. Chastain Criswell is a magic inventor with many magic tricks in print (Linking Ring, Magic Magazine, Juggle Magazine, and Semi Automatic Card Tricks) as well as for sale to the magic community (Tag, Deface, Barely Chewed, and Cartel Coins). Chastain has been performing professionally for over 21 years, and has won multiple magic competitions. Most recently Chastain has performed at the Wizardz Magic Theater in Kissimmee, Florida, Hank Lees Conclave, Weekend Of Wonder, invited to Fechters but didn't attend so now he's back in line, Tannens Magic, New York, NY, Magic Dove theater Cocoa Beach, FL and Magic Emporium Tampa, FL.
Chastain specializes in stage, comedy stand up magic, and close up magic, which makes him a well rounded performer.
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Gold for real workers Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 1st, 2014
Those who have written negatively about this lecture are those who have not been in the trenches actually working. Mr. Criswell was a little nervous, but so was Mac King. It is a difficult thing to lecture to one's peers and particularly difficult when only a few people are in the room.5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
I loved the pirate patch idea for the copper/silver coin; the chop cup had some great moments, and he had some very nice card work. All in all what more does one want from a lecture?
The purchaser needs to decide if he/she wants to be entertained or instructed. While both are possible, most lectures lean one way of the other. This one has some great instruction. The few poor reviews, in my opinion, simply don't have enough experience working for real people to realize how good some of this really is. Just my opinion and your mileage may vary.
Amazing Lecture! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 25th, 2014
What is wrong with all the other reviewers this was an amazing lecture by an amazing talent this guy has so many great ideas & his coin work was excellent. I love his diversity that he touched on a lot of subjects & didn't just do one prop but many chop cup, ropes, coins, cards, etc. I love hearing other magicians stories even the horror stories because you can learn from that. Lectures aren't all about tricks to me they're about good advice & key elements in your routine that can make your routine better & Chastain touched on that also. Chastain has experience working with different crowds. He's a real world worker all these effects that he presented were fantastic! By the way I watch all the Penguin Live Lectures every week & this one was to me top notch stuff!4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 29th, 2014
I get the honor of being at many of the PenguinLive lectures live and in person. It's great!3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Chastain's lecture was fantastic.
I love seeing real workers being taught and these are real workers! Just a couple highlights for me, the okito box routine and the angle control. The angle control alone is worth your time and money for this lecture. I volunteered for the okito box routine and let me tell you, from my viewpoint, it was beautiful. There is so much more I could go into, but that would just take time away from you, and you have a lecture to download.
I promise, you will use what you learn here. good work, Chastain.
A Performer that thinks on his feet! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 27th, 2014
I had seen him lecture live before and knew that I wanted to see more. This is a guy who knows his stuff and since he knows his stuff inside and out he can think on his feet and roll with the audience.That is the sign of a true magician for me. He's not one of those that ha a spectator that gets frisky and panics...no way, he comes right back at him with something out of the blue that keeps things in line and makes it all even better.3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
He shows some standard stuff but it's not done the same old way. No sir he has taken it to another dimension and kills with the addition, pure genius!
This lecture has given me ideas to play with as his inventiveness is contagious! When you come away with not only new things from the lecturer but things from the lecture that set off bells in your imagination to give you new ideas. That's worth more than the price of a lecture!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 23rd, 2014
Great lecture. This was a one of the better lectures that I have seen in a long time. His explanations were fantastic. A lesson in misdirection. I cannot to wait to do the rope routine, it was Killer. The coin routines were really thought out. Not sure if I will do them the same way, but they really got me thinking.2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 12th, 2016
You get negativity with anything you do, agreeing with the others however that this was an incredible lecture and would love to see Chastain do more lectures for Penguin!! I was able to gain more knowledge that will allow me to advance in my own shows and routines! Besides Chastain has more experience (21+ years) created magic tricks and won competitions, which I can says is more than the ones that put in the negative ratings I am sure, I know he has more experience than I do which makes this lecture a valuable asset to me and in my opinion its worth a lot more than what Penguin is charging. Grade A+ material. Thank you Chastain and Penguin for keeping the magic Live!1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Disappointed.... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 20th, 2014
I don't think he was ready for the quality Penguin LIVE lecture. It was like he was performing for YOUTUBE viewers. The frame was small, his presentation wasn't that good and he was not confident with his materials.0 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
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