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Tarbell 90: Illusions by Dan Harlan (Instant Download) This single lesson is the best modern stage-illusion video out there. SIX pro-caliber illusions with killer methods and VASTLY improved designs. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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Girl in the Trunk Mystery:
Learn how to build a clockwork contraption on stage that when finished, can make anyone appear. You'll learn how to make everything required, along with the black art platform that can be used for countless routines.

Girl in the Audience:
Learn how to lock yourself inside a hazardous materials container filled with toxic gas, vanish, and re-appear unharmed in the back of the audience.

Sawing a Woman in Half:
A complete redesign of Sawing a Person in Half. No more lying down on the job. This is upright, visual, and unforgettable. Best of all, its fun and easy to perform.

The Sword Box:
Your assistant somehow survives inside a cardboard box after you plunge several sharpened sticks through it. It's a modern take on the classic Sword Box. All you need is one large cardboard box, a whole bunch of sharpened sticks, and one very trusting and highly-trained assistant. Keep an eye out for the awesome kicker ending.

Penetrating Steel Bars:
You will learn how to avoid being skewered by an array of sharp, silver spikes, thrust simultaneously through a cabinet while in full view of the audience. You will learn how to build everything required for this fun, visual illusion.

The Indestructible Girl:
In case you're not convinced the spikes actually go through the man in the box, there's a second version with one important difference. Showing the audience your face while the spike are through you!

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Grand illusions on a budget. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 21st, 2018
If you ever wanted to perform a grand illusion like those seen on television or on the Las Vegas stage, then this lesson is for you. Unlike the rest of Penguin Tarbell series, the title of Lesson 90 includes Dan Harlan’s name, giving proper credit to the host for his masterwork in redesigning these presentations.

Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed learning how these effects are done, even though I will never saw someone in half or drive a bed of spikes through their body (so chill ex-girlfriends/assistants).

For those with higher aspirations, Mr Harlan does an excellent job in showing you how to build these illusions on a budget, with an eye as always, towards mobility and transport. The explanations not only detail HOW to do something but WHY, along with helpful tips, including places to buy specialized parts and equipment. This information is worthwhile to anyone who uses stage props so don’t discard this lesson just because you never plan to perform “The Sword Box” or “Girl in the Trunk.”

As a final note, all these illusions require two assistants and sometimes three so they cannot be done solo.
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DAN HARLEN AT HIS BEST Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 25th, 2018
I don’t often post reviews, many reasons but the main one is I’m a working pro and I don’t have enough time, BUT on this occasion, I have to... DAN HARLEN knocked right out the ballpark with this one; Dan has done a fantastic job bringing the Tarbell books to life in this series and more importantly taking the old classics and birthing new life into them for modern audiences, but this episode 90 is DAN HARLEN at his best. I LOVE IT and so will you if you have never looked at the Tarbell series before this is the one that will change your mind for sure. So give it a try you won’t be disappointed...
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Illusions by Dan Harlan could be his best yet Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 22nd, 2018
Dan delivers 5 times the cost of this download. For $20, these stage illusions are the best you'll ever see. Exquisitely detailed and performed by the Master himself.
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That one was really worth the wait. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 21st, 2018
Even for somebody like me, who is not into doing big illusions, this was a great lesson. You not only learn the secrets but also the thinking of Dan Harlan when he updates and simplifies these effects.
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Illusion instructions you'll use! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 21st, 2018
The title of my review says it all!!!
These are great illusions so well explained and constructed that you will want to perform them!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 20th, 2018
I enjoyed the illusions shown, but as they are stage illusions I don't see myself using any of the material and the building of them I believe would exceed my skill set. It was well worth the price to see how they worked and were built.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 20th, 2018
Dan has outdone himself! I always enjoy Dan's illusion lessons because they focus on being practical for any size stage and for (almost) any budget. But even those with no interest in stage illusions can find valuable insights as Dan explains the secret, the construction, his thought process, and staging tips (for a VERY small stage, too).

In this lesson Dan infuses some very tired illusions with new life. His complete remake of the old sawing illusion is worth ten times the price of this lesson by itself. Best of all, he has built these for a few hundred dollars each, making them practical for a local holiday show or similar small venue.

If you have any interest in illusion, stagecraft, theming, or just want some inspiration on how to rethink a dusty old effect, this lesson is for you.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 20th, 2018
I love it. the Tarbell 90 illusion was one of the best. Dan Harlan Has out done it again, his Tarbell courses is great.
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Big illusions Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 19th, 2018
These are big illusions, but they don't require big wallets. The upright sawed-in-half illusion looks good and is surprisingly affordable.

The explanations are much better than Harlan Tarbell's. I suspect he didn't have much experience with these tricks.

There is some cutting away to long-shots during the performances that I didn't like. This is supposed to be educational. Let me see if there are potential weaknesses in the tricks.
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Awesome But.... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 18th, 2018
Great course, however we really need a material list and dimensions in a PDF for easy access.
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