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Picture Yourself As a Magician (w/DVD) by Wayne Kawamoto - Book
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Step-by-Step Instruction for the Street, Stage, Parties, Card Table, and More.
Chapter 1: The Art of Magic
Chapter 2: Easy Tricks
Chapter 3: Basic Card Handling
Chapter 4: Basic Sleight-of-Hand with Cards
Chapter 5: Great Card Tricks
Chapter 6: Trick Decks
Chapter 7: Close-Up Magic
Chapter 8: Mind Reading and Future Predictions
Chapter 9: Stand-up and Stage Magic
Chapter 10: Magic for the Street
Chapter 11: Party Magic
Chapter 12: Levitation
Chapter 13: Electronic Magic with iPods and More
Chapter 14: The Art of Performing Magic
Appendix A: The World's Best Card Trick
Appendix B: Picture Yourself as a Magician 2
Appendix C: The Clock
Appendix D: The Mind Reader
Appendix E: Magic Resources
Appendix F: Artwork for "The Missing Pip" from Chapter 9
What's on the DVD:
Wayne N. Kawamoto is a full-time professional magician who performs at corporate and private events, as well as at restaurants and bars in Southern California. He is the editorial guide for the Magic.About.com online magazine where he reviews magic products and teaches magic. He has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA. Prior to becoming a professional magician, he reviewed video games and movies and wrote about small business topics for publications such as Business Week, PC Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Cinescape, and more, and published several consumer books on personal computers. Wayne lives with his family in the community of La Verne, which is near Los Angeles.
Pages 330 - Softbound
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(This review is for Picture Yourself As a Magician (w/DVD) by Wayne Kawamoto - Book)
One of my least favorite things to do is give a product a bad review. There are WAY better places to go than here.
Wayne Kawamoto is interesting. He's a fairly good Magician, but he tries too hard sometimes to be GREAT. In this book, he tends to make Magicians seem like they are in Movies. Suit and TIe, top hat etc.
This book is written similar to Marc WIlson's complete course in magic. It has a good variety of effects, but these are just things that Grandpa Joe can teach you. The jumping rubberband, key card, etc. It was written nicely, but I don't think it is really great. First, the writing style is fairly advanced for a beginner's Magic book. If you understand some of these words, you are probably a lot older than these tricks are suited for.
One thing I thought was really cool though, is that there are pictures at the back of the book for you to copy so you can make some of the gimmicks and special props required in a few tricks. Also a subtle flip book feature is really cool on it that you will discover.
The DVD. Often times DVDs, are professionally shot with High Definition quality cameras. That's not the case. It looks like he pulled out his home video camera, set it up on a tripod, and filmed in his living room. I would tell you to look at other places before buying this highly overpriced book.
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