Also, at first I never wanted to buy this DVD: I went out on a limb and bought it because Wayne and
Danny were in it. And I was very, very surpirsed.
Here we go.
Case and DVD Menu:
The case is amazing, very high quality of Wayne's feet. The same picture that you see when
browsing the title.
The menu is nice, having Wayne talk very quietly and then it turn into
an arm with the 5 options. Easy to navigate.
It is Wayne Houchin and
Danny Garcia. Two people who, when put together, become HILLARIOUS and are very, very good teachers.
Nothing needs to be repeated. But some of it becomes a tad redundant... But it is very helpful and
still is quite entertaining.
I felt the need to point something
out. The live footage of Control and an invisible palm routine that Wayne does (performance only of
the IP) was filmed at a Christmas Party Wayne was paid to be at. It was a great show, and Wayne is a
HELL of a showman.
Wayne Houchin's effect. And it is
awesome. The spectator's feel your heart stop. He teaches ways to make this play close up, stage,
parlour or anything. This is excellently taught, and a tecnique that you will be kicking yourself
for not coming up with. It is really, really good.
I at first was scared of it, not
because of danger or anything, it is safe, but because of how bold it is. But after seeing the
section with Randall, who I will talk about later, I got over my fear. I did this for my sister, who
has seen everything in magic and it fooled the edited out of her.
I am going to use this
as a closer at all my paid shows from now on. It is that good. Impromptu, and SUPER powerful.
An effect, or a follow up to Control by Daniel Garcia. This
version has the spectator putting their head up to the performers chest and hearing the performers
heart stop. This is insanly clever. Another thing you will kick yourself for not coming up with.
Again, impromptu. Very, very cool.
I probbably won't use this though because of the
akwardness of having a spectator squash their head to your chest.
Very nice thinking
though and great to know, just incase you need to perform it.
A SUPER bold but powerful effect by Wayne, that can be used as a standalone, but is better
used DURING Control. A spectators watch is borrowed and can be stopped or started at will.
Another great, great thing to know.
A question I hear about this a lot is whether or not you can do this for
medical proffesionals. The answer is no. Sorry. You can't.
But you might be able to pull
of Stop for a medical proffesional. Probbably not, but way more likely.
The bonus footage was Phenominal! It was hillarious, having about a 10 minute section on
messing up during teaching or Wayne talking to his wife. Great section.
Then it has
another section with Randall. Actor or not, he is hillarious and really helps you know what NOT to
do during a performance of Control. I was scared to try it, but after seeing Randall do it, I felt
like I could as well. And I could. Big confidence boost.
And the third section about Danny
getting hit in the eye by an invisible bug. It can be watched on T11's website, Trailor Six, but I
reccomend waiting till you buy it. It is hillarious.
Bonus footage also gets a 10/10.
This whole DVD spews quality in every direction. For some odd reason, it
seemed to be better quality than any of the 1on1's or other DVDs from Theory11 I have. Great camera,
great music, perfect editing. I love this.
When I got Dangerous by
Daniel Madison, it became my favorite DVD set. I didn't think anything could beat it. But I was
wrong. This can and did. This is now my favorite DVD. The most entertaining magic DVD out there, it
almost feels like watching a sitcom.
Please buy this now. Do yourself a favour!
Overall, this DVD gets a 10/10.
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Wayne is a great thinker and creator, and the method for his effect Control is DEVIOUS. This effect
is great when you've got a serious mood brewing in the atmosphere, and it will literally get you
gasps of consternation and wonder. In Control 2.0, Wayne adds a new subtlety or technique that can
be used to fool even medical professionals who may not be fooled by the traditional methodology
here. If you already have the first Control DVD, I would suggest you save your money, but for those
who have not yet learned this amazing effect, do it now!
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Control is a great trick if the spectator doesn't know how to take a pulse and all my
friends know how to take a pulse
Stop by Daniel Garcia is a bonus trick that
they hear your heart stop but to do it you hug them
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Impromptu magic to perform when you are in the moment. Wayne and Danny team up for a great
experience. Don't pass this up, this will take some small practice to make look good. And for
those comfortable get an easy way to sound like you are stopping your heart. An effect called Stop
by Danny Garcia. These guys never cease to amaze me.
This is shot with great production
value that makes it worth price of admission.
You also get extra tips to make this an even
more convincing "illusion".
I performed this at a get together and it got people crying and
cheering. Don't pass this up. No setups, no balls, no nothing.