I ordered all 3 Eccentricks, and the first one is outstanding. It is fun to watch, and will probably
give you ideas for your routines beyond the effects he specifically demonstrates.
does not talk or distinguish too much about just how much practice will be required for the
different things he does, such as balancing objects on your nose, face or head. He makes a good
point that the more difficult something is and the more practice it takes, the more likely other
people will not be doing it. The only small improvement that could be made is for him to spend a
little more time showing how to do some of the moves, especially the trickier stuff. I can recommend
this to just about any magician.
Ok charlie frye is my all time favourite performer. he is incredible and this dvd is worth anything
you pay for it!!
Charlie Frye has some blisteringly good skill. Having the strong background as a juggler, he
demonstrates balancing a spoon on his nose like it's nothing. Here's a breakdown:
and restored spoon with shenanigans before and after.
2. Coin manipulation--Basically a
miser's dream with some daunting flourishing. Imagine tossing a coin so it lands on your foot then
tossing it up to balance flat on your eye.
3. Cups and Balls--if you've got the special
equipment for it, this is a great and easy handling of the cups and balls.
routine--matrix and dice stacking. For close situations and for the appropriate character, this
could be killer.
You'll get some great ideas here. Some of the stuff is impractical if it
doesn't fit your character. Think: Would your character juggle balls, balance things, and catch
props skillfully. Do you do any physical comedy? You can see how someone like Charlie Frye can do it
effectively, but can you see yourself doing it?
This is just plain fun to watch. I don't get tired of watching it over and over.
fantastic to see a true professional do what he gets paid to do. He does them all so well. He sets
the bar high with these routines, and that isn't a bad thing.
He has an uncanny knack of
stringing gags, illusions, and juggling in a way that seems natural and unforced. The staging and
the choreography are lessons by themselves.
I would have preferred that the entire thing
was one continuous show, and that explanations were simply "easter eggs" (extra bonuses).