Michael Ammar is, in my opinion, one of the best magic teachers in existence. His teaching style is
calm, clear, and nicely paced. The attitude he presents, along with his obvious love for magic,
makes these DVDs all the more valuable. Each DVD has a spectrum of effects that range from fairly
easy to fairly difficult%
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This is a wonderful DVD set. As my title suggests, it's a must have for beginners and intermediates.
But even more experienced magicians can find value in my opinion. The tricks are easy, but good
enough for paid performances. Some practice is required though, but that should go without saying.
Some tricks are impromptu, some aren't. Some require extra props, some don't. In other words, a wide
variety of effects. To me, this series teaches the distinction between card tricks and card magic.
Michael Ammar is a very effective and inspiring teacher. Not only are the effects great, but the
clips are fun to watch. He does all the magic in front of a live audience and it's really
entertaining and inspiring. I can't recommend these videos enough. I also recommend getting Harry
Lorayne's four DVD set, which focuses pretty much entirely on tricks that are impromptu and that use
only a deck of cards. With these two sets, you have a card magic gold mine.
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The material on the card miracles dvds is extremely commercial, mind blowing stuff. DVD #1 is no
exception. Triumph. This is the card trick that made me a lover of card magic. It is incredible. If
you are looking for simplicity in execution with a lot of impact, then go no further than this DVD.
But you really should own them all they are that good.
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If you like this get Paul's Gold Dust DVD. Fantastic. Great tricks, great teaching.
I have already watched the video to decide which effects I want to learn. I will be working on
perfecting those soon. I really like the Red Hot Mamma trick because such a great effect is achieved
with so little work. Michael Ammar is a great teacher and I eventually plan on purchasing all of the
dvds in this series. I recommend Volume one and I'm sure the others are great too! If you get this
dvd, you WILL learn!!!
I do parties and events all the time and I always use at least a few of these tricks in them. Red
Hot Mama is incredible and so very easy to learn. As a Pro, I can tell you that this DVD has a
little bit for everything in it. Its worth every cent and I plan on buying volumes 2, and 3 very
soon as well. Only thing that bugs me is the video quality, but who cares. If you want to amazing
people, add this to your cart right now
This DVD is great, and there is something for everyone of any level in here. I use two tricks on
this video all the time, so I will review them here -
8 card brainwave - An amazing packet
trick that you can make up using normal cards. You take 8 cards and fan the faces to the audience.
They think of one card and name it out loud. You take that card out of the packet and place it on
the table. You display the faces and the backs of all the other cards. All of them are seen to be
blue, but the one card they chose is red!
Cannibal Cards - This is one of my favorite
tricks of all time, hands down. The four kings are removed, and they eat 3 selected cards one at a
time. Then, after they eat those cards, they are still hungry! They then start eating each other
until only one king ( or kannibal :) ) is left. Then, you "cut" open his stomach, and "spread" its
contents on the table. There are the four kings inside its stomach, and inside each of their
stomachs are the 3 selected cards.
This has to be one of the best videos I own. Get it
today, you won't regret it. 5/5 stars, a perfect score!