I watched Looch2 lecture yesterday and I just came here to read the reviews and I was pretty sure
that this will be rated as the worst lecture ever. But I can't believe these reviews!!! All the
routines except the coin spin , were so basic and bad that even a 8 yr old kid can figure them out.
But above all , these routines like the colour prediction in white envelopes and rock ,paper
scissors one , where the hell is mentalism in that . I don't want to reveal the method here but how
can audience ignore that and give this lecture 5 stars??????? I have subscribed to these lectures
and have watching these for a month and few downloads before that and I can guarantee you that this
one and the David Regal 2 are the worst lectures out there.
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I loved the 2nd lecture even more than the 1st, great effects and great insight. He's fast becoming
one of my favourite mind readers. Can't wait for The Black Project
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That was a really nice lecture. If you are familiar with Looch's work you will not be disappointed.
All the routines in this lecture are very well thought-out and the methods are practical and
I've always liked the minimalism in Looch's material. In this lecture he presents
routines that don't require or rely heavily on props (pens/pencils, billets/business cards are not
considered props) but have a heavy impact on spectators.
Besides the routines Looch gives
valuable information about his favourite peek methods, marking systems, performing mentalism for
corporate events or walk around gigs etc.
He mentions quite a few times his "Black Project" book
that is coming out soon. In this lecture he shared a couple of things that will be in it so you also
have a chance to have a sneak peek. ;)
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if you want a golden example of how to be a professional yet humble performer - Looch is the example
to take...the presentations and techniques taught were both achievable, workable and subtle...a
calming and charismatic gent, and a quality performer...one lecture gives you pretty much a working
act to pull together which gives you variety, quality and plenty of food for thought too...well done
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Looch gives one of the better lectures and shows stuff you can do. He lean on things that will be
audience pleaser's as they all give you the opportunity to tell things about what you are doing and.
to me, this gives your show the color that gets the audience involved and interested in what you are
doing. This is opposed to just doing an effect from A to Z real quick and at the end an applause cue
and the audience wonders what the hell is he supposed to be? Looch shows you material that gets the
audience's attention and gets their minds involved in your show. He shows you the way to develop
something into a great effect and a likable effect that stimulates their minds and that is how you
win your audience.
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I saw you on penguin live 2 tonight. 2 hrs and Interview with Dan Harlan. You did coin spin effect.
Overall, I learned from your lecture. Clever ideas on magician choice with cards, bank night
routine, color prediction from white envelope. Remote viewing with spectators hand got my attention
when you got it right. His billet switch fly right by. I do have penguin live looch 1. I hope you
come back for 3rd penguin live.
I'm a retired U.S. Army civilian, I don't do magic or mentalism
for living like you do. I had fun using effects learned from Looch to bewildered people for
enjoyment and fun. I hope Looch be back for Live 3 soon.
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After watching his first lecture, I was looking forward to this lecture a lot.
did not find much that I would actually use and feel that Looch has chosen to teach effects that he
probably doesn't use when working either!
The effects from his upcoming black project have
actually put me off from buying it - and I was very much looking forward to that book!
seems to me that a lot of modern creators are choosing to lecture their B material - either because
their A material is actually someone elses or because they are scared that other magicians will
start performing their routines or because they just want to sell to magicians.
a problem when watching these lectures - it is painfully obvious that this is a collection of B
grade material. There are some nice thoughts and touches but nothing I would actually use in front
of real paying audiences.
I think I will stick with Cassidy, Osterlind and the classics
from now on.
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I really enjoyed this lecture. High quality, surefire mentalism throughout. I saw Looch last year at
a convention fool a group of mentalists with the opening trick - completely impromptu and very
strong. The lecture contained lots of extra tips and gems e.g. the postit notes idea during the
interview section. I've used that in the past, and done in the right way it's fantastic! Looch
mentioned it almost in passing during the interview section, but it's just one example of how he's
full of great ideas to share. This lecture really shows him as a seasoned performer who understands
how to construct routines that have impact.
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I concur with everyone that Looch is brilliant. But just so Americans know - his coin spin effect
does NOT work with a Nickel. They are not thick enough and don't consistently work at all.
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This was my first Penguin Live Lecture - I enjoyed it a great deal. A wonderful combination of
performance and instruction. I figured that if there were one effect that I'd make my own, then
such a lecture would be worthwhile. And indeed there was. In fact two, maybe even three. If you
throw in performance tips, entertaining biographical bits, and information about things to come, I
don't know how you could not feel you've got your money's worth.
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