If you aren't subscribed to this series you are really missing out. The lessons are always great and
this one is particularly good.
Great egg routine that I am making the props for now.
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The Frogs, the Fish, and the Bowl of Water: A modernized method to effortlessly produce live fish.
The Broken and Restored Clay Pipe: A broken and restored party horn makes for a funny, and
surprising, emcee gag.
The Fu Manchu bag escape is one of the absolute best parlor/platform
effects. I had previously seen it performed, and was completely fooled. The method is very clever,
it is easy to perform and inexpensive to put together. This alone makes the lesson 5 stars.
The arts and crafts on the coffee, milk and sugar production lead to some really useful utility
props. Just Dan showing us the readily available and inexpensive pieces and how to gaff then is
There is also an effect that ends with a solid deck (presaging so many
later gaffs). The routine is decent as well.
I was not a fan of the egg bag effect.
As always, Dan does an outstanding job of explanation and routining.
This video will give you good ideas for magic even if you don't do the tricks as shown. Some of the
original tricks have aged poorly -- I don't see anyone doing a routine based around clay pipes
today. Here's some comments on my favorites.
Boomerang Coins: notable for including a
moment similar to a popular one by Paul Harris. I didn't know the idea was this old. This one works
away from the stage, too.
Tea, Milk, Sugar Mystery: a very complex trick. Dan Harlan has
changed the main methods into simpler ones, but it is still a major undertaking.
Bag Escape: a confounding escape that's underused. I don't care for the routine -- I think I'd
combine the trick with another escape. Minimal prep required.
This was one of the best of the best going to use as much as I can in my shows the only thing is
some of the props they show you how to make you cant find the things you need to make them like the
double wall pitcher and a different lesson I still can't find a special plastic glass for a vanish
of a silk that was said we could party city but wasn't there
Dan Harlan has done it again. A video with much material that is awesome. Highly recommended.
I love the Tarbell series and Dan is the perfect host for it. I am always looking forward to the
next instalment. I highly recomend Tarbell it don't matter if your a pro or a novice to magic you
can always learn something from this great series and Dan@s updates really brings the hole thing up
The effects presented in this episode were interesting and I am glad I saw them performed and found
the explanations fascinating. A little too much crafting for me and not the kind of effects I would
personally perform, but still worth the price.