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"It is extremely obvious that Michael fully understands the difference between something that is magic and something that is magical." - Howard Hamburg

"The material Mike is teaching at this lecture is designed with the audience in mind. It is about getting maximum reactions under real-world conditions. Whether you are performing in a casual environment or representing a corporate client’s brand, there is something here for you." – David Corsaro

"Watching Michael Kaminskas work is a master class in sleight-of-hand and audience entertainment. Pay attention!"Shoot Ogawa

"Michael has a great sense of finesse; he adds a touch of simple class to classic effects for the modern working pro. He knows how to make magic magical and memorable." - Francis Menotti

"Michael works in the real world for real people. His magic is created to work in all environments and produce hard hitting moments. If you want strong magic that works, I would pay attention."Christian Painter

"Michael Kaminskas is a WORKER!!!! He understands people and what it takes to entertain them. When he speaks, I listen! Your magic will be better if you listen, too!"Paul Green

"Having had the pleasure to have worked with Michael at the Magic Castle, I can tell you without hesitation that if Michael were to share any of his hard-fought / blood-bought, real world experience, it’s worth your time to drop everything and give him a listen. A true professional."Thom Peterson, The Amazing Guy

"Mike has been a wonderful creative force in magic for many years now with several books, DVD's, and effects on the market. More than that, the material he releases comes from his extensive repertoire of strolling, formal close-up and parlor magic. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a top worker." - Marc DeSouza

"Michael Kaminskas is a very talented magician: As a performer he handles cups and balls, coins and many other classics of magic with great success. As a creator, he has the rare ability to take classic effects adding his own ideas to create variations that are worth studying." – Lawrens Godon

"Michael’s passion and love for magic shows in every effect he creates and performs. His attention to detail and streamlined methods are impressive, deceptive and, most importantly, entertaining."Joe Rindfleisch

"What’s to say? Mike is a great guy and his magic is just as great!" Dan Hauss

"Whenever a magician asks to see a cool trick they never saw before, my first thought is always Michael Kaminskas. Michael’s ideas have been a secret weapon for those who knew them, hidden away in books. I guess that secret is about to get out. There’s a place for one of Michael’s routines in everybody’s act. In this lecture you’ll probably get ten. Michael is the best."Mark James

"If you're looking for solid, tested sleight of hand effects that will WOW your audiences, you will have to watch this lecture." - Suzanne

"Michael Kaminskas creates secrets with the forbidden knowledge passed on from the masters of the past. With audiences always evolving; so too must their experience. Tap into the mind of a 21 century magician with 2 centuries of experience." - Reed McClintock

"Michael has some killer ideas that I've enjoyed for many years! Michael is skillful, creative and a super nice guy. You're gonna learn some great magic!" - Chad Long

"I've know Mike Kaminskas for many years and I've never seen him fail to charm an audience with his deceptively casual delivery and devastating sleight-of-hand." - Scott Alexander

"Michael is one of my favorites to watch at Fechter's...a guy who works for real people." - Martin Cox

"Mike is a thinker, a creator, and builder of magic.... he truly is a magical Architect. Combine all that with his world class sleight of hand and you've got my attention." - Eric Jones

What will he teach?

MULTIPLICITY A coin production sequence not for the faint of heart. No gaffs, gimmicks, or sleeves! A lesson in audience management.

FLYING SILVER Coins travel from one hand to the other...No coin counting or funny moves. A staple of Michael's act for over 20 years!

YOU MARKED IT! A logical coin in bottle that can be done anywhere. Even naked if you desire. Best of all, the spectator even removes their signed coin!

InvestMINTS A borrowed signed note routine that maximizes Bruno Hennings impossible location plot. Easy to do and fooling.

CANDY CAPER Tear a pack of candy open, pour some out and instantly reseal the package and hand it out. Then, if desired, you can even change the whole pack of candy to a totally different brand.

GONE! A no gaff variant of of Dean Dill's BLIZZARD effect. A signed selection jumps through the pack, the back changes color and the rest of the deck turns blank. Everything may be examined.

CUT THAT OUT A four card revelation that takes audience involvement to the extreme. Imagine your spectators shuffling and cutting and finding four of a kind... what are the odds?!?

SILKCOIN One sheer scarf, one coin and a whole lot of magic. Solid through solid... simple and direct.

BOGUS BREAKTHROUGH The instant production of a deck of cards from paper napkins.

TRIUMPHANT RETURNS Michael's homage to Dai Vernon's tabled triumph routine with an out of this world finish.

My CCR A chop cup routine that is NOT a guessing game. Unleash the power of this great prop with Michaels innovative techniques.

SILVER PASSAGE Three coins melt through a solid table one by one. Start clean, end clean!

GLASSY COINS Coins to glass like you've never seen before. The last coin traveling into the glass under test conditions.

UTILITY MOVES TAUGHT:

TOSS DOWN SPINNING DOUBLE An amazing card move that looks like a fidget spinner. It seems impossible that you can hide an extra card, but using this technique it's not only possible.. it's down right easy.

BBC Why the BBC? What else would you call a buckle bottom control from the center of the pack.

ROLL DOWN VANISH/SWITCH Utilizes the coin roll flourish to create some devastating magic including the ultra clean vanish of a coin or a squeaky clean one coin across sequence.

IMPURSECEPTABLE A non-gaff loading procedure for those that work with Ton Onosaka style coin purses. The possibilities are virtually limitless.

Who is he?

For Michael, magic is not just an occupation; it's a way of life! Internationally recognized as one of the top sleight-of-hand magicians in the world today, Michael Kaminskas is a thinker, creator and innovator of magic. The author of several books, as well as creator of numerous effects and instructional DVDs for the professional magician, Michael's work has been featured in nearly every trade publication - including a coveted Cover and feature story in MUM the trade periodical of the oldest magic organization in the world.

Michael earned his Doctorate degree in Magic at 4F, a prestigious invitation-only gathering of 200 of the best close-up magicians on the planet. He belongs to several magic organizations, including the Magic Circle in London, England where he was admitted with Silver Star. While Michael has performed and lectured at venues large and small, being a regular headliner at The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California remains a personal favorite.

His magic has been featured on the BET, CBS, NBC and FOX television networks and his one-man show, IMAGINE, was completely sold-out for its extended three year run. It's no wonder that Michael is highly sought after in the corporate world for his marketing acumen. With Michael, you get a unique blend of motivator, speaker, humorist, salesman and sleight-of-hand artist. His corporate presentations combine all these elements allowing Michael to uniquely deliver YOUR MESSAGE and to make it stick!

Where can you see the greatest creators and performers share their magic in front of a live audience and then teach you to do it? Only Penguin LIVE!

Magicians flock to see workers give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you won't find in any book or video. Yes, you'll be learning some incredibly powerful A-material, but the INVALUABLE stuff will be the insight you learn along the way.



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This lecture is for everyone, from the beginner to the professional, and for magicians and mentalists alike. Don't miss it!

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 20th, 2017
Kaminskas is the real deal. His ideas and methods are very good and usable to a close up guy like me. Get it, watch it, then watch it again. After the lecture I got to see him perform at a local restaurant, and he was great. Not only can he teach, but he showed me the rubber meets the road. I saw it in real time. Very informative.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 23rd, 2020
...but I was hoping for more chop cup, and cups and balls, material. His discussion of the history of the chop cup was itself interesting.

The rest of his lecture, mostly coins and cards, was good, with nice streamlining of the handling, making tricks incrementally deceptive. However, not really much more. Hence 4 versus 5 stars.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 8th, 2020
This guy is good. He is underrated. And he does a lot of non-card stuff.
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Hard hitting magic from a PRO!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 19th, 2020
I purchased one of Michael's Chop Cups a few years back (which I love) and was very aware of his reputation as a solid performer. This Penguin Live event confirmed it beyond my expectations. His ideas are well thought out and executed flawlessly. His style of performing and enthusiasm for sharing the material is contagiously good!! I'll be using several of his coin ideas incorporated into the coins across routine I've been performing for over thirty years. Fellow magicians, take the time to absorb the knowledge, insight, and routining that Michael shares in this lecture. And Dan Harlan does a great job with the interview as Michael shares his background and suggestions. Time spent with a pro pays dividends if you pay attention and have a student-mind. Always absorbing!!! Thank you, Michael, for a fantastic lecture!!!!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 23rd, 2020
This lecture has it all. Best coin work, Chop cup and lots more. I highly recommend this lecture. Michaels work is top notch!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 19th, 2018
Michael is a great thinker in magic. All of his routines are well thought out and audience tested. His magic is visual and commercial. Anyone who knows anything about our art can tell he is a worker. Highly recommended.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 18th, 2018
Michael Kaminskas is one of the top close up workers in the world today. His lecture is a combination of effects with cards ,coins, money, candy, chop cups and scarfs that will definitely have something for everyone.

Michael's creative routines have been enjoyed by audiences for decades. His chop chops are the gold standard for the industry.

Highly recommended!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 14th, 2018
Michael Kaminskas is one of top close up workers in the world today and this lecture will give you an insight into his brilliance.

You will find effects with cards, coins, money, candy, scarfs and chop cups that will keep your audiences both fooled and entertained.

Michael's cups are the gold standard for the industry and his skill and creativity with cards and coins is second to none. There is something for everyone in this lecture from the beginner to the working pro.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 15th, 2018
This lecture is so amazing. He teaches like alot hings. I highly recommend his coin through sheer, and his coin through glass. Please buy this lecture it is worth it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 11th, 2018
This lecture is great. There are so many tricks that work for parties, close up, and I give it 5 stars.
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