Dan is awesome and super time inventive as usual. Always so much to learn from him.
Carton P Box: awesome....so much can come out of this box. And it isn't expensive to make. He goes
over all the details on this. Pretty freaking cool.
The Circle/S Prod: He comes up with
such cool ideas walking around the hardware store. This will take some time to make but thank the
heavens Dan has done all the hardwork of figuring this out for you...ahem...me. :) This is awesome.
I love that he says this is how I built it but you could try this or that...(gives great tips) Plus
a bonus circle "square" idea that rocks! I'll be using the second method he provided for sure. Such
a great idea (presentation) Loved it!
VM O Pipe R: just fun. I can see doing this one with
my partner on stage...as a skit. The ideas he presents here are just awesome. I really am going to
have to think on this one and make it happen. Plus...I already have a lot of the things that go into
this trick. Just need to make the tubes and such.
C slot machine illusion: I am digging
this one. I don't know if I'll use it. I was impressed. Dan is a genius when it comes to simple
design and yet knocks it out of the ballpark. Makes it less heavy and makes it simple to understand
and build. He does all the hard work and man alive....are we lucky. Like count our lucky stars
Fun and interesting stuff in here...Totally worth the wait. Thanks Dan. Thanks
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The production box alone is worth the price of download, I intend to make everyone of these
illusions . Dan is a genius and never disappoints but he out did himself on this one and this is why
I buy every Tarbell he makes 90 present of my shows are made from Dans visions of Tarbell . I can’t
thank him enough.
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Harlan's approach gave me belief that I can build some of these apparatus my self.
(as always) and some nice touches.
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These are all productions (as in, producing things) from seemingly empty containers. The first three
can be done affordably. The doll house can be a major undertaking, but I love the new way it opens
up. The last one is based on old-timey, small slot machines, which I don't see any point in using
I thought a lot of the routines weren't very magical, with one basic method that
gets used repeatedly.
There is a lot of detail, maybe even too much detail, on how to make
these. It includes specific retail items that can be transformed easily into magic props.
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It's hard to choose what's best about this video. Is it Dan's modernization of classics? His tips
for how to use cheap, everyday items to look like expensive stage props? His detailed planning of
how everything fits together, both in terms of routines and physical construction? His complete
performances, followed by complete explanations?
There are so many great videos in this
series, but the ones with stage illusions are particularly great values. Spend a few hundred
dollars at a local strip mall and you'll earn it back with the first gig you book. Heck, at these
prices you can afford to build a first-class stage illusion just to entertain yourself.
Dan is a great teacher and learning magic this way, has to be one of the best ways to develop your
skills for sure.
How do you take an already award winning recipe and make n it better? Add a pinch of whiffle dust
and a generous helping of Dan Harlan. Dan continues to provide his expertise, detailed directions
and instruction, tips and humor in performing magic every magician will be proud to have in their
Good lesson. Great teaching.
Dan is the man when it comes to explaining and bringing this elusions to the modern audience. I
think his first elusion, a carton production, is awesome, fairly simple to build and yet totally
flexible as far as presentation. A couple of the others you should have a shop in the garage to
make it easier. As with the rest this is extremely cheap for what you learn, a real bargain.
I've been subscribing to Tarbell for about a year, really liking and enjoying the material in each
lesson. This lesson has by FAR exceeded the rest. I am so impressed with the job Dan is doing to
bring these lessons to life, making the material attainable for the amateur, lay magician like
myself. Often updating designs that make sense for the post modern magician, Dan does a great
service brining in his creativity and adaptations into the 21st century. I am not an experienced
builder, but nothing in this lesson seems out of reach for us illusion noobs. Really Great!
Keep up the great work. Thanks Dan & Penguin Magic.