This lecture most likely has something to offer you. That's both a blessing and a curse.
like Marc Oberon a lot, he is a very talented magician. What I like about him is that he is a very
visually-oriented magician and that's what I was hoping to get a lot of, since visual magic is a
weak area of mine.
Instead I got some. His zombie ball presentation is inspiring. I don't
even like zombie ball but I came away wanting to perform it. "Clean Cash" is a favourite mine and he
explains it and even offers a brand-new handling idea. His flash production of a ring on a rope was
a strong selling point for me in the teaser... but that routine can, and was, explained in about a
Then there was the mentalism, which felt like it was probably about 50% of the
lecture. That's where it started to lose me. If you're a magician looking to incorporate more
mentalism into your act then will probably be happy. However, as a former mentalist I can point you
in the direction of tons of better resources for strong mentalism. While Oberon's lecture does have
some good work to share on multiple outs, I don't view him as an authority on mentalism. I see him
as an authority on visual stand-up magic which is why I bought the lecture. And so although the
other reviews and the product description were clear that he discussed some mentalism I did not
realize it would be so much of the lecture, and that disappointed me because it just wasn't what I
was looking for.
So I give it a 3/5. It will definitely have something for you, but while
his strong areas shine his less-strong areas take up too much time.
Garett just because you didn't find exactly what you were looking for doesn't mean this lecture was bad. To dock him points and make his over all score lower is just a shame. He deserves 5 out of 5. Where you expecting him to go into ALL his working repertoire from his magic castle act?? He covers what's very important and vital that most magicians don't have, which is structure. Half was that , and half was various effects, but to drop his overall score because he didn't teach all his visual stuff is lame man. And did you want him to hold your hand through the ring on chain effect? He gave you what was needed, go back and rewind if needed. It's a lecture, not a dvd on one effect. If he spent thirty minutes holding your hand on each effect, it would take six hours
The reviewer gives a score for what they think... it wasn't what they were looking for and they explained why.
In your opinion he gets 5/5... great. In Garett's opinion he gets 3/5... great.
Just because you found exactly what you were looking for doesn't mean the lecture was good for everyone.
I been involved in alot of different web community's.. And with magic.it seems like ppl get mad over little things.. This is. A review of what we think of this lecture, and ppl. Get mad when. We give it. Its only what we think guys. If. 1 guy gives it a 1 it don't mean its a 1 and. Worthless. It's how 1 person feels. Let it go
I gave it on e star because I wear a tie and Mark doesn't. This is known as the "garett from Canada" review system.
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