Don't even think this is like any other video you've seen.
- Roy Ornelas, TX
The ambitious card routine is a miracle of magic, tried and tested and proven.
The routine uses a myriad of moves to create an end result of a [signed] card repeatedly placed into the center of the pack and then rising to the top, apparently unstoppable.
The basic plot allows much creativity on the part of the magician: depending on the sleights and knowledge you have you can make the card suddenly disappear and reappear on the top of the deck, fly from the spectators hands, appear in your shoe, tear it, bend it, break it ----- and still it rises to the occasion.
Each part of the routine leaves the spectator more breathless.
The routine, however, MUST be performed with showmanship. It is this key teaching that Brad excels at and will make sure you take away from the DVD.
You need to learn the subtleties of performing with cards so you can make any area your stage and command attention. This is showmanship that you get either with a LOT of experience, or learning it from a top pro who has gone through it all. You'll learn:
• What nerves REALLY are and how to not let them stop you.
• How to break down a move to find amazing hidden possibilities.
• Techniques to make your performance natural.
• How to routine your MOVES & your ACT.
• How to flow naturally from one thing to the next in your show... what works and what doesn't.
• Techniques to maximize reactions 100% of the time.
• How to create an *intimate* atmosphere with people you have just walked up to.
• Learn the techniques to disarm spectators right from the beginning of a routine
• How to command authority when you perform
- Michael Ammar, world famous teacher of magic, Ammarmagic.com
- RT Showmann, PA [magic reviewer]
INCLUDED ON THIS MASSIVE TWO HOUR DVD...
A few details about some of the moves you'll learn...
The elusive Push-off Double Lift (used constantly by David Blaine in his card work) - The most effective and complete breakdown on a DVD that teaches the Push-off Double Lift. This segment will cure ANY problems you were having, and give you a double lift that is effortless and natural.
The Sadowitz Side Jog, an insane underground move that literally causes your audience to be 110% certain that their card is in the middle of the deck.
The James/Ellis Loading move - could this be the best move ever devised for the Ambitious Card Routine? Each phase of this amazing move must be mechanically ingrained in your hands so that it appears perfectly natural - learn each phase and how to practice it for the fast perfection.
The LePaul Bluff Pass - learn the one subtle technique that allows you to perform it surrounded... and Brad's own technique to make sure you get only ONE card every time without thinking.
The little known X-factor in the Marlo Tilt that visibly forces an audience to believe the card is going into the middle - they CAN'T believe anything else. (Not the common one you're thinking of!)
How to integrate the pass with your AC Routine, including different applications.
The infamous Pop-Up Move - a big crimp is placed in a card and the card is shown to be in the middle of the deck - people visibly see the card as it rises to the top. Brad discusses the reason why this should not be left out of ANY routine and teaches how to get the very MOST out of it.
This course is simply amazing. I love it! I'm getting right into learning it! Great deal for the money. Thanks Brad!
This is probably one of the best dvd's on Ellusionist. You learn various sleights that can be used not only in your ambitious card routine, but in other tricks. In addition, every sleight is well explained. This video is well worth it, especially to beginners.
Crash Course 2 is just simply awesome. Love the tricks, great teaching. This is a must get!!