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.
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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!!
Great download/dvd. Brad is the best teacher on this site, and he'll show you some amazing(yet mostly simple) things that will really "wow" people. Only gave it 4 stars because I think it was a little too pricey.
The Ambitious Card Routine is a classic effect in card magic and it's the very trick Dai Vernon used to fool Harry Houdini. This DVD (taught in detail by Ellusionist CEO Brad Christian) covers pretty much everything you need to know about ACR. However, a few new moves have emerged since the release of the DVD such as the popular "Card to Mouth" phase that many people, myself included, end their ACR with. Maybe E will do an update one day but for now, this video will arm you with a plethora of moves that can be utilized not only in ACR, but in other card magic effects as well. A great buy if you want to learn ACR or are looking to modify your existing routine.
This is amazing. Enough said.
The best DVD of Ellusionist!
A MUST FOR EVERY MAGICIAN. ACR is legendary, and this DVD will teach you everything you have ever needed to know about it.
This is amazing. That's all I can say. If you are serious about magic, or just card magic, you need to get this and learn it. Seriously. I have learned most of the stuff on the dvd and I have blown people away. They're just astounded. One thing that I have to say though is it will take a month or two, at least it did with me, to be able to get good enough to perform it for people. You should also seriously consider getting ninja 1 and learning the pass and putting it in there as well. This is a great thing that not only teaches tons of slights and moves, it helps with routining and your confidence as well.
Great DVD. detailed explanation.
Buy it today! The effects are amazing. Use them in the same routine or part of any other routine.
Excellent work. Beleive me you will love the reactions
There is so much great material on here that I feel it's under priced. The ACR is a staple of card magic I feel like I should have had to stand under a freezing waterfall for hours to prove I'm worthy but brad just spells it all out like his an old friend. Great buy.
Brad is the best teacher going in my opinion. I have numerous DVDs and Brad's are my favorites. My son and I really enjoy them.
As I said in my review of Crash Course One, this is were the real work gets done. Its not about learning a card trick, it's about gaining tools you will use a million different ways in your card magic. Great job Brad...
This is ludicrously good. Buy it now - I just can't stress how important it is that you do so! If you are serious about card work, then you may know some of these moves...but to see it all together - ah, wonderful! Brad is awesome as usual.
After ten years of browsing ellusionist, I decided I might as well jump in quite deep. This is probably the single best purchase I have ever made. Brad is an excellent teacher- complex moves are broken down logically, smoothly and with a professional edge I didnt know could ever exist in any self coaching DVD. The sheer wealth of knowledge in Crash Course 2 is seemingly limitless. I watched it from start to finish, then practiced my double lift, restarted and watched the whole thing all over again- its not just an incredible teaching tool, its also just plain fascinating to watch. Brads technique is godly, but he is very grounded, and clearly keen to teach his craft in the very best way. He doesnt hold anything back. He wants your performances to be the very best they can be. I could honestly keep writing and writing about how valuable and professional this product is. For the sheer wealth of knowledge that is given to you, I cant help but feel that ellusionist are cheating themselves out of a higher profit margin.
Just buy it- its incredible value for money, entertaining and is led along by a natural, personable teacher. I bow!
This DVD is truly a must have, It gave me a ton of more phases to choose from for my Ambitious Card Routine and whatever I don't use for that routine I use for many more effects...since I got this DVD it immediately took my Ambitious Card to another level. It's truly amazing, if you don't have this then please do yourself a favor and ADD TO CART!!
Since I got this video I have learnt over 8 ways of controlling a card to the top, with this skill I used it to learn a trick easily and figure out a trick my self. You could also make your own trick after learning from this DVD. My favorite trick is the bending card one, that is the coolest one. A must have for even a beginner or a pro magician.
This is the best magic DVD I've ever bought. If you think you want it at all, just buy it. It will help your magic in so many ways.
This DVD has helped me take my card magic from casual amateur doing a few tricks at parties to a level where people think I'm a professional. The ambitious card routine is now my main content and I love the reactions i get from some of the moves.
I am a 64-year-old dentist who loves learning magic and performing for a select few. I am always looking to perfect what I already know and exploring what is new and exciting. Crash Course 2 has satisfied both of my goals. It takes a traditional miracle to new heights, and it helped me refine what I thought I knew well.
This dvd has really inspired me to some how mix the ambitious card into my fire breathing I will get back to you with my progress.
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