5 Stars By HuGe on 2014-02-04
Excellent Card Magic Instruction & Value
I was looking for a video tutorial to teach me card tricks and card handling. I found these to be just what I was looking for.
The instruction is excellent! The way that he teaches and the camera angles make it much easier to learn than other instructional video's I've seen. There is a great collection of shuffles, sleights, tricks etc. This will take me years to go through and learn all the material. I found it a great value for the money!
The video quality however is lacking. It looks as though they took the originals (recorded on VHS I'm guessing) and transferred it to the DVD format, because the video quality isn't great, but isn't awful either. It just looks dated. I can overlook that as the material is sound.
Sure there are free video's online for various card tricks (which I find helpful) but this is a great resource for someone looking to hone their skills.
5 Stars By michael on 2014-04-02
A very good find!
This is by far the very best DVD I have found on the market.. I have purchased many.. This is very high quality production. The magician, and presenter, is a most excellent instructor. I love doing card trick magic.. This is most definitely a gold mine for me. It is very much worth the money for any one interested in learning magic tricks, and for understanding them very well. It has all levels. Thank you very much for making this instructional DVd and sharing your craft with the world. You have brought me a good deal of joy. I feel that I am somewhere between intermediate and advance. The section on shuffles and sleights is most helpful.
5 Stars By Fred Moolekamp on 2014-09-04
GREAT PURCHASE! Worth every penny
I'm new to magic tricks so this tutorial is AMAZING for a novice. The magician performs the card trick live. Then he goes through each step very slowly and even repeats important concepts. But the thing I like the most is that he give you presentation ideas, banter, and most important tells you how to deal with common situations that go wrong.
I'd highly recommend this to anyone that wants to learn how to do simple magic tricks. I haven't gotten to the advanced DVDs yet, but I feel confident that he will do just as good a job teaching those tricks too.
5 Stars By Kindle Customer on 2016-04-15
A great set of discs
A great set of discs. The first tricks on Disc One are obvious but they get better as they go along. I'm having a lot of fun with this set. The fourth disc is the one to watch before you go on to the more complicating tricks. The host, Gerry Griffin, explains the tricks in great detail. As far as he's concerned, "I love dis guy!" The tuxedo and the banter are a bit corny. However he knows what he's doing. I learned a lot. Recommended.
5 Stars By MWinAZ on 2015-07-21
Greatly exceeded my expectations
A great set of tutorials to learn WAY too many tricks, effects & shuffles. I've seen other reviews that comment on the apparent distant age of these, but who cares? Everything is taught in a very easy to understand format.
A great way to learn a whole lotta tricks that will amaze yourself & other's.
Worth every penny
2 Stars By Linda J. Advena on 2015-11-30
Converted from old VHS?
Poor video quality - probably converted from VHS. The demonstrations are easy to follow. Performance quality is fair at best.
5 Stars By B Rich on 2016-10-22
Great set of tricks for anyone interested in card magic!
I love this DVD set. Gerry is an amazing teacher and about half of the card tricks I perform come from this set!
I really like how varied the tricks are from extremely basic to quite advanced. Not only that, but Gerry gives you so much more on the last DVD around sleights and false shuffles, etc... this set truly is "complete"! You will not regret buying it!
One thing I will say is that the basic tricks get just as great of reactions as the more advanced stuff. I find that sometimes as the trick becomes more complex, it is harder for the spectator to follow. Getting the advanced tricks down becomes more about personal accomplishment than spectator reaction.
5 Stars By Lianne T. on 2014-01-27
Just the DVD 4 where they show all the sleights and shuffles, cuts etc. alone is worth the price of this dvd set. most of The tricks are only ok, but there are a handfull of really good ones.
5 Stars By Gene K on 2017-09-28
Good training video
Its easy to follow and nice kinda cheesy humor. Easy to watch though. Doesnt sound like a robot droning on like some videos. Id highly recommend especially for novice. You learn tricks to use immediately.
5 Stars By John Harrison on 2017-12-27
Unbelievable DVD learning these fantastic tricks is so much fun and very effective deception ...
Unbelievable DVD learning these fantastic tricks is so much fun and very effective deception and very entertaining great instruction I am glad I bought this DVD.