Born to Perform Card Magic with Oz Pearlman

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Postby kems » Dec 2nd, '05, 10:48

I love the Biddle trick but dont really like the tent vanish move, anyone have any suggestions?

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Postby Mahoney » Dec 2nd, '05, 11:04

You could just wave the packet over their hands then fan them to show you now only have 4? Although I don't think that would be as good as the tent vanish. Why don't you like the tent vanish?

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Postby Zero000 » Dec 2nd, '05, 16:37

kems wrote:I love the Biddle trick but dont really like the tent vanish move, anyone have any suggestions?

yeah, me either, i dont really use it all the time cause im not too good at it. instead, what i do is i place all the cards in my palm and take my other hand an dplace it on top and pretened to squeeze. then contiunue with the routine
add your own patter, mines not that great :D


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Postby dat8962 » Dec 2nd, '05, 19:27

Nothing wrong with the tent vanish - it's a nice little move with loads of misdirection that can be used in other tricks as well as the Biddle trick

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Postby Fabian » Jan 24th, '09, 14:57

Looking forward to getting this in the near future... :)

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Postby Johnny Wizz » Jan 24th, '09, 18:14

fab1qaz wrote:Looking forward to getting this in the near future... :)

This DVD has not appeared in this forum for a long time. It was my first magic DVD and I still go back to it friom time to time. It is a great learning DVD.

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Postby Fabian » Jan 25th, '09, 17:01

Should arrive on Tuesday by the latest. I'm looking forward to the visual guide of sleights that I can devour! :mrgreen:

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Postby Spanky » Jan 26th, '09, 17:44

This was the first magic DVD that I brought.
It taught me everything I needed to know in the beginning.
Very good and clear instructions.
This is a must for any budding magician that is starting out.



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Postby Lenoir » Jan 26th, '09, 20:14

I've heard it's a brilliant DVD but I cannot STAND him. He personifies everything I hate about the new way of magic.

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Postby TheStoner » Jan 27th, '09, 23:41

Lenoir wrote:I've heard it's a brilliant DVD but I cannot STAND him. He personifies everything I hate about the new way of magic.

Surely this comment needs some explanation and justification? Like is he worse than David Blaine? Is it his language, manner, technique, dress-sense or what - I'm intrigued now. Do tell! I've only ever heard great things about this as a beginners DVD.

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Postby EckoZero » Jan 27th, '09, 23:50

He's a good teacher and a genuinely likeable chap.

I can understand entirely why Lenoir would be grated by that :wink: :lol:

You wont find much better anywhere and it's nothing - a rigmarole with a few bits of paper and lots of spiel. That is Mentalism

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Postby Demitri » Jan 28th, '09, 09:02

I can't speak for Lenoir - but Oz, for me, always had an air of cockiness to him. It was something that jumped out from the first video I ever saw. However - when I finally got to see him live, my opinion changed. The cockiness I saw was given some context - and while it's a little more amped up than a typical performer - it's really just a natural confidence he has in himself. Speaking with him after the show, he couldn't have been more friendly. I was a fan of his before the show, but I became a bigger fan after getting to actually talk with him.

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Postby Mandrake » Jan 28th, '09, 10:15

I saw Oz at the Ipswich Magic Day a couple of years ago, he did a superb lecture, very friendly, very much on a down to earth level with all the people there and certainly no hint of any superiority. He stood watching and applauding the other lecturers just like the rest of us, he's OK IMHO!

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Postby Fabian » Jan 29th, '09, 22:46

Been studying B2P for two days and I think it's great! :shock:
I've never seen the Erdnase colour change method before, but I must say it is BEA-U-TIFUL (Bruce Almighty hehe). Such a clever, clever move, I absolutely love it.
I also think Mr. Pearlman is pretty cool and my opinions have changed towards him. When you see his trailers for DVDs on Penguin Magic, you see him very close to the camera, saying "This is killer stuff! You will get an amazing DVD! Learn all these moves!" etc etc, and I was a bit cautious to buy it when I 1st saw the trailer because he seems to love hyping it all up. With that said, after being recommended B2P and purchasing it, I have to say I was wrong about him. Oz is a cool guy, and I think he teaches very well... I did the "Ultimate Transpo" today in school and my teacher almost swore! :D
He said "Oh, F...." I thought he going to finish, but no, he improvised and just said "Fabian!" :roll:
So, yeah I'd recommend this to newbies like me. :D


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Postby TerryC » Feb 10th, '09, 02:42

Based on the reviews here I recently purchased this item. However, Penguin sells it for a few dollars less if you download. So, I paid my money and downloaded--but it wouldn't work for me.

It seems that they have added copy protection--DRM--which would normally prompt Windows Media Player to request a licence from Penguin. But it didn't do this for me. Media Player said there was something wrong with my sound card (which there isn't). So, I downloaded it again onto a different machine--this time it said that I was missing some Codecs. However, the MS website was less than helful.

Finally, the Penguin site has a link to a fix--and this didn't work either.

Penguin, being an excellent company, admitted they are having problems with DRM, and are sending me the DVD version without any additional charge.

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