CRASH COURSE 2: AMBITIOUS CARD
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
"There is a ton of solid material on here, and while you go into detail on the moves that deserve it, you keep things moving. The look, sound and feel of the production is real-world and contemporary. You did a fabulous job on Crash-2."
- Michael Ammar, world famous teacher of magic, Ammarmagic.com
"Due to the hype I was skeptical and said...There can't possibly be a video this good. Well, I watched the DVD...and I'm saying, Holy crap...there can't possibly be a video this good!!! Awesome, AWESOME work...by far, the best installment to the ellusionist® series. Damn...that was entertaining."
- RT Showmann, PA [magic reviewer]
INCLUDED ON THIS MASSIVE TWO HOUR DVD...
BRAD WELCOME INTRO
PUSH OFF DOUBLE LIFT
STANDARD DOUBLE LIFT
BREAKING DOWN A MOVE
CARD REVERSE TURNOVER
LEPAUL BLUFF PASS
SPECTATOR CARD INSERT
JAMES/ELLIS LOADING MOVE
BRAUE POP UP MOVE
JERRY SADOWITZ SIDE JOG
ONE HAND TOP PALM
CATCH CARD INVISIBLY
MORE ON ROUTINING
TOP CHANGE (2 WAYS)
GET EXPERIENCE PERFORMING
TILT COLOR CHANGE
UTILITY DOUBLE LIFT GET READY
RUBAWAY KNEE VANISH
WOODFIELD'S TORN & RESTORED CARD
TORN & RESTORED TALK
HAVE FUN AND EXPERIMENT
JUNE/TRICK SHIRT PERFORMANCE
WRAP UP / MORE
BONUS BIDDLE PERFORMANCE
NATE STANIFORTH ROUTINE
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.