Card sleights tutorial DVD recommendations requested

Discussion in 'Magic Forum' started by Beukeboom, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. After many, many years, I've decided to start back with card tricks but my skills, as limited as they were, have deteriorated. I still have several good card books in my collection somewhere in an unmarked box in the garage but I have never been good at learning directly from books. I do much better when someone shows person being the best method but video is a close second. Anyone recommend some good videos aimed at a novice card-handler showing how to do various double-lifts, forces, et al?
  2. A great resource for all skill levels would be Daryl's Encyclopedia of Card Sleights. There are many volumes and covers a wide variety of techniques. You can't go wrong with these.
  3. You can do no better than Basic Card Technique & On the Pass by Richard Kaufman.
  4. Jason England's Foundations lessons on this site. Available individually or bundled.
  5. Thanks for the recommendations. I've been working on some flourishes through online tutorial videos. My card-fanning is getting better but for some reason I just can't get a full fan and I get a bounce-back (hard to explain). Going to keep working on it and trying different mechanics based upon differing Youtube tutorials. I've been relearning my old 3-card monte-esque routine that I came up with a few decades ago. Just a little close-up goofiness with the key card moving all over the place with three cards only. Not elaborate at all but it's something I came up with then I was in my 20s.
  6. Link, please? I seem to not be able to find it currently.
  7. Well, if you are fond of the classics, R. Paul Wilson did a few dvds on Royal Road to Card Magic. Can't go wrong with Royal Road or R. Paul Wilson.
  8. Thanks for all the suggestions. I hope I'm not too old to learn. I wish there were folks locally who would be willing and able to tutor this old fart but there isn't so I've got to rely on good DVDs.
  9. I'd recommend that you take a look at the Card College 1 & 2 video instruction course by Roberto Giobbi. Giobbi is an excellent teacher, with real insight into how magic works, and few are better at teaching you the fundamentals of card magic than he is.

    It was originally sold as a set of 4 DVDs of nearly 8 hours, but is now available as a digital download via his website. You can buy the 23 individual chapters/lessons for €4.95 each, or purchase the entire set as a package (a very good deal at €49.95).

    Card College 1 & 2 Personal Instruction The Complete Course

    The first lesson (Fundamental Techniques) is available in entirety for free here, as a sampler:

    Lesson 1: Fundamental Techniques
  10. Thanks for the suggestion. I've downloaded the free first lesson and will be viewing it later (with deck of cards in hand...Theory11 of course). I am cautious because I don't want to get something that throws me in the deep end causing me to be frustrated. I don't do "frustrated" well and would probably give up.

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