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Dan Sperry : Card Manipulation 1-on-1!

Oh wow,

It's Dan Sperry for a 1 on 1!

This was unexpected! It's so great to see Dan on T11. Welcome Dan! I look forward to more!

If you guys don't know Dan Sperry, check him out! Really cool...

What do you guys think??
 
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Not to start crap but this is a very similar download to what Dan and Dave have been offering on their website for a few weeks now...
 
Jan 13, 2008
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I think it looks pretty neat. I've never heard of Dan Sperry until now, so that's cool. Overall, I think this may be one of the few 1-on-1's I get.

Also, smart move on Theory11's part for splitting up what could have been a DVD into smaller portions...I'm sure the sum of the parts will equal a DVD in quality, but more than that in price, heh. They've been improving in the business department more and more as time goes on--that's actually impressed me more than most of the products, heh. :)
 

jonraiker

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I think it looks pretty neat. I've never heard of Dan Sperry until now, so that's cool. Overall, I think this may be one of the few 1-on-1's I get.
DS definitely has the credentials to back up his amazing card manipulation. Just a few of his many awards:

- MOST ORIGINAL MAGIC by the World Magic Awards
- 25th Anniversary Champion of the World Magic Seminar
- 3-Time Winner of the Award of Merit for Excellence in Stage Magic by the IBM
- The Gold Medal Champion of Stage Magic by the Magi-Fest

I'm bragging for him. :cool:
 
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DS definitely has the credentials to back up his amazing card manipulation. Just a few of his many awards:

- MOST ORIGINAL MAGIC by the World Magic Awards
- 25th Anniversary Champion of the World Magic Seminar
- 3-Time Winner of the Award of Merit for Excellence in Stage Magic by the IBM
- The Gold Medal Champion of Stage Magic by the Magi-Fest

I'm bragging for him. :cool:

snap!

he is hilarious too!
 
DS definitely has the credentials to back up his amazing card manipulation. Just a few of his many awards:

- MOST ORIGINAL MAGIC by the World Magic Awards
- 25th Anniversary Champion of the World Magic Seminar
- 3-Time Winner of the Award of Merit for Excellence in Stage Magic by the IBM
- The Gold Medal Champion of Stage Magic by the Magi-Fest

I'm bragging for him. :cool:

You forgot to mention he can make his nipples move:
Dan Sperry Titty Twister.

That's an accomplishment in it's own right.

-RA69
 
Card Maniples??

Hey guys, glad the videos are taking off...aaaand glad you like the fact that I can make my nipples move. Maybe I'll release my impromptu version...maybe...if you guys all send me pictures of cat's wrapped in celophane.

A few things to remember...

This is a type of magic that is for stage. The camera was literally 5 feet from me and shot in HD, I ran into this same problem when I was filming for The World Magic Awards and my several segments for Master's of Illusion - which will air this spring.

Just because you learned a trick from one teacher doesn't mean you know it. I was first self-taught from books. But that didn't stop me from buying videos on how to do magic, which also didn't stop me from going to Chavez or hiring other professionals to teach me, which also didn't stop me from to this day paying others to teach me things or to help me grow and develop as a performer. This is an artform, and an artist's work is never finished. I really believe in soaking up as much knowledge from everywhere as you can. I can guarantee you that my reasoning, structuring, and thinking and theories is different from somebody ele's. You are never an expert, I know I certainly don't claim to be.

Don't get stuck in a rut or put too much time into one thing. I know several people and friends of mine who are amazing at the pass. They've developed so much work on the pass it is incredible! But they can't do anything else. I wanted to do the opposite. Honstly when I learned as much with manipulation as I wanted to in my late teens, I moved onto other things. I still do a card and ball manip piece. It used to be part of my bird act, but you have to learn to kill your babies, so I took it out of the bird act to make the bird act stronger and now do the card and ball act as a secondary act. The cards and balls is more like a "ballad"- for lack of a better word. But, like I said, I felt I had learned and concoured enough of that kind of manipulation to where I can comfortably move onto other things to help become a more well-rounded performer.

I see so many magicians and acts who are amazing at card manipulations, ball manipulations, or mentalism, or card tricks, or coin tricks but the minute they have to fill a 30 min show they totally bomb. I NEVER wanted to be one of those guys. I'm a magician, I should be able to carry a show as a magician. Not carry 10 minutes and say "well sorry that's all I have". So there comes a point where you have to just let go and stop and be happy where you are and move onto other things. In a laymen's eyes I get just as strong of a reaction off my card and ball routine as I do my bird act...why??? Because I'm doing magic. Sometimes you have to force yourself to stop thinking like a magician and think more like a laymen if you want to make it. The whole reason T11 and I joined forces was to introduce you guys to other venues and genres of magic in order to help you become more well rounded performers and be able to -if you want- grow as a performer and in your career. Audiences don't care about if I use manip cards or Bee brand cards. They don't care if I do the interlock production or a Cardini single production. Please don't forget that.

Lastly thanks for your support. This web site is a great resource, something I never had growing up in magic. JB and his team have put together something revolutionary and they are awesome to work with...that is when we did get work done. I can't imagine how much footage they had to edit because of my out of control innapropriate comments or long-winded BS. I'm not sure if these videos should have been on manipulation or on how much random BS can come out of my mouth in the least amount of time. If you guys don't learn anything from these videos on technique hopefully I'll open your mind to different thinking or even make you laugh at least a little bit. If I've done that my job is done here. I really hope you guys enjoy what I have to bring to this family.

Danny Boi
 
You must freaking be kidding me... I've just recently become a fan of Dan's work after seeing him live a few weeks back. I saw the "spiked" reference to the new 1on1 and thought "Sperry? naaa"...

Never doubt T11... I must remember that.

Dan, first, welcome to T11, man.

Secondly, I think putting some manipulation stuff on here is great. I love you Theory11 guys, but so often this becomes a purely cardistry or "the newest amazing visual hyper-awesome-oh-my-god effect" site. Its great to see some variety going on.

I will most certainly be picking up this 1on1 series when I have the cash. I would have the cash now however I bought Dan's X-treme dove DVD... Ironic isn't it? Or maybe Dan's really the best mentalist we've ever seen.... Thoughts to ponder... haha

C
 
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Hey Danny Boi :)

Im really trying to get into card manipulation, and i think i'll go with your videos for starters... Hope i didn't make a mistake ;)

Chears
 
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JB: Wow, those are quite the credentials! I should note that when I mentioned I haven't heard of him, it's because I'm not familiar with a lot of performers (which is sad...I'd like to hear about more and more, especially those in the Vegas area, because I plan to be making a Vegas trip at some point in the near future and would like to catch as many magic/mentalism acts as possible), not because I thought he was a nobody. :)

Dan: Welcome to the forums! It's nice to see yet another professional take some time from their day to visit us here on the message board. Like I've mentioned, the video looks great, and I'll likely be purchasing it very soon (I need to wait for Christmas to come and go so I can free up a little cash). I'm definitely interested to hear another person's take on performing and stuff. :)
 

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Don't get stuck in a rut or put too much time into one thing. I know several people and friends of mine who are amazing at the pass. They've developed so much work on the pass it is incredible! But they can't do anything else. I wanted to do the opposite. Honstly when I learned as much with manipulation as I wanted to in my late teens, I moved onto other things. I still do a card and ball manip piece. It used to be part of my bird act, but you have to learn to kill your babies, so I took it out of the bird act to make the bird act stronger and now do the card and ball act as a secondary act. The cards and balls is more like a "ballad"- for lack of a better word. But, like I said, I felt I had learned and concoured enough of that kind of manipulation to where I can comfortably move onto other things to help become a more well-rounded performer.

I see so many magicians and acts who are amazing at card manipulations, ball manipulations, or mentalism, or card tricks, or coin tricks but the minute they have to fill a 30 min show they totally bomb. I NEVER wanted to be one of those guys. I'm a magician, I should be able to carry a show as a magician. Not carry 10 minutes and say "well sorry that's all I have". So there comes a point where you have to just let go and stop and be happy where you are and move onto other things. In a laymen's eyes I get just as strong of a reaction off my card and ball routine as I do my bird act...why??? Because I'm doing magic. Sometimes you have to force yourself to stop thinking like a magician and think more like a laymen if you want to make it. The whole reason T11 and I joined forces was to introduce you guys to other venues and genres of magic in order to help you become more well rounded performers and be able to -if you want- grow as a performer and in your career. Audiences don't care about if I use manip cards or Bee brand cards. They don't care if I do the interlock production or a Cardini single production. Please don't forget that.

Truer words may have never been spoken on this forum ha ha.
 

Andrei

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Dan is definately the most fun to film with...and I admit....a lot of the footage that I have to go through is Dan's fault....it's very difficult to keep a straight face and hold a static FX1 when you're shooting him. Worst part is, he doesn't even TRY. :eek: Good times, good times.

-Andrei Jikh
 
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