The debut material by one of the best underground card magicians in the world: Benjamin Earl. For years, Ben has been one of Europe’s top professional performers and innovative creators. Like many of these quiet achievers, he has previously avoided magicians, conventions and all attempts to get him to share his original material. Until now…
We can’t tell you how they managed it, but you’ll be very pleased that they did! This new DVD set comprises three volumes of startling, original material that will surely find its way into the repertoires of hobbyists and professionals alike.
Disc One features Ben’s imaginative handlings for several of card magic’s classic plots. Do we need new versions of Collectors, Hofzinser’s Aces and Triumph? We do when they are this eye-popping! As well as these fantastic new approaches to traditional plots, this disc also contains many original flourishes and sleights as well as all the work on Ben’s ‘Stroke Change’, which looks like trick-photography even when you know how it’s done. Best of all, this incredible change, like almost all the material on this disc, is easily within the reach of any intermediate card handler.
Disc Two focuses on gambling and card table material. As a true student of the art, Ben has been refining and advancing card table artifice for many years. The finessed handlings and methodological advances that he demonstrates and teaches on this disc comprise some of the most important contributions to this branch of card magic by a new voice for many years. Fans of ‘the real work’ will be delighted by Ben’s decision to share these prized techniques.
Disc Three contains a wealth of Ben’s mental card magic, a style which he prefers to perform these days. There are several fantastic and totally practical handlings for Think-A-Card as well as versions of Mental Poker and Brainwave that break entirely new ground. Impossible Locations and Thought Card To Pocket handlings which fool absolutely everyone ensure that the only problem you’ll have with Ben’s material is which tricks to leave out of your performance!
Disc 1 – Commercial
Shades of Hofzinser
Soft Spread Production
Pop Over Move
Loose Double Lift
Side Faro False Shuffle
Chrisbuckgreenhoff and Sybil Show
Full Suit Production
Disc 1 Running Time Approximately 1hr 16min
Disc 2 – Gambling
Card Control/Production Sequence
Broken Thompson Cut
Middle Card Spin Out
Blind Cut Technique
Sow by the Lug
One Hand Shifts
Disc 2 Running Time Approximately 1hr 33min
Disc 3 – Psychological
Thought of Card in Pocket
Intuitive Poker I
Intuitive Poker II
Two Card Transpo
Playing the Odds
Disc 3 Running Time Approximately 1hr 17min