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Topic: Levent's Color Changing Half-Dyed Silk DVD and Gimmick
Message: Posted by: Mr Phil (May 24, 2009 09:38PM)
Comes complete with the silks and Leventís special Dye Tube and instructional DVD.

This routine is performed with a single special dye tube and with NO body loads whatsoever.

The magician starts and ends the routine with his hands clean!

On the comprehensive 50 minute long DVD, Levent teaches the history of the color changing silk trick and explains the many methods of the effect and demonstrates how they were performed by the masters of the past.


My Review: I ordered it after hearing Levent's interview on the Magicnews Wire podcast. Other than seeing him on the masters of illusion doing some good comedy magic, I am sorry to say, I had never heard of him.
I got the dvd and gimmick and wow there is a huge amount history here. I enjoyed learning the history of the gimmicks and got some ideas just from the history. (there is a lesson there) Then there is the gimmick its perfect for my hands and works really well. Better than any palmo or hank ball I have used. Now I want to point out this is not a grab and perform effect, to make it look good you will need to put the work in. I played around with Billy McComb's version but the coat pocket or magnet just didn't work with my wardrobe. This routine cleans up those issues. Its smooth and looks good.

My issue with the package is the demo routine. It is shot on a cruise ship I believe and is kinda badly lit. Not much I know but that was all I could think of.

My 2cents

Mr Phil
Message: Posted by: feifei (May 26, 2009 04:52AM)
Yes... I enjoyed most of Levent's DVD because he goes thru the history and introduces you to the different gimmicks and method how other magicians do it, and then goes into detail teaching you his routine. Any of Levent's DVD is a winner!
Message: Posted by: atinczor (Nov 12, 2009 04:01PM)
Levent is a very good teacher. The products he has in the market are among the best. Love all of his work. Just received the Half Dyed Silk and its no different. Just one word: "Perfect!"
Message: Posted by: hbwolkov (Nov 13, 2009 06:19PM)
Levent provides a historical treatise on whatever effect he markets. His DVD's collectively are exceptional.
Message: Posted by: robberry1 (Dec 23, 2011 07:24PM)
Just ordered it, Can't wait to put my spin on it.