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Topic: A good DVD for flourishes
Message: Posted by: Lefebure (Sep 21, 2012 09:43AM)
Anyone could suggest me a good DVD with beautiful flourishes to learn ?
Message: Posted by: p-n_junction (Sep 21, 2012 12:00PM)
Dan and Dave Buck.
They release tons of stuff on subject.
Message: Posted by: Lefebure (Sep 21, 2012 03:48PM)
Thanks !
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Sep 21, 2012 04:57PM)
McBride
Message: Posted by: motown (Sep 21, 2012 07:17PM)
Jeff Sheridan
Message: Posted by: Robert P. (Sep 22, 2012 09:02AM)
McBride videos are great, and happen to be some of my favorites. But I would also say that while they have a lot of great flourishes, they lean more toward card manipulations, like producing single cards and card fans. But you will get a good mix of everything with Jeff's set, and he is an awesome teacher.

If you are leaning more towards just flourishes, I would also recommend Andre Jikh's Genesis:

[url]http://media.theory11.com/2621-GENESIS-by-Andrei-Jikh[/url]

Also, if you can give us more detail on the types of flourishes you like, we can help you even more. Listed below are some examples:

Card fanning
Card and fan productions
Sybils (rotating/manipulating packets of cards into a complex cut)
Changes (changing one card into another)
Packet Displays

That and are you looking to add a little extra style to your card magic (i.e. Lepaul Spread for picking a card)...or are you just wanting to perform flourishes in and of themselves?

Some other resources:
http://forums.theory11.com/forumdisplay.php?8-Cardistry-Flourishing
http://thevirts.com/
http://www.reddit.com/r/cardistry
Message: Posted by: Albatros (Sep 23, 2012 08:51AM)
You also might want to check out DeVo`s XCM DVDs... they are well made and offer much material, be it for a beginner or for seasoned pros :)

All the best,
Sven ^^
Message: Posted by: ronnyman (Sep 24, 2012 06:43PM)
My favorite is 'Fans, Flourishes and False Shuffles' by Richard Turner. The Bucks do have a lot out there so they're probably easier (and cheaper) to find. Sheridan was good but hard to follow for some reason.
Message: Posted by: highcard (Sep 24, 2012 08:16PM)
Robert P., thanks for so many great resources. This is an area where I need a lot of improvement so these links will be very useful. I've not worked with cards nearly as much as other things and it's time that I did something about that.
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Sep 25, 2012 03:20AM)
I, too, think the D'evo DVD is worth the price for its fanning section alone. And let's be honest: the most fundamental flourishes are the Charlier and the fan. Nearly everything else is a variation of the two.
Message: Posted by: Magic-Scott (Sep 28, 2012 11:06PM)
McBride and Devo dvds
Message: Posted by: panlives (Oct 4, 2012 08:10AM)
Jerry Cestkowski’s terrific and seminal book, “Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes” is sold with DVD sets as follows:

http://www.flourishman.com/DVDs.htm


"The Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes
Cover to Cover, Volume 1"
See the Flourishman perform every flourish in Chapters 1 through 3 of what is already considered the bible of fancy playing card manipulations. In addition to demonstrating the first 56 stunts in the already classic "Encyclopedia," there are 56 performance tips, 3 basic chapter-specific routines, 3 additional routines, and more than 50 additional flourishes. There is even a section on how to prepare cards for flourishes plus outtakes and the kind of madness only the Flourishman could generate. See the famous L-Cut, 6-Packet Display Cut, and Fan Twirl in action. See a behind-the-back L-X Quad Cut sequence. See many original creations never before published, not even in the "Encyclopedia." See more than 25 years of experience compressed into easy-to-understand advice that is guaranteed to enhance your artistic card manipulation.


"The Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes
Cover to Cover, Volume 2"
The Flourishman has done it again! Wall-to-wall non-stop action! See the Flourishman perform every flourish in Chapters 4 through 6 of his comprehensive manual of artistic card manipulation. Not only that, but there are performance tips, advice on body and hand positioning, even tips on how to keep the deck square. See stunning routines, including the signature "Twist Cut" routine. See loads of never-before published stunts like the Double Arm Roll Fan Close, the Behind-The-Head Deck Catch, the New Fan Spin and New Fan Spin Close, the Corner To Corner Twirl, the 720 Degree Deck Catch and much more! This second performance-only DVD is a companion to the book itself, which painstakingly teaches every flourish. The flourishes themselves are not taught on this DVD. Just seeing the flourishes in motion and in routines will reveal a wealth of priceless information available nowhere else. And no one but the Flourishman has the endless supply of moves to delivery so much variety at such a manic pace!


"The Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes
Cover to Cover, Volume 3"
The saga continues! See the Flourishman perform every flourish in Chapters 7 through 9 of his comprehensive manual of artistic card manipulation. Not only that, but there are performance tips, advice on routining, and the usual stunning routines. See the famous Pirouette Arm-Spread Catch, the True Double Fan Shuffle and the Impossible Double Arm-Spread. See the Flourishman juggle two cards in one hand while shuffling the rest of the deck in the other. See full routines of one- and two-hand shuffles, two complete routines of arm-spreads, and the unique still deck and two-card juggling routines. See never-before published stunts like the Jump Through Shuffle, Double Overhand Shuffle, Back-Arm Changeover Arm-Spread, Giant Upright Arm-Spread, Whole Arm-Spread Catch and many many more! This third performance-only DVD is a companion to the book itself, which painstakingly teaches every flourish. The flourishes themselves are not taught on this DVD. Just seeing the flourishes in motion and in routines will reveal a wealth of priceless information available nowhere else. And no one but the Flourishman has the endless supply of moves to delivery so much variety at such a manic pace!


"The Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes
Cover to Cover, Volume 4"
See the Flourishman perform every flourish in Chapters 9 through 12 of what is already considered the bible of fancy playing card manipulations. In addition to demonstrating all of the stunts in the last three chapters of the already classic "Encyclopedia," there are the usual performance tips, chapter-specific routines, additional routines, and more than 50 additional flourishes. There is even a section on teaching you the Flourishman's favorite gags, and for the first time ever, 5 minutes of live stage performance footage. See card juggling, table cuts, deck twirls, aerials, and much more. See many original creations never before published, not even in the "Encyclopedia." See more than 25 years of experience compressed into easy-to-understand advice that is guaranteed to enhance your artistic card manipulation.


Extreme Beginners (XB) DVD
The ultimate resource for everyone from the beginner to the seasoned pro. This 2-DVD extravaganza is packed with nearly 4 hours of exciting and useful content and is overflowing with valuable tips and tricks of the trade. If you are a complete newcomer to the art of Extreme Card Manipulation, this is the best possible learning tool you can obtain. If you are an experienced old timer, you will still find loads of items you have never seen before and will want to use in your act. Lavishly edited and produced by De'vo Vom Shattenreich,these DVDs will change your outlook on card manipulation. There are contributions from Jeff McBride, Daryl, Finger Fitness Expert Greg Irwin, as well as hands on teaching from De'vo and the Flourishman. In fact, I am your guide for an hour-long fanning tutorial that is guaranteed to improve the look of your fans. And that is just the beginning -- you will learn cuts and armspreads and springs and shuffles and aerials and much, much more. The segment on picking up dropped cards reveals never before published secrets, and the proper "work" on springing the cards will lenghten both your springs the applause of your audience. Easy to learn from, exciting to watch, benefit from the experience of the pros today!
Message: Posted by: jcrabtree2007 (Feb 24, 2013 10:12PM)
McBride and sheridan
Message: Posted by: Wizzard (Feb 25, 2013 02:37PM)
Showoff with Cards http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/916
JMN
Message: Posted by: b0sl0q7 (Mar 5, 2013 09:13PM)
Jeff McBride has a great 2 DVD set called The Art of Card Manipulation. That one is great because it takes you through a ton of moves from begginers to advanced!
Message: Posted by: Zack_Johnston (Mar 11, 2013 10:29PM)
[quote]
On 2013-02-25 15:37, Wizzard wrote:
Showoff with Cards http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/916
JMN
[/quote]

Definitely. GREAT course in showoff fancy fluorishes. :)


God bless,

Zachary Johnston

:bluebikes:
Message: Posted by: portellamagic (Oct 24, 2013 07:42PM)
World XCM Volume 1 or Extreme beginners from De'vo. He also sells budles with several dvd's. The man is a legend in this area....
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Oct 29, 2013 09:41PM)
Go with D&D first. There beginning lessons are free downloads and very good.
http://dananddave.com/
Message: Posted by: myrealsphinx (Jul 21, 2014 11:44AM)
Jeff McBride, Dan and Dave and Andrei Jikh, the rest, come after that...
Message: Posted by: COB (Feb 11, 2015 05:15PM)
Dan and Dave is the way to go if you want flourishes
Message: Posted by: WilburrUK (Feb 12, 2015 08:00AM)
That's 50 posts in 6 hours, and then... nothing. what can this mystery mean?
Message: Posted by: Ollie (Feb 14, 2015 05:52AM)
Theory 11 has some nice DVDS.
Message: Posted by: Jerry (Apr 28, 2015 08:22PM)
For those who to go down the D&D route, here is the exact location for the video section.

http://dananddave.com/learn/media/
Message: Posted by: Anatole (Apr 29, 2015 11:16AM)
It's interesting to see the Dan and Dave youtube video on springing the cards.
http://dananddave.com/learn/media/card-spring/

The first technique they demonstrate shows releasing the cards from the thumb. Then they demonstrate releasing the cards from the fingers. There was a discussion about which is better on the Café back in 2012:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=465392&forum=73
A little later in the video they show the finger release technique.
My preference is to release from the thumb because the audience sees the faces of the cards going by. But I know a lot of people prefer the fingers release.
I don't think the spectators care either way. It's something magicians obsess over more than the lay public does.

----- Sonny
Message: Posted by: That1MagicGuy (Nov 5, 2016 05:37PM)
This is how I got started XCM from Devo, Trilogy from Dan and Dave and watching flourishes performance from youtube channels.
Message: Posted by: macc (Nov 6, 2016 09:37AM)
I definitely recommend to start with xtreme beginnerz vol I,
then andrei jikh´s genesis and dan and dave´s trilogy.
Message: Posted by: JassTan (Nov 9, 2016 05:39PM)
1. Show Off 3 by Brian Tudor DVD
2. World XCM Champions Series by Devo
3. The Trilogy by Dan and Dave Buck
Message: Posted by: AndreaMooreMagic (Nov 18, 2016 02:39AM)
Don't forget Anaconda DVD by Virtuoso & Bone.
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (Dec 2, 2017 10:41PM)
[quote]On Mar 11, 2013, Zack_Johnston wrote:
[quote]On 2013-02-25 15:37, Wizzard wrote:
Showoff with Cards http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/916
[/quote]
Definitely. GREAT course in showoff fancy fluorishes.
[/quote]
I'll second this one, which features good teaching from Ben Salinas. I've posted a detailed review of this DVD here:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=651170

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Nowadays there's also a lot of good material and videos available for purchase as instant downloads. For example:

- [b]The Virts[/b]: some great tutorials ([url=http://home.thevirts.com/category/learn/tutorials]link[/url]) - see my review [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=638633]here[/url].
- [b]The School of Cardistry[/b]: a great youtube channel ([url=https://www.youtube.com/user/SchoolOfCardistry]link[/url]) and premium videos ([url=https://the-new-deck-order.myshopify.com/collections/digital]link[/url]) - see my review [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=644265]here[/url].
Message: Posted by: RCarruth (Dec 4, 2017 11:04PM)
I enjoyed the Showoff with Cards DVD.. anything with Ben Salinas. He is a very under-rated cardician and very easy to listen to..