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Just watched this DVD.
Dan Garrett is a heck of a great thinker in magic and this DVD
shows many great ideas in a kid's show format.

Anyone else have this DVD on kids shows.
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Dan is a wonderful performer with a very creative mind. He knows the importance of not performing a trick but performing an entertainment experience. He also is very generous with his time and he devoted several hours at the SAM National Convention, to help with a workshop for the SYM members. He did a wonderful job of teaching and the kids got so much out of it.

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Yes. His Rabbit in the hat puppet routine is excellent.

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Hey Frank:

There were parts of his show I liked, but overall, I thought it was a bit slow, and it seemed like the kids were getting a bit restless at times. Maybe I need to go back and watch it again, but my impression is that not enough comedy/magic happened in the show to make it a real strong show.

I do have to say that I loved his "Martian Rabbit Eggs" routine with sponge balls and the Growing Ball Outdone. I thought this was the best thing on the DVD.

Ron
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You might be right Ron. There were a lot of things I did like as far as effects
go, however. I'll watch it again and see what I think overall.

My 5yr old son watched it with me and I always listen to his reactions.
He very muched loved the top hat/bunny routine.

I think something else gave him a jolt, as well, but I cannot remember what it was.
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On 2005-10-03 23:01, Ron Reid wrote:
Hey Frank:

There were parts of his show I liked, but overall, I thought it was a bit slow, and it seemed like the kids were getting a bit restless at times. Maybe I need to go back and watch it again, but my impression is that not enough comedy/magic happened in the show to make it a real strong show.

I do have to say that I loved his "Martian Rabbit Eggs" routine with sponge balls and the Growing Ball Outdone. I thought this was the best thing on the DVD.

Ron


I have to agree...sometimes it seems like he got just a little too silly as well...but I have no say so in that. dan is a great guy. I have met him a few times, and enjoyed every minute of our encounter! I also really enjoy the martian rabbit eggs.
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I have to agree...sometimes it seems like he got just a little too silly as well...but I have no say so in that. dan is a great guy. I have met him a few times, and enjoyed every minute of our encounter! I also really enjoy the martian rabbit eggs.
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Well. . .working for 3 and 4 years olds being silly is the name of the game. In fact you cannot be silly enough with them. I actually thought the martian rabbit eggs was great almost to good of magic for that age group.

Again, I love coming here and reading post. Dan the wizard is no one here. We cannot do what he did. The purpose for any DVD is to take away ideas and see how you can "CHANGE" what you have seen to "FIT" your style not, someone else's.

There are not many DVD's for children entertainment out there. I would say there are more people doing Dan's rabbit N hat puppet routine because they saw it on the tape.

Ken
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I ordered mine several weeks ago, and am anticipating it's arrival any day now!

Does he do something on the dvd with Judy the Mouse as well? I recall reading that somewhere. I've got little Judy, but have never taken the time to work with her.

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Yes he does and it really is cute.

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Start practicing ... the mouse is a great item. I used mine until it wore out at my restaurants (yes, I know ... the idea of a mouse in a restaurant is questionable, but nobody ever complained!) It's a great "puppet item" without taking up much space.
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I have to agree...sometimes it seems like he got just a little too silly as well...but I have no say so in that. dan is a great guy. I have met him a few times, and enjoyed every minute of our encounter! I also really enjoy the martian rabbit eggs.



Well. . .working for 3 and 4 years olds being silly is the name of the game. In fact you cannot be silly enough with them. I actually thought the martian rabbit eggs was great almost to good of magic for that age group.

Again, I love coming here and reading post. Dan the wizard is no one here. We cannot do what he did. The purpose for any DVD is to take away ideas and see how you can "CHANGE" what you have seen to "FIT" your style not, someone else's.

There are not many DVD's for children entertainment out there. I would say there are more people doing Dan's rabbit N hat puppet routine because they saw it on the tape.

Ken


I don't do the martian rabbit eggs routine...I just enjoyed watching it. It is a pretty clever use of props!
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If I remember right, this is the video with his rope routine on it. I love this routine! It's so simple and direct, but kids and adults love it! Check it out.
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My dvd just arrived about an hour ago. Now I've got to find time to actually watch it. Why does life have to interrupt such important events? ;-)

Brian
Posted: Oct 5, 2005 1:12am
Well, I just finished watching the dvd. Interestingly, while some on this thread were disappointed that Dan was being too silly, I was disappointed that he wasn't being silly enough (In this regard, I like the work of Dave Risley). Sheesh, you can't please everybody, can you? ;-)

While I thought he had some good effects (especially the mouse, sponge ball routine, use of the warbler, multiplying bananas, and mouse), I felt the whole show was too "slow-paced" for my style. But that's just me. I prefer a faster pace, with a higher level of energy.

Two things I will take away from this video that will help me improve my own show is his handling of Judy the Mouse (which I've wanted to add to my show and strolling), and his routine with the bunny (similar to mine, but with extra useful tidbits). That makes the video a worthwhile investment for me.

Brian

PS. I've seen most of the kid show videos that are now available, and one of the absolute bests, *for me personally*, was by Andy Walker, a Café member from New Zealand.
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The over the rainbow effect is one I use in almost every show. Even the 3 year olds get the color change. I get a lot of Kudos over that routine. I don't use the throw streamer I have a different ending with a rainbow silk. I use to only do it in retirement shows but one day I had forgot my Birthday disc and had to use the retirement show music. The kids loved the records and ever sense then I use them in most of my shows.
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The over the rainbow effect is one I use in almost every show. Even the 3 year olds get the color change.


It's a very pretty effect, and children do like anything that is colorful. In a high energy show, I can see how such an effect would serve to help calm everyone down again.

The rainbow streamer at the end caught me by surprise. Although the kids were excited when it happened, I wonder if some might freak out when the see all of these projectiles quickly coming their way!

Brian
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A problem you might have is all the kids trying to grad the paper as it is thrown out. That is why I don't do it.
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That seems okay for him though, because as I recall...it is his finale...so it would not matter if the kids grabbed the paper...but you probably don't use yours as a finale. I thought it was an impressive way to end the show myself.
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I use it as the 2nd trick. Even at the end of the show I don't want to turn the audience into a mosh pit.
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Hehehe...a mosh pit...that is funny! Could you imagine a mosh pit of children!
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On 2005-10-05 16:42, flourish dude wrote:
I use it as the 2nd trick. Even at the end of the show I don't want to turn the audience into a mosh pit.


Agreed. I prefer my closer -- making massive amounts of candy in the Dove Pan, and screaming out, "Come and get it!" ;-)

Just kidding. I may be silly but I ain't nuts!

Brian

PS. I think it would be good to have a separate thread on the subject "Most Dangerous Closer Ever Attempted" Smile
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