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magicbern
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I got the DVD yesterday and watched it twice. It is filled with solid workers and for most of them, Mr baker has added some interesting twists. For example, the venerable Coloring Book has an added ending where the black and white outlines as well as the colors are visibly pulled out of the book and end up in the hands of the child - who then gets them as souvenirs! I won't reveal the secret; you've got to get the DVD, but I guarantee you'll hit yourself for not thinking of it!

Also, the tricks are connected using some great gags and a commercially availble trick from Mark Mason - again, great thinking.

All in all, as a working semi-pro I picked up a lot of useable tips and ideas and I HIGHLY recommend it for the low price. Service is great and the DVD arrived in Hong Kong within 2 weeks by airmail.

Thanks to Justin Miller (a name I wouldnt have normally associated with kids magic!) for introducing this to us. It would have flown under the radar if not!

http://www.learnkidshowmagic.com is the link for the details and demo of the DVD.
Potty the Pirate
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Thanks, Bern. I watched the demo, and like Carroll's style. My DVD is on it's way!
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magicbern
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Yes I do...sometimesthere's a bit of negativity and sarcasm (I've been guilty of that myself) but all in all there's great camaderie!
keeblem
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On 2008-12-13 10:50, magicbern wrote:
Yes I do...sometimesthere's a bit of negativity and sarcasm (I've been guilty of that myself) but all in all there's great camaderie!


That's just plain rubbish. Honeslty, no one at the magic Café knows what they're talking about - except ME. You're all rubbish. I'm the greatest!!!

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keeblem
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Seriously - thanks for the tip. Another DVD to add to my collection. King of Custard was recommended a while back, but I have to say I was a little disappointed. None of the routines were explained (even though I'm sure most seasoned children's performers would be able to work them out) but I find that really annoying.

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Well on this DVD,Mr Baker does tip the working of several of the effects on his kidshow, but not all - as some are commercial dealer items like Square Circle, Stratosphere, Coloring Book etc. But its educational to see his workings of these classic kidshow effects- with little twists thrown in for the keen viewers among us.
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If anyone's interested, I have this dvd for sale in the "For Sale" section.

Brian
keeblem
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I thought the DVD was OK - not awful - but not that great either. Mr Carroll is obviously a far more talented magician than myself, but I thought some of his performances were a little "stiff".

Mark
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Brian,

I sent you a pm for the DVD
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Boy I'm just not feelin' the love based on that promo
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I am going to order it and take a lookie.

Nice of the guys to share what they do. I have been thinking of doing one myself. Just don't know if I will have to time to get around and do it.

I will post my comments on the DvD when I get it.

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I will too.
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keeblem
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I've put my full review of this DVD here:

http://www.kidzmagic.com/Reviews.htm

Just scroll down a bit!

Mark
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I loved his work with the classic coloring book!
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On 2008-12-30 05:10, keeblem wrote:
I thought the DVD was OK - not awful - but not that great either. Mr Carroll is obviously a far more talented magician than myself, but I thought some of his performances were a little "stiff".

Mark


I ran into this DVD as small magic store at a flea market...

I have to agree with Mark here, but there are some good points in this DVD. Probably not for the seasoned pro, nor the absolute beginner, but perhaps for us
part timers? So I can't go as far as Mark's review though my first impression was
was at the same level. So I will leave at that:...its OK -- not awfull -- but not
great either....but I'm not selling mines yet Smile
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keeblem
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If anyone else wants to review a DVD (this one or any other they like/dislike) please send it to me and I'll add to my website!
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Keeblem,

an interesting review on your site. Still pondering over whether to purchase it as many of these routines (or similar) I've already got from David Ginn, Trevor Herbert, Pat Fallon et al.
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