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illusionman2
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Many good review about this product, I think I should ordered it.....
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First of all, I own all four of JC's books, and I was excited to learn that this DVD set was about to hit the market. I liked this DVD set, but I felt it could have gone much deeper into a couple of areas:

First, I would like to have seen more behind-the-scenes footage of performance details, such as how they get into and out of bases, etc. I realize that he couldn't include this for the illusions that aren't his, but for those that are, some performance specifics would have been nice.

Second, I would like to have seen more construction details - not dimensions (that's what the books are for), but things such as which light staves he used, how they are secured to the Light and Space illusion, how one goes about modifying existing illusions, sources for unusual hardware, etc.
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Hey Clinton,

Thanks for the comments! Good points and suggestions!

I think the "odds & ends" of info like attachments, hardware is interesting.

For this set, we were running at 2 hours & 20min so had to figure out how to/ what to include. But someone else did suggest a 4-disc set with content you highlighted as well! Looks like we know what to include if we do a sequel Smile

Thanks again Smile

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Hey guys,

Two more positive reviews on Behind the Illusions.

One from Wayne Kawamoto, About.com Magic & Illusion guide - http://magic.about.com/b/2011/07/06/revi......ning.htm

The other from Bernard Simn - http://sexymagicreviews.wordpress.com/20......%93-dvd/

Thanks for the continued support!
J C Sum

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Creating Highly Successful Entertainers
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This was reviewed during the Magic Marketplace the other night and I wanted to share a few things from that review.

Pros:

- The DVD is just plain fun to watch. You see full performances of the illusions and then a behind the scenes look at them.
- The teaching is great and includes a lot of references and credits for illusions and their builders.
- There are some very clever illusions included here! The twists JC has put on some of these really made me smile.

Cons:

- They didn't touch base all that much on the actual building of illusions. This is just something to keep in mind if you are looking to buy this DVD so you can start building your own illusions.

Overall:

If you're looking to get your feet wet and learn about illusions then this is a great resource for you. The price is right, you get a lot of fun content and a great behind the scenes look from working pros. One of my favorite parts was seeing a full performance and then a behind the scenes look at one of their latest mega illusions. Great job JC Sum and 'Magic Babe' Ning!
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Thanks Luke! Smile

Ning & I appreciate the time and effort in the review and then posting it here as well!

Take care!

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http://www.SoloIllusions.com

The World's Largest Free Online Illusion Resource
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The World's Most Comprehensive Resource on Kabuki Drops
http://www.MagicKabukiDrop.com

Creating Highly Successful Entertainers
http://www.BackstageBusinessAcademy.com
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