The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Penny for your thoughts » » Looch - The Black Project (183 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3..7..11..15..19..21~22~23~24~25..27~28~29 [Next]
Looch
View Profile
Inner circle
Off by
3426 Posts

Profile of Looch
This just in...

AGT's Eric Dittelman has just finished reading TBP and has sent me the following testimonial:

"I loved Looch's Black Project, even though the title has a totally different meaning in NYC...and it will also at time make you look like a lunatic as you try and decipher the coded sections while you in a public airport. It is a fantastic book filled with his best effects and routines. You can tell that he has tested these ideas out in the real world in real life situations and they aren't just pipe-dreams that are seem to be so popular in our field these days. This is backed up by some great anecdotes from his performance career...including my personal favorite which are "gigs-gone-wrong" stories. Once I've adapted a few of the presentations to fit my personal needs, I foresee at least two of these routines going straight into my own working material. Highly recommended!"

www.theblackproject.co.uk
My Mentalism Products: https://www.readmymind.co.uk/
Bookings: https://looch.co.uk/
Eric Dittelman
View Profile
Regular user
Astoria, NY
179 Posts

Profile of Eric Dittelman
Quote:
On Sep 8, 2015, Looch wrote:
This just in...

AGT's Eric Dittelman has just finished reading TBP and has sent me the following testimonial:

"I loved Looch's Black Project, even though the title has a totally different meaning in NYC...and it will also at time make you look like a lunatic as you try and decipher the coded sections while you in a public airport. It is a fantastic book filled with his best effects and routines. You can tell that he has tested these ideas out in the real world in real life situations and they aren't just pipe-dreams that are seem to be so popular in our field these days. This is backed up by some great anecdotes from his performance career...including my personal favorite which are "gigs-gone-wrong" stories. Once I've adapted a few of the presentations to fit my personal needs, I foresee at least two of these routines going straight into my own working material. Highly recommended!"

www.theblackproject.co.uk


Fixed my typos. Sent this late last night and I don't my poor grammar to reflect the credibility of how awesome I thought this book is!

"I loved Looch's Black Project, even though the title has a totally different meaning in NYC...and it will also at times make you look like a lunatic as you try and decipher the coded sections while you're in a public airport. It is a fantastic book filled with Looch's best effects and routines. You can tell that he has tested these ideas out in the real world in real life situations and they aren't just pipe-dreams that seem to be so popular in our field these days. This is backed up by some great anecdotes from his performance career...including my personal favorite which are "gigs-gone-wrong" stories. Once I've adapted a few of the presentations to fit my personal needs, I foresee at least two of these routines going straight into my own working material. Highly recommended!"
Looch
View Profile
Inner circle
Off by
3426 Posts

Profile of Looch
Skunkworks instructions should be with the owners, if you have any problems please email me.

Hangar-18 access has been granted to those who are eligible (pre-ordered before the release at 2MINDS convention)

Kind regards and thanks
My Mentalism Products: https://www.readmymind.co.uk/
Bookings: https://looch.co.uk/
Phren
View Profile
New user
57 Posts

Profile of Phren
Just started reading TBP and just after 100 pages this book already inspires! Some stories make you feel like your not alone and that difficult times happen to the best (like Looch here)

I'm so happy I made this scary step. It's my first, more expensive, book and have no regret at all! Thank you Looch for producing this beautiful Project!
DrTodd
View Profile
Inner circle
1937 Posts

Profile of DrTodd
I too really like the prediction used with the police. I remember watching the social media in the build up to the revelation, and the multiple hits make this all the better, the method is great and the insights and precision of the explanation make this a superb addition to prediction effects.
Looch
View Profile
Inner circle
Off by
3426 Posts

Profile of Looch
Thanks guys Smile

Did any one catch Jheffs Marketplace review of TBP ??
My Mentalism Products: https://www.readmymind.co.uk/
Bookings: https://looch.co.uk/
Oliver Wallen
View Profile
Regular user
London
152 Posts

Profile of Oliver Wallen
Do you have any left? I've been saving up for a while and I'm almost there!
Looch
View Profile
Inner circle
Off by
3426 Posts

Profile of Looch
Hi Oliver

Yes there still copies left, Jheffs review has spurned on a wave of fresh sales. Send me a PM and id be happy to set one aside for you
My Mentalism Products: https://www.readmymind.co.uk/
Bookings: https://looch.co.uk/
Looch
View Profile
Inner circle
Off by
3426 Posts

Profile of Looch
Below is a copy of Jheffs review from his latest mail out to his MOTM LIST

**JHEFF’S GUIDE**

WHAT IT IS:
2 book set, hardcover with slipcase

HOW ACCURATE OR COMPLETE THE BLURB IS:
It doesn't list all the contents, but it is a long list of effects and essays.

JHEFF’S JUDGMENT:
This limited edition set of books is one of the most handsomely produced set of mentalism books ever made. I did enjoy reading the books, which focus mostly on material for close-up gigs and Looch's wisdom gained from his performing and creating experiences, and there are a number of effects which greatly intrigue me.


**MY COMMENTS**
This limited edition set of books is one of the most handsomely produced set of mentalism books ever made. I don't think anyone who has seen this set will dispute that. If you have Chris Philpott's BOOK OF MONKEYS, it is similar in quality. If you're going to pay this amount for books, they better be handsomely produced and Looch has delivered a set of beautiful hardbound books in a slipcase. Also, most of the material in this book is unpublished. So, with one exception (I think), you will not be duplicating the material in this with, say, Looch's S.A.D. book or his DVDs.

Most of this book focuses on close-up routines and on Looch's experience performing and developing his routines. He presents many variations of his ideas, including ones from other mentalists who are using Looch's ideas. It is an incredibly fascinating and readable journey that Looch takes you on. At two volumes, it took me awhile to read them, but I thoroughly enjoyed the time doing so.

But I know you're waiting for me to address the "elephant in the room." You're waiting for me to tell you if this is worth the price or if this is arrogantly overpriced. The value of a book set like this really depends on the individual's style, needs, and finances. There are books with high cost which I find utterly useless and others which I find to be extremely valuable. And other performers will find the exact opposite with the same material.

What's important to know is as much information as you can to determine whether this will be useful to you. So, first, most of the material is intimate and walkaround routines. I really liked a routine from the first volume with the initials F and O. Unfortunately, I can't say the actual title as it's not "family friendly." It's one of those effects that just doesn't read well because it's bold and you'd think that anyone who's intelligent would be able to follow it and, thus, you'll probably be unimpressed. As I said, that's how it reads, but when you try it and see, you'll find it's not the case at all. It is impressive. Another effect I like is from the second volume and it's entitled "Enigma." It's got some very cool variations that certainly has me thinking about using this unique premise.

There are certainly some really strong stage and parlour effects, too. "The Scene" is one of those and Looch's Q&A routine is another. There are certainly some effects with playing cards here, too. It is, indeed, a variety of effects, but, as mentioned, most are geared for intimate or walkaround venues. And, knowing that, that may help to make your purchasing decision.

Besides the effects included, what I felt was most important in this book is the description of the journey Looch took in both the mentalism arts and in creating these effects. Looch explains many of his philosophies of mentalism and performing and, if they've evolved, how they have evolved and why. From someone who is this clever and dedicated to his art, this is always valuable information to read, although it is true that many experienced mentalists and other performers may have already discovered and written about the very same lessons and techniques to being successful.

Now, I have certainly seen some of the criticisms for this. Most of it is valid, but it really all comes down to whether you can afford to buy it and you feel that you can your money's worth of ideas out of it. Since everyone is different, I can't make a blanket judgment regarding that. As Looch has told me, though, the average close-up gig in England is £500. There is enough material in this volume to put together a solid close-up set and one gig will certainly pay for this. Looking at that way, then this extraordinary volume of material certainly is worth it. Everyone certainly has their own criteria, though, and I hope I've given you enough information to make your decision. Price aside, I did enjoy reading the books and there are a number of effects which greatly intrigue me. If you decide to invest in this book, which I hope you can afford to do, you should do it soon. It's a limited edition and once they're gone, ... well, you know.
My Mentalism Products: https://www.readmymind.co.uk/
Bookings: https://looch.co.uk/
ThoZ
View Profile
New user
66 Posts

Profile of ThoZ
Do you still have some left (and if yes, how many?)

Thank you,
Thomas
Looch
View Profile
Inner circle
Off by
3426 Posts

Profile of Looch
Thomas

Yes there are copies left, and I don't know then act amount but not many.

Regards
My Mentalism Products: https://www.readmymind.co.uk/
Bookings: https://looch.co.uk/
Looch
View Profile
Inner circle
Off by
3426 Posts

Profile of Looch
Whoops, the last reply was written on my phone and it auto corrected wrongly...it should have read:

Thomas

Yes there are copies left, and I don't know the exact amount but not that many.

Regards
My Mentalism Products: https://www.readmymind.co.uk/
Bookings: https://looch.co.uk/
jasonmurphy
View Profile
New user
27 Posts

Profile of jasonmurphy
Hi Looch,

I have sent you a couple of emails, not sure if you have received them or not - I got the Black Project through and the 2nd book is damaged, wanted to see what I need to do to get it replaced.

can you contact me directly, or respond to my email?

thank you

Jason
Looch
View Profile
Inner circle
Off by
3426 Posts

Profile of Looch
Jason

I have not received any emails from you

Please PM me
My Mentalism Products: https://www.readmymind.co.uk/
Bookings: https://looch.co.uk/
jasonmurphy
View Profile
New user
27 Posts

Profile of jasonmurphy
I am not sure why they have not got to you, but have pm'd you - thank you
Rolyan
View Profile
Special user
I'm fencing in my land; so far there are
584 Posts

Profile of Rolyan
Quote:
On Mar 10, 2015, Looch wrote:
The Black Project is MORE than a book. It is a 2 volume hardback set in a box with online access to performance videos, memoirs, forum and interviews. Owners will be buying the entire project, which will be designed in a specififc way. This is the only vision that I have for the project and its the only way in which it will be presented to the community.

Thank you for your input

Kind regards

I've seen the online performance videos, but no memoirs, forum or interviews. What am I missing?
Looch
View Profile
Inner circle
Off by
3426 Posts

Profile of Looch
The book contains the memoirs
The Interview is to be completed and uploaded soon
The PDF's & online videos have been up since the release
The forum has been cancelled for logistical reasons
My Mentalism Products: https://www.readmymind.co.uk/
Bookings: https://looch.co.uk/
Rolyan
View Profile
Special user
I'm fencing in my land; so far there are
584 Posts

Profile of Rolyan
Perhaps it's just me, but I find that disappointing considering the pre-release hype over the hangar 18 content and the forum. There are 3 video effects shown, with instructions on how to make up the envelopes. I thought the intention was to continually add to the material, so that it was more than just a book. Were you going to announce that the forum wasn't now going to happen?

I'm sure I will now be vilified, but I honestly think the hangar 18 for pre-release purchasers was mis-sold. That doesn't affect the quality of the book, but it may affect how new releases are regarded in the future.
heliz
View Profile
New user
7 Posts

Profile of heliz
Yep!
Please a little more Videos on Skunkworks and everything is fine.
Maybe how I can make the B...y Pad!
Looch
View Profile
Inner circle
Off by
3426 Posts

Profile of Looch
Quote:
On Nov 8, 2015, Rolyan wrote:
Perhaps it's just me, but I find that disappointing considering the pre-release hype over the hangar 18 content and the forum. There are 3 video effects shown, with instructions on how to make up the envelopes. I thought the intention was to continually add to the material, so that it was more than just a book. Were you going to announce that the forum wasn't now going to happen?

I'm sure I will now be vilified, but I honestly think the hangar 18 for pre-release purchasers was mis-sold. That doesn't affect the quality of the book, but it may affect how new releases are regarded in the future.


Rolyan

Firstly, I am glad you feel the books are quality. I do too and am very proud of them...

Hangar 18 - Is a place where I will upload ideas, videos, thoughts and additions. This is still and always will be the case so nothing has been mis-sold in regards to that. Atlas has several videos on his iphone that we have shot that cover some of the material in the books in more detail. Those videos will be processed and uploaded in due course, along with the audio interview that we have been in the process of recording over the past couple of months. I am not rushing to continously upload and update material in Hangar 18, because I want it to be of significance and to really help buyers with specific issues on material, I wont upload material for the sake of it.

One thing that I have to point it is that due to mine and Atlas's busy schedules its not always easy to get together to do things. we both perform on average 2-4 times per week, have families and other commitments so please bear that in mind.

It has never been the intention to update Hangar 18 on a weekly or monthly basis, it is designed to be an online portal where I can share thoughts with those who pre-ordered the book as a thank you. Updates will be avaliable as and when I want to share something pertaining to the material. Infact only yesterday I performed one of the routines in Book 2 and changed something that made a huge difference to the streamlining of the routine and cleared up a moment that had previously 'slowed down' a reveal. This update will be put together specifically for Hangar 18 users because I feel it genuinely improves the routine from a structural point of view.

Bear in mind the books are still on sale (at the time of writing this) both via the black project website and Alakazam. Many people are still reading and studying the 600 pages in the books, the material in Hangar 18 is a bonus, not a right. I certainly wont vilify you for your opinion, that's not my style but I certainly wanted to respond to you and show you the other side of the coin.

As for the forum, overall the general feedback I have receieved has been that most people were'nt that interested in participating on a forum, there were more interested in the extra material. However since you have expressed a genuine interest in having some forum or area then the most simple solution to cater for those who do want such an addition is to set up and private owners group via FaceBook? This could be done if there is enough demand??

Kind regards

Looch
My Mentalism Products: https://www.readmymind.co.uk/
Bookings: https://looch.co.uk/
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Penny for your thoughts » » Looch - The Black Project (183 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3..7..11..15..19..21~22~23~24~25..27~28~29 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.25 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL