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Feral Chorus
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Ceratini,

There is a lot of info on the Videomind series in the Café if you search on it and doing so would answer all your questions.

The 3 dvd's are separated into parlor, close-up and stage effects. The close-up effects are definitely good for only a few people. Most of the parlor effects can be done for just a few people as well.

Like most mentalism, the effects in general are not technically difficult but will certainly require practice.

-Feral
OL1VERscheiber
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1. Hit the Road - Lee Asher & Paul Wilson
2. Professional Opportunist - James Brown
3. Close-Up Magic - Yannick Chretien
4. Tahoe Sessions - Alex Elmsley
5. Paris Tapes - Larry Jennings
6. Creating Magic - Gary Kurtz
7. Million Dollar Mysteries - James Lewis
8. The Very Best of MN - Martin A. Nash
9. Rendez Vous - Jean-Pierre Vallarino
10. The Classic Magic of MV - Michael Vincent
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MT, which DVD of Gregory Wilson?

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Mike
MT
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Greg Wilson's trilogy is one of my favorites. Can't go wrong with him. Osterlind is one of the best mentalist. Paul potassy isn't well known but his presentation skills are out of this world.
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Paul Harris TA set is my best purchase ever in DVD
Caleb Wiles
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Joshua Jay's Talk About Tricks DVD set has to be one of the best values in magic. I wrote a full review on my blog recently: http://calebwiles.blogspot.com/2010/09/t......alk.html

Michael Ammar's Easy To Master Card Miracles is another great value. Greg Wilson's On The Spot is a good resource for those wanting to learn some impromptu magic. The first time I saw the video as a beginner, I was blown away. Bill Malone's On The Loose and Malone on Marlo sets are both packed with great material. I was a little disappointed with Here I Go Again in comparison, but there's some great stuff on that set as well.

For those that are interested, I'm in the process of reviewing my top 5 DVDs in depth on my blog. Talk About Tricks was the first in the series. Some of them are represented on the list above, but some may surprise you. Check it out at http://www.CalebWiles.blogspot.com

Caleb
Check out my Main Event project (DVD or Download).

"Magicians, stop what you're doing right now and pick this up!" - John Guastaferro

"Caleb Wiles is the real deal!" - David Williamson

"...my very highest recommendation." - John Carey
The amazing Thirdeye
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My personal favorites in no particular order are:

Bill Malone - On the loose
Richard osterlind - mind mysteries
david roth - Expert coin magic
daryl - encyclopedia of card sleights
Michael Ammar - ETMCM
dai vernon - revelations
tommy wonder - visions of wonder
Michael Ammar - complete cups & balls
shoot ogawa - laws of attraction (i know this might seem weird but the effect had so much impact on people I showed this to)
daniel garcia - projects
Kuma
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Chalk up another one for Ellis In Wonderland !
Andrew Zuber
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I am LOVING Daviid Roth's Ultimate Coin Magic DVDs. I'm very curious to know who his "helper" is in the explanations section. I know his name is Jeff but he seems to have absolutely no personality whatsoever...I've never seen someone look like such a robot before.
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Dougini
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What I have right now, these:

1. New York Coin Magic Seminar series (vols. 1-7)
2. Michael Rubinstein's Encyclopedia Of Coin Sleights
3. Michael Rubinstein's Knockout Coin Magic
4. Charlie Justice "Prohibition"
5. Charlie Justice "Covert Coins"
6. Gary Ouellet's "Dream of Aces"
7. Chuck Leach's "Deck Shell 101"
8. Lybrary.com's "The Sphinx" (vol.s 1 - 52)"
9. Michael Ammar's "Easy to Master Thread Miracles" - Set (Vols. 1-3)
10. Wayne Houchin's "Sinful"

These are in no particular order. Just what I have currently.

Doug
Dynamike
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Ponda the Smith - Sick
Chris Capehart - Miser's Dream
Michael Ammar - Easy to Master Money Miracles
Richard Sanders - Extreme Burn
Levent - Ultimate Guide to Miser's Dream
Ben Salinas - Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic
Jeff McBride - The Art of Card Manipulation
Sylvester Pitch '98
David Roth - Expert Coin Magic
Daryl - Encyclopedia of Card Sleights
ragingcalm
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Does anyone have all the DVDs in the collated list I wonder? It would be helpful if people posted roughly the number of dvds they own (a collection counting as 1), so that others can get some idea of the breadth of experience of the poster.
mahucharn
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Gregory Wilson's On The Spot
Michael Ammar's Complete Cups & Balls
Gregory Wilson's Ring Leader
Gregory Wilson's Card Sharks
Anthony Jacquin- The Trilby Connection
Headhackers- Change Phenomena
James Tripp- No Fail Protocol
James Tripp- Hypnosis Without Trance
Daryl- Fooler Doolers
Daryl- Expert Rope Magic
innermind
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Sets:

Richard Osterlind - Mind Mysteries
Richard Osterlind - Easy to Master Mental Miracles
Max Maven - Videomind
Lee Earle - Syzygy's Best
Michael Ammar - ETMCM
Docc Hilford - Monster Mentalism
Banachek - Psi Series



Individual Effects:

Risk - Francesco Tesei
Control 2.0 - Wayne Houchin
Out of This World (World's Greatest Magic) - various
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D Byrd
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My 2 cents stacks up like this:
Doc Eason's Bar Magic Set
The Essential Aldo Colombini Set
Dan Tong's FINALLY set
John Bannon's Bullet Party
The Life and Times of Albert Goshman
Daryl's Encyclopedia of Card Sleights Set
Lennart Green's Set
Mike Ammar's Easy to Master Card Magic Set
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motown
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Here's mine, some older, some more recent:

- Danny Tong Finally set

- Al Schneider set

- Tommy Wonder set

- Wayne Dobson A Lifetime in Magic set

- Rafael Benatars Elegant Card Magic set

- Harry Lorayne's Best Ever Collection set

- Malone Meets Marlo set

- Aldo Colombini's Essentials set

- John Carney's The Master Sessions set

- Paul Wilson set

- Ammar's ETM Card and Money sets

I picked these because of the quality of material, teaching and theory.
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motown
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Since all of the above were sets, here's my favorite one offs:

- Flicking Fingers The Movie
-Helder Guimarees' Small Miracles
- Front Row Sankey
- Anytime, Anywhere, Jay Sankey
- Geoff Williams Miracles for Mortals
- Tom Stone Caught on Tape
- Ellis in Wonderland, Tim Ellis
- Done by Misdirection, Manuel Muerte
- John Archer Further Education
- Larry Jennings Classic Magic

And on set I forgot above: Johnny Thompson's Classic Magic set.
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inaciolino
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Here's my top 10 list:

- Daryl - Encyclopedia of Card Sleights
- Michael Ammar - Easy to Master Card Miracles
- Daryl - Fooler Doolers
- Bill Malone - On the Loose
- Bill Malone - Malone Meets Marlo
- Richard Sanders - Fiber Optics Extended
- Tommy Wonder - Visions of Wonder
- David Stone – Real Secrets Of Magic
- Allan Ackerman - Ackerman Series
- Helder Guimarães - Small Miracles

There's a lot of good material but these are the best 10. See you!!!
Silversleights04
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I haven't seen everything out there by any means, but if I had to forget it all and choose DVD's from my collection I'd use to start over from scratch with, it would be these (in no particular order):
1 - Daniel Garcia Project (What an awesome project that shows the evolution of a magician's creative abilities over time.)
2 - Paul Harris True Astonishments (it's got something for everyone)
3 - Inside the Mind of Garrett Thomas (some real hidden gems in there)
4 - Osterlind's 13 Steps (easy mentalism)
5 - Greg Wilson's On the Spot & In Action (*tied for me as I first got them together*)
6 - Eccentricks by Charlie Frye (just plain fun!)
7 - New York Coin Magic Seminar (all the coin craft you'll ever need)
8 - Dan and Dave The Trilogy (teaches some beautiful card work)
9 - Sponge by Jay Noblezada (who doesn't love sponge balls!?)
10 - Banachek's PSI or Marc Paul's A.C.T.S. of Mentalism (more mind reading)

Those are some of my most important favorites.
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