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kid iowa
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I was wondering if anyone knows when Cellini is going to issue "The Art of Street Performance 2?" I recently saw the first tape and he made mention of another one coming out with more street magic, etc. Anyone got the inside scoop?
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On 2002-08-06 00:25, kid iowa wrote:
I was wondering if anyone knows when Cellini is going to issue "The Art of Street Performance 2?" I recently saw the first tape and he made mention of another one coming out with more street magic, etc. Anyone got the inside scoop?


From what I understand the next tape should be out by Christmas. Should be a great tape!

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His Lord of the Rings Tape is supposed be out, and I am waiting for my copy from Ted B.

I am sure that it will be worth the wait.

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Wanring -- Long Post--
Greetings and Salutations,
I had the tremendous good fortune and opportunity to see Jim Cellini lecture last night in Kansas City.
Incredible.
And I had the opportunity to talk to Jim face-to-face for about 10 minutes, sharing the same bench outside of the Holiday Inn, where he was smoking a Marlboro before the lecture.
I spent about 10 years in the newspaper business talking to everybody from pro sports figures to national politicians, and I was nervous. I'm a magi-wannabe, with only a couple of years of magic at renaissance festivals to my credit, and he put me at ease almost immediately. He is a very personable fellow, and easy to talk with.
Some people might be disappointed in his lecture because he really doesn't teach any of his tricks -- it's all about putting together a street show, from getting a crowd to getting the hat, and the concept that your tricks should be yours, and easy, and polished. I have his Street Performance video, it's taken directly from his lecture, or his lecture is taken directly from the video -- Magician's choice. But you do get to see his entire street routine -- 15 minutes of the smoothest magic I have ever seen.
During our time on the bench I mentioned that I was interested in his Two-Ring Routine video, he had them for sale, he said. And he closed his lecture with the two-ring routine, "for a special request to see it." I got the video and the notes!
For more than 10 years I made me living writing for newspapers describing what I have seen, I do not have the words or experience to do that routine justice.
If you want a ring routine that will floor laymen and magicians, get this video. If you are amazed and amused, confounded and confused by Cellini, get this video. Hey, get the video, you won't regret it!
I asked him about the second video in the series, and there will be, as of now, three videos in the series, and the second will be stuffed full of magic, and by the sounds of it, they may have a tough time getting it on one VHS tape.
Sorry, I was too awestruck, which is embarassing for someone one my age, to ask about the third video, but he was done with his cigarette, and his lecture was about to start.
He's on his way home now, but will soon be on his way to TOAM over the Labor Day Weekend, and then I think he said he had something like 30 lecture dates up and down the West Coast.
Whether you work the streets or renfest and faires or not, if you ever thought about it, even if you never work outdoors, go see Jim Cellini if you have a chance, and create a chance if you have to, you won't regret it.
Sorry for the length of the post, but I don't think I've seen anything here about his lecture, and thought I would chime in on the ring vidoe, which I can vouch for, having watched it over lunch, and throw in a little info about his upciming vidoes.
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Long Post---Jim Cellini is The Maestro. In fact that is what I called him most of the time that I spent with him in New Orleans. His thoughts on magic and the art of performance are without a doubt some of the most important lessons that any magician can learn. I currently earn all of my money from street magic. Everything I know about the subject comes from spending personal time hanging out woth him at my friend Doug's house.
Any time spent with The Maestro is time well spent so congratulations to those who get the chance to meet him.
If you can find him at a lecture or a convention any where in the world do your very best to see him. Tell him hello. Ask him for advice. and Tell him Elliot from New Orleans said, "Hi."
Personally I think he is the greatest magician alive today. His teachings are some of the most important in our art. He'll teach you to touch people with your magic. Real people.
He taught me to live.

Elliot
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I just watched the Art of Street Performing again and was even more impressed with Cellini's knowledge and willingness to share the "good stuff".

I also watched Sonny Holiday's cups and balls again, and until I put it on Slow Motion, I still couldnt seen him put the final loads in!!

I am even more anxious now to get the Lord of the Rings Video from Kozmo.

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I share all of your sentiments and thoughts regarding Cellini, especially Elliot's. For me Jim represents the archetype of what I believe a magician should be and aspire to -- generous, worldly, kind and a true delight to be around.

Elliot, I'll see him in a couple of weeks at TAOM and relay your regards.
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Does anyone know the differences, if any, between Cellini's Art of Street Performing DVD and the Cellini Lecture Video from International Magic. Thanks.
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Almost 20 years! The material on the new DVD was covered in the International Magic lecture videotape.

The DVD is a more polished version of the lecture. It goes into more detail on the costume aspect and the construction of his version of a TOPPIT. He only just discusses it in the International Magic videotape.

The International Magic Lecture was simply a filming of Cellini’s lecture. Space for the lecture was cramped and the lights were hot and Cellini was fighting perspiration (having to wipe his brow) for much of the tape. The tape is more like you sitting in the audience and watching the lecture.

Every point that is made in the DVD is covered on the International Magic Lecture videotape! It is exactly, almost word for word the same lecture! The new DVD does give real life examples of the various points. You get to see two or more actual street magician actually doing what Cellini has discussed. It lets you see what it looks like.

Another big difference is that the DVD contains NO tricks, or at least no explanation of tricks! That’s right, NO TRICKS! If you are looking for presentation and explanation of tricks suitable for performance on the street then you will have to wait for the next DVD. You DO get to see several street magicians perform bits of their act (and one act in it’s entirety) but no explanation of the tricks themselves.

The International Magic lecture videotape does have Cellini showing and explaining a few tricks. You will have to rewind and replay the tape a few times to get the explanation down well. They are gone through once briefly.

Production quality? Without a doubt the new DVD lecture has it hands down!

My recommendation? Buy them both!
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Greetings and Salutations,
Having just viewed both videos again, I have to second Mumblepeas' recommendation -- get them both.
If you want an explanation of a great many of Cellini's tricks, you're going to have to track down "The Royal Touch -- A Guide to the Art of Street Maqic." I believe I found mine through Hank Lee for either $40 or $60 US.
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The DVD is indeed a must-have ! Could you please give me sources as to where I could purchase His Royal Touch book, and his Lord of the Rings video. Thanks...

Later...

Martin
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