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Dan Harlan's Ultmate Impromptu Magic videos run the range of real easy to mildly difficult. Plus, Starcle is included on one of the tapes. It is by far the most impressive thing you can do with a cocktail napkin. And coincidently, I have these videos posted for sale in dvd/video section of this site for $25.
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If you want to pick something Dan Harland-ish out there, I'd go for his rubberband set. Some of the effects are useless but most are great stuff you'll want to learn if you want to deal with impromptu magic.
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On 2004-12-16 11:34, fengenroll wrote:
I need to practice more impromptu stuff to feel confident in every setting, I want to be able to perform if someone asks me to.
I've search around for the "ultimate Impromptu DVD" but it seems that there are so many to choose from...

I would like to add one with routines with "everyday" objects...

Get Harry Loraine's "The Magic Book" instead.
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Jawdroppers is undreated. I wasn't too pleased when they were on adverstised on TV, but they are quite good. He edited Mark Wilson's big magic book. He's been behind the scenes for quite awhile.
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On 2004-12-22 08:00, fengenroll wrote:
To be honest, I do think some of Greg Wilson's material is to advanced for me,
I don't honestly think many "magicians" learn the 3/4 across during their first year of practice..?

But, how about Dan Harland, he seems to have tons of Impromptu material out on print?
Any happy Harland customers out there?


Honestly, I did 3/4 across within the first year of my practice. In fact, the first year of my magic career. But yes, I do understand what you mean. It was quite overwhelming at first. But know as I gain confidence in performing, I take it as a challenge to grow by learning difficult stuff.
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Greg Wilson's On The Spot is probably your best buy.
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Well I prefer Dan Harlan's videos about Improptu magic.
It's much more creative and you have a big variety of stuff.
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[quote]On 2004-12-16 18:33, Frank Starsini wrote:
On the spot is fantastic.

Too bad it's sold only by Penquin now.

So what's the connection between the quality of magic on Wilson's DVD and the fact that the distributer has changed?
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Ammar's "Icebrakers", believe it or not, has a few gems that have worked consistently for me. Although you might percieve it to be a "beginner's video", it does contain a wealth of basic psychology, demo scenarios, and entertaining information.

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I suggest greg wilson on the spot dvd I like it its got some sweet tricks on it.
but that's only my opinion.

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I have "on the spot" and think it is very good for on-the-street-with-the-people style and that will do a lot for anyone looking to build confidence for any setting.
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On 2005-01-11 12:08, Charles Adams wrote:
Don't forget the Steven's Greater Magic Libary Impromptu I and II. Lot's of good material.

I'm interested in this set of videos. Anybody have it? Haven't read any reviews for these videos..
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Another good DVD for impromptu magic, believe it or not is the Slydini DVD "As I recall..."

ideas with sponge balls, t/r napkin, cigarettes, etc.

I love that DVD. I've also seen a Mullica DVD since then and was laughing my @ss off. the "bean" trick is hilarious. I've done it. It's disgusting. It's a must. Hand Crafted Magic
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Jay Sankey's "Anytime Anywhere" DVD is very good.
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On the Spot is good. (y)
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4 top dvds in order of merit in my opinion (3 or possibly all 4 in my list have been mentioned already I know! See also the extra two cited below)

On the spot, G Wilson
Any time, any where, Sankey
Dinner Table Magic, Worlds Greatest Magic
Magic with Everday Objects, Worlds Greatest Magic

There's loads of great stuff you can use on the following two dvds as well that are mostly impromptu & require only basic to intermediate sleight of hand on the whole:

22 Blows to the Head, Sankey
Fooler Doolers vol 3, Daryl

Finally with a TT, your repertoire of impromptu magic increases a huge amount. I recommend the Gary Darwin dvd set. Just have one TT in every jacket and you will always be able to use one impromptu because you'll always have one with you! (Except for those of you in very hot climates who wouldn't go out with a jacket! Applies for about 2 weeks of the year to those of us in the UK only!!)

Good luck!
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If I only could buy one then "ON THE SPOT" would be it.
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Gotta agree, On The Spot!
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JAW DROPPERS is loaded with excellent material.
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