UPDATES MAY 2018

UPDATES MAY 2018

It’s that time, hope you all had a kick ass month, performing, watching and learning magic. We already have so much great stuff on MOTG, for all skill levels, BUT I’m really proud of this month’s new batch, we really raise the bar with super in-depth analysis, history and method education.

This month we go deep, really deep: First up is something very special, in many ways it’s the real secrets of magic, a little thing I call ‘What To Do When What You Do Goes Doo Doo’, or ‘When Bad Things Happen To Good Magicians’.

This is a 40 minute talk packed with advice, examples and awesome pro tips on handling Murphys law. Because if it can go wrong, it will go wrong. So embrace it and learn how to deal - my way. Recorded live, in the studio just for you on Magic On The Go.

The next TEN videos deal with one of my favorite plots in card magic, The Diminishing Cards. I first saw the trick when I was school boy and it made such a powerful impression on me, I just loved it. Dick Turpin used to perform it all the time and killed with it, but I never felt I could present it effectively. However, one day, when working on my one man show, I decided to give it a shot. I did my usual research looking for the perfect method and presentation and made some truly eye opening discoveries, and I’m here to tell you all about it.

Within so many awesome DC versions demoed, explained and taught, I discuss my approach to creating the routine for my live show. We go deep into methods from Bob Haskell, Al Baker, E.G. Brown, Edward Victor, Robert Houdin and many more, all with my personal additions, tweaks and observations. TEN videos, and it’s all leading up to my own personal routine on the SUPER DIMINISHING CARDS along with my conflicted thinking behind it and plenty of live performance footage. It’s another magic, performance and history lesson all rolled into one massive super fun playlist.

PLUS: In the spirit of all things Diminishing: In the past I had done a great deal of work on the shrinking cards plot within my other DVD’s, and so I’m adding EIGHT of these videos to the Limited Edition Playlist. Diminishing ideas, Shrinky Dink, Sinner, Insane and way more, an additional EIGHT videos all on the subject of diminishing card or cards. This includes a free PDF of an awesome magic book that details the construction of one of the most visual Diminishing Single Card tricks you’ll ever see.

PLUS: A few of the Diminishing card routines, like the E.G. Brown sequence, use six cards and are the perfect follow up to a cards to pocket routine. So I’m also including the original Fred Culpitt Six Cards to Pocket as well as my own version with all the bells and whistles, and a routine that is sleight free with a very funny kicker ending.

FINALLY: This month is Part 2 of the multi-part Chocolate Box Masterclass.

This is the beginning of the actual CHOCOLATE BOX routine, called ‘SEQUENCE ONE: Assistants, Coins and Pens’. Here I dive deep into audience volunteers and how to structure the opening, along with my personal approach to designing any routine for maximum entertainment. Nothing is held back, it’s 24 minutes packed with live performance footage, gags, business and performance tips that you can apply to anything you do. And we’re just getting started.

So actually that’s 23 videos featured this month. More than that, we’re really doing what we set out to do, not just explain how tricks work but how being a magician works.

If you dig what we’re doing here please spread the word, let’s keep this project alive and kicking!

See you within the chamber of Secrets… sorry I’ve been reading Harry Potter to my 6 year old and it’s getting intense…

Cheers
Steve Valentine

Magic On The Go

Astonish. Anywhere. Anytime.

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UPDATES MAY 2018
  • STEVE EXPLAINS IT ALL - MAY 2018

    Steve takes you through the why, where and how of the May 20128 update, detailing the various lessons and the passion behind them

  • New and Original Magic.pdf

    4.2 MB

    A wonderfully creative book by a master magician. Check out the Diminishing Card, it's a killer.

  • WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD MAGICIANS

    This is is something very special, in many ways it’s the real secret of magic, a little thing I call ‘What To Do When What You Do Goes Doo Doo’, or ‘When Bad Things Happen To Good Magicians’.

    This is a 40 minute talk packed with advice, examples and awesome pro tips on handling Murphys law. ...

  • 1 INTRO - DIMINISHING CARDS

    The next TEN videos deal with one of my favorite plots in card magic, The Diminishing Cards. I first saw the trick when I was school boy and it made such a powerful impression on me, I just loved it. Dick Turpin used to perform it all the time and killed with it, but I never felt I could presen...

  • 2 HASKELL'S DIMINISHING CARDS

    Haskell's method has two fantastic advantages:
    1) The hands are empty of extra cards after each shrink... looks crazy clean.
    2) These cards are for sale at OwensMagicSupreme.com. so now you don't have to make your own, YAY!

  • 3 AL BAKER'S DIMINISHING CARDS

    A brilliant self contained method, used by pros worldwide... created by the incredible Al Baker.

  • 4 ROBERT HOUDIN'S DIMINISHING CARDS

    One of the original methods by the grand master himself, Robert Houdin.

  • 5 EDWARD VICTOR'S DIMINISHING CARDS

    Yes, it's a great method. The Classic master, Edward Victor's ingenious brainchild. Actual cards, almost 100 years old, demo a brilliant self contained method.

  • 6 BIRO:VALENTINE DIMINISHING CARDS

    Pete Biro's super professional method for DC. PLUS - my ideas and notes and my killer finish where the entire deck just disappears.

    This is GOOD.

  • 7 DUSHECK'S DIMINISHING CARDS - PLUS!

    This is tricky, here without revealing the secret and gimmick behind Dusheck's terrific DC routine, Steve attempts to discuss his handling and presentation improvements. These cards are available everywhere.:)

  • 8 E. G. BROWN'S DIMINISHING CARDS

    A legendary method for the Diminishing cards, by a legendary creator of sleight of hand. This is rarely, if ever witnessed. Unlike any other method out there.

  • 9 DICK TURPIN DIMINISHING CARDS - PERFORMANCE

    Steve introduces this classic old footage of his childhood mentor performing the Diminishing Cards and discuss various points of Dick's method.

  • 10 VALENTINE'S SUPER DIMINISHING CARDS

    It’s all been leading up to my own personal routine on the SUPER DIMINISHING CARDS along with my conflicted thinking behind it and plenty of live performance footage.

    It’s another magic, performance and history lesson all rolled into one massive super fun playlist.

  • CULPITT'S 6 CARDS TO POCKET

    Inventor of the Dollhouse illusion and so much more, Fred Culpitt created a six cards to pocket routines that was way ahead of its time. One of my all time favorite discoveries.

  • VALENTINE MEETS CULPITT

    My work on the Culpitt 6 Cards To Pocket, inspired by Fred Culpitt's thinking, I set out to create additions that magnified and took advantage of Fred's brilliant handling, making it even more impossible by adding one key element, having them all signed! I also include a wonderful idea with the ...

  • SPECIAL ROUTINES - DIMINISHING IDEAS

    During the development of the classic Cards To Pocket extravaganza DVD collection known as C2P - Steve started collecting ideas on Diminishing Cards, and these are some of the best.