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Graduate from Card College

By Damian Jennings - Monday, October 15, 2018


I’m 46. So when I was learning, I studied Royal Road. But, were I born a little later, I think I would have gone with Card College. It seems remarkable, but it was 20 years ago that Roberto Giobbi made a name for himself with his amazing series of fundamentals of card magic, Card College. It quickly became a best seller and for all the right reasons. Giobbi had a gift for teaching. The books covered all the moves you needed to do card magic in huge detail. The writing, photography and quality of printing were, indeed are, exceptional.

Now, Vanishing Inc. is proud to announce the release of Card College Masterclass. A delightfully produced set of 5 DVDs.

The five volumes cover controls, switches, palms, forces and false shuffles.

Giobbi teaches his favorite moves from his books, as well as new techniques that are not covered in Card College at all. So, if you think you know everything in Card College, then this takes it to the next level.

It’s like you’re sitting down with Roberto getting personal tuition.

If you, like so many other magicians, started with Card College, this is an ideal video companion. If you’ve never read it, then this video will teach you in huge, delicious intricate detail all you need to know to call yourself a card magician.

When you get a video set like this, it’s not just the moves you’ll learn. But you’ll also understand the moves in a different way. The wrinkles, the nuances, the thinking and justifications are all taught. By an expert.

At Vanishing Inc. we don’t release a vast amount of material a year. We want to make sure what we do put out is the very best it can be. And this is the very best it can be. This is more than a magic release. This is set to become a classic and fundamental as the original books. We’re very proud of this set.

As you’ve come to expect from us, it is beautifully filmed from multiple angles with exceptional audio quality to go with it.

“OK OK, I’m sold. What’s covered?”

DISC ONE – Controls

  • THE SEVEN STEPS TO CARD CONTROL
  • SINGLE CARD CONTROLS
    • Break Control
    • The McMillen Control
    • Post-Peek Overhand Shuffle Control
    • Double Undercut Control
    • Parallel Shift
    • Goldin Pass
    • Accidental Pass
    • Mathematical Controls
  • MULTIPLE CARD CONTROLS
    • Lateral Insertion Multiple Shift
    • Bluff Multiple Shift
    • Vernon Multiple Shift
    • Envoy

DISC TWO – Switches

  • THE GLIDE
  • TOP CHANGES
    • Conradi-Elliot Top Change
    • Deal Top Change
    • Hofzinser Top Change
    • Nth Top Card Change
    • Jinx Switch
  • MULTIPLE LIFTS AND TURNOVERS
    • Cliff Green Double Turnover
    • Vernon-Kaps Double Turnover
    • Hand-Spread Double Turnover
    • Center Double Lift
    • Replacements
  • FALSE DEALS
    • Vernon Second Deal
  • HAND SPREAD SWITCHES
    • The Card-Spread Switch
    • The Fred Kaps Switch
  • VARIOUS SWITCHES
    • The Mexican Turnover
    • Simplified Curry Turnover Change
    • Envelope Switch

DISC THREE – False Shuffles and Cuts

  • FALSE CUTS
    • False Swing Cuts
    • Jennings Cut
    • Flip Flap Cut
    • Actus lnteruptus
    • False Cut, Triple Undercut
    • Educational Cut
    • Jay Ose Triple False Cut
    • Filipino Freddie Hop
    • Combination Cut
  • FALSE OVERHAND SHUFFLES
    • Stock Controls
    • Over-and-Under False Shuffle
    • Hunter-Vernon False Shuffle
    • Frank Lane False Shuffle
    • Dolahuso Shuffle
    • Optical Shuffle
    • Greek Shuffle
  • FALSE RIFFLE SHUFFLES
    • Stock Shuffles
    • In-the-Hands False Shuffle
    • Zarrow Shuffle
    • Push Through Shuffle
  • THE FARO SHUFFLE
  • THE HINDU SHUFFLE
  • THE CHARLIER SHUFFLE

DISC FOUR – Palms

  • TOP PALMS
    • Topping the Deck
    • One-Hand Palm
    • Professor Lowey Palm
  • BOTTOM PALMS
    • Due Tempi Palm
    • Double Undercut Palm
    • End-Over-End Bottom Palm
    • Gamblers Cop
    • Vernon-Erdnase Palm
    • Bottom Palm Replacements
  • SIDE STEALS
    • Side Steal, Marlo Clip Steal
    • Covers for the Side Steal
    • Side Slip
    • Diagonal Palm Shift
  • VARIOUS
    • Vernon Palm to Palm Transfer
    • Palm Transfers in Pocket and Jacket
    • A Useful Aquitment

DISC FIVE – Forces

  • NON-TECHNICAL FORCES
    • Criss-Cross Force Plus
    • The Kaps Force
    • Two-Card Force
  • CUT FORCES
    • Direct Cut Force
    • Packet Force
    • Riffle Force
  • TABLE SPREAD FORCES
    • Trojan Horse Force
    • Charlie Miller Table-Spread Force
    • Classic Laydown-Force
    • Toss Force
    • Ribbon Spread Force
    • Outs
  • FORCES WITH PROPS
    • Under the Hank Force
    • McMillen Knife Force
    • Credit Card Force
  • DRIBBLE FORCES
    • Classic Dribble Force
    • Vernon Scallop Short Force
    • Vernon Transfer Move Force
    • Bossi’s Milking the Force

Basically, it’s everything you need to know to build a career as a card magician.

Everyone at Vanishing Inc. is super proud of this release. We know you’re going to love it. But, if for some weird reason you don’t, we’ll give you a refund. How’s that for a guarantee?


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