Asi Wind Masterclass
Magic download (video) by Asi Wind ($75.00)
An incredible three-part download from one of the most respect card magic creators and technicians in the world.
One of the most revered performers in our craft, Asi Wind's work with playing cards has an impossible, hands-off feel that yields astounding results. He confounds magicians and laypeople alike with a deliberate style that seems so fair at every turn. His book, Repertoire, received universal acclaim, and his appearance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us fooled all of us.
In this amazing card magic masterclass, Asi offers a wonderful blend of new and old. You'll enjoy some of his latest creations, as well as a deep dive into the incredible commercial material that has taken him around the world.
Everyone from professional magicians to beginner magicians will benefit from this curriculum. There is a little bit of everything and most of the routines are not filled with overly-complicated sleight of hand moves.
Asi is one of magic's most detailed teachers. This three-part download was recorded live as part of the Vanishing Inc. Masterclass series. Each session features about an hour of instruction followed by a moderated Q&A session. In total you get more than 5.5 hours of tuition + a bonus 2+ hour Zoom Q&A session between Asi and subscribers to Vanishing Inc. Monthly.
- Fine points on the Fan Force
- The Double-Digit Force with new tips
- XY Deck and Applications
- Blacks and Reds Separation demonstration
- Reverse Engineering
- Canasta’s Book Test
- Memory Stunt with a Memdeck
- Notes on pre-show and troubleshooting
- Imaginary Card Under Watch
- Asi's reworking of Tommy Wonder’s Tamed Card
- Noah (Marlo’s Matching Trick) with extra tips
- Twin Souls
- Notes on tricks that work well for virtual magic shows on Zoom
- Calculator Trick
- Gypsy Queen
As part of our Community Captions project, the explanation video for this download has optional English subtitles.
Community questions about Asi Wind Masterclass
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Peter asks: Will you supply a recording of all the sessions after?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: That's correct. The recordings get added to your account.
Michael asks: If I purchase this but won’t be able to view live presumably I will get all the videos after in my account?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes, you can download to view at your convenience.
Wilder asks: Hey guys, Wilder Rua here. I've met Asi and been to many of Jay's things to include 6 impossible things. My question is I'm active military so working and won't see live. Will the 30 Q&A also be available to view later? And can I buy Asi's masterclass first and not do the monthly subscription? I was confused on that part. I can't do monthly $50. Right now but could possibly do Asi's for sure.
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Hello. Yes, as long as you are registered before the event you can watch it at a later time. After it has ended it will not be available so if you want it I'd suggest registering now.
Travis asks: I see what appear to be conflicting answers here. If I don't buy this now, will I be able to buy it later, like next year or whatever?
Or if I want these Asi Wind lectures do I have to buy now?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: To get access to the recording, you need to subscribe before the end of the first class of the month.
- 2. Jim answers: Official answer:
It is a brand new service. Please accept our apologizes over any confusion.
The last day of the month is the last day that you can subscribe to that month's classes at the normal subscription price.
Thereafter, students would need to buy the month's classes in arrears (for $75, which is $25 more than the normal $50 per month subscription). I hope that helps!
- 3. Jamie answers: Jim: The price shows as $75 for me, even though there's 2 days before this begins... is that correct?
Peter asks: Being in the UK, the lecture time is not great for me and, to be honest, live lectures suit some more than others. I’d much rather watch everything at my convenience as and when I choose. So - and my apologies, I know you must feel you’ve answered this now countless times - but just to double check; if I sign up (in a timely manner), I don’t need to watch anything live and I will be able to download EVERYTHING that the live audience get and EXACTLY as they experienced it. No editing, no tightening or condensing, no ‘tidying up’ or re-ordering etc. In fact NOT ONE EDIT, would this be correct?
Thanks in advance.
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- 1. Tony answers: That's correct, you can download the lecture later.
Jamie asks: I see Asi is covering his Gypsy Queen effect but on the Vanishing Inc site, this product is out of stock. I'd really like to buy this - especially since it's being covered in this series - are you intending to replenish your stock in the near future?
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- 1. Dottore answers: When Asi approves the production, there will be more.
- 2. Kendra answers: if you want you can get it at www.asi wind.com
Jose Manuel asks: Hi, can I still subscribe or have to pay for this lecture alone?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You can subscribe until the last day of the month to get the current month's masterclasses.
Raghav asks: If I subscribe now, will I get the recording of all the lectures or only the lectures that are left in the month?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You'll get recordings of any you missed to download and keep forever.
Kim asks: I just joined masterclass. Does membership give me access to past classes?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It will be active from the month you have joined, so if you join part way through the month you will get all of that months classes, but you will not get the previous months classes.
david asks: Asi is famous for his ACAAN routine. Is he sharing that here? It's not listed but I didn't know if he had assigned another name besides "ACAAN" to the effect.
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: He does not share his ACAAN routine in this Masterclass but there are still many great things taught.
Kendra asks: How many tricks out of them all do you need gimmicks for
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There are 2-3 effects that require a gimmick or gimmicked deck.
Kendra asks: Out of three tricks two are gimmicks what’s the name of the one that’s not
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Fine points on the Fan Force, The Double-Digit Force with new tips, Canasta’s Book Test, Memory Stunt with a Memdeck, Noah (Marlo’s Matching Trick), Twin Souls, and the Calculator Trick
Kendra asks: I bought the master class it’s real good but I can’t seem to find the card under watch in the trailer it says he will cover his card under watch but witch episode is it in
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Week 2
Kendra asks: what brand of cards would you recommend for wild card routine and were do i get them
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- 1. Jim answers: I like Bicycle brand the best, with Phoenix being a great alternate choice.
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Customer reviews for Asi Wind Masterclass
I must admit that I was sceptical about the format of these Masterclasses, especially in the COVID-19 era where the performer clearly can't have spectators in the room with them. But once again, Vanishing Inc has conceived a great format and proven that they have the technical innovation to pull it off.
I have seen the At the Table and Penguin lectures but they are very impersonal. I also find their length offputting. Having people on screen with Asi and having Joshua and Andi on camera to moderate and ask questions makes this the perfect format.
And let's not forget Asi. He is really interesting and I am finding that he is sharing his "real work" in this series much more readily than elsewhere, and that's likely due to the fluidity of the lecture format. Congratulations all involved.
I took the plunge and signed up for the subscription deal. I trust Andi and Joshua and when I saw that they were starting a Live Lecture series, I had a hunch it would be worth tuning in for. It's been even better than I expected.
I am writing this review before the last (third) instalment has been broadcast but already, I feel like I have got value for money. For the first time, I feel like I am learning material that isn't just taken from a standard lecture. Asi is tipping the magic he actually performs. Really inspiring stuff. And... as I say... there is still one more masterclass to go! I'm particularly excited for this last one as it looks like he is going to go through magic that can be done online. That's especially relevant at the moment.
The video quality has been great (that's a relief because I was worries that it would be crummy webcam footage). I'm actually fooled by the video quality! It's so crisp. Where do I get a webcam like that :D
Bravo to all involved.
Superb. Only managed to watch the first Masterclass so far but will catch up on the final two on demand. Andi and Josh are good hosts. I think it's really cool that you get the opportunity to ask questions via video link too. Hoping I get the chance to do that next month.
This is the first live lecture series I've signed up to. So, the disclaimer is that I don't have anything to compare to. HOWEVER... THIS IS GREAT. And unless I'm missing something, it's crazy cheap! You're effectively paying $50 for three 1.5 hour lectures. Good value by any standards.
Asi is great as always. Very thoughtful, and understanding more about how he constructs his magic has been eye opening. Highly recommended for anyone who is looking to take an intense course in improving their close-up magic.
I typically don't write reviews, because I am an amateur and not sure I have much of use to offer but I just wrote Josh and Andi an email congratulating them on this course. Rather than paste it here, I thought IU could rate the individual aspects out of 10.
Overall experience - 9/10
Video quality - 9/10
Content of Asi's class - 8/10
Value for money - 10/10
Production values - 8/10
Q&A Section - 9/10
Great work Andi and Josh!
Loving it so far. Andi and Josh are funny at the beginning too.
So far, 10 out of 10. I just hope I get chosen to ask Asi a question live in the last session :D
A well prepared Masterclass from the world's best Magician's favourite Magician.
What you can expect is a true Masterclass.
You will start to understand how a Master thinks.
And that means the audience will have no idea - None how the magic happened. And will end up living the experience.
In other words no room for anything that might smell fishy. And let's admit much marketed magic has several "fishy" moments.
Asi expands on audience relations with great direction on performer energy and how the audience really can read you. (outcomes not outs)
Asi treats his audience as they are very smart. And even over the format he seems comfortably aggressive with getting his points across clearly (and with a smile). He feels by giving the audience much credit it elevates your performance. It sure appears he has enjoyed his learning process and wants to share. With proper crediting and book to read ideas splashed throughout.
"Look into my eyes," Asi said to Josh.
And then after 5 minutes, He fools Josh (and everybody online) with a beautiful presented dramatic trick that if read in a book or without the dressing would just puzzle someone out of a sleepy haze.
He brings fun to mentalism and points out some great ideas on presentations for revelations.
The series seems to get better - that's probably the Master structuring it that way. :)
Well worth the price to note as we are also talking money.
They do mention not to share these videos which might seem obvious, but also that might mean this lecture might Vanish if you don't pick it up before month's end. I hope they keep it up for sale somehow. And Time is money. :)
Talking of timing - Watching Asi's pace and watching how and when he puts emphasis or no emphasis will improve your skill to eliminate or transform any "dead space: in your routines.
This is very instructional Lecture series and I feel Asi is amazing medicine for mediocre magic.
i am probably one of those big fan of online lectures / seminars even back from EMC. Because for someone who lived in Indonesia its hard to be able to meet & talk with magicians that is living on the other side of the world.
After seeing Vanishing Inc is holding a masterclass session i was quite hesitant at first because i was a huge fan of the ATT lecture. But after seeing the lineup i took the plunge and i was not disappointed!
Asi is an amazing teacher, and a very detailed person. You can see how much work he have put into the routines he use. How experienced he is, and hearing some stories/experience from him is worth the gold for me. It feels like i am really in the same room jamming with him. I can't wait for the other Lecturers you guys did a good job with this masterclass session!
I am a fan of ASI WIND, so when I saw masterclass on vanishing inc, with Andi and Joshua behind, I did not hesitate, I have seen his live lecture and performance before. This master class was amazing, he delivered quality, experience, was generous with his knowledge - I learned so much and it took me from my funk during Covid, and fired me up, Vanishing inc presentation was well organized, video quality top, well done team, I am staying on for more master class....Luke Jermay next !!!
This was the first Masterclass and I'm still going back to it months (even almost a year) later. It didn't stop on the 1,5 hour and Asi Wind was detailed in every explanation and answer to every question. I really enjoyed this Masterclass a lot. It is still one or my favorites, although I might say that of any other Masterclasses.
This Masterclass is great for every magician, if you are a starter wanting to understand more of magic and learn great methods (even if some are a bit out of your league at the moment), but also for the professional magician who could upgrade his arsenal.
Asi Wind -- What more needs to be said. Always great.
This is the first Masterclass I've watched and, so far, I like it a lot. I like how it shows that Asi came prepared with things he wanted to talk about and discuss as opposed to just improvising. I believe the structure ands clarity and focus which is better for learning. I'm looking forward to the other three lectures and the rest of the Masterclass series.
Asi's Masterclasses were in MOP the very best of the series! He really set the bar so high; amazing magic, outstanding knowledge shared and given to us to all learn from!! Asi was at the top of his game instructing and choosing material that was wonderful performance pieces!!!
over all it was great totally worth my 75$ in fact in my opinion it was better than penn and tellers master class all though if you are not a card magician you might want to go with penn and tellers but i think it was a great class
This was my first purchase of a Masterclass Live Lecture, and it met my expectations.
Asi Wind covered most of the important details and referenced other fine points for our own personal study. After all this was a live group lecture and not a personal tutoring session. The key take-aways for me: performance technique & psychological influence on the audience; importance of presentational scripting verbiage. A good example of this is the Calculator trick (almost 93 years old and right out of Tarbell). Oh yeah, did I mention there are some other good tricks that Asi Wind turns into Magic.
Enjoyed all 3 classes !
The effect “Noah” is remarkable and if anyone has seen Asi perform it live, they know how strong it is.
It is great, I am a beginner the mentalism so I leaned many new effect and many other method(technique)
and you enjoyed this lecture or you like asi's magic, I hope you also read 'before we begin' it's great book for pre-show
I just finished the entire Masterclass and have to say it was well worth it! Asi is one of the best magicians in the world so anytime you have the ability to sit down and gain knowledge from the best, take advantage of it. Not only does he have great effects but all the psychology and nuances of magic that he talks about are what makes him so good at what he does.
Asi Wind’s Vanishing Inc Masterclass was great. In the first lecture he goes through the fan force. I felt like I got a lot from this. I really love the fan force now. I think it can be used for a very great simple effect where you have the spectator think of a card then place the card down, although it doesn’t always work, you could then just do a top change. But the fan force allows for a really clean effect when it works.