David Williamson is my favorite magician. However, there are some things that are a bit different about this series of lectures. First, let's just say it out loud: "David Williamson is the best." However, if you haven't seen him perform, Williamson's Masterclass is not going to convey how awesome he is. The production value is not stellar. Clearly shot during the Covid pandemic on David's own camera equipment, this Masterclass is shot primarily with closeups on Williamson's hands. That is not the best medium through which to see Williamson work. Williamson is a master of the offbeat and misdirection, and he cannot use those tools with this format. So, if you have never seen him perform, you will not realize how incredible he is from his Masterclass. Because he is incredible. Also, Williamson has made a career out of several tricks that he has taught in his lectures throughout the years, as well as in videos. He is clearly trying to show other tricks in this Masterclass. He does not teach Torn and Restored Transpo, the 3 Card Trick, his cups and balls, Money Talks, and other tricks that he is famous for. That notwithstanding, David has a wealth of knowledge, and his kowledge and touches are evident throughout this Masterclass. This dude gets it on a whole other level. So if you are a performer who can take concepts and apply them, then this Masterclass is great. Williamson teaches some great touches on palming, and his gambling demo is just great magic. If you haven't realized this yet, my biggest hang up here is that this might be someone's first exposure to David Williamson. You need to see Ridiculous first. Sleight of Dave is great, too. In those, you can see Williamson's magic as it is meant to be seen. In his Masterclass, however, you get some great conversation, some great pointers, a routine or two, and insight into how this man's mind works, etc. But if you have never seen David work before, you might have trouble putting into context what makes this dude SO special. Because, for real, he is the best.