In Case of ESP
Magic download (video) by Max Maven (14.40 - normally $18.00)
Max Maven sits down in the library at the Magic Castle in Hollywood to share a straightforward and practical feat of telepathy. While the method is relatively simple, Max's decades of experience yield beautiful insight into the performance of magic and mentalism, and he elucidates many details within the routine and shares a simple exercise which will inevitably make you a better performer.
*The ESP cards are not included in your purchase of In Case of ESP.
As part of our Community Captions project, the explanation video for this download has optional English subtitles.
Customer reviews for In Case of ESP
A very basic but effective version of ESP. In the hands of Max Maven, the demonstration is made to look quite guile-free. Max is and will be missed for a long time. This video will give you a solid understanding of the basics.
Max Maven has left us so many pearls--no, make that diamonds--of wisdom. And this video is a great example of that wisdom. A simple effect in the mind of the Maven, turns into a presentational Grand Slam Home Run. Watch his performance. Watch it again. And again. Did you note the absence of both extraneous movement and excess patter? Did you see how Max takes a simple "take a card and I'll tell you what it is" card trick and constructs a very believable demonstration of thought reading?
Take my word for it, if you want to learn how to be a mentalist, sage, or purveyor of hoo-doo, study anything you can lay your hands on by Max Maven (or his alter ego, Phil Goldstein.) Watch his performances, study his books. You will not find a better teacher. And in the case of "in Case of ESP" you'll have a wonderful jumping off point on you way to reading minds.
great deep understanding,..really helps in learning how to Act and Behave like a mentalist.
OUTSTANDING!!!! God rest his soul!!!??
Max is incapable of doing anything but exceptionally fine work. As always, this short clip is chock full of valuable information, advice, tips, etc. Very well done! And, of course, this effect is completely mystifying. Hard-hitting yet not at all difficult. What’s not to love?
That was amazing!!!!
Excellent effect, great presentation, and of course Max Maven a living legend...
Great production values.
Vanishing inc team please bring us more projects from Max.
Even as an one off speech.
Important to have a quality microphone especially for Max Maven
A trick is just a trick...but to really makes a trick memorable it takes good presentation. Max Maven teaches you the mechanics of the trick but teaches you and challenges you to build on the foundation that he has laid down for you to get a "Wow" moment from your spectator.
As always Max Maven is very through and in depth. HIs knowledge of magic, history and theory is humbling. I love learning the background of an effect as well as the theory of the idea and presentation. As Max says, "It is a simple method, which is not to say simplistic". This is something you can easily carry with you at all times and a perfect way to introduce someone to the mysteries of mentalism.
this is a very compelling explanation of a very cool trick
"In Case of ESP" is so much more than a mentalism effect. You receive the "Performance" and the "Tutorial" as to the "how to" for the effect. However, Max Maven provides some brief background regarding the history of the development of the ESP cards, their introduction into the public domain and the world of mentalism, and helps the student or apprentice of mentalism to explore a segment of the mentalism expanse. The presentation is very clear as to understanding, it is interesting and educational. The presentation is brief to not lull the viewer into a dream state, but not so brief as to lose the significance of the material being taught. Excellent purchase. I highly recommend the purchase for the student of mentalism and for the non-mentalist to possess additional knowledge within the realm of magical entertainment.
Very simple effect but with a great explanation and thoughts on how to make it your own effect.
Interesting food for thought.
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Tomáš asks: IS it necessary to have modified cards or dexterous hands? Even a beginner can do it?
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- 1. Jeff answers: No, no, yes, if they are dedicated.