Card Magic Masterclass

By Roberto Giobbi
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Card Magic Masterclass

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DVD or download by Roberto Giobbi (DVD $75.00 or download for $75.00)

Some options in stock. Order in the next 7 hours, 54 minutes and it will go out today!
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Note: Slipcase is no longer included with this item.

Introducing THE best way to build a card magic foundation. Twenty years ago Roberto Giobbi, card magic's most distinguished author, wrote Card College, a series of books now considered THE Bibles on card magic. This video series is the next step.

In five volumes covering five major areas of card magic (Controls, Switches, Palms, Forces, False Shuffles), Giobbi teaches his favorite entries from Card College as well as new techniques not described in those volumes. If you have and study Card College, this is the PERFECT video companion. If you've never read Card College, this series is like having Mr. Giobbi in your living room giving you private instruction.

You won't just learn all the wonderful and important sleights in card magic, you'll also learn the fine points, finesses, and subtleties of each one, so that you carry out the techniques the way connoisseurs do: with invisible precision.

We release a small amount of original content each year, but Card Magic Masterclass will be an enduring resource - a legacy, perhaps - to magicians for years to come. Thanks to Roberto Giobbi, magicians have an at-home academy to master ALL the important techniques in card magic. It's time to take your card magic seriously. It's time to start your Card Magic Masterclass.

5 DVDs plus slipcase. Running time: 8 hours 11 minutes approximately

DISC ONE - Controls

  • Break Control
  • The McMillen Control
  • Post-Peek Overhand Shuffle Control
  • Double Undercut Control
  • Parallel Shift
  • Goldin Pass
  • Accidental Pass
  • Mathematical Controls
  • Lateral Insertion Multiple Shift
  • Bluff Multiple Shift
  • Vernon Multiple Shift
  • Envoy

DISC TWO - Switches

  • Conradi-Elliot Top Change
  • Deal Top Change
  • Hofzinser Top Change
  • Nth Top Card Change
  • Jinx Switch
  • Cliff Green Double Turnover
  • Vernon-Kaps Double Turnover
  • Hand-Spread Double Turnover
  • Center Double Lift
  • Replacements
  • Vernon Second Deal
  • The Card-Spread Switch
  • The Fred Kaps Switch
  • The Mexican Turnover
  • Simplified Curry Turnover Change
  • Envelope Switch

DISC THREE - False Shuffles and 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
  • Stock Controls
  • Over-and-Under False Shuffle
  • Hunter-Vernon False Shuffle
  • Frank Lane False Shuffle
  • Dolahuso Shuffle
  • Optical Shuffle
  • Greek Shuffle
  • Stock Shuffles
  • In-the-Hands False Shuffle
  • Zarrow Shuffle
  • Push Through Shuffle


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

DISC FIVE - Forces

  • Criss-Cross Force Plus
  • The Kaps Force
  • Two-Card Force
  • Direct Cut Force
  • Packet Force
  • Riffle Force
  • Trojan Horse Force
  • Charlie Miller Table-Spread Force
  • Classic Laydown-Force
  • Toss Force
  • Ribbon Spread Force
  • Outs
  • Under the Hank Force
  • McMillen Knife Force
  • Credit Card Force

  • Classic Dribble Force
  • Vernon Scallop Short Force
  • Vernon Transfer Move ForceBossi's Milking the Force

Community questions about Card Magic Masterclass

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  • Rich asks: I already own Giobbi’s Card College videos. How does the Masterclass differ, and is it different enough to justify owning both?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: They are quite different, both in scope and contents. This isn't an attempt at putting Card College on video, but instead teaching a masterclass on five important areas of card magic. In short: yes, it's worth owning both!
  • Stuart asks: Would you say this is aimed at seasoned magicians or does it have value for a newcomer?

    • 1. Tony answers: This DVD set has something for the beginner to expert. If you are a beginner you will learn a lot from this
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  • Jeff asks: Does it just teach the slights or does it also teach applications of the slight like card college does? Thank you.

    • 1. Richard answers: Yes, it's "sleights," not "slights." Thanks, VI!
    • 2. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This set teaches sleights only.
    • 1. Richard answers: Yes, it's "sleights," not "slights." Thanks, VI!
  • Matthew asks: I read a review that suggested this is intended as a sequel to Giobbi's Card College 1&2 videos, covering material from Volumes 3-5. Is that correct? Should the Card College videos be watched first?

    • 1. Tony answers: Nope! you can watch this DVD set first without any problem
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  • Sang Soo asks: If I buy this dvd does it come with a download?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You would need to buy the version that says "DVD and download" to get the download as well as the DVD.
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Customer reviews for Card Magic Masterclass



A very good complement to both the Card College books and the DVD:s. Its also very good even if you dont have them and if you want to learn more about the contents on these DVD:s. For the complete beginner I would recommend the Card College DVD:s instead but for those that has a little knowledge, these DVD:s are really good! I highly recommend them



This is really wonderful. I'm only about 1/3 of the way through, but I am really enjoying Giobbi's take on both familiar and unfamiliar moves. His demeanor, his patience, and his precision make him a wonderful teacher, and his little tips and touches make this a resource that I'm sure I'll be using for years and years. Not the kind of thing that you would want to watch in one sitting--or even five sittings--but this is great for little "sips" with plenty of time for practice or contemplation in between. I'm looking forward to spending weeks with this set, and then starting over from the beginning.



I am so glad I made this purchase. It is absolutely full of vital information. As others have stated, it is not a replacement for the Card College series but a perfect companion. Right off the bat, it was great to see what I have read in action by a master. Fixed some of my techniques when I was able to see it done on video. Giobbi was born to teach. On the subject, this is like learning in a class. There aren't any tricks or live performances but yet still very interesting. This is for serious studying. It does become difficult to not just sit through the entire thing because he just keeps on giving vital information for each technique. Whether you have read any of the Card College books or not, you will learn proper techniques and ideas from these videos. I do recommend buying some of the Card College books though as it will save hours of rewinding the videos.



Masterclass is an absolutely splendid way to learn some really amazing methods. This is a dvd set designed to create a bigginers tool set in card magic and to completely refresh and expand on the moves experts have been using for years. Don’t buy this in hopes of learning a famous routine or self working tricks this instead gives you the tools to build your own routines and tricks. Can’t say enough about this amazing dvd set. Roberto Giobbi has once again hit it out of the park.



This is the perfect compliment to the Card Collegs Series but will stand very well on its own too if you do not own the Card College Series.
Jeffrey Marks



Oh boy, just get this. Roberto is one of the best magicians alive today. He teaches so many great moves. I am so happy it is devided by sections, forces, false shuffles, etc. It really makes it easy to find what you ate looking for. Great for beginners or even experienced card magicians. Every one will get something out of this download.







I bought the DVD series. I had trouble playing 2 of the discs and V.I. offered to send me replacements or downloads. Thanks, V.I. is awesome. The videos are very professional, great picture and sound. Robert does a fantastic job showing techniques and giving tips and recommendations on how to use them. I am glad I purchased this series.



A great way for the beginner and the more advanced to refresh some of the most valuable technics and subtlety of card magic.



A fantastic complement to the collection Card College Books. Roberto is an incredible teacher ... technique, details ....



In my opinion, this is a perfect option for the beginner or hobbyist to raise their bar. It is also a great package for more advanced card magicians to go back to and refine some of the bad habits that may have been picked up over the years. Pacing is right on point, explanations are crystal clear and very detailed. At this point, I would say there is a whole generation that started with the Card College 5 volume set and this really is the perfect companion for the books, especially if you are ready to step up your game. This is one of those great purchases that you won't regret.



To call this a "Masterclass" does not do this project or Robert Giobbi complete justice. This is not be considered a replacement or substitute for Card College Books 1-5 -- it should instead be a required complement to those spectacular books. Hearing Giobbi's candid thoughts on what works, what to prioritize, and most importantly, how to think and see from the perspective of the viewer/audience is valuable beyond words. I would give this a score of 11 on a scale from 0 to 10. How he breaks this project up into 5 parts is smart. For instance, the Controls session resulted in a nuanced but complete change to my handling -- I am more comfortable, more confident, and the astonishment of my audience has been palpable. Giobbi is always an excellent teacher. Thank you to Roberto Giobbi and Vanishing Inc for this spectacular holiday surprise!



I ordered this and it seems like great quality. However I’m overwhelmed. I’m not sure how to use it. Since it’s called a master class, I wish there was a road map or specific references to where to find specific items in the books.

Card Magic Masterclass by Roberto Giobbi