Ask yourself this question, and answer honestly: how many magic DVDs do you actually re-watch, and reference often? Not very many? The same with us. But a few “resource” DVDs are invaluable as a source to return to again and again, and that is the case with this lovely Card College DVD set.
You know that on this site, we suggest all five Card College volumes ahead of almost everything else. They are simply the best possible teaching introduction to card magic.These videos are not are placement for the books. Instead, they are a wonderful companion resource, so you can see what the moves, routines, and tips are supposed to look like at performance speed.
Roberto Giobbi is a wonderful (if dry) performer and technician,but more importantly, he is an OUTSTANDING teacher. We don’t care what level you consider yourself, you will learn many,many small improvements to your card handling on each of these four discs.
They detail the first two Card College volumes.
Let us tell you about these remarkable DVDs.
The beauty and elegance of Roberto Giobbi's Card College course is that within a few minutes of learning fundamental techniques for handling cards, you will advance to tricks that can entertain and fool sophisticated audiences. Roberto not only demonstrates and explains the primary techniques of card magic, quickly giving you the ability and skills you need for performance,but also shares the wealth of his experience, based on years of successful performing. And if you're already a pro you'll find advanced material, moves,sleights and psychology to enhance your performance and shows.
Card College 1 begins with fundamental techniques, and includes the Overhand Shuffle, False Cuts, Card Controls, Forces, the Riffle Shuffle, Transfer Cuts, the Glide, the Glimpse, Key Cards, the Double Lift and Flourishes. Roberto discusses each sleight in detail, while you watch clear close ups of his hands, finger positions, and grips. Then sit back while Roberto entertains you with a trick or two that includes the move you've just learned.These tricks will soon become standards in your repertoire, including Belchou Aces Revisited, The Question Is?, Further Than That and Beyond, Impossible! Finally, Roberto explains each trick, with special emphasis on the move and finely tuned details that he's learned in the course of hundreds of performances.
Card College 2, as with Roberto's classic volumes, continues with more advanced sleights and moves. Now you'll learn Auxiliary Sleights, the Hindu Shuffle, the Overhand Shuffle II, the Force II, the Palm, the Spread Cull, False Counts, the Crimp, and the Reverse. Each sleight is broken down into its essential elements. Roberto carefully demonstrates the move, each one fully illustrated through close up shots of his hands. Roberto then includes a practical demonstration of the sleights as they appear in some of his favorite tricks. These include X Marks the Spot, The Magic Phone Number, Time Machine, Twisting the Aces, the Lucky Coin and the Psychic Stop Trick; soon they'll be among your favorites too! Each section concludes with Roberto's breakdown of the performance, as he carefully shows how to use the sleight, and draws attention to the tips and details that come from years of experience.