Allan Ackerman Masterclass

Magic download (video) by Allan Ackerman
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Allan Ackerman Masterclass

75.00 usd

Magic download (video) by Allan Ackerman (75.00)

5 1/2 hours of world-class material from one of card magic's most revered innovators and technicians. This is a rare chance to learn from a genuine legend.

For more than four decades, Allan Ackerman has continued to evolve what is possible with a deck of cards. He has been on the cutting edge of the card magic scene for so long that his name—and his work—has attained legend status.

But Ackerman seldom appears at lectures or conventions, and particularly in recent years, has not been as visible in the magic community. Which is why it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime treat to have him create this epic Masterclass.

Across three downloads, you'll learn nearly 30 moves and tricks. Many of which have never been published anywhere else before.

There’s some incredibly versatile culls, including one from Brother John Hamman which is the world’s easiest cull! Work on false deals will also be covered including ways to make them really easy to handle. Just a few of the tricks taught are: Almost Impromptu Brainwave, The Grandson of Tetradism, Any Sandwich, Lucky, The Mix and Spade Book Trick.

You get two, 2-hour downloads, as well as a Q&A session in which Allan clarifies some of the material further and also answers questions from members of Vanishing Inc. Monthly who attended the session live.

 

Customer reviews for Allan Ackerman Masterclass

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David

 
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Vernon

Alan Ackerman is one of the finest card manipulators that I have seen. I love his master class.

 
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Vernon

Allen Ackerman is such an amazing man. This is worth every penny.

 
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Brian

Ok, this is other level stuff. In today's world of magic, plots are simple and sleights are kept to a minimum. Ackerman is a math/computer guy, and he clearly does not run away from complex series of sleights, subtleties, and arrangements, to get an effect or effects. There is not "a" secret to many of his tricks; there are many. From what I see here, and what I know of his magic (I bought Las Vegas Kardma years ago), he sees magic as an intellectual endeavor as much as anything. That is, he sees or hears of an effect, and he experiments or toys with the effect to get a result he finds acceptable. His routines have a complexity to them not often seen. He is a card man's card man. His effects aren't pointed toward the walk-around magician, stage magician, or platform magician. His effects are by the cognoscenti for the cognoscenti. His tricks appear to me to be more "solutions" to "problems" that he decides to tackle. And there are A LOT of them taught here. So I enjoyed observing his tricks. There are about two or three that I may pay with. It is a lot to take in.

 
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Gary

I have just finished watching the Allan Ackerman masterclass and it is a real eye opener as Allan is a true card man and he teaches a lot of top class card material with quit a bit of work on the tetradism stack and is teaching is clear and concise and well with in the scope of an intermediate card worker. One of my favorite tricks was the very first trick on week one called brainwave which has the misdirection built in and is areal worker so I highly recommend this lecture.

 
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Joseph

There was so much material in the Allan Ackerman Master Classes that my brain melted and I just focused on learning a few (two) tricks. I didn't think the Q&A session would be that valuable, but I was surprised because the trick that I was most drawn to and worked on learning (the 4 for 4 transfer) was asked about in detail from multiple other watchers. Mr. Ackerman's also went into his history with Marlo and others which I found interesting as well (i.e. seeing Tarbell perform is what got Ackerman interested in magic).

 
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David

It is an incredible experience to have a legend visit you in your living room and spend hours teaching you his favorite tricks. His pace and taking it step by step was perfect. I really look forward to Sunday afternoons and I will be replaying these over and over.

 
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Louis

 
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Jonathan

Any material taught my Allan Ackerman is a masterclass on its own, and that's just the truth. Allan teaches dozens of tricks that you can do with just a normal deck(s) of cards, and some are almost self-working, meaning that they are perfect for ANY skill level! Love it!

 
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Jerry

 
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Robert

Come for the demonstration and explanation of some fun effects. Stay for the tips on culling and bottom dealing (and Erdnase references)

 
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Ron

Wow! Even the explanations have surprisingly magic results. Most moves taught are relatively easy, but I will have to watch multiple times to figure out how to arrange them into something magical!

 
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Jillian

Thank you Allan for sharing some real gems, subtleties, and foolers! Looking forward to next week.

 
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Chuck

Alan Ackerman is truly a card sleight pro! He shared lots of commercial/professional quality tricks and then tipped each one detailing and particular nuance that should be included to make the trick a Masterpiece. So looking forward to next week!

 
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Roberto

Great to see Allan doing his thing with the pasteboards! Great lecture! Looking forward to next week's session.

 
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David

Wonderful. Great assortment and clear explanations.

 
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William

Outstanding!

 
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Shawn

 
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Dana

Really nice class, however I wish it would have been stated it was for more intermediate card skills as I still think of myself as in the beginner stage. I do wish Allan spent more time on the sleights he used. I am still learning card sleights and while I really enjoyed all the effects I was a little lost on some of the moves in performing them. I have a long way to go in getting up to speed but looking forward to it.

 
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Neal

 
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Daniel

Very technical card routines with good work on tetradism stacks. Like others, will need to take time going through the video sessions to learn them - much shown with little time to grasp just by looking at them live. Good finesses on some sleights

 

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  • Joshua asks: Do you know if he will share the 76 trick? (One of my all time favorites.)

    • 1. Jim answers: If not, you can always ask during the Q&A!
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  • Dave asks: Is there an agenda for what will be covered?

    • 1. Jim answers: It will likely be posted closer to the event.
    • 2. Dave answers: Nope!
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  • Wayne asks: If it is listed, I can’t find it. What time does it start?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The live broadcast starts at 4pm ET. The download will go into your account immediately afterwards,.
  • Rick asks: what time will these start? Is the recorded available next day?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The live broadcast starts at 4pm ET. The download will go into your account immediately afterwards,.
  • Torsten asks: He talks about a new book....do you have any infos on this? Thanks, Torsten

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: No info at the moment but hopefully soon!
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