Chris Kenner: Masterclass: Live

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Chris Kenner: Masterclass: Live

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Live lecture by Chris Kenner ($75.00)

Chris Kenner is one of magic's most respected minds. For years, he has been producing the magic and business affairs of David Copperfield. But Kenner is also a virtuoso of sleight-of-hand and a respected innovator in his own right.

He is the creative mind behind the Three Fly coin magic plot and, in 1992, released his first and only magic book Totally Out of Control. This marked a sea-change moment in close-up magic and arguably even spawned the start of cardistry with the introduction of the Sybil Cut. Kenner helped usher in a new, looser era of magic, with a focus on standing up while performing magic that was visually stunning.

Beyond that one book, Kenner rarely shares his magic. He never appears online or at conventions, so we're particularly excited to welcome him to our Masterclass series. He will teach his remarkable card magic, coin magic and so much more. This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity.

There will be three live 90-minute lectures on July 4, July 11 and July 18. The final session will conclude with a Zoom hangout where you can ask Chris anything you'd like.

All sessions begin at 4pm EST (NYC Time).

Syllabus

Session One (July 4): Cards and Misc. Fun

  • WTF
  • OMG
  • LOL
  • Further More Inner Out of Control … Control
  • Big Trouble in Little Shuffle Town

Session 2 (July 11): More Misc. Fun

  • Stick Land
  • Wrong Turn
  • Plus other tricks from Out of Control

Session 3 (July 18): Coins

  • 3 Fly
  • 3 Sly
  • Hellbound
  • Coins Across
  • Kickback Coins Across
  • Silk and Silver

Session 4 (July 25): Zoom Hangout

Come and hang out with us on Zoom and ask Chris anything you like!

Please note: topics are subject to change.

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  • Matias asks: Enseñará los trucos de magia de cerca que hace David copperfield?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Chris solo estará enseñando el material que él mismo ha creado.
  • David asks: Are the lectures recorded for attendees (in case you can't make the live lecture)?

    • 1. David answers: Yes, they are available about one business day after the live event.
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  • Ralph asks: What's the difference between the purchase for 60 and the subscription for 41?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: If you just want to watch Chris's Masterclass, you can buy a pass for just this Masterclass. Or, if you subscribe, you will save money, and gain access to all upcoming Masterclasses.
  • Bryce asks: Does subscribing also grant access to the archive of past MasterClasses, or only upcoming ones?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Just upcoming ones. So if you subscribe now, you'd be getting Chris, then Jason England, then Dani DaOrtiz for starters. And, if one performer doesn't resonate with you, you can pause your subscription for a month.
  • Stephen asks: Does the $75 include all of the Chris Kenner sessions?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It sure does. Or, if you subscribe for $50, you'll also get the next sessions. With Jason England and Dani DaOrtiz, and if a performer doesn't tick your boxes, you can pause your sub for a month.
  • Michael asks: What are the terms of the subscription? Must it be maintained for 12 months and what is the maximum length of a pause? How is the subscription cancelled?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Three months minimum. You can cancel anytime from within your account area. Pause length is one month. Hope that helps, any other questions, let us know.
  • Barryn asks: If one is working on the 4th of July (performing) can one obtain the video of the session if one is subscribing member or has paid the $75 for the session?

    • 1. Jim answers: Yes. Typically, the recording is uploaded into your library with a business day of the live event.
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  • Newell asks: Ok. I just purchased the $75 Lecture on July 1. . Is this just a download OR do I get to attend the live lecture. If so. Where are the details of how to access the live feed. I have not done this with you guys before. I hope for my $75 i got bot the live feed and the lecture placed in my downloads.

    • 1. Jim answers: Yes, you get to watch them live, and you will get recordings in your library about a business day or so after the live event. The live event link will appear in your account about an hour before the live event. I hope that helps!
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  • Andy asks: Can we purchase separate day sessions?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: No we do not sell the individual weeks separately.
  • Scott asks: Can you tell us about your friend Bro John Hamman? How did he influence your magic? Tell me more about the magic scene in St. Louis, MO.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: We have noted your question and will do our best to as Chris during the class.
  • Scott asks: I would like to subscribe, but will I be able to download the lecture, or is it just for viewing from Vanishing Inc? If I purchase the masterclass, will I be able to download it? If I pay for 3 months' worth of subscriptions, how long will I be able to view the months that I purchased? Same question if I purchase it?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Whether you subscribe or not, all videos of all lectures are placed in your account approximately 24 hours after the live event. They will stay in your account forever. You're also free to download the video files to keep on your own device(s).
  • Andreas asks: I would like to point out that I feel sorry for the Customer Service team, as literally every question could be answered by just reading the description of either this masterclass, any other masterclass or the masterclass overview.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Thank you but we're always happy to answer any question!
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Customer reviews for Chris Kenner: Masterclass: Live

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Keith

 
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Gerald

Lost video feed twice; it took me a while to recover, so I missed most of the Zarrow work. I'll be watching the recording!

 
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Matt

More please...

 
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Mary Ann

Informative, direct. Thank you!

 
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Mark

 
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Stephen

Loved it. Spread, reverse spread, how do you get the peanut butter back in the Jar. :-)

 
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Evan

Absolutely terrific!!

 
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Corey

 
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Jeff

First masterclass and it was great! Kenner's a excellent teacher.

 
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ron

5 star

 
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Jeremy

Amazing. Truly amazing.

 
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Kim

awesome. that control is wild

 
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Tim

 
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Chuck

Oh yes! Chris is sharing so much of his GOLD! The MasterClass series is great. I've been a subscriber since it started with Asi Wind a year ago. I've said it before and it still holds true, this the best value for your "magic" dollar. Chris is keeping it true, real and detailed with great instruction!

 
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Roberto

Wow!!! This was fantastic!!! I will be reviewing the sh*# out of this class! Everything taught was great! I can't wait for next week!

 
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David

Loved every minute. Loved the new zarrow Technique. Also, the nuances of the 4 for 4. I'm creating a card effect right now, were I use the 4 for 4...this will help. Look forward to the next masterclass

 
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Dr. Joseph

Great class. Interesting/ usable concepts.

 
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John

Great start to this exclusive Kenner series. Thanks for sharing your insights and ingenuity.

 
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Terry

Some great Tricks and Sleights well taught. Chris is a natural Teacher. Looking forward for the next 2 Sundays!

 
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Edmund

One of the best yet!

 
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Meriam

This has to be the most amazing master class! I love how Chris' brain works, and super delighted to have him lecture.

 
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Saif

Loved ittttt

 
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ron

nice!!

 
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Evan

Absolutely terrific!!

 
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James

Awesome!

 
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Scott

Absolutely terrific!

 
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Jeff

Excellent!! Loved it!

 
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David

Superb !

 
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Tomas

Good, fun, great teaching

 
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Sergio

This was a perfect masterclass from Chris , who doesn’t love Kenner ? ?????????

 
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Ron

Excellent!

 
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Robb

This was exactly what I was hoping it would be. Can't wait for more

 
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Mary Ann

Informative, direct. Thank you!

 
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Richard

Great variety of material, well taught. Thanks!

 
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Jeff

First master class and it was great! Kenner's a great teacher.

 
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Martin

fantastic !

 
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Christian

This is the best Masterclass I ever see, Great Chris Kenner!

 
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Anthony

Wow! Lots to process. So many possibilities. The control system is mind-boggling!

 
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Pierre

Great moves, thanks Chris for sharing!

 
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Richard

It was fantastic can't wait till next week

 
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Curt

Great stuff, and all very approachable. I love the "Too Many Cards" routine at the beginning.

 
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Rajaram

Great! Thanks for going through the material in detail.

 
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One

For session 1, tricks were great, but for me, his 4 for 4 switches and spread control was the highlight. And this spread control is very clever and versatile. I think it will be my go-to control once I master it.

 
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Mike

Learning the proper pronunciation of Nick Diffatte was worth the price of admission.

 
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Samuel

FANTASTIC LECTURE!

Chris Kenner is a legend, and too often when legends lecture, I am tempted to quote the old song “is that all there is?” This, however, was not the case with Mr. Kenner’s class. He choose several things out of his book (OOC) and showed how they should look while giving fantastic tips on each routine.
I particularly enjoyed his 4 for 4 switch and the incredible work that he has done on this. I can see many uses for this in walk-around work. This was incredible to see the switch, know what Chris was doing, and yet still not be able to catch the move.
Next was work on false shuffles. The combination of the Zarrow and the push through adds an entirely new dimension. The points on the Zarrow combined with the push through were worth the price of admission and I will be working on this for years to get it looking right. There are many, many fine points that will repay the watching and re-watching of the class. Anyone who is working on the “push through” or the Zarrow will find gold here.
My favorite part was the work on the reverse spread control. This move has been around for a long time, but Mr. Kenner has breathed new life into the control, making it a full system. If you are not familiar with this move (sometimes called Lee Asher’s “Losing Control”) it is simple in form yet will require much practice to keep from “butchering it.” Chris’s advice about learning to do things with either hand is great and will make this control (which is already good) fantastic.
All in all, a great class with much material that will repay careful study. I am incredibly excited about the next two weeks!

 
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Martin

Chris Kenner is off to a great start with his first master class. The four for four switch and reverse spread control both appear to be versatile tools that can be applied far beyond the applications taught. I now have a week to practice this material in preparation for class two next week which I am looking forward to viewing. Chris is a talented lecturer, teaching amazing material, Well done.

 
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I had a blast! Great information from a great magician.

 
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Ryan

 
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Aaron

It's absolutely a blast! His handling of the reverse spread is astonishing. It's the best I've seen in a long time!

 
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Humboldt State University -

Great Master Class. I really appreciate Chris commenting on what makes him cringe, and what he is comfortable with while performing; and how those feelings guide him on how he presents/creates his magic. Very good.

 
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Nathan

Superb first lecture. Could listen and watch Chris K all day. Great tips on the 4-for-4 switch, a minimalist cannibals routine and some seriously good applications on using your opposite hand for reverse-spread work to effect some invisible/subtle card controls. Can't wait for next week!

 
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Charlie

This was a great Masterclass.

 
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ron

great again

 
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Peter

Really Enjoyed it.

 
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Evan

Chris Kenner is just incredibly creative!

 
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Anthony

Enjoyed it. Lots of theory, but I love theory so it was a treat for me. Plenty of tricks, too!

 
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Jonathan

I LOVE Vanishing Inc.'s Masterclass!!

 
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Eric

Chris is always great and spot-on! Enjoyed the session today.

 
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Steve

Excellent. Good information, well thought out and presented.

 
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Brian

Like the thoughts about taking the tricks and making it your own...not just copy everyone's latest and greatest.

 
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Jack

Terrific insights from a true legend—honestly, the stories and theory are more valuable to me than the routines (which are practical and illustrative).

 
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Duane

 
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Rajaram

Great advice, ideas and tricks.

 
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Nicolas

 
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Martin

fantastic ! thank you

 
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Jim

 
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Tomas

Great insight into how Chris thinks about his magic!

 
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Edmund

Another great week!

 
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Scott

Excellent ideas to think about and little moves that will be able to be adapted to many different kinds of tricks.

 
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Wendy

Great — I learned a lot!!

 
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Larry

 
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Stephen

Unbelievable, words don't do it justice. How do I watch the previous Chris Kenner master class.

 
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Mark

 
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Terry

Another excellent Masterclass session. Love the Linking Rubber Bands trick! Some great advice on the Double lift. I will be making up and using the Schrodinger's CAT trick. Looking forward to learning 3 Fly next week!

 
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Jesse

Excellent class! Very good balance between effects and theory. I love learning new effects (like the multiplying cigars without sleeping), but at this point in my magic life I feel I get more from the “why” things are done as opposed to “how” they are done.

As Chris pointed out, the “why” things are done are applicable to different effects, from close-up magic to stage magic. Plus, it was good to hear Chris touch on subjects I’ve heard other magicians touch on too (such as Bob Read saying he felt misdirection starts at the feet).

Looking forward to the next class.

Best Regards,

Jesse Panganiban

 
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Michael

Getting to peer into Chris’ mind on all things magic has been an absolute pleasure. You quickly see how much thought and effort go into his work, which really illuminates why his magic is so respected and repeated.

 
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Richard

Another very informative lecture from Chris Kenner. His approach to relaxation postures, body language and double lift handling is worth the entire price of all his lectures! I'vd dropped using the double lift, but after seeing his approach to it, I will now go back to doubles. This lecture was well worth it!

 
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Montgomery

Wow! I am blown away after the first two weeks of the Chris Kenner Masterclass. The thought that goes into the presentations is equally as impressive as the effects themselves. I have been a fan of Chris Kenner for years and never thought I would get the opportunity to learn from him in such an up close and personal way. As you would think, the production values are crazy good from the varying camera angles to the lighting and sound quality. This Masterclass is in the must see category.

 
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Christopher

 
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Malik

Fantastic material from a true legend. I'm rethinking all of my card magic after 25 years of performing.

 
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Martin

 
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Adam

Well wow is all I can say, Criss Kenner is such a nice bloke and a very good teacher, I’ve been practicing the very first effect on week one, the optical illusion effect and I have to say wow this is great so practical and very visual and the killer ending at the end will make jaws drop I guarantee, best of all very easy to do?? I give this coarse a 10/10????

 
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Landon

The GOAT!
I love this man more than my own dad. He has wit, skills, and a wealth of experience. Of course, most of the material you will never use but he packs in principles and methods that you WILL use. I've been adding a few sleights that he taught in week one to my strolling routine. For $50 this is a steal, also the money goes to charity (is this lecture a tax write-off ??).
Chris Kenn-dog is the man! Get this lecture.. There is something for everyone and most likely you will never see again.

 
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Bennie

Watching Chris perform, tell stories, and teach magic and ideas makes me GIDDY.
Appreciate his making the time for us with his busy schedule.

 
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Jerry

 
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William

Wonderful, Fabulous, Insightful, and Diabolical. LOVE IT!!!! Thank you.

 
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Steve

It was great…

 
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Jack

 
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Ryan

Fantastic

 
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Jeff

Pure genius

 
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Newell

Spectacular. Especially the silk and silver

 
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Dan

A fantastic series of lectures. Excellent routines, well taught, and a load of funny anecdotes and thoughts along the way. Highly recommended.

 
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Gene

A master at work. It is nice to know the greats are human too!

 
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Curt

Great stuff! I'll be trying the Silk and Silver routine right away.

 
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Charlie

Outstanding!

 
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Michael

Excellent material that left me with much to think about. I'm sure that I will be incorporating some of the coin work into my own routine. Great stuff!

 
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Meriam

Loved having Chris lecturing, thanks for organizing this.

 
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Jonathan

Chris Kenner is so generous in sharing sage wisdom, knowledge and technique! I could not believe all the amazing effects that he covered in this Master Class. The value definitely exceeded expectation and the price. Thank you!

 
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Terry

It always a treat to see a Master performing and teaching his best Material. Chris is a good teacher going over the material multiple times (I should know, I was a School Teacher for over 40 years).

 
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Ricardo

 
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Martin

fantastic !!

 
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Martin

Coin lecture was excellent, Will be rethinking the three fly routine I have been performing for many years. Excellent new coin magic to review and practice and hopefully some day actually perform..

 
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Jeff

That was awesome! I know Chris was frustrated performing for the camera but I thought it was great. The Bertram routine was fabulous! Glad you snuck it at the end. And the Coin & Silk routine was worth the proverbial price!

 
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Warren

Great, ???? Only wish is that the performer is not watching the clock, so they aren’t hesitant to move on, if they have more to add just do it, no one will ever complain if it goes long

 
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Steve

So many great ideas and variations and the real stuff on timing and misdirection. Thank you Chris.

 
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Daniel

Clear, comprehensive teaching by one of the greats! Chris combines stories and methods to make this an enjoyable and easy understanding course in magic. Thanks Vanishing Inc for bringing on Chris. Also Thank you to Chris for a wonderful lecture!

 
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Glen

I absolutely loved this Masterclass! Chris Kenner can do no wrong! His ideas and his presentation style are top notch. I love his self deprecating sense of humor and his ramblings. I learned many things watching this, my first Vanishing Inc Masterclass and am looking forward to next week. I will definitely use "Silk and Silver"! Thank you Josh, Andi and Chris for a wonderful experience!

 
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Richard

Love the devious coin work

 
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david

I really enjoy being part of a community of the finest card magicians in the world. As a person who has been interested in card magic for many years I am always impressed with what I can still learn from the pros. There are so many opportunities and amazing possibilities. This master class amazed me with how many possibilities there were with one pack of cards. Thank you Vanishing Inc for always providing exclusive material and doing it for a reasonable rate.
Best Regards,
David

 
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Bennie

Nice Masterclass. Good value for the money.

 
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Filip

I mean Mr. Kenner is a consultant to David Copperfield for a reason. I didn’t even watch the whole class yet but I know that all the material is amazing useful stuff. He covered every detail with every effect he showed us. The main reason I subscribed was this master class and I don’t regret at all.

 
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Edward

 
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Sergio

Wow! No words. You must buy this masterclass with his book … a classic “Totally Out of Control”.

 
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John

There is so much here that I need to take stock of and watch and watch again. The great great teachers are able to turn the complex into the most simple and I was nodding along and thinking yes - Chris is right. That’s so obvious- why have I been over complicating things.

This has made my magic better and can’t wait to spend more time watching and rewatching.

This stuff is so good and Chris has been so good to share.

One thing I value as well is the stories. I could honestly listen to the stories all day long.

Thanks Mr Kenner.

 
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Gregory

I loved the idea of treating each trick as a character that has a history or back story to influence your body and natural presentation.

 
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Nathan

Over I thought the material was very good. Chris at times got very lon winded about story telling and that just kind of was a yawn for me. I gave it 4 stars based on the material. The loss of the 1star was due to the yawn fest.

 
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Colin

Kenner was great with tricks and anecdotes like last week, i liked how some of it built off of last sesh! however, I wish the pacing and live audience had been acknowledged more .There were connection issues, and it sorta defeats the purpose of it being live with a chat if he feels rushed to meet his time or doesn't see what we say. I know the set list was a bit ad hoc, but knowing the props to have ready in advance would be helpful, it felt like he spent the longest time on the cigar effect, which I'm sure none of us had the props on hand for. Still am looking forward to the 3rd sesh!

 
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Craig

Loved the double lift discussion.

 
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Gregory

I have been practicing Lee's "losing control" and Chris separating the packs takes Lee's move and elevates it to another amazing level. Love it. big fan of the reverse spread. Thanks.

 
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Colin

The material he shared here was awesome, and as someone already familiar with his material, the tips on the 4 for 4 and the handling of five speed were very helpful. It did feel hard to follow whether he was demonstrating a trick as a principle for a further effect, or if it was a standard performance. Only reason for 4 stars was the pacing, and crediting on the last principle.

 
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Michael

Liked the cigar trick and the Schrodinger's Cat trick. While a couple of his anecdotes were amusing, it is frustrating that he is so undisciplined in his verbal presentation. By that, I mean he appears undisciplined in getting to his his central point succinctly.

Chris Kenner: Masterclass: Live by Chris Kenner