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Daniel Madison and Vanishing Inc. have forged a partnership the magic world never saw coming, resulting in one of the most incredible, thought-provoking, and inspiring Masterclasses you’ll ever watch.
Few magicians are as influential and polarizing as Daniel Madison. He’s never been afraid to push the boundaries of magic, seamlessly blending traditional techniques with elements of psychological manipulation and storytelling to create immersive and memorable experiences for every audience.
Regardless of what you think about his style of performing, there is one fact that is simply undeniable. Daniel has hardcore sleight-of-hand chops. Cutting his teeth in the underground world of card cheating meant there was no room for error when learning card moves. So, he worked his way to becoming one of the best card handlers in the world because there was simply no other option.
The “Daniel Madison Masterclass” is a rare opportunity to dive into the mind of this enigmatic performer. Across 3+ hours of incredible lectures, you’ll not only learn the intricacies of many incredible moves and tricks but will also get an exclusive look at this thought process. The opportunity to peek inside the brain of a true innovator in the field is invaluable for any magician, regardless of skill level.
Taking place throughout December, the “Daniel Madison Masterclass" is broken up into two full length lectures plus a live Q&A on Zoom in Week 3. All three sessions are available for one price. Or you can save 30% instantly by subscribing to Masterclass Monthly.
Session 1 - December 3, 2023 (4pm ET | NYC Time)
The first session—“The Card Table”—is a collection of incredible card effects and moves. It features both brand-new content, as well as updates to classic effects, including the routine he performed on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
A new approach to a favorite effect that is being shared for the first time. The spectator finds a winning card under impossibly fair conditions. You’ll learn both Daniel’s preferred method as well an easier handling designed for all situations.
The Scott Tribute
Daniel explains his Fool Us routine, as well as the updates that make the routine more deceptive than ever. You’ll discover how to deal a poker hand (of your choice) from a genuinely shuffled deck. While the method will take some time to learn at first, it is surprisingly practical.
Any named playing card appears in an impossible location. If you don’t use an index, you will definitely want to after seeing this (and, lucky for you, Daniel teaches you how to make one in Week 2). Those who already use an index will find their mind exploding with creative ideas.
It’s a true treat to watch a master sleight of hand artist at work as he teaches you a variety of super versatile card moves.
- Mad Switch: A beautifully choreographed, deceptive switch of a single card, or even a full deck
- Gambler’s Cop: This is a must-know move and few people are better equipped to teach it to you than Daniel Madsion
- The Bottom Deal: Daniel has helped countless magicians learn, or improve their ability, to execute bottom deals and now he’s ready to help you tackle the vital sleight (including an unbelievably deceptive throw-off technique that makes it essentially invisible)
- The Greek Deal: An underutilized gem that you’ll wish you learned sooner
Session 2 - December 10, 2023 (4pm ET | NYC Time)
In this second session titled “Repertoire”, Daniel will discuss how he approaches magic before sharing his most beloved, go-to effects. You’ll get a firsthand look at the little details he obsesses over and learn a bunch of workers that can go right into your set.
Daniel Madison’s “Advocate” is widely considered to be one of the best full-deck pocket indexes ever created. It’s a lightning-fast utility with endless uses. You’ll not only learn how to make your own in just a few minutes but will take a deep dive into how to get the most out of it. This includes stunning new effects, as well as ways the “Advocate” can improve effects you already do. A named card variation of the “Heritage” effect you learned in Week 1 is a definite standout here.
It’s a truly one-of-a-kind experience watching someone discuss something that they’ve genuinely performed thousands of times. Given how the “Advocate” tutorial sells for $25 on its own, it is an absolute steal that it’s included in this Masterclass.
As with every effect Daniel Madison gets his hands on, this two-card transpo is different than other typical versions of the effect. It feels like there are only two cards involved and, since the deck is put away, the whole routine seems fairer. To the audience, it’s as if you eliminated any possibility of sleight of hand. Includes a variation of David WIlliamson’s "Torn And Restored Transposition".
A practical and deceptive way of switching and copping a card in one smooth motion.
Impossible Card to Pocket
By integrating the “Turnover Switch”, you can have the card in your pocket before your helper even loses it in the deck. Since you'll also complete a full deck switch along the way, you'll be perfectly set up for a jaw-dropping finale.
Card in Box
A bold, but deceptive way to load a chosen card into a card box.
Session 3 - Live Q&A on Zoom - December 17, 2023 (4pm ET | NYC Time)
Join Daniel live on Zoom for a Q&A where you can ask him anything you want about the material he taught or any other questions you have about performing or creating magic.