Homer Liwag Masterclass

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Homer Liwag Masterclass

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Live lecture by Homer Liwag ($75.00)

For the first time ever, Homer Liwag will be lecturing for magicians during one of the most anticipated Vanishing Inc. Masterclass sessions we’ve ever offered.

Homer Liwag is an award-winning director, cinematographer and artist that has spent nearly 30 years working directly alongside David Copperfield. He is a master of video and music editing, sound design, script development, illusion staging and theatrical lighting design. One of his biggest passions in life though, has always been magic.

Prior to becoming the co-director and design director for David Copperfield’s live Las Vegas shows and emmy award-winning TV magic specials, Homer was a working magician. He honed his skills in the bar and restaurant industry and is thrilled to share his most prized magic creations with you, as well as the vital lighting and video skills every magician should have.

“Homer Liwag’s Masterclass” is available separately. However, the best way to enjoy it is as part of Vanishing Inc. Monthly. You’ll get the Masterclass, access to $100s worth of content in our exclusive streaming tutorial library and free or discounted shipping on every order—all for much less than the cost of the Masterclass on its own.

Week One - November 6, 2022 (4pm ET)

  • Flash Rice - Instant bare-handed matrix with finesse and variations
  • False Faro - Deceptive false faro shuffle plus a bonus routine
  • CoinONE - Homer's most famous release - with new details, nuances and thinking

Beyond the workings of each effect, he’ll be sharing the most important subtleties that make them truly special. Everything from timing down to attitude. The type of details that separate an experienced magician from an amateur.

Week Two - November 13, 2022 (4pm ET)

  • CoinTWO - In depth including non-gimmicked versions, finesse, details, etc.
  • Melt Vanish - A very smooth, silky visual Coin Vanish
  • Bounce Change - Derek Dingle’s bounce change with interesting timings and applications
  • Superposition - A Silver Dollar visually changes to 2 halves and then to 4 quarters - all in the hands.
  • Body Contact - Jumbo Contact Lens routine with a surprise ending
  • Marksmanship - A staple in my walk around set, which includes a large ball bearing suddenly appearing with the shake of a marker

Week Three - November 20, 2022 (4pm ET - LIVE)

Of course, Week Three gives you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to ask Homer anything you want during a live Zoom Q&A. But Homer will also be teaching even more of his unique magic, live.

  • Fun kitchen magic and explanations of some of the “gags” performed in the other 2 sessions
  • Tennis Shoe - a fun moment, accidentally discovered ending to the classic Ring on String routine
  • Carmex - A favorite, unfinished routine he loved performing behind the bar at Illusions Restaurant—with some fresh insights after reworking the routine from start to finish
  • Crash course on lighting for magicians: A quick look on making yourself look good on video - tips and tricks, hacks and no-budget solutions for making sure you look as good as your magic.

And then it will be over to you to ask Homer anything you want. Live. This is a session you will not want to miss.

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  • Andreas asks: Will it be possible to purchase the recording of theses lectures only? Not sure if I can make the live event.

    • 1. Jordan answers: The videos will be in your account to view at your leisure.
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  • Franklin asks: For those of us who already have Coin One and Two, and the false faro— will there be anything new / updated in the first part of the lecture?

    • 1. Homer answers: The original CoinONE and CoinTWO were taught in a minimalist, no talking style. Because I will be demonstrating these effects in a Masterclass format, I will be talking in-depth and discussing all the basics already taught PLUS new tips and finesse. There are also a couple of extras in Session one not listed. Hope this helps!
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  • Ed asks: Hi, I’ve never purchased a masterclass before, could I ask, is the £65 price for all 3 weeks or just 1 week? Thank yoy

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Hi great question. The price will cover all three sessions. However, if you subscribe for 50, then you get all three, plus access to VI Studio plus free shipping with no minimum spend. And if you decide it's not for you, you can cancel with one click from inside your member's area. Hope that helps.
  • Daniel asks: Hi Homer. I just started learning magic. I want to learn coin magic. Will this be a good masterclass for me?

    • 1. Homer answers: The coin magic in my masterclass is generally intermediate to advanced. However, a couple of the routines and vanishes are easy to learn, and with some practice, may help elevate your coin magic. There will be lots of little tips and finesse that you can learn to help advance your skill in coin magic... And hopefully my coin magic will inspire you to learn further from the amazing coin magicians out there! Homer
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  • Marcus asks: Hi, Will I keep whatever masterclasses that were broadcasted during my membership time, even if I were to cancel my membership in the future? Or would I need to purchase them separately to have them "for life" so to speak?

    • 1. Maximilian answers: Yes, you keep the ones from the month(s) that your subscription is active. You will always have them unless you ask for your account to be deleted.
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  • Cory asks: Will all the masterclasses now have three sessions and live zoom session like the old format? which I feel was way better

    • 1. Jim answers: I believe that is the plan.
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  • Kevin asks: I ordered this and won’t be there live this Sunday will this be available to watch the same night So will the recording be available Sunday night

    • 1. Jim answers: Barring unforeseen issues, it will be.
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  • Eamonn asks: Hi Homer! I’m a big fan of yours! My question is: can coin one and coin 2 be performed in a stand up/walk around setting. I’m thinking about getting this master class on the strength of these routines alone!

    • 1. Homer answers: Hello, CoinOne is best performed with a small group of people standing close to you, looking down at your hands. People can be looking over your shoulder a bit, but you have to modify the handling slightly. I cover this in Session ONE. CoinTwo is great standing in front of a group. It's best if the audience is more in front of you and not too much to the sides. It's great on a small stage. Hope this helps! Homer
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Customer reviews for Homer Liwag Masterclass

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Stephen

Wow. That was excellent! Lots of good moves and really awesome construction. I Can't wait for session two!

 
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Adam

awesome

 
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Jay

Clear, friendly instruction with excellent camera angle work on amazing coin effects that make me eager to get out my coins to try these out!

 
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Alexis

Excellent teachings!!! Very detailed explanations.

 
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Christophe

What a MasterClass !!! Incredible material and the filming, the lighting, the presentation, the humor, all is GREAT ! Oh, and the management of the dogs is perfect !...

 
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Warren

Fantastic ?????? without a doubt the best lecture. Great magic, detail, photography and humor. You should model and direct all future lectures in this style.

 
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Roberto

Session one of Homer Liwag's Vanishing Inc. Masterclass was fantastic! I've never bothered to learn a Chink-A-Chink routine but I think I will work on Flash Rice and add it to my repertoire as I think it's fairly easy to do but packs a big punch! I loved that FFF shuffle and the Triumph effect he explained utilizing it. It's the routine I will be working on and adding to my Triumph arsenal. For me, the highlight of this session was Coin One of which Homer taught in great detail. I've been doing this routine for years now but I thought some of the tips he provided were very helpful for me. Additionally, because of his expertise in set-up and lighting, the video/images were super clear and the close ups were spectacular! I'll be rewinding this session over and over. I'm really looking forward to next week's session.

 
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Frank

Very amazing! Outstanding!! Homer was exceptionally prepared. Amount of new material for me was enormous. I appreciated his preparation and multiple cameras. His teaching style was very thorough, yet very entertaining. I have already gotten more than my money's worth with Session 1 alone! Now I have a lot to review and practice. Loved that he performed both Coin One versions (with & without a shell!). So I can perform one version, while practicing the more challenging versions. Learned a new false faro as well as some deceptive false cuts. Liked that he repeated slowly over and over the various moves and referenced alternative versions for later study. Can't wait for session 2! Amazing video and audio qualities His relaxed approach enhanced my learning. Thank you to Homer for your exceptional preparation and amazing teaching style!

 
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Michael

WOW! What a tour de force!

A great IN DEPTH lecture on three coin effects (coin matrix, coins across and Homer's legendary "Coin One" effect.

Next, Homer explained his false f**o and utilizing the false f**o...and performed and taught an effect utilizing same.

Homer then gave an in-depth explanation of how to perform a "basic" f**o". (THANK YOU for that, Homer!)

The material taught was high-end top drawer material. So much so that the material taught would have EASILY justified Homer charging $100/hr for private lessons on same.

Clear, patient, repeated, thorough explanations shot at many varied angles. The cinematography was exceptionally well done. Clearly (no pun intended), the best cinematography to date on any of the MasterClasses.

IMHO, on a scale of 1-10, this Masterclass was easily a 15. So exceptional a lecture that, when writing about Homer's Week One lecture, MasterClass should be spelled out in all CAPS!

I can hardly wait until next class when Homer promised that he will teach his "Coin Two effect and an underused method for vanishing coins, etc.

 
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Jonathan

This was so extraordinarily good. Thank you Homer! And you inspired me to dig back into the Roth and Dingle books on my shelf too. This is really A+ top drawer material, and teaching. And Homer is really very funny.

 
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Danny

If you want to learn some truly mind blowing coin magic this is the masterclass for you.
I really enjoyed Homer's lecture and teaching style. For each effect Homer goes into great detail on moves, subtleties, spectator management, and alternative handlings. It has inspired me to brush the dust off of my half dollars and devote some real time practicing the effects he explained in this masterclass. He deserves extra credit for teaching both gimicked and impromptu versions of his effects. As a sleight of hand "purist" this was something that I really appreciate.
This masterclass also covers some fantastic in the hands false shuffle and false cut work which I am definitely going to be adding to my card work.

 
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Kevin

Wow I knew this was going to be well worth the price of admission. I’ve been a fan of his work for a long time and when I heard he was possibly doing a masterclass back at the beginning of the year I was waiting for this.
I already have coin one but there’s so many touches and extra subtleties he goes over that was well worth learning it again. Flash rice is amazing and I can’t wait to put the work in on that one and do it with whatever objects I find around me for a nice, visual, quick piece of strong magic

I am so excited for week two

Also I need to add that Homer is just a great guy I had the chance to spend some time with him and Chris at the beginning of the year at S.A.M and they are just two of the kindest and generous people I’ve ever come across

 
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Jack

A must own lecture.

 
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Newell

I have participated in almost all of these Masterclasses. What an excellent way to learn from the best. There are two standout lectures. Chris Kenner and the new one from Homer Liwag. The material is so well taught. I have been doing both of the two taught coin effects for years and I realized that I had missed many many of the finesse points taught. The camera work is right on so you get an excellent close up view of all the finger positions. The broader view allows you see as the spectator would see. Such an excellent teacher. Well done. Since much of the coin work is on the table I would be interested if he has any further advice on matt types.

 
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Jesse

Homer Liwag is a master at his craft. This has been an extremely informative Masterclass so far. His opening coin effect 'Flash Rice' is going to be a staple in my coin magic going forward. Homer pays close attention to detail and finesse in his routines and in his teaching which is invaluable in making your magic as strong as it can be to an audience.

The video and audio quality is unmatched. Homer put a lot of thought and storyboarding into his Masterclass and it truly shows. It's been really fun watching all the pre pro work that he put out leading up to the launch of the first weeks lesson.

Part of me is a little bummed that it wasn't a "live" experience like other Masterclass formats, but at the same time, that allowed Homer to precisely choose what he wanted to say/show and it made the experience more efficient in my opinion.

The difficulty level in the First Week in my opinion was intermediate to advanced. Coin One was taught and that is a knuckle busting routine - not impossible but has some knacky moves. He goes over some card moves but primarily stuck to coin effects.

I highly recommend watching this Masterclass!

 
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John

This is by far the benchmark now. The perfect mix of killer magic, personality and amazing videography

 
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Gary

I can tell you I have only watched the first hour of the Homer Liwag masterclass and it is absolutely brilliant flash rice is something I will put the practice in to and will go into my repertoire and the FFF is outstanding and not too difficult to do so I am looking forward to watching the rest of this masterclass and the following weeks, so this comes with my highest recommendation.

 
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Todd

The instruction was very well done. He walked through the material multiple times from different angles. He really prepared quite a bit for the lecture and it showed. Homer was incredibly thoughtful and organized. In addition, he broke the lecture up with just enough humor and a few cut-aways (I won't spoil that here) just to keep things moving.

 
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Filip

I mean who has a hand written script with sketches of the shots?! That like shorting a world class movie. Mind blown just by that.

The quality of the class is just outstanding.

Excellent teaching combined with different camera views very elaborate and slow.

I love the basic explanation and then the detailed and finesse.

Also the fact he teaches methods using gaffs and then a non gaffes version is amazing as well. As for me at the moment believe it or not is the way to learn. I don’t have the turtle one needs.

I mean seriously I’d say Homer and Chris Kenner are obviously the best master classes ever.

 
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John

One of the best Masterclasses offered to date. I sat through all of the first one, which I hardly ever do. Looking forward to the 2nd installment.

Teaching is clear and helpful. He is amazing.

 
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Colin

I knew this would be good, but didn't realise it would be THAT good. There was great magic, clear and easy to follow explanations, funny, clever and beautifully filmed. Even if you can't do the some of the tricks it is inspiring to watch and learn from such an extremely talented magician. Fantastic stuff - can't wait for session 2.

 
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Jeff

Great! Great tricks, well & clearly explained. I like that he only covered 3 tricks. But with each, he had variations. E.g. a way to do coins across with a gimmick, and a way without. I also like that he explains at the end of the Filipino False Shuffle the basics of how to do a faro. Highly recommended for close up workers.

 
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Josh

Homer is the man!

 
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Tim

Fun and funny.

 
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John

Outstanding!

 
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David

Excellent. Wonderful presentation.

 
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Christian

WOW WOW WOW. Thanks!

 
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Newell

Absolutely wonderful. Great material. Entertaining.

 
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Jay

Love his teaching style, his humor, and his innovative moves!

 
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Robert

GREAT!!!

 
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Terry

Best Masterclass Vanishing Inc has sponsored. Thanks to Homer - so entertaining and informative that 2 hours seemed like 10 minutes.

 
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Robert

Awesome! Session 2 with Homer. It's great to see another fellow filipino magician doing his thing.

 
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Scott

Terrific job! Wonderful teaching ability and very enjoyable plus great ideas and clear demonstrations! The best!

 
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Todd

Great teaching. Lots of wonderful detail. There is a lot of material to take away. Both session 1 and 2 have been fantastic. If you want to learn some awesome standup and at the table coin magic, there is some great material in both of these sessions.

 
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Glen

Both session 1 and 2 were outstanding!!! Homer's attention to detail and various camera angles, make learning the routines easy to follow. His quirky personality makes the lecture fun and the candid shots of his non-human family are priceless! Looking forward to session 3!!! Thanks, Homer and Vanishing Inc.!!

 
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Chuck

Homer Liwag is an excellent teacher. He wants to ensure that the student fully understands the techniques, each move and any related principles. Students that will commit the time to Homer and practice will most definitely become a great magician!

 
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Frank

Masterclass 2 continued from the first Masterclass with CoinTwo with alternate endings. Homer again was very thorough in his explanations using excellent lighting and multiple camera angles to enhance the learning process. Coupled with his awesome sense of humor, the pacing was excellent in the nearly two hour Masterclass. I continued to learn many new effects and presentation pearls. attention to detail in timing, finger and hand positioning and misdirection were all combined to arrive at these polished effects. Tremendous Masterclass 2!

 
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Jonathan

Session 2 was also excellent, though I must say Coin 2 is a bit of a bear. It will take a special performer to tackle that one. Definitely falls into the category of effects that are more impressive once you know the method than if you didn’t.

 
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John

I've really enjoyed sessions 1 and 2 and am looking forward to the final 3rd session. Homer's thinking and handlings are a beauty to behold, truly the art of coin magic!

 
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Marc

I don't like coins magic. I will never do that routines. BUT THIS LECTURE IS SO ENTERTAINING!
I like the style of the lecture. To be honest: I bought many lectures and never watch them. This is different: I watched it right away!
A superb production of VianishingInc. and Homer. WOW!

 
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Stefan

Everyone take notes, this is how you create a explanation/lecture/etc on film.

Beautifully filmed. Very detailed. And the flow of explanation is perfect. First Homer shows the performance, than goes into the explanation and ends with details.

I wanted to stop trying to learn something with coins, but this made me sit back with coins in my hands. And I really like FFF. Haven't even seen the full second part, but it's already great and the third part still has to come, but it's already one of the best Masterclasses I have seen.

 
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Michael

The Homer Liwag Week 2 MasterClass is over. As with his Week 1 MasterClass, I am cerebrally drained...and in justifiable awe over Homer's professionalism, teaching technique, material covered...and his UNSELFISH generosity in revealing all that he did. All were over the top.

The camera work was top drawer. HD cameras all around...top, front, from the side and over the shoulder But, upon reflection, I'm not surprised. Who would have expected anything less from one of David Copperfield's top assistants/consultants?

Homer left no stone unturned in his efforts to completely and thoroughly explain everything he was teaching. His explanation of his legendary CoinTWO routine was no exception. Homer's explanations (and rationale) regarding the methods and subtleties utilized were slowly and REPEATEDLY performed from every camera angle imaginable. I was in absolute awe as Homer explained little subleties that he had developed (and added) to further hide the moves that were being performed. More than once I found myself yelling out kudos and simultaneously applauding at the computer screen in appreciation for something Homer had just revealed.

In addition, and with impeccable instinct and timing, Homer interspersed this lecture with little sight gags, verbal puns and repeated 5-second dog videos of his adorable dogs (as if one of the dogs had just reacted to one of Homer's puns or other jokes.

Although the material was repeatedly and clearly explained over and over again, there was just too much material to absorb in a single sitting. I was on functional overload by the end of this remarkable lecture. Thank GOD! that this material is available for repeated viewing and analysis by the subscribers of this MasterClass.

Other than the foregoing above-described, not much happened in the lecture. Nothing to see folks...move along...just move along. (grin) That said, I can hardly wait for Homer's Week 3 Masterclass.

The foregoing is submitted with the utmost respect imaginable.

 
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Tom

most helpful

 
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Robert

Bravo!

 
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Robert

Bravo!

 
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Marc

Absolutely brilliant!

 
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Klaus

Super - Thanks a lot

 
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Daniel

Outstanding - one of the best I've seen. Very entertaining as well as informative. FFF shuffle worth price in and of itself but tons of other great effects and very FUN to watch.

 
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Fredrick

Wonderful masterclass - full of tips, details and insights. Highly recommended

 
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Daniel

Outstanding - one of the best I've seen. Very entertaining as well as informative. FFF shuffle worth price in and of itself but tons of other great effects and very FUN to watch.

 
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David

He was terrific! Best I have seen.

The constant freezing and reboot was very annoying.

 
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JR

Absolutely incredible! FILLED with nuggets that you will not find in any lecture!!

 
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Swen

Great masterclass. Excellent!

 
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Frank

Homer Liwag’s MasterClass was epic!! It really raises the bar for other classes in terms of imparting the necessary components of each routine. He talked about video, lighting, pacing, timing and showed great examples of each concept. The first two classes went heavily into amazing card and coin routines and the third class had a terrific coin routine and shoelaces/ring/ shoe effect. One of the best classes I attended and very understandable.
Highly recommended!

 
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Michael

Enjoyable, though I'm not sure that I will use any of the material. Homer has a great sense of humor and understands what nuance is all about in both magic and lighting.

 
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Robert

Thank you Homer and thank you Andy and Joshua for this wonderful session of doable magic. Very much worth the practice these effects require to be properly presented but again, worth it.

 
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Chris

Very entertaining with excellent impromptu material !

 
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Gerald

Professional, entertaining, helpful. Enjoyed it very much, thanks Homer!

 
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Steven

Simply put...BLOWN AWAY. Homer is one of the best kept secrets in the biz. Copperfield really got a couple of ACES when he hired Homer Liwag and Chris Kenner.

Love both coin routines and the FFF. Working on all three...because they are "workers". I will never forget Homer's alternate pronunciation for FFF.

 
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DENNIS

I really enjoyed how this was put together very natural and left no stone un turned. Homer was excellent in his humour and construction. I don't leave home without a coin now twidding around my hand. Great job

 
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Homer

Nice but Homer needs a haircut. And Session 3 needs more doggie shots and rubber shrimps.

Certified fresh, will crab again.

 
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Bernhard

Homer made an exceptional job at teaching A level coin material (coin I & II) combined with an outstanding format and good taste of humor. On top, his tips on lighting were very helpful. A mc to revisit again and again.

 
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Jack

very informative.

 
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Jason

Unbelievable!!!

The best Lecture/Magic instruction I have seen.

Really informative, and really great fun too!

 
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Paul

Incredible!!!

 
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David

Fantastic!

 
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Newell

Beautiful.

 
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Cornelia

Thank you so much for this really awesome masterclass!

 
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Scott

One of the very best lectures of Vanishing, Inc. Clear teaching and explanations.

 
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Terry

Homer did a great job teaching everything about Coin One and FFF. I'm going to have fun learning both! Thanks Homer & Vanishing Inc.

 
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Howard

Excellent video angle and well taught

 
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Christian

One word... WOW!!!

 
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Scott

Loving this. Really appreciate the alternate endings / versions on everything to help each performer match their own style. Run don't walk!

 
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Rodney

excellent

 
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Robert

Clear, concise and innovative. Dry comedy to lighten things up was also appreciated. Look forward to next week. Thanks!