Matt Baker cemented his place as one of magic’s most innovative thinkers with the launch of his debut book The Buena Vista Shuffle Club. A student of the late great Simon Aronson, Matt’s innovative and analytical approach to magic has allowed him to create an impressive catalog of truly original magic.
As a mathematics professor by day, Matt combines clever principles and devious methods to create captivating effects that aren’t too difficult to perform. These are powerful pieces of magic with intriguing premises that can be enjoyed by any audience.
It’s such a pleasure to have Matt join us for what is set to be a jam-packed Masterclass. He will not only share an exciting array of tricks, but will also explore the principles behind them and how they can be applied to your own work.
The theme of the Masterclass is "Mathematical Principles in Magic". Matt will perform numerous original effects in front of a live studio audience, and will then teach everything in detail. There will be no fluff or plodding procedure: these effects are designed to be practical, hard-hitting, and memorable. Almost all of the material Matt will be teaching is new and cannot be found elsewhere.
By the end of the Masterclass, you'll understand what's going on underneath the hood with the "Gilbreath Principle", Simon Aronson's "Undo Influence Principle", and much more. You'll also learn about some incredibly powerful underground ideas you've likely never seen before, including Gabriel Werlen's "Green Neck System" and Alex Elmsley's "Sierpinski Principle".
As always, the 2 complete 90-minute lectures will be followed by a live zoom Q&A in Week 3. This Masterclass is available to be purchased separately. But, remember, for less than the cost of this Masterclass on its own, you can subscribe to VI Monthly and get all three lectures plus access to our VI Studio magic streaming library, as well as free shipping on every order in the US and UK (and disounted shipping everywhere else).
Week One - September 4, 2022
- Pile Driver 2.0
- Free Sandwiched
- Twice As Nice
- Scripted Will
Week Two - September 11, 2022
- The Impossible Knot
- Crowdsourced Prediction
- The Red-Black Relationship Principle
- Shuffling versus Mixing
- Match or No Match
- The Gilbreath Principle, Part 1
- Card College
- The Gilbreath Principle, Part 2
Week Three - September 18, 2022
- Ask Matt any questions you have in the this live Q&A session.