Methods In Magic - Joshua Jay
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Joshua Jay is truly a phenomenon in magic - host of the Talk About Tricks section of MAGIC Magazine for the last seven years, author of two best-selling trade books (the first published in five languages), star of a series of instructional magic DVDs, Champion at the World Magic Seminar in 1998, TV appearances in no less than eight countries - the list goes on and on...
But for many in the magic community, Joshua Jay's most interesting performance venue is his LECTURE! Over the past three years this New York based (and Ohio raised) worker has toured FIFTY-FOUR countries, allowing him to hone his lecture into one of the most entertaining and informative programs of its kind. In November 2007 Joshua performed this lecture in Lima, Peru. It subsequently won Joshua "International Magician of the Year" from the Association of Latin American Magicians. On this Download, Joshua brings this polished event to the UK for the first time.
At the heart of this two-hour extravaganza is - METHOD. Joshua Jay dissects and examines the numerous methodological approaches you can apply to your magic. And, of course, each approach is demonstrated with a different, original routine. This is a collection of powerful, workable magic, but more importantly, an examination of the thought process of their construction.
HEIGHTENED SENSES - a brilliant (and EASY) piece of mentalism that plays for crowds big and small.
THREE COIN VANISH - A squeaky clean three-coin vanish. Simple and visual.
A.C.A.A.P.N - A selected card appears at a named page number in a closed book.
DISCRETE DISPLACEMENT - it's a force, a control, a switch and MORE!
VEGAS VISIT - Sam The Bellhop meets Six Card Repeat
SPLIT DECISION -Even though two spectators misremember the same card, you find "both" cards and create a most impossible object.
BACK IN TIME (with Jay Sankey) -An in-the-hands Triumph routine that defies the laws of time.
I DREAM OF MINDREADING (with John Lovick) - A card location wrapped in a touching story about doing magic for a blind man.
TOTALLY TRIUMPH - A flourishy way of straightening out a pack of cards.and producing the four Aces.
Whether your interests run to cards, coins, close-up, parlour, stage, mentalism or walkaround - Joshua Jay's lecture will simply MAKE YOUR MAGIC BETTER! Methods In Magic also features an in-depth interview with Joshua Jay, taking in advise on practising, crazy celebrity encounters, advise for aspiring magicians and some hair raising tales from life on the road.
With Methods in Magic you'll learn powerful, road tested magic. More importantly, you'll learn the secrets to truly develop your own material.
"I would heartily recommend it to anyone who isn't yet familiar with the work of the young man Richard Kaufman once called 'the future of magic.' The material is varied, clever, and worth learning." W.S. Duncan, M-U-M Magazine Jan 2009
"Josh Jay rocks! Great magic, and I loved the intimate insight into the behind the scenes shots while touring with Josh. It feels like watching a real world documentary on topics magicians care about!" Michael Ammar
"In an overflowing sea of magical DVDs, this one stands high above the rest because of its tremendous value, its excellent content and it's just plain fun to watch!" Daryl
"I'm very impressed. The tricks and explanations are good, but this DVD shows the off-camera side of Joshua that has not been captured on video before. Better than going to a lecture; it's like spending a couple of days with him. Bravo." John Bannon
"Between Owen's hip/crisp production quality and Joshua Jay's absolutely brilliant material...this is one hellava DVD. Get it before I buy all the copies in stock!" Richard Sanders
"You will see Joshua at his very best! A clever, likeable, and entertaining magician. The tricks are good but the lessons he teaches are even better." Bill Malone
"Some people perform magic and some people are magic. Very few people have both of these qualities. Josh is one of them! Brilliant stuff!" Wayne Dobson
"Joshua Jay is one of the very best magicians of his generation and this DVD underlines why... along with why he really shouldn't attempt the English accent!" Jon Allen
"Joshua Jay is the complete package: original, skillful, engaging and modest. The anti-Criss Angel!" Greg Wilson
"I thoroughly enjoyed the DVD - every bit as entertaining as the original Lecture!" - Ian Kendall "This in no ordinary Magic Video. Of course, it does contain terrific routines that are fully explained to you. But it is so much more that that." Richard James, Connoisseur Conjuring
"Joshua's lecture is highly engaging and full of fiendishly clever magic and incredible insight." Cameron Francis
"This is a great opportunity to see one of the world's best magic lecturers strut his stuff. Joshua took the UK by storm and luckily, Big Blind Media were there to film the repercussions!" Andi Gladwin
"Great material performed by one of the brightest young talents in the world today. Another top notch production from the BBM team." George McBride
"I personally thought that the first effect," I dream of mind reading", was worth the price of the DVD and yet it had only just started!" David Penn
"The new Joshua Jay DVD is filled with excellent magic taught by one of the premier magicians of our time." - Danny Archer "By developing into such a relaxed onscreen personality, Joshua lulls us into easy listening... and easy learning!" Stan Allen
"This new DVD stands out a mile - a great way to learn magic, and not only the method, but magic as a whole.. this DVD leaves other lecture videos in the shade." Liam Montier
"Just got the DVD and LOVE IT!" Steve Haynes