Introducing THE best way to build a card magic foundation. Twenty years ago, Roberto Giobbi, card magic’s most distinguished author, wrote Card College, a series of books now considered THE Bibles on card magic. This video series is the next step.
In five volumes covering five major areas of card magic (Controls, Switches, Palms, Forces, False Shuffles), Giobbi teaches his favorite entries from Card College as well as new techniques not described in those volumes. If you have Card College and are studying it, this is the PERFECT video companion. If you’ve never read Card College, this series is like having Mr. Giobbi in your living room giving you private instruction.
You won’t just learn all the wonderful and important sleights in card magic, you’ll also learn the fine points, finesses, and subtleties of each one, so that you carry out the techniques the way connoisseurs do: with invisible precision.
We release a small amount of original content each year, but Card Magic Masterclass will be an enduring resource – a legacy, perhaps – to magicians for years to come. Thanks to Roberto Giobbi, magicians have an at-home academy to master ALL the important techniques in card magic. It’s time to take your card magic seriously. It’s time to start your Card Magic Masterclass.
5 DVDs plus slipcase. Running time: 8 hours 11 minutes approximately.
Disc One – Controls
THE SEVEN STEPS TO CARD CONTROL
SINGLE CARD CONTROLS
Break Control, The McMillen Control, Post-Peek Overhand Shuffle, Control, Double Undercut Control, Parallel Shift, Goldin Pass, Accidental Pass, Mathematical Controls
MULTIPLE CARD CONTROLS
Lateral Insertion Multiple Shift, Bluff Multiple Shift, Vernon Multiple Shift, Envoy
Disc Two – Switches
Conradi-Elliot Top Change, Deal Top Change, Hofzinser Top Change, Nth Top Card Change, Jinx Switch
MULTIPLE LIFTS AND TURNOVERS
Cliff Green Double Turnover, Vernon-Kaps Double Turnover, Hand-Spread Double Turnover, Center Double Lift, Replacements
Vernon Second Deal
HAND SPREAD SWITCHES
The Card-Spread Switch, The Fred Kaps Switch
The Mexican Turnover, Simplified Curry Turnover Change, Envelope Switch
Disc Three – False Shuffles and Cuts
False Swing Cuts, Jennings Cut, Flip Flap Cut, Actus lnteruptus, False Cut, Triple Undercut, Educational Cut, Jay Ose Triple False Cut, Filipino Freddie Hop, Combination Cut
FALSE OVERHAND SHUFFLES
Stock Controls, Over-and-Under False Shuffle, Hunter-Vernon False Shuffle, Frank Lane False Shuffle, Dolahuso Shuffle, Optical Shuffle, Greek Shuffle
FALSE RIFFLE SHUFFLES
Stock Shuffles, In-the-Hands False Shuffle, Zarrow Shuffle, Push Through Shuffle
THE FARO SHUFFLE
THE HINDU SHUFFLE
THE CHARLIER SHUFFLE
Disc Four – Palms
Topping the Deck, One-Hand Palm, Professor Lowey Palm
Due Tempi Palm, Double Undercut Palm, End-Over-End Bottom Palm, Gamblers Cop, Vernon-Erdnase Palm, Bottom Palm Replacements
Side Steal, Marlo Clip Steal, Covers for the Side Steal, Side Slip, Diagonal Palm Shift
Vernon Palm to Palm Transfer, Palm Transfers in Pocket and Jacket, A Useful Aquitment
Disc Five – Forces
Criss-Cross Force Plus, The Kaps Force, Two-Card Force
Direct Cut Force, Packet Force, Riffle Force
TABLE SPREAD FORCES
Trojan Horse Force, Charlie Miller Table- Spread Force, Classic Laydown-Force, Toss Force, Ribbon Spread Force, Outs
FORCES WITH PROPS
Under the Hank Force, McMillen Knife Force, Credit Card Force
Classic Dribble Force, Vernon Scallop Short Force, Vernon Transfer Move Force, Bossi’s Milking the Force