Roberto Giobbi is one of the finest card technicians on the planet. He is also one of the greatest teachers of our time and in this fantastic hour-long download, he guides you in detail through three routines of Dai Vernon which he has hand picked as his Favorites.
In this first instalment of Favorites, ‘Giobbi on Vernon’, you will learn all of the workings, finesses and tips on three of Dai Vernon’s brilliant routines. However, we believe that the true value in this download is how Roberto has woven the individual routines into an immaculate, 10 minute long, performance piece which starts with a shuffled deck. The transitions are not only effortless but absolutely seamless and without doubt, there are lessons to be learnt here for EVERYONE.
You will learn, in detail:
Emotional Reaction – A wonderful opener taken from the pages of Lewis Ganson’s Inner Secrets of Card Magic. Explaining that an artist should always use his hand, his head and his heart, Roberto immediately, and charmingly engages his spectators before he impossibly finds a selected card after the deck has been freely shuffled and cut.
Four of a Kind – Also from Inner Secrets of Card Magic, ‘Four of a Kind’ is an impossible coincidence effect. The magician and the spectator both shuffle the deck before selecting two cards each which they exchange, face down, in order to keep their identity a secret. When the identity of the cards is revealed, the secret is proved to be worth waiting for as they are shown to be a four of a kind. This is beautiful, baffling magic at its best.
Slow Motion Aces – Roberto presents his take on Vernon’s most famous routine in which four cards vanish, one by one, only to reappear on the opposite side of the table. For the climax, all four cards change places, in an instant with the spectators chosen card. This is a masterclass, not only in technique, but in how a routine should be constructed as well.
When you combine Roberto Giobbi’s expertise with Dai Vernon’s unmatched reputation, the only way to describe the experience is learning about a master, from a master.