Crash Course 2: Ambitious Card
Twisted moves and unparalleled teaching in Crash-2 give you the ability to pull hard hitting reactions from spectators consistently.
Don't even think this is like any other video you've seen.
Don't even think this is like any other video you've seen.
"...a WEALTH of information on sleights, performances, spectator control, routining, angles, and how to practice."
- Roy Ornelas, TX
The ambitious card routine is a miracle of magic, tried and tested and proven.
The routine uses a myriad of moves to create an end result of a [signed] card repeatedly placed into the center of the pack and then rising to the top, apparently unstoppable.
The basic plot allows much creativity on the part of the magician: depending on the sleights and knowledge you have you can make the card suddenly disappear and reappear on the top of the deck, fly from the spectators hands, appear in your shoe, tear it, bend it, break it ----- and still it rises to the occasion.
Each part of the routine leaves the spectator more breathless.
The routine, however, MUST be performed with showmanship. It is this key teaching that Brad excels at and will make sure you take away from the video.
You need to learn the subtleties of performing with cards so you can make any area your stage and command attention. This is showmanship that you get either with a LOT of experience, or learning it from a top pro who has gone through it all. You'll learn:
• How to break down a move to find amazing hidden possibilities.
• Techniques to make your performance natural.
• How to routine your MOVES & your ACT.
• How to flow naturally from one thing to the next in your show... what works and what doesn't.
• Techniques to maximize reactions 100% of the time.
• How to create an *intimate* atmosphere with people you have just walked up to.
• Learn the techniques to disarm spectators right from the beginning of a routine
• How to command authority when you perform
INCLUDED ON THIS MASSIVE TWO HOUR VIDEO...
- BRAD WELCOME INTRO
- PUSH OFF DOUBLE LIFT
- STANDARD DOUBLE LIFT
- BREAKING DOWN A MOVE
- CARD REVERSE TURNOVER
- LEPAUL BLUFF PASS
- MARLO TILT
- SPECTATOR CARD INSERT
- JAMES/ELLIS LOADING MOVE
- BRAUE POP UP MOVE
- JERRY SADOWITZ SIDE JOG
- AMBITIOUS PURIST?
- ONE HAND TOP PALM
A few details about some of the moves you'll learn...The elusive Push-off Double Lift (used constantly by David Blaine in his card work) - The most effective and complete breakdown on a video that teaches the Push-off Double Lift. This segment will cure ANY problems you were having, and give you a double lift that is effortless and natural.
The Sadowitz Side Jog, an insane underground move that literally causes your audience to be 110% certain that their card is in the middle of the deck.
The James/Ellis Loading move - could this be the best move ever devised for the Ambitious Card Routine? Each phase of this amazing move must be mechanically ingrained in your hands so that it appears perfectly natural - learn each phase and how to practice it for the fast perfection.
The LePaul Bluff Pass - learn the one subtle technique that allows you to perform it surrounded... and Brad's own technique to make sure you get only ONE card every time without thinking.
The little known X-factor in the Marlo Tilt that visibly forces an audience to believe the card is going into the middle - they CAN'T believe anything else. (Not the common one you're thinking of!)
How to integrate the pass with your AC Routine, including different applications.
The infamous Pop-Up Move - a big crimp is placed in a card and the card is shown to be in the middle of the deck - people visibly see the card as it rises to the top. Brad discusses the reason why this should not be left out of ANY routine and teaches how to get the very MOST out of it.
I deeply and thoroughly enjoy the nostalgic feeling of watching this take on the ambitious card. The teaching was phenomenal I got a lot of extra subtleties on certain card moves and really just how to add in those wow moments in my ambitious card.routine. I've been asked repeatedly are you related to David Blaine lol. I just want to thank you ellusionist and keep up the good work 🙂
Great for beginners. Gain valuable insight on psychology as well. Highly recommend for anyone starting out.
Very good for beginers. In a couple of hours you can make magic and impress your friends and family. Like it very much. Thank You.
I loved it. Great detail. Tons of moves that will help you in all of your magic not just the ambitious card. Get this now
Saw it recommended on the Disturb reality YouTube Channel. Glad I got it. This download's got excellent video tutorials on the techniques, presentation and routine creation for the ambitious card! I really like Brad's teaching quality as well! I'm a big fan. Thank you! =)
This course is simply amazing. I love it! I'm getting right into learning it! Great deal for the money. Thanks Brad!
This is probably one of the best dvd's on Ellusionist. You learn various sleights that can be used not only in your ambitious card routine, but in other tricks. In addition, every sleight is well explained. This video is well worth it, especially to beginners.
Crash Course 2 is just simply awesome. Love the tricks, great teaching. This is a must get!!
The Ambitious Card Routine is a classic effect in card magic and it's the very trick Dai Vernon used to fool Harry Houdini. This DVD (taught in detail by Ellusionist CEO Brad Christian) covers pretty much everything you need to know about ACR. However, a few new moves have emerged since the release of the DVD such as the popular "Card to Mouth" phase that many people, myself included, end their ACR with. Maybe E will do an update one day but for now, this video will arm you with a plethora of moves that can be utilized not only in ACR, but in other card magic effects as well. A great buy if you want to learn ACR or are looking to modify your existing routine.
This is amazing. Enough said.
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