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Card Magic - A Practical Approach

by White, Bob

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Category: Close Up
Media Type: DVD
Publisher: Scapegrace Productions
Publication Summary: 2010, 1 hr 35 mins
Format: DVD

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"The inviolable rule of the professional is uniformity of action. Any departure from the customary manner of holding, shuffling, cutting or dealing the cards may be noticed, and is consequently avoided... Whether the procedure is true or 'blind,' the same apparent action is maintained throughout." - The Expert at the Card Table, 1902

"Volume upon volume has been written on cards. Paying particular attention to the uniformity of action is generally a minor detail in most compositions. However, this subject is a crucial one. Its implementation helps eliminate suspicion in the minds of the spectators. Connecting the dodges of showing two or three cards as one, the Gemini Count, top change, various false counts, etc., with a common link of uniformity strengthens the overall ability to deceive the already suspicious crowd... The various techniques are logical and the style is compatible with the way most handle playing cards when they are not trying to do a contrived maneuver of some sort. Their utility is far reaching and many of these techniques have served me for over thirty years. On many occasions, they have caught the well-posted card magician off guard for one reason or another." - It's a Matter of Style, 1997

In addition to card effects, Bob White teaches a uniform system for showing a single card, doing double and triple lifts, false counts (including the Elmsley and Gemini counts) and one-handed Tilt.

White's Fingerprint Trick
Lie Detector Test
Thought-Of Card Across
E.G. Brown's Spelling Trick
Japanese Aces
Ambitious Classic Revisited
Slow Motion Jazz Aces
Ladies and Gentlemen
A Chemical Reaction
Dai Vernon's unpublished Penetration of Thought & Double Pinochle

Running Time: Approximately 1hr 39min
Date Added: Apr 20th, 2010
MLA SKU: eyF6a8ttWckK4iE


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June 16th, 2010 11:41am
Reviewed by James Sanden
“Card Magic A Practical Approach” by Bob White is a DVD devoted to an idea. Not tricks or moves, though there are plenty of both, but an idea, specifically uniformity of action. “Uniformity of action” is the concept, touted by the likes of Vernon and Erdnase, that you should always carry out the same actions in the same ways. This may seem obvious, but magicians sacrifice uniformity of action for the sake of method all the time. What Mr. White does on this disk is provide an in depth discussion of uniformity of action specifically in the context of displaying and counting cards.

What sets this DVD apart from others is the remarkably focused and in depth discussion Mr. White devotes to his topic. For those who haven’t heard of him, Mr. White performs exquisite sleight of hand. His work with the classics of magic, the egg bag, the linking rings and playing cards, are all heavily influenced by the likes of Charlie Miller and Dai Vernon. This is evident in the fact... [Read More]

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