Search Products

What's Hot...

Retail Price: $24.95

Buy Now

At the Table Live Lecture - John Guastaferro 7/23/2014

by Guastaferro, John

Product Rating:

(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Close Up
Media Type: Video Download
Publisher: Murphys Magic Supplies

Product Description

John Guastaferro is a dynamic performer, author and creator. His published works are acclaimed by magicians worldwide, including his Brainstorm DVDs (2003) and book One Degree (2010). In this new lecture, John will cover a broad range of effects, predominately with playing cards, featuring some new material and old favorites. He'll also talk about the creative process and how the one-degree approach can create great impact through small refinements. Learn more about John at



  • In the Doghouse (two Jokers and a selection transpose)
  • Club Daley (a two-phase sandwich effect using two selections) MOVES

  • Ballet Cut (John's versatile in-the-hands false cut/flourish)
  • Proximity Peek Control (learn the identify and position of peeked card) MENTAL
  • Twenty (a commercial blackjack and poker effect with a mental twist)
  • Little White Lies (a fooling packet effect with an ending no one sees coming) NON-CARDS

  • Some fun bits, including unpublished ideas for Ring & StringACES

  • Tailspin (an impromptu twisting effect with some new added touches)
  • Hide & Seek (a very clean pocket interchange effect)CLOSER

  • Multi-Mental (John's signature multiple selection routine)
Date Added: Jul 28th, 2014
MLA SKU: 53d6a2fcc0fdb


Write your own review of At the Table Live Lecture - John Guastaferro 7/23/2014

Share our rating of At the Table Live Lecture - John Guastaferro 7/23/2014

If you would like to post our ratings of At the Table Live Lecture - John Guastaferro 7/23/2014, just place the following code into your website:

<iframe width="600" height="100" frameborder="0" src=""></iframe>

The rating will look as follows:

Feel free to change the size of the <iframe> to suit your needs.

About our Syndication Service

Official Review

August 26th, 2014 2:44am
Reviewed by Dr. J. M. Ayala de Cedoz
This was an amazing lecture! Most of the material presented was planned but there was a surprise bonus effect that was shown and explained -just fantastic material!

If you have ready of the books John has written or seen any of his past DVDs, you will recognize some of the material here, only the handlings have been updated or in some cases as he points out, changed, for various reasons.

The beginning of the video was hard to understand because it seems like the microphones were being overpowered, but about 20 minutes in it got much better.

Mike is a great host and interacts well between the guest and both the studio audience and the web audience. John did a great job of demonstrating and teaching, and, he answered questions from viewers with rather in-depth answers.

One of my favorite effects was "Little White Lies" - very nice! Another one that I quite enjoyed that may be of particular interest to those of you that do parlor or stage work is his "Multi-Mental". It is a... [Read More]

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Official Review

September 3rd, 2014 10:40am
Reviewed by Josh Burch
John Gustaferro looks like such a nice unassuming guy but his magic uses devious methods and he has some wonderful touches. The magic here is very card heavy but you get a handful of different types of tricks. They are not all pick a card find a card tricks rather you get a twisting the aces routine, a gambling routine, some in the hands magic and a multiple card find all in one place. It’s card heavy but there are some cool touches on effects with straws and rings as well, check them out below.

In the Dog House: A card is selected, 2 Jokers are placed in the box, the card turns over in the deck, it changes into the 2 jokers and ends up in the box. What a fun way to do a card to box, there are a couple silly jokes here that work together with the premise of the cards being some sort of dog. This only requires a table a box and an ungimmicked deck.

Club Sandwich: Two selections are chosen and found one at a time in between the 2 jokers and at the end they change positions. This... [Read More]

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Official Review

November 24th, 2014 7:26am
Reviewed by Stuart Philip
This two and a half hour lecture by John Guastaferro is another killer episode of the Murphy’s Magic “At The Table” lecture series hosted by Mike Hankins. The 45 year old Guastaferro teaches and entertains with nothing more than a deck of cards, some rope, finger rings and a straw.

The audio quality for the first fourteen minutes of this lecture is a bit off, until it is adjusted and that is the only negative comment about this worthwhile download. During the course of the lecture, Guastaferro discusses his philosophy about magic, the evolution and improvement of his routines and his interplay with his audiences. Guastaferro performs and explains many tricks and routines which will appeal to performers of varying levels of skill. Guastaferro frequently takes questions from the audience or Hankins’ live internet feed during the course of the lecture and is genuinely interested in the audience and connecting with them as part of his experience in performing. During the... [Read More]

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Sponsored By