Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube

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Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube

Postby David Acer » November 11th, 2009, 10:30 pm

For anyone who's interested, The Camirand Academy has posted home video of the late Gary Ouellet performing a few visual tricks and sleights from his 1990 book, CLOSE-UP ILLUSIONS. After watching this montage, I pulled the book off my shelf for a little refresher (I was fooled more than once). Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHVJ0PYtOW8
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Re: Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube

Postby Joe M. Turner » November 12th, 2009, 6:45 am

One of my favorite close-up magic books! Thanks for the link, David.

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Re: Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube

Postby Bob Farmer » November 12th, 2009, 8:02 am

It's one of Gary's best books. When it came out, and with his government connections at the time, he managed to get a copy to General Norman Schwarzkopf (who was, I believe, over in Iraq practicing Sands of the Desert). Schwarzkopf's hobby was magic and he sent a very nice letter to Gary about the book (I have a copy somewhere. There's a very good cigarette-through-coin effect in the book.

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Re: Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube

Postby Pete McCabe » November 12th, 2009, 12:39 pm

A great book.

I use "Three Triumphant Cuts" in my Ambitious Card Routine, following Tilt, with a break under two cards so the ambitious card ends up on top all ready for a double turnover.

Gary's routine for the Belanger cig through quarter gimmick is great. If you know David Williamson's off move for this trick, it's perfect for the Belanger (non-flap) gimmick.

Can't wait to get home (where youtube is not blocked) and check out this video.

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Re: Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube

Postby Steve Cobb » November 14th, 2009, 5:26 pm

Thats what I love about this forum. When I saw the original post, I remembered that I had seen that book at my local magic shop... I think it was sitting on their shelves since the summer of '42.... I bought it today and found out it even came with a VHS videotape showing how the moves and routines should look... Thank you Genii forum!!

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Re: Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 14th, 2009, 5:35 pm

Considering that Gary died of a massive coronary, perhaps doing Cigarette Through Coin was a bad idea.
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Re: Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube

Postby David Acer » November 20th, 2009, 5:13 pm

Pete McCabe wrote: Gary's routine for the Belanger cig through quarter gimmick is great.


I'm also in the nowhere-near-exclusive club of people who like Gary's handling for the Belanger Cigarette Through Quarter. The Camirand Academy still sells the trick separately - you can see Gary performing it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zVzgDMX4UY
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Re: Home Video of Gary Ouellet on Youtube

Postby Hijinx » November 28th, 2009, 12:32 pm

Brilliant stuff! I never met Gary - amazing.


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