Originally posted by Tim Trono:
The Giobbi tape was great. Giobbi's attention to detail is a TRUE lesson in magic
I found the Giobbi tape one of the best videos I've seen in a long time, but I bought it second hand from a magician who didn't like it.
Maybe it's because it containes at least as much "theory" as it does tricks, and the tricks aren't all that revolutionary.
But Giobbi's thinking is!
And the older I get, the more I realize I've got enough tricks for a lifetime. But working those tricks up into effective presentations takes thinking. Then more thinking. Then work.
"Easy to Master"? Don't make me laugh. Easy to do, perhaps, and easy to botch. But Giobbi (and Eugene Burger, Tommy Wonder, John Carney, Peter Samelson, Just Alan, Derren Brown and others) take magic and attempt to make art out of it. And that's not easy, and it doesn't require new tricks.
I love reading about and watching new tricks as much as the next fellow, but I am really searching for something more than that. And Roberto Giobbi's video helped provide it.