As many of you know, last year Jason England and I embarked on our "Unreal Tour" around the United States to interview magicians, film collections and record new tricks and ideas for the magic fraternity.
The first product of this was "The Unreal Work 2", which was released before Christmas, has been a huge success so far and will soon be available on DVD.
The Unreal Work short films started going online about two weeks ago. These are interviews on subjects relating to magic and magicians designed to stimulate thought and discussion in the magic community and to offer the public an insight into our little world. The third one goes online in a few days and will discuss the public's perception of magic.
The Unreal Sessions is the third product of our tour and is strictly for magicians only. The sessions feature tricks, sleights and ideas from myself and Jason England with a guest contributor to each edition. In addition to the three items taught there will also be a performance-only piece of "Buried Treasure" that viewers must find and learn from the printed page.
The Unreal Sessions is a fresh idea and, we hope, a great way to share material.
Each episode costs $9.95, which is often the price for a single effect or move. For this we offer three items, sometimes four, plus a great trick to dig out of your library.
We are also offering a subscription to all ten episodes for $64.95 making every episode a real bargain at just $6.50. Subscribers will also receive access to full-length interviews and additional content.
Many of you have voiced concerns about buying online content but "Unreal" customers will all be given the chance to own DVDs of the same content for the cost of shipping and handling.
The Unreal project is all about sharing our experiences and offering real value for money. Everything is filmed on the road and on location with professional sound and video.
Purchasers of the online version of Unreal Work 2 will be offered the DVDs for the cost of shipping and handling and the same deal will be offered to "Unreal Sessions" subscribers.
When the "Unreal Sessions" hits DVD, subscribers will get the same deal and will save on the final price of the DVD sets, while getting full access to the material as it comes out.
What will be on the sessions?
Future episodes will feature a fantastic effect from Asi Wind that went straight into our repertoires, is incredibly commercial and fooled Jason England on camera (he blinks twice - that's his tell); an unpublished Vernon idea from Gary Plants; a magical, fun, rubber band interlude from Christian Engblom; the real work on a classic effect from Johnny Thompson; a magical sequence with a surprise ending from Lance Pierce; an incredibly useful sleight with hundreds of applications from Mark Mason; a miracle oil and water routine from David Solomon and an ingenious sleight from Steve Reynolds.
This week's premier episode features:
Instant Aces - Paul's version of a Marlo classic. Hands are shown empty, waved over the tabled deck and four aces instantly appear on top of the deck. In Paul's version you end completely clean!
Conning Caveney - Jason takes a terrific Steve Forte idea and turns it into a powerful, baffling gambling demonstration.
DaZinser - Dani DaOrtiz presents his version of a Hofzinser plot, fooling everyone at the table. Dani places two cards aside and lets the spectator cut any amount of cards. The total of the two cards is the same as that number. He repeats but lets the audience choose the two cards in the fairest manner. Again they add up to the number cut from the deck. A really great trick from a modern master.
Buried Treasure - a classic effect from Bob King, performed by Jason England.
Bonus: Paul teaches a great way to count cards on top of the deck, secretly.
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