Thanks for the kind words Dustin, and all you other fellows.
When I first decided to do this, I had no idea how long each session would last..... I would simply say everything that I felt needed to be said, and leave out all the padding. I expected about 25 minutes for each.
As it turned out, the first one was 50 minutes, the next an hour, and the third 2 hours!... So "only" 30 minutes for the fourth one might seem like a let down to some, instead of realizing they are actually getting an extra 2 hours from the other installments .... I hope my subscribers can view it as the valuable information it is, and not just paying by the minute.
If you are not interested in birdcages, balls, or cards, there is still plenty of valuable information that will apply to anything you do... creating, technique, misdirection, problem solving, and a list of other lessons.
I do these videos as I go.... gathering information and organizing, and finally shooting it the same month it is released. There are various reasons for doing it this way..... it would be impossible, if not only difficult, to do them all at once.
I don't give private lessons, but if I did, it would be at least $100-150 an hour..... I'm offering nearly 8-10 hours of instruction for $90..... if you never watched it more than once, I feel you will have gotten a bargain for your money.... I'm doing my best to make this a useful and valuable tool for my subscribers, not just a "product."
Remember, you will always have access to the lessons (I guarantee it), and you own it..... the idea of DVDs and "downloads" are comfortable for people, but with clouds and information storage, they are becoming as outdated as the floppy disk.... and there are too many selfish, unscrupulous people stealing and posting our videos to make this profitable ... without a certain margin of control and profit, the motivation is removed for any worthwhile contributions from qualified magic instructors.
I think if you give it a try, you will be happy you did.
more info here:http://www.carneymagic.com/store_books.html