Review: Opening Doors by Henry Evans

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"Opening Doors" by Henry Evans

Postby gmagic » December 28th, 2013, 1:27 pm

I just recently bought "Opening Doors", is a 3 dvd set produced by Vernet of Henry Evans explaining the trick that can not be explained.I already saw a part of the first dvd and it´s amazing.
There are more than 5 hours of material but i would try to do a review later!
Here´s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6azT_rN-2M

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Re: "Opening Doors" by Henry Evans

Postby Ricky Difeo » December 28th, 2013, 10:47 pm

Hi gmagic!

Right, there are more than 5 hours of material !!!

I buy the 3 dvds set produced by Vernet in Bazar de Magia, today in the morning.

http://www.bazardemagia.com/home.php?p= ... &clang=spa


I could see all this Saturday 3 dvds, and is very very good.

Henry Evans (Argentina) explains step by step trick can not be explained by Dai Vernon. WOW! :shock:

I was crazy seing the dvd performance, I could not believe what I was seeing.-

I have read that Dai Vernon effect from the Lewis Ganson´s book but never imagine how powerful it can be. Deck borrowed and mixed by the viewer and impossible effects

Henry Evans is one Master of Jazz Magic. I love these DVDS, and today I find myself experiencing and practicing his technique.

Very good is that going by the explanation of the effect while passing the video of their performance and will explain about the passage of the same techniques-video outputs that will use there, with much wisdom and speed. -

The games presented are hammering on the head of the audience and magicians who can live this experience.-

And also included theory about his tecnique and subtle moves and anothers comercials effects: the bet, impossible control, card in the air, etc.

Very good Henry Evans, and very good Vernet

The dvds have audio English and Spanish. ;)

Good Luck.
Ricardo Difeo

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Re: "Opening Doors" by Henry Evans

Postby gmagic » December 30th, 2013, 3:23 pm

Yes i love this dvds!
I posted a review in the close up section of this forum!

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Review: Opening Doors by Henry Evans

Postby gmagic » December 30th, 2013, 3:25 pm

I buy this dvds some days ago:
https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=52837

Here is the review:
The set consist of 3 dvd:

The first dvd has the performance, we can see Henry perform in different situations two in a studio show, one in the Magic Castle and one in a congress.
Seeing the performances you can observe that Henry always triumph even when the spectators say or do something that is not expected.
Also is a performance with the commentaries as the usual dvd director´s commentaries tracks, wow! such a didactical way of explaining something that is so hard to teach!

The second dvd Henry explains all the theory behind his conception of jazz magic and the trick that can not be explained, years of expirience and critical thinking are talking. Moreover he teach all the techniques and resources he uses to always come to the desired end.
Five effects are explained that were born in jazz magic sessions one better than the other, there one ideal opener and one strong trick to close a show.

The third dvd shows interviews, an special handling of the dice, Henry rolls the dice to the numbers that he wants. And my favorite seccion "May i try" when Henry is continuosly challenged to improvise in more extreme situations, you can see real time improvisations.

I think that there is remarkable material in this dvds.I am finding myself doing stuff from the dvd. For some years i´ve been doing Mnemonicosis now i can do it with so much more confidence!

Even if you never gonna do The trick that can not be explained this dvds are very usefull because all the techniques, who wouldn´t want to know in 3 seconds the card in the position 23 of a borrowed shuffled deck?

And even if you don´t do card magic, all the theory and Henry´s giving answer to important questions like: How to act when an error happened? How to create your own routines?
This really is priceless.

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Re: Review: Opening Doors by Henry Evans

Postby mrgoat » December 30th, 2013, 4:59 pm

Sceptical goat is sceptical about these 'reviews'

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Re: Review: Opening Doors by Henry Evans

Postby Tom Gilbert » January 1st, 2014, 1:10 am

I'm in the Goat Boat on this one.

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Re: Review: Opening Doors by Henry Evans

Postby gmagic » January 3rd, 2014, 4:05 am

Henry is such a great artist and is very rare to find so much material about jazz magic in one place! I hope you see the DVDs and then we can discuss here in the forum.I´m sure you will love Henry!

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Re: Review: Opening Doors by Henry Evans

Postby Q. Kumber » January 3rd, 2014, 7:48 am

I look forward to the GENII magazine review.

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Re: Review: Opening Doors by Henry Evans

Postby Jon Racherbaumer » January 3rd, 2014, 12:48 pm

I have not seen the DVDs but I can attest to Henry's remarkable understanding of multiple end-points and spontaneous resourcefulness. When I was in Argentina, we discussed this approach and he demonstrated how many ways he could do this with élan and confidence and great facility. Henry also has a multi-taking brain. I later learned that he is an accomplished drummer (percussionist) and, as we know, drums are multiple. More important, Henry always performs with such exuberance and glee. He seems as surprised as anybody about any magical outcome.


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