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John Ramsay was one of the world's greatest exponents of visual and psychological misdirection.
His most famous application of these ideas was in his brilliant Cylinder and Coins and Coins in the Hat. John Carney is one of Ramsay's greatest admirers, owing much to that master teacher.
On this enlightening DVD, John offers his insights and interpretations of the Ramsay technique, explaining concepts which may be applied in tricks of every description, from close-up magic to stage illusion.
Here are the real secrets of sleight of hand; how to effectively apply knowledge of the machinations of the spectator's mind and eye toward a more perfect illusion. These are lessons for all who wish to understand the art and science of misdirection.
"...John exemplifies the sensibilities of the past masters, and for that reason, I would certainly recommend these DVDs to you, regardless if you own the book."
-- Mike Close, MAGIC Magazine
"…John Carney is an excellent performer, unmannered and deliberate. He does not take himself so seriously that he can't step into characters like Mr. Mysto and Dr. X, two bizarrely funny and utterly original creations. He has also participated as an actor in Jim Steinmeyer's recreations of John Nevil Maskelyne's magic playlets for the Conference on Magic History in Los Angeles.
But when Carney is playing it straight in sleight-of-hand performance, well, that is something special. You will learn some of his deep thinking about magic on these videos and, especially on the Ramsay volume, some of the best lessons in magic ever to be recorded."
--Matthew Field, Genii