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This DVD will change the way you perform close up magic.
In this two DVD set, you will witness Tom Wright performing his number one set at high level corporate dinners. Naturally, this material, which has made Tom one of the most sought after magicians in Europe today is fully explained. However, that is not the real value in this project...
Tom reveals for the first time, his unique concept of ‘Stand Up Magic’.
Follow Tom’s philosophies and you are guaranteed:
As well as Tom’s philosophies on Stand Up Magic, studio explanations are included for the following routines, including full performance patter and presentation:
Plus Tom’s Ring On Rope routine as an extra little bonus.
“Tom has the best chop cup routine I have ever seen"
- David Penn
“To create an original magic effect is rare. Tom has created a whole new genre! Stand up Magic could change the way close-up workers perform magic forever. It's an incredible idea taught with a passion and belief rarely seen. Every magician needs to see it, understand it and try it for themselves.”
- Matthew Wright two-time FISM award winner.
Posted by Jerome on 3rd Jul 2015
... don't believe the hype.
Don't get me wrong, this is a good DVD; so let me explain:
First of all, the whole concept is interesting, well thought out, but I didn't find this revolutionary. I first saw it on the WPR, and of course they raved about it as Tom is a friend of the team (which I realised after having purchased the DVD); but having seen it, I can see it maybe improve the performance setting, but it will not revolutionise magic. Depending on where you work, it might change things a lot, but your audience reactions depend on your performance, your personality and your interaction. No “revolutionary technique” will change that.
Now the routines:
All very good routines. But I have not seen anything that I had not seen before. Bottle through table, appearing bottle, card to / from mouth, chop cup... etc etc.
The routines are performed very well and in an entertaining manner by Tom, but nothing really new, just a few touches here and there, which do not really bring anything new to the table. Tom’s performing style is interesting, a bit too hyper for me, but to each his own; it works for him, and he gets great reactions, which is what it is all about.
The DVD / production:
You get 2 DVDs, one performance DVD, which shows performances in a single setting (a loud corporate event). You see Tom performing more or less the same routine throughout to different tables. I personally would have liked to see performances in a quieter environment, on a different day, just to see how Tom adjusts his performance style to the event.
So it is a bit tiring to watch all in one go because you see the same thing with a lot of noise, and Tom is speaking very loud to his audience (due to the setting).
The explanation DVD is in the studio. It felt a bit amateurish in the edits / sound / production at times, Tom digressing in different directions, which sort of made it look like a bunch of friends in a garage at times rather than a well-rehearsed explanation. Maybe adding a “quick explanation” or “explanation summary” at the end of each effect would have been good, so when you get all the moves down, you can move to the next step faster.
So overall, I was a bit disappointed by this DVD, as I thought I would actually learn something a bit more "new" (concerning the routines). The concept is certainly interesting but hardly ground-breaking. It fits great to Tom's style of performance, but you might not find it to work for you. I will certainly try it and see if it affects my audience's reactions.
I think it is a DVD more aimed at the magician who wants to start a semi-pro career; make sure you do not have other DVDs with the same routines (ie David Stone stuff / Etienne Pradier), otherwise it will be a bit of a waste of money. I am not sure the concept alone is worth the price of the DVD.
Posted by steve rowe on 9th Sep 2014
I bought this simply for some of the headlines about audience management, standing ovations etc. No intentions to use routines really.
Watching the dvd is a lesson to all, Toms approach and ethos is amazing and I can't wait to try it out, i am sure it will bring results.
Having said the above, watching Toms very slick/polished performance is inspriational and I am now leaning towards incorporating at least two of his routines in my act, never expected that!
This is a great dvd, well worth the pruchase for many reasons.