Creator: Lukas and Seol Park
Publisher: Lukas Crafts
MSRP: $ 80
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced
DVD Run time: Over 4 hours
Type of effect: Tricks and tutorials for close up and stage
Manufacturer's Write Up:
Introducing "Sleeving," the new collaboration project from Lukas Crafts.
The definitive project on sleeving for close-up or stage! From classic techniques to modern evolution! It's all contained within this two DVD set. Everything you need to know about sleeving. Watching the video is essential!
Lukas Crafts has produced an incredible project that is the definitive authority on sleeving. Sleeving can be considered the closest thing to real magic that can be performed! Why - because it's instantaneous, visual and happens right in front of your eyes. When you watch professionals like these - even when you know how it's done - you brain will short circuit! It's that good.
What makes this product even more amazing? It features two contemporary award winning magicians Lukas and Seol Park. Lukas (2015 FISM Stage Winner) & Seol Park (2015 FISM Close-up Winner). Together they not only share their techniques, ideas and theory, but there are routines and acts that you could actually perform on stage.
Included in the DVD are many sleights and basic sleeving techniques, a theory session from each magician about their thoughts on sleeving, and many professional routines that you can ultimately practice and perform.
1) Lukas of Wonder
2) Déjà vu
3) Ball Sequence for FISM ASIA
4) Four Ball Routine - Color
2) Cups & Balls With Straw
3) ON & NO
4) Bill in Pen
5) FISM Semi Version Cup, Ball, & Pen
What would you pay for the opportunity to learn from just one of these talented performers? To learn the techniques that has brought those international accolades and the respect from their peers.
Starting with basic routines and moving up to professional routines.
Focus on "sequences" and basic sleights.
How accurate is the ad copy? no deception
What's in the box? 2 DVDs
Key points: Contains detailed lectures, interviews, instructions for both sleights and gimmicks.
How are the production values: "Good" DVDs are taught in Korean (or through pantomime) with on screen English subtitles, occasionally I felt the music was distracting and the backdrops were "too dark" to see what was going on.
Is it well taught: both are teaching highlights from their FISM acts as well as theory and principles behind their craft.
Difficulty / Skill level required: I think "difficulty" will be determined by what you bring to the table. If you have experience in this area, a lot of this might come easy for you. I think a beginner who has never done this before might feel some frustration.
How much arts and crafts are involved? There are arts and crafts as well as many additional props that need purhasing.
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
_____ Somewhat Satisfied
X Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
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I think this product could have been so much better if it has been better produced
+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJkHrZyG-ns