Allan Ackerman is one of the world's foremost experts at sleight-of-hand magic and gambling moves with playing cards. On this fascinating new DVD you will be treated to some of card magic's most venerable effects, all given the Allan's Ackerman "Las Vegas Card Expert" treatment! These are some of Allan's most cherished effects, ones that he uses under fire, night after night to fool both laymen and magicians alike. Card magic like this has earned Allan a worldwide reputation as The Las Vegas Card Expert.
Magic can be a lifetime hobby and card magic is considered to be the poetry of prestidigitation. So grab a deck of cards, sit back, relax and let Allan Ackerman's succinct, laid-back teaching style guide you through the joys of professional card magic! You'll be fooling your friends and family in no time at all! Classic Ackerman has something for virtually every skill level!
Classic Ackerman contains the following professional routines and effects:
Running Time Approximately 2hr 15min
- Ten Card Poker
- Cards General
- Ten Card Trick
- Bottom-Up Zarrow
- Finally Matched
- One Kiss
- Back to Hierophant
- Close Encounter (Memorized Deck)
- CR Move
- Mayhew Poker Again
- Ungaffed Ted (Memorized Deck)
- Bonus Routine: Return to Ishtar (Coins)
DVD VOLUME TWO - Las Vegas Card Miracles
Deceptive Card Magic for the Discerning Conjuror.
Allan Ackerman is one of the world's foremost experts at sleight-of-hand magic and gambling moves with playing cards. On this incredible DVD you will be treated to a treasure trove of elegant and deceptive card magic from Allan Ackerman, the "Las Vegas Card Expert"! These are some of Allan's most closely-guarded effects that he uses to boggle the minds of both laymen and magicians alike. It is card magic like this has earned Allan a worldwide reputation.
Magic can be a lifetime hobby and card magic is the poetry of prestidigitation. So grab a deck of cards, sit back, relax and let Allan Ackerman's succinct, laid-back teaching style guide you through the joys of professional card magic! You'll be fooling your friends and family in no time at all! Las Vegas Card Miracles has something for virtually every skill level!
- Impromptu Finesse the Finesse
- Logical Princess
- Diamond Cutter
- Really Real Gone Aces
- Pinochle Card Trick
- Edge Assembly
- Cannibalistic Ack
- Jinx Assembly
- LJ Visits BJ
- An Added Dimension
- HP Assembly
SLEIGHTS & MOVES:
Running Time Approximately 110min
- Cardini Multiple Shift to Palm
- New Math Addition
- Card to Pocket
- Simulated Double Undercut
- Simulated Slip Cut
- Fingertip Rhythm
- Ultra Rub-A-Dub-Dub
- Tabled Jinx Switch
- The AI Move
- Edge Addition
- HP Add-On
DVD VOLUME THREE - Allan Akerman's Prequel/Sequel
Four of the most incredible card effects you've ever seen! Start clean, end clean - and in between is pure MAGIC!
Allan Ackerman is one of the world's foremost experts at sleight-of-hand magic and gambling moves with playing cards. On this amazing DVD you will be treated to four of the most incredible card routines ever created - absolute stunners that simply defy explanation. Normally, a brother magician might exclaim, "You're using gaffed cards!" To which you reply, "Go ahead, take a look!" Examine to their heart's content and they will find nothing. That's because Allan has devised extremely devious and elegant methods for switching in and switching out the gaffs, leaving no trace of their existence! Prequel/Sequel is a truely unique DVD experience! Allan also teaches numerous invaluable sleights and moves.
PREQUEL/SEQUEL: Allan's method for the classic MacDonald's Aces routine. Not only does he have beautiful handlings for each vanishing phase, but he also has devised a diabolical and magical way of beginning and ending clean, all in the guise of a magical effect! Unbelievable!
A & D SANDWICH: Two mates are removed from the deck, say the red fives. A spectator now thinks of any card in the deck. The face-up red fives are now touched to the top of the deck and a face-down card magically appears between them. It is the thought-of card! Stunning!
LAS VEGAS THREE-CARD MONTE: This is Allan's handling for the gaffed Three-Card Monte, made popular by Michael Skinner, Mike Rogers, Eddie Taytlebaum and many others. Not only has Allan devised a method that lets you start and end clean, but he has now added a new phase wherein the cards magically change places while held in a spectator's hand! You have to see it to believe it! Not only that, it's easy to do!
FINALLY REASSEMBLED: This is Allan's incredible solution to the Slow-Motion Ace Assembly - supercharged! As with the other routines on this DVD, the gaffs are secretly rung in and out in the context of an effect. The climax is a surprise reverse assembly culminating with a production of the aces from the deck and the pockets! Incredible!
Includes Special Cards printed by the U.S. Playing Card Company.
Running Time Approximately 1hr 18min