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Jay Sankey's - Bending the Real (2011)

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Jay Sankey's - Bending the Real (2011)

Jay Sankey's - Bending the Real (2011)
DVD5 | English | VOB | 720 x 480 | MPEG2 ~4719 kbps | 29.970 fps
AC-3 | 192 Kbps | 48.0 KHz | 2 channels | 01:15:16 | 2.79 GB
Genre: eLearning Video / Magic tricks, illusion

Bending is about creating dream moments, inspiring people to open their eyes wider than ever. And we wanted to make sure that this surreal FEEL played a big part in the viewing experience of the DVD. The result is a DVD that is far more visually interesting and engaging than 95% of the ‘magic trick’ dvds on the market.
As for the content, the DVD features a large collection of invaluable ‘bending tips’ + the techniques behind 25 bends of an exciting range and variety. I teach you how to create 25 memorable ‘does not compute’ experiences from as many different psychological angles as possible. There are visual ends, audio bends, tactile bends and conceptual bends.

And because bending celebrates deception as a social activity, I selected the collection of bends to reflect a fascinating range of social functions. As the video preview suggests, there are bends suited to flirting, impressing, confusing, amusing, shocking and more.

As for the items involved in the bends, because bending is about ‘dropping the inexplicable’ into an everyday situation, the majority of the bends featured on the DVD involve stuff you would normally find lying around at school, work, a house party, diner, coffee shop, etc. (There is only ONE bend involving playing cards in the entire collection. I couldn’t resist. It’s too much fun.)

So you can expect to learn bends with borrowed bills, chocolate bars, drinking straws, magazines, paper clips, stir sticks, water bottles, tea bags, plastic spoons, chewing gum, soda cans, post-it notes, driver’s license and other such down-to-earth, everyday items.

THE TWO BOOKLETS
[Please note that ONLY PRE-ORDERS include a second, limited edition, bonus booklet of short essays + bonus bends. All orders placed AFTER the pre-order period will only include the first booklet of short essays and bends.]

Certain kinds of information are better suited to different mediums. So, while the bending tips and the techniques to the 25 bends work well on video, my more in-depth thinking around the psychology and philosophy of bending is better suited to the printed word.

Some students of magic will find the DVD to be their favorite part of the project. Other fans of my work will get more out of the rare information contained in the two bending booklets. Here are some of the subjects I discuss:

*Ways of drawing attention to a bend without saying a word
*Sharing a bend without trying to ‘get’ anything
*How to really greet other people
*What to say when they ask ‘How did you do it?’
*Ah, Ha and Aha (3 profound experiences)
*The power of surprise
*Bending as a form of reminding
*Connecting through shock
*Non-Framing and avoiding suspicion
*Witnessing rather than performing
*Mystery as a social activity
*Tightropes and waterfalls
*How, Why and What (questions raised by surprise)

THE EQUIPMENT
Bending needs no equipment, and is in fact at its best when it sticks to what is available in the space (the items, the personalities and the moment.) But given my more traditional magic background, I can also appreciate the value of ‘gimmicks,’ especially if they create memorable, dream-like images.

So with the ‘Bending the Real’ project, I have included equipment for a few effects I’ve found to be well-suited to the casual and organic deception style of bending. None of them require more than a few words spoken.

‘Zero Gravity’
Exceptional tool + no-sleight handling to suspend almost any small, borrowed object on a folded bill, take-out menu, page from a magazine, paper napkin, almost anything you find in the space.

‘Descendent’
One of the stand-out effects from my ‘Kaleidscope’ DVD. Absolutely perfect bend to share at work, school, anywhere.

‘Hijacked’
The only bend using playing cards on the entire project. Just 4 cards. Only 10 seconds. An optical illusion…that lingers.

‘Vanishink’
Awesome bend for school, work, bus stop, coffee shop, anywhere. Again, no words required.

More info: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/2495

General
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Format : MPEG-PS
File size : 1 024 MiB
Duration : 28mn 33s
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Stream size : 39.2 MiB (4%)
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Jay Sankey's - Bending the Real (2011)

Jay Sankey's - Bending the Real (2011)

Jay Sankey's - Bending the Real (2011)

Jay Sankey's - Bending the Real (2011)

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