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Arts & Entertainment- Art Of Magic
No matter what level you are in magic we've got stuff here for everyone. You will learn the basic principles of magic, sound misdirection, palming, rope tricks & cards by Penn & Teller
This class is provided by MasterClass streaming platform that's designed to be accessible for beginners, little experience & advanced students interested in the art of magic & entertainment. You will learn fundamental magic tricks and the psychological tools that create amazement at home or on stage
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Below is a brief description of the 17 video lessons for Penn & Teller's Art Of Magic Class with a total of 2 hrs & 53 mins
1- Meet Penn & Teller
Meet your new instructors: Emmy-winning magicians Penn & Teller, who have dazzled audiences for more than 40 years. Penn & Teller share the tricks they’ll teach you and how the thinking behind magic can resonate beyond the stage.
2- Sleight of Hand: The French Drop
Penn & Teller teach the French drop, one of the most fundamental sleight of hand methods. With students watching, they break down the steps of the trick and explain how it’s a building block for hundreds of other tricks.
3- Cups and Balls
Once you’ve mastered the French drop, you can expand upon that method to develop a routine with cups and balls. Penn & Teller demonstrate a few of the countless variations you can do with cups and balls.
4- What Is Magic?
Magic is an intellectual art form that requires the audience’s engagement as well as their suspension of disbelief. In this chapter, Penn & Teller crack open the philosophical and psychological concepts behind performing magic.
Penn & Teller are masters of misdirection. Learn how to use misdirection to persuade the audience to hear the story they want to believe.
6- Coin Magic
Coin magic involves the principles of sound misdirection, sleight of hand, and palming. In this chapter, Penn & Teller teach various coin magic tricks that delight audiences of all ages.
7- Magic Vs. Lying
To convince an audience, you need to encourage them to arrive at a conclusion on their own. Penn & Teller discuss their philosophy on the deception inherent in magic.
8- Mentalist or Crook?
Mentalism is a genre of magic that exists across a spectrum of morality. Learn how Penn & Teller use mentalism to perform a “mind-reading” trick for entertainment purposes only.
9- Card Magic
Learn the fundamental moves in card magic that can unlock a world of tricks at your fingertips.
10- Exploiting the Best of the Human Brain
How are magicians able to fool audiences? They take advantage of the brain's vulnerabilities. Penn & Teller dive into some of the physiological aspects of the human brain and how it relates to magic.
11- Rope Tricks
Rope tricks play with images of destruction and resurrection. Penn & Teller walk you through their version of cut and restored rope tricks.
12- Principles of Performing
Authenticity, practice, and research are key strategies for perfecting a performance. As veterans of the stage, Penn & Teller draw from their years of experience to share wisdom and advice for aspiring performers of all disciplines.
13- Cause and Effect
Magic oversimplifies and distorts the principles of cause and effect. In this chapter, Penn & Teller discuss the philosophical aspects of cause and effect in relation to magic and the human psyche.
14- The Joy of Magic
Empathy, wonder, joy: these emotions are all part of the shared experience of a magic performance. Teller shares a rare emotional account of a childhood memory that sent him on a lifelong path of bringing joy to others through magic.
15- Bonus Chapter No. 1: Advanced Student Coaching
Matt Donnelly is a co-host of the podcast Penn’s Sunday School and has recently started to learn magic. Penn & Teller team up with legendary magician Johnny Thompson to coach him on a chop-cup routine that requires a lot of practice and technical skill.
16- Bonus Chapter No. 2: Piff the Magic Dragon
A professional magician with years of experience, Piff the Magic Dragon gets advice and coaching from Penn & Teller and Johnny Thompson on a new routine that he has created largely from scratch.
17- Bonus Chapter No. 3: Penn & Teller Live at Rio Las Vegas "Cell Fish"
Watch Penn & Teller’s unique take on the “card to impossible location” trick in the form of a disappearing cell phone during their live stage show.
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