The Moves by Marcus Eddie - video DOWNLOAD
Date Added: 02/04/2014 by Jeff M.
This is good if you're a card guy. It has a little bit of everything. As the description says, it's like a mini-color change, a mini-sandwich effect, and a mini-flourish routine, all rolled into one.
It's meant to be performed as a routine, so you would do all three moves during the course of the effect. However, the Roll Out move is something I can see you doing as a stand-alone move for many other effects.
What I like about this download is that you can use ANY DECK. There is a little setup involved, but it takes only a few seconds to do. Also, Marcus's teaching is very clear and straight forward. He shows you the moves from an exposed angle, and goes over them repeatedly so you aren't having to pause and go back to see it again.
The ROLL OUT move is nice, and will take a little practice.....but any intermediate card magician will get this pretty quick. There are angles to it though, so it's best to perform directly in front of the person at eye level. That being said, the move is really smooth looking, and a great way to switch out cards.
Quick Sand is a nice sandwich effect that builds off the Roll Out sequence. As usual, Marcus covers everything in detail.
Finally, Remix is a flourish that ties it all together......changing 4 of a kind into a different 4 of a kind...TWICE. This part of the download will probably take the most practice, as some flourishes do. It's a matter of minor dexterity and mechanics that will take some practice to get down, but once you do, it's not that hard. We're not talking about Dan & Dave Buck style flourishes or anything! This is just a flashy way to reveal four cards, and have them change into four other cards.
Overall, Marcus is a good teacher, and I like the fact that it's an entire routine with three different parts to it. Marcus set the price at $25.00, but when you purchase it at MJM Magic, you get $3.00 back in reward points, so the download is really about $22.00 out of pocket. And like all downloads, it's great for people who want to watch it NOW (with nothing to physically ship out).