"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump
Lets take a look at the Ad claims:
Highly visual effect.
Only 30 seconds to prepare.
Easy to master and perform
Fully controlled bend timing, pace and shape.
No freezing or heating.
Packs small and plays big.
Compatible with all common paperclip sizes.
DVD + Gimmick included
All the above statements are true.
The gimmicked version is a beautiful effect but the method is not going to be for everyone. The only issue I have with the whole thing... had I known that there are some things that are needed (which I did not have and had I known, I may not have bought this), though I did purchase a certain something and practiced. I admit that this is not an effect I will be doing because it is not something that I will carry around with me for an 'impromptu' session. I am sure that there are others that will find this to be a worker.
There is an impromptu version taught and I will probably use it, though the bend is not a visual animated bend like the gimmicked version.
What you get for your money is IMHO worth it. The DVD is well put together, the instructions clear, and the gimmick that is included is well made. And as mentioned, an impromptu version is taught also. A question for Menny Lindenfeld... since this is Episode 01, can we look forward to more episodes in the near future? I do enjoy your perspectives.
On the border of our minds lies a place where dreams and reality are one, a world of magic...