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This is a review of the three volumes of DVDs on artistic street performances by Cellini

Cellini presents: The Art of Street Performing Volume 1

Format: DVD

Length: 57 minutes

Publisher: Magicman1234 Productions

Cost: $ 59.95

Cellini presents: The Art of Street Performing Volume 2

Format: DVD

Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

Publisher: Magicman1234 Productions

Cost: $ 59.95

Cellini presents: The Art of Street Performing Volume 3

Fromat: DVD

Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes

Publisher: Magicman1234 Productions

Cost: $ 59.95

This set of DVDs is a constant source of consternation for me.

Here's how Cellini talks about Volume 1:

"This video will do much more than entertain you. It will enlighten you and entice you. It can even change the course of your life. I have tried my best to explain this illusive art. You will learn to attract, build, sustain and entertain an audience while serving well. Those I have influenced were transformed by the experience in ways they never imagined. All the secrets are here ... it's up to you. change your life forever. It did mine "- Cellini

From that blur, I spent my hard earned money to get the first volume. I was excited when I put the DVD in the player. I would see Cellini spill his guts about ALL the secrets he had learned from decades of street performances. I sat on my couch, popcorn in my hand, ready to be influenced and transformed by Cellini's sage council.

Only 57 minutes later I was stunned. With twice the cost and half the length of a regular magic DVD, I mistakenly thought that Cellini could perform in this video. Wrong. Cellini introduces different concepts of street performance, such as gathering a crowd. Other artists show what Cellini is doing.

I was angry and felt cheated. I put the DVD in months. But I came back to it. After seeing it again, I changed my mind. The material is good.

Several important aspects of street performances are taught and demonstrated. The DVD is expensive and short. But if you are thinking about performing street magic, you will more than get your money from the ideas you will learn from this video. Volume 1 is not at all what I expected, but it is good.

Volume 2 is everything I expected and more. I recommend this video to all magicians.

Cellini's work with the thumb only is worth the price of entry. Here's how to use the thumb tip. Get your old thumbs up and start doing some amazing magic. You can even fool other magicians!

You will also see classic and clean methods for rope magic and cups and balls tricks. This is exactly what I was hoping to see in Volume 1.

Volume 3 is aimed at arts and crafts for street performance. Very good material about street magic is your thing. There are many tips and ideas. The live performances are also good.

Recommendation:

Buy the whole set if you are interested in street art and crafts. It is expensive, but the given material is the real deal. It is a bargain compared to the teaching of the School of Hard Knocks.

Every magician should buy and watch volume 2. This is a good example of what magic can and should be.

You can get the movies at your favorite magical retailer or directly from the publisher above.