The Creative Element by Scott Olgard - Card Magic Book

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The Creative Element by Scott Olgard - Card Magic Book

Unread postby Magic_Orthodoxy » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:47 am  

Title: The Creative Element
Creator: Scott Olgard
Publisher: self published
MSRP: $ 30
Skill Level: all
Page count: 90 pages

Type of effect: magic book

What's in the book?

Chapter 1: A Borrowed Deck

Catch Yourself Catching Yourself (Sandwich)
Imaginary Enemy (Vanish)
Tyrion Crimp (IMPromptu crimp)
The Calm Cop (Cop technique)
By George! (Prediction)

Chapter 2: The Nowhere Vanish

The Nowhere Vanish (Utility move)
SleepWave (Impromptu brainwave effect)
False Art (An exposé of skill)
Shadow Moses (Vanish)
Box Car(d) (Card to box)
Locked In (Sandwich)
Breathe (Card Vanish)
Imagine (Colour changing prediction)
Final Thoughts on the Nowhere Vanish

Chapter 3: Some Assembly Required

Shuffle Me Up (Multiple selection)
Zitro (Skill demonstration)
Bloc Party (Hypnotic deck)
Bonus: Head Club (Coin flip)
Final Thoughts

Is it what I thought?

Its more than a book, Scott has made some video explanations that work alongside a program you can download to your phone and when you hover the phone over the book - a video starts playing IN the book !!!

Positives: It's always nice to get a peek into a creative mind like Scott Olgard, The Creative Element is a wonderfully adventurous approach to magic books and card magic

Negatives: Some of the tricks are kind of gnacky and they may work for Scott and his performance, but I didn't feel confident they would work for me in mine.

Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.

_____ Very Satisfied
X Somewhat Satisfied
_____ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Somewhat Dissatisfied
_____ Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion

+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOn07MLycCw
Playing Card & Magic Reviews / https://www.youtube.com/magicorthodoxy.
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