This new DVD from Rand Woodbury, OPENING ILLUSIONS from Illusion-Works, is the first installment in an 11-part documentary series. Rand wanted to create an entirely new and different type of informative series that takes you through the (very real) creative process in depth, and lets you in on the actual hidden secrets behind successful magic.
This is an innovative teaching tool. It’s the first time an established performer has dropped all barriers and has allowed you in to study, not just the creative process, but the reasoning behind it. By sometimes using older footage, this helps to demonstrate and explain the inspiration and/or imagination that went into these designs.
The 10 real deal workshop lessons (or as he calls them: tips) included on the disk are worth their weight in solid gold. Rand clearly explains, by example, precisely why these tips are so very important and well worth the price of this product. There is no doubt that this is a wonderful tool for professional magicians worldwide.
This first DVD is dedicated to the memory Paul Diamond and was inspired by Paul Osborne’s generosity and support of ALL magicians who wanted to create and perform magic.
The total running time for these documentaries range between 45-75 minutes. “This was never about looking at Woodbury’s achievements. This DVD is ALL about examining what he did to achieve success while designing and performing magic. Period. It’s refreshingly new, quirky and has brilliant content.” Said by one reviewer.