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October 22nd, 2014 1:44am
Wow! I have never seen such poor production quality in my life! Normally, if I can understand the performance and explanation, I can deal with it if it isn't the best production.
However, the production quality of this DVD was so bad, it made learning anything from this project nearly impossible. The DVD starts with a series of never ending live performance segments, with many repeat routines, apparently taped from a camcorder in the audience without appropriate sound recording. As much as I tried, I couldn’t make out anything he was saying. One of the segments was 20 minutes, consisting of five minutes of him cleaning up his props and 15 minutes of watching people waiting for a show to start!
The second DVD launches an audio that warns you to read a PDF first. I launched the PDF and up came an explanation video. Unfortunately, this was also apparently recorded on a handheld camcorder without proper sound, and again, very difficult to make out any of what he was saying.
The third DVD had tons of files. When I launched the DVD player, it went through many files and then started playing random clips of explanations of hypnosis.
In addition, while the rights you are purchasing have confusing limitations, Mr Royle has taken the liberty of using copyrighted material in his DVD, such as performances from others, and copyrighted images such as Kermit the Frog and SpongeBob, without any mention that he has obtained permission.
This project was such a convoluted mess of stuff just thrown on DVDs with no organization and without proper video or sound.
As much as I tried, I couldn’t even find performances and explanations of some of the effects touted on the ad copy, like “one of the most impressive ACAAN routines ever!”
I didn't find anything of value on these DVDs and was completely turned off by the lack of respect he showed for the viewer who has to attempt to get through volumes of total garbage and the high probability that this DVD has broken copyright laws.
This is one of the worst releases I have seen.
I was so turned off the by whole thing. I can’t recommend this at all. Complete waste of time and money.