11 of Scott's favorite routines performed and explained. On this DVD, you'll find material from Scott's "A List," the stuff he performs for real people in real-world paying gigs. Idaho Travelers, A Visit to Boise, Red Hot Mama's Lips , Peanut, Butter & Jelly, Magic Western Union, Universal Appeal, What the...?, Treasure Valley Twist, Simply Stop, Magic Jumprope. BONUS: Great Scott's Ring & Rope Routine.
Date Added: Oct 15th, 2003 MLA SKU: 0dV3bKdsXUS2iSw
Although I have never met the man, even a cursory screening of this DVD confirms that Scott Guinn is a talented and thoughtful professional. Perhaps more importantly (given his line of work), he has the gift of a warm temperament, which makes others feel comfortable around him. That alone puts him in an elite class of magician.
Great Scott! It's Magic, his first DVD, is a well-shot production featuring 11 routines straight from his professional repertoire. All the material is performed in front of a live (not to be confused with lively) audience, but virtually EVERY effect is Scott's version of someone else's routine, more personalizations than variations. This, of course, is what every working pro should be doing -- infusing his repertoire with the world-view that makes him unique. But whether or not that material will then be of interest to other magicians is another matter.
Of the 11 routines taught here, 7 use cards. Simply Stop is the best of the bunch, a "stop... [Read More]
The DVD shows Scott performing his routines in front of a group of spectators, apparently at someone’s home. He does a real good job interacting and entertaining the group.
He comes across like an ordinary guy who has really worked to produce good quality magic in an entertaining way, and for that, he has some good stuff to offer in this project.
In his set, he performs his own version of a number of well known effects and routines, including Dai Vernon’s Travelers, Red Hot Mama, Twisting the Aces, Larry Jenning’s The visitor, and more. All are very good versions, You may like his version better or you may not, but he does a pretty good job with all.
He also has a fantastic rope routine that includes a small girl assisting him in a very entertaining routine, and a rope and ring routine.
He has a very nice coin routine based on Eddie Fechter’s Flying Eagles.
He does a sponge routine that has a fun theme of peanut butter and jelly. You may opt to... [Read More]