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This workshop on construction in Magic, the art of choosing and structuring methods to make them as deceptive as possible. Theoretical concepts will be introduced progressively in each session. Examples and exercises will be proposed, both to work during the class and to as homework. In each class, at least one routine from my repertoire will be explained and analyzed. The seats are limited.
Each session runs for approximately 150 minutes including a 10-minute break. Q&A Closure session will be 60 – 90 minutes aprox. In the resources page there are also available slides on PDF and other references to review and firther study of the concepts and contents covered on ecah session.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SESSION I: THE CRAFT OF SPLITTING REALITY
The characteristics of magic as an artistic discipline and implications
Construction: choosing and structuring the secret method
General scheme and concepts: External Life / Internal Life
General principles of construction
The brain and false assumptions
False points of departure and illusions
Methodological analysis of an effect from the false assumption
Problem: Solving the method for an effect
Problem: Finding the effects of a method
In depth study routine: Attention test
Required materials: Standard decks (2), coins (4), a pen / marker with a cap, Double face card (1), Double back card (1)
SESSION II: THE CRAFT OF HIDING IN BROAD LIGHT
The method: concept and classifications
Memory: mechanisms, coding, storing and retrieving. False Memories.
Coverage: Concept and types of mechanisms
Further development of the principle of clarity
Exercise: Develop a solution for a new structure for the Chicago opener.
In depth study routine: CTC
Analysis of previous class problems: Coincidences routine
Required materials: Standard decks (1) and an odd backed card
SESSION III: THE CRAFT OF FADING THE CAUSE OF EFFECT
Structuring the method in time
Causality: 3 strategies to attack it
Method exploitation and reserve of power
Distribution of difficulties
Representing the method in time
Exercise: Chicago Opener solutions
In depth study routine: Streamlined Cups&Balls
Material required: standard deck, cups (2), small balls (3) and big loads (2), and coins (4)
SESSION IV: THE CRAFT OF GOING UNNOTICED
Analyzing the method at the level of actions
Tension and relaxation
Method that builds itself
Technique and gimmicks
Gimmicks focused on the effect VS the method
Resources that favor construction
Susceptibility of slow execution
Freer principles – unique methods
In depth study routines:Coins & Cord, Intuition Poker, Twisting Transpo
Analysis of the previous session proposed homework .
“I took his workshop series, and absolutely loved it. This is a great mixture of teaching great concepts, and applicable effects, and the way he teaches makes you absorb the most you can. This was my favourite course ever, and I’d highly recommend it.” F.B.
“This is probably one of the best value for money offers in the magic industry. Pipo is an excellent teacher, host, and I learned a lot that is changing how I think about magic. I encourage you to sign up for this workshop. You will be a better magician for your participation.” I.P.
“I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of magic and learn how to build beautifully constructed routines that will let your spectators experience real magic. Pipo has a wonderfully considered approach to his magic with strong foundations from the great masters such as Gabi, Ascanio and Tamariz. It’s clear from watching his routines how clever the construction is and Pipo does not hold back in sharing all his knowledge and strategies in this course. What’s more is that there are exercises after each session to help put the learning into practice. All of this at an extremely reasonable price – you won’t regret signing up for this!”” S.T.”
Pipo’s workshop on construction is a gem that you should not miss. Pipo classifies and orders concepts from teachers such as Gabi, Ascanio or Camilo, and adds his own concepts that are tremendously lucid and useful. Attending this workshop is synonymous with improving as a magician. You will learn to analyze and improve your magic to make it more impressive, cleaner, and more exciting. A workshop where Pipo leaves nothing behind: very interesting exercises, his most brilliant concepts and some of the best games in his repertoire. All of this they are put on the table so that the student gets the most out of this fun workshop. One of the most complete works that have ever been done on this subject. Thank you Pipo for this invaluable workshop, I have enjoyed it enormously from beginning to end “. Miguel Muñoz
“I first became aware of Pipo Villanueva after seeing a trailer for his video download Magic for the Short Sighted. I could tell this was special – thoughtful, delicate, and truly engaging. I searched out the source and purchased it immediately. It remains a favorite. I was thrilled to learn that he offered a workshop and signed up, hoping to understand how he made his magic so special. Entitled “Building the Impossible – The Craft of Splitting Reality,” the workshop seemed much more structured than the usual workshop. At most workshops and masterclasses you get to spend time with a magician who will explain their thoughts on how they developed a few effects and get help with a few moves. Pipo’s workshop is much more. It is a mini-course on the thinking found in the Spanish school of magic. I believe that for many it will be a transforming event. He delves into the theory on the construction of magic. He emphasizes techniques to make the movements that create the magic economical and invisible. Using carefully chosen effects, Pipo shows how theory can come to life. And yes, there is homework. He gives you the chance to use what you learn in a very safe environment. Pipo’s passion for magic and its history is present in his teaching and his effects. This is a rare opportunity, of which I have not seen anything similar. If unfamiliar with this thinking, you will view magic in a new way and discover your own approach to magic in a different light. Those with experience will solidify their understanding and find practical approaches for creating magic. I found what I was looking for in ways I could not have imagined. If you are serious on learning how to construct magical effects, Pipo’s workshop is not to be missed.” J.Croop