Shaun Dunn – Penguin Live Lecture (July 15th, 2018)
“Shaun Dunn delivers a very crafted lecture, if you are looking for strong and powerful mentalism and yet selfworking look no further. I am sure you will use some of these gems.”-Luis Carreon
“Shaun’s performances are always disarming and really fun. He’s got great twists on some classic plots.” -Cameron Francis
“Shaun has a quirky laid-back style that runs through both his “in character” presentations and the methods that drive the effects- streamlined, uncomplicated methods and an interesting approach to building routines that leans towards the super-simple. The material is an interesting variety of self working card magic (including his commercially released ‘Dunn’s Deal’ which is one of my favourite OOTW routines for it’s immense simplicity) and classic mentalism, with a few impromptu handlings and stand-alone pieces included for good measure. The lecture covers a lot of ground, and Shaun explains his philosophy of magic and even takes time to make sure he credits the creators that influenced him (always a nice professional touch). Shaun’s presentational style is loose and informal, but it sneakily conceals an array of ingenious well-honed material that you will enjoy learning and performing.” -Phill Smith
What will he teach?
The following effects are all self working and very easy to do. Good enough to be presented by a professional but easy enough for a beginner to learn and perform.
Booktest for a Dummy- Impromptu, easy and deceptive, no forces and it can be a borrowed book.
Boob Eyes- Comedy direct mind reading routine where you can reveal anything. Inspired by Max Maven(Desire) Larry Becker(Sneak Thief) and Patrik Kuffs This is quirky, very deceptive and happens while the entire audience is watching.
The Key To Friendship- A key bend for wimps. In other words this method is designed for those that don’t want to palm anything and might a little scared of doing sleight of hand in front of an audience.
Dunn’s Deal- Not to be confused with DUNN DEAL, similar but different and can be done with a borrowed deck.
White Light, White Heat, White Card- Mental magic with cards, you learn a thought of number, you predict a thought of card and end with a nice visual climax.
Under The Table- Ridiculously easy way to know a thought of card. This fools people, it has test conditions and it is perfect for performing at the dinner table.
Confronting Your Fears- This peek is so good, I have used this a lot especially when challenged.
Instant Knockout- A sneak peek at the marketed effect by Matt Mello and myself. I take Matt’s idea and make it practical for impromptu performances.
Memory Routine- I teach a memory routine for stage, but I would say this has a different appearance than most memory demonstrations.
Closing Effect- Two part mind reading effect. First a design duplication and then you reveal a thought of person. You learn an easy to make extremely useful gimmick that allows for a lot of strong mentalism reveals.
Who is he?
Shaun Dunn has been a major player in the magic industry for over 12 years. His creations have been featured in award winning books as well as part of of the monumental True Astonishment series. He has worked with countless magicians and been an important decision maker in over 1000 individual magic products. His advice along with his sharp eye for what sells has helped many magicians succeed in the magic industry and now he is sharing some of that wisdom with you.