History was made September 2-6, 1982 in a filming studio in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, as the life and magic of Dai Vernon was permanently recorded for future generations. Inspired by Bill Larsen, the project was undertaken by Videonics, owned and operated by Hans Zahn. The co-hosts of the filming project were Michael Ammar, Gary Ouellet and Steve Freeman.L & L Publishing has now taken this original footage, digitally re-mastered it and released it on 8 downloads. Not only can we learn by actually seeing and hearing the Professor at work, but our great grandchildren and their great grandchildren will be taught that most elusive of crafts by the grandest master of them all. Some of the important points to be considered are: * The format is that of a jam session, with Vernon discussing his tricks, moves and routines, and generally holding court. * All the moves, techniques, routines, tips and handlings discussed are actually performed by Vernon or one of the co-hosts, along with a complete explanation. * Roughly half of the subjects covered relate to the published record; half the material was new and disclosed for the first time (at the time of the video shoot). * Many times, Vernon teaches important new techniques on the Vernon classics, including improvements, or previously undisclosed handlings, even as regards the famous Stars of Magic effects. * Some world famous routines, such as the Coins in Champagne Glass or the Fred Kaps Coins and Silk (invented by Vernon and taught to Kaps) are publicly revealed. * Important revelations about the Erdnase techniques, which Vernon has spent a lifetime studying, form a major part of the material. The idea behind these videos was to capture Vernon live so future magicians can experience him. No magician should miss these videos. Dai Vernon was the Dean of modern magic and he shares great things on these tapes. Volume 3Gary Ouellet IntroThe Travellers (Michael Ammar performance)Explanation of the TravellersVernon on Malini's Method of Marking the CardsProper Way to Turn the Top Card OverWhy Vernon has the Cards SignedThe Kangaroo Coins (Gary Ouellet performance)Kangaroo Coins ExplanationVernon Talks About LappingThe Balls in the Net (Steve Freeman performance)Vernon's Story about The Balls in The NetVernon Explains the Moves for The Balls in The NetHan Ping Chein with BallVernon Explains What Makes a Good TrickJumping JacksThe Tenkai Palm SwitchVernon Explains How He Got the Name "Professor"
Volume 4Gary Ouellet IntroThe Tenkai Switch - The Pivot MoveStory Behind the Symphony of the RingsVernon Tells a Silhouette StoryVernon Performs the Symphony of the RingsExplanation of Ring Routine - Counting the RingsFirst LinkSpinning the RingUnlinking the RingCrash LinkChain of ThreeLinking Three & Unlinking ThreeThe Continuous LinkingThe Falling RingThe Interlocked RingsThe FiguresThe Long ChainUnlinking a Solid RingUnlinking All the RingsThe Symphony of the Rings - Vernon Performs for Live AudienceThe Coins and Champagne Glass - A Vernon ClassicThe Secret to a Good Coin VanishMore Coins & Champagne Glass Explanation