Ogawa University Volume Four by Shoot Ogawa
WHAT IS OGAWA UNIVERSITY
The Ogawa University program is your front-row seat to a magical education by one of the most delightful entertainers in the world today. Shoot Ogawa is a six-time Magic Castle award winner who has performed on television on every continent. You are in for the treat of your life. You will learn effects with cards, coins, paper, wand, silk, money, rope, sponge balls, rubber bands, and more. But learning how an effect works is just the beginning. Shoot will teach you how to make your pet routines truly magical by discussing the theory of what makes magic truly magical. Even if you know some of these routines, the nuances Shoot teaches about these effects are worth the price of admission. Each multi-session volume is a complete product; a total of four volumes will be released over four weeks. Each volume comprises of effects, techniques, theory discussions, gags, and comical entertainment with classical cartoons for you to watch while practicing your techniques.
WHAT’S ON VOLUME FOUR
- Running Time: 209 minutes – This is Volume Four of Four – This volume is LOADED…
Technique: Shoot teaches how to spring a deck of cards from one hand to the next. Very beautiful flourish.
Card Setting Technique: Shoot teaches the student how to take a random deck of cards and set them in new deck order. In Japan, magicians have competitions on how fast one can return a shuffled deck back to new deck order. Can you beat Shoot’s record?
Card Setting Technique Second Variation: Shoot teaches a different method for achieving the same goal.
Divining Rod: The spectator chooses a card from the deck and returns it after viewing the face of the card. The magician then turns to another spectator and tells them that they will do all the magic. The magician spreads the cards across the table and requests the spectator to hold their index fingers up to make a divining rod and touch two cards leaving a number of cards between the two fingers. The magician removes all of the cards outside of the fingers leaving only those between the fingers. Then the magician spreads the remaining cards out again and requests the spectator to repeat the process. This is done until there are only four remaining cards. The magician then reveals the chosen card in a magical way from those four remaining cards.
Knot Off Rope: The magician ties a knot onto a piece of rope and then slides that knot along the rope until it comes completely off at the end. Visually strong effect.
Cut & Restored Rop: Shoot teaches a classic effect with rope. The magician cuts two ropes in the middle with a pair of scissors and then continues to cut off small pieces from the ends of the ropes in a comical way in hopes of making all the ends equal in length. The magician then ties the cut ends of the rope into a knot only for the spectator to watch that knot be cut into small pieces. The knot is finally blown off the rope to reveal one long rope that has been completely restored.
Coin Matrix: You’re in for a real treat. Shoot Ogawa is known around the world for his coin matrix routines. You’ll not only learn how to perform this routine, but you will also receive Shoot’s artistic insight on how to make this effect very magical for your audience.
Spellbound: The magician takes a half-dollar into his palm and when he opens the palm back open it has turned into a Chinese coin. This action is repeated several times when finally the magician changes the coins back and forth on the table mat in a very quick and visually exciting fashion. This effect is Shoot’s personal routine for the Spellbound classic. Imagine taking a half dollar and showing it very cleanly while saying, “this coin is made in”…and when you open your hands you say, “China” since the coin changed into a China coin. Comical and pure eye candy.
Pro Tip:Shoot teaches how using a wand is invaluable to the magician for misdirecting the eyes of your audience.
Spinning Wand: Shoot gives a wonderful teaching on how to spin a wand with one hand for a very visual flourish. He then teaches a well-known gag called clinging wand.
Silk from Wand Production: The magician shows both hands empty and yet when the magic wand is tapped on the back of the hand, a silk magically appears in mid-air. The teaching on how to accomplish this effect is invaluable since the student can take that knowledge and apply it to their personal creative development of magic.
Technique Double Undercut: This is a must-know card technique for any magician. This technique allows the magician to control a card placed into the middle of the deck back to the top of the pack.
Technique In-Jog Out-Jog: Shoot teaches the finer workings of this classic card control technique.
Technique Tilt:This is a card effect that allows the magician to give the impression that a chosen card is placed in the middle of the deck when in fact, it’s placed second from the top.
Technique Key Card: When a student learns this technique then the whole world of thousands of card effects are opened to them.
Four Amazing Kings: WOW…Shoot took the above techniques which you just learned and created a visually stunning card routine. Imagine having four spectators choose a card from the deck and then return their cards to the deck one at a time. Then the magician attempts to find those cards by cutting the deck but to his shock and dismay, he locates 4 kings that are placed face down on the table. The magician takes the last king and visually changes that king into a spectator’s card instantly, and when the other kings are turned over they have visually changed into the other spectator’s chosen cards. Not only is this a crazy card routine, but it also allows you to practice a number of card techniques to grow your magic skills.
How to Routine a Magic Show: This is the payoff. Shoot teaches the student how to take several effects from this project and routine them together for a well-grounded magic show to delight your spectator’s hearts. LISTEN: This is worth the price of the entire project. Having a fundamental understanding of how to string effects together in an effort to draw your audience into your act is key to giving a strong artistic performance.
Round Table Session 1
These round table sessions are priceless because you’ll not only learn great effects and techniques but also Shoot’s thinking on magic theory along the way.
Top Shot: Shoot goes in-depth on how to perform this eye candy flourish.
3·6·9 : This is just Shoot showing off but he teaches a very unique card effect using a color change.
The Ogawa Club: This is Shoot’s version of a sandwich effect.
The Pass: Shoot teaches the classic pass and all of the nuances behind this technique. If you learn this then your card magic will go to an entirely new level of impact.
Round Table Session 2
Card Control: Shoot teaches various card control techniques ending with him sharing the finer points of his professional routine effect titled, ‘Ogawa Opener.’
Volume Four Contents:
- Running Time: 209 minutes
- 7 videos
- 10 Effects
- 13 Techniques
- 2 Study Cartoons
- 2 Bonus sessions of Shoot at the table discussing magic and theory – Running Time 66 minutes.