Ahead of the Game (Online Access)
Ahead of the Game (Online Access)
In this download, Jonathan Levit introduces you to the secret he uses to craft clean, jaw-dropping magic. He calls is being “ahead of the game”. Learn the secret, use it well… guard it with your life!
Jonathan is a magician, actor and television host. He is a regular performer at The Magic Castle, has appeared on Fox’s “Masters of Illusion,” was the host of VH1’s “Celebracadabra,” and has been the magic consultant for many television shows and films such as NOW YOU SEE ME and THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE.
Over 5 hours of content! Includes:
- 2 live shows filmed at The Magic Castle
- 2 feature commentaries by Jonathan
- Professional magic that Jonathan has perfected over thousands of performances
- Detailed step-by-step explanations from Jonathan (Hosted by Suzanne)
- 40-Minute interview (Hosted by Anthony Asimov)
QUADROREVELATION – Jonathan’s opener is a spectacular 4-card reveal. A real fooler with maximum audience involvement, this one trick is worth the value of this DVD set.
EVERYTHING CHANGES – An epic blue-to-red color change they never see coming and brings the house down.
DRAW A BLANK – Jonathan’s Any Card at Any Number (ACAAN) has an ultra-clean presentation and a killer ending.
LEVIT TRIUMPH – This brilliant handling of the classic Triumph effect is an instant showstopper that always generates thunderous applause.
THE UN-MATRIX – Jonathan’s signature matrix is famous in the magic community. Jonathan performs it for two live audiences, then shares its background and explains one key move to accomplish the routine. Performance-only.
Packed with dozens of valuable lessons and tips, including:
- The advantages of being “Ahead of the Game”
- Connecting with an audience
- Staying in control
- Time misdirection
- Psychological audience management
- Jonathan’s method for loading a card onto a chair under a spectator
- Building your character
- Building the “moment” of an effect
- Creating realities for an audience
- Using a signature prop
- Jonathan’s approach to mentalism
- Structuring an act
- Jonathan’s Fan Forcing and Deck Switching Techniques
- Enhancing an effect by moving the moment of magic
- Challenging yourself
- Handling technical difficulties
“Jonathan's show embodies roll-in-the-aisles comedy and jaw-dropping magic. This combination is exactly what is needed to leave your audiences with the feeling they've witnessed something completely impossible. Studying his comedic timing alone will enhance your show greatly. Learning the tools he uses to create his mind blowing magic will raise you to a whole new level as a performer."
“Jonathan is a perfectionist. It shows in his pure sleight of hand and the way he thinks.”
“After having given many Performance Workshops, it was a real pleasure for me to watch magic through the performance of a real actor. Is there a difference? You bet. Jonathan's performance is clear, focused, intelligent and professional. (Note: Like magic should be done.) The magic is well served by Jonathan's audience management. He knows how to tell a story, engage his audience and sell a trick. The effects, while different, are in everyone's reach, yet his style and presentation make them memorable. Do yourself a favor, watch this DVD.”
“Jonathan really 'gets it' when it comes to magic. Not only does he fool everyone with his magic, but he makes a real connection to the audience. More magicians need to think this way. More magicians need to see this DVD."
“Frankly, I'm surprised Jonathan has released the very routines he's taken years to perfect. Masterful, amazing routines I have quietly coveted since I first saw him wow an audience with them. Now, the ‘wow’ can be yours too.”
“Jonathan Levit has put the time and thought into his magic to make it great, now he is willing to put time and effort with his fellow magicians We can now all benefit from his efforts. ”
“Besides the strong magic that is explained, this is a five-hour graduate course in the construction of magic, audience management and connection, as well as performance art.”
Genii Magazine, Dustin Stinett