"I just received a college degree in building a show. I didn't have to sit in a stuffy classroom or spend an entire semester. I spent 90 minutes watching Steve Petra's 'Let's Build A Show the Whole Show!' I should have paid a minimum of $1000 for this content but, thankfully, Steve made it affordable for the uneducated like me. 'Highly recommended,' is the world's greatest understatement."
||"YYou dont get a crash course on how to do ventriloquism, or how to manipulate puppets. Instead Steve goes straight to the heart and concentrates on what makes routines with puppets entertaining.
He explains the eight elements that make his shows a success. He describes each one in detail, sharing what he calls the ingredients to Visual Puppet Gumbo. Using these ingredients keeps the audience involved the whole way through, which is essential for any entertainer, not just the ones with puppets.
Each ingredient is road tested through a series of 6 puppet routines, all filmed in front of a live audience. You get to see for yourself how his theory works, and begin to get a sense of how it could make a difference to your own performance. The routines feature characters that are instantly entertaining, and routines so visual you darent take your eyes off through fear of missing something...." Karl Jeffery
BACK TO THE FUTURE BOOKINGS, THE SHOW
Do you want more bookings? Of course you do!, lets get people talking about your show, and make you the entertainer of choice in your area. In this DVD see Magic Dave (Dave Allen) at one of his theatre shows, performing all new Magic, Puppet Routines and illusions in this sellout Family show. Magic Dave will also give you a complete walkthrough of all his equipment used in the show and why!
BACK TO THE FUTURE BUSINESS
Well you now have the calls and enquirys coming in, so now Dave shares the secrets of his office, and how he deals with customer enquarys, taking payments sending contracts, taking calls, adding music to your show and how he does it, tips on marketing and self promotion, and much more.
Carl & Dave Comedy Magic and Illusions (Carl Charlesworth & Dave Allen)
A chance to see a full 45 min act from the highly successful Late Night Family Cabaret Show that has been touring for the last 2 years. Many have told Magic Dave that his previous DVDs had espired them to get into children and family entertainment, or to change the way they worked. Prepared to be inspired again!
Bob Rumba "CHOICES OF VOICES!"
Note: this video is not just for ventriloquists! It’s for all people who work in front of a crowd. From magicians, to emcees, to public speakers who want to add something different to their presentation, to comics to sales presenters!
Order CHOICES OF VOICES $39.95 plus shipping
|NEW! Learn Professional Character Voice Techniques from the Pro!
2 Workshops on one DVD! Plus BONUS FEATURES!
Bob Rumba's Choices of Voices
Having problems coming up with voices for your characters? Not anymore!
Bob shows you his secret weapon way to warm up your throat, his never before revealed method of creating 6 different character voices from one initial voice. And so much more.
The most fun and valuable content of this video is when Bob borrows puppets from audience members and helps them create a voice for their character. Priceless and hilarious!
VENTRILOQUISM FOR COMEDY CLUBS
POWER SET of 4 DVDS on Ventriloquism
Pete Explains And Demonstrates
Incluye una entrevista exclusiva con el reconocido Ventrílocuo Sammy King que tiene mas de 50 años de experiencia, y se ha presentado en grandes plataformas alrededor del mundo.
Duración: 36 min
YOLY Beginning Vent in Spnish DVD $20
It’s all here on 2 DVDs crammed with advice, tips and ideas! Puppets ARE magic!
Approx. total running time: 145 mins.
This DVD & booklet teaches you 6 specific techniques that will help make your show funnier.. to take your routine from "chucklesville" to "guffawtown."Let's face it, one of the hardest things about putting together a routine is making it truly funny. You end up settling for "cute" bits to fill out your routine, but don't really get "rolling in the aisles" laughter from your audiences. This is HARD TO GET powerful comedy information!
In PUNCH!, TOM LADSHAW has concisely explained these 6 techniques, the theory behind why they work and actual examples.
These are the same methods today's top comedy pros use to make their acts funny.
If you want to create original material, or add more zing to your existing material, Tom's new DVD & Booklet will enable you to quickly and easily add PUNCH to your comedy. Introduction by "Super Dave Osborne."
.........................................................................................PUNCH Booklet & DVD $34.95
"ACCESSORIZING YOUR DUMMY" For every ventriloquist who wants to become more professional this covers EVERYTHING except using the puppet in your show. Set up, staging, backdrops, cases, working from one case to another....very important information you cannot find anywhere else! Get this great DVD for $34.95. 2 hours packed with info!
"MANIPULATING YOUR DUMMY (OR PUPPET)" 65 minute DVD teaching eight easy steps to make your vent figures & soft puppets "come alive" using manipulation. Each step illustrated with video clips of Edgar Bergen, Paul Winchell, Mark Wade, etc.
"HUMORING YOUR DUMMY (or Puppet)" For everyone who wants to be more funny with their vent routines. 60 minutes of hilarious instruction on one broadcast-quality DVD. Learn the 12 Ways To Be A Funny Ventriloquist, Dramatic Structure, Conflict and Character Differences. Each principle taught is illustrated with a video clip of ventriloquists Jim Adams, Mark Wade, Mark Thompson and Gene Cordova! Youll watch it again & again! A SELL-OUT at the Vent Haven Convention. $ 29.95
"VOICING YOUR DUMMY (or Puppet)" Finally, a BEGINNING ventriloquism course that is clear, concise and complete! In just 90 minutes, you'll learn the Eight Building Blocks of Beginning Ventriloquism and be on your way to successfully learn this fun and ancient art. Learn to keep your lips still while you play with dolls and talk to yourself! You'll laugh as you learn along with fulltime professional ventriloquist and educator, Steve Taylor. Everything you need to know is included. Eight important lessons, that if practiced, will perfect your ventriloquial skills. PLUS; Scores of hilarious clips to illustrate many of Steve Taylor's principles. An invaluable learning resource! A BEST SELLER at the 2002 Vent Haven Convention. DVD, professionally produced, broadcast quality. $34.95
"FOOLING YOUR DUMMY" BRAND NEW! Add some MAGIC to your ACT! Have you ever wanted to do magic with your ventriloquist figure? Now you can learn how! Using actual performance footage, this 60 minute video teaches you Steve’s own favorite magic-ventriloquism routines, plus scores of other magical effects that your dummy can do with or without you! The Spot Can, Axtell’s Magic Drawing Board, Dummy Mentalist, Drinking Liquids While Singing, plus much, much, more! A Best-Seller at the 2004 Vent Haven ConVENTion! Available on DVD $29.95
Mark Thompson's You Can be a Ventriloquist!
Beginning and Advanced Videos:
Get both for outstanding instruction!
Volume One- A Beginning Course -Talking without your lips -Creating amusing voices -Realistic puppet movement -Character development -Acting out a comedy skit
Volume Two- An Advanced Course - Distant and muffled voice - Multiple figure manipulation - Dual personality separation - Act development - Performance techniques DVD