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The Dream Act by Shin Lim

Shin Lim is, without doubt, one of the most talked about magicians in the world at the moment. It all stared with his rollercoaster journey through the magic world. In the 2015, Shin Lim was crowned the FISM World Champion of Close up Card magic in Italy. Two weeks later came his big break. On national television in America, Shin performed his Dream Act to a captivated audience. His appearance on Penn & Teller Fool Us rocked him into the limelight and overnight, he became a worldwide phenomenon. The Dream Act was viewed over a million times in under a week and ever since, it has been broadcast all over the world.The Dream Act is a beautiful, complete act which is magical to its very core. We’re sure that when you first saw it, you’d have been as fooled as we were. There is a huge amount of magic packed into only a few minutes but at no point does the act feel rushed. In Shin’s own words, it ‘transcends the act of trying to fool a spectator by becoming an artistic expression’.

Shin combines ingenious methods, misdirection and music to create a moments which are not only memorable, they are moving and powerful. We were lucky enough to see Shin do his act live at Magi-Fest 2016 and like the rest of the room, we were gasping and infatuated. Shin describes this act as his prized possession and it is easy to see why.

In this 3.5 hour long video tutorial, Shin reveals every detail of the Dream Act. Every effect, method and action is covered in immense detail. And then he explains the concepts of atmosphere, timing, theory, music, and movements and how they are integral when creating a silent routine.

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