The Lecture (2019) (DVD)



This DVD contains Eddie’s entire 2019 lecture including performances and detailed explanations of both moves and effects. The DVD includes multiple camera angles to simplify explanation including over shoulder and rear shots for teaching complex moves such as the strip-out shuffle.

“Eddie’s time has come to be noticed, studied, and promoted. His attention to detail is transformative!” – Jon Racherbaumer

This DVD contains the following effects taught in detail:

  1. All In the Cards – A simple, yet powerful, effect where a looked-at-card is stopped at by the spectator.
  2. On, In and Under – Eddie performs an impossible transposition, where cards on, in and under the deck box transpose instantly with the cards in his hand.
  3. Poker Deal – Here Eddie presents an impossible poker deal that is within grasp of any card handler.
  4. Transfer Aces – This effect utilises one of Eddie’s favourite deck controls to move the 4 aces to the top of 4 different packets of cards.

Also included are performance only versions of:

  1. Ginsberg Poke Aces
  2. McColl’s Lost Aces

These effects are taught on Eddie’s “Glasgow Connection” DVD.

This DVD also includes a Toolbox section that covers in depth-teaching of:

  1. The Strip-Out Shuffle
  2. Vernon’s Cold Deck Cut
  3. The Jennings Cut
  4. Triple Cut

Also included is a bonus item, Eddie’s handling of Marlo’s Cut Palm.

Eddie has also included a short interview where he covers who his inspirations are, and a few stories of his first time meeting Gordon Bruce. Also on the DVD is a short section that shows Eddie sessioning one of his effects with George McBride during the filming of the DVD.

A downloadable version of this is also available.

Produced and Edited by Jack Talbot
With thanks to George McBride, Chris Noble and Sean Harrington

Additional information

Weight0.1 kg
Dimensions22.9 × 16.2 × 0.3 cm


“Some time ago I gave my highest recommendation to a DVD called “The Glasgow Connection” by a Scottish magician named Eddie McColl, published by Russ Stevens’ RSVP Magic. Not too many magicians know of Eddie’s work, and that’s too bad. His card handing is soft and smooth and his approach to magic is understated. I love it.

Eddie has recently published a set of video lecture notes, enticingly titled “Lecture Notes 2019”, available for £20 (plus p&p) for DVD or £18 for download, and it’s a killer, the perfect companion to the Glasgow Connection. It’s got three performance-only effects (the explanations are on Glasgow Connection), four fully explained effects, and a toolbox with 3-camera simultaneous views of Vernon’s Cold Deck Cut, Jennings’ Cut, Cut Palm, Triple Cut and the best explanation of the Stripout Shuffle and Transfers I have ever witnessed.

As you might surmise, this is not self-working, or even semi-automatic, magic. This is the stuff the big boys use, and Eddie is a master. His work is invisible and allows him to perform absolute miracles.  His teachers include the very talented Gordon Bruce and Eddie knows the card literature very well.

So I guess it all depends on how serious you are about your card magic. If you’re very serious and want to put in the work, Eddie McColl’s “Lecture Notes 2019” and “The Glasgow Connection” will give you the tools to knock the socks off laymen and magicians alike.”—Matt Field