Who is DAVE?


DAVE is an acronym for the Digital Annotated Video Experience. "He" is a Jeff Copeland original creation combining book and video together for teaching sleight of hand magic.

Because of the incredible, well organized detail of DAVE, it's like speed reading, you will learn magic quicker than ever before!

Among magicians, there is a constant debate between which medium is best to learn from: Book or Video? Both mediums have great benefits but also some pitfalls, so the debate continues.

Video learning teaches timing and misdirection, which is a hard concept to read about. When properly presented on video, performers can see and comprehend sleights that may be difficult to describe in print.

Books, however, can give deeper theories that may be difficult to capture on video. They typically go through more tedious editing and there is still something about the still photography of textbooks that aids in learning in a way that video just doesn't. 

Pictures allow hand positions to be mirrored and meditated upon. Constantly rewinding a video to attempt such focus on a particular part of a routine is frustrating and slows down the learning process. Books unfortunately are a slower learning process.

So, Copeland presents his solution to the old argument of Book or Video with an exclusive teaching concept that is the best of both worlds.  

Just like modern video teaching, viewers will benefit from a HD download that teaches all the moves, but the DAVE format is unconventional because it also includes classic text annotations with tips and advanced ideas, as well as still photographs to the moves, just like a book!

DAVE streams online and is easy to use. The video plays and tells you when to turn the pages of the book in an interactive manor. The interaction is key to keeping you engaged with the content. DAVE also has built in links to other pages, ideas, and some projects even feature "mouse over" photographs where you get multiple angles of the same sleight, for even more clarity!

Everything syncs together and the detailed teaching meets you at your individual skill level.

The goal is to make the digital learning of magic interactive and as easy as possible, so you can quickly get out and perform!


DAVE is available on several projects, including:

Corner Pocket





For Inquires on using DAVE in your magic project or any non-magic teaching projects, use the contact form. 

Note: For the full experience, the DAVE teaching format is best viewed streaming on a desktop, laptop or large screen using approved browsers: Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. A full size screen simply allows you to take in all the content. In each DAVE purchase, a standard video only download is also available for use with mobile devices to watch offline or on the go.