These DVD's got me started in magic, there is no better source to start with then this .The set goes over everything from false shuffles ,cuts, counts and displays to multiple palms, lifts and shifts as well as miscellaneous flourishes, one handed cuts , key card replacement and the divided deck principle.
I think Daryl is a wonderful magician and teacher, and you can really feel his warmth even though the screen, the feeling that you are in good hands.
My only criticism is that Volume 1 did not start off with the overhand shuffle as other sets do, I believe the over hand shuffle to be a far more deceptive method then the double undercut and table cuts, also some of the material is taught rather quickly and you may have to go to additional sources to master them, Daryl chooses not to include The Pass in set and discusses his decision , whole I disagree I wholeheartedly respect and know where he is coming from, however I think that as someone starting out tin magic you should not let anyone deter from trying something, if I were to listen to Daryl's advice on not trying the pass, I would not have achieved the invisible pass I have now .
I overall this DVD set is an amazing resource and should be in every library!
The Encyclopedia of Card Sleights by Daryl - Volumes 1 - 8 - DVD