Tell Me About DAVE!


DAVE is an acronym for the Digital Annotated Video Experience. That is a fancy way of saying you are watching a video and reading a book at the same time to learn magic!

DAVE is an original creation of Jeff Copeland, Copeland Coins' founder. No other magic company gives you this value!

Because of the incredibly well organized detail of DAVE, it's like speed reading, you will learn magic quicker than ever before! The entire process is streamlined and effective.

Plus, you will learn how to do things correctly...The first time. All the details are clearly presented from multiple angles. It's a fun way to learn.

Go to any Copeland Coins brand product page and read the reviews. You will hear how users love DAVE!

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

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

Books; however, can give deeper theories that may be challenging to capture on video. Printed works typically go through a much more tedious editing process and there is still something about the use of photography in textbooks that aids in learning at each individual's own pace without feeling rushed.

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. As you can see, a solution for using these two learning aids together has been needed for some time...

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

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, theory, history, and advanced ideas, as well as still photographs to the moves, just like a book!

DAVE is three parts:

    1. First, there is a teaching video that can stream or can be downloaded. As the video plays, page frames appear that complement the teaching video with text and pictures. It's the book and video combined.
    2. Second, if you desire to use DAVE on a mobile device, a small screen friendly video is also included! You can watch the video all by itself without the pictures and frame.
    3. And finally there is an eBook that compliments the video. When you purchase a DAVE product, we email you the PDF eBook. Inside this eBook you get all the details to access the videos. Then you can use this as a companion to the mobile friendly video mentioned in part two or to refresh yourself after watching the video and study the text and photos at your own pace!


Everything syncs together and the detailed teaching meets you at your individual skill level. Read the product reviews, it’s seemless!

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 Copeland Coins produced projects:

Brass Class

Corner Pocket



Okito Fly

Money Goblet



Sly Palm



And more...



Note: For the full experience, the DAVE teaching format is BEST viewed streaming on a desktop, laptop or large screen of at least 11 inches. A full size screen simply allows you to take in all the content. In each DAVE purchase, a standard, video only download (just like traditional downloads) is also available for use with mobile devices to watch offline or on the go as well as the eBook PDF.







Make Beautiful Magic.™ 




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