When sing Judy's Magic Cast on the first rows/rounds are, as fatoldladyinpjs says, are flat and you are knitting on a top and bottom needle not front and back. As you continue to knit the top needle will become the front needle and the bottom will be the back.
>As per the attached video, how does this work when you are knitting off the back needle in a counter-clockwise direction?
Aren't you supposed to knit clockwise? This is just so confusing to me. How do you make it go the proper way?
You use clockwise and counter-clockwise to describe the knitting direction, for a right hand knitter the direction is generally described as old stitches on left hand needle move to new stitches on the right hand needle. To me this could also be described as counter-clockwise.
When you knit in which hand is the needle with the old stitches and which hand holds the needle with the new stitches.
I do know a number of people that, when knitting in the round, knit on the back needle rather than the front. Their work is knit inside out but it is still very nice work.
AS for me I find the Turkish Cast on very fiddly and prefer Judy's Magic Cast-On, but then with my opinion and $1.00 (US) you can buy a 25 cent cup of coffee.