Have you ever wondered why some magicians can take a simple effect and create a magical, meaningful and memorable experience with it? And yet, the same effect in the hands of another may not register as powerfully? These questions have intrigued me for a long time and I have been passionate about finding the answers - the secrets to creating a magical and memorable performance with my own work.
The Mastering Magic Seminar will be taking place over a weekend in early September 2012 (date to be confirmed tomorrow) and we will be exploring the answers to these questions and a lot more.
To wet your appetite, the answers to these question are actually staring us in the face. All you need to do is study the work of great magicians at work and model their approach - this is easier said than done. The secret to modelling will be found in having a direct access to the magicians who inspire us. Regrettably, many of the great masters are no longer with us.
Fortunately, we do have archive footage of great magicians to learn from. Take a look at the video below.
From this video performance of Fred Kaps, we can see how he has taken a classic trick and effused it with his charm, technical precision, great acting ability and class to delivery one of the greatest performances of 'The Homing Card' we have ever seen.
At our next event in The Mastering Magic series, we will be exploring in great detail, the secrets to presenting magic in such a way that our audience is left touched , moved and inspired by the experience.