Archive for the 'Advice' Category

From Marines To Full Time Magician [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on December 26th, 2017

Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini was on the 50 Cent webseries This Is 50 last week talking about his transition (or rather the lack of transition) from being a US Marine to full time Las Vegas magician. It is an interesting long form chat… but be warned: the host says early on that cursing it not only allowed, it is mandatory!

SparkFun Talks To Mario The Magician

Posted by Michael on September 22nd, 2017

The folks over at Spark Fun (an electronics company) posted this interview with Mario the Magician about his magic and how his “maker” skills literally build his act.

Derek Del Gaudio’s Invisible Dialogue

Posted by Michael on August 18th, 2017

This is a promotional video for the upcoming 2017 Future of Storytelling Summit featuring Derek DelGaudio. It is very interesting… You can find out more about the summit on their website. This is what inspired today’s “advice” theme.

…And you can think about every Derek says for the rest of the weekend. Have a safe one! But first we have to get through Friday.

Vinh Giang On Presentation And Showmanship

Posted by Michael on August 18th, 2017

This is a longer video (about 20 minutes)… perfect for lunch! In it Vinh Giang shares a video of a TEDx Talk he did (we aren’t sure where) on magic and showmanship. We do know, though, that you can see more on Vinh Giang on his official website and that this video was presented on the 52 Cards YouTube Page.

David Copperfield On Young Hollywood

Posted by Michael on August 18th, 2017

In this 2014 interview from Young Hollywood David Copperfield talks about his appearance on the season finale of The Amazing Race but he also touches upon many more interesting (and timely) points about technology and performing. You could do a lot worse than getting advice from Copperfield…

Chris Ramsay On Creating Magic [Mild NSFW Language]

Posted by Michael on August 18th, 2017

We think that we might just make today’s Video Friday theme advice or food for thought or something along those lines… and in that (vaguely defined) spirit we bring you this video from Chris Ramsay titled “How I Create Magic.” Now, he doesn’t mean new effects but the actual magic component of his performances. Only the first half of the video is his advice, then he does some unboxing of mail.

Essential Magic Books

Posted by Michael on August 11th, 2017

Faculty from the Jeff McBride School of Magic and Mystery, including Eugene Burger, discuss important books for your magic library.