Archive for the 'Advice' Category

How Magicians Become Magicians

Posted by Michael on July 30th, 2019

Magician’s Masterclass posted this short featuring several performers, including Graemazing, Scott Boyd and Joan Caesar, explaining their journey to become magicians.

A Little Advice From Michael Kent

Posted by Michael on July 17th, 2019

Not a performance but instead words of wisdom from magician Michael Kent at the Virginia Governor’s School at Radford University.

Learn To Juggle For International Juggling Day 2019

Posted by Michael on June 7th, 2019

International Juggling Day 2019 is (by our reckoning) a week from tomorrow (Saturday, June 15)… so once again we are challenging all y’all iTricksters to learn to juggle. This year we present world record holder Josh Horton’s three ball tutorial. If you need advanced tricks then check out this playlist of videos from the International Jugglers’ Association.

And once again I will admit I can not juggle. But I will try again this year.

Jim Meskiman and Marco Tempest

Posted by Michael on May 10th, 2019

Impressionist Jim Meskiman recently posted this video featuring his conversations with techno-magician Marco Tempest.

Frank Paris Shows Off His Close Up Case

Posted by Michael on January 25th, 2019

Frank Paris posted this long form video looking at his professional close up case and how it is organized. If you are a performer or have an interest in performing, you might want to check it out… but it comes in at a whopping 25 minutes!

This seems like a great way to close out the week… hope y’all stay safe and warm this weekend!

Finding Magic On Roku

Posted by Michael on January 11th, 2019

iTricks Tower Midwest got a Roku a while ago and we’ve been poking around for magic content ever since… So far these are the public Roku channels I have found. If you have a private channel. please let us know.

Magic Live, featuring the magic of Tony Chapparo
Magic Murray, featuring Murray SawChuck
Franz Harary’s Magic Illusions, which is exactly what it sounds like
Magic! the newest magic channel, featuring Daniel Fernandez
Magic Shows, a kind of random selection of magic from YouTube
Haines House Of Cards, videos from the brick and mortar business, the video above is something that you might find on this channel

In addition, there are plenty of other channels (YouToo America, Red Bull, Netflix, The CW etc) on Roku with magic content.

Some Inspiration For Your Video Friday

Posted by Michael on November 2nd, 2018

The latest installment of Derek Selinger’s web series Magic Inspired focuses on how working in Las Vegas changed Derek’s life.