Archive for the 'Advice' Category

Steve Marshall At TEDxMacatawa

Posted by Michael on April 18th, 2017

Steve Marshall is a working magician who has lived in Japan for about two decades, performing in both English and Japanese. In this TEDx talk he addresses the subject of astonishment and how to create it.

Catch more of Steve over on his official (English and Japanese) website.

Life Hacks From Bizzaro

Posted by Michael on April 7th, 2017

Here’s a little something to make your life easier and cut down on your grocery bills (you know, assuming that Oreos are a significant part of your grocery bill) from Bizzaro. It is the start to his new series of life hack videos, so just kick back and prepare for your life to get a whole lot easier and a little more bizarre!

That is, you know, as long as you know magic.

You can follow Bizzaro’s life hacks on his YouTube page or keep up with the man himself over on his official website.

Quit Your Job [NSFW and Not Magic!]

Posted by Michael on April 6th, 2017

Here is some advice/encouragement on quitting your job and following your dream from Wes Barker. There is some coarse language, but all in all some things to think about. About the same time, by the way, Chris Ramsay posted a video about quitting his job (at Ellusionist, which is a job I know some of y’all iTricksters would do anything to have) to follow his dream of making YouTube videos and being his own boss.

And Now A Book Review…

Posted by Michael on April 6th, 2017

This magic video is a little bit different… Steve Woyce is a magician, but he does not do any magic in this clip. Instead, he reviews a book for his audience. He has a few clips like this on his YouTube page, all about sharks because his show, which is aimed at schools and libraries, revolves around sharks. You can learn about his shows at his official Magic Of Sharks website.

George Schindler: Why The World Needs Magic (SAM Video)

Posted by Michael on April 4th, 2017

The Society of American Magicians just posted this video of George Schindler, who received a Lifetime Achievement Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts this past weekend, explaining why he feels the world needs magic.

Learn more about the Society of American Magicians on their site.

Chris Ramsay On Performing For Celebs [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on March 31st, 2017
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We have done a few posts lately about performing magic for celebrities. Coincidently, Chris Ramsay just posted this video about how a lucky plane ride ended with him hanging out with celebrities! It seems to me that the core lesson of this story is that Chris was just sharing his love of magic and it paid of for him big time.

There is some adult language towards the end of this video…

Ramsay Teaches You To Throw Cards

Posted by Michael on March 17th, 2017

Chris Ramsay recently posted this very nice introduction to card throwing for anyone harboring dreams of throwing cards like Gambit or that one guy* in Jackie Chan’s City Hunter movie. You can always see more of Chris over on his website.

*Leon Lai as Kao Ta