Easy Way To Be Creative…

One of the hardest things to do is to sit down and try to come up with ideas. Your options are too broad, you need to narrow it down and give yourself some rules. Some examples would be doing trick with a dollar bill, or an animation that doesn’t use invisible thread. When I travel … Continue reading “Easy Way To Be Creative…”

One of the hardest things to do is to sit down and try to come up with ideas. Your options are too broad, you need to narrow it down and give yourself some rules. Some examples would be doing trick with a dollar bill, or an animation that doesn’t use invisible thread.


When I travel I make videos of magic tricks using things that I find in my hotel room. Limiting the main prop of the trick to things in the room narrows your focus.

Another way to narrow your focus is to find one of the calendars online that lists all of the national days. For example today is National Coffee Day. You then create a magic trick for whatever today is.

Here’s an example of three tricks that use a coffee cup that I did for the tricks in a hotel video series:

Fun Surprise!!!

While scrolling through facebook, I saw that Dom Chambers got passed through to the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent. This was of interest to me as I had made a prop for him to use on the show. Here’s video of his act from AGT last night: He uses my Evaporation trick to pour the … Continue reading “Fun Surprise!!!”

While scrolling through facebook, I saw that Dom Chambers got passed through to the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent. This was of interest to me as I had made a prop for him to use on the show.


Here’s video of his act from AGT last night:

He uses my Evaporation trick to pour the beer into the video screen. The bottle was custom made for his act. It was a fun project, and I’m always glad to see people use magic that I’ve created!

Red Evaporation Trick

How I’m using the Evaporation trick in my show right now is pretty simple.  I take pour red liquid into a cup and when I turn the cup over a red ball falls out.  Not much to it.   There is one little thing that I sometimes have to do to the liquid.  Sometimes the … Continue reading “Red Evaporation Trick”

How I’m using the Evaporation trick in my show right now is pretty simple.  I take pour red liquid into a cup and when I turn the cup over a red ball falls out.  Not much to it.

 

There is one little thing that I sometimes have to do to the liquid.  Sometimes the liquid it too clear, so I have to make it a little more opaque.  How I do that is simple add a few drops of non-dairy creamer to it and that makes it cloudy.

 

Using non-dairy creamer makes cleaning up the bottle little bit easier.  Something in the dairy that makes the bottle get a little gross over time.  There’s no reason why you can’t use milk, or half and half as long as you clean the bottle well after each use.

 

 

Red Evaporation

Lately I’ve been using the RED version of the Evaporation trick.  Since I travel frequently I don’t always have the same access to juice that I’d have at home.  For example when I travel my “orange juice” is actually Tang.  For the red juice when I travel am am staying at a hotel that has … Continue reading “Red Evaporation”

Lately I’ve been using the RED version of the Evaporation trick.  Since I travel frequently I don’t always have the same access to juice that I’d have at home.  For example when I travel my “orange juice” is actually Tang.  For the red juice when I travel am am staying at a hotel that has breakfast I use the following concoction:

Fill the bottle to the desired level with cranberry juice.  This will work, however I prefer my juice a little darker, so I add a drop or two of coffee creamer and that will make the juice opaque.

Hope that helps!

Louie

More Evaporations!

We’re in the middle of the busy holiday performing season, however my distributer is almost out of Evaporations, so I’m fitting some manufacturing time into my busy schedule! I’m amazed that in just over a year I’ve sold over 1,200 of the Evaporation tricks…thank you to everyone that has purchased one! louie www.evaporationtrick.com

We’re in the middle of the busy holiday performing season, however my distributer is almost out of Evaporations, so I’m fitting some manufacturing time into my busy schedule!

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I’m amazed that in just over a year I’ve sold over 1,200 of the Evaporation tricks…thank you to everyone that has purchased one!

louie
www.evaporationtrick.com

Salt Pour Magic Trick

I’ve always loved the salt pour trick, but the initial steal of the gimmick has always looked shifty. I’ve never seen any do the steal where it didn’t look like something was going on. A good solution is is a gimmicked salt shaker, so you are eliminating the steal of the gimmick. An Al Baker … Continue reading “Salt Pour Magic Trick”

I’ve always loved the salt pour trick, but the initial steal of the gimmick has always looked shifty. I’ve never seen any do the steal where it didn’t look like something was going on.

A good solution is is a gimmicked salt shaker, so you are eliminating the steal of the gimmick. An Al Baker Salt Shaker is a great way to do this…if you can find one as they are no longer manufactured.

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Another option is the Vernet Etherial Salt Shaker, however I think it looks like a trick salt shaker.

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Finally it hit me, why not gimmick a large glass salt shaker like the Evaporation gimmick. You’ll get a pour that looks similar to the Al Baker Salt Shaker during the pour, but will be much easier to set and operate.

I’m currently audience testing it right now an so far seems to be working…

Evaporation Routine

When I created the Evaporation gimmick I used it in my show for a routine that I only teach at my magic lectures (for now). I haven’t done this routine in my show for a while, in fact I stopped doing this routine about the time I started marketing the trick. THEN…magicians would come to … Continue reading “Evaporation Routine”

When I created the Evaporation gimmick I used it in my show for a routine that I only teach at my magic lectures (for now). I haven’t done this routine in my show for a while, in fact I stopped doing this routine about the time I started marketing the trick.

THEN…magicians would come to my shows and ask me why I didn’t use the Evaporation in my shows.  So I sat down and wrote an new routine at the beginning of the summer and I’ve done it over a hundred times over the summer. It’s a solid routine that runs about 8 minutes and has a lot of laughs.   If you are in the Fresno, CA area I’m performing the next 13 days at the Big Frenso Fair and I’ll be doing this routine all day in my shows. Come out and check out a show and see how I’m personally using the Evaporation gimmick

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Honestly I think the new routine is better than the old one, has less prep an is easier to do.  Also if you’re in the Fresno area I’m doing a magic lecture on 10/6 and will teach both routines that I’ve done with the Evaporation trick.

Louie

Magic Lecture in Fresno 10/6

In a couple of weeks I’ll be doing a magic lecture for the Fresno Magic Club on 10/6/14 at 7:30pm.  You can check out the routine that I use the Evaporation trick in as well as a lot of my other magic! Come out and say HI! Louie

In a couple of weeks I’ll be doing a magic lecture for the Fresno Magic Club on 10/6/14 at 7:30pm.  You can check out the routine that I use the Evaporation trick in as well as a lot of my other magic!

Come out and say HI!

Louie