This came across my Facebook feed today, it’s probably the best stage levitation I’ve ever seen! Turn on the sound and watch the video:
There are several things that make this great. First of all it’s well performed. Next it starts with a very relatable premise, which isn’t floating, but flying and it does it in a very relatable way…fans. The fans give it “process” that’s missing in so many magic show levitations. Showing some sort of “process” is big in mentalism, but not soo much in magic. Also probably every at some point in time has floated something with a fan, or even been floated by a fan at one of the indoor skydiving place, so it gives people a point of reference.
One thing this doesn’t do is waste time with proving there are no wires. I’m aware that this isn’t performed in a magic show, so proving there are not wires isn’t the issue. It makes me wonder if the hoop is necessary in a magic show?
Yesterday I had a guy come up to me after a show and tell me how much he loved magic. This is great! He was telling me about how he loves watching magic on TV, and how sleight of hand is his favorite to watch, he especially loved Shin Lim on America’s Got Talent. Then … Continue reading “”
Yesterday I had a guy come up to me after a show and tell me how much he loved magic. This is great! He was telling me about how he loves watching magic on TV, and how sleight of hand is his favorite to watch, he especially loved Shin Lim on America’s Got Talent.
Then things got a bit interesting. He told me how he loved David Blaine, and remembers actually seeing him do street magic in Seattle. He told me about how he saw him levitate four feet off the ground and reach his arm through a window of a store!
The only problem is that I’m betting he didn’t actually see that. Those were things that happened on the TV show, not in real life. The way the guy told me, I believe that he remembers seeing those things happen. He very well may have run into David Blaine in Seattle who showed him a couple of tricks, but not reaching through a window.
It’s great that a magician connected with this guy and put amazing memories into his head. We all do this on some level, audiences memories tend to forget things, or remember them wrong over time. Many magicians use this to their advantages. Look into what you currently do and see what you can do to make the memory even more amazing than the real thing!