Original Magic!

I found the trailer for the upcoming season of Masters of Illusion and you get to see a trick I invented at the 27 second mark:

One of the great things about creating original material, not just presentations is that when you are pitching acts to a TV show you don’t have to worry if something has been done before. This applies to more than just TV, it’s a huge advantage for variety shows as well. You don’t need to fight over who gets to do what trick.

Original content is king!

Do Something Different

I just got back from a conference in Montana that was full of people that book acts.  There were a ton of magician’s there, all trying to get booked.   So how did I make myself stand out?   Simple, I do fairly unique tricks…well, to put it better I do tricks that have unique … Continue reading “Do Something Different”

I just got back from a conference in Montana that was full of people that book acts.  There were a ton of magician’s there, all trying to get booked.

 

So how did I make myself stand out?

 

Simple, I do fairly unique tricks…well, to put it better I do tricks that have unique visuals.  This gives the feeling of a unique trick.   For example my “Tossed Out Deck” uses an original method which allows me to know who picked what card, however at it’s core it’s still a tossed out deck.  Then I use an original way to reveal the cards, and like magic, I have a trick that no one else is doing.

 

You don’t need to completely create a trick.  In my “Tossed Out Deck” I started with the standard frame work and then started changing things.  This is also an easy way to create new tricks.  Take a standard trick, change the method, then change the presentation.  The nice thing about this is I can now do my version of this trick in a show where someone does the classic version and it won’t feel like a duplicated trick.

 

Louie