Monday, February 20, 2017

New Video From The Steampunk Illusionist

To give you a little background, the first week of Jan 2017, I started a new project called Weekly Wizardry on Facebook. The idea is to post new magic trick videos every week all year long. Some weeks will have more than one, so when it's all over there will be about 58-62 unique magic videos.

All of the videos are short, 30 seconds to 1.5 minutes. That might change as time goes on however. The latest video (above) featured a 100 year old magic item. Knowing of course that the magic from 100 years ago was presented in a slower and more deliberate fashion, I had to try and come up with a way to make it fit modern standards but still have the old time feel. I believe I accomplished the goal well.

But an amazing thing happened. After we worked out the handling of this new/old trick, we began to see it as not a stand alone effect, but rather part of a much longer and more in depth magic routine. This is VERY exciting to me and the work has already started on a sort of magic/manipulation act that begins with the item you see above and morphs and blends into other effects, culminating in a lot of interesting surprises along the way.

One issue we have is that some of our material is very Victorian and other stuff is clearly Steampunk. Finding a happy medium between the two is the tough part, but we are working on it. I expect to have a general outline of the act very soon!!!

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