Magic Café Donations
users can post new topics and replies in this forum
I forgot my password!
Click Here to review the topic.
[quote] On 2007-07-30 13:32, the levitator wrote: I always laugh out loud when so-called performers bash an effect because they think the method is so simple. The greatest performers that I've been fortunate to learn from have taught me that it's 90% presentation/ 10% method. I have made women cry with the cross-cut force. I am not a bully who enjoys making women cry, but I have created an emotionally-strong tarot reading with a strong ending. I never take to heart the advice of those who bash an effect based on its method. I will be the first to admit that there are some cruddy methods out there. But combined with a strong, emotional presentation, even they can pass for great effects. It's especially funny when creators are bashed because their effects won't fool "educated" people. Firstly, that kind of comment is just rude and assumptive. Secondly, sometimes the easiest people to "fool" are those who think they have all the answers. Personally, I've never had to worry about whether my audience was "educated" or not, because I'm not worried about fooling them. I only worry about entertaining them and sharing a moment of fun and excitement. Maybe that is the problem with the perspective of some "performers". Too much focus on hiding the method and not enough focus on being interesting to watch. What's ironic is that the best way to hide a method is to wrap it with a strong presentation. I'm only halfway through the book, and I have already busted a cloud for my neighbor about a half hour ago when she was home on her lunch break. She's a social worker, and I believe her to be very intelligent. Whether or not she knew the method, her reaction that of amazement. It might help that we already have a good relationship and she has seen many of my performances. It might also help that I didn't just "point and shoot". But I think what helps me the most when I entertain people is that I'm not a jerk who believes that my primary job is to fool people. Even "educated" people can appreciate that and just enjoy being entertained. [/quote]
] [BBcode is
on this Post
on this Post
Top of Page
All content & postings Copyright © 2001- 2013 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.180221 seconds, requiring 7 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on
The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of
The Magic Café,
Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.