The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The July 2010 entrée: Tyler Wilson » » Great book! » » TOPIC IS LOCKED (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

AndiGladwin
View Profile
V.I.P.
UK
578 Posts

Profile of AndiGladwin
I've just finished my compete re-read of Reinventing the Real. As one of the editors, I've probably read it way more than most but I still enjoyed reading the printed product one more time (and it won't be my last, I'm sure).

I can remember seeing you work on many of these tricks before we even worked on Dominatricks. I remember us discussing a really early version of Occam's Edge at a TSD convention, you showing me Running Man in Houston and 36 Wheeler even before that (I seem to remember it was over an ironing board at that hotel that had free cookies!).

What's the creative timeline for you? I know there's no one-technique fits all, but it would be interesting to hear, perhaps how you took something like Occam's Edge and to see how and how long it took to get to where it is.

I've told you several times, but here's one more for luck ... congratulations on a great publication. Please don't release too many books through Cherry Villain; we don't need the competition. :o)

--Andi
Tyler Wilson
View Profile
V.I.P.
Calgary
123 Posts

Profile of Tyler Wilson
Hey Andi!
Ahhh, I remember that ironing board fondly.

To be honest, I can't quite tell you when I feel a routine is ready for publication. Sometimes I just KNOW I have to fix, tweak, or completely overhaul it (whether it be method, presentation, or even overall effect), whereas other times it might be fully developed, but I just won't have a project yet where it would fit in. I have plenty of material that floats around in this undefined mist. And even when I do publish something, I don't stop thinking about it or working on it. Publishing is merely a snapshot in time.

Occam's Edge was a looooong process. It started with the simple idea that it would be cool to be able to clearly keep track of a card in a deck by marking its entire long edge with a Sharpie. That way everyone could always see where it was at all times. That was it. No trick, no effect, no method, no presentation, just an opportunity. The first trick I attempted to apply it to was a badass sandwich trick by Jason Alford, where two cards came together in the deck to surround the selection. I figured that if the two cards had their edges marked, you could see two thick black lines in the deck, and so when they came together it would look pretty cool. The original method I came up with for it was dumber than the new Karate Kid. Time went on and I slowly began coming up with some slick methods to make those marked cards vanish, appear, transport, change colour, wax on wax off, etc. and I began to realize just how versatile the entire concept was, and the new flavor it could add to my card magic. I'm still surprised how far it's come since its early days, but I look forward to see where it'll still go!

Thanks again for all your hard work on the book! It would have been a much inferior project without you.

Tyler Wilson
simonlebon
View Profile
New user
36 Posts

Profile of simonlebon
Great book! Why you don't add a DVD like the first book? (with only the effect)

Simon

Hello from belgium
simonlebon
View Profile
New user
36 Posts

Profile of simonlebon
Sniffff
Tyler Wilson
View Profile
V.I.P.
Calgary
123 Posts

Profile of Tyler Wilson
Hey Simon,
Actually, a DVD was originally planned for the book, but then yada yada yada, there isn't one anymore.

Tyler Wilson
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The July 2010 entrée: Tyler Wilson » » Great book! » » TOPIC IS LOCKED (0 Likes)
<<< Previous Topic Next Topic >>>
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001- 2014 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.059909 seconds, requiring 20 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.
> Privacy Statement <

[9] [7] [4] [3] [3] [0] [2] [1] [8]