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Topic: TV Magic - Any Ideas?
Message: Posted by: Oli (Nov 18, 2003 06:19AM)
I'm about to film some magic for a sky channel around the 'street magic' theme. Just wondering if anyone can think of anyideas that are a bit different and not so run of the mill? There will be 2 cameras and we'll be around a town centre.


Message: Posted by: Insomniacs Dream (Nov 18, 2003 06:30AM)
How did you go about getting in contact with the sky channel

Message: Posted by: Blainer (Nov 18, 2003 06:57AM)
Cool, what time of the year are you going to be on sky? And what is the name of the programe?
Message: Posted by: Oli (Nov 18, 2003 12:20PM)
Through a contact I have. I work in TV anyway so I'm always hearing of programme ideas etc. It hasn't been filmed yet and I'm not to sure when the TX date will be although I shall keep you posted.

Message: Posted by: Insomniacs Dream (Nov 18, 2003 08:41PM)
I'm trying to get some tv work at the moment, its killing me lol but congratulati=ons, I i have any ideas ill be sure to tell you and keep us posted

Message: Posted by: Oli (Nov 19, 2003 11:06AM)
Cheers Alan,

To be honest, there are so many TV companies looking to produce magic shows at the moment (including mine!!) as it's become quite 'cool'. So if you hunt around you should get some exposure. The trouble is there are only so many hip concepts you can produce before you start to go around in circles.

Over here we already have Monkey Magic, 50 Greatest Tricks, Greatest Magic ever, Magick, Derren Brown etc. With the expection of the Greatest series, all work on the street magic principle (Derren Brown being slightly less about full-on magic). Magick tried to take the wierd route which worked well, but I know of another company that is close to producing a series a bit like it, but much more dark.

It seems that you can repackage effects many times but to have a concept that with be completley different is getting harder to do! My advice is to get a camera and go and film some of your own stuff and do it like that. Would be a lot more fun as well!

Message: Posted by: Markus Pocus (Nov 22, 2003 06:42PM)
Don't do street magic, do l33t magic like me (Marcus). It is what TV is crying out for.

:xmastree: :xmastree:
Message: Posted by: Insomniacs Dream (Nov 23, 2003 06:57PM)
Yeas I am form scotland and I saw all the shows lol, if you want I have a few concepts ill be relesing on a dvd soon, if you want to pm me we can chat about you using them