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Rhewin
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On Aug 12, 2022, funsway wrote:
Validation for why I never provide a video of my published effects, nor allow any video of any performance.

You cannot find my work on YouTube, and hopefully never will. Yes, this restricts my presentations opportunities, but I never charge anyway.

Not a solution for every performer - just making it an option.


That's about the only solution if you're wanting to keep proprietary effects a secret. As you said, though, unless you're in a situation you really have control over the venue, it's hard to avoid. A lot of times I perform on stage I know I'm being recorded, so I have to stick to things the camera won't pick up. Some day if I ever have enough clout to rent out a theater that's the first rule I enforce.
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It seems that the discussion here is sparking another thread debating whether to support online magic exposure or not.
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......art=60#5
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On Jul 26, 2005, RickDangerous wrote:
Copycats and people who are not creative kill mentalism...

I agree, they are probably a bigger threat to the art than the internet every will be, as long as they aren't posting their performance on the internet. Smile
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If I may step onto the soapbox for a moment.

There is something inherently childish about those who seek attention by "telling a secret." People who are grown adults getting their thrills and adulation by revealing methods just for the sake of showing off are fools. The value of a secret is in keeping the secret.

Rant off.
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On Aug 16, 2022, Djin wrote:
If I may step onto the soapbox for a moment.

There is something inherently childish about those who seek attention by "telling a secret." People who are grown adults getting their thrills and adulation by revealing methods just for the sake of showing off are fools. The value of a secret is in keeping the secret.

Rant off.

I think that it being great click-bait has something to do with it as well. I miss the way YouTube was before it got monetized.
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