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Okay, I need a little help here. I have not done magic too seriously for the last few months - haha get seriously. Anyway, I got offered to do a TV show again in front of a live audience in Manhatten, NY. What effects might you guys recommend for a live audience to see and would look good on TV?? Thanks in advance!

SIXX

P.S. Stand up magic, pretty much a parlor situation. Very visual.

I have a few ideas that I will post later.
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Ok when is the show?'

Why not do the tricks that got you the job in the first place?

My grandfather always told me to "Dance with the girl who brung ya!".

Don't come up with new stuff, do the stuff your already good at.
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....and try not to say ummm as much when the camera's pointing at you!!
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..ummmm ok lol. The stuff I did was close-up which can't be seen in this case on a stage. I was thinking about keeping it simple. Doggie bag,Ketchup bottle. And a few little other effects maybe a mentalism effect also.
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When will it be on?
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If you don't do the type of magic that is required for the show then DON'T DO THE SHOW!!!

You are headed for disaster and really making a public fool of yourself.

Not for just a few people mind you, lots of them.

I would personally never take a mentalist job. It is not what I do. Do yourself a favor and stick to what you know best and do that. It is just smarter.
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If you have to ask us what effects to do then you are not ready. You have not put in the time and homework to create a solid base of magic.

Just from reading your post tells me that you only want the easy way out. It sure would be nice to have everyone at the Café brainstorm and invent new acts for eachother. Anything great comes from work. Work on your OWN act and it just might pay off!

I am from the old school, where all secerts were held close and only revealed once trust has been earn. Those days are gone as you can tell by the opening post.


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I think this post is a joke.
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Zack I really hope so.
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Probably so. Being on TV in New York is a big thing since most if not all of the television stations here broadcast to the whole U.S.. Unless it's a local TV show.

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Ok wow ! I never once said I don't know what I'm doing.I can do that show right now if I had to.What I did ask was , what do you guys recommend??I was open to suggestions.Maybe something that I would say that's a nice idea let me work with it.I never done a parlor show that would go on television.I assumed that some of you guys might have or read a book that recommended something in this catergory.The show is a few months away I have plenty of time to figure things out until then.Its not that I don't know what I'm doing,im just not ussed to this scenerio.So I asked what might someone recommend.The only thing that throws me off is the T.V part.What plays on television???All I got so far was a bunch of repeat ******** that everyone says when someone post a topic.WHATS THIS??DONT DO IT!!,If I did not know what I was doing I would have not taking the show.I wanted help becouse I have been really busy as you can see by my activity on the Café, and figure maybe they will help me out.Apparently not.And this post was not a joke , I wanted some advice some thing some people don't want to give.I did not want to know what to do,but what you might recommend.I never asked for sercrets or what exact effect.I wanted a raccommendation that's all.You could have said look at this book or this tape.But all I got was a slap in the face.

THANKS ALOT,
SIXX
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My recomendation stands no matter how mad you get at it..

Do what got the job for you.

If you have to ask for suggestions, don't take the job.

If I had this to do in 6 minutes from now, I would know exactly what to do.

I don't see why your asking if you already apparantly know.
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You didn't mention how long your show will be but If I were performing this show I would perform things like:

Disapearing Silk
Gene Anderson's torn & restored newspaper.
Jumbo Three Card Monte
Linking Rings


that's just me
hope it helps
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I was asking just in case someone may reccomend something I would like to add in.I was not upset with you Danny.I appreciate your advice.

Thanks DANNY AND KONO!

sixx
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I should clarify my position actually

First off any advice given by me has the intent of you being a better performer.

Not so much with the tricks you will do, but with the way you are. I will tell you something most find tough to accept and hard to understand.

The tricks we do are almost irrelivant in any form of magic. What you are actually selling is YOU to the audience. Magic may be our medium, but it is not as important as people may think. You still have to have things down cold no doubt, but it is the "other" things that sepporate performers.

People who put together a few tricks and run out and say "I'm a magician" miss the point completly. In the long run they hurt themselvs.

Six I do not mean you here. I am clarifying why I said what I said is all.

Good luck
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On 2006-02-12 11:34, Dannydoyle wrote:
I should clarify my position actually

First off any advice given by me has the intent of you being a better performer.

Not so much with the tricks you will do, but with the way you are. I will tell you something most find tough to accept and hard to understand.

The tricks we do are almost irrelivant in any form of magic. What you are actually selling is YOU to the audience. Magic may be our medium, but it is not as important as people may think. You still have to have things down cold no doubt, but it is the "other" things that sepporate performers.

People who put together a few tricks and run out and say "I'm a magician" miss the point completly. In the long run they hurt themselvs.

Six I do not mean you here. I am clarifying why I said what I said is all.

Good luck


Well said, Danny. Many of us get too caught up in the tricks and not enough in the entertainment. There's a big difference between the two. A trick or illusion that isn't presented properly can be very boring. Conversely, you can be very entertaining without ever doing a magic trick. Combining the two can be challenging, but is well worth the effort.

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VERYYYY TRUEEEEE!!!!!^^^^^^^^

Great advice Danny!
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