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andrelimantara
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Hi, guys

I hope this is the right place to ask this question

I just wonder how do you can get idea to create your own routine in your repetoire ?

Do you read books and watch dvds/videos a lot or it just suddenlly come up in your mind?

Thanks for sharing your opinion......
"Good performance comes from good practice, Great performance comes from the heart - Andre Limantara"
Jonathan Townsend
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On 2006-05-16 04:35, andrelimantara wrote:
Hi, guys

I hope this is the right place to ask this question

I just wonder how do you can get idea to create your own routine in your repetoire ?

Do you read books and watch dvds/videos a lot or it just suddenlly come up in your mind?

Thanks for sharing your opinion......




Yes, and mostly not in magic shop sources.

Only after having an idea for what an audience might enjoy seeing do I look for method.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
RandyStewart
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What I purchase and add to any act (which is rare now) is selected as it compliments everything else that occurs during the act.

The ideas stem from what is already there in the act.

As for the original act, the original idea came from God knows where.
JackScratch
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The ideas for routines should come from every single aspect of life. You can watch the routines of other artists to get some structural ideas. The idea is to then apply the various sitautions of life to a routine in a meaningful way. It's hard to discribe this process because it is art. You want to create something original, and the more someone tells you how to do it, the less original it will be. Writing is the act of giving birth to something of beauty, hopefully. You want it to be completely yours. You want it to represent you. Art is an artists way of showing others what he has seen.
kregg
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I perform to music and have found music to be a great inspiration. I am also very good at visualizing.
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C Christian
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For me...Books and by that I mean Novels, Movies, Cartoons and exercising. Just about any activity can trigger an idea for me and that idea goes to paper and from there I run with it if I like it.
I find a few magicians out there that their only hobbie is magic...they are not into sports or any other activity which is fine but to be creative and come up with stuff on your own you should be interested in other activities. It helps keep my mind sharp and allows me to be creative. well at least I think I am creative....
hope this helps cheers chris
Lee Darrow
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It's easy to be funny when you have the whole government working for you. Will Rogers said that, many years ago and comedy magic works the same way for me. I look at what makes me laugh and then look at what magical effect or trick I can apply to it or where it would fit into my show.

For bizarre magick, I ake a different approach - I think about what a "real" sorcerer might be able to do and then try to come up with a way that he or she could do it convincingly using techniques from OUR end of the Art.

The same goes for mentalism, to be honest - and both of them have to have good reasons for every move and action, too.

Lee Darrow, C.H.
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