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Buckley's Principles and Deceptions...

The best place to hide the secret of entertainment/magic is a book.

Of course it is also continuously learned, when you start working.

"to know and not to do, is not to know"

Seems I read that somewhere.

Read somewhere else analysis causes paralysis.
Sort of like the centipede that fell over, when asked how does he walk with so
many legs.



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On 2010-01-20 10:51, Harris wrote:
Buckley's Principles and Deceptions...

The best place to hide the secret of entertainment/magic is a book.

Of course it is also continuously learned, when you start working.

"to know and not to do, is not to know"

Seems I read that somewhere.

Read somewhere else analysis causes paralysis.
Sort of like the centipede that fell over, when asked how does he walk with so
many legs.



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Harris you rock man, I like the way you think.

I believe it was Ghandi that said "....nothing is better than knowledge learned, but knowledge applied...."
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Thanks Jason,

I am but a conduit, passing things through.

Be safe, well and creative.


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"Strong magic" by Ortiz should be on your list as well...
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Enough sources to keep anyone busy for a long time. I would also suggest watching Greg Wilsons 'On the Spot' and David Stones 'Quit Smoking' and his 'One Coin Routine'.
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One of the most beneficial one I found while learning is in a book called
EXPERT CARD TECHNIQUE by Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue.
It's an old publication is now being published by Dover Books.
The last two chapters on Misdirection and presentation are worth the price of the book. You can probably get it at one of those big book stores as they reprinted a lot of the old classics.
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On 2010-01-22 02:16, chappy wrote:
Enough sources to keep anyone busy for a long time. I would also suggest watching Greg Wilsons 'On the Spot' and David Stones 'Quit Smoking' and his 'One Coin Routine'.


David stone is awesome. I'm a big Greg Wilson fan too. I remember when I first got On the Spot a few years back...I really had to build up to it, and I'm still adding touches to the effect I use from it.
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It appears very clearly that both of these performers misdirect very naturally, using their full body to misdirect.
Their routines are structured with built in misdirection and 'fit' their movements and performance mannerisms perfectly.I think there is plenty to be gained from watching and studying their performances.

I am interested to learn which routine you use of Greg Wilsons. I saw him lecture last year and enjoyed it a lot. His energy and 'naturalness' came through and left a strong impression.
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Try "The Secret Art of Magic" by Nowlin Craver and Eric Evans. It is a fantastic journey into the art of misdirection as it applies to performing magic.
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Remember that every principle has to be used naturally by you or the "character" you portray.

Though I took group lessons from Slydini, I couldn't use his gestures directly in my act.
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Great point, like I couldn't use the gestures of someone that comes a cross as a swindler in my act because I have an honest face
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On 2010-01-27 22:55, Jason Fox wrote:
Great point, like I couldn't use the gestures of someone that comes a cross as a swindler in my act because I have an honest face


Drawing from speech communication, the greatest impact on an audience is who they perceive you to be. So, conguency of character is more important than you clothes or accent. Are your actions congruent from effect to effect? Do you balance Anticipation and Surprise? If the audience likes and respects you they readily follows clues of "Directed Attention." If they are bored or confused they might look anywhere but where you want. Do you like your audience and what you are doing? Wasn't it Thurston who stood in the wings chanting, "I love this audience?"

Of course, this is all in those recommended books, but maybe this lends a different perspective. You can't "misdirect Attention" id you don't command attention in the first place.
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