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Artemis17
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Hi all,

I'm making my promotional video or trailer at the moment, filming my different shows and venues I do magic at, but I'm still wondering how I'll put that all together.

Do you have promotional videos of other magicians that would be good to watch to get ideas about how to present it, how long, pictures, talk over... Any advice is welcome! Smile

Thanks in advance!
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Just filming shows is about the toughest way to do it. Storyboard it in your head. Then create those moments in your show. Film them. Only worry about that segment this show. Then move to the next and so forth. It is beget than hoping you catch the right angle of this or whatever.
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Good advice. Also I suggest first deciding the type of video you are seeking first. Do you wantr just live performance clips, do you want to have a narrative intro or a narrative throughout, do you you want to speak direct to camera, or some other format? Once ths is decided then as Danny suggests storyboard the project from the first shot graphic, photo or footage, through the final fade out/fade to black. This makes the entire process much easier and more focused. Then as said focus on exactly the exact shots, clips and scenes you need.

I always suggest to my students not to view a lot of others videos as it can could and confuse what you are seeking. Also you must keep in mind several crucial elements such as who is the video intended for, who is this target? What is the purpose of the video, what is your call to action, how do you want then to respond, and so on. This should be your starting point and then once decided everything works off of and according to that. This is why seeing others videos can be misleading and problematic. They may have an entirely different target, motive, CTA or overall purpose. Their video may be right for their decisions and direction, but not yours.
Artemis17
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Thanks for the great advice Danny and Mind pro. I hadn't thought of it this way. I'll storyboard all of it from beginning to end then, it will be much clearer in my mind this way.

My aim is to have a promo video to show to talent agencies and agents, most of them want to have a video and see me live before they do anything. I'm trying to get into the corporate market.
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Then I strongly suggest making it an agent-friendly video, meaning do not include any website or contact info of your own so they are able to use it for their clients.
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