HEY ALL this month we're doing it a little differently: Even though all the new material has been added to the various appropriate playlists, we've ALSO made the FEATURED PRODUCT a playlist containing all the new uploads IN ONE PLACE!
This will be how we do it in the future, in other words each month the new stuff is featured top of the site, and easy to find!
YOU'RE WELCOME :)
NOTE FROM STEVE: I heard from some members that they were feeling a bit overwhelmed with the sheer volume of material on MOTG, and felt they couldn’t catch up. I kinda love that!
Look, this is why I’ve created MOTG, there's no rush, no one is chasing you. As a member you can pick and choose, watch an effect and see how it fits, browse and soak up the information, you never know how just seeing one effect can inspire or inform something else. Allowing your brain the time to work on stuff is the benefit of having a subscription. Knowing theres never a chance you'll 'lose the DVD'.
You can also just relax knowing that wherever you are, you can search for items whenever you need them, from simple self working tricks and clever bar bets to entertain the friends and family to routines of pure sleight of hand to hit them hard Or maybe just play one of the many interviews or lectures while you're driving... you get the idea.
This is Masterclass on steroids!
So I hope you'll relax, browse, search and simply soak up the magic on this site. That's what it's for :)
NOTE FOR NOVEMBER:
STARTING NEXT MONTH: ACTS!
Something to look forward to!
Part of this site is education but a big part of this is just about the fun of performing, and so for the newbies who want to do magic for their pals, the parents who want to distract their kids and the Pros looking for the next full set to add to their repertoire, we will be creating a category called ACTS.
ACTS will contain specially curated mini playlists where we take the material on the site and organize it into, well, an ACT, a performance, something with a beginning a middle and an end.
This was something very popular with Theo Annemann back in the days of The Jinx magazine, and we want to re-invent it for Magic On The Go members. We’ll be putting sequences together that take the guess work out of routining, this way you can take the act you like the best, and work on it without any surprises or the distractions.
OK, HERE IS OCTOBER'S MATERIAL AND IT'S EXCESSIVE
What's up for this month? It’s been a bit crazy with a house move, kids starting kindergarten…sniff sniff… script deadlines, a few auditions and prepping for the Genii convention next week, where I’ll be lecturing and performing, BUT we did it, we still got everything done and more, shooting in the new studio, and this months material really covers the spectrum.
First off, I re-shot CLOCK IT from last month, it should now be clearer, especially with the addition of the bloody method!
So how is this month different? Because I was prepping for Genii Convention and we know that many of you can't be there, so we've decided to include the visual video lecture notes for you here too! BUT there's nothing 'notesy' about them as you'll see. These are in depth extensive teach-in films.
We are going green with lecture notes, no DVDs, no printed pamphlets, just a special playlist here on MOTG to encourage others to try out the site, and also to be able to give the DETAIL in method that there wont be time for in the actual lecture, and best of all, to share it with all of you, first.
So all of this months material is called THE GENII LECTURE and all 28 videos are featured at the top of the site.
1) PLATES: A way to use the DEKOLTA SOUP BOWLS as the ideal opener, including a whole section on vanishing a silk.
2) CULPITT'S SIX CARDS TO POCKET: Fred Culpitt's brilliant -way ahead of its time- take on the classic effect.
3) VALENTINE ON CULPITT: Steve's inspired take on Fred's routine, kicking it up into a sequence of powerful, clean, and smooth miracles.
3) THE 'HANKY TRICK': The real work on the Jardine Ellis effect, explained in detail with additions by Steve that emphasize the surprise and magical nature of the effect.
4) ACE SMASH: Steve's personal Ace production routine from his stand up show that messes with the audience in a really fun way. Just when they think you've screwed up, you turn the tables and get them on your side.
5) STACKED, THANKS TO PERCY: Inspired by an interview with the 'king of the street conjurors', Percy Press, this is Steve's super fast take on the classic Stack of Pence, one of the few coin routines that are really worth doing.
6) IT’S A WONDERFUL BOX
To our knowledge no one has ever tried a teach-in on the classic underused Demon Silk Wonderbox. Perhaps because the instructions were always classically bad, and the handling always felt unconvincing. Within these 40 minutes of video Steve details the history, secrets and routining as well as a number of brand new moves and additions that drag the trick screaming into the modern age.
This includes an additional video of JUST the moves to aid in practice.
SUPER STAB PLUS ADDITIONS: So last month we uploaded the first 10 videos on the brilliant Milbourne Christopher effect SUPER STAB.
Now we add the EIGHT MORE VIDEOS, with some stunning variations that will blow you away. Awesome gags, ideas and bits of business are also included to help you build your own personal sequence. A total of EIGHTEEN VIDEOS on one subject, it's a mini C2P!
And finally, INTERLUDES: a fun new section that will collect many of those little moments and bits of business that can spice up an act and make a show memorable. THREE videos here to start with.
So as you can see lots of fun stuff. If you are coming to the Genii convention (and it looks like it is going to be incredible time) please come say hi, and dont miss the lecture as I try to cram all of this into ONE BLOODY HOUR...
It's going to rock!
Steve and the team