It’s that time, hope you all had a kick ass month, performing, watching and learning magic. We already have so much great stuff on MOTG, for all skill levels, BUT I’m really proud of this month’s new batch, we really raise the bar with super in-depth analysis, history and method education.
This month we go deep, really deep: First up is something very special, in many ways it’s the real secrets of magic, a little thing I call ‘What To Do When What You Do Goes Doo Doo’, or ‘When Bad Things Happen To Good Magicians’.
This is a 40 minute talk packed with advice, examples and awesome pro tips on handling Murphys law. Because if it can go wrong, it will go wrong. So embrace it and learn how to deal - my way. Recorded live, in the studio just for you on Magic On The Go.
The next TEN videos deal with one of my favorite plots in card magic, The Diminishing Cards. I first saw the trick when I was school boy and it made such a powerful impression on me, I just loved it. Dick Turpin used to perform it all the time and killed with it, but I never felt I could present it effectively. However, one day, when working on my one man show, I decided to give it a shot. I did my usual research looking for the perfect method and presentation and made some truly eye opening discoveries, and I’m here to tell you all about it.
Within so many awesome DC versions demoed, explained and taught, I discuss my approach to creating the routine for my live show. We go deep into methods from Bob Haskell, Al Baker, E.G. Brown, Edward Victor, Robert Houdin and many more, all with my personal additions, tweaks and observations. TEN videos, and it’s all leading up to my own personal routine on the SUPER DIMINISHING CARDS along with my conflicted thinking behind it and plenty of live performance footage. It’s another magic, performance and history lesson all rolled into one massive super fun playlist.
PLUS: In the spirit of all things Diminishing: In the past I had done a great deal of work on the shrinking cards plot within my other DVD’s, and so I’m adding EIGHT of these videos to the Limited Edition Playlist. Diminishing ideas, Shrinky Dink, Sinner, Insane and way more, an additional EIGHT videos all on the subject of diminishing card or cards. This includes a free PDF of an awesome magic book that details the construction of one of the most visual Diminishing Single Card tricks you’ll ever see.
PLUS: A few of the Diminishing card routines, like the E.G. Brown sequence, use six cards and are the perfect follow up to a cards to pocket routine. So I’m also including the original Fred Culpitt Six Cards to Pocket as well as my own version with all the bells and whistles, and a routine that is sleight free with a very funny kicker ending.
FINALLY: This month is Part 2 of the multi-part Chocolate Box Masterclass.
This is the beginning of the actual CHOCOLATE BOX routine, called ‘SEQUENCE ONE: Assistants, Coins and Pens’. Here I dive deep into audience volunteers and how to structure the opening, along with my personal approach to designing any routine for maximum entertainment. Nothing is held back, it’s 24 minutes packed with live performance footage, gags, business and performance tips that you can apply to anything you do. And we’re just getting started.
So actually that’s 23 videos featured this month. More than that, we’re really doing what we set out to do, not just explain how tricks work but how being a magician works.
If you dig what we’re doing here please spread the word, let’s keep this project alive and kicking!
See you within the chamber of Secrets… sorry I’ve been reading Harry Potter to my 6 year old and it’s getting intense…
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