Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Here we go with some basic manipulation. A similar routine is my opener for one of my shows. The angles are not bad but best would be a palor setting. As some of you know by now, I have got my own little theater now. A close up theater. And some of the routines I do there will eventually end up here. For those I have decided not to go into detail so much, on where to find all the sources. Bread and butter after all. I hope you forgive me for that decision.
So why is the above routine a good opener? Well it has some good speed, pacing, effects and sets the tone for the rest. In my case "Sleight of Hand"-guy. My theory behind this: If I show a whole lot within a few seconds, it buys me some time to slow down later on. People expect a magician. They expect magic. I better deliver on that expectation. People paid for that. If I would start with a trick that takes ages to get to the magic, I lost my "magic cred" even if the result of the wait is a brilliant magic trick. I have to built up some credit before such longer routine. That is why a series of manipulations seems like a good, solid opener.
Also, it is one of the more hard things to do. If I manage that routine I will have no trouble during the rest of the act.