Happy Halloween! (And Happy National Magic Day!) I came across a site this week that I thought you should know about. It’s got some decent mental magic effects for free. By decent, I mean tricks that are performed by almost every famous magician on tv. Plus, I need a week off. I’m going to let [...]
http://www.pubtricks.com/?trick=pub-dartboarddeception-trick.wmv&id=452 It looks to me like someone could take this idea, add some presentation skills to it and have a really strong routine. Any thoughts? – Timmy D.
I just finished reading the best magic book I’ve ever read. I’m NOT kidding. I knew it was the best magic book ever by the time I got to page 31. It beats Royal Road to Card Magic, Mark Wilson’s Course, Bobo’s Modern Coin Magic, The entire Tarbell Course, and anything else I can think [...]
Fairly recently, there’s been a wave of magic DVDs that teach just a single trick. You pay your money, and you learn one trick. A lot of magicians don’t like this, but I think there are some GOOD things about these “1-trickers”. – You get an opportunity to learn a trick inside and out. One [...]
I’ve been getting a lot of comments on YouTube and some emails saying that the trick “Motion” is done with magnets. (To see “Motion, click here:) http://www.TheMagicTeacher.com/motion.html I don’t know how else to say it… There are NO magnets used. (That’s my wedding ring in the video…I never take it off.) * BORROW a pen [...]
People ask me all the time… “I want to get started in magic, what should I buy?” Surprisingly, I DON’T always tell them to buy my tricks! (You’ve got to walk before you can run.) Instead, I usually recommend the following… GENERAL MAGIC BOOKS: “Mark Wilson’s Complete Course in Magic” “Amateur Magician’s Handbook” by Henry Hay [...]
Recently, I learned that Dave Matthews does magic! Okay, maybe he’s not THE Dave Matthews of “Dave Matthews Band” fame, but he is still a pretty smart magician. How do I know? Because THIS Dave Matthews sent me the following email: “Tim, I have been puzzling over the SOS coin production for weeks and have [...]
I don’t know what to say about this effect, so I’ll just let the video speak for itself… I don’t know about you, but I laughed. Of course, before I laughed, I made damn sure that no babies were harmed during the making of this film. I love babies.
Last night I watched the season premiere of 24. I’m not a TV person, but MAN I love this show. I haven’t watched it since season 3, so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Sooooo…..I went on Amazon.com and ordered seasons 4, 5, and 6 on DVD! Amazon.com is great. They have [...]
As we move into the new year, I look back on how 2008 has been for the magic world. A lot has happened in 2008. Some good for magic, some not so good. I remember the NBC reality show about mentalism called “Phenomenon” (and the Criss Angel fight). – GOOD for magic Criss Angel’s Cirque [...]