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Topic: Magic at the mall
Message: Posted by: ebackes88 (Aug 15, 2016 12:06PM)
I recently went to a local mall and recorded a few tricks, this was definitely the best reactions, but there are a couple moments I'm not sure if I'm exposing. I don't want to post it obviously if I'm giving away the method. I won't point them out because I want to see if they're noticeable, or if it's just me being over critical.


And if you have any tips on things I could do better (besides not dropping props) that would be appreciated, I'm always trying to improve.
Message: Posted by: plink (Aug 15, 2016 02:41PM)
What I noticed most is that the small group and you were having fun. Nice expansion of Pointless, My tip: do it a lot.
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Aug 15, 2016 02:50PM)
I thought you did great. I appreciate the video. If you feel like posting more I'd love to see them
Message: Posted by: ebackes88 (Aug 15, 2016 05:14PM)
[quote]On Aug 15, 2016, Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse wrote:
I thought you did great. I appreciate the video. If you feel like posting more I'd love to see them [/quote]

I'm working on creating more. I'm trying to get a good channel up and going, but I'm not sure what would be most interesting to people. Videos like this with just a single full routine, or compilations of several performances strung together focusing more on people and their reactions.

My thinking is magicians would rather see the former, but lay people the latter, so I guess I have to decide the audience I'm going for. But it's not like I can't do both.
Message: Posted by: ebackes88 (Aug 15, 2016 05:16PM)
[quote]On Aug 15, 2016, plink wrote:
What I noticed most is that the small group and you were having fun. Nice expansion of Pointless, My tip: do it a lot. [/quote]

I'm working on it! It's by far the routine I do the most, and is always my go to effect. I never go anywhere without it. Definitely the best magic prop I've bought imo.
Message: Posted by: ebackes88 (Aug 16, 2016 11:21AM)
[quote]On Aug 15, 2016, Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse wrote:
I thought you did great. I appreciate the video. If you feel like posting more I'd love to see them [/quote]

Also you could keep an eye on the channel, I'm planning on posting a few more over the next couple weeks hopefully. Next one I post I will put a link though.
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Aug 18, 2016 01:54AM)
If you post the link I'll follow it
Message: Posted by: B_man2012 (Aug 18, 2016 03:08PM)
I like it. Do post more :)
Message: Posted by: ebackes88 (Aug 22, 2016 12:51PM)
Yet another video, wasn't sure if I should create a new thread for each one or not?


Again, let me know what you think!
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Aug 22, 2016 03:08PM)
Nicely done. Ever though about busking
Message: Posted by: ebackes88 (Aug 22, 2016 03:41PM)
[quote]On Aug 22, 2016, Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse wrote:
Nicely done. Ever though about busking [/quote]

I have thought about it, that was originally what I wanted to do in magic, but I'm thinking I may be better suited for restaurants.
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Aug 23, 2016 02:32AM)
Give it a try. Worst thing you can do is fail and based on what I've seen from your vids I doubt that will happen
Message: Posted by: John T. Sheets (Aug 28, 2016 09:32AM)
Lookin' good! Thanks for sharing!
Message: Posted by: miker50 (Sep 4, 2016 11:21PM)
Nice performances! You engage the crowd and your misdirection is excellent. Please keep posting.

Message: Posted by: JassTan (Nov 4, 2016 06:00PM)
Love it, keep up the great work!
Message: Posted by: AndreOng1 (Nov 12, 2016 02:28PM)
I enjoy the performance, to get better, the best is to consistently perform, maybe perform at least once a day, or 3 times a week, in a month or 2 you starting to find your self performing with a sense of mastery in both the routine and audience management.
Message: Posted by: ThSecret (Dec 25, 2016 09:59PM)
Eback, I like the misdirection ^.^, had to go back and watch in slow-mo to catch it :P. Looks like you guys are having a great time! I also watched some of your other videos on the channel, nice work (esp. with the kids :P). Keep performing and eventually you can reach that Penn and Teller level (I say that because of this performance, similar to yours but much more advanced, link followed ) I LOVE how they explain what they do as they go, but can still keep you lost in their magic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4U-kHdXgz0

I would try to add a few more effects to build a routine. As for youtube and building a channel/content........ I would perform multiple effects for said group(s), then take the reactions/performances for EACH effect for different videos. So say you do effect 1, 2 ,3 for the first group then effect 1, 2, 3 for the second group.... then go and make three youtube videos, once with effect 1 and reactions from group A and group B, and then a second video of effect 2 with group A and B, and so on. (That is just one example). For a promo or homepage video you could do multiple effects, or quick clips put together to create more of a teaser/trailer.
With youtube it is really playing around and seeing what works for you. Upload a few videos and gage your feedback. Then try something different and see how people like it. Then go back to what got the most views/comments/ratings and add a twist to it.
Remember to try different camera angles, focus on the effect, on the reactions, pre scenery visuals to form a picture of where you are/ the mood you wish to set, background music, editing effects, a lot goes into making a successful youtube channel. Consistency and dedication is key.

Best of luck! and Keep up the good work!

ps. if you don't mind me asking, what is the name of the pen effect? (you can pm if you want.) If not that is understandable as well. (=
Message: Posted by: ThSecret (Dec 27, 2016 09:16AM)
Edit: No Point" in telling me, I believe I found it ;) (: (I hope you get that bad pun lol)
Message: Posted by: cbguy (Dec 31, 2016 06:41PM)
This is 100 times better than the guys who sit in their bedroom and show something to a camera because they are too afraid to go out and really do it.

Nice Job!!!

Keep at it and have fun.
Message: Posted by: thebeav55 (Jan 10, 2017 08:06PM)
That was fun. Thanks for posting the videos. You really had your audiences engaged and they sure had a good time.
Message: Posted by: RCarruth (Jan 11, 2017 01:24AM)
I agree.. nice performance. I didn't see anything particularly revealing.. at least nothing that I would be concerned about. Keep up the enthusiasm ..
Message: Posted by: MultiSlacker (Jun 17, 2017 04:55AM)
Nicely done! :) Good confidence!