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Thanks nick yeah I know but I did not have any real footage of me my coumpter crashed and lost a ll my vids
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Sorry to hear about your lost videos, Bob. I don't think that means you have to put what you do have on your site, though. I think a living room performance will do more harm than good for potential bookers. Wait until you have some good live clips and then make something to put onlne.
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I just went to your site and Yea I need to second what magicgeorge said the videos are not going get anyone to call you.
jsut an opinion but my fear is that they will do more harm then good.

hope you can get something soon. I too am sorry you lost your vids.
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I looks like you just got home from the magic store with those props and decided to put together a video.
This is what is wrong with 90% of all magic. Sorry to be blunt, but your video will do you no good, nor will it uplift the art of magic.

No, I do not have a promotional video, I do have one in the works. I am working with a professional video producer and editor. I do have a slight advantage over most folks, I am in the advertising business and have friends in low places.

I will post it as soon as it is finished.
After much soul searching about a signature, I decided not to have one.

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Chad,

Very simple and clean. Nice.
Very good camera work.
After much soul searching about a signature, I decided not to have one.

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Hey Idolmagic picture video is not my favorite but it was good and showcased you well. good that you do have some video onthe site when you search around it.

my comment is the red backdrop is not a good idea. red is really hard on the eyes and should never be used as a backdrop . I also noted that you weear a red jacket so another reason not to use a red backdrop. however that being said I applaud you for using a backdrop there are so many that don't and it really is a must.

when I lecture I really push magicians to use a backdrop. I show that one I use for my smaller shows and its easy up and easy down.

again good job for using one but I wodul really looking into getting a different color.

some of the best colors are -black (but I don't like plain black) Blue is a very good choice, purple. marble with puple and black or blue and black.

just a few suggerstions

have a good one

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Ha! Superb editting Chris, I enjoyed watching that.
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I finally made a little promo video. It was a learning experience at every step. Lots of fun though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN31BL5CaFU

This is geared towards day cares.
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Supurb, Mr. Pitts. Loved it.
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Thank you Frank. It's so hard to get live show video, but I enjoyed making this little thing so much I'm going to find a way to do more videos. I have an idea for a little home made kid show, like a local kid show from the 50's and 60's.
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This isn't a promo video per se but I use it as a promo video and it's worked well.
It's an extremely short clip that Cal Magic put together from one of the evening shows where I performed.

I just tell my prospective clients that ask for a clip that I was the headliner that evening and "I'm the guy with the hat". Both clients that asked for a clip hired me so I know it doesn't hurt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlj5kAh28TU

I don't "try" to get kids shows and my focus is corporate but I secretly love to do kids shows when I've got nothing else going on. In fact I've got one tomorrow and can't wait.
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Nice looking videos Frank and Doc. I can tell the video equipment was of professional quality.. it really shows. I think, Frank, even though there's not a whole lot of your work in the clip, it's enough for most people to get the idea you're a pro. The venue says it, the costuming says it, the quality of the video says it, your stage presence comes through, even in the short clip. I think most of the time clients just want to see SOMETHING.. Before I had video, I had a mom tell me she hired another entertainer over me just because they had some video. I asked who she'd hired and got a website. I checked it and this 'performer' was awful, truly, and the video didn't do anything to make him seem better. But he had video and I didn't. I also suspect it had to do with price. This guy charges $50 for a party. You get what you pay for. If anybody's curious about this 'performer', pm me and I'll send you the link.
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Oh and Michael.. great, old school, big, impressive magic! I love the 'big' Houdini-esque quality of what you're doing. I'm not sure how much kid show work you're getting from it, but I suspect you're getting plenty of work.
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Thanks. I think you're exactly right, Mr. Pitts. They just want to see SOMETHING.

And probably something that:
1. doesn't give them an "oh yuck" feeling
2. looks like they're gonna get what they paid for
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Awesome clip, Michael!
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Thanks Guys, I get more family shows than birthday parties,If I'm hired to do an escape,I will for a fee let the kids try my SJ.on and let them try to escape.then the money I raise from letting them try to escape.I give to the Person who hired me to donate to a cause of their choice.I also take a picture of the child in the SJ that they get to keep.

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Here is one for for my kids' show

http://www.denverkidmagic.com/index-3.html


and one from my corporate site also...

http://lifeismagical.com/video.html
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