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Potty the Pirate
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Computer functioning normally again, don't know why. So I managed to get these clips onto You Tube:

YouTube Silver Sceptre Demo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-QntWGsr7g

You tube Potty and Squawk with Drawing Board:

http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=V8PWGBVRFLY


IAN ADAIR’S MAGIC PAINTING COMPETITION

http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=a-CmnmvJehQ

THE FLEA

http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=FcvYCxeHYMQ

The whole show will shortly be available on DVD. Would appreciate your feedback. Should I include an "explanation" section?
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Potty,

That's fantastic stuff. Love the Flea jokes and the Silver Sceptre biplay. Is that the Practical Magic Silver Sceptre? They do great stuff.

Yes, get that DVD launched. Your distinct style and gift for interaction with kids is on display, but I would say absolutely include an explanation section to convey your lessons over the years about how to impact kids, to point out distinguishing parts of your act we might overlook, etc. The act is fantastic. The act plus an insightful explanation section (not just a perfunctory "I have to add content beyond just the show so here's the rundown of how they work) would be outstanding.

Thanks for sharing that. I wish I had your chops (slowly but surely getting better, but a good deal away from the "goal" which your act embodies).
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Doug,

Great stuff, thanks for sharing. Real character based comedy, love it...


Ken
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Doug,

Thank you for sharing. Especially the Silver Sceptre. I purchased the Silver Sceptre last year from David Ginn Magic and I had a tough time figuring out making the cover fly. I now have some better ideas watching your video.

Keep up the good work. The kids love it.

Steven
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On 2009-01-30 13:51, Potty the Pirate wrote:

The whole show will shortly be available on DVD. Would appreciate your feedback. Should I include an "explanation" section?
Potty Smile


Yes - obviously with the exception of "marketed items". I really find that annoying when explanations aren't included. (the Colonel custard DVD springs to mind!)

Mark
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Doug, thanks for sharing your videos. You have great interaction with the kids. This is the first time I see the Flea Circus in action.

I hope to see a video of you performing with my cable ventriloquist pirate mask, too.
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Hi there,

I would love to buy the dvd. when will it be available!
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Very engaging and entertaining.
MagicSanta
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You had on a costume, that is always nice.
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Great stuff Potty!

Made my morning! Your posts are some of the most helpful here on the Café and seeing you in action was great - thanks for sharing!

Please put me down for a DVD Smile

Cliff
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Are you planning on video taping the show and actually selling it? Why?
Potty the Pirate
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Magic Santa, as well as the show I've decided to include a series of tips and thoughts on characterisation, pacing, and general stagecraft. All of the routines in the film are designed to illustrate various elements that can be included in kid shows.
Just as I've studied the comedy of many of my contemporaries, some folks may wish to study mine. If they do, then they can get hold of a copy of the DVD. Want one?
;)
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Ohhhh....I thought you were just going to sale your show video, tips are always nice. You are an UKer so marketing tips likely wouldn't help those in other countries. No, I don't think I need one of your DVDs, I know about characterization, pacing, and general stagecraft. The show wouldn't help me much because to be honest I couldn't understand what you were saying a lot of the time. Well, pip pip and all that. Oh, the flea circus thing was interesting, nice to see a different version of side kick.
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I think the difficulty in hearing was due more to the acoustics rather than any accent or dialect, etc. I would strongly suggest a mic or headset when making a dvd for purchase rather than relying on the videocam sound capturing capabilities. I'm always interested in how others perform for children.
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Yes! Stempleton is no simpleton (see that? Poetic!)! I am hard of hearing I admit.
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Hey, that silver sceptre bag looked familiar Smile
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Potty the Pirate
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Yes, it's a Starsini Sceprte bag, still going strong! Thanks, Frank...
There is an issue with the sound editing - this WAS my first time! The sound on the original is fairly clear - it was shot in TV quality by a professional documentary maker. You Tube downgrades all files including sound, as far as I'm aware. The whole edit is shortly to be refined, and all the wrinkles in the soundtrack should be gone. If you look closedly at the vid, you'll see that I am wearing a mic.
Of course, this DVD will maybe only appeal to a smaller number of entertainers, though I can't see why only UK folks would find it helpful. Although you're experienced with stagecraft, Magic Santa, not all are so lucky. And apart from that angle, there are plenty of bits of business, and four full-length routines plus lots of other stuff.
;)
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Hi All,

I have watched a few of the clips which are ok. Though I would have to add that for those who are interested in furthering their careers in this amazing life of kids performing should take a look at this link: http://www.practical-magic.com/component......4696.jpg

This book is a gold mine of info and a complete discourse on kids entertaining.

Best,

JoJo
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Let's turn this thread back from a non-related book plug to a celebration of Potty's outstanding work.
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Cool! What are the links to his new video Mumblemore?
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