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Terrible Wizard
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It seems Rich, who already had a pretty big YouTube channel teaching stuff, is going to start a new channel called 'Trick Central'.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k6G8m5TLNqs

What are people's opinions on this? Like Brushwood, he's a charismatic and skilled performer, but also like Scam School it's obviously exposure. Is this ok? Is this a lesser of two evils thing (compared to ten year old unskilled youtubers exposing marketed tricks) ? Is this like 52kards and Disturb Reality?

I can imagine other well known magicians following suit if it makes enough money. And would this be a bad thing?
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This goes back to the whole debate of what the consequences (good and bad) of YouTube on magic will be. I would rather Rich Ferguson, Brian Brushwood, Chris Ramsey etc. leading the whole YouTube magic thing because they are conscientious of the ethics of revealing magic on YouTube.
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On Mar 7, 2019, A Magic Café User wrote:
This goes back to the whole debate of what the consequences (good and bad) of YouTube on magic will be. I would rather Rich Ferguson, Brian Brushwood, Chris Ramsey etc. leading the whole YouTube magic thing because they are conscientious of the ethics of revealing magic on YouTube.


I agree. Ever since they have started magic tutorials, I notice a lot less smaller channels teaching magic because they know they won't be able to compete with the big guys.
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On Mar 7, 2019, debjit wrote:

I agree. Ever since they have started magic tutorials, I notice a lot less smaller channels teaching magic because they know they won't be able to compete with the big guys.


I really don't think it's a matter of "competing" with the big guys. I think it's that the popular guys have set the example of what seems to be "The way" to be successful in magic.

After all, if you don't expose magic to get followers, then you actually have to practice and be a good performer and create compelling content. That's actual work, and who wants that!?
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On Mar 6, 2019, A Magic Café User wrote:
This goes back to the whole debate of what the consequences (good and bad) of YouTube on magic will be. I would rather Rich Ferguson, Brian Brushwood, Chris Ramsey etc. leading the whole YouTube magic thing because they are conscientious of the ethics of revealing magic on YouTube.


Not as conscientious as I'd like them to be- Ramsay & Brushwood have both gone over the line on a couple of occasions, and I say that as a fan of both. Yes there are many worse offenders but there is room for improvement even among the more well-regarded. And yes I also realize when I say that, that some of these guys are not so well thought of here on the Café by many.
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