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The_MetalMaster
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As with most everyone on these forums, all of my shows have been canceled the next few months; however, there are still several that want to have a show only live on internet via Skype, Zoom, YouTube, etc.
I am not an expert on how to do this so I'm asking for help on here by those that are more familiar with this sort of thing. I am also aware my whole act will need to change entirely to be able to accommodate this.
My idea is to be in a room with my magic table with a web cam (or phone/device perhaps?) along with a computer screen so I can also see/hear my audience. I will also need a screen so I can see what I am doing too.
My questions is what is the best way to accomplish this? What equipment is best? Best set up? What equipment will my audience need? They want to be able to watch my show on a large HDTV, so is there a special set up/tv to make this happen?
I hope I can get help with this. I'm sure I will not be the only one that will need this help too!
Only expert help please!
Thank you so much!
eric.qq
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Hey! hope this topic helps. Everyone seems to use zoom to continue doing the gigs.
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......forum=17
or you just need a smartphone or laptop or computer with camera. and use these apps to connect with your clients then you can do the show.

ok, not everyone. I haven't got my 1st virtual show yet. Smile
Best wishes and good luck!
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On Apr 13, 2020, eric.qq wrote:
Hey! hope this topic helps. Everyone seems to use zoom to continue doing the gigs.
https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......forum=17
or you just need a smartphone or laptop or computer with camera. and use these apps to connect with your clients then you can do the show.

ok, not everyone. I haven't got my 1st virtual show yet. Smile
Best wishes and good luck!

Thank you so much Eric!
Nash
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The equipment will be an investment. So if you plan on doing this virtual show for awhile, I say plunge in and get what you need my friend (A camcorder with DSLR lens, game capture card to connect your camcorder as your webcam, if you want to add music to the show get a USB mixer. THe most important of all: Make sure your set is clean with some dome lights keeping you visible)

Here are 2 resources I went to in the beginning:


My homie Chris Ruggerio has a great podcast youtube channel, among his interviews/ virtual variety shows, he drops knowledge on the technical side of doing a podcast


Good luck.
Don't give up, don't EVER give up.

NashFung.com/virtual-magic-show
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