The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Grand illusion » » If you have done illusions on TV live, let's discuss and share... (2 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

Pakar Ilusi
View Profile
Inner circle
5707 Posts

Profile of Pakar Ilusi
It is a whole different animal than regular live shows, if you have gone through it especially with the bigger live TV Shows.
In this Show,during rehearsals, the camera crew actually admitted they were using their multiple cameras to find the secret of my illusions but couldn't find it. Then they asked me the secret during rehearsal break! 😅

https://youtu.be/dGPk4H_EOpE

What are your experiences?
"Dreams aren't a matter of Chance but a matter of Choice." -DC-
David Todd
View Profile
Inner circle
1670 Posts

Profile of David Todd
Quote:
On Jul 1, 2020, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
the camera crew actually admitted they were using their multiple cameras to find the secret of my illusions but couldn't find it. Then they asked me the secret during rehearsal break!


I have zero experience performing illusions on live television, but if I were you I would complain to the show runners. That kind of unprofessional behavior by the camera crew is not acceptable. Their job is to make the talent look good (so the show looks good , so the host and the sponsor look good) , not to try to "bust" the talent to satisfy their own idle curiosity. Imagine if some other talent comes on the show, for example a singer , but during rehearsals the camera crew says to the talent: "We're trying out multiple angles to see if we can find a camera angle that makes you look unattractive".

If it were me I would let the director and camera crew know precisely what camera angles will look best and what camera angles to absolutely NOT use when you're performing. Even if it means letting them in on how it works. Have them sign an NDA. Communicate with them in such a way that they know you are taking them into your confidence and you are treating them with respect as fellow show biz professionals. I think most people will return that respect .

But if you try your best to make friends with the crew and yet the atmosphere on the set is still "confrontational" and you feel like the director and/or the camera crew is out to get you, then insist that they sign the NDA which makes it clear that if they intentionally try to expose the method on camera or blab about the method after the show you will sue for damages. Most people when confronted with an NDA will take it seriously. Even under friendly conditions I think an NDA is important. You're protecting professional trade secrets , your livelihood depends on it. Make it clear this is not your "hobby" , but this is your business.
thomasR
View Profile
Inner circle
1063 Posts

Profile of thomasR
You’re not in the business of fooling camera men are you? You should be working with the director and letting him know which shots you want, and which shots to avoid.
Pakar Ilusi
View Profile
Inner circle
5707 Posts

Profile of Pakar Ilusi
Quote:
On Jul 2, 2020, David Todd wrote:
Quote:
On Jul 1, 2020, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
the camera crew actually admitted they were using their multiple cameras to find the secret of my illusions but couldn't find it. Then they asked me the secret during rehearsal break!


I have zero experience performing illusions on live television, but if I were you I would complain to the show runners. That kind of unprofessional behavior by the camera crew is not acceptable. Their job is to make the talent look good (so the show looks good , so the host and the sponsor look good) , not to try to "bust" the talent to satisfy their own idle curiosity. Imagine if some other talent comes on the show, for example a singer , but during rehearsals the camera crew says to the talent: "We're trying out multiple angles to see if we can find a camera angle that makes you look unattractive".

If it were me I would let the director and camera crew know precisely what camera angles will look best and what camera angles to absolutely NOT use when you're performing. Even if it means letting them in on how it works. Have them sign an NDA. Communicate with them in such a way that they know you are taking them into your confidence and you are treating them with respect as fellow show biz professionals. I think most people will return that respect .

But if you try your best to make friends with the crew and yet the atmosphere on the set is still "confrontational" and you feel like the director and/or the camera crew is out to get you, then insist that they sign the NDA which makes it clear that if they intentionally try to expose the method on camera or blab about the method after the show you will sue for damages. Most people when confronted with an NDA will take it seriously. Even under friendly conditions I think an NDA is important. You're protecting professional trade secrets , your livelihood depends on it. Make it clear this is not your "hobby" , but this is your business.


One of them is actually an old friend.

But I had it covered however I see your point. Watch the video ok? 😉👍
"Dreams aren't a matter of Chance but a matter of Choice." -DC-
Pakar Ilusi
View Profile
Inner circle
5707 Posts

Profile of Pakar Ilusi
Quote:
On Jul 2, 2020, thomasR wrote:
You’re not in the business of fooling camera men are you? You should be working with the director and letting him know which shots you want, and which shots to avoid.


I've done TV a few times and have always found it best to cover all my bases. So I used a surrounded technique. With live TV, I trust no one especially with my Magic. No use crying over spilled milk.

Watch the video ok? 😉👍
"Dreams aren't a matter of Chance but a matter of Choice." -DC-
thomasR
View Profile
Inner circle
1063 Posts

Profile of thomasR
I did.. that’s why I suggested you should work with the director to get better shots.

Sorry if that is sounding harsh but you seem more concerned with the cameramen than getting good shots for TV. Perhaps I understood you wrong. Either way, I added my 2 cents hopefully others will be able to help you. Smile
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Grand illusion » » If you have done illusions on TV live, let's discuss and share... (2 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.14 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL