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PORTABLE & GRAND ILLUSIONS May 3rd 2016, 22:57 2 911 on 4/10/17
STROLLING MAGIC TIPS MARCH 2 2015 Mar 3rd 2015, 15:03 2 1,849 on 25/8/15
Pro-Tips for performing out of doors July 7, 2014 Jul 7th 2014, 17:25 2 2,046 on 5/1/15
war stories- Performing out of doors. July 7 2014 Jul 7th 2014, 17:11 1 1,727 on 7/7/14
Comedy Magic notes4/7/14 Apr 8th 2014, 10:12 2 2,595 on 8/4/14
Best books on Business 3/10/14 Mar 11th 2014, 11:34 1 2,154 on 11/3/14
New Beginnings episode. Advice from Students and Friends Jan 6th 2014, 17:13 1 2,432 on 6/1/14
Gift Magic book and resources Dec 2nd 2013, 21:08 1 2,023 on 2/12/13
Commercial Close Up Sept 2 2013 Sep 5th 2013, 01:14 2 2,685 on 28/6/16
GOOD TASE- BAD TASTE Aug26 2013 Aug 26th 2013, 17:40 1 2,312 on 26/8/13

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PORTABLE & GRAND ILLUSIONS JeffMcBride on 3/5/16
Greetings all,
Im making a list of the great "portable and grand illusions"
The portable, are ones you can carry in a car or van…the grand take a truck BUT are worth the effort!
here is my list in order of preference

COMPACT ILLUSIONS
HEAD TWISTER BOX-one assistant minimal rehearsal
CHAIR SUSPENSION- on the spot assistant! No rehearsal
HINDU BASKET- minimal rehearsal 0r instant stooge! ( yes Tom Ogden does this!)
"WRAP SWITHC/ MUMMY WRAP" ive used this for many years at corporate events

LARGER ILLUSIONS

ZIG ZAG- my 1st BIG illusion
METAMORPHOSIS- always a gasp if presented correctly
ASSISTANTS REVENGE- novelty and the same as above for magi with bad knees!
POLE LEVITATION- can be done anywhere!



What are YOUR favorites?

Zombie Act rickthemagicman on 8/9/15
I watched your routine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlKBIPJpGR4&feature=youtu.be
…slow down and vary your tempo…. of course the accident will not happen again..but the combination is worthy to work on.
lets take another look at it in a few months after you have polished it a bit.
keep up the work
JEff
Publishing Ninjaofsorts on 22/6/15
hi Josh
there are many forums online but few have mature teachers that know the history of magic and its innovations.
if you want to publish you will have to be in magic " more than a few years" to get to know who you can trust to give you historic info
here is a list of my " go to guys"
Max Maven- for mentalism and magic history
Stephen Minch- General magic
Jay Sankey " pop card magic" ( though Eugene Burger wishes that jay would credit more in his dvds!)
Andrie Jikh for Flourish
Levent- Manuipulation
Johnny Thompson- magic history
email me at jeff@mcbridemagic.com I can give you more info Josh
glad to help!
JEff
Observations from a school assembly performer mikezart on 3/3/15
these are VERY useful tips.. this year in my PEP talk I go over my techniques. the talk is called MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION…and it is full of tricks and tips like yours Mike..thank you for sharing… my talk will be up soon in the members area of the PEP talks
Finance and Tony Slydini magic_manas on 3/3/15
Hello Manas
I knew Slydini. We lived in the same neighborhood in NYC. He was a humble man who shared what he loved to the very end.

He performed at conventions all over the world. He made many numerous television appearances. He was the star of tHE MAGIC TOWN HOUSE and another New York City venue named MOSTLY MAGIC… These were the top close-up venues in New York City at that time he worked them almost every week. He was not a poor man he was a humble man... do not confuse the two, he lived simply and his elegant pure magic performances reflected that aesthetic.

I think Slydini had a better life and was happier than many millionaires I have performed for… I think you will find if you ask people that actually knew, worked and studied with Tony they would say the very same thing He left us a legacy of his work..it is PURE magic… Best regards
JEff