What is the most important things I brought with me home from this course?
The correct way to utilize “crossing the gaze,” how the human eye works, and a new way to perform a three person deck switch! 😀
The power of misdirection. Be obvious! Be fearless. When integrating the lessons, small changes often as opposed to big changes all at once.
I know possess an analytical tool box for approaching magic in particular, but also performance in general. I expect to return to my class notes regularly as part of my own artistic process from now on.
Further insight into misdirection and ideas about how to improve my card in lemon effect. Networking with other magicians was also very useful.
The components around: what is the effect? subplot structure – one ahead/one behind nature of misdirection These really resonated with me and has got me think much more around what makes good (and bad!) magic
The techniques taught on how to construct a magic routine and ultimately the huge advantage of working together with other people
Gaining confidence in myself to perform and working with others in the workshop and establishing friendships beyond the course.
I feel incredibly inspired. I have a drive to create that I had not felt in a while. I’ve learnt concepts and values which will stick with me and I can apply in countless situations. I’ve learnt to work together with other people and to just do the work. Focusing on “what is the effect”
Some of the core concepts (Ramsay/Slydini methods, subplots, callbacks and foreshadowing etc). The unexpected joy of performing as part of a small team on stage. The fact that creating my own pieces now feels ‘do-able’. That the whole experience of a magic performance is what counts, not the magic effect. (The unit of analysis is the performance as a whole, not the individual sleight).
The group work and the tools provided to create new material.
the checklist of techniques for improving tricks. And discussing a trick with others often lead to pointing out something you are to blind to see yourself.
New friends, conntacts and a renewed intress.
Wand, spongeballs, Oreo’s, coins and my deck of cards.
Att jag alltid skall fokusera på showen och inte hur avancerat jag utför rutiner. Svårt är inte alltid bäst… man blir ofta lite fartblind utav hur publiken uppfattar saker.
Weaving. If I have to choose one principle. But if I can cheat and go for a more general concept I would say a different way of looking at my material.
never practice in front of the mirror;) a trick is not bad. but there are several ways to present it.
Hur man bygger ihop en rutin, akt och show. Rörelser för vilseledning, missdareaktion osv.
That I can trust myself more and date to fail more often. Failing is good.
Att jag fick en nytändning i mitt trollande.
To try everything. To perform always. Working with other magicians is so much fun and we need more of this. And just give everything a go even if you don’t achieve what you aimed for you still learnt something and you will get there.
Nothing is impossible I got some new eyes on my magic in the future
A fresh perspective on the creative process behind inventing new magical routines – and having met and befriended some wonderful people!
Självförtroende, skaparglädje och nya vänner .