Expectations & reality
When comparing my expectations beforehand with what the course actually consisted of… what was different and what was as I expected?
I expected to learn more magic tricks, skills, secrets, design, maybe some props making ideas. But what I learned is so much more treasurable, no one teaches that so clearly as Tom does. The tricks I can learn elsewhere, in my own time, without pressure. I didn’t learn just a magic trick or manipulation move, I fell in love with language of magic. It is funny to say that I work more than 30 years and just now understood the principals of magic.
I did not expect doing so many group exercises, but I actually loved it.
I been to the course before / part one so I knew a bit what to expect but it hit me once again how much bonus we get when working in this kind of structure and environment. To feel safe but to be brave and also to see others do just that
I have heard a lot of positive comments about the course, and going into it I tried to get a picture of what it would be like. I have even visited once or twice on the open stage nights previously.
The exercises and the speed of development was different than expected. We learned a lot in just one week. I was happily surprised!
I was surprised how much free time we had and how much I gained knowledge (and weight because of the delicious food) during that. Also, I knew there will be group works but I didn’t expect that there would be so many. That was a great thing!
I didn’t really know what exactly to expect, even though we were given an itinerary and learning objectives. So I set my expectations low and they were not only met, surpassed, but blown away. This was highly educational and practical knowledge
I would like to have even more time to work on my own material with given challenges.
I expected maybe more applying the new stuff to own material. Fika amounts were just what I expected. I didn’t expect it to be that fun!
I had no expectations. I was quite familiar with most of the theory discussed, but I was looking to learn more about theatrics and how I could perform magic without speaking.
No but we explored so much more!!!
It was way more fun than I had anticipated. There were more fikas than I could’ve imagined. 😉 And also lots more fun getting to know people than I had thought beforehand.
To be honest, I expected the course to be challenging and rewarding, and it was. Previously, I had attended Campus Magico, in Madrid. This opened my eyes to what a magic course could be like-introducing theoretical concepts and then immediately set about applying them to our work. The Conjuring course perhaps took this further by focusing primarily on group work, although I can’t properly compare, as it’s been a few years now.
Jag trodde att jag skulle vara undermålig . Att komma till den mer erfarna gruppen med namnkunniga yrkesmänniskor fick mig att få fjärilar i magen. Men det räckte med att bara börja jobba så var den goda stämningen ett faktum. Ett fint ledarskap och varma människor plus att mycket var scenframställning vilket jag har sysslat med mycket fick mig att slappna av och fjärillarna i magen byttes mot 52 fjärilar i handen
There were more group projects than I expected. I had my doubts at first, but these turned out to be some of the best parts of the course.
I didn’t expect the course to be so student driven. I also didn’t expect the course to be as collaborative with the activities.
The student driven aspect was excellent, allowed for maximum buy-in, and great retention of course content through active learning. The collaborative nature showed me the strength of working with others in creating new material.
Much better teamwork than ever expected. Good exercises.
I had forgotten how hard the excersices were.
It cold have been stated clearer about the content on the first day
I don’t really now what I expected exactly beforehand but it definitely was more than I were thinking!
I didn’t expect the acting classes – it was so fun and will be very useful too.
I tried not to expect too much. I knew it would be a great week and it turned out to be an immensely great week, truly a once in a lifetime experience. I’m so grateful that I could be part of it.
PS: I expected to use a magic wand. I forgot mine so I bought a Harry Potter wand in Stockholm. In the end I didn’t use it.
I don’t think I had a lot of expectations, other than that I would develop as a magician.
I guess I would’ve expected a more passive thing, like most lectures, where it’s mainly listening and taking notes. This was however very hands on, where we got to put all the theory straight into practice. I LOVED IT, and that was one of the best things in the course, that we were immediatly forced to apply what we learned.
Jag har ju gott kurserna några gånger så jag hade en ganska klar bild av vad det var. det var lite mer teater en jag kanske förväntade mig men det tyckte jag var helt rätt på fortsättnings kursen.
I didn’t have many expectations!
Because this was my second course I more or less had a general idea what the course will be like in terms of structure, mood etc. I hoped I will have as good time as I did the last time.
And the course completely transcended my expectations. There were so many new things I learned. Also the fact that all participants were on a course like this before made us a team right away, we worked together like we were working together for years.
It was a bit afraid before, but was very satified when I was at place vi and got to know that it is no competation and all was to get you to be better.