Misdirection & Creativity
A two day workshop given in Hong Kong
This is the results from the 2 Day Workshop Survey.
8 students from 1 nations:
Tom Stone – Main instructor
Average value: 56 of 70.
In the stated learning objectives, certain promises were made. It was stated that on completion of the workshop, the student should have improved specific skills and abilities, as well as having gained new knowledge:
• Be able to practice and apply the basics of misdirection, dramatic techniques and non-linear methods.
• Be able to trust one’s own brainstorming abilities in relation to any given theme.
• Be more interested in discussing, researching and experimenting with colleagues in magic.
Was the actual content of the course relevant to these learning objectives?
1: I do not agree at all / 10: I agree completely
Through a series of interesting exercises, we learned many practical techniques of attention direction, routine construction and creative thinking.
The exercises on how to create a theme for magic performance have helped me a lot. Very invaluable lessons. I have also learned a lot on misdirection — one of the most valuable lessons I had in magic!
I love how the workshop helps to develop my skills and creativity on espect like: representing stories, emotions without talking. It also helps me to look into different presentations (and very different) presentations with the same trick! Everthing becomes much more artistic, interesting and theatrical.
Before the workshop, I have not studied misdirection and crossing the gaze in a serious way. And it makes me feel the power of that, I feel more interested and confident in applying that in my routine. The theory on sub plot also intrigues my thinking on designing magic effect.
I honestly give full mark without hesitstion because I feel that ecery objective is accomplished. Everything is covered.
Definitely; among others, my learnings on my day were: The look think look technique, The crossing gaze, The idea of cancelling out movements. In terms of knowledge I have also gained a very new ways of understanding/describing our cognitive limitations. The metaphor of “things outside focus in data is a version of the past” And the eyeball tracking moment experiment was very striking.