In today’s episode, Ryan and Graeme are talking about creating original magic and the creative process for magicians. They discuss their experiences producing their own original material, from starting with an existing piece of magic all the way to making it your own. Plus where to start now!
Ep 76 Creating Original Magic: A Magician's Creative Process
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Creating Original Magic: A Magician's Creative Process
Case Study: Beer Bag
Who inspired the creation
What was the circumstance that led to the creation?
When was this created for?
How did you make it original?
Where has it evolved
Case Study: Joyce’s Illusion
Who inspired the creation of it?
What was the reason for creating it? Or What influenced this creation
When was this needed for and was it a one time use?
How did you go about making it original? New story? New method? New convincer?
Where has it evolved too?
Be open to creative thoughts
Start with an objective
I need a new opener
We need a transitional magic piece for this show
I want a new piece in my show - not even an opener
I'm making something custom for a client or event
Establish your boundaries or limitations
Setting a couple of rules will really help guide you in your creativity.
Where will this be performed?
Do you have some personal strategies you want to implement
This trick is hands-off
This trick is virtual but happens in their home
Pack flat but play big
Only use a regular deck of cards, just 1 for 30 minutes
What are your powers? Have you thought about that?
Understand that all idea are not great ideas
Be willing to drop ideas
Research:👉 Edward DeBono Lateral Thinking Technique
Have some method of storing your notes and ideas quickly and conveniently
Ideas come from nowhere, how do you sort your random idea?
Keep an ideal journal
How does Graeme record ideas
How does RJ
Who are YOU?
I think magicians need a tagline, elevator pitch, and moniker. Or are you just another magician with a Rubik's cube, a bowling ball, a snowstorm and a turner watch?
Graemazing - Level 7 Wizard
I have a Starfish badge in mind reading and a black belt in card tricks!
I want to set the tone that A - I get it..magic is a little silly - we can all poke fun at it. Also, I am level 7 - so I am learning? I am advancing my skills? I am always a student. I further prove that statement by establishing my skill set. Starfish badge - I know a little. Black Belt - I excel.
Those are my powers.
Persuasive Mind-reading and sleight of hand with cards.
What makes up your character
Good Vibes Only
Best Version of myself
Confident with a dash of cocky
Let’s all be kids for a moment