The pandemic hasn’t completely shut down the entertainment industry. Magicians have been adapting to virtual magic shows and performing through their webcams.
As we progress into year two of the pandemic, what do magicians think about the future of virtual magic shows? Are they here to stay or will they vanish as soon as live entertainment returns?
Magician Masterclass recently posted a survey asking magicians around the world to share their thoughts about virtual magic shows.
Here insight into virtual magic shows, what magicians think about the future of performing virtually and how magicians have spent their time during the pandemic.
Magician Masterclass received survey responses from magicians all over the world.
Those magicians were very closely split between Hobbyist (31.6%), Semi-Professional (33.3%), and Full-time Professional (35.1%) with the majority identifying as Close-up (48.3%) magicians.
Over half of the magicians surveyed had performed at least one magic show (52.6%)
The average number of virtual magic shows performed by magicians during the pandemic is less than 10 shows. 60% of magicians we surveyed had performed between 1 and 9 shows during the pandemic with only 26.7% performing over 25 shows.
The average magic show length is between thirty and forty-five minutes long (60.7%).
The overwhelming majority of magicians preferred ZOOM (82.1%) for their virtual software and the most popular software for running virtual performances was OBS (33.3%)
However, the majority of magicians didn’t use extra software for their virtual shows (46.7%)
Virtual Magic Show Survey Results
Virtual Magic Shows Infographic: Magicians and the Future of Virtual Magic Shows
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List of 30+ Virtual Magic Tricks
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Virtual Magic Tricks & Effects
Air Lock by Ryan Joyce
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