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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Magic Promotional Video_FC.mov

This turned out GREAT! My nephew Lionel did a tremendous job putting this together. We shot about ten hours of video to put together this 7 or so minutes of video!

9 Comments:

Blogger John said...

Looks great buddy!!!!

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a lot of work to make this and a nice job of editing. Overall, it looks good.

Now for a little tough love....

fLash during the card color change, the edge of the other card shows

retention vanish needs work, looks like you shove it and hold behind your thumb. See David Roth.

crazy man handcuff, the band bends before the separation which makes it look like they're already apart, in other words, keep more tension on the bands

T. tip seems rushed and the BIG body movements of reaching out into the air with your arm seems a bit much to bring back a small silk, it doesn't look natural.

slow down and relax

don't take this as an attack on you or your magic, it's meant to make you better

good luck, best wishes and keep doing magic!

12:13 PM  
Blogger Timmy Jimmy said...

Thank you! :)

5:17 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Like it. Looks good to me!

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some comments above may be correct but as we all know it's not about being perfect, it's about entertaining and having fun. Most laymen wouldn't notice anyways. Just keep practicing and working on your sleights.

The video looks good. It shows diversity from close-up to stage/parlor magic. Nice production.

7:26 PM  
Blogger Timmy Jimmy said...

Like Gazzo once said, or many times... I don't perform for magicians... However, constructive critism is needed for improvemnet. I am not offended and am always striving to improve. I do however have to agree with anonymous 2 that it was a lot of fun and that is what I hope the video portrays, people being entertained and having fun. Doing tricks and slights well is important, but equally important is the ability to engage an audience, doing both well is a bonus. I strive for both!
And I honsetly appreciate honest feedback. Keep doing magic! Always, magic is everywhere!

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stick a camera that close on any magician's hands and you're bound to find a minor flaw

most sleights look fine, I agree about slowing down a little

Just a suggestion;
before the reveal of the red silk you say something to the effect, "Where's the red one, it's in the middle" That line made me think you were doing the trick at a kids show.

What do you think about just pausing, looking at the audience, then looking down at the green silk, look up to the audience with a little surprised look on your face and then slowly pull out the red silk?

just a thought

I think the video looks really good. People smiling and having fun. Your nephew did a great job!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Timmy Jimmy said...

That's a great idea about the revelation of the red silk. I'll try it, I just use the line because it normally gets a laugh.. like, "people often ask me where the red silk went" (because it just changed into the green)And someone usually pipes up and says, "where did the red one go?" That is audince interaction, I think audience participation is important in the type of show I do.
Mostly dialogue magic. Usually when someone says that, the rest of the audience chuckles...
But, I see your idea as having merit, just a simple revelation of the red coming out of the green is beautiful.
I also think that the pacing is important, and maybe it looks like I am going to fast because of the splicing together of the many effects?
And I agree, the camera is really close up, but hey it was fun and I think the video will serve it's intended purpose, someone said lay people will not see much if anything, and I hope to get gigs from the promo dvd. I think I will! :)
Thanks for the feedback.
And yes, Lionel did a great job. I am happy with the video.
TF
Perhaps you can email me at nnylf1@hotmail.com with a more in depth explanation of exactly where you think I should slow down?

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VERY NICE WORK. MAGIC LOOKS GOOD TOO!

3:59 PM  

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