No I have been actually doing magic for longer than 4 years just really into it for about 4 years.
And at least thats the first trick I can remember.
Why would I lie about that?
honestly I am not lieing about anything here...
I do not plan on messing anything up. i have practiced and practiced, and am still practicing for this.
I am not going to mess up.
why cant you people support people? instead you just put them down?
and also i do not have a local magic shop. The local magic shop is about 6 hours away...
And when iam doing street magic I have a set routine, patter, crowd control.
And I do not get payed.
except for this show I am doing.
It doesn't matter how long you've been doing magic. It doesn't mean you have experience. I know some magicians who have been practicing magic for 15-20 years. They are great with the technical aspect of magic, but they could not perform a show to save their lives. They don't have the performing experience, and that's what's important. So just because you fooled around with magic, doesn't really mean anything.
You do seem to be getting caught up in your story though. I know how you feel. It's as if we're all ganging up on you, and you're just being defensive, and trying to make yourself look better, so that we don't continue to hassle you. But really, we aren't trying to be mean; we're just trying to help. And it would be much easier if you just stop trying to be defensive. Take what we have to say, and put your ego aside. It's hard to do; I know. I had to do the same thing when I came here. But in the long run, it will help you out greatly. You will be able to better yourself as a performer.
Don't count on not messing up. No one plans on messing up. But the simple truth is that you will mess up. It's inevitable. You may not mess up your first show, or even your first 10 shows. But you will eventually mess up. Every magician does. Every entertainer does. The secret is to learn how to deal with a mistake, and make it seem as if nothing wrong happened. I've messed up from time to time on my shows. Many of the effects I do are not 100% effective all of the time. And I prefer effects like that, because it means that I have to be able to think of my feet. You have to be able to deal with the unexpected, and use it to your advantage. I love doing so because I think it gives the show a little bit extra. But I don't suggest trying to do so right away. And practice is very important. Don't get me wrong, I practice my routines constantly. I could do them in my sleep, and I nearly have. But you always have to be ready for the unexpected. For instance, what if you're doing a show and a baby starts crying? What if some kid decides he wants to start running around? What if a drunk adult walks in and starts to hassle you? There are many things that can happen, that will screw up your performance. Those are things you must thing about.
We aren't putting you down. We are giving you the advice that you need to know in order to become successful. And hopefully, others like yourself, will also read this and find the information that they need as well. We do support other magicians, that's why we come off as being critical, and hard. But if we weren't, then we'd be doing you no good. Sugar coating the information does not work. But if we come out with it blunt, and straight to the point, then maybe you will pick something up.
Finally, if the video wasn't suppose to show your performance skills, then you should not have implied that it would. I do hope that you get your next video out soon though. Don't worry about making it look professional. If you have a video camera and a tripod, just set it up and perform your routine. No need for anything fancy.