Sending your video, how to make something nice.
Before I get to the main point of this essay, I swear that any content found in this page as to do with ANYONE and that I generalise because there is some sort of fashion going with making magic videos. Either it is very heart warming to see someone that with hard work as made up a great routine wich flows perfectly, or it's again a sort of video with super flashy editting with poor content.
These videos... We see them everywhere, they are like a mass attack against magicians ideals and ethics. I see hand raise in the audience '' exposers! exposers! ''. This is tottaly in other forms of ideas, what im talking about are video with super utterlly unique utra mega packed of editted effects and whatever else you may find. With over thousand of small video clips in a two minute long video featuring 900 color changes and the usual XCM or Buck twin stuff.
Great, you can actually get sleights down and present it to us. BUT WE ARE BORED OF THESE VIDEOS! Please stop sending them in! Until you have something very unique to share with us dont make these kind of videos! What do you expect, to come on stage with a deck of card, put rock music, Do some cuts then a color change, and then hide your deck for a moment because you got to make a set-up for the next color change, dont expect gasp from your audience but either laugher at what the heck this guy is doing.
This is my personal tought, even thought you may like it its your buisness, but we live in a free contry and I'm expressing my tought. What you should send it is :
- Your routines
- Your performance live
- Your effects
- Performance of effects that you learned somewhere
- Famous or unfamous magician video that are not yours.
- Funny magic related videos ( ex: Glen E vs penguin. )
Anyway, If it never happened to you, but, making up a nice trick or a routine and putting it on penguin and getting positive feedback is really heartwarming. But dont expect those kind of positive comments with those kind of videos.