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 Post subject: how can I get like david blaine
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 3:18 pm 
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Anyone know how I could get a show on tv? And i say most are his friends when he does a trick, but when he performs he acts like it's real magic. E-mail me at MagicDoumali@aol.com


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 Post subject: Re: how can I get like david blaine
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 4:23 pm 
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David is a very good actor even if he uses a lot of gimmicks. Some people say he just got lucky but for you I would do some shows to get your rep built then send a tape to a local channel or something. Good Luck!


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 Post subject: Re: how can I get like david blaine
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 4:53 pm 
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Thanks Shadow for your answer. I will do like you said. Thanks so much for your help. By the way what's your favirote david blaine effect?


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 Post subject: Re: how can I get like david blaine
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 9:48 pm 
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It's not really correct to say which David Blaine effect because the things that he's really done himself are being frozen in a block of ice and standing on the pillar. The other effects he does were already made by other magicians and he used them in his specials. I still think David Blaine is good though.


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 Post subject: Re: how can I get like david blaine
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 9:48 pm 
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I'll have to say the Raven..even though it is hard its worth learning because you will amaze people once you are good at it.


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 Post subject: Re: how can I get like david blaine
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2003 5:42 pm 
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Listen to me, DON"T BE LIKE DAVID BLAINE!!! If you want to be noted, remembered, and above all else, respected as a magician, be original, and don't copy Blaine! Come up with your own effects/style and you will be all set.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:24 am 
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Don't try and be blaine.
Be your own magician, be original.

David Blaine already exists...

I think you mean how can I be as successful as D.B, huh?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:28 am 
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I agree with the above two posts. Set yourself apart from Blaine. Be who you are and not someone else. This will take you a lot farther than just immitating someone.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:54 pm 
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Well dont credit the work of others on your special for a start. This way people will think all the tricks are your inventions.

Even though some of the tricks he does are so old, I've seen people fight to the end that he invented 2 card monte. They call it Blaine's 2 Card Monte.....hahahhahahahahahahhahahaha......................

Blaine is good at making specials though, and I own Fearless. Blaine is very good with cards, and creating an image.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2003 8:17 pm 
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If you should have a show, at least have the skills to do magic from a completely different area you know? I mean, I guess, to finally have a magician where all they're tricks are completely clean. No gimmicked ones. I do clean tricks, :lol: , I should have a show.


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You'll never get anywhere or be anything while your trying to be "like David Blaine."


There's no market for a DB...because there's already one of those.


Try learning magic, working hard, and being the best you can be...which is you. There's always a market for something different. Maybe that something different will be you.


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I agree with you B_magic! :D


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hang around ABC studios. At least thats what he did.


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I agree with what a number of people here have already said. If you want to become as famous as Blaine, you need a different angle than he used. Coming up with that right angle is how you earn your fame. Nobody here can tell exactly how to do that (or they'd probably do themselves).

I think one of the reasons that Blaine hit it big on his first special is that people became bored with watching stage magic on TV. After all, technology has become so advanced, that audiences probably think magicians can do about anything in a controlled environment. Plus, no matter how many times a magicians say they aren't using camera tricks, many people still think they do.

By taking the magic to the streets, the home audience mistakenly thinks that there can be no camera tricks. They don't realize the power of creative editing. :)

When people get tired of what Blaine has to offer, eventually somebody else will come up with a "fresh" idea, and grab the limelight.


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Basil wrote:
When people get tired of what Blaine has to offer, eventually somebody else will come up with a "fresh" idea, and grab the limelight.


I've got a great idea. THEME MAGIC! Now, where did I put those oven mitts...


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