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 Post subject: When you started to work as a Restaurant Magician?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:39 pm 
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A simple question:
how many months/years of practice you had before starting to work?


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 Post subject: Re: When you started to work as a Restaurant Magician?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:49 pm 
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IlDaDe wrote:
A simple question:
how many months/years of practice you had before starting to work?


I'll bite. I have been doing restaurants for 9 years now, Seven of them full time. I think I was a hobbiest for about 10 to 15 years before I took my first job. I only started restaurants because my (at the time) girl friend and several others urged me to. So I auditioned at one place and was hired on the spot. Almost wet myself when he told me I was going to make $45 (U.S.) per hour.


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 Post subject: Re: When you started to work as a Restaurant Magician?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:02 pm 
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paddy wrote:
IlDaDe wrote:
A simple question:
how many months/years of practice you had before starting to work?


I'll bite. I have been doing restaurants for 9 years now, Seven of them full time. I think I was a hobbiest for about 10 to 15 years before I took my first job. I only started restaurants because my (at the time) girl friend and several others urged me to. So I auditioned at one place and was hired on the spot. Almost wet myself when he told me I was going to make $45 (U.S.) per hour.


darn i would have wet myself


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:48 am 
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So 5 years pratciting?

darn, i'm maybe too old to start?
I'm 20 years old with an year of practice..
(i'm asking if im too old to start to practice to became a really good magician, not to start working yet)..

Sorry for my English:)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:16 am 
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IlDaDe wrote:
So 5 years pratciting?

[Edited], I'm maybe too old to start?
I'm 20 years old with an year of practice..
(I'm asking if im too old to start to practice to became a really good magician, not to start working yet)..

Sorry for my English:)

I was 54 when I got my first job so I don't think 20 is too old.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:42 pm 
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Well I'm planning on canvasing for a possible first job very soon.

I'm closing in on 3 years of honing my magic skills, but I got over 10 years worth of prior experience performing theatre and comedy.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:51 pm 
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I did my first restaurant at age 16 with 7 years of magic experience.
The people there thought I was good, but in hindsight, I could have been alot better.

After I turned 18 I reduced my schedule to 1 restaurant, where I wasn't paid by the management. This allowed me to practise constantly, gague my performance by my tips, and work on new material witout fear of the restaurant saying "you fired" since they didn't pay me anyway.

After gaining 3 years of experience there, I returned to a few of my old places at a tripled rate, and was welcomed with open arms.

I must say, that 3 years taught me more about how to perform than had the previous 9, and I came out of it a much better performer.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:40 pm 
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Anybode lives with a magician job?

Its my dream:)


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IlDaDe wrote:
Anybode lives with a magician job?

Its my dream:)


Try this one in English. Are you asking if anybody lives with a magician?


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Try this one in English. Are you asking if anybody lives with a magician?

I think he's asking if anyobody makes a living off working as a magician.

Hopefully english is not your first language.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:10 pm 
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Me, Paddy, Wildheart, psych_mage, Sirbrad, DaveTheCryptic (I think), Timury (still a student, but I'm sure he's making some money), Dave V, Maybe some of the mods. I'm sure that's not everyone.


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Chub wrote:
Hopefully english is not your first language.


No, i'm Italian.


I need a tip:
i'm a student but i love magic, what i have to do?
I repeat, my dream is to work as magician, but i dont know if its possible.


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I make a living off of magic. However, right now I'm working on some new stuff (shows and publicity stunts) so I don't work much.


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IlDaDe wrote:
Chub wrote:
Hopefully english is not your first language.


No, I'm Italian.


I need a tip:
I'm a student but I love magic, what I have to do?
I repeat, my dream is to work as magician, but I dont know if its possible.
Andrew Mayne has a book on 50 ways to make money as a magician (or something along those lines). It gives different ways in which you can use your skill to make a living by doing magic. It would be worth looking into. If you type Andrew Mayne into google, you should be able to find his website, and from there find the book.


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dbaker_creator wrote:
Me, Paddy, Wildheart, psych_mage, Sirbrad, DaveTheCryptic (I think), Timury (still a student, but I'm sure he's making some money), Dave V, Maybe some of the mods. I'm sure that's not everyone.


& fallingblood.


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