Perfecting Your Magic - DIY Tips
Very few forms of entertainment have endured for as long as the art of magic, and for anyone aspiring to be a magician, this includes carrying forward an age-old and rich legacy handed down by past performers.
But what happens if you live in an area where there is no magic school for miles around?
Do not lose heart because you can still transform your dreams into reality provided you etch the following tips into your mind and incorporate them into your tutelage, then you will be perfecting your magic:
Self help is the best help and one of the ways in which you can be helped in the field of magic is by acquiring education on the subject.
While an easy way of achieving this objective entails reading every book based on it, an easier alternative entails checking the Internet for write-ups and articles and absorbing all the information.
In addition to being economical these methods are effective in enhancing your knowledge and broadening your horizons on the subject.
Courtesy of all the reading, your foundation stone as a magician would be so strong that it is bound to stand you in good stead for a long time to come in perfecting your magic.
Gone are the days when an aspiring professional needed to actually hunt out a club or forum pertaining to a particular career in order to seek guidance.
With its arrival, the Internet has shrunk the world into a global village, meaning that all you need to do is type in the relevant keywords into one of the search engines and almost every online community, forum or group will show up. From this point onwards, the onus is on you to identify one which matches your mindset and individuality and join them.
Having such a network at your disposal will work to your advantage because you may get to learn something new by following the ongoing thread of a conversation or clear your doubts by posting queries for more experienced members of the field to answer.
Performing magic on stage is akin to
participating in some theatrical act or being a part of a group activity wherein
every moment should be perfect and appear convincing to the audience.
To achieve this epitome of perfection the only pathway that should be travelled entails endless practice with or without an audience.
‘Anytime-anywhere’ is the edict to be followed in this regard, meaning no matter where you are or whom you are surrounded by, every moment, locale or crowd is appropriate for an impromptu performance.
In this era of heightened professionalism and specialisation, one of the ways of gaining exposure is to join a local organisation albeit for a fee and attending every one of its workshops.
Training under professionals would not only cause you to grasp the important aspects of the trade but also arm you with plenty of useful insider tips that will come in handy while performing in front of a crowd of spectators.
Being a member of such an organisation would also open hitherto unexplored and out-of-reach avenues for you which will help you climb the professional ladder.
It is never too early to decide upon the image that you wish to project to your audience throughout your career as a magician and in fact it is an aspect that you must deal with as soon as you have decided to pursue magic.
While it might be convenient to emulate renowned magicians, building an original image is not only exciting but advantageous too particularly if it is well projected and adhered to at all times.
Whether it is humour, enigma or an aura of charm, you must make every effort to showcase it in each of your moves so that the audience comes to identify it with you.
These are some of the DIY tricks of learning magic and if included in your arsenal, they would provide you with an advantage of having made a good start to your career, be it full-time or part-time.