Qualities required for a professional magician
To become a real magician, you need not only and not so much a wizard’s talent, as it may seem at first glance, but other, more “mundane” qualities. Among them:
– the ability to “digest” the information;
Possession of the above-mentioned qualities is the key to a successful career as an illusionist.
Lessons in the theater Studio
Remember, a magician’s show is, first of all, a theater of one actor, a poet to show tricks, you must have the makings of an actor.
In addition, your tightness, tightness, and stage fright can get in the way of a successful demonstration of your show program numbers. All this you will overcome by attending several classes on acting.
Before demonstrating your performance, you need to rehearse it countless times, in order to avoid mistakes and the likelihood of exposure. Also, if you plan to show a magician’s show in front of a large audience, you need to know the structure of the hall in advance.
Important! Be sure to make sure that there are no observers behind your back!
Also, before going on stage, make sure that all your props and all your accessories are in place and in good condition.
Props and accessories for magic tricks
You can’t do without special equipment to perform many tricks. Such items usually have a secret, which explains what the essence of the “magic” action is. Some props can be made with your own hands. A large selection of them can be found in a specialized kiosk or online store of tricks.
A real magician must always look neat and presentable, his shoes must be polished to a Shine, and his costume must meet several requirements:
1) classic for the illusionist – black strict suit and red vest with a lot of secret pockets of different sizes (for “secret” props);
2) the costume should be comfortable and of the appropriate size: discomfort in clothing is highly distracting, irritating, and even able to disrupt the performance!
Flexibility of hands, fingers and palms
To easily perform various tricks, you need to train your hands.
There are many exercises aimed at developing flexibility of the hands and fingers. They can be found in specialized literature or thematic videos on the Internet. It is best to train the flexibility of the hands by manipulating coins, balls and cards.
The magician is a talented artist and humorist
A magician’s show is a whole story that he tells the audience through demonstrating his tricks and dialogue with the audience. Try to capture the audience’s attention and not let it go until the end of your “performance”. You can combine tricks with each other, use different props, accessories for tricks, music, and so on. Also, don’t forget to “dilute” your speech from time to time with intriguing comments about what is happening and distract the audience’s attention with funny jokes.
The main thing is that the audience is interested and does not get bored. If you notice bored faces, give free rein to improvisation and show your signature trick to lift the mood of the audience.
Start of work
If you already have a lot of knowledge and a good repertoire, then it’s time to start performing in front of the audience, isn’t it?
Where do I start my performances as a magician?
Start performing in front of your family or friends
Don’t expect to get an order for a corporate show in front of employees of a multinational oil industry company the first time. But speaking to your family has several advantages.
First, when you speak to your friends, your excitement will be minimal and you will be less likely to fail the number.
Second, if they like it (and they will), it is likely that you will be asked to perform at their event for a fee.
This method is good for honing your skills and learning how to interact and communicate with the audience, even skeptical. Such “practical exercises” will make you a calm person with nerves like steel ropes.
Don’t neglect small orders
Small performances at children’s matinees or parties may not bring a lot of income, but it will give you the first profit, invaluable experience and fans.
To create a positive reputation and inform as many potential customers as possible, you can not do without self-promotion. So, to do this, you must always have presentable business cards, as well as place them in agencies for organizing celebrations, drawing stores, and others. In addition, you should promote yourself on social networks and create your own beautifully designed website.
Success and a lot of orders are guaranteed to you.
If it is not possible to promote yourself, then find an agent who will do this. But his services are not cheap: get ready to share a fifth of your income with him.
Also, for advertising purposes, attend various events designed for magicians: there you can appear (be sure to appear!) the ability to establish many new contacts and get a large order. And if you are particularly lucky – then a permanent job under a contract with a solid fee!