I was chatting to magician Lewis Le Val late at night after the Blackpool magic convention.
Lewis complained many beginners don't try to introduce additions into the magic they learn from magic books or DVD's. We decided to record this short video on the subject:
Lewis Le Val raises an important point. Magicians need to learn from other magicians, but in copying their style they suffer the same fate as all other reproductions in art, they lack authenticity.
Magic tricks are more than simply 'tricks' they are a collection of concepts fused together to entertain people. They are as much about a relationship as a mechanical technique. A copy will fail to communicate a relationship, because it's formed by the character of the the original source. That part of the magic trick needs to come from YOU.
Levis Le Val recommends that you choose magic tricks that you like nd that suit your style, then destroy them. Break them down and rebuild them so that they also contain aspects of your own personality. By doing this, you will find that your audience relates to the maic tricks you present to them. Your spectators see that your presentations are consistant and authentic. That's much more powerful that any stock patter lines could ever be.
About Lewis Le Val
Lewis Le Val, is a psychological magician based in the UK. His magic combines hypnosis, sleight of hand, psychology and showmanship to present a surreal experience of magic.