If you watched the latest episode of Dynamo Magician Impossible then you would have seen a lot of magic with fire!
We thought we would suggest some great tricks that use fire, but before we do, we should run through some things that you should think about. Safety first, safety second.
Fire is such a cool thing to add to a magic trick, it can add a visual nature to your magic, it can provide a logical reason for something that occurs (for example burn marks or writing appearing on a card), it also draws attention and is inherently mystical, how many times have you just stared at the flames of a bonfire or a log fire?
If you are wanting to use fire in any live performance with the public, you should be insured. You can get performer’s insurance from Equity, it is a serious thing to be covered, not only for your protection but for your spectators, should anything unplanned occur. For example you need to be covered in case you burn a piece of furniture or a carpet. You could also burn a spectator’s clothing or worse still, the actual person if something went wrong. You should ALWAYS be aware of the risks involved with any magic you perform.
Also common sense should be used, for example you should not perform fire magic inside, in busy conditions, you wouldn’t want someone walking past and knocking you when you have a ball of fire flying from your hand!
With these things being said, here are some great magic tricks that involve fire that wouldn’t look out of place in a Dynamo Magician Impossible episode.
A great tool to use if you want to vanish money in a burst of fire! More info on flash notes
This prop will allow you to shoot balls of fire from your hand that fly for over 6 feet! (Please be aware that you need to purchase Flash Paper and Flash Cotton separately) More info on using a flash gun here
This tuition DVD will teach you how to make a self lighting match. This is only an instructional DVD and does not come with props, these must be bought separately. More info on Combustion here
This DVD teaches some of Jay Sankey’s favourite fire effects that he has created over the years. There is some great workable magic here that uses fire. Again, flash products must be bought separately for any effects taught on this DVD. More info on Spontaneous Combustion here
Fire from Hands
This is a great illusion, flames lick up to the sky from your palms! More info on fire from hands here
In a Flash
This is possibly my favourite piece of card magic with fire! A signed coin wrapped in paper burns a hole through a deck and only stops burning through the deck when it reaches the spectator’s signed card! More info on In a Flash here
Thumb Tip Flame
Ever wanted to remove the flame from a lighter or candle with your bare hands? If you have then the thumb tip flame is for you! More info on Thumb Tip Flame here
Props for use with fire products