Is this a good magic trick demo video?
Steve Shufton has released his new magic trick – Fobulous. Take a look at the magic trick demo video. Is this a good video?
The footage has been slammed on a few magic forums for being a low quality demo, but I disagree..
I quite like the demo. Steve Shufton made this himself. It shows what happens very clearly. It actually makes a change from the set up 'on the street' filmed reactions on demo's that have had money thrown at them. This is an honest demo you would get if you went into a magic shop and the dealer performed it.
I think it's very hard to win, when making a demo. You can spend a fortune, create a piece of theatre, then get accused of hype or deception. Or you can just film a performance, keeping costs as low as possible, and people are unhappy with a 'rushed' demo. 90% of most new demos are not actually about the effect. They set a scene, build anticipation, entertain, then there's a few little parts that show the trick, then lots of people in groups going nuts over it.. Steve's demo cuts that all out and is just an extension of the product description.
We could refilm the demo, with myself performing it and putting it into a spectators hands, but that wouldn't show you anything more than the current demo, we could add flashy intros, and some people going nuts as soon as the magic happened, but that's just theatre…
The demo is just one part of the information you need to decide if a new trick is right for you. The ad copy tells you far more, and that's right that it does. Your dealer should then answer all your questions about performing the trick. The demo just needs to show you quickly, what the trick does, and if it's the sort of item you want to look more deeply into buying.
This is the sort of trick that you know instantly if you can see yourself performing it for people.
Does it fit in with your current material?
Does it work with your pocket management?
Would if suit your persona?
You already know the answers to these questions.
DO THIS: What do you think? Do you like high end, expensive demos? Do you think it should be refilmed? Leave a comment in the section below