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by NCMarsh
July 28th, 2016, 4:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool Us - Season 3
Replies: 103
Views: 5720

Re: Fool Us - Season 3

Mahdi Gilbert!

Everything I can think to say just sounds like a cliche -- if you missed it, you should watch:


by NCMarsh
July 21st, 2016, 5:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool Us - Season 3
Replies: 103
Views: 5720

Re: Fool Us - Season 3

Max's column is fantastic.
by NCMarsh
July 21st, 2016, 4:54 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"
Replies: 18
Views: 2442

Re: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"

It was a huge pleasure to work with Michael and Johnny. The Workers books were a major part of my education as a magician and a lot of what I know about constructing a routine came from studying the questions Michael was asking of his material. If there weren't many notes on site, a big reason was t...
by NCMarsh
July 16th, 2016, 9:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool Us - Season 3
Replies: 103
Views: 5720

Re: Fool Us - Season 3

I watch and enjoy this series, but its REAL obvious that now the show is little more than a "showcase" for magicians - who no longer have the goal or need to fool P&T. Fooling P&T with Passe Passe Bottles?...Nope. Fooling P&T with "illusion steps"?...Nope. Getting na...
by NCMarsh
July 14th, 2016, 1:36 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"
Replies: 18
Views: 2442

Re: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"

Appreciate the kind words, Erdnasephile! Just a quick heads up in case anyone was looking for the last article today, it's going to be a little late (seeing the video I realized other things I'd like to comment on -- so it will be late but give a bit more perspective). In the meantime, if you haven'...
by NCMarsh
July 12th, 2016, 10:54 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"
Replies: 18
Views: 2442

Re: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"

Much appreciated, gents -- and I'll look into the font size, you're certainly right about it!

N
by NCMarsh
July 11th, 2016, 8:23 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"
Replies: 18
Views: 2442

Re: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"

Part three (with some terrific backstage photos kindly provided by Michael Close): http://orlandocorporatemagician.com/pen ... es-part-3/
by NCMarsh
July 8th, 2016, 12:53 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"
Replies: 18
Views: 2442

Re: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"

Part two is live and publicly accessible: http://orlandocorporatemagician.com/pen ... es-part-2/
by NCMarsh
July 5th, 2016, 1:22 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"
Replies: 18
Views: 2442

Re: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"

Hi Fausstroll,

They'll become un-protected on their publication dates -- part two goes live tomorrow, part three next Monday, and part four next Thursday.

Best,

Nathan
by NCMarsh
July 4th, 2016, 3:28 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"
Replies: 18
Views: 2442

Behind the Scenes of "Fool Us"

Season 3 of Fool Us premieres Wednesday, July 13 at 8p EDT on The CW. Here's a four part series of articles about my experience performing on the show that may be of interest: Part One (available now): http://orlandocorporatemagician.com/penn-teller-fool-us-behind-scenes/ Part Two (available 7/7): h...
by NCMarsh
May 7th, 2016, 5:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books! Greater Magic, Gaultier, more
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Books! Greater Magic, Gaultier, more

Greater Magic at a fantastic price and other exciting, difficult-to-find titles:

http://vip.ncmarsh.com/vintage-books-available?a2 (password:yes)

Best,

Nathan

Nathan Coe Marsh
2189 S. Kirkman Rd., #243
Orlando, FL 32811
NCM at NCMarsh.com | 407.900.3831
by NCMarsh
March 12th, 2016, 12:56 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Steinmeyer's poles levi
Replies: 17
Views: 3041

Re: Steinmeyer's poles levi

The issue with this kind of suspension -- and this is someone else's analysis (it may even have been Jonathan's -- my apologies that I don't remember the source) -- is the unresolved tension that comes from not removing the second support. When you remove the first support, it is like showing the gu...
by NCMarsh
January 21st, 2016, 1:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Thank you John Gaughan
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: Thank you John Gaughan

Love reading this and look forward to seeing the spot.
by NCMarsh
January 20th, 2016, 12:45 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: A very bad gig
Replies: 11
Views: 2125

Re: A very bad gig

I notice that the word "contract" appears nowhere in that whole story. If one is booked to fly halfway around the world to perform, wouldn't it be smart to get the details in writing? If the booker's intention is to make you look bad by changing things last minute, a contract is very litt...
by NCMarsh
October 4th, 2015, 5:31 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 51
Views: 11263

Re: Genii Convention

An incredible four days. Phenomenal job Richard and team.
by NCMarsh
September 30th, 2015, 5:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention in your pocket
Replies: 34
Views: 4761

Re: Genii Convention in your pocket

Crashed for me initially, now working...thanks for having a way to get this on the device It's too late now, but Epro does a phenomenal job with event-specific apps (their niche tends to be associations with around 1,000 attendees at a conference -- so similar group size/budget). Well worth talking ...
by NCMarsh
September 19th, 2015, 4:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Willman vs Danny Cole
Replies: 55
Views: 8534

Re: Justin Willman vs Danny Cole

Mr Willman has replied on his Facebook page. Whatever the ins and outs are, he makes one statement that I do not believe. He says that he only decided to share the video when he saw his father's reaction at the end of the dance (I'm assuming that's the man with his hands in the air). Considering th...
by NCMarsh
September 19th, 2015, 1:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Willman vs Danny Cole
Replies: 55
Views: 8534

Re: Justin Willman vs Danny Cole

Issues between other performers aside, this does reveal how different the world we are living in is. In the past, for something to get in front of as many people as this did, someone with a big bank account was guarding the door between the act and the audience and had to let the performer in...a va...
by NCMarsh
September 19th, 2015, 12:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Willman vs Danny Cole
Replies: 55
Views: 8534

Re: Justin Willman vs Danny Cole

Mr Willman has replied on his Facebook page. Whatever the ins and outs are, he makes one statement that I do not believe. He says that he only decided to share the video when he saw his father's reaction at the end of the dance (I'm assuming that's the man with his hands in the air). Considering th...
by NCMarsh
September 9th, 2015, 2:37 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Apples and Oranges
Replies: 10
Views: 1663

Re: Apples and Oranges

It is a stage trick. The Piano Card Trick, as Steinmeyer rightly points out, becomes MUCH better when done with almost anything but cards...with cards the procedure doesn't make sense -- if you want to show me that a card has vanished from one pile and appeared in another, show me the card (say the ...
by NCMarsh
September 8th, 2015, 5:15 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Apples and Oranges
Replies: 10
Views: 1663

Re: Apples and Oranges

Hi Mark,

Yep, it's a staging of the piano card trick with fruit (and some nice scripting subtleties)

Cheers,

N
by NCMarsh
September 8th, 2015, 11:51 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Apples and Oranges
Replies: 10
Views: 1663

Re: Apples and Oranges

Yes, it was a middle piece for me for about two or three years. Done well, it can be both entertaining and strong...using a clear container (I used fishing nets that I retrofitted with a much longer net portion) dramatically increases the impact...If you have the performing chops to make the whole t...
by NCMarsh
September 7th, 2015, 4:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Roth on this week's Penn and Teller show
Replies: 91
Views: 11643

Re: David Roth on this week's Penn and Teller show

Richard Kaufman wrote:
P&T are very well prepped by their staff.



My understanding -- from a friend who performed on the show -- is that P&T do not know who will be performing until the name is announced.
by NCMarsh
September 7th, 2015, 12:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Audio Ape Remote
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Audio Ape Remote

[I have no financial stake in this product -- it is something that solves a clear problem for many pros and thought it would be of interest]. For a few years now there have been some great apps (Showcues from Carl Andrews and Go Button from the folks behind Qlab come to mind) that allow show control...
by NCMarsh
May 7th, 2015, 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kudos for Kainoa Harbottle
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: Kudos for Kainoa Harbottle

Seconded. That was a fantastic column (coming from a stage guy).
by NCMarsh
April 29th, 2015, 6:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: C4 - Amazing new visual magic
Replies: 22
Views: 4678

Re: C4 - Amazing new visual magic

Wanted to take a second to chime in as I just received C4 from Mr. Levit (and fantastic customer service, there was a hiccup in the process that was not his fault and he handled it in an incredibly classy way), and wanted to take a second to rave about the quality of this. This is clearly the result...
by NCMarsh
April 3rd, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: C4 - Amazing new visual magic
Replies: 22
Views: 4678

Re: C4 - Amazing new visual magic

This looks fantastic -- and I echo Brad's appreciation of the way the trailer has been shot. For strolling work, what kind of reset considerations are there? Can this be handled in a way that allows you to go from group to group or would it necessitate stealing a few private moments?
by NCMarsh
March 17th, 2015, 3:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine at New York Public Library, Monday
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Blaine at New York Public Library, Monday

P.T.,

Thanks for the great account of this.
by NCMarsh
March 12th, 2015, 2:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Exposure in Boing Boing
Replies: 23
Views: 4129

Re: Exposure in Boing Boing

P.T.Widdle wrote:No exposure, but also only hints at what the effects are. A longer version with demos of the tricks might of have been more interesting for the lay viewer, maybe not.


Ah, but that presupposes that the person selling the tricks is capable of performing them...
by NCMarsh
February 28th, 2015, 3:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TrueMirror
Replies: 0
Views: 512

TrueMirror

NPR's RadioLab just re-aired a program on symmetry, as part of it they did a fascinating segment on the creator of a product called TrueMirror -- essentially a mirror that does not flip the image http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSxCZCy5Wsk While not magic (and video is certainly a much better practic...
by NCMarsh
February 17th, 2015, 12:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17201

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

After all this heated discussion can anybody prove it is NOT in print? The issue isn't about whether or not it is in print (which didn't seem to be anywhere on your radar in the Original Post). The issue was about process. You saw something, and decided to take it because you could deconstruct it. ...
by NCMarsh
February 17th, 2015, 12:21 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17201

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

Re: creativity and theft; the distinction I've often found helpful: stealing many elements from one artist is imitation; stealing one element from many artists is influence. Its also about expanding the field of your influences: art, film, literature, history...that's what makes the Blue Oyster Cult...
by NCMarsh
February 16th, 2015, 6:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17201

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

That would include things like Mike Caveney's "Coffee" juggling trickd I wanted to follow-up on this particular reference for a selfish reason. I put together a hoop and glass routine after reading Mike's book(and putting in 100 hours of throwing that hoop up and down before the stunt was...
by NCMarsh
February 16th, 2015, 5:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17201

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

Re-constructing others' work to perform is not cool. I'm surprised that would be controversial. In what other part of our lives would we be ok with that behavior? "That woman I don't know is beautiful. I'm going to grope her." "What a nice television, I'm going to take it." Desir...
by NCMarsh
February 6th, 2015, 4:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield Saves America!
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: David Copperfield Saves America!

Honestly, I was too busy cringing to laugh. It felt like Sarah Palin going on SNL to show how hip she was... Magicians grovel in insecurity about the cultural perception of magic -- and we largely oscillate between two extremes of response to the stereotypes: a. we get pretentious, wax on about sham...
by NCMarsh
December 19th, 2014, 4:18 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Mac King photo idea was really kind of mine.
Replies: 14
Views: 4254

Re: Mac King photo idea was really kind of mine.

Hi Steven,

Can you give some context about what photo you're talking about?

Best,

N
by NCMarsh
November 25th, 2014, 11:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not Plagiarism
Replies: 25
Views: 3628

Re: Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not Plagiarism

It's not "plagiarism," which is a legal term defining theft. "Plagiarism" is not a legal term and does not appear in any current statute, criminal or civil (source: Green, Stuart P. (2002). "Plagiarism, Norms, and the Limits of Theft Law: Some Observations on the Use of Cri...
by NCMarsh
November 25th, 2014, 10:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not Plagiarism
Replies: 25
Views: 3628

Re: Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not Plagiarism

The overwhelming majority of lay people have never seen Ricky Jay perform his Ace routine using the Erdnase patter. And if they did, do you honestly think laymen remember the patter to most tricks? The overwhelming majority of lay people have never seen Duchamp's "Fountain" -- that doesn'...
by NCMarsh
November 25th, 2014, 5:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not Plagiarism
Replies: 25
Views: 3628

Re: Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not Plagiarism

Speaking of Mike Caveney, he's written some words which I think might apply: (edited for space) "Harry could not believe that any working magician would actually want to perform the Needle Through Arm...He has done thousands of performances...[and he]...has performed it repeatedly on televisio...
by NCMarsh
November 25th, 2014, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not Plagiarism
Replies: 25
Views: 3628

Re: Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not Plagiarism

Nobody "owns" patter from public domain books. Ricky Jay owns "The Exclusive Coterie" in the same sense that Marcel Duchamp owns urinals. Duchamp didn't build the urinal, urinals were certainly around (and under) other artists and anyone else could have created "Fountain.&q...

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