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by r paul wilson
March 31st, 2016, 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic film on Kickstarter.
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Re: Magic film on Kickstarter.

Bill,

No news yet, though things going well - in for a couple of festivals and waiting to see how things develop.

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by r paul wilson
March 31st, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic film on Kickstarter.
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Magic film on Kickstarter.

Dear everyone, Today I launched the Kickstarter for my next film project and if you have a moment I'd be grateful if you could have a look: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/493864278/darkfall-death-goes-live?ref=project_share It's a film that plans to use magic methods and practical effects. We ...
by r paul wilson
November 19th, 2015, 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mahdi Gilbert
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Mahdi Gilbert

by r paul wilson
November 19th, 2015, 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mahdi Gilbert
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Mahdi Gilbert

Here's an excerpt from Our Magic featuring Mahdi Gilbert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZlUGr_MPpA
by r paul wilson
February 27th, 2015, 2:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Do NOT Download Any Files from "Genii"!
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Do NOT Download Any Files from "Genii"!

I've approached the people involved in terms of their email addresses.

As an item of SPAM it's interesting. If it's a malicious file (likely) then the package is sophisticated and tailored but the link is for a wetransfer file.

I'll update on anything that comes from this.

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by r paul wilson
December 26th, 2014, 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Our Magic - now available.
Replies: 7
Views: 2600

Our Magic - now available.

Dear all, My film "Our Magic" is now available on DVD and VOD as an exclusive preview for the magic community. The film will begin rolling out for the general public in early 2015 but magicians can see it now thanks to dananaddave.com Check out http://shop.dananddave.com/our-magic.html to ...
by r paul wilson
November 4th, 2014, 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Art of the Con
Replies: 27
Views: 5617

The Art of the Con

My new book "The Art of the Con" is released today and is available from Barnes and Noble, Amazon and all good booksellers. If you can forgive this shameless plug and are at all interested in learning how and why scams work, the promo video is below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-L8vqM...
by r paul wilson
October 7th, 2014, 6:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Paul Wilson - Predator Wallet
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Re: WTB: Paul Wilson - Predator Wallet

Have a couple available. Email me at rpaulwilson@hotmail.com.

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by r paul wilson
October 6th, 2014, 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WTB: La Maggiore Classic Shells
Replies: 0
Views: 793

WTB: La Maggiore Classic Shells

Dear all,

If anyone out there has a set of La Maggiore "classic" shells with smooth interior and the realistic exterior (NOT the "Organics" interior), please contact me at rpaulwilson@hotmail.com, including a picture and how much you would like for your set.

Many thanks,

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by r paul wilson
February 24th, 2014, 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Promo Pictures needed.
Replies: 0
Views: 2501

Promo Pictures needed.

Dear all, As many of you will already know, I have been directing the film "Our Magic" for the last ten months and about to hit the edit bay to prepare the first cut in time for Magic Con 2014. There are a couple of short montages and vignettes planned for the documentary and one of these ...
by r paul wilson
April 26th, 2013, 12:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: OUR MAGIC
Replies: 8
Views: 1890

OUR MAGIC

OUR MAGIC - a new documentary about the art of magic. Today, Dan and Dave Buck, Jason England and I are launching our biggest project, yet. "Our Magic" will be a documentary aimed at the public that will reveal the world of magic and magicians, giving greater access and insight than ever b...
by r paul wilson
April 25th, 2013, 7:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Box
Replies: 24
Views: 10016

The Magic Box

Dear all,

I've just released something on YouTube:

"The Magic Box" - a short film about magic and nostalgia:

http://youtu.be/DyfM7oLIlp0

Best,

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by r paul wilson
April 5th, 2013, 4:54 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: BBC on stolen magic secrets
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: BBC on stolen magic secrets

Tom, I think "contains nothing of worth" is not quite correct. Consider it an opening remark in a discussion that magicians need to start talking about more openly and regularly. I genuinely think it's a great step forward to have the BBC discuss this because it does two things: First,it i...
by r paul wilson
March 11th, 2013, 10:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Pitchman
Replies: 1
Views: 333

The Pitchman

A new episode of our Unreal Work series is now online. Meet Mark Mason, an expert pitchman who started out as a carney before running his own crooked games, mock auctions (jam auctions) and becoming a master of the pitch game. Mark talks about these games, the art of holding a tip and the ethics of ...
by r paul wilson
March 2nd, 2013, 6:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 25034

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

All I have to say is: I LOVE Real Secrets. I get something interesting every month to play with and think about. I experiment and try new ideas. I have something magical to introduce in discussions, shows and meetings. There are several of these I've had great fun sharing with people. Others are wai...
by r paul wilson
February 24th, 2013, 3:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Blackpool 2013

I decided not to go Blackpool a few weeks ago as I needed to fly to the US on Sunday 24th (today) but, as it drew nearer on my calendar, a few friends were added to the roster of performers and it became more apparent that a one day visit, on the Friday, might be completely doable. So this is not a ...
by r paul wilson
February 20th, 2013, 3:08 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: prominent blog praises Sleights of Mind
Replies: 37
Views: 3399

Re: prominent blog praises Sleights of Mind

The fact that magicians are rejecting this book and its conclusions is easy to explain away with our disdain for exposure and side-step the real issue, as I see it. The ideas presented as facts to explain how and why magic works seem like nonsense to me and to many whom I respect. This book does not...
by r paul wilson
February 12th, 2013, 4:18 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: prominent blog praises Sleights of Mind
Replies: 37
Views: 3399

Re: prominent blog praises Sleights of Mind

I completely agree with Richard's comments on the BB blog. It's all too easy make claims about a little known subject that holds fascination with the laity. It all seems to make sense to the lay person but I found the claims to be lazy theories backed up by questionable ideas. The fact they choose t...
by r paul wilson
February 10th, 2013, 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Creativity and Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 496

Creativity and Magic

Dear all, The fifth in our Unreal Work series of videos is now online. This weeks discussion is about creativity in magic. Do you need to be creative to succeed in magic and what type of creativity is most valuable? If you are enjoying these videos, we would greatly appreciate your support in subscr...
by r paul wilson
February 3rd, 2013, 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Greatest Hustler Of All Time
Replies: 0
Views: 530

The Greatest Hustler Of All Time

Episode 4 of the Unreal Work is online. This week we interview our friend "Moves" who spent years with the legendary Titanic Thompson and has more than a few tales to tell. Please share with your friends in and out of magic. These videos are intended for everyone. Here's the link: <!-- m -...
by r paul wilson
January 30th, 2013, 2:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets new bonus available
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: Real Secrets new bonus available

Fantastic. Brilliant. Wonderful.

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by r paul wilson
January 27th, 2013, 2:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What are "The Unreal Sessions"?
Replies: 17
Views: 2005

Re: What are "The Unreal Sessions"?

I agree with Richard and would hate to lose my Real Secrets monthly packages.

They are all fascinating and I'm completely kicking myself that I didn't have two of them with me a few days ago.

It's a fantastic bargain IMO

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by r paul wilson
January 27th, 2013, 1:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Perception Of Magic
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

The Perception Of Magic

Dear all,

The third Unreal Work is online.

This episode discusses the public's perception of magic and magicians.

You can find the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li8cZpa3588

Best,

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by r paul wilson
January 26th, 2013, 5:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What are "The Unreal Sessions"?
Replies: 17
Views: 2005

What are "The Unreal Sessions"?

As many of you know, last year Jason England and I embarked on our "Unreal Tour" around the United States to interview magicians, film collections and record new tricks and ideas for the magic fraternity. The first product of this was "The Unreal Work 2", which was released befor...
by r paul wilson
January 18th, 2013, 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Room For Wonder
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Room For Wonder

Dear all,

Our second Unreal Work is now online:

A house filled with wonder. The collections of Richard Garriott.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss6UdAtQT5U

Regards,

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by r paul wilson
January 11th, 2013, 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is magic an art?
Replies: 52
Views: 4249

Is magic an art?

Dear all, the official version of our first Unreal Work is now available. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNGDoroJtYw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNGDoroJtYw</a><!-- m --> The question comes from discussions I've had with other artists who did not believe so or...
by r paul wilson
December 12th, 2012, 1:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Unreal Work Vol. 2 - Jason England and Paul Wilson
Replies: 55
Views: 6811

Re: The Unreal Work Vol. 2 - Jason England and Paul Wilson

mwolfire - I understand your issue with slow internet speeds. I think you've convinced me that the DVD is still essential. I have pretty slow internet by comparison to many but can still watch anything i choose to stream though I have a friend who lives in the country and is stuck with the much slow...
by r paul wilson
December 11th, 2012, 4:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Unreal Work Vol. 2 - Jason England and Paul Wilson
Replies: 55
Views: 6811

Re: The Unreal Work Vol. 2 - Jason England and Paul Wilson

The Unreal Work 2 has had a fantastic "opening weekend" with excellent reviews. Thank you to everyone for your support. We have decided to keep the special offer running for the whole week, so if you buy Unreal Work 2 , Unreal Work 1 comes free but will be posted as a separate item very so...
by r paul wilson
December 9th, 2012, 4:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Unreal Work Vol. 2 - Jason England and Paul Wilson
Replies: 55
Views: 6811

Re: The Unreal Work Vol. 2 - Jason England and Paul Wilson

The Unreal Work 2 is an "on-demand" streaming video product. The typical price for a single effect or sleight, in the current marketplace, ranges from $5 to $20 on average. Any one of the items on Unreal 2 could easily be marketed for $5 or more. Unreal Work 2 includes over a dozen routine...
by r paul wilson
August 24th, 2012, 6:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alternatives for Marlo's Quick 3-Way sequence
Replies: 30
Views: 3999

Re: Alternatives for Marlo's Quick 3-Way sequence

I published the "Tres Ariba" count in 1996 in the original "Gypsy Monte" routine.

I noted that it was so simple and direct that it had surely been done before.

Jon just described the same handling and I'm delighted to finally know the originator.

Thanks JT

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by r paul wilson
July 16th, 2012, 4:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: In case you missed FISM 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Re: In case you missed FISM 2012

100% guaranteed to be 100% better than FISM 2012.
by r paul wilson
July 16th, 2012, 1:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Larry Jennings' performance
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Larry Jennings' performance

What a treat.

LJ may not have been in his prime but this is terrific material, performed by a master.

Thanks for sharing.

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by r paul wilson
July 15th, 2012, 3:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Six ...fism 2015 goes to italy
Replies: 155
Views: 31277

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Six

I would like to second Craig's suggestion that Korea petition to host FISM 2018. Italy is where my heart lies for 2015 for many reasons but the idea of visiting Busan for 2018, for me, puts FISM back on track as an International event. The losers rarely return to the table right away but I urge Kore...
by r paul wilson
May 19th, 2012, 5:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop meets Satan
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: Sam the Bellhop meets Satan

I f****** loved it.

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by r paul wilson
February 21st, 2012, 6:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Ursula Martinez imitator...
Replies: 14
Views: 1769

Re: An Ursula Martinez imitator...

"Kingmagic" as shown on this pitiful TV spot, is the name of the company stealing Kevin James' Bowling Ball effect, Joe Porper's Strong Box and Latimer's Laser routine (among many others).

So, I guess stealing whole acts is next...
by r paul wilson
January 8th, 2012, 7:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magicians (BBC)
Replies: 18
Views: 2402

Re: The Magicians (BBC)

Just to clarify - the podcast referenced by "mrgoat" was recorded in January 2011 in reference to The Magicians series ONE.

Best,

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by r paul wilson
December 22nd, 2011, 2:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dai Vernon’s Revelations – 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Box Set
Replies: 60
Views: 11501

Re: Dai Vernon’s Revelations – 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Box Set

I've triple dipped the Revelations video series already at this point. I bought the original tapes, I converted some of those to DVD at my own expense and I bought the new release tapes the week they came out. When the official DVDs came out I got those too. This new set includes new footage I alrea...
by r paul wilson
May 3rd, 2011, 2:05 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Duffie's Card Compulsions
Replies: 33
Views: 5488

Re: Duffie's Card Compulsions

This is a fantastic book and one of Peter's best.

Yes I am biased - I love great card magic :)

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by r paul wilson
April 26th, 2011, 1:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Naughty Swedish Boy
Replies: 40
Views: 5490

Re: Naughty Swedish Boy

This is why people believe magicians lack originality and integrity - he even brags about it. He is not a "naughty swedish boy", he is a thief, stealing from one of our finest artists. In my opinion it's awful and I, personally, would have nothing to do with this pilferer. This should be u...
by r paul wilson
April 4th, 2011, 12:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Book!
Replies: 72
Views: 12847

Re: Mark Lewis Book!

I really enjoyed the book. It's full of great stories from Mr. Lewis' unique perspective. I was entertained throughout and learned a great deal about the author and his work.

The book is worth a punt. I wasn't disappointed.

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