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by Themagicofcurtis
February 14th, 2012, 7:17 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Pressure by Dan White and Daniel Garcia
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Pressure by Dan White and Daniel Garcia

Here is a live performance of pressure by Dan White. Feel free to post your thoughts and comments on the effect and different performance aspects. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2huFEtg10vo&feature=channel_video_title">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2huFEtg1 ....
by Themagicofcurtis
December 5th, 2011, 3:36 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic video (youtube)
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Magic video (youtube)

Hello, I recently made a quick video with my new camera and I featured some hard-hitting magic in it (credit goes to the creators for the strength of their own effects obviously). I'd like any feedback that you have to offer, thanks! <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by Themagicofcurtis
May 11th, 2011, 11:22 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Performing the Multiplying Bottles.
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: Performing the Multiplying Bottles.

Tom is a guy full of amazing thoughts haha.

I think your remark about the end display is well motivated. It's certainly something that needs some work. Thanks for the understanding that this is not a finished product =]
by Themagicofcurtis
May 6th, 2011, 11:32 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Performing the Multiplying Bottles.
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: Performing the Multiplying Bottles.

Thanks guys. I'll check out your links you dropped me as well =]




Curtis
by Themagicofcurtis
May 4th, 2011, 6:44 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Performing the Multiplying Bottles.
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: Performing the Multiplying Bottles.

Thanks Tom! I just wanted to say I really liked your interview with Genii a while back. I appreciate your thoughts. I tried to do this with a few lines of the basic routine that I changed slightly ("Glasses off or dyslexic", which I think is normally said either "consumed the contents...
by Themagicofcurtis
May 4th, 2011, 5:18 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Performing the Multiplying Bottles.
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Performing the Multiplying Bottles.

The Multiplying Bottles is a classic in magic. I'm fully aware that I'm by no means the best performer with them, but I wanted to submit this video to you guys and ask for help on how to improve my routine. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyvddziMpk4">http://www.yo...
by Themagicofcurtis
April 21st, 2011, 4:17 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Las Vegas Leaper Variation video Ft Michael Kent
Replies: 0
Views: 406

Las Vegas Leaper Variation video Ft Michael Kent

Hey guys. I know I haven't posted a link here to a video for a bit, but I recently did Paul Harris' effect Las Vegas Leaper (Preceded with an intro courtesy of Michael Kent) and I would like to hear your thoughts on it. Genuinely. Thanks =] <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/...
by Themagicofcurtis
February 18th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Scribbles of Destiny video
Replies: 0
Views: 289

New Scribbles of Destiny video

A while back I posted a video of me performing an effect that was published in Genii with an itouch called Scribbles of Destiny. David Acer posted it here and Jeff also posted it at themagiccafe. I recently redid the video so I just wanted to show you guys. Perhaps you will like it =] <!-- m --><a c...
by Themagicofcurtis
December 14th, 2010, 7:01 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Pointless video (Greg Wilson)
Replies: 0
Views: 502

Pointless video (Greg Wilson)

I know I've gotten some heat and harsh criticism here about my videos, and I edited this one with you guys in mind, attempting to limit jump cuts every second during live performances. Here was my performance of Pointless by Greg Wilson: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 12th, 2010, 2:26 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic Technique
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Re: Magic Technique

Okay yes, the patter could use a little work. I'm not sure why Larry thinks that I am defensive/upset on this thread. I'm only responding with my reasoning. I think it was Anselm that said there are 3 parts to reality: What actually occurred, What you perceived as occurring, and How you felt about w...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 10th, 2010, 9:39 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic Technique
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Re: Magic Technique

Okay carlo, thanks so much. brad, I gave more reasoning and the patter is in my knowledge and not too badly thought out. But I wanted to show (you mostly) that I did have technique after you only seeing me perform a simple effect in a more cut up manner. I didn't find the "hallucination" b...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 9th, 2010, 10:18 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic Technique
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Re: Magic Technique

There more to the patter that one could add "People forget things. Now studies show it is because you never gave enough attention to remember in the first place. Let me show you" then continue....
by Themagicofcurtis
October 9th, 2010, 9:47 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic Technique
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Re: Magic Technique

The image/memory/perceived event of where the card was placed as different of what actually occurred, as it was left on top, which then the magician shows the spectator what he can see since he was not under the influence of the aforementioned sudden forgetfulness. There you have it.
by Themagicofcurtis
October 9th, 2010, 9:13 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic Technique
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Magic Technique

well after discussion on the thread of like street magic that I created I attempted to take the criticism and improve as I could with technique and patter so here is what I have, giving my cardini change with patter, the hermann pass and the one handed top change, I honestly hope that you see some t...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 4th, 2010, 3:35 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

Okay Ian, thanks for the help. In piano I as performing in formal type performances the first year I started playing (age 6) and obviously i wasn't the best (perhaps for kids my age I was) but people gave me grace because they know I would get better and still encouraged me. So I will work on editin...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 4th, 2010, 8:28 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

Kent, yes I realize that I've only been doing magic for 2 years. It's difficult to bring a tripod and use it in that particular setting but I do use one whenever I can. I am willing to practice, I never said all the criticism was invalid but some was not helpful.....but I will certainly persist and ...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 4th, 2010, 8:24 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

Well Ian i have no time to explain my intellect to you, but as you are the more masterful magician I wanted clearer direction, something that I've always been taught to ask for if needed. I study at a prep school for music (peabody) and I practice for 4 hours and combine that with school sometimes i...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 3rd, 2010, 10:08 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

Well perhaps that's just the word on youtube ;-)

this "bad" magician will be focusing on getting better now I suppose......
by Themagicofcurtis
October 3rd, 2010, 9:16 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

Thanks to JIm and Pete. I will try. I'm in the process of getting a video together (I know that you guys hate magicians on youtube) and I will take the advice and post it here to hopefully start improving. Thanks to you two guys for the encouragement.
by Themagicofcurtis
October 3rd, 2010, 7:02 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

Yes, I have heard that and it's useful if the critic could follow that up with advice on how to make the multiple lift look better. I am willing to improve when told how and not just WHAT to improve, since you guys are the teachers in this case. Cussing exposes ignorance and lack of vocabulary. Rich...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 3rd, 2010, 6:34 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

I posted this one the forum to get constructive criticism. I have heard not much other then "you are crap" and have been given few tips on how to improve. I do study magic, I have studied Slydini with the help of one of his former students. I had a script for my performance. You may not ha...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 3rd, 2010, 6:26 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

Thanks, Ian but wouldn't you say that the mark of a performer wanting to get better would be to ask for help and perform it although you realize that you are not the greatest?
by Themagicofcurtis
October 3rd, 2010, 4:11 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

I think that it would help one improve presentation, but that is just my opinion.


If you read the comments section you will see that 99.9% of the people could follow what happened. If I did not think the effect was clear I would have deleted it. Once again, my opinion.
by Themagicofcurtis
October 3rd, 2010, 3:02 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

Okay thanks, but you CAN hear the patter so I don't know what the issue is exactly concerning that. But am am interested to hear more of the "other places and other ways" that you mentioned. I'm always trying to make my performances and presentation better, part of the reason that I'm givi...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 3rd, 2010, 2:03 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

Well Bill THANKS FOR THE (rather) CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. You need to define "seeing you do" the trick. You saw everything that the people watching did, you saw the triple, and then last half of the top change movement. Part of the reason it wasn't included is because there really isn't an...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 2nd, 2010, 9:09 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

It seems that you don't get the idea of a forum or decent conversation. But goodbye.
by Themagicofcurtis
October 2nd, 2010, 8:43 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

I actually want some feedback but people bashing the video without giving tips on improvement is not constructive. An effect becomes standard only because it IS good. If you feel that the reactions are worth less because the people are teens I honestly find that funny. Sure it may be more common but...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 2nd, 2010, 8:39 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

This is not the first forum that I have posted the video. Go post it and have people rip it to pieces but I would like to se someone do better (which I think is certainly possible)
by Themagicofcurtis
October 2nd, 2010, 8:36 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

*sigh* doesn't help me
by Themagicofcurtis
October 2nd, 2010, 8:35 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

validation of what exactly Chris?
by Themagicofcurtis
October 2nd, 2010, 8:34 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

Constructive is criticizing and then telling one how to make it better, which you did not do. If you are a video editor, tell me how it could be clearer. I included the patter, so you should be able to hear me unless you are deaf. I did not WANT to edit out the top change but I wanted to keep the me...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 2nd, 2010, 8:30 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

why is the word "jerk" being censored as if I used foul language?
by Themagicofcurtis
October 2nd, 2010, 8:29 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

It's not that I am unhappy with things that I don't want to hear. Show some respect when you critique something for your own reputation even. I have been to multiple masterclasses and when you are critiqued it is in a nice way and not coming off like a jerk. Shoot I performed an effect from genii an...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 2nd, 2010, 8:09 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

I am happy to accept constructive criticism. CONSTRUCTIVE. If you think that the video was bad, then that's your opinion, which is fine. I have my own performing style. I also want to mention how David Blaine sometimes has lack of patter, and seems very nonchalant about the effects. I actually HAD p...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 2nd, 2010, 6:22 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Re: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

Thanks for the encouragement, real professional for an editor of a magic magazine. The reason it was edited out is not because I wanted to but because the way the camera was situated is that it was horribly exposed from the vantage point. If you'd like me to expose the method for the world I'd be ha...
by Themagicofcurtis
October 1st, 2010, 3:56 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?
Replies: 46
Views: 4479

Live (Yes, Real) Street Magic on Youtube?

Hey guys, I just was hopi9ng htat you could check out this street amgic that I do and post on youtube. It is real and 90%of it is performed for people that i had never met before. Here's is the linkk to my personal favorite: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb9C07us...
by Themagicofcurtis
June 16th, 2010, 9:05 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic with Curtis street magic series on YOUTUBE
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Magic with Curtis street magic series on YOUTUBE

thanks damian, I am still working hard on the editing and performances and I invested in a flip HD camera....... also if you notice only the first episode has a dark lighting scene...on that note, episode 5 is up of my ambitious card routine, I kept it moving and fresh so as not to bore a magician: ...
by Themagicofcurtis
June 3rd, 2010, 8:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic with Curtis street magic series on YOUTUBE
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Magic with Curtis street magic series on YOUTUBE

episode 4 is up with 6 mashed up live performances of the 2 card monte:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb9C07usW7w
by Themagicofcurtis
May 26th, 2010, 1:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic with Curtis street magic series on YOUTUBE
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Magic with Curtis street magic series on YOUTUBE

the third episode is up of a card change (live performances) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeFMyZVUrwk
by Themagicofcurtis
May 13th, 2010, 4:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic with Curtis street magic series on YOUTUBE
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Magic with Curtis street magic series on YOUTUBE

hi guys, I wanted to let you know about the street magic web series that I have started, "Magic with Curtis", which will be posted once a week. I do the music and editing myself, some music is by Kevin Macleod, while I also use garageband loops. the fist episode is of Extreme Burn 2.0 and ...

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