I hope to have time over the next couple of weeks to write a new article for my "nothing to sell" site, and I'll be entertaining requests regarding subject matter. So far, the articles on MagicRoadie.com include;
Speaker Placement. For superior sound quality, maximum coverage, and increased "gain-before-feedback".
Wireless, Part 1. (July 13 '03) Dispelling several "urban legends" surrounding wireless mic systems.
Wireless, Part 2. Proven advice on how to make your wireless system work as well as possible.
Pick A Mic, Any Mic! (July 10 '03) Learn about the different types of mics, and learn how to choose the best one for you!
Stage Lighting Basics, Part 1. Everything you need to know about the tools of stage lighting.
Stage Lighting Basics, Part 2. How to create an effective stage lighting design.
"Advancing Your Shows. Even part-time, close-up magicians can borrow a few pages from the contracts the big boys use. "Advancing" is the process of gathering your requirements and speaking with the client to make sure theyre handling all necessary arrangements with regard to your requirements.
Stage Plots. A good stage plot isnt difficult to create, and should be very simple, cleanly laid out, and easy to understand. First, well look at some of the rules of thumb regarding formatting & content. Then, well check out a sample stage plot for a stage illusionist, and one for a close-up, table magician.
Pyrotechnics and Stage Effects. My friend LORAN has just contributed an article on pyro which includes a lot of the legal ins-and-outs. LORAN is an International Magician & Illusionist and a certified Pyrotechnician who has a tremendously charismatic stage presence! (Very soon, this article will include some extra info from the encyclopedically knowledgable Steve Zigmont!)
If there's anything you'd like me to cover, please post it here. If I can help, I will: If I don't consider myself knowledgable-enough to offer up my 2 worth, I'm not afraid to say so. Again, as always, if I can help, I will.
Dan McLean Jr http://www.magicroadie.com
"Taking the mystery out of stage technology!"