If a wannabee wanted to make a BIG splash today, they could glue themselves to the ceiling and get the fire department (and the press) to witness his/her rescue.Originally posted by Pete Biro:
...And now is the time to NOT LEVITATE... come up with the next great FAD trick.
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Originally posted by Chris Aguilar:
Perhaps this information would be useful to Mr. Houchin or Mr. Angel....
I went to the "coin in can" exposure link and 43,381 people were interested enough to view it.Originally posted by Alan Bursky:
Yeesh. Do you really think the public pays attention to this kind of stuff. Tell me what other magicians are on TV weekly?
That could lead one to infer that any openly published item may as well be considered "up there for downloads".Originally posted by mrgoat:
I hate to break it to you guys,but you can get ...Just letting you know you are fighting and uphill battle that you will never, ever, win.
To be honest, you're wasting your time.
The question was how to keep the methods for magic contained to our little community. Does this mean 1-3 in the list above can be equated to exposure plain and simple? :eek:Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
1) Don't make DVDs or videos of your magic for sale.
2) Do not publish any of your tricks in print.
3) Do not perform your tricks for any magicians.
Very tough rules to abide by, but they will keep your stuff secret.
The internet makes it easier to steal content, but, that's not to say it didn't happen before. Dodgy VHS copies being traded in magic clubs, lecture notes and even books being photocopied...Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
The definition of exposure is a little quagmire I won't step into at the moment.
However, I think we can safely say that explaining your tricks to other magicians doesn't fit most people's definitions of exposure. (There are several who would dispute that, but they're a small group.)
The problem is the Internet: there's no way to contain the flow of information. It used to be a simple matter to keep most trick descriptions inside our community--that's no longer the case.
The door is open and the ghosts are coming out of the closets!