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by NCMarsh
March 25th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piracy and Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 573

Piracy and Magic

Recorded some thoughts after my first time having a product ripped off, touches both on some of the practical implications of rampant pirating in magic, but also about the kind of culture we want to create within magic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynV1Sqk6mR4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynV1S...
by NCMarsh
November 8th, 2018, 7:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Help with original Nemo 1500
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: Help with original Nemo 1500

To resurrect a zombie thread:

Is anyone aware of a source for the style of Himber wallet (with the snap on top) that Johnny used for the Nemo prediction.

Best,

Nathan
by NCMarsh
August 6th, 2018, 12:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Inside The Magic Castle" Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: "Inside The Magic Castle" Trailer

by NCMarsh
August 6th, 2018, 12:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Memdeck Ebook from Michael Close
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

Re: New Memdeck Ebook from Michael Close

I had a chance to read an early draft of Michael Close's new book and it is phenomenal. It is an excellent case of someone looking at his own work unemotionally, seeing a weakness in it, and ruthlessly ferreting it out. If you have some experience with a memdeck, Close's ideas will take your work to...
by NCMarsh
July 25th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Inside The Magic Castle" Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 854

"Inside The Magic Castle" Trailer

This began with a conversation with a friend about how I would like to see magic presented on TV (which, with Netflix's massive presence in the primetime Emmy Awards is now more broadly defined than ever). The heart and soul of magic is the live, in-the-room experience; it is an experience that is p...
by NCMarsh
April 19th, 2018, 9:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Academy of Magical Arts Awards Nominations Announced
Replies: 2
Views: 2100

Re: Academy of Magical Arts Awards Nominations Announced

Is there a list of this year's nominees posted anywhere? I didn't find it on the castle's public site (not yet a member) and haven't seen anything here....
by NCMarsh
November 29th, 2017, 8:50 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Holder for Kabuki Streamer Steal
Replies: 0
Views: 1653

Holder for Kabuki Streamer Steal

Anyone aware of a published source for a holder design/clip to steal a Kabuki hand streamer from? Seems fairly straightforward to design but didn't want to re-invent wheel if there is a good solution out there.

Best,

N
by NCMarsh
November 8th, 2017, 3:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heidi Larsen Has Died
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: Heidi Larsen Has Died

I love this poem, posted on Facebook today, written by Heidi: Ladies and Gentleman do you believe, There is nothing up my sleeve. I appear before your eyes, Without deception or disguise. Let’s find the magic word as one, Presto, Chango It is done Please & Thank You Hocus Pocus Come on people Fo...
by NCMarsh
November 8th, 2017, 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: What ever happened to John Cornelius?
Replies: 7
Views: 2043

Re: What ever happened to John Cornelius?

John gave a fantastic lecture at the Florida Close-up and Parlor Convention hosted by Magicpalooza in May. Some lovely work. I definitely recommend booking him to anyone hosting a magic event/convention.
by NCMarsh
January 27th, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Strangest match ever - Jarrett + Raja + Hooters Casino
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Re: Strangest match ever - Jarrett + Raja + Hooters Casino

I think there's a fair amount of winking and self-aware irony in the video.

Congrats to Jarrett and Raja, the real work is just starting but I love seeing people living their dreams. Wishing them lots of success!

N
by NCMarsh
August 22nd, 2016, 2:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller Fool Us
Replies: 24
Views: 9032

Re: Penn & Teller Fool Us

It was a fantastic performance.
by NCMarsh
August 14th, 2016, 1:58 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Regret the error.
Replies: 7
Views: 5754

Re: Regret the error.

Three of us proofread that, but without having seen the DVD, there was no way we could have related a trick with the incorrect title to the correct creator. Besides, I think "Fickle Nickle" may predate Cornelius. Yes, the trick goes back decades prior to Cornelius (and we did get that par...
by NCMarsh
August 14th, 2016, 1:50 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Regret the error.
Replies: 7
Views: 5754

Re: Regret the error.

Joe,

Fantastic resource and details!

Best,

N
by NCMarsh
August 11th, 2016, 5:52 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Regret the error.
Replies: 7
Views: 5754

Regret the error.

Just a quick note that my review of Finn Jon's "Legacy" DVD in the September issue that is out digitally today contain's a reference to "John Kennedy's 'Vanishing Nickel.'" The reference should have been to John Cornelius -- apologies to both gentlemen.
by NCMarsh
July 28th, 2016, 4:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool Us - Season 3
Replies: 111
Views: 23041

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: 111
Views: 23041

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: 8277

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: 111
Views: 23041

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: 8277

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: 8277

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: 8277

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: 8277

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: 8277

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: 8277

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: 677

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: 7796

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: 1105

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: 3823

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: 22713

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: 8709

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: 12857

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: 12857

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: 12857

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: 2922

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: 2922

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: 2922

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: 18765

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: 752

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: 4
Views: 2114

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: 6875

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...

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