The Magic Box

Discuss the latest news and rumors in the magic world.
r paul wilson
Posts: 81
Joined: January 20th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Scotland

The Magic Box

Postby r paul wilson » April 25th, 2013, 7:07 am

Dear all,

I've just released something on YouTube:

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

http://youtu.be/DyfM7oLIlp0

Best,

P

Ian Kendall
Posts: 2443
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Ian Kendall » April 25th, 2013, 7:41 am

I still love this. Bravo to all.

User avatar
Bob Cunningham
Posts: 365
Joined: May 25th, 2008, 4:11 pm
Location: Texas
Contact:

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Bob Cunningham » April 25th, 2013, 8:38 am

Beautiful and touching!

pabloin us
Posts: 50
Joined: January 29th, 2010, 2:57 pm

Re: The Magic Box

Postby pabloin us » April 25th, 2013, 10:07 am

You made me cry, very nice

Anthony Vinson
Posts: 284
Joined: July 10th, 2010, 12:34 pm
Location: Georgia

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Anthony Vinson » April 25th, 2013, 10:38 am

Wow. That was truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

User avatar
Matthew Field
Posts: 2813
Joined: January 18th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Slydini
Location: Hastings, England, UK

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Matthew Field » April 25th, 2013, 10:59 am

Well done, Paul.

Matt Field

User avatar
Gary Kosnitzky
Posts: 254
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Vazhakunnam Neelakanthan Namboothiri
Contact:

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Gary Kosnitzky » April 25th, 2013, 11:45 am

The sentimental feeling of love in this film resonates for a very long time after it is over.
Charming!
Thank you Paul.

AnthonyBrahams
Posts: 91
Joined: March 12th, 2008, 11:28 am
Location: Norwich, U.K.

Re: The Magic Box

Postby AnthonyBrahams » April 25th, 2013, 12:34 pm

Many thanks for posting, Paul, for the charming and thoughtful film. Well done! Regards to Val.

Anthony
Anthony

Jon Racherbaumer
Posts: 843
Joined: January 22nd, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: New Orleans

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Jon Racherbaumer » April 25th, 2013, 12:57 pm

Thanks, Paul....

This wonderful pantomime of actions, reactions, and facial expressions understates because there are no statements, no words. It does what film is meant to do, or as Stanley Kubrick once said, “A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.”

It all comes later, indeed.
Your short film plays on in each viewer’s mind as it resonates in his or her heart. At least it did in mine.
Terrific job to everyone.

Maybe it's time to apply that kind of artistry to teaching magic via DVDs?

Onward...

Ian Kendall
Posts: 2443
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Ian Kendall » April 25th, 2013, 1:10 pm

Not to detract from Paul's wonderful film,

Maybe it's time to apply that kind of artistry to teaching magic via DVDs?


Careful - that's a slippery slope. Technical teaching needs to be clear and easy to understand. If you start slipping 'artistic' anything into the mix, you end up with the wobbly out of focus' brigade. If you have every tried to learn anything from one of these videos, you will understand why this is a step backwards.

As for The Magic Box, I still tear up when I think about it. Sublime.

MagicManCT
Posts: 10
Joined: April 7th, 2008, 8:05 pm

Re: The Magic Box

Postby MagicManCT » April 25th, 2013, 3:24 pm

I hope your happy R. Paul Wilson....
You just made an old man cry like a baby!
Thank You

Jon Racherbaumer
Posts: 843
Joined: January 22nd, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: New Orleans

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Jon Racherbaumer » April 25th, 2013, 4:49 pm

To Ian:

I agree with your "take," Ian, but I'm not referring to soft-focus, artsy, experimental stuff. I'm talking about using the form's power to enlighten. They do not exploit all those possibilities. I'm thinking Nova and other documentarians here...

User avatar
Steve Bryant
Posts: 1884
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Ballantine
Location: Bloomington IN
Contact:

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Steve Bryant » April 25th, 2013, 5:03 pm

Brilliant. Refreshingly original.

iggy
Posts: 2
Joined: November 23rd, 2008, 6:27 pm

Re: The Magic Box

Postby iggy » April 25th, 2013, 5:24 pm

Beautiful Paul, absolutely beautiful.

Dick Koornwinder
Posts: 150
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Dick Koornwinder » April 25th, 2013, 8:58 pm

***** (five stars)

PickaCard
Posts: 359
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm

Re: The Magic Box

Postby PickaCard » April 25th, 2013, 10:24 pm

Simply beautiful. Very touching.

User avatar
lybrary
Posts: 1171
Joined: March 31st, 2013, 4:59 pm
Contact:

Re: The Magic Box

Postby lybrary » April 25th, 2013, 10:26 pm

Dick Koornwinder wrote:***** (five stars)

Five stars? Heck ********** (ten stars)!
Lybrary.com Magic & Gambling
preserving magic one book at a time

P.T. Murphy
Posts: 179
Joined: April 21st, 2008, 3:52 pm
Contact:

Re: The Magic Box

Postby P.T. Murphy » April 25th, 2013, 10:56 pm

Magical. Thanks for sharing Paul.
"Those who do not believe in magic
will never find it. " -Roald Dahl

Jonathan Townsend
Posts: 8155
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Westchester, NY
Contact:

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 26th, 2013, 7:49 am

It got a nod of approval over at Boing Boing
Congrats!
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

User avatar
AJM
Posts: 1194
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Scotland

Re: The Magic Box

Postby AJM » April 27th, 2013, 12:23 pm

Nice short - I recall attending a Val Le Val lecture a few years back.
How is he doing these days?

Andrew
Corner-person Begrudger

Riversky
Posts: 55
Joined: October 31st, 2009, 10:27 pm
Location: none

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Riversky » April 28th, 2013, 12:01 am

What is the title of the background music?

Riversky
Posts: 55
Joined: October 31st, 2009, 10:27 pm
Location: none

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Riversky » April 28th, 2013, 6:51 pm

Will someone please tell me what is the name of the song played throughout this video?
Thank you.

User avatar
Joe Pecore
Posts: 1915
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Paul Harris
Location: Northern Virginia

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Joe Pecore » April 28th, 2013, 7:45 pm

Riversky wrote:Will someone please tell me what is the name of the song played throughout this video?
Thank you.

Sounds like Pachelbel's Canon in D Major
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Af372EQLck
Share your knowledge on the MagicPedia wiki.

Riversky
Posts: 55
Joined: October 31st, 2009, 10:27 pm
Location: none

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Riversky » April 28th, 2013, 10:38 pm

Thank You Joe...
Happy Illusions!

User avatar
Fredrick
Posts: 59
Joined: February 20th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Eugene Burger
Location: Kitsap Peninsula

Re: The Magic Box

Postby Fredrick » April 29th, 2013, 12:26 am

Wonderful! A great piece of movie making.

Thank you
"Try to find the humanity in the magic..." ~ Michael Moschen
The Jinx Companion


Return to “Buzz”