A lot of magicians will not agree 100% with this post but it works for me and so this is why I use it.
Routine construction basically means what effects you do and the order you do them in.
Most professional magicians will tell you that you should start with a good strong opening effect and then each trick that follows must be stronger than the proceeding one until you finally finish with your strongest effect.
There is nothing wrong with this. However, I have two rules that work well for me. My first rule is that ALL my effects must be KILLER effects. No trick is stronger or weaker than another. The only difference is that the length of the effects may get longer or shorter as I proceed into my act but having said that there is always something magical happening every 30 or so seconds.
My second rule is that I must have variety. I may do two card tricks, then a coin trick then borrow an item of jewellery or some money. This variety keeps things interesting. I don’t worry about trying to link effects with a “theme”. For example, I just go from a card effect to a coin effect.
I know that my effects are very strong so all I have to do is keep my audience entertained and I know that they will enjoy all that I do for them, very very much.
Professional close up magician in Oakham, Rutland available for weddings, parties and events.
Andy can also perform at you Oakham, Rutland wedding using his close up magic to engage with your guests and keep them thoroughly entertained during any lull waiting around moments at your wedding such as during the photo call, in between the wedding breakfast servings or the start of the evening reception. Andy can mix and mingle raising your wedding atmosphere using his years of experience professionally and appropriately any time, any place any where.
Andy Field is in great demand as a magical party entertainer. Let him break the ice at your next party too and get your guests bonding and laughing together. Let your party stand aside from all the others and be the talk of Oakham!
Magician In Oakham For Weddings
Professional magician Andy Field is a master of sleight-of-hand magic. Using regular cards but “trick hands” he will perform magic card illusions of world class status that are simply outstanding right under the noses of your soon to be stunned guests!
Using slick and polished magical sleight-of-hand skills of twenty years combined with his powerful and thoroughly entertaining presentations he will give the audience of any wedding, party or event a magic performance they will not forget!
After welcoming and relaxing your guests with some ice breaking close up magic he will then take them on a roller-coaster ride of thrilling emotions starting from fun and amazement and ending up leaving them with a feeling of pure euphoria! Your guests will be left speechless with amazement due to Andy Field’s amazing and jaw dropping close up magic sleight-of-hand skills! Magic that’s once seen and never forgotten!
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Andy is a full time professional sleight of hand magician. He has been S.A.M’s Magic Champion twice and is also a magic and technical advisor on television programs as well as a professional wedding and party magician.
Wedding and party magician Andy Field performs magic all around the UK. He is the people’s choice for weddings, parties and events. Using just a normal deck of cards, but his trick hands, he will perform some of the world’s most breathtaking magic illusions right under your nose!
However, be under no illusion, these are not the kind of magic card demonstrations you would have seen your uncle perform when you were younger. Some of Andy Field’s routines have taken months, even years to perfect. To this day Andy must still practice two hours a day to maintain his high standard of card mastery.
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Are you looking to learn or to improve your magic? If so then Andy Field could be the magical mentor and coach you are looking for. Andy himself has been mentored and coached by some of the worlds best card magicians and can now pass this precious information onto any of his students in a clear and concise way.
It does not matter if you are a beginner or average magician Andy can help you to improve and motivate you in the direction you wish to progress.
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Using professional illusionist Andy Field is a popular and great way to entertain your guests during your wedding celebrations. Using close up magic Andy can entertain your guests in ways that other performers can not. He is flexible and can move around freely to different areas or any location. Andy can attract large groups of people or can entertain one on one. This flexibility also enables him to entertain at moments of your wedding where their are natural lulls such as during the photos session, the wedding breakfast, the reception or any other appropriate moments including room changes or turnarounds. Andy can also start and stop performing at a moments notice.
I have just recently finished performing a corporate event at Slough Golf Club in Berkshire. I very much enjoy performing my close up magic at corporate events. This evening event was excellent. I performed some walk around magic during the arrival drinks as I waited for guests to arrive.
The cost of a magician, or his fee can vary considerably, so why is this? This is because magicians vary considerably too. Some are more entertaining and skilful than others, have more experience and can mix well with people. There are other factors that enter the equation too such as status, professionalism and reliability and so forth.
It is very easy for a novice to state that they are a “professional” magician. All they have to do is create a website that says “professional magician” and that’s it. There are no qualifications needed apart from hiring a website designer.
Everyone has heard of a magician but most people have not seen a good adult professional magician working live. (I don’t mean a children’s magician)
The harsh reality is that not all magicians are of equal skill. Most flash when they perform, which means you can see how the trick is done as they do it. Hiring a magician of this nature is a complete wast of time. Your not supposed to see how the trick is done! It’s a bit like hiring a singer that is out of tune. Not much point and also embarrassing if you a trying to make a good impression at your function for your guests.
Another problem that the novice magician has is that they are unable to sell the trick and make it entertaining. They usually have a bad presentation in the style of another magician they are trying to copy; In the 80’s it was Paul Daniels and now it is Dynamo. Very few lack an original performing persona. In fact most have a very annoying personality about them which results in them getting 3 X’s on shows such as Britain’s Got Talent. Very few professional magicians will enter such a competition because these type of shows are biased towards singers so the pro magician is smart enough to stay away from this type of situation. However, the novice magician is not and this type of show takes delight in ridiculing these individuals in the attempt to gain viewing figures. The result is that magic gets a bad image and people think that all magicians must be that bad and cheesy. (Especially if Simon Cowell says they are).
However, in reality there are some truly amazing magicians who the public have never heard of who are performing some fantastic and entertaining magic. Just because a magician does not have his own television show it does not mean that they are not very good. Indeed people with no talent at all do end up as celebrities these days due to reality TV. This is how things can work out these days.
So how do you find a good magician? Well, first off, you get what you pay for. If your searching for a magician on the internet then take a look at their website. Ignore the text. A good sign is that there are plenty of pictures of the magician working in lots of different venues such as weddings and parties. Look to see if the people are having a good time and smiling or laughing. A picture speaks a thousand words so they say and it takes a lot of time and experience to build up a picture portfolio of a solid standard.
Even better, see if the magician has a good promotional video. You should look for clips with the magician performing live and the audience is engaged and enjoying themselves. These type of videos are very hard for the novice to obtain. One, because they don’t have many performing opportunities, and two they don’t have the experience and skill to evoke such strong reactions out of their audience. Most most novice magicians write how good they are but very few are reluctant to show off their magic skills, especially if the don’t have any.
You can also ask the magician if they can meet up with you and give you a little demo of their act so you can see if you are comfortable with them. Ask for real references and follow them up. Ask if the magician has won any magic awards or is a member of The Magic Circle.
It is better to pay a little extra and get a solid professional entertainer than pay less and get a bad performer. If you choose well you will have a magic event which you will talk about, enjoy and remember for a long time.