Showing posts with label # video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label # video. Show all posts

01 January 2021

Happy 2021!

Wishing you and yours a year filled with health, joy, and wonder.

Starting the New Year with some of our favourite faces!


From Brent and Sarah's YouTube channel:

 

28 December 2020

Inspirational Canadian preschooler(s) of 2020

A first this year.  We've opened up a "preschool category."  No voting.  Just a post featuring enchanting progeny doing their thing!  

Thank you Brooklyn Westfall for being so adorably inspiring!

 

 

 

- Brooklyn Westfall's dad has accepted her nomination from Gwyn A. who wrote:
"I would like to nominate Brooklyn Westfall - she's bringing a fresh young perspective to magic, and showing magicians and people everywhere that magic has no limits. She's inspiring, and breaking down barriers of age, gender and language. She's been an absolute delight to watch which is such a fun treat during these crazy times. Way to go Brooklyn."

14 December 2020

Darcy Oake: Virtual (Dec 19) and interview with Steve Spade

December 19:  Exclusive UK and North America showtimes.

Go to DarcyOake.com for tickets, more information, and easter eggs!


In addition, Darcy was recently interviewed by Steve Spade on the Deceive Reality podcast.  Have a listen to episode 19:





From Darcy's November 14th Instagram post:




12 December 2020

Shawn Farquhar interviewed by Craig Petty

From the December 1st episode of Craig Petty's Magic TV on YouTube:

This week on the channel we have Shawn Farquar.  Shawn Farquhar is a Canadian magician notable for his title as the "Grand Prix World Champion of Magic" from the International Federation of Magic Societies

His awards include being the only magician in history to win First Place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) for both Stage and Sleight of Hand, twice Canadian Association of Magicians Magician of the Year, First Place at the Society of American Magicians annual magic convention competition, three Silver (2nd Place) awards, and a First (World Championship) in Card Magic and the Grand Prix World Championship for Close Up at FISM, the "Olympics of Magic". In August 2009, he won his most prestigious prize at the FISM World Championship of Magic in Beijing.

On May 1, 2010, the Canadian Association of Magicians once again named him Canadian Magician of the Year, making him the only two-time recipient of their most prestigious award.

Read more and watch interview.

 

 


17 November 2020

Patrick Nemeth: recipient of the 2020 Len Cooper Memorial Award

Congratulations to Patrick Nemeth, this year's recipient of the Len Cooper Memorial Award!

Watch Patrick receive the award at the Browser's Den of Magic on YouTube:

 

Visit the Browser's Den of Magic's website for the complete list of winners.

 

 

12 November 2020

Eric Leclerc with custom soundtracks

A terrific idea, beautifully executed!

 

From Eric Leclerc's October 21st upload to his YouTube channel:

SO FUNNY! I hired a professional musician to write a soundtrack about my daily activities. HUGE thanks so TrumanSound Studios for pulling through and creating this gem! 

 


Here's the sequel which includes footage with David Copperfield!

 

From Eric Leclerc's November 3rd upload to his YouTube channel:

A professional musician wrote a HILARIOUSLY brilliant song about the old clips in my iPhone. Eric Vanier from Trumansound studios really hit it out of the park with this one! Let me know in the comments what we should get him to sing about next! 

 

 

 

 

09 November 2020

Julie Eng on Who Books That? with Harrison Greenbaum

From the November 4 YouTube Livestream by Harrison Greenbaum:

Tune in TONIGHT at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT as comedian and magician Harrison Greenbaum interviews the multitalented JULIE ENG!  Watch LIVE to participate and be a part of the show!

With surprise guests John Carney, Sandra Eng, David Ben, Jason England, & Bill Abbott.

Presented by the International Brotherhood of Magicians.



04 November 2020

Magician Ryan Brown's Reality Magic Halloween Hearse illusion

From the November 2nd article "Internationally Celebrated Magician made a Hearse appear on Halloween at Ontario Haunted Hollows Scream Park" at WFMJ:

For those who didn’t find 2020 scary enough, York Region’s “most intense, scariest haunted attraction” had a few extra tricks up their sleeve this year. Well - it was actually renowned magician Ryan Brown, a Canadian native taking a break from performances in Vegas and waiting out CoVID-19 back home in Canada, who brought the magic to Haunted Hollows Scream Park on Halloween Morning.

Internationally renowned magician, Ryan Brown, isn’t telling how he did it, but you can see what happened on his Youtube series, Reality Magic. It’s an incredible illusion - or is it ?

How DID that hearse appear out of nowhere in the abandoned parking lot?

Check it out for yourself at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7HNc02AIRY&feature=youtu.be

Read more.

30 October 2020

Chris Ramsay interviews Neil Patrick Harris (and vice versa)

On the heels of the Big Tricks Energy announcement, Chris Ramsay released his recent interview with Neil Patrick Harris.  They discuss magic, sexism in Hallowe'en costumes, puzzles, escape rooms, and Neil's new product BoxONE.


From the October 27th upload on Chris Ramsay's YouTube channel:




29 October 2020

Big Trick Energy with Alex Boyer, Chris Ramsay, Eric Leclerc, and Wes Barker

Congratulations Alex, Chris, Eric, and Wes!

 

From the October 27th article "TruTV Orders Comedic Illusionist Stunt Series ‘Big Trick Energy’ From DIGA Studios" by Denise Petski at Deadline:

Per the network, “from shock collar card tricks to mind bending one of their own cars in broad daylight, no stunt is off limits and no line is uncrossable to these self-proclaimed “Abracadipshits.” Viewers will also get a peek behind the curtain when they reveal how some of these unforgettable experiences were created.”

“They’re more magical Jackasses than self-proclaimed Abracadipshits, but it goes without saying that Chris, Eric, Wes and Alex are making magic cool again,” says Corie Henson, EVP, head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT, and truTV. “They’re charming, dangerous and hilarious. You’ll definitely want to spend the night with them.”

Said Tony DiSanto, CEO of DIGA Studios: “These guys are the real deal, as hilarious as they are amazing, sharing a bond of friendship and camaraderie that is at the heart of the show’s creative DNA. As a lifelong magic fan (and a spectacularly unaccomplished amateur magician), I personally couldn’t be more excited to unleash Big Trick Energy onto the world.”

Read more.


 

 

From the October 27 Tweet from TruTV:

 

 

 From the October 27th Facebook post by Eric Leclerc:



A sneak peek from Eric's YouTube channel:

 

 




27 October 2020

Ryan Pilling interviewed on "The Best Magicians You've Never Heard Of"

From the September 29th Facebook post by Tips & Tricks for Magicians:

Catch 22: If I tell you I'm the guest on "The Best Magicians You've Never Heard Of" this week then I should NOT be the guest because in order to hear this from me you must have heard of me, thus making me ineligible to be on the show.

From the October 1st upload on the Sleightly Magic YouTube channel:



14 October 2020

50 Magic Tricks in 5 Minutes with Eric Leclerc

Something fun to start the weekend!

From Eric Leclerc's September 23rd posting to his YouTube channel:



ICYMI, have a look at look at his June 26th reaction video of Eric and Alex Boyer watching the now 10 year old video "40 Magic Tricks in 4 minutes!!! (10 years later)."




22 September 2020

A Night in with Lucy Darling

A great chance to witness the charm and magic of Lucy Darling, the recipient of the 2019 AMA Stage Magician of the Year award! Shows for this run start September 25 until October 4th and are available at TheLucyDarling.com.

If her current show is half as much fun as her May 15th live stream, it will be excellent!

 

From The Lucy Darling:

“VERDICT: highly recommended for a very magical, entertaining and comical interlude to the current uncertain times. Be sure to (virtually) invite Lucy Darling into your home for refreshing hour of fun, magical entertainment.”

Lucy Darling is an award-winning magician known the world over for her wit, her charm, and her exceptionally good hair.

Along with her live-in butlers Marcy and Laurence, Lucy is here with a wonderful mix of playful interactions, hilarious comedy, and impossible magical feats, to offer you an incredible immersive experience. This show was carefully designed to satisfy your deep desire for a fun night out, while staying safely inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




17 September 2020

Miranda Allen vs straitjacket

From the September 8th Facebook post from Miranda Allen Entertainment:

Hanging by her ankles 20 feet in the air, Miranda must escape from a straightjacket, free her feet, and find her way to the floor in three minutes.  The escape is hastened by the Specter of Consequences, Carisa Hendrix, and hoisted by Chris The Rigging Guy.

If you'd like to watch the consequences of this escape, go to: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDnyZycofes


Thank you to Fringe Theatre Adventures in Edmonton for hosting us.






20 August 2020

ICYMI: "Magic Camp," the movie inspired by Magic Mike Segal

ICYMI, last week Disney released the movie "Magic Camp" which was inspired by Mike Segal's brainchild, Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp.  The first iteration was written by Mike's brother-in-law.  Mike did consulting (as did Justin Willman) for this project which was 17 years in the making!

I don't have access to Disney Plus so I haven't seen it yet.  If you have, I'd love to hear your review!

 









17 August 2020

Greg Frewin on YourTV Niagara

From the August 7th YourTV Niagara Facebook post:

Master Magician Greg Frewin With Niagara recently moving into stage 3, Master Magician @Greg Frewin and his team have resumed shows at The Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls. Greg spoke to the Source about coming back after an almost five month break, what safety procedures are in place for his staff and guests, and a few charity events taking place at the Theatre in the coming weeks.






07 August 2020

Lawrence Larouche's virtual Happy Hour

From the July 3rd Facebook post by Lawrence Larouche:
HAPPY HOUR has just become more magical! Poor yourself a drink and join us at the Factory Fantastic for an hour of unbelievable interactive magic & mentalism. This is a live show in which you can participate in all the magical mischief served up by master magician and mentalist Lawrence Larouche. Click on the link for tickets. One ticket allows your household to take part in all the paranormal activities. Limited screens available… so don’t wait till the last minute. Friday the 7th at 5:00 p.m. VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE: Let the mind games begin!. Ticket available here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtually-impossible-let-the-mind-games-begin-tickets-114771847686









27 July 2020

Toronto Magic Company starts a vlog (and Newest Trick on July 28)

From the July 17ty Toronto Magic Company Instagram post:
I know what you're thinking.⁠
You started a VLOG in the middle of a pandemic???⁠ 
Yes we did!⁠ ⁠ 
We took a trip to the Browsers Den of Magic to visit Jeff, buy some tricks, and have a good time⁠ ⁠ 
Please like, share, subscribe and whatever Youtube things to help us explode!⁠ ⁠







From the July 22nd Toronto Magic Company Instagram post:


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One week today is The Newest Trick in the Macbook, our virtual open mic magic show streaming live on Facebook.⁠ ⁠ It featured 5 incredible performers. Blowing your mind Virtually.⁠ ⁠ Plus a little bit of antics from Jonah and Ben.⁠ ⁠ It’s happening on July 28 at 8:00pm EST⁠ ⁠ We want to see you there⁠ ⁠ sign up and get notified when we go live so you don’t miss the show!⁠ ⁠ Oh yea… and did we mention that it’s FREE?⁠ ⁠ Link in Bio⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #magic #magician #torontomagic #torontomagician #magicintoronto #magiciantoronto #torontomagicshow #torontotheatre #torontocomedy #torontomagiccompany #comedytoronto #torontoentertainment #torontoevents #torontoevent #abracademy #visualmagic #magicianslife #cardmagic #magicians #magicperformance #sleightofhand #cardtricks #didyouknow #illusionist #creativeart #artofvisuals #artlife #artistry #artofmagic #thenewesttrickinthebook
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23 July 2020

Sessions with Shawn Farquhar (and "A Cup of Tea")

From Shawn Farquhar's July 22nd Facebook post:
With ONLY four spots still open for the August 3rd Session and a ton of emails from folks in Europe and elsewhere asking for a different time slot, I have decided to do one more on August 4th. This one will be at 12:00 PM (noon) in Vancouver which will be a much more reasonable hour for my friends in Paris, London, Tel Aviv, Sweden, Norway, etc.

Read more and register.









From the June 16th episode "#17 How to fool Penn & Teller not once but 3 times? A Cup of T asks champion magician Shawn Farquhar" of A Cup of Tea on YouTube"

Howard Brown has the most amazing story to tell. In fact several stories as a twin, cancer survivor. And the collaboration of jewish and muslim faiths to serve meals to first responders. Listen to learn more from Lady Sarah and Keith Fields on their 30 mins show - A Cup of T.

Champion of champions Shawn Farquhar will be joining from Canada. He has fooled Penn and Teller on their hit show 'Fool Us', not once but 3 times. He has magic and stories about his magic theater 'Hidden Wonders' to share.