This weekend I have had the pleasure of performing at CoCo’s Restaurant in Altrincham , at a 21st birthday party, at Francos Restaurant in Longridge and I have also had my usual mentoring session so its been pretty hectic!
At all my events I have been asked how I practice and how long it takes to perfect and create a magic effect that is not only going to flow but that will entertain and amaze at the same time
One of the hardest things for me is finding and coming up with new effects. I first of all have a brain wave or an idea will come to me when I least expect it such as when I am performing or even when I am drifting off to sleep. I contact several Magicians to see if they know of such effects that may be already out there and if so I look to establish the method that has been created to see if it matches my thought process.
When an effect is created, I normally spend at least four or five hours a day for a good three to six months perfecting the effect and tweaking where I feel it can be tweaked to ensure it is powerful and runs smoothly. It is tested in front of the mirror time and time again and now thanks to advanced technology I can film what I am performing and then zoom in and see several different angles of the effect so I cover every aspect of the creation.
I always test my new effects on family and friends before taking them out to one of my residencies. Some effects wont even make it to the family test unless I am sure I have created something special.
My art is taken very seriously and now with the magic from television magicians I feel the bar has been raised to produce even more spectacular magic that people will enjoy.
Each effect I perform is short, simple, visual and extremely powerful that leaves people talking about the event they have been to. I like to see myself more than just an average magician who does simple card effects, impossible magic where signed cards end up inside bottles, when a lime is cut open a signed bill is inside, these are just two of many examples that have helped my reputation go from strength to strength.
Not only does the magic effect itself have to be powerful but you have to engage your audience. Connecting with my audience is something I really enjoy and the patter is also rehearsed time and time again to make sure that every element is second nature to me and to ensure it is seamless. Here in my office I have literally thousands of minutes of me rehearsing my new creations waiting to slip into my act and ready to amaze and delight my audience.
When turning up to perform many people see me arrive with my close-up case in hand dressed smartly, fully ready to perform. It seems so simple yet the hours of endless practice, which nobody sees is often what can be overlooked. No doubt when you are reading this I am doing three things, performing magic, getting ready to leave for an event or stood in front of a mirror fine tuning effects until perfection is achieved!
Jason Rea Magic
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