Posts tagged “tricks”

Episode 97 – Visual Magic and Ellusionist Secrets with Lloyd Barnes

Lloyd Barnes grandfather became a travelling magician shortly after the war. He developed many tricks over the years and passed those onto Lloyd. His focus was much more on sport as a teenager – especially boxing and gymnastics. His university career was less than successful – he was thrown out in his final year. But that ignited his interest in magic and soon he was selling tricks and illusions that he developed himself. He was broke and homeless for a time and slept on many friends and families couches over the next few years.

Lloyd now works with Ellusionist. He scouts tricks from other performers and from submissions to the company. He helps to make them more practical and performable. When you send a trick to the company, he’s the guy that reads the email. The other part of his job is to shoot and edit the trailers for the new effects. Along with his own performing career that keeps him incredibly busy.

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Episode 79 – Monthly Catch Up and How to Make Your Own Tricks

We start episode 79 with a look back at the last month.  We have had some incredible guests over the last few weeks. Mark Correia stopped by the house early in the episode so we decided to invite him to join us.  Our conversation drifted into how we create original magic. 

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