Calen Morelli has taken the magic world by STORM. His magic feels like a breath of fresh air to the magic community.
He is a full-time performer, but first and foremost he is a creator. He has been called the most creative magician of his generation, and his debut effect DRESSCODE became a best seller overnight. Since that time, Calen has served as a creative consultant for David Blaine, Dynamo, and David Copperfield.
Q&A with Calen Morelli
How did you get started in magic?
A friend of mine in high school told me about this magic show that was going to be on TV that night. It ended up being David Blaine's 'Drowned Alive' special; I was completely blown away. At that moment I knew what I wanted to do.
Who are some of your inspirations?
David Blaine, Cyril Takayama, and David Copperfield
Do you have a favorite effect?
Hmm...one of my favorites to watch is the Matrix Levitation - it just looks sick!
Who is your favorite performer to watch?
What is the last trick you saw that fooled the crap out of you?
The car production in Copperfield's live show. I think I have it figured out now though. ;)
What is your creative process when formulating a new effect?
I brainstorm to think of unique visual moments. Once I can see the visual moment in my mind, I start creating. Also, the aesthetics of how objects look together often influence me on what objects I create my magic with. It's kinda weird but it works for me.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in magic?
Work hard, be original, and make people care about you as a person. Fail to do so and you will be just like every other guy that does tricks.