Saturday Night Contest / roundtable + Doug McKenzie

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by j.bayme, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Pop... unfortunately only us Pittsburghians say that. :p

    Here's mine.

    Where do you see yourself among some of the great magicians out there today? And for that matter where do you see yourself among some of the great magicians that we've seen in the past 50 years.

  2. What are your views on performers who stick with strictly coins or cards?
    Should a performer stick with only one subject to gain professionalism, or should a performer study a little bit of everything to have some diversity in their routine; cards, mentalism, coins, etc.

    - DannyT
  3. Why is magic important to you?

    Do you get nervous when you perform?/ How do you deal with your nervousness?

    In your opinion what is the difference between an amature and profesional magician?

    How's Danny G's foot?

    What is your prefered performance deck?

    What is your performance character like?
  4. Regardless of plausibility, if you could create an effect that seems to the outside eye to simply have to be magic, what would the effect be?

    When it comes to magic, who is your greatest inspiration? Why?

    In your opinion, what is the most underrated area or effect in magic?

    If you could perform for any person, living or dead, who would it be and why?
  5. In the last few years of your magic career, has any magician fooled you? If yes, who was that magician?

    Who's your favorite magician to watch perform.
  6. Do you watch The Mentalist on CBS?

    What is your favorite mental effects to perform, if you do any mentalism that is?

    Do you think the quality of these "one trick" dvds has improved over the years, or is the market getting flooded with effects that have no reason being released?
  7. #67 InSuchAState, Dec 6, 2008
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    1. How did u become know as a magican and how did u get involed with the TV show fringe.

    2. Are you working on anything having to do with magic right now.
  8. This is a point which was raised in a thread a few days ago, in my opinion it's quite an interesting question.

    Why do you believe some spectators perceive magic as a puzzle or challenge? They simply try and work out how it's done and almost seem to miss the point of the magic and just don't appreciate what you're attempting to show them. Is it entirely the performers fault if this happens or is it the spectators?, do some people perhaps have a natural tendency to try and work things out regardless of how they're presented? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this issue.
  9. What did you want to be when you were young. As in did youthink u will become a magician?
  10. How did you get to where you are now?

    Do you have anything in the works for the future?

    What is your favourite magic book and why?

    Have you ever thought about going on TV to be the next "David Blaine"?
  11. Schoolcraft or Lassen?
    Half Dollars or Silver Dollars?
    Books or DVDs?
    Which retention vanish do you use?
  12. If you could create any effect what would it be?
  13. Which is Better: THe Trick Or the Magician? WHy?

    How many hours do you practice a day?

    What was your first performance for a live audience? How did it Go?

    What does IMO stand for in Text language? Please asnwer!

    If you were casting a movie about a Dark,myterious, and secretive magician, Who would you cast for this posistion.

    What type of cards do you use? Coins?

  14. i thought being a hand model was really cool so was that your first time being a hand model how was it? if not can you give some stories?
  15. 1- What was being on the road with David Blaine, Dan White, Daniel Garcia and Bill Kalush like?
    What were some of the best/worst things that hapenned during the trip?
    2-Where did you get the inspiration to be an umbrella(s) man, Mckenzie knows what I'm talking about.
  16. 1. Regardless of time or life, if you could go and meet any magician in the world, who would it be?
    2. What should every magician have, ranging in anything from a deck of cards to a caged tiger?
    3. Have you ever met a mean magician? Mean as in actually evil sadistic guy, never seems to be one...
    4. What is your ideal performing situation? size of venue, audience amount, atmosphere, type of gathering, etc.
    5. While performing on Fringe, did people have to see how you did the coin vanish, or were you able to keep it "magical" for everyone.
  17. Doug McKenzie

    If You could change one thing about magic what would it be?

    What is David Blaine like off Camera?

    Do you Flourish?

    Other than David, who is your favorite magician to watch?

    What was the Fringe TV show like?
  18. which do u prefer
    patter with magic
    or letting the magic speak for itself
  19. How do you feel magic is heading as a whole?

    What has been your favorite project to do?

    How do you feel about kids in the magic industry?

    Anything you are working on right now?

    What got you into magic?

    IS there any other jobs beside magic that you do?

    What's your favorite effect to do that isn't your own?

  20. Doug, what books on magic have you read when you first started out and did any of those books lead to ideas that are now effects in your arsenal today?

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