1)How do you create new effects? Do they just pop into your brain, or do you have to sit down and think of an effect?
2) Do you have any tips on how to be more creative? Is there something that sparks your creativity?
After watching a lot of your stuff on 365 days of magic, it is evident that you don't fall into to a category of coin magician or card magician, but that you are the epitome of what a magician should be (ie using everyday objects to create outstanding effects). What were the fundamentals that you studied to get you to where you are today?
Lots of magic is released all the time, sometimes excellent and others released for the sake of making money. How, when you create, do you try to produce quality effects as opposed to "effects" released just for the sake of attention and money?
So, I checked out the blog you just started about creativity courtesy of Casey Rudd, and have only one question. How are you able to create such creative effects in a day? They are truly magnificent effects.
First off, I admire your work. Went through the blog and was truly blown away at the amount of material you're able to come up with. Not on the quantity, but the quality. I could see at least 90 percent of it being marketed by itself.
I didn't read through each and every question so I don't know what has been asked yet, so I'll just ask what interests me most. Who are your creative influences? Not only in magic but in general.
Youre pretty young yourself, what steps did you take to get such creativity and fluidity in the art? Not so much in detail of every book you read, your day to day schedule, Nor as broad like "practice practice practice."
How has the challenge of creating a new effect every day contributed your thoughts on the creative process? You make it seem almost easy to be inventive. How do you make sure that the effects that you have created receive the time that they deserve? How much time do you spend on these effects to make them closer to perfection?