Monthly Archives: October 2014

How Magicians Use Close Up Magic to Defy Expectations

By now, most people know that the secret to close up magic lies in misdirection. The term “misdirection,” does not just refer to getting people to look the opposite way while you fumble around with some sleight-of-hand. Misdirection can also refer to the way you guide your audience’s expectations through use of careful performance. When […]

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How Close Up Magic Differs From Stage Magic

Many people are unfamiliar with the term “close up magic” and what it specifically refers to. The reason that the term was created was to differentiate this type of magic from “stage magic” or large-scale performances.

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