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Optical illusions and tricks

“Our senses deceive us” 

Our perception of reality can often be tricked by our very own senses. What we see in any given situation is often first shaped by our concepts before we even begin to process the situation. However, with some analysis and a comprehending mind, the situation may begin to look different than what we first thought. 


As an exercise on this tendency of our minds, below I have included some visual optical illusions and tricks that play with our senses. The tricks are then followed by steps that can help us see how we tend to do the same things in life situations – and how to overcome this tendency. 

6 Optical illusions and tricks that you may want to watch more than one!


In these optical illusions and tricks, you will see that at first the images seem to show something. But after analyzing the image with deeper insight on what is going on in your mind, the image will then seem to show something else, revealing how our senses can deceive us. 

Visual optical illusion No. 1: Catch the black spot. 

Look at the image of any dot and try to catch the black dots. 

Optical illusions and tricks

In reality there are no black dots. The image of black squares and white dots creates the illusion of adjacent black dots as we are moving our eyes. 


Visual optical illusion No. 2: The flying square 

Focus all of your attention on the small square in the very middle of this picture. What do you see? 

Optical illusions and magic tricks

The middle square with the small squares seems to move a little bit, like it’s flying, like a 3D picture, right? 

But really nothing is moving here. It is a static picture. Look at it again. The blurry spots make the solid or non-blurry square create an illusion to make it seem like it is flying. 

Visual optical illusion No. 3: Moving squares 

Look at any one of these small or big squares. 

Optical illusions and magic tricks

It doesn’t matter where you put your eyes, it looks like the squares are moving, right? 


Really this is a flat picture. Look at it again. Put your attention on only one spot and don’t move your eyes

It is not moving, right? What we are seeing is the sensation that they are moving because of the way the picture is designed with the shadows, with black lines drawn in different directions.

Visual optical illusion No. 4: What do you see in this picture? 

Optical illusions and tricks

Did you see a few trees? Perfect! 


Now look at the picture again, but take more time. Can you see the back profile of the woman’s head and shoulders as she looks to her left? 


Visual optical illusion No. 5: The hypnotic ball 

Stay on this picture as long as you like. Is the ball moving or is the wall moving?

Optical illusions and magic tricks

The picture is static. It is the colors and the way the lines are painted in curves that make our eyes see a small movement. Are you mesmerized by this? Look at the picture one more time. 

Visual optical illusion No. 6: What do you see? 

Are the two friends gossiping?

Optical illusions and magic tricks

I don’t know if they are gossiping, but look at the picture one more time and try to see the three white vases. 


Here is the real trick!

Now, think about the images as if they were situations. 

Two people may have a different concept about the same situation (image) and they may not be wrong. Their concepts are based on their senses and experiences, but remember, our senses can deceive us! 

Then who is right? How can we reach an understanding of the truth?

  • First, don’t rush to judgment. 
  • Second, stay with the situation to see if you can go deeper to analyze if there is something you are not seeing or if there is another way to perceive it. 
  • Third, understand that while you are experiencing reality or a situation one way, other people have other ways of looking at reality based on their own senses and experiences.

Finally, when we understand that our minds are capable of shifting our understanding of reality with the help of new insights, then we will be able to better relate to our fellow human beings, ourselves and the world around us. 

Remember … “Our senses deceive us.” Magically our minds can create an illusion that feels like reality, but in the end, it’s just a trick.



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Illusions and tricks

The Virtual Magic Shows

Are virtual magic shows worth it? 

For sure we will never replace the great sensation experienced during live magic shows!
But just as certain is our ability as magicians to reinvent ourselves doing what we love!
 
virtual magic shows

Every change in life brings a challenge, and the best way to face the challenge is to be open to change! 


COVID-19 has impacted the world and the way we interact in our daily lives. Every aspect of our lives has been changed. The magic industry is no exception. Live performances have been canceled, and we magicians are facing a new reality. That includes one of the biggest challenges and questions now before us: How do I reach audiences with my magic shows?

Online Virtual Magic Shows  

Recently I started seeing an increase in the use of online technology for live meetings as a tool to perform virtual magic shows. There are many platforms for virtual meetings that magicians started to use, but the most well-known is Zoom. 


Magicians and customers adapting to a virtual system

virtual magic shows

With this change, not only do magicians need to re-invent themselves and adapt. Our audiences do, too.

We magicians have had to change our shows to deliver them in front of a camera instead of rows of people giving instantaneous feedback. Instead of calling people up to the stage to participate in tricks, we now must deliver routines completely on our own in an empty room, looking at a screen or into a camera for reactions. 

Audiences have had to adjust, too. Instead of experiencing the thrill of a live magic show in a theater, school, library or other public place, they have had to watch a show on their screens. 

Still, like everything in life, these new circumstances bring challenges and also opportunities. Let’s consider some of them.


Virtual Online Magic Shows raise an ethical question: 


As professional magicians, we care about our audiences. In moments like this, we also worry about stabilizing our business income during times of great economic downturn. In the process, we must ask ourselves – in our eagerness to continue doing what we love and keeping our magic businesses afloat – are we damaging the image of magic shows by jeopardizing our audience’s experience? In that sense, are virtual online magic shows worth it?

After analyzing this situation and trying virtual shows a few times, I encountered numerous difficulties. As we move forward through this new reality, I feel confident that as an industry we will address these challenges. 

In the meantime, I’ve compiled some questions, pros and cons as well as an alternative related to online virtual magic shows.

VIRTUAL MAGIC SHOWS – PROS

 
  • 1- Social distance. It is safe: This is the most important! Both the audience and the magician can respect social distancing, with the audience members watching from the safety of their homes. For this reason alone, I believe it is worth it for audiences to give online shows a chance and for magicians to keep adapting their shows for an online audience. 
  • 2- An online magic show can target specific styles: A virtual online show can incorporate a specific magic theme and talent by the magician. For example, if an audience likes card tricks, kids magic shows for birthday parties, magic shows for corporate virtual meetings or comedy magic or illusions, the customer can pick a favorite style from the comforts of home or virtual office. 
  • 3- The private virtual magic show can be customized: The virtual magic show can be customized for a specific group or audience of friends and family for kids birthday parties, corporate meetings or other gatherings. 
  • 4- Virtual online magic shows are great for home and family settings: Many magicians are selling tickets for their shows for a Friday or Saturday night live online show.
    The great thing about this type of show is that the tickets are sold through one code: that means that for a $10-$20 ticket, for example, the whole family can enjoy a magic show from home – and with popcorn! 
  • 5- There’s no limit to creativity! This is my favorite: After a stressful week, a family can enjoy an online virtual magic show with fun experiments – like converting the whole living room into a magic theater before bringing the magician into their home through the television screen!


VIRTUAL MAGIC SHOWS – CONS 


As we magicians reinvent ourselves through the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn, we have been forced to find alternatives to our previous live performances. There have been some bumps along the way. It’s good to talk about them in order to find solutions and alternatives moving forward. 

  • 1. Internet Connections: Magicians and customers need to be prepared before the start of a live online show with good internet connections on both ends! Many times, this has led to problems when the connection has gone down at the start or in the middle of a show. It doesn’t matter how great the show is, when the magic of the internet doesn’t work, the frustration can be real. Be prepared – and be patient! 
  • 2. Quality of the video and sound: We are still exploring new ways to bring magic shows to audiences. With some of the available online meeting technology or platforms now being used for magic shows, the images are blurry for shows and the sound is not sufficient for the magician’s voice or music. The poor quality can ruin the show or fail to capture the attention of the viewers – leading them to get bored and turn it off. 
  • 3. Limits on audience participation: Many styles of stage magic call for audience participation. With online virtual magic shows, the magician might be able to talk or interact with the audience, but viewers will not be able to handle tricks or be part of the show as before. However some magic tricks can be done virtually like mentalism or predictions. 
  • 4. Signing into accounts: This is a big one! Despite advances with online technology, all of us, including me, have run into troubles signing into accounts to watch desired movies or to access other entertainment. As magicians turn to online meeting platforms as an outlet for virtual online magic shows, multiple problems have surfaced:
a. Security: personal information has been exposed on these platforms after they have been hacked, according to news reports.
b. Participants encounter delays with the system when signing in or with the program connecting to the internet and their television.
c. Synchronizing all the devices can be a challenge.
d. Meeting interruptions: all of the above issues, plus tardiness, can cause some audience members to sign in late for the show after it has started, interrupting the entire performance.
e. Time: In some cases, free accounts are good only for 30-40 minutes. The magician needs to pay attention so that the customer can re-start the meeting. Or pay for extra time. 


VIRTUAL MAGIC SHOWS - ONLINE ALTERNATIVES 


We magicians will keep trying in order to bring the best magical experience to our audiences in a safe and responsible way. In my next blog post, I will discuss a great alternative to online virtual magic shows that I have found to work well: a customized online magic show video! Stay tuned for more information!


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Safety Harbor Library, summer programs

Safety Harbor Public Library presents
A free online Magic Show by Cesar Domico.
Enjoy a fun and amazing magic show online! 


This magic show video is part of the Safety Harbor Public Library summer programs 2020 and it is available for patrons and customers of the Safety Harbor Public Library. 

This video requires a passcode. If you don't have it, please contact the library to request a passcode. 
Library information: 

Safety Harbor Public Library 

101 2nd St N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Phone: (727) 724-1525 
Hours: 
  • Monday – Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. 
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. 
  • Sunday – Closed 

For more summer programs online contact the library.

Safety Harbor Public Library virtual magic shows

Do you want to learn magic tricks? 

Safety Harbor Public  Library has books and DVDs about magic. Contact your local Sumter County Library for more information about the books and summer online programs. Website: Safety Harbor Public Library


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This video was produced and is copyrighted by JCD Productions LLC and made available for the exclusive use of the Safety Harbor Public Library (Florida) for its programs in summer 2020. 
This video may not be used for any other purposes or without permission of JCD Productions LLC. 2020
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Clearwater Library, summer programs

Clearwater Public Library System presents
A free online Magic Show by Cesar Domico.
Enjoy a fun and amazing magic show online! 


This magic show video is part of the Clearwater Public Library summer programs 2020 and it is available for patrons and customers of the Clearwater Library System. 

This video requires a password. If you don't have it, please contact your local Clearwater, Florida Library to request a password. 
Libraries information: 

Countryside Library 

2642 Sabal Springs Dr Clearwater, FL 33761 
Phone: (727) 562-4970 
Hours: 
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. 
Friday through Sunday, noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m.

East Community Library 

2465 Drew St Clearwater, FL 33765 
Phone: (727) 562-4970 
Hours: 
  • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. 
  • Friday and Saturday, noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m.  

Main Library 

100 N Osceola Ave Clearwater, FL 33755 
Phone: (727) 562-4970 
Hours: 
  • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. 
  • Friday through Sunday, noon-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.

North Greenwood Library 

905 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave Clearwater, FL 33755 
Phone: (727) 562-4970 
Hours: 
  • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. 
  • Friday, noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. 

Beach Library 

69 Bay Esplanade Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 
Phone: (727) 562-4970 
Hours: 
  • Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays Thursday and Friday, 1-3 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.
Clearwater Public Library virtual magic shows

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Clearwater Public Libraries has books and DVDs about magic. Contact your local Clearwater Public Library for more information about the books and summer online programs. Website: https://www.myclearwaterlibrary.com 


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This video was produced and is copyrighted by JCD Productions LLC and made available for the exclusive use of the Clearwater Public Library System (Florida) for its programs in summer 2020. 
This video may not be used for any other purposes or without permission of JCD Productions LLC.
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Tarpon Springs Library, summer programs

Tarpon Springs Library presents
A free online Magic Show by Cesar Domico.
Enjoy a fun and amazing magic show online! 


This magic show video is part of the Tarpon Springs Library summer programs 2020 and it is available for patrons and customers of the Tarpon Springs Library. 

This video requires a passcode. If you don't have it, please contact the library to request a passcode. 
Library information: 

Tarpon Springs Public Library 

138 E Lemon St, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone: (727) 943-4922 
Hours: 
  • Monday – Friday 10:00-1:00 and 3:00-6:00 
  • Saturday 10:00-1:00 and 3:00-5:00 
  • Sunday – Closed 

For more summer programs online contact the library.

Tarpon Springs Public Library virtual magic shows

Do you want to learn magic tricks? 

Tarpon Springs Public Library has books and DVDs about magic. Contact your local Sumter County Library for more information about the books and summer online programs. Website: http://tarponlibrary.org/


FREE! Learn step by step basic magic card tricks online. By Cesar Domico. http://www.theaceofmagic.com/2019/04/card-magic-tricks.html 
Card tricks by levels of difficulty: 

This video was produced and is copyrighted by JCD Productions LLC and made available for the exclusive use of the Tarpon Springs Public Library (Florida) for its programs in summer 2020. 
This video may not be used for any other purposes or without permission of JCD Productions LLC. 2020
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Summer programs, Sumter County FL Library

Sumter County Library System presents
A free online Magic Show by Cesar Domico
 sponsored by The Villages Friends of the Library.
Enjoy a fun and amazing magic show online! 


This magic show video is part of the Sumter County Library summer programs 2020 and it is available for patrons and customers of the Sumter Library System. 

This video requires a password. If you don't have it, please contact your local Sumter County, Florida library to request a password. 
Libraries information: 

Bushnell Public Library 

402 N. Florida St. Bushnell, FL 33513 
Phone: (352) 689-4567 
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm 

E.C. Rowell Public Library 

2810 C-478A Webster, FL 33597 
Phone: (352) 689-4567 
Hours: Monday-Tuesday 10:00am - 7:00pm Wednesday-Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm 

Library Administrative Office 

7375 Powell Road Suite 150 Wildwood, FL 34785 
Phone: (352) 689-4567 
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm 

Panasoffkee Community Library 

1500 CR 459 Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538 
Phone: (352) 689-4567 
Hours: Monday-Tuesday 10:00am - 7:00pm Wednesday-Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm 

Villages Public Library at Belvedere 

325 Belvedere Boulevard The Villages, FL 32162 
Phone: (352) 689-4567 
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm 

Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza 

7375 Powell Road Suite 100 Wildwood, FL 34785 
Phone: (352) 689-4567 

Sumter County Florida Library virtual magic shows

Do you want to learn magic tricks? 

Sumter County Libraries has books and DVDs about magic. Contact your local Sumter County Library for more information about the books and summer online programs. Website: https://www.sumtercountyfl.gov/BusinessDirectoryII.aspx?lngBusinessCategoryID=27 

FREE! Learn step by step basic magic card tricks online. By Cesar Domico. http://www.theaceofmagic.com/2019/04/card-magic-tricks.html 
Card tricks by levels of difficulty: 

This video was produced and is copyrighted by JCD Productions LLC and made available for the exclusive use of the Sumter County Library System (Florida) for its programs in summer 2020. 
This video may not be used for any other purposes or without permission of JCD Productions LLC. 2020
Magic show video sponsored by the Sumter County Library System - summer programs 2020 programs.

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Is this the end of local magic shops?

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Learn how to do card tricks

Learn how to do basic magic card tricks to be a magician. Complete course online for free. Magic card tricks.

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I Don't Believe in Magic!!!

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7 Magic Shows

7 TYPES & STYLES OF MAGIC SHOWS 

A magic show is a theatrical act that a magician performs in front of an audience to amaze and entertain them.


There are some factors that magicians consider when deciding what type of magic show to offer and perform.


Some of the factors are: budget, experience, equipment, the location’s set-up, and type of activity or event.
Types of Magic shows are: 

1. Close-up Magic Show 

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This show is great when the magician’s expertise is to manipulate small objects. It can be with cards as well as other small everyday objects like coins, cups, spoons, napkins, pens, sponge balls or even wine glasses. Any object that the magician can fit into his pockets or find on the table can be turned into a source of amazement. 
For this type of magic, the magician doesn’t necessarily need to be an expert in card magic. Normally this type of magic requires a small space to perform the tricks in front of small groups. 
Close-up magic is popular at places such as cocktail parties, casinos, strolling magic shows, and trade shows.

2. Card Tricks Magic Show

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While similar to close-up magic, this type of magic show specializes only in card magic. 
With card magic, the magician is an expert manipulating and creating many magic routines and magical effects with cards. This type of magic show requires much more people-participation, and like general close-up magic, it is often performed in small spaces with small groups of people – such as cocktail parties, wedding receptions’ cocktail hours, casinos, bars, trade shows and street magic.


3. Comedy Magic Shows

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In this type of show, we have two categories: a comedian performing magic, and a magician using comedy. What is the difference? · 

A Comedy Magic Show: 

This type of show is when a magician uses comedy to deliver his or her tricks and magic routine. The emphasis of the show is the magic, and comedy is secondary as a way to highlight the delivery of the tricks or as a way to connect to the audience and enhance the entertainment. (Other ways, as I mention below, include music, drama acting, mentalism.) Often this type of show attracts an artist who can combine both very well – a clever and expert manipulation of tricks and a fun delivery of humor – keeping the audience amazed and laughing at the same time.

A Comedy Show with Magic:

This type of show is primarily a comedy show where the comedian uses a number of magic tricks as part of their comedy routine. The jokes and the comedy are the emphasis of the show. The comedian is more focused on the comedy than the technical aspects of magic and illusions. While many of these performances are fun and highly entertaining, there have been instances where comedians sacrifice the secret of the trick for the sake of humor – something professional magicians avoid at all costs.

4. Stage Magic show

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This type of magic show normally is presented on stage in front of an audience. The stage can be a flat floor in a small room, a platform, medium stage or big theater stage in an auditorium. The magic show can be presented in a variety of ways – with music, mystery, trick manipulation, comedy, mentalism or card tricks. 


5. Mentalism and prediction

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This type and style of magic show is well elaborated by magicians to present themselves in a mysterious and sometimes scary way. They bring amazing predictions and mind reading illusions. They interact a lot with the audience. There are many types of places where this type of magic show can be performed – from small, intimate dinner theater settings to large stage theaters. 

6. Middle-sized Illusions

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Normally these types of magic shows are performed on stage or on platforms for a minimum of 70 people up to 400 people. The stage is well decorated with lights. The focus of the show is magic and illusions, and it can be combined with comedy, dancing, music and some effects such as smoke. The magic equipment is very visual, and the magic effects involve illusions such as levitation or suspension, escapism, a sword in the neck of an assistant, cutting a body, big predictions, a bullet in the magician’s mouth, and other types of mid-sized illusions. 


7. Big Illusions

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These types of shows require big productions. They are presented on a big stage in theaters or stadiums. These are shows that require heavy, well-elaborated magic tricks and illusions, such as appearing persons, animals as tigers or elephants, dangerous acts of escapism, amazing levitations, or the magician flying onto the stage or out above the audience. Shows like this normally have their own theaters or tour to major venues by seasons. 

The above list includes the most common magic show styles. They can be adapted to a variety of shows or events, such as: Magic shows for kids; School shows; corporate magic shows; trade shows; Gospel magic shows; fundraisers dinner shows; weddings; and conferences.


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Type of magic shows: close-up, comedy magic, middle illusions, big illusions, metalism, card tricks, stage magic shows