Magic_-_The_Game_With_The_Audience by zhucezhao

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									Magic - The Game With The Audience

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417

Summary:
Magic at its core is a game. A game with the audience's mind and
perception.

Magic tricks, performed by well rehearsed magicians, are games played on
the mind that make a witness believe what the magician wants him or her
to believe.

A talented magician will undoubtedly use many different kinds of mind
games to maneuver an audience into a mind set that allows him to create
illusions.

A good magician is an actor, an illusionist, a game player who diverts
the audience...


Keywords:
Magic Tricks, Magic Illusions, Card Tricks, Coin Tricks, Magic Spells


Article Body:
Magic at its core is a game. A game with the audience's mind and
perception.

Magic tricks, performed by well rehearsed magicians, are games played on
the mind that make a witness believe what the magician wants him or her
to believe.

A talented magician will undoubtedly use many different kinds of mind
games to maneuver an audience into a mind set that allows him to create
illusions.

A good magician is an actor, an illusionist, a game player who diverts
the audiences attention away from the real trick, that which is actually
happening with impeccable timing and shrewdness.

The magician appears to be performing the impossible, right before your
very eyes, but distraction is the really game he is playing with you. It
is most important in his magic trick that he manipulate or influence the
audience into believing what they think they see, by controlling their
attention.

Misdirection and sleight of hand is the magician's finest skill. Even the
mechanical or scientific props that are necessary for some of his visual
tricks are only as good as the magician's performance and sleight of hand
distractions that lead the audience to believe what they just witnessed.
Timing is also crucial to the Magician's successful execution of the
magic trick. Many times the timing and deception is used to trick the
audience into believing the trick is taking place in real time when in
fact, the deception actually had taken place a bit earlier.

Equipment designed to aid the magicians performance is certainly
available. Although, some of what you see on stage really is only window
dressing, just for "looks", and has nothing to do with the trick you are
seeing done.

Learning to play the visual   mind games that magicians play is not all
that difficult initially...   perfecting such techniques to a higher level,
however, does require hours   and hours of practice. Practice techniques
that are best done in front   of a mirror in order to ensure a seamless
execution of each move.

You can find video instructions on how exactly to perform magic tricks
and play the magic games at various web sites.

You will be able to find hundreds of tricks that anyone (old or young,
tall or short) can learn to do who has the will to practice enough in
order to achieve a level of proficiency.

Once you get started practicing even the most simple of magic tricks,
you'll soon get hooked and forever enjoy learning more and more about the
craft.

								
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