It has been a busy few days doing administrative and planning work. After each long day at the studio/ office, we have been performing “Ultimate Magic” every day.
Thanks to Albert Tam from Hong Kong for dropping by the show along with Alex and Alfred. I hope you guys had a good time. We had a nice chat/ discussion on piracy in magic shows, specificially on how many magicians perform knock-off illusions in their professional shows. In magic, piracy is prevalent unfortunately… many magicians steal/ copy other magicians acts/ routines/ effects blatantly.
In the realm of illusions, magicians build or buy knock-offs of original illusions without licenses or permission. Usually, the knock-offs look horrible. This is prevalent in EVERY country in the world. The pirated props deny the creator getting any royalties for the illusion and, worse still, spoils the enitre illusion when it is built and performed badly.
“Ultimate Magic” features only our own original illusions as well as props designed by others, all of the latter are originals. Sadly, while several professional magicians do make a living performing pirated illusions, the good news is that they are never really successful. No one can be a mainstream success in their field if they have no professional ethical standards or passion to be original. As Ning believes in “professional karma will bite them in the ass”!
We have been receiving tons of comments, text messages and emails on Magic Day. Even our guest performers have had people thanking them for a job well done! While our intention to organize the event has never been for accolades or edulation, positive feedback is a tool that tells us what we did right. And, if someone develops a serious interest in the magic act, that is even better!
Ning wrote her thoughts on Magic Day and has a lot of different and fun photos from the day in her blog. Check it out here if you have not!
The guys at Red Dot Magic came down for Magic Day and penned their thoughts here. They also watched Ultimate Magic Season 2 and managed to speak to them very briefly after the show. From what I gathered, they really loved the evolution of the show and had very positive things to say. We’ll see what their review will be when they post it 🙂
I have an interview/ photoshoot with i-weekly tomorrow as well as a meeting for an upcoming special project. Tell you more about it soon!