It has been an eventful week. Besides private shows, we have been busy with an assortment of activities… never a dull day in the studio. Here are some of the more newsworthy things we had going on:
“Ultimate Magic: The Revolution”
During this break-week, besides meeting with tour agencies and marketing the show, we have also been rebuilding some illusions and reproducing the music for the show. We have brand new marketing material and also designed something special for the area right outside the Arena before every show.
Did you check out the new trailer for Ultimate Magic: The Revolution?
Launch date is 2 May 2009, Sat 4.30pm show! Buy your tickets online here: www.ultimatemagic.sg
Magic consulting for MediaCorp TV
Concept:Magic continues to work on TV projects. Two months ago, we taped episodes for the primetime variety show “Five Stars Carnival” on MediaCorp TV Ch8. This time round two Concept:Magic magicians consulted on a new drama series for Channel 8 called “The Ultimatum”. It stars top MediaCorp artistes Zoe Tay, Fann Wong, Li Nanxing and Tay Ping Hwee among others. It is a follow-up to the popular “The Unbeatable” series from the early 90s.
“Ultimate Magic” resident Close-up Magician, Matthew Lee, was the principal consultant as the team assisted production staff in teaching actors basic card handling techniques, shuffles, flourishes and even sleights. Dice cup ‘shaking’ with gambling dice was also taught. Our magicians worked with MediaCorp over two mornings and there seems to be one more day to go, including hand double work for filming. Check out some behind the scenes photos below:
Shadow Vision Illusion Updates
As I mentioned in an earlier entry, we gutted our new Shadow Vision illusion as we are replacing all internal electronics and wiring with brand new LED strips and casings. Larry put his Electrical Electronic Enginering degree from NTU to good use by redesigning the entire system. His months of working with us on multiple illusions coupled with his engineering background have made him an indispensible illusion supervisor for all my illusions and designs.
We have also acquired a brand new long sword with an interesting hilt. It is not a Japanese Ninja Katana as we originally intended but is a replica from a popular Japanese anime. It has a modern, almost futuristic-look that is perfect for the illusion. We changed the wrap for the sword handle and sheath completely to a snow white latex wrap. It looks beautiful!
This illusion is coming along nicely and we start full rehearsals this new week!
This coming week is going to be even more interesting. Two new illusions are coming in, we will likely be taping an appearance for a TV show, more corporate shows and meetings!