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Jono Blythe: Magician | Creative Processes Behind The Magic

As a professional magician for hire in Cardiff, I can attest to the fact that magic is one of the most captivating and thrilling forms of entertainment out there. However, not many people know the hard work and dedication that goes into the creative processes behind the magic show.


Whether you're a close-up magician performing intimate magic tricks for a small audience, a parlour magician performing for a larger crowd, or a stage magician performing for thousands, the creative process behind magic shows is similar. In this blog, I'll be delving into the details of how magic tricks are developed, with a personal note on my own journey in creating a 'magic square' routine.


The first step in creating a magic trick is to come up with an idea. This could be inspired by a classic trick or a new twist on an old trick. From there, the magician will experiment with different methods and approaches to achieve the desired effect. This could involve testing different props, sleight of hand techniques, or even psychological principles to create an illusion.


Once a method has been established, the magician will refine the trick through countless hours of practice and rehearsal. This is where the true magic happens. The magician will fine-tune their movements and timing to create a seamless performance that will leave their audience spellbound.


As for my personal journey, I'm currently working on a 'magic square' routine that involves a whiteboard frame with a grid of numbers on both sides. This routine is particularly special to me because I have dyscalculia due to Asperger's, which means my numeracy is way below average. However, through the mnemonic system used in the magic square routine, I've been able to create amazing number sequences that have magical results. It's been a challenging but rewarding experience, and I can't wait to add it to my show and share it with people.


So, the creative process behind magic shows is a fascinating one that involves a lot of experimentation, practice, and dedication. As a magician for hire in Cardiff, I'm constantly pushing myself to come up with new and exciting tricks that will keep my audiences entertained and amazed. Whether you're a close-up magician, parlour magician, or stage magician, the key to success is to never stop learning and refining your craft.


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