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Back in Print! Why is it that some magicians get great audience reaction while others who are just as skillful leave audiences so cold? The answers are in Strong Magic, the first -ever book on showmanship specifically for the close-up magician. As a successful professional magician for almost twenty years, Darwin Ortiz has appeared before thousands of audiences of all kinds. During that time he has studied what it takes to really move an audience. In Strong Magic, he presents the results of those years of study and experience in a way that every magician can benefit from. Do you want applause, gasps and praise? Do you want your performances to be talked about and remembered? Strong Magic tells you how. You already own countless books on card and coin manipulation. Here is a book on something far more important: audience manipulation. Not a dry, boring treatise, it's funny, fascination, exciting reading. Not a book of vague theory, it's loaded with countless examples and concrete techniques that you can put to use right away to give your magic more impact. These are the real secrets of close-up magic--and they are all in Strong Magic What People are Saying: "The book is readable, it's extremely clear, it's clear, it's thrilling in its intellectual adventure. And it's also, clearly, enormously practical. It makes you think. It enriches you as an artist (and therefore as a human being.)" - Juan Tamaris' wonderful, wonderful book filled with practical advice. It should be every serious close-up worker's next purchase." - David Williamson Says "A thought-provoking analysis of the performance of close-up magic. Just reading it was motivating. I incorporated some of Darwin's suggestions in to my presentations the same day I read them. Highly recommended to the serious student of close-up magic." - Paul Gertner.
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Mr. Ortiz will make you think about a zillion things you may have never considered when it comes to building a strong routine. It's pure gold even in the parts where you might disagree with him (I know I did). But it still made me think.
So, if you happen to be struggling with why your performances aren't going that well, purchase this book.
Are you having trouble picking effects, creating a routine with patter and the right way to practice and perform such routines? You got it, buy this book.
Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz should be in every serious close-up magicians book collection. Since both this book and Designing Miracles changed my view and appreciation of magic for the better. I know that it will have the same impact for those magicians who are serious about taking their understanding and learning how to become a better professional magic performer. So do yourself a solid and purchase this book, as well as Designing Miracles by Darwin Ortiz. However, if you can only purchase one at a time then definitely purchase Strong Magic first because it came out before Designing Miracles. Also, in the Designing Miracles book, Darwin Ortiz makes frequent remarks and callbacks about what was taught in the first book, Strong Magic.
As a heads up, the author does talk a lot about card magic (which I'm personally not in to) but it was easy enough to skim it, get the point he was making with the example, and move on. Highly recommended and preferred to his other book "Designing Miracles."
I give the book 4 stars instead of 5 for two reasons. First, the large majority of the examples in the book are card tricks, so those not very familiar with cards aren't helped much by them. He could have reached farther to include coins, cups and balls and familiar stage illusions. Second, the book has a strongly self-promotional quality, as he makes regular references to his other instructional books and DVDs, their titles printed in strong boldface type that screams "Buy me too" from the page.
Another book by Darwin Ortiz titled, Designing Miracles, is another must have book for the serious student in magic. Where Strong Magic helps you get a firm understanding on the correct ways to perform your magic, the Designing Miracles book takes it another step further and teaches you not only how to create magic effects, but also the logical ways a laymen perceives each effect you perform. Thus, you can be way ahead of when the magic happens and you can rest assured that it will look much closer to real magic as humanly possible.
Purchase both Strong Magic and Designing Miracles and Darwin Ortiz will forever change how you perceive your magic as well as to make it as strong and believable, thus making you unforgettable.