Techniques In Doing Magic Tricks
Techniques In Doing Magic Tricks
Doing magic tricks is an age old method of entertainment. While some are being shrouded in mystery and secrecy, a lot of magic tricks are merely the work of dexterity of the hands and careful system of movements that try to make the audience see only what the performer wants them to see. This is more commonly called as “sleight of hand”.
Most magic tricks are actually the product of misdirection, deception and even collusion with some people in the audience. It is not always of supernatural of origin as most people may realize. There are many types of magic tricks that most performers and magicians use to entertain people. Here are some of the techniques that they use:
This is the type of magic trick that aims to produce something out of nothing. The most common examples would be when a magician tries to take a rabbit out of a hat or producing a fan of cards out of thin air. Production tricks usually become quite effective in surprising audiences especially if the trick makes the action border on the impossible
This technique is the opposite of production. Instead of the magician producing something out of nothing, he makes something disappear. It can be as simple as making a coin, a cage of doves or milk from a newspaper disappear or vanish into thin air. The trick can be as complex as making an assistant inside a cabinet or even the Statue of Liberty mysteriously disappear.
This technique to impress the audience allows the magician to cause something to move from one place to another. A borrowed ring can suddenly be found inside a pocket of another person from the other end of the stage. The trick can be as astonishing as putting a canary suddenly trapped inside a light bulb. The trick is called transposition when two objects placed a distance apart from each other exchange places. In other words, it is a simultaneous or double teleportation.
This is another common but quite astonishing technique that magicians make use to impress audiences. The magician uses his skills to seemingly defy gravity. A magician makes something float in the air, be it himself of another object. A table seems to hover above the air without the aid of any suspension gadget or a magician wills a volunteer to fly in the air with the power of his mind. The technique of levitation comes in many forms and methods of making the seeming illusion seem impossible.
Prediction is another astonishing illusion that magicians use to leave audiences amazed. The trick seems to allow the magician to know future events or guess what is on the mind of a volunteer. The magician tries to predict the outcome of an event under seemingly impossible circumstance. The prediction technique is the basis for most card tricks where a random card is chosen and the magician able to predict the card without ever seeing it.
This type of illusion usually starts when the magician tries to destroy an object. In a sudden turn of events, the magician incredibly restores it back to its original state. The restoration method of magic forms the basis of many common magic tricks. A magician cuts a rope or tears a newspaper in half and then magically restores them to their original form. Ina more astonishing aspect of the trick, a woman is sawn in half and then is brought back together.