Filming Magic for Television is a Must-Have for Any Magician Presenting Magic on TV
Have you thought of filming magic for television or maybe you have an opportunity to perform magic on a TV show? Or maybe you are looking to pitch a magic series to a production company or TV channel? Or maybe you are independently working on some killer Internet magic videos?
Regardless of your platform, there are specific skills when it comes to presenting magic and illusions in front of the camera.
J C Sum has appeared on television shows across the world for in-studio appearances as well as street magic environments. He has starred in several multi-episode magic series for national broadcast TV, outdoor media networks and online platforms.
J C has produced a first-of-its-kind 4-hour video course sharing his extensive 12-year experience as an on-screen talent, magic consultant and producer for multiple TV projects.
Whether it is an interview on a morning talk show, an opportunity to star in your own street magic television series or to make an in-studio appearance performing stage magic or illusions, this video course will give you a comprehensive introduction to filming magic & illusions for television.
The course comprises of 3 parts.
Part 1 is a 100-minute video where J C discusses in-depth everything you need to craft and present your magic for a television filming project, whether it is a street magic performance or in-studio appearance.
Contents of Part 1 include:
Live Performance Vs TV Performance
- Limitations and Restrictions of Cameras
- Performing for Single or Multiple Cameras
Single Camera Set-up
- Video and Audio Set-up
- Filming Scenarios for a Single Camera Set-up
Filming 2-Shot Framing with a Single Camera
- Blocking Your Performance for 2-Shot Framing
- Preparing for 2-Shot Framing with a Single Camera
Filming 1-Shot Framing with a Single Camera
- Blocking Your Performance for 1-Shot Framing with a Single Camera
- Planning Your Performance for 1-Shot Framing
How to Practice for Single Camera Filming
The Filming Background
Street Magic Set-ups
- Broadcast Television Requirements & Standards
- Camera and Audio Set-up
- Camera Positions
- Blocking for Street Magic Filming
- Lighting for Street Magic filming
The Street Magic Production Team
Camera Framing for Street magic
Working with Producers/ Directors for Street Magic Filming
Do-it-Yourself (D.I.Y.) Street Magic
- D.I.Y. Street Magic Camera and Audio Set-up
- Working with a Skeleton Production Crew
Filming Magic in TV Studios
- Difference between Street Magic and TV Studio Filming
- TV Studio Camera Set-Up
- How to Perform Your Act for TV Studio Filming
- Lighting for TV Studio Filming
- Logistic Management for TV Studio Filming
Performing Magic for Live TV
Make-up for Filming
Tips for Successful TV Magic
Tips for On-Screen Talent
- How to Present Good TV Magic
- How to Develop Your TV Personality and Style
- How to Communicate Your TV Personality to the Camera
- Your TV Magic Performance Material
- How to Get Your Performance Material TV Ready
Tips for a TV Magic Producer
- Understanding How Magic Looks on TV
- How to Set Up a Street Magic TV Segment
- How to Film Magic for TV
Part 2 features a compilation of J C’s first network TV Series “Street Illusions” that features street magic and in-studio performances.
Part 3 features an audio commentary by J C for the “Street Illusions” TV series where he highlights all the things discussed in Part 1 that are it in context and v.perspective. He also points out different mistakes he made so you can learn from his experiences.
Total Running Time: Approximately 4 hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced
Watch a free webinar on a discussion on performing magic on TV as well as “Got Talent” shows:
- This is a Streaming Video.
- Access link & password will be automatically emailed upon payment confirmation.
- Streaming Video is for streaming online only and will not be provided as a download.