Practical Tips

They may not be glamourous, but these tips will help your show be more practical, better to travel with, and make your magical life a little bit easier.

Storm Before The Calm

A magician wears many hats when producing their own show. This shares some advice on how you can better prepare in advance to have your show day run more smoothly.

Published: February 6, 2024

D.I.Y. Promo Photo Shoot

Ryan shows you how he sets up a home studio to take "good enough" promo photos so you can keep your image up to date.

Published: November 17, 2023

How To Digitize your Magic Videos

Turning old DVDs and VHS tapes into digital videos to keep the magical wisdom on file for the future.

Published: October 17, 2023

Three Prop Problems Solved

Lumpy sponge balls, wrinkled silks, and frayed ropes be gone! These simple solutions can be done anytime, anywhere, to keep your show looking sharp.

Published: July 4, 2023

20 Magic Tips for 2020

Twenty bite-sized bits of magic advice learned from experience.

Published: January 28, 2020

The Black Magic Box

This lightweight "magic box" is an extremely affordable and versatile utility to help your magic show run more smoothly. Dumps, steals, prop management, and even the option for advertising!

Published: November 9, 2018

Road-worthy Wine Glasses

Here's a practical tip from the road if you use a wine glass for your show. If you do, chances are you've opened your case at some point to find it broken. Never again, I say! I found these travelling wine glasses in a camping store.

Published: August 14, 2014

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