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Jan Full of Holidays
Sunday, January 29, 2012 11:05:39 PM Asia/Singapore

Hi guys! How’s your holiday? The month of January is full of holidays. But as usual our magic scene is full of activity. New items are coming in only after the holidays! Talk about holiday mood! Despite he holidays, Magic Crew is still business as usual striving to deliver orders. OK, guys, time to get back to practising magic. As always, happy magic! Till then, take care!
Posted in News By kimi
2012 For Magic Crew
Monday, January 9, 2012 11:45:00 PM Asia/Singapore

Happy new year fellow magicians! Boy, Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and we still haven’t recover from New Year’s Holiday. Its holiday again guys! But not to worry because we at Magic Crew 2U will still provide you with the same quality  service despite the holidays. We barely sleep to ensure your satisfaction! Rite guys, see you in next post, until then, Happy New Year!
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Announcement2
Sunday, December 11, 2011 1:34:10 PM Asia/Singapore

We now operates 100% online with no physical shop. It’s a massive relieve for us, since now we’ll be able to concentrate on giving you the best web service in the world. Thanks for choosing us!

Holiday – Important Notice – Please Read
Sunday, August 28, 2011 9:25:47 AM Asia/Singapore

Magic Crew is on holiday until 9/9/2011. Starting from today 28/8/2011 until 9/9/2011 there will be no activity from Magic Crew. Any orders will be processed on 9/9/2011. Thanks and Magic Crew wishes Selamat Hari Raya to everybody!
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Monthly Promotion
Friday, July 15, 2011 12:13:22 AM Asia/Singapore

Now we are proud to present a Monthly Promotion for all our customers! Visit us monthly to get special prices. Who knows if you’re on a good day you might get your long favourite magic trick very cheap!
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From Amateur To A Professional Magician
Sunday, June 5, 2011 8:22:15 AM Asia/Singapore

A beginner amateur magician starts his career just by doing a few tricks for his friends when they ask him. Often times he will have his family as his test audience until he knows his stuff works. Family member is a good test audience because they will be brutally honest, and they will surely end up knowing how you did it anyway. It is best to treat family as the first audience, if they are impressed, he will know that the trick is surely going to impress other people.

You will find once you have shown enough good tricks to friends and families, you will become a targeted man. Often times they will request you to show a new trick. Before you know it, people will start asking whether you give shows for birthday or any other occasions. The next thing you know, you will be up amongst the semi professionals, doing magic for a set of pay. This article deals with things you should know besides just knowing your tricks when becoming a professional magician. Showmanship, timing and stage management need to be learned in order to become a successful magician.

The first requirement of professional magic that makes you separated from just showing a bunch of tricks to your friends is that you must always knoow what you are going to do next. You must decide on your best tricks, what order to show them, and arrange them so that they are seamless and you can perform with confidence without confusion. Say that you have a ten minute at a party. That meanes you have enough times to do two or three routines. You may begin with with card flourishes, then a coin routine, then finally a silk routine. Keep in mind this is just an example. The point is to have a seamless routine so that you will have no weird and awkward transitions between your routines.

Seamless transitions is a matter of your own taste. You may have a card flourishes, then change the cards into a coin, and later have the coin disappear and change into a silk. In more than ten minutes show, a break in a transition is recommended, by simply laying down your cards, and produce a coin. This will give the chance for audience to relax their attention.

A good show which consists of three routines must have an opening, middle and an end. The opening trick is important. It establishes your stature as a magician to your audience. You must prove your self a magician, not anybody else. There must be magic happening the moment you are up on the stage. Avoid pick a card trick or things that deal with audiences. They are time wasters. Flourishes and manipulations are best openers.

The middle is the easy part. You have a wide range of tricks to choose from. Audience participations is welcomed at this points. After a card flourish, you can proceed to do a pick a card tricks. The trick must get better and better, but not necessarily faster and faster.

The closing trick should be a spectacular one. A production trick that leaves the stage full of silks, coins and cards is an excellent finish. Make your audience remmeber during this part. Your closing effect should be the best that leaves the audience stunned.

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Posted in Magic Tips By kimi

Art of Misdirection
Sunday, June 5, 2011 12:01:38 AM Asia/Singapore

Misdirection in magic is actually a popular topic and quite a few things have been said over it. There are lots techniques to use, some work some don’t, in this article I will point for you which is the best one to use. Its deceptive enough to use yet very simple.

In performing magic trick to an audience, a good way that you can do to direct an audience attention is by imitation. As an example, every joker is aware that he can get a crowd by just standing and looking at the empty sky. A crowd will wonder what exactly is happening as they stares at the empty cloud too. By this principle, an audience will look wherever you look fixedly at. Even magician may find it tough to not look too. So in order to learn sleight of hand, the initial thing you must do is making your eyes behave.

When you perform a simple coin vanish, neglect the coin in your right hand(assuming you are righty), instead just look and stare fixedly at your left hand, pretending that the coin is stil there. When you move your left hand, point with your right and follow through with your eyes, people will follow even though your small fingers motions are not altogether invisible: the audience gets caught up in the larger motion. You could look towards the audience to see how they’re taking it. When you are looking at the left hand, you are guiding them to the wrong spot.

This brings us to another technique, that is parallel actions. Whenever there are two movements in a motion, the eyes follows the fastest or the largest one. This information is great to know if you plan to use one action to be a cover for another action. However avoid doing quickly. The slower the motion the better it really is. The reason is , the eyes are drawn to speed! The saying the hand is quicker than the eye is a false one, it is just a phrase to make the audience or layman thinks that magicians have fast hands, when it’s in fact a rapid movement attracts the eye. Sleight of hand works best when it is performed slowly, it will look pure and innocent.

In conclusion, misdirection is really a method and you as a magician should be practicing it. It’s just not only a theory or principle. The best way to practice is to actually put it to use. Usually it takes some time and energy to get used to it, so practice it always. After a while, you’ll get the timing and everything right plus it becomes second nature for you.

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Online Price vs Kiosk Price
Thursday, June 2, 2011 8:57:37 PM Asia/Singapore

NEWS: Our online price is cheaper from our booth(AEON Klang) price. So if you order from this website, you will get the website price. If you buy from our booth, the price is a bit higher. due to unavoidable reasons. So do your shopping online right here!
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How To Start Learning Magic Trick
Monday, May 23, 2011 9:06:56 PM Asia/Singapore

Do you find yourself surprised by vanishing acts, card tricks, coin tricks as well as other magic trick you watch on different occasions? Children birthdays, magical events, dinner shows, parties, and carnivals are a few of the events where magicians are common.

Given the effect of magic on people, many consider magic just for their entertainment. There are several of online sites that give the way to get started with magic. Most people please themselves with ready-made gimmicks they found at magic shops. However for people who are serious into magic, these online magic sites may offer lots of opportunity to help you dive in to the art. Most of them offer videos and you may have an idea what is the basic tricks that you would like to learn. Oftentimes they offer courses too. A newbie magician should really consider that given that the courses would speed up your process of learning.

Before you start to learn magic, you need to know why do you find yourself doing magic. You should understand why people fascinate with magic. Magic first of all brings happiness to people. The feeling of mysterious is the thing that fascinates people. Secondly, a baffling magic makes audience remembers it.

The absolute right place to buy your first magic trick is in the local magic shop. Talk to the magician of the shop and try asking him questions about magic. Request him to demonstrate a couple of tricks to you. Magicians usually are helpful towards beginners.

Magicians never repeat tricks to the very same audience. There’s a reason behind that. This is because during the first-time you show the trick, the audience doesn’t expect just what the effect is. It puts an element of surprise to the trick. Once you repeat it, the element of surprise is just not there. The viewers will now try and work out your trick rather then enjoying it. They’ll know what you will do next as they have observed it before. This what makes the trick becomes boring.

Here are some ideas:

a. Always practice your magic. Allocate time everyday to practice.

b. If you are attempting to videotape your act, be certain there are not any mirrors around you because they change views and it maybe different from what the viewers sees.

c. Ask other magicians to have a look at you perform then request for feedback. This really is a good way to improve.

d. Master one trick first before learning another one.

e. Anywhere you travel, make it a habit to bring magic props. Try taking some coins along with a pack of cards together with you so that whenever you have extra time, you can use it to practice tricks.
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Posted in Magic Tips By kimi

Buying from online magic shop
Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:55:02 PM Asia/Singapore

Thinking about buying magic online using the internet? A junior magician recently asked me after a show for some thoughts on purchasing a magic item from internet. His question give us some thought and we have great advice for purchasing magic online via the internet.

Before you purchase anything, find out anything and everything that you can about the item, trick or DVD. Ask for the advices of friends who are into magic. If you’re lucky, they may own the item that you’re looking for  and you can ask their permission for you to check it out.

Generally, the advantage of a magic shop online is that they’re cheaper, and they offer a post your items straight to your home. You can just relax and order through the internet while they’ll take care of everything for you.

If you’re looking for magic trick, one of the best Malaysia’s online magic shop is Magic Crew Entertainment. They provide one of the customer service in Malaysia, why don’t you take a look and shop around!
Posted in Magic Thoughts By kimi
Magic With Confidence
Sunday, May 22, 2011 8:39:41 AM Asia/Singapore

Often as a beginner and young magician when we’re going to step up into that stage, we tremble significantly. Such a thing happens to me each time last time. But nowadays, I have overcome this trembling after learning these hints. This has helped me termendously in my magic show. This article is concerning a way to gain confidence on your magic show. This is actually one of the more important part of being a great magician.

Confidence comes through knowledge and confirmation. You’ve to be positive of all things will turn out fine. If you haven’t practice enough, the mind is going to take over and then your confidence will drop. Having said that, if you practice hard enough, you’ll definitely be confident. It is all concerning the mind.

Confidence might be more associated with a mood and psychic condition more than how much you practiced. You’ve to inject the mood to feel confidence. Another point you might want to remember is don’t get worried too much. Stop thinking regarding your audience.

Develop presentation which fits your style, this is certainly where your confidence will boost. When the presentation is a thing that best suits you, you are much comfortable because that presentation is all concerning being you.

As they say, practice makes perfect. Let’s say you’re practicing a sleight. Do that repeatedly, the work should come as an auto pilot for you. You don’t need to focus on the sleight. This will boost up your confidence. You can concentrate on your presentation this way. The best possible would be to practice and rehearse everyday so your presentation will come as automatic to you.

Being a magician, we will have usually what we call a horrible day. If you happen to get no response from the audience, it is not necessarily a failure. It’s simply called feedback. Think of it this way. Use this feedback so that you can strengthen your presentation.

Know what to do should you screw up! Have always a backup plan. Come up with a few ways to get out of a situation when something fails. This can help on your confidence as well.

As a final point, do not worry! Most importantly, be happy with your presentation, cause if you screw up, just get on with the show. Nothing bad could happen. Just switch to Plan B.

In case you desire to become a magician, head to a local magic shop or even better, an online magic shop. They will have hundreds of advice along with magic tricks to get you started with.
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Announcement
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 2:35:31 PM Asia/Singapore

2 important announcements:

1. We have a new number : 010-2454625 .

2. Our free postage promotion is up, so effective now free postage is RM150 & above.

Thanks all!

Cheers.
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New Number
Thursday, May 5, 2011 5:53:50 PM Asia/Singapore

We have a new number now : 010-2454625. Any enquiries can be made using this number. Thanks all!
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Phone No. Change
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 10:46:43 PM Asia/Singapore

Our number 019 327 8110 is no longer working! All questions please direct to email for this week, while we’re getting prepare to change to a new line. Allow for a few days while we’re setting up a new number. Thanks for your patience!
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We are now open in Klang!
Saturday, April 2, 2011 11:42:46 AM Asia/Singapore

Thanks for your support! We have opened a new kiosk, that is in Jaya Jusco Bukit Tinggi, Klang(Bangunan AEON). We are open 10am to 9pm there EVERYDAY! Come drop by and have a chit chat with us!
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Rest
Sunday, February 20, 2011 4:43:03 PM Asia/Singapore

Things have been hectic. Because of our full weekend schedule, we decided to take a rest at out Booth at Plaza Alam Sentral. Our kiosk will be back open on 1st March! See you there!
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holiday
Friday, February 4, 2011 10:23:42 AM Asia/Singapore

We are off for this weekend, to celebrate holiday! Do see you next week at Plaza Alam Sentral! Our online shop is open however! 24/7, if anything just order here!

Adios & Happy Holiday!
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Happy Times!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:17:37 PM Asia/Singapore

Happy Chinese New Year to our Chinese friends and fans, and for the rest of us happy holiday!!!!!
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2011 for Magic Crew!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 12:27:37 PM Asia/Singapore

A great end to 2010 for Magic Crew! Now 2011 comes with the best start possible for us. Fans and friends, we are at Plaza Alam Sentral Ground Floor again until 9 January 2011. Loads of new stuff available, do come and take a look at our kiosk! Oh, and look out for us at Harbour Place, Klang in the weeks to come, we have a Magic Extravagant Show there! We will announce the date later. Stay Tuned!
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Magic Crew di Ground Floor, Plaza Alam Sentral
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:50:54 AM Asia/Singapore

Sempena musim cuti sekolah ini, Magic Crew akan berada di tingkat Ground Floor di Plaza Alam Sentral sehingga Hari Krismas. Silalah lawati kami di sana! Kami berada di sana bermula 10 pagi hingga 9 malam Isnin hingga Ahad! Pelbagai barangan silap mata untuk diperolehi. Jangan ketinggalan!
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MIRACLE LIFE menganjurkan pertandingan Magi
Thursday, November 25, 2010 5:34:24 PM Asia/Singapore

MIRACLE LIFE menganjurkan pertandingan Magic….. jangan lepaskan peluang ini…

Free Magic competition for beginner untuk pembukaan Miracle life enterprise

Hadiah
1st. : Ultragaff deck
2nd. : Mirage deck
3rd. : Regular Bicycle deck

syarat :

1). hq video *( takder stuck stuck ).
2). for beginner only ( untuk memajukan magik )
3). at least 5 minute performance not more than 15 minute
4). show magic to audience at stage or street ( bkn dgn diri sendiri atau kawan )
5). any kind of magic accepted

6). send your hq video before 10 december ( using any kind of uploader yg aku boleh download )
7). free to join no FEE

8). Peserta mesti dari Malaysia sahaja
9). tiada had umur…

Please share it with your friends..
Bryan A. SME

3 Secrets Of Magicians
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:01:22 AM Asia/Singapore

Magicians have their secrets but they won’t tell. It’s a sworn oath for magicians not to tell the audience how a trick is done. There are 3 secrets though that they’ve shared all throughout the years. Here are their 3 secrets.

The first secret is that some tricks are done through sleight of hand. These are ways with which they skillfully hide an object and make it reappear on another hand. New magicians hide things up their sleeves. Those are old tricks and very few used them now.

Sleights of hand require a lot of practice to master. Beginners of magic use specially created gimmicks to create the illusion. Professional magicians make use of their impressive sleight of hand. It requires a lot of time, patience and hand coordination to fully understand and do.

Another secret is the art of misdirection. See this blank paper? And as audience looks at the blank paper, he is carefully getting another piece with his other hand. This is misdirection. Another type of misdirection is the kind that doesn’t let the audience see what’s really causing the tricks. You might have seen that a magician has a lot of assistants who also do incredible stuff, but what you didn’t know is that they are helping the magician perform the magic just with their presence.

Another kind of misdirection is the appropriate use of words. For example, a magician will tell you to look at the ‘empty’ box. We tend to look at the box as empty just because he said it. This causes our mind to wonder when the magician gets a rabbit out of it.

Misdirection takes a lot of practice and lots of time in planning. It requires body coordination (one body doing something while the other is doing another thing) and quick thinking. Misdirection is an art and magicians are proud of it.

Another secret is their patter or a magician’s constant talk. Misdirection is achieved mostly because of patter. The magician will ask you to look at his right hand and as you are looking, you won’t notice what his left hand is doing. This is a really clever way to achieve the illusion that what happens next becomes so magical with the wink of an eye.

Patter usually takes the form of a story, where a magician will tell you of something that happened to him someday. Sometimes it’s so funny that we actually forget to look at what their hands are doing or what their assistants are giving them.
Posted in Magic Tips By Faisal Oscar
Magic Tricks For Kids
Monday, October 18, 2010 11:54:37 PM Asia/Singapore

Most kids are fascinated with magic tricks. Finding good magic trick kits for kids is pretty easy because most of the big discount stores carry them in the toy aisle. You can also find plenty of magic trick kits for kids online. But your child can also perform magic tricks by using items found around the house. These magic tricks are very easy to perform and can be set up at a moment’s notice.

The first magic trick we will discuss is the empty matchbox trick. You need two matchboxes. one of them should be empty. Get a rubber band and attach the matchbox with the matches in it to the upper arm underneath a shirt sleeve. Now hold the empty matchbox in the same hand and shake it. Ask your friends to guess how many matches are in the matchbox and then when it is opened, the matchbox is empty. The matches that they hear rattling are the ones taped to your upper arm.

Another fairly easy magic trick for a child to perform is the disappearing coin trick. You will need a glass, two sheets of the same colored paper, a coin and a handkerchief. You place the glass upside down on one sheet of the colored paper. You then place a coin beside the glass. Put the handkerchief over the upturned glass and move it, glass and all, over the coin. Say the magic word and remove the handkerchief and presto the coin has disappeared!. The trick to this is to carefully cut a circle from the same colored paper the exact size of the rim of the glass. Tape this paper to the rim and when you move the glass over the coin the colored paper will conceal the coin.

Another good trick is the wine into water trick. For this you will need water, red food coloring and bleaching powder. This should only be performed with adult supervision! Pour some water into a glass and add red food coloring to make the water turn red like wine. Another glass will contain your “magic” powder. Now pour the red liquid into the other glass and it becomes clear water again!

A very easy trick is the rubber pencil trick. Hold the pencil loosely at the tip. Now shake your hand up and down. This will create the illusion of your pencil turning to rubber.

If your child wishes to become a magician or wants to perform magic tricks at his next party, let him practice some of these. Kids and magic tricks go together like peanut butter and jelly!
Posted in Magic Tricks By Faisal Oscar
Being Good With Magic
Monday, October 18, 2010 11:51:17 PM Asia/Singapore

In medieval times, magic was associated with sorcery and witchcraft. People who possessed such a talent or gift were considered as heretics and were burned at the stake.

Years later, magic was given a new connotation. It provided people with a form of entertainment like making a plane disappear or cutting a person in half. These are all illusions from the simplest trick like making a coin disappear which just goes to show that the hand is quicker than the eye.

There have been a lot of talented magicians in this lifetime alone such as the likes of Harry Houdini who was an escape artist, David Copperfield who traveled around the world and amazed people with his large scale acts and lately David Blaine who is seen on television performing magic tricks that are seen by millions of viewers around the world.

What then makes a good magician is the one common question asked by several magician wannabe’s. Is it talent, a gift or sheer luck?

Everyone has the potential of becoming a somebody in the future, even magicians. Here are some traits that one might need to possess to be successful in life even if in the end, one does not become a magician.

1. Patience. Nobody became a successful magician overnight. It takes time to learn a trick, to practice it and eventually be good at it.

2. Open mind – a lot of well known magicians started in the confines of home watching how other people do it and reading up on such tricks. Some children started out by even buying a magic toy set with a variety of gadgets and followed the instructions until these people were able to do it with any need of guidance.

3. Confidence – some people have a hard time delivering a speech to a large audience. It is same thing with magic since there are a lot of people staring at just one person. The best thing to do is practice with a small audience first like some family members and friends and once that stage fright has been extinguished, one can perhaps get a larger crowd and do more.

4. Excellence – magicians can’t always use the same tricks in every show. There has to be changes and improvements that will make people old and new come back for more. By spending some time thinking about what to do or what has not yet been done and working on it, it will make that person stand out above the rest. Such reinvention will make a magician quite a gem in the field of magic.
Posted in Magic Thoughts By Faisal Oscar

Magic For Beginners
Sunday, October 3, 2010 1:03:47 PM Asia/Singapore

Are you constantly amazed by disappearing acts, card tricks and other magic wonders you see on different occasions? Children’s shows, magical exhibitions, trade shows, parties, and carnivals are some of the events where magicians are popular.

Because of the effect of magic on people, many would like to somehow try the basics of magic. There are a lot of online sites that offer tips on how to get started with magic. Others just content themselves with ready-made gimmicks they found at magic shops. But for those who are really serious about trying magic, these magic-filled sites offer different services for newbie magicians. In their sites, they offer free videos that will help you become trained in simple card tricks and other vanishing acts with the use of coins, rings and other magic props.

Before starting to learn magic, you have to know the essence of magic. First, magic or magic shows should provide happiness to people. Magic ought to be truly enjoyed by people watching and by the magician performing. Second, a truly good trick should be remembered. Different methods can be tried in order to make your tricks stand out even more.

The best place to get excited about your first magic trick is in a local magic shop. Talk to the magician of the shop, if there is one, and try asking him basic questions. Then, request him to show a couple of tricks to you. Usually, magicians are very eager to help beginners.

A good magician does not mind putting in a lot of effort to learn and continuously practice his magic tricks and constantly reinvent. Good magicians don’t repeat tricks to the same audience. Your audience may figure out your secret. It is not long before people notice familiar moves and can get bored quickly.

Here are some tips:

a. Regularly practice your magic. Allot time every day for your practice.

b. If you are trying to videotape your act, be sure that you have no mirrors around you as they change views and the audience would not see what they ought to see. And remember do not appear as though you are unsure of what you are doing because your audience might easily lose interest watching when the magician looks not confident.

c. Ask other people to watch intently while doing your tricks, then ask for feedback.

d. Master one trick first before learning a new one.

e. Anywhere you go, make it a habit to bring magic props. Take some coins and a deck of cards with you so that if you have extra time, you can use it to practice the tricks.
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