theory11 Roundtable Discussion - Luke Dancy : Round Two
This weekend, a surprise guest stopped in at the theory11 headquarters to film an incredible effect that is over nine years in the making. In light of this event, we felt tonight would be the perfect opportunity to host a roundtable discussion with one of the best minds in modern magic - Luke Dancy.
It's been over a year since our last podcast discussion with Luke. Since that time, he's continued his work as the lead consultant on Criss Angel's internationally acclaimed A&E television series MINDFREAK - in addition to developing countless new ideas to share with the magic community. Tonight you have your opportunity to ask him anything. We're asking for YOUR questions relating to Luke's creative process, performing experience, published material, or any other topic you would like us to discuss.
There is a limit of THREE questions per participant, so make 'em count. All questions must be posted as a response to this thread no later than 10:00pm EST. Luke will join us thereafter to record the podcast, which will be posted here at 11:00pm EST on the dot. One random member whose question is asked during the podcast will receive any 1-on-1 video of your choosing.
This is truly a rare opportunity to gain knowledge from an industry professional. Looking forward to a thought provoking discussion!
UPDATE: Podcast has been posted! Listen to it now here.
Which magician's do you see as a source of inspiration for your performances?
Favorite memory on the set of mindfreak?
And of course because someone has to ask it:
What got you started in magic?My Youtube Channel
Feel free to subscribe, the only thing it can do is boost my confidence.
"If you were really doing a miracle, you wouldn't need a clever script, and I suspect it wouldn't look anything like a performance. You would simply show them something they know is impossible." Paul Harris
1. How does your creating process go? Do you think of an effect and try to think of how to do it, or do you wait for inspiration to just come to you anytime.
2. How do you respond when people say Criss Angel is a fake or he uses camera tricks?
3. How did you get started in magic?Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AbracaAwesome
"The number showed up! The number I picked in my forehead!"
- Randall (from Stigmata)
- Join Date
- May 2008
How did you get to working with Criss on Mindfreak?
- Join Date
- Sep 2008
How would you make something done with cards really magical, instead of just another card trick?
How does one break into the field of magic consulting for TV?
Where do you think people should focus their efforts if they want to make a lasting impression on their audiences?The Magician Formerly Known As SimonOHart
(Christopher, please, not Chris)
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
- Raleigh, NC
What is this Dancy Mischief that has taken up these 9 years?
How was your day?
What advice do you give to magicians who want to transition from a hobbyist to a working magician?
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."
- Join Date
- Apr 2010
luke, first time caller long time admirer.
When excessive sexiness runs down your leg do you freak out and say "gotta get that back" or is it more like "I have tons of sexy left..easy there dancy"
I'll hang up now and listen to your response.
1.) Coke or Pepsi?
2.) What are your favorite shows or movies?
3.) I guess I'll ask a magic one. Top 5 moves every magician should know (In cards or coins, take your pick.)
Did you have trouble on your first performances when starting in magic due to shyness or nervousness? If so, how did you over come these problems? And what was the first effect you ever learned?