Mark Zellinger will be lecturing for the Magic Masters of Chicago in Tinley Park on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:30. Admission is FREE. And that means FREE for EVERYBODY! So come on out for a fun evening.
As always, the lecture will be held in the social hall of United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.
Mark Zellinger is an underground magician who has been creating magic for over 20 years. He currently performs in the Chicago area and can be seen anywhere from your company party to trade shows to performing on the streets.
Mark has published effects in MAGIC Magazine and Theory11.com on the Wire as well as future releases with Paper Crane magic.
Mark has consulted with magicians from around the world and has his hands/credits on many top effects on the market.
His style is a mix of classical routines and fast paced in-your-face magic that is very practical, organic and easy to perform allowing the presentation to be the main focus.
Marks lecture focuses on original organic material, using new ideas to make your existing effects better and knowing “why” a trick works as well as the “how”.
Discussed in the lecture will be:
Tactic: Mark’s opener for street and strolling – before performing the performer is polite enough to pull out some Tic-Tacs as to not offend and offers some to his spectators. While he has it out he asks to borrow a coin/finger ring and it can even be signed (the coin not the ring) and it gets placed on the clear box. With a wave of the hand the coin/ring penetrates the box and is seen amongst the tic-tacs. After the object is confirmed to be theirs it is returned in the same magical way.
Rattle: Marks favorite way of vanishing a coin and was published in the July 2012 issue of MAGIC.
The SCAM: Marks transposition between a signed card and a credit card.
McBride Change: a very clean OPEN FINGERED color change
EXTRA:borrow a pack of gum and a coin and perform a close up miracle, if you love impromptu magic this is extra clean, extra easy and extra impossible
PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA ON TOAST: Marks take on the sandwich that eliminates almost all the “moves” and the jokers never touch the deck!
ICONic: borrowing a cellphone you cause a thought of app to vanish and appear on a borrowed and signed dollar bill… but wait there’s more…they tap the ICON on the bill and it opens the app on the phone! No apps to install and completely impromptu!
As seen on TV: a perfect way to leave the spectator with something truly special. Explaining that a lot of times people miss the moment the magic happens so you explain you want them to NOT miss the moment and to pull out their phone and video everything. You also BORROW A QUARTER AND HAVE IT SIGNED. While they are recording and with the coin held AT THE FINGER TIPS with NO MOVES the coin vanishes. This effect puts the performer and the magic on camera and leaves the spectator with a video calling card that they will show to everyone!
Pop-Tart: you don’t need to be a “move-monkey” to appreciate this. Mark took the idea of a pop out move and made it simple
and much more!
Mark will share ideas on existing plots and how he looks to improve them by eliminating funny “moves” and “get-readies”
Once again, Mark Zellinger will be lecturing for the Magic Masters of Chicago in Tinley Park on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:30. Admission is FREE! Please come on out and have a good time.
As always, the lecture will be held in the social hall of United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL. Hope to see you there!