Nestled in a hidden location in midtown Manhattan, the Counjuring Arts Research Center is ground zero for illusionists and historians alike. The Center provides a range of services, publishes scholarly journals, and teaches hospital-bound kids magic through its Hocus Pocus program. It is perhaps best known as home to one of the largest known collections of historic books, letters, and other media, which the center makes available online.
Bill Kalush, the center's founder and director, explains how he built the collection piece-by-piece and shows us some of its highlights.
Here is the preview of my ipod magic. Have fun watching and let me know what you think. More information about my magic can be found at marcotempest.com
Special Thanks to:
Karl Germain (1878-1959) for the inspiration. David Britland for adding the magic of words, Kevin Blanc for relentlessly tweaking the motion graphics and bringing the butterflies to life, Alain Renold for making Karl smile one last time, Jojo Mayer for the wicked soundtrack. Matt, Sherry, Emily and sweet Carmen for their cameo appearances. Tobias Beckwith for Karls' voice. A super special shout out to Eric Redlinger for programing MultiVid. And to Paul Cope for inventing thermoplastic glue, without it this project would not have been possible.
I made the application that I use to sync the iPods available for free at the App store. So if you feel inspired just download and start creating... Here are the instructions on how to use it: marcotempest.com/multivid
Here is the first version of my augmented reality card trick. Have fun watching and let me know what you think. More information about my magic can be found at marcotempest.com
Special Thanks to:
Zachary Lieberman and Theo Watson for augmented card wizardry and creating OpenFrameworks, Animation Cell for bringing the Jokers to life, Jillene Luce and Dominic FBI for the soundtrack, Matthew Holtzclaw for adding the magic of words, Robert Eaton for the 3D models and to all people creating amazing free tools available to artists everywhere: OpenFrameworks, ARToolkit, OpenCV. MacCam
This is a teaser/trailer for the Society of American Magicians and the upcoming epic documentary directed by Jason Van Sickel. A couple years in formation the executive producers Dal Sanders (1st National VP of S.A.M.) Vinny Grosso (current President of S.A.M.) are integral magicians aiding in the films development, content and direction. The documentary is called 'The World Needs Magic' - it will focus on the rich, deep history of S.A.M. since its inception in 1902. It will take the viewers on a ride thru the history of early man and the impact of magic in an anthropological sense, moving into paranoid eras of 14th & 15th centuries, into the Golden Age of Magic at the turn-of-the-century and finally, exploring the modern interpretation of the art form and following the next generations of magicians in today's youth.