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The latest magic tricks, interviews, articles, essays and hints and tips from Vanishing Inc. Updated daily.

Take The Stage | Moving On Stage

Take The Stage | Moving On Stage

Ian Kendall - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Walking sounds easy. Ian Kendall gives some tips about adding reason and purpose to your perambulations.

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Take The Stage | Visual Noise

Take The Stage | Visual Noise

Ian Kendall - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Ian explains how to reduce visual noise during your parlor or stage magic performances.

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Take The Stage | Blocking

Take The Stage | Blocking

Ian Kendall - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Upstage, downstage, stage left, stage right? Yeah, it's confusing. But if you're stepping away from a close up mat and onto a stage, here's a breakdown of the fundamentals of blocking.

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Take The Stage | The Joy of Video Critiques

Take The Stage | The Joy of Video Critiques

Ian Kendall - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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It can be very hard to watch back a video of your shows. Ian explains why you must and how to do it most effectively.

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Take The Stage | The Camera Never Lies

Take The Stage | The Camera Never Lies

Ian Kendall - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Ian Kendall explains what you should think about when using cameras on stage.

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Really Cool Sponge Ball Appearance

Really Cool Sponge Ball Appearance

Danny Orleans - Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Looking for a strong way to make a sponge ball appear? Check this out. It'll fool you!

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Close-up On Stage

Close-up On Stage

Ian Kendall - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Today, Edinburgh's tallest magician, Ian Kendall, talks about doing close-up magic on stage.

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Take The Stage | Cards On Stage

Take The Stage | Cards On Stage

Ian Kendall - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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Can you use cards on stage? Ian Kendall discusses the topic with 5 salient points to think about.

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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Ian Kendall - Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Ian Kendall gives us all a "wee biology lesson" and explains why understanding the biology of the eye is important for your magic.

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Take The Stage | Preparing For The Stage

Take The Stage | Preparing For The Stage

Ian Kendall - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Ever wanted to learn how to move from close-up magic to performing on a stage, at a comedy club or in a parlour setting? Ian Kendall is a full-time professional magician in Edinburgh and he's going to help you just do that. Read the first instalment of his new series on the blog now.

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