So I was recently booked to perform as an iPad magician in Nottingham for an upcoming tech company. My brief was to create some customized tech magic for the company with their logos and branding. Having been creating and tailoring my illusions for over 15 years this was an exciting venture for me as the majority of my bookings and engagements come through weddings, private parties and corporate events.
Whilst this was a corporate event, it had a twist. That twist would be me using my tech magic as the primary means of astonishment.
So what is tech magic?
Tech magic is a form of magic predominantly performed using i Pads, i Phones or android devices. The skills here range from pulling mobile phones or watches out of the iPad, making the icons disappear, making the phone itself change to a block of glass or vanishing an iPhone in its case only to reappear in your pocket. These are just a few examples of magic and technology working hand in hand.
But my magic doesn’t stop there. I am not limited by the technology and producing a deck of cards out of an iPad – doesn’t stop there….. it makes it an easy and elegant seaway into card magic, or changing lottery tickets into £20 pounds notes or more…..
The venue itself I was booked to perform at was equally impressive. I also perform a lot of my deigital magic in Birmingham. Fazeley studios in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter is one of the most sublime. – It’s a converted 19th century Unitarian chapel. Fazeley studios is opposite the Custard factory (another beautiful conference venue) in Digbeth, Birmingham and can host about 220 guests or delegates.
Duncan can be hired as a Birmingham magician to perform magic, mind reading or iPad or tech magic and he can even customize a 40-45 minute cabaret show for your event too.
To find out more, do not hesitate to contact Duncan.
Recently I stumbled across a website from a friend of mine – Isobel at www.bookyourwedding.co.uk and unlike most wedding directories is extremely unpretentious and offers an extremely good service to its clients.
Book your wedding is designed with the Bride and Groom in mind and helps take the stress out of your big day by putting everything in an easy to navigate place.
There is a directory detailing different suppliers, a comprehensive venue list and and superb planning information page with tips, suggestions and ideas. Isobel has also compiled a book you wedding magazine too which is regularly published and updated.
One thing I’d always refer clients too is her brilliant wedding countdown page which breaks down what you should be planning and preparing from the moment you get engaged all the way up to the big day.
Other unique suggestions offered by Isobel include how you go about changing your names – something often overlooked in many wedding websites but really so important! She also gives some great advice if you are looking into planning a wedding on a budget.
For completeness – there is also an invaluable resource provided by Isobel which details the top 15 tips for your wedding which should not be overlooked….
All in all, this is a truly brilliant resource which lots of great, unique suggestions and tips to make your event go as smoothly as possible. If you are looking for a wedding magician then please do not hesitate to get in touch with me 😉
You can get in touch with Isobel via her website www.bookyourwedding.co.uk
Want an event with a difference? Video booths are the future
Much like my unique form of wedding entertainment; if you are looking for something equally unique and memorable that will last long after the DJ plays his last song then it will be well worth checking out the new concept of ‘video booths’.
Whilst the majority of photo booths are set up for taking photos, this new and soon to be extremely popular concept takes the idea of a photo booth to the next level. The Pod Group are able to provide you with footage of the film that you shoot so you can re-watch it time and time again. Much like a photo you can look at your leisure, now, too, you can do the same with some filmed content in a booth.
This is not just fun for weddings – it’s also a new and innovative idea for a secluded place for delegates to offer feedback from seminars, conferences or hospitality events and The Pod Group booth even includes the option to upload pre-loaded questions which keep delegates ‘on point’. This is ideal for corporate events where discreet feedback is wanted for how the event went or comments regarding the conference content.
This ‘Diary Room’ idea comes off the back of the once super popular Big Brother series where guests can record a message just for you – the birthday boy or girl or bride or groom or event organiser. All footage is then uploaded to a secure website where you can access and distribute at your own discretion.
It not just this innovative idea that makes The Pod Group so successful but their extensive range of other products too including Graffiti Walls and Giant iPads
They get booked up early and cover all of London & the rest of the Englad. For more information, feel free to get in touch via their website here: https://thepodgroup.com/ideas/video-booth/
Points of note include the fact that all their electrics are PAT tested, seating for 2 people, you can use your own backdrop to customise your own options. The inside of the diary room includes a 10” LCD monitor with spotlights to enhance the clarity of the diary room. The booth itself can also be branded with your own logos and branding material to strengthen your corporate identity too. This makes it an ideal solution for trade shows and similar events where you really need your brand to stand out. You can see how this is a really versatile option much like the versatility of a wedding magician too.