GeniiCon 2017: Jim Steinmeyer on digital media: “I don’t know if it’s changed everything about magic”

October 30, 2017

Jim Steinmeyer’s career in magic spans decades and formats, from devising illusions for David Copperfield to mega-hit Broadway stage shows, so he brings with him a unique perspective on current trends and performers in the industry. In part three of our six-part interview with Steinmeyer at GeniiCon 2017, he discusses what acts he still finds himself drawn to, as well as how digital media like YouTube and live performances have to co-exist in order to thrive.

Be sure to watch the rest of our interview with Jim Steinmeyer, which can be found at the links below:

Part one: Consulting for Doug Henning and Walt Disney Theme Parks

Part two: The different types of Disney magic

Part four: How new media can expand a magician’s bubble of influence “if they want it”

Part five: How Bozo the Clown made Jim Steinmeyer a better magician

Part six: Jim Steinmeyer’s advice to budding performers: “hang around magicians”