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Friday Video Round Up: Magical Bones, Mutant Powers and more


With the weekend fast approaching, it’s time to slip into relaxation mode with another batch of magic videos that don’t require any of that “reading” stuff I’ve heard so much about. Well, I mean there is some reading involved. You’re reading this right now. But you don’t have to. You could just skip this introduction and move straight on to the videos. It’s not like that would hurt my feelings or anything.

London-based magician, Magical Bones, performs a few tricks for YouTube collective, The Sidemen, including his signature back flip card catch. Bones will be performing his new show, Black Magic, at the Underbelly Festival next week.     

I’ve been keeping an eye on young Irish magician, Joel M, for a while now, as he performs his way through various retail outlets and burger joints. In his latest video, which is once again infuriatingly shot in a vertical aspect ratio, he dons a bath robe and slippers for some comfy hotel magic.  

In this third episode of Mutant Powers, magician Kyle Marlett gives another unsuspecting victim off-brand superpowers. This time, it’s the power of telekinesis, and the ability to avoid getting pooped on by birds.

In this short and sweet vid, Ace Cunnings turns a Bicycle Blue into a Bicycle Red. It’s a shame he couldn’t turn it into a card from a decent deck.

Magician and photographer, Alex Pandrea, takes a short break from teaching us how to shoot good card photos (and exploring an idyllic island paradise) to deliver a useful tutorial for a trick that’s both impressive and nearly self-working. 

And there we have it, folks. A few videos, a lot of magic, and a little homework for the weekend. Enjoy.