Magician’s Masterclass has only been in action for about a month, but the educational resource is already cranking out fascinating information for the magic world. Just the poll section has some good questions to massage your brain and help magicians think about their work.
One poll asks how many of the site’s members have built themselves a magic prop to use (the answer turns out to be a whopping 84.4%). Another poll asked about whether magicians need a logo, and comes with a blog post from Ryan Joyce (who emphatically says yes).
Magician’s Masterclass has also started sharing more of the performers who will be leading the educational portions of the program. Michael Close was previously announced as an instructor, but mentalist duo The Evasons and close-up expert Jay Sankey are also named as teaching this year.
Michael Close knows a thing or two about magic. He’s one of the two consultants on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, a respected author, and a 50-year veteran of conjuring performance. Now he’s creating a platform to share what he knows.
He’s launched a website dubbed Magician’s Masterclass. The website offers videos, podcasts, ideas, and other forms of mentorship for people who want to learn about magic. Promising a “front row seat into the minds of masters” and “a place where magicians help magicians,” the site is a new option for performers who want to up their game.
Access to Magician’s Masterclass requires a free membership. The first class is slated to start in December 2017, and the trailer above from Close gives a little more background about what to expect.