The magic community has taken notice of Robert Strong’s ability to adapt to this new genre of virtual magic shows. He was interviewed for Vanish Magazine.
He was interviewed by The Variety Artist podcast. Read the full interview here.
He was interviewed by Entire Productions for their blog 7 Best Practices for Artists Transitioning to Virtual Entertainment.Here is an excerpt:
Presentation is everything! Make sure you have appropriate sound, lighting, background, and internet connection
A green screen is not completely necessary, but make sure your background is presentable for high-end clients. If you have questions, ask an EP employee.
Robert Strong, resident comedy magician at Google and film/TV production graduate has been using his newfound spare time to create helpful videos on how to have a professional aesthetic on your virtual calls, sales meetings, live performances/presentations, and even for producing at home marketing videos.
“Magicians know better than anyone that perception is reality and your image will determine your value. So, when you are on a video call here are some opportunities to be a star:
Magicians create extraordinary experiences because we are always considering the audience’s point of view. That continues when we are performing on virtual calls too! So, present like a magician and create an amazing video call for your clients and co-workers!”
- Get an HD camera, set it at eye level, and look amazing.
- Setup a nice background and light it up.
- Light yourself from behind first and then add two points of light to your front. You want soft even light and to minimize harsh shadows.
- People cannot tolerate poor sound quality, so invest in a good microphone.
- If you are presenting, stand-up. You will look and feel more energetic.
- Practice so that you don’t waste everyone’s time learning your gear and software on the call
Contact him now to discuss how to make your virtual events spectacular!