Monday, June 22, 2009

Public Service Announcement with a bit of sleep...

Wow! I must have been so tired yesterday after work. I came home, cooked dinner, and the next thing I knew I was waking up on the couch. After stumbling upstairs to bed, I slept through the night (a rarity for me) and on until 9:30 this morning. I usually wake up naturally around 7:30 sometimes 8. I think if I let myself go back to bed, I probably could squeeze out a couple more hours. This dancing is really taking its toll on my poor body...magic is so much easier.

Public Service Announcement:

If you are on vacation to such places as Las Vegas, Disneyland or anywhere that has costumed characters that you would like to take pictures of, and if you have one of those cameras that looks like a camera but is actually taking video, you'll get a much better video if you inform people that you are in fact taking video.

After the shows people always want to take pictures of me and the cast. And so many times we'll be standing there smiling like idiots for what seems an eternity while they're waiting for us to do something because it's video. Even as a magician, I'm not psychic...just tell us it's video and we'll do something fun for the camera otherwise when you get home, you'll find a lot of really boring video of people standing there...

This works conversly as well...if you have a video camera that you're taking stills with, you should tell people...otherwise you'll get a lot of blurry pictures of people moving around trying to mug for the camera.


  1. Good to know about the video!
    glad you got some sleep, and I hope you have a great day!

  2. I once thought I was taking pics and somehow turned the video thing on...Not Good. enjoyed your blog:)


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