These days I am working on a lot of new things. Since everything is sort of in the process of happening I can't say too much. You know what they say; "show people your results, don't tell them about your plans". I firmly believe in that, so I usually choose to hold back until I'm ready to share a finished product. However, today I will tell you a little bit about the things that are happening these days.
New York video
Earlier this month I filmed a project in New York. It is in the same genre as the magic performance videos I've posted over the last 4-5 months, just a lot more ambitious. It features some new material I've been working on and holding back, some fun moments from my time on the East Coast and it also gives a little glimpse into my daily life. I'm in the process of editing and finishing it now, and hopefully I will be able to have it online for viewing within a few weeks at the most.
Physical product & lecture
The second thing. Two weeks from now, I'm lecturing at a magic convention in Norway. Some elements of the lecture are things I've lectured on in previous years, but most of the material and content is brand new and things I've never shown or shared with the magic community. The past week I've worked and collaborated with some extremely talented people to create a physical product that I will unveil and release at this convention. It will be available for purchase if you attend my lecture. It's being printed in very limited quantities, but I expect that there will be some copies left over after the lecture. I will offer these for sale on my website in the days after the convention.
Short web feature
I'm spending this weekend in my hometown in Norway with some friends who run the film production company Oclin. Over the past half year we've been talking about filming something featuring me and my magic. They happen to love magic and we decided to spend the weekend filming a short web feature that includes performances, eye-candy slow motion footage of cards and a few interesting insights into the magic community.
As announced earlier, I am still working on a book featuring some material and theory. This is not the physical product mentioned earlier in this post. I said that the book would be ready in 2016 - but now that we're rapidly approaching November I realize that this is not going to happen. It is far from being done, and because I've been so busy lately it hasn't gotten the priority it needed. Hopefully I will get the ball rolling again soon and the book will be ready in the first half of 2017. It's worth waiting for, I promise!
A filmmaker friend of mine in Norway recently approached me regarding making a short documentary about me. This would focus on my own motivation and reasons for doing what I do, more than the magic itself. We haven't begun production yet, but it seems like the majority of it will be filmed in the month of November. No idea about format, length, release or any of the practical details yet, but I figured it would be fun to mention that it's happening, and that I am very excited about it!
Alright. I think that's it for now. Will share more information and news about the individual things as they are ready and out there. I can't wait to share these things with you.
Which one are you looking forward to the most? Would love to hear from you in the comments below.