About This Show
Live2cre8 is An exploration, deconstruction and celebration of the creative process by industry leaders, pioneers and innovators in the creative arts with your host, Shane Almgren.
Some of the most creative minds on the planet - artists, musicians, inventors, painters, sculptors, artisans, magicians, choreographers, fashion designers, comedians, directors, producers and entertainers - discuss the process of creativity, and what inspires, motivates and drives them to creative excellence.
Hear their firsthand stories behind some of the most iconic artistry in our culture. Find out what lessons they've learned along the way, and what advice they have to share with others looking to follow in their footsteps. Discover the daily habits of those who've taken their creative passions to a professional level, and follow along as we discuss and dissect the right brain/left brain relationship.
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#020 Karl "Koppertop" Hein: Professional Magician and Creator of Illusions
Dec 27 16
"It's not about having facts. It's about having ALL the facts." Karl Hein, a.k.a. Karl Koppertop is in international performing magician, lecturer, and creator of illusions. He has appeared on The Pete Holmes Show, and his ideas have been featured on America's Got Talent and Penn & Teller's "Fool Us." He has authored numerous instructional DVDs and done seminars for elite magic organizations in dozens of countries including the world famous Magic Castle. We cover a lot of fascinating topics in this episode including: • The differences between closeup magic, stage magic, and tv magic • The many different ways to go about creating the same illusion • The many skills and components beyond sleight of hand that go into crafting an effective illusion, including choreography, music, lighting, script writing, joke writing, and interpersonal interaction • When magicians play pranks on each other.... • Karl's ideas about Penn & Teller's "Fool Us" • Performing on the Pete Holme's Show • The problem with revealing the secrets behind how tricks are done • The differences between just performing magic and actually creating it • On being torn between the desire to understand how everyone's tricks work and retaining the awe and wonder of a viewer • The secrets and essentials for being a successful creative professional • And so much more!