By Vanishing Inc. – Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Jeki Yoo makes his Vanishing Inc. magic conference debut at Magifest 2022 and we're so excited! After utterly taking on social media during the last yr, Jeki is gearing as much as share the superb secrets and techniques behind his unimaginable visible magic.
Earlier than then, we go it to Jeki to share extra about himself…
What Is your favourite conference reminiscence?
It was the FISM 2009 in Beijing. This was my first FISM and I used to be simply 20 years outdated! Oh My! I used to be so completely satisfied that I acquired the prospect to take part on this competitors.
On the time, there have been so many magicians within the foyer they usually shared magic in all places. For me, they had been celebrities. However I had the prospect to see them carry out magic proper in entrance of me. It was a extremely nice expertise. I'll always remember it.
What legacy do you hope to go away on the magic world?
My aim in magic is to make unimaginable magic. I all the time purpose to strive new issues and continuously study. At some point, I hope to go away that inspiration with others.
What excites you most about the way forward for magic?
The mediums through which magic may be loved are altering so rapidly. Now, so many can expertise magic from their telephone or pc.
I used to be scared when the pandemic first began. I didn’t know what to do as a magician as a result of there was no viewers or place to carry out. For 3 months, I used to be caught at dwelling doing nothing. Then I began posting movies to social media and folks beloved it.
It was very comforting understanding that many different magicians had already been utilizing social media to showcase their magic. Nevertheless, I wished to do one thing further cool. I used to be impressed by Zach King’s superb video enhancing and wished to do magic that seemed pretty much as good as that. However, as magicians know, it’s very robust to create an incredible visible impact like that.
Whereas it takes time, it’s alway price it. I've discovered it's such a great way to develop magic and make folks enthusiastic about magic. I like sharing my concepts on social media now.
What’s one mistake in your profession you encourage others to not repeat?
It was the 2008 UGM Magic Conference in Japan, my first worldwide competitors. I flew to Japan with my academics and magician mates. That’s the place I carried out my “Card and Envelope” act for the primary time (it will definitely grew to become my FISM act).
I used to be so nervous and I couldn’t sleep for per week. My situation was too dangerous! The day I participated on this competitors, I forgot to convey my outfit from my lodge. I ran again to go seize it after which, throughout the act, actually didn’t even discover anything as a result of I used to be so nervous.
After my efficiency, I needed to go to the hospital as a result of my nostril was bleeding and didn’t cease. Whereas I felt the impact was nice, I might have been higher ready for the strain of a state of affairs like that. To younger magicians, If in case you have a plan to take part in a contest or get the prospect to carry out an enormous present, please be ready and be in fine condition.
What's the wildest occasion you’ve ever carried out at?
It was a shopping center in Korea. I used to be presupposed to carry out magic in an out of doors space with again partitions. However it rained and I used to be pressured to carry out contained in the constructing. It was a dome type constructing, folks might see magic from 360 diploma angles. This included flooring that had been trying down from above me. Not the perfect state of affairs for a manipulation act.
Whereas it was very robust to carry out, I did my greatest to cowl the angles. I modified some actions and finally thought it went in addition to it might.
What are another enjoyable issues or attention-grabbing info about you?
- I like martial arts, notably Muay Thai, and have self-taught myself how one can use nunchucks
- I like woodworking and welding
- My spouse Ellie can also be a magician and we each do a fast change act
- I graduated from Magic School in Korea with a 2-year diploma
- I can’t get sufficient boba tea
In the event you had Josh and Andi over for dinner, what would you cook dinner?
My favourite Korean Meals ‘Bul-gogi’.
Bul-gogi is a Korean-style grilled or roasted dish made from skinny, marinated slices of beef grilled on a stove-top griddle. It’s one in all my favourite meals in Korea and a favourite of international guests. So I do know Josh and Andi will like it.
Are you able to give us a teaser of what you intend to show or carry out?
I'll carry out one in all my greatest acts that I created in my life. It took me greater than 7 years to create. Everybody will like it.
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