Tag Archives: Scott Wells

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Scott Wells – It's A Matter Of Attitude

Columnist: Scott Wells By Scott Wells I have recently been engaged in in-depth discussions concerning the terms “Professionals” and “Amateurs.” The root of the discussions was founded on the traditionally defined understanding that a Professional earns his living performing whereas an Amateur does not. My article on the Hierarchy of Magical Skill apparently stirred emotions […]

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Scott Wells – Are We That Important

Columnist: Scott Wells Are We That Important? I recall hearing Marvyn “Mr. Electric” Roy say something to the effect that regardless how good you become, a magician will never be more than a “middle” act. That is to say that you could open for “big name” entertainers or be somewhere else on the bill, but […]

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Scott Wells – Trix Are For Kids

Columnist: Scott Wells Are tricks just for kids? Why do people immediately associate magic with children? Is it because of our demeanor, our approach, our looks, our audience’s perception, our society, a combination of these, or is it something else? Perhaps it’s because that magic appeals to the child in each of us and transports […]

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Banachek – The Rose Affair

Columnist: Banachek The following is taken from Teller’s introduction in new book “Psychological Subtelties”, available from Joe Stevens or Scott Wells. It is a simple effect but one that gives us an interesting way to think about how to present mentalism. Imagine a mentalist who began: “There are no psychic forces – no vibes, no […]

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Scott Wells – The Skill Sheet

Columnist: Scott Wells The Skill Sheet By Scott Wells As a follow up to last monthís article on the Hierarchy of Magic, I have prepared the following questions to help determine where, in my estimation, that you rank. This will only be helpful if you are brutally honest with yourself. Donít worry about sharing this […]

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