“M for Magic” filming @ Orchard Road!

Okayyyy… So i kind of disappeared off the face of the blog for a while! Please forgive me, my dearest readers. It has been crazily busy! Before it goes EVEN more crazy (yes it is still possible), i thought i have to update everyone in here!

The last few days from Friday to Sunday have been extremely tiring with myself crewing for J C and Ning on a full day shoot on Friday, parties on Saturday, filming for myself on Sunday as well as crewing after! If you are a frequent reader, you’d already know that Kinetic Gal’s ‘civilian, non-superhero/ family entertainer’ identity is Adeline Ng, who also does close-up magic. So anyway, i spent the last weekend crewing and filming for an Internet TV Series called ‘M for Magic’.

The magic series “M for Magic” is designed by Sinema and hosted by J C & Ning, featuring 14 young Singapore magicians and 9 Fly Entertainment artistes. I was one of the 14 Singapore magicians and i filmed my episode on Sunday together with the Fly artiste… Bobby Tonelli! 🙂 He reminds me of Superman somewhat!

Bobby Tonelli!

I was of course VERY happy to have my episode with Bobby – he is such a cool and nice guy PLUS! I sometimes listen to Class 95 on my way home so i hear him on-air sometimes. (If you didn’t already know, Bobby is co-host with Jean Danker on-air on Class 95 every evening)

Anyway, in the episode, i showed off my dice stacking, juggling and some magic… Check out the photos here:

Phone Magic before dice stacking!

What's in your wallet? 😀

Pickup Shots of Magic Juggling!

Since this is street magic, of course i had to do some magic on the street for the crowd. They responded enthusiastically and it all went very well!

Street Magic Success!

My only ‘grouse’ is that i actually forgot to take a photo with Bobby! *pouts*

That aside, I’m very happy to be involved in this, particularly since i was the only female magician in the whole series! Girl power! :p But really, it has been a tremendous learning experience, both for the on-screen parts and the off-screen parts. I have been tagging along with J C & Ning for a long time for many different TV projects but usually as the crew. As a crew, there are many different things to take note and do, but as on-screen, it is a totally different set of things all together.

Magic for TV is not easy – you have to be so very conscious of the camera, while doing many other different things. Some things show up well on TV, some do not. Some translates well on TV but not for real-life and vice versa. We might have practiced a certain magic effect in a certain way (standing-up/ sitting down etc etc) but when you’re on-site, you might have to change… It could be environmental, it could be camera work, it could be so many different myriads of reason. One has to be adaptable and fluid. Thankfully, we have a magic director (J C Sum!) who directs the magic on-screen so all went pretty smoothly despite different ‘unexpected’ popping up.

I am really looking forward to seeing the final completed product of this magic series – i think it will be really cool. And you know what? The organizers are going to have people vote for their favourite magician from the episodes, so i’m gonna be shamelessly plugging about this once it comes out! Please support then!!!!!

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