Entries by Christophe Jelinski

New Year New You?

Grey   I’m sure you’re all wondering why a new years post wasn’t made on the 1st of January. The answer is it’s my damn blog and I do what I want!!!!   Time is always moving forward, are you? “Duh of course. Why wouldn’t I be?” Well did you meet all your goals in […]

Your First Time

Your First Time Grey I will never forget my first gig. It was for a bar I had previously worked for which makes it easier to remember. Another bar in town was having their annual Christmas party at my buddy’s bar and since he knew I was a magician with mad chops he hired me […]

How to Actually Perform 

When I hear someone say, “I am a magician” 9 times out of 10, that’s code for “I can’t speak to people without my magic” …   I picture in my head the cringy kid who pulls an endless amount of scarves out of his pants to ask his date to prom. Written on the […]

Ep. 13 Magic Mind – Chris Funk

  Though he’s young, he’s been in magic for over 23 years. When he wasn’t yet a full-time magician, he found a job working at Toad Hall Toys, and whenever he had a spare moment on the job, he would spend his time reading magic books. At 6 years old his parents set him on […]

Ep. 12 Magic Mind – Peter Turner FULL

Peter Turner: Guys this is incredible… he first got into magic at 4 years old, but unlike many of us who started out with a “magic kit” he couldn’t afford books, products, leaving him with no option other than to create effects for himself. It was only 2 years later, at age 6 that he […]

Ep. 12 Magic Mind – Peter Turner

Peter Turner: Guys this is incredible… he first got into magic at 4 years old, but unlike many of us who started out with a “magic kit” he couldn’t afford books, products, leaving him with no option other than to create effects for himself. It was only 2 years later, at age 6 that he […]

Ep. 11 Magic Mind – Jamie D. Grant Interview

Jamie D. Grant: As a modern-day entrepreneur, Jamie wears many hats in his day to day life. He is a paramedic, writer, artist, and magician… who chooses to focus on committing specific acts of kindness. In fact, back in 2013, Jamie gave a TEDx talk on the idea of committing specific acts of kindness, instead […]

Ep. 10 Magic Mind – Adam Wilber Interview

What started off as a 6 year old fooling his dad with a silk vanish has turned into a lifelong obsession with magic and mentalism. Adam Wilber has made appearances on NBC Good Morning America The Discovery Channel Wizard Wars National Geographic Penn and Teller Fool Us (soon to be) Magic Castle, and many more… […]

A Case for Misdirection

Generally speaking…. magicians today have an obsession with sleight of hand skills. To the point that some magicians have developed techniques that no one else can even replicate, purely due to how technical the move is. Shin Lim, for example, is one of the best sleight of hand artists in the world, with quick precise […]

Ep. 8 Magic Mind – Geraint Clarke Interview

What happens when magic meets marketing? A perfect storm of wisdom named Geraint Clarke, a man with a LOT of advice to offer. Trust me, the gold nuggets that Geraint drops during this interview may give your career the nudge it needs to get things going. If this is the first time that you’re hearing […]

Ep. 5 Magic Mind – Steven Bridges Interview

This week we got a Steven Bridges interview! Steven sat with down with me to share his experiences with YouTube magic and street performing. If you haven’t already been acquainted with Steven, let this interview be your introduction. I’ve personally been subscribed to Steven’s YouTube channel for a long time now, and felt very fortunate […]

Ep. 3 Magic Mind – Russian Genius Interview

This week we’ve got a The Russian Genius interview! He joined us this week to talk about growing how he grew his YouTube channel, and how he got into magic. If you haven’t already been acquainted with TheRussianGenius, let this interview be your introduction. I’ve been subscribed to him for a long time now, and […]

Ep. 2 Magic Mind – Dan Harlan Interview

This week we’ve got a Dan Harlan interview! This week we are fortunate enough to hear from a living legend. Pay close attention to everything that this living legend says. I’m not kidding! If you haven’t already been acquainted with Dan Harlan, it is my honor to introduce him to you. He’s one of the most […]

How to Perform New Tricks- The Learning Sandwich

How to perform new tricks… Shaky hands, sweaty palms, and a stutter. This is what we’re trying to avoid. Unfortunately, they seem to stick to us like a clingy friend or a sweaty shirt on a hot day when we perform magic tricks that we’re still uncomfortable with. So… here’s how you can cut that […]

Ep. 1 Magic Mind – Emir Samardzic Interview

This week we’ve got an Emir Samardzic interview! In this Emir Samardzic interview we discuss different things such as: What the best beginner trick is What to do when a spectator eats your sponge-balls And everything in between… I first met Emir when I was looking into get a job on a cruise ship. He […]

Welcome

Welcome to Magic Mind. You are here my friends because you believe that magic is an art form that can move people like no-other… but you know that developing this skill requires diligent practice, and a detailed understanding of the craft. So… our goal with this company is to provide you with a community to […]

We Got that On Camera!? (Guest Story)

October 2016, the annual festival in Brush, Colorado… Oktoberfest was here, and just like last year, I was going to perform at the street corner. So I found my camera lady and put her to work. She knew the drill: follow me, video me, get reactions, and most important, stay out of the way… Somehow […]

Meeting Magic Celebrities In Real Life

2 days ago, I went to my first magic convention. 9 hours and $120 dollars later (I bought a couple of tricks), I left the event with one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. If you’ve never been to a convention, or worse, never met other magicians… we need to fix that. Before this […]

When Testing a Trick Goes Wrong (Story)

I lied… and I am deeply sorry. In my last blog post, I told you that I wouldn’t try any new tricks at my next gig… I’ll make it up to you by telling you a story about ONE of the new things that I tried last night. This is the effect of the new […]