After outlining the show, we write scripts for each illusion.
We use the proper script formatting to capture each scene from the audience’s perspective, including speeches, set, movement, etc.. We do not consider method (how the magic will be achieved) while writing. The entire focus is on presentation. Krissy and I split the scenes and write independently. After the first draft, we print them out and critique each one together.
During the second and subsequent drafts the illusion becomes independent from our previous research. We introduce humor, emotions, movement and narrative to make each one new and exciting. We seek to expand the basic idea to its ultimate limits. This is when concept drawings start.
From concept drawings, we make shop plans and start to build. But more on that next week