Magician Jeff Evans brings his blend of clean comedy and amazing magic direct to you and your guests – virtually – anywhere you have access to the internet
Now Booking: Virtual Parties, Meetings, and Conferences
“I thought it couldn’t be done, but Jeff’s virtual zoom show was more than fantastic! He was fun, personal with all the attendees, and his magic made you think “how he’d do that?” Wow, what a spectacular hour of entertainment for all ages!”
-Kathy McDonald, Mercer Island
“We had him do a family zoom night for our school. It was such a huge success and the kids were so engaged. Jeff truly went above and beyond and made it special for an elementary school. He even took an opportunity to take volunteers to help from home.”
-Autumn Cummings, Lacey Elementary PTA
Looking for a way to celebrate with your co-workers in a socially-distanced way that is still amazing and fun? Call Jeff toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com to learn more.
No Stranger to Virtual Shows
Jeff Evans first performed a virtual magic show in 2012. At the time he wrote, “Just finished one of the most unusual shows ever: the front row of my audience was 850 miles away.I was at Polycom‘s high tech Bellevue RealPresence Experience (RPX) studio and my audience was at Polycom’s San Jose RPX.” You can read the full article about his virtual magic show here. The performance took place at two, identical high-tech immersive video boardrooms in different parts of the country.
The coronavirus pandemic literally forced everyone to quickly adapt to virtual meetings. Jeff’s first Zoom magic shows were in mid-March 2020, and he soon transformed part of his home into a “Zoom Room” streaming video studio. Jeff’s shows look and sound good because he has installed professional sound, theatrical lighting and controllers, and custom backdrops. Up to three Sony HD cameras, OBS switching software, and up to ten studio lights power the studio. Upgraded internet speed and a Zoom Pro account handling up to 100 participants round out the package. (There is the option to add more participants; just ask.)
Huh?!? Yes, there actually are some advantages of virtual shows. First, everyone can see and hear perfectly. Everyone has the “best seat in the house.” Acoustics are always good. Because large props can be used, and setup time and space aren’t an issue like they can be in a live performance venue, Jeff can do creative and custom routines that aren’t always practical to set up quickly or take “on the road.”
Rave Reviews for Jeff Evans’ Virtual Magic Shows
“We’re still hearing rave reviews from your show! One of the teens spent ten minutes this morning telling us about the time you pulled a shovel out of a bag. Jonathan was like – we know – we were also watching, but the teen couldn’t get over it. He relived it for us like eight times. A SHOVEL out of a BAG!”
-Darlene Sellers, King County Parks
“It was honestly so amazing. The whole family got to watch and interact with him and it was a blast. His tricks totally blew our minds! It was hands down the highlight of my sons birthday. A really neat bonus is that the whole show was recorded and now we have a keepsake video of the experience. Thank you, Jeff Evans for saving the day! You made one boy very happy!”
-Carly Champoux, North Bend
“You are just as magical virtually as you are in person. I only wish you could have seen the amazement and happiness that must have been on everyone’s faces, including mine. Thanks so much for an incredible show! BTW, I love your chicken puppet SO MUCH!!!!! How long did it take you to become a wizard of special effects on camera???”
-Vicky Beatty, Stanwood Library
“Jeff is truly an amazing magician! Our school so appreciated how he incorporated science learning and magic in one virtual experience! Jeff’s props, magic display/set up, and scene was perfect! We cannot wait to book an additional virtual assembly with him!”
-Bobbi Moore, Amy Parks Heath Elementary PTA
Your choice of platforms: Use a platform that allows for real-time audio and video webconferencing with all participants. Google Teams and Zoom are both good examples. The issue with streaming to services like Facebook Live or Youtube Live is that viewers can then only interact via the chat feature. Additionally, there is a 10-60 second delay (latency) that makes real-time interaction impossible.
Jeff recommends Zoom and can provide his professional Zoom account that allows for up to 100 participants. (This can be expanded; just ask.) This is NOT a Youtube video: your guests are encouraged to keep their cameras – and, for smaller groups, their microphones – on and un-muted. (Yes!) It’s interactive, and we want this to feel like a live performance. During the experience Jeff has viewers grab items that they may have nearby, such as coins, a book or magazine, a pack of cards – to follow along at home. Volunteers choose colors, words, and random things like their favorite flavor of ice cream which all become part of the show.
“You have done an incredible job pivoting your signature energy, comedy, and magic tricks to an online format. You kept the audience engaged throughout with a nice flow of performance, comedy, interaction with volunteers and we always appreciate the great plugs you give the library throughout. Your Zoom set-up is the most professional I’ve seen to date with engaging props and savvy tech touches that enhance the online performance. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire you again virtually or in real life. You are a favorite KCLS performer and we are thankful you could provide this online presentation for us. Looking forward to working with you again in the future!”
-Vicki Heck, King County Library System
Learn more about Jeff Evans’ virtual magic shows:
- Virtual corporate magic shows
- interactive virtual magic workshops
- Virtual birthday party magic show
- Virtual magic for fairs and festivals
If your project is better suited with a pre-recorded video, Jeff can also create custom videos that can be uploaded to Youtube or another video platform. Check out what he did for library Summer Reading Programs and the City of Tumwater’s 4th of July celebration.
To learn more, call toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.