Volume One – Opening Acts
In this first of five volumes, Scott teaches you how to create an effective opener for your show. Revealed in this volume in the Director’s Guide segment, are tips on making an entrance and getting and keeping an audience’s attention. During the Character Development chapter, Scott begins the process of helping you to hone in on your character using a “Style Star.” He teaches you why it is important to know who you are, and why the audience should care.
On this DVD, there are four examples of opening tricks described and explained in full detail, including:
HOW MANY TIMES?
Your watch vanishes and reappears, and the finale leaves your audience filled with laughter.
CANDLE TO FLOWER
A candle changes into a flower under dubious circumstances, and the audience loves you instantly.
A visual transformation of a cane to a balloon, and back again to a cane. This is a highly visual, gasp-producing opening effect.
Scaling cards into the crowd has a new and exciting premise, with a big payoff for one lucky audience member.