Our penultimate lecturer from the 2018-2019 Cam-Am Conjuring Lecture Series is Jonathan Levit.
Jonathan has been performing as a magician for nearly his entire life. He has been the private magician for celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Teri Hatcher and Tony Curtis, to name just a few.
He is an actor, magician, television host, producer and public speaker. Jonathan’s acting career began with his starring role as a con-artist magician in one of the most highly acclaimed episodes of “THE X-FILES”, playing opposite Ricky Jay. He went on to guest star in television shows and films such as “FLASHFORWARD” (ABC), “THE OTHERS” (NBC) and “THE HUNTRESS” (USA), among others — playing magicians and non-magicians alike. Jonathan has hosted shows for THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, THE SCIENCE CHANNEL, THE BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL, EQUATOR HD and the FINE LIVING NETWORK. Combining magic and hosting, Jonathan was seen on VH1 as the host and a judge of the celebrity reality magic series, “CELEBRACADABRA” and has appeared on “MASTERS OF ILLUSION” (FOX). He has graced the covers of MAGIC MAGAZINE and GENII MAGAZINE and works consistently as a magic consultant for television and film. He taught Jack Davenport to do magic on “FLASHFORWARD” (ABC), David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on “THE X-FILES” (FOX), Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, and Ayla Fisher in “NOW YOU SEE ME” (SUMMIT), and Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, and Olivia Wilde in “THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE” (New Line Cinema). Consulting has brought him all over the world including the Middle East where he was the magic consultant for a tv series shooting in Egypt, Lebanon, and Dubai. He was the producer and consultant for “Hip Hop Houdini” on FUSE TV and continues to develop content for television and film.
Teller, from Penn & Teller says it best, “Jonathan is funny, elegant, and disturbingly smart. Like something cuddly with really sharp teeth.”
In this highly acclaimed lecture, Jonathan teaches more than just the trick.
Yes, you’ll learn some time tested foolers – effects straight from Jonathan’s personal repertoire – but he’ll also teach you about audience management, psychology, act structure, and developing your character. He will discuss turning a trick into an event, his theory of moving the moment, and the use of time misdirection.
Date: Sept 15, 2019
Location: Langford Firehall #2 (3205 Happy Valley Road)
Price: $40 but if you’re a member in good standing, you get a 50% discount! What a deal!