For My Next Trick, I’ll Show You A Magic Video

I’m not exactly the world’s biggest magic fan, but somehow a new magic talent show hosted by Penn and Teller has caught my attention recently.

The premise of the show is that magicians come on and perform some tricks, and then Penn and Teller try to guess how the trick is done. If the magicians can fool Penn and Teller, then they “win.” I have no idea what they win, but who really cares anyway?

This is a long-winded way of saying that below you can watch a video of a magician named Shin Lim who actually does some pretty compelling tricks.

I’ve Been Busy.

You might have noticed that posting has been a little slow around here lately, but there’s a good reason.

More on that in a future post.

In the meantime, here’s a few cool Academy-related things I wanted to share.

We put out a couple of interesting Academy Originals videos recently that you should check out. The first features the Marshall family – Garry, Penny, and Scott talking about what they’ve learned from each other when it comes to making movies.

And the second is a look back at the story behind how Tupac got cast in the movie Juice.

In other Academy-related stuff, I highly recommend you check out the new interactive feature on our website where screenwriter John August shares the lessons he’s learned over his career.

The Black Eyed Peas Did Something Cool?

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but the Black Eyed Peas actually just put out something cool. Their new song “Yesterdays” is a fun tribute to old school hip hop and includes an equally fun video.

It’s probably not a coincidence that Fergie is nowhere to be found in this song.