USC Annenberg Audio-Visual Technologies Manager Jim Yoder spoke with the Daily Trojan concerning his after-hours work as a magician.
Yoder, who has been practicing magic since he was 8, works behind the scenes of the Magic Castle in Hollywood, home to the members-only Academy of Magical Arts.
“My true magical expertise is in ‘staging’ magic,” Yoder told the Daily Trojan. “I design lighting, soundscapes and staging for magicians. The staging of a magic show is often as important as the performance of the illusions.”
According to Yoder, his hobby gives him a unique way to share his passion for life with his audience.
“To me, life is fascinating — life just in general is magic,” Yoder said. “What magic does is that it allows me to impart some of that onto whoever wishes to see it.”
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