Aartee Illusions Systems

Aartee is the best place for magic consulting and magic shows in Nepal.

Consulting and Designing

Illusion Design and Concept Development

Are you looking for a new original concept/effect or reconstructing ones that you have already developed? Rupesh will bring those ideas to life.

Consulting-Show/Performance Development

Choosing the right props, scripting, patter, and routining that best suit you as the performer.

Special Effects for Theater and TV

Producers and Directors of theater productions are sometimes pressured to create illusions to make magical effects for their show, which is sometimes “tricky” due to their non-magic background. Rupesh brings his consulting advice by combining theatrical methods and illusion concepts to create what your team would want to be perceived in the show’s production.


Magic Shows

Aartee is the best place for theatrical magic in Nepal.

Birthday Show

My birthday party show is specifically designed for children to laugh, clap, and have a great time!!! Watch in amazement as your guests and children cheer the volunteer on stage. Laugh out loud as the birthday child and a friend get “turned” into magicians. Watch their faces as the children “OOOHH and AAAHH” out loud to visual magic with fun and colorful magical props.

Corporate Magic

How about making business life more magical? And how about adding that special bit of magic into your product launches and advertisement?

Party Magic

Having a magician at your wedding is a great way of making your big day uniquely enjoyable.

School Magic

My visit to your school or college can be such a wonderful opportunity for your students to witness magic and ask, “Now how in the world did he do that?” By getting kids to ask questions and wonder about something is the first step in getting them to want to learn more.  This is the very reason we want to bring enrichment to your schools. It launches interest and excitement and broadens the horizons of your students.


You as a tv magic show producer might wonder why would I need a director for a magic act. We need a magician and a camera crew! That’s it! Here’s why a consultant would help you hand over a show, that would defy a solution both for a know all magician watching the show, and also general public!! A real surprise! Magicians are sloppy sometimes, many are!! You can see hundreds around doing clumsy double lift or useless steals for an egg! People normally wont be fooled if they know even a slightest fumble. People will see a hidden object and seconds later they think how it’s done! Magic over! Even if that object forms just one percent of the entire effect. Consultants make sloppy magicians into ace.


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As a Producer why u need a TV magic consultant..

There are a couple of ways a magical effect could be figured out when someone knows nothing about magic, and when a magician would go about explaining it. Laymen would without going into detail, say ‘aaah!’ I know that something up sleeves or that box is special for magic, or that it is done by sleight of hand, etc. Second  way as magicians would do it; correct terminology! That’s double undercut or it’s Million Dollar Mystery or Dual Reality. A magic consultant helps you out from both of the situation.

You as a tv magic show producer might wonder why would I need a director for a magic act. We need a magician and a camera crew! That’s it! Here’s why a consultant would help you hand over a show, that would defy a solution both for a know all magician watching the show, and also general public!! A real surprise! Magicians are sloppy sometimes, many are!! You can see hundreds around doing clumsy double lift or useless steals for an egg! People normaly wont be fooled if they know even a slightest fumble. People will see a hidden object and seconds later they think how it’s done! Magic over! Even if that object forms just one percent of the entire effect. Consultants make sloppy magicians into ace talents!

Now talking of magicians watching the show, and they do form a large part of a televised magic show TRP. And magicians think themselves fooled, and remember real magician do love being fooled, when they fail to figure out in complete detail, the workings! For example, if they know four methods of vanishing a girl and if the consultant you hired makes available 2 more techniques to vanish a lady!!. You can imagine the impact your show can have. It could be talk of the city and a topic for debate among chat shows. Big cities do have a chat show where they invite celebrity magicians for a cup of tea. This would spark added accolade for your TV Magic Show which could have been impossible if you were using just a magician and a camera team.

Now let me take you to the real depth of how a magic show director or consultant may polish up a stale magic show and help your show and the performer you have on the show. A consultant would help you devise a clever and memorable format for your show. Just letting a camera shoot a street performance or a staged studio magic is boring! How if he helps you turn a show into magic talent contest?

Or where magic happens to totally unsuspecting street walkers, or inside a scary room. A candid camera type show where instead of usual pranks, magical things happen to them and you shoot the act! For example a customer sitting at a hotel lounge sees into a room window where a lady visually turns into a witch! And you shoot the reaction for TV audience. From planning to setup to execution – all in a perfect way.

Besides helping with show format he can help you in all aspects of production. Ranging from deceptive lightings, to camera angles and positions, to editing footage for maximum impact. As he knows magic better than your average magician. For example, I have worked with a regional language TV channel where I was consultant for a beginner magician and I helped him channel producer with effects selections, prop management, scripting the and and giving tips for proper shooting. The show got real accolades and sponsors too!

Let’s see what makes a magic show a good thing for TV production: production, happiness, and pure thrill of impossibillities. Magicians tend to focus solely on their tricks and less on audience reactions, their anticipations, their dreams. What they really want to see! Consultants can help them with timing of misdirection and possibillities of extreme magic. By timing of misdirections I mean choreographic misdirection. Attention control is single most important factor in any worthy magic effect. A magician usually spends most of the time perfecting his manipulative skills and moves neeeded. This makes them pay less focus on the equally overall things in a magic show.

Scripting is also a crucial aspect of a show which a consultant can help you with. When I help magicians one of the first things I always ask is if they have some rundowns for me. And: no one has. Rundowns are a line-up of all the basical things you need for your act. Everyone needs to have that!I find it completely unbelievable if a magician doesn’t have something on writing about his act. He can tell what illusions he does, but he can’t even hand me that on paper! A promptbook a script of your acts and shows. Promptbooks are used in the entertainment industry for theatre plays, musicals, concerts and other large stage productions. If you have a large stage: make your promptbook!!! I would suggest separate promptbooks for every act. Prompting is necessary when you have a stageshow with several assistants and stagehands. If you need people for the sound and light effects and have several stage hands then all you need to hand them is the promptbook of the show. It will tell them what to do. It makes practising much easier, your whole life gets more relaxed when you have a map with prompts.

A consultant can help you realize that for audience the effect is important and not the methods. He can help you achieve the same effect using cost effecive way. Thus helping you in budget resources. For example, if a magician wants to spend thousand to perform a sawing illusion with a motorised buzz saw, a good consultant can help you get the same sawing in half illusion using less expensive way. He will make you think rubber band linking effect is equally impressive on a screen as is a floating lady. Black art and black light techniques can add immensly to this kind of platform. Cheap and effective. So hiring a magic director will nog only help you in production but also post editing scenario. As TV is a good platform for entertainment so is magic. And the combination of both could be dramatic pleasure.

Corporate Magic:A Promotional and Advertising Medium

Board Room Magic Anyone? Oh yes! CEO’s do love surprises. And consumers do love surprises too! So how about making business life more magical? And how about adding that special bit of magic into your product launches and advertisement? Trust me when your noodle crawl out of the hot bowl and forms a company logo on the dinner table, it might make a different image: a product that has power to bring energy and livelyhood back to your life!

Or when an energy drink can refills itself again and again even after pouring out to fill a giant mug out of it, it may indeed build a strong brand image: unstoppable source of energy oozing out of anyone who drinks it!

Just imagine a mint branch able to project a cool image when they blow out of his mouth freezes the bottle of water. Mint candy that is really cooool; freeze the water, refresh your life!

These are only few examples where creative magical artists come handy. Lets expand the horizon; lets brin the magic into board room. How about your CEO able to make a booklet of policies blank all the way and then get filled up again. It will bring smiles to the members sitting around bored! If that wont do, then how about making a senior head of the company remain just a head and no body at all. He can be seen delivering an anual speech just being a helpless head put on the table, while his body plays a game aside! You just imagine the impact of the speech!

Magic can be made as dignified as you wish, as the level of seniority increased, or can be as funny and crazy if the ambience around is light.

This is about how you as a business person hire my help in a very artistic way that is truly magical, to promote your ideas, or get across a message in a memorable way! I can help, as I have 15 years of magical experience in theatrical and visual magic. If you are reading this, you are maybe interested in knowing how a magician can help you achieve your goals. Wether it be a trade show where you plan to expose your products, or be it an annual meeting, or a party organised on a lighter note. Magic has power to bring a difference . It’s fun. It’s effective. It’s affordable. And satisfying.

Lets see how illusion and magic techniques and tools can be integrated with all aspects of, and ofcourse al types of, business institutions. Cafe and hotels can hire an on house magician, who can help them entertain waiting customers at tables. No long boring times for them waiting to be served. Free fun along with nice food atract repeat customers for sure. A magician working it outside the cafe will definately attract well enough customers to enter in.

If you want grand magic for an auto, cars, bikes etc trade expo, them a floating car or bike will yield more views to that area than any other ones. Or you can show one model vanish and other appear. And ofcourse you can make people appear inside or vanish them from within. You can change colour of the vehicle to show various options available.

Outdoor advertisers can be helped greatly if a giant hoarding hoard a sec before gets painted and printed in a blink of an eye. Or how if the giant board floats up and gets attached to the boarding framework on top of the building?

Last time I was at a farewell function of a company where a few employees were being fired, I found it stale. Why not have them a dignified exit. They sit on a chair inside a cabinet, puff they vanish. Or ‘bang’,  new employees take their places. Appearance at a good use!

A business executive floored a project head when he predicted the proposal an hour before it was on the table!

Magic makes the board room a relaxing place to share. So much for the CEO aspect. Lets now see how trade show booth and other events can benefit. I let you explore my creative idea!

Here I give you some practical advice on attracting customers on your Trade Show Booth. You with all your vigour and products have set up the top of the line show booth. You get there early hoping the best: but problem is, there is no one around the booth. You need to have plans – magical plans.

A great way to spread the word about your company and product is by giving away promotional products with your logo, name and contact info. A proven way to hook them is to surprise them. How about a living half lady handing give-away Gifts, cards of brochures to passerby!

Or how about interactive magica game for kids around there. A board with balloons stuck to them, gets burst at the command of kids, each with a card inside plus a Candy for them.

A more interesting plan would be to let them turn into Uri Geller, and have them crush a drink can mentally. A ca non table can be manipulated by kids….

A sketch pad has a figure drawn and it comes to life when kids look at it.

A cola bottle oozing smoke i also a good one!

A good magician is able to suit te company image and can incorporate products and messages to fit the his/her magic routine.

I can, given the company message, catch unsuspecting passerby and subtly let their mind feed the info. A good fun along with some amazing feats of sleight of hand can hook them. People watching dozens of company cards appear at my finger tip, get really amazed them.

Or how about I leave the ground and float up a feet when they pick a company brochure – each time and again.

To summit it up trade show booth magic or any kind of business promotion event can be channeled into a fun and informative trip fort hem.

Vanishing or appearance, or be it levitating or change products or logo’s; magic can be grand too!


How To Handle A Televised Magic Show..

Filming is an art in itself, and when mixed with magic, you get an explosion of creativity. To have a professional looking film/
video, you must use all of these aspects.


The angles really depend on the effect, if there is an effect with bad angles, the most logical thing to do is to have your camera in the right position so nothing is exposed. The camera shouldn’t be able to pick up any flashes, so everything must be planned out in advance as it is hard to misdirect a camera.

The first thing you have to realize when filming a performance is that the cameraman will have to act like a spectator because the people who are going to be watching the performance on film, are spectators. You’ll want your camera man to be positioned close to the spectator (behind or next to). But under no circumstance do you want to get in the spectator’s way, because they are the main viewers, and the magician’s job should be to entertain the audience, not the camera, so if at that moment it would be hard to get a good shot of the magician, don’t worry, there will be plenty of other times to get a great shot. Different tricks call for different angles and positions,If possible, have the cameraman film everything (arm + bodies) to get a good view of facial expressions. If the cameraman was positioned on the right of the spectator, the spectator’s arm would be in the way. The camera must have a good view of EVERYTHING so it benefits the viewers on the other side of the screen once filming is complete.

You DON’T want the camera to be shakey, it takes away from the potential of the video. Almost nothing is worse than a shakey camera, make sure that the camera man is calm and cool so that the stability of the camera is normal. You want to have support at the bottom of the camera, so instead of hold both sides of the camera (or only one), simply put one hand into a fist, and rest the camera on top, the other hand will be at the side of the camera. Another way to hold the camera is to hold it while looking down at it. To do this, instead of putting your hand up into the camera strap, put it downwards into the camera strap, I find this gets a lot more stability, but the angles are harder.


I notice sometimes in people’s videos, and even my own it is hard to see the face of certain cards, this is because of lighting. Cards are VERY VERY reflective and light just bounces off of it like there’s no tomorrow. To avoid this, close your blinds so that no light can shine onto the cards, and turn the light off of your camera. Have the light shining behind you, not from in front of you, or the cards will reflect light. “Your eyes and brain can quickly adapt to mixed lighting situations — such as tungsten, daylight, and fluorescent — but your camcorder has a much more difficult time. fluorescent lights often cause a greenish cast, while tungsten makes things orangish; even good ol’ daylight can color your scene blue if you’re in the shade or next to an open window. How the heck do you deal with all of that? The best solution is to try to limit your light sources, and then use your camcorder’s white balance setting adjust for the dominate light source. So if you’re indoors with lots of light streaming in the windows and bright fluorescents overhead, then either turn off the fluorescents and balance for the daylight, or pull down the window shades and adjust for the overhead lighting. Once you start thinking about mixed lighting sources, you can take steps to avoid those situations. When you can’t, try to limit the different types of illumination and adjust your white balance accordingly.


Sound is another very important issue, it is very unprofessional to hear background noise, and even the sound of the camera’s mechanisms. “Whenever possible, use an external microphone, either wireless or with a cord, to capture the audio during taping. Resist the urge to go the easy route and use your onboard mic. Not only is it of less quality than a good external microphone, it will also pick up noise from the camcorder’s drive mechanism.

All that is left is the way you perform your magic. If you do all of these things, you should be left with one sweet video. Just remember to inform your camera man about all of these items, if you don’t you could be left with a very unprofessional video which will turn some online audiences away.


A Trip to the Moon is the first science fiction film, and utilizes innovative animation and special effects, including the iconic shot of the rocketship landing in the moon’s eye. The film was written and directed by Georges Méliès.


I, having done Magic for TV work a few times, know that the pressures for delivering mindblowing effects the producers want to see with tough standards and near miracle test conditions,will allow the use of these subtle techniques which we call camera tricks..yes they do allow!! I mean when you watch so called reality magic on TV: street magic or theatre show that’s produced and directed for tv audience as well! Tthere you follow a group of people supposedly in their everyday lives or follow theatre audience using cut aways and inserts. Well…. if that is allowed who are we to not sneak in a few quick cuts or different angles to make something that requires skill a bit nicer and more amazing to see.Rather than show fumbles and awKakward mistakes,flashes. We cut them away. Dont we?

Many magicians takes advantage of cameras angles in lots of the illusion they perform on tv. One of these days I was discussing this subject with Erik Visser, consultant and friend of mine, and he said to me that he doesn´t consider that magic. I ask him why? He said to me that in that situations the magicians doesn´t use any ability of it´s own, but relies in camera properties. So that ´s not magic! But I said to him, that the camera properties are equal to misdirection in real life, then he started to see things in a completely different angle.I really dont care if magicians use editing or camera angles to their advantage? How is that bad magic and how is that not ‘real magic’- magic on stage? We cheat all the time in magic, no one ever said it all has to be sleight of hands and gimmicks? I think it’s fair way to cheat to entertain any way you can. Magicians will complain-those who cant copy! but there’s really no logic in saying that it’s wrong and that it’s not magic. Magicians are the most honest people in the world. We say that we are going to lie and cheat and we do. And as we say, the way we cheat doesn´t always relies on sleight of hand or gimmicks…sometimes knowing how a camera works can really be a useful tool.

In the case of DC he uses it in a subtle way, Criss Angel ,Harary ,Blaine use and abuse of it.. That´s the wrong way in my opinion.Use any method properly! There will always be magicians who are unhappy because they see a great trick and then learn that they can’t perform it themselves in real life. The problem is not with the use of camera tricks nor with the magician using them. The problem is with those who have a problem with ‘those magicians’ using them. They’re allowed to do what they want. The public loves it because they don’t know it’s camera tricks. We should have no problems with changing camera angles to replace misdirection that would occur in a live show… We should use it misdirect a camera, but the blatant use of framing to cut out the part of the effect that could be seen if it was a live show is just cheap and lazy, should be avoided. Should be undetectable! Here comes us! The clever camera tricksters! I also don’t have any problem with using a stooge group, say to surround the back side of an illusion where the dirty work is happening, as long as it looks good and convincing from the audience side of things. To me, yes magic is a form of entertainment, but it’s specifically entertaining people by fooling them. If people are fooled by video editing and it’s done in an entertaining way, then what’s not magic about it? What rule is there in magic that the magic must be accomplished by pure sleight of hand? What rule is there in magic that the magic must be “performable” in real life? We use mechanical gimmicks. We use electronic gimmicks. Video editing is simply a step up. Who’s the one who drew the line and said “after this point, you’re crossing the line and it’s not ok”?Most people would draw the line where you can’t wach it live anymore but there’s not a genuine magic video that hasn’t been tempered with from the point of view of the audience, I think it’s OK. If there are cuts or special effects, like green-screen or digitally removed gimmicks.