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'''Jason Latimer''' is a FISM winning magician.
 
 
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Latimer became hook on magic after seeing his first magic show at the age of nine. By the age of twelve, he was performing at birthday parties and local events. Growing up in Agoura Hills in Southern California near the [[Magic Castle]], he joined the Magic Castle's Academy of Magical Arts Junior Program.
 
  
At the age of eighteen, he became one of the youngest performers to headline at the Magic Castle.<ref>http://www.jasonlatimer.com/#/Bio/</ref>  
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'''Jason Latimer''' (born March 7, 1981) <ref>{{cite news|title=LATIMER THE WORLD CHAMPION OF MAGIC|url=http://www.drsrc.com/cpfestival2010/info-jason_latimer.php|accessdate=30 January 2013|newspaper=The Daily Republic|date=August 26, 2010}}</ref>  is an American illusionist  with a resume in multiple fields of science. <ref name="New York Times Upfront">{{cite news|title=There's Science Behind the Magic|newspaper=New York Times Upfront|date=4/24/2006|page=Vol. 138 Issue 13, p6|month=April|year=2006|url=}}</ref> His designs have led to such effects as bending light,<ref name="The Acorn">{{cite news|title=Magician to Perform at Youth Fundraiser|url=http://articles.latimes.com/2005/dec/08/news/wk-alt8|accessdate=31 January 2013|newspaper=The Acorn|date=2008 - 07- 10}}</ref> shaping water,<ref name=Primetime>{{cite web|title=Ed Byrne Faces the Final Forfeit in Last in Series of BBC One’s The Magicians|url=http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/tag/the-magicians/|publisher=Unreality Primetime TV|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref> the clear cups and balls,<ref name="Magic Aid" /> walking on fountain jets of water,<ref name="marble arch walk">{{cite web|title=Got To Dance’s Kimberley Wyatt levitates during BBC’s The Magicians|url=http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/got-to-dances-kimberley-wyatt-levitates-during-bbcs-the-magicians/#more-52521|publisher=Unreality Primetime TV|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref> and Bullet Time levitations on stage. <ref name="Psychology paper reference to Jason's work">{{cite book|title=Slieght of Mind, Surprising Insights from the New Science of NeuroMagic|author=Stephen Macknik|coauthors=Susana Martinez-Conde, and Sandra Blakeslee|accessdate=4 February 2013|url=http://www.sciwrite.org/sciwrite/sleights%20of%20mind%20proposal.pdf|page=28}} </ref> <ref name="BBC TV PAGE">{{cite web|title=The Magicians (TV Series)|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019fyjl|publisher=BBC|accessdate=3 February 2013}}</ref> <ref name=PPSF>{{cite journal|last=Chambers|first=Andy D.|title=Jason Latimer Interview. Magic Redesigned|journal=Putting Performers and Stand-Ups First: PPSF|date=28th|year=2012|month=September|url=http://www.ppsf.co.uk/jason-latimer-interview-magic-redesigned/}}</ref><ref name="BBC Article" />
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Latimer is the third American in history to ever be given magic's highest honor of being titled "The Grand Prix 'Best Overall' World Champion of Magic"<ref name="Magic Aid">{{cite news|title=This Is A Nice Trick|url=http://articles.latimes.com/2005/dec/08/news/wk-alt8|accessdate=31 January 2013|newspaper=Los Angeles Times|date=Dec 8th, 2005}}</ref><ref name="World Champion of Magic Winners">{{cite web|title=World Champion of Magic Winners|url=http://fism.org/web/championship-contests/fism-winners/fism-winners-2000-to-2009/|publisher=FISM|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref>  by [[International Federation of Magic Societies]] (FISM) The two previous American winners of the "Grand Prix" are [[Lance Burton]] in 1982 and [[Johnny Ace Palmer]] in 1988. Jason also possesses multiple "World Championship" titles and FISM awards in multiple categories of close up magic and in the invention & design. 
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In 2012, Latimer competed on the second season of the BBC One's television series "[[The Magicians (TV series)]]". Each week Latimer competed against the British magic duo [[Barry and Stuart]] and British comedy magician [[Pete Firman]] in all categories of magic.<ref name="Wiki The Magicians">{{cite web|title=The Magicians (TV Series)|url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magicians_(TV_series)|publisher=Wikipedia|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref>  The winner of each episode was determined by the British public vote. Over the course of six specials, Jason was named the season’s winner and series champion of season 2 of The Magicians.<ref name="Pete Firman Article">{{cite news|title=Pete Firman: poster-boy for British comedy magic|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/comedy/9078875/Pete-Firman-poster-boy-for-British-comedy-magic.html|accessdate=31 January 2013|newspaper=The Telegraph|date=13 Feb 2012}}</ref>
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Jason has degrees and fields of study in Mathematics, Economics, and Applied Physics with research in multiple fields of Psychology of perception and attention from University of California Santa Barbara.<ref name="BBC TV PAGE" /> <ref name=PPSF /><ref name="BBC Article">{{cite web|title=Media Centre|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/magicians/latimer.html|publisher=BBC|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref> 
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==Notable Tricks==
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* [[Laser Fiction]]<ref name="The Acorn">{{cite news|title=Magician to Perform at Youth Fundraiser|url=http://articles.latimes.com/2005/dec/08/news/wk-alt8|accessdate=31 January 2013|newspaper=The Acorn|date=2008 - 07- 10}}</ref>
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* [[Water Misfit]] <ref name=Primetime>{{cite web|title=Ed Byrne Faces the Final Forfeit in Last in Series of BBC One’s The Magicians|url=http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/tag/the-magicians/|publisher=Unreality Primetime TV|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref>
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* [[Jason Latimer Cups and Balls]]<ref name="Magic Aid" />
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* [[Fountain Walk]]<ref name="marble arch walk">{{cite web|title=Got To Dance’s Kimberley Wyatt levitates during BBC’s The Magicians|url=http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/got-to-dances-kimberley-wyatt-levitates-during-bbcs-the-magicians/#more-52521|publisher=Unreality Primetime TV|accessdate=31 January 2013}}</ref><ref name="The Magicians Series 2 Ep3">{{cite web|title=The Magicians Series 2 Episode 3|url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Magicians_episodes#Episode_3|publisher=Wikipedia}}</ref>
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* [[Truck to Truck Teleportation]]<ref name=Teleportation>{{cite web|title=Most Amazing Teleportation in History|url=http://www.streamica.com/#v/2xuvci8pUOg|publisher=Streamica|accessdate=4 February 2013}}</ref> <ref name="the magicians series 2 episode 6">{{cite web|title=The Magicians Series 2 Episode 6|url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Magicians_episodes#Episode_3|publisher=Wikipedia}}</ref>  
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* [[Perfect Picture]]<ref name="Psychology paper reference to Jason's work">{{cite book|title=Slieght of Mind, Surprising Insights from the New Science of NeuroMagic|author=Stephen Macknik|coauthors=Susana Martinez-Conde, and Sandra Blakeslee|accessdate=4 February 2013|url=http://www.sciwrite.org/sciwrite/sleights%20of%20mind%20proposal.pdf|page=28}} </ref> <ref name="BBC TV PAGE">{{cite web|title=The Magicians (TV Series)|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019fyjl|publisher=BBC|accessdate=3 February 2013}}</ref> <ref name=PPSF>{{cite journal|last=Chambers|first=Andy D.|title=Jason Latimer Interview. Magic Redesigned|journal=Putting Performers and Stand-Ups First: PPSF|date=28th|year=2012|month=September|url=http://www.ppsf.co.uk/jason-latimer-interview-magic-redesigned/}}</ref>
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==Television Specials & Appearances==
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* ''CBS -The Talk (TV series)''
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* ''BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 1''
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* ''BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 2''
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* ''BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 3''
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* ''BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 4''
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* ''BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 5''
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* ''BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 6''
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* ''NBC - The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
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* ''CBS - The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson''
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* ''Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde - With Patrick Sébastien''
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* ''BBC- History of Magic''
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Latimer has opened in Las Vegas for such acts [[Amazing Johnathan]].<ref> Cover [[Genii 2004 March]]</ref>
 
  
 
== Awards ==
 
== Awards ==
* Award of Oustanding Achievement" from Magic Castle Junior Program (2001)
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* Award of Outstanding Achievement" from Magic Castle Junior Program (2001)
 
* "Most Up and Coming New Talent" (2003)
 
* "Most Up and Coming New Talent" (2003)
* Grand Prix at [[FISM]] (2003)  
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* Grand Prix at FISM (2003)  
  
  
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Jason Latimer
BornMarch 7, 1981
Roseburg, Oregon

NationalityAmerican
Websitehttp://jasonlatimer.com

Jason Latimer (born March 7, 1981) [1] is an American illusionist with a resume in multiple fields of science. [2] His designs have led to such effects as bending light,[3] shaping water,[4] the clear cups and balls,[5] walking on fountain jets of water,[6] and Bullet Time levitations on stage. [7] [8] [9][10]

Latimer is the third American in history to ever be given magic's highest honor of being titled "The Grand Prix 'Best Overall' World Champion of Magic"[5][11] by International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM) The two previous American winners of the "Grand Prix" are Lance Burton in 1982 and Johnny Ace Palmer in 1988. Jason also possesses multiple "World Championship" titles and FISM awards in multiple categories of close up magic and in the invention & design.

In 2012, Latimer competed on the second season of the BBC One's television series "The Magicians (TV series)". Each week Latimer competed against the British magic duo Barry and Stuart and British comedy magician Pete Firman in all categories of magic.[12] The winner of each episode was determined by the British public vote. Over the course of six specials, Jason was named the season’s winner and series champion of season 2 of The Magicians.[13]

Jason has degrees and fields of study in Mathematics, Economics, and Applied Physics with research in multiple fields of Psychology of perception and attention from University of California Santa Barbara.[8] [9][10]


Contents

Notable Tricks

Television Specials & Appearances

  • CBS -The Talk (TV series)
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 1
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 2
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 3
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 4
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 5
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 6
  • NBC - The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
  • CBS - The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
  • Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde - With Patrick Sébastien
  • BBC- History of Magic


Awards

  • Award of Outstanding Achievement" from Magic Castle Junior Program (2001)
  • "Most Up and Coming New Talent" (2003)
  • Grand Prix at FISM (2003)


References

  1. LATIMER THE WORLD CHAMPION OF MAGIC The Daily Republic August 26, 2010 link 30 January 2013
  2. There's Science Behind the Magic New York Times Upfront 2006 4/24/2006
  3. 3.0 3.1 Magician to Perform at Youth Fundraiser The Acorn 2008 - 07- 10 link 31 January 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ed Byrne Faces the Final Forfeit in Last in Series of BBC One’s The Magicians
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 This Is A Nice Trick Los Angeles Times Dec 8th, 2005 link 31 January 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Got To Dance’s Kimberley Wyatt levitates during BBC’s The Magicians
  7. 7.0 7.1 Slieght of Mind, Surprising Insights from the New Science of NeuroMagic Stephen Macknik http://www.sciwrite.org/sciwrite/sleights%20of%20mind%20proposal.pdf
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 The Magicians (TV Series)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Jason Latimer Interview. Magic Redesigned Putting Performers and Stand-Ups First: PPSF (28th)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Media Centre
  11. World Champion of Magic Winners
  12. The Magicians (TV Series)
  13. Pete Firman: poster-boy for British comedy magic The Telegraph 13 Feb 2012 link 31 January 2013
  14. The Magicians Series 2 Episode 3
  15. Most Amazing Teleportation in History
  16. The Magicians Series 2 Episode 6
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