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Michael Ammar and Lee Asher on lecture tour

On Tour with Michael Ammar

Travel 9 days with Michael through the Pacific Northwest as he experiences the highs and lows of being a magical superstar.

A Documentary Film by Lee Asher

Summer 2004


On May 10th, 2004, Michael Ammar began his X-elent Series Lecture tour. It consisted of 8 lectures in 9 days time. I decided to travel with Michael, and at the last minute, grabbed my Canon Optura 100MC digital camera. When the tour was over and I looked at the RAW footage, I basically managed to capture moments of Michael Ammar which show him in a way never seen before on camera. Remember, this was not planned or scripted in any way, and what you see is what really happened.

Please join me On Tour: with Mike Ammar.

PART 1: may 10 - 13

PART 2: may 14 - 19


Director's Area
"After shooting all the RAW footage in 9 days with Michael, I came home, where I edited this for several months (off and on).  Filming, editing, and polishing On Tour truly made me understand that anyone can make a DVD, but very few in this magic industry can make a decent documentary."

"While making this documentary was a real fun time, the work was grueling. Most people don't understand the amount of time, money, and commitment it takes to show up to give a lecture, let alone go on tour. The scariest part is there are NEVER any guarantees people will attend.



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