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Topic # 154732 6-Nov-2014 05:53
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So how many of you watch this ?? ,  I have to admit the illusions he does carry out seem to be very well done and puts a smile and bewilderment on a few peoples faces which is all its really about.




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  Reply # 1169695 6-Nov-2014 08:01
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I looked at a few of them last night, some were a bit lame like when he added some pyrotechnics to the crumpled up news paper and pretended to light it with his hands... that was a bit obvious. 

How he managed to stick the coins together, or move that yellow thingy off the shelf into his hands... that was harder to understand



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  Reply # 1169696 6-Nov-2014 08:02
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Quite enjoyed some of his shows in the first series but for a skeptic like me it's becoming too far fetched to believe there are no special effects or camera tricks involved so I no longer watch it.




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  Reply # 1169706 6-Nov-2014 08:21
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I've watched one episode and seen the commercials and although they're pretty impressive tricks and I do like magic I too always get the feeling on the TV shows that there's often some camera play involved.  However a large amount of tricks involve sleight of hand and having the target of the trick look away from the magician performing them so there's still a large amount of skill involved in pulling them off.

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  Reply # 1169709 6-Nov-2014 08:29
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I've watched a few from past series. Online there is a program that I found, explaining how he did the tricks in the first series. Pretty amazing sleight of hand though.


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  Reply # 1169737 6-Nov-2014 08:51
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tdgeek:  Online there is a program that I found, explaining how he did the tricks in the first series. ..



Do youhave a link please?




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  Reply # 1169740 6-Nov-2014 08:57
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floydbloke:
tdgeek:  Online there is a program that I found, explaining how he did the tricks in the first series. ..



Do youhave a link please?


http://www.dynamomagicrevealed.com/

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now keen to check further when at home for others

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  Reply # 1169745 6-Nov-2014 09:02
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floydbloke:
tdgeek:  Online there is a program that I found, explaining how he did the tricks in the first series. ..



Do youhave a link please?


There's a trick where he 'magically' puts a cell phone inside a bottle much to the 'amazement' of the owner. I don't have a link, but there is a video online where an accomplice can be clearly seen holding the bottle ready to pass to Dynamo, and, in slow motion, dynamo is seen to slip the phone into his jacket. As the prop contained the same phone as the punter in the street that Dynamo chose, the whole thing must have been staged.

There's another trick where Dynamo 'magically' slips through a shop's plate glass window. Again, there's video on line that catches him slipping out behind strategically placed minders.

Entertaining, yeah. But I gave up watching him.

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  Reply # 1169801 6-Nov-2014 09:47
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After watching some YT clips debunking this guy I refuse to watch him now. I'm all for skill and the wow factor but if you have to employ actors to fake amazement then you have gone too far. 

Basically, he's a charlatan.

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linw: After watching some YT clips debunking this guy I refuse to watch him now. I'm all for skill and the wow factor but if you have to employ actors to fake amazement then you have gone too far. 

Basically, he's a charlatan.


Blasphemy!!!  He is the messiah reborn!!!!


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  Reply # 1169819 6-Nov-2014 09:58
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linw: After watching some YT clips debunking this guy I refuse to watch him now. I'm all for skill and the wow factor but if you have to employ actors to fake amazement then you have gone too far. 

Basically, he's a charlatan.


Isn't that the same as every magician? Employing actors as a "plant" or to aid misdirection is common in many illusions. Watching a video of how a trick is done is just going to ruin it for yourself.

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linw: After watching some YT clips debunking this guy I refuse to watch him now. I'm all for skill and the wow factor but if you have to employ actors to fake amazement then you have gone too far. 

Basically, he's a charlatan.


There is no such phenomona as magic, its sleight of hand. The magic is that it looks real, it looks magic, even though it isn't. Its meant to be fake, the magic is that it looks real

The one when in South America at Rio, at the statue, he levitated. How? He was on a thin, strong, cord. 5 I think. It was tied to a helicopter, just in the clouds, and high enough to not be heard. Fake, yes. But who would know how he did it? If you feel its fake, then you believe in magic? 

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  Reply # 1169824 6-Nov-2014 10:17
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Yeah surely noone believes he actually could levitate in Rio or materialise through the glass window do they? The magic is in making it look real and he does a great job at that. Must have been on strong cord because wouldn't he sway in the air? Kept dead still, unless that was just editing for TV and he did really sway a bit.

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  Reply # 1169843 6-Nov-2014 10:23
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I quite enjoyed a show called Breaking Magic. It presents the magic, but also explains the science behind the tricks. Perfect for those of us who watch these things and like to figure out how the illusion was actually pulled off.

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