so i don't know what to make of it. there are some explanations
- camera editing
- actors all set up (but how to explain flying etc)
- really amazing illusions
- he has mastered e=mc2
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dclegg: 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.
linw: Some of you are missing my point. I am all for skill but take the one where he apparently goes through glass. Not hard when there is a hole in said window and you have a hired mob outside going, "Wow/Unbelievable etc etc". Any of us could do that with no training whatsoever.
And there are plenty of others like that to the extent that you can't tell what is skilful and what is a downright fraud.
dafman: Sleight of hand, performances in front of live audiences - happy to watch these as takes real skill. Staged actors pretending to look surprised, mixed in with clever editing, doesn't interest me.
tdgeek: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?
I'm now keen to check further when at home for others
The explanations in that link are just plain bollocks.
floydbloke: 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.
mattwnz: That trick is somewhat similar to the one where he puts his hand through the glass counter, as the whole glass moves in the frame to display a hole. The one in the shop front window though must have required a bit of construction work before hand. They are illusions for TV, that is all. The video of the one where he is 'levitating off the side of the double decker bus looked so fake to me.