#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7GaM3bbtOw

Ok you may have seen this before. But how do you think the illusion was pulled off?

Are the theorys on youtube are probably wrong as they contain too many flaws.

For example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN9_dpTyu3A

A: The audience would have known the stage moved
B: The backdrop would have changed
C: The radar would have picked up the movement
D: (I think) The chopper didnt move.

So what do you think he did?
#2
He put a cloth over the camera... the camera moved to the side where the statue wasn't. He even admitted this and has shown it from a behind the scenes perspective. The audience are in on most of the illusion shows.
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#3
I've no idea but I love his flying illusion. It's quite incredible to watch
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#4
It looks to me like when the blue cloth dropped there was just a black one behind it that filled the space with pitch black making it look missing or something.

But I guess the guy above me knows how it was done, so no point with theories.
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#7
How did the lights shine through it though?

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It looks to me like when the blue cloth dropped there was just a black one behind it that filled the space with pitch black making it look missing or something.

But I guess the guy above me knows how it was done, so no point with theories.
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How did the lights shine through it though?


Haha becuse that wasn't how he did it. I didn't watch the whole video and missed the lights part, sorry.
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#11
It's somewhat like the technology from the TARDIS. There is a shoebox with the physics applied from the TARDIS next to the statue. When he lifts up the cloth, a helicopter airlifts the statue into the box.
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What a disapointment.

Moving platform..



Yep, told you.
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#15
Um that's retarded, how can you move the stage and people don't notice? It's a big stage, people can see the sky with stars move, they could hear the stage move
#16
he rotated the platform
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#18
David Copperfield Rules
they should put him on TV again...

I saw him live a few times around here. I still wonder how he does most of his tricks...

heres my thought on the above SOL trick.
I think the radar was a fake...really, who said it couldn't be?
they never tested that either...

Secondly, the platform could have moved slowly. If you dont pay attention to whats going on except in front of you your brain doesn't react to those unwatched things at that time and therefore nobody sitting down felt the seating area turn around.

Theres no way he could have actually done anything with the SOL, its massive. I really think he did a trick of misdirection, which is very common.
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What a disapointment.

Moving platform..

It's obviously not true.
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#20
I love this. Since I was a kid I've had interest in magic, but I've always known it was fake. So instead of being perplexed by what's actually happening, I was more perplexed with the skill and Ingenuity it takes to perform these tricks (slight of hand being one of my favorites, right next to Grand Illusion). So this makes me very happy :-)
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#21
He turned the lights off?
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