So the question is- are camera tricks ok to use, yes or no? The reason I ask is there alot of people who defend Criss Angel using camera tricks by saying "His job is to entertain people, & if he has, than he has done his job, so it doesnt matter if he uses camera tricks." Is this the message you guys really want to send to all the younger magicians who are getting into magic? I mean, if camera tricks are ok, what's the point of buying any magic at all? If they have a camera, the possibilities are ENDLESS, not to mention you could pull off any existing effect that you can buy here or anywhere else using camera tricks. So they'll shoot there effects, show it to family & friends, which they will be "entertained" by, & continue thinking. "Wow, this magic thing is easy, no hard work or practice at all!!" Than there will be no motivation for the younger generation to keep coming up with innovative magic that can be done live, because more & more of them will depend on the camera. But, maybe Im wrong. Maybe there are "justifications", or certain "situations" where it would be acceptable, such as "If you had your own show & ran out of genuin ideas, you'd resort to camera tricks too." Anyway, my answer is to my question is "no". A REAL magician doesnt use camera tricks. When you use camera tricks, than your just lazy for not coming up with a legitimate way of doing it, & you just become a special effects technician.