White Magic: My Review

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Scott O.(4), Dec 25, 2013.

  1. You're assuming an awful lot. I saw Jon Stetson do linking finger rings with no stooging whatsoever, just clever stagecraft. Paul Gertner got a ring on an hourglass. He's been doing it since the 70's in fact. You can find it in his book Silver and Steel.

    As Christopher pointed out, this is easy to attribute to copyright law. Now let me ask you a question: why did you think the cover was blurred out?

    And it never occurred to you that it was just two people a little anxious about being on camera? Watch a documentary sometime.

    Pardon me if I'm skeptical.
  2. #102 Bizzaro, Jan 1, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2014
    I want to challenge this a bit as they did a lot of editing reactions to an effect they didn't show.

    Want an example? The "restored bill" to me is extremely scummy.

    I could point out more examples but this was by far the worst infraction of the two shows.

    Moderator Note: Edited to remove exposure.
  3. Bizarro is correct with his specific example. I suspect it's fairly obvious to most how this was accomplished. I realize the editing of reactions into this piece (or vice-versa) is intended to layer on deception, but, unfortunately, the effect shown points straight to the method; one that I think most will suss out.

    Can it be performed in the 'real world', as we say? Well, yes, a torn and restored bill can be, as we all know. But not the way it was shown. Yes, this spectator saw a bill torn and restored, as he clearly states, but not the one that you and I saw. This effect, more than any other, took full advantage of the specific medium, but not in a way that has a real-world counterpart (i.e. out-of-frame is equivalent to stage wings or misdirection, etc.).

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