Manreb wrote:They should lose the opening sequence with the special effects, this gives the mind set that there are camera tricks to come.
The editing was terrible. long shots to show that there was an audiance, shots of the audience at the wrong time.
This is why I generally don't watch these sorts of shows. A thinking performer has perfected his material and knows what he is doing and how to present it. This material is taped by various cameras usually run by a director who has little to no experience with magic and often without a detailed camera rehearsal. Too often the director is in love with technique and peppers the show with swooping crane shots and other techniques seen as "artistic" which interferes with the purpose of the camera: clearly broadcasting to the home audience what the performer is doing on stage.
The resulting tape is then edited by the ignorant director, clipping out parts he doesn't think necessary, too often resulting in performers looking less than their best.