Wow - what a great card illusion...!

Discuss your favorite close-up tricks and methods.

Guest

Re: Wow - what a great card illusion...!

Postby Guest » July 26th, 2007, 10:30 am

Maybe not a camera trick or an editing trick, but most certainly a post-production trick.

Guest

Re: Wow - what a great card illusion...!

Postby Guest » July 28th, 2007, 7:33 pm

Lord knows I don't know everything (to say the least), but I am going to go out on a limb here with 3 words at a total of 4 sylables: crock o' hooey. (That's the nicest way I have of saying it...)

P.S. Chris Angel never uses stooges.

Guest

Re: Wow - what a great card illusion...!

Postby Guest » July 28th, 2007, 8:15 pm

Of course, you're right, castawaydave.
As I said, this is unquestionably a post-production effect.
He's playing a semantics game by saying that it's not a "camera" or "editing" trick. Those may very well both be true statements.
That, however, does not mean that it's not a compositing trick. Anyone with a copy of Shake, After Effects or Motion, or even a more basic compositor could do this in a matter of minutes.

Guest

Re: Wow - what a great card illusion...!

Postby Guest » July 28th, 2007, 8:15 pm

Yeah...a camera trick...watch the front edge of the deck and see the light change slightly as the changes happen. Just some guy using trick photography instead of skill.

Guest

Re: Wow - what a great card illusion...!

Postby Guest » July 28th, 2007, 8:44 pm

Is this supposed to be somebody's Adobe Premier class homework?

Guest

Re: Wow - what a great card illusion...!

Postby Guest » July 30th, 2007, 4:34 pm

Thanks, Guys -

You've confirmed my notion. Now if any of us can learn to do this one... 8-) FISM!

Bob Farmer
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Re: Wow - what a great card illusion...!

Postby Bob Farmer » July 30th, 2007, 5:24 pm

This can't be sleight of hand because the guy can hardly shuffle the cards without dropping them.

Jon Elion
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Re: Wow - what a great card illusion...!

Postby Jon Elion » July 30th, 2007, 6:30 pm

Ah, Bob, Lennert Green will be delighted to hear that... ;)


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