Here's what i think. If you put a magician in front of a screen for a few years (a.k.a. television seasons,) chances are the magician will use camera tricks. I for one believe he uses camera tricks but VERY rarely. I would also like to note how i hate that magicians bash him so much because he uses stooges. I believe every magician at one point or another uses stooges. He's a magician, sometimes magician try to find an easy way out of stuff, and if you have a camera in front of you, you probably would too.