Woah woah woah wait a minute here.
Uh, what is wrong will yall? Have you forgotten something? Magic is fake.
All of it is bull. We make our living and/or hobby out of fooling people.
There is no REAL magic. We all fakers. There are no REAL magicians.
Since the above is an irrefutable fact, why do you bash ANYONE for using any and all tricks at their disposal to fool people.
I challenge ALL of you, heck I even challenge ANYONE on the PLANET to perform one feat just ONE that is truly done by magic alone.
Everytime you use a TT, you are "cheating".
Everytime you load your cups, you are "cheating".
Everytime you use IT, you are "cheating".
Everytime you do any sleight, you again are "cheating".
Everytime you use misidrection, yup, ya guessed it, you're "cheating".
This sinking in yet?
If any of us had a show we would use camera tricks as much as we could, regardless of how much sleight of hand or solid our routines were.
We all would use stooges as much as possible to get bigger reactions out of "mediocre" effects.
Camera tricks and stooges are simply tools to be used. I bet alot of you don't know that when the motion picture camera was first invented it was magicians who embrassed it first. They saw it as a means to perform the impossible. Look it up.
In the end isn't the point of magic the way we make the audience feel? Doesn't it give you a rush astouding them? Of course it does, that is why we do it, it is as much for us as it is for them. Don't delude yourself into thinking that they really think you have magical powers or worse, think that you yourself may have them. Don't believe your own BS.
This is very true. However, there is a fine line between a Special Effect
and a Magic trick. The audience wants to be fooled, but if you are there and see something that you have no clue how it's done it has a much greater impact than if you can assume that they are using camera tricks. That takes the mystification out of it. That's why people don't come to watch a movie just to see Superman fly. They know it's a camera trick.