PEOPLE!..... you *THINK* he uses camera tricks because you *DON'T* know how his art is done. Ex: His card thru window trick- learned it from my friends in 7th grade (and I'm now in 9th grade and still performing it ocassionally; His levitations - (from building to building)- obviously no one can actually *float from building to building* , not only that but I know someone from a diff. magic talk web site and said that his *BROTHER* was leaving when he saw a shadow......... he looked up and.... there was criss performing the illusion. Therefore Criss must use a *gimmick* of *SOME SORT* just like in (Criss Angel's Self- Levitation)- I already *know* how half the trick works and am thinking about just buying the the darn thing, that or my parents might get it for me for Christmas.
............ Now that I'm calmed down, I just wanted to say if you don't know *FOR SURE* either: 1) find a site where you can buy the illusion you saw him do
2) Talk to someone who *ISN'T* gossuping on the illusion and talk to someone who *BOUGHT * the illusion or someone who has *PROOF* that they know what they're talking about
Your comment about the CTW is interesting. Especially since, someone posted here who talked to a person on the bus; they said it was faked.
The thing is, we do know how the effects are done, and we know they can't be done how he does them. Simple Example: his levitation cannot be done surrounded, but the people from the exposed view smiled, clapped, and cheered anyway.
To be fair, there are several effects that I considered impossible before picking up some things by Dustin Baker and Andrew Mayne. I suppose Angel could have a total genious making a few of his effects for him (Sankey is signed up for the third season), but some of the stuff is completley faked.