In my opinion, people who say Criss Angel uses camera tricks are merely envious that Angel actually pulls this stuff off. They're angry that they cannot uncover his methods so they must find another means of explanation. If you can find cold hard evidence instead of "no one can really do that" or "it looks he is using tricks" than you are a better man than everyone else who states those quotes along with a myriad of others.
In my opinion anyone who spouts such nonsense as this, is completely ignorant to how even simple magic works, and is most likely a fanboy/layman. Having been involved in the art for almost 30 years I think I can tell what is a camera edit/stooged effect. I can also tell when Criss has to use a cutshot because he cannot pull off even a relatively simply sleight.
Criss' whole act revolves around the camera. It is real easy to slide a card up a mirror to have it change when the camera never pans "down." If you honestly believe Criss is walking walls, walking on water, ad disappearing from underneath a garbage can, and appearing on a roof, all live; I feel sorry for you. As a working professional of 20 years now it is VERY obvious to me what i a legitimate method, and what is simply TV BS. Criss is nothing to be envious of.
All he does is burden real-world entertainers by creating unrealistic expectations. Criss dos very little legitimate magic, and even then he needs the camera to back him up. But yeah we all just can't figure out how Criss is making a 10-year old turn 20, or making a doll come to life. It is also pretty amazing when Criss picks up a manhole lid, but has to walk away and get the camera off of it for about 10 seconds to get the hook, while we here a loud "thud," that he tries to talk over and he goes back to replace it. Yet his stooges, oops I mean audience, all claim what he just did was real.
We are just not that clever, and I am sure when the camera cuts to the audience at EVERY single crucial moment that a "move" is taking place, it is all purely coincidental. Three years of stunning coincidences. Now that is magic. How much more evidence do you really need? Anyone who thinks Criss uses legitimate methods should at least go buy Mark Wilson's book.