Same here etrivett1989, I think
that camera tricks are a possibility for some illusions, but at the end it's all speculation. For quite a while now I was convinced that the building to building float was a camera trick. If you watch it repeatedly, I'm sure you'll see what I mean, there is in fact some evidence for it. But since recently, I thought about it again and came to the conclusion that it's in fact a very probable conclusion, but some of the so-called proofs could
have other reasons, too.
For example, when Criss vanished from a garbage can and reappeared on the roof, almost everyone screamed "camera trick!", "stooges!"... but even I as an absolute beginner in magic can think of a possibility how he can have accomplished this illusion without them. Some think the building walk was a camera trick, while I can think of a gimmick that he could have used, something very rare and extremely expensive where I'm almost sure Copperfield used it as well for something different. Many people are very fast with their conclusions. I think they forget that Criss has a lot of money and a big team to literally make the impossible possible. He has access to "gimmicks" we maybe can't even think of, or at least would never be able to get access to them. I do a lot of creative thinking when it comes to things like this.
I wouldn't claim that he never used camera tricks, but I've never been there to see it, so I'm always careful with conclusions like this. But it doesn't make much sense do discuss this issue here, my experience to date is that people only will call us stupid for even think like that!
Seriously, what he definitely does is camera misdirection. In some cases, if he does a move you wouldn't see when you watch it live because of misdirection, it gets cut out to protect the secret because people would get it by watching it repeatedly. Other magicians do that as well and there's nothing wrong with it, though the effect might sometimes look a little stronger this way than it really is- but that's better than involuntarily giving the secret away, there are people who watch a video again and again just to find out how it was done.