In Electric Sensation the visible spark is a computer effect. This will not happen in a live performance.
Answered at 12:03pm on March 18th, 2020 by joshburch (641 karma)
While that spark looked obviously fake to me, the existence of this question proves that it looks real enough to fool people (which means it was a bad idea to have added it to the trailer).
It also shows the creators don't have enough faith in their product's ability to garner interest without a little deception.
The reaction of the spectators would have been sufficient without the cheesy special effects.
Answered at 04:59am on March 30th, 2020 by RaceBlakhart (503 karma)
Joshburch you are right, but for the wrong reason. It will probably NOT happen in a live performance. At least, not right now. Not because it's impossible, but because someone didn't figure out how to do it yet.
When you invent a new illusion, it's like solving an algebra problem. Think about the end result you want to achieve. Afterward, back engineer a new technique step by step.
The end result is magic.
Answered at 11:01pm on March 30th, 2020 by jamesone (1 karma)
Yes, it is obvious to you. It was obvious to me as well, or I wouldn't have asked the question in the first place. However, a magician is a special breed of creature. Actual sparks may not exist right now, but that doesn't mean one of us won't come up with a way to make it a reality.
Answered at 10:10am on March 30th, 2020 by jamesone (1 karma)