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2017-08-12 08:19:43 AM  
"I was in a van with Hugh Jackman and the Hemsworths" made me lol.
 
2017-08-12 08:31:08 AM  
That wasn't magic.
 
2017-08-12 09:19:18 AM  
Subby: How'd he do that?

Answer: It was in the script, obviously.

/ well done, but still
// real card magic: The Master At Work, Ricky Jay
 
2017-08-12 09:42:59 AM  
Well, that's 4:31 of my life I'll never get back.
 
2017-08-12 09:43:51 AM  

sirrerun: Well, that's 4:31 of my life I'll never get back.


Aww, I liked it. But yeah, not magic, obviously scripted.
 
2017-08-12 09:58:04 AM  
The woman was in on it. Duh.
 
2017-08-12 09:58:06 AM  
Perform it here:

img.fark.netView Full Size


Bet you can't, Bruce.
 
kab
2017-08-12 10:01:00 AM  
gee subby, I wonder how.
 
2017-08-12 10:02:08 AM  
I may be alone here, but when I see a video of a magic trick which, every two and a half seconds, does a cut'n'switch to another angle from another jittery camera, I don't bother watching.
 
2017-08-12 10:11:25 AM  
That was pretty easy.  He didn't see what she wrote, but he didn't have to, as the camera saw.

So they printed the masks and stuck tape on the shirts and adjusted the lyrics to match why he delayed with the "there is no way I could have known" spiel.

The trickiest part was having the right Australian celebrities lined up to match what she was likely to say.  They had an out though; if she didn't pick someone available then they would have just used the masks.
 
2017-08-12 10:12:28 AM  
Onlookers had different card face fold outs and based on what she chose is how they unfolded the card part and which card face fold out they brought up to the dance.

Professional artist writes the number on the banner out of view in an alley then brings it with him to the dance while magician stalls long enough to let him write it out from the camera feed the cameras were sending him but only AFTER the person picked a celebrity they had in the van waiting.

The celebrity was them doing this trick on random people until someone picked they picked someone in the van.  But they didn't show you the failures
 
2017-08-12 10:13:29 AM  
Oh and the onlookers had shirts with different numbers under their own shirts and arrainged themselves and removed their shots based on the number picked
 
2017-08-12 10:15:32 AM  
It would have been netter if he hadn't used his mother for the mark.
 
2017-08-12 10:15:38 AM  
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But with like "MAGIC!"
 
2017-08-12 10:15:50 AM  
Better, too.
 
2017-08-12 10:19:53 AM  
The "magician" didn't guess any of the information off of the card, but she showed it to "the camera" more than a minute before the crowd showed up.  Even if done in real time there is no close magic.
 
2017-08-12 10:20:22 AM  
Magician's card trick is truly, seriously, mind-blowing

1) No, it isn't.
2) Improper use of a hyphen.
3) Still linking to other people's links to articles? EABOD, subby.
 
2017-08-12 10:26:25 AM  

SomeAmerican: That was pretty easy.  He didn't see what she wrote, but he didn't have to, as the camera saw.

So they printed the masks and stuck tape on the shirts and adjusted the lyrics to match why he delayed with the "there is no way I could have known" spiel.

The trickiest part was having the right Australian celebrities lined up to match what she was likely to say.  They had an out though; if she didn't pick someone available then they would have just used the masks.


1nsanilicious: Onlookers had different card face fold outs and based on what she chose is how they unfolded the card part and which card face fold out they brought up to the dance.

Professional artist writes the number on the banner out of view in an alley then brings it with him to the dance while magician stalls long enough to let him write it out from the camera feed the cameras were sending him but only AFTER the person picked a celebrity they had in the van waiting.

The celebrity was them doing this trick on random people until someone picked they picked someone in the van.  But they didn't show you the failures

Why are you guys coming up with such complicated explanations when the simplest is likely the real one: the woman was in on it from the start.
 
2017-08-12 10:28:10 AM  
the same way they brought Jon Snow back from the dead.
 
2017-08-12 10:34:07 AM  
Money.
 
2017-08-12 10:34:27 AM  
Weak, slowly developing stunt.  No redeeming qualities.
 
2017-08-12 10:39:12 AM  

theknuckler_33: SomeAmerican: That was pretty easy.  He didn't see what she wrote, but he didn't have to, as the camera saw.

So they printed the masks and stuck tape on the shirts and adjusted the lyrics to match why he delayed with the "there is no way I could have known" spiel.

The trickiest part was having the right Australian celebrities lined up to match what she was likely to say.  They had an out though; if she didn't pick someone available then they would have just used the masks.

1nsanilicious: Onlookers had different card face fold outs and based on what she chose is how they unfolded the card part and which card face fold out they brought up to the dance.

Professional artist writes the number on the banner out of view in an alley then brings it with him to the dance while magician stalls long enough to let him write it out from the camera feed the cameras were sending him but only AFTER the person picked a celebrity they had in the van waiting.

The celebrity was them doing this trick on random people until someone picked they picked someone in the van.  But they didn't show you the failures

Why are you guys coming up with such complicated explanations when the simplest is likely the real one: the woman was in on it from the start.


Because its not.
The simplest, most likely explination is that people are easy to manipulate.
She didn't "choose" anything.  She simply wrote down the things he was telling her to write.
Watch it again.
 
2017-08-12 10:48:22 AM  

theknuckler_33: Why are you guys coming up with such complicated explanations when the simplest is likely the real one: the woman was in on it from the start.


Exactly.
 
2017-08-12 10:52:52 AM  

swamp_of_dumb: Perform it here:

[img.fark.net image 425x239]

Bet you can't, Bruce.


Ali Cook
Youtube puxj-jpWk8Q
 
2017-08-12 10:53:13 AM  

ds615: Because its not.
The simplest, most likely explination is that people are easy to manipulate.
She didn't "choose" anything.  She simply wrote down the things he was telling her to write.
Watch it again.


Point out the parts of the video where he told her to write 47509 and Rove. Please give timestamps.
 
2017-08-12 10:55:10 AM  
This is what I want to know how it's done, because it looks real af.

Kanye West & Will Smith's Family Freak Out at Ice Pick Pierced Hand | David Blaine
Youtube r8uuAK6gba8
 
2017-08-12 10:56:38 AM  

theknuckler_33: This is what I want to know how it's done, because it looks real af.

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/r8uuAK6gba8 - 480x270]


sorry... jump to about the 4:00 mark.
 
2017-08-12 11:11:20 AM  
Psychic Powers disguised as magic and camera tricks, that's how.
 
2017-08-12 11:12:56 AM  
well that was disappointing.
 
2017-08-12 11:26:08 AM  

Type random string here: I may be alone here, but when I see a video of a magic trick which, every two and a half seconds, does a cut'n'switch to another angle from another jittery camera, I don't bother watching.


Plus we can't see his hands most of the time.
 
2017-08-12 11:35:45 AM  

GooberMcFly: "I was in a van with Hugh Jackman and the Hemsworths" made me lol.


I was expecting you to be the first to say that was going to be your Aussie band's name...
 
2017-08-12 11:39:03 AM  
1. Audience metrics to choose your victim based on likelyhood to watch Rove
2. trial and error until somebody goes for Rove
3. shiatty ditty that can substitute any key choice except Rove.
4. Live camera feed to coordinator
5. Only air the one that chooses Rove.
 
2017-08-12 11:41:25 AM  
This thread:

"It's official, that's not magic"

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2017-08-12 11:55:53 AM  

theknuckler_33: This is what I want to know how it's done, because it looks real af.

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/r8uuAK6gba8 - 480x270]


this looks even more real.  much better trick.
Call It, Friend-O - No Country for Old Men (2/11) Movie CLIP (2007) HD
Youtube 3B_rRmkbA9I
 
2017-08-12 12:09:51 PM  
All magic tricks are of course just that, tricks.  There are some truly spectacular ones when done by someone that's really good at close-up work.  The big stage presentations with lots of snazzy lighting and music, however, are 2nd rate Vegas acts.  Any trick presented with heavy video editing is even lower than that.  Some of you may remember David Blaine, a huckster from many years ago that had TV specials devoted to him.  All of his tricks were overproduced and involved video editing of one sort or another.  This guy is just another David Blaine.

/ There are many twins employed in the magic business.
 
2017-08-12 12:11:24 PM  
He's no Copperfield...
Daniel Copperfield
Youtube rYXeCj23Ub0
 
2017-08-12 12:21:18 PM  
Magic = Federal Reserve
 
2017-08-12 12:21:44 PM  

theknuckler_33: This is what I want to know how it's done, because it looks real af.

[YouTube video]


Obviously, Mr Blaine is magic.
 
2017-08-12 12:23:46 PM  
Without watching I'll say that the best way to get a viral magic trick video out there is to simply pay some actors. There's really no good reason to actually learn slight of hand at all unless you're going to do it on stage or under conditions where it's scrutinized.
 
2017-08-12 12:26:24 PM  
*All right.
 
2017-08-12 12:34:05 PM  
Magic.
 
2017-08-12 12:39:29 PM  
But no eyeliner.
 
2017-08-12 12:49:21 PM  
Want to impress me?  Do it in front of Penn & Teller.
 
2017-08-12 12:53:52 PM  

theknuckler_33: ds615: Because its not.
The simplest, most likely explination is that people are easy to manipulate.
She didn't "choose" anything.  She simply wrote down the things he was telling her to write.
Watch it again.

Point out the parts of the video where he told her to write 47509 and Rove. Please give timestamps.


Anyone with even a few IQ points would know that they set it up beforehand.  Given the number of possibilities of just the card and number combination this is impossible to do without having set it up beforehand.  Add in the number of celebrities that exist in Australia and it becomes a certainty that the entire thing was staged before they even started filming.  Or do you think that they had several thousand celebrities hiding in a nearby building?
 
2017-08-12 12:58:20 PM  

hlehmann: All magic tricks are of course just that, tricks.  There are some truly spectacular ones when done by someone that's really good at close-up work.  The big stage presentations with lots of snazzy lighting and music, however, are 2nd rate Vegas acts.  Any trick presented with heavy video editing is even lower than that.  Some of you may remember David Blaine, a huckster from many years ago that had TV specials devoted to him.  All of his tricks were overproduced and involved video editing of one sort or another.  This guy is just another David Blaine.

/ There are many twins employed in the magic business.


You mistyped Criss Angel. It's okay. Happens to a lot of people.
 
2017-08-12 01:01:26 PM  
That was literally the lamest magic trick I've even seen.
 
2017-08-12 01:02:13 PM  
How many celebrities does Australia have to begin with?
 
2017-08-12 01:03:09 PM  

SomeAmerican: That was pretty easy.  He didn't see what she wrote, but he didn't have to, as the camera saw.

So they printed the masks and stuck tape on the shirts and adjusted the lyrics to match why he delayed with the "there is no way I could have known" spiel.

The trickiest part was having the right Australian celebrities lined up to match what she was likely to say.  They had an out though; if she didn't pick someone available then they would have just used the masks.


The other option is to just bail if she didn't choose the right celebrity, then try with another person.
 
2017-08-12 01:09:06 PM  

lucksi: How many celebrities does Australia have to begin with?


From what I've heard, it's pretty much just Hugh Jackman and the Helmsworths, plus this guy.
 
2017-08-12 01:09:54 PM  
"Hemsworth" f*cking auto incorrect.
 
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