posted on Jun, 9 2006 @ 05:29 PM
Alright, I will expose this trick. As a working magician, this is against our “code” but I really get frustrated how easily people write stuff off
as “camera tricks”. Magic is supposed to spark astonishment, wonder, and couriousity…not enflame a sense of hate, and cause fingers (mainly the
middle one) to point at the TV camera.
This trick is performed using a rather elabrate setup. The building wall is actually a “pocket wall”, meaning between the outter and inner walls
is a space. This space is filled with an enlongated window. The glass of the window we can see is actually twice as big…stretching within the pocket
of the wall. This hidden end of glass has a hole in it. When Criss is ready and the newspaper cover is in place, he simple slides the glass, like a
sliding glass door, eventually lining up the hole with the paper. After he gets through, the glass is slid back (possibly with a spring mechanism)
hiding the hole back in the safety of the pocket wall. The open sign in the upper left corner of the window is a sublimital convincer that the window
never moves. However, on closer inspection you will notice that the sign is infact not even attached to the window. It’s hanging on the wall behind
it…the glass simply slides infront of it. This principal has been used on tv by David Blaine once and by the amazingly visual
japanese/french/american performer Cyril Tachyama!
[edit on 6/9/2006 by Majic]