What Counts As A Camera Trick?
Magicians can't even agree on this...
This week’s post is heavily inspired by this discussion thread and the opinions generated by members of Only Ideas and some Facebook groups.
A couple of weeks ago, a friend shared an incredible Instagram video of a successful magician making a Rubik’s cube appear from an iPad screen.
The Rubiks cube trick was a camera trick; you could see the classic telltale signs of rotoscoping. I told this to my friend, and I think he felt let down.
“Magic is the only honest profession. A magician promises to deceive you and he does.”
- Karl Germain
But camera tricks aren’t allowed; that’s cheating? That’s why we feel let down when magicians use camera tricks? Right?