not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

This guy on youtube does little "magic tricks" with his phone cam with the strict rule that there's no editing and it's one continuous take. Which means a lot of the trickery happens just off camera, but that's the fun of it.

A lot of them aren't that exciting, but half the trick is that it's not just him in front of the camera--he does a lot of preparation and has a team of helpers even for things that seem throwaway. The latest one (#12) isn't so great, but #11 has me totally stumped, and I liked #8--even though the main trick is pretty trivial, there's still some subtlety. A few have behind-the-scenes stuff; #6 + the "exposed" version of it make a good demonstration of what I said about a lot of work for a trivial result.
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