Teller performs his mind-boggling "shadows" trick

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+8 1. MindTrick commented 7 years ago

There is a reason why these two are considered some of the best magicians out there, they never cease to amaze me. I'm gonna throw a guess on this one. The flower is equipped with some sort of chemical glue, or a thin wire that he remotely triggers. The trigger is maybe on the knife itself. The shadow of the blood is premade, as you see his hand is slightly moving while the shadow is "dripping" on the same place, this is his only visible flaw in this trick. I'm guessing the flow of blood is happening on the backside of the sheet. The red blood effect is of course some ampul inside his hand, we just don't see it. Anyone got a better/different idea?
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+6 2. mwak commented 7 years ago

I think that the dropping effect is made a shadow prepointed, if you look at the position f the hand and his look, he his looking to put one of his finger on the top of the flower branch, you can see a little shadow on his thumb appearing while he is adjusting to the drip.

if you look closely the cane at the end comes directly from the paper not the shadow, it doesn't reflect on his hand nor the red.

For the blood, his right hand palm has a little burst, you can see it with he turn it, the shadow isn't uniform. I suppose It must have been hidden under some makeup and set to burst when he stretch his hand (the only time he gets the position in the trick). Just look where the red marks begins and associate it with to position on the hand. It's small at the beginning then it expands.

For the flower I think you are right, either he has a switch on him, either an assistant.
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+5 3. thefox commented 7 years ago

It's not a real shadow.
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+4 4. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

We all need to be kind to Thunders today. I just found out she was having an argument with someone on one of the video's. The problem was it was the 'Old video of the day' about the friendly deer and the person she was responding to had left their comment 4 years earlier lol :D
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+3 5. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

#4 Hahaha....just love it! JJ is partially true...on the classic video of the day "Friendly deer" I responded to a comment that fjwjr had made 4 years ago..I made fun of him by repeating his own comment he made to me on the "2 sports 2 coaches.." video: "Stop it...just stop it!"....O:):squirrel:
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-1 6. LQoQK commented 7 years ago

I can do better than this
in my shadows :(
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+6 7. mircea911 commented 7 years ago

actually the trick is simple, it is real shadow, the flower is fake tubes plus strings inside that hold everything together, the strings go through the base of the vase and the table to wherever and when he "cuts" the shadow someone is pulling the strings that have a little overhang in the spots they are attached so thats why they fall like that with a slow start (that's the part ment to fuck with people's minds)
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+3 8. Burimi commented 7 years ago

Can he pull out my tooth without touching it?