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12Apr/069

Criss Angel Street Magic

Criss Angel in blackCriss Angel is a street performer who walks around and performs illusions. While he does suffer from overacting (not quite David-Copperfield-level hand gestures, but close), his illusions are amazing to me because they are performed outside of a controlled environment with people watching him from many different angles.

One of his more impressive illusions is a levitation of several feet off of the ground [2.5mb]. The clip, taken from an A&E special called "MindFreak", is pretty cool by itself (if you can ignore the "I'm a bad-ass goth street magician" attitude and acting); but what makes it even better is that I have found a clip of him explaining exactly how the trick is done! You can watch the spoiler video here [4.2mb] (don't watch until you have seen the actual illusion from the previous clip).

I actually find that knowing how an illusion is performed makes the trick even more interesting because you can step back from the awestruck crowd and see the wizard behind the curtain. Very revealing of how little it takes to fool our senses.

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  • Shawn Lawrimore Loyal of criss

    Hey i think its coll what criss does but come on if he shows you how he does his little trick that I already knew find the other vid about him explaining his levitation about 8 to 10 feet off the ground stop trashing Criss, Show the real vids about his Real levitation not his petty ones that true loyals already know. Sincerly Crow

  • Shawn Lawrimore Loyal of criss angel

    Hey i think its coll what criss does but come on if he shows you how he does his little trick that I already knew find the other vid about him explaining his levitation about 8 to 10 feet off the ground stop trashing Criss, Show the real vids about his Real levitation not his petty ones that true loyals already know. Sincerly Crow

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    What video where he explains the 8-10 foot levitation he performed? I have seen the illusion you are talking about but haven’t seen the explanation video.

    Can you show me a link to that video?

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    What video where he explains the 8-10 foot levitation he performed? I have seen the illusion you are talking about but haven’t seen the explanation video.

    Can you show me a link to that video?

  • Shawn Lawrimore Loyal of criss

    sorry I dont have that Vid yet but I’m working on it. I will find out as soon as I can and get back to you. I showed my girl friend that vid and she burst into tears. she was sad to see her favorit magicain reviling such an easy trick well I’ll keep you in touch later

  • Shawn Lawrimore Loyal of criss angel

    sorry I dont have that Vid yet but I’m working on it. I will find out as soon as I can and get back to you. I showed my girl friend that vid and she burst into tears. she was sad to see her favorit magicain reviling such an easy trick well I’ll keep you in touch later

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