Remember! This magics can not be performed live on stage!
This is one of his world famous magic, you might have seen it several times! Still you don't know how he did it!?
A sunny day Criss Angel demonstrates to some bystanders pull apart a couple by their torsos and switch their bodies up.
Watch Criss Angel's World Famous Magic
Indeed a very good idea, but he and his troupe failed to avoid certain errors!!
Any magic has it's explanation too! Scroll down to see the mistakes and how he did it.
1. This was not done in real time!
2. The video has a duration of 3 minutes 25 seconds.
3. But in-fact, they took different (takes) hours to compose this video!
4. It's all together a very tricky video editing!
5. All those who present in this video are all part of the game!
6. Criss uses four different persons to do this magic!
. Two of them, (in real life), are without their lower limbs!
. Other two persons with normal lower limbs, very similar or twins of the above ones!
. Two pairs of fake lower limbs are used!
Now let's have a look at different scenes!
Time- 0:56 seconds
Look at the very bright sunlight on the path and the trash bin's shade just cover the edge of the path!
Considering the shades, the real time may be around 1:00 – 2:00 PM (13:00 – 14:00)
Time- 1:32 – Before rip her body in to two.
NB: still there is no shade of the tree on the path!
Time- 1:54 – After ripping her body in to two parts.
Just after 22 seconds!,
The path is covered by shades of the tree!?
Considering the shades on the path, at this moment the real time probably 4:00 PM (16:00)
A man is holding the boy's legs and on the path there are no shades of the tree!
The man, who was holding the boy's legs, is missing and the path is full of shades!?
Here is the Very Big Mistake!
Note the bangles she has got on her right hand!
(The other one she drops during the magic has no importance)
Here she has got them on her left hand!?
Again from left hand to the right hand !!??
He just lifted her up from the grass and the bangles moved
from her left hand to the right!!??
NB: The boy is holding his t-shirt to the bench! so, no one will notice how he sits!
In fact, he sits with his torsos twisted! He is holding his t-shirt to the bench, in order to avoid the viewers understand his position!
Q: How does the boy's legs move without body:
A: They are mechanical legs!
– There are four different persons present in this magic!
The boy and the girl (with lower limbs) are placed on the bench.
The above two are replaced by two other persons without their lower limbs attached to two pairs of fake lower limbs! Then Criss switch their torsos up! Since they were dressed in the same way and they look very similar, the viewer think that they are the same persons!
The two persons without legs and the fake legs are removed and those who came in the first scene are laid on the bench again with the costume changed!
– In the last scene note two points:
. Since the boy is thin, the woman's body has to fit his legs!
. But, you don't see any of them with unusual body structure!
. That is to say they have just changed their dress not the lower limbs!
– Using different cameras and the mobile cam was a good move to confuse he viewers!
– They spend more time in costume change and nobody noticed the fact that the shadows changed by passing the time!
– The boys legs are moving after the body is removed!? (here he used mechanical legs!)
The short he used to the mechanical legs are bigger!
He could not find people with more or less with the same body structure!
Even after they switched up, the boy remains thin and the girl fat!?
See the difference of the sunlight in first and last scenes!
Remember! This magics can not be done live on stage!