The Big Secret Behind Criss Angels Most Popular Tricks Finally Revealed
You have to admit Criss Angel is a great magician and illusionist famous for his live street appearances that you get to see regularly on social media. However, despite of his brilliant master illusions, they are after all skilled magic tricks. Wouldn’t you just love to know how he does them? Read on to find about Criss Angel’s secrets revealed.
1 The girl beneath the blanket trick on the beach
One of Criss’ popular illusions is the trick where he goes to the beach and makes a girl appear under a blanket which he spreads on the sand. Criss then appears under a second blanket within seconds. So how does he do it? It’s just split second timing really. When the blanket is spread out, the camera dips to the ground so the viewer can’t really see what’s happening. In that split second moment, his assistant slides under the blanket. For the second blanket, Criss uses a double dressed like him and when the blanket is lifted high in the air the switch takes place.
2 The famous illusion where he levitates between buildings
For this trick, Criss uses a wire that is invisible to viewers and is usually done when the sky is bright and clear. Trick photography also plays a role in the stunt.
3 The chain round the neck trick
In this trick, Criss ties a solid chain around his neck and asks volunteers to pull both ends simultaneously. The chain seems to slide through his neck as if by magic.
Criss actually makes a fake circle behind his neck which is secured in place by his long hair. The trick itself is very simple.
4 Criss can walk on water!
Criss stands on water when he steps into a pool. He proves he is standing on water when a swimmer goes beneath his feet to prove there is no trick involved. He crosses the pool with only his shoes wet.
Criss uses a combination of camera angles and Plexiglas. The camera doesn’t catch the Plexiglas and does not reveal that the lady is swimming beneath the Plexiglas. As the edges of Plexiglas may be difficult to conceal, the swimmers repeatedly thrash around to distract viewer’s attention.
5 Criss can make anything disappear!
In the trick where he makes a spoon vanish, it is actually his partner who takes it from him. The person who touches the spoon to make sure it is genuine is actually his right hand who removes it from the napkin.
6 When Criss vanishes into thin air
In this trick, Criss stands on a table and vanishes into thin air. He pulls it off by using mirrors where he just bounces off and hides behind them. The crowd watching him in the recordings are recruited characters.
7 The famous park trick where he splits a woman’s body in two
Among the many Criss Angel tricks revealed is the famous park trick which you may have seen several times on Facebook or YouTube. He makes a woman lie down on a park bench and then separates her body into two. Two volunteers hold the woman’s arms and legs and are asked to pull in opposite directions. The effect is tremendous no doubt. Criss actually uses two ladies. One has her lower portion of her body missing and a contortionist specialist who reveals just the legs.