Sunday, January 5, 2014

CHRISS ANGEL’ S MINDFREAK IS SO BORING; IT’S JUST CAMERA TRICK, USING EDITING AND REFRAMING THE SHOTS AND A BODY DOUBLE WITH MANY OF HIS TRICKS HAVING BEEN EXPOSED IN ‘MAGIC TRICKS FINALLY EXPOSED’ WHICH HE PROBABLY HAS NOT OR HAS WATCHED.

…HOW TO CREATE AN ILLUSION OF YOU SURVING IN THE CRASH OF A BUILDING AND HOW TO FAKE IT WITHOUT BEING ASHAMED WITH IT.
By Mansor Puteh



Chriss Angel showed how he survived being in a building in Las Vegas which was going to be demolished.

It would be very interesting if it had actually happened. Unfortunately, it did not and he was never in any harm of being crushed by the building or was anywhere near it.

There was also no neutral or third party verification on this trick or the others that he has shown on his program before.  

No telemagician had done this before. They will not dare do it.

So the viewers are told to believe what they see and not to question how the tricks are done with his handlers all pretending to be alarmed by his audacity.

This is not fair.

It only proved how vulnerably the people who comprised mostly or entirely of Americans could be, for believing in the trick or cheat or scam, which ever it could be, or all of it.

I saw a program on the life of Chriss Angel of Mindfreak and he showed a segment or trick where he appeared on the balcony of a tall building in Las Vegas which was going to be demolished.

It was done live on television. Very impressive. Very daring and foolish one might say for someone who was confident enough to tempt fate this way.

But it was all an unnecessary suspense and interesting thrill once if you can see the trick unfolding before you, which unfortunately the creators of the program and the trickster, Chriss had not managed to notice.   

And it shows a segment when he is seen trying to run away from the building running along corridors and on the staircases.

And luckily for him, he survived the crash, with the building being completely demolished much to the relief of everybody who was watching the whole event.

The thousands of people who came to see the trick and may be there just to see how the building is being reduced to ashes but not necessarily to see him perform his act to a ready-made crowd.

But Chriss survived. How did he survive?

He was never in the building when the explosives demolished the building to ashes.

Yes, he was shown running inside the building to safety. But this was all pre-recorded. How was this done?

How can he be seen or be shown running away inside the building when the electric supply to the building has been disconnected, and the corridors and staircases where he was shown to be running in were all lit?

There was another trick I managed to watch in the same program which shows him being engulfed in a fire.

His mother was ecstatic, pleading him to stop and let his staff dowse him, which he finally did when he fell forward into an opening in the ground and disappearing inside of it.

She should know by now how to pretend to be alarmed and worried or scared. It’s as if she did not want to know that what her son has been doing had ever threatened his life. It never has. And it will never be, because everything that he does is a careful setup to look real when they are all fake.

Few helpers appeared wearing black, and one of them turned out to be him – Chriss.

How can this be, when he was shown to be the person who was engulfed in flames earlier?

The answer is that he had used a body double, a person who looked like him, and this can be securely done when parts of the person’s face was hidden in a hood, or the segments were recorded at different times to allow him to change clothes.

With video editing using simple special effects, one can see someone at different places in the same shots, too. Or the face of another person can be superimposed with the face of another person with the few clicks of a few buttons.

Camera tricks, doubles and pre-recorded videos are the three mostly used tricks in the telemagic trade.

Only a fool would believe what they see before him.

Houdini was more convincing because he did not have the advantage of using modern video camera and editing technology which many can take for granted these days and be able to create more creative magic tricks or illusions.

I was not amazed. I did not feel cheated. I knew he had to earn a living but it should be at my expense. He can do that at the expense of the others, including the magic experts or his associates and supporters who had to pretend to be marveled by the way Chriss would go to better himself.

He was said to have noticed a building that was due to be demolished and he said to his friends how he wanted to be in the building when that happened, to show how he could escape it before it crashes on him.

If his friends did not know how this can be done, then surely, they are also party to the cheating that the program does all the time.

I hate it when Chriss makes a bicycle disappear.

And how he accosts a Black couple with their two sons as they were strolling along a narrow path in a park.

He got a large piece of table cloth which seemed to appear from nowhere and used it as a prop to cover the bicycle with.

The then removes the cloth and the bicycle is missing. This made the Black couple ecstatic. They had to be ecstatic because they were paid to do that.

The bicycle was removed and the camera was cut to another shot now with the Chriss holding the cloth without the bicycle inside of it.

He then removes the cloth and the bicycle is gone. It was gone not by magic, but by camera trick.

I can do the same trick if I want to, just like everybody who has a camcorder and a bicycle and also a large table cloth, and a couple who are willing to play along.

I feel sorry for everybody involved in the production of Mindfreak and all the other telemagic shows that are shown on television in America and also elsewhere.

They are not magic tricks; they are just magic cheats.

Aw, come on Chriss, try something more unusual and original the next time the tricks that won’t be exposed by another person or used by another telemagician.

Were they copyrighted in the first place?


Or did the telemagicians have the same teachers? 

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