I was recently sent a couple of videos from a colleague of mine. This is not an unusual occurrence, but that last two videos have really annoyed me.

Both of them are “magic” videos, and I have to say I just don’t get it. My problem with them is that I cant for the life of me figure out how the heck they do it. I do find it entertaining, and it does amaze me, but HOW? What’s the trick? (Maybe its actually real magic – but I somehow doubt it).

The first video is not in English, so I have no idea who it is. The second is a David Copperfield clip.

If you have any idea how this is done, please share with me! I am guessing that there is a chance it’s trick photography, cgi, or other video editing, but lets assume its not, how would they do this to fool those watching in person? Do you believe it could be real magic?