Magic Lessons #19 – Finger Illusion Trick
Lesson: Once is enough
The bending finger illusion trick is a great example of the saying ‘less is more’. Sometimes just a glimpse of something is stronger than a longer look. There can be many reasons for this but the one that is critical today is that you will likely be caught out on the method to this finger illusion trick if you do it longer than is required.
This same reason applies to large illusions used in stage magic shows as it does to compact illusions like this finger illusion trick. When you watch a flashy stage illusion there is a reason why they are flashy and fast moving; it detracts from the method becoming obvious over time. [Read more…]