Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible Illusions

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In this video TV iIllusionist Dynamo has revealed the secrets behind some pretty impressive illusions all made using a phone camera.

Surprisingly, the illusionist hasn’t broken the Magic Circle code even though he reveals how to ‘levitate’, walk through a wall of water or be dwarfed by a pint glass, reports the Mirror.

Thanks to a mixture of ‘forced perspective’ techniques combined with a handful of props and toys, the resulting images are spectacular.

The Godzilla Illusion

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To create the impression he is a Godzilla-like giant wreaking havoc on London, Dynamo collected some toy vehicles and shot from a distance.

The Pub Chair Illusion

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The seat of the chair is actually a separate component which is put further back in the shot which when lined up makes whoever is sitting on it look tiny.

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The Wall Of Water

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To make it appear like he he was walking through a wall of water, the magician had to commandeer a swimming pool and lay on his back on a giant mirror.

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Dynamo said:

I wanted to try a really cool shot using water, and just by flipping the orientation of the image, I was able to create this incredible image of me walking out of a wall of water.

The Matrix

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Creating the illusion that you are standing on a ledge is all about finding the right location, in this case, a concrete bench. The paper aeroplane really adds to the shot casting shadows and confusing the orientation.

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The BMX Jump

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Using some very clever camera work, you can actually become the ultimate extreme sports star – all you need is your imagination and a birds-eye view

Big Boots

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This is by far the easiest illusion of the set but it’s still brilliantly effective and very easy to create, shooting from a low angle and positioning the boots to line with your feet – simple!

Mary Poppins

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If you haven’t guessed already this involves a trampoline a decent stretch of sky and trying to look like you are walking rather than jumping!

According to Dynamo all you need to recreate these is a mobile phone camera. I would argue that a crew, some pretty specific props and exclusive access to the required locations is also incredibly useful though…


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The Mirror

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