Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible Illusions

By : Ben HaywardTwitterLogo

0 Shares
dynamo23 Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible IllusionsYouTube

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.

Advertisement

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

The Godzilla Illusion

dynamo2 Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible IllusionsYouTube

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

dynamo3 Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible IllusionsYouTube

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.

dynamo4 Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible IllusionsYouTube

The Wall Of Water

dynamo5 Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible IllusionsYouTube

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.

Advertisement

dynamo6 Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible IllusionsYouTube

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

dynamo7 Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible IllusionsYouTube

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.

dynamo8 Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible IllusionsYouTube

The BMX Jump

dynamo9 Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible IllusionsYouTube

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

Advertisement

Big Boots

dynamo10 Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible IllusionsYouTube

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

dynamo11 Dynamo Has Revealed The Secrets Behind Some Incredible IllusionsYouTube

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…


Credits

The Mirror

Comments