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123. Quickie Web: Video: Cell Phone Magic January 8, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Quickie Web, Video.

Marco Tempest is a famous magician who has a top-20 most watched video ever on Youtube. He performs Cell Phone Magic: small clips of magic filmed with his Nokia cell phone, with no editing, pausing, or video tricks whatsoever.

Here is a good example (Title: Proximity. Length: 1:05 minutes. Views: about 1 million):

The fun part is trying to figure out how he did this, like a conceptual puzzle or brainteaser. With a similar camera phone, you could perform all his tricks, mostly with some slight-of-camera (but, remember, no editing at all), and sometimes with props and assistants.

Click on to see a few more…


Title: Taxi! Length: 1:17. Views: 212,000.


Title: Back on the Bridge. Length: 1:34. Views: 428,000.


I think these are the best of the series. You can see them all (16 and counting) HERE.


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