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#1 Lynette

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:08 AM

Seen this? OMG but how does he do it?
Am asking here cos it is a theatre thing, only in the street. So street based theatre.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 01:11 PM

I don't know but it's really bugging me! Not much of a magic/illusions fan but that was amazing!
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 01:47 PM

Fake arm !

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

Yes, fake arm. A good fake arm. But fake nonetheless. You'll note it never moves - my guess is reinforced metal with a harness around the Mr. Man. If he truly could levitate he wouldn't be holding onto a bus.
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:48 PM

View PostKevinUK, on 25 June 2013 - 05:03 PM, said:

Yes, fake arm. A good fake arm. But fake nonetheless. You'll note it never moves - my guess is reinforced metal with a harness around the Mr. Man. If he truly could levitate he wouldn't be holding onto a bus.

Spot on. It's no different than levitating a person from the end of a chair, they are on a metal (?) brace. I suspect it runs along his arm & across his body. As said above If he could really do it he wouldn't hold onto a bus or he do it without a top on. Simple once you think about it.
Next thing will be "how does the phantom disappear" ;o)

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:54 PM

I should point out he's the new face of Pepsi Max - if you look at the side of the bus, I wonder what advert you'll see...
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#7 Lynette

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:20 PM

Ah but doesn't it show him actually floating up to the top of the bus? Agree easy if he appears already there and then goes out of sight to get down. But then everyone would know it was a fake arm. Must watch the movie again tho of course a movie can be faked.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:22 PM

Ok, it shows him floating up, just checked but er, er, could be faked... Any ideas?

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:28 PM

View PostLynette, on 25 June 2013 - 08:22 PM, said:

Ok, it shows him floating up, just checked but er, er, could be faked... Any ideas?

I think it's called post production. That said, I've not seen a video of him floating up to it. But yes, the new face of Pepsi, so it's all a viral campaign I believe. On the video I did see, towards the end you can see 'the arm' bending in the wrong way.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:14 PM

http://www.dailymail...-bus-trick.html

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