OK, get ready to have your mind blown. If you like seeing magic tricks, have a look at this one because you’ll not see many better.
You could watch this trick a million times over and never ever get anywhere near how he does it.
It starts out looking like a fairly ordinary close-up table trick involving a bit of ribbon, a box, and a few cards.
That quickly escalates into a trick that sees the magician’s waistcoat changing colour, things spontaneously disappearing, coins, cards, and all sorts flying across the table.
Seriously, how on earth does he do this? It’s baffling.
The mastermind behind this sorcery is Eric Chien, and he won a pretty big prize for it. In fact, he took home the ‘Best Trick’ prize from the FISM (International Federation of Magic Societies) Magic World Championships.
That’s basically the world cup of magic, one of the highest accolades that any magician can receive.
What is so particularly amazing about this trick is that is all filmed from so close-up – as the name of the category suggests. You can see the things disappear in front of your eyes, and see the waistcoat change colour, and then change back.
Eric Chien. Credit: FISM/Eric Chien
However, it’s really hard to get a handle on how the hell he is actually doing it. I mean, you literally won’t have a clue.
Oh, and that’s before we get to the parts of the trick where things are just flying around of their own accord, disappearing from sight, and even – at one stage – partially disappearing, leaving only a tiny shred of a card, before then being remade into a complete card straight there on the table in front of you.
It’s no wonder that Eric took home the prize. It would be interesting to hear from another magician to see if they have any idea how he is doing a lot of this stuff. My guess is that they wouldn’t know either.
Credit: FISM/Eric Chien
On his YouTube channel, he spoke about how he hopes that this high-profile win will take his career to the next level. He wrote: “Though winning FISM is a big accomplishment, it is also just the beginning for me.
“I’ve been behind the scenes for most of my magic career and its finally time for me be on stage performing.I have lots of things planned out right now and I can’t wait to show you guys what I can do!”
If its anything like this trick, we can’t wait either.
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