Vanish of Airplane – Almost

qimo
Singapore's
The Electric New Paper
brings us a story that can serve as an object lesson.

One of the cardinal rules in our biz: watch your
angles.  You can practice a trick for
days in front of your bathroom mirror. 
You can even fool yourself.  But
unless you account for audience members sitting to the side or behind, you may
be the only one who sees the trick as you intended.

Magician Wang Qimo is called "The David Copperfield of
China." 

In keeping with his prestigious title, Mr. Qimo wanted to
make an airplane disappear.  We're
guessing he practiced it a few times before he performed for beach-goers in Lianyungang, Jiangsu
Province.

He set up a platform 100 meters off-shore equipped with
rather large curtains.

On shore (we think) Mr. Qimo showed a passenger plane from
which two flight attendants strolled. Curtains were raised in front of the
plane and then immediately fell to show the plane vanished. 

The curtains on the platform now fell to reveal a plane.

Impressive, no?

Well, actually not so impressive.  The media reported "the second plane is
actually a giant inflatable, and that some in the audience have seen parts of
the plane sticking out of the red curtain earlier."

We doubt Mr. Copperfield would have used this method to
vanish anything but regardless, we're sure he would checked his angles and
obtained secrecy agreements as required.


qimo
Singapore's
The Electric New Paper
brings us a story that can serve as an object lesson.

One of the cardinal rules in our biz: watch your
angles.  You can practice a trick for
days in front of your bathroom mirror. 
You can even fool yourself.  But
unless you account for audience members sitting to the side or behind, you may
be the only one who sees the trick as you intended.

Magician Wang Qimo is called "The David Copperfield of
China." 

In keeping with his prestigious title, Mr. Qimo wanted to
make an airplane disappear.  We're
guessing he practiced it a few times before he performed for beach-goers in Lianyungang, Jiangsu
Province.

He set up a platform 100 meters off-shore equipped with
rather large curtains.

On shore (we think) Mr. Qimo showed a passenger plane from
which two flight attendants strolled. Curtains were raised in front of the
plane and then immediately fell to show the plane vanished. 

The curtains on the platform now fell to reveal a plane.

Impressive, no?

Well, actually not so impressive.  The media reported "the second plane is
actually a giant inflatable, and that some in the audience have seen parts of
the plane sticking out of the red curtain earlier."

We doubt Mr. Copperfield would have used this method to
vanish anything but regardless, we're sure he would checked his angles and
obtained secrecy agreements as required.

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