Ellusionist team stepped off a plane to Paris for the first time ever.
They were dragged to the city of love by what they had seen across the
we go all that way for something mediocre? You bet not.
filmed four projects over there, amidst an avalanche of croissants, excellent
coffee, and checking out good looking french women. We rented a studio
and lived at the studio while we were filming. Our view was of Notre Dame
about a block away, and the Eiffel T in the distance.
much fun it was discussing and working on these effects with our wonderful
French counterparts. You realize they have some superb workers over there
sat with the underground legend Bebel in a seedy out of the way diner,
watching him do things with cards we only dreamed of. We saw magic theater
shows - amazing! We sessioned with many top pros, Eric knows all of them.
And we saw the best magic shop in the world (guess which one?).
best of all, we filmed Smiley. And smile we did. We all love this trick
and we think it will become a classic of sorts. You Need fast, clean working
effects that you can bust out anytime. This one works like a Charm.