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ToPher
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Athough Takedown is a good Idea... How does the "undercover" camera's get all that great footage?? Seems like its all planned to me.
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Read this month's Genii interview.
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On 2005-09-06 11:50, ToPher wrote:
Athough Takedown is a good Idea... How does the "undercover" camera's get all that great footage?? Seems like its all planned to me.


Speaking as a TV guy who knows how these things work, and as someone who has spoken to Paul in depth about the production of the show, I can tell you a few things.

Some of the stuff is shot as it happens, and those who aren't in on the scam are told that the cameras are there for another reason, such as a documentary or that they're part of a news crew or something. Then, for the times when the camera misses anything, the crew will go back and shoot it again. Then you have to go back and shoot all of the "hidden" stuff (under-the-table switches, etc) because obviously the camera can't catch everything the first time around. It's pretty standard stuff in TV production. If you didn't do this, you really wouldn't have much of a show.
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John Lamberti is dead on. I to work in the industry and have worked many a reality show. going back for cut aways is the only way to do it.

if you do a search on the forum you will find that paul wilson himself answered questions such as this.

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Halcon is right. Check out this post, from Paul himself.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/searc......=4154448
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Paul Wilson discusses the TV cameras, filming, etc in the latest issue of Genii. It's a good article/interview.
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On 2005-09-05 13:51, RS1963 wrote:
The video looked good but I don't think many people (Besides magicians) hold the cards in what is the glide position.


I've seen many players hold their hole cards in a glide position. Some even hold them far off the table, shuffling them back and forth. I can't tell you how many times I've spied hole cards from across the table. Unfortunately, these people always seem to fold before I can act on the information.
One time, when I was young, I botched a sleight so bad, Vernon, Marlo & Miller rolled over in their graves. But I didn't see Elmsley, probably because he was behind the others.
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On 2005-09-05 13:51, RS1963 wrote:
The video looked good but I don't think many people (Besides magicians) hold the cards in what is the glide position.


I've seen many players hold their hole cards in a glide position. Some even hold them far off the table, shuffling them back and forth. I can't tell you how many times I've spied hole cards from across the table. Unfortunately, these people always seem to fold before I can act on the information.


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That's a move.

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Can anyone get the show in the UK?
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How's that Castle review coming along? Smile


Oh jeez! I need to get off my duff and mail you something... Why do I keep forgetting...
One time, when I was young, I botched a sleight so bad, Vernon, Marlo & Miller rolled over in their graves. But I didn't see Elmsley, probably because he was behind the others.
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