With Burt Wonderstone shooting in Las Vegas last summer, there were plenty of problems to be solved. We’ve previously reported that director Don Scardino was insistent on the magic effects being live instead of CGI.
But as the producer in charge of making that happen, former Daily Show correspondent and producer on the film Vance DeGeneres had to make that happen.
“We had to solve a number of magic trick problems,” said Executive Producer and “Daily Show” Alumni Vance DeGeneres. “Luckily for us, a young, up and coming magician named David Copperfield offered his help with some of our tricks. The guy has a future.”
But even with the considerable magic muscle of Copperfield, it was up to the talent in the movie to make the illusions work…
As a consultant on “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” Copperfield trained Carell and Buscemi to perform one of the film’s most difficult illusions.
“My team and I designed an important illusion that had to be done in one shot,” said Copperfield. “There was a lot of trial and error, but they were real troopers about it and kept going. I was really proud that it finally came off.”
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens March 15th.
Posted by Editor on February 12th, 2013
One of the more dynamic performers of the last season of America’s Got Talent will be featured in the cast for AGT’s Live Show bowing at the end of the month.
Jarrett & Raja will join Comedian Tom Cotte, Season 7 winner Olate Dogs, Lightwire Theater, David Garibaldi and 13-year old musician and singer/songwriter Anna Graceman. The show begins on February 25th and will be seen in six shows per week at The Palazzo.
Posted by Editor on January 7th, 2013
A new look into some of the most interesting magic stories on the planet might never reach a screen near you unless they get a little help. Subjective Films is asking for $30,000 in post-production costs so they can edit together footage of Jon Armstrong, Lance Burton, Mac King, Max Maven and Jan Rouven as well as many other boldface names around The Magic Castle and Las Vegas.
After only a day on the site, they already have over $7,000 raised and 29 days to rake the rest in. Watch the video below and chip in if you’d like to see the footage shaped into something awesome.