sniperx wrote:the other requires literally no skill other then acting and shouldn’t be categorized as an illusionist magician.
I think this is where our opinions differ - or maybe just our perceptions of what an illusion or magical effect is.
I am certain there are paid performers out there, and probably some that frequent TalkMagic, that use self-working effects. Be they a simple self-working card-trick using a svengali deck, or maybe something like the Money Printer by Mikame
, they too require no skill other than acting, but are real crowd-pleasers in the right hands.
I'd say yes, well done for working out this illusion - but just because it requires no skill (by that, you mean manual dexterity), and uses stooges (and Angel is definitely not the first to do that!), it doesn't mean he deserves a bashing for it!
I wish I had a TV series in which I could utilise a bit of camera trickery and keep some knockout effects up my sleeve.