So... How did Dynamo walk across water?

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  1. FBS1996


    Feb 14, 2011
  2. Skitch it!

    Skitch it!

    Sep 6, 2010
    On stilts maybe? Chartered depth at Westminster Bridge is around 1.9 metres (6.23 ft) and variable due to being tidal, it's the only way I can consider he did it?
  3. Ursus Tyrannus

    Ursus Tyrannus

    Oct 9, 2010
  4. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    No idea. Illusions are something I'd like to know how they happen.
  5. dirtgroove


    Jan 10, 2003
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Glass panels Placed about 1 inch beneath
    the surface of the water. The onlooking crowd can't see the panels due to their transparency.
  6. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
  7. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    And what supports the panels? They'd have to be glass blocks resting on the river bed. With a team of divers moving them as he walked, else how did the boat circle him?

    Dammit can't figure this one out...
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    It's an old magician trick. A guy made himself famous with it some 2000 years ago.
  9. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Of course. The Messiah has returned, and he is walking around the streets of London slamming mobile phones into beer bottles.
  10. Probably the same way Hal Ashby filmed the ending of "Being There."
  11. Sketchy


    Jul 15, 2010
    Bristol, UK
    Smoke and mirrors! It's all smoke and mirrors.
  12. Could be supported on cables from end to end.

    Dont think it would be stilts (don't think the bed is uniform).
  13. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    floating submerged anchored panel. on one of the longer vids of it, you see him step off a floating dock and head slightly angled off. When he steps off it, his foot positively contacts something solid 4-5" underneath the water surface. The floating dock is the tether. Then the other end of the 30-40' (or however) long structure is float-ballasted and anchored just under the water's surface up right to the point where the police boat picks him up. THAT boat doesn't go behind him for good reason.

    the canoes passing behind him (totally staged) can do so because their hull and keel are extremely shallow.

    The REAL trick is how did they get that structure set up with no one notice?
  14. Skitch it!

    Skitch it!

    Sep 6, 2010
    Yes, after watching the vid showing how he dismounted the platform onto the Thames I wonder how difficult this may be to pull off with supported high tensile cabling maybe. Building a supported narrow plexi platform in that depth of water could be achieved overnight though I think, curiouser and curiouser.
  15. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    Didn't Chris Angel walk across a swimming pool a couple of years ago? That was plexiglass panels just under the surface, IIRC.
  16. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    hell, Morgan Freeman did it in Bruce Almighty. :smug:

    Alan Rickman did it in Dogma.

    all the same trick. :)
  17. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    You are all wrong, it is a giant ice cube dropped in the river just below the surface.
  18. Magnets. It has to be magnets.
  19. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    But how do they work?
  20. Ha aha aha aha aha :D

    It'd be easier than you think, as things weigh less underwater. Medium tension and some floats would do it methinks.