Presentation on theme: "1. 2 In this lesson you will be exposed to illusions and magic. train your eye to perceive an illusion. learn what makes a good magician. read about the."— Presentation transcript:
2 In this lesson you will be exposed to illusions and magic. train your eye to perceive an illusion. learn what makes a good magician. read about the famous magician Houdini.
3 What is an illusion? What is an illusion?
4 An illusion is something that doesn’t really exist.
5 An animated cartoon is an example of an illusion. The eye sees moving pictures, but in reality the movement is a combination of many motionless frames.
6 Can you see the profiles of both a vase and two heads?
7 When you focus on the black you can see the profiles of two faces. When you focus on the white you can see a vase.
8 What two images can you perceive in this portrait?
9 Clue Look for the eye of an old woman which is also the ear of a young woman!
10 Make sure what you read is what you see!
11 The illusions we just observed were drawn by artists. But illusions can also be produced by magic.
12 Name as many magic tricks as you can. a disappearing Act a sword Act a handkerchief trick a trick with a coin a trick with a card a trick with handcuffs a trick with an animal
13 Yes, a person can toss a card up in the air to a height of 200 feet (61 meters) ?
14 Yes, a person can memorize a deck of cards in less than a minute?
15 If you want to be a successful magician, you should follow a few basic rules. Let’s see what these basic rules are.
16 Remember a good magician keeps the secret a secret. does the trick only once. practices before he performs.
17 Match the type of magician to the picture: Sword Swallower Fire Eater Escape Artist Mentalist
18 There is no doubt that Houdini is the most famous magician in history. His ability to get out of seemingly impossible situations made him a legend in his own time.
19 What was Houdini most famous for? a.his impossible situations b.his ability to escape c.his legends d.his questions
20 It was the “Handcuff King” trick that made Houdini famous. There was no one “secret” to Houdini’s ability to escape from handcuffs. He used a combination of technical knowledge, physical skill, and trickery.
21 Houdini collected and studied locks all of his life. He claimed that he had “photographic eyes” that helped him remember how each lock worked and could be opened.
22 Houdini escaped because He had good eyes He remembered how each lock worked He had the key He had collected locks all his life
23 Houdini wrote in his book “Handcuff Secrets”: “Remember it is not the trick itself that is important, but the style and manner in which it is presented.”
24 In this lesson you discussed what an illusion is your mind played tricks on you. you learned about what makes a good magician. you were exposed to different magic tricks. you read about Houdini. In this lesson you discussed what an illusion is your mind played tricks on you. you learned about what makes a good magician. you were exposed to different magic tricks. you read about Houdini.