In the movie "Now You See Me", The video is shown on the walls of the building. How did they do this?

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  • Just an FYI tidbit, this is similar to what they used during the queens jubilee celebration when the band was performing and the scenes were projected on the building like a live music video if you will. – GµårÐïåñ Apr 10 '14 at 16:18

Taking into account that everything magic in the movie was actually not, and that there was an extensive use of gadgetry by The Eye; the obvious answer to this question would be - technology. Or to be more precise - projectors, holographic displays of some sort. Earlier in the movie, when the Horsemen are first summoned, we see a holographic projection created using four projectors planted in the room.

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Also, at the last show, we can see them standing in front of a projection generator (the glowing circle like stands). So what all this is supposed to explain, is that it is an incredibly clever use of lights and holographs that make it possible to create such illusions. (please don't go for scientific plausibility on this one)

  • I think there were only three projectors. – user4840 Aug 28 '13 at 3:33
  • I think there were four - each activated by one of them. – coolharsh55 Aug 28 '13 at 4:45
  • There were only three projectors all activated by Woody touching the light bulb. – coleopterist Aug 30 '13 at 18:48

Actually that's just using 3D/4D projections. Pretty cool technology, been around a few years now. Here is a fun example.

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    That youtube video doesn't show any 3D projection, just a 2D projection of a 3D scene... – invalid_id Mar 10 '14 at 8:13
  • Good point, that's what I was going for. – DrCJones Mar 10 '14 at 21:18
  • No problem :) You can only send 2D (light) images from a projector. – invalid_id Mar 11 '14 at 19:08

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