The art and science behind magic and illusions has transformed dramatically since the early 1950s. Before the invention of modern technology, magicians were limited to ordinary items such as a deck of cards and some coins. Vitelli is a magician of the twenty first century and utilizes the latest advancements in his field. Vitelli is more than just your typical magician; he performs large-scale Las Vegas style shows that utilize hundreds – if not thousands – of technological tools. From the stage lighting to the audio systems, Vitelli provides a one-of-a-kind experience to his audience.
Going to one of Vitelli’s shows would be comparable to that of Siegfried and Roy or David Blaine. These shows do not seem like your typical magic show – it is an entire performance. Similar to Broadway shows, these magical extravaganzas are sophisticated, innate, and spectacular. Most people expect to hear some music, see a few special effects, and have fun. Vitelli simply blows the socks off of his audience. They do not know what to expect – which is the beauty of magic.
While Vitelli acknowledges the benefits of this technology, he adds that the modern gimmicks do not drive his performances. Most of the actual magic and illusions that he creates is based on proven technique and psychological studies. The science that drives magic is based on how the mind perceives certain elements. He notes that the human eye is subjective and capable of manipulation. What may appear to be magic is simply an illusion that he crafted.
The real technology Vitelli uses is sleight of hand and other measures to focus the audience to a certain element of the stage. This method distracts their attention from Vitelli and allows them to enjoy the show, rather than nit pick his performance and attempt to figure out how he performs his stunts. To understand how magicians operate, one must grasp how the human mind works.
Vitelli performs his illusions and magic stunts by using a combination of modern technology and his understanding of the human mind. He cannot read minds, however; he uses basic psychological elements to reach his audience spiritually and guide their attention through the stunts.