Now You See Me?

‘The closer you look, the less you see.’ This is the counter-intuitive tagline from the movie on the art of illusion. When told such, there will naturally be greater tendency to look even closer to see even more clearly…

Yet, as mentioned, ‘the closer you look, the less you see!’ This is the very heart of misdirection. When you zoom in too much, you ironically miss some details, by forgetting other elements of the big picture, where other stuff is happening to set you up for the coming trick. See?