Directed this while working with HBO Digital. It was a "one-er"... just one long take containing all kinds of stunts and illusions, including levitation -- with no cuts, dissolves, or digital effects.
The video has attracted over 30 MILLION VIEWS across multiple Youtube accounts, Funny Or Die (where Will Ferrell and Adam McKay chose it as one of their all-time faves), and other sites. This was followed by two extremely popular sequels.
Starring SNL'S Mikey Day, Michael Naughton and Mitch Silpa as David Blaine.
DP: Andrew Sachs