It was only a matter of time before Apple’s animated emojis – animojis – crossed over from silly video meme fodder into the world of magic. Paul Vu has worked some truly impressive video editing tricks to insert animojis into a video so that they appear to be reacting to his gimmicks. I think the alien is my favorite. Or the robot. Oh, they’re all pretty amazing, just watch the whole thing.
Vu isn’t just a wizard with video editing and a smartphone. He’s also just as capable of blowing your mind with just a couple of Rubik’s Cubes.
Paul Vu has been making a name for himself as a Rubik’s Cube wizard, and he recently went on Ellen to show off just what he can do. Vu takes us on a mind-bending journey over the course of the above seven-minute video, first perfectly matching Ellen’s mixed-up cube with the one he holds in his hand, to solving one by lighting it on fire, to even assembling an image of the world’s most popular video game character out of a stack of randomly mixed and chosen cubes. Oh, and he actually solves one in seconds like it’s no big deal. I honestly don’t know what feels more magical.