Red Bull speaks with Vine star Zach King in an interview that gives us a look into his magical creations. King, better known as the @finalcutking, is a New Age magician, creating amazing short videos that wow and leave us in awe. King believes that social media has undoubtedly played a huge role in his filmmaking, and the response has been huge with over 3.4 million followers on Instagram and 2.9 million Vine followers. Check out his amazing video above, and click through to Red Bull’s website here read more about his inspirations and who he really is behind the magic.
Growing up, did you want to be a magician?
Yeah. I did magic with my grandpa from age 8 through early high school years. Unfortunately, I’m not very good at tricks anymore. I used to go to magic conferences and shows. I thought it was cool. I was like everyone else, “How did they do that?” You know it’s not real — because it can’t be real — but that someone can make you believe something is so real, but it’s not. Plus, I was always a little prankster and mischievous, so I like magic because that’s really the best way to do it.
How do you come up with some of these crazy concepts?
They are all things myself and the team have thought about, and wished they could be real. For example, we made this one about a laundry machine, that you just put your clothes in, it cleans it, folds it and pops it out the other side. A lot of these are just ideas that we wished were real as kids. Solving a simple problem in a cool creative way.
One of the things we try to do to keep that creativity and playfulness is always playing. If you come to the office, we have toys everywhere, we even have Legos and train sets, just continue to build stuff. The idea is to keep those younger ideas in our head naturally.