Zach King leaves a house and hops into a car, then crashes that car into that house — which falls instantly to pieces. It looks real but it’s all video trickery and jaw-dropping wonderment, which is what King is all about. Just ask the millions of people who can’t get enough of his videos on Instagram and TikTok.
CNET’s Abrar Al-Heeti went behind the scenes with King to learn the secrets of his video spectacles and how they grew from a hobby into a thriving enterprise. Those clever stunts are all about careful prep, well-placed props and precise timing, as you’ll see in her story and the accompanying video.
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