About this Blog
This blog details the "backstage business" of professional illusionist, illusion designer, author & show producer, J C Sum.
It also explores how creative & artistic individuals can position themselves to be commercially successful in their respective fields.
Whether you are an entertainer, film-maker, designer, musician, artist, actor or animator, this blog strives to offer insights based on the art, science and business of one of Asia’s most commercially successful practitioners of the magic arts.
Monthly Archives: February 2010
We have been busy this past week with meetings and shows as well as the preparation for corporate shows… hence the low frequency of blog entries. So far this week, we have staged 3 different shows with one more later … Continue reading
Ning was featured in the “SHOP” section of Weekend TODAY. This is a section that interviews celebrities and personalities on their shopping interests and habits. Check out the short & fun interview here.
Here is a performance of our version of a rarely seen illusion called “Shadow Vision”. The original design & fabrication of this prop is by the late-Ken Whitaker & Paul Haynes from Creative Illusions. We redesigned, made physical modifications and restaged … Continue reading
As many who know me, I started my career, like most professional magicians, performing for kids parties & shows. Back then in 1993, there were only about 3 or 4 professional magicians (who all performed mainly kid shows) in Singapore and I … Continue reading
Ning is featured in a Men’s Health Singapore interview where she discusses what she thinks about Magic and finds sexy! Read it here.
By request, I’ve uploaded photos of my custom Optimus Primes onto Flickr. The photos are larger than what is contrained by this blog so you can see greater detail in this Flickr photos. Check on the photo sets here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jcsum … Continue reading
After two weeks of work, here is the reveal for my interpretation of Optimus Prime if he were to engage in army jungle warfare. Move over John Rambo! This version of Prime was inspired by my two & a half years … Continue reading