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: May 2010
It is just over 2 weeks to “The Urban Circus” and all the performers are gearing up to put up a stellar show targeted at family heartlanders. For the paying audience, this will probably be one of the most value for … Continue reading
I took my time to create this latest custom. It is my first battle damaged and weathered look for an Optimus Prime and it took some time to design the various elements. While not particularly difficult, it takes a light … Continue reading
Nick John, the winner of our Facebook Aladdin Lamp contest posted really awesome fan-made photos us on Facebook. Check them out: Rubbing the lamp to conjure up Ning the Genie I didn’t even notice that Nick John photoshopped my face … Continue reading
Cracked.com had an interesting and truthful article on magic tricks psychics use. Read it here. While written as a humourous read, like most of their satirical articles, there is truth behind the words. I thought it would be good time … Continue reading
I saw this video shared on Facebook and reshared it with my thoughts. It is a clip of Philip Yeo, Chairman of SPRING Singapore, a government statutory board promoting entrepeneurship, giving his reason why Apple is successful. First of all, … Continue reading
Wow! It has been a week since I last blogged and the reason is that I never got around to finish an entry even though I have about 4 entries started! It has been a week-long of pre-production work for … Continue reading
Ning & I have the honour of being the only Singapore illusionists to be featured as part of the Essential Magic Conference organized by Luis de Matos, Marco Tempest and David Britland. Here is the intro they gave us: “J … Continue reading