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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: July 2010
Ron Bauer is one of the “old guards” in magic and is well respected for his seniority and experience in magic. This is a set of lecture notes that are to complement his live lecture. The problem is that the notes are … Continue reading
In a few weeks, we should be announcing our latest mega illusion! As a prelude to that announcement, we just uploaded brand new previously unreleased behind-the-scenes footage from my first ever mega illusion “The Impossible Teleportion” back in 2007. We thought we lost … Continue reading
I’ve mentioned the hit US comedy “The Big Bang Theory” in previous entries. It is by the creator of “Two & a Half Men” and features an ensemble cast of geeks and a beauty. Season 1 & 2 are available … Continue reading
Back in the day, Devin Knight was building illusions (and I believe still does so selectively) and in fact, he built me a wooden packing crate Sub Trunk (about 11 years ago) which I graphically redesigned to have a “Toxic Metamorphosis” theme. … Continue reading
The folks at i-weekly are just so awesome and sweet! They have done features on both Ning & myself in the last 2 years and in the lastest issue, they gave us top billing in a full-page article they did … Continue reading
After three years of staging South East Asia’s first ever mega illusion where I teleported 50 stories in 5 seconds, people are still talking and asking about the illusion. Many also fondly remember our us teleporting 3 people cross the … Continue reading