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: January 2011
One question we get a lot is how we come up with new ideas, whether for magic acts, performance presentations, marketing or publicity. Any Commerical Creative Artist or agency needs to have skills in creativity and innovation. While there is a latent … Continue reading
A whole bunch of reviews have been uploaded to http://www.sexymagicreviews.wordpress.com Expect more reviews in the next few days. Also, as part of the Lunar New Year celebration, Ning is holding a mega sale for Magic Boutique. I’ve seen the list … Continue reading
One of things I had a chance to do this week was work a close-up gig. As my fee structure is by appearance and not by the type of show I do, I generally only do close-up for selective corporate & special … Continue reading
I know it has been dark on the blog front! Mainly because we have been developing several projects we cannot talk about as well as pitching for shows. Most recently, we spent half a day filming for a new project … Continue reading
I first started working on my “Transformable Power Up Optimus Prime” almost a year ago. It was only recently I did a full repaint including adding battle damage to reflect a movie-accurate version of Power Up Prime in the movie … Continue reading
Thanks to Bernard for posting his review on “Urban Underground” When I first read his review, I did tell him I thought it might come across biased and people might think it was not a partial review. He replied and … Continue reading
Here is my latest custom Optimus Prime! From the big, I’ve now gone to the small with a micro Legends Class Movie version Optimus Prime. This figure stands 3 inches tall and I did my personal custom battle damage & weathering … Continue reading
We have officially moved the first 50 copies of our first instructional magic DVD since its official launch last Sat in Penang. Well, actually 49 copies DVD #1 is framed up just for Ning & myself! Photo Credit: Kei Ng Feedback … Continue reading