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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: March 2011
With all the principal filming done for our 60min 3D TV Magic Special, I thought I would list all the acts designed for the show. Here is the complete list of magic, illusions and stunts we filmed: Harley Motorcycle Production … Continue reading
Yesterday, I headed to the MediaCorp Studios for a taping of a new game show “We are Singaporeans”. Intially, Ning & I were both invited to be “icons” for the show. Unfortunately, Ning could not make it as she is … Continue reading
Yesterday, we filmed two acts for the final taped segment of our 60min 3D TV Magic Special. The first act was a spiker illusion performed with a spectator while surrounded by a 100 people. The location was at the bottom … Continue reading
On Sat, I had the pleasure of being the closing speaker at TEDxNTU. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading” The program is designed to … Continue reading
We have been prepping the mega escape stunt that will be filmed on Sunday night with a live audience. Particular attention has been made to the technical aspect of the escape. There are two important elements that make this stunt spectacular … Continue reading
This Sunday, 27 Mar 2011, from 7pm – 11pm, I will be attempting a mega escape as part of the 3D TV Magic Special commissioned by the Media Development Authority. Reminiscent of Ning’s “Inversion” stunt from 2009, I will attempt … Continue reading
The end of the week will see me attend the first ever TEDxNTU event as the closing speaker. I might be on Class 95 with Jean Danker and Bobby Tonelli this week to talk about it. I’ll keep u updated! … Continue reading