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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
Some weeks ago, Ning & I got the call to appear as personalities on a new Mediacorp TV game show called “We are Singaporeans”. From what I understand, it is a “Hollywood Squares” type show with celebrities and personalities or “Singapore Icons” asking … Continue reading
Today, we filmed the opening illusion for our 60min 3D TV magic special. Typically, in any show, whether a short form project or a film, more often than not, the show is not filmed in the sequence that is shown … Continue reading
I wrote about the first 3 days of the filming of “M for Magic” previously here. The series is an independent magic program featuring the future in local magic (youth talents) brought to you by J C Sum & Magic … Continue reading
Yesterday was another 12-hour shoot day for two different shows. The first 3/4s of the day was for our 3D TV special and we filmed at the zoo! In terms of feel and mood of this segment, it is the most laid back … Continue reading
Today was probably the toughest day of our 3D TV magic special for a single segment and illusion. We started early at 7am at the Singapore F1 Pit Building at Marina Bay. The day was dedicated to our Bus Vanish … Continue reading
Today’s shoot for our 3D TV magic special was a truly different one. As part of the writer’s vision, this is a fantasy sequence that is a back story to a music video type segment in the show. We shot the … Continue reading
On 26 Mar 2011, Sat, I will be one of the speakers at TEDxNTU. I also just found out I will be closing the event. This is an independently organized TED event that promotes the sharing of ideas around the world. … Continue reading
Two weeks ago, Ning & I filmed content for 9 “webisodes” of a new online TV series called “M for Magic” produced by Sinema Media. We film the last episode this coming Tues after a full-day shoot of our 3D TV special. In “M … Continue reading