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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.
Tag Archives: Close up Magician
After being sold out for more than a year, our “Urban Underground” DVD is back and available for a limited 2nd run. I’ve developed a lot of routines with original handlings or presentations and since the dawn of my career, … Continue reading
If you are a close-up magician in Singapore looking for a venue to work international audiences in a formal setting and have the flexibility of testing new material, this might be of interest to you! Last year, my magic production … Continue reading
I highlighted that a close-up magic competition was in the works over the last few weeks. The event has been finalized! Update: This event has been cancelled and will be replaced by the “3 Sides of Magic” lecture held on … Continue reading
One of the projects that Ning & I are working on to give back to the magic community is in the form of a full-day micro magic convention in Mar 2012. One highlight of the micro convention will be an “Ultimate Close-up Magic … Continue reading
Update: This event has been cancelled and will be replaced by the “3 Sides of Magic” lecture held on 7 Apr 2012, Sat, 2pm – 5.30pm at Sinema Old School. All info is available HERE.
Thanks to Red Dot Magic for the review of “Beyond the Mirror”! It was a full house so they were squeezed at the back but I’m glad that did not detract from the show. You can read the review HERE. … Continue reading
The first ticketed “Beyond the Mirror” went off beautifully last night. This was the full 60min version of the formal close-up show. It featured many of the acts that I performed for the showcase as well as new ones. “The … Continue reading