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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: Coin Magic
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
This is a complete magic geek post… so muggles need not read further. I’ve written what may be the definitive guide on jumbo coins used in magic performance. Over the years, I’ve seen, handled and worked with many coins. I … Continue reading
In his ‘Bloomeries” DVD set prologue, Gaetan Bloom made a casual statement on how he looks for simple but not necessarily easy effects to perform. This is a profound statement that I think magicians are aware off but do not consider … Continue reading
The popularity of street magic is still high with magicians as well as TV producers around the world. Besides the strength of magic close-up to the spectators, (pure) Street Magic content is relatively easy to set-up/ execute and it is … Continue reading
The 3rd episode of “M for Magic” the online series designed by Sinema TV in collaboration with J C Sum & Magic Babe Ning and Fly Entertainment is now online. The whole will air on a new Internet TV portal that will be launched … Continue reading
One of the routines in our first ever instructional magic DVD is called “Silver Teleportation 2.0″. It is actually made of two different routines that I developed at different points in my career. However, I have since merged both routines … Continue reading