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.
Tag Archives: Crystal Metamorphosis
Ning & I finished our 4-month season as anchor headline entertainers on the Celebrity “Millennium” ship. Our contract allowed us time-off the ship that allowed us to work on our land-based shows and projects. We headline a Royal Caribbean cruise liner this … Continue reading →
It has been more than a month since I last blogged because we have been traveling for work and wifi was not stable enough to write long entries and upload photos without taking hours. So, get ready to be bombarded … Continue reading →
Ning & I are honoured to be the first ever Singapore artistes (not just magicians) to be booked to perform for Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde in Paris, France. Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde is a famed TV show that features the world’s top variety … Continue reading →
The team was at Marina Bay Sands for a full illusion show for a HP Sales Kick Off Event for over 1500 international staff members. The client wanted a high-end visual entertainment act that would engage the audience so we designed … Continue reading →
My new “Impassable” illusion is going well with working magicians around the world. It is truly a great practical illusion that includes audience interaction and visual illusion in a single act. I have listed a couple of new “used” illusions … Continue reading →
Some kind soul has uploaded all the performances from “Duel Mahakarya Magician” to Youtube This is obviously from the re-run show as it has been edited and the sound is clean, which is why audience pick-up is weak. But, I … Continue reading →
Here is something cool for all our fans & friends WORLDWIDE! Well, especially for Indonesian fans and our friends back home in Singapore who we are representing! Using two iphones, we shot these sequences back stage and front of the stage. … Continue reading →
The day of the live show, we were scheduled to do a full rehearsal with lighting and cameras. This gave us a chance to work on the actual stage and have the director and cameramen familiar with what we going … Continue reading →