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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: Escape Artist
The latest episode of “M for Magic” features something very different from previous episodes. Ning & I opened with the allied art of fire stunts and Larry the Daredevil Magician performs a signature escape known as “The Trap Box”. Fly … 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
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
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
Over the next couple of weeks, don’t be surprised to see Larry the Daredevil Magician performing close-up magic at your local supermarkets! He is representing Asia Pacific Breweries to promote their current beer promotions at supermarkets in the heartland neighbourhoods. … Continue reading
Larry’s promo video is now online and available. It really captures his style and target audience. As far as I can remember, there has not been a specifically designed magic show for local heartland and blue collar audiences. Larry’s show fills … Continue reading