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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: illusion builder
As mentioned in my previous post, Thomas Clark is the authorized builder for a new illusion of mine called “The Blade Pyramid“. The physical prop has been completed with only the front graphic of a silhouette of a girl not yet … Continue reading
If you listened to my latest audio show, “How Build an Illusion Show for $500 that Can Be Performed Almost Anywhere” audio show, you would likely have downloaded a free UNPUBLISHED original illusion plan –“The Blade Pyramid”. The plans outlined a … Continue reading
“Impassable” is still our top-selling custom-built illusion and illusionists around the world are performing this practical illusion in their own shows. The popularity of our “Behind the Illusions” DVD has also spurred many people to see the thinking behind and … Continue reading
Illusions are an expensive investment and one solution for new illusionists (and seasoned professionals) is to build the illusion yourself as opposed to purchase one from a professional illusion builder. Now, there are many benefits from purchasing from a professional builder and … Continue reading
We shifted the main apparatus used for “The Aerial Exit” from our workshop to the our magic studio where we assembled final components and added in certain secret “extras”. At a cursory glance, the apparatus looks like a combination of Ning’s “The … Continue reading
Our next few weeks will be busy with photo & video shoots for a variety of projects, one being our 8th mega illusion. I have finished the technical design for the main apparatus and staging for the mega illusion. As … Continue reading
Congrats to Fernando Alonso for winning the F1 Singapore Grand Prix! The loud roars of the the F1 are now over and road conditions will be back to normal! Yay! Singaporeans have had disruptive traffic for months with the National … Continue reading
Response to the brand new Magic Boutique has been fantastic! Local customers have indicated tremendous interest in new shipping policies, promotions and the announcement of new exclusive products. A whole new international customer base has also come to know of Ning’s … Continue reading