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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.
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Tag Archives: Illusion Design
I just got back into the workshop to begin overseeing the fabrication of four illusion projects that will be featured in various shows this year. While I use the term “illusion projects”, not all are illusions. Two are custom designed … Continue reading
Today, we shipped out the five cases of illusions that contain the illusions that we will be presenting as a seamless set for “Superstars of Magic 2″ in Genting Resorts World. Produced by Malaysia’s own hotshot magic producer & mentalist, David … Continue reading
I’ve just about finished the material specifications for our new illusion. Currently, entitled “Shadow Walk”, it will be made from 95% aluminum and stainless steel so there is a lot of custom cutting and welding to be done for this … Continue reading
It has been almost one full year that we have not built one of my original illusions for our shows. The last large-scale illusion that we built was for “The Aerial Exit”, a complex illusion that saw 5 people vanish … Continue reading
This entry is actually based on a response I made on a forum posted by a young magician for the US. It was regarding illusion redesigning rights and the rights to build an illusion based on an existing creation of someone else’s. … Continue reading
I first came up with the design of a motorcycle appearance in end-2004 and had in built in 2005. The goal was to create a practical appearance that could be performed surrounded and in all conditions. The “perfect” illusion that … Continue reading
Yesterday night, I presented an illusion show for a Japanese client with all the guests flying in from Japan. As such, it was primarily a visual illusion show with little talking. We featured several large scale illusions and included elements to … Continue reading
Two weeks ago, Ning & I filmed content for 9 “webisodes” of a new online TV series called “M for Magic” produced by Sinema Media. We film the last episode this coming Tues after a full-day shoot of our 3D TV special. In “M … Continue reading