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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 Designer
This comprehensive list of books and DVDs was compiled for the modern stage magician or illusionist in mind. With that, I’m speaking of magic artistes and entertainers looking to present illusions to a modern audience and to be relevant in today’s pop … Continue reading
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
In between traveling for our international gigs the last few weeks, we had a short break for Chinese New Year, worked several local shows, held our Magic Boutique sale and have been working on several new exciting projects. A New … Continue reading
The Ultimate Illusion Collection: The Vault Edition is printed and orders will be shipped out tomorrow. I know there are a few magicians who ordered this months ago but waited for this updated, expanded and improved edition. Trust me, the … Continue reading
Introducing the ultimate collection of professional illusions for the modern performer! I’m really proud of this collection of work that has been 100% reformatted and updated into a two-volume set. It is a definitive tome of my contributions to illusion literature … Continue reading
People who follow our work will know that “360 Sawing” is one of our signature illusions, as very few magicians in the world perform it, especially the way the present it. Now, we can safely say that no one else … Continue reading
Thank you so much for the incredible support and making my new “Illusionary Departures 2012″ the current best selling book! The first run of books have sold out but a new batch will be coming this week so do not … Continue reading