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: Illusion Show
A few months ago, we started pre-production on a new illusion. Last month, we started production and practice of a new illusion act. And this month, we started rehearsals. I’m happy to say that the illusion is coming along well … Continue reading
J C’s Note: 3 years ago, I wrote an essay called “The Magic Evolution & You”. Ning has expounded on this issue with her own thoughts, mirrored by her ever evolving magic, style & image. Just check out how much her magic … Continue reading
Here is a great article by Ning that has been published in a few international magic magazines. It is an insightful and modern look at male performers working with female assistants, partners or co-performers from a female’s perspective. It is … Continue reading
We spent the better part of the day unloading and setting our illusions in the 1200-seat arena where we will be performing 6 shows over the next 3 days. We are one of the stars of an illusion production show … Continue reading
We are flying off early this morning to Kuwait City to be part of an illusion show production featuring magicians from the US, Europe and Asia… we represent Asia! Our props were shipped ahead of us and should be at … Continue reading
Ning & I were on the first Singapore artistes/ illusionists to be booked for the famed French TV Show Le Plus Grand Cabaret. The special that aired on New Year’s Eve 2011 was the highest rated TV show of its … Continue reading
Earlier this month, Ning, Ade & I flew up to France to perform on the famed French TV show Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde hosted by Patrick Sebastian. I wrote about our experiences taping for the show in France here. … Continue reading