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.
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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
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
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
A few weeks ago, Biore issued a challenge to us to see if Ning could perform a stunning piece of street magic with their new sunblock product for females, Biore UV Aqua Rich. As the product is “invisibly light” after applying it, … 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