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: International Illusionists
In Nov 2012, Ning & I completed a 5-week 21-city “3 Sides of Magic” lecture tour in France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. We also had the pleasure of being invited to tape a second appearance at the world-famous television … Continue reading
It is official! Ning & I set our 3rd world magic record this evening! “The Impossible Challenge” saw us perform “50 Magical Productions in 5 Minutes”. Performed in front of a VIP audience of about 500 people as the closing … Continue reading
Check out the final images for our new publicity photos shot by celebrity photographer Joel Low. Our official duo promo photo. Ning’s solo promo shot. An artistic shot of Ning’s new “Double Strait Jacket Striptease”
While we have a fairly large bank of promo photos, we have used all of them in our various posters, publicity for mega illusions and media. It was also time for a new set to feature Ning’s current chic hairdo. So, … Continue reading
We will soon be heading back to Genting for “Superstars of Magic”. We have a truckload of illusions being brought up for the show consisting of 5 relatively large ATA flight cases. I will not spoil the surprise here as … Continue reading
We have been headlining on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Liners’ “Legends of the Sea” the past five weeks and had a fabulous time. Wifi was limited so I have not been able to update the blog as all available Wifi … Continue reading
Ning & I are on different issues of 8 days magazine. I was in a feature in last week’s issue and Ning is featured in this week’s issue. Both are completely different features but highlights our “3 Sides of Magic” … Continue reading
Evolution is important for any serious artiste, magic or otherwise. Originality and innovation is necessary for artistes looking to reach world-class standards and push the art forward. My personal criteria in selecting illusions for our show is simple… yet extremely … Continue reading