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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Check out this article I wrote on maximizing your returns on your artwork to promote an independent theatre show. While the focus is for magicians, it applies to all arts & performing groups. Read it here.
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
After months of work and hours each week, I have completed my new ultimate illusion resource site: illusionbooks.wordpress.com The website includes FREE essays, links, DVD & book recommendations as well as FREE audio shows for magicians and illusionists. It also details … 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
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
The art of magic is growing strong with more content-driven magic publications and websites being offered over the last few years. Ning & I are tremendously honoured to be invited by magic media from across the world for contributions and … 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