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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.
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This is a very differently produced and directly magic DVD. Produced in France, the DVD starts with a short film with magic but with some routine presented with continuity in sort of a storyboard. It was entertaining and fresh. The … Continue reading
This is one of the latest offerings from Big Blind Media. The DVD is in line with their solid production values. Ollie Mealing shares various original techniques and a couple of card routines in this DVD. The material is not for … Continue reading
If you have John’s previous offering “Meant to Be” and enjoyed it, you will like this too. The Flip Shift is a an original technique for doing a shift while taking the deck out a box. While it is is … Continue reading
I reviewed Eric Jones’ “An Extension of Me” DVD set last month. Here is a guest review from Kinetic Gal on one of the latest offerings available from Magic Boutique. “Performance and Requirement In this DVD, Eric Jones teaches his … Continue reading
Ron Bauer is one of the “old guards” in magic and is well respected for his seniority and experience in magic. This is a set of lecture notes that are to complement his live lecture. The problem is that the notes are … Continue reading
Back in the day, Devin Knight was building illusions (and I believe still does so selectively) and in fact, he built me a wooden packing crate Sub Trunk (about 11 years ago) which I graphically redesigned to have a “Toxic Metamorphosis” theme. … Continue reading
Anyone who has been in magic for a signifcant period of time would be familiar with John Shryock. He is a working pro who performs both on stage and close-up. He has also released a number of magic products/ DVDs … Continue reading