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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.
Tag Archives: Motorcycle Illusion
“Impassable” is still our top-selling custom-built illusion and illusionists around the world are performing this practical illusion in their own shows. The popularity of our “Behind the Illusions” DVD has also spurred many people to see the thinking behind and … Continue reading
I first came up with the design of a motorcycle appearance in end-2004 and had in built in 2005. The goal was to create a practical appearance that could be performed surrounded and in all conditions. The “perfect” illusion that … Continue reading
Today, we filmed the opening illusion for our 60min 3D TV magic special. Typically, in any show, whether a short form project or a film, more often than not, the show is not filmed in the sequence that is shown … Continue reading
In the 2nd edition of my illusion book for magicians, “Equilateral”, I detailed the plans of an improved version of my original “Full Throttle” motorcycle illusion. Entiled ” Full Throttle: Reloaded”, it was a significant improvement over the version 1 … Continue reading
If you have been tracking my blog, the last few weeks have been a very creative period for me to develop & improve illusion designs. The final word on my “Full Throttle” motorcycle illusion has been written . The version we performed in “Ultimate … Continue reading
My mornings this past week have been spent in solitude planning and designing new acts and illusions. Working on a new show for a new venue means coming up with completely new & fresh acts; and it has been several … Continue reading
As you have probably read, my books are about to be reviewed on The Magic Review shortly and a copy of “The Event Illusionist” will also be up for grabs for a lucky reader. Remember to join “The Magic Review Facebook” group … Continue reading
As mentioned a few weeks ago, my illusion books will be reviewed on a fairly new but very promising magic review site called “The Magic Review”. “The Magic Review” is run by Milton Andrews and gives one of the most … Continue reading