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This blog details the "backstage business" of professional illusionist, illusion designer, author & show producer, J C Sum.
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Tag Archives: Sawing a girl in Half
People who follow our work will know that “360 Sawing” is one of our signature illusions, as very few magicians in the world perform it, especially the way the present it. Now, we can safely say that no one else … Continue reading
Last week, I posted an entry on some outstanding presentations of the classic “Sawing a Girl in Half” illusion. One of those magicians featured was Siegfried & Roy. You can read avery brief history on them on Wiki here. While … Continue reading
Presenting our ‘wicked’ “360 Sawing” illusion! Front Side Back This is my design of an illusion originally built by another illusion designer/ builder. We re-fabricated 70% of the illusion and added many modifications. The intellectual property rights of the basic effect and … Continue reading
The design of this new illusion is really ‘sick’! It features a spider web motif, a silhouette of ‘Magic Babe’, stainless steel structures and chains. When we are done with it in a few days time, it will stand at … Continue reading
When most illusion designers design illusions, they figure out the illusion method and work out the technical specifications of the illusion apparatus. They usually have a bare bone presentation that follows the structural effect of the illusion, but that is … Continue reading