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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: Sword Basket
As mentioned in my previous post, Thomas Clark is the authorized builder for a new illusion of mine called “The Blade Pyramid“. The physical prop has been completed with only the front graphic of a silhouette of a girl not yet … Continue reading
As part of the launch of “Behind the Illusions” and all the major updates to http://www.illusionbooks.com, I have also ventured into the world of podcasting or audio shows! This is part of my goal of using different mediums and platforms … Continue reading
Since 2004, I’ve been trying to give back to the magic community through the publication of my original ideas in books and illusion plans. Ning & I have a new project that will be released very shortly. It has got … Continue reading
When I first saw this, it reminded me of a cross between the classic sword box and Mac King’s “Vanishing Head” effect he does in his comedy magic show. And I was right, Andrew credits the sword box as his … Continue reading
If you perform a stage magic show, you might be interested in adding an illusion to your show as a first step to building a fuller illusion show. You will no doubt be wondering what a good first illusion should … Continue reading