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.
Category Archives: Show Production
We just wrapped up the final show for the “Heritage of Singapore Magic” shows as part of the Singapore Heritage Festival presented by the National Heritage Festival. You can read about the show and accompanying exhibition here. I’m personally proud … Continue reading
Photo credits: Bernard Sim and Ning. This past weekend, the “History of Singapore Magic” Exhibition and the “Heritage of Singapore Magic” shows opened at the Singapore Heritage Festival Hub at City Square Mall. The exhibition is curated by the National … Continue reading
If you are looking for something to do on 20, 21, 27 & 28 Jul 2013, come down with the family and friends to City Square Mall for a series of very special shows that Ning & I are producing … Continue reading
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
J C’s Note: 3 years ago, I wrote an essay called “The Magic Evolution & You”. Ning has expounded on this issue with her own thoughts, mirrored by her ever evolving magic, style & image. Just check out how much her magic … 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