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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: Escape Artist
After Ning’s highly successful “The Water Vault” mega stunt, it seemed difficult to top her precision executed full view underwater escape. However, I think we did and to a record 10,000-strong audience that packed the entire National Museum facade as … Continue reading
To celebrate our upcoming two mega stunts, we will be offering THREE exclusive autographed “The Water Vault” & “Ultimate Inversion” posters this week to fans & friends WORLDWIDE! All you have to do is post on our Facebook page wall HERE … Continue reading
One day after Ning attempts to escape from “The Water Vault”, both of us will attempt our most dangerous stunt ever – “Ultimate Inversion”! We will attempt the world’s first ever tandem upside down double strait jacket escape where we … Continue reading
In 2007, I undertook a small passion project where I (along with fellow magician Shawn Chua) researched the history of magic in Singapore. You can read that article here. It is with appreciative excitement that, 6 years later, the National … Continue reading
The latest episode of “M for Magic” features something very different from previous episodes. Ning & I opened with the allied art of fire stunts and Larry the Daredevil Magician performs a signature escape known as “The Trap Box”. Fly … Continue reading
Yesterday, we filmed two acts for the final taped segment of our 60min 3D TV Magic Special. The first act was a spiker illusion performed with a spectator while surrounded by a 100 people. The location was at the bottom … Continue reading
We have been prepping the mega escape stunt that will be filmed on Sunday night with a live audience. Particular attention has been made to the technical aspect of the escape. There are two important elements that make this stunt spectacular … Continue reading