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Tips\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStage Movement \u0026amp; Blocking for Illusions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWorking with an Assistant\/ Partner\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMaking Illusions Unique through design and\/ or presentation\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIllusion Design Approach \u0026amp; Philosophy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIllusion Building Tips\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThoughts on Overly Performed Illusions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIllusions - to buy or to build?\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eChoosing the right illusions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIllusions with Multiple Uses\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRecycling Illusions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLighting Enhancement for Illusions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIllusion Cloth Handling\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCasing Illusions - Managing space, weight, time and efficiency through illusion breakdown design.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eResources for Illusionists\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIllusion Reference\/ Credits \u0026amp; History\u003ci\u003eIllusions used to illustrate teachings include:\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCrystal Metamorphosis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAn original design for a see-through \"Substitution Trunk\" built for speed\u003cbr\u003eTeachings: Illusion Design, Illusion Choreography \u0026amp; Movement, Lighting Design\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCrystal Appearance\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAn original design \u0026amp; approach to performing the \"Crystal Casket\" illusion\u003cbr\u003eTeachings: Deceptive Base Design, Illusion Construction, Illusion Cloth Handling\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eSmoke Chamber\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eA magical appearance from an empty glass cabinet that fills with smoke\u003cbr\u003eTeachings: Deceptive Base Design, Illusion Construction\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eHuman Light Tunnel* \/ Shadow Vision*\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eA reinvention of the Jim Sommer's \"Lights Fantastic\" mini-illusion\u003cbr\u003eTeachings: Illusion Design, Ethics \u0026amp; Rights, Designing a Presentation to Enhance Stage Character, Onstage Cueing between Performers\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eImpassable*\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eA reinvention of Jim Steinmeyer's \"Through a One-Inch Hole\" illusion\u003cbr\u003eTeachings: Illusion Design, Illusion Presentation, Practicality in Illusions\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eLight \u0026amp; Space\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eA high-tech \"Spiker\" style illusion using LED Light Staffs\u003cbr\u003eTeachings: Illusion Design, Illusion Recycling, Examining Illusion Appearance Reveals\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eTheatre of Shadows*\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe classic Shadow Box illusion presented in a modern illusion show\u003cbr\u003eTeachings: Classics in a Modern Illusion Show, Choosing a First Illusion, Redressing an Illusion\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eModern Art*\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eA different presentation for Jim Steinmeyer's neo-classic dividing girl illusion\u003cbr\u003eTeachings: Illusion Design, Illusion Presentation, Differentiating your Illusion Performance\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eRevollusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAn original presentation for an illusion with a giant industrial fan\u003cbr\u003eTeachings: Illusion Design, Character Development through Presentation, Creative Illusion Thinking, Show Production\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e360 Sawing*\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eJ C's complete redesign and rebuild of Gerry \u0026amp; Leonora Frenette's \"Woman's Revolution\"\u003cbr\u003eTeachings: Illusion Design, Illusion Choreography \u0026amp; Movement, Working with Stage Crew\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ci\u003e* While approaches to illusion design are discussed, the exact methods of proprietory illusions are not revealed. 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JC SUM | BEHIND THE ILLUSIONS - DVD

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In this groundbreaking DVD set, learn the design, performance and approach to modern stage illusions through one of the top illusion teams in the world.

If you ever wanted to learn how to approach illusion performing, designing and producing, this DVD is a must-have.

J C Sum & 'Magic Babe' Ning, "Asia's Most Famous Illusionists" (The Straits Times), take you behind their illusions and share their experience & expertise by analyzing 10 cutting edge illusions in live performance.

This is not an illusion method explanation video but J C & Ning offer a comprehensive overview to stage illusions that will be invaluable to stage magicians & illusionists of ALL levels.

The duo covers illusions of different sizes and scale to illustrate various learning points, highlight design elements and shed insight on illusion techniques, motivation and philosophy of performing illusions for today's audience.

As a bonus, for the first time ever, J C & Ning will share behind the scenes information on one of their live mega illusions, "The Aerial Exit".

Information shared in Behind the Illusions include:

  • Illusion Performance Approaches & Tips
  • Stage Movement & Blocking for Illusions
  • Working with an Assistant/ Partner
  • Making Illusions Unique through design and/ or presentation
  • Illusion Design Approach & Philosophy
  • Illusion Building Tips
  • Thoughts on Overly Performed Illusions
  • Illusions - to buy or to build?
  • Choosing the right illusions
  • Illusions with Multiple Uses
  • Recycling Illusions
  • Lighting Enhancement for Illusions
  • Illusion Cloth Handling
  • Casing Illusions - Managing space, weight, time and efficiency through illusion breakdown design.
  • Resources for Illusionists
  • Illusion Reference/ Credits & HistoryIllusions used to illustrate teachings include:

    Crystal Metamorphosis
    An original design for a see-through "Substitution Trunk" built for speed
    Teachings: Illusion Design, Illusion Choreography & Movement, Lighting Design

    Crystal Appearance
    An original design & approach to performing the "Crystal Casket" illusion
    Teachings: Deceptive Base Design, Illusion Construction, Illusion Cloth Handling

    Smoke Chamber
    A magical appearance from an empty glass cabinet that fills with smoke
    Teachings: Deceptive Base Design, Illusion Construction

    Human Light Tunnel* / Shadow Vision*
    A reinvention of the Jim Sommer's "Lights Fantastic" mini-illusion
    Teachings: Illusion Design, Ethics & Rights, Designing a Presentation to Enhance Stage Character, Onstage Cueing between Performers

    Impassable*
    A reinvention of Jim Steinmeyer's "Through a One-Inch Hole" illusion
    Teachings: Illusion Design, Illusion Presentation, Practicality in Illusions

    Light & Space
    A high-tech "Spiker" style illusion using LED Light Staffs
    Teachings: Illusion Design, Illusion Recycling, Examining Illusion Appearance Reveals

    Theatre of Shadows*
    The classic Shadow Box illusion presented in a modern illusion show
    Teachings: Classics in a Modern Illusion Show, Choosing a First Illusion, Redressing an Illusion

    Modern Art*
    A different presentation for Jim Steinmeyer's neo-classic dividing girl illusion
    Teachings: Illusion Design, Illusion Presentation, Differentiating your Illusion Performance

    Revollusion
    An original presentation for an illusion with a giant industrial fan
    Teachings: Illusion Design, Character Development through Presentation, Creative Illusion Thinking, Show Production

    360 Sawing*
    J C's complete redesign and rebuild of Gerry & Leonora Frenette's "Woman's Revolution"
    Teachings: Illusion Design, Illusion Choreography & Movement, Working with Stage Crew

    * While approaches to illusion design are discussed, the exact methods of proprietory illusions are not revealed. The viewer will need to have a working knowledge of basic methods and principles used. Full credits and references of all illusions are included in the DVD.

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