This is an audio discussion on J C Sum's "Illusionary Departures 2012" book.
“Illusionary Departures 2012” is a treasury of original illusion designs and presentation plots from J C Sum, one of Asia’s most successful illusionists & illusion designers.
This is the latest edition of the book that was first released in 2004. Over the last 8 years, the book has been revised, updated, expanded and is now J C’s BIGGEST illusion book to date! It contains 35 illusions & stage routines with carefully thought out designs, methodologies and presentation plots that take into consideration motivation, logic and credibility in the performance of illusion.
Illusions detailed inside the book cover multiple genres including penetrations, appearances, vanishes, transpositions and escapes. Also shared are a variety of original stage routines such as a logical time travel act, motivated torn & restored effect and a silent theatrical piece with plot and progressive structure.
In one of the most valuable chapters in the book, J C shares his original approach to designing and building a modern illusion base. His base is highly deceptive and sturdy but is very lightweight compared to traditionally built bases. J C and his onstage partner, ‘Magic Babe’ Ning, utilize this cutting edge base design in several of their illusions featured in their live shows and on TV across the world.
All the illusions were created for the working performer (from new workers to seasoned professionals) and have been prototyped, built and audience-tested in professional shows staged over the years since 1998.
All props are designed to pack down effectively for transport and most of the illusions can be performed surrounded or with audiences on three sides. Many of the illusions can be built inexpensively and are suitable even for beginners looking to get started in the field of grand illusions.
"Illusionary Departures 2012" features 145 pages of detailed illusion construction plans as well as full illusion presentations.
It is available from magic dealers worldwide or from www.magicboutique.sg with free shipping worldwide.