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Book details
  • Genre:GAMES
  • SubGenre:Magic
  • Language:English
  • Pages:434
  • Format:Hardcover
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781483587745

Ultimate Illusion Collection

Trinity Edition

by J C Sum

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Overview
From making a motorcycle appear while surrounded by an audience, to making a car materialize within an empty enclosure, to walking through a giant industrial fan; this is the ultimate collection of professional illusions for the modern illusionist! J C Sum is a professional illusionist and widely regarded as one of the most prolific modern illusion designers in the world today. The “Ultimate Illusion Collection: Trinity Edition” is the 3rd edition of J C’s illusion omnibus; 100% reformatted, expanded and updated into a single massive tome. The Trinity Edition contains the latest versions of J C’s entire collection of illusions detailed in his professional illusion book trilogy, “Illusionary Departures”, “Equilateral” and “Urban illusions”, including new images as well as brand new illusion designs. In addition, all the stage acts & illusions detailed in his book "Illusionism" are included in this collection. These are specialty illusions designed with mentalism plots. As a bonus, the secret method of J C's first mega illusion, “The Impossible Teleportation”, where he teleported 50 stories in 5 seconds in front of more than 9000 people, is outlined at the end of the book; along with a discussion on creating a mega stunt. The illusions have been sorted and divided into nine categories, classified according to illusion effect & genre, to make referencing easy. This will allow the reader to cross-reference methods, ideas and presentations between similar illusions easily. All illusion designs are detailed with full building plans, detailed fabrication instructions, material lists, performance and presentation notes. Almost 70 illusions are explained.
Description
From making a motorcycle appear while surrounded by an audience, to making a car materialize within an empty enclosure, to walking through a giant industrial fan; this is the ultimate collection of professional illusions for the modern illusionist! J C Sum is a professional illusionist and widely regarded as one of the most prolific modern illusion designers in the world today. The “Ultimate Illusion Collection: Trinity Edition” is the 3rd edition of J C’s illusion omnibus; 100% reformatted, expanded and updated into a single massive tome. The Trinity Edition contains the latest versions of J C’s entire collection of illusions detailed in his professional illusion book trilogy, “Illusionary Departures”, “Equilateral” and “Urban illusions”, including new images as well as brand new illusion designs. In addition, all the stage acts & illusions detailed in his book "Illusionism" are included in this collection. These are specialty illusions designed with mentalism plots. As a bonus, the secret method of J C's first mega illusion, “The Impossible Teleportation”, where he teleported 50 stories in 5 seconds in front of more than 9000 people, is outlined at the end of the book; along with a discussion on creating a mega stunt. The illusions have been sorted and divided into nine categories, classified according to illusion effect & genre, to make referencing easy. This will allow the reader to cross-reference methods, ideas and presentations between similar illusions easily. All illusion designs are detailed with full building plans, detailed fabrication instructions, material lists, performance and presentation notes. Almost 70 illusions are explained including: ILLUSION SYSTEMS & UTILITIES: Deceptive Base Work, Black Art Case Table, Black Art Table Slide, Fourth Dimensional Exit, Motion Delayed Vanish/ Appearance, Modern Flight Case Table and Light Pillars. APPEARANCES & VANISHES: Crystal Striptease, Light & Space, Light & Space II, Benchmark, Dekolta’s Dilemma, Singular, Ultimate Victory Cartons, Graffiti Girl, Reinvent The Doll House, Back Door Appearance, Branded, VIP Trunk, Ghost Cabinet, 12-Girl Cabinet and Revollusion. PENETRATIONS: Visual Displacement, 6 Inches, Steel Displacement, A Walk Through The Winery, Slicing Through and Wind Passage. METAMORPHOSIS & ESCAPES: Reinvent The Sub-Trunk, ATA Sub Trunk, Crystal Metamorphosis, Chain Reaction and Fortress. BOX JUMPERS: Reinvent The Zig Zag Girl, Multi-Vide, Seven By Half V2.0, Wall 2 Wall and Squeezed & Skewered. MENTALISM ILLUSIONS: First Impressions, Unseen Forces, Shatter, Paycheck, Wedlock, Psychometric Touch, Jumbo Visible Deck, Fashion Statement and New-Age Spirit Cabinet STAGE ROUTINES: Creation Of Life, The Time Machine and Sweepstakes. COMEDY ILLUSIONS: The Vanishing ‘Tiger’ and Hiding In Plain Sight VEHICLE PRODUCTIONS: Ultimate Full Throttle, Bluff Appearance and Phantom Car Appearance. CREATING THE MEGA STUNT: The Impossible Teleportation (Teleporting 50 Stories In 5 Seconds) Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced
About the author
Based in Singapore, J C Sum is one of the top professional illusionists in Asia and is a world-class designer of original illusions and mega illusions. As an international performer, J C has staged over 3500 shows across Asia Pacific as well as in the Middle East, Europe and the US. Over the years, he has created many original mega illusions and stunts that have established him as one of the most innovative illusionists in the world. His creative stunts include reading 100 minds in 60 minutes, performing the world’s first tandem upside down double strait jacket escape and teleporting & vanishing people & cars over great distances. More than 120 million people have seen J C’s magic on television with appearances on over 26 programs internationally. J C is widely regarded as one of the most prolific modern illusion designers in the world. He has written numerous best-selling books on illusion designs & presentations and produced various videos on illusions for the magic community that have been sold in over 75 countries. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed “The Showbiz Master Plan” that details a blueprint to a successful live entertainment career. J C produces content and a podcast for the Backstage Business Academy, a site that explores and inspires extra income ideas for creative people. Besides magic, J C enjoys reading, watching movies, playing pool, cooking and customizing “Transformers” toys. For more info, visit: www.jcsum.com
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