Tuesday, July 26, 2011

 

JULY REVIEW




PACKS FLAT ILLUSIONS FOR KID & FAMILY SHOWS




BY JC SUM








For the past 36 years my magical career has covered the Kid and Family show market, even my years in Las Vegas the show was for families. Now as a magician we all dream at one time or another to have that Illusion show ala Mark Wilson or David Copperfield but the bulk and set ends up making us smart to use smaller props and learn get the most mileage out of each prop. Over the years many great illusion plans are out there from creative minds such as Paul Osbourne and Andrew Mayne.

Well now from Singapore comes a new name in the Illusion designing biz and that is JC Sum. Actually first he is one of Asia's top profession Illusionists having stage over 3000 shows all over the world (http://www.jcsum.com/). His creative gift to the world of magic is his eye and mind on how Illusions work and how to get the most out of one for his audience. Having produced other books and DVDs on Illusions for stage and street magic (http://www.illusionbooks.com/), JC turns his talents to the Family Market with Packs Flat Illusions for Kid & Family shows.

Now with a title like that JC has a lot to live up and does! Now understand this is a book of Illusions for the working pro that wants to take his show to "A" level status. JC's plans are very clever and visual and that's the most important thing for any show. This book has plans for 8 Illusions which include:

THE GIFT BOX

  D.I.Y. Illusion Box to Produce a Balloon Animal, Stuffed Toy or Doll

THE IMPOSSIBLE BOX
  Unique Design & Routine for a Production Box

BIRTHDAY CAKE TABLE
 Magically Produce a Birthday Cake Surrounded

SUPER SAVER DELIVERY
  A Girl Production Illusion that Costs Less than $100 to Build

THE FABULOUS MAGIC MACHINE
  A Magical Scientific Contraption for Endless Possibilities

CLOAK OF INVISIBILITY
 Magically Produce a Kid From a Wizard’s Trunk

THE GIANT CEREAL MYSTERY
  A Multiple Colour Changing Cereal Box to Fish Aquarium Illusion

 TWISTED CONCLUSION
  A Complete Vanish Climax for the Head Twister

These effects will help you be able to up sell your simple family magic show to the status of family Illusion show. Each are simple to build and perform and of course a few of them have spots where the Birthday child can be made even more of a star of the show. Some of these effects can be themed in many different style of presentations. I highly recommend this book for many reasons but first off because the idea that you can now offer much more to your family shows. The status of just one of these illusions in your show can give you the chance to also ask for a bit more money to your program and who doesn't like that concept.

Each of these Illusions are not to hard to build and could be made in a short amount of time. The price for this book is $45.00 that comes down to about 5.62 per illusion and that's a great deal in itself. Each of the Illusions are also not expensive either to build. You will be inspired from the many great ideas in this book again to take your simple family show to the next professional level. You will be able to get this book from your favorite magic dealer such as http://www.hocus-pocus.com/ as JC will be working with Murphy's Magic to sell them worldwide.



Hope you get the chance to purchase this great book. If you are someone looking to have your product reviewed please feel free to email me at tonyblanco@aol.com











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