An Unlikely Statesman

By Quan CM Tran | 2018-06-09
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This past summer, a friend told me about the Bun Cha place Anthony Bourdain and President Obama ate at in Hanoi. I looked at a picture they had taken (not this one) of the table. It had become a shrine of their meal. I laughed and shook my head. Only Tony could pull that off.…

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56 – A Fan Letter to the Houston Astros

By Quan CM Tran | 2017-11-07
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Scripture says there is a time for everything. But if you have been a Houston Astros fan, you’d probably relegated the idea of a World Series win into the deep recesses of your mind, hanging out with trig equations you will never touch again (apologies to those that do). That is, until this team came…

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2017 NBA Finals Trip to The Land

By Quan CM Tran | 2017-06-12
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I got a chance to attend Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cavs at Q Arena in Cleveland. The Cavs organization graciously gave me a seat down by where ABC had their crew. It was my first time in The Land, and I have to say, it’s a nice city…

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2017 AAJA Asia Conference – N3Con Wraps Up

By Quan CM Tran | 2017-05-25
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AAJA Asia (Asian-American Journalists Association) just wrapped up their annual N3Con Conference in Hong Kong. I worked with the AAJA Asia chapter and AAJA Asia President and Bloomberg’s Angie Lau, in creating graphics, and motions pieces for their social media and Gala Dinner. Their Gala Dinner featured Joshua Wong, the Secretary General of Demosistō. Joshua played a…

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2017 Cleveland Cavaliers Playoff Hype Video Opens Their Title Defense

By Quan CM Tran | 2017-04-16
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Work just wrapped on the 2017 Cleveland Cavaliers Playoff Hype video that will be playing throughout their playoff run. I worked on three videos last season which followed their journey to bring home the Larry O’Brien trophy home to Cleveland for the first time. This year’s theme revolves around defending their title via their campaign,…

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International Documentary Association Covers Notes to My Father

By Quan CM Tran | 2017-02-27
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Ken Jacobson from IDA covered VR and AR documentary pieces from the 2017 Sundance Film Festivals including Notes to My Father: “Notes to My Father could have easily taken the route of showing how widespread the problem is or what steps can be taken to combat it. Instead, the film examines, through these two perspectives,…

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Shinola 360 with Luke Wilson Takes Home The Lumiere Award

By Quan CM Tran | 2017-02-15
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Shinola 360 with Luke Wilson took home a Lumiere Award this past week for Best VR Branded Experience. The 8th Annual ceremony was held in Hollywood at Warner Bros. Studios. Our DP, Celine Tricart, and EP, Taylor Williams were in attendance to accept the award. It’s such a great honor to be a part of…

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Notes to My Father accepted into 2017 SXSW Inuagural VR Program

By Quan CM Tran | 2017-02-07
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More good news as Notes to my Father was accepted into SXSW’s Inaugural VR Program. It will be making its world premiere in Austin, home of my alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin. Hook ‘Em!   Notes to My Father (India, UK, USA) Director/Screenwriter: Jayisha Patel Notes To My Father is a story of…

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Shinola 360 with Luke Wilson is Nominated for a Lumiere Award

By Quan CM Tran | 2017-02-03
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Good news came out as the 360 video I edited for Andrew and Luke Wilson for Shinola was nominated for a Lumiere Award by the Advanced Imaging Society. It was nominated in the VR – Branded category. Celine Tricart was the DP on the piece and we happily met for the first time at Sundance…

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Notes to My Father playing at Oculus House at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

By Quan CM Tran | 2017-01-15
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  Jayisha Patel’s film, Notes to my Father, in which I edited, is playing at The Oculus House at Sundance. It is a part of the program, VR for Good. The filmmakers and some of us at Reel FX will be descending upon Park City for the premiere. It should be a great time being…

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