Happy first official day of summer and you best believe it just got even hotter with the new beach-themed adventure of My Vacation In LAseason 2 as the fairweather friends dive into a bright new adventure that has been acclaimed by fans and viewers as “the best episode yet” from this docu mini-series by filmmaker Anthony “Rory” Tran.
Starring Erin Wilkin (Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown) and her honey Randy Roy with San Diego friend Adrianne, the colorful adventure includes classic California drives (with a gorgeous sunset and mountain view), a windy beach adventure, dipping toes in the Pacific Ocean, chasing seagulls, quick conversations and more in OC and LA County. And then comes conflict from Erin.
S2, Episode 3 – Chapter Titles
– Opening Credits “Turn This Around”
– Seal Beach (OC)
– Dip Your Toes Into The Pacific Ocean
– Can’t Stop The Wind
– Cali Driven
– Islands Away
– Top 10 Season 1 Spot
– Birds! Birds!
– You’re Going To Be Famous
– West Coast Sunset Cruise
– Backhead Bitchface
– Motorcyles Do What Ever The Phuck They Want
– Maru Maki Sushi
– Night at The Pike
– Broadway Bar Selfiganza
– Photo Slideshow
– Episode 4 Promo
Photo Slideshow still from My Vacation In LA 2 – Episode 3 SEAL BEACH LONG BEACH 2
At this point in the adventure, Erin has landed on the west coast, traveled downtown at The Pike, and has had some tipsy moments (and also some rather bitchy moments) while being filmed. Knowing she had the opportunity to stay at long-term friend Rory’s place for free and in return would be in season 2 and give him Cincinnati favorites like Skyline chili cans, Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce and Grippo’s BBQ chips, she sure started distancing herself from any interaction on camera and it becomes apparent midway through this episode when Rory asks for a sunset photo with her.
Is this is the beginning of the end for season 2? Either way, this episode is filled with surprise and magic. And the birds! – a stellar connection to the original short My Vacation In Cincinnati is amongst the fun.
Several viewers have even voiced their opinion upon the release of this new episode calling it “The best one yet”, “So much fun!” and “Amazing.” What are your favorite moments? #MVILA2
When the short film My Vacation In Cincinnatipremiered at the 48 Hour Film Festival, it became a hit for its quirky dramedy at a B&B (Bed & Breakfast) when a couple wins a radio contest to see their favorite rock band. Written by Shane Stephens and filmed in 2012, the cast mostly did improv with the extreme time constraint traveling to 5 different locations all over the Nati. Starring Obliquity actor Chris Corman, the movie inspired the docu mini-series 3 years later with My Vacation In LA which released 7 episodes this past February in 2016.
Erin Wilkin (Obliquity) with Freddy Kruger in My Vacation In LA season 2.
With a Top 10 Countdown being released soon for MVILA starring MÆRY QUEENS actress Ash Nicole, a season 2 has also been announced starring another Obliquity actress, Erin Wilkin. Not only are we preparing season 2, but My Vacation In Cincinnati 2 has been announced as well and it features singer/rapper Trippy T aka Rory Man from MVILA seasons 1 and 2 and Alicia from season 1. These new adventures take Rory to a reunion for 2 weeks after he moved 2 years and 2 months prior to LA, returning back home since the earnest move.
Without revealing too many details, My Vacation In Cincinnati 2 features actresses like Tia Casey from Obliquity, Christina Murnen star of Duality, Tani Bhatnagar from Coexist, and Ren Hicks writer of His Name Is Walter and star of Wreckfest, plus talent from the Obliquity soundtrack including Dustin James and Maliz Pop. This is one reunion you don’t want to miss!
Anthony Tran (Rory) with Dustin James and friends at reunion party May 21, 2016.
You can look forward to all the vacation adventure and stars as we show you around many hot spots in LA, updates on the underrated city of Cincinnati and more. Request your favorite vacation spots or places you’d like to see in the comments below and the “My Vacation” series could continue beyond the 2 cities!
We are still looking to find investors, sound designers, and support on our debut feature Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. In the meantime, enjoy the many articles and projects here at TrippyTranFilms.com and get ready for the newest set of videos showcasing Rory Man’s move to LA from the beginning since St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2014 like you’ve never seen before. See the truth behind the glitz with My Real Life In LA also coming soon. Discover this and more with previews at http://youtube.com/trippytran
My Vacation (series)
– My Vacation In Cincinnati (2012) (short)
– My Vacation In LA – season 1 (2016) (mini-series, 7 episodes)
– My Vacation In LA – season 2 (???)
– My Vacation In Cincinnati 2 (???)
– My Real Life In LA (???)
Last week, we listed 10 skits that have tummy tickling moments and we even listed all related videos including the future soon-to-be PocaHeyHey official, the reincarnate of Pocahontas in today’s society, plus character parodies like Titney Spears, Selena Stop!mez, Marie AntoiNOT!, the MSI “Prom” music video, the hilarious radio spot “Leatherware” and more. Well, you didn’t think it would stop there, did you!? Trippy Tran and Trippy Tran Films have been making professional videos and zany comedy skits since 2007 (and owner/operator Anthony Rory Tran has been writing since he was an itty bitty wittle kid.) Here’s 10 more skits! And look! You don’t have to worry about annoying ads all over the page (besides a select few of our own which we implore you to check up on it.) Also, you don’t have to click a Next page button constantly just to finish the article! It’s all listed below!
#1 Do The Apple Turnover! (Churry Churry)
In 2011, Arby’s was having a Cast Calling contest and Anthony “Rory” Tran aka artist Trippy T was on it. In less than a week, he called his local Arby’s (one with the original cowboy hat – those come few, far and between nowadays!) a flash mob of diverse folks, a killer food rap, a hot beat from Greg Durham aka Godtchie (who collaborated with Tran on the song “Mind ArC” for the COEXIST movie soundtrack – see our movies), the mixing style of Michail Sinenko aka Sonanze and the writing collaboration with Hapless aka J.B. Luckett of Eazy World Entertainment (see his debut music video) who also stars in the video as Tran’s hype man.
The video has gained the most fans and views for on a video for the Trippy Tran Films channel up until recently, now being the 2nd highest video with over 4 thousand views on the Trippy Tran Films channel with the highest count of views being our #2 video… (see below)
#2 SIPPY BEARS Juice Bar, Smoothies & Wheat Grass Lemonade
Chef Dan immediately called Anthony Tran about filming commercials for his new business Panda Chefs. He hired Tran to film and edit his commercials from Sushi Bears to Bolly Bears (Indian Cuisine) to the Panda Chefs Shark Tank audition tape sent to ABC as he was being considered, Classy Beading (jewelry making) to Sippy Bears at Findlay Market in downtown Cincinnati, OH. Together, they made promos and tutorial videos to all the delicious exotic ethnic options including the emerging hype of wheatgrass being a new health trend. For some odd reason (that our market research hasn’t full grasped) the Sippy Bears is the most viewed promo and is officially now the most viewed video on the Trippy Tran Films channel at over 6 thousand views! Why do you think that is? Comment and see all the promos below!
Panda Chefs – ABC’s Shark Tank Audition (Cooking Kits Promo) (coming soon)
Basil Bears (Thai Food)- (Coming soon!)
Tran also shot Chef Dan’s sister’s wedding and made a music video to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” for her wedding video out of the footage and choreography they performed at that wedding. Click the link and keep following your dreams people!
Music by Sonanze.
Video and edits by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films.
Chef Dan with The Hunger Games star Josh Huctherson!
#3 CONAN! Please Blow Up My Car
In 2010, Conan O’Brien had a contest for everyone in the US to submit their crappiest vehicle video and submit it to NBC for the Conan O’Brien Show. The winner was in the same town the studio was in, Los Angeles, CA where Tran now resides. Too bad his car wasn’t in LA so they could blow it up on site. We might have won!
The selection description on their site mentions:
Working in conjunction with the writers of “The Tonight Show with Conan O’brien” we created this fun promo for the launch of the Lexus HS. From over 3,000 video submissions, Conan picked a winner of the worst car in America who would win the Lexus HS in exchange for his car being blown to bits.
Actor Bobby Long approached Tran about doing a Dorito’s contest entry for the Super Bowl. Always game to collaborate, Tran united a team of people to create a video, and the resources included MMA fighter Chad Hinton and his own daughter in the video! Dorito’s bags spinning around his head by graphic/VFX artist Dan Hollandsworth made this video extremely memorable and a tummy tickler for sure, even if it didn’t win the contest (like most our vids – sad face !) There’s competition out there for sure, but isn’t it really about creating and collaborating to make unique and original videos? MMA fighter Chad Hinton thinks so!
See director/writer Anthony Tran’s “COEXIST” starring Bobby Long – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8PqUbrTaCw coming soon to The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015. Read about the epic DVD release here. Future articles about the double-disc set coming soon.
Bobby Long also hired Tran for a Russian wedding for the Abduganiev’s. Promo video coming soon!
(Here’s hoping everyone’s still married!)
#5 Ke$ha at LA Pride 2015
Well Ke$ha made a comeback that Saturday night at LA Pride this past year. Tran attended the aftermath and went to the parade; but when we stepped through the gates, there was a lot of trash. Needless to say, it made a funny Kesha’s “glitter trash” parody.
In 2007, Tran started at Brown Mackie College and graduated with an Associate’s of Applied Science degree in Audio/Video technology in 2009. The first storyboard project had to be done right, Tran said to himself – and even though the “Object of the Game” assignment was to film an angle, cut the camera and repeat to complete the project, Tran took it upon himself to do a small amount of editing so he could “disappear” from the pimp cups, which when premiered in front of his class, wowed the crowd.
See Tran’s “Drug Deal” featuring Izal Mane and Rel for a DP assignment he lead after he was recovering from being sick for the end of the month for a lighting class project – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB6gQ0zNpo8 and the next video features them as well!
#7 “Get Looney On ‘Em!”
Whilst Tran attended Brown Mackie, they helped film videos for a whole bunch of local Cincinnati artists including big time Showtime music vid (we shot the Goonies video which never was released) as well as Izal Mane and Rel’s old group Cincinnati’s Most Wanted. The students all got to help production, but each student was given the chance to do their own edit for a grade. Above is Tran’s edit. Honestly, Tran got a C+, but looking back at it now, if we had more time, we would perfect the video, but shoot, this is a Looney Tunes anthem for real! How hot is their take on being “looney”. Fresh. Dope. Real. Why are we so underground homies?! Ha.
Once again, another school project makes its way on our list. This hilarious video removed the original commercial’s audio for an assignment to redub the entire commercial. Thinking outside the box, Tran not only wanted to redo all the sound effects, music and voice overs, but instead, rematch it with a lip sync parody vid having Howie from Radio Shack say “can you transfer this cute white pussy to all my friends and family”. Yeah. We went there. See for yourself how well we matched lips and recreated the audio of a popular commercial. Featuring the voice announcer of Jeff Winkelman of Who Productions, Anthony’s main instructor at Brown Mackie College-Cincinnati.
On July 16, 2015, Tran worked did more for sports as a P.A. on Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports awards post party event! Due to a knee injury from a serving job in SoCal, he wasn’t able to do as much as he wanted, but being at UCLA helping the team at the Lost Child Meet-Up Point and Lost and Found. With film makers Kimbra McCaul and Dustin Young.
#9 A Suphero Birthday Party!
Filming our debut feature Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown came with connecting with our cast and crew, and in this case, actress Tia Casey and members of the rock band The Upset Victory. Together, we celebrated Tia’s birthday wearing superhero costumes made from table cloths and styrofoam masks.
Unfortunately, later in the evening, Tran was jumped by two guys near the band mates car. Tran said “what’s up” to them and the next thing you know, was beaten to the temple with pounding fists for over a minute until his friends left the bar and realized what was going on. It was like a black out. The attack occurred at Bellevue Vets in which there were security cameras and was by a main street off of the Newport exit, but the officer let the attacker go right in front of everyone and didn’t do anything for the ruthless attack. Luckily, only the good memories were captured above and one might call The Upset Victory including the guitarist’s heroic brother for being a superhero at the end of the night.
#10 ACTV Special featuring German Commercial parody, The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever Behind The Scenes, Music Videos and more!
Let’s time travel back to when Tran was a senior in high school and was still (and still is) very passionate about film work. He took 2 years of German and was finishing some scenes for The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever after making the MSI “Prom” cover video before and after his Junior Prom and was asked to submit to public broadcasting featuring his works. This special is about 25 minutes and includes a lot of Tran’s earlier work.
A few years later, ACTV in Anderson Township, banned Anthony Tran from airing videos on their public broadcasting saying our work was “too commercial”. When Tran released “COEXIST” after 10pm on public broadcasting, there were some concerns about the majority of elderly people residing and watching the program that the film was so horrific that it might give them a heart attack, said by the chairman. We don’t think our stuff is that explicit, but to each their own! Now Tran is in California and will be making a new special for Long Beach and LA residents to check out his work going along with The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015.
What was your favorite video?! Tell us in the comments below and as always, please follow us, subscribe, like and share! Or we won’t be able to make anymore videos.. ever! Ha. For real though. Seriously. #Support
For more comedy videos, check out professional movies like Wreckfest and My Vacation In Cincinnati which are coming soon to DVD, and of course check out our horror parody from 2005, The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever at youtube.com/trippytran and read the article about the film here.
More comedy, skits and vLogs to come! NEW VLOG show coming soon!
Robbed By A White Man
Sparkles the Flamer
Sarah McClachlan Pita skit
My Vacation in LA – DocuVid
The anticipated debut feature with the tagline “More Than The Eye Can See” from Trippy Tran Films and Sovereign Entertainment has recently released (mostly) spoiler-free Behind-The-Scenes segments on YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms – be sure to subscribe as new videos will be added. The journey shows tie-ins to Tran’s original short “Duality” with glimpses at some of the surprises in store for the upcoming full-length independent psych thriller Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown.
The video clips include previously unreleased interviews, insight on the lives and thoughts of the cast and crew, waiting in the rain for location clearance, flat tires, getting lost, favorite film parts, the mishaps and the accomplishments, plus, the director himself in action giving viewers a chance to see what it really took for us to make this community-oriented full-length indie film in the Greater Cincinnati Area.
Tran also mentions future releases in the playlist are going to include bands from the Obliquity soundtrack performing live, photo shoots with all the actors for the movie poster, the original cast (recorded with old school cell phones), rehearsing, voice overs and a First-Look at the band ALTERED in the recording studio performing the song they wrote for our film – also entitled “Obliquity”. (Playlist link is above – with 34 clips currently.) We will update the playlist weekly until we run out – and that’s not going to happen anytime soon.
Now when viewing the clips, you may notice that they are completely unedited video segments recorded per clip. Due to it being filmed off of a Sony Handycam (that Chris Hicks gave Tran in 2011) we found it to be incompatible with the MacBook used for handling the movie’s files while editing on Final Cut Pro. When we tried to view the file, there was no audio. We decided to give you the raw recordings as part of the experience because of that.
Teaser promo for the director’s cut test screen release which premiered December 2013.
By uploading each video to YouTube, audio and video then became readily available. The behind-the-scenes preview is here to ‘wet your thirst’ for more as we prepare finalizing postproduction of the film this year. New videos will be uploaded to the playlist periodically.
(see the trailers, character promos and more at the Obliquity playlist here):
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