Episode 2 “DTLB” Takes #MVILA2 On A New Adventure to The Loop 

Now that the season 2 intro is out, it’s time for the tripsters to take an adventure on Ocean Blvd with a psychedelic journey taking us to colorful downtown Long Beach, California – where Tran currently lives – making episode 2 titled “DTLB” an unforgettable experience.


In season 1, our visit to Long Beach included the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Rainbow Harbor tour, and a look at the Queen Mary. This time, it’s nightlife in LB with a visit to The Federal Bar, Rock Bottom Brewery, the Grand Prix fiber optic landmark The Loop and more as Erin enjoys her 4/20 evening in LA County while having a blazin’ good time!

Viewers get to see the Obliquity actress get a little tipsy, similarly to what we saw in season 1 when Alicia, Trippy T and Legend go to Venice Beach. The “liquid courage” takes her and Randy around the beautiful rainbow city, sharing moments that remind us of the original My Vacation In Cincinnati – the short film about a couple who wins tickets to Cincinnati, Ohio – as Erin points out all the unique scenery and even asks to be put on top of The Loop. Daring!

Ashley Hernandez (AKA Ash Nicole) from the My Vacation In LA – Top 10 Countdown season 1 video makes a dashing return for season 2 in this episode and is joined by videographer Anthony “Rory” Tran (AKA Trippy T) as he hosts and records the show again.  Be sure to check out Ashley Hernandez in the web series Mæry Queens.

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Ashley Hernandez, Erin Wilkin and Randy Roy in My Vacation In LA season 2.

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Find all the fun and adventure at YouTube.com/TrippyTran 
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Episode 3 is set to release on the first day of summer, June 20, 2017.

Watch My Real Life In L.A. for every day amazing adventures with Anthony “Rory” Tran featuring Cat Magick, Charles Harris, exclusive behind the scenes, vLogs, commentary and more. Thanks for connecting to and supporting our projects!

My Vacation In L.A. season 2 Premiers with Actress Erin Wilkin and Director Anthony “Rory” Tran

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Official poster for ‘My Vacation In LA’ season 2

The memorable adventure of My Vacation In LA returns today with a new season featuring Erin Wilkin (Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown), Ashley Hernandez (Mæry QueensMy Vacation In LA – Top 10 Countdown) and director, producer, filmmaker, actor, singer, songwriter, rapper Anthony “Rory” Tran as the gang take us on a new trip in spots like Sunset Blvd, Union Station, Universal Studios, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Seal Beach, DTLB and more.

The sequel docu miniseries spin-off to My Vacation In Cincinnati goes beyond what season 1 of last year’s My Vacation In LA had with even more drama, travels, comedy and more plus, mentions of Erin’s role in Trippy Tran Films’ debut feature film coming soon. And it premiers exactly a year after the travels took place here on April 20th.

What’s not only exciting is the adventure, but all the music that was submitted for this season. Artists like Cat MagickThe Radio BroadcastRenegades of BassAmy CooperTronnicaKodak859Dustin BrittonThe Comatoads and more signed up to compliment the show’s soundtrack.

SoCal Gets Even Sunnier with My Vacation In LA. Watch episode 1 now of season 2 and be sure to watch all of season 1 as new episodes release.

See Erin Wilkin in her character promo for Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown.

My Vacation In Cincinnati 2 is slated for a late summer release starring Anthony “Rory” Tran AKA Trippy T as he journeys back to his hometown after living in Los Angeles for 2 years.

Watch the season 1 Top 10 Countdown video.

Hear the full theme song to #MVILA2 “Turn This Around” – Cat Magick.

Be sure to catch season 1

OBLIQUITY Track Premiers on Cincinnati Rock’s 102.7FM WEBN on Native Noise w/ Shroom Tonight

Tonight on Cincinnati’s rock station 102.7 WEBN on Native Noise at 11pm ET – a radio rock show dedicated to bringing local rock artists on the air, Shroom and Nudge will be playing the self-titled movie track ‘Obliquity’ by hard rockers Altered. The song was written for our debut feature film of the same name.

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After working 3 years in radio at Clear Channel aka iHeartRadio, director/writer Anthony Tran moved to southern California to pursue film and finalize the theatrical cut of Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown and the Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection. When the movie was being made, we knew we had to have a killer soundtrack.

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Hard rock band ALTERED was excited about the project and began writing and recording the soundtrack-themed title hit ‘Obliquity’ (available on iTunes). The result became an obscure, bellowing, cry through the chaos where both Meyers Cage and Brandon Rubenoff roar “I scream out loud: Obliquity!”Team Roster Production Stills and BTS

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See Altered tracking ‘Obliquity’ in our behind the scenes video playlist.
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Cincinnati Zombie Walk Videos Feature Crazy Special FX and a Badass Nemesis Replica

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Put on your Halloween hats and take a walk with zombies in our latest ‘green clips’ Cincinnati Zombie Walk 2012 motif. And let’s be honest here: Times have changed and people still can’t get enough of zombies! So much to the point where it seems to be a favorite amongst several Generation X.

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SFX Makeup Artist Sophia Anderson and Actor/Director Anthony Tran at the Cincinnati Zombie Walk 2012 (Videos below)

Whether you love the blood, gore, pretending you’re dead, the amazing (or silly) makeup effects, or maybe you are annoyed that people are literally becoming zombies in our society. Well one things for sure,  you can’t deny a Zombie Walk isn’t super badass and this one in Cincinnati, OH features Resident Evil favorite baddie Nemesis with giant guns and a group of the S.T.A.R.S. – a team of people who base their life to destroy zombies (no joke!) as they fight them off at Fountain Square!

Adults and children alike enjoy the excitement of going around historic downtown Cincinnati – birthplace of Steven Spielberg and where movies such as Ides of March, James Franco and Mariah Carey have made directorial marks, plus that is where founder Anthony Tran of Trippy Tran Films is from! Watch all the greatest moments from the Zombie Walk right here:

There are 37 various videos shot with the Sony Handycam here to check out. An edit was supposed to be made by the S.T.A.R.S. leader, but it’s been 3 years now so we decided it would be a good idea to upload all the raw clips so our viewers can get a first-hand look at what the Cincinnati Zombie Walk 2012 was really like!

What was your favorite costume, makeup SFX or moment? Comment below and be sure to check out our movies, skits, music videos, live performances, celebrity encounters, LA life, web series’ and more! Have a Boo-tiful Halloween month! And don’t be a zombie more than a month, okay?!
(All footage respectfully the rights of Anthony T. Tran.)CZWcincinnati_zombie_walkHematosis tears up the stage and features Rocky Doll & Rev-D. Check out the music video the S.T.A.R.S. was a part of and even includes a small bit of the back of Trippy T at the end as a member shot at The Thompson House where critically-acclaimed My Vacation In Cincinnati was filmed. Check out the music video below.

New ‘Green Clips’ Behind-The-Scenes Video Motifs featuring Killer Looks and Noise, ALTERED and Trippy T

Trippy Tran Films - STAR LOGO HiResWe’ve all seen those bonus features that show us the behind the scenes of our favorite videos and it’s no surprise that Trippy Tran Films is avid about releasing extra material to give to fans – and also respectively to the cast and crew that put their blood, sweat and tears into making community film productions, especially in the beginning stages of our legacy in Cincinnati, OH.

This past summer, for the first time ever we released raw, unedited, uncut recordings of us working on our various productions that we are going to call Green Clips – ‘green’ meaning fresh and new since this hasn’t necessarily been done before, a term also used in the industry.

Get Ready to Jam Out! Director's Cut available to rent or buy at https://www.indiereign.com/video/my-vacation-in-cincinnatiGet Ready to Jam Out! Check out the Director’s Cut to My Vacation In Cincinnati available to rent or buy at https://www.indiereign.com/video/my-vacation-in-cincinnati

The reason we are doing ‘Green Clips’ is because first off, a lack of compatibility between the Sony Handycam we taped with and the editing system made it impossible for us to work with. (Remember folks: we are still independent and are looking to raise money for our many projects. Consider donating!) Secondly, using YouTube to host a series of video clips that show everything that happened from when the camera rolls until the operator cuts showcases the realism of the project. That’s not saying we uploaded every little clip ever for these motifs because we made sure to keep it as interesting as possible without wasting time and still maintaining the integrity of the original projects. (New videos below!)

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Find more live music shot by Anthony Tran at Bands! BANDS! BANDS!!! and Side Projects.

See for yourself or skip around the various Green Clips, or GC, in the playlist. The titles and thumbnails should help one find a flavor that may be entertain. GC runtimes range anywhere from 15 seconds to over 5 minutes per video. Let’s take a look at the releases for this.

KILLER LOOKS AND NOISE – Empty Minds (Music Video)
Searching for the right Obliquity music while showcasing Greater Cincinnati Area and beyond bands and music talents was not an easy endeavor. Tran talked to many musicians who, when simply put, was not in it to win it, but when we found the 26 talented artists that signed to our debut feature, we knew we had to do a couple music videos.

The first band who was completely down is contemporary punk rockers Killer Looks and Noise. Director Anthony Tran worked with Daniel Kamphaus, Tyler Stroup (Wreckfest), Phillip Russo (who hosted premier parties and the location of our film My Vacation In Cincinnati – which is also locale in this), and a few others including the band to complete this video shot in a day. See the mayhem and fun of some of the making of shoot.

ALTERED – Obliquity (Making of the Track)

Hard rockers ALTERED approached Tran about making a song for our debut feature film, Obliquity and ended up making a title track with the same name. The heavy melodic tune ‘Obliquity’ is also available to buy on iTunes. See the process of them making the song in the recording studio exclusively in this playlist.

TRIPPY T – Unfreeze (2012)/Shimmer of Longing (Music Video)

Planned and released the day the Mayan Calendar ended (December 21, 2012) and for a competition, ‘2012/Shimmer’ became a recognized video. Working on music with composer Michail Sinenko AKA Sonanze, Trippy T (Anthony Rory Tran’s current artist name) knew a music video had to be done. He pulled a team of people to come together for various shoots including the college he received his Associates degree in Audio/Video Technology, Newport on the Levee and other locations. His 2012 debut music video put him in the spotlight after being behind the camera.

Guest director Josh Gerrety came on board from Eazy World Entertainment to guide Trippy T with the help of Christopher Wesley of Sovereign Entertainment, DP Charles Pierson, Key Grip James Willis and Wreckfest’s Selena Klaphake and Tyler Stroup with many more amazing people came to help that day. Lauren Stinson was the VFX editor. The video was made for a week competition and had mixed reviews. The powerful message seemed to not sit well with Internet trolls, but still remains to be a unique representation of of the Obliquity soundtrack.

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Over 100 clips have made it to this playlist on the YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms channel.

We start in 2011, two years after the project, but then backtrack to look at cell phone recorded videos from 2009 and then go to more “HD” Handycam footage (we put quotes on HD because Sony, that is not true HD!) From creepy hallway scenes, free Chipotlé on set, never-before-seen interviews, shooting the sequel tie-ins to DUALITY at Sharon Woods, our beloved friend and actor Chris Corman who plays Chaz, plus the final day of filming, voice overs, photo shoots and more are all here. That’s not saying we revealed many spoilers here, so you’re (mostly) safe with that, but it does showcase locations. We plan on releasing more GC after the film is publicly released.

Discover more live bands by Anthony Tran including ORGY, Wallpaper., Hard Summer Music Festival, Bryce Vine, Silversun Pickups, Morning Parade, Without Contrast, David Blake, Finding Fate and more here at TrippyTranFilms.com

Upcoming live videos from the Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown soundtrack featuring The Glorious Veins, Gabriel’s Hounds, Celestials, Jess Lamb, The Front Runners, Lying In Ruins, The Upset Victory and more coming soon.

Be sure to connect with us and subscribe here and at YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms

Look for the feature film Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown coming soon.

New Web Series ‘MÆRY QUEENS’ Hires Anthony T. Tran for Director of Photography

MÆRY QUEENS
New Long Beach Gay Web Series
Coming Spring 2016

MÆRY Queens castA set of diverse gay friendships are put to the test when a threat to kill the host’s cat surfaces at an otherwise fun birthday party. Get ready for the new dramedy mystery MÆRY Queens.

Chance happens only so many wonderful times in our lives and for an uprising career path in a cut throat industry, it can be a difficult endeavor for a newcomer to Los Angeles. There’s Hollywood, Studio City, Burbank, dozens of beaches, atmosphere, celebrities that breathe the air (and the money) with no surprise running into someone famous in the Greater L.A. Area.

In June 2015, Anthony Rory Tran and Keithopher Webb went to Long Beach pride and it wasn’t until the next morning that Keithopher handed him a card he received at the festival. Being an aspiring actor and film maker, A. Tran decided to email them, mentioning his work under singer/songwriter/rapper name Trippy T and mentioned his connects with other talent that could be interested in submitting and collaborating to the series.

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Soon after, Anthony received an email and was asked to audition for the roles of Ian and Dustin. He met with the director Henry Corzo and shared with him his ties on making a national community film project back in Cincinnati, OH. Henry then called him back a week later to help film an audition with Kyle Mosonyi and Alex Correa in Long Beach, CA.

It was a couple weeks later when Tran saw his name highlighted and thought that he had also been cast. Sharing videos before auditions, at the end of the day Corzo asked him to become the Director of Photography of this project. Jobs for a DP include running camera, directing the overall quality and uniqueness to the look of the film (Mæry Queens), choosing depth, frame rates, lighting, rigs and more. Humbly honored, Tran took the position.

Anthony Tran (DoP) filming Mæry Queens

Anthony Tran (Director of Photography) filming Mæry Queens. Photo Courtesy of Kyle Mosonyi (Actor)

 CAST AND CREW FOR MÆRY QUEENS: THE WEB SERIES Photo Courtesy of Anthony Rory Tran (Director of Photography)

CAST AND CREW FOR MÆRY QUEENS: THE WEB SERIES
Photo Courtesy of Anthony Rory Tran (Director of Photography)

Mæry Queens Fundraiser Event

Fundraiser kickoff 7/27/15

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There is a lot in store for the filming of the project and like any film set, anything can happen.

Daniel Donnie Flores plays Ian in MÆRY Queens and gives us a little sneak peek.

Learn more about MÆRY Queens on the official website and social media. Includes character bios & episode info. We’ll post more about this exciting LGBT dramedy as it comes.
Official Site – http://www.maryqueenswebseries.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MaryQueensWebSeries
Mæry Queens Kickstarter

Anthony Tran assures us he has been working really hard on MÆRY Queens and can’t wait to show you what’s in store!

Now as the Director of Photography also abbreviated as DP or DoP (that’s dope without the ‘e’ that’s how dope the DoP role is), we anticipate the October release and wish Corzo, Tran and team with the project.

MÆRY Queens wraps production today, 8/30/2015.

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS:
Music is being  prepared for the series. We are looking for fun pop, dance, electro, rap, hiphop, alternative, ambient and more to fit with these characters and this series.

Interested musicians, bands, artists, composers, etc. can submit by emailing TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com

MÆRY Queens Teaser Poster

The original poster before final casting includes 6 of the 9 characters. ©2015 Corzo Productions

For more dope content, check out Tran’s “Leatherware” radio spot he made in college for audio class. Tran wrote, mixed and even did voice over announcer work with the help of 3 friends; they gave testimonials for this fun made-up radio commercial exclusively here! Leatherware! Where it’s at! 


Maery Queens has now been postponed for a Spring 2016 release. Follow the page on facebook for more info.

TTF Star and Actor Chris Corman Passes Away at Age 31

Chris Corman (Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown) reveals playing a different role and making the film.We hate to be the one to bring the news that actor Chris Corman unfortunately passed away last week. Director Anthony Tran received the news from Corman’s friend and co-star Amanda Eichelberger from My Vacation In Cincinnati the morning of this devastating loss.

Chris Corman for Obliquity by Frenzy PhotosTran was working to complete The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015 when he heard the news that OBLIQUITY and My Vacation In Cincinnati star Chris Corman passed away Thursday of last week.

See the first psychological thought-provoking Obliquity clip starring Chris Corman below:

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Chris Corman (Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown) reveals playing a different role and making ‘My Vacation In Cincinnati’ on special edition DVD.

Special Edition DVD with Bonus Features Coming Soon 2015

We hope to commemorate him through the collection which includes interviews, bloopers and more.

Click to watch Chris Corman reliving My Vacation In Cincinnati as he shows co-star actress Kelby Tienken the film in this exclusive behind the scenes look. We look to the stars and feel sorrow for losing such a wonderful actor so young so soon.

We want to send our condolences and our prayers to Christopher Corman’s family, friends and co-stars who worked closely with Chris and knew what an uplifting, kind spirit he was with strong qualities including dedication, passion, persistence and loyalty.

Official "Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown" poster for release.He always made us laugh on set of both Trippy Tran Films movies (Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown being the big one which is planned for finalizations soon) and was one of the most dedicated persons Tran has worked with to-date.

Follow us at facebook.com/obliquitymovie

Follow us at facebook.com/obliquitymovie

Chris Corman stars as Chaz Seraphim Hunter in Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown, an archangel personified “hunter” of answers and truth in a chaotic world.

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Chris Corman was without a doubt the band No Doubt’s biggest fan and even moreso of Gwen Stefani. His dream came true when she called him on stage and he got to do a dance with her in front of thousands of people including taking a selfie together. The video can be seen below.

We are trying to reach out to Gwen’s publicist and managers about the loss of Mr. Corman and see if she’d be up to seeing his starring debut feature film role in Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. If anyone knows how we can get a hold of her, please, let us know or email us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com

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With great sorrow, we hope the best for all the lives he’s touched so he can be remembered. We know his memory will shine on through his work.

R.I.P. Chris Corman
You were a beautiful friend and a unique and charismatic actor who always shined.

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 Chris Corman in a haunting scene in the new movie 'Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown'

Chris Corman in a haunting scene in the new movie ‘Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown’


Friends of Chris wanted Tran to know what he said to them about him and his work via facebook.

Aaron E. wrote:
“Thank you for everything you did for him Anthony. Chris cherished you a lot. He told me you were one of his best friends of all time.”

Melissa S. wrote:
“Also know that Chris spoke very highly of you and enjoyed working with you immensely.”

OBLIQUITY Cast and CrewOBLIQUITY Test Screening December 2013Anthony Tran wrote:

It’s heartbreaking to hear that the joy and enthusiasm and dedication of Christopher Corman will no longer light up the room. I was his director on several projects including our feature film debut Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown which is still seeking postproduction help. We did get to premier it at the end of 2013 and he did get to see his big screen debut in the theater so I’m happy he got to have yet another shining moment. He also starred in our 48 Hour Film project My Vacation In Cincinnati and always made people laugh.

To all his friends and family, I have tons of footage with Mr. Corman, a lot hasn’t been released yet. If anybody needs anything for his funeral, please let me know. I reside in Long Beach, CA where Chris and I talked about moving near there.. well Anaheim. Sadly, it never happened. We will honor and remember this unique soul and I hope when we release the feature film that we can remember him in a beautiful way for his passion and hard work as well as being such a fun guy to be around. Fly in the sky friend. You left too soon.

R.I.P Christopher Corman
You made us laugh and think like no other.

Chris Corman on set of My Vacation In Cincinnati with co-star Amanda Eichelberger and director Anthony TranChris Corman behind-the-scenes of Obliquity with director Anthony Tran and actress Ashley Graham JacksonRemembering Chris Corman

Other people wrote:

Phillip Hepfinger Oh my god, I am so sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
August 6 at 5:30pm

  • Sarah Witt The sadness is incomprehensible, so much loss and so young. RIP my friend.
     August 6 at 5:34pm
    • Anthony Rory Tran Thanks Sarah. I hope you are doing well and hope to work on another project with you again!
      August 6 at 6:11pm
  • Matt Hicks · Friends with Aaron E.

    He will never be forgotten. His talent, heart, and personality will live forever! RIP Christopher Corman
    August 6 at 5:36pm
  • Jeremy Andrew Zitnik · 13 mutual friends

    Is this for real? I’m so sorry.
    August 6 at 5:39pm
    • Anthony Rory Tran It’s sadly for real… he was one of my most motivated and dedicated actors and a great friend.
      August 6 at 5:49pm
  • Mike Kristin I’m so sorry for your loss.
    K
     August 6 at 5:45pm
  • Tia I am so sad to hear this, I didn’t know him that well but from what I did he was so nice and fun to be around. May his soul rest in peace and his memory forever carry on in the hearts of the people he has touched.
    August 6 at 7:03pm
    • Anthony Rory Tran Beautifully said.
      August 6 at 7:05pm
  • Mikhail Sinenko Wow.. Its always weird to see people in your life and even though you didnt know them very well you hear of their early death. May he rest in peace and his soul be in a better place
    August 6 at 7:05pm
  • Kelby Tienken So sorry to hear. He was such a sweet guy. I’ll be praying for his loved ones. Rest easy, Chris.
    August 6 at 7:24pm
  • Erin Wilkin What?!? How? I’m so glad I got meet him and call him a friend!!!
    August 7 at 3:52am
  • Khrys Styles Wwhhhhaaatttt!
    August 7 at 7:33am
  • Taylor Fowler Oh man this is so sad to hear. Although I met him briefly he was so fun to shoot with he will be missed but I know he’s in a better place!
     August 7 at 1:29pm
  • Christopher Wesley That sucks.
     August 7 at 8:55pm
  • Austin Byrd So sad to hear. It was a pleasure working with him, and he definitely brought a different element to the table when performing, and just interacting with people in general. Rest in paradise, good sir.

    Videos of Chris Corman can be found all over YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms including bloopers, behind the scenes, his character promos for his role as Chaz and more.

    Read his obituary here and more info here. Fly in the sky and may you find inner peace, Mr. Corman.


    We also want to say that if anyone you know needs any mental, drug-related or health help in any way, to go and seek it. You are not alone. Don’t ever assume that a little isn’t ever too much.

    CHRIS CORMAN in Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown