New Seal Beach Long Beach 2 Episode of ‘My Vacation In LA’ Is “The Best One Yet” According To Audiences

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 LA season 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.

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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

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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

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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

Trippy Tran Films Projects 2016

There are a lot of inventive media creations here at Trippy Tran Films and not even all have released. What better way to share them on the birthday of America. Let’s take a look at some of our most anticipated projects of 2016.

1. Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown


The debut feature film premiered in December 2013 in Cincinnati, OH with a 2 and a half hour runtime. This psychological thriller has been raved about from those who have actually gotten to witness it calling it “mind blowing”, “like entering The Matrix” and “original”, this movie is sure to be a cult classic whenever it gets released. The issue is finding investors to pick it up and to have a theatrical cut of around an 1hr45 and to have a sound designer master the audio mix.

Contact TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com or donate to our PayPal on the left side of this page. 

2. My Vacation In LA – Top 10 Countdown


Mæry Queens star Ash Nicole and actor Charlie Harris take you through the colorful moments of the docu mini-series and sequel-esque spin-off to My Vacation In Cincinnati from the 7 episodes of My Vacation In LA in this cinematic 10 minute adventure with one-liners you won’t be able to get out of your head! Shot beachside in Long Beach, California where one of the episodes was recorded!

3. The Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015


The original movies that started it all. You get a mix of almost every genre on the market with award winning projects, bonus features and surprises like trivia games and more when the DVD and Digital Downloads of this collection comes out!

4. MÆRY QUEENS

Corzo Productions hired Trippy Tran Films owner/director Anthony Tran to be the cinematographer/DP on the mystery dramedy diverse web series that premiered 4 episodes in May. The next 4 episodes are rumored for a summer release and is full of drama, suspense, comedy and queens.

5. My Real Life In LA


Featured on the YouTube.com/TrippyTran channel as opposed to our YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms professional  channel, see the man behind the lens go through life and enjoying L.A. with snapchat stories, exclusive videos, adventures, travel and more. Also check out the Live Music playlist and see popular venues and performances like never before. 

6. My Vacation In LA  (Season 1)

The docu mini-series explores Greater Los Angeles with the trippy team in the sequel to My Vacation In Cincinnati. 7 episodes with tons of adventure, sights, comedy, drama, conversation, photo slideshows, original music and more make this one trip you don’t want to miss. Featuring Anthony ‘Rory’ Tran in his first full LA update release taking pal Alicia and Legend in places they’ve never been. It’s a fun show with a range of episode lengths and is now available for free streaming.

Also Coming Soon:

  • My Vacation In Cincinnati 2
  • My Vacation In LA  (Season 2)
  • New short films and music videos
  • Trippy T’s new music video
  • New music from Trippy T and debut EP
  • Beer Fest 2012
  • Greater Miami River Days 2012 with The Front Runners, Lying In Ruins, The Upset Victory and Molly Hatchet
  • Interview with Steve Grand backstage at OC Pride

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    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.

    OBLIQUITY: IMAGERY OF THE UNKNOWN
    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 Release: Indie Post Production Clips of ‘Obliquity’ ADR & Photo Shoots

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    Nathaniel Grauwelman (“Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown”, “Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies) character promo.

    Making an independent film is no picnic. Starting with a great script, you then audition the cast, find locations, recruit extras and do your best to maintain quality work amongst the big budget Hollywood world – and this can prove to be a lot to take on.

    Watch the new behind the scenes post production clips with voice overs, photo shoots and more!

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    When we started our feature film Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown we didn’t expect to have script rewrites, recasts and other setbacks along the way of filming this movie. At one point, 3 of the main cast members left the project after only a few main shoots including the actress in COEXIST who played Nurse Lucy.

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    Finally in 2013, we finished production on a no/low budget community basis in Greater Cincinnati Area (where films like Rain Man, Ides of March, Goat, and James Franco’s The Lost Boy and more were filmed) and it was time to begin voice overs and photo shoots (for posters and promotional use) and that meant reuniting the main cast to finish the work it takes to make a well-rounded film.

    Lucy Horbed - Character Promo StillNow for the first time, you can see the actors in a home studio (Eazy World Entertainment’s Austin Byrd’s house aka artist and mixer Ayem) with photographer Fiora Casey of Frenzy Photos (who is also the mother of Tia Casey who plays the promiscuous Lucy Horbend.) See Anthony Tran taking charge as director/producer of the project with the team as we strive to achieve the best results for making our debut feature independent film production on the post side of things including some scenes from the movie as they work on redoing their lines for a studio recording to make our production better than ever. With only a dream, true passion and hard work making it all come together, this is how we unite.

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    First set of clips releases today and for 4 weeks straight, we will release new videos. Stay tuned to the playlist link above and check out all of our behind the scenes video clips releasing as followed:

    Click on highlighted names to see their character promos!

    See the 50 BTS clips and more of the Obliquity production:

    Keep an eye out for the feature film Obliquity and if anyone wants to help with sound design for the film, please contact us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com

    Read more about Obliquity here.
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    Service With a Side of Reel Ambition

    Anthony Tran of Trippy Tran Films I Photography by CJ Kim

    Anthony Tran of Trippy Tran Films I Photography by CJ Kim

    Mary Jo Schottelkotte met the owner/operator of Trippy Tran Films, Mr. Anthony Tran, while she was eating at a LaRosa’s Pizzeria in Anderson Township back in 2011. After meeting him, she then decided to write an article about Tran also mentioning our upcoming feature film “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown”. You can read about her own project ‘Footprints On The Air: Television Legends of Cincinnati’ at her website www.footprintsontheair.com

    Service With a Side of Reel Ambition
    (Published 2/20/11)

    An interesting film is in production, and it’s crazy the way I found out about it.  I was dining alone at a well known local pizza establishment, and my waiter was none other than the filmmaker himself!  He’s a good waiter; very upbeat, pays attention to detail and timing, checks back often.  He was being chatty – servers seem to have one of two minds when you’re dining alone; either they feel they should make conversation so you don’t feel lonely (because they’re embarrassed for you), or they leave you alone so you don’t feel uncomfortable (because they’re embarrassed for you).  He seemed to have the former mindset.  I figured he wanted a good tip, and wasn’t going to assume that I wasn’t worth the effort just because I was by myself (low bill = low tip) and a female (even lower tip).  His is, by the way, a good strategy because I am also a former waitress and I tend to over tip, especially if the service is good.  So those of you in the service industry, take note: never assume.

    Through the course of my meal and the friendly chatting, he divulged that he is a filmmaker with a feature length piece currently in production.  He is Anthony Tran, and he calls his film entity Trippy Tran Films.  You can actually check his work out on YouTube, which is what I did, to view the trailers he’s created for this feature he’s working on “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown.”  It’s a project exploring the concept of “connection” on a number of different levels. The film itself it has to do with unseen layers of the world, encounters with dark energies as experienced by the lead character who has agreed to participate in a sleep deprivation study.  She is a college student taking part in a Psychology study who is at a crossroads with a few aspects of her life, as most college students are.  As the study advances and she dutifully remains awake for the required three days, she begins to experience a manipulation by invisible dark forces and grapples with her changing perceptions of good and evil.  The genre is psychological thriller peppered with comic relief, Anthony assures me.

    The other aspect that I find interesting, and is the filmmaker’s means for exploring “connectivity” in real life, is that the cast and crew has been assembled by a call to anyone in the community who wants to experience the process of making a feature film.  While Tran’s goal is ultimately to have a film to screen locally at area theaters, and then to enter into film festivals; it’s also to create something out of nothing more than a sharing of ideas and talent by a group of creative people dedicated to the process.  There is no pay for your contribution.  But if you want a way to showcase your talent just for the exposure, or to explore your affinity to the industry, here’ your venue. What I saw on YouTube showed promise for “Obliquity” – good production quality, a compelling soundtrack (so far), with adequate acting.  I liked the song “Day Dreamer” written for the film by local musician, Matthew Wayne.  If Tran can get the participation he needs from interested cast and crew, I’m curious to see the finished piece.

    You’ll see what looks like everything he’s ever shot in his life on his YouTube Channel, but forgive some of the earlier works and notice that he is evolving.  He seems to bring some of the same qualities he has as a server to his craft – a positive attitude, attention to detail and timing, and a desire to please.  He needs to post a mission statement, but his ambition with film at the moment seems to be to explore the ways we influence each other with thoughts and actions through mind-bending stories and satire.  And he wants to prove that successful, professional films can be made right here in Greater Cincinnati.  I’m game for that Trip!

    Mary Jo Schottelkotte © 2011 SceneCinnati.com

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    You can read more from Mary Jo Schottelkotte and about her exciting project on Television Legends of Cincinnati at www.footprintsontheair.com

    Find more articles on Anthony Tran + Trippy Tran Films at – Articles on Trippy Tran FIlms & Team

    Subscribe to our YouTube Channels: Trippy Tran Films (Professional Channel) and Trippy Tran (Fun Channel)

     

    Psych Thriller ‘Obliquity’ Whets Appetite with New Behind-The-Scenes Clips

    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.

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    (watch the new behind-the-scenes adventure here):
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2I1IfO0DKp4bSeUXiYlTe9UoO-_SRaL5

    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.

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    Trippy Tran Films presents Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. ©2015 All rights reserved.

    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.

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    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):

    To be a part of postproduction contact us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com To help donate to the project, send via PayPal to TrippyTran@gmail.com

    Be sure to check out the official movie page and all our other movies in the Menu bar.

    Click to view updates on the up-and-coming Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown and visit the Obliquity website and follow the movie on fb.com/ObliquityMovie #ObliquityMovie and follow us @TrippyTranFilms on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.