Director reel

This is the first time I sharing my Director reel, still quite new to the role since my first stop-motion film back in 2020. Everything needs the first.

I mainly focus on making short content videos, animation and stop-motion videos. My strength is working with miniatures and puppets, because crafting is my favourite hobby, and curiosity is the motivation that pushing me try new things.

Recently, I worked on CGI short video contents which to publish on Instagram and Facebook story, some on Tiktok with vertical 16:9 format. The vertical to me is okay, that the way audience nowadays familiar with. So be it. For short film on Youtube, of course, I prefer horizontal formats.

Short video content of Gaby T44, our 3D character dance cover Bad Romance of Lady Gaga. Filmed at our virtual studio.

Short video content of J&T Express, Grab and Giaohangtietkiem shippers celebrate their first day back to work after The Great Lock-down event. Song Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger of Daft Punk.

Motion & Music

I quite like to work with music and motion even though I am not a musician or composer, I just love music. In my opinion, both motion and music are sharing the same things: movement and emotion. Movement can create emotion and vice versa. Lighting is lying between motion and emotion, that is another special element.

I often spend time on doing sound design, actually, I quite enjoy it. Sounds can tell a story itself.

Short video to celebrate first day Saigon open after lock-down. Song Sร i Gรฒn ฤ‘แบนp lแบฏm remastered in 2021.

Short opening cinematic video of an social content with character cyber-human character. Song Run Boy of Woodkid.

Why stop-motion

I has been introduced stop-motion since I am a student in Arena, my graphic design school, I never graduated by the way.. But in 2016 I really started working on my first stop-motion clip with my 1:64 miniature cars to celebrate 63th anniversary of American muscle car, the Corvettes.

Dizzy yet? Good.

Then in 2018, I opened my production house, Lumina Gallery and the next year, we produced Saviour of Pandemic – Cแปฉu tinh mรนa dแป‹ch which I written the script with my friends and shoot it in 3 days. Then the next film is The Unexpected Santa – Noel bแบฅt ngแป and first commissioned commercial The first encounter – Cuแป™c chแบกm trรกn ฤ‘แบงu tiรชn, and the latest Almost make it, I shot it at home, by myself during The Great Lock-down, 4 months, in Vietnam.

Stop-motion teaching me a lots, from principles of animation, set design, costume design, emotion creating… Everything about making film. I like it, I like the making process, even though I have to be on set long days, much longer than usual production.

There is still not many animation and stop-motion Director in Vietnam, properly. I hope I can be among the first properly stop-motion Director.

There are still a lots of things to learn.

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