GRADUATE PROFILE – MIN TRAN

MIN TRAN

What year did you graduate?

I spent two years at Footscray City Films right after high school. I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship and graduated in 2007.

What have you been doing since graduating?

After graduation, I kept on being creative. Writing, producing and directing short films. I’ve worked at creative agencies as a video editor and motion graphics animator.  Currently I’m working as a Media Producer, making TV and Radio ads for Spotlight and Anaconda.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’ve been writing a feature and developing a script for the last few years. In between drafts, I keep myself busy with short films. Every time I write a feature, I devote a couple of years of my life. Ultimately I want to direct so exercising short films in between keeps me on my toes and helps me stay creative and consequently, sane.

What did you like most about studying at Footscray City Films?

Footscray City Films painted a realistic picture of the arduous film industry while inspiring its students not to lose sight. Creative freedom and hands on approach to learning were memorable with industry professional but for me, it was working with people from all walks of life that was of value. It makes you resilient and passionate for your career in the film industry.  

How did Footscray City Films help get you where you are today?

My role as a Media Producer requires a combination of business and creative skills. I think learning all facets of filmmaking at Footscray City provided all the tools and knowledge for me to tap into both skillsets. I wouldn’t be where I am today without knowing how to write, edit, shoot, light, produce and market my work.

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