Alex Alvarez

Gnomon School of VFX, Games & Animation

TRAN MA

CHARACTER + ENVIRONMENT ARTIST

For the past decade Tran has worked as a designer, character artist and environment artist on acclaimed films such as Transformers: Dark of The Moon, Alice in Wonderland, and Krampus. She has developed extensive skills in organic sculpting, hard surface modeling, texturing, look development, matte painting and lighting. But this is only the beginning for Tran who in partnership with her husband Miguel Ortega is in the final phase of creating their second short film, where she has fulfilled roles as vfx supervisor, writer, producer, and production designer. Tran and Miguel have been described by Scott Begs, Film writer for Vanity Fair as being at the forefront of Indie CGI with their  “wondrous short film spectacle” The Green Ruby Pumpkin and the soon to be released Faustian tale of exploration, mythical creature hunting and moral conundrums … The Ningyo.