Huy Truong

Lecturer, Film and Digital Media / Social Documentation
Cinematography, social documentation, interactive documentary, pop culture, the celebrity industrial complex, and emergent forms of crowdsourced and collaborative video production
Office: Communications 149C
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Huy Truong is a director of photography, media artist, and creative producer with extensive experience in documentary, feature film, and TV production as well as digital media development. His research interests include cinematography, social documentation, interactive documentary, pop culture, the celebrity industrial complex, and emergent forms of crowdsourced and collaborative video production.

His most recent project as director of photography and co-producer is TIG, a documentary directed by Ashley York and Kristina Goolsby that follows the comedian Tig Notaro, who just days after being diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer changed the course of her career with a satirical stand-up set that became legendary overnight.

Truong’s other film and TV credits include director of photography of the E! Network documentary I AM BRITNEY JEAN, directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato; director of photography of the Sundance Official Selection documentary feature GRAB, directed by Billy Luther; director of photography of Esquire’s 80th Anniversary documentary special; director of photography of the Sundance Official Selection and Oprah Winfrey Network Emmy nominated documentary feature BECOMING CHAZ; director of photography of the VH1 series “#CandidlyNicole”; and director of photography of the Sundance Channel’s and GLAAD Media Award Nominee “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, Season 2”.

He is a partner of Take Action Games, a game design studio founded by Susana Ruiz focused on the intersection of design and social justice, which has been featured in numerous festivals and won several awards including an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Governors Award as part of mtvU’s Sudan Public Service Campaign, an Ashoka Changemakers Award, an Adobe-MAX Award for Social Responsibility, a Banff World Television Award, and a Gold Davey Award for Activism. He has been an artist in residence at The Cooper Union StudioBlue Telerobotic Theatre, directed by Adrianne Wortzel, which merges art and engineering to explore the ethical frontiers of human and machine interaction, and Variety labeled him admirably pro for his work as producer and cinematographer of ISLAND, ALICIA, an Official Selection of the Cannes International Film Festival.

Teaching Interests: 

Teaching Fall Quarter 2016: FILM 170B, Fundamentals of Film and Video Production
Teaching Spring Quarter 2017: FILM 151, Film Directing