My name is

Travis Lien

I am a video editor who also does motion design and animation, 2D and 3D.

My main tools are Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Blender.

Projects.

esports players getting ready

"Inspire" by Impact Gaming

Web Series

Producer, Editor

Fear None: Football Season with Richland High

TV Series

Producer, Videographer, Editor

Max standing on beach, looking at ocean, then walking into arena

Profiles in Combat: Max Holloway

TV Episode

Editor

The Fight Life

Promotional Series

Editor

Fight Flashback: Gastelum vs. Adesanya

TV Episode

Editor

Chinese Olympic Kayak Team

Web Feature

Editor

UFC 265: The Thrill and the Agony

UFC Feature

Segment Editor

Profiles in Combat: Michael Bisping

TV Episode

Editor

The Ethernaut

Short Film

Director, Editor, VFX

The Reel.

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The Ethernaut

Short film

"The Ethernaut" was my senior capstone film at Eastern Washington University. For my final project I chose to write something personal, exploring the nuances of labels for identity and sexuality through the lens of a high school student fantasizing about space travel, disconnected from the world, but brought down to earth by an unexpected crush.

It screened at the Spokane International Film Festival where I had previously received the "Most Promising Filmmaker" award, and went on to become a Student Academy Awards selection. Although it did not win, it remains the narrative work I'm most proud of and continue to keep in my portfolio as an example of skill and craft I put into highly creative and personal storytelling.

Writer, director, editor, visual effects, and music.

Trio

Short film

"Trio" is a music focused short based on an assignment to tell a story with a single line of dialogue. It screened at the 2016 Spokane International Film Festival where I received the Most Promising Filmmaker award.

Writer, director, editor, visual effects, and music.

VFX Sizzle

VFX artist with advanced compositing, 2D and 3D animation experience.

"The Ethernaut," "Bermuda Prime," "Trio," "Without an Ending," VFX artist

UFC | Shang Chi

Promotional video

Marvel Entertainment requested a video asset to promote Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

They provided graphics assets for me to animate and include in this highlight of "Amazing MMA Moments," for which I also provided the edit.

Motion Graphics were created in After Effects and exported as Premiere templates for easy editing.

Editor, Motion Graphics


Anatomy of a Fight Team

Promotional video series

HSS [Hospital for Special Surgery] requested a series of videos featuring UFC fighters who had been treated by their doctors.

They provided the basic concept, I designed and edited the motion graphics look for the series.

Editor, Motion Graphics


Profiles in Combat

TV Series

"Profiles in Combat" is a UFC produced retrospective series that summarizes the careers of the sport's legends. Editing this show involves searching through hundreds of hours of UFC fights, specialty footage, and interviews, as well as dozens of hours of research and knowledge of the sport. Episodes are a one hour TV format.

I edited the episodes on Michael Bisping and Max Holloway.
Available on UFC Fight Pass.

Editor, Motion Graphics


The Fight Life | UFC and P3

Sponsored video series

"The Fight Life" is a series of lifestyle oriented videos sponsored by UFC partner P3. The goal is to offer a unique perspective into the life of an exciting UFC fighter or personality, while promoting the convenience of P3 protein snacks in a fun and natural manner.

I've edited episodes featuring Aljaman Sterling, Donald Cerrone, Maurice Greene, and Paul Felder. The Aljamain Sterling episode also has a :30 TV spot version, shown below.

Editor


Tri-City Water Follies (2017)

TV Spot

The Tri-City Water Follies is an annual hydroplane racing and air show event that brings tourism and business opportunities to the Tri-Cities area each summer. Broadcast on television by KNDU, the show is heavily promoted in the months leading up to the event and is regarded by the station as one of their flagship opportunities.

For the 2017 Water Follies, I was asked to design a graphics package for the show and its promo material. The final animation was completed in just under a week using After Effects and Element 3D.

Motion Designer


Inspire | Impact Gaming

Web series

In 2018 I joined Impact Gaming in the role of video producer. Impact was one of 15 teams competing in the H1Z1 Pro League, a 10 week long tournament for professional players of the game H1Z1. The roster would live together in Las Vegas for the duration of the tournament, and Impact wanted a skilled video producer to capture their journey.

I showed up with my gear and immediately got to work. In addition to video profiles and sponsored content, I launched a docuseries called "Inspire," Impact's docuseries about the tournament. With player interviews, cameras on stage and backstage at competition time, and plenty of after-hours lifestyle moments, Inspire was a revealing story about a team that may have struggled to find their footing, but forged strong bonds with each other and never stopped trying.

Though the team placed poorly and the tournament came to an abrupt end, I'm proud of the work I did on this series as a first time esports video producer.

Director, editor, producer, camera


Fear None: Football Season with the Richland Bombers

Television series

"Fear None" was a concept I pitched while working at KNDU in Kennewick, WA. Rob, the sports anchor, was prepping for high school football season when he made a strong case for the Richland High School team making it back to the state championship they'd fallen just short of the previous year.

Seeing an opportunity to both expand my portfolio and challenge myself as a filmmaker, I drew up a concept for an NFL Films inspired look at an entire football season with the area's most promising football team, from first summer practice to hopefully the state championship. After getting the green light from my manager and the school, I balanced my full time commercial duties with shooting practices and games, interviewing players and coaches, and eventually editing hundreds of hours of footage.

The result was this 6 episode series that captured a historic state championship run. Fear None aired on KNDU's sports network SWX in one-hour installments. The show was praised by local audiences and attracted multiple sponsorships. Having this amazing project in my portfolio ultimately helped me further my career with new and exciting opportunities.

Director, editor, producer, camera