Zenni Video Contest – Third Place Winner!

  • BY Matthew Surrence

Jim Truong of City of Industry, Calif., created an animated video that wittily and imaginatively showed how different styles of Zenni glasses are indispensable components of various put-together looks. He said he wears glasses because “I like to fall asleep at odd hours and not worry about taking off my contacts. I hate poking my eyeball.”

Check out his video below and let us know if you have any tips for upping your fashion game with Zennis!

Getting to know our winners:

Zenni: How long did the shoot take?
Jim: Took about 2 weeks to complete on spare time.

Zenni: How many Zenni Pair you own?
Jim: I don’t own a pair of Zenni’s…YET.

Zenni: How long have you been shopping with Zenni online?
Jim: I’ve browsed for awhile now.  I’ve been referred several times by friends and family to check Zenni out!

Zenni: Full-rim, half-rim or rimless?
Jim: All of the above!

Zenni: How did you come up with idea for your video?
Jim: I have several pairs of glasses for different occasions.  Zenni Optical is perfect for people like me!

Zenni: Do you have other hobbies apart from filmmaking?
Jim: I like traveling and nature.  I’m a bit of a workaholic too.

Zenni: If you had only two words to describe Zenni Optical what words would you use?
Jim: Zany Opti-COOL!

Zenni: Why do you wear glasses?
Jim: I hate poking my eyeball.  I like to be able to fall asleep at odd hours and not worry about taking off my contacts.

Zenni: How will you spend the money (Will you spend your money on new glasses?)
Jim: Definitely a pair or two of Zenni glasses 🙂

Questions about the crew:

Zenni: In real life, do you sport those various looks?
Jim: I am all of the above!  On days when I’m working at a computer or desk all day I’ll be wearing my most comfortable pair of glasses, fit for a grandpa.  If I’m going to a concert I’ll probably wear something durable like plastic frames.

Zenni: When did you start animating?
Jim: Started in college many many years ago.

Zenni: Who are your animation idols?
Jim: No idols.  But I do appreciate good work when I see it!

Zenni: What’s your favorite cartoon?
Jim: I’m a fan of Spongebob.  Don’t watch much cartoons now… But I’d have to say Bravest Warriors created by Pendleton Ward is refreshing to watch.  Same guy behind Adventure Time.

Zenni: We see that you are in the City of Industry. Are you applying at or working at any L.A. animation studio(s)?
Jim: I work with a team at neatsock.com  we specialize in creating online promotional marketing for clients.  We are a growing studio so I’d like to thank Zenni for the opportunity to showcase our work!

For more info on Jim, you can check out his website!