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New PC Build & Performance

I recently did an article on GPU acceleration and ultimately mentioned that I’ve decided to build a new computer for fun to see how much better it preformed with a proper graphics card opposed to the current Mac lineups. After ordering parts, assembling them, and installing proper drivers, here are the results. Before I get […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • October 18, 2012

GPU Acceleration & Custom Builds

We are progressing to a day and age where the CPU isn’t the only workhorse anymore, no doubt about that. As more software and plugins utilize OpenGL and GPU power, the benefits of having a mid to pro level GPU skyrockets. Sharing the workload to the GPU is the future, something Chris from Mettle has […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • October 10, 2012

Vimeo’s New Tip Jar & Pay to View Features

Today, Vimeo announced two very prominent and game changing features to their site: Tip Jar and Pay-to-View. These two features are a huge leap in bringing revenue into the equation with Vimeo since the Vimeo Plus and Pro accounts. Although I never thought about making any sort of money with Vimeo, these two features are […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • September 19, 2012

Element 3D Contest Winner

The Element 3D contest is officially over and I would first like to thank everyone who participated and supported the contest. With your participation and support, I am able to continue to host contests like these in the future for everyone. We received 26 entries this time around with some highly recognizable works. It was […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • September 4, 2012

Royalty Free Music & Freebies!

Last time, we started talking about creating and organizing your music/sound library. Today, we’re going to focus on actually building and adding content to that library with some royalty free music. Two sources come to mind when I think of cheap, affordable, but high quality: AudioJungle & Premiumbeat. They have a huge library of music and soundfxs […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • August 30, 2012

The Art of Animation & Motion Graphics

So PBS did an episode over the Art of Animation & Motion Graphics as part of their Off Book series and some of my work was featured in the segment! I’ve also been getting a ton of questions in regards to what “animation” or “motion graphics” was for the Element contest, this video should really […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • August 23, 2012

Starting and Managing a Music & Sound Library

To kickstart this audio series here at the Dojo, we’re going to start with creating and managing music/sound libraries. If you work with any sort of video, you definitely need to have a music/sound library. By creating one, you are easily able to archive and organize all the audio you’ve used (and even audios you […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • August 23, 2012