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Why You Should Rent Gear

As a video and photo hobbyist, I’m always wanting to push the limits of what I can capture, and depending on the conditions and occasion, am limited by the equipment. A lot of times, these limits can be overcome by thinking of creative alternative solutions, but occasionally you run into events where you simply do […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • November 23, 2015
After Effects Blog

Improve RAM Preview Quality in After Effects

I’ve used After Effects for a very long time and never ran into an issue where my RAM Preview was looking a little off, even at “Full” resolution. Strangely, while working on a 3D composite, I noticed that my RAM Previews had extreme banding and weird coloring, but that all disappeared once the RAM Preview stopped. […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • August 9, 2015
Blog Freebies Motion Graphics

Contest: Win Ink FX Bundle by RodyPolis

The Dojo is hosting another animation contest with some sweet prizes thanks to the folks over at RodyPolis. Up for grabs this time are (3) Ink FX Bundles, which include both Ink FX Studio and Ink FX Flow valued at $79. These are fantastic for creating motion graphics, and are shot at 4K, 60fps for […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • July 20, 2015
After Effects Blog Tutorials Visual Effects

Cinematic Looks with Magic Bullet Film

Recently, I’ve been getting into more filmmaking and cinematography stuff with my recent purchase of the 5D Mark III. As a huge fan of Philip Bloom, I was of course aware of FilmConvert, a plugin that gives your digital video a “film” look, but never really got into it (although I did try out the […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • June 5, 2015
Blog Cinema 4D Motion Graphics Tutorials Visual Effects

NAB 2015: Cinema 4D Lighting and Octane Rendering

Lighting and rendering is probably one of the hardest parts of producing beautiful 3D renders. With Octane being the popular renderer of choice nowadays, every Cinema 4D user should take a look at what all the fuss is about. With our partnership with Cineversity, the Dojo is able to showcase some of the best presentations […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • May 30, 2015
Blog Cinema 4D Motion Graphics Tutorials

NAB 2015: Cinema 4D MoGraph Tutorials & Breakdowns

The MoGraph module is what makes Cinema 4D very powerful and interesting for motion graphics. Not only does it make it very easy to create certain objects and movements, but with the right knowledge and mindset, you could make MoGraph an advanced and dynamic rig for your designs. MoGraph is critical for motion graphics in […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • May 29, 2015
After Effects Blog Cinema 4D Motion Graphics Tutorials Visual Effects

NAB 2015: X-Particles, Thinking Particles, and C4D Dynamics

You guys know I love particle simulations and projects. In fact, particle simulation stuff is what got me into motion graphics/visual effects in the first place, so I always appreciate a nice in-depth breakdown of awesome particle projects. Thanks to our partners over at Cineversity, we’re able to provide you guys with a nice, digestible, […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • May 28, 2015