DXP-024: Tung Khi / Crazy Monkey

By July 15, 2020 Podcast

Videogames, VJing, and Growing A Motion Graphics Studio

Tung Khi is the founder and creative director of Box, a motion graphics design studio based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

special note: Tung has a thick accent, so we highly recommend watching the video version of this episode: There are subtitles you can read-along with and examples of Box’s motions graphics are projected on the wall behind us throughout the interview. You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/yBFEHgc0Vs0

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Table of Contents:

00:00 – Teaser
01:09 – What is the Box Collective
03:22 – Tung’s Early Career
07:24 – From Employee to Company Owner – Using Your Connections
09:10 – Team Growth, New Offices, and New Branding
11:56 – Where to Find Box on The Internet
14:13 – Typical Box Work and Box Clients
18:18 – Tung’Style
23:13 – Chuck Csuri
24:09 – Projecting on Murals
25:12 – Differences between Hanoi and Saigon
28:20 – Personal Work vs Corporate Work
30:50 – Scaling a Creative Company
32:38 – Typical Staff Background
33:46 – Good Clients vs Bad Clients
36:12 – Video Games: Arcades and Emulators
38:07 – The Story of The Switch Bag
38:59 – Consequences of Aging
44:02 – The Joe Rogan Experience and Elon Musk
45:05 – Tesla vs Vinfast
49:54 – Why Starbucks and McDonalds struggle in Vietnam
53:27 – The Nintendo Switch: Reigniting Videogame Love
57:06 – Design of The Switch Lite
58:04 – Crossplay – Fortnite and Fantasy Strike
1:00:09 – Unity vs Unreal
1:03:17 – Software Used for Motion Graphics and VJing
1:04:33 – Outro