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webmaster/slideshow extraordinaire Donny Truong from visualgui

Donny Truong was born in My Tho, Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was 12. He received his bachelor’s in Digital Arts and Multimedia Design at La Salle University.

In August 2002, Vassar College scooped him up to be part of the exemplary web team in College Relations. In January 2008, he relocated to D.C. area and joined the School of Business at George Washington University as a web developer.

He designs simple and accessible sites using web standards. He believes that a good design should not only be usable, but should also be visually attractive. He appreciates the art of coding as much as the aesthetic of designing. He updates his blog on a regular basis to stay abreast with design and technology.

Xin Cho Toi

Xin Cho Toi

A dedication to the children of Agent Orange. Since the short clip was created to raise awareness of the affects and donation for the victims, please feel free to use it if your intention meets those two purposes.

Tinh Hoai Huong

Tinh Hoai Huong

This piece inspired by Duc Tri’s orchestration for Pham Duy’s “Tinh Hoai Huong” performed by Duc Tuan. Although I had the music in mind, I didn’t have any photo to work with until Ao Trang’s 2008 calendar came out. Many thanks to Hoai Nam for allowing me to use his breathtaking photography.

Ao Dai Trang A Oi

Ao Dai Trang A Oi

I was approached by the folks at Ao Trang to create a slideshow to showcase their ao dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) photography. After going through their work, Thuy Tien’s simple, folksy “A Oi” came to mind. The two turned out to be a perfect complement to one another.

Bonjour Vietnam

Bonjour Vietnam

I had no idea that this piece was a mega hit until my server exceeded its limit. The simple slideshow was viewed by millions of Vietnamese people around the world and in Viet Nam.

Vassar

Vassar

I thought it would be cool to show off Vassar’s beautiful campus with some techno beats. Tomoyasu Hotei’s “Battle w/o Honor or Humanity” did bring a fresh, exciting vibe to the photos.

Tinh Khuc Buon

Tinh Khuc Buon

Ngoc Lan’s emotional rendition of Ngo Thuy Mien’s “Tinh Khuc Buon” is incomparable. She had that melancholy touch in her delivery that I wanted to capture that with her nostalgic eyes.

Nhu Mot Loi Chia Tay

Nhu Mot Loi Chia Tay

This piece is a tribute to Trinh Cong Son, one of my personal favorite Vietnamese songwriters. The slideshow is inspired by Tuan Ngoc’s mournful performance of “Nhu Mot Loi Chia Tay” arranged by Duy Cuong.

Your Beauty

Your Beauty

This is a special tribute to Ngoc Lan inspired by a poem written by one of Ngoc Lan’s fans.

Khong Phai Em

Khong Phai Em

An intro inspired by Dam Vinh Hung’s “Khong Phai Em”

Dam Vinh Hung

Dam Vinh Hung

An intro inspired by Dam Vinh Hung’s “Giot Nuoc Mat Cho Doi”

Life is a Traffic Jam

Life is a Traffic Jam

This piece is inspired by the thumping electric bass in Tupac Shakur’s “Life is a Traffic Jam” from Gridlock’d‘s soundtrack.

Kickin' It

Kickin’ It

This is an animated comic strip I collaborated with my classmates from La Salle University for WePlaySoccer.com, an online start up that closed its door during the web bubbles busted.

We Play Soccer

We Play Soccer

A Flash intro I created as an experiment with video clip

Ve Day Em

Ve Day Em

“Ve Day Em”, written by Trinh Nam Son, is a tribute to Ngoc Lan after I found out that Multiple Sclerosis claimed her life.

Don Ho

Don Ho

This is a short clip for my man Don Ho.

Chim Da Da

Chim Da Da

An interactive study with Flash’s drag-and-drop ActionScript

Visualization

Visualization

An interactive study with Flash’s ActionScript

Cubes in Space

Cube in Space

An interactive study with Flash’s ActionScript

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