who am i?

Jerron Smith uses the working name “thepixelsmith” to denote a connection to the craftsmen of old. Though instead of metal or paint he works with a medium unique to the 20th century; the pixel. A multimedia guru and skilled designer he likes to describe himself as an animator, designer,editor, & educator; a renaissance man of the 21st century. He is a multi-faceted artist and video creator and has worked in a wide variety of different media. He has experience in both digital video/television production, and post-production as well as extensive knowledge of the Web and Print Design industries.

"Design is the search for a magical balance between business and art; art and craft; intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality; client and designer; designer and printer; and printer and public."

Valerie Pettis

"Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose."

Charles Eames

"Design is where science and art break even.."

Robin Mathew

after effects cc digital classroom

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If you want expert instruction that fits into your schedule, the Digital Classroom series delivers. Professional trainers guide you through 12 lessons, helping you learn essential After Effects CC skills at your own speed. Full-color, easy-to-follow steps in the book are enhanced with video tutorials on the companion DVD. With this Digital Classroom training package, you have your own private tutor showing you the easiest way to learn After Effects CC.

  • Create stunning motion graphics for use online or in broadcast projects
  • Fix shaky, unusable video quickly by applying the new Warp Stabilizer VFX
  • Build engaging animated sequences with masks and track mattes
  • Import Cinema 4D files to add immersive 3D elements to your work
  • Use green screen footage to create video composites
  • Create engaging projects by compositing graphics with live video
  • Use blending modes to control how content of two or more layers mixes or blends together.

Chroma Keying allows you to composite two images together by removing a specific color.

After Effects CC Digital Classroom Book with DVD Resources