Publication Date: November 2012
Price: $39.95 (USD)
You’ve got the cheats, tutorials, and how-tos. What else do you need? Go above and beyond those stop-gaps and step-by-steps with Pushing Pixels, the real-world guide to developing dynamic and fun content from conception to deployment. Whether you are animating for a short, a fun cartoon, or a mobile game, renowned Flash expert Chris Georgenes will show you his approach with various types of animation projects, from start to finish.
Providing in-depth knowledge of the little-known secrets used by the pros to produce creative, professional animations, this is the go-to source for anyone looking to create great animation.
- Chris Georgenes is the Director of Mobile Creative for Game Show Network Digital. During an 8-year run as a freelance animator, his clients included Adobe, Digitas, Microsoft, Ogilvy, Yahoo! and AOL, to name a few. He maintains mudbubble.com as his online portfolio and keyframer.com as his Flash tutorial website.
Chris has the uncanny ability to not only make complex workflows not only simple but engaging for the reader. If there’s anything the industry needs, it’s more books like this that really empower the reader to create engaging animations.
–Paul Trani, Creative Suite Evangelist for Adobe Systems
I’ve admired Chris’ work for many years. His ability to clearly explain the small details that others often overlook sets him apart both as an animator and as a teacher. Regardless of your skill level, don’t pass up the opportunity to learn real-world insights into the animation process from a master in the field. If you’re looking to become a better animator, you’ve found the right book.
–James Williamson, Senior Author, Lynda.com
Chris has an amazing way of making a comprehensive guide to animation workflow from ideation to implementation that reads like a friendly conversation. He highlights helpful tips as well as exploring new techniques. Animators of all levels will enjoy Pushing Pixels.
–Myra Ferguson, Multimedia Designer/Developer
If you want to learn Flash animation, you need this book. With his background of producing excellent broadcast quality Television with Flash for many years, Chris has a unique practical wisdom and real understanding of the most efficient use of software in everyday project workflows. He is the master guru of digital animation.
–Thomas Benner, Web Design and Interactive Media Faculty, The Art Institute of Austin
Chris Georgenes can simplify complex processes, and articulate them in ways that are easy to follow, without feeling like they have been “dumbed down.” Through all of his work, he slips in nuances and nuggets of great useful tips that don’t NEED to be there, but make his material that much better than most other books on the shelf.
–Joseph Sliger, Technical Solutions Manager, Wacom Technology Services, Corp.