Pixel Valley Studio is a full service video production company specializing in producing memorable, fun and innovative corporate, marketing and original content videos. We would love to talk to you about your video project ideas.

Manu Smith, Editor/Post Production/Motion Graphics

Manu writes and edits video content in the SF Bay area. His experience as an audio engineer began in the early ’90’s in NYC where he ran his own recording studio. He was a co-founder of the machinima animation pioneers the ILL Clan in 1997 with his business partner Frank Dellario. He has produced and edited over 85 video how-to’s for their Youtube Channel Pull My Focus.

Frank Dellario, Videographer/Producer/Director

His experience in the film business spans three decades and multiple disciplines. In 1994 he founded and published FilmCrew Magazine, a trade dedicated to the technical and creative film crew community. In 1997 he co-founded the award-winning creative team the ILL Clan. He has produced, directed, and filmed productions for clients such as CBS, Paramount, Universal, NBC, Warner Brothers, Intel, MTV, SpikeTV, and Microsoft. He currently produces and co-stars in the video production how-to series Pull My Focus with his business partner of over 20 years, Manu Smith.


What we do

We’ve been producing media content for over 15 years
– Video
– Animation
– Motion Graphics & Title Design

We’ve produced content for world-class clients such as CBS, AT&T, Intel, MTV, Microsoft, NBC, Spike TV, Warner Brothers, the Golf Channel and more.

We focus on creating memorable and fun digital media
– Instagram & Facebook
– Online Marketing
– Explainer Videos
– Education & Training
– Testimonials & Interviews
– Lifestyle and Brand Essence

Using a broad range of skills
– Full Video Production
– Scriptwriting
– Video Editing
– Post Production Effects
– Title Graphics
– Sound Design
– 2D/3D Animation
– Audio Production
– Title Design
– Live Streaming Broadcast


our cool history

 Machinima Pioneers  Through the late 90’s and 2000's we were pioneers of a unique animation technique called  Machinima . We went on to win a series of awards, such as Showtimes Alternative Media Festival and performed live animated shows at events including the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center. Read the  New York Times Magazine  article  The Xbox Auteurs  .

Machinima Pioneers

Through the late 90’s and 2000's we were pioneers of a unique animation technique called Machinima. We went on to win a series of awards, such as Showtimes Alternative Media Festival and performed live animated shows at events including the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center. Read the New York Times Magazine article The Xbox Auteurs .

 CSI:NY  We produced animation for an episode of CSI: NY where they had to track down a killer in an online virtual world. Gary Sinise got to yell “Turn if off” in front of a life size display of his virtual character.

CSI:NY

We produced animation for an episode of CSI: NY where they had to track down a killer in an online virtual world. Gary Sinise got to yell “Turn if off” in front of a life size display of his virtual character.

 Count Basie Centennial  Over the years we created a series of live events with one real doozy, the Count Basie Centennial celebration in Manhattan attended by over 1,400 people from around the world. Frank Foster, Clark Terry, Jr. Mance and other Jazz legends performed. It was a very big band.

Count Basie Centennial

Over the years we created a series of live events with one real doozy, the Count Basie Centennial celebration in Manhattan attended by over 1,400 people from around the world. Frank Foster, Clark Terry, Jr. Mance and other Jazz legends performed. It was a very big band.

 MTV Networks  MTV Networks hired us for various projects that included animation production for the premier of  SpikeTV’s VGAs  (Video Game Awards), various show interstitials and promos for E3. We had fun producing a series of shorts in Quake III with flying cows, gun welding bunnies and mad scientists.

MTV Networks

MTV Networks hired us for various projects that included animation production for the premier of SpikeTV’s VGAs (Video Game Awards), various show interstitials and promos for E3. We had fun producing a series of shorts in Quake III with flying cows, gun welding bunnies and mad scientists.

 Star Trek  We got to play on a virtual recreation of the Starship Enterprise, authentic down to each button (there were a lot of buttons), to create a video for the  CBS CES keynote  hosted by Leslie Moonves.

Star Trek

We got to play on a virtual recreation of the Starship Enterprise, authentic down to each button (there were a lot of buttons), to create a video for the CBS CES keynote hosted by Leslie Moonves.

 MRM Worldwide, Intel  MRM Worldwide contracted us to produce a series of viral videos for Intel aimed at gamers, incorporating characters from zombies and demons to 3rd world warlords with shopping carts full of guns.

MRM Worldwide, Intel

MRM Worldwide contracted us to produce a series of viral videos for Intel aimed at gamers, incorporating characters from zombies and demons to 3rd world warlords with shopping carts full of guns.