High Quality Promo for DSFX

Here is a Quicktime version of the Designer Sound FX promo for those who asked for it. There is a lot of detail that gets lost when you compress to Flash. It is nice to share the original.

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June 21st, 2007 @ 1:18 am
thanx a lot for sharing this~~
June 21st, 2007 @ 1:31 am
Thanks for sharing it.
June 21st, 2007 @ 1:36 am
can you explain how you made that image in the promo?
i mean the blue background texture and the 3D text with glow
it looks nice
June 21st, 2007 @ 2:34 am
Awesome. How do you create that lens flare-y type effect at the end??
Diego G.F
June 21st, 2007 @ 2:42 am
Great!!. Thx Andrew
June 21st, 2007 @ 3:40 am
@Dan and Blair: just buy the Designer Sound FX - you get the complete AE project for the promo...
@Andrew: hey, how about sharing the turnover? ;-)

Greetings from Germany
June 21st, 2007 @ 4:14 am
Great Andrew!
thanks for sharing the trailer on the real Quick time formats, few question i like to know, though i know its inside the products but i guess you can share a little, the ice background, how did you create that so real, basically i understand how the reverse shatter effect was made, but the ice back ground and the text effect at the begining which says : video-copilot , can you just give us a tip of how its be done

June 21st, 2007 @ 5:18 am
3dsmax was used to to create the ICE. Our resident 3D guy, Bobby Hommel pulled that image together. We worked on the shatter system and used multiple forces to "explode" it. The Lens flare at the end is from Knoll Lens flare pro, and on the DVD, I just used the regular lens flare and it looked just as good.
June 21st, 2007 @ 5:54 am
Is it possible to recreate this texture in AE?
also in the soundfx product page there is "500 soundFX" title this is done a 3D program or AE?
June 21st, 2007 @ 7:54 am

Just curious, how did you do the cracks on that one background, you know, where the cracks got bigger each time they got hit. I'm guessing it's something with fractal noise, but I couldn't get there to be a central "crack" point.
June 21st, 2007 @ 10:06 am
The cracks are from a texture from the Riot Gear collection. http://www.videocopilot.net/riotgear.html

I just tinted them blue.

Also, one interesting point is that the cracks don't get bigger, but perhaps the sounds make it seem like they do. Sound makes a big difference...
June 21st, 2007 @ 10:29 am
Hey Andrew !
Congratulations for your tutorials they are really great !
But I'm from Belgium and I can't see as lot as website i'd like to...
How can I donload your tutorials so I wont have to reload the movie to see the tutorial again ?
June 21st, 2007 @ 12:12 pm
Hey so is the blue background made with 3dmax or in AE using the Riot Gear?
cause it looks it has a bump map on it
Dustin James
June 21st, 2007 @ 5:10 pm
I want to know about the curved flare at the beginning... how'd you do that? right when it says Video Copilot Production.. the blue white swish the curves then disappears...
Some Guy
June 21st, 2007 @ 7:01 pm
@Dustin James:
I think it was done with Trapcode Particular. Check out this Light Streaks Tutorial:
It's the same, only with a simple form and without any turbulence and wiggle.

@Andrew Kramer:
I think we need a forum. ;-)
gautam pandey
June 21st, 2007 @ 8:20 pm
hey andrew!

man! am i glad that i found videocopilot!! you've got a a gfreat teaching style and i've really learnt a lot from you. Thanks for sharing..

do you ship to india?

please say yes! :)
June 21st, 2007 @ 11:30 pm
this promo is so good...
June 22nd, 2007 @ 12:15 am
Thanks Andrew!

@Some Guy: A forum would be sweet! :D
June 22nd, 2007 @ 4:45 am
Hey! thanks its so much better that way.
Dustin James
June 22nd, 2007 @ 12:55 pm
I'm on here enough to be a moderator... and I've been coming here since the good old Jet aircraft banner.... hehehe... the good ole' grey site...
June 23rd, 2007 @ 2:39 am
Dustin is old school!

We're coming up on 2 years in July. Where has the time gone.
June 23rd, 2007 @ 4:08 am
Really great Andrew. Like it a lot. Seems like it should start to use 3dsMax soon !
June 23rd, 2007 @ 4:45 am
How do you import things from 3ds max into after effects also, is the 3d modeller blender compatible? http://www.blender.org/
Some Guy
June 23rd, 2007 @ 9:52 am
@Andrew Kramer:
Hehe, I still have that City Explosion After Effects Project...
Dustin James
June 23rd, 2007 @ 11:46 am
@Some Guy
NO WAY!!! I DO TOO!!! hehe... and I still use the 35mm film look all the time... hehe

@Andrew K
the video brought tears... Last summer I was seriously thinking of asking mr. kramer if I could intern with him... but seeing as only about a year ago did i get the courage built up enough to even email him...

(all my friends think I have a man crush... lol... including my g/f)
June 26th, 2007 @ 9:37 am
i need a hundred bucks
Rick Q.
July 3rd, 2007 @ 12:03 pm
Hey Andrew...anyway to include more sounds in your tuts to get a broader idea of whats on your SFX DVD? Or customer reels of artist who use them?

Thanks, Rick
July 4th, 2007 @ 4:05 pm
Cool, but that ice shatter is super easy in after effects, took me 20 minutes
July 8th, 2007 @ 9:45 am
Hey Andrew, I just got your product and it is amazing!! Just 2 things: 1) iTunes is great for organizing but Windows Media Player plays back with better quality, keep that in mind if you listen to music. and 2) you always look like you are really busy, do you devote time to your wife?(I had a problem that I was always busy with graphics and my girlfriend dumped me because I never spent time with her being the nerd that I am)(and she was kind of temperamental too).
July 10th, 2007 @ 12:03 pm
Hi Andrew I have 2 questions for you about that awesome trailer promo.

1. What is that last drum beat build up? Is it number 28? I heard something like that in a transformers TV spot.

2. How did you get the ice to look cracked in the promo? I know you used a picture from Riot Gear and layered it on top of the ice, but how did you do it?

rick q.
July 11th, 2007 @ 6:20 am
OK...just bought the sound effects. WOW! I used to only have about 3-4 shooshes now I own "100" very usable efx that will take my work to another level.

Good work...keep it up!

Rick Q.
July 12th, 2007 @ 8:20 am
you guys have really neat tutorials. anyway, i wanna know what is the bg music u used for this tutorial? im looking for bg music just like that. care to tell where you'd get it from? or is it included in the designer sound fx? :) thanks a lot
July 15th, 2007 @ 5:39 pm
On a houston public tv station....it say visual and sound effects that very similar to yours. I could tell they used your stuff and adapted it to their message.
The new guy
July 17th, 2007 @ 7:47 am
Awesome tutorial !

And one question for Andrew Kramer. I dont get any sound on After effect, how can I fix it ?
September 21st, 2007 @ 3:12 pm
Just bought the DSFX and Riot Gear... great products. One question I have and I hope this is a good place to post it is, At the beginning of the DSFX promo, you had a light streak fly through. I didn't see this in the project files that came with DSFX. Can you tell me how you created this. It really caught my eye when I first seen the promo and I would be curious to hear how this was created. Thanks, keep up the great work!
October 20th, 2010 @ 11:29 am
Aww the video doesn't appear to be working anymore. Still, a great product I use often.
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