I need your help!

One of our own Video Copilot patrons has been selected as a finalist in the Heinz 57 Top This TV challenge. (The big Ketchup company, JK)

Jeremiah Jones submitted the entry called Heinz World Wide and we need to help vote for his great video :)

http://topthistv.com/vote.aspx

Although Film Magic pro helped for some of the color grading I have to really give Jeremiah Jones the credit for this great spot.

http://topthistv.com/vote.aspx

Please vote for the video everyday until September 10th, and remember if your video made it I would do this for you too!

Now the truth is, I have no stake in this but hey, if Jeremiah wins and wants to throw me a couple of bucks… I have a wife and baby on the way… Just kidding, Jeremiah bought several of our Products already and that is thanks enough!

Good Luck and please help him out so we can see some more Video Copilot stuff on National TV :)

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148 Comments

Did he win? I feel like I've seen this before...
7 years ago
great stuff andrew
7 years ago
great work ....u get my vote
Sandy
7 years ago
ah I forget to mention.............I saw the Clip.............It was gr8

thnx Sandy
Sandy
7 years ago
oh no..........sep 10th.....its way back I was in trouble......will Vote in the next one.

will Wait...........Sorry

Ragards
Sandy
Marc Biorklund
7 years ago
So what's the final result ? I heard unfortunatly that Jeremiah didn't won but was indeed in the top 5 ... not that bad !

Whatever the final result, congratulation Jeremiah. You didn't won this time, but there will be other contests :) I am sure lot's people saw the quality of your work, and I hope this contest will bring you new customers.

Cheers,

Marc
Rick
7 years ago
I can't believe Jeremiah's video didn't win over that amateurish one that did... :-(

Oh well, these things are usually a popularity contest...
7 years ago
Hey guys! Make sure to watch the Emmy Awards Sunday night to find out who won the Grand Prize!

And thanks again for all your support!

JJ
pena
7 years ago
Great commercial! Great cinemaphotography, great audio, great and funny story. Thats as pro as it gets. I hope you enjoy your $57.000! :D
Rick
7 years ago
I agree that Jeremiah's and Joseph Garner's videos were the best of the lot. I still have to give it to Jeremiah though. That was very nicely done.

I voted everyday!
Roger
7 years ago
Jeremiah,
Congratulations on being in the top 15! I was also a contestant (#2702). However, we didn't make it as far as you. Funny thing is, I also used Andrew's many priceless techniques (especially in coloring). The very best of luck to you and hope to see yours on the Emmys!
7 years ago
Hey everyone. Last day to vote! Vote for which ever you liked the best!

JJ
greg
7 years ago
"Uncap the Smile" is better than this VOTE for it instead.
7 years ago
The German Lederhosen and the "Weisswurst" are missing in this clip!
7 years ago
You all should really start voting for "Uncap the Smile"
Clearly the winner of this contest!
;-) I did the CG bottle and post, so I'm a little biased.
In all seriousness, great job on Heinz World Wide. You've put up some fierce competition.

Now, vote for "Uncap the Smile!"


P.S. Big fan, Andrew... you've definitely shared some priceless AE tips.
Stu
7 years ago
I think it's great that you're backing Jeremiah's work, even if it is for selfish reasons. :o) It's in a tough group of great commercials, but I think as a whole is by far the best. It's the full on package deal. Nice work Jeremiah Jones . . . if that's your real name. :D
7 years ago
Keep on voting!
7 years ago
Great stuff Man!! Got my vote.
Ghislain
7 years ago
Hi,
I posted my vote for Jeremiah ! It's awesome !
Your clip is realllll good... !
Congrats to the new mother and father ! Hope you'll enjoy your "precious"...I do have a daughter and she's 12 now and entering secondary school (here in Québec, CANADA...the place where no one want to come !!!;) after grade 6 you go on another level) so i'm going in another "ball game"... Anyway, just to tell you enjoy every little moments with your wife and baby, take a lot of picture...

Ghislain
Ps. Can't wait to see if the next tut will have a baby related content !!!
Just kidding !
7 years ago
i like jeremiahs add the most
bwoogie
7 years ago
congrats if its true! and congrats anyways :P
Max
7 years ago
Congrats Andrew!:D
Zony
7 years ago
hmm. im pretty sure a baby popped lately guys :D
since u havent been here AK , i assume your busy caring your new family, so congrats mate! :)

best wishes to u ;)
Helge Kallevik
7 years ago
Is there coming a new tutorial this week? :)
7 years ago
Great job Jeremiah. Hope you win!
Jay
7 years ago
Voted. Nice job, Jeremiah!
7 years ago
I would Like to congratulate Jeremiah Jones for the great work and to say that you have my vote every day and good luck in the contest. Your work is the more professional of all than I saw.
I am Brazilian and I am intending to set up a small producing of videos. And our great friend Andrew Kramer got to enlarge my horizons in the art of the finalization and digital assembly.
Thank you Andrew for the great contribution.

Regards of an admirer here in Brazil

Sorry for my bad english... :P
nojee
7 years ago
great ad, congratulations from belgium
7 years ago
Hey Andrew, I voted

A pleasure for another. You learned me such cool things with the 2 DVD's (Sound Effects and Riot Gear) I bought from you!
The details make it!

Thanks a lot
Grz from Belgium
Anson
7 years ago
wow...that ad looks pro! real high quality!
7 years ago
Thanks everyone! And ROCK ON Scott!

Btw, as far the song, I hired a local band who did some percussion stuff. I paid them like 200 bucks to make a cool song with just ketchup bottles.

Jeremiah Jones
www.myspace.com/theycallhimjones
Ben
7 years ago
great commercial Jeremiah! voted hella times everyday under different emails. good luck
Vango
7 years ago
Andrew , i'm voted too…. ^^

Beijing,CHiNA
7 years ago
hey andrew, when are we going to find out who the winner is?

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http://youtube.com/watch?v=N0bkEjcQSEk

http://youtube.com/watch?v=N0bkEjcQSEk

http://youtube.com/watch?v=N0bkEjcQSEk

http://youtube.com/watch?v=N0bkEjcQSEk
7 years ago
Just Amit, Happy B-day!

Andrew, is your finger lurking over the button?
Scott
7 years ago
Well I voted with over 250 e-mails..... over 4 hours of work... I HOPE YOU APPRECIATE IT, YOU JERK!!! lol
Just Amit
7 years ago
i voted today again! i didn't forget even on my bday! also, im not sure if anyone noticed, but on the site home page it says they will be having the same contest again in october. but as for now, good luck Jeremiah!
7 years ago
voted, nice commercial =D
Novastorm
7 years ago
You got my votes a.k.
Rodrigo
7 years ago
Don't bother looking the other videos.... this one is the best, you have all my votes
Warti
7 years ago
Another day .... a new Vote !

Hope you win... Germany votes are you granted ;)

Mfg Warti
Ogz
7 years ago
VOTED!
7 years ago
Wow.. there is no way that another contested win... its very universal comercial and very very pro... my best wishes. from Mexico
cooldudeloverboy
7 years ago
I've started voting every Day!
SB
7 years ago
Kramer needs RED.
7 years ago
Jeremiah, you have my vote...that video is AWESOME!!!! It looks absolutely amazing, and the help of Andrew's tuts and FMP I can see REALLY gives you the edge over everybody...especially shooting in uncompressed HD.

BTW, what was that song?? did you create that from scratch?? if so how did you make it? I'd love to learn how you did that!!

You'll have my vote everyday!!
Just Amit
7 years ago
yeah!!! i voted 3 days in a row now plus had some friends vote to. hope you win, you really deserve it.
Ben
7 years ago
With the VCP army behind Jeremiah he's almost gareented a victory!
7 years ago
thats an awesome commercial. I hope it wins!


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http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MrSteeve12
7 years ago
Voted 3 times!!!! Cool!!!!

Thanks from Spain
Connor Adam
7 years ago
Hey, great commercial, I especially like the queens part. You matched the sound perfectly, and every scene/shot looks great. Also, the grading from Film Magic Pro was done nicely, and the Earth Zoom/Blue Planet part at the end was also great. I have already voted for you, and will vote for you every day ;)

P.S, I know what you mean about logging on everyday to see what is new, I'm like that too :)

Keep up the good work, and best of luck with winning.
7 years ago
Voted 4 times (with 4 different mails adrs) ;-P
7 years ago
All,

It occoured to me, we all should be sharing our "works" to see what everyone comes up with and also be able to quickly ask questions amongst each other, first place to come to my mind would be myspace, then we can all see each others works, any other ideas?

Mine is: www.myspace.com/cawleyproject
7 years ago
Very cool. I gave it some props and voted yesterday. Will vote again today.

I thought the look came out really great on this, and it was funny.

Very nice job on that Jeremiah. Hope you win!
7 years ago
Hey guys!
Some of you had questions about the slider. You can literally go to www.theslider.com

Now, this was not the actual make a model of slider that I used but it's about the same price, about $150-$200 per day. I was able to cut a deal at a rental house here in LA for about $100 per day. If you're thinking about buying, save your dollars. It's around 3 grand or something and that money is better spent on your production.

Also, someone asked about the Africa location. That was actually a national park in Santa Clarita. I had to beg and plead with the County of Los Angeles to let me out there. There was no green screen used. The only FX shot was the establishing shot of the Queen. I only had enough money for one British Guard costume. So I used the same actor and digitally copied him into two places. Other than that, all the shots were real.

Jeremiah Jones
www.myspace.com/theycallhimjones
7 years ago
Not exactly on topic, but a question in general to make things look as good as this commercial!

If exporting from a video editing program to AE, what is the best way to encode: Photo JPEG?, and is it best to export standard tv aspect ratio? Just wondering what all of you are doing? (Using FC PRO)

Email me off blog please (For servers sake): jamesdcawley@hotmail.com
Max
7 years ago
Just voted again! Hope you win Jerimiah. Oh, and thanks for the info on the slider, gonna see if I can get one and use it in my next project.
7 years ago
Well done!! nice vid :)
7 years ago
Oops, I originally posted this comment under the wrong blog entry. Sorry...

Anyway, I also used Andrew’s tutorials to figure out how to do my Heinz commercial entry. I did not make the top 15:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=36vkpa0ok_g

Keep up the great work, Andrew!
bwoogie
7 years ago
Yay! My Riot Gear and DSFX dvd's came today! I'm sooo happy!

Andrew, out of curiosity (and the fact I'm looking into buy a new one) why kind of display do you use? my 15" just doesn't seem to do justice in AE.. Everything seems crammed together.
Not Afraid!
7 years ago
Great spot! You got my vote. Excellent work!
S. Gilbert
7 years ago
WOW Jeremiah, very nice work the colors are realy rich looking and the video is all around just great

One question though can you post the make and model of the steel slider you describe in your earlier post? I really think it might be a great piece of equipment for my studio and others, no matter how small. thanks

I'm off to vote using all 4 of my email adresses. I hope you win.
SA
7 years ago
i placed my vote!!
Kris S
7 years ago
Operation understood.
Voted..
7 years ago
I voted - It's a winner ! ;-)
Christian
7 years ago
Good luck with the comp Jeremiah! Ill vote everyday Mr kramer such a nice guy!
7 years ago
Awsome job! I voted.
ZMR
7 years ago
VOTE FOR PEDRO ! ....
هاشم
7 years ago
Voted , gl Andrew
7 years ago
He, he nice idea for commercial, he has my vote - cool earth zoom effect :D
Jammin’ JJ
7 years ago
That's it... you sold me! I just purchased Film Magic Pro and downloaded it. I'll be using it on a commercial today. Let's see, I think I own all of Andrew's products except "Serious FX & Composting". I think that's just a bunch of gardening tutorials...

Jeremiah, great work! I'll be voting for you.

Andrew, great work! I sent a friend of a friend to videocopilot.net the other day and he purchased two of your DVD's!

Good stuff! I like anything that makes my work better.
7 years ago
voted, too...

this spot rock, cg!
7 years ago
Voted and will continue :) Everybody deserve a chance :)
7 years ago
Done! Amazing job from Jeremiah! Love you Andrew ^^
Sebastian de la Nuez
7 years ago
Pretty cool video. I hope he wins. Voting as we speak!
Orc Master
7 years ago
Geez, Jeremiah, that was one awesome commercial! It was very creative, very funny, and just plain darn classy ;)

Y'know, I'm allergic to Heinz ketchup, but after I saw that commercial, I just can't help but put it on my french fries! :P

Hope you win! Voted today, will vote 'till they close it!
Morten Enoksen
7 years ago
Its easy to vote many times a day.. change the email and type another code.

PS. I woted twice:)
Jack McKinney
7 years ago
Really excellent work, Jeremiah. VERY professional. And I completely agree with you and others that Andrew absolutely deserves his fair share of praise as well. You certainly will be getting my daily votes. Again, well done.

Just Amit: My camera advice would be to continue to save up until you reach the $1000 range and pick up a Canon HV20. It shoots HD footage and has a true 24p mode similar to the Panasonic HVX200 that Jeremiah shot his commercial with. For a compact camera, it delivers some truly stunning images. If you do a Google search you'll be able to find lots of footage that people have posted. You should check it out. That said, you will need a fairly hefty computer in order to edit HDV footage, so keep that in mind if you're planning to shoot HighDef. Good luck.
Baloo
7 years ago
You got my vote, Jeremiah !
Very good work ! I hope you win ^^

For more votes, you can call the Emob community, they are a lot.
Like you, i love this site and y come to seeing news everyday !

Good Luck Jeremiah and thanks to Andrew,

Baloo
Buelusa
7 years ago
Amazing! You got my vote, Jeremiah!
7 years ago
how did you shoot the scene with African barckground ?
using a green background ?
did you only shoot in studio or outside ?
Dave
7 years ago
Voted
7 years ago
Wow! Very great commercial! I like it very mutch.
*VOTE*
7 years ago
Looks great, gets my vote.

Need to take this opportunity to give massive props to the AK, I've got Riot Gear, Serious FX and Real Clouds. My work just looks so much better with them involved, particularly the grungy Riot Gear textures. My reel is on my website, you'll probably notice quite a lot of AK influenced stuff, hopefully none too shamefully lifted...

respec'
Marc.B
7 years ago
Just Voted !!! The video look very professionnal, and it was pretty funny.
Congratulation Jeremiah :)

About Ketchup, here is a funny swedish promo:
EDITED

Cheers,

Marc.
Damien
7 years ago
voted
John Paite
7 years ago
Voted!
7 years ago
Hahaha

Awesome movie!
U got my vote dude, congratulations! Hope u win!
michi
7 years ago
very creative work and highly professional! so, of course i voted for you!

good luck + hope you'll win,
michael.
Bader Ahmed
7 years ago
Great and Neat work !

My voice and Vote for you : jermiah jones .

yes , since i was learning Motion Graphics, i found Andrew's things turned my life 360 degree. WOW

we vote also for you man >>>>>> go and buy the magic motion graphics, sound, stock,training DVDs..... also you deserve it Andrew.

http://www.videocopilot.net/products.html


Happy visual fx
Pocosso
7 years ago
i placed my vote, good luck
Dgx
7 years ago
Good work Jeremiah,Your video is the best of the rest
digital fx
7 years ago
the video rocks, i support jermiah jones, my vote is cast
best of luck !!
PS: i like the video posted by heather collins too. but its 2nd best to jermiah jones :P
Christopher Carlsson
7 years ago
Man, that video is great! Good job Jeremiah!
7 years ago
hi andrew,

nice commercial, i give my vote...

good luck JJ
Jamsta
7 years ago
My vote has been cast - there's some really cool commercials in that lot, made me wanna a pie w/ sauce...
joy
7 years ago
i put my vote to j.j and once again good job man
Logan
7 years ago
Hey AK would it be ok if I voted 40 times on different ip's? bwahahahahha won't let them lose
Logan
7 years ago
Voted
7 years ago
Wow incredibly impressive work. The only other commercial that I really liked was "Uncap the Smile"

Thank you so much Andrew for all your hard work. I went to school for Multi Media Design and Production, and I swear to god I have a job working with After Effects everyday because of you. I'm thinking of asking my school for my money back, if they succumb to my wishes would you care for some of the dough?

Wait no forget it, not after your wise cracks about my native land CANADA!
Jeffrey
7 years ago
Your vote has been counted. Come back tomorrow—and every day through September 10—to vote again.

Ill be voting.
Good luck Jeremiah, i hope you win!
Luke
7 years ago
Looks awesome. Sure thing, you have my vote
mason
7 years ago
voted..... Jeremiah Jones good luck! it's great
ak i think he can wins 100% because i placed my vote :D
Marco
7 years ago
And here is another one...
Good Luck Jeremiah!
7 years ago
one more vote =) its a place to help u
koppa
7 years ago
one more vote. nice work!!!!
7 years ago
Voted. Jeremiah, Nice work! I haven't tried P2 yet, but it looks great!
c
7 years ago
Actually, I couldn't afford a dolly so I used a neat little device called a slider. It's basically a 3 foot long sheet of aluminium with a track on it. It allows you to VERY QUICKLY set up smooth "dolly-like" shots. The first shot as an example took a whole 2 minutes to set up.

As far as the editing, I used Final Cut Pro 5. It's integrated very well with Panasonic P2.

And Clancy, I hear you man. I've been smelling nothing but ketchup for months now!

Jeremiah Jones
www.myspace.com/theycallhimjones
7 years ago
Very nice Jeremiah! I had a suspicion it was the HVX but I didn't want to take any shots in the dark lol. Fantastic job on it man! Did you use any particular dolley system or was I imagining things? What did you cut on? I've heard that P2 has had some issues on various editors, so I'm just curious.
7 years ago
while i was voting , i swear a god i smelled Ketchup when i hit submit.
7 years ago
Thanks Everyone!
I was running around all day today and came home to see some very nice posts by all you guys. Thank you so much and thank you Andrew.

Some of you had questions about the camera. I shot it on the Panasonic HVX that I rented for a hefty $300 per day. But I shot it over a weekend so I only had to pay a one-day rental. It's a beautiful camera and since everything is native digital files there's no capturing! Whew!

But honestly, the spot wouldn't be anywhere near what it is without Andrew's products. I can't emphasize enough how far they have taken all my other projects as well. I use Film Magic Pro on EVERYTHING I shoot, Video Streams HD I use on about 90% of my motion graphics stuff and I've only had Riot Gear for a month but have used it already on two vfx projects and the clients loved them!

Not to mention the tuts! If you're like me, you log on EVERY DAY to this website to see what new fun stuff Andrew's got. And unlike every other tut site I've encountered, you can tell that the owner (Andrew) cares about his visitors. I don't know but sometimes... when he does a tutorial and says, "What's up, I'm Andrew Kramer"... I think that... well, maybe he's talking to me...

...

Maybe...

Despite sounding creepy, Andrew's products are an instrumental part to my success and I believe you should purchase every single one!

Oh, and vote for my commercial. And vote everyday!

Thanks again!
Jeremiah Jones
www.myspace.com/theycallhimjones
7 years ago
Amit, do you already have a video editing program or effects program? After Effects and Avid are two great programs to use for making films, but they can cost a pretty penny. Check out the site www.journeyed.com and you can get some amazing discounts on pro film/video stuff if you are a student.

As for cameras, theres not much in the 100-500 range that is technically stunning, but its what you do with the camera that counts the most I guess.


BTW - LOVED the commercial. The lighting in the indian scene was very good! My vote goes here for sure, every day
7 years ago
I voted it looked great!
7 years ago
I'll vote for you every day until sep 10.
GO!
your the best Andy ;)
Just Amit
7 years ago
JVC HD-100.... : ( I'm only in ninth grade, i can't afford that. im in the $100 to $500 range. any ideas for a good camera for a new film maker? thanks!

P.S/ iv toed an will do so again tommorow
Just Amit
7 years ago
SUPER DEADLY!!! i love it, what an innovative use of your earth zoom and blue earth tutorials. count me in, im voting!
GaBy
7 years ago
It was his or Keith Parish's humourous clip, but as you asked, there was no hesitation !
7 years ago
Got my vote! I think he'll win, it's the best of those 15!
Conor
7 years ago
Voted with pleasure, it's a good advert! I'm off to watch Bjork and The Beastie Boys in a field in Ireland for the next fews days, so can't vote daily :( My guess is that he shot it with a HVX200 (just cos I'm a Panasonic nut).
Max
7 years ago
Voted! It's actually pretty good, so I don't mind.
7 years ago
you have my vote
Gary
7 years ago
Great stuff .He's got my vote
Some Guy
7 years ago
Good Luck Jeremiah! I'll try to vote everyday.
7 years ago
Voted!! :)

Cheers and thanks a lot for all your hard work Andrew! :)

V.
Haydn González
7 years ago
Jeremiah's commercial is professional, creative and funny. He definitely got my vote. Good luck!
elhora
7 years ago
voted !
i loved the fart part ^^ very funny
7 years ago
Film magic pro is a wonderful product, so I'll vote!

MM.
Black_dust
7 years ago
Voted!! (and will do again tomorrow)

Visualy it looks WAY better than the rest of them! Really cool commerical, I like the frozen Ketchup :D

Good luck to him!
7 years ago
I voted. Been a big fan for a while, very nice job guys. I think it had the nicest looking, best shoot sequences in it. Highest production value without anything really fancy. Great job!
Chris
7 years ago
Good luck, Jeremiah. Will vote daily with each of my emails!
PorT
7 years ago
Voted. Community support have to be ;) ...
bwoogie
7 years ago
i'll vote for it! it looks cool in the pix.. i'm assuming there is a video on the voting site?
dan
7 years ago
vote counted.

Did my part for the Kramer Mafia!
Gaëtan
7 years ago
I voted for Jérémie. I hope that it goes gained:)

For AK
I have find a video FX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46oAWSxCb1c&mode=related&search=

you can make a tutorial: D: D: D
7 years ago
Hi Andrew,

You are on the frontpage on StrngMocha.com. I hope you get more votes this way)

Cheers,

Thorsten
7 years ago
"Your vote has been counted. Come back tomorrow—and every day through September 10—to vote again."

Good luck, would be nice to see some VCP on TV :).
7 years ago
I'd be curious to find out what he filmed with as well. My guess is an JVC HD-100...
SB
7 years ago
Sorry for the double post, but does anyone know what he shot it with?
SB
7 years ago
You got my vote. Yours had good production value, and was really well done overall.
Antonio
7 years ago
I think it is the best and more professional one of all. Got my vote! 100%
7 years ago
Voted! Great Idea with the different sounds!! Liked it a lot.
Fetch
7 years ago
I voted for you Jeremiah, I really loved the commercial. Very catchy tune and I enjoyed seeing all of Andrew's tutorials come to life. Great job!!
Scott
7 years ago
Voted. Good stuff.
Vali
7 years ago
really good commercial, i placed my vote, good luck
fReezEr.
7 years ago
Hi Andrew , ill just vote too.... he WINs 100% :)
7 years ago
Haha, this was a very well done commercial. Got my vote !
ian t hammer
7 years ago
ill give it the vote,, noticed the earth zoom at the end, he should win, best of the bunch I reccon.
Hey andrew, i will vote, hope he wins!
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