Lot of Progress

I’ve been working non stop with the new site, I’ve just finished some major features. I am very proud of the changes and content that will soon be available. I figure, if I’m moving to a better server, why not make the site better too. Obviously the main functioning of the site will be similar but I hope you will enjoy the new stuff.

I’m planning to have the site online Monday the 27th.

Now, my wife is still pregnant, our official due date is the 26th, which I don’t think we will make. I’m hoping to just push a button and have it ready, but I cannot tell the future so don’t worry if plans change slightly.

I’m fighting the clock to get the site online for you and now I know how Indiana Jones felt when that boulder was chasing him down. I can see the light…

C:/Run spellCheck.exe… Error.

August 20th, 2007 @ 2:44 am
Got heaps on your plate obviously. Always nice to keep busy I guess. Looking forward to seeing what you've got in store for us. I hope there will be a button for the gallery on the new site.


August 20th, 2007 @ 2:56 am
Great to hear from you!
I'm looking forward to your new features and you new Tutorials!
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:00 am
Thats great, but don´t forget to be nice to your wife!
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:02 am
Congratulations to you and your wife. Keep well and healthy.

Can't wait for the new stuff!
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:10 am
All sounds good - so you are planning to just push a button and have the baby pop out?

My wife informs me that it is not that easy :)
Salmon Sandwich
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:13 am
Running from a boulder?
You didn't try to take anything from an ancient temple did you?
Anyways, great to hear from you.

August 20th, 2007 @ 3:17 am
wow ,
that's very cool . even cooler than demon face wraping tutorial :D
what is it ? girl or boy ?
Richard W.
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:23 am
There is no rush, Andrew. Take your time, and enjoy the silence while you can. x
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:23 am
knee slapper, C:/Run spellCheck.exe… Error.

so ... forums?

Congrats on the kid when. Just don't make a tutorial on how to recreate that though ...

Again Congrats AK
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:24 am
Hi Andrew :)

Can you imagine how many persons are waiting for new website ?
you are very kind person ...
I Can’t wait for the new stuff!

wish you luck ....
Migha CG
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:26 am
Wow Andrew! That's great news, both the site and your baby (both still to come!) I'm really excited :D
Really cool and thnx for everything u do for us!
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:27 am
Shoot the baby coming out of your wife and then use the demon face technique on his face as it's coming out. That would be a blast. But then again, why would you ever do that?! lololololololololololol, i'm out.
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:45 am
we can all ignore what ratm said:) Looking forward to the new site Andrew and you have no ide how many people who's gonna jump of their chairs when new tutorials are being released
August 20th, 2007 @ 4:00 am
The spelling is fine, fyi... ;)
August 20th, 2007 @ 4:07 am
Hey andrew congrats to your new coming child and for the new all powered videocopilot,
August 20th, 2007 @ 4:21 am
I’m hoping to just push a button and have it ready, but I cannot tell the future so don’t worry if plans change slightly.


very caveman way to deliver a baby dont u think ; )

good luck with both of your "projects" ; )
August 20th, 2007 @ 4:25 am
keep the faith!
August 20th, 2007 @ 4:30 am
@ ratm

lol, didnt get enough sleep to night or something? :)

so excited to see your new design AK ;)
August 20th, 2007 @ 4:38 am
I bet the next tutorial will be on how to make a baby!
August 20th, 2007 @ 5:25 am
I hope it all goes well for your wife and baby (when he/she comes) If it interferes with the new site then so be it. It will be a much more important than the site so don`t worry about us. Worry about your new family member.

All the Best from the Uk
August 20th, 2007 @ 5:52 am
best wishes Andrew, and just do what the wife ask of you these last few days. I'm sure she is just as anxious as you are to see the baby. Take care of your family first, then the the site. A happy family makes a happy Andrew Kramer that makes your fans happy.
We will be here waiting here regardless. Who else is there to go to? Think of us as the web blogging paparazzi's. We just sit here waiting for new items to appear just to rant about how great it is and come back for more.. (snap, snap-camera) just testing my flash for when the new site comes online..

take care.
August 20th, 2007 @ 6:01 am
Please, don't make a movie from childbirth room... but many happyness for you two !! just wait seven days... houtch !!
August 20th, 2007 @ 6:12 am
congrats Andrew dont rush were all gonna be here when you get back get some sleep your gonna need it.
Thanks heaps for the tutorials there a great help cheers.
August 20th, 2007 @ 6:30 am
I’m sure she is just as anxious as you are to see the baby.


i think it is 30 -300 mins of pain she is anxious and worried about ; )
August 20th, 2007 @ 6:32 am
Good to hear Andrew.. Thanks for the update and wishing you all the best for you and your family. My wife is prego as well, but we're a December drop off ;)
August 20th, 2007 @ 6:39 am
Hi Andrew,
speaking of babys, you could take a look at the little movie I did with my 1 year old girl. My girl had a open heart surgery at the age of 4 months and that film was a way for us to tell her story in a imaginative way. Best luck to you and your wife, can't wait to see the new site and the new tutorials.

Sorry it's in french, but no a lot of talking...

August 20th, 2007 @ 6:41 am
It's good to know that you're still alive :P...I hope that you becoming a father doesn't stop you from blowing peoples heads off in tuts.
August 20th, 2007 @ 6:54 am
You're a legend Mr K. May the force be with you.
Just Amit
August 20th, 2007 @ 7:11 am
Yeah, congratulations. thats one lucky to have a baby to have a daddy as cool as you. this is really cool. also, the 27th is my first day of high school, so the new site will help make it a little better of the day.
August 20th, 2007 @ 7:38 am
congrats... can't wait to see what the future brings us.
August 20th, 2007 @ 8:38 am
Congratulations to you and your wife
August 20th, 2007 @ 8:39 am
Congratulations to you and your wife!!!
August 20th, 2007 @ 8:52 am
Looking forward to all the new.

Congratulations on the baby, must be very exciting.

I can see little Kramer doing advanced sky replacement by 6 months, who's taking bets?
August 20th, 2007 @ 9:24 am
I REALLY hope one of the upcoming tutorials is on how to get hit by a car!!!
August 20th, 2007 @ 9:40 am
Or advanced compositing, right helge :P
August 20th, 2007 @ 10:11 am
Hey Andrew, was waiting 4 a new post frm u. Congratulations !!!! 2u & ur wife 4 ur baby.

Website progress also sounds excellent, It seems we will see both the new Website & Baby at the same time. ALL THE BEST.

Keep Rocking

Warm Regards
August 20th, 2007 @ 10:28 am
Huge congrats on the new addition, Andrew!
Dave, Topeka, KS
August 20th, 2007 @ 11:29 am
So, a future tutorial on beaming of the child from mom's belly, dancing across the delivery room floor and then opening up on the nurses station with an Uzi?
August 20th, 2007 @ 11:49 am
Andrew thanks for the update on the site. look forward to the new stuff. hope all goes well with the pregnancy and inpending birth. thanks again.
DAZ :)
August 20th, 2007 @ 12:07 pm
Hey congratulations to you and your wife, and take your time , we are not in a hurry . Cya
August 20th, 2007 @ 12:10 pm
Thanks everyone. As for the button, I mean push it to turn the website on, I think... It's going to be a interesting week.

Please lets not talk about forums, you guys put me on notice and I've said that I have no plans for them at the moment. We'll leave it at that for now. I don't want to have to choke anyone...
August 20th, 2007 @ 12:13 pm
^^ lol
August 20th, 2007 @ 12:15 pm
We really appreciate your dedication! =)
Congrats on the new born and yea, family is the most important thing so no need to run from the boulder, haha
god bless!
Jacob Aaron
August 20th, 2007 @ 12:59 pm
I wanted to say congratulations on your babe coming soon! keep up the wonderful work!
August 20th, 2007 @ 1:01 pm
Congratulations Andrew and i can't wait to see the new site (and perhaps a new tutorial with some footage of your new born !?!)
And like someone mentioned earlier don't stress out with the site enjoy the calm while you can....

Take care.

PS: Have you seen the logo?
August 20th, 2007 @ 1:08 pm
Congratulations Andrew !)
August 20th, 2007 @ 1:13 pm
Congrats andrew, also looking foward to the new site
Life Type
August 20th, 2007 @ 2:59 pm
how much would it cost me to hire you for a few jobs on this movie im making ?
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:02 pm
Hey, just wanted to say ur site is great m8, Um, good luck with your baby hope everything goes as planned and better :) Awsome tutorials, makes me laugh when u tell ur little stories just makes it so much better just 1 little joke :) Keep the great work up :)
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:03 pm
I got the logo, I'll email you when I get a chance, busy busy.

August 20th, 2007 @ 3:11 pm
can't wait for the new site.

is it a girl or a boy?
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:26 pm
okay, dunno if i can post it here, but i have a little problem..

could anyone send me a link, or maybe post here, how i can make my flash movie loop on my webpage, and work just like the movie is doing here on VC's frontpage. http://videocopilot.net/

i have made a little animation in After Effects, and i have rendered it as a .FLV file. but when i put it on my page, it doesnt loop, it works more like a youtube movie, with controls n stuff.

please help me!
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:32 pm
Congratulations to you and your wife, I think it's better you enjoy the silent now you can...then it'll be impossible!!!

August 20th, 2007 @ 3:39 pm
Thanks for all the time you're putting into this Andrew. Good luck with the new child and prepping the new website!!!
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:46 pm
andrew, wish you good times and luck with that new member of the family... I look forward to see him/her starring a new tutorial like "how to silence a baby" or "make a baby capable of wash his own back"

really, good luck, if you are considering a retire from "tutorialing" (please dont!) I respect that but at least, please make sure that the ones that are already made, stay up there forever!

again, good luck, and all that stuff from Argentina.

Daniel Reynoldsd
August 20th, 2007 @ 3:58 pm
Thanks Andrew!
August 20th, 2007 @ 4:23 pm
Andrew, you HAVE to post a picture of the baby when he/she is here. I would love too see him/her! And Can;t wait for the new site and servers...Its gonna rock!!!
Andrew M
August 20th, 2007 @ 5:21 pm
sounds good Andrew! can't wait for the new site. and good luck on the baby! hes a lucky kid to have you as there father :)
August 20th, 2007 @ 6:44 pm
Congrats on the baby! My wife's nephew's birthday is coming up on the 30th I believe. What's the name?
August 20th, 2007 @ 9:03 pm
Awesome mate.

Andrew you NEED forums. It would help out so many people. I could help make forums if you need it. Email me at louisstow@hotmail.com

August 20th, 2007 @ 9:04 pm
Hey Andrew! Congratulations and good luck with the baby. Also, I'm not sure if you noticed but they people who do the graphics for the Daily Show used your Earth Zoom tutorial tonight for their segment about Iraq. They are doing this all week so hopefully you'll be able to catch it later!

Its so cool to see your effects on such high profile shows! You need to send Viacom an invoice.
August 20th, 2007 @ 10:22 pm
currently up to my neck in a major website overhaul as well, so i feel your pain.

it's funny that we're all waiting for your brainchild [website] while you wait for your, um, actual child. vcp is dripping with anticipation lately.

best regards to you & your family. hope you're stocking up on sleep now- you're going to need it!

August 21st, 2007 @ 12:29 am
I noticed the Earth Zoom thing also! It was so cool to see that tutorial on TV!
August 21st, 2007 @ 3:11 am
Hi Andrew,

Had to laugh. I was hit by that boulder you mentioned last Tuesday. Little Sophie was born to the world a week early.
Best wishes to you and your wife, it's a brilliant new chapter.
Looking forward to the new site, but probably won't see it for awhile.


John et al.
August 21st, 2007 @ 5:47 am
Life things first Andrew: take care of mother and child.
Wishing you and yours all the best. Pierre.
August 21st, 2007 @ 8:38 am
welcome back, ak. you're disciples anxiously await!
August 21st, 2007 @ 8:53 am
I bet that baby is going to look pretty as that new site of yours :D
August 21st, 2007 @ 9:31 am
Awesome news Andrew. On the site, and most of all on your expecting child. A whole new world awaits you my friend lol.

Keep up the great work!
August 21st, 2007 @ 10:22 am
So the baby is still rendering huh?

My sis just had a little one herself, made me uncle for the first time :) All the luck Andrew, should be the best thing in the world (heard say..)

But don't forget to post a tute every now and then!
August 21st, 2007 @ 10:44 am

This is the link to the Earth Zoom used on the Daily Show.

Frankly, it really upsets me that these "professionals" so blatantly copy AK's tutorials. It's one thing for an amatuer to use these ideas in their work - but a paid graphic artist?! It's an outrage. Too bad there's no other way to call them out for it except to post a link on this website. I hope the "pro" that made that at least bought some VCP products!!!

It makes me laugh to think these guys are so desperately awaiting another tutorial so they can collect another paycheck. Make 'em wait, Andrew!!!
August 21st, 2007 @ 10:50 am
I saw that too and was just about to post it! I was expecting to laugh at the reporter, but ended up laughing more at the intro.
That is really funny/sad.
Good job Andrew. You should find some way to get paid for that
August 21st, 2007 @ 10:51 am
I saw that too and was just about to post it! I was expecting to laugh at the reporter, but ended up laughing more at the intro.
That is really funny/sad.
Good job Andrew. You should find some way to get paid for that!
August 21st, 2007 @ 10:52 am
Baryonic check out Kanye West' new video 'Stronger' Watch at 0:02, 1:11 and 3:08... All Andrews stuff it seems like. :P
August 21st, 2007 @ 10:57 am
I checked out the musicvideo. But I didn't see anything of Andrew's stuff at 3:08! Do you mean the girl on the wall? Have Andrew done anything like that? It was pretty cool!
August 21st, 2007 @ 11:15 am
# BaryonicMatter Says:
August 21st, 2007 at 10:44 am


This is the link to the Earth Zoom used on the Daily Show.

Frankly, it really upsets me that these “professionals” so blatantly copy AK’s tutorials. It’s one thing for an amatuer to use these ideas in their work - but a paid graphic artist?! It’s an outrage. Too bad there’s no other way to call them out for it except to post a link on this website. I hope the “pro” that made that at least bought some VCP products!!!

It makes me laugh to think these guys are so desperately awaiting another tutorial so they can collect another paycheck. Make ‘em wait, Andrew!!!

Oh my god, I lol'ed. Those stupid jerks. All they do is to sit on their buts and copy. Not too hard beeing in showbizz, huh? That was outrageous, seriously. Those lazy jerks haven't even put a personal touch on the intro, and the earth overview/sun-thingy wasnt even very well made..

August 21st, 2007 @ 11:22 am
Alexander, calm down man..

just because u couldnt think of a way to create a zoom effect yourself, doesn mean pros couldnt without AK, come on... AK is not the only one who did this -_-

my dad created something similar in AE 4 years ago... relax please.

ty for the tuts ak ;) love u
August 21st, 2007 @ 11:29 am
The tutorials are free and for public use. Even the people in Hollywood are part of the public.

Sad to say, Andrew must have realized this when he contemplated free tutorials to begin with. At least we know where the inspiration and source comes from.

Lets just hope they bought SOMETHING....
August 21st, 2007 @ 11:41 am
I think it is obvious they used Andrews tutorial here, but I also think Andrew will be psyched to see his work on network tv, I know I would. Also he has mentioned before that you are free to use any of these tutorials for your own commercial work. It only makes him look better and proves that even pros can learn from the great Jedi master.
Congrats Andrew, on both the child and the success you have going here.
August 21st, 2007 @ 11:52 am
August 21st, 2007 @ 12:17 pm
actually, NASA put together an earth zoom for a superbowl promotion a couple years ago. i can't remember which superbowl it was, but you can google it. i remember freaking out when i saw it and that was over 2 years ago. i kinda stole their version and would tweak the heads and tails of the footage to make it "my own video." imagine my joy when andrew graciously offered a much more LEGAL alternative. :)
August 21st, 2007 @ 12:36 pm
Hey superville, all goverment footage that is not classified is legal to use. By definition it is public domain.
mathew k
August 21st, 2007 @ 1:14 pm
i know this is off topic, but i didnt know how to tell you.

It seems as if the daily show is getting creative with your tutorials.


its about 40 seconds into the video.
August 21st, 2007 @ 3:22 pm
I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mine too, shall get rennovated
after I get home.
August 21st, 2007 @ 3:38 pm
i've never wished that it was monday so badly
Jacob Wall
August 21st, 2007 @ 4:05 pm
Gratz on your Baby. Boy or Girl(or a surprise) You should be a proud new parent. Remember wife and kids come first. :)
August 21st, 2007 @ 4:18 pm
Yeah, I really don't mind, I think it's cool. I'm happy people find it useful and acceptable for TV. It's nice that you guys recognize it and pat me on the back and hey if they changed it too much we can only speculate, this way I have proof!
August 21st, 2007 @ 4:46 pm
I would like to see more of your work - I mean TV spots and other things you have done professionally. The tutorials are great, and I thank you. Any chance you will include some of your work on the new site?

August 21st, 2007 @ 5:00 pm
That would be inspiring to see, if it is a legal possibility...
August 21st, 2007 @ 8:40 pm
Thanks for being such a resource, Andrew. Here and at Creativecow. Enjoy the days that are upon you, I'm sure they will be great... not that I know!
August 21st, 2007 @ 11:45 pm
now hes gonna make more tutorials and dvds to support baby kramer! yay for baby!
August 22nd, 2007 @ 1:27 am
We love you so much Kramer. Your child will have such a large family:us, he/she won't ever lack a hand or shoulder to lean on. Looking forward to the new stuff. But not forgetting to say: CONGRATULATIONS KRAMER!!!
August 22nd, 2007 @ 2:48 am
Hey thanks for the dates Andrew, little things like that are what separate you from everyone else.
Good luck with the baby ..and the wife, peace out
August 22nd, 2007 @ 7:23 am
Cant wait for the CS3 tut's. Very anxious...
August 22nd, 2007 @ 7:29 am
i just saw such a boulder passing here(damn deadlines),
can you keep your stuff at your hand andrew thanks :)

i like a tidy office you see
good luck with the site and most importantly with yours truly and the worlds greatest gift ;)
August 22nd, 2007 @ 7:33 am
Hey Amigo !!! congratulations !!! take your time and enjoy this time with your wife!!!
We can wait !!!
Saludos desde Argentina !!!
August 22nd, 2007 @ 7:50 am
Earth Tutorial seen on THE DAILY SHOW.. CHECK IT OUT. Its so obvious this is Kramers work learned by a student of VCP tutorials.


The link should take you straight to the clip. Click ply. if it does not work scroll to the left and look for Operation Silent Thunder.
Mike Johnson
August 22nd, 2007 @ 10:33 am
What I find amazing about it all is that it's a tutorial and teaches how to replicate the effect from start to finish, but they didn't even bother. They just vid captured the whole sequence and changed the color...

They could have at least used the tutorial to pick a different building and zoomed out of it, not blatantly rip it. Once you get the technique t takes what? 2 hours tops?
August 22nd, 2007 @ 11:00 am
hope on the new site you get into some cinema 4D. wink. wink.
August 22nd, 2007 @ 11:01 am
I thought they did change it a bit, they mixed it with the planet tutorial, added rotation and the infamous lens flare. But they didn't alter as much as mine that you can see here http://www.trapcode-people.net/filedetails.php?fileid=336
August 22nd, 2007 @ 1:35 pm
Yeah, cinema 4d would be in fact a great thing.
But first the new site has to be finished.
August 22nd, 2007 @ 2:44 pm
Hey Andrew, I just wanted to add my voice to all those who have already said congrats - and to please take your time! Although many of us eagerly await each and every new tutorial, I think we all understand and support you in your REAL priority - the time you spend with your loved ones. Imagine that - a new baby, a new web site - and throngs of nearly-rabid fans. Happy times!
August 22nd, 2007 @ 6:23 pm
Congratulation, drew.
August 22nd, 2007 @ 8:51 pm
They did an earth zoom to a globe for The Real World Sydney as well. It's in the main title at the very end of it. I mean, it's pretty different from what Andrew made in his tutorial, but he might have drawn something from these TUTs. Honestly, I don't know why everyone is getting bent out of shape about people using his tutorials for professional products. In the industry, when you get a job offer and they ask if you can do something in After Effects, you're initial response is yes (as long as you're sure it can be done in AE) even if you don't know how to do it. That's when you search the web for tutorials or similar projects to help you figure it out. People don't have months on end to just play around with stuff until it works. If you're on a deadline, you tap into fellow AE artists and get help.
August 22nd, 2007 @ 9:20 pm
Wow, never thought I'd see the day where people thought self accomplished art would be considered stolen... you guys should realize how hard a lot of this is and that calling it a steal isn't correct. I guess I stole my college education then... especially with that scholarship and all.
August 22nd, 2007 @ 9:36 pm
that..... and he's clearly already said he doesn't care? why is this still being discussed?
August 23rd, 2007 @ 12:44 am
AK please check this out, he stole it form you.
August 23rd, 2007 @ 1:18 am
Lol, i see what you mean carter...really poor. I dont see how people cant use the techniques of the tutorials to create their own comps. At least change the text or something. Ah well...there you have it, people are unimaginative.

Take it easy guys,

August 23rd, 2007 @ 3:11 am
Gosh now I feel bad spaming on the blog, andrew works so hard o.0
Levar Cooper
August 23rd, 2007 @ 5:24 am
Wow...I feel like the web is an invaluable resource that can be used by beginners and amateurs alike. I thought that the earth zoom on the daily show was a good use of AK's tutorial. While there wasn't much done to change the look, it still was not an exact copy of the footage and worked well in the composition. Many of the other graphics (though most not as flashy as AK's tutorials) were original designs. However, what you have there, carter, is plagerism. It looks like he downloaded the tutorial files, rendered them and called them his own. I question if this guy knows anything about motion graphics or AE. And then he has the gall to place his picture at the end of the reel. If I ever see his face, I'll have some words for him. Anyway, thanks Andrew...keep up the good work.
August 23rd, 2007 @ 6:33 am
i cant believe that video on youtube - why doesn't he just post a piece of text that says -

"for my work please look at www.videocopilot.net"

i mean he didn't even complete the projects properly - no real 3d work there as he has messed it up..

I should just put on my CV - for an example of what i can do please look at the internet... - i can do it all... lol....

P.S - AK has your wife popped yet?

yoooooooooooooo dude
August 23rd, 2007 @ 7:41 am
hey andrew

just wanted to know, what software do u use to record your screen while making tutorials? adobe captivate?

August 23rd, 2007 @ 8:53 am
Yeah Carter...there´s a huge lack of creativety goin' on these days. Shame for them. Good for us. I guess.
August 23rd, 2007 @ 9:34 am
Andrew congrats on the deliver of Kramer junior, just one question that I have no answer yet: Do you know if it's posible to work with two projects at the same time and interact with each other and using the same Timeline in After Effects CS2, CS3. I know that if this can be done I sopose to now it but I learn new things every day. I will waiting and searching for an answer and keep up the amazing work that you have done ;)
August 23rd, 2007 @ 9:47 am
wow...thats all i have to say...wow
doesnt change anything
August 23rd, 2007 @ 11:59 am
lol carter wow... Thats horrible... Not one thing was original.. Not ONE. lol
August 23rd, 2007 @ 1:19 pm
yoooooooooooooo dude, I'm pretty sure that some time ago Andrew said that he uses Camtasia Studio to record his tutorials. I'm pretty sure it was mentioned somewhere in one of these blogs or tutorials, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

RE: yoooooooooooooo dude

August 23rd, 2007 at 7:41 am
hey andrew

just wanted to know, what software do u use to record your screen while making tutorials? adobe captivate?

August 23rd, 2007 @ 2:32 pm
Wow andrew... you wana show us a tutorial on zawerks look at this! he cheats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQqtlBW7drY&NR=1
Larry (USA)
August 23rd, 2007 @ 2:37 pm
For all the negative people(those that are mad for other using AK tuts, literaly) out there you need to reed all the post by Andre Kramer before you comment if you look in this blog for a post titled you will find this written by AK himself:

Remember we are a family here.

I know there are many other great videos I have received, so please repost them here for everyone to see. This is your chance to show us your stuff (not literally). And don’t worry, we have all used the free tutorials to make videos ; ) I mean, who hasn’t blown their head off?

Of course I encourage you guys & gals to go beyond the basic tutorials and apply the principals from all of them to your own projects and videos.

On a side note, when I make a free tutorial I don’t mind if they are used professionally or in your own work. In fact I encourage it. If it helps you make some money or win a contest, all the better.

I’ve seen some Video Copilot stuff in news promos, show promos on the BBC, ABC, CBS and many other places on TV. If you have a link to VC in action please feel free to post it here as well.

Remember to keep the videos PG-13, fake violence is okay, of course.

So clearly buying Video Copilot products will only make you a better person, more productive and more attractive to beautiful women OR if you are a female, beautiful Men AND Women ; )
So you know what to do
August 23rd, 2007 @ 5:15 pm
I was watching your demon face warp tutorial, (which was great by the way) and in it, you said that you can't put the liquify effect on the adjustment layer. After a bit of trial and error, I found a way to: First, apply the liquify effect to the adjustment layer. Next, parent the position of the adjustment layer to the tracking anchor point (pretty sure it's anchor point and not position), that way the adjustment layer follows along the tracking points. After that, click on the adjustment layer again, and in the effects panel, there should be "distortion mesh offset". Alt click the stopwatch or w/e, and towards the bottom of the screen, next to the timline, you should see the spiral that is used to parent layers. Parent the Distortion Mesh Offset to the position of the adjustment layer by clicking the spiral and dragging it to the Adjustment Layer Position. At this point, the liquify distortion should follow the position of the Adjustment Layer, which is following the tracking point; Therefore, the distortion should be following the image.

I hope this made sense, cause I'm horrible at explaining things. I love your tutorials! they help me so much, so keep it up!
August 23rd, 2007 @ 6:10 pm
to yoooooooooooo dude from andrew
"How do you record your screen captures?
I use an early version of Camtasia Studio by http://TechSmith.com "
August 23rd, 2007 @ 7:11 pm
while you guys buzy here i was buzy working on the set of indiana jones 4 how about that .
shame on you .
August 23rd, 2007 @ 9:28 pm
ANDREW! CONGRATS ON YOUR WORK BEING FEATURED ON THE DAILY SHOW (Earth Zoom, The Blue Planet) seen it last night and it was obvious. Operation "FLUFFY BUNNY" could not have happened without you!

Best wishes on the big day to you and your wife!

August 24th, 2007 @ 12:08 am
Congratulations from down under in the land of Oz - both on your site and on your impending Kramer Jnr


August 24th, 2007 @ 12:24 am
My God I can't believe that guy (previously mentioned by Carter) http://youtube.com/watch?v=SpQRLBYKvEA he's literally made almost no attempt at changing them or using the tutorials to make something original, he's just stuck them all togather and called them his own- I have so little respect for those types of people.. This is the kind of thing that makes me dislike youtube so much..
August 24th, 2007 @ 12:58 am
carter , is that u? carter=porpoyax in youtube
digital fx
August 24th, 2007 @ 1:37 am
hey guyz check this out
hmm.. was trying to figure out how to stick a movie to animated newspaper!!or how to animate a newspaper folding (i tried using bezier warp but its not easy :(. any one noe any easy method for this
thnx in advance
PS: AK thnx for the gr8 tutorials. hungry for more!
congrats for jr. AK
August 24th, 2007 @ 2:10 am
Hmmmm. On the whole issue surrounding the guy Carter mentioned: I think it'd be more constructive to try to encourage him to take the skills learned from the tutorials and apply them elsewhere, instead of just ridiculing him (that kind of attitude gives us a bad name).

Andrew, Monday is looming and I can't wait for the new site! Best of luck and I hope that button is prepped!
August 24th, 2007 @ 6:02 am
God bless you. I love your vids! Are you thinking of switching into the Mac enviroment?
August 24th, 2007 @ 9:22 am
So, what's the next tutorial comin?
August 24th, 2007 @ 11:12 am
Hey Andrew I used alot of your tutorials for my demo. :P I hope you enjoy.
August 24th, 2007 @ 11:42 am
I'm dyin' over here Andrew! Let's get some updates! :)
August 24th, 2007 @ 2:13 pm
Don't think Mr.Kramer will retire(atleast dont hope so!), because it's one of his passions; Sure it takes alot of time, but when you see the startling response one guy can get for this kind of program, is quite inspiring for anyone I believe. Also, Andrew does work with film for a living, I think. So, I think we will see AK along time in the future! Maybe in some years, the site will be renamed to "K and the K" or something! Andrews' son will take over LucasArt or something at the age of 7! ; )

Good luck with your baby and the site, hope everyone works out great!
August 24th, 2007 @ 2:26 pm
digital fx Says:

August 24th, 2007 at 1:37 am
hey guyz check this out

This is way cool. REQUEST FOR TUTORIAL!
August 24th, 2007 @ 6:34 pm
I'm having VideoCopilot withdraws, I can't wait until monday to see the new site.
August 24th, 2007 @ 6:43 pm
The video that DigitalFX posted seems very familiar, I thought the purpose of a tutorial was just to learn how to make a rep. of it. Not to copy the entire sequence and call it yours. Where's the fun in that.

Sorry if I offending anyone, But thats how i Look at it.
digital fx
August 25th, 2007 @ 2:12 am
hey man i just wanted to know the technique behind these page flips and folds animations. So i could use it on stuff like flipping pages of a magazine for a fashion designing webpage & at same time sticking movies of models doing catwalk or stuff!! there are never ending possibilities :)
please do not associate me with the guy mentioned by carter :( i just want to learn thats all
PS: cant wait for 27th of Monday
Morten Enoksen
August 25th, 2007 @ 3:54 am
hey Zony! About what alexander said bout the dailynews intro with the earth zoom. Of course someone made that effect ut before. But when i looked at it, i saw all of AK's tricks he explained.. Solar flare, rotation, motion blur, -->SKYES
Charles P
August 25th, 2007 @ 8:43 am
andrew M
August 25th, 2007 @ 8:54 am
settle down he'll get to it when he can
August 25th, 2007 @ 9:56 am
Charles P,
I believe there will be one on monday. I know it's hard, but you just have to wait xD
Charles P
August 25th, 2007 @ 2:34 pm
I've been waiting for 2 weeks though!
andrew M
August 25th, 2007 @ 2:52 pm
so have we.. im ready for one to but he is having to take care of a baby so were just gonna have to wait :(

August 25th, 2007 @ 6:14 pm
WOW MARK awesome find. Thats pretty sweet how they used it on the Daily Show. Looked pretty amazing too.
August 26th, 2007 @ 3:55 am
Tomorrow!Yey! :D
August 26th, 2007 @ 9:11 am
we miss you AK !!!
Just Amit
August 26th, 2007 @ 11:21 am
happy and sad....

school starts tomorrow, but the new site will be up so it kind of cancels out thanks, AK, you made my tomorrow.
August 26th, 2007 @ 1:07 pm
AAAA only ........ one ......... day ............. left .............. *passed out of waiting*
August 26th, 2007 @ 2:30 pm
In my head is playing the song "If tomorrow never comes" ... a very sad song especially in this times ... (I'm just joking, that's all^^)
August 26th, 2007 @ 3:16 pm
oh god its the 27th!! where art thou! haha.
oh i forget.. im on the other side of the globe :p
August 26th, 2007 @ 3:41 pm
hey adam, where do you come from?
August 26th, 2007 @ 5:09 pm
yeah 27th, 2 AM :D
August 26th, 2007 @ 6:32 pm
2:30am here in little ol' England! :P
August 26th, 2007 @ 6:50 pm
27th has arrived, here in Portugal is 3AM, i'm going to bed right now, and hopefully, when i wake up, i'll see a brand new site :)

AK, keep up the good work, and congrats on the new rugrat :)
August 26th, 2007 @ 6:53 pm
27th ord!!! where is the new site?
August 26th, 2007 @ 7:14 pm
um, its still the 26th here NORCAL US 7pm
Congrats Andrew Your doing a sweet job here and I think you deserve a long vacation, let the anticipation kill everyone :)
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