The New Video Copilot
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New & Improved Website
Welcome back to a few new features and a lot more content. Our website is now on it’s own dedicated server so hopefully we can handle all you video junkies. The ground work has been laid for future development and continuous content for everyone. Special thanks to Marc Biorklund and our very own Patrick Otten for their knowledge & support.


Enhanced Tutorial Section

Our tutorial section is now database driven and much easier to update. It also has a pretty sleek appearance. (If I do say so myself.) You can search for keywords and leave comments directly. We’ve added more footage downloads to some of the older tutorials as well. You can also pause/play the tutorial by clicking the screen. Now that’s high-tech!


New Tutorial: Audio to Animation

We also have a fresh tutorial for you today and plenty more to come. There are many surprises to follow…


Free Basic Training Series
We now have a complete training series for After Effects users of all levels and the best part is, you get it for FREE. Enjoy all 10 video tutorials ranging from the basics to advanced tracking and animation. This one has something for everyone.


9 Free Animation Presets
Don’t miss this! We’ve added a new section that includes Free Animation Presets for After Effects. Not only do you get the preset but there is also a video demonstration to show you how to use it. Some of the presets are so amazing you’ll have to see for yourself.

216 RESPONSES TO "THE NEW VIDEO COPILOT"
Alexander Jansen
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:02 am
Congrats with the new site! LOVE IT! Checking out everything as we speak!!!
Lázaro Blanc
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:02 am
i´m the first
here at germany it is 8 o´clock and i was waiting for the website since the entire day
great work andrew !!!
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:03 am
whohohoh The new videocopilot site, very nice!

Love the new tutorial!
Helge Kallevik
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:03 am
Oh my god, oh my god!! My heart is speeding!!!!

FINALLYYYY WEEEEE
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:03 am
Wooo! Today is such a great day. vcp launches AND tf2 launches.
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:05 am
wow, that looks impressive. so much to click on .....
thanks for all the support!
Dennis
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:05 am
Dude it´s amazing!!!
What a lot of new Stuff to watch.
Wuhu...i´ll have to watch all of it now
Thanks man
Some Guy
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:05 am
Hey Andrew! Congratulations with the new site! It looks great and I love it!
Jay Mayor
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:06 am
Great site and great content, I'm gonna savor this moment.
Dennis
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:06 am
@Lázaro
Im from Germany too, and i watched this morning at 6 am..but this time you all were sleeping^^
Wll now it´s there an great:)
nico
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:07 am
WOOW WOOOW EXCITED EXCITED.... its really really amazing... congratulations from holland
sammiep
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:09 am
Great Great Great !!!!!
Josh Carr
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:12 am
Holy Hell!!! My day has officially begun!!!!
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:12 am
HOLY CARP! So much new material, and, about a month to watch it all ;-)

going to get started right now, looks good!
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:16 am
Andrew WOW.....I told myself not to look at your website until I left work but here I am not working and looking at your website. Amazing man. I cant friggin wait to get home and browse around those presets! Thank you so much!!!!!!!
Phill
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:16 am
Nice one Andrew (and the team) looks cool so far :D
Chandy
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:20 am
Amazing the Site is Awesome...................

New Sections.......Andrew u rock man...........lots of stuffs to learn..........

All the best for the new opening......

lots of videos to see from now................................... will always be busy with this site.................

Thnk u Andrew.............

Cheers
Chandy
India
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:20 am
You are guys are an immense asset to the entire community!!!
ALDO
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:22 am
Great Site men, thanks!
nojee
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:22 am
great work guys, keep it up, you are a big help for us
Mojo Mike
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:24 am
Amazing work!
"It's hard to believe its getting better....getting better.all the time!"
Matt in MO.
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:31 am
ANDREW!!!!! This is sooo worth the wait. Thanks so much bud!
`ChaRLeS x
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:31 am
speechless....
Marc Biorklund
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:34 am
I think I killed my CTRL+F5 Keys today :D
It's have been lot's of work to bring this up, but what a great result :) I am sure everyone agree that it was worth the waiting time :)

Congrats Andrew

Cheers,

Marc
Paris - France
Matt
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:34 am
Sweet redesign! Now where's that forum? :)
NiGhTmArE666
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:35 am
Looks great ! Keep it up andrew!
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:36 am
WOOOO... Too much to take in! :P
Patrik TG
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:36 am
Nice!
I have been pressing the refresh button all day long :P

Loving it!

keep it up
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:36 am
Awesome Andrew! looks great.

God Bless,

George
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:37 am
Hi Andrew,

great new start, I look forward to Twitch)

Cheers,
Thorsten
www.StrongMocha.com
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:39 am
someone should build you a shrine! and if itßs me who says that....I´m not easily falling into worshipping, so far only to my ex girlfriend, again her, every other beautiful girl I met, myself and now you. you see?! :)

thanks alot and congrats to a volunteer job perfectly done,

best wishes from germany

Patrick
Superbad
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:39 am
Awesome, looks really good! I'm gonna watch the new tutorial now :D
Ruben
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:40 am
Andreww!!!!! Your my hero man OMG so much new fun stuff:D yeey..
Your the master in fact your The Drewmaster Keep up the amazing good work and help us to make movies like noone can do;)

An obsessed fan (just joking XD)
Just a fan, Chau!

Ruben
Dave
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:40 am
Oh man, Andrew,

Love what you do but I just bought all of your DVD's like on Thursday and you go and give a 20% off today. I'm kinda bummed about that. But I do love the DVD's I guessed I should of waited!
William Smith
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:41 am
Love my Lucky 7 Package! The new website is the Bomb! Your the Man!
jorberg
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:41 am
LOVE IT!!!! I'm excited about all the new content!!! Thanks Andrew!!
Jason
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:46 am
Finally its here. Awsome!!
Jack McKinney
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:47 am
Wow, this is amazing. LOVE the basics section. LOVE the FCP integration stuff. Just fantastic all around. So excited...
Hardsnap3
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:47 am
Whaou ! ...si tu ne comprends pas le français, bah tant pis parce que deja en français c'est difficile de trouevr les mots alors en anglais ^^ !

Franchement, Félicitations, c'est un boulot de malade que tu nous a fait là ! c'est trop trop fort :)
C'est génial, et bien mieux que beaucoup de site payant, tu déchires tout ! :p
En esperant vivement que tu continues tout ça car y'a de quoi continuer !!
bon aller un peu d'anglais quand meme : Thanks for all ;)
Christian Horne
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:47 am
Wonderful wonderful site! Well worth the wait! Its organised to perfection, its quick, sleek and a pleasure to visit! The best just keeps on getting better!
Brian M
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:49 am
The best just got better eh?

Very nice site, like the presets and the new look. Congrats. All the work looks like it was worth it, and I'm guessing there are lots of improvements 'under the hood'.

Thanks again. I'm off to watch some tutorials! And of course to buy some DVDs ;)
Justin
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:49 am
WOW!!! So much info i can barely take it all in... Great job with the new site, can't wait to try some of this out!! Well worth the wait!

thanks
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:51 am
WOW!! Hey Andrew, the site looks great...keep up the good work!!!

http://www.et-films.net
klaus
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:53 am
hero! superhero!
there´s nothing more to say than thank you.
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:54 am
Oh, extremly great!
This site is the coolest page i've ever seen :P. I love the title-animations for the Basic Training-Videos! I wish I would be able to do it the same way!
Troy Jarrell
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:56 am
Awesome new look!

Should've waited on my last order... didn't know there'd be a special sale! ;-)

Thanks for all your work Andrew, your site it awesome!
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:00 pm
duuuuuuuuude! hey man, keep up the great work. i don't know how you manage to provide kick ass services to your clients (to pay the rent), provide kick ass tutorials and products to us (and sustain our copilonite addictions) and still spend time with your beautiful family. you sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:03 pm
Alright! I'm still pretty pumped myself. We're keeping an eye on the server and so far so good. Enjoy your stay.

BTW: yeah, I bought an iPhone for my wife a couple of months ago and now its a hundred bucks cheaper... Whata-ya-gonna do? I had to do something special!
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:03 pm
Hey, I'm glad you guys are running at full capacity.
Congrats to the whole team!
Good work!

now only if can figure out how to make a frikken alpha ramp?!?*
Nattyboozer07
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:06 pm
I must say, this new look for the website is f***ing immens!!!!!

Keep up the excellent work andrew


- nattyboozer07
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:07 pm
This is amazing ! congratulations, looks great !
Scott
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:07 pm
Now I'm waiting for the forums! :D
Connor
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:08 pm
WOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KRAMER IS BACK!

AWESOME STUFF!!!!

Excellent site, great new stuff.

Your the best.

Connor.
Nono
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:12 pm
We don't have enough time to see all the new stuff !!! ;o)
It's so wonderful !
Thank you so much !!!
Dave
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:15 pm
Thats why apple give you some love back:-) Looking forward to seeing something Special.
Dave
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:15 pm
Always love what you do, keep up the good work.
Paul
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:19 pm
Cool
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:20 pm
WoW! Great new sire andrew! well worth the wait, thanks for all your hard work
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:24 pm
This is so beutiful! :)
Scott bishop
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:27 pm
THIS IS FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!! I NEED TO CHANGE MY PANTS
Jacek
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:30 pm
Andrew new site rocks!!!
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:38 pm
Great! We love you AK!
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:43 pm
Andrew, you are a god! Awsome site, and loving all the tutorials, keep it up, love it!
Tfo
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:58 pm
One word, Wow ...
Phill
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:03 pm
Just incase you didnt know

"Not Found
The requested URL /bt_footage.zip was not found on this server."
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:03 pm
I love the new site Andrew. And by the way I am glad I ordered the DVD BEFORE 20% discount, because I am so pleased with the "Serious FX". It was worth it!
I've got the delivery today. I have ordered things from USA before, and this delivery was the fastest ever (I live in Sweden).
So thank you very much and good luck with this new site!
Ugur Erkul
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:07 pm
absolutely amazing !
Alan
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:12 pm
Great new site look. And with loads of extra features too. Cool.

Only trouble is the view count of most of the tutorials reads sort fo false. Only 20-odd hits for some of them. Now that's a fib! I feel you should be justified in pushing the numbers up a bit on some of the earlier ones.
Michael E
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:28 pm
Damn meeeeen! this is really ANDY-mazing. Great stuff and I'm feeling the Vista touch right now...Give me a moment to bask in this........(10 mins later) This is good, this is really good. Nice tutorial to open the site as well. Question Andrew, where do you know this stuff from? And please dont tell me I 'd have to kill you first before I let you know. Good stuff man, good stuff.
Dark G.
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:28 pm
FINALLYYYY

i love the tutorial
Hampus Lager
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:29 pm
Wow... wow... wow....

x-mas came early this year :) you spoil us andrew. don't forget your kid, she need some attention too ;)

thx!
Josh Johnson
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:31 pm
Wow great site. Love the presets I would buy another dvd but I already have all of them!
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:42 pm
Go buy the great products!! And check out what I did recently. My friend and I were messing around and wanted to film something so we just filmed a random scene where he gets shot. All the blood and everything was added in in AE. I used Action Movie Essentials, Riot Gear, DSFX, and Film Magic Pro. There are two different color corrected ones up on you tube. Check them out and let me know what you think. And BUY these great products. Andrew let me know if you think this is decent. It involved A LOT of rotoscoping. Which I now officially hate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vukxDoukBgo
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:44 pm
Awesome site!
mclovin
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:52 pm
hey jason i just checked it out, it looks pretty flawless!

andrew, amazing update on the site, i am more than impressed. cant wait to loose sleep over using your tutorials

PASS ME THE COFFE!
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:53 pm
Love the new site! Congrats man!

MM.
September 17th, 2007 @ 1:54 pm
Wow ... well I'am really impressed ... this whole thing is so unique ... for me you're "After Effects God" :D ... in future i want to become better and create also some unique stuff just like you :)
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:01 pm
I'm dizzy.. so much has just happened...
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:03 pm
Cool site, love the new content, thanks. :)
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:11 pm
Nice new look - well done.

I am however experiencing amazingly slow streaming of the new tutorial - any ideas?
Andrey Razumov
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:12 pm
WOW, WOW, WOW,WOWWOWWOWWOWWOWWOWWOW
BIG THANK YOU
kahwai
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:15 pm
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!
Finally ..the new site
3pm
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:24 pm
Phenomenal. Love this site. Thanks Andrew Kramer!!!!
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:26 pm
One word !!! AMEZING !!!
Blair
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:27 pm
Andrew! Nice work, this is truly just amazing. I must admit, on the surface, it doesn't look like a whole lot has changed, but after searching through the site there's obviously been a lot of hard work put into some great new content.

The basic training series is brilliant. Everything you need to know. For FREE!! Absolutely amazing.

The videos on integration with FCS2 are great too... very helpful for folks like me.

I can't wait to check out all the animation presets and start using them.

Nice work dude!
matt
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:29 pm
hey andrew,

youre site is truly awsome.. its better and more beatiful then ever seen..!!
the After FX basic training is GREAT! ur the man! and so much FREE stuff..
WOW its amazing...
i actually find myself more and more obligated to buy some DVDs from u man! ;)

keep up the GREAT work!!

god bless and greetings from holland
matt
Haydn
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:31 pm
Dude, The New Video Copilot is SICK, i love everything about it. Thanks for all that cool stuff. Keep it up!
Chris
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:36 pm
This is so great, I don't know how often I refreshed the page today since coming from work. It is all very amazing. I am really thrilled about all the new content. Even though I think I am (thanks to your Tutorials ) not an AE beginner, I will nevertheless enjoy the basic training. I love the preset section and am looking forward to all the new tuts and all your future products (as an aspiring horrormovie producer it would be great to get an "Horrormovie Essentials DVD" with lot's of gore and decap tuts;)).
I think I'll have to talk with my boss about taking a few days off:D

THX AK
cycoboodah
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:40 pm
been on cold turkey for last coupla days...
congrats for lounch!
Rudi Meier
September 17th, 2007 @ 2:51 pm
Awesome, looks really cool!
Thx 4 the TuT's! ;-)

Rudi
September 17th, 2007 @ 3:19 pm
Congrats on the new site! very cool... you're such an inspiration! any new dvd's coming soon?
Guy
September 17th, 2007 @ 3:27 pm
Amazing. Will be purchasing asap
September 17th, 2007 @ 3:28 pm
I actually was in my commercial multimedia class when I posted
the previous reply on the blog, and right when I submitted it, my
teacher said that if she catches me on the Internet again
I can't use the computer for the rest of the year.


Anyways, we don't do anything in that class...what a waste
and I'm the only one who knows about VideoCoPilot and
one more person that won't tell anyone.

http://www.et-films.net
September 17th, 2007 @ 3:47 pm
Whoever said that being born an Englishman was like winning the lottery of life was an idiot. I had to wait until bedtime for the update - damnit! If I was in LA now I'd have the rest of the day to muck about on AE! Anyway, thanks Andrew! You are the best.
Spot
September 17th, 2007 @ 3:49 pm
Hard to believe you could have improved the site sooooo much and added soooo much more content as well!! Congrats mate, good job. (you are having a big couple of weeks!!!)
Cheers from Oz
Spot

BTW a tutorial on making a large open 3d space would be great. For example walking into a stadium built from stitched photos that wrap properly in a circle?
ALSOMALI
September 17th, 2007 @ 3:57 pm
WOW, THE SITE LOOKS TOO COOL, I LOVE IT :>)
September 17th, 2007 @ 4:03 pm
love the new site, great job andrew!
Bontempo
September 17th, 2007 @ 4:04 pm
Wow man!!!!!

I almost had a heart attack.

Plenty new stuff in here.
It definitely worth the wait.

I hope that Adobe pay you for this great work, and hope you earn much money with the products. You deserve all the best because you are a hero.

Thanks a lot man!
Christine
September 17th, 2007 @ 4:19 pm
WOW nice!
September 17th, 2007 @ 4:19 pm
Amazing. Simply amazing. Now you can really unleash the tutorials and products!
John Paite
September 17th, 2007 @ 4:22 pm
I was waiting for it till 7am lolz, and i fell asleep waiting...I wanted to be the first to write something but I guess Im the 100th one yeaaaaaaaaa haha..This site is so cool with the free training videos link, I mean so lucky for people who are just starting AE, this has to be the best one ever in the entire world hihihi..I just love everything..im gonna watch the whole video starting now!! thank u Andrew and Sam and everyone of you who are involved in making this site so cool!
cooldudeloverboy
September 17th, 2007 @ 4:25 pm
WOW!
September 17th, 2007 @ 4:54 pm
Hey Andrew,

I'm blown away by all the new content! Congratulations with the site and also the new arrival to your family.

Looking forward to many more tutorials from you.
Orc Master
September 17th, 2007 @ 5:08 pm
My God, so much happening, so less time! Just downloaded all the presets, commented about them, saw the music animation tutorial, and everything's just brilliant! Great site, great tutorials, great stuff.

Holy carp, how I love aftershaking here! Just makes me wish I could hang out with the Budweiser guys at that field of them, preferably if there aren't any bees nearby, nor with someone wearing a tinfoil hat, nor 300's hunchback, and then send my camera to space with a weather balloon (of course, tying it with fishing string to, say, some pissed-off Canadian or a chupacabra) while playing some Minesweeper and trying to make a realistic castle with MS Paint, or maybe trying to figure out what a Magic Eye picture is hiding.

Although, I guess it'd be more productive if I went to the graveyard with some candles, a spell book and some snacks to lure a demon, or if I bought a ton of little laser pointers (plus a Rolex) to blow up the moon and coerce the UN. Maybe it'd be better to buy one of those automatic soda fridge packs.

When I got my camera back, I think I'd shoot at dusk (so I can use day-to-night) some guy trying to spell graffiti, I could appreciate the long time Andrew spent developing the flip-book motion, I could remove some blemish from a footage with a girl in it so that she goes on a date with me, or maybe I could get an Indiana Jones poster signed by George Lucas and Harrison Ford, while looking at Sam Loya's face when he has a machine gun or a jedi robe. Trying to understand how gravity and elasticity work in AE wouldn't hurt either....

Hey, did that supermarket cart just hit MY CAR? :P
Edgar
September 17th, 2007 @ 5:11 pm
Hey Andrew i appreciate all your work your new site its amazing well congrats 4 your daughter bye
September 17th, 2007 @ 5:22 pm
OMG!
Patrick
September 17th, 2007 @ 5:24 pm
Hi Andy,

Wow .. thank a lot Andy now I have to take a week of work to go throw all the new stuff,... lol which Im very happy about ;)

AMAZING Work

Cheers
Patrick

PS Hows the wee one?
bwoogie
September 17th, 2007 @ 5:31 pm
Enjoying the new site! I've already completed basic training... Now Anyone will hire me!!!!

How about starting my own business? :p
Some Guy
September 17th, 2007 @ 5:44 pm
I finally went through all the new stuff and I just want to say thank you. The Basic Training is awesome, especially the Titles lessons, which has some really cool advanced stuff. And I already love the Animation Presets (although I didn't used them yet) and the fact that they are free. I hope you bring out some new products soon, because after all that free stuff I feel like I need something to buy.
Thanks again and keep up the great work!
Drobins
September 17th, 2007 @ 5:50 pm
Andrew, i read that Apple was going to refund peoples money because of the price drop on the iPhone. You may want to look into that.
Julio César
September 17th, 2007 @ 6:41 pm
Always improving your quality Andrew! Congratulations to you and your team! Great work! I apreciated a lot the free basics trainment...if i had had this opportunity before, i wouldn't have broken some laws downloading [suspicious] material! Oops, that was a secret...But it's all very good and very well thought and done. You're the After Effects team in the internet! There's nothing similar to your website! I wish all the best!
Greetings from Brazil!
jvlive
September 17th, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Hey! This is great! Congrats! ......tears in my eyes....
Max
September 17th, 2007 @ 7:04 pm
I checked this site every 5 minutes till today, and I can tell you, it was totally worth it! You rock Andrew Kramer! This is awesome. I love the presets and the overall design of the site. Good job!
September 17th, 2007 @ 7:15 pm
Ando, awesome job on the new site! You always seem to surprise me; every time I think something couldn’t be better…you prove me wrong and blow me away.

Congrats on becoming a new dad and look forward to seeing you soon!

Good job buddy…… you and your staff keep up the great work .
Jason Howden
September 17th, 2007 @ 7:45 pm
Dude, thanks so much for the 'set extensions' tutorial!! I'd tried to matchmove a plate shot on blue screen dozens of times, but few markers were visible and the actors obscured them during the shot! Boujou didn't work at all, but by parenting nulls containing tracking data to each other, the shot is looking sweet.

Cheers, from NZ FX guy!
September 17th, 2007 @ 8:36 pm
Oh my god.... I love this site, I've been on it all day
instead of doing my homework...

I'm going to fail the test tomorrow


it's worse than myspace..


http://www.et-films.net
September 17th, 2007 @ 9:15 pm
Andrew thanks for all the awsome presets!! You are brilliant and I think its amazing how much you offer to everyone here. We all appreciate it so much. Love the new site. Gotta go watch the tutorial now didnt have time earlier before work. When is your new preset Twitch coming out? I want to buy it.

Anyone who has not check this out yet please do.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vukxDoukBgo
Gianni
September 17th, 2007 @ 10:05 pm
Andrew...I'm waiting since yesterday and I'm...without words!!!! The new site is very beautiful and useful.

Great...great...
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:02 pm
Holy carp, this is awesome!

Thanks Kramer!
Helge Kallevik
September 17th, 2007 @ 11:44 pm
Hey guys, I got a problem with my After Effects. I can listen to audio! I've tried to convert mp3 to wav and YES my speakers are on. HELP!
Steven_LS5
September 18th, 2007 @ 12:03 am
Andrew, you rock!!!... nothing else to say... I'm speechless !
Pocosso
September 18th, 2007 @ 1:03 am
I love you Andrew !!!
oups sorry..., what you made is simply incredible and amazing
I'm sure that the force is with you
you are the one
in any way, you are the only one who offered us all this video-gifts
best regards from France ;-)
September 18th, 2007 @ 1:56 am
I was expecting more changes, but nevermind - still godd site :) Ow, and the idea of basic training is just great and graphic &animation there are.. well, the're just perfect (great soundtrack in background, I love chourous music). Keep going man!
Matt, UK
September 18th, 2007 @ 2:08 am
I previously took advantage of your great post production tools Andrew, so here's a retrospective thanks for the basic tutorials.

Good work fella :)
September 18th, 2007 @ 2:31 am
Got to thank you for all this stuff Andrew. The only after effects/mograph wisdom site on the net as far as I'm concerned. Time to buy some more stuff by way of thanks.

WORD
September 18th, 2007 @ 3:06 am
I hate this web site! It's horrible :D I dont love any tutorials on Andrew's page! You are ugly half-man people! All of You .... :D

(Now first negative post)
David Blackburn
September 18th, 2007 @ 3:15 am
Andrew u little Ripper!! haha u did a tutorial on how to use your Stuff with Motion!! I love you hahaa... Im gonna go buy more stuff with my 20% discount!! Love your work! look forward to more in the future! Keep up the Good work!
tryx ITALY
September 18th, 2007 @ 4:05 am
Great job.....very very beutiful
jolle
September 18th, 2007 @ 5:04 am
AAAH u are back, missed u haha, nice tutorials btw liked them all
September 18th, 2007 @ 6:47 am
Now the site is loading very fast !
Great job with the new site and all the new stuff is amazing !

Congratulations from Brazil !

Thank's man !!
Drobins
September 18th, 2007 @ 6:55 am
http://www.apple.com/hotnews/openiphoneletter/

Andrew here is the link to the iPhone refund letter from Steve Jobs. Looks like there are some limits on it. But, hey if you get $100 Apple Store credit, you could buy a protective cover for the iPhone so it doesn't get smashed by a runaway shopping cart.
Jacob Behunin
September 18th, 2007 @ 7:31 am
this is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dennis
September 18th, 2007 @ 7:34 am
Really great Andrew, what´s about the "Video Copilot Tour", i´m waiting especially fot this:-D Nono...don´t stress you, all is great^^, but I want to see a "behind the Scenes";-)
Daniel
September 18th, 2007 @ 8:08 am
Hi, what´s up, i'm Daniel Cabral from Brazil, watching your amazing videos!!!!

There is any way to download and store your videos on my computer? The bandwidth here isn't great, and open the videos every time we need to remember something isn't cool. :p

Greetings by the new site!!! :D
September 18th, 2007 @ 8:29 am
Andrew, you've published an great free video.

My Question to you, can you send me the beginning sound fx? its nice :)
Winston
September 18th, 2007 @ 8:52 am
Andrew Kramer is the new Ferris Bueller.
Eugenn
September 18th, 2007 @ 9:18 am
Hey, Man Good job I mean dude This all because we've got a baby girl
September 18th, 2007 @ 9:24 am
Nice colour's andrew..nice presentation....Grt Work
September 18th, 2007 @ 9:33 am
Wow! I love this place already! I'm going to buy everything! Whoohooo!!!!!!
Jeff
September 18th, 2007 @ 9:35 am
To all you up & coming VFX artists, all praise goes to Mr. Andrew Kramer. This by far has got to be the best website on the net. Thanks to Andrew & his team, he has placed a website on the web that is not only educational, it's a blast to visit & learn from what I feel is the best in the business. Andrew, thanks for all you've done for us & your generosity should go into the hall of fame. Best wishes to you & your new family Andrew & once again thank you for all your hard work, the new website looks awsome..........................
September 18th, 2007 @ 10:04 am
Someone left this comment on my site, I think it is for you Andrew)

1. mayurwa Says:
September 18th, 2007 at 17 : 43 e

good job boss. u are really doing great keep it up
Dustin James
September 18th, 2007 @ 10:11 am
THIS IS AMAZING STUFF ANDREW...

AE Titles for BT part 1 has a little blurp in the audio while talking about the Threshold for the Glow effect added to the particle... @ ~16:48

The cool thing is, last night I had a total of 6 tabs open with 6 different tutorials... AMAZING!
AFshar13
September 18th, 2007 @ 10:27 am
Cult leader you have bring the rains when there is drought, you summon content where there is non.....When i am hungry at werk you bring me AE kungpow with a side of funny sauce........
All praise cult leader!!!! Let the Chicken live. Cheers from Venice CA....
Csaba
September 18th, 2007 @ 10:41 am
Yeah, the video streaming is much slower. Otherwise great job.
September 18th, 2007 @ 10:45 am
It's not exactly slower but there is just a lot more content flowing through the pipes...
In fact I estimate about 3 hours of new Video content instead on 1 tutorial like usual.

It should improve after the show of the launch.
Dinh
September 18th, 2007 @ 12:05 pm
I just want to say thanks. Thanks for the Tutorials, this site and all the other fantastic stuff you brought to us. Good luck for you and your recently grown Family!

Wusch
September 18th, 2007 @ 1:58 pm
I watch the Free Basic Training Series, great tutorials and here and there some bits and pieces I did not know.

Buy the great products Andrew is offering).

Thorsten
www.StrongMocha.com
September 18th, 2007 @ 2:25 pm
Holy crap! The best After Effects website around is even better! :)

Great work, and thanks a lot for all your tutorials and products. :)
Cheers from Poland!
V.
Roy
September 18th, 2007 @ 2:30 pm
Love the site. The tutorials have helped me in projects years ago, and you're still bringing justice to the word "tutorial". Excellent job and keep it up!

-R
September 18th, 2007 @ 3:11 pm
Your my HERO!!!
Ricky
September 18th, 2007 @ 3:20 pm
Awesome Andrew, I love it a lot!
September 18th, 2007 @ 4:14 pm
My answer: WOOOOWW!!!!!!!!!!!
bwoogie
September 18th, 2007 @ 5:27 pm
Hey andrew, How about some tutorials going deeper in on expressions. I could really use some extra help. I have experience programming in other languages.. but expressions just seems weird. Thanks!
JustAmit
September 18th, 2007 @ 7:14 pm
Awesome, simply awesome.

P.S. i have to know, r you and matt Kramer Related?
September 18th, 2007 @ 7:53 pm
I think maybe I'll get into some expressions...

Matt is my brother :)
bwoogie
September 18th, 2007 @ 8:45 pm
Great! Can't wait! Yeah, I'm going to hold you to your words :p
*Takes screenshot*
Josh
September 18th, 2007 @ 8:59 pm
Andrew you own the internet
September 18th, 2007 @ 11:52 pm
Andrew, I know this was explained a while ago but I still do not get the reverse scale. Anyway you could explain a little further?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vukxDoukBgo
R.Theepan
September 18th, 2007 @ 11:52 pm
hey bro site look cool, and thanks for the new fast tutorials and preset,
thank you
THE_KING
September 19th, 2007 @ 12:18 am
SIR, ANDREW KRAMER,

thx 4 all ur tutorials, and all the cool stuffs, and i admit one thing before video co pilot i was zero in after effects but now i can say that i know someting abt after effects, so very very thx to ANDREW KRAMER sir. new ae free online tutorials is also very helpful but the section 5 nd 7, {motion tracking and 3d integreation} do not play full, it hangs on middle.

thx
looking forward more of it.
THE_KING
Lars Lind
September 19th, 2007 @ 2:30 am
To simply put it...AMAZING! absolutely AMAZING material you have put up on this site. I love the tutorials, the new site, the information and your somewhat wacky presentations in the videos. This is the best site on the whole internet on After Effects. Thanks.

Lars Lind
Östersund, Sweden
Guy
September 19th, 2007 @ 3:00 am
Just purchased the designer bundle.. So stoked!
September 19th, 2007 @ 9:11 am
yay!finally!

is it just me or does Andrew sound a bit mellow these days?
Baloo
September 19th, 2007 @ 1:24 pm
Congrats Andrew !
Finally done !
I love all parts of this new site : Prestes, TUTORIALS ^^, beginner tutorials,...

Thanks for all and "Bonne chance pour la suite"

(French before all)

Baloo
September 19th, 2007 @ 2:27 pm
hi its what i need !!! thanks my taught
Jhonny
September 19th, 2007 @ 2:49 pm
Amazing Update Andrew great stuff as always, thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge!…hey about tutorial sugestions i support the idea from marcelo from brazil of making a tutorial about the bullet time effect of matrix, i know its really hard to shoot something like that cos i saw how they did it on matrix with lots of cameras recording at the same time… but i saw this tutorial on the internet

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/kumar_satish/bullet_time/index.htm

where the effects of bullet time is faked using just adobe premiere a panorama picture of the background and a free plugin to morph within adobe premiere called
WinMorph . the result is pretty cool… i ´m sure there´s must be some way of faking that effect in AE.

Here is the result movie from the tutorial

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/kumar_satish/bullet_time/index.htm
peter
September 19th, 2007 @ 3:03 pm
congratulations !!! holy *** great new site. i love it.
William Townsend
September 19th, 2007 @ 6:23 pm
Hey, Love the new website, Cant wait for all the upcoming tutorials!

Did you say about some 3d tutorials for 3ds max a while ago??
Jeffrey
September 19th, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
*Twitch...twitch...twitch*

OH MY GOD, i love it!
September 19th, 2007 @ 7:20 pm
WOW!! I hope you are profiting from all this some how, i mean 2 hours of Basic After Effects Training for free. Super cheap DVD's. Free presets! Then all of your great Tutorials online for free!I wish I could go back in time before I spent hours and days and months finding all this stuff out for myself, if would of made life so much easier! You really are the man ( maybe Mother Theressa from the filmmaker!!) Love your stuff cant wait for more DVD's, and maybe some Movies on the big screen!!! Take care

JLP
Ben
September 19th, 2007 @ 9:18 pm
The new site looks Great!
September 20th, 2007 @ 3:46 am
Hate to spam but I just revamped my blog completely last night so check it out when u guys get the chance. Im working on building my library of films there. :) cheers!

www.MichaelBrodner.wordpress.com
هــــــــــاشم
September 20th, 2007 @ 5:26 am
nice web Andrew
Dean
September 20th, 2007 @ 10:50 am
Andrew, you are freaking brilliant. Great site, and awesome tutorials. I just bought Riot Gear and Film Magic Pro. Thanks for making After Effects fun again.
Josh Johnson
September 20th, 2007 @ 12:17 pm
Hey Andrew probably a stupid question but how do you create that before/after wipe in your tutorials?
September 20th, 2007 @ 12:17 pm
It's Great. I love it!

http://www.et-films.net
September 20th, 2007 @ 12:32 pm
OMG!!! Andrew, I found a tutorial used for Internet TV/TV. Ok go to commandandconquer.com and look for command and conquer TV episode one or something. Take a look its in the begginging. See if you can spot it. Please email me if you saw it
Josh Johnson
September 20th, 2007 @ 2:18 pm
Amazing new site!
September 20th, 2007 @ 6:00 pm
Hey, you did some amazing work on this new release, thanks so much and congratulations! Your tutorials have opened my eyes in inspired me to get into the VFX world. Thanks. I featured you recently at my filmmaking blog for the production company I want to start (AKA, the company that I am), and thought that I'd let you know about it. Here's the post: http://animivirtus.wordpress.com/2007/09/21/video-copilots-new-release/ enjoy it and thanks again for the awesome resources. I'm so glad that you provide this stuff for us and that you provide it for free. If I'm ever in the area and working on a film, I'll definitely keep you and your team in mind. Thanks again, and best of luck with the new life!
[ beast ]
September 20th, 2007 @ 9:32 pm
Did you forget that you're married and have a wee Kramer frolicking about??

When do find the time? Thanks again for all the hard work - The new Basic Training is Much Dope!!

PS: ummm, Riot Gear II & Serious II? wuddup, bra?

peace [m]
September 21st, 2007 @ 7:30 am
Amazing the Site!!!
Great job Andrew!!!
Thanks...
grupo3producciones.com
naim alwan
September 21st, 2007 @ 11:07 am
I don't believe it there is another tutorial site that seems to have the same layout as this one...
check it out

www.geekatplay.com/tutorials.htm

the tuts are on Vue 6 though not after effects...
September 21st, 2007 @ 11:22 am
Any word on when Twitch will be out?
Mathieu/al2cl3
September 21st, 2007 @ 12:09 pm
Hey Andrew! Thanks for the rebate of 20% I bought all of your DVD's!! I'm a Canadien so I'm happy that our canadien dollar are 0.99$ today so I don't loose to much just for the conversion... (and for me it's not costful filming in Canada, lol) I can't wait to see all the stuff it's on those DVD's! Thanks again!
bwoogie
September 21st, 2007 @ 12:53 pm
Don't fall for imitations!
September 21st, 2007 @ 1:42 pm
Cool tutorials there actually :)
tryx ITALY
September 22nd, 2007 @ 5:04 am
buy the dvd on videocopilot...is very good...i have buy form my studio yeahhhhhh 7 dvd waiting :D ANDREW THE BEST
tryx ITALY
September 22nd, 2007 @ 5:04 am
buy the dvd on videocopilot...is very good...i have buy from my studio yeahhhhhh 7 dvd waiting :D ANDREW THE BEST
tryx ITALY
September 22nd, 2007 @ 5:04 am
buy the dvd on videocopilot...is very good...i have buy from my studio yeahhhhhh 7 dvd waiting :D ANDREW THE BEST
Peter
September 22nd, 2007 @ 8:46 am
I need some help..ok, imagine i have a picture on the upper half of screen, and i need on the lower half text to move like in movie endings (appear from below and dissapear JUST BEFORE picture).. ive made text moving just up but i cant make it dissapear before picture and if i make mask, it moves with text above...any ideas?
Elliott
September 22nd, 2007 @ 9:55 am
Just pre-compose the text and mask the pre-composed comp layer... though should work, there's prob an better way but this should get the job done
Dustin James
September 22nd, 2007 @ 10:23 am
Is there a black background behind the text and picture?

If so.. maybe you could just add a linear wipe and track matte it to the text...

(placing the linear wipe below the Text layer; I think white is transparent and black is opaque)
Dustin James
September 22nd, 2007 @ 10:26 am
*NOTE*

for assistance watch Tutorial number 17. 3D Reflections... Andrew demonstrates my theory while working with the reflection text.

*NOTE*
Forget that I asked if it were a black background, that doesn't even matter.
Andre Schteckham
September 22nd, 2007 @ 10:38 am
Andrew Kramer-

Just wanted to let you know I have searched far and wide and your video tutorials are best. Other tutorials advance from feature to feature without a coherent project. Your video tutorials, on the other hand, whet creative appetites while showing us practical, actual effects.

Too bad you have no sense of humor!

Thanks again!

-Andre Schteckham
Peter
September 22nd, 2007 @ 10:42 am
Thanks Dustin, worked perfectly with linear wipe... ;)
naim alwan
September 22nd, 2007 @ 11:50 pm
@ peter

precompose text layer then aplly mask... might work but haven't tried.
tryx ITALY
September 23rd, 2007 @ 3:55 am
andrew no blog update?
September 23rd, 2007 @ 4:40 am
Keep up the great work Andrew, just been watching your Basic Training on Motion Tracking, brilliant.

Keep the tutorials and DVD coming
matthew
September 23rd, 2007 @ 8:14 am
I renamed all my after effects shortcuts to 'Andrew Kramer'.

Im going to cruise videocopilot,
i need to hear kramer's voice a lot,
his soothing voice relaxes me,
I think his crafty jokes are the key,
He makes learning fun,
Now i can do a muzzle flash for a gun,
All the girls want to know me,
I think her names Dorothy,
I can show her my light streaks,
Aswell as a few nosey peeks,
At my 3d room with Kramer,
Im never better.
ReptilA
September 23rd, 2007 @ 8:43 am
Someone know who to make bullet effect like in matrix ? the bullet trail and time slow in after effects ? plz help me who knows ..thx
Michel
September 23rd, 2007 @ 10:08 am
@naim alwan

On the main index page of the www.geekatplay.com web page they used for the Kung Fu movie a Kramer tutorial found on the Serious FX & Compositing DVD.

It's cool Andrew how your stuff keeps popping up all over the web. Good on you man.
Cleverson Júnior
September 24th, 2007 @ 12:50 pm
Wow...this new site is the the best................!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 24th, 2007 @ 1:02 pm
Hi Kramer how are you i hope where ever you are you will be fine best whishes
for you and have a beatifull life.Now i want to ask that i am in Pakistan and dont know how to purchase your dvds i dont want to purchase it from net do you have any other way to purchase it please reply me and yes alot of thanks to you for your great tutorials.
September 24th, 2007 @ 4:56 pm
amazing new site i love it :) the one one was fine to but i mean this is just WOW , :) love it !! keep the good work up !
Logan
September 25th, 2007 @ 5:49 pm
Hey andrew These guys ripped of ur work and its on teh front page ! http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zzj7YbgKaKc
OnFireProductions
September 26th, 2007 @ 1:49 pm
Andrew the site is AWESOME!
And you are a genius Mr. Andrew Kramer, because now you "OWN" my attention span..
It used to belong to my wife :)
September 27th, 2007 @ 1:57 pm
ure site is awesome man, im here in New jersey and im 14 years old and i enjoy ure totorials alot, im begging for my mom to buy me some off your dvd's but i have learned alot, thanks and good luck, wacth my videos at youtube.com/micksure132
Sandy
October 8th, 2007 @ 10:23 am
Andrew............forgot to mention...............ur new WebSite looks Awesome.......

Superb & lots of new Stuff...............I will be checking all of them one by one but 1st thing is to Leave a reply for my Videocopilot TEAM..............

Thnx to all of u................best Regards...........Sandy
Simon
October 9th, 2007 @ 6:39 am
Hey Andrew! Awesome site and tutorials! Love the new site, format and tutorials. I was wondering about the presets though, can they be made to work for AE 6.5 Pro? If so, how? My 6.5 pro won't recognize them. Thanks!
Che
December 30th, 2008 @ 5:59 am
andrew kramer > monkeys > my animation and post-production teacher
August 6th, 2010 @ 11:50 pm
Made a video about this, would you and anyone else here mind checking it out real quick and let me know your opinion? I left the link in the website field, hope you can get to it. I'd appreciate it lots, thanks
November 28th, 2010 @ 10:09 am
This is why you're the best online resource for motion graphics!
July 17th, 2011 @ 2:51 pm
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