Product Announcement: Evolution

I’m very excited to announce our newest product Evolution.

This new DVD is jammed full of pre-animated decorative design elements and so much more. These elements are over 720p HD at 60fps and ready for any production pipeline. Of course I’m also including several video tutorials and a long list of bonus features you can’t miss. Each element is meticulously crafted and animated with extensive detail and quality. We know how long these took to make and believe me it wasn’t easy

We have a release date set but what I can tell you is the product will be available in less than a month. I can’t answer any other questions at this time since the details are still being finalized, however the product page will be online soon.

Here is an image I just finished for the DVD content that uses only Evolution.

October 12th, 2007 @ 11:08 pm
ooh cool
October 12th, 2007 @ 11:09 pm
Speechless!!! surpassed all our expectations. Hatsofff mannn...
October 12th, 2007 @ 11:10 pm
woooooooow, its gonna be great!
October 12th, 2007 @ 11:14 pm
wow, simply wow, this box looks so awesome and i can only imagine how much better the files inside are. very nice... i can't wait.
October 12th, 2007 @ 11:19 pm
Very exciting!!! I can't wait!!!!!!
October 12th, 2007 @ 11:26 pm
yo werd? tight ak.
Salmon Sandwich
October 12th, 2007 @ 11:29 pm
This looks like it's going to be a great product. Wow.
October 12th, 2007 @ 11:33 pm
looks awsome
Armando M. Rivera
October 12th, 2007 @ 11:36 pm
The Box Art looks awesome, I just can't wait for it. You are simply great AK.
October 12th, 2007 @ 11:40 pm
YES!!! I can't wait to complete my collection of video copilot products!! and improve my knowledge and designs on AE!!! THANKS ANDREW!
Christopher Carlsson
October 12th, 2007 @ 11:47 pm
OMG :D :D I cant wait :D :D Thanks andrew for making my life a lot easier :) // Christopher Carlsson, Sweden
Jacob Dyer
October 13th, 2007 @ 12:16 am
Oh so cool. I'll be buying!
October 13th, 2007 @ 12:17 am
This looks pretty useful! I can't wait to see the demo. Thanks AK.
October 13th, 2007 @ 12:19 am
wow that's a nice cover.... looking forward to the trailer xD
October 13th, 2007 @ 12:25 am
Yeah man, you cant tell us about this without a trailer or a preview or something, its just cruel.

Looking forward to it,

October 13th, 2007 @ 12:30 am
Now that looks....sumptuous. Can't wait to get my hands on it!
Ben McEwan
October 13th, 2007 @ 12:42 am
Where's a job when you need one... No money sorta sucks right now =P
October 13th, 2007 @ 12:45 am
Hey Andrew,

How can I order this new product.

Coolio -

October 13th, 2007 @ 1:04 am
Super! I am looking forward to this product! ! !
Hampus Lager
October 13th, 2007 @ 1:42 am
Wonderful news just made my day. Can't wait for it!
October 13th, 2007 @ 1:47 am
Speechless, i just filled in a tutorial request for something like this!

That advert is....well....pretty amazing!

Roll on product page!

Cheers Andrew, from sunny ol' England
October 13th, 2007 @ 1:48 am
Cool!!! Kinda tell what some of them are going to be about looking at the box!

Cant wait looks good
October 13th, 2007 @ 1:53 am
I'm buyer, but can I combine those elements in 720p HD at 60fps with 1080iHD at 25fps footage? Just asking.
October 13th, 2007 @ 2:04 am
These elements are much higher than 720p. These elements will work flawlessly with virtually any standard frame rate. (23.976, 24p, 25p, 29.97, 30p, 50i, 60i etc)

These elements will also work with any resolution up to 2K (Higher than HD)
Georgi Zhekov
October 13th, 2007 @ 2:10 am
Can't wait,I'll try this as soon as it's released.

Another great idea Andrew,keep it like this ;)
October 13th, 2007 @ 2:17 am
omg, awsome! cool! i cant wait. thnks Andrew!
October 13th, 2007 @ 2:27 am
Great work andrew, only the image looks nice. The box says something of the product.
I'll definitly buy it. * First a new camera *

October 13th, 2007 @ 3:07 am
October 13th, 2007 @ 3:14 am
To quote the lucky boy from Animal House: THANK YOU LORD! I mean ANDREW! Can't wait to buy this puppy!
October 13th, 2007 @ 3:36 am
just the box makes this look awesome! cant wait!
October 13th, 2007 @ 3:39 am
Cover looks cool cant wait for a demo of somekind ......COOL AK.
October 13th, 2007 @ 4:42 am
Here's a question you should be able to answer.....

Will this product be Super Awesome or Mega Awesome?
October 13th, 2007 @ 5:19 am
wow, looks AMAZING!! so, vectors elements that are going to animated. i've always wanted to know how to animate flower-style vectors etc., like from start to finish. are there going to be any tutorials in the dvd like this?
Jacob Dyer
October 13th, 2007 @ 5:22 am
"These elements will also work with any resolution up to 2K (Higher than HD)"

Are they vector? Or just ridiculously high quality?
October 13th, 2007 @ 5:36 am
Most of the Elements are very high resolution QuickTime movies. This makes the elements highly compatible with many other video applications including After Effects.

At this time there isn't really a good vector format for animations that is widely compatible and renders properly. Although we experimented with several methods such SWF & EPS sequences etc; video files worked out to be the easiest and most productive.

The tutorials will mainly focus on design and compositing as well as some typography.
Morten Enoksen
October 13th, 2007 @ 5:42 am
W O W ! !
October 13th, 2007 @ 5:50 am
WOW ! this looks AMAZING ! I'll be getting this ASAP!
October 13th, 2007 @ 5:51 am
looks interesting
i love growing graphics stuff
the arrows look like the Go Media vector packs stuff
which i have and are great,really looking forward to this.
thanks to you and your crew for all the work.keep it up

`ChaRLeS x
October 13th, 2007 @ 6:05 am
thanks god you exist mr. Kramer....
Scott Bishop
October 13th, 2007 @ 6:16 am
Fantastic Andrew. Another tool in the box to help make us money :p
Helge Kallevik
October 13th, 2007 @ 6:21 am
Just amazing.
October 13th, 2007 @ 6:28 am
WOOHOO! This shall be tight. Cant wait
October 13th, 2007 @ 8:04 am
Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! i want it, I WANT IT. 'Evolution' is just what I needed. Can't wait to buy it. Thanks man.
October 13th, 2007 @ 8:05 am
Can't wait to buy it! Release it soon!!! :)
Kim A. Strandli
October 13th, 2007 @ 8:06 am
amazing.. just amazing... Looking forward to it! :D

You're the man Andrew! And every one else at Video Copilot :)
October 13th, 2007 @ 8:24 am
AWSOME!!!! The funny thing is I was looking for something like this online last week. I cant wait for it. You can count on my order.
October 13th, 2007 @ 8:24 am
I am very very excited for this one!!!!
Matt in MO.
October 13th, 2007 @ 8:30 am
I think I just crapped my pants....
Matt in MO.
October 13th, 2007 @ 8:30 am
I think I just crapped my pants.... this is awesome
October 13th, 2007 @ 8:52 am
Hey Andrew, looks really awesome! I know you said you cant answer any questions, but I'm going to ask anyway! yay!

Will you include un-animated versions of the files as well?

Either way i'm looking foward to it =)
October 13th, 2007 @ 8:54 am
I was hoping for something like this!
October 13th, 2007 @ 9:18 am
1 word... WOW, thanks man.
October 13th, 2007 @ 9:33 am
WOW!!!! WOW!!!!!! WOW!!!!!! WOW!!!!! WOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 13th, 2007 @ 9:36 am
wow. sounds awesome!
October 13th, 2007 @ 9:57 am
Good times are happening in the Future. I can't wait for the hours I will be spending playing with this set.
October 13th, 2007 @ 10:11 am
WOW! That was wierd. Just the othe day I was talking with my coworkers saying how much I dreaded creating things like this and how much it was not conducive to the fast production pipeline. If only someone would take the time to make these things like stock imagery. Next thing I know. POOF! My wish has been granted. Thank you so much.
October 13th, 2007 @ 10:29 am
Andrew- will you be including the original vector pictures you animated or possibly the after effects file with the masking done (similar to what go media does)?
October 13th, 2007 @ 10:42 am
Looks great!
October 13th, 2007 @ 10:55 am
Wow, this looks a great new product. Will be getting this. Keep up the great work Andrew, and can't wait to see those tutorials on the DVD.
S. Gilbert
October 13th, 2007 @ 11:10 am
This is so cool !!!! The best new product since After Effects 4.0
October 13th, 2007 @ 11:22 am
God! Andrew you're totally insane!!! that's what I love about you!!! :-D

You're a true genius I can't wait to get that product!!!
October 13th, 2007 @ 12:25 pm
AWESOME!!! Hopefully, when I have more money, I can buy this and Riotgear.
Tom N.
October 13th, 2007 @ 12:29 pm
Oh Man! I cant wait! I'll buy it, be sure!

Cheers! Tom.
October 13th, 2007 @ 12:48 pm
OMG! I can't wait... I've been wondering about making these for a long time, now it's gonna be so much easier with Kramer's product. AWESOME!
October 13th, 2007 @ 12:56 pm
i'll be waitin for this dvd. andrew, u r the best. i'm learnin a lot of good and useful tips in AE thru your tutorials. thanks a lot
October 13th, 2007 @ 1:15 pm
This looks great. Accepting pre-orders like you did on Riotgear?
October 13th, 2007 @ 2:08 pm
Can't wait...I know you said you can't give anymore details, but since you said they took a while to create, can you tell us about how many animations will be included in this package??
October 13th, 2007 @ 3:35 pm
I'm gonna definitely buy this one!!!!!!!!!!!!
Travis McRae
October 13th, 2007 @ 4:57 pm
hey andrew looks awesome as always
i knwo you dont have a realease date but what is the price gonna be just so that i can transfre the money into my paypal account so i have it ready the day it comes out:)

looks awesome as always
October 13th, 2007 @ 5:02 pm
Cool. Looking forward to the first peek inside. I'm also very curious about the "and so much more" part. Something tells me that was more than a casual afterthought.
October 13th, 2007 @ 5:26 pm
dvd only or will there be a downloadable version as well?
Dustin James
October 13th, 2007 @ 5:44 pm
By "next month" do you mean in a couple months? Either way I am going to buy this as soon as you make it availabe... So you can start shipping it now... I have a project and this was something that they wanted... I regretted saying i would do it because i do not like doing this tideous work.

Thanks andrew.
Aharon Rabinowitz
October 13th, 2007 @ 6:20 pm
Really looking forward to this one, buddy. You're stuff is always top notch.
October 13th, 2007 @ 7:03 pm
This looks really awesome! I can't wait til we get a sneak preview and see some of the product. This will definitely be on my "must buy" list.
Jack McKinney
October 13th, 2007 @ 7:06 pm
As usual, Andrew, count me in for a purchase on day one. How is it that every time I think 'wouldn't it be great if someone made a disc of *blank*'. you release that very product. You can read my mind, can't you?
October 13th, 2007 @ 7:20 pm

Anyways, I'm working on this kinda stuff (flourishes and stuff) myself (don't worry I will still be buying EvolutioN). Is it possible you could give some tips on creating this kinda stuff? Like do you draw it out on paper, scan it and drop it in Illustrator and... Then what? Do you animate them in flash like explained on Go Media's Blog? I'm just having a lot of trouble getting them to look good and professional. Mostly getting my lines to be parallel and smooth curves - the animation part is an easier fixed problem with a little practice and elbow grease.

Any help / tips you can give would be greatly appreciated!

Again, thanks for the awesome products and FREE tutorials!
October 13th, 2007 @ 7:23 pm
Sorry for double post. But reading this line "Here is an image I just finished for the DVD content that uses only Evolution" tells me more new great textures!
Jacob Behunin
October 13th, 2007 @ 9:22 pm
October 13th, 2007 @ 11:26 pm
How many different files are there going to be?
James Wicks
October 14th, 2007 @ 12:27 am
You say you want an evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the comp
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the comp
But when you sell another DVD
Don't you know that you can count me in
Don't you know it's gonna be all right
all right, all right
October 14th, 2007 @ 3:14 am
shubiduwa aha shubiduwa
October 14th, 2007 @ 3:42 am
It looks breathtaking. I will buy this one for sure!
October 14th, 2007 @ 5:28 am
Yes! That is totally what i am looking for! Can't wait till it's available... :)
Andre Prior
October 14th, 2007 @ 5:43 am
Come on Andrew, show us some moving pictures!!!!!!!!!

Cant wait for the trailer.
Any idea which price range this dvd goes?
October 14th, 2007 @ 6:02 am
2 Easy payments of your arm and a leg. It will less than our most expensive product.
October 14th, 2007 @ 6:12 am
Will you accept two legs instead?

Only I might need my arms to use your products - haha!
October 14th, 2007 @ 6:14 am
Awesome Andrew! I can't wait. I don't care what it costs, you can certainly put me down for a copy of Evolution! I think I have your whole collection. Except for the clouds. I was wondering if you would do a tutorial of a car hitting a person on the street like you showed on your trailer of " here are some things you can do in After Effects "trailer. I got an idea how you do it but I sure would love to learn it straight from the Master himself! Thanks, Ed
October 14th, 2007 @ 6:45 am
Looks fantastic!

I can't wait for this to be released, and for the new tutorial!
Babatunde Tunslike (Nigeria)
October 14th, 2007 @ 8:13 am
Hey man!

i wonder, what is going to be like, though i have loved growing animations like this, well i guess the trailer is going to be great

cant wait, and i think there will be downloadable version also

hmm.. VideocoPilot is EvoLuTing...
October 14th, 2007 @ 8:23 am
looking good man, i just wish i had money.
October 14th, 2007 @ 8:56 am
AWESOME! I can't wait for this to come out!!! The designs, even when harnessed into a still image, are still awe-inspiring!

All right, I'm done.
October 14th, 2007 @ 1:00 pm
Looking great. Just wondering Mr. Kramer if the product will have an option to be downloaded or just on Dvd ? thanks
October 14th, 2007 @ 1:26 pm
hey andrew looks awesome as always
i know that you dont have a realease date but what is the price gonna be just so that i can transfre the money into my paypal account so i have it ready the day it comes out coz i am preparing new brand to the TV channel that i am workinin and this brand should be looking good with your stuff.

looks awesome as always
October 14th, 2007 @ 1:28 pm
please delete this and that, I was doing somthing else and did that by accident
October 14th, 2007 @ 1:31 pm
It's amazing how much talent you got... ¿Will you do a small tutorial with some kind of "Making of..." of the new DVD? I'll love to see how you made that animated shapes...
October 14th, 2007 @ 2:24 pm
Yeah, going to be scooping this product for sure. These kinds of animations take so long but always look so good in the end.

Great product idea.
Juan Francisco
October 14th, 2007 @ 2:50 pm
oh man..I wish I could buy all your products mr. Kramer!! but unfortunately you don't ship to my country Peru :(
thanks for all your tutorials Andrew, keep up with the excellent work! you're aaaammmaaazzziiiinnnngggg! oh btw I Love your jokes :)

Juan Francisco
October 14th, 2007 @ 3:46 pm
It will of course be available for download as well.
October 14th, 2007 @ 4:35 pm
Looks great Andrew. You're stuff is always impressive and this will go with the rest of the Collection!
John Paite
October 14th, 2007 @ 4:44 pm
Cant wait..I wanna see the preview soon!!
October 14th, 2007 @ 4:49 pm
Andrew, you've done it again! Absolutely Fantastic! Can't wait to have it.
October 14th, 2007 @ 6:52 pm
Need preview.... Andrew, :)
Rosa C
October 14th, 2007 @ 11:30 pm
Looking good fellows! Can't wait to get more info...I'm already trying to budget in an unknown price so I can get it hot off the press!
Andre Prior
October 15th, 2007 @ 1:22 am
dude week is over Oo Care to show us some moving magic? :)

BTW hope your baby and wife are well. Bet the first time home are busy and with less sleep.

Best wishes from Germany
October 15th, 2007 @ 1:35 am
credit card is ready!
October 15th, 2007 @ 1:59 am
does twitch come with this dvd? ( crosses fingers)
October 15th, 2007 @ 3:54 am
I can definitley make use of this style of animation. It will pay for itself in the first five minutes if it contains a selection of animated arrows.

I'm also extremely pleased the animations are 2K as well as I tend to work solely in HDV resolutions.

All good. :)

only downer is I may put off a purchase for a while so I can combine postage (maybe) with the "50 Offline tutorials" DVD - unless they appear at the same time I suppose.
October 15th, 2007 @ 4:04 am
How abotu a tutorial on how you created the advert image for this product. The two boxes on the grey 'floor', extruded text and lovely subtle, perspective shadows. Possibly more Photoshop than AE but I'd love to be walked through it. but an AE version that can be rotated etc would be great.

of course, it may just be a real photo you used to get those lovely shadows.

Anyways, how about it?
October 15th, 2007 @ 4:32 am

I can't wait this product will be release. I just hope there will be more tutorials in this. Its your fault I cant sleep every other nights. :)
October 15th, 2007 @ 4:41 am
Wow...all is ready to buy this fantastic new product...3...2...1...go!!!!!

Best regards from Italy.
Scott Bishop
October 15th, 2007 @ 6:08 am
Alan, im pretty sure the advert was done using a 3D app
October 15th, 2007 @ 6:16 am
Can't wait!
Andre Prior
October 15th, 2007 @ 8:53 am
Yeah, thats 3d, prolly 3dmax since andrew used it before.
Radu Chelariu
October 15th, 2007 @ 9:19 am
It's definitely a 3D Software rendered image but since the release of VRay4C4D Andrew could have very well used Cinema 4D.
October 15th, 2007 @ 9:33 am
I'm even interested in how to make the 3d picture of the dvd's with evolution in the background.
October 15th, 2007 @ 9:34 am
credit card ready.I can not wait any more!!!!!!!!!!.Come on!!!!!
Thanks for everything MR ANDREW
Some Guy
October 15th, 2007 @ 10:35 am
I wonder that nobody mentioned the reflection of the "u" in Evolution. It's darker. Does it have a meaning? :-)
October 15th, 2007 @ 11:13 am
Some guy:

I hope you're joking... Also this product is kinda neat.. I'm still wanting Riot Gear 2. ;)
Moca MX
October 15th, 2007 @ 11:16 am
Yeah what's up with "u"?
Joris (Holland)
October 15th, 2007 @ 11:50 am
Man! I'm verry exited!
I wanna know what's in there man :D

keep up the good work!
Moca MX
October 15th, 2007 @ 1:30 pm
Can i have credit card if i am 16 years old???
October 15th, 2007 @ 1:54 pm
Wow! Sound Amazing! ^^
Graham C
October 15th, 2007 @ 2:00 pm
Ok, this one just made the top of my list.
October 15th, 2007 @ 4:43 pm
Yes awesome new product!
Great Job again Andrew Kramer :)
Dustin James
October 15th, 2007 @ 4:47 pm
I think that the U is darker because of the light in the scene behind and to the left... Notice the subtle shadow on the standing DVD... See the angle of the shadow and how it goes towards the U..
October 15th, 2007 @ 6:06 pm
It is just a render anomaly, lol
October 15th, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

But not a simple AE 3D EFFECT
I have recreated this in MAYA AND 3DS MAX
And I will Not Post any Example, Because I'm not being payed for it..

NOW if Andrew wants to release a "FREE" tut on how this is done...well good for him.

October 16th, 2007 @ 9:23 am
A render anomaly? :(

You could have thought of some way to make it interesting or mysterious, that would have really made the product stand out from the others.

I'll be getting this when it's on sale, keep goin Andrew....
October 16th, 2007 @ 9:44 am
hola me gustaria saber si con este programa en concreto se hace este video :
October 16th, 2007 @ 10:06 am
Nice are the best
October 16th, 2007 @ 11:15 am
I absolutely love these things! I was thinking, are the animations royalty free? That is, if I animate something with this, would it be legal for me to make money off that thing I made?
October 16th, 2007 @ 1:18 pm
hey Andrew, did i miss? or u did not say anything about dates?
can u say somekinda a date for release? this week? this month?

and also is there anyway to order
Serious Effects & Compositing DVD via internet, or just some part of it?
money is not a problem but i wanna order it fast

ou yea, almost forgot, GREAT WORK!!!
like always ;)
October 16th, 2007 @ 2:52 pm
Finally! I've been having to do this stuff by hand to get a decent effect! Been dieing for you guys to release a dvd with pre-made ones on it, can't wait!
October 17th, 2007 @ 12:01 am
super good!!!! Andrew
October 17th, 2007 @ 7:46 am
Sweet! Very popular thing these days.
Marco Lughini
October 17th, 2007 @ 8:12 am
As a motion graphic artist this should help me a lot. I'll buy it for sure.

Keep it up Andrew.

Greetings from Italy!
October 17th, 2007 @ 4:03 pm
Mr. Andrew ... could you please show us the trailer for that product ... please
October 17th, 2007 @ 4:09 pm
I love how you still have humour and actually reply, most post productions company's like show something and never awnser Q's great site and I'll be buying this 1 my first purchase of your site yay! :D
October 18th, 2007 @ 9:14 pm
Hey Andrew, this looks amazing, good product choice.

Just wondering, will you be adding all the free tutorials you have up till now on it?
October 18th, 2007 @ 9:44 pm
Go Media Arsenal Vector ?:-s
October 19th, 2007 @ 5:51 am
wow.. andrew ..justcan't wait for these
October 19th, 2007 @ 5:53 am
no pws i think this will be better than go media vector suit
these dvd package ain't bat ad all , in fact it really looks great and attractive.....
October 19th, 2007 @ 6:50 am
I think goMedia has great products. The main differnce is that Evolution is tailored for Video Professionals. GoMedia has the art, but we've done all the animation and prep work so you can be the artist and craft custom animations faster and with more control.

Trust me, we've spend hundreds of hours animating and re-animating these elements. Some of our designs have well over 100 individually animated pieces that must be timed and "grow" in perfect sync. Just wait til you see the detail in each element.

Designing and approving the elements for the collection was the easier part; it was the last 3 months of meticulous animating that took the most of our time. And of course all of our elements are unique and custom designed from scratch.

We're just now finishing the promo that should be online soon.
October 19th, 2007 @ 8:57 am
oh snapple that looks cool!!!
Jeff Thomson
October 20th, 2007 @ 6:57 am
cant wait
October 21st, 2007 @ 6:56 pm
Yes GoMedia has awesome products, but you would need to animate them in flash for
your project(s)... Now I ask you how Important is your time?
Is your time as Important as say... 45-55-65 or even 75 Bucks per hour or more?
Then Evolution is your answer to time and money :)

I'm sure any vector animation you could want will be included in Evolution, And if not... then make your own.
But I am not the first to say "I trust AK's Opinion and artistic talent" to bring us a quality product that will (or should) supply your needs.

Thanks AK
Jimmy Woodard Jr
October 23rd, 2007 @ 9:30 pm
Looking forward to another great poduct!
I have learned so much from you and everyone involved in your products.
I was just about to order a new product from another company, but I'll
wait for Evolution!
martin troy
November 1st, 2007 @ 4:31 am
absolutely cannot wait till Evolution is available! this is exactly what i've been waiting to learn in After Effects. Andrew Kramer Rocks!
November 28th, 2010 @ 10:15 am
I use this product all the time!
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