Sam’s Out-Take

Here is a really great performance by Sam Loya that we decided to cut from the recent tutorial because of time constraints. Also to clarify, nearly all of the video clips used in our tutorials are produced specifically to demonstrate each effect. We want you guys to have access to professional footage whenever possible so when you buy our great products these tutorials will keep getting better Hint hint.

NO SPOILERS! Do not reference what you see please.

Watch Video (Viewer discretion is advised: Thematic Elements)

October 16th, 2007 @ 6:20 pm
October 16th, 2007 @ 6:21 pm
this is great...thanks andrew
October 16th, 2007 @ 6:29 pm
haha. that's funny. i guess? lol
October 16th, 2007 @ 6:34 pm
lol great, i didn't expect it and i started laughing nervously. You guys rock!!!
October 16th, 2007 @ 6:36 pm
haha cool
October 16th, 2007 @ 6:45 pm
nice. very tongue in cheek!
October 16th, 2007 @ 6:47 pm
hahaha that's fresh.
had me cracked up.
October 16th, 2007 @ 6:50 pm
this is great..full...from colombia andrew!!!
October 16th, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Hahaha. Good stuff, obviously the dog got to the end of the hose :)
October 16th, 2007 @ 7:04 pm
That was fantastic, your a super fx genious, I love it... I'm also glad Sam finally put himself out of his misery...
Juan Francisco
October 16th, 2007 @ 7:05 pm
October 16th, 2007 @ 7:05 pm
Highschool Kid
October 16th, 2007 @ 7:09 pm

October 16th, 2007 @ 7:10 pm
Good stuff. this is my type of humor! :)
October 16th, 2007 @ 7:18 pm
Lol, nice. Poor Sam, always takes the beatings...
October 16th, 2007 @ 7:34 pm
wooohooooo!!! wow nice.......great job! Is he ok?
October 16th, 2007 @ 7:55 pm
Poor sam hehe
October 16th, 2007 @ 7:56 pm
I slowed down the shot and could not help but to notice the nice detail of the muzzle fire inside Sam's mouth. You gave it that glow from the outside as if light was shining through the skin...Very nice touch!

I am hoping the truck Sam was in is a diesel otherwise it sounds like it is time for a tune up! :)

Thanks for sharing this with us!
October 16th, 2007 @ 8:08 pm
October 16th, 2007 @ 8:21 pm
lol, wow. didn't see that coming
October 16th, 2007 @ 8:21 pm
We would like to take this time to remind you that the weighted companion cube cannot speak. In the event that it does speak, we urge you not to listen to its advice.
October 16th, 2007 @ 8:23 pm
October 16th, 2007 @ 8:27 pm
Very convincing effect. I showed my mom, It made her upset. Regret showing her, but appreciate her reaction. Thanks Mom!
October 16th, 2007 @ 8:29 pm
WOW...dude...didn't see that coming...I thought it was going to be a funny outtake, but I liked the cool effect - sweeeeeeeet!!
October 16th, 2007 @ 8:33 pm
wow, awesome, great acting and awesome effects. I didn't know what the hose was at the start, maybe a water hose but then it all made sense, i wasn't supposed to know until the gun comes out, then realizing he was trying to gas himself out, very well projected.
October 16th, 2007 @ 8:40 pm
He's back!
October 16th, 2007 @ 8:50 pm
Well Andy, if he's back, then I think its time for a nice bit of Zombie footage:)

A - la Sam of the Dead? lol...
October 16th, 2007 @ 9:00 pm
Hey Andrew, great little clip! Nice work. What type prop guns do you guys use?
Here in Australia we can't get a hold of anything decent.
October 16th, 2007 @ 9:42 pm
Love how folks are paying attention to the whole "NO SPOILERS" thing. Oh well, great job Andrew. Love it!
October 16th, 2007 @ 9:50 pm
I didn't saw that coming 8]
October 16th, 2007 @ 10:16 pm
Um...guess I should have read the "Viewer discretion is advised: Thematic Elements" before I decided to watch this with my five year old in the room...oops. Got some explaining to do. Great stuff by the way!
Jacob W.
October 16th, 2007 @ 10:32 pm
I didn't see it coming, i thought he would just pass out. GJ on it.
October 16th, 2007 @ 10:34 pm
Kim A. Strandli
October 16th, 2007 @ 10:41 pm
Awesome :p
Some Guy
October 16th, 2007 @ 10:48 pm
Muahaha! Sam, you are the greatest. I loved that "Aw, f*ck that!" reaction.
Andrew, maybe you should say "This is not a tutorial! DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!" :-D
October 16th, 2007 @ 11:00 pm
Awesomely funny! I hope you charged Sam a cleanup fee for messing up the car interior.
Dustin James
October 16th, 2007 @ 11:11 pm
I am assuming that the vehicle sound was added as when he added the gun shot.

I find myself wondering what Sam Loya's voice sounds like... I mean.. I have seen all of Andrew's tutorials (all products included), and yet still, I do not recall ever hearing Sam speak..

"Sing Ariel, SING!"
October 16th, 2007 @ 11:13 pm
Hahaha, didn't expect that.

attempt at promoting your products maybe? lol. Keep up the great work you two, we need more stuff like this on the net.
Hampus Lager
October 16th, 2007 @ 11:24 pm
hihi, didn't see that one coming :) very well done!
October 16th, 2007 @ 11:28 pm
Hahahahaha What the hell! Hahahaha that's so messed up! But that's hysterical. Hahahahahahahahahahaahhaha!!!!
Helge Kallevik
October 16th, 2007 @ 11:53 pm
Man you gotta tell us how you did that! I know how to use masking on the blood and such, but the glow? Awesome, totally sold the effect! Keep em coming!
October 16th, 2007 @ 11:54 pm
Sam is dead---------long live Sam...........again.
October 16th, 2007 @ 11:58 pm
That is simply brutal.
October 17th, 2007 @ 12:17 am
October 17th, 2007 @ 12:25 am
he must've realized you've been laughing at him this whole time, not with him.
October 17th, 2007 @ 2:00 am
Sam Loya, i want you to be in my movies.
October 17th, 2007 @ 2:41 am
hi! Andrew!
This video is fantastic!
October 17th, 2007 @ 3:04 am
loved it. It really rocks. Nice.

Will play i again.

btw, good acting skills
Tyler D
October 17th, 2007 @ 3:48 am
Has anyone ever seen "Sam" and "Andrew" at the same time?
October 17th, 2007 @ 3:52 am
Really Poor Sam...Why must the world be so mean? Funny anyway though :)
October 17th, 2007 @ 3:59 am
Hahaha, that's so messed up xD
And btw, that sounds like the Counter-Strike 1.6 sounds. Is it? :P
October 17th, 2007 @ 4:01 am
Oh NO!! Just when my sister told me that she was in love with Sam!! poor of my sister! this is gonna be hard for her! she need a new idol now!
October 17th, 2007 @ 4:11 am
Haha! I suppose this is what happens when you work with Andrew Kramer for so long. :p
October 17th, 2007 @ 4:46 am
Hi Andrew! That was awsome, but i just wonderd, where did you get those sounds??

October 17th, 2007 @ 4:50 am
That was great, I a a bit of an evil person and i watched that frame by frame, I liked the way you lit up his cheek to show the muzzle flash inside his mouth. Was that a mask trick?
October 17th, 2007 @ 5:00 am
well, that solves one problem.

loved it :)
October 17th, 2007 @ 5:51 am
OMG, awesome! Andrew, you rock!!

Muito obrigado pelos tutoriais (thank you for the tutorials)!!!

I'm a brazilian fan of your work!!! Keep on surprising us!!
October 17th, 2007 @ 6:09 am
sam 4 president!

ah well... hou would have been a good runner up though.. ghehee
October 17th, 2007 @ 6:27 am
Well that was unexpected and very well done!!!
October 17th, 2007 @ 6:41 am
Sam, r.i.p.

He was an inspiration...

I cried my eyes out...
October 17th, 2007 @ 6:43 am
So sad....
October 17th, 2007 @ 7:12 am
Thanks for the tuts Andrew
October 17th, 2007 @ 7:13 am
I don't like the sound, it is like AK47 reload and one shot, but all stuff without sounds is very good.
Morten Enoksen
October 17th, 2007 @ 7:16 am
didnt expect that at all xD

Now! I really hope that the blood is from your AME product and not from your friend:)
October 17th, 2007 @ 7:43 am
Oh you psycho little freaks! ... can I be next?

Video Co-Pilot ROCKS!
October 17th, 2007 @ 7:49 am
haha! Poor sam:D
October 17th, 2007 @ 7:58 am
Very Indiana Jones (first one where he decides not to use the whip)
October 17th, 2007 @ 7:59 am
Its all *your* fault! If you had *listened* to Sam, he would probably still be alive. You should just have... been more sensibel... A bit of respect now and then, a "thank you, sam" here and there... Just a bit of attention to his needs...

All the pressure, you put on him... Always being the one to be blown into bits, getting shot and stuff... MAN, THE SIGNS WERE THERE !!! If you had just put a bit of attention to Sam and *cared* for him just a bit more... This all wouldnt have happened...

This could have been prevented...


Great Video, wonderful work on the shot (quite literally ;-) ) and a very surprising Ending... to the Video as well as for Sam ;-)

Keep up the good work ;-D
October 17th, 2007 @ 7:59 am
Please tell us how you made the glow in Sam's mouth, it was awesome ;)
October 17th, 2007 @ 8:38 am
Andrew, PLEASE do not make a tutorial just for the ending of that outtake, PLEASEEEEEE! If I make it for you will you, will you make something different? Like how aliens abduct people and crap like that? I don't know, but please don't make that as a tutorial.
October 17th, 2007 @ 8:42 am
Oops, repeated what I said.... I just woke up. Sorry ;)
October 17th, 2007 @ 9:00 am
The sounds are actually from counterstrike... I wanted it to be over the top, it is supposed to be funny...
October 17th, 2007 @ 9:23 am
Nice video! Great details in this video! (I do like others and play it back slowly to see more details) Btw That nice I suscribe to your podcast! So I can learn few basic of After FX when I go to work in the bus! Thanks for all the free stuff you do for us! Btw all of your DVD content are great!!
Dustin James
October 17th, 2007 @ 9:30 am
@Tyler D

There is a video where "gansta" Andrew beats down Sam and shows us all "how to roll"

@everyone wanting a tutorial about the simulated light on the cheek of Sam... Just watch tutorial 21, simulated light...

I would say watch all of the tutorials even if you don't intend on using that particular effect... I promise you will gain so much more knowledge and you will begin to see effects on tv or movies and you'll remember specific things in the tutorials that might work for other things...

While on this soapbox I guess I will promote his products.. In all honesty, if youdo not have all of his products then you need to budget for them and for all of the youngsters here... Christmas is coming.

I can testify that Andrew's products not only are top notch.. But they are endlessly interchangeable.. BUY HIS Products...
October 17th, 2007 @ 9:30 am
lol!! Btw you can see a neighbour walking behind... lol he's almost assist a assisted and filmed suicide. The end of the story, everything is find! We've got after FX!!!
October 17th, 2007 @ 9:41 am
poor sam
October 17th, 2007 @ 11:32 am
Greetings from Chile!!
Andrew first, thnaks for the amazing tutorials that you pull out, from the bottom of my heart really.... thanks....

aND... WE WANT ACTION MOVIE ESSENTIALS 2!!! come on man give us more action for our movies!!!

see ya!!
October 17th, 2007 @ 12:15 pm
I like how the mouth lights up :D nice touch
Rafael Ranzolin
October 17th, 2007 @ 12:16 pm
WoW Great!!!


From Brazil ;>
October 17th, 2007 @ 12:47 pm
i think the sounds are awesome and hilarious. my wallet is standing by for evolution
October 17th, 2007 @ 12:50 pm
Andrew, any chance you can work on a plugin that'll put Sam Loya into any video we're working on?
October 17th, 2007 @ 1:12 pm
lolz haha took me awhile to understand it, haha man that was funny:)
Everybody loves Sam Loya.
Andrew, can't you make a shot movie about you, Sam and the rest, want to see how you guys are in real life, besides your voice:)
October 17th, 2007 @ 1:12 pm
lolz haha took me awhile to understand it, haha man that was funny:)
Everybody loves Sam Loya.
Andrew, can't you make a short movie about you, Sam and the rest, want to see how you guys are in real life, besides your voice:)
October 17th, 2007 @ 1:43 pm
You have the art of subtle comedy down pat, Andrew. Great tutorial.
October 17th, 2007 @ 2:02 pm
as soon as some the new product is released as a package with other things i am going to get my organization to get a bunch.
October 17th, 2007 @ 2:10 pm
wow...I bad though i wanted to see other one with sam.
October 17th, 2007 @ 2:38 pm
NOOOO!!!!! not sam.... oh yeah, its just after effects.... thank god...
October 17th, 2007 @ 2:38 pm
NOOOO!!!!! not sam.... oh yeah, its just after effects.... thank god...
Kyle Troxell
October 17th, 2007 @ 2:46 pm
I was not expecting that. I thought when he had the hose in his face, someone would turn the water on.
That's not a spoiler is it?
October 17th, 2007 @ 3:41 pm
one word .... WOW ...
I didn't see it coming ... but it was realy will done ...
Sam ... Hope you listenup there ... we loved you ... rest in peace ...
Thanx Androw ... Thanx Sam ...
October 17th, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

That was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
`ChaRLes x
October 17th, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Adios mundo cruel....
Gary Rader
October 17th, 2007 @ 8:17 pm
I can't believe it! They killed Sammy! What happened to the magic window? Simply amazing!
October 17th, 2007 @ 8:34 pm
Kyle, On the actual tutorial i thought he was going to fill the truck with water and drown himself :O
Dan Ssssssss
October 17th, 2007 @ 10:24 pm
WOW.. that was awesome i was expecting him to smell something gross out of the tube and then bang.. SICK EFFECT.. LUved it. Very Real!!!!


October 18th, 2007 @ 2:08 am
Well, i was surprised! ;)
October 18th, 2007 @ 3:19 am
Loved it very convincing didnt see it coming poor Sam.....He He.........
October 18th, 2007 @ 3:57 am
Who'd have thunk it - orange colour correction on the cheek... Nice.
October 18th, 2007 @ 4:11 am
Andrew, those blood splatters on the window are not quite well tracked enough... :P
October 18th, 2007 @ 4:56 am
hey, i hope that video is getting its own tutorial?
October 18th, 2007 @ 5:09 am
simondo, you found something you can't understand the way it was made in this shot?
James Wicks
October 18th, 2007 @ 5:10 am
I thought it was in poor taste.
Not your best, Andrew.
October 18th, 2007 @ 5:45 am
Have u ever edited a whole movie on your on, i would like to see if u've done something like that. Your editing skills are wicked!

ps. On what CS servers u play (if u play) (and if u play CS:S)
October 18th, 2007 @ 6:01 am
I actually play Americas Army. Not that I have time to play anymore but every now and then.
October 18th, 2007 @ 8:04 am
It was quite funny and creative ;) although, the mp5 sound was kinda lame, a usp would be better ;) keep up the good work
October 18th, 2007 @ 9:11 am
MP5 lol, yeah it was just an out-take and I just through the FX together and some sound. I love the old car sound too :)

Initially I didn't have blood either, I just cut and you heard the sound but I took it to the next level and after about 10 minutes of compositing with Action Movie Essentials... I think it turned out pretty good. The window is hand tracked... too lazy I guess.
Dean Doll
October 18th, 2007 @ 9:21 am
Will Sam ever get the girl? Probably not now, hahah!
October 18th, 2007 @ 9:55 am
very very cool .. . i thought he was gonna go into some depressed dialogue then wham bullet to the head, I love it
Miguel Carrera
October 18th, 2007 @ 10:44 am
Hey Andrew, you forgot to shamelesly add a link to action movie essentials! =p
October 18th, 2007 @ 10:53 am
Sam is a really really really,... great actor, Good Job Guys!
Conor Maher
October 18th, 2007 @ 12:19 pm
Sam!!! Nooooo! :D
October 18th, 2007 @ 2:13 pm
Dude! That made my freakin' Day!!!!!:)lol Great job Sam/Andrew!!!! I'm gonna go watch it again!
October 18th, 2007 @ 5:20 pm
now, who's gonna clean the damn car... :)
October 18th, 2007 @ 7:21 pm
Andrew that was cool. Nice job on that. And as mentioned earlier, I love the small detail of the glow in the mouth. Very nicely done. It actually had the feel of light glowing thru the cheek.

And Americas Army ehh? I used to play that a lot. Loved the Bridge map. That was my fav. That and the 203 weapon. That thing used to kick a$$ when the actually gave you more than a few naders to shoot. Never play anymore myself either.

Time, where have you gone!
October 19th, 2007 @ 6:52 am
I love the sounds! It's like a rifle gun or something. :D
October 19th, 2007 @ 8:30 am
ha! That was exellent!

loved the expressions on Sam's face!

love to see some more outakes!

October 19th, 2007 @ 11:24 am
That was messed up... never expected that. :)
October 19th, 2007 @ 3:36 pm
I like how Sam magically cocked the gun with one hand. That's hard to do! Lol
October 20th, 2007 @ 1:47 pm
haha nice. :D
Hudlum Priest
October 20th, 2007 @ 5:09 pm
Ha Ha. Sweet
October 21st, 2007 @ 9:40 am
I have 1,000s ways to describe that short clip, but i'm gonna keep it to one word.

Sebastian Tangen de la Nuez
October 21st, 2007 @ 11:52 am
That just made my day.
October 21st, 2007 @ 1:53 pm
I made my own version of this and added a bit of humor into it. Check the youtube link

Kind of an ironic story really, what if you didnt "bite the bullet" what if what could and what will happen
October 21st, 2007 @ 10:23 pm
Sweet i did notice the muzzle flash in his closed mouth did you motion track his face?
October 21st, 2007 @ 10:30 pm
Hows about a tutorial on how to capture beautiful footage
October 22nd, 2007 @ 2:36 am
a gun can always come in handy
October 22nd, 2007 @ 8:27 am
Wrong...on so many levels. You've made my Monday! Thanks Andrew!
October 22nd, 2007 @ 10:40 am
Very nice!
October 23rd, 2007 @ 7:31 am
Love the counter-strike sounds :D nice colors and lighting.
October 23rd, 2007 @ 3:40 pm
@ elliot7130: since the muzzle flash is only a slit second long I don't think there is any need to motion track. Just a mask that is applied for a few frames.
October 24th, 2007 @ 5:55 am
How many times did Sam have to blow his brains out? I'm sure he didn't get it right on the first take.

October 24th, 2007 @ 6:58 pm
what?? Andrew I just read ur comment saying u play americas army. Whats your AA username? I play also, and would love to know that I pwned you.... I mean met you in game
October 25th, 2007 @ 12:41 am
my new handle is You'd better bring some flash bangs if you think you can hit me...
Flim by Tim Productions
October 26th, 2007 @ 10:45 pm
ooooo andrew kramer u crack me up
October 27th, 2007 @ 6:01 am
Noooo Saaam! We need you!
October 29th, 2007 @ 5:19 pm
To bad, Ive never seen you in game Andrew. If I cant beat you in the VFX departement, at least let me own you in a game!!! :):)
October 30th, 2007 @ 4:41 pm
Hey, to Universe TK guy/gal up there... saw the youtube vid. A few things:
where did you get your SFX? Distractingly not realistic.

Nice touch on having the smoke coming out of the guy's mouth.

At initial blood spray, left edge of blood element is over top of guy's head, should be behind.

All are quibbles, however, I've not made anything this good yet! ;-D
November 24th, 2007 @ 6:33 pm
He's... GONE!
January 31st, 2008 @ 11:09 am
Oh man Andrew. Everybody who works with you commits suicide; first Tino by the road side and now Sam in his car. Is working for you really that bad, or were you just mean to him again. LOL.
Good one Andrew. Keep em' up!
April 20th, 2008 @ 3:35 pm
Hello Andrew!

First of all i love your tutorials! it helped me a lot... one this in this sample though.. i think you forgot to animate the Gun Blow back.. he he he but the fx is really kick ass.. you guys at VideoCopilot rocks!

Again thanks for tutorials!
That dude over there
August 30th, 2008 @ 9:08 pm
I don't know why but I just love watching Sam Loya commit suicide. We need a suicide montage of all the suicide scenes you've done. Or maybe just all the times Sam dies or something. Like a tribute video.
February 23rd, 2009 @ 9:40 pm
That is cracking me up... Hey, aren't those sound fx from Counter Strike: Source!?
Ali Hasan
May 23rd, 2009 @ 10:46 am
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Sam
November 28th, 2010 @ 10:17 am
Dead yet again...
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