NEW TUTORIAL: Frosty Breath

Sam is back! In this tutorial we’ll create a cool atmosphere by adding a nice frosty breath.

Sit back and enjoy and don’t forget to chill out.

William Townsend
January 30th, 2008 @ 12:03 am
Woow was lookin forward to this one! Big thanks

January 30th, 2008 @ 12:10 am
Wonderful Kramer. Been waiting for this one:)
January 30th, 2008 @ 12:19 am
This one looks fun! Can't wait to try it.

Thanks for another great tut Andrew!
January 30th, 2008 @ 12:22 am
thnx for awsum tut..... Andrew........ cheerzzzzzz
January 30th, 2008 @ 12:32 am
Tell Sam he can put the plastic bag on top of the cardboard box to ward off some of this rain we've been getting. Or, not.
January 30th, 2008 @ 12:42 am
sweet.. gonna watch it now
January 30th, 2008 @ 1:10 am
Great tutorial!

January 30th, 2008 @ 1:16 am
Thank tou Andrew for this amazing videotutorial, I was waiting so much time for watch this.

Regards for you!
Voon Fei
January 30th, 2008 @ 1:34 am
wow!!! Love your tutorials!!
January 30th, 2008 @ 1:43 am

I love all the work you guys do! FANTASTIC!

January 30th, 2008 @ 1:49 am
Very nice Andrew
January 30th, 2008 @ 2:20 am
Good lord that movie is awful.

Nice tutorial though!
January 30th, 2008 @ 2:29 am
Nice tutorial! Although here in Ireland it's currently freezing cold, so there's unfortunately no need to use it!
January 30th, 2008 @ 3:52 am
"Let's kick some Ice"...Ha Ha
January 30th, 2008 @ 4:36 am
hello andrew,

very cool effect ( freeze freeze freeze !!)

i tried to make your effect and i added a light fog effect

here's :

January 30th, 2008 @ 6:03 am
sweet Jesus!
January 30th, 2008 @ 6:26 am
Impressive Andrew. Must say that I kinda freaked out with the "chill out" at the end:P I laughed:)
January 30th, 2008 @ 6:53 am
AWESOME..........As allways
January 30th, 2008 @ 8:28 am
I guess because I live in Canada I don't need this effect? Especially today its -40 degrees. Lol .
January 30th, 2008 @ 8:36 am
I don`t know what to say.. it awesome also three tutorials for less than a week WOW GREAT! KEEP IT UP. Also i want to know is there something about twitch and the DVD with 50 tutorials and are there any new products that going to be realized coming months.
January 30th, 2008 @ 9:02 am
Hey Andrew!!!... how do you light your shots???... any especial equipment??...Thanks... keep up the good work...
Some Guy
January 30th, 2008 @ 9:05 am
The tutorial is great. Thanks. Is it possible to make smoke of a cigarette with this technique? What would be the settings of Particular? I'm not really familiar with this plug-in.

PS: That Schwarzenegger Freeze Video made me think of the hilarious Pulp Fiction F'ing Short Version. LOL.

morten enoksen
January 30th, 2008 @ 9:17 am
I likd it! Now I've made a "Andrew Coldbreath" preset so I can use whenever I need it:) Im going to shoot a testfilm real soon..
January 30th, 2008 @ 9:26 am
It's nice tutorial. I'm from Taiwan, and learn lots form your tutorial. Thank you Andrew. P.S: Could you tell your computer system, because I want to change my computer, tks..
January 30th, 2008 @ 9:50 am
YEAH SAM IS BACK!!! even he is cold in this movie, he looks so hot!!

whatch this:
January 30th, 2008 @ 10:14 am
Another great one Andrew! I really feel as if I owe you everything! I have learned so much from you, thanks again!
January 30th, 2008 @ 10:36 am
a buddy of mine in college made that video. he's fantastic at web comedies.
January 30th, 2008 @ 10:40 am
Hey Andrew, thanks for another awesome tutorial :)
January 30th, 2008 @ 10:55 am
wonderfull.... nice job & the team of course, glad that Sam is back

keep it up
January 30th, 2008 @ 11:05 am
Great tutorial as usual -one question, tho'. Do I HAVE to use Particular? I don't have it and don't have $300 in the budget. Can I achieve this effect using Particle Playground, just more time-consuming? Enjoying my Riot Gear and SFX DVD's!
January 30th, 2008 @ 11:43 am
You can create a similar effect with particle playground and CC particle World. Just use white circles and blur the end result. The reason i use particular is because it creates the best result and you have professional control over resistance and other physics.
January 30th, 2008 @ 12:12 pm
AK, Love the link to "chill". You're always fun to listen to.
January 30th, 2008 @ 12:37 pm
Nice touch with the Mr. Freeze clip
Dustin James
January 30th, 2008 @ 12:41 pm
What a simple technique to add such a subtle but impressively realistic effect!

Great tutorial!
January 30th, 2008 @ 12:44 pm
Great tut, AK you forgot to use the "FILM MAGIC PRO" and promote the DVD

I have the Film Magic Pro and I recommend it.
January 30th, 2008 @ 12:53 pm
Great Tutorial as always :)
Manuel Corazzari
January 30th, 2008 @ 1:29 pm
andrew! you should run as president of usa
January 30th, 2008 @ 2:19 pm
Thank Andrew !
CraZy DonKey
January 30th, 2008 @ 3:42 pm
I've watched hours of tuts but somehow you seem to make it all come together. THANKS for the inspiration
Marc Biorklund
January 30th, 2008 @ 4:21 pm
Great tutorial as usually. I found very intresting that you used trapcode particular since it help to understand how to use the features of that great product.

The thing I most apreciated with buying Videocopilot Products is the tutorials included that show you a couple of great stuff you can do with the product itself. I am sure this tutorial will show up in the trapcode gallery / tutorials :)

Thanks for the sharing Andrew ;)
January 30th, 2008 @ 8:59 pm
Thanks for the excellent tutorials Andrew. I gotta say though I feel very sorry for Sam; he really takes a lot of abuse :)
Craig T
January 31st, 2008 @ 1:47 am
Some stuff created with Riot Gear, DSFX and your face warp tutorial and earth zoom and planet explode tutorial. Thanks for all the help Andrew, I'm slowly beggining to understand AE. :)

Here is some of the animations I create on a daily basis work my job, notice how many times I have used Evolutuion!!! LOTS!! My boss ended up paying for it ;)

January 31st, 2008 @ 6:01 am
rocking tut. i expect to see people breathing fire, too.

just thought i'd make everyone aware of another VCP product sighting.

i caught Rambo the other night and it seemed to use Action Movie Essentials elements pretty heavily. while the film used a ton of practical efects, it was nonetheless sweetened with scores of digital blood bursts. people seemed to explode into blood pretty often.

there's even a quick shot during the final battle where a bad guy's head is blown off and it is IDENTICAL to the assisted suicide tutorial, with what looked like the same blood burst.

if i'm right, i think that's the baddest-ass promo AME could have. Rambo approved.
January 31st, 2008 @ 8:19 am
extra, as always!
January 31st, 2008 @ 9:48 am
Hey Andrew!

We have finished the trailer to our Resident Evil 4 prequel. This project is far from finished, but it was only made possible due to your genius. It is in German, but there is not much dialogue in it anyway.

THX from all our cast and crew!
morten enoksen
January 31st, 2008 @ 10:30 am
Look what I did with the effect!
January 31st, 2008 @ 12:35 pm
@morten: NICE work!
morten enoksen
February 1st, 2008 @ 3:59 pm
@ Pat Norman: THANKS man! The youtube comprssion is killing me though:( Making the whole film darker, and more blurry, but ohwell:) Thanks for the liftup!
February 3rd, 2008 @ 4:32 am

andrew i found this :

for people who use Maya.
February 4th, 2008 @ 7:00 am
Hi andrew,

I realy love your tutorials, they realy helped me. Maybe you can make something about fire?

Keep up the great work xD

Cheers from Holland

This is what i've made with the information you gave in this tutorial, I know, its a lot different:P
February 5th, 2008 @ 4:55 am
great tut as made my day...
have a look at this one

tell us what you think is possible within after...
February 6th, 2008 @ 3:40 am
As allways, your knowledge and your estetic feeling (I am talking about many other tutorials, nort the freezing oine) is something I like and respect.
By the way, the link for the Proyect is broken. Gracias Maestro
roger parker
February 7th, 2008 @ 9:29 am
Wheres SAMS blog so we canread the other fellas point of view

Excellent tutorials as usual
November 28th, 2010 @ 4:18 pm
Looks like the fake breath from the Social Network haha. And that's a compliment.
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