Advanced Training DVD

Just thought I would let you know that this month we have been working on a new advanced training DVD. We want to focus on large scale visual effects that can not be demonstrated in a short 20-30 minute tutorial. Should be a lot of fun. We are still figuring out the ideas, but here is a quick sneak preview of the content from the first DVD in the new series. It takes place in front of Sam’s new residence

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In Other News:
Twitch is almost ready to be released we are finalizing the features and extra content. The Video Copilot Series One Tutorial DVD is also now completed but we want to release it with Twitch. I should have another new tutorial online this week as well. I’ll also blog about it some more ground-breaking techniques used for the video above. (No 3D motion tracking required!)

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PS, this clip was inspired by the trailer for the film Wanted.

February 16th, 2008 @ 11:15 pm
thats awsome!!! keep up the cool work buddy.
February 16th, 2008 @ 11:17 pm
Holy smokes! Can't wait to see this!
February 16th, 2008 @ 11:18 pm


February 16th, 2008 @ 11:25 pm
Very cool Andrew!!! why didn't you used the matrix effect rather than the smooth effect for the bullet's trail? or that's how t was done in the movie 'Wanted' ?
    March 30th, 2011 @ 3:56 am
    I could figure it all out except the streak behind the bullet. How did you do that part?
February 16th, 2008 @ 11:26 pm
Holly Sh...

You can imagine how long I was waiting for a training DVD like this....
I feel like a child again that is waiting for christmas!!!
Jack McKinney
February 16th, 2008 @ 11:27 pm
Well...that's just ridiculously cool. Can't wait.
February 16th, 2008 @ 11:28 pm
WOW CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 16th, 2008 @ 11:40 pm
Needs more cowbell.
February 16th, 2008 @ 11:42 pm
You're cool enough to stalk.
Justin Jones
February 16th, 2008 @ 11:47 pm
Holy Crap guys at VideoCopilot! Let me pick my Jaw up off the floor. sign me up for the release!
February 16th, 2008 @ 11:48 pm
oh my f* god you guys r so professionals
February 16th, 2008 @ 11:52 pm
February 16th, 2008 @ 11:52 pm
Wow. That was epic. Looking forward to the DVD.
February 16th, 2008 @ 11:57 pm
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:01 am
i seem to have wet myself
asaf cohen
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:03 am
looks great BUT what about the recoil of the gun it looks like you animated a toy guy (and you did) the action seems to have no effect on sams hand - no one cand shoot without even a little movement. hope you will fix this by the final relese - other then that it looks greate (like i said) and cant wait to see what you come up with in the dvd
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:08 am
great job, your fx are so perfect .you are a profesional !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:11 am
Richard Wakefield
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:16 am
that is one of the most impressive clips i've ever seen, blimey!...even watching it frame by frame! well done, can't wait for the DVD

and i swear i'm not nagging, but is there ANY idea wotsoever about when the 50 tutes DVD might be coming out? it's just i have to watch all of your stuff on my work PC, coz i currently have insanely slow internet at home :)

oh, saw 'Cloverfield' last i wonder if AE could handle track motion shots like that?!!
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:28 am
DAAAYYYMMMNNN, that was awesome!!!
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:40 am
unbelivable stuff great work andrew
i thought may be u can add a tutorial abaut the car hiting your car and the baseball hitting the camera from your 2005/2006 reel
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:41 am
DUDE DUDE DUDE! Hell yeah! Advanced scale Visual FX. I'm assuming that will include 3dsMax and AE? But yes, you guys are definitely doing awesome things. I can't wait to check that out. I'm sure it will be awesome. I'm hoping the budge tutorial is on there. =)
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:41 am
I meant the "Bridge Tutorial" not "Budge."
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:44 am
I have been waiting for this a long time and you finally make it! :D
Love you Andrew! (And the rest of Videocopilot of course ;) )
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:45 am
Looing forwardt to the advanced training DVD and of course Twitch)

February 17th, 2008 @ 12:51 am
Well if we want to get overly technical... which I know we love to do on the internet :)

In order to see a bullet flying out the chamber at such slow motion, the camera would have to be so fast, that the recoil would not yet have occurred. This is why, as long as you are steady when you pull the trigger, the bullet will hit the intended target. The bullet is long gone before you feel the recoil.

Of course this would be even easier to do digitally because you don't need to animate the action or the shell ejecting. However that wouldn't be nearly as fun.

Check out this video to see a Glock firing at super slow motion but still the bullet can only be seen as a flash for one or two frames but the shell and slide action are easy to see because they happen much slower and much later.

About 3:35
Riko FX
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:07 am
Very nice effects!!!
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:14 am
Looks Awesome! I can't wait until it's released!
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:19 am
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:28 am
Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't wait to see that !!
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:29 am
Man i'm psyched! You are so generous you know that?!
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:33 am
That was a nice effect, can't wait for those tutorials.
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:36 am
wow :O!!!
mah, you guyz are good! wowow!
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:42 am
I just don`t know what to say! It's freaking awesome man! You make me happiest man in the world with you new awesome tutorials! Keep them coming! I can't wait to buy Twitch and your new DVD!
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:43 am
WOW!! Can't wait.
Dennis L. from Germany
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:45 am
Oh my God!
I posted a Tutorial Request about an Effect like this.
And, there it is :-)
Damn, this is awsome
Can´t wait.
You´re the best.
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:46 am
That is awesome :O.
It's like the effect that everyone wants to do, but nobody knows how :P.

I'm really looking forward to this :).
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:57 am
Looks really amazing! Congrats :)

Waiting for some new tutorials... :)
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:00 am
that looks so damn cool . I dont know what to say! especially the reflections on the bullet
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:02 am
Nice one ! Waiting the DVD .... please hurry!
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:04 am
Was that footage shot in Film or something? it looks different. a warmer picture..
What camera was used?

Great Job as usual :]
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:05 am
looks so nice,support u!
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:09 am
Yup you're right Andrew the bullet isn't indeed timed with the recoil as to what I believed since the Matrix came out but as you've "that wouldn’t be nearly as fun". I guess that would be fun if it had a recoil. :)

But anyway, may I humbly ask sir Andrew what type of camera were you using to shot that scene? :)
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:11 am
yess...YESS...YYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! man, this looks AWESOME! I've been waiting for something this trendy to come along for ages! Not that ur free stuff isn't good and all, its the BEST (the best things in life are free...sometimes) but this looks SWEET! Can't wait!

February 17th, 2008 @ 2:12 am
I used a JVC HD 200. I also used a cinema adapter and real PL mounted cinema lens at a focal length of 50mm. Not a regular photography lens btw...
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:13 am
As you can tell just from the massive list of similar posts above, there are many effects junkies (including myself) practically having an orgasm over this effect (well, actually, im not but the other guys... ahem) so, yeah. this shall be a good product i reckon!
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:16 am
Fine Andrey!!! You as always have surpassed yourself!! However it would be desirable to specify some defects! 1. The bullet from a trunk in the present pistol takes off much earlier than the shutter departs and the sleeve is thrown out! 2. The bullet rotates on a circle of the axis much more quickly. 3. The bullet in your lesson flies not exactly concerning a trunk of a pistol! Yours faithfully!
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:23 am
I can't believe, you are great Andrew.

I can't wait...
GIanni (from ITALY)
Some Guy
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:37 am
Holy carp! This caused even more emotions than the Indy trailer.
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:53 am
sorry Ak & VCP, I must say it's a tad "old skool" and boring (the promo that is, I'm sure the product itself rocks!) It "wreaks" The Matrix, and as much as most begginers or kids will love it, I know you guys can produce alot better than this... again, sorry! :(
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:53 am
WOW! You literally blew me of my feet, Andrew. This is amazing, absolutely amazing stuff. Kudos to Sam as well, he should be nominated for an Oscar!!!
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:58 am
i have been searching for this bullet ripples for weeks. and now i finaly made it work with trapcode particular and Caustics.

and now this. you made it also.
i was right now writting an email to you andrew. i wanted to show you my thread and give you an idea if in the future you would make a tutorial about this. but you already made it.

February 17th, 2008 @ 3:07 am
Hi Andrew ^^

This video is simply...AMAZING...
Holy Carp xD

I've got a question. What sort of studies have you choose to learn that ?
A specific school or have you learn everything with the net and your experience ?
I'me very interested by that.

Ah, huh, do you use the same camera for all your videos ?



PS: Don't be afraid by my english ^^ I'm a french student and i'm not very good
with languages.
Ensign Benson
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:11 am
Looks Fantastic!!
Have seen how exacting you are with your work so I don't doubt the 'realism' of the shot. Have every confidence in ya.
(From Australia)
morten enoksen is
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:25 am
awesome. Only thing I could think of, that it looks like ur gonna need a 3D app to make the bullet with tougness and HDRI reflections.. Other than that, this will be 10x more cool than the Demonic tutorial and Riot Gear!
Josh Johnson
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:39 am
Very Very cool sign me up. When does this come out AK?
Wagner Antonelo
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:46 am
Hi Andrew ...

Very good this new realism fantastic video ...

Am awaiting the release of this DVD Twitch

Congratulations for your great work
Whenever possible I try to follow

Wagner - Curitiba - Brazil
Moca MX
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:56 am
MATRIX EFFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
some Other Guy
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:58 am
holy carp.... THATS SIMPLY AMAZING !!!!!
Moca MX
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:58 am
One question Andrew do you you any 3D Tracking software??
Moca MX
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:59 am
Do you USE? sorry
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:12 am
this looks ... just amazing ... i don't even know how my computer could support an effect like that !

my french tutorial seems useless in front of this hd video ...

it's like ... breathtaking ...

i'm waiting for this
Tom E
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:14 am
Holy Cow! cannot wait!
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:17 am
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:19 am
holy god awsome
Tim B
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:20 am
Great news!

I was trying something like that some time ago, but it didnt work out as good as that scene :D...

So i cant wait to buy it since im very curious what i did wrong :P...
(I personally think i did something wrong with my camera in 3dsmax) :P
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:25 am
this is just! this is .... words cannot demonstrate the magnitude of the happiness
community ran wild!

can't wait, this is awesome...
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:32 am
very cool affect andrew, i'll order this dvd when you'll release it.
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:41 am
That's just amazing. Everything looks more and more like true hollywood effects. Keep up the great work Andrew!

/Marcus from Sweden
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:58 am
Looks great, Andrew. But just one minor detail: The bullet is supposed to rotate around its axis. Other than that, great job!
February 17th, 2008 @ 5:00 am
Any plans on scripting/expressions DVD? :) :)
February 17th, 2008 @ 5:04 am
Woops, sorry. I just noticed that it actually is turning. Forget my previous message :)
Jack Daniel
February 17th, 2008 @ 5:10 am
You are my hero. Can't wait to sit down and play with this one. Oh, and stop whining about Sam's arm not jerking from the recoil and suggesting it need be fixed in post before the release of the tutorial. Anyone who's seen any of your tutorials knows Sam Loya pretty much does these for beer & pizza, yet somehow he pulls it off.
Also, just to be a hypocrite, Sam didn't pull the trigger very convincingly. :-)
February 17th, 2008 @ 5:32 am
holy cow man thats just what I need cant wait for this to arrive.
February 17th, 2008 @ 5:51 am
Mind Blowing,,,, cant wait , once again the master calls and the padawan younglings respond,,:)
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:12 am
Andrew Kramer, you are a f**** genious! You have no idé how many times I have tried making this effect and failed over and over again and now you come with this ultra super effect!
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:19 am
How the HELL do you get that quality? my render outputs allways suck in some way..
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:20 am
I really do not know what to say andrew. Believe me, but I swear that you are the best because a part that we are going to buy the DVD. give us such knowledge is really extraordinary.
Thanks again
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:24 am
holy carp!this video is freakin' amazing!!
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:39 am
Some of the best editing I've seen you do, can't wait for the DVD.
Scott Bishop
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:46 am
Well i can see that someone is really enjoying their 35mm adapter!! Is that a spinning GG or vibrating GG? I've been building one of each using the redrock DIY kit and Daniel Schweinert's tutorials, and ive found that the vibrating GG works alot better and is alor more light weight lol.

P.S. That shot is cool lol.
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:50 am
Wow just what i was looking for. WIll look amazing cant wait. :)
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:28 am
very cool video,

the only thing I can add: I am not sure about the hole on the front side of a bullet, it looks cool, but wouldn't it reduce the speed of a bullet because of an air going in to the head part of it? but overall, very cool Andrew, keep up a good work!
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:31 am
This is what i was looking for Andrew.......
(Giovanni):"initialize the program"
(computer):"countdown system activated"
(computer):"warning!!!you are going to work with some professional stuff"
(Giovanni):"yeah,i know ....and i can't wait to start...hehe"
(Giovanni):"what the...hey u can't smile, you are just a program"
(computer):"shut up..if it's not for me u can't even start andrew kramer stuff"

Hehehe come on Andrew show us your new DVDs

February 17th, 2008 @ 7:35 am
andrew your my hero in a non gay way .. when will this product be available to purchase?
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:38 am
ive been trying to create something like this for the last few months .. and you just blew my version away . you are seriously a god amongst men . if i pay double the price can u just send me this dvd now? i cant wait to get some of your tips on the bullet tutorial.. i reallly liked the shockwave air bending around teh bullet lookd so fawking cool
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:40 am
Great, Andrew.
I wonder when your mini-product, "Video Copilot: Series One. The new Tutorial DVD" will be available?
Bader Ahmed
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:45 am
Bullet-time effect

That's really Heart Stopping DVD >>>>>

The Question is :

How many Tutorials would the DVD contains ?
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:48 am
WOOOOW! DUDE! this is the thing i'm working on for about 3 years now! and it never worked! so i'm looking forward to see the DVD!
wow! realy realy cool!:P
DÃ¥ Spence
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:51 am
Thanks a lot! I just soiled myself! Man... I'm not visiting your site anymore without a pair of Depends!
Sam Griffiths
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:52 am
Looking good. Looking really freaking good!! I can't wait and I'll have to pick up the DVD now!! Awesome job
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:53 am

When this advanced training DVD comes out, I will kiss the ground with joy and ask my mother to dance with me. Like, seriously.
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:54 am
Wow.. I keep watching it frame by frame I can't believe how clear and precise this scene is..

p.s. I can't wait for the DVD on twitch!
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:56 am
Ok dude you have me frothing at the mouth on this one. I have a shot in a short film I'm doing that has a shot almost exactly like this one in it. In fact, I'll tweak mine a bit more and send you a link to it soon just for the hell of it. K, now get this one wallet literally just caught on fire lol. Pease bro!
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:04 am


that was pure sick!
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:05 am
Very nice. I'll take 2.
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:11 am
That's actually amazing! I can't wait!
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:13 am
An advanced training DVD would be great!

I'm really hoping it will have the bridge and your 3D Video Copilot text breaking apart. I have been looking everywhere for a maxscript that will break up an object like that. Could you shed a little light how you created the fragments?

By the way, have you used the RayFire Tool at all? I just downloaded the demo yesterday and it looks very cool.
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:17 am
Andrew , you are my Indiana Jones !
Scott R
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:21 am
OH.....HELL YEAH!!!!!! That's what I'm talking 'bout. Looks great, can't wait for the release.
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:23 am

That video is HD for sure. :P
Man the resolution is big!

February 17th, 2008 @ 8:24 am
I hope agent Smith doesn't slap a lawsuit on you.

Very cool stuff bro! Can't wait til your products are out!!!!

Will this cover the 3D of the bullet in 3ds Max?
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:30 am

That clip was mind blowing.

You have set the bar to a new level...

I want to give you money, now..

I like your style Kramer
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:32 am
Hi, this may sound stupid, but how do you import .avi in to after effects, because every time I try it says- invalid file format, I've tried using a converter to .mov, but I loose a load of quality when I do that.

February 17th, 2008 @ 8:38 am
You probably projected your footage on a wall in a 3d package, extended the scene so that you can pan your camera in 3d space and still see a background. And maybe you exported it as RPF again for some After Effects editing. Am I right?
Luc D.
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:47 am
I've been working on this effect for a while, and yours just blew me away! Great job! Looking forward to the dvd-
Daniel Watts
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:48 am
You showoff! That is just Superior! I have long waited for this so thanks a bunch! P.S - Sam - You are a Great Actor! Cheers!
John D.
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:49 am
Hey man, I dont have to say it, thats what've been waiting for all my life. Money is ready so hurry up. Anyhow one question for you Kramer, Can you LIST your COMPUTER's SPECS? CPU, RAM, MOTHERBOARD, VIDEO CARDS, ETC.
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:52 am
when this DVD show? O,O'
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:59 am
All I have to say is thank you so much, I've been waiting for a advanced DVD like this for so long. I'll be sure to pick it up.

here is some of the work I've done thanks to the videocopilot team
February 17th, 2008 @ 9:24 am
yeah dude,,,,,, i think its amazing, and i think you should sell it instead of making it a free tutorial... anything else going to go on that dvd?
February 17th, 2008 @ 9:26 am

That’s amazing I can’t wait!

How did you keep the quality so good after using Sorenson 3 Video codec?

I have sony hdr-hc3 I compressed my HD clip to Sorenson 3 Video codec but

the quality is still lower then yours clip.

Thanks Andy!
Chloe Watts
February 17th, 2008 @ 9:33 am
Your clip you made was really good. i wish i could do as well as you. I have starred in 1000000 blockbuster movies! (rubbish video clips that my brother has done in after effects) I cant wait for the DVD and U rock maan!!! How are you so good! Please reply (if u get a moment!)
Chloe Watts
February 17th, 2008 @ 9:42 am
oh i forgot to ask you if you would recommend me for one of your actresses please reply to let me know what you think! ;-)
Alex Lopez
February 17th, 2008 @ 9:52 am
Amazing. I will definitely be buying this DVD! already waiting for Twitch and the tuts dvd 1.

Great job!
February 17th, 2008 @ 9:54 am
Amazing video!

Will you have pre-orders? Cause there's going to be a heck of a lot of people dying for this dvd.
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:01 am
awesome! can't wait
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:02 am
Sold! Sign me up!

Oh, and another shout for the 50 offline tutorials DVD... but then again if the timing is right then maybe we can get a good deal on both these forthcoming products as a set?
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:12 am
Wow, GREAT idea! I have a feeling I'm gonna love this so much!! :):):):)
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:17 am
I hope I'll be able to learn all of stuff you are doing great!!!
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:29 am
How is this possible with no 3d Tracking?
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:38 am
Wow Andrew you're great!!!

I can't wait to buy your new dvd...

Thanks a lot for your precious support!!!

Gianni & my little son Simone and my wife Maria from Italy!!!!
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:45 am
is this all in AE ?
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:50 am
Hey, very very nice looks like im going to be buying this one to, what camera do you use? also if you want to be rolling in the money i suggest you do a vampire dissolve effect as seen on blade that would be great i would pay big to achieve that effect.
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:52 am
Frickin awesome!!!!

I was hoping you would make advanced tutorial like this, inspired from the latest Hollywood blockbuster SFX, although some people say this video is not as realistic but I think you pretty much did a good job and we can make different kinds of creativity or add more elements from your tutorial.

can we do slow motion shot like this with a consumer camcorder and timemap it in AE ? will it look good enough?

I just saw the movie Jumper, can you please make a tutorial of the teleporting effects in this movie, you can also add it in this tutorial DVD or put it in VCP.

I'm hoping you would also include other elements in this tutorial DVD such as 3DMax integration, camera and shooting techniques, also other movie making tips n tricks. Hey that's what advance is all about, right?

Once again, Thank you ...
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:58 am
MIND BLOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!! get it?
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:59 am
Wow I can't wait....this is
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:04 am
This seriously looks sick as hell. wow im really excited
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:14 am
OMG This is freaking BEAUTIFUL, I must have this one for sure
Thanks Andrew, you should work in Hollywood
Moca MX
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:18 am
Check this video i made today in AE.
Teleportation just like in Jumper
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:20 am
That was awesome!
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:24 am
Looks great! And I dont just mean the effect, very filmic, What camera are you shooting with andrew? Was is shot with a fast shutter or done in post? And is there anywhere we could see some of your films?
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:26 am
This rocks!! I can't wait!!
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:28 am
*picks jaw off the floor*


Seriously, I would pay good money to have something like that in my films...
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:30 am
Holy cow. If you teach me how to make this in your new dvd, i will buy it. For sure. It will also look great with some of your other products i bought :)

Im assuming you made this in 3ds max? i really hope you come out with some more tutorials for max.........
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:34 am
Hey Moca MX,
You're video is actually quite good, just like in Jumper... good job!
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:37 am
wow that's pretty good
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:59 am
WOW Andrew, you have no idea how long I have been looking for and wanting to do a bullet time effect like that!!! Since you doing a whole dvd instead of a tutorial on the site could you please let us know if all these effects involve after effects and not any 3d program (like 3dsmax) and without any trapcode effects either?

February 17th, 2008 @ 12:20 pm
Holy Crap! That is AWESOME! Can't wait for the DVD.
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:26 pm
this looks like one of those techniques that we've all dreamed about doing but failed miserably. great job!

any idea how much the advanced training dvd will cost?
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:48 pm
Very impressive effect Andrew, I especailly appreciate your eye for detail, heat distortion from the muzzle cloud, slow spin on the bullet, slight flash on Sam's face, etc. etc. etc. Looks like I am going to have to learn 3dsMax after all now ;-) I hope you can cram it all into 30 minutes. It's a shame when an affect is on a final but has to be left out due to time. ...still from youor HD example .mov's it's not hard to figure them out later.

You are my Robert Rodriguez of post production (a pure inspiration) ...or was it the other way around? Oh well, you are in good company in my mind.
February 17th, 2008 @ 12:48 pm
Holy Crap!!!!! All I can Say. In fact I'll say it again, Holy Crap!!!!!
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:13 pm
Wow that looks awesome! I don't quite understand the guy who said this was lame...
I suppose this takes some camera handling skill as well though..

The only thing i didn't like was the fact that his hand stayed perfectly still instead of kicking up from the recoil.
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:26 pm
ohh my god ya thats what we been waiting for you got me on this one .finally you got all my attention boss. thank you thank you.
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:34 pm
wow thats awesome!! maybe give it more spin, would look more impressive!!! but it looks really awesome, cant wait for this!! ;)

so far, after-effects-guru, keep on rockin!!
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:38 pm
Mmmm... Holy Carp ! Looks like we're all gonna need a "Twitch+Advanced training DVD" Bundle :D

But, I think there's just a little too much smoke for my taste, but hey, that's my opinion. Good to see that Sam finally stopped being depressed by the effects you were applying on him :P *Sam Strikes Back*

Oh, but, even if it's great, I bet the DVD won't be just about this sequence, right ? So, I'm waiting for more infos about the content.

Cheers from France
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:38 pm
is it all in after effects or we need someother programs to do this just tell me cuase am shaking right now.
February 17th, 2008 @ 1:54 pm
I was watching frame by frame ,what kind a gun you used .cuase for many resons
1-sam didnt move his finger too much to fire it
2 the barrel hole is clear as a real one or blank gun
3 and most important the shell ejecting is so perfect that its realy coming out of the chamber.
4 did you use a real image of a bullet head as a refferance cuase its perfect.
I love it ,I was waiting for this since last year if you just got 5 customers wanting to buy your dvds refered by me .they were living in a cave.
Jim Andrews
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:05 pm
Very, Very Nicely Done!
Andrew you never stop amazing me, And I'm not easily amazed

Great Job!
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:17 pm
I need that effect man, it looks awesome
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:17 pm
what makes andrews tutorials great is the way he pays attention to details.
as you see he didnt just reflected the light on sams face but you can see the light inside sams eyeball and thats my friend is talent and hard work. sorry iam posting again its just every time you watch you learn how to value videocopilot.
Do you think i can pull off a shot like this with the XL2 to get that quality.
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:42 pm
Cool will you be useing 3D tracking such as boujou 4 and 3Ds max? cant wait to see what you have in store thanks.
Richard Ramos
February 17th, 2008 @ 2:48 pm
I just want to say I love you guys!
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:08 pm
I'll take 3. I don't care what it costs. If I don't have enough money I'll steal a credit card or rob a bank or do a backflip in an Audi, whatever it takes to get that training DVD!

PS - can you teach us how to do that?
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:13 pm
Awesome! Can't wait! :)

Andrew, by the way, looks like the good men and women from Jumper made use of your Earth Zoom tutorial in their World Premiere trailer. Its at about 2 minutes and 14 seconds in.
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:14 pm
No 3D tracking used. The only element done in a 3D program is the bullet. And because it is a DVD for sale, we'll also include the 3D step for both 3D max and Cinema 4D.
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:36 pm
This is not Carp
Saxon Rix
February 17th, 2008 @ 3:49 pm
WOOOWW!! this is the first time iv posted here, and what a time to post! Awsome stuff Andrew.

just wondering, what types of cameras do you use to record your footage?
it always looks soo great...
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:01 pm
Honestly, my favorite part is the lighting of Sam's face on the muzzle flash and the slight hint of reflection in his eyes. It's the little things that count!!
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:07 pm
It's really cool for no 3D tracking. I'll be buying Twitch with the tutorial DVD's the day it comes out. Hopefully it's soon though.
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:17 pm
OOOOOOOOo so so sweet I didnt know you could change the dumpsters COLORS!!
Man i cant wait till i change mine.. This tutorial is gonna be the BOMB!
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:17 pm
andrew beside after effects and your dvd what else i need to make this happen?
like this i know a head of time
John Paite
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:42 pm
Please make it affordable like us who are just students doing it out of pure passion and not for professional benefits. Gotta work double shift to pay for this dvd !!
February 17th, 2008 @ 4:51 pm
Holy Smoke!! now this is called VFX
February 17th, 2008 @ 5:18 pm
Clancy30 its a fake gun i'm pretty sure...probably just an airsoft gun. Maybe a gas blowback airsoft gun so the blowback would already be there.
Haven't looked at the video recently but i'd guess it was a USP or maybe a Glock of some sort.
T Clark
February 17th, 2008 @ 5:18 pm
Hey Andrew. I was excited to see this tutorial. I remeber sending you this for an idea a long time ago. I am glad you got to it! Thanks!
February 17th, 2008 @ 5:31 pm
wow wow wow Andrew you have to warn us before you show us stuff like this!
Judge Judy
February 17th, 2008 @ 5:39 pm
Incredible. Just Incredible.
February 17th, 2008 @ 5:55 pm
Andrew, you surprise us all once again with all those Hollywood style visual effects. Once again, I wish I had a time machine and buy the DVD now from the future. Awesome!
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:20 pm
Kevin how are you ,
the reson i asked about the gun is becuase .
1 if you pay close attention to the gun when its fired there wasnt enough recoil
it didnt go all the way back so i thought its an ilusion one of andrews tricks if you watch the recoil in the old indy tino tutorial.
2 if it was an airsoft you would see the small cuper bb barrel .and remember andrew said you have to keep this shot steady as so i dont think there was a real recoil at all airsoft or real .i think its all andrews best tricks to make the gun looks like been fired using real knowledge of gun handling. cuase i was born with guns. i still love it .
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:28 pm
and by the way thats a SIG SAUER MAYBE A P239
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:43 pm
It is a Sig P229 40 cal. This particular gun is real but I don't' recommend using real guns. It is just hard to find replicas for cheap of this one.

Obviously we didn't shoot the gun so the slide action is done in AE which was quite tricky because of the angle. Oh and I mis-spoke the bullet and the shell are the only things created in a 3D program. I forgot about the shell because it was a last minute addition.

We may even include the steps for creating the bullet and shell in a free 3D program as well, perhaps Blender. This way all you need is After Effects. Also if there are any Blender EXPERTS here, please email me at andrew (at)
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:51 pm
so you mean with the dvd all we need is after effects .the bullet and the shell is ready to drop in like the roit gear elemnts . i hope so.
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:55 pm
The elements of course will be included for this specific shot, but to do it with your own footage you will be taught the steps needed to complete your own shot.

If you don't want a hollow-point bullet you would want to make it yourself.
February 17th, 2008 @ 6:59 pm
i want hollow point that thing looked real iam telling you .i freezed the frame and looked at it for good 20 mins.
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:15 pm
Dam Drew, thats bad-ass! when are gonna totally make your own shortfilm?
Josh Johnson
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:35 pm
That would be awesome if you included tut on creating the elemens in C4D and Max. Looking foward to it Andrew. Hey andrew have you used letus 35 adapter at all?
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:37 pm
Why no rifling on the bullet? My 9mm and other handguns have lands and grooves in the barrel. Thats what imparts the spin on the bullet. These bullets look pristine coming out. I know, willful suspension of disbelief.

Does the Sig have a smooth bore?
February 17th, 2008 @ 7:38 pm
I think he used the M2 35mm .i was going to get one its like 900$somthing.
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:27 pm
Cool. I think it would be a great idea to show how to model the projectile in Blender.
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:36 pm
Holy crap! i can't wait for this tutorial. Way to go Andrew, looking forward to this one as always! keep it up.
February 17th, 2008 @ 8:52 pm
That is just awesome. The hardest park i think would not be just making the bullet itself, but timing the bullet up with the footage. By that i mean, moving around the bullet at the same angle that the shot is going at.
February 17th, 2008 @ 9:01 pm
Matt, what your talking about is the easy part with the techniques I'll be demonstrating. This is actually my favorite part of this entire effect and what made me finally decide to do it.
February 17th, 2008 @ 9:22 pm
Oh wow!! I can't breathe! This is just too amazing!! I love it, I'm inspired.
If you are going to do a tutorial on this I would love you forever! Especially on creating the bullet. I tried to do a similar effect a couple of weeks ago. It came out decent but I'd like mine to be more similar to yours now haha

check mine out if you'd like!
Matt in MO.
February 17th, 2008 @ 9:23 pm
Andrew.... I'm speechless.

This is soooo amazing. I'm going all 10th grade girl on you, but I like so totally can't wait for this. When this comes out I am so like going to order it right away.

Okay, that was a little creepy. But I can't wait.
February 17th, 2008 @ 9:25 pm
Oh my Genius Andrew Kramer, I'm speechless too.
Evrytime you come with some BOOM efx - hehe

thnx n regards
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:23 pm
Looks great Andrew. Any hints as to what some of the other advanced techniques might be? and will they be one per dvd? or a few?

February 17th, 2008 @ 10:44 pm
The DVD's in this series will likely cover 1 large-scale VFX shot. So far this has 12 tutorials planned and should be over 2 hours long. They will also include behind the scenes footage of the set and production notes etc.

We are still planning another 10 tutorial DVD that will just cover techniques in After Effects but these will be much more thorough and cover the detail required for motion picture visual effects and workflows.
February 17th, 2008 @ 10:49 pm
andrew, just a couple of things about the bullet vid. firstly i must say it is very nicely done. looks great. BUT bullets have two extra things that happen to them when they are released from the barrel of the gun.

1. the barrel has a 1/9 rate of twist. this means every nine inches it will have done one full twist.

2. the barrel has rifling inside which would create four grooves from the front of the bullet to the back. about 1mm wide and a poofdeanth deep. but only starts where the projectile is the width of the barrel diamenter.

these are only very picky things but i think you should at least make the bullet twist. thanks for everything andrew and i look forward to actually seeing how you did it.
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:49 pm
Why do you torture us with this stuff? Now I wouldn't be able to sleep until this DVD is released! Come on man, you made us wait for Twitch forever as well - I wanna spend some cash so satisfy my burning desire to see how these marvelous scenes are created. The behind the scenes stuff would be extremely welcome - as far as I'm concerned you can have a DVD just on the behind the scenes stuff :-))
February 17th, 2008 @ 11:52 pm
That's a really nice effect Andrew! i was wondering, what texture did u use for the bullet?

February 18th, 2008 @ 12:00 am
February 18th, 2008 @ 12:01 am
Another thing you didn't tell us is what setting you shot this scene as far as FRAME RATE and if you slowed it down in post.
and do we have to shoot at 60i to slow the scene down to match it with the bullet
time. Because if we donut know what is the best setting for a shot like that.
February 18th, 2008 @ 12:17 am

1 more thing i read somewere theyre is a tutorial with fire covering a body or hand.
but i cant find such a tutorial anywere.

cant wait Andrew for this DVD...
February 18th, 2008 @ 1:09 am
February 18th, 2008 @ 1:17 am
Hey Andrew...excellent job on everything you've done and plan to do. Just a quick say you used a cinema adapter on that shot...was it a Redrock Micro M2? If so, have you learned any cool tricks with it? I hear they're highly recommended! Thanks a million bro!
February 18th, 2008 @ 2:21 am
I'm in. When does this go on sale?
tryx italy
February 18th, 2008 @ 2:22 am
GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANDREW SPEED DVD COMING
February 18th, 2008 @ 2:51 am
Looks absolutely awesome,

Please tell me that these will be available as a download as well.
February 18th, 2008 @ 5:54 am
i was working on something similar - now i dont have to / awesome!
Chef Tony
February 18th, 2008 @ 5:56 am
HOLY CARP!!! That's awsome!!!
John D.
February 18th, 2008 @ 6:11 am
Hey Mr. Kramer, why did you post the sample video now? I can't sleep, I can stop thinking about this tutorial. It's worst than being in love and being rejected. I'm so ancious!!! Somone tase me!!
So, please please please, HURRY UP!!!

P.S. I still need to know your comp specs. Video card, capture card, cpu, memory, motherboard, etc etc.
Some Guy
February 18th, 2008 @ 6:34 am
I think I figured out the After Effects part. This is indeed possible without any 3D tracking and is relatively easy. I think it can be done without any tracking at all. My problem is the bullet, since I'm not very good at 3ds Max. I think I could do the camera move with the bullet passing by, but I could never make it look that realistic with the material and the lightning and all the other settings.

Have anyone seen the movie "Bandidas" with Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz? At the end of the film there is a cool scene, where the camera moves in an environment, while the bullets and knives are flying in slow-motion. Just like in Andrew's shot, the camera follows the bullet and then the other guy is shooting and the camera follows the other bullet back and there are splinters of the furniture and debris flying around and stuff.
Sam Rose
February 18th, 2008 @ 6:41 am
I think that bullet is amazing.

I was wondering whether the textures are done in 3Ds max aswell?

This is probably the best website for After effects I have ever been on.

February 18th, 2008 @ 6:43 am
See now, that is just plain cool.

Can't wait for a tutorial on!
February 18th, 2008 @ 7:53 am
Andrew, I know you already have someone to bare you children but if you ever need a back-up just let me know and I will grow a womb.
February 18th, 2008 @ 7:55 am
Hey, Videocopilot, where is the music from? From the Designer Sound Fx? Only say yes or no, please.
February 18th, 2008 @ 8:19 am
Adam, thanks for clearing that up. The one thing in the Matrix that bothered me was how when Neo stops the bullets they are these perfect slugs without a scratch. The don't look like they were forced down a short tube by a small explosion. So grab some textures from Riot gear and get the bullet looking real and this is better than the Matrix.
February 18th, 2008 @ 8:32 am
Motion picture quality VFX is why I consistently purchase your products.
Rafael Ranzolin
February 18th, 2008 @ 8:39 am
Wow .. Great idea .. the video effects was GREAT!!

From Brazil.. .:D
February 18th, 2008 @ 8:42 am
Hey Boss , please include your advise on camera setting and frame rate .
not all of us have M2 35mm adapter and 50mm focal lense .maybe in couple of month .
and i think a partner with sam to spice up some future tutorials.:)
February 18th, 2008 @ 8:42 am
WOW Andrew I saw all your Tutorials But this! 2 Years I've looking at the Bullet Time. GOOD JOB
February 18th, 2008 @ 8:45 am
You are definite a great source for new ideas and training in visual effects. I always look forward to new releases even-though I don't even use AE (I'm using Motion 3, Combustion & Cinema 4D). I've be able to take the concept and adapt in my applications of choice. For this, I'm thankful and will continue to support your efforts. It's appears you have a great fan-base in place to keep this thing going.
RA Elliott
February 18th, 2008 @ 8:51 am
Andrew, I just wanted to say thanks for all these great tutorials. I have to credit you for teaching me everything I know. There are a lot of elements in my video that come from your tutorials, so I wanted to say thanks. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Trailer for my short film:
February 18th, 2008 @ 8:58 am
As already stated, I'm already aboslutely sold on these new products but I will play devil's advocate here and ask...

Shouldn't that bullet be spinning?
Barry Barrera
February 18th, 2008 @ 9:08 am
P E R F E CT spells ANDREW!
February 18th, 2008 @ 9:10 am

February 18th, 2008 @ 9:35 am
Very nice to look at.

But i think the bullet needs more rotation, otherwise she wouldn't fly straight ;o)

Greets from Germany
February 18th, 2008 @ 9:56 am
Is there a way you made the camera movement in 3ds max, exported it into AE and then in AE you took the shot, you zoomed in a bit to sam(with the camera in AE) and then u took the camera tracking information from max's camera in the bullet projects and put it on the AE camera so that the zoom-in shot of sam will have a pan to the part that disappeared because of the zoom and then you will also be able to compose the bullet into the shot.
Stian Rasmussen
February 18th, 2008 @ 9:56 am
Hi Andrew! This is totally awesome! It was just what I was requesting! Or at least the bullettrails. You are the greatest, seriously!

February 18th, 2008 @ 10:13 am
I am ready to buy. Just charge my credit card and ship it to me when the DVD is complete. Looks great. Thanks VCP!
February 18th, 2008 @ 10:30 am
Mr. Andrew, have you heard about video editing software named eyeon Fusion?
it can use After Effect plug-ins. and it says that it commonly used by hollywood filmmaker.
haven't you try it?
i'm not promoting by the way.. :)
February 18th, 2008 @ 10:32 am
I think I just wet my pants a little... yes, yes I did.
Scott Bishop
February 18th, 2008 @ 10:47 am
Eyeon fusion is a nodal based compositing program and is grrreeaat!!! Its extremely versatile.
February 18th, 2008 @ 11:01 am
When ,When and When
at least when is the promo or something gonna show up
I've been behind my pc for over 3 days now

I need these DVD's
February 18th, 2008 @ 11:09 am
Kramer you outa control!!! that's flippin amazing!!!
Hampus Lager
February 18th, 2008 @ 11:15 am
DAISUKI, andy-chan!!!
February 18th, 2008 @ 11:28 am
Extremely nice!!!Looking forward to it!!!
February 18th, 2008 @ 11:41 am
OMG! Adnrew that was amazing!!!! And it looked so sexy in HD! wow - i hope you do a tut on that one! ;)
February 18th, 2008 @ 11:50 am
It's nice to see that everybody is excited about this new DVD
Johnny Handsome
February 18th, 2008 @ 12:22 pm
Wow, really this is just wow.
I think i will buy this new training dvd for sure.
What happened to those sort of new Action movie essentials Andrew?
Is it still in production?
I remember in october or so there were a few screenshots and you said something about it.
February 18th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm
Looks awesome, I'll definitely get this!
February 18th, 2008 @ 12:58 pm
Nice visual effect and looks very realistic... but no recoil on the gun?
February 18th, 2008 @ 1:28 pm
That actually gave me butterflies!! =|
February 18th, 2008 @ 1:39 pm
what...........F* can't wait for this to happened. Andrew you are making hell of video copilot is Hollywood except Hollywood spends so much money to do things and still not good enough compare it to Video copilot's effect in so little time.

The world is ready for the training DVD. I been checking your website almost every twice a day to see new video tutorials.
February 18th, 2008 @ 3:23 pm
What's strange is you always release a tutorial for what I'm currently working on. The eye effect, the breath... I've been working on trying to get this effect all day and then I come here. I'll certainly be buying this.
February 18th, 2008 @ 3:24 pm
When will the DVD be released?
I could use this in my next school project...due on Monday the 25th.
Dustin James
February 18th, 2008 @ 3:50 pm
HOLY SHNIKES! This is AMAZING WORK! Andrew... I am astonished to see how far you have come! I am willing to buy this with my left leg!

I am sure this new Advanced FX DVD will include the 3D application tutorials as well right?

Dustin James
February 18th, 2008 @ 3:52 pm
Joe Avino
February 18th, 2008 @ 3:57 pm
This is phenomenal. Looking back at the old days of VideoCopilot (where the logo was actually a black fighter jet), the increase in technical knowledge floors me. This video clip really showed the possibilities of Andrew Kramer and the rest of the Video Copilot team. Keep up the awesome work!
Janzen Zarzoso
February 18th, 2008 @ 4:11 pm
Man! you really love AE! But a great tool wouldn't be as great if it isn't used properly or should I say artistically. And that's what you do Andrew! please inspire us more! Never thought this shot would be possible but you did it man! I think so far this is the greatest tutorial i will ever see. :) Can't wait! been checking the blog like every hour just for an update! :)

P.S.: If ever the AE people make you their endorser please don't forget to mention my name. :) haha.
Jim Andrews
February 18th, 2008 @ 5:10 pm
You know Sam looks really AWESOME in this, I wonder if anyone mentioned that in there comment? Oh well Sam another day of labor with no fame, Tell Andrew you want a raise so you can move away from that dumpster :)
February 18th, 2008 @ 5:28 pm
This is DEFINITELY getting bought.

I hope it doesn't rely TOO heavily on Particular. But I guess I should get it anyway.
February 18th, 2008 @ 5:29 pm
No particular used. But yeah you should.
February 18th, 2008 @ 5:53 pm
Why you naughty dog :) thought you'd run off to a tropical island or something. This is the kind of tutorials i want to see, put me down for one :)

Richard Wilson
February 18th, 2008 @ 6:06 pm
When will the 1st DVD to be available?
February 18th, 2008 @ 6:14 pm
Andrew, is there any way to make your comments RED in these forums so we can see your responses?
February 18th, 2008 @ 7:11 pm
Do you know a good site where i can buy trapcode and which one should i get and a 3dmax if thats what i need to complete some of your tutorials.
Just Amit
February 18th, 2008 @ 7:19 pm
Joshua Carey
February 18th, 2008 @ 7:42 pm
I have a question. How do you save the video format like that so that it plays back so quickly and with such high quality. I've been really struggling lately with saving projects in After Effects CS3. When I just had 7.0 pro, I saved my files as .flv because it seemed to be the best quality. CS3 however does not have the .flv function available, thus causing me some problematic situations. Other than that I'm glad to see that your making a tutorial with an ejecting shell casing, I had recently just asked about that on another one of your video tutorials.
Great Adam
February 18th, 2008 @ 8:10 pm
that looked very cool ... when the bullet was completely in the whole frame it would have been cool to see the background of the city within the bullet ... just a thought ... but love the whole look of it.
February 18th, 2008 @ 9:40 pm
Holy Hell.....

That's freakin amazing! Can't wait to see the tut for that one !!!!

Sam - Dude you looking totally badass in that shot hehehe

February 18th, 2008 @ 11:25 pm
ахуенно!!!ты как всегда красава на высшем уровне)))продолжай в том же духе и знай что ты лутший)
February 18th, 2008 @ 11:36 pm
my god!!!!

February 19th, 2008 @ 12:38 am
WOW andrew, you've amazed me again. i can't wait for the dvd to be released. by the way, you made the bullet in 3dsmax i guess?
February 19th, 2008 @ 2:14 am
Aww man! That looks great! I wish this had been around a few years ago, I did some matrix style films with a school that I work at, and I did my best to do a bullet time warpy trail effect thingy but it didnt look half as neat as that! I think with the knowledge I have of After Effects (entirely thanks to Andrew Kramer) I could make something sort of like that now, although I wouldnt be able to do the bullet as I dont have a 3d rendering program. I think this was done by using a particle generator to make the smoke and trail, then convert to white, used as a luma matte, then that will show through the warped and lightened background. Am I right? Thats how I would do it, anyway!
February 19th, 2008 @ 3:47 am
Nice man :) i always wanted to make this kind of effect !!!
Greate tutorials guys !
February 19th, 2008 @ 5:05 am
Wow!! Awesome!
I love to make stuff like this. Specially like Matrix!

February 19th, 2008 @ 5:30 am
February 19th, 2008 @ 5:52 am
Now that was cool! Like some others have said it is actually worse when you show us tit bits... makes the waiting even more unbearable!!!

PS: Sam rocks, and is he shooting at you for making him homeless, wet and depressed in the last tutes???

February 19th, 2008 @ 5:55 am
I am just reading through the comments on this clip...

Just wondering where you are all from...

I`m browsing from England (near Scotchland)
February 19th, 2008 @ 6:46 am
will this clip be a tutorial in the future... Need to know how you did this one :D
February 19th, 2008 @ 6:53 am
Hey Andrew, first time posting. I've been following your tutorials for a long time now, but this one will be the best.

As soon as I saw this clip I started thinking of ways to do i it (thanks to you Andrew), and I think it's beautiful how simple it is. Well the bullet part anyway. (why didn't I think of that technique)

And for everyone that don't have a 3D package don't worry, you can get the bullet footage by recording a bullet "sculpture" on a turn table, against the green screen and key it out.

Anyway this product I'll have to buy, keep up the great work man, I've learned almost everything I know from you.
February 19th, 2008 @ 12:29 pm
Excellent job.I cant wait for your DVD that made only a AE?Where is free tutorial master?

3:27 PM
February 19th, 2008 @ 1:38 pm
Lord and Master Drew Kramer, you've managed to amaze me again.
I have been asking for this DVD since bible Noah had teen acne.
I hope you intend to include the 3D Max reactor tutorials and 3D to AE integration tutorials.
Stuff like the bridge collapse and the car crash.
I would like to learn to crash a car at hyper slow mo say 60-90 fps. or the comparable film speeds.
Once again you never cease to amaze.
February 19th, 2008 @ 2:11 pm
Kramer, you are a freak of nature. That scene looks great.
February 19th, 2008 @ 2:45 pm
Andrew, you are an inspiration beyond measure,
February 19th, 2008 @ 3:25 pm
Scott Bishop And Nubli

Hey guys I spent half of today finding all the info on EyeOn Fusion
I think it's far out

To be able to import an FBX file format inside your compositing, for me I think it's great for the stuff that I want to do and the limit's of my knowledge and time

I just wish Mr Andrew Kramer will just give us a brief opinion about Fusion as I think of getting it
February 19th, 2008 @ 10:50 pm
so cool.but why doesn't the guns and hand shake???
February 20th, 2008 @ 1:32 am
U R A Effects Guru Andrew.
All of your work is unique and mind-blowing. I’m wondering how soon I can have this DVD in my hand. I’m very sure it’ll be fun and a great learning.
February 20th, 2008 @ 7:12 am
Wow there will be a lot of 3DS max...
morten enoksen
February 20th, 2008 @ 8:21 am
Say.. did you use lens blur on the muzzle flash? Since it looks to "real" to be a simple fast blur..
February 20th, 2008 @ 2:49 pm
OMG! That is SO freaking AWSOME!
February 20th, 2008 @ 5:03 pm
February 20th, 2008 @ 5:43 pm
Sold! Cannot wait. Very inspiring to say the least.
February 21st, 2008 @ 3:34 am
Awwww dude.

i have tried to do this so many times but i don't no how to animate my 3d bullet in after effects.

did u model the bullet urself?

and does it spin around?

Ur a Legend M8

Can't wait to get this

P.S. love the name hehehe
February 21st, 2008 @ 5:34 pm
Very nice!!!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:42 am
great stuff andrew

i have been watching ur tutorials from the begining,i can listen that ur increasing the thrill in every upcoming tutorials from the begining.u guys r really doing a great job,
the upcoming vfx artists will b really profited by this site.

i pray God to continue these stuffs with more thrill and new technics.....

salute andrew and ur team specially ur friend/actor Sam Loya
John D
February 22nd, 2008 @ 6:20 am
Holy Shiznat. That was something else.
February 22nd, 2008 @ 7:30 am
Super Andrew!!!
When will be out this?
It's my dream to do this effect since I've started with motion graphics and 3D
And what's happened to the "Videocopilot logo demolition"?
That was awasome too...
I hope that those are in frontline in your releases
Thanks for all
Francesco from Italy
February 22nd, 2008 @ 10:42 am
That looks awesome! Ok, praise out of the way, now the critique.
Couple a quibbles.
1) There's no recoil, gun should go up and back.

2) All modern firearms have 'rifled' barrels, which impart spin to the bullet as it leaves the muzzle, to stabilize it in flight and make it accurate. Bullet needs to spin.

Yes, I admit the bullet-spin is picky. But the recoil thing is pretty noticeable.

And yes, you rock, and yes, I've bought stuff from the store page, LOL.
February 22nd, 2008 @ 1:08 pm
Hi Andrew,
As I understand to be able to create the same effects, I’ve to work on 3DS Max or Cinema 4D or Maya for bullets, its traveling blurry FX, shell ejecting FX, etc. But most of the people here probably don’t know or have those 3d programs. My question is - can you create everything in After Effects 7 if you:

1. Shoot bullet and ejecting bullet shell in front of the blue or green screen.
2. Have smoke muzzle and fire FX.

I think for me the main challenges will be creating the bullet traveling on its blurry path and the 3d tracking of bullet with the background. I know, it might not be as good as it with 3d program, but hopefully close. There’s must be the way around. Any suggestions? Thank you.

PS: Doesn’t worry Andrew, I still would buy you dvd. This is something I would not want to pass by. (:
February 23rd, 2008 @ 1:36 am
Dudes, that's AWESOME!!! Videocopilot RULZ!!
February 23rd, 2008 @ 4:47 am
February 23rd, 2008 @ 5:08 am
Amazing effect. Reminds me of The Matrix where Neo stops the bullets. Great stuff.

My only comment really is there seems to be a lack of kick back. Wouldn't even a small hand gun create just a small hint of kick? Not important but you create new realities with your tutorials so we notice things like that but believe the bullet is real *smile* Great work.
David Lugo
February 23rd, 2008 @ 6:06 pm
Slow-time due to camera? or is there another technique you use to slow the time down like that?
February 23rd, 2008 @ 7:59 pm
omg u dont even know how long ive been wanting to know this man i love u so much lol jk thnx man
February 24th, 2008 @ 10:16 am
wow that is the coolest effect i've ever seen. it would be so cool if there was little blue rings behind the bullet like in the Matrix. I want to know how to do this.
February 25th, 2008 @ 1:12 pm
this looks insane!!!
that looked incredible ive never bought one of your dvd's before andrew but this is massive!! haha
cant wait for the release!!!
February 26th, 2008 @ 5:15 pm
Love these tutorials man, if it weren't for you, I would've never found my newfound love with After Effects. Currently I am working on a demo reel for motion graphics although I think it'll be some time before its finished. Anyways I got some questions for you. As for this one, is that bullet 3D? You said no capturing took place so I assume no but.... It would be insane if you didn't.

Devon Stern | Vicious X Productions | California
February 27th, 2008 @ 11:24 pm
Very nic... Only problem I have is you dont see Sam's finger actually pulling the trigger... or am I (not) seeing things

Anyway.. Great work
Keep it up
From South Africa
February 29th, 2008 @ 4:07 pm
That is so awesome. One thing I would have done different is to change focus on the gun when Sam pulls it out and straighten his arm. But other than that it looks just too cool. Great work once again.
March 1st, 2008 @ 5:37 am
wow, just wow, and by the way, do you have any idea at all when you'll be releasing it?

March 1st, 2008 @ 9:52 am
I´m triying to do this effect for almost six months....and still trying.... :(

waiting for this new DVD

March 2nd, 2008 @ 1:17 pm
Realy good job! I love the HD and my HD screen :P It's realy nice. Keep the good work :)
March 3rd, 2008 @ 1:13 am
hey m8

when the bullet comes out of the barrel i notices it wasn't straight

is this for a reason or just an error or judgement

keep up the good work
Matt Weeks
March 5th, 2008 @ 1:10 pm
Did you get the idea for Sam Shooting the gun from the trailer of Wanted? Because at the very end of the trailer it shows Angelina fire a gun using the same concept you did. Don’t get me wrong you pull it off well, but Sam needs to step it up in the gym if he is ever going to compare to Angelina.
March 5th, 2008 @ 10:31 pm
is this tutorial in twitch?
March 5th, 2008 @ 10:42 pm
Wow!!!!!!!!! Amazing Andrew...again

You know the funny thing is that I was planning to figure out this effect for a short film I am making...

and Lo and Behold you do it for me!

Sweet Work,

Can't wait to buy it!
scott middleton
March 6th, 2008 @ 8:17 am
Thats really nice

when will these be on sale?
March 6th, 2008 @ 10:20 pm
can you tell us the month when will this be realesed?
March 9th, 2008 @ 7:49 pm
that was cool
March 10th, 2008 @ 4:06 pm
I do some video with a police department. This will be so great to learn how to do. Of course we will be using a Real Gloch minus the real bullets of course. Can't wait to get the DVD.
David Lugo
March 13th, 2008 @ 9:15 am
March 13th, 2008 @ 3:24 pm
andrew.. let me tell you something.. i`ve now become a huge fan of your work and your just amazing at everything you do, and all the things you put on your site, i mean free tutrorials, where do you get this kind of quality tutorials?? no where.. man dont ever stop suporting us early artits that wish some day could become someone as your self... much love and respect!
i wish i could go to New York and meet you and your crew..i mean sam is great as well, but ill be at barcelona for vacations by then.. well thats all i wanted to say for now... you guys be well and keep the awesome work going!!! CIAO :)
March 13th, 2008 @ 8:29 pm
hey super teacher!
i hav sum of ur product but i m dieing to hav this DVD coz i m workin on ma showreel...n i hav to finish it as soon as possible n i wanna say u helping me alot.
Actually, i wanted to know da estimate time whn it will be out....can u pls tell us da estimate time whn this DVD will be out?Thanks A Lot.
March 13th, 2008 @ 8:35 pm
n by da way.....totally loved ur 3D Camera Projection stuff..4 me that was da best thing ever...again thanks for sharing.Take Care...God Bless!!
March 13th, 2008 @ 8:47 pm
sorry..1 more thing though,like really liked that Twitch promo n especially where u hav shown titles in sort of underground parking basement(must b done in sum 3d software)but i was wondering i can do that da same thing with a still underground basement pic using 3D Camera Projection? Thanks man!
benjamin mydland
March 14th, 2008 @ 1:26 am
how can you aford it?
benjamin mydland
March 14th, 2008 @ 1:26 am
the camera :P
David May
March 15th, 2008 @ 4:09 am
give tutorials! -dm
March 18th, 2008 @ 11:53 am
Guru- when is this Adv tutorial/dv coming? I'm not sleeping since the first day of this FX news, just to be the 1st person to see how its done. I'm tired not being able to sleep and my eyes become like jumbo sized strawberry.

By the way- if you need or doing any zombie shot and need real zombie- cast me. I won't charge you a dime just because I'll be able to smell this advance action FX from your secret bag-pac.
March 19th, 2008 @ 4:57 am
For those who are wandering when this will come out, I received info from Andrew saying they're aiming to release this sometime next month (around April). So hold tight guys. It will be here before you know it :)
March 20th, 2008 @ 12:31 am
Can’t wait to see this! !!!!My teacher!
March 20th, 2008 @ 7:25 am
@ highdefw

Hey thanks for the tip: I hope you're not playing man
cos if you are I will send SHAJAL-LA the zombie at you man

Now if that's the case I have to sort out my broadband before then
I bought twitch and I dont even have the broadband power to download it as I'm
tapping someone else's with my wireless receiver.
March 20th, 2008 @ 8:50 pm
no joke man. I was seriously told that they're aiming for an April release. Just to do this bullet effect, I would pay $50 for.
March 21st, 2008 @ 11:46 pm
it's so amazing!
Andrew you rocked my world!
Can't wait to see!
March 23rd, 2008 @ 7:36 am
I aimrais to know what is that in this DVD you go exepliqué how you realized the example or kept silent rest(pose) because the video which you have realizes it is a formidable video is also when you go put this DVD in market thank you
March 27th, 2008 @ 11:58 pm
omg PLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want this soooo bad

I want it now, but I want to make sure it has a lot of good stuff before I buy it :)
March 29th, 2008 @ 4:59 pm
Hey I installed Invigorator but AFter Effects still doesn't seem to accept any 3d do I import?
Geoff Murillo
April 7th, 2008 @ 10:58 am

Great news! Can't wait to buy this DVD.

Thank you for all of the tutorials - They should be considered mandatory viewing for anyone learning After Effects.

-Geoff Murillo
April 14th, 2008 @ 6:58 pm
It's coming soon... I can feel it!!!!

P.S. An update would be nice :)
April 16th, 2008 @ 1:22 pm
Oh great and merciful one!

We bow at your superior knowledge and the great video stuff that you can do.

I sit pathetically here wanting for your dawning of infinite wisdom.

The stuff looks absolutely superb! And the shame line... you'll have to try harder then that ;-D
Twitch by the way is awesome, so is evolution and sound Fx and riot gear!

Hey if you get this out by April i might be able to sucker someone in to buying it for me for my b-day o.O
April 16th, 2008 @ 5:44 pm
I knew it!!! May 20th guys.... 1 month away!!!!
April 16th, 2008 @ 7:40 pm
Is this DVD will only cover 1 big VFX? Or there're more?
April 16th, 2008 @ 8:24 pm
Put me down for a copy!!!! Ironman comes out on the 2nd, and the advanced training DVD comes out on the 20th. I don't know which one I'm more excited about! lol You guys are the best when it comes to AE!
Simon Sweden
April 21st, 2008 @ 9:27 am
Wow, i'm so excited about it! I love that kind of effects and i'm pretty good at 3ds max!:D

Thank you Andrew!
April 21st, 2008 @ 4:35 pm
I'm just curious, what are all of the third party applications am I going to need to be able to work through all of these tutorials in the DVD?
April 22nd, 2008 @ 1:08 am
Hey there, saw the nice clip and immediately thought about a commercial some guys did as project at my school...

Check it out, it's really nice too!
April 26th, 2008 @ 2:00 pm
There have been quite a few requests for theories on how this was accomplished over on the CreativeCow. I borrowed my theory from the Matrix: "There is no pan." Am I correct in assuming that the pan was added using an AE camera over background plates to simplify the match move? Obviously there's plenty of details involved (HDR light probe?), but I'm guessing that was the basic technique.
Jim Musana
April 28th, 2008 @ 3:20 am
Thanks for the good work guys.

Let me share an interesting story with you guys.I recently went for After effects training in the UAE conducted by Hassan Marji who is a listed Adobe certified Instructor for AFX.

Note that i had earlier gone through the tutorials on Videocopilot and actually bought some stuff so i had already learnt something by the time i went for training coz i wanted to have a good understanding of the program itself so i could easily follow the tutorials.

Now during the class lessons,we were sharing AFX resources and i mentoned which the instructor immediately punched into the browser.Now you are not gonna believe this .The guy got so excited about the site and from then onwardsbut we used the tutorials on for the entire course duration as our course exercises.

I cant tell you how happy i was to know that i had learnt so much from someone that even the listed Certified Instructor could look up to and get amazed.

Thanks Miles all guys at Videocopilot especially Mr A.Kramer

Jim Musana
April 28th, 2008 @ 9:45 pm
plz consider my question and reply me

April 28th, 2008 @ 9:47 pm

April 29th, 2008 @ 1:12 pm
andrew kramer rocks! he taught me so much, keep up the good work man!. and sam rocks too!
May 5th, 2008 @ 5:29 am
Just read some of the comments but couldnt seem to find a single one about Sam Loyas great acting, so big ups aswell!

And a little question. I'm wondering about the cost of this. I suppose it wont be free ofcourse, but my parents wont let me things over the internet :(. Will the price be in the same area as the other products or more expensive or possibly even cheaper?

Havn't been able to pick up any of your product but i hope i'll be able to get this one. (Have been using textures that i found on google for some of the tuts and improvised :p. Not as high res though.... but it works for home footage)
May 7th, 2008 @ 10:53 pm
way cool, bullet needs the rifling marks on the sides plus rotation equal to the rifling pitch angle to totally sell it, not to mention some kick back of the pistol, but that would require a re-shoot, sorry for the pun.

very inspiring, I wish I had a Combustion site like this one!
April 8th, 2009 @ 12:26 pm
AWESOME !!! Andrew! u r Great
November 28th, 2010 @ 4:22 pm
I've been working on redoing this with a nerf gun.
jagadeesh kumar
March 12th, 2011 @ 3:37 am
i am your fan thank q for your help
April 4th, 2011 @ 6:42 am
Wow... absolutely no recoil. Strong Arm ;)
September 4th, 2011 @ 8:10 pm
This DVD is incredible. That is all
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