New Tutorial: The Healer

Happy 60th Tutorial!

In this new tutorial we’ll take a look at creating a healing wound effect in After Effects. We’ll also cover some advanced motion tracking techniques and we will also uncover a shocking secret about Sam…

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CraZy DonKey
February 25th, 2008 @ 2:39 am
OH YEAH!!!! Go to know I'm not the only one still up......... Thanks for # 60
February 25th, 2008 @ 2:42 am
fun stuff
February 25th, 2008 @ 2:43 am
thanks for the help andrew!
klaus ruttmann
February 25th, 2008 @ 2:44 am
thanks for this (i´m sure) great 60th tutorial.
there will be blood.

February 25th, 2008 @ 2:45 am
Wow Mr. Andrew you are man buddy hey when will you launch TWITCH????

sorry for any spell mistakes ;)

hahaha nice to see this amazing and awesome works
February 25th, 2008 @ 2:46 am
thankyou Sir...
February 25th, 2008 @ 2:47 am
A Another Great Tutorial from Andrew Kramer !
February 25th, 2008 @ 2:47 am
hey Andrew why you not try to launch any online technicial support center like through skype ;)
February 25th, 2008 @ 2:48 am
I have one on Skype. It's for Origami.
February 25th, 2008 @ 3:01 am
The best tutorial to date...thanks man.
February 25th, 2008 @ 3:04 am
I bow down to Mr Kramer!
Benny W
February 25th, 2008 @ 3:15 am
That's GOLD! :)
February 25th, 2008 @ 3:16 am
there has been this eye replacement, now this healing wound and I wonder what will be next.
Casey Millwood
February 25th, 2008 @ 3:23 am
Another great tutorial Andrew.....say...whats the news on the Special Edition Training DVD you were working on...encompassing all the tutorials so far onto a DVD??????

Awesome tut mate.
February 25th, 2008 @ 3:29 am
"there has been this eye replacement, now this healing wound and I wonder what will be next."

all i know ,the victim will be Sam,

thanks Andrew tor this one,i will play with it next week,maybe
February 25th, 2008 @ 3:40 am
Very good tutorial again !
I've just watched it : AWESOME !!
Waiting for TWITCH HAAAA !!!!
But also for more great tutorials. =D
Thanks a lot.
February 25th, 2008 @ 3:47 am
Hey Andrew, thanks for a new tutorial, awesome as always.

Here's a video I made over the weekend with the help of Action Movie Essentials, Film Magic Pro, and Designer Sound FX. Enjoy!
February 25th, 2008 @ 4:10 am
Very nice tutorial!:D
Lol, i just maked my own:P xD
You are learning me so much Andrew!:D

February 25th, 2008 @ 4:20 am
Thanks Andrew !!!!
February 25th, 2008 @ 5:17 am
Andrew, surely giving your skype will send your pc into overdrive with every tom dick and harry ringing for help?
morten enoksen
February 25th, 2008 @ 5:20 am
nice, looks great. Gonna watch the tut when I get back home;) I had a feeling this tut would be out today, and I was right! :-D*

Thanks Andrew, you're the best.
February 25th, 2008 @ 5:58 am
Nice tutorial,Andrew.
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:16 am
Nicely done. I'm excited to film this week and combine some of these tutorials. Very cool stuff Andrew
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:17 am
Very cool tutorial. You, sam and your other buds obviously have fun together while working. Its great to be able to have fun while doing what you love.

February 25th, 2008 @ 6:19 am
Wow! 60 tutorials already? I remember when you made your first few. Wait until you get to 100. :)
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:20 am
Please tell me someone here has heard the "Do not feed the Bears" reference in the beginning!
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:27 am
Cool great tutorial here is a link to a trailer I made using Video Copilot - Designer Sound FX (
All the effects are 2D - Image Manipulation done with Adobe After Effects and Adobe PhotoShop.
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:31 am
Wasn't it the episode where Bart eats something sharp in a bowl of Krusty-Os?
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:34 am
Yes Conor!
Lisa was suggesting that maybe Bart wasn't faking it and Homer said "Lisa, when you older, you'll learn a few things. Like when the sign says do not feed the bears... Man, you better not feed the bears. Now go to school!"
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:36 am
"Kids are so naive........ Now get to school,boy."
Some Guy
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:38 am
Great tutorial! The tip with tracking was very helpful. I didn't know that. Thank you, Andrew.
I watched a couple of episodes of The Simpsons, but I never heard the "Do not feed the bears" line. But I'm not a Simpsons geek as you are, Andrew. :P

PS: Dada dam dadam... Dada dam dadam... As I've already said, Sam would be a great Terminator.

PPS: Futurama rules. I have all seasons on DVD. It's better than Simpsons. :-D
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:39 am
Ha! I'm a walking Simpsons encyclopedia! Except for that time I couldn't remember Sideshow Bob's brother's name. Man that was embarrassing!
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:45 am
I love Futurama too.
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:55 am
Andrew, you'll have to speak up, I'm wearing a towel...
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:58 am
Yeah!! Great tutorial! This is really awsome. Yeah Futurama is really great!
February 25th, 2008 @ 6:59 am
Here is a link to the episode for those of you that want to watch it online.
February 25th, 2008 @ 7:01 am
looks cool!
February 25th, 2008 @ 7:01 am
hello andrew kramer!! ofcourse ive heard that simpsons reference :D

love that tutorial!!!!!
February 25th, 2008 @ 7:15 am
Good stuff. Also, I'm looking forward to the next Terminator movie, planned for a 2009 release...
Matt in MO.
February 25th, 2008 @ 7:23 am
Great tutorial Andrew....

Now we can make Kelso's dream of "Moby Dick" being a robot a reality!.
February 25th, 2008 @ 7:36 am
I'm a family guy man myself. Never really got into Futurama
February 25th, 2008 @ 7:38 am
Yeah not just a tracking tutorial^^
This is amazing!! A real "Number 60" =)
February 25th, 2008 @ 7:53 am
Looks Great!! Thanks Andrew! Looking forward to purchasing some of your new upcoming products. You need to release them quick! I need some new VC products!! You've got us looking forward to a lot......Advanced Training, Twitch, and Riot Gear 2!!!! CAN'T WAIT.......NEED PRODUCTS........ :)
February 25th, 2008 @ 8:18 am
Wohooo, the font looks so cool. I love your tuts andrew. Keep up the good work. 2 thumbs up
February 25th, 2008 @ 8:22 am
For anybody who cares, the link that Gregger posted is a red site according to the Mcafee SiteAdvisor, so I wouldn't use the site.
Marc Biorklund
February 25th, 2008 @ 8:27 am
Awsome tutorial. The result looks great, the technics is very intresting and I think I will have to watch the tutorial a few more time to understand all the stuff you teached us here.

The end was unexpected, and really cool. Sam is 50% human, 50% robot and 100% actor :)

It's going to be very exciting and funny to play around with all theses new technics learned in this 60th tutorial.

Thanks for the sharing Andrew
February 25th, 2008 @ 8:27 am
Thank you Andrew, you really listens to your fans. We always love great SFX just like in Hollywood movies....

Hope you and your family are always in good health and living a good life....:)
February 25th, 2008 @ 8:29 am
Awesome Andrew! Can't wait to try it out!
February 25th, 2008 @ 8:38 am
BTW: I think it is a very good idea to show some screenshots from your next tutorial! So we can give you some advice and if you like it you could build in =)
Freundliche Grüße from austria
February 25th, 2008 @ 9:17 am
This is great! I'm looking forward to the next tutorial and what it might be. I only discovered this website this week and I have been going through all the tutorials. They really are fantastic. Please keep them coming I have learnt so much! :)
Lázaro Blanc
February 25th, 2008 @ 9:23 am
I did my version of your Tutorial
February 25th, 2008 @ 9:25 am
@Lousy Kreator, Andrew is actually show us some screen shots sometimes from his upcoming tutorial, not always though, cos he likes to surprise us too. But he did preview this tutorial's pic a day before its release and I he listen to our comments.
February 25th, 2008 @ 9:29 am
amaaaaaaaazing as alweays...
February 25th, 2008 @ 9:45 am
Totally badass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 25th, 2008 @ 9:46 am
@Victor: I know that he doesn't show us screenshots to every tutorial, but i think it is a good idea because so we could tell him what we want^^
And... I mean Mr Kramer is an AFX God, but maybe one of us has an good idea which Andrew likes too and so he can add it to his tutorial=)
February 25th, 2008 @ 9:48 am
Hi Andrew, Sam and team.

Another great Tutorial you released. To be able to buy a new product from you I have to wait till something new is released as I already have all the existing great products that are available ;-)

"If The Flintstones has taught us anything, it's that pelicans can be used to mix cement. "


February 25th, 2008 @ 10:23 am
Kramer, W O W

Very fun tutorial. I will be using and abusing this effect asap.

Thanks Man,

Clone #3327
February 25th, 2008 @ 10:33 am
Hey Andrew!

Of course every Simpsons fan knows not to feed the bears :)

But I've got to tell you, that you are _at least_ as funny as the Simpsons.
I've just nearly spit out my cornflakes over they keyboard as I've heard that you already ate your turkey a few days ago ;0) .

btw: Great Tutorial
February 25th, 2008 @ 10:59 am
Hi andrew is it possible to get the termniator aep file aswell?
February 25th, 2008 @ 11:25 am
Thank you Andrew for an other fantastic tutorial.
I figured out lots of things this time.

Still when is that other dvd coming?
February 25th, 2008 @ 11:36 am
the ending was really cool . your extremely talented .
i have done cuts on someone before, but i did the lazy way by just googling for images of nasty cuts ,chop them out and blend them onto the actors skin . but your way is far beyond that .
"your the best around nothings gonna ever keep ya down" x2
February 25th, 2008 @ 12:02 pm
I'm guessing Sam is going to eat you now.
February 25th, 2008 @ 12:39 pm
Wow great tutorial Andrew its like Wolverine's healing power awesome! Ihear Futurama is comming back to TV!
February 25th, 2008 @ 12:46 pm
great tutorial Andrew, thanks for all your VFX tutos !!
great job!!!!!!!!

god bless ya!! ...sam too!!!
February 25th, 2008 @ 12:58 pm
February 25th, 2008 @ 1:20 pm
Evening all,

mr.Kramer, this is amazing, impressive stuff here...
Jerome B
February 25th, 2008 @ 1:21 pm
Thanks Andrew! Very well done - haven't seen it but sure it is :D eh, going to watch now.. But thanks anyway for all your effort and FREE stuff..
February 25th, 2008 @ 2:00 pm
great one ,alot of choices ,now if you dont want it to fade away you just keep the normal setting is that right?
February 25th, 2008 @ 2:15 pm
Love the tutorial!!!! I love how there is always something so usefull in each of Andrews tutorials. I mean regeneration is a awsome tutorial in itself but I think the tracking trick where you can track your footage better was so helpful. Thanks Andrew. Guys check this out, I just finished it last night.
February 25th, 2008 @ 2:45 pm
Hey andrew i have a question
if i want to make it look that i am cutting my face with a knife ,to show the knife cutting the skine what do i have to reverse?
Tom Daigon
February 25th, 2008 @ 4:08 pm
Hey, I'd LOVE to "keep your guys rockin" but you gotta give me NEW stuff to buy...I got all the old stuff!
February 25th, 2008 @ 4:27 pm
I liked Your tutorial that much Andrew, that I havent done it. I havent done the healer... :] I've done the ANTI HEALER ! MUAHAHAHA ... ok... ok.. I'm alright.... (thanks 4 the great tut!)
February 25th, 2008 @ 4:34 pm
Hey andrew iam doing exactly what you doing .but when you get to cut precomp after you dublicate the null and the cut comp to precompose i dont see iit in the order you talking about.and you didnt show how to duplicat the footage and put it in the cut comp.. ,you too fast in clicking stuff.
Flim by Tim Productions.
February 25th, 2008 @ 5:21 pm
February 25th, 2008 @ 5:26 pm
But nothing gets better than southpark AK........
February 25th, 2008 @ 5:41 pm
Sam you're the new terminator ... be carefull andrew maybe sam comes to kill you :D
February 25th, 2008 @ 9:15 pm
hey guys this question to anyone who knows how to track a muzzle flash .
if some one waving the gun while he is shooting in the air where you track to make the flash move with the gun?
thank you.
John Paite
February 25th, 2008 @ 9:41 pm
HEROES Yada!!!!!!
February 25th, 2008 @ 10:05 pm
Merci Andrew !!!!!!!!!!
Vivement le 61 et la sortie de ton DVD !!!!!!!!!!

Et oui tu est une star en France aussi !!!!!!!!

Thank for all Andrew
February 25th, 2008 @ 10:14 pm
Cant wait for the advanced DVD!
February 25th, 2008 @ 10:39 pm
i love you ... so much your style is dashing andrew
S. Gilbert
February 25th, 2008 @ 11:13 pm
Dear Andrew,

As you reach sexagennialth tutorial, I can't help but realize the similarities between vc-pilot and a perfect woman, always there when I need her, gets wiser with age, costs money in order to get the best products, and well, thats were the similarities end, you see, unlike a woman, vc-pilot gets better looking with age... strange. Well I have to go watch the last tutorial another 3/4 times in order to completely understand the concepts. It'll probably be up all night.......

Anyways I'll keep in touch thank you again
February 26th, 2008 @ 12:40 am
great as always Andrew good work. Hanging out for that dvd.
Ben Lelis
February 26th, 2008 @ 11:16 pm
You're awesome. Great tutorials.
February 27th, 2008 @ 5:21 am
Can't wait for the new DVD and I hadn't been on this site from its beginning, but I am happy I reached tutorial 60, anyways, it is awesome

keep up the good work Video Copilot team
February 27th, 2008 @ 6:54 am
wow great work Andrew , sam and all the crew :)
happy 60 !
i watched your Great tutorials for a long time and you helped me alot ,special thanks from Kuwait >>salam <<
February 27th, 2008 @ 10:41 am
Any date set on any of the DVD's? The 50 tutorial one, Twitch, or the Advanced DVD? Also any word on Action Movie Essentials 2 or Riot Gear 2?
February 29th, 2008 @ 7:59 am
I think the "Do not feed the Bears" is also a reference to Yellowstone NP
March 11th, 2008 @ 4:10 pm
HEY Kramer was wondering what kind of software do you use to record the screen and make the tutorial if it is possible because i`v tried a lot of software and non of them are worthy?!!
November 28th, 2010 @ 4:26 pm
Time for X-Men fan film!
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