Sam after Shaving


We finally made it out to film some great new footage. Unfortunately Sam had some trouble with his Razor earlier in the day. I told him nobody would notice. If only he had regenerative abilities…

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150 Comments

Looking good, Sam!
OlympiaLogger
7 years ago
OlympiaLogger
7 years ago
Eddie,

Don't know how far you intend to upgrade, but there are older, much cheaper but still very good Canon XL1s' out there.
I found one on craigslist last night that was $1,200 and it had a bunch of goodies with it to boot.

If by "somthing better" you mean BETTER-better, then look at the Canon XHA1.
It's as good as the XLH1 but just doesn't have a bayonet mount lens.

Whatever you look at it should at least:
Be a 3 chip camera.
Have an audio IN jack.
Allow you manual control.
Be MiniDV.
And stay away from the ones that record directly do a little DVD.
frizo
7 years ago
bloody hell ^^
Eddie
7 years ago
Hi Andrew one question im using a panasonic mini dv camcorder for my shots but im not happy with the quality somtimes. So im thinking of upgrading to somthing better. What do u think about the cannon x1 i think thats the model would there be a big improvement or im wasting my time and go for a HD camera im limited for money.
Thanks...By theway your tuts are great
Connor
7 years ago
Looks Amazing!
Sandy
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Can't wait ! but I must say, Plz take ur time to show us the BIG BOOM again in ur 60th tut :D

U always Rock. - Thnx for Everything

Best Regards
Sandy
YanStofurst
7 years ago
I just used some knowledge and tricks from VideoCopilot to create a regeneration effect, I found myself to be so original "Yeah! i didnt just copy Kramer effect like all the others, i did something new and nobody will accuse me of ripping of VideoCopilot"

Damn, and it look better than what i've come up with.
York
7 years ago
oh yah Sandra,

With premiere CS2/CS3, they do have solved the problem with their
program called "adobe dynamic link"
You can directly import AE Composition file into premiere, which helps
ppl making their lives alot easier. I tested it, its working pretty good
but then it only works smooth if you have a nice computer. I dont prefer
using that method cuz my computer is around average kind. It takes a lonnng time for me to import large composition into premiere, plus when you view the AE comp video in the premiere timeline, its very laggy, which creates more difficulties for editting.

As for output compression...I think Andrew has a very good tutorial that explains all the core issues in it, you can browse thru the site. I forgot which one it is.
Basically, when you outputing ur film, 1st thing you may want to consider is how large is ur hard drive is? and what it is ur film for? If you dont mind having a very large file size in ur hard drive, I'd say output ur film into image sequence. TGA is definitly a nice choice. But if you dont have that much space in ur hard drive, I'd suggest you go with Quicktime "Animation". It turns out pretty much the same as it will with TGA. At least with human eyes, you cant really tell the differentce.
just my opinion ;)
Shawn
7 years ago
Sam's such a good sport with all the damage you've done to him! You just gotta like the guy! Keep up the great work Andrew, Sam, and the whole team! I'm pretty new here, but lovin every minute of it! Great stuff!
russ
7 years ago
heres to another 60
steve
7 years ago
Andrew, is the other idea that you post FUN WITH 3D CAMERA (Death Man) going to be included on the new training DVD?

thank you for your time,
Steve
7 years ago
i dare u too shave with acne......hurts worst then video editing on a windows me/2000.......
7 years ago
i dare u too shave with acne......hurts worst then video editing on a windows me.......
7 years ago
DDD

If you think Andrew has a closet full of tutorials that he can just upload anytime you are misinformed.

Josh
7 years ago
maybe regenerative abilities like wolverine in x-men ... why not
IHSAN IBRAHEEM
7 years ago
ooooooOOOOOOOOOOOooooo

seems like someone had give Sam an iron punch
Moonsault
7 years ago
jajaja very realistic :D
sandra
7 years ago
York ..

thank you so much for ur replay .. :)

i dunno about the copy/paste from finalcut to after effects .. i don't think it'll work but i'll try it anyways :)

but i have to ask .. the film is in HD format now if i rendered it with the "Animation" compressor won't it affect the quality ..?! or put it this way how bad it will be ? :)

since i mainly work between 3Ds Max and AE .. i alwyes either export in TGA sequance or in Quicktime MPEG-4 (for demos) ... this is my first time to work in live action movie ..

so i ask .. since TGA is probably the best image format for preserving Quality .. do u think it's a good idea to export a live action film into TGA sequence and then import in into AE ??!!

and about work between AE and premiere they solved this problem in the new CS3 .. i havn't tried it yet but from the reviews i read they are supposed to work together very smoothly now .. :)
43productions
7 years ago
it reminds me sweeney todd
York
7 years ago
Sandra

thats a very nice question, I too, had same prob be4 with premiere.
after experiment many methods, I came up with 2 solutions:

1. After editing ur clips, export the whole sequence out in lossless format, for example, QuickTime "Animation". And then import it into AE to effects, then render it out again with "Animation" Compressor. With this method, you will need to render ur movie twice. But Quality of ur video still remains decent.

2. After i done editing my footage in premiere, I can simply copy all the clips and position data in the timeline and then paste into After Effects (only use this method if you didnt use any "premiere only" features to edit ur clips, or else, some of the effects you applied early in premiere may NOT be able to transfered to AE ). And then you can apply ur effects in AE. With this method, you will only need to render ur footage out in once. Not too sure if this will work with Final Cut too, but you can give it try.

The Last method i would use is, like many ppl will do----edit the part that you want to apply effects in AE, output it with QuickTime "Animation" compressor and then import it back to Final Cut.

so there, hope its helpful
if anyone has better suggestions, please shoot it
Jason
7 years ago
Can't wait for another great tutorial! Can't wait to use it in one of my skits!!
Jon
7 years ago
Looks good, but it does not look real.
7 years ago
Ah, that's just a flesh wound !! :)
7 years ago
Looks like a cool little effect. I like the way the damage seems to have some depth, it doesn't look as though it is just an image composited on top. Is it an image? Or is it something more compelx with bevelling or similar? Clearly its a good sign that I can't tell how it was done!
Richie
7 years ago
Hi Andrew, I normally use proshow gold to show of photographs to clients, i saw the slideshow tut that you created very good. Is there a possibility if you could a tut for fly out slides using 3d space in the near future. The reason why, I need to show prospective clients something unique and different, and edgy.

Cheers rich,
dan allen
7 years ago
SANDRA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i hope i can help you.

your best bet is to use the footage that you are going to import into FC. then in AE use the sequence length marker things to only work with the shot you want. then add all the effects you want.
then use the render queue to export the video as quicktime. if you watch the AE basic training located under tutorials for this website, there is a whole tutorial on how to use the render queue and not loose any quality.

i hope this helped

dan
sandra
7 years ago
hey everybody ,
i was wondering .. how can u work between finalcut and after effects ? say i have a film that's being edited on finalcut .. but i want to add some effects n stuff ..

so should i export the part i want to work on in AFX then imported it back in FC ? and how can u do that without losing Quality ?
Roel
7 years ago
Don't rush it Andrew, Better 1 good tutorial than 10 crappy tutorials..
DDD
7 years ago
Josh J. Johnson:
what do you mean he doesnt have a digital closet? he has lots of dvd's. we are buying them. he can realese a new dvd every 2 month and i and everyone here will buy it.

there is no problem. so stop sucking up.
DDD
7 years ago
andrew we didnt know that this is just an example how it might look. i was also thinkging that this is from the final footage.
Josh J. Johnson
7 years ago
Guru Prasad Andrew doesn't have a digital closet full of tutorials he actually takes time out of his busy life to record these things often once a week. You can't rush art :) also these are the free tutorials! thanks Andrew!
7 years ago
The tutorial should be on how to get such a badass expression on your face like Sam.
7 years ago
Blur and grain....then that effect would look better
7 years ago
Andrew please take all the time you need; it's definitely worth the wait. In the meantime I think I'll re-watch one of the 59 amazing tutorials you've already given us. I'm really looking forward to #60. Thanks a lot!
7 years ago
Upload? FYI, I don't have a stockpile of tutorials waiting to be uploaded. Once I finish my research on the subject I will record the tutorial and then upload it.

When I post screen shots etc, it is the idea that I'm working on, not necessarily the tutorial. I hope this clears up any confusion.
Guru Prasad
7 years ago
Andrew please dont make us to wait !........comon man upload!
CraZy DonKey
7 years ago
OK...... I cant wait any longer..........Give me the DVD's NOW!!
Flim by Tim Productions.
7 years ago
Thanks andrew couldnt of made this video without your great FREE video tutorials http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_KSFgwIDDA
FMA
7 years ago
stop abusing Sam ! digitally :(
7 years ago
I'M BACK.... HEH?
Scott
7 years ago
Let me guess - Sam tried to use Final Cut?
kJT
7 years ago
Sam Terminator!? :) hahaha ... waiting!!!

Greets
charl
7 years ago
There you go again!!! i can't recall thinking about this...but this is killing....love it ...the word "WAIT" has been erased from my dictionary...i can't ______.
Fill it in Andrew, cos u the man.
7 years ago
I dont know what people are complaining about...

if you open the images and zoom in - you can pretty much see meat below the skin level on the main parts...

its as if someone splashed acid in his face and just pissed him off...
7 years ago
Andrew, you're a Video FX Pimp (period).
Victor
7 years ago
# Andrew Kramer Says:
February 22nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

It’s actually a tutorial on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s going to be a good one. Bring some bread.
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WOWWW it's like the best food ever, can't eat anything now until that tutorial is coming...
7 years ago
OMG i'm checking back to the blog every 10 minutes to see if there is enything new :D
Keep it up guys!
Victor
7 years ago
Sam looks thinner btw ;) , or is it because some part of his cheek is missing?

No seriously, he reminds me of Schwarzenegger on T2...
Victor
7 years ago
OMG, I've always wanted to do this regenerative effect since I saw Interview With the Vampire and such, also on X-men, is this going to be tutorial number 60?

Can you please also teach us the part where Sam gets hurt/cut in the face? (not that I want him hurt). And maybe you can add a little blood coming out of his skin and the blood stayed after he's healed (now I sounded too obsessed), just a suggestion.....

thanks man really..
Scott
7 years ago
I'm still waiting for andrew to come out with a tutorial on how to make it look as if you're missing your eyes/hole in your gut/zombie type things like that. :P
mike
7 years ago
Ha, It looks great, can wait to see it.
7 years ago
please tell us when or any will be up .
this is suffering.
Sandy
7 years ago
haaaaa!!!!! waiting but really can't wait to see it.

thnx - Sandy
Ofir
7 years ago
Nice one,andrew.
i think that you need to make a tutorial that teach how to make a shockwave,i'll give you example,in Transformers on the begining there is a robot that explodes the army base,and there is a nice shockwave.
It's will be awesome if someday you will make a shockwave tutroial
Andrew Butler
7 years ago
i mean...i don't know about you...but my razor doesn't do that...might want to change brands...
7 years ago
@DDD: maybe it is not 60 ;-) Andrew is working on some other great things too ;) just think about the 3d reactor tutorial =)=)
greez
Alex T
7 years ago
Sam! Why did you shave your forehead? Did you have a unibrow and just wanted to get rid of it or did you have some other reason? :O
Just Amit
7 years ago
poor sam, can't even shave with out making his life worse....
Zpixel
7 years ago
Where on earth did you get your electric brain from. You're just too good. I really cant wait for the time when the content of the brain can be transmitted electronically.
:((
Legacy
7 years ago
Hey Andrew - just wondering if the number of views for tutorials reflects the number of times the actual number of times it has been viewed (as in how many times people have clicked "Watch") or the number of times the page has been visited. Fro instance, I may go to that page 3 or 4 times (for whatever reason) but only actually watch it once. Hope that makes sense. Thanks.

Oh yeah, have you checked out FXhome Visionlab? It's really cheap and not the greatest to work with, but it has some pre-made particles and effects that are actually pretty cool. For instance, I noticed the gun trail for the DVD your working on. They have pre-made trails that actually look pretty good. Check it out. I pretty much export out the effect as a file and then use it in AE CS3 because it is a crappy program to work in.
DDD
7 years ago
i dont think it will be simple tracking. this is number 60.
this will be something groundbreaking.
Kevin
7 years ago
What! did Sam ask for more pay?
7 years ago
duuuuude!that hurts!!!
7 years ago
I'm not shaving today.
fx monde
7 years ago
is very nice
Richie
7 years ago
Once again sam didnt understand the concept of cut and paste......
5ive&2wo
7 years ago
I hear a lot of people wondering if it is a regeneration tutorial... I indeed ponder that very thing... if only he had given us a clue... or hint of some sort...
David
7 years ago
This one looks fantastic!!!
7 years ago
Hey looks cool so far! But i hope this will be a regeneration tutorial and not just another tracking tutorial yet!
Well keep up the good work!!
Freundliche Grüße from Austria
Machacafilms
7 years ago
Uhm... this will be a grat tutorial, we will can do the regeneration power from Heroes :)

Regards and good luck!
Christian
7 years ago
Great! A digital wound that looks real! So many times we see this effect on TV or in the Movies and they look crap! The blood looks like real blood and even down to the deep scaring. Will that work in 3D or was it 2D tracked? Or will we have to wait and see lol.
when is the next tutorial ready? im waiting. looks like was bleeding :D
7 years ago
so cute... :)
Hampus Lager
7 years ago
I'm speachless...
7 years ago
You find peace Andrew Kramer injected new that we always in the process of completion of the film contains almost every visual tricks chan will be able to reach your level of ^^ @+
Faisal Amin
7 years ago
Hey Andrew, This Is Awesome!!!!!! When We Will Get The Tutorial?????Hope You Are Well......Stay fine.......
eNorby
7 years ago
cool! i'm rally looking forward to this one :D
Hamid From IRAN
7 years ago
WOW !!!!!!!!
Another nice tutorial.
Thanks
Thibaud
7 years ago
Oh my god
Dustin James
7 years ago
Good old Sam Loya and Claire Benet. Sam looking for a spot on Heroes?
7 years ago
WOW !!

One problem....i'm not a big fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches....maybe this isnt the tutorial for me :(

lol

Good job....i did try a regeneration but mine was rubbish :
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oJgraIDzLo0

GOOD LUCK !!
7 years ago
regenerate my friend... regenerate... cant wait!
7 years ago
Whats good sir? Loved the video of the youngun and the balloon. You must be proud. Ohh BTW just made up a video cover letter to send off to google.com in hopes to get a job using some of your creative tips/tutorials and presets. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqJQarRDJk0&eurl=http://www.recruiterguy.net/

You rock man!
HOBO_MIDGET
7 years ago
This looks awesome, you're so good with this program, i cant wait for this tutorial.

Do you happen to make movies? Just something I've been wondering and i would love to see what you come up with when you have a bunch of film.
DamageFX
7 years ago
Dear Andrew

I just want to say Thank you , to you and your entire crew
You dont know how much you are doing for us, God bless you and your family, your friends and company who all contribute to the work, all the guys that star in the tut's and stuff

Andrew you should see what some kids are doing with the stuff you teach and sell
I know , you yourself is also learning and you are getting better because you teach. I started out computer programming in Basic,Pascal etc in Dos all the while trying to become a programmer during that time I realise my GUI's were very good , but it wasnt' until recently that i realise that it's motion graphics and design that i should be doing

And now because of you I'm getting somewhere and I'm getting there fast , I'm working on website and I will post you the url for you to see some of the work with your help and other people esp videocopilot I've been able to do. Ok now it's just getting long so I'll end here. it's almost 5 in the morning here in London and I'm still glued to VCP
7 years ago
7 years ago
AK,
Lucky for her?
Looking forward to having regenerative powers!
c
i light studios
7 years ago
cant wait till the tutorial! it looks like an awsome one, and worthy to be number 60! keep up the good work Andrew!
Some Guy
7 years ago
Now, when I'm looking at Sam, I think he should play the Terminator in the next movie.

PS: Nice DOF.

PPS: Sam is awesome!
7 years ago
I think he went to sweeny todd for a shave:)
WiRXMAN
7 years ago
What Andrew forgot to mention is that Sam used an electric shaver to do this to himself. That is the amazing part.

And the constructive criticism like "yawn, boring" and "looks fake..." really are great. Incredible they were alive enough to type that much. lol
RadioControlled
7 years ago
Has sam ever considered the gillette range?
bwoogie
7 years ago
I don't get it... i dont see anything... :|
7 years ago
Peanut Butter Jelleh!!
Juan Francisco
7 years ago
Sam after shaving...hahahahahahahahahahahaha!! that's so funny! you know Andrew, we have the same sense of humor
:D :D :D
RiK
7 years ago
It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!! Heyyo Heyyo.... Peanut butter Jelly, Peanut butter Jelly, Peanut butter Jelly and a baseball bat!!!
Alex Lopez
7 years ago
I am ready to buy that DVD now!...lol

Any chance for an eta?...say April/May?
William
7 years ago
what kind of bread do you prefer andrew?
7 years ago
O! Can't wait! It looks like something I could use for my zombie movie I plan to make!
7 years ago
finaly got the red name andrew good job . sifting threw tons of circle jerks to see your replys was a hassle ..
Bo
7 years ago
That's AWESOME.
7 years ago
Awesome stuff Andrew. Looks a tiny bit fake under single-frame scrutiny, but as an in-motion effect it will look brilliant, i'm sure!

Your continued support of the AE community is nothing short of astounding.
Fotis
7 years ago
looks amazingly good, can't wait!
7 years ago
apparently Sam has some facial hair in weird places
Kyle
7 years ago
thats AMAZING!
morten enoksen
7 years ago
Please show this to Sam Loya!
Sam, this is for you! The "blooper" vid of you inspired me!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2mVFMuW8Kc
Jim Andrews
7 years ago
I don't what ratm is talking about I opened the image in Photoshop lightened it a little zoomed in real close and it is AMAZINGLY REALISTIC!

Can't wait Andrew finish it and post this baby soon.
Nic
7 years ago
Yawn...Boring...Ho Hum...Sigh....
Davey
7 years ago
Looks fake...
Janx
7 years ago
I think that looks familiar.. I guess that's the texture10 in the evolution collection.? isn't it?
7 years ago
Scarry.. Can't wait for a clip! :)
Janx
7 years ago
haha! just kidding. :)
7 years ago
check this one out.its close to sames face.
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii18/clancy30/Comp1_00004.jpg
Janx
7 years ago
If you're goin to make a VCP "Movie" I would surely watch it! but please don't make a tutorial after the film. :)
Casko
7 years ago
it looks like a tracked photoshop brush :P its cool
7 years ago
Sam can grow hair on his forehead????
7 years ago
Once again, you have stolen my idea! Haha. Now people will automatically think I just used your tutorial :P

Great minds think alike huh?
Tom Daigon
7 years ago
You just tell Sam theres going to be alot more blood shed if we dont see the
Twitch and Tutorial disk....real soon ;-)
juan
7 years ago
a tutorial on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Hmmm that
sounds delicious

BTW it's it's kind of hard to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, i have try it before and it was embarrassing :P :) ;)

hopefully you're tutorial will help me :D
S. Gilbert
7 years ago
Sounds cool... can't wait...
7 years ago
great if you notice on my web site i do alot of things to my face ,this one will add another one and i think it will be a good one.
Earlack
7 years ago
In fact, it looks pretty good, but I'm not sure if it's supposed to be blood on skin or a hole in the skin... not perfect yet but looks cool. Anyway, if it's gonna be a tut, we're gonna learn something cool. VP Rules.
Thomas
7 years ago
when will the promo be released and when is the dvd coming? cant wait Andrew :D

btw: What kinda education do you have? you know to mutch about these stuff :P
Yousef M
7 years ago
Hey Andrew hows it going, first I would like to say great website you have really gotten others interested with After Effects. I have one question, where did you learn this type of work, in college? If so what college did you go to? If not, how did you get into the graphical field and learn of this?
7 years ago
ok andrew we bring bread ... and a new razor for sam ? :)
MattPriceUK
7 years ago
BLOODY BRILLIANT M8!!!
Alex Blanchette
7 years ago
Yeah... a delicious sandwich... :P

Greating from Quebec !!!
Jon
7 years ago
amazing real looking i love your tuts watch them everyday!
Blair
7 years ago
If only, Andrew, if only...

You need to get him in a sexy cheerleader outfit.
7 years ago
Yes! Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich! I can't wait!

My mother never taught me how to put the peanut butter on the bread.
Marcus
7 years ago
I don't get it. Sam looks the same to me... :)
Bradleyyy
7 years ago
Haha, nice one Andrew.

Anyway, looking forward to your new tutorial, still need to learn loads of techniques and got at least 40 more tutorials to watch, before i'll be ready for some quality editing.

But I love what you're doing and you should continue doing this as long as you can, dunno if your wife will ever beat you down and forbid you from making videos, but let's hope that´s not gonna happen. Hehe.

Keep it Up!

Greetz,
Bradleyyy
DDD
7 years ago
very funny. veryyyyyyyyyyyy funny ;)
ratm
7 years ago
sorry but this looks too fake. Just a blended layer on top of another without any distortions.
RA Elliott
7 years ago
Nice one... bread... jelly... heh...
7 years ago
It's actually a tutorial on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It's going to be a good one. Bring some bread.
DDD
7 years ago
the tutorial is about the regeneration ability?

like wollverine had in x-men?
7 years ago
Little off-topic but, I knew my wife before before Video Copilot, when I was sad and pathetic, lucky for her several years later, nothing has changed.
7 years ago
Soon Sam will be the most popular face on the web. :-)
DamageFX
7 years ago
Sam , we love you man
Dont stop keep going
But please have that sorted, you know , before any infections kick in
DÃ¥ Spence
7 years ago
Had the same problem here. Sam's My Hero!
Robin
7 years ago
:o
M.Nasser
7 years ago
is this going to be a tutorial?
noone
7 years ago
Andrew i gotta ask, did your wife know about the whole videocopilot thing before you married her? or are you amazing, and knew her since you were 8 ?
7 years ago
No words!
7 years ago
This looks like a good one! Can't wait.
7 years ago
That looks so awsome......Cant wait to see it!!!!
7 years ago
nice andrew nice
7 years ago
Ouch looks painfull
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