Two Tutorials in One Week

I’m finishing up 2 new tutorials that will be out this week. These shorter tutorials will demonstrate some creative techniques but give me time to finish a few other projects. One tutorial will be on creating the smoke effect from above and the other will be disclosed later in the week when it is released.

Moderation: Remember, please do not beg for tutorials… we’re working our tails off, these babies take time.

April 8th, 2008 @ 1:44 am
yeeey :D:D:D::D Looove you man
April 8th, 2008 @ 1:45 am
April 8th, 2008 @ 1:47 am
awesome! can't wait :D
April 8th, 2008 @ 1:50 am
looks amazing, can't wait! are you using particular for that? take care...
April 8th, 2008 @ 1:51 am
Awesome work Andrew. I look forward to the new materials and training.
You have requested that we write something positive when we blog.
My only advice to readers is to expose yourself to as many ideas as you can and back those ideas up with experimentation and training.
I know many MOGRAPHER ARTIST on here are students, but many others work in the industry and have to come up with ideas quickly. The more help you have the more effective you work will be.
Mr T.
April 8th, 2008 @ 2:03 am
Yes stop begging for them.
Don't forget 3 years ago, there was no free videotuts on the net.
This guy made it happen and still does!

Looking forward to this 2.

April 8th, 2008 @ 2:27 am
The GOD of AE=AK
Morten Enoksen
April 8th, 2008 @ 2:47 am
The smoke looks nice. Nice to hear that you'll upload two tuts:) You're right about the beggars. You give them your thumb and littlefinger, but they want the whole hand:P

Relax man, take a break sometimes;)
April 8th, 2008 @ 2:48 am
Andrew President !!
April 8th, 2008 @ 2:50 am
I like best the tutorials where you and Sam go outside and film something. Its so exciting!
April 8th, 2008 @ 2:51 am
looks amazing kramer!I was thinking how to create something like a cloud in the 3d space,but something more than what you did in the previous one..this one looks fabulous!!thanks for being alwais the best ;)
Matthew from Italy
April 8th, 2008 @ 2:52 am
You're simply the best
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:03 am
I agree. Ignore the beggers.

Take your time, and for gods sake don`t waste all of your time feeding us AE/3DS junkies! Spend some time with your lovely Wife & Baby.

All the best. From a grateful (even if you decided to do 1 tute per month) follower.
scott R
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:04 am
That's what you get for being so good at what you do! (people begging for more tutorials) LOLOLOLOL.

I wish my wife treated me like that. LOL.
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:04 am
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:09 am
You're so right, Mr. T. I can't imagine what the web would be without VCP anymore.
Every tut is so much appreciated.
Djeki Bidjerano
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:19 am
awesome, can't wait

Andrew, you should have your tutorials available for download or just put them for podcast also, because some people here probably want to watch them on the go and stuff without having to open the internet browser (especially if the internet isn't working)
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:20 am
looks like the intro of the new Will Smith movie with the drunken superhero! Awesome!!!!
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:25 am
I found this website last week (having just bought Production cs3), and WOW! Your tutorials are amazing. They're both intresting and useful, and to be honest slightly frightening (The possibilities of these software things are out of this world!) Thanks for all your tutorials and guides, I've learnt loads of stuff already and I've only seen a few of them!
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:28 am
The smoke looks great... I can't wait to see how you made it :P
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:33 am
Great cant wait! Smoke effects are great to use for text effects and others ofcourse :D Keep up the good work
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:37 am
Andrew, stop worry about those people who begs for tutorial, those are just tards:P ;) Keep it up Kramer
April 8th, 2008 @ 4:03 am
i bet its shot with sam smoking a 15 pack sigarbox on a blue screen ;)

wicked looking forward to this one.
April 8th, 2008 @ 4:14 am
Good deal Andrew thanks. I have to say, I have a little boy myself and just having a child in itself take a lot of work and time. Take your time man and thanks for everything!
April 8th, 2008 @ 4:21 am
You know something AK? If it wasn't for your amazing tuts on such a robust and complicated program I would still be quite lost. Thanks for you and your teams efforts to bring quality tuts to the struggling students and lost motion graphers everywhere.
April 8th, 2008 @ 4:25 am
I beg you, make more tutorials!!!

Nah, just kidding. :P

Wow, two tutorials?!
Very, very nice job Andrew!

I'am really looking forward to see that Night-Vison Smoke effect. :)

After Effects still won't install on my computer, so I have to reinstall Windows -XS- (XtraSucky)...

Wouter K.
Greg Harrell
April 8th, 2008 @ 4:34 am
We all know you didnt create that smoke in AE...

What are you guys smoking over there at "The Video Copilot Office"...

Really....what are you guys smoking, I want it...

= ) smoke...
April 8th, 2008 @ 4:50 am
Smoking is bad for health
arf arf :-)
Andrew strikes again, great tutorials to be come
April 8th, 2008 @ 4:52 am
people still beg for these things?

People need lives... I love after effects as much as the next guy.. but there is more to life than after effects.. thats for sure.
April 8th, 2008 @ 4:53 am
*Some people

[in all fairness]
April 8th, 2008 @ 4:53 am
Awsome! Can't wait!
April 8th, 2008 @ 5:03 am
hey Andrew dont worry man....

dont care about them..

nice man
April 8th, 2008 @ 5:06 am
Great! =)
Morten Enoksen
April 8th, 2008 @ 5:19 am
Looks good, will be fun;)
Morten Enoksen
April 8th, 2008 @ 5:19 am
@ 5ive&2wo

And it's more in the after life than effects!

.. No, wait
April 8th, 2008 @ 5:32 am
Looks good :)
"but give me time to finish a few other projects." - good to know your always working on smth, thanks Andrew ;)
April 8th, 2008 @ 6:08 am
AK, Why do you use a PC instead of an Apple? More plugins and apps available? Faster render? Familiararity with PC(what you grew up with)? Just curious.
April 8th, 2008 @ 6:24 am

I think he uses Pc cause most of the people here use pc, and he's making tutorials (no... realy?) so its a lot easier.

And i realy look forward to the smoke tutorial:)

Btw, i made this, its a car chrash/jump over car. You can have a look on it, i'm not satisfied with the way i blend it from 3d to real, but its the first time i use 3d en real footage in one video. And i'm only 14 at the moment:P
April 8th, 2008 @ 6:28 am
You are an inspiration to alot of mographers and wannabe-mographers over here. In fact, I often see glimpses of your tutorials in local broadcasting. Keep up the good work. I smell a new product coming...."Riot Gear 2"??
April 8th, 2008 @ 6:29 am
Looks cool! I know this is an AE forum... but ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK GO KU! NATIONAL CHAMPIONS BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 8th, 2008 @ 6:36 am
looks awesome. This is the best tutorial site I have ever seen.
George Lucas
April 8th, 2008 @ 6:38 am
Yeah, the smoke looks nice, but....mmm, something is wrong with the background, mmmm, ohh, noo, is dark!!!!

Martin Laabs
April 8th, 2008 @ 6:56 am
U say: "These shorter tutorials will demonstrate some creative techniques but give me time to finish a few other projects." Dude u have all the time in the world to bring out those GREAT tutorials of urs. And u dont need to justify urself in front of us. We have to be greatful for all ur work. And also: U must be a really chummy guy, cause u always say "we" instead of "i". We all know it's only u right :) ...Oh and not to forget S A M! U rock dude! But i guess primarily in front of the camera right? Well keep up the good work and take care!
Dean Doll
April 8th, 2008 @ 7:19 am
It could be a tutorial about how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich and I would still watch it. :)
April 8th, 2008 @ 7:23 am
You are a river of tutorials so plz don't stop
Alex Burrows
April 8th, 2008 @ 7:28 am
Cheers Andrew, really need this for a project!!!
April 8th, 2008 @ 7:31 am
i <3 AK
April 8th, 2008 @ 7:43 am
Yeah! We should be glad that andrew kramer providing us a very good detailed tutorial. You cant see this everyday, that someone would be dedicated enough just to give us some tips and show how it is done well.

Thank you kramer for being a good mentor. Your work will be appreciated and your name would be heard.
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
April 8th, 2008 @ 8:04 am
looks like a acid cloudy sky! bet thats particular! NICE!
If you will make a tutorial with a WHITE Background, i would mark that day in my calendar!
Richard Ramos
April 8th, 2008 @ 8:16 am
Andrew you and your team are doing an amazing job man, I think sometimes people can't hold there excitement in, PEOPLE!! chill out and let the man work his magic. Besides there are over 60 tutorials on his website I'm sure you can do a few over that could help you review. The tutorials are so jam packed with information you can watch them 2-3 times and still learn something new. And if you want more tutorials buy more VideoCopilot products!!! ,lol

Had to give a shout out for VideoCopilot products, THERE AMAZING!!!, lol
April 8th, 2008 @ 8:24 am
Nice ;) i've always wanted to know how to make smoke.
April 8th, 2008 @ 8:42 am
Well I say "we" because although I record the tutorials there is a lot more that has to be done in order to publish it.

I appreciate your understanding on the lower note, I really don't like to write stuff about the beggars, but I think it is important to make these rules clear so that we maintain a high quality presence, not only through content but also through the examples of VC members.
April 8th, 2008 @ 9:08 am
Smoke, been waiting for another tutorial to come up.
Mr. Straws
April 8th, 2008 @ 9:28 am
Plus, I think calling out people who act like that brings a lot of negativity to the forums, of other people suddenly forming a witch hunt and themselves negatively commenting on people, and that itself brings down the professionalism of VC.

But I guess it has to be done to keep order.
April 8th, 2008 @ 9:32 am
@wouter: nice work. one thing that might help you 'sell' the realism of the shot is to add some motion blur to your jumper. his flip will appear more like real movement then.

wish i had after effects when i was 14.
Jim Andrews
April 8th, 2008 @ 9:49 am
Thank you Andrew, I know you and your crew work hard to bring us Great Products and Tutorials :)

Andrew I wanted to show you this Cebas Product called PSD Manager 2.0 for 3ds max, I just bought it and WOW what a time saver this is, please check it out
I think you will find it very handy.

Example usage:

Product Home Page:
April 8th, 2008 @ 9:59 am
Pat, Perfectly Stated. I wish I had it when I was 14 as well; no adult commitments with time to learn it!! Then I'd have the Dream Job like Andrew! :)
April 8th, 2008 @ 10:10 am
Looks Nice! I've always wonder how i can simulate a cloud chamber like those from Artbeats...
Those stills looks really nice to me...
Thx in advance Andrew!
April 8th, 2008 @ 10:32 am
I know every other comment is someone saying thank you, but I have to say it. THANK YOU! I don't think I would have ever gotten into after effects if it wasn't for you! AND I LOVE IT!
April 8th, 2008 @ 10:43 am
Mr kramer sir, I demand you do better than this. We all pay you huge money to make this free site. You have to stay within our boundaries and do exactly what we say because if you dont what your doing is things should be much better than this!!!!! hahah Im just kidding of course..that was all sarcasm,...You are doing a great job and dont let us keep from doing your best. Keep it upp.
Christopher Gruber
April 8th, 2008 @ 10:48 am
I'm a fan of creating smoke (and clouds) via a method similar to the one outlined in Mark Christiansen's book. Now with the puppet tool, things become even easier. Looking forward to tweaking my current process.

Excellent choice, and thank you!
April 8th, 2008 @ 12:14 pm
uju!!! 2 nuevos tutoriales!! del carajo!! muchas gracias andrew kramer por tus tutoriales desde colombiaa!!!!
April 8th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm
Is the smoke footage? or is it created by your own? then it surely would be possible to make it in the shape of a person?! that would be great
April 8th, 2008 @ 12:59 pm
maaan you are impressive . very thankful for your effort to teaching everyone

i thank you again and we always waiting for new

evre day i pass on the site more than once

April 8th, 2008 @ 1:25 pm
wow, i really really could use this for something i'm working on! is this all in AE?!
Jared Wineera
April 8th, 2008 @ 1:32 pm
Every now and then I'm thinking geez ... wheres the new tute Andrew? I know it's a bit greedy but a lot of people really look forward to your AE techniques. Then, out of knowhere you go SLAP "heres 2 in 1 week! That'll shut em up ... for a while."

My question to you Andrew ... are you scared of what you've started?

I see your stuff everywhere, especially on TV here in OZ ... keep up the good work mate.

April 8th, 2008 @ 1:39 pm
I hope these words will lift up your spirit Andrew. If I hadn't found videocopilot I would never become what I am today, and thanks to you I have now chosen my future in films, going to a film school next year and I want to become a director one day, all thanks to your wonderful tutorials that made me wish to become a director!
April 8th, 2008 @ 2:07 pm
"shorter tutorials" but no less informative I'd guess.......

The last three top tips you've given me AK have not been directly covered in the tutorials, and that's not because I'm switching off to your jokes ;)
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:02 pm
Whats this!!!
I smell smoke!
I dont smell fire!
Its a weird smell!
Hmmm maybe its particles smell?!?!

Hope so :P
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:19 pm
As much as id like to beg i never could, you're a busy man and if you stoped now... well i couldn't be mad. Thank you, you've been the push to my back helping me to expand my mind visually.
April 8th, 2008 @ 3:42 pm
So let it be written, so let it be done. Word.
April 8th, 2008 @ 4:12 pm
Right on Time

I was just fine tuning a Promo i've done for TV and I couldn't get the Smoke footage I used to loop as it's short , and I just didn't know how to realistically generate smoke with particular , couldn't get it right. Lucky me, Once again VCP comes to the rescue.

@ Beggers
I might be mistaken, but I thought there was a portion of this site specifically dedicated to begging . I think I myself even did some begging there once

Suggestion @ VCP
just a lil suggestion on my part that if a Bold Tutorial Request Button could be placed in Obvious spots on some pages just to remind folks to go do the begging there it might help the situation, i agree with you guys and i think it will be much cleaner if request or begging could be confined to that section. You guys are doing great.
Shout out to SAM ,long time, hope he didn't shoot himself on the last shoot with the gun, you know he look pretty terified. I spent a bit of time watching the Twitch presets , it's quite scary to see SAM coming towards you from the screen like that, it's an experience.Thank heavens he didn't do a Twitchified Facewarp on me. And I think in the Bad Film Twitch tutorial he was walking towards a crime scene cos I look closely and I saw I think was Police cars "HMM"

@ Jim Andrews
Hey buddy thanks for that link you posted,that plugin will be very useful to some of us too, bless you. I think that's the spirit Andrew is looking for
April 8th, 2008 @ 5:00 pm
Looks very cool, can't wait!!!!!!!!
Jim Andrews
April 8th, 2008 @ 6:36 pm
Hey Thanks DamageFX,

This is what it's all about, and you are the first to ever reply to one of my post's

so thank you for that, is a nice little plug-in that can save a lot of time
in 3Ds MAX to AE.

Brian Williams
April 8th, 2008 @ 7:19 pm
Thanks for all the tutorials you have done Andrew!

I'm currently stationed in Iraq now but I still find time to check out VCP when I can and I love everything you have done with this site and I really couldn't imagine the net without it at this point. You do a great job here and I really do think everyone appreciates it and please PLEASE ppl stop begging for tutorials because the man does have a life so when you are without new tutorials just try playing around in AE yourself and try coming up with some pretty cool stuff yourself because as wonderful as this site is we all have to face the facts that Andrew won't be able to walk us by the hand forever so just enjoy what he has done so far. Thanks for everything AK you are great man and I agree with what someone else said man, I'm with you with whatever you do even if its one tutorial a month because at the end of the day you don't have do that so ignore those beggers because they can wait as long as you want them to.
April 8th, 2008 @ 8:59 pm
i think a break from tutorials is what you need andrew, you have given so much already that i think all the VCP viewers should be more than capable of trying things out for themselves instead of relying so much on you and your tutorials.

Rest whenever you need it.
April 8th, 2008 @ 10:42 pm
hey bro thanks for all ur tutorials, it give alot of indepth in AE. and its helped me as a student to learn new things in AE. Waiting to see these new tutorials. once again Thanks uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.
April 8th, 2008 @ 10:49 pm
I think the videos are great and I'm always interested in seeing how other people (Andrew) tackle certain tasks in AE. As far as the other... I don't think some of the begging is actually begging, but just a way to comment about something related to their own workflow or interest in pursuing new software. I haven't asked for a tutorial myself, but you have to give the beggars credit for realizing that you guys are in the tutorial business... and quite good at it! I read the blog rules and I see that this is really only a place to give a well deserved pat on the back. This is more of a wall related to the post by Andrew - not a discussion forum.
April 9th, 2008 @ 12:02 am
You are doing an awsome job. The tutorials are always on great and you keep bangin out usable products. Thanks for all the hard work!
April 9th, 2008 @ 2:24 am
Btw will this be like the harry potter intro?:D
April 9th, 2008 @ 3:24 am
we will see how it gonna looks like ; )
April 9th, 2008 @ 4:28 am
Hey Andrew!

Looks awesome as always! :)
April 9th, 2008 @ 7:40 am
NO DOUBT! ur Awesome Everytime.

thnx Andrew for helping us.

April 12th, 2008 @ 1:12 pm
just glad you do them for free! Take your time, i cant even make it through all the ones you have so far.
F.Y.I -I am almost positive I saw your static TV effects from your Riot Gear collection on CNN this morning
April 16th, 2008 @ 8:25 am
Andrew thank you very much for you doing. I'm From Kyrghyzstan, it's in Central Asia. My english isn't good )). After effects i learn only with your tutotials. In our country video design isn't so good, but after than i watch your lessons my clients is very happy.THANK YOU!!! )))
April 25th, 2008 @ 6:20 am
Ago a tutorial special about to the Brazil!!!!
June 27th, 2008 @ 5:09 am
demon babies...

As you seem to know what your doing blogging wise, do you know what the best time of the week is to blog and have them read?...
December 2nd, 2010 @ 8:15 am
Cool. Looks mysterious.
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