T-Shirt Design Contest

We are finishing up work on a Submission section of the website specifically for a new T-Shirt design contest. We’ll have some great prizes and hopefully it will be fun to see what everyone develops. We should have the rules and information at the end of the week and we’ll be accepting submissions soon after. Remember to keep your ideas secret until we begin accepting submissions.

I’ve got one idea so far but it could use some work.

“Wow. That fast blur is fast”
Video Copilot

April 7th, 2008 @ 2:28 am
Hey nice idea!
Can't wait!

Thank you andrew!
April 7th, 2008 @ 2:45 am
April 7th, 2008 @ 2:46 am
Mmm...I do have one idea...

Let's start to work!!!
Morten Enoksen
April 7th, 2008 @ 2:51 am
haha, it sure gonna be fun to see all the artwork;)
April 7th, 2008 @ 2:54 am
Can the tee-shirt have a black background?
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:03 am
indeed interresting , cant wait to see the rules.. ;)
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:12 am
Tee design? Nice...I'm excited.
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:15 am
"Feathered Elliptical Mask - You know you want to..."

Mr. Oizo
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:16 am
Great! Fantastic! When the DVD of the all tutorials came out? Continue with your fabulous work...

From Portugal
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:18 am
great idea!!! It'll be fun!
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:35 am
That sounds like fun!!
I think I have a few ideas!!
Joe Avino
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:40 am
Once you make the Tshirts don't throw them around in an area where they can easily get stuck on the ceiling. I think we learned our lesson at AENY.
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:49 am
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:50 am
Excellent idea! I wonder how many "I :heart: AK" submissions there'll be :D
Some Guy
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:51 am
So the submission section will be the new button you talked about weeks ago?
Cool, I'll give it a try.
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:52 am
Can't Wait! Love a good old Competition!
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:59 am
Hello, im from Sweden and can somebody tell me what AM and PM stands for? ( American clock time)
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:59 am
Hello AK

I just climbed you if it's good or not
I made a little T-shirt lol


April 7th, 2008 @ 4:09 am
what kind of t-shirt design, we adding videocopilot?
Just Amit
April 7th, 2008 @ 4:14 am

this should be great. can't wait :)
Baris Mirzaee
April 7th, 2008 @ 4:20 am
April 7th, 2008 @ 4:32 am
and I had to go open my mouth a few days ago....
April 7th, 2008 @ 4:43 am
I'm thinking on the front it should say
'One thing I've learned...'

And on the back it should say.
'They come for the after effects lessons, they stay for the life lessons - Video Copilot'

Your advice on handling zombies has gotten me out of more than one scrape!!
April 7th, 2008 @ 4:56 am
oh... cant wait!
hope we can enter more then once! ;)
Justin Brown
April 7th, 2008 @ 5:05 am
Front: "Videocopilot.net: Professional After Effects Tutorials"
Back: "So over in Photoshop..."

On a black background of course :-)
April 7th, 2008 @ 5:08 am
Can't Wait!!!! Prizes Prizes!! Hahahahhaa
April 7th, 2008 @ 5:13 am
Aurellia's idea of T-Shirt's just got stolen! NO!
We did it first =)
April 7th, 2008 @ 5:13 am
Ripoff. :P
Peter Wong
April 7th, 2008 @ 5:55 am
maybe a tshirt that is all green and says "Put something here"
April 7th, 2008 @ 6:06 am
so... is it supposed to be relevant to videocopilot? or is it supposed to represent the world of motion graphics? or can it be about basketball? ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK GO KU!
April 7th, 2008 @ 6:14 am
Great! This is the right thing to have =)
April 7th, 2008 @ 6:16 am
VideoCopilot - "I wish adjusting my curves would be that easy!"

muahahaha :-)
April 7th, 2008 @ 6:23 am
It's on to the break of dawn
April 7th, 2008 @ 6:50 am
wow, whats that Andrew ? T-Shirt ? Anyways, I'm Ready & Loaded. hehehe :-)
go go go...

April 7th, 2008 @ 7:27 am
Oh yeah...I got loads of ideas...please tell me that we can send more than one design!
Bye Tom
April 7th, 2008 @ 7:42 am
Wow! I´ll try for sure! Awesome!
April 7th, 2008 @ 7:43 am
When is the "Video Copilot Series 1" DVD coming out?

It was announced back in Novemember:


Just asking....
April 7th, 2008 @ 8:04 am
Andrew is there any particular style you'd want? Like tech seems to be your websites style, but maybe you'd want something else? Let me know, thanks.
April 7th, 2008 @ 8:17 am

Good call, Never underestimate the power of a cool T..

I've already created a VC shirt, I'm wearing it now...
April 7th, 2008 @ 8:26 am
hummm... this may call for a second cup of starbucks...
April 7th, 2008 @ 8:37 am

Wasn't sure the best place to post this note to you. I just returned from Photoshop World 2008 in Orlando. I wanted to let you know that Richard Harrington mentioned your 3D Camera Projection 2 (http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials.html?id=21) during his 3D Photos session. He didn't mention you by name just Creative Cow and briefly described your tutorial. I knew from the description the exact tutorial he was referencing. I'd like to see you have a session or two at Photoshop World!
April 7th, 2008 @ 8:43 am
count me in
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
April 7th, 2008 @ 9:24 am
who said that fast blur works fast? :) on my old PC its not; "good" old times and slow old times.

I ve got an idea. cant tell
April 7th, 2008 @ 9:26 am
here you go got about 6 minutes in Photoshop

i think i do more, they are just some fast stuff:
April 7th, 2008 @ 9:52 am


April 7th, 2008 @ 10:09 am
April 7th, 2008 @ 10:10 am
it's really nice idea to have contest between fans, i 'll begin to design,, tnx andrew , because of every thing.
April 7th, 2008 @ 10:16 am
are my things that bad?
wow sorry 'bout that
April 7th, 2008 @ 10:45 am
Lol, Cloud's "wanna see my null object" was great. ;)
April 7th, 2008 @ 10:58 am
here is another think to hate:

i suck at PS^^
April 7th, 2008 @ 11:03 am
great idea, are there just going to be one design chosen or a few? would be cool to have a fully loaded VC wardrobe = ]
Greg Harrell
April 7th, 2008 @ 11:18 am
iv got like 10 ideas already...i wanna share but i definitly dont want to give them away...PLEASE, tell me we can submit more than 1...

it would be cool if there were different categories...

most creative...
best advertising...
most original...
best overall...
April 7th, 2008 @ 11:48 am
i will be WIN !
Some Guy
April 7th, 2008 @ 11:50 am
This is just hilarious how people reading the title of the post are starting to ask questions about the rules of the contest and giving their ideas away without reading the whole post where all their questions are answered.
Attention! This post is just the announcement of the contest! The submissions in the comments won't be counted!

@ Connor: LOL

@ Harald: AM is before noon (from 0=24 o'clock to 11:59), PM is after noon (from 12 to 23:59). So "2 AM" is 2 and "2 PM" is 14. (But this is off topic. Use Google first, before you asking such questions here.)
April 7th, 2008 @ 12:01 pm
this is not giving away ideas,
these are ideas that first come up and that are not that good, so it's a warmup for me.

btw i wanted to know how good the others are.

well maybe too early.
April 7th, 2008 @ 12:32 pm
This is such a good idea. Now your online store will consist of more than DVD's :)
April 7th, 2008 @ 12:56 pm
This will be alot of fun!
As I read about the contest 1000 ideas came to my mind!
Like, make the worst shirt on the planet with: need help with cool designs: videocopilot. net :-)

or for ladys

VideoCopilot - “I wish adjusting my curves would be that easy!”
April 7th, 2008 @ 2:00 pm
I will definatly be taking time off from my current project to join in on this contest. Sounds fun. I have a few good idea's as well.
April 7th, 2008 @ 2:10 pm
Sounds cool,

but one thing I have noticed that whenever people use fx made from video copilot tutorials you get so many idiots that post on your youtube comments "thats an andrew kramer effect" its like we cant use any of the stuff learnt from here cos people say you stole it from AK, it may be me but how is it stolen when AK GIVES the project files for people to use? That and the fact that AK is showing how to do special fx that are used in films for example

skin displacement - the mummy, matrix
Demon face morpth - buffy, charmed
medical zoom - CSI

So if i take part in this i would hate for anyone to comment on my youtube anything about AK No offense dude you are awesome and have taught me a lot with AE I just hate the small minded people that judge your film by whose effects you have used and not judge the film as a whole
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:23 pm
Ha! Cool. I'd buy one :)
Joshua Carey
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:52 pm
Not much luck for those of us who aren't that good with art ;_;
April 7th, 2008 @ 3:59 pm
How about a frame from the 3D eye tutorial, one where your eyes are all googly and wicked, and under that, "Bring me a fruity drink with an umbrella or Sam dies."
April 7th, 2008 @ 4:00 pm
How about a green/blue tanktop (for girls ofc) that says:

Got keylight 1.2? (Copyright by me)

(instead of the famous: Got root? obviously)

ill think of some more and join the contest!
April 7th, 2008 @ 4:07 pm
this is a great plan, and fun
April 7th, 2008 @ 4:51 pm
What about:
Finally my Wife looks hot (at least on tape :-) )

April 7th, 2008 @ 5:10 pm
How about: 'Wiggle it. Just a little bit'
April 7th, 2008 @ 5:13 pm
oh heck yeah!

i'm all over this. let's get it going!
April 7th, 2008 @ 6:16 pm
This should be hillarious.
April 7th, 2008 @ 6:45 pm
I got a really good one... but not going to tell lol cant wait.
April 7th, 2008 @ 8:08 pm
wow Great idea.. who came up with it?
April 7th, 2008 @ 8:43 pm
Cool But when is the dvd coming out
Thanks AK.................
April 7th, 2008 @ 9:12 pm
Hi all,
I think AK is extremely busy with the dvd and is trying to keep us happy and udated with these kinds of in.between posts!! Personaly I am also checking the site several times a day and hoping some news about the dvd of new tuts is available but patience is needed here..

It's like waiting the days before the Xmas presents haha.

Grtz Rob
April 7th, 2008 @ 10:16 pm
That is true, we are working very hard on several big projects at the moment and of course I'm trying to keep putting out free tutorials but it can be very difficult to switch gears so frequently.

Things are going well and we should have news early next week about the Advanced Training DVD. Until then... Look over there...
April 7th, 2008 @ 10:22 pm
oh, thats good to hear andrew, looking forward to next week :d to see some more info
April 7th, 2008 @ 10:26 pm
lovin the way you built your community here , looking forward to your t shirt release , you should check out some of my stuff, we could design a very interesting piece for this project. free of course : )
April 7th, 2008 @ 11:34 pm
Andrew, I really can`t wait to next week. Im dying!
April 8th, 2008 @ 12:48 am
the new After effects :

After effects csKramer !!
April 8th, 2008 @ 1:27 am
it's a plugin that is called After effects.
the basics of the program is twitch.
well in fact Adobe trys hard to match up with Mr. Kramer but their lack of ability compared to him is just too big.^^
April 8th, 2008 @ 1:36 am
yeah, I think the Adobe team sees his tutorials and says: Holy, can we do that to?
The adobe team sucks against Mr kramer
April 8th, 2008 @ 6:28 am
How about

Front: "I'm not worried"
Back: "Sam is my Copilot"
jim geduldick
April 8th, 2008 @ 6:36 am
To Joe A

Joe sorry i dont know my own strength when i hucked that shirt i did it with my HULK arm .
Next time i will make sure to huck a Videocopilot shirt right at ya.
Shmueli Bell
April 8th, 2008 @ 7:21 am
How bout

"After 'Real Clouds'
After 'Evaluation'
After 'Action Movies'
'After Effects'
'The future' "
April 8th, 2008 @ 5:43 pm
I got two original designs that you all will LOVE! Of course i wont tell till the due date :D
April 9th, 2008 @ 12:27 am
hahahaha you are all going down ;)

im a t-shirt designer.

soooo watch out haha (:
April 9th, 2008 @ 1:03 am
that challenges me even more.
but let's not forget, that we all want the same things:
1. we want to make shirts for videocopilot
2. we all want to win.^^

that is pretty sweet
April 9th, 2008 @ 1:16 am
Haha, great.
At internship right now and bored as hell so I've got plenty of time to come up with something fancy.

Great site, keep up the good work

Greetings and thanks from rainy Holland.
Jim Andrews
April 9th, 2008 @ 3:06 pm
Andrew I did not have time to read all the posts so if some else already mentioned this, excuse me...

The winner of the T-Shirt contest should get your next product free!......

Ummm... maybe?

Some incentive goes a long way...
Jim Andrews
April 9th, 2008 @ 3:36 pm
Hey Andrew here is what the back of your T-Shirt should say!!!!

The three worst things to hear in the office at videoCoplilot.net

Mark Jacobs The Technology Officer says, "Oh shit!"
Sam Loya The Actor / Designer says, "I have an idea!"
Andrew Kramer The Founder, VFX Supervisor says, "Hey, watch this!"
April 9th, 2008 @ 3:36 pm
hey...how about "Carl Friedrich Gauss Blur."
gaussian get it?hahahaha...haaaaa..sigh...guess i have no talent(dr.zoidberg's tone)...ahawahawahahh(crying)..
Jim Andrews
April 9th, 2008 @ 3:46 pm
Andrew here is another one...

Dear Andrew Kramer VideoCopilot Captain,

My name is Jimmy, I'm 8 years old, This is my first flight,
but I'm not scared.
I like to watch the clouds go by.
My mom says the crew is nice.
I think your plane is good.
Thanks for the nice flight, don't f**k up the landing...

Love Jimmy

lol :)
Rick Q,
April 9th, 2008 @ 4:29 pm
My 1st submission should arrive tomorrow. ;)

Have a great time at NAB!

Rick Q.
April 11th, 2008 @ 12:11 pm
Soooo..any idea when the submissions start?
April 12th, 2008 @ 9:46 pm

haha true true (:

friendly competition but still all good!
April 15th, 2008 @ 8:36 am
@ -cloud-

So funny the thing about the null object. You made me laugh.
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