Screenshot

It hurts me to say this… not that much though. But the Promos are taking a little longer than expected. All I can say is that the products are still launching on or before May 20th 2008 along with the promos. Here is a quick screenshot for the Bullet promo video. I wish I had more to show… well I do but I can’t, I would get fired.

261 RESPONSES TO "SCREENSHOT"
ben
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:04 am
niiiice
Beda
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:05 am
Looks awesome. Like everybody expected it.
Johanan
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:06 am
Will definitely buy - Can't wait for it. Good work guys!!
Sandy
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:07 am
yahooooo Promo is out........thnx Andrew
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:08 am
This is the promo for the promo :)
Sandy
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:09 am
omg thats a screenshot, anyways thats looking awesome.
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:09 am
thx for letting us know Andrew... i will now take a nap ;)
Sandy
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:12 am
Andrew, if the promo video will b out today? desperately waiting to watch it.

Screenshot is mind blowing, thnx Andrew
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:12 am
I just had a tingling feeling in my special place.....

Looks dead sexy. Great work Ak
thomas
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:22 am
Wow, is all I can say. can't wait for the promo, and will be getting the products, when I have the money! Was that created inside a 3d program? Looks lke it (I can see RayTrace involved ;) )
Ciumexan
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:23 am
hello andrew ... maybe is not the place here /.. what software do you use for vcreating tutorials? Thanks!

btw the promo look awesome i'll definitively buy it man ... u're god! :)
mag
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:27 am
very cool waiting it
Rob
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:28 am
@Ciumexan.

Pls have a look here for all these kind of Q's.

http://www.videocopilot.net/contact

:)
Benjamin
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:56 am
Lookin' good, mr. Kramer..
*_Alain_*
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:03 am
Hi !!!!!
YES !! it's really exiting can't wait for tomorrow !
I sent I e-mail why didn't I get an answer ?
and by the way try to remember my name people you'll see it soon in
the box office's movies !!!!!
:)
jeroen
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:03 am
awesome, cant wait voor the dvd.
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:04 am
Soo that screenshot looks pretty amazing... can't wait!
MTP
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:22 am
Some issues just need necessary time for detail and explanation.

Andrew you are a Nine within this Digital World. If your Promos take
more time than expected we will wait patiently. But thank you for keeping
us up to date.

If you like you can check out my current 3D Movie project, maybe you
have a few short tips or a little review.

http://joeskimo.blogspot.com/
(sry the most explanations are in german)

Greetings from Germany
Mario
illd
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:25 am
Good things take time!
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:35 am
absolutely awsome !!
In italian we said "sti cazzi !!!"

Mago85 from Italy
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:40 am
Well, you me all in the mood to make my own bullet video, not a bullet like yours, but one i created to match the ammo i use in my air gun, used a mixture of 3dmax and after effects to make this video of my own, all thanks to your help on tutorials on after effects, helped me learn so many new things.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ITRJQj_Zerc
Sidyk
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:45 am
Awsome !!! i wait for this cover !!!
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:03 am
LOL @ "i would get fired" :-D 1 more day for the new DVD.. i've been countin down the days. I cant wait.

You VCP guys rock. and yep....even you Andrew ;-)
Loay
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:04 am
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh maaaaaaaaaaaaan
This promo will be definitely amazing .
you must make at tut about making this promo
looks very very very powerfull andrew.
my best wishes
Rabbit
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:17 am
Blender ? Cinema 4D ? 3dsMax ? or Maya ? :D

(nice :) )
kris
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:18 am
very nice promo. Excited indeed. You will get fired? I thought you own the videocopilot. Please show us hehe :D
Nas shakaur
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:45 am
will there be tutorials covering the Bullet promo in the Bullet DVD
Fuuss
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:46 am
Cool I like the promo for the Promo , hopefully we won't get a DVD for a DVD , cool job , :-)
Infaas
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:54 am
Theres something more to that screen shot than just a bullet ,,
Hmm what could it be???
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:55 am
There is no tutorial for the promo planned at this time. It actually was all last minute ideas, a little ambitious perhaps but it has been tons of fun. I begin speculating about future projects when this one is done...
Noddy
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:56 am
@MTP (Mario) - Jo Eskimo looks awesome, great work! Thumbs up!

What 3D app are you using? Rendered stills are sweet.

Looking fwd to the new VCP products, VISA is ready!
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:13 am
Mago85 said :

lol
sti cazzi indeed!!
it looks stunning!
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:19 am
Argh... so good... must... have it...!

Ist there ANYBODY out there who can tell me how much the shipping-costs to Germany are? :-/

Regards,
Lucas
highdefw
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:20 am
It looks awesome! I am a little sad the promos aren't out yet... At least the advanced DVD comes out within 24 hours. That's keepin me goin :)
Rausht
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:22 am
Rob
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:39 am
Why are you guys all so amazed by this screenshot? My home kitchen looks the same! :) :) :)

Just kidding of course, it looks absolutely amazing, especially the floor is marvelous!!

Man, I was never so curious in my whole life...

Rob
Rafael Ranzolin Pedroso
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:42 am
Wow.. This is a great dvd!!

Thx Andrew

From Brazil
Babatunde Tunslike
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:54 am
Whao! Whao!! Whao!!! I will die for VideoCopilot, i mean I have seen Trialers and Promos but these guys are d bomB!

Andrew, was any part of these tutorials done in 3D Apps, if yes which one? I cant just wait to see just the promo,

I know definately that the Bullet will be one of its kind. look forward toward the UnBeatabLE.

Andrew Kramer you are the source of talents. keep it up.
Blair89
May 19th, 2008 @ 4:20 am
Andrew,

I bought Aaron's DVD "Internet killed video star".
In the credits, he thanx you for the interface.
Well, I've picked up many video tutorials on the web (when there're downlaodable, there aren't here however but the series one is the way so nevermind).

I wonder how diffcult to make the interface is, in Flash I suppose, and I wish you could try a tut on that kind of stuff. Because it would be quite easier to check my tuts this way than in the navigator. I think many others here keep some tuts on their HD they like to be able to check quickly.

Of course I can do it in basic HTML code, with direct links pointing the video files. But I'd like to take it to the next level, if you see what I mean ... I'm pretty good in Photoshop, so I don't ask you about the graphics stuff or so, but the flash code is another tricky part to me .....

So please, give us the secret (what about an example of such a basic interface as a template .fla file ? we can dream, can't we ?), please please please ...

I know it's not the subject here, as all the others I can't stand waiting for The Bullet (are Steeve Mc Queen's rushes contained in ??) ... ;-) But I ptomise you a bottle of my best Burgundy wine if you find the time to show me how to : you prefer red ou white ?

Keep on good work, and don't forget to take some rest.

Best regards from France.
Sandy
May 19th, 2008 @ 4:35 am
oh Andrew! when will the promo come, Its really hard to wait any more.

I know ur vbusy with all the last minute cuts & Additions but the sreenshot has made me more desparate to watch it soon.

This is jus amazing work Andrew, u r the one who Rockz all the time as usual.

Cheers
Sandy
May 19th, 2008 @ 4:59 am
Looks pretty intense if you ask me :)

Very excited
Eddie
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:17 am
Don't you own Video Copilot? How would you get fired?
ben
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:27 am
I believe that in America, its night now so, Andrew, I hope you let the rendering on while you sleep, and can get the promos up when you wake up:D

!!!!!!!
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:34 am
oh my god........ i hope i dont go blind before i get to see this promo,....
i just wanna buy this right now...andrew, i hope you get all the blessings you deserve for helping us so much, and thanks a lot for making it affordable..
Frede
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:34 am
cool
reminds me on halo xD
Michel
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:37 am
@Rausht

That was awesome. Great job. Made me laugh and wondered what would happen next.
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:50 am
Show me more damn it s*()&()*&^(*)^&^t
mcphlen
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:55 am
do you sleep you people ? lol
Michel
May 19th, 2008 @ 6:17 am
Hi Andrew,

Is it possible to get a higher resolution of the screenshot? It makes a nice desktop wall paper.

Thank you
FAN
May 19th, 2008 @ 6:24 am
this looks impresive
Jorrit Schulte
May 19th, 2008 @ 6:25 am
Its 4:25 PM
In the Netherlands Now :P
Rob
May 19th, 2008 @ 6:25 am
Dear Andrew,

Can't you mail me the bullet DVD? It would make a nice screensaver! :)

Thanks in advance

Rob
Melwin
May 19th, 2008 @ 6:34 am
Omg, can't wait for it!
I have to have it! ^^

Cheers
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
May 19th, 2008 @ 6:43 am
want it! looks great! tooo great! damn it!cant wait!
Sam
May 19th, 2008 @ 6:45 am
and who exactly is gonna fire you?!
highdefw
May 19th, 2008 @ 6:47 am
Doing my routine check.... I am disappointed the promo is not out by now.... At least the Advanced DVD will be out in 16 hours.
May 19th, 2008 @ 6:52 am
it's awesome !
I am from india.
waiting for the product.
Actually I want to talk to you and show you something
regarding fluid effects in After effects.
eg. , Realistic smoke, fire , liquid, clouds , dust.
is it possible in AE whitout using any fluid simulator.
I am working on that and i have done something.
Text convert to smoke and dissapear, fire flames, in a realistic way
although its not scientifically accurate.
Darren Doyle
May 19th, 2008 @ 6:55 am
I bet that took some time to render..hence the delay on the promo...I hope you haven't taken on more than you can chew mate...I sit here waiting in a pool of my own excitement..for the finished promo...
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:05 am
We're in good shape to launch today, we've gone so far, we don't want to skimp on the other details.
Infaas
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:06 am
Your service will be accepted in anyway you present it,, keep the magic going AK...Cheers!
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:09 am
I like the promo for the promo. looks very promoish.
highdefw
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:13 am
So Andrew, it looks like the promo will be ready before the DVD launch tomorrow right?
kris
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:18 am
please, make it happen today. Hhehe!
Malte
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:22 am
Wow, that is looking great.

I can't wait to see the promo :)
Jason
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:49 am
Andrew with you being so busy with all this stuff dont forget about your anniversary tomorrow.
Sandy
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:51 am
yes plz make it today, its monday 10 at night here, I will wait for the promo before I go to sleep........plz make it today if possible.

thnx & regards
Sandy
Fernando
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:56 am
Hi Andrew!
Look, i need to sale the idea to my chief to buy this new great product (for sure!), you most know how this go.
Thats why im so anxious to see the Bullet demo!
i can wait!
David
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:04 am
Just to confirm, I can pay for the product tomorrow, but I can't get hold of it or download it until the 22nd? Right?

-dave
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:11 am
transformers letters or what ? at least you blowin stuff up which is a good thing.
Simon
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:27 am
Looks really cool.

I always like your promos. Can't wait for it.
NiGhTmArE666
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:31 am
Somebody should tell you guys that you don't need to apolize for some delay. Everybody is waiting for products, tutorials and other stuff that are from exceptional quality for newbees and advanced users.

Take your time, nobody with a good amount of brains will complain about this! Take it easy, take your time for making the product that you and all the other guys from VCP are proud of!

Keep it up guys, well done !
Simon
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:35 am
Andrew I just have a question.

Do you work 24 hours?

Well I see u put that photo at midnight, next comment at 3am and last one 7am. If it is like that, than take some days off and spend some time with your family.

It is much more importend to spent some time with them, than working all the time. Seriously.
Eduardo Torres
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:44 am
This is the only place where people like me die to see a promo trailer, and as always, we expect to see the best of the best!
Malte
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:48 am
"It is much more importend to spent some time with them, than working all the time. Seriously."

No, that is wrong! Work harder, faster, better, more! We want tutorials, we want Promos, we want DVDs!


Just kidding...
Jack Daniel Jenkins
May 19th, 2008 @ 9:44 am
Fired?? I thought you were like.. the MAN there? Looking forward to it! Oh, and Sam's actually talked to me.. online of course but still, I was all giddy.

~jd
VISA
May 19th, 2008 @ 10:18 am
Dear mr. Kramer, We at VISA are standing by to process the money. Just make sure to have those downloads ready, especially the pipeline to The Netherlands.
People there are desperate for your products and are willing to learn all you have to offer. They see you as somekind of god or at least his son who came to earth to teach us all about the magical things you master so well.
Oh yeah, could you tell that wonderfull actor Sam Loya, we will send his money straight to his Swiss bank account as always.
Keep up your good work
Victor Isa
timo8793
May 19th, 2008 @ 10:32 am
Thx for the small promo, still waiting to buy the great dvd
isi123
May 19th, 2008 @ 10:37 am
Wow that looks amazing! Cant wait for the promo and product :). Great work guys!
May 19th, 2008 @ 10:47 am
I feel a Big Server bog down commin on soon.. lol :-D

And of course.. i plan on being one of the participants. The stuff you guys make is absolutely top notch.
Bo
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:13 am
yeah ok...but I wanna see the promo FOR the promo for the promo. hehehe..k that was bad but nah it looks good man.
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:01 pm
wowwwww !!!
looks nice :D
if i was alive till this product come out , i'll use all of your nice TUTS in this DVD.
YOU KILLED US .
Hurry UP Boy !!! :D
Thanks Again
http://after-effects.blogfa.com
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:09 pm
Oh the screenshot looks like crap. dont bother posting the promo, it'd be wasting everybody's time...


just kidding, buddy!
Lookin great! can't wait till.... TOMORROW?! :O
ben
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:10 pm
highdefw
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:25 pm
Any updated news Andrew? Will it be viewable in a few hours? :)
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:27 pm
Yah, but who will fire you. Aren't you the boss?
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:31 pm
open open open lol I have my money ready

Great Job guys. Keep it up!!!
Dayill
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:32 pm
If you need some help with creating the promo, let me know.
I went through the basic training tutorials so I can give you a few pointers :)

Image looks good.
I look forwarding to picking up this DVD tomorrow.
It can be found at blockbuster right?
:)
May 19th, 2008 @ 12:41 pm
you siad you will get fired ,so you work for some one or what ,i thought you are the Boss ,and why your studios so secretive its like area 51 god damn it , but its not hard to track you down ,you guys are easy to find :) imagine all your fans standing infront of the building with signes demanding promos.
smoke
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:22 pm
thank you Andrew
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:25 pm
It is true, I am the Boss, but that also means I can fire myselft, if I so choose.
Darren Doyle
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:33 pm
no need for you to do that buddy....take your time...as always ...it's always gonna be mind-blowing everytime..what ever you guys do....I just hope ILM or George Lucas don't come calling..and taking you off the Skywalker Ranch....I couldn't handle that..
lol

top work guys...I really mean that ;)
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:33 pm
But then VCP won't get so much great Tutorials...
...but maybe Sam can handle After Effects.

THAT'S IT!
Andrew in front, Sam behind the camera and Sam teaches us great techniques. :-D


Andrew,
can you maybe now please tell me how much I have to pay you for delivering to Germany? I give two bucks, an I'll buy Sam much Ice-Cream... I promise! :-)

Regards.
Lucas
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:46 pm
The shipping cost to Germany and anywhere other than the US and Canada is $14 US.
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:48 pm
Andrew do you sit at the computer all day?
illd
May 19th, 2008 @ 1:58 pm
Kramer got fired five minutes ago, sam took over control ;)
illd
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:00 pm
@ Lucas and other germans:

I think we have also to pay some fee to the German Zoll, at least the "Mehrwertsteuer" (19%)
Toii
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:02 pm
it's been very hot the last couple of days here in south california
I hope that your computer, Lord Andrew, is not burning with all that power required to render the promos and lunch the 2 new dvd's

just 9 more hours until may 20 here in the USA

You Rock!
minh
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:03 pm
promos... are they coming tonight? or can i go to sleep
Toii
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:04 pm
@illd

what?
sam took over video copiltot

WOW

this is getting better and better
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:06 pm
can you tell us around what time it will be up just for the sake of not jumping like tom cruise ,i dont think my couch can handle that.
Max
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:15 pm
CAN'T WAIT! CAN'T WAIT! CAN'T WAIT! CAN'T WAIT! CAN'T WAIT! CAN'T WAIT!

This is going to be infinitely awesome!
Nickhoo
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:23 pm
nice..
umm.. aren't you the boss of this company? why would you get fired?
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:29 pm
@illd

Sure, but not for the classic tutorials - you pay 'Zoll' only for articles over 22€ (with effect from the first December, it' 150€, not 22€ :-) ).
For the Advanced Tutorials it's ca. 6€ 'Zoll', so you pay ~38€.
So everything's fine.


@Andrew
I love the information and I love YOU! But I hate time-change. Here it's already the 20th May -.-
But Tomorrow I'll buy your DVDs, and when I can handle it due the order I pay Sam some Ice-Cream ;-)

Regards,
Lucas
Spike
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:34 pm
cant wait for the season premiere tonight !!
highdefw
May 19th, 2008 @ 2:40 pm
hehe I have a feeling the tutorial will be released tomorrow...
Just Amit
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:00 pm
Hmm... either tomorrow or today... well, today is almost over.... IT COMES OUT TOMORROW!!! YESSSS!!! looking forward :)
Savio
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:11 pm
:( I hope...
mcphlen
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:12 pm
man this "I cant' wait" is so contagious .. its 1:08 pm here and i keep checking as all of u do .. u know what ? I studied mathematics and computing, u know all that boring stuff of programming and solving equations (but in french :p) and now i'm seriously thinking of learning after effects and getting a job in VFX ... thankx to Mr Kramer .. just a thought .. dont take me serious ... but i really wanna do that ... anyways .. all the best wishes for everyone in here ... coz i luv y'all :p ...
and good luck with tha waiting game ..
illd
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:14 pm
@ Lucas:

Thats good news for german VCP freaks (as long the Euro will stay strong :) ) Untill now I just downloaded the stuff, I think I probably order the DVD...

But what do you mean: "with effect from the first December" ? Did I miss something?
Donovan
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:36 pm
hmm anyone care to discuss the screenshot? maybe the elements in it an even theories about how it can be recreated?

for example, i think a bumb map was used on the floor, which was positioned and created very similar to the grid tutorial.

The fogish effect in the background, is possibly created using fractal noise, as in with the "creating the blue planet" tutorial. Another fogish effect is in the foreground, this time smaller and more controlled.

As the text is shattering, there seems to be some external particles in there, possibly created using particular. (as per one of the recent short tutorials, can't quite remember the name)

In terms of lighting, i think there's maybe a white (or very light bluish) ambient light, a yellow, orangish point light could be behind the fog in the foreground.

The text itself, maybe done in a 3d program, not sure where the shattering was done.

I am no expert by any means lol, so i could be wrong about every single thing...what are u guys theories/ agreements/ disagreements?

mayb even andrew could tell me how far or close i was.
Andrew's creativity is amazing when it comes to these things.
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:50 pm
yea thought me all i know...
Donovan
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:51 pm
sorry for the double post, its just the typo was really bugging me lol, its supposed to be "bump map"
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:53 pm
@illd

http://tinyurl.com/3w5crh
I think it's a little late; I just ordered some books from USA (I could by them here too, but there I pay 38$, here 42€...), and tomorrow I'll order the DVDs from here.
I think there won't be anything I want from America in the next few years :-)
But I think it's great anyway; the 'Zoll' isn't high for those things, so it's ok.
Some time ago I wanted to buy an XL2 from USA; I mean: it's simply insolent that they pay less in $ than we in €. The same with Adobe Products (it's 1:1!). Then the taxes will brake your neck :-)

Regards,
Lucas
Christian
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:57 pm
I'd say it was mostly done in 3dstudiomax, the text and the floor... In the reflection of the explosion you can see real texture so this is the most likely case. The text is relecting the floor and casting shadows in the light so that was all done in 3d. The particles may be Particular but my bet is also 3d as they seem to envelope the lettering.

The cloudy backdrop is either a solid with tweaked fractal generation or perhaps a darkened clip from the Real Clouds collection.
Toii
May 19th, 2008 @ 3:57 pm
while we wait

anybody wanna talk about the tshirt desing contest
illd
May 19th, 2008 @ 4:03 pm
@ Lucas: Thanks for the info!

I hate Adobe for "betrayling " the outside-us costumers. The european prices make no sense!

I heard since Andrew Kramer got fired by VCP, he will be the new CEO at Adobe, maybee things will change now :-)
Kreepman
May 19th, 2008 @ 4:04 pm
andrew, I'll pay you to teach me 3Ds Max.
<3
Toii
May 19th, 2008 @ 4:09 pm
Andrew has no price
he's priceless (which means he's very valuable) so valuable that noboy can afford him

dont pay atention to me
May 19th, 2008 @ 4:20 pm
I think sam will win the T-shirt contest! haaha, he did take over V.C. so I think he can win.
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:04 pm
Hey andrew !!!
I'm Agree with Blair89 in this post :
http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/?p=186#comment-45765
And we like to know further.
Thanks
http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/?p=186#comment-45765
highdefw
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:05 pm
I can't wait any longer.... It's 9:00 p.m. right now and I'm going crazy. By the time I wake up tomorrow, I will be ordering the Advanced DVD and yet I will have not have seen the promo for the product I have been wanting ever since it was announced!!!!

Andrew, you gotta hook us up with an update man, at least some kind of "possible" ETA of when the promo will be viewable.
FAN
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:05 pm
WARNING!!!!!!

Sam took over video copilot!
gfxman
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:09 pm
Looking forward to buying this. Re promos, dude - you get to stay up all night tonight drinking coffee and rockstar energy drink... :) Welcome to production fun...this'll rock like your other tuts, keep 'em coming!

-gfx
Kreepman
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:15 pm
Andrew, you should have some type of Pre-Order thing on this website.
That way, I can secure my copy of ATDVD.!
highdefw
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:48 pm
Routine check :P
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:50 pm
me too
CASKO
May 19th, 2008 @ 6:07 pm
need that :D
Sandy
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:18 pm
Andrew is keeping all of us in a suspense, it means that, the product & the promo will b a big boom. He will open all the surprises @ once.

20th morning, just woke up & checking.........still waiting
highdefw
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:22 pm
routine check, according to the time these messages are being posted, it looks like by the time its 4 a.m. here, it will be the 20th for VC. So when I wake up tomorrow, I will be able to order my copy of "The Bullet" , and of course see the promo.
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:32 pm
this is like when people camp out to buy star wars tickets. it's so funny.

i'm totally guilty too; i snuck back to my computer every chance i could this weekend to see if the promos were up. looking forward to getting my hands on the bullet.

andrew- must be nice having such a dedicated following.
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:43 pm
I love STAR WARS and V.C. so I keep coming back to my mac like every 30 seconds. come on man give us an update! or we will take it from you! RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT RIOT WE WANT THE PROMOS NOW!!!!!
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:45 pm
you guys are beyond amazing. I am taking a digital animation class and I asked my teacher if he has ever heard of videocopilot.net and he said, "OH YEAH, Andrew Kramer is the Adobe god." lol
Rob
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:49 pm
05:43 in the morning, 20th of May, again woke up early to see and order but :( nothing here?

I think AK did byte the bullet a little too much :)

Anyway, still I hope that the bullet will be released before Indy...

Grtz to you all..

R
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:50 pm
Don't worry it's still 9pm here on the 19th...
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:52 pm
at least tell us at what time this is worse than christmass i swear iam not good with presents.
James Price
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:53 pm
You been playing Internet Chequers again?
highdefw
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:56 pm
Well the time differences are now confirmed... So it'll be 3 am by me when the dvd comes out. Well the promo is now really close to being release, some delays have come up causing it to be postponed until further notice, or he plans to launch it all at once...

Only time will tell...
Breno
May 19th, 2008 @ 7:58 pm
Hey! it's May 20th here in Brazil !!! Where is the bullet????

Just kiddin'... keep up with this excelent work dude!!!!
Andrew Kerr
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:02 pm
Oh man... you guys have got nothing to complain about... down here in Sydney Australia its been the 20th for 14 hours now...

If only I have Doc Browns time machine!
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:36 pm
WAIT!!!! What if this is another one of Andrews Jokes!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! The BULLET has to be real!!!!!!!!!
Tim
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:36 pm
Ummm... May 19th, 9:36pm

How much longer do we have to wait? (I'm KIDDING!!!)

You have some serious Video Copilot fans here watching their clocks.

That screen grab looks awesome. As does the DVD cover. You really have an eye for quality work.
Kim A. Strandli
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:37 pm
Hmm... I have Google Desktop with a World Clock application... But what is the name of the timezone you're using Andrew? So I can adjust it, and know the exact time you're following. It's kinda confusing, I'm in norway, and the time here is 06:36 AM... Thinking of going to bed...

Anyways, take your time Andrew, as long as its out in good time for christmas :) (If not, I will seriously be disappointed...) But I guess that will not be a problem. Keep up the good work.
Tim
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:42 pm
Pacific Standard Time, I'm pretty sure. :)
highdefw
May 19th, 2008 @ 8:52 pm
Routine check before bed. Its 1 am...
KrystleEyes
May 19th, 2008 @ 9:01 pm
5pm tuesday the 20th here...

now not holding out much hope of seeing the promo before the 21st
May 19th, 2008 @ 9:02 pm
i tell you one thing iam not going to bed tonight ,iam grapping my sniper rifle and iam hunting the screen down and i build a small device to hit the f5 key every 3 seconds so when he upload the promo i;ll be the first one to shoot it down.
FD
May 19th, 2008 @ 9:14 pm
Just wondering Andrew, how long did/will it take you to render out the Bullet promo? Also, do you render using the computer stated in the FAQ section of this site (Intel C2D Q6800, etc)?
Rob
May 19th, 2008 @ 9:18 pm
AK, congratulations with your anniversary!!!

I don't know if I am maybe to late/early because of the time difference?

Have a succesfull release and I hope you are going to earn a lot of bucks from us to buy her a big present!!!!

R
Tom
May 19th, 2008 @ 9:36 pm
fired ^^
Man i love this stuff, VideoCopilot is the best stuff!
thx
mag
May 19th, 2008 @ 9:37 pm
happy wedding day man
release it then take aholiday
May 19th, 2008 @ 9:41 pm
Tomorrow's the big day!!!


I think I'm going to skip school and stay home for the festivities!
Sandy
May 19th, 2008 @ 9:51 pm
I'm only watching the CLOCK & the BLOG!

This will b the product of a lifetime, I Guess. The Bullet has made such a craze to this community that this WAIT will be remembered for a lifetime.

The bullet is in the air, whos the first to see it ???? :)

We all r waiting Andrew.............
May 19th, 2008 @ 9:53 pm
to all indiana jones fans out there, please when the movie is released, don't go with high expectations. As we are asured that will be brillaint, if we got on high expectations we might expect too much and get disappointed. i mean its been awhile and i think just to have indy back on the screens to good for enough me.

enjoy it for just being indiana

(if all that made sense)

count down is near
Naveen
May 19th, 2008 @ 10:07 pm
20th! I am anxiously waiting for the release that I could hardly sleep!!
Andrew when s it gonna come out?? Good Luck with the release :)
Fuuss
May 19th, 2008 @ 10:34 pm
Btw do you know Indiana was the name of his dog :-)
May 19th, 2008 @ 10:41 pm
i thinks it was lucas dog .
Johanan
May 19th, 2008 @ 10:53 pm
Well there's an hour left before this site will explode with orders from crazy fans. Like me:)
BOBB
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:00 pm
Cant wait! This will be the best thing i will so far be spending money on.

I guess i know why its taking so long. Sam tried on the 7th take of the bullet and shot Andy!!!. He's is in ICU and Sam took over. He's the boss! He gave andy only one chance to show his showcase only one frame of the promo lest he gonna be fired!!!

And guys, thats just the first frame of the main thing!!! Kramer, we understand the rush coz we too go thru this, Good luck and ENDA MOS MOS.( Take it easy in swahili)

All da best!!!! Thanks for the effort yo showing just for us!!!
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:00 pm
hey andrew if i order later after everything goes to normal do i still get a signed copy after all iam your boy clancy30 /indiana artist.
Vers
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:21 pm
its 9 am in germany right now! where is it?????? its like waiting for a new sequel of star wars....lol!
Don´t worry, i can wait....damn im so excited!

Greetings

Vers
Donovan
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:23 pm
if i were Andrew Kramer, i'd be sleeping right now :P lol
Derrick van Niekerk
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:29 pm
he he he, where is the "buy now" button, where is it!!!

looking forward to this one,

Derrick
Marko
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:30 pm
My god I think I'm more excited about this than Indiana Jones!!!!


Don't make us wait to long.
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:38 pm
I'm looking forward to this one too!
Thanks for all the good tutorials.
Greets from the netherlands.
Marc
Ben Stein
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:42 pm
Anyone? Anyone?
Matt
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:42 pm
routine check
Johanan
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:52 pm
8 minutes to go before 19 May is done. Come on Kramer, Admit defeat. Don't worry though - we don't mind waiting for another day or week for a great product :-)
Donovan
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:56 pm
no no nooo! I will never admit defeat! never!

oh wait...i'm not Andrew Kramer...i tend to forget that sometimes :P
Infaas
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:58 pm
its the final countdown, ta da daa daaaaaaaaaa! ta da daaa daaaa daaaaaa
hehehe
Nas shakaur
May 19th, 2008 @ 11:59 pm
and were is it!!? it aint still arrived yet !! Id like 2b the first one to order the DVD's!!
Sandy
May 20th, 2008 @ 12:00 am
OMG, whats happening, hahhahah lol still not OUT....... wooooowhooooo :)

I have never waited for anything like this........I'm getting crazy..........where r u Andrew...........plz release it man!

We r dying to watch.............plz plz plz..........

Bullet time is shown in SLOW motion & this Bullet is also coming in SLOW motion, but then when it hits.......it will be a BANG. :)
Donovan
May 20th, 2008 @ 12:01 am
I've used the refresh button on my browser in the last two days more than i've used it on any computer put together in my whole life
Infaas
May 20th, 2008 @ 12:02 am
guys, guys he said on or before 20th may 08,, he is still safe,

hehe
Donovan
May 20th, 2008 @ 12:04 am
yep he's still got a whole 24hrs left to torture us...argh no one should have that power. hope he duznt get any ideas about world domination lol
Fuuss
May 20th, 2008 @ 12:30 am
Some Indiana Jones Facts
FIVE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
The biplane in the opening of the film has the identification letters OB-CPO, a shout-out to Star Wars' Obi-Wan Kenobi and C-3PO. Also, in the Well of Souls, C-3PO and R2-D2 are among the figures on the wall of Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Tim
May 20th, 2008 @ 12:33 am
I'm pretty sure Andrew meant May 20th - Los Angeles time.

I think that will be around 5 - 6pm in Europe. Just breathe deep, I'm sure it will be worth the wait. ;)
KrystleEyes
May 20th, 2008 @ 12:38 am
only 3 and a half hours left here til the 21st of may...

just sayin'
Melwin
May 20th, 2008 @ 12:50 am
Can't wait, Can't wait, CAN'T WAIT!
Wooohoooo, c'mon Andrew, you get it =)
Here in Germany it's about 11 a.m.

Cheers
May 20th, 2008 @ 12:59 am
Looking forwarnd for all these new inspiration.......
Tim
May 20th, 2008 @ 1:07 am
Has anyone here ever used Polyboost for 3ds Max?
Randito
May 20th, 2008 @ 1:09 am
I feel the same as most of you...I cant wait to buy the DVD's. I have been working all night and it is 4am here and still nothing to order. =(

I wanted to order before going to sleep this morning, does not look like its going to happen....the torture Andrew...the torture!!
sicu
May 20th, 2008 @ 1:22 am
Polyboost is a great add-on utility for 3dsmax. It gives you so much more control when modeling and will in many cases prove to be a huge time-saver. I feel like a commercial now, but what the heck, I will advertise great products anyday. VCP ftw ;) Ready to drain my creditcard at the release of Bullet. Hoping for a complete bundle ^^
Sandy
May 20th, 2008 @ 1:24 am
seems like andrew used it to build the floor for the promo, may b i'm wrong.

Its already 20th May, 3:00 pm here.

I think Andrew must b releasing everything @ once next morning, We will have it as a Breakfast.
Someone
May 20th, 2008 @ 1:26 am
I hope It is This Evening...
jeroen
May 20th, 2008 @ 1:29 am
There is a rumour that andrew is fired ;)
David
May 20th, 2008 @ 1:36 am
.... patiently waiting....whilst inside im panicing.

-dave
Someone
May 20th, 2008 @ 1:36 am
yea, he Is crying At sams (mothers) House now...

:P Just Kidding Sam
sicu
May 20th, 2008 @ 1:43 am
Kinda going off-topic whilst waiting for release. Looks like they've used one of vcp's ink effects in the intro to CSI: NY (00:08):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4k4r41a0NQ
Timmy Turner
May 20th, 2008 @ 1:50 am
Noon. Counting down to the dvd release. Also only 12hours to go till the midnight screening of Indiana Jones. What an amazing day.
lucas
May 20th, 2008 @ 2:56 am
wheeerrre isss the bullet ?,?!!

i can't waiiit !!!
David
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:04 am
is anyone actually 'getting it' today...? because of shipping and delayed download option, we can't actually get started on anything today...right?
Matt
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:13 am
no but we will get to see the promo some time today.......... i cant wait
Alex
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:15 am
lol I feel asleep like 5 hours ago and expected it to be here..... o well probably after school??
K. Ramer
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:30 am
Hello,

My name is Kris Ramer (K.Ramer) and I received two pallets with some kind of DVD about a bullet today? Must be a mistake!

I'm not sure what to do with them, can anybody help me?

Thanks

K.Ramer
eddie
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:30 am
Well here in melbourne Australia its 9.30 pm tuesday and im dieing....................
Alan
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:32 am
Andrew, if you do get fired I can put you in touch with a good Loya for legal advice!!!!
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:33 am
@illd
It's not my problem - there's still Student-Prices and soon I'm starting my study for Digital Film. I have to work with Final Cut and stuff, but thanks to god even Apple knows that After Effects is simply the best... :-)
Maybe I can count with AK's work there, with the bullet :-D

Regards,
Lucas
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:41 am
If you will get fired by yourself, i will hire you..,
narendra samaria
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:46 am
i think bullet break my head
Tony O’Clobe
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:46 am
Ok :-) Honestly? I can't wait!!! When the hell is it ready?! :-D

(I would say OMG, but I am beginning o hate it :-) )
illd
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:46 am
@ Lucas:

Student-Prices are a nice thing, but when you finished your studies you have to pay the full price. But I think untill then, the prices at adobe will have changed.

By the way, where do you study?
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:47 am
let talk abour render pass
highdefw
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:48 am
I hope there aren't any problems or anything... It's either AK is ready to release it, or there's some kind of technical difficulty. Comon Andrew, give us an update so I can give you the money!!!!! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:51 am
@illd
Even if not, then I'm a high-payed VFX :-D
I mean, I'm not a student right now - I got my Abi last year.

I'll study in Hamburg at the SAE. Some people think it's crap and stuff, but I think it's a good choice - I mean, try to get to Ludwigsburg.
It's damn expensive, but I think (or hope :-D ) it will be nice. Last year I went there to inspect the location, and I think it will be nice :-) I'm searching a flat right now. Real-Life (with paying for flats, for all on your own) is silly :-)

Regards,
Lucas
Jacob Czepluch
May 20th, 2008 @ 3:52 am
To Kris Ramer. (K.Ramer)

I think the two pallets belong to me, so if you'll please ship them to my address, I would be plaesed.

-Jacob Czepluch

:)
Justin
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:02 am
Oh man... went to be hoping this would be up today.. 8:00am here, c'mon Andrew, the suspense is killin' us!

Keep up the awesome work, looking forward to bullet!
Aleha
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:13 am
Ну и где мать вашу этот гребаный диск? У меня 20 мая уже закончилось ))
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:14 am
OH heck yeah! today is the day
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:22 am
@sicu: here's another csi:ny opener that features an earth zoom, a medical zoom with blood cells, and the bullet effect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkkYEbRe3iY&feature=related

it's like the chicken or the egg- which came first? ;)
Sandy
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:26 am
Andrew.....................Andrew..................Andrew!!!!..................

Where r u ?

We r missing u.....

plz come soon.................
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:27 am
Great site!
Cristian
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:29 am
We can't wait anymore, i'm very disappointed :)))... just kidding. The screenshot looks awesome... I think this dvd will be the best of the best...
Thank you!
K. Ramer
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:29 am
Sorry Jacob, some dude (Andrew?) phoned me, telling me that it was the best tutorial ever made by him so we watched it and he was totaly right!! I gave the whole bunch to him!

Sorry...

:)
James
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:30 am
OMG OMG OMG

Im buying this !
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:31 am
Hi Lucas and illd

AFAIK you may not have to pay fees to the customs (german Zoll), because what you get from VCP are DVD-ROM's, not Video-DVD's or music CD's.
It's a little difference for them.
As I received my 9 Pack Video Collection, I had not to pay any fees to the customs, only the import sales tax (Einfuhrumsatzsteuer) of 19% that was all.
They told me, that DVD-ROM's are not customable.

I'm looking forward to get the new products, looking very good.
Many Thx to Andrew for all that work and great stuff.

Best regards from the very north of germany
Marcus
mad man
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:41 am
are any of you guys using 3ds max? are you good, im lerning it right now, but it takes so long time :-(, i hope there is some great techniques in this product that van help me intergrate max with ae
CraZy DonKey
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:43 am
Well. It is a FULL MOON. :0)
Jacob Czepluch
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:46 am
I was sure they all were mine though! :( Guess I'll have to order one from this Andrew Kramer, who ever he is then.
Unless of course he is sendig me one for free since he claimed the pallets before I did .

Didnt he even leave some left you then?
narendra samaria
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:59 am
i think andrew not realise today
Les
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:02 am
OK - I promised myself I wasn't going to check this site 300 times today like I did yesterday! But - HELL - I'm already up to about 20 times today - I CAN'T HELP MYSELF!!! I think I need professional help - or a bullet promo.
Jacob Czepluch
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:02 am
narendra samaria I think he does. Look at what time it is in California right now. It is 5 in the morning or something. So Andrew is propably dreaming about all the money we'll all use ordering this product
K. Ramer
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:04 am
Sorry Jacob, after the FBI/CIA arrived and escorted him to his home in Beverly Hills where he lives next to S. Spielberg, there was nothing left for me :(

However, he promised be a free basic AE training and was going to send me this wonderfull website address today. If I remember it correctly it started with www.

Have to wait for the rest now.. :(

(I think this is called getting bored? haha) ok, let's stop this kidding around and start waiting for AK news.

Rob
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:07 am
Adrew !!!! we're waiting for you awesome product.
Please release today!!!
i hope it's there in the evening, i waited a long time for this.
Please Andrew!!!
Jacob Czepluch
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:07 am
Good idea Rob. :)

And shame for me and you about all the lost pallets. Lets hope AK feel pitty for us and sends us a signed copy when we order :D
ben
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:11 am
now!!
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:18 am
come on guys! is nighttime! just press F5 and wait ;)
David
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:23 am
depends where you are ilbevi....its coming up for 2-30pm here in UK.
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:27 am
No, here's 3pm.
I wait, and wait.

Andrew, how's the feeling beeing more fascinating and influentially than Scientology? :-D

Regards,
Lucas
thomas
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:28 am
Yeap, 2:30pm here in the UK, so by my guessing, we'll get it about 9:30pm over here (seeing Andrew is 9 hours behind us)
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:29 am
OK, got my credit card in hand!
dream-prod
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:35 am
today is the day 20 ;)
uzair
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:41 am
Can't wait longer
Infaas
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:51 am
Guys just a recall,

This is a Bullet the Video Copilot team will be very proud of... Its Professional, and i am sure it will be worth the WAIT!

So lets Cheer the Team!!! thanks guys for your great service...
Jinosuke
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:53 am
Hmmm... Woke up hoping the wait would be over...
Almost 7am here in LA....
Fuuss
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:55 am
Hey just take it easy.
VCP can only be descripbed with this sentence:
You know what you're going to see, you see what you get, and when you leave you're happy.
Peter
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:57 am
What is the shipping cost to Canada and how long does it take to arrive in mail?
Infaas
May 20th, 2008 @ 5:59 am
different ways of saying the same thing huh...
highdefw
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:11 am
Rutine check...
Frank
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:11 am
it's on :-) check out the order page
highdefw
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:12 am
I SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BANNER AND THE INFO!!!!!!!!!!!!
David
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:17 am
GOGOGOGO! I'm buying now!
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:17 am
Yeah, but it does not work with "More Info" :-(

Regards,
Lucas
Infaas
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:18 am
WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!
Infaas
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:19 am
THATS CRAZY STUFF!!!
Infaas
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:20 am
VIDEO COPILOT IS AWWWSOME!!! CONGRATULATIONS GUYS....LOVE IT!
James Price
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:21 am
HOLY WASHABLE CARP!!!!!!!!!!!
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:21 am
AMAZING!!!
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:21 am
ITS OUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks Andrew !!!!
Fantastic!!!

Germany loves xour work
Breno
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:22 am
It's aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiveeeee!!!!!
Dayill
May 20th, 2008 @ 6:22 am
Ouch. I bought the complete bundle pack last month and now i see its the same price with the new DVDs. Oh well... still gonna buy these new ones. Maybe i will get a free beer if i ever get out to California :)
Vers
May 20th, 2008 @ 9:56 am
BOOOOOOOM! I swear, i will order in the next 30 minutes!
Great Job to the hole Videocopilot Team!

Vers
Marcel
May 20th, 2008 @ 4:35 pm
Bullet, Bullet, Bullet, Bullet. this hard!!!!!!!
tom
May 21st, 2008 @ 2:07 am
no freeking words, GODLIKE
May 22nd, 2008 @ 12:46 pm
For those of you curious about the promo video....

I think it is cinema 4d. Explosion deformers over 3D text. Then, the clip is rendered out and time remapped in AE.... OR Keyed to pause on the explosion from within C4D.

At least this is how I would accomplish it.

Best,

Chris
May 24th, 2008 @ 10:50 am
i got it today, both, yay!
May 24th, 2008 @ 10:50 pm
The promo is breathtaking !!! Any plans making a tutorial composing this promo ? The bullet is an inspiration for a more sportive (soccer) version ! Great jobs !!! Thanks Andrew !
Shane Holloman
May 24th, 2008 @ 10:53 pm
Andrew.... The promo is slammin...I have purchased the The Bullet and love it. What are the chances of a look at your title plate sessions??? I am very grateful for everything you have done for the VFX community. I have purchased everything you've posted on your site so far and wouldn't hesitate to buy your titles from the bullet promo as well?
Nando
December 6th, 2008 @ 1:41 am
I beg of you andrew...please give us tutorial on how you made the 3d letters explode...this technique would be very helpful and would provide a great fundamental of explosions and shattering of objects
Eric Harrison
December 30th, 2008 @ 2:58 pm
Did you ever release a tut or shortcut on how to make the letters explode? I know of the modifiers in max, but not how to get the explode look or the decrumble thing from the Fringe logo (reversed eh?) tnx
Marco
March 15th, 2009 @ 4:02 am
WOW ANDREW YOU ROCK HOW DID YOU CREAT THAT TITLE EXPLOSION YOU SHOULD MAKE A TUTROIAL OF THAT COME ON MAN MAKE A TUTORIAL WITH WEAPON EXPLOSION
December 2nd, 2010 @ 9:06 am
I love the floor.
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