The Bullet is Really Moving!

We are almost wrapped on this new DVD and we are quite proud of it :)

This new DVD will take you from your favorite 3D program to After Effects and back, including compositing multi-pass renders and importing camera data.

On the AE side we will be covering advanced compositing techniques including color correction, particle effects and 3d displacement mapping. Most of all we will be covering workflow management and exploring the best ways to manage assets and media. No more, saving everything to the desktop.

The official information about the product and promo video will be around later this week, we spent all our time on the product so that’s why the promo isn’t out yet.

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7 years ago
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134 Comments

1 year ago
Made this dope video with this pack thank you so much
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgXYZpjRSyY&feature=share&list=TL6nFuI6xSq-c
Ryan
4 years ago
does anyone know the music used for the "Bullet" trailer i know its one from pro scores or designer fx but what is the name? please help me
6 years ago
Actually it was one of the trailers that inspired me to experiment with the shot...
Saleem
6 years ago
It looks like your technique made it to the big screen in the movie "Wanted". Awesome!
Michael Bannen
6 years ago
Thought this might be of interest: Newly-released open source blender movie.


http://www.bigbuckbunny.org/
7 years ago
hey sam,
i love your work but don't have money on me now to buy the bullet, but i really want it. By any chance will it become a free tutorial in a couple of months?
Jeremy
7 years ago
hey Andrew i just wanted to ask you something.

=is this tutorial just on the bullet or is it like a hole range of things to do with 3D and AE?

oh and one more thing if this ever gets to you i will be uploading a test of this on youtube so you could have a look and may be give me some pointers on it k,
thanks.
link to my blog to witch i will be uploading test: http://www.youtube.com/user/J2B3Productions
Andrew Kramer
7 years ago
HOLA
David
7 years ago
I can't wait anymore!
timo8793
7 years ago
"The official information about the product and promo video will be around later this week."

I can't waiiit
7 years ago
Monday is a very busy day, Tuesday gives us a little better jump on things.
highdefw
7 years ago
Why do most companies release products on a Tuesday? Is there something special on Tuesdays? Like free DVD authoring or something?
7 years ago
Hey there dude,

Nice stuff, you are the geek/ AE people hero... amazing, looking great...

greetings from Zimbabwe (southern africa!)

later

enqore
Gidz
7 years ago
Andrew!!!! Will You be my Brother? Haha!! I Wish I Had a Brother Like You And Your Team... ^^ Cant w8 to see The tutorials... ^^
Simon
7 years ago
I have to say "Thank you", because almost a year ago I asked for a tutorial like this and now its coming out pretty soon.

Thanks Andrew and VCP Team for the wonderful and hard work u do.
nico
7 years ago
49.95$ ??? wauww !!! excellent price for a great dvd ...
coolio
7 years ago
hey thank u for reading my comment about 3 months ago asking you how to make a bullet thank u so much
Malte
7 years ago
Oooops, I meant the comment-count >.<
Malte
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,
as all the others already said, this project is amazing. I am really looking forward to hold it in my own hands ;)

By the way, I am using C4D and I really like it...but who knows, there are some things in Blender I should take a closer look at.

So, I just repeated what everyone else said, I just thought it would look good if the comment-post would be increased by one.


Greets,
Malte
7 years ago
Geez...why is May 20th taking so long!!!!!!!!!

Andrew, thanks for using Blender. I'm a small, small business and I can't yet afford any other 3D package.

Thanks for looking out for us little guys!
7 years ago
If it was done, I wouldn't have to talk about it :)
highdefw
7 years ago
Where is this promotion trailer you've been telling us about?
7 years ago
Andrew - Been visiting the site for about 6 months now, pumped about the 3dsmax integration,pumped for the bullet DVD..its what a ton of us have been waiting for. Branching off into the 3dsmax/AE integration world is an awesome path for VCP to keep following. (boujou/3d tracking tutorial !! ) You guys have a school unlike anything else on the web, and will continue to be supported, especially with 3d integration products like the bullet comin out.
7 years ago
What a cool graduation present!!! Thanks Andrew!
David
7 years ago
gief download now plxzorz.

-dave
7 years ago
No worries Kevin, I appreciate the question it will help others too.
7 years ago
Hey Andrew I am making a tutorial request in that section of the website. Check it out for me
I want VCP to take a shot at making the car light trails in Speed Racer as they turn extreme corners.
Plus I have another special one to request. Drop me an email if you have a chance I have some 3d car motion renders I can donate that play at 90 fps. They would be perfect to use as a test.
7 years ago
Hey Andrew, I was not knocking the new product it just seemed from the cover art that there was only one extended tutorial on here (Sam shooting the bullet). But with your reply to my earlier post you have reassured me that the dvd is indeed comprehensive with a good bit of deeper tutorials.

I have asked for this dvd for about a year now and you have obliged me. I have nothing but love for yah man. VCP is the shit. Keep bringing the good stuff and I"ll support you like no other blogger on here.
Tnx man.
7 years ago
Hey Rob,

I'm a great fan of some dutch movies with Kim Bodnia - like "II Kina spiser de hunde", but also some newer movies like "Adams æbler". (guys: BEST HUMOR EVER).

Is this such a dutch-comedy-movie, or about Pirates?
I like both :-)

Regards,
Lucas
photoshopmagician
7 years ago
Sounds awesome! I'd really like a tutorial on how you did the cover of the DVD, looks amazing!
highdefw
7 years ago
I too am a fan of Maya. I have currently been working on an Apache model in Maya, but I still have no real idea on how to composite it. I was thinking of using Shake, some experience with it, but i need basic composition, not the whole movie studio production package. So basically the compositing technique, how to plan, and integrate the footage with the 3D elements is what I am looking forward to the most in this DVD. I can model and texture a bullet, but its useless unless I composite it with some awesome footage.
Rob
7 years ago
Hi Guys,

Just wanted to show what C4D is capable of, below you find a link to a customer of me and the things they made for a very good Dutch movie called..
Scheepsjongens van de Bontekoe :)

http://www.cinema4d.nl/oplossingen/film_en_televisie/case6.php

Click and watch that QT movie and it shows the before and after very good..

Grtz to AK and the rest.. Sleeping bad cause Im waiting for the 20th....
7 years ago
3 Weeks to CANADA?!

Oh god, how long it will take to Europe? :-(
Sandy
7 years ago
Sounds v Interesting, I wish I could have buyed this one. I will definately buy this in future. No DOUBT, this porduct is AMAZING.

Cheers
Sandy
7 years ago
Hi Andrew;

Since there will be a delay in the DL version will there be a faster mail/courier option for the DVD to Canada ( say USP or Overnight Canada Post for an additional charge of course) it just seems to take about 3 weeks to get the DVD;s and I ahve a AE/Cinema 4D project due on May 29th.

BTW: Perfect timing on this one, can't wait.

Thanks
Stev
7 years ago
Thanks for the question elad,

Yes, the information on the DVD definitely goes beyond the Bullet. This is about 3D integration and working between the 2 programs. These principles are essential to many types of other effects, this project is just a fun example of how to do it. The core techniques and information will go a long way.
7 years ago
Excited for the new DVD... :]

Question: -Andew. do you believe we could take the techniques we will learn from this upcoming DVD, and use them on some different 3D integration ideas?
u think it can give us tools to do some other stuff But 'Bullet shooting', with the stuff u teach there?

thanx! :]
7 years ago
Heh, great Info.
I think I'll look some Demo's of the programs and some of your tutorials on the DVD, to see what's best for me.

Man, I have the fidgets, bigger than when I made my Abitur - Andrew, you know how to get us :-)

Regards,
Lucas
7 years ago
Which do I prefer? Well, I still prefer Max at the moment. Although after learning a lot about Cinema 4D, it amazes me all of the integration it has with After Effects. Even Blender has great ways of integrating that are way better than 3D Max.

I'm very comfortable with Blender, but not as comfortable in C4D. Perhaps because I left the default shortcuts in the tutorials and so it was difficult managing 3 sets of shortcuts for 3 different programs that are meant to do the same thing.

An upcoming promo video will include animation from Cinema 4D and 3D Max.

Bottom line, either program you choose, the benefits of 3D are life-changing. Especially if you go the Blender route. I kept telling my team, "Look what I made in a free program." I think I should start selling it :)
7 years ago
Hi Andrew,

you got me - I need it.
You know, I'm just searching a flat in Hamburg, in July my scholastics will start there. It's the SAE, maybe you know them.
I think this will be a good start, I never made any 3D in my life (sadly the guys from the SAE use Maya - but now Blender will work fine). 7 days left :-) (time change, here's already the 13. May)

By the way, which 3D Program you'd prefer?

Regards,
Lucas
CraZy DonKey
7 years ago
This is going to be the best DVD EVER!
Frank Miller
7 years ago
I hope you will make more tutorials, like this, based on effects from popular movies because you can't find techniques of incredible effects on the internet and they (meaning Studios) don't put any secrets of the movies with the dvds.

Thank you
Toii
7 years ago
Awsome dvd Andrew, I LOVE it
7 years ago
There are 12 tutorials on this DVD that take you through the different stages of this compositing. Now if you count all three programs there are actually 19 tutorials.

How it works is this first several tutorials are in After Effects, then you choose which 3D program to continue with, then each 3D program is integrated in After Effects for finishing and compositing. If you count the training for all three 3D programs the total length is near 5 hours but around 3 hours for a single 3D program with AE.
7 years ago
Now for my comments on this awesome tutorial. I love it, I love it, I love it. Hey but I thought there were to be at least 3 or 4 tutorials on the dvd. Will those be coming out later.
I hope you all are planning to release a bunch of the the deep 2 hour tutorials.
Jason Baker
7 years ago
YESSSSSSS!

why no maya tutorials?
Brandon
7 years ago
Hey Andrew...what kind of microphone do you use when making your tutorials? And , on your regular full length tutorials, about how big are the file sizes for those screen cap recordings you do after conversion for the web?
kris
7 years ago
WOw I love it andrew. Cant wait till it release. Very descent price also. Worth of buying it, I can see it now.
Max
7 years ago
Pre-order? Please? =)
Lol.
Can't wait.

Also, for the download...if any one on the VC team knows, how big is it? And what speeds can I expect (up to 500kbps or less?) so I can estimate a time for download.
7 years ago
WOWWWWWWWWWWW
That's What we like
Thanks again ( andrew and your Team )
http://after-effects.blogfa.com
Travis O’Donnell
7 years ago
Few questions before I gather money to buy...
I have Cinema 4D and 3DS Max,(can get blender), which is the most easiest to pull this effect off?
If we buy to download will we still get the signed paper from Sam :)? lol
I take it your exporting camera angles to pull off this effect? (hopefully)
Brian
7 years ago
WOW!!! I just watched the bullet video for like the 50th time trying to figure out how it was done. But of course, only someone as clever as you can do tutorials for this stuff. got my stuff ready to buy it on the 20th (hopefully)
tryxitaly
7 years ago
ANDREW DVD ADVANCE DOWNLOAD OR DVD?
gifty
7 years ago
hey great i m waiting for this from long time i'hv some shots to add this effect it really helps tnx ANDREW
Kiko
7 years ago
Hi Master Kramer
My credit card is ready for The Bullet.;Where’s that pre-order button Where, Where, Where, Can I get a sing copy by Master Kramer?

The Force be with you.
Kiko
zikas
7 years ago
realy good. But the software used (3d) : there's not Maya Or xsi or lightwave i mean no powerful software
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE PROMO!
Rilwan
7 years ago
Hi Andrew (Sir)

I will definetly buy This DVD
DamageFx
7 years ago
At Last,

Ok so it's about a week to the release date: Got to save up some Money
My girlfriends HAIR is gonna have to wait ( at the risk of high pitch female Screams and breaking a promise)

ah what the heck , I can take that
I've been waiting too long for this

HA HA HA HAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
7 years ago
Hey andrew,

Thanks to your tutorials you got me hoocked on AE!
Not very skilled in the 3d (yet), maybe this dvd will do the job.

anyway lookin forward to it, keep it up!
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,
The collectors series of Indy is coming out May 14th or something a week before the movie. It's a 3 dvd set. And Speilberg wont don't the carp Lucas did to the Star Wars dvd. Check it out.
WOW
7 years ago
DVD Cover, need it, so great.
David
7 years ago
Can't wait. Credit card sat in front of my screen ready to pay - just make sure its downloadble on the 22nd! Dave - england
7 years ago
@ AK & Kevin Balllon

Yes I was wondering when the anniversary is, cheers for letting us know. Thanks for the great site Kramer. I will be buying the DVD version of `the bullet` first week of June. I just hope there are some Sam signed versions still available. Or has he turned into a `diva` with a long list of demands before each shoot now?
7 years ago
Don't you like MAYA?
Josh Johnson
7 years ago
Could we expect a 3d tracking/matchmoving tutorial or DVD in the future?

Thanks Andrew!
7 years ago
No 3D tracking in this one, but that's what makes it so valuable. You don't need 3D tracking software to create this effect.
Legacy
7 years ago
Hey Andrew - is there any 3D camera tracking involved (i.e. Matchmoving)? I'm super-pumped about the 3D integration. That's what I'm working on right now. Thanks.
Kevin Ballon
7 years ago
George
7 years ago
Looking good Andrew. May I ask what the length of the training will be? was it 3hrs?

Thanks,
George
Yuki
7 years ago
shucks, I was hoping you'd include Maya. But guess the concept behind will be similar. Looking forward to it! :D
7 years ago
What anniversary is that?
Kevin Ballon
7 years ago
Looking forward to it! I'll probably end up buying then deciphering 3Ds Max/Blender
talk to Maya! :)

PS
1 yr anniversary (June 17th 07-08) coming up soon, got anything special planned?
The Bullet "2"? :)
PSS
Where did you get the SFX for the Twitch Promo?
7 years ago
Tell that to ear-less Joe in accounting....
James Price
7 years ago
Will there be tips on how to "curve the bullet?"...it looks like sam has it down.
Ha Ha
7 years ago
andrew....that promo pic....mm....is sam in a oven?that is the reason why he's pissed?
just kidding, I love that art!and the product it's the next in my personal shop list :)
7 years ago
Trust me, I wouldn't miss it for anything.
Michel
7 years ago
May 20th DVD Release of VideoCopilot's "The Bullet"
May 22nd Release of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

What a blockbuster week this is going to be!!!

Andrew, I hope you have enough time to go catch the Movie in this busy time for VideoCopilot.

I am looking forward to both.

Thanks
7 years ago
The orchestra sounds are part of the sound track, you want to search for soundtracks, not sound fx.
7 years ago
Does any one know where to get movie trailer sound FX. Sorry Andrew Your designer sound fx pack as absolutely bitchin. I'm also looking for that holy back ground music you know the kind that sounds like its from a Catholic Church viewing a end of the world demo.
7 years ago
What really has me excited about this product is that (and I'm speculating here, but hopefully!!) we'll get a complete overview of a complicated special effects shot from planning, shooting and compositing to final rendering. Usually this process goes through multiple roles and, in some cases depending on scale, different companies (effects or otherwise), so to have the opportunity to learn this process is invaluable. I see this as the ultimate tutorial.
Ben Wotton
7 years ago
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay! looks awesome andrew!
tom
7 years ago
amazing...!!!
Bob Lurkins
7 years ago
Really looking forward to this DVD, cant wait.

Goob job on the shortcut tutorials too.
Paul Siola
7 years ago
I really like the poster for it. I'm guessing it was made in Max? Cool stuff. You guys there at VCP sure do know how to make stuff look cool! I applaud ur coolness and creativity!...
7 years ago
EXCELLENT!!! I want to see the TRAILER and BUY "THE BULLET"
Travis O’Donnell
7 years ago
Very very nice.. can't wait.

So Andrew what did you get your wife today?
Cole
7 years ago
Cool!! Can't wait...$50 though. Gotta go earn money!!! ( I am 14)
7 years ago
Looks awsome ! Where's that pre-order button ? :)

Great Work, amazing product and something tell me we may expect some *BONUS* inside :)

Be sure I am going to buy this one.
7 years ago
@AK

I'm interested in this product, the training DVD special edition, and Twitch. Will there be a bundle to buy all 3 on DVD. I know twitch is a Dl only and I am fine with that but I'd like to buy the 3 in bulk to save some cash. I am moving to California this summer so I need every penny.

Also bought the canon HV-20 on your suggestion through a Q&A section you had here. Overall for the price it's great and I often get asked what HD camera did I rent for shots filmed on the HV-20.
Just Amit
7 years ago
Only $50 bucks? Being the best AE (and now 3D programs) tutorials on the web thats a steal! I'm lookin forward
Just Amit
7 years ago
Only $50 bucks? Being the best AE (and now 3D programs) tutorials on the web thats a steal! I'm lookin forward
Derrick van Niekerk
7 years ago
Great news, the moment you open the download option, I'll be purchasing, that's for sure!!!

thanks for all the hard work creating this industry leading training for us!

- Derrick
Mohamad
7 years ago
wow! the image banner is really cool, you should also teach us photoshop!
Edson
7 years ago
Hiii!!

I was waiting for a DVD like this, I from Mozambique, Africa.
Congratulations, you are the best.

Greatest website ever
7 years ago
I appreciate the Cinema 4D side of this. I'm still a Combustion/Motion user on the compositing side but have adapted your trainings in my workflow. Thanks for the C4D stuff. It's a great application.
steven
7 years ago
you know andrew you should take the next step into the buisness world of this site. you can get sponsers to advertise on this site an it could be a lucrative opportunity.
7 years ago
Np, I was just surprised because I launched this series specifically to help us create free tutorials even when we are extremely busy. Like this whole month.

Cheers.
Loay
7 years ago
yes Andrew ,
sorry , i thought that all the shortcuts are just one tut.
and i'd love to thank all the supporters (and you certainly ).
sorry for the disjudgement ,
I wish you luck with your new dvd.
regards,
Vinnie
7 years ago
Sweet!, I am definitely going to purchase this one!! Oh hey, I'd like a pre-order as well =)
Vics
7 years ago
Sam Loya for President !!!!! Or Governor in place of Swarzeneger...think about it Sam, after a great career as actor u should think about politic seriously.....

what to say, of course i love this site, as other thousands i wait the new tutorials and products, whatching the tv shows in europe i can say there's a lot of people that follow and use youre work ! really a lot of people!

I want that Loya card damn !

Ty Mr Kramer and ty again from Sardinia, Italy
Josh Johnson
7 years ago
Wow can't wait Andrew for me this is the best tut yet not just for the effect but all of the info and training you are giving us through this project. It will apply to all my future Cinema 4D projects/AE Projects.

thank you sign me up for a pre-order :).
7 years ago
@Loay Says:

I hope you don’t NEGLECT the tutorials and give more concerning to it , Cause guys ….. Most of the blog’s posts are on the new product .

--------------

Wow. We have had 2 new tutorials in the last week and half... This site doesn't run on advertisements but our great supporters.
Caleb
7 years ago
Man can't wait! I've gotta start collecting my pennies under the couch.

Thanks for all the hard word you and your crew put into this stuff. It's always second to none!
7 years ago
very nice i like how you did the floor this is going to bring alot of choices .
Jason Coblentz
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,
This is the first time I've posted on your blog. I've been following your tutorials for a long time, and I have to say thanks so much for giving us real world examples to learn from. your bullet DVD couldn't come out at a better time as I have been working on a micro budget film for the last year and the one high value production shot we wanted to put in the film is the bullet shot plus incorporate the medical zoom tutorials and have the camera follow the bullet through our character. you can check out the project at onelongday.com. I was the director of photography, editor and vis effects artist. Note the gunshot in the desert. The slideback on the gun is from your tutorials as well. Thanks again. I look forward to purchasing your Bullet DVD and putting it immediately to good use.
7 years ago
Keep up the good work!
7 years ago
Hi Andrew

can't wait to order it)

Good luck with the launch of another great product.

Thorsten
www.StrongMocha.com
Maikeul
7 years ago
9 days to wait! :D
5ive&2wo
7 years ago
Awe lol just a day after my birthday!!
Im psyched for this one!
7 years ago
Anticipating...
7 years ago
Wow, I can't wait to get my hands on this. It will be perfect for a project we're working on! Thanks Andrew!
DiiLMaN
7 years ago
Cool i cant wait to but it!
PS: i bought all your products. i will buy all featured DVDs.
7 years ago
Great Andrew!
RickD
7 years ago
I'm ready to spend my economic stimulus money!

Can't wait for the DVD
Sandy
7 years ago
yeah definately u shud b proud of wat is comin up, the gr8 product Bullet ROCKZ.

After all u did it Andrew, If I win the T-Shirt contest, I will definately buy this Awesome DVD, after all I have not enjoyed ur single product due to lack of money. I'm really fighting up with the T-Shirt design, Hope everything goes gud for me.

Wat else I can say, U rock Andrew with all of ur gr8 Tutorials & Awesome Products...........U ROCK........

Warm Regards
Sandy
Bo
7 years ago
Man that is just straight up sexy lookin'. You guys rock and I can't wait to see how that turns out.
7 years ago
You're releasing the same day as the Peach Movie project ( http://peach.blender.org/ )
CraZy DonKey
7 years ago
Looks great. Cant wait to get the "SIGNED DVD" so i can get to work on some cool effects.

sow this plug-in and thought some of you might like it.

http://www.mirvadim.com/
7 years ago
Wait - maybe it's because I'm not a native english speaker, but when I read the description I just have to ask:

Is this DVD including the tutorial how to make this great Bullet effect "at home"?!

Regards,
Lucas
Joe
7 years ago
This looks awesome! You guys are geniuses for including a Blender portion. Now everyone can use 3D.
Just Amit
7 years ago
This looks great! I can't wait to try out some more advanced things in blender. I have been messing with it all weekend getting my skill together.
Loay
7 years ago
I hope you don't NEGLECT the tutorials and give more concerning to it , Cause guys ..... Most of the blog's posts are on the new product .

I really apperciate your hardwork , but please......Give TUT more area...!!!
Thanks alot
Sebastiaan Meliefste
7 years ago
Andrew...
Love your work. and cant wait untill this comes out..
you know it just 2 days befor the new Indiana Jones enters the movie theatres in the Netherlands... A lot to look out for!

greetings from the Netherlands
Jimmy Gadget
7 years ago
Andrew, you spoil us.
Wishing you a glitch free release day.
Melwin
7 years ago
Wuhu, sweet Jesus!
Can't wait for this piece =D
Andrew, you and your Team are the best!
Cheers You ^^

Many greetings from Germany!
7 years ago
Fricking sweet! I'll be buying it! Is there a chance you'll be doing a tutorial on the 3d dvd model / background on that image?
7 years ago
Looking great so far! Can't wait!
7 years ago
We'll start thinking about the future in a week.
JW
7 years ago
I hope to buy this as well. Are you planning on doing any other tutorials like this? Maybe a fake bullet time shot?
frizo
7 years ago
cool! I will definetly buy it!
JW
7 years ago
I also really like your other tutorials. They are amazing and they have really been a great guide to me in using After Effects.

Anyway, thank you so much for all of the help. It has been an immense blessing.
Doug
7 years ago
Nice!
JW
7 years ago
Wow! this is my first comment post.

I liked the video I saw, and I was actually planning on doing the same thing my self.
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