Feel the Energy!

I’m happy to say I spent part of my Father’s Day designing some energy inside of After Effects without using Particular and only the built-in tools.

Watch Sample Video

This effect is easily scalable for creating small energy fields for a single human arriving from the future or a very large army of robots in disguise. I should be recording a tutorial very soon, so keep an eye out for it.

If you need something to do until judgment day, be sure to check out our Great Online Store we have lots of impressive DVDs for you, that won’t malfunction and try to kill you.

For the trolls:
Please don’t beg or ask when FREE tutorials will be ready…. I may be forced to send a robot to your house with orders to punch you in the face.

165 RESPONSES TO "FEEL THE ENERGY!"
Dawg
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:12 pm
looking cool as always!!
Akiro
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:14 pm
Things flying around... Wow the energy :P
Franco
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:15 pm
this looks really cool, using only the built in tools
thanks amazing
Damian
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:16 pm
Fantastic, this looks really cool. Can't wait to see the tut. Thank you so much for giving us your self taught information. Out of everyone out there you deserve far more than you receive. I've bought most of your dvd's and have to say that all of they are worth more than you charge for them.

Thank you Again
Damian
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:20 pm
wow! pretty awesome, Andrew :]
if u ask me, personally? for the surounding particles, id choose your other approach...more like this:
http://www.videocopilot.net/blogstuff/twitch_rpf.mov

smaller particles...less 'paper'-looking...
..but who am i to say so..? :]
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:20 pm
Awesome!
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:21 pm
Ahaha, I lol'd @ The Robots.

"PLEASE! NOT THE ROBOTS!"
VFX-Anomaly
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:22 pm
Very nice Andrew :)

Thank you
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:23 pm
It's NY, it's supposed to be paper...
VFX-Anomaly
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:25 pm
Oh damn I forgot !!!

Happy Fathers Day Andrew :)
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:32 pm
Thanks ;)
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:37 pm
WOW amazing buddy you are AE MAN ;)

really really awesome

i really wonder about it that it will be free ;)
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:38 pm
Happy Father's Days Sir Andrew Kramer :)
Juiced
June 15th, 2008 @ 10:42 pm
Happy fathers day from me too!

I dont know how that person above didnt see that the particles flying around were papers. haha, the papers look great! Amazing that there isnt any particular or any third party plug-ins involved in that.

Keep up the good work.

And I know you get this a lot but, I really want to see some of your professional work!

If you can send a portfolio or something to me if you ever have time. I mean its just for curiosity so you don't have to but yeah.
Thanks for helping the after effects community so much! You are a Legend.
June 15th, 2008 @ 11:03 pm
lol...NY is dirty indeed. :]

paper it shall be, then :]
jeroen
June 15th, 2008 @ 11:03 pm
wow!
Gus
June 15th, 2008 @ 11:05 pm
Looks amazing, like always Andrew :) Keep up the great work! Oh and by the way, I'd really like to see you do more of those blender tutorials like in 'The Bullet', fantastic stuff :)
June 15th, 2008 @ 11:07 pm
Hi there,

this is not to shabby, aah, who am I kidding, that looks awesome, looks like a 3D program was used, but it's just AE. That just shows you what AE can do!!!!

please record this tutorial, it's very cool!!!

- Derrick
June 15th, 2008 @ 11:22 pm
Oh man. I'm excited for this one Andrew!
June 15th, 2008 @ 11:23 pm
lacks displace....
peter
June 15th, 2008 @ 11:28 pm
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL !!!
wersa
June 15th, 2008 @ 11:32 pm
Very abruptly. super cool. I envy.
June 15th, 2008 @ 11:35 pm
wow
looks great!
ben
June 15th, 2008 @ 11:42 pm
Did you film at night? NO people in NY??:P
June 15th, 2008 @ 11:47 pm
its a still image. theres a person on the right, and cars down the street... amazing energy effect, i think i know the filters u used to make this.
Doug
June 16th, 2008 @ 12:02 am
Looks a bit like CC Mr. Mercury, and maybe a hint of CC lens on the ENERGY.
Very cool.
How do you come up with this stuff!?
Infaas
June 16th, 2008 @ 12:06 am
really cool, looking forward to this one...
Ben Wotton
June 16th, 2008 @ 12:09 am
sweet AK.
It's great using only in-built particle stuff now that Particular costs $300!!!
(mutters-I knew I shoulda bought it when it was only $100 :( )
anyway looks sick!

Cheers,

Ben
Daryl Booth
June 16th, 2008 @ 12:35 am
Great clip. Looks awesome.. And totally agree on the tute trolls.... really bugs me to see impatiance like that when you must be busting your ass doing other stuff to make a living..

Rock on AK & VCP
Daryl Booth
June 16th, 2008 @ 12:36 am
OMG!! I used to have that robot game as a kid..
Omega
June 16th, 2008 @ 12:43 am
so similar papers are the weakest part =)
ömer tatlisoz
June 16th, 2008 @ 12:52 am
energy super super super, Andrew :)
dan
June 16th, 2008 @ 12:59 am
cool nice one as usual great effect
Carlos
June 16th, 2008 @ 1:27 am
OMG dude wtf, your seroiusly crazy man. YOUR THE SH*T!
haha happy belated fathers day.
peace.
June 16th, 2008 @ 1:35 am
Very Cool. I also like the Sound FX.
c
June 16th, 2008 @ 1:36 am
Sorry, I forgot to say happy Fathers Day!
c
Rabbit
June 16th, 2008 @ 1:44 am
Very Impatient !
big-bio
June 16th, 2008 @ 1:55 am
are u 2 good or wat?

from germy
Tim
June 16th, 2008 @ 1:59 am
wowoww, thats the stuff!
DiiLMaN
June 16th, 2008 @ 2:17 am
Very nice workd man!
You should do something very special on VCP's birthday!
/DiiLMaN ;)
June 16th, 2008 @ 2:33 am
WoW c'est coool
June 16th, 2008 @ 2:54 am
Looking forward to it. Thanks for posting these announcements: now I can think of cool ways to use this ahead of time!
June 16th, 2008 @ 2:59 am
you have gone insane with power.....i can imagine you in 5 years time as ruler of the universe...yep....Lord Kramer ;)
Bo
June 16th, 2008 @ 3:01 am
...that won't malfunction and try to kill you lol. (I dunno though dude...you saw Transformers right? lol) Looks cool man. Yeah Happy Father's Day If I forgot to mention.
Flubber
June 16th, 2008 @ 3:02 am
thats awesome, it looks more like a hurricane emitting energy or somethin' ^^

btw: Happy Fathers Day
June 16th, 2008 @ 3:16 am
Looks great ... Thank u very much
Doug
June 16th, 2008 @ 3:54 am
Fathers Day isn't till the 7th of September is Australia, so ill wish u a good one when it comes round:P
Just Amit
June 16th, 2008 @ 4:01 am
sweet!

just wondering, how do you get shots like this if you do not live there? is this stock imagery?
barry barrera
June 16th, 2008 @ 4:28 am
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!!
nice one master!
im looking forward for more cinematic effects!
June 16th, 2008 @ 4:39 am
Damn dude this looks awesomely cool :) I'd love to see more stuff like this...explosions and catestrophic events!

Bones
Kramer’s Evil Twin
June 16th, 2008 @ 4:51 am
New site coming soon! and now an awesome new tutorial! either this is so cool i'm actually going to explode, or it's an elaborate ploy to distract from the T-Shirt contest????

Jury's out just now.
Tiago
June 16th, 2008 @ 5:11 am
Wow, awesome tutorial coming soon^^!!!I'm very anxious for it!
I'm just feel lack Cameron on video^^!!!
sorry about the english...
June 16th, 2008 @ 5:12 am
lord kramer, have you heard about MTV's engine room? http://www.mtvengineroom.com/index.php?language=1
i don't know if you'd be able to spend time away from your beautiful family, but if you participated in that show, you would dominate!
June 16th, 2008 @ 5:24 am
I took this photo when I was in NY.
Gus
June 16th, 2008 @ 5:41 am
Looks very promising Andrew, can't wait to see it finished! :) Keep up the amazing work.
MichaelDTY
June 16th, 2008 @ 5:54 am
Im more interested in the tornado cyclone in the middle
Quinnie
June 16th, 2008 @ 5:59 am
I won't beg or ask when FREE tutorials but would you please also send me a robot as well? it seems really interesting.
Sandy
June 16th, 2008 @ 6:08 am
awesome, looking absolutely wonderful, will wait for the tut.

Sandy
Les
June 16th, 2008 @ 6:29 am
Andrew,
I have a separate request which should be easy to do. Can you make all links (i.e. sample movies, links in the blog - even the links from the publics post- etc...) open in a new web page. I always close them out and then need to go and reopen your site again.
Enzo
June 16th, 2008 @ 6:40 am
Andrew, i just tought of something that might be fun to do:

why dont you, everytime you think of a tutorial, post a sample of what you're gonna learn us a week prior to the release of the tutorial. then we can try to recreate the sample and see how creative we are ourselves. i think it would really add to the training. maybe you can make a seperate page where people show their re-creation of your sample?
Jason
June 16th, 2008 @ 6:48 am
I cant wait!!!!!!
June 16th, 2008 @ 6:53 am
Everyday I must be here!
This is A great web and job!
Welcome Andrew Kramer to china!Here is beautiful !
Tom
June 16th, 2008 @ 6:58 am
I ended up buying Particular cuz I wanted to keep up with the tutorials that mention or actually use it. Now he does them without. ----lol oh well gotta learn all the tools anyway.

Thanks for great motivating stuff!!!!
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
June 16th, 2008 @ 7:06 am
not particluar but CC particle world, right?
lol, i thought the only picture from new york was the spider man pic!

looks awesome! I will use it for my projects(but looking different of course)
THANKS!!!!
June 16th, 2008 @ 7:07 am
This looks very cool - in fact, I'm trying to do something similar to this right now for a project, so I look forward to your tutorial. Happy (belated) Father's Day! What are you doing working on Father's Day, anyway? You're a machine... That's what it is.
kris
June 16th, 2008 @ 7:08 am
WOW very nice andrew. Even on father's day, you even have time to design. You are a truely magnificent guy. You are a dedicated person I ever seen and I am very inspired what you do. Someday I wanted to become like you.

BTW, send your robot to my house and will have a match. I can see it now, a final match me vs robot. aha!
Pete Valcanas
June 16th, 2008 @ 7:17 am
Nice effect! I think the paper flying around really makes the shot.

The only problem I have is after watching it I visualize myself standing up bare ass in the middle of New York city.

Looking forward to this one also!
BobH
June 16th, 2008 @ 7:21 am
Cool. Already thinking of an application where I can use this. In the meantime, does anyone know of a method or tutorial to add at least a semi-believable wind effect to a distant tree or two?
alex
June 16th, 2008 @ 7:37 am
@BobH: maybe puppet tool?
June 16th, 2008 @ 7:54 am
Looks great!
Hehe, well how about if I beg for another paid DVD? :)
June 16th, 2008 @ 8:25 am
Nice.. I thought that looked really great and all the elements you would expect are in the shot and look completely believable. I can't wait to see this tutorial. Thanks Andrew!
Jason
June 16th, 2008 @ 8:26 am
Wow, I thought it was actual footage and not a photo! Can't wait to see how you did this!!!
June 16th, 2008 @ 8:42 am
of course it's a photo! the front cars are frozen :)
Not_Andrew
June 16th, 2008 @ 8:49 am
Looks really cool! I wonder how you did it... Have a few ideas, but nothing solid...
Also Andrew... Can you make me some cool sh*t, that I can give to the nice people over at MTV, so I can join their competition? I Guess you will say, yes (cuz your such a nice guy!), so I will thank you in advance. Thank you Andrew!

/A
June 16th, 2008 @ 9:22 am
wow really nice effect! but a little demolition in the street would be great too ;)

ps: you should build in a forum when you launch the new site ;)

greez
Kandrew Amer
June 16th, 2008 @ 9:25 am
This looks amazing! I think it'd be cool to see someone inside this energy ball arriving from the future (like you were saying).
Vers
June 16th, 2008 @ 9:37 am
Don´t know what to say! :)
June 16th, 2008 @ 9:51 am
Great! That looks fantastic :D
June 16th, 2008 @ 10:26 am
andrew this is the future tutorial ever ,you made my day with this, i love the cinema preset look and the whole shot is mind blowing.
June 16th, 2008 @ 10:44 am
Andrew,

Hey it looks great and SOUNDS great! Are those sounds available in one of your current products?
June 16th, 2008 @ 11:08 am
Oh, so you went to Liberty City?

COOL
Workshed
June 16th, 2008 @ 11:13 am
This tutorial has awesome written all over it.

Can't wait to see this one.

RIP Stan Winston (such a great loss), visual/practical effects have lost a legend. Just watching this makes me think of T2 and Winston's awesome FX!
June 16th, 2008 @ 11:20 am
idk why people stress for more free tutorials, everytime one drops it hits w/ force. thx for that bump map one, very valuable. not to mention the next tut looks amazing ;)
June 16th, 2008 @ 11:39 am
Hello Andrew! im from venezuela, i watched almost all your tutorials, im a big fan of your tutorials , i must say , i didnt know anything about after effects till i watched your basic tranning and now i feel like i can do everything in this great application, well, almost everything haha, i have to watch more tutorials from you,
i really enjoy your tutorials , is it posible a new section? 3dsmax tutorials perhaps

i love the video and the effect of energy! cant't wait to see the tutorial :D

greeting from venezuela!
P.D: Sorry my english
PK
June 16th, 2008 @ 11:52 am
now that actually looks impresive
Jacob Behunin
June 16th, 2008 @ 11:55 am
AWESOME, Im looking forward to it :)
bwoogie
June 16th, 2008 @ 12:07 pm
When are the PAID tutorials ready!?

JK

Anyways cant wait. Take your time (but not too much time) :P
June 16th, 2008 @ 12:47 pm
This is AMAZING!!! I can't believe you do it without Particular!!!! I'M SOOOO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE! Thank you Andrew!
oren
June 16th, 2008 @ 1:08 pm
wow its look very very good!! andrew we love you here in ISRAEL!!!
June 16th, 2008 @ 1:12 pm
FREE. You gotta love the all caps.
Ricardo
June 16th, 2008 @ 1:33 pm
Hello Andrew

You are just amazing. The video looks great. Can't wait to see the tutorial. Anyway, i think i would be a great idea to make more products on the 3d and AE integration like the bullet. I really want to learn Blender and i think you could make millions selling tutorial for it being an open source software and all, every one will want to learn how to use it. And you are a great teacher so trust me when i say, i'll be the first to bye them. Cool stuff.
Anyway best of luck and hope to see the new TUT soon. :^)
Dave
June 16th, 2008 @ 1:58 pm
Hey Andrew, I like it when you preview the upcoming tutorials because it gives me a chance to go in and try to create the effect on my own. Then of course I get you to show how to really do it!:)
June 16th, 2008 @ 2:20 pm
Did you flip the cone on purpose ? what i mean usualy tornedos are thin from the bottom and big on the top in this one you fliped it .
June 16th, 2008 @ 2:40 pm
Man, you guys have the wrong idea of NY. It's not dirty! Just 'cause there are roaches and rats running around in the sewer system doesn't mean it's dirty! lol

Pretty damn cool, man! Can't wait for this one. When will it be ready? Pleaaaaase! Pleeease!

WHACK! Ouch, I just got punched in the face by a robot.

Paul Del Vecchio
http://www.PaulDVBlog.com
June 16th, 2008 @ 2:41 pm
so now we know that we need a cool still image ,we need camera shake footage we need particles a may be a null object iam not sure and glow ,damn what else iam missing!
Jahanzeb Khalid
June 16th, 2008 @ 2:49 pm
wow it gonna be an honor to be punched by a robot sent by Andrew Kramer !!!

LOL
Giovanni (Italy)
June 16th, 2008 @ 2:54 pm
Wow that's lot of energy!
Can't wait for this tutorial Andrew..and by the way The Bullet DvD is fantastic...Sam Postcard with his sign.. :) what an Honour!
Dan McClintock
June 16th, 2008 @ 3:02 pm
For those looking for a great deal on Particular, digitaljuice.com has it for $150! Scroll down and look for the link Trapcode Unbundled. I've bought a lot of things from this website and have always been satisfied.
CraZy DonKey
June 16th, 2008 @ 3:14 pm
I bet when we see the rest of this "SAM" will appear wearing the winning T-Shirt
hahahahahaha!!!!!
This is why I stop buy every day. I LOVE IT!
Steve B
June 16th, 2008 @ 3:21 pm
On that topic, if you're a student, you can get some good deals on Trapcode stuff at Red Giant's site. I got the Trapcode "Reality Pack" for $250, which includes Particular, Form, Lux and Horizon. Pretty good deal in my book.

Not as good as $50 for Twitch... heh heh.
C.C
June 16th, 2008 @ 3:22 pm
nice, can't wait for the tutorial.... gonna make another short film soon, gonna use some of these tutorials for some help again...
Jack McKinney
June 16th, 2008 @ 3:25 pm
Am I the only person that consistently wonders how Andrew manages to cobble together FX shots that are superior to pretty much everything outside of top tier blockbuster movies (and he even shows them up occasionally). Seriously, I think about the FX on most TV series like Dr. Who or things like the Stargate series and I can't believe how much more natural and realistic his FX look. I understand that it's different when you are making a mockup shot that isn't part of a larger scene, but even so the fact that he made this using just the stock tools in AE is mystifying.

Why on earth he continues to cater to us mortals by delivering tutorials here on VC rather than starting his own FX house is beyond me, but I'm not going to question it. I'll just keep my mouth shut and hope he never realizes how talented he is.

Andrew, please disregard everything I just said. :)

Seriously, can't wait for the tutorial.
Peter
June 16th, 2008 @ 3:44 pm
I'm speechless
Tim
June 16th, 2008 @ 3:45 pm
That is the coolest thing I have seen you create yet Andrew!

The sound, the camera shake and the effect all work perfectly together.

Awesome work! BTW, I haven't seen those robots since I was a little kid... thanks, they bring back memories.

If you want to see some great robot effects, check out a few episodes of Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot.

http://www.johnnysokko.com/

Great stuff.
June 16th, 2008 @ 3:45 pm
I love you stuff... I just bout all your video packages.
Josesdf
June 16th, 2008 @ 5:48 pm
Pretty cool
I think I see some Polar Coordinates and Mr. Mercury there :P
Maybe u could add some light reflections on the cars that would be sweet
and a Time Traveler Sam of course :)
Hussain Al-Abedy
June 16th, 2008 @ 7:01 pm
You are amazing!!! holly smokes you have no clue how much your tutorials have helped me become a better video editor, and im currently working on a piece and this effect would be perfect!!!! :D

iv already bought riot gear and going to buy evolution i want more :P
tey
June 16th, 2008 @ 7:05 pm
haha! i lost my focus because of the robot.
Allen Ellis
June 16th, 2008 @ 7:48 pm
I wonder if Toys R Us is getting a lot of hits on that particular toy from videocopilot.net... ;).

Someone will be flipping through those stats in a week or so and think, "huh?", lol.
Michael
June 16th, 2008 @ 8:08 pm
Are you going to be teaching us how to do the circling papers as well? That's what I'm really excited about. I really like the swirling wind look.

I think its funny that people are trying to tell you how you could have done it better. Why don't you guys start you own websites and give away free info?

Best
Michael
June 16th, 2008 @ 9:05 pm
Michael, I should buy you a coke. lol
June 16th, 2008 @ 9:12 pm
the army of darkness are coming boys so hold on tight to your pantsand kiss your parents goodbye.
Eric
June 16th, 2008 @ 10:27 pm
This looks soooo cool!!! Nice Job. Can't wait to see this tut.
Kim A. Strandli
June 16th, 2008 @ 11:48 pm
Looks really good, looking forward to it!

Just a question, how much time do you spend on Video Copilot? I mean, making the DVD's, planing, creating tutorials and other jobs/clients (?). I mean, must go alot of time on to it.
Nikolaus
June 17th, 2008 @ 12:17 am
I wonder why you dont create tutorials you put on you site and people have just to pay for. Make some free, yeah.

But also make tutorials which can buy for some bucks from visitors. DVD, yes fine. But some special tutorials you spend some more time, paypal and good. I would buy it. Maybe you think so too

Best greetings from Germany
Nikolaus

PS: is this a free Wordpress style based design?
Jake
June 17th, 2008 @ 12:24 am
I think Video Copilot is clearly one of the greatest VFX resources right now. Andrew is doing awesome tutorials at an unbelievable pace.

That being said, these free tutorials do have a purpose. I'm sure they drive a ton of traffic to the website. If someone has some constructive input on how they feel it could be done better (in their opinion) I think everyone should be open to it.

And I'm not sure I agree with Andrew's business practice of calling potential customers "trolls".

I know, I know... get my own blog! hahaha
June 17th, 2008 @ 12:32 am
Jake, you must not come here very often... When you see a troll you'll know. Just keep your pants tucked into your socks and you should be fine. Glad to have you.
Chaaban
June 17th, 2008 @ 12:49 am
well,great effect

i think this was made with just fractal noise and cc sphere ,it 'll try it ,and if i get the same effect.i'll put a tutorial for it ,hahahaha
Jake
June 17th, 2008 @ 1:33 am
DAMN That's what I get for not clicking the TROLL link.

Sorry man. Thanks for the link. Keep up the great work.

By the way, I don't want to tuck my pants in my socks. My mom makes me do it. If I don't, my pants get stuck in my bicycle chain. I will be posting a tutorial on my blog soon to show people how to correctly apply the duct tape.
June 17th, 2008 @ 3:34 am
Andrew just a thanks for making the Bullet. It's really opened a lot of ideas for future projects of mine. Oh and I totally forgot about the Sam card and his sig. Kudos to you guys for producing effective products at extremely affordable prices. Total Training while filled with stuff is way over priced.

Thanks again and keep up the great work.
Daryl Booth
June 17th, 2008 @ 6:18 am
LOL just read the troll link and ended up on Glass flows over time example...

Hang on! Oh no... I`ll get my coat....

great Wrok AK. I hope sam is in the new tute, whipping up a storm?
Lawrence
June 17th, 2008 @ 7:58 am
Andrew this looks incredible, if you ever need someone to watch your pets over the holidays or anything, I would be glad to help out
VFX-Anomaly
June 17th, 2008 @ 9:37 am
@ Lawrence,
Andrew has an Army of robots for that task :)
June 17th, 2008 @ 10:13 am
Andrew Kramer, you are to After Effects tutorials as my grandma is to apple pie! Except that your tutorials are never burnt and I'll always come back for seconds. Sorry g-ma. =/

Amazing work, though, as always. I was looking at ways to do a very similar effect so I'm eagerly awaiting this one. And *&#% the Trolls! I enjoy the wait.. it makes popping on here every half hour worth while when you see a blog/tutorial. I sometimes even do a little dance, but only a little one because I mustn't waste more time before watching the amazingness.

Aright, enough of that.

jd
Silent
June 17th, 2008 @ 10:57 am
That is what i was looking for a long time. this is the kind of effects i need.

ty andrew
Koeltzsch
June 17th, 2008 @ 12:41 pm
This'll sure turn out quite interesting. I was trying to recreate an effect of this some time ago but miserably failed.
Did you somehow manage attaching an animated CC Glass pre-comp to a particle system? I'm sure watching this one! (Just like I did watch all the others ;-))

Looking at the effect, great job Andrew! Keep it up!
Hussain Al-Abedy
June 17th, 2008 @ 1:57 pm
God i love you!! You should be rewarded for the helping hand you give with your video skills :D
June 17th, 2008 @ 2:16 pm
keep your pants tucked into your socks and you should be fine. ouch that was funny.
June 17th, 2008 @ 2:34 pm
VFX-Anomaly
June 17th, 2008 @ 2:42 pm
Hmm? how can I create Troll Bait?

Oh I know, just say the word FREE in any blog!

lol sorry Andrew I love you man, but I know, I know...
I can't have your "Mountain Dew" :0
Jerry
June 17th, 2008 @ 2:49 pm
Andrew,

There seems no limit to your creativity. You have some incredible ideas. Love the paper idea.

We are all better with AE because of you. Thanks!
Gary k
June 17th, 2008 @ 2:58 pm
Oh man im totally new to this site but this i wanna try. I tried the Blue planet and i loved what i made. This will be brill to go with some ideas that i have stuck in my head. Love ur work Andrew but Truley I Thank the Whole team at VideaCopoliot => Thanks from Ireland :D (Maybe dats why my english sucks ha) =P
VFX-Anomaly
June 17th, 2008 @ 7:37 pm
Andrew when you make this tutorials, please add your (Robot) voice saying
"Come with me if you want to live"

:) haha :P

"The Andrew Kramer Chronicles"
Steve in AK
June 18th, 2008 @ 9:01 am
Andrew, stuff's looking incredible as always man. Keep up the awesome work and thanks for sharing SO MUCH knowledge with us here on your website. I am grateful for these free tutorials, as I wouldn't be able to impress my friends so much without them ;) haha, kidding, but in all honesty, you've sent my post-production abilities through the roof!

Any day I see you've posted up another free tutorial, it's like the best Christmas ever. Wait... even better than a Christmas gift, because there's no occasion or reason that calls for a present, so it's extra special! Like when we come home and suprize our wives with flowers or a little something just because of our love. Awww, thanks Andrew, I feel loved.
A R
June 18th, 2008 @ 9:15 am
Here's my go at energy, AE 6.5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAKrXqy1oqY
June 18th, 2008 @ 12:14 pm
AWESOME!!!! i cant wait for the tutorial. i can use it for my dragonball z live action movies!!
Jim
June 18th, 2008 @ 8:01 pm
Dear Andrew,
I hate you. Since I've seen Energy I've been trying to duplicate it before you release the tutorial. I'm thinking CC FOAM and definitely one of the Particle effects, a GLOW is a must. Damn You. Damn You all to Hell! I can't go to sleep until I crack this mystery! Poopy.
I'm waiting for that robot.....
n-pigeon
June 18th, 2008 @ 11:33 pm
Cool, like in S.T.A.L.K.E.R game, radial blow of energy :) Bhooa! A! My face, my face! xD
June 19th, 2008 @ 6:47 am
Cool, that is the fines effects I ever saw!!!
Martin P.
June 19th, 2008 @ 2:10 pm
Looks very neat and clean. I'll will definetely watch this tut.
mori
June 19th, 2008 @ 5:17 pm
the best of the best...... thank you sensei Andrew
may the force be with you!
XeRoX
June 19th, 2008 @ 10:15 pm
OMG it's a video Sam's not in!!
Margarita666
June 19th, 2008 @ 11:31 pm
Dear Andrew,

I have recently bought your entire collection DVD volume! I simply love your DVDs and those are one of the best tutorials I've had in my life. I am curious to see this tutorial when it will be available! Please guide me how to do the following kind of super jump effects in AE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5hyhlEWKvU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5hyhlEWKvU

or better one:
watch from sec. 16 - 20 in the clip when Blade makes an awesome landing jump with the earthshaking effect:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5hyhlEWKvU

Thanks!
June 20th, 2008 @ 12:12 am
Hi andrew, fantastic!!, PLEASE MAKE A TUT. WITH BOUJOU OR MATCHMOVER!!!
June 20th, 2008 @ 7:45 am
Cool, i cant believe this is done with out Trapcode!
Oh, i forgot your AMAZING so you'd know how!

Also cant wait for the new site re-design!
I know your gunna get annoyed with me saying this but... WHEN IS THE TUTORIAL COMING OUT?! lol sorry i just NEED to know.

Anyway without you or you website i don't know where alot of us would be so please carry on being as creative as you are and providing the best visual effects help there is.

Take care man!
Louis
Marcos
June 20th, 2008 @ 9:11 am
Batman use to be my favorite superhero. The Kramer MAN is my new superhero WOOOOOOOHHOOOOOOOOOOOO! Im itching for the tutorial man, its like crack!!! GIVE IT TO ME!!!!
June 20th, 2008 @ 12:06 pm
andrew is the best , i would beat some one's ass at the drop of a dime for andrew ..
you send me the trollls emails and if there in southern cali they will get stomped out
highdefw
June 21st, 2008 @ 8:43 pm
I'm gonna make it blue...
Loay
June 22nd, 2008 @ 5:43 am
Awesome
seems to be a new tut is coming up :)
thanks andrew
Just Amit
June 22nd, 2008 @ 10:12 am
OK, i have to try and guess what were going to be doing cause i think i may have figured out at least the paper part of this.i think were going to make a comp with a white solid and then use that "CC fold" effect (or one of those CC effects). next, were going to put this in to the CC particle world. might be right, might be wrong. just had to guess : )
wersa
June 24th, 2008 @ 3:20 am
I have already prepared a nice camera shot special for this effect ;)
Erik
June 24th, 2008 @ 3:49 am
YEAH BABY !!

It's because I'm from Holland or else I would have bought You a Coke Andrew xD
wersa
June 24th, 2008 @ 3:51 am
It will be intresting challenge to do that stuff & also something like this
http://psdtuts.s3.amazonaws.com/128_Wave_Explosion/we_full.jpg
wersa
June 24th, 2008 @ 4:35 am
Wave explosion video sample, may be Andrew will be so kind and make the tutorial ;)
Wave explosion "buble" link - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=DS4wG904xBw
June 24th, 2008 @ 10:13 pm
Simply amazing. I've wondered how to do energy based effects, and psychic Andrew comes along with his X-Men powers. If you find the time to show how to do an energy wave as well (circular), that would be wonderful.
mtkarimi
June 25th, 2008 @ 5:42 am
Heeeeeeeeyyyyyyyaaaaaa
thanx for ur best free tutorial , i love u man
u always kick ae a$$ ur amazing , after finishing energy tutorial god comes and give u a lof of * rating center
Brown Hornet
June 25th, 2008 @ 8:01 am
I study Muay Thai.

If sending robots become too expensive, you can send me to punch people in the face.

Besides that, thanks for the tutorials. Found your site about 2 days ago. Learned more AE in the past two days than I have for the past month.

*high five*
Vers
June 26th, 2008 @ 1:45 am
i know you told us not to beg! but i will take a punch to the face from a robot! as long its no robot like the terminator! maybe there is a little chance to get a lil information when the tutorial is online....i know, i know, im sorry for asking but i´m working on a short movie right now, where i must create exactly a effect like this! but i think this is my problem...;)
ok, you got my adress...just waiting for the robots! i´m prepared...i got a super soaker!
Thx alot andrew, and the team of course!

greetings from berlin

Vers
June 26th, 2008 @ 1:13 pm
I cant wait for this. I just made a superhero clip, 47 seconds long, this would have been perfect for the hero arriving! But I would need a time machine to see the tutorial, so I used fire instead haaaa.

Great tutorials Mr Kramer! Uhmm, could you send a robot to my house? not to punch me in the face, just to hang out with!

Cant wait to see more. A pleasure as always, my man.

Take it easy.
JC
June 26th, 2008 @ 1:24 pm
Hey Andrew,

Damn that energy thing so freaking awesome!
And umh... when do you get a new tutorial?
Nah just kidding :P I dont want to get a robot from toyrs r us to my house :'(
Keep up the good work.

Bas
June 27th, 2008 @ 5:59 am
OH MY GOSH!!!

This Is UnBelieveable.

And I Read Up The Page That This Is An Image Aswell.
Very Nifty.
Can't Wait For This Tut.

Plus The Paper Effects Is Wicked.

Keep Up The Good Work

-Andrew
Jason
June 27th, 2008 @ 6:32 am
Cant wait for this. First thing I do every morning is quickly check to see if there is a tutorial yet.
Darren
June 30th, 2008 @ 10:10 am
I keep checking for this tutorial... I noticed in the center the way you made the movement and it kinda looks like a tornado. So when you show us how to do it I am going to concentrate on that motion and put it in some outside footage by my house to make a cool looking tornado.. not to mention adding the flying paper will make it look real, and of course some of your famous camera shake! Thanks can’t wait! :)

-Darren
December 2nd, 2010 @ 9:11 am
Awesome look! I've used the swirling paper look a couple times haha.
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