First Look: Car Hit Tutorial

June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:14 am
Looks Awesome can't wait for tomorrow.
Keep up the great work!!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:19 am
you always bring the house down.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:21 am
Looks cool. Really like to see how you made it.

That ending made me lol my a$$ of seriously :-)

Like your humor.

June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:22 am
Yoo, u rock...awesome!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:22 am
Wauw, looks great..can't wait
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:22 am
This place just gets better and better...
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:22 am
Tahna So cute..! :P
Nice job..!! cant w8 for tomarrow....
the end was FUNNY :D

-- love your Jacket :] --
CraZy DonKey
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:24 am
I love it.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:24 am
I just love how the car gets wrecked in the front, and Sam's really weird and scary pose when he gets hit. Great work!

June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:27 am
Anticipation is building up even more... !
Great work!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:33 am
Respect! You are my god :-D Greetings from germany andrew and sam!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:34 am
btw ... what is it Tahna yells just before Sam get hit by the car? I've watched it over and over, but I'm at a loss...
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:35 am
The Faceslap is so cool and oldschol, Kramer you know how to thread yor team, youre a real boss ;)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:36 am
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:45 am
what camera did you use?
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:46 am
oh man, i cant WAIT for tomorrow!
and by the way, where can i find that old tutorial?
Edagr Voit
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:57 am
looks cool :D
like your humour indeed :)
Great effect ;)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:00 am
Nice to see more of the crew, and you the director :)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:01 am
Hey Andrew.
Nice ! Looking forward to it.
When are you doing a tutorial of how to get Thana's phone-number ?
And maybe with an add-on : her mail-address. ;)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:04 am
Seriously..... that was freakin' epic! Great work team.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:04 am
I freaking Loved it, Andrew! :]
It was Really cool to see the whole team, live!
i always slap my cast if they dont listen :]

oh..and p.s-i think u forgot the tag on your new jacket :] lolz :]
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:09 am
Man, you really know how to keep you team together! B-slap those pesky-no-good-dollar-hungry villians!

Can't wait 'til tomorrow!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:19 am
Tahna keeps looking at your back when you are talking, Mr. Kramer. That is funny :P

I'm interested in which cam did you use, too.
Daryl Booth
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:23 am
I am sat at work and just watched your car hit clip..... Now my boss wants to know why I just spat my coffee over my desk/pc and diary laughing...

Nice end seg AK...
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:32 am
Damn...this is going better and better....Very very cool images...
But one thing : shouln't we hear the tyres when Sam is hit ?

Romain From Paris, Fan of VideoCopilot.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:39 am
Maybe you can do a tutorial fo the face slap part?

Just kidding ;)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:41 am
that's great!the front of the car broke hitting him!
the quality is WOW, can't wait!!

"Tahna keeps looking at your back when you are talking"
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:43 am
Flashback: I am one of the very lucky guys who have seen that old clip and tutorial :) Same car, maybe same driver ? ... but I notice Sam took your place in the starring !

There are some very nice improvement on this new version, like the car wreck / damage effect that are not in the old version.

I also notice that Sam is very flexible just after he got hit by the car... or may that be a post production effect ? :)

Once again, you took this car hit effect to the next level. Great work :)

@Joel and Toneto: You can find the answer of your question and many others over here:

@Ellius The old tutorial have never been released, it's not available, and will probably never be.


Matt Dunwoodie
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:46 am
Damn time zones i gotta wait two days.... damn
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:52 am
hey you really hit Sam , i think he is bleeding
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:06 am
I noticed Tahna is now checking out Mr.K's butt in this one... I think I need to watch it again, to see if Tino & Sam are watching K's bits too, since thy normally checkout T's...???

Youse guys are funny! ;)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:08 am
Awesome work cant wait but honestly did you get the idea from my youtube after effects hit by car tutorials =]? lol haha
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:14 am
Wow, nice! Love the small glass fragments that fly off after the hit. And by the way, not that this needs saying because it's pretty obvious, but Tahna is smokin! :)

June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:17 am
haha funny man, tahna is hot!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:25 am
Looks awesome, but I think there is something not quite right with the sound when Sam speaks. Then it even looks like Tahna says "I love you". Did you ADR the entire thing?

Can't wait to see how you deformed that car…
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:27 am
To be overly critical, if you step frame it you can see Sam's shadow is fake, and his face is quite obviously roto'd, but when watched in motion, you can't tell any of this, which is pretty cool. I too noticed how flexible he is in this. Puppet tool? I think this would be a perfect application of the puppet tool, and much cooler than doing some sort of monty python animation! Hmmmm... that sounds like a cool tutorial idea...
Doggy X
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:29 am
man looks awesome.This is first time i see someone to interact with car.The car is damaged.Cool! :):):) I'm waiting
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:31 am
yeap.. he looks kinda roto'd. still cool tho. can't wait to see how you bent the hood bit.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:34 am
that was ill, also that girl is actuly AMAZING,

but even more to the point your hoodie is sickk,.... Who is it by?
Marchy D
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:39 am
Awesome as usual, Andrew! Can't wait!
BTW - Is Tahna Sam's sister? Cousin? They kind of share similarities.
Uh...around the eyes and nose, that is. No offense to Tahna, of course. But if you picture Sam in a wig and squint really, really,
You know what? Forget I asked.
Sorry Tahna. 8)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:42 am
The sound from the dialogue between Tahna and Sam doesn't match.. We see her move her lips but nuthin comes out... Except that, great as usual.. I'm curious to see how you deformed the hood of the truck after the hit.. 3D maybe...

Kepp up the good work man

ps: Really nicce sweater dude...
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:47 am
So I'll be getting this tutorial as a birthday present tomorrow! That is AWESOME! Thanks Mr Kramer for all your work!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:49 am
WOW! looks great! i think it'll be more cool if you insert car hon to make it more realistic. B)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:50 am
Man that was AWESOME!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:53 am
Hey Andrew, im kinda new with filming so i wonder, did you have 2 cameras when you shot the scene, or did film it twice? Im thinking in the beginning when sam talks to tana.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:53 am

What happened to your Left CHEECK i could see a dark spot over there...

Was that a reverse action from your friends after the Shot?

June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:53 am
Andrew дуже дякую за уроки.
Daryl Booth
June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:54 am
She also checks Sams `goods` as he walks away from her in the first part.....

If they are related was this filmed in the deep south?

And if so why was there no banjo track?

June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:56 am
Haha, that was a nice shot!
Can't wait for tomorrow!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:05 am
you used "kick+snare" for slaping...
it is better to combine snap with clap, or sample yourself hitting Sam for real :]
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:14 am
Dude.. As always - awsome :P
But why have you punch all of this guys? including Tahna? ;P
Bob Lurkins
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:17 am
very cool
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:25 am
Nice, very nice. I like your humor. I think that is one of the secrets of your succes. It's always entertaining :D

Greetings from Germany
joris strickx
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:31 am
This is looking so fricking nice. And not only Tahna but you're tutorial is nice too :p Awsome job. And a very nice hit. Specially your comment at the end made me laugh so hard it scared my neighbours. Can't wait to see the tutorial.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:31 am
sweet! i've been waiting for this tutorial ever since you announces it like one week ago!

like people above, i'd say that when you watch it frame by frame you can see the shadows are fake and roto, but whatever, in real time motion it really roxx!

cant wait to see how you did to create that effect

actually i was wondering if you filmed tahna and the car together, or if you filmed them separatedly, since she's not blurred at all and the car really is!

awersome demo, can't wait for tommorow to watch it!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:34 am
she looks like she is telling sam what to say... she... kinda moves her lips to sam lines,,,
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:45 am
You guys did it again. That looks so damn real. Cant wait for the tutorial and thanks alot. I like your jokes!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:53 am
@ Joel

Here's Andrew's camera setup:
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:56 am
That sounded like some Indiana Jones Punch effects at the end haha.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:00 am
Wow, it's very nice to see that the car is wrecked after the hit!

Man, I can't wait to see the tutorial!
Some Guy
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:07 am
Wow! You really took it to the next level.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:16 am
Man......You are very FUNNY...!!!
& I Mean it.
Thanks Andrew & waiting for the TUT...!!!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:19 am
just awesome! Can hardly wait...
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:23 am
Hey! such a hot member! i really like the way Sam laughs.guess he must be one funny ,all smiling dude.kinda guy that makes the pack laugh to each minor joke.
can u do a tut on text effects using Tahna 's phone no?
imagine a scene of sam trying to kiss Tahna the he does 'the wicked demon warp!!!" I would save Tahna this time!!!

Kramer, name is highly recognized at trapcode!! Some too, jus like me is insiped by your technix.

ACHA MOTO IWAKE!!!!( Keep da fire burning(in swahili)
Ben Whiting
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:23 am
The hood gets buckled and everything!!!!! I think I will passout when this gets live.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:32 am
Finally after two years and countless emails to VCP begging it will be here! I can't wait.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:33 am
I didn't know Sam could talk...
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:34 am
wow , it's look awesome , very great the incident
Martin P.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:41 am
Wow. Very nice effect. I know from my some experience that the only way to achieve that is to roto the hit person. So if you did it in some other way I will be suprised alot :D. Can't wait to see how you deformed that car :). Anyway the shot is soooo realistic in real time watching !! Good job. So only the sound is odd at first but after few times watching it I got use to it :).

Greets from Poland,
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:48 am
Great one Andrew!

June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:53 am are the man! Your team is the best. Everyday I find more and more people and sites crediting VCP and AK for how you have influenced thier work.

The end slap really shows the humor and the fun you all have doing this stuff. I watched it several times...nice laugh for a Monday morning, thx !!!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:04 am
Looks great; can't wait.

Not to be overly greedy, but there is also a shot in your reel that shows a car accident from inside the car. Any chance we could get a tut on that sometime?? Pretty please!?!? I actually need to do a shot like that for a project. Thanks again for the awesome work you guys do.

P.S. The footage is so beautifully crystal clear. I may have to step up to HD.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:09 am
you do realise that sam is going to get you back sometime....if you keep mistreating him he will get wouldnt hurt a fly ;)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:31 am
oh my god! sam talks! *press mute sam button*
June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:36 am
Nice hoodie Andrew. :)

Looks like a cold day in America?
June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:39 am
Awesome Andrew! Love the deleted scene at the end!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:40 am
Hey, Thank you, i have one video of car hit, very bad....

June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:52 am
I love the way the hood of the truck crumples up upon impact. Very subtle, yet makes it VERY VERY believable. Can't wait for the tutorial!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:05 am
On 312F it is visible cut off half Sam face, not really nice;
315F color correction of the shoes is necessary, looks too bright , though a bumper of the machine already directly above them.
Deformation of a cowl - awesome!
324F-328F - The driver has brought down the person, 3 meters drag it on a cowl, but he don't worry about it. Just look at his hand, it stiil lays on a car door!
Always want to know, how they do that trick! Can't wait tutorial!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:06 am
COOL!!!! Nice job dude!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:13 am
puppettool eh? well stepping by frames makes me excited on doing that stuff too, I'll try before ya tut. but the cars hood?
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:16 am
hey awesome clip,
i needed your advice on how you made that punching sound in the end, it sounds very real, did you combine various Designer Sound Fx sounds or you made it?
thanks a lot

ps:lot of punching sounds on the net sound very fake.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:20 am
Only one thing to say...Tana u are so hot..!!!...again GREAT JOB, keep going VC Team!!! you rocks!!!!!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:24 am
As far as the ADR, there was a little more to the scene but I cut some stuff to make it faster. Perhaps I will post the extended version if I have time. The scene actually continues on as well...
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:24 am
Poor Sam, he's the brunt of all disasters, because I knew that Sam goes through all these things I couldn't stop laughing!

Great work guys! Can't wait to see it.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:29 am
That was so cool :P I'm waiting for the tutorial. And I really want to know how did you get that cool punch sound? I've been trying to find one for ages.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:34 am
Looks great! Very funny.... Fede de Argentina.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:45 am
Good Lord!!! Tahna was very very pretty... ^_^ and im loving it ^_^
nice andrew!!! *Slaps* haha... ^_^
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:49 am

There is the old Scene!!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:52 am
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:52 am
I did a car hit a while back but it looks no where near as cool as this one. Cant wait for the tutorial. Check out my car hit I did last fall.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:54 am
I did a "car-hit" a year ago, thought it turned out pretty good. Well. After watching this... heh, I think I´m going to try it again.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:03 am
Well, I have one thing to say, "YAY, TINO!"
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:03 am
I also did a "car-hit" effect a while ago
As you probably can notice, i used a shi**y dv-cam
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:06 am
I can't hear the sound in the video.. I'll try dloading QTime later..
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:06 am
Fair Play Andrew, that's great fun!
Jeff Briant
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:25 am
What a beautiful camera. Love it.

-Jeff Briant
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:47 am
Just love it! A very nice short clips!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:54 am
We never found out if she accepted sams proposal!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:00 am
Hey great effect!

Look this video I made with a friend before your tutorial.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:06 am
Awesome. I'll see it tomorow.
Keep it up Andrew.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:08 am
June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:13 am

right after the car "hits" sam, you can see him becoming very flexible :]

nice attempt though, curious on the tutorial
June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:17 am
Funny one this time
Pretty cool Andrew
Thanks again
June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:26 am
I dont quite get why people feel the need to critique the video?
If you can do it better, why are you waiting for a tutorial?

Not suggesting that everything Andrew Kramer does is perfect or untouchable, but surely the point is to benefit from the professional knowledge he passes on, rather than try to bring him down a peg or two.

The effect is undeniably awesome.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:36 am
You see thats why you should always look both way when being part of an Andrew Kramer video tutorial. HAHA!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:38 am
At first I was worried about Sam's well being but then looked back at your older tutorials and realized he has a super human healing ability. Thats why he was able to be chilling on the truck after the video was done. PHEW!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:45 am
nice, i like how the front of the car bends when it hits Sam (feeling sorry for him.......................not) anyways, nice effect, waiting forward for the tutorial and nice acting by the Tahna..

keep up the good work as always

p.s.: nice humour:D
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:04 am
Hey Andrew,

Very nice job (as usual).

Just like Joel (see above), I'd be quite happy to know which cam you used for that clip... ;-)

Many thanks for all your work.
Matt, UK
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:04 am
Who's car are you sat on at the end?
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:12 am
huh...all i saw in the vid was tahna lol
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:18 am
Andrew that is a Great Job and the effects are awesome. Love ur work and that new girl is Hot!!!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:24 am
As Andrew can't remember Sam in this Blog-Post... I guess it is no visual effect ;-) poor Sam RIP ;-)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:28 am
i like how you did the damage on the truck ,that looked real.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:32 am
This is really great, cant wait to see it. I wanna share this one with ya a really nice car hit..fake of cuz
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:36 am
Love how the hood bends :D
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:36 am
i love the end that made me laugh lol can't wait for the tutoiral to come out
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:40 am
Poor Sam
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:46 am
i jus tried this at home (after looking thoroughly for a don't try dis at home warning but there wasn't any, so i guess it was safe to procede) so i set up the shot with my cousin in the road, using a car instead of a van. It worked great...really spectacular, the hood bent, glass shattered and everything...just have one to I get my cousin to move again?

lol j/k

Also....assuming that Andrew planned to hit sam with a van, i'm sure the slap scene was short before :p
June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:01 am
lol. that car was very sneaky
June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:01 am
Andrew, I wouldn't show this one to your wife.....Check out where Tahna is looking after you come in and out of the frame....
June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:06 am
Hey Andrew,

GREAT stuff ya got there! The footage looks amazing!

I was wondering what camera you used for this shoot. Sorry if it's already been asked, but the picture looks amazing! Thanks man!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:14 am
Poor Sam, to brutal :D..!! Love the end!!:D
ömer tatlisoz
June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:15 am
waaoww andrew!!! OTTOMAN smack !!! :)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:17 am
You have to put Tahna in the CONTACT LIST !!!
Camera Man
June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:34 am
Little off track, but your video looks much like film.

Would you mind telling us what Lens / adapter you used?

June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:42 am
I love that you make a smaal story beafore the FX shot. It gives the FX more meaning, and is more fun to watsh. The effects is just a tool to tell the storry, and not the storry it self...
god work!
-Daniel (Norway)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 12:06 pm
So... Is this that "that one time... cause you hit your head" one time?

Can not wait till tomorrow!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 12:08 pm
ps. Tahna is totally checking our your butt at the end, Andrew ;)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 12:10 pm
around Halloween, i shot my boss getting hit by a bus. i made it more challenging for myself by shooting both plates handheld. i then stabilized one plate and match moved it to the other. i think it came out great, until my boss asked me to throw some blood splatter in there. i thought it came out lame, but he loved it...
June 2nd, 2008 @ 12:27 pm
lmao! i love the "" part.. Anyways thanks again for the hard work man.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 12:38 pm
Looks amazing. Can't wait until tomorow :-)
Kim A. Strandli
June 2nd, 2008 @ 12:42 pm
Who is the owner of the car at the end ? :p
Anyways, funny end, and great result.

Looking forward to seing it :D (would love more of those endings/extra materials)
James Green
June 2nd, 2008 @ 12:50 pm
looks good! bring on tomorrow.... one thing after watching this vid.... we need more of Tahna in the tutorials!! haha

take it easy
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:15 pm
looks g8....i guess u hav used green screen on Sam...he is lookin little shorter in front of car as compare to Tahna n why she keep lookin at ur back while u talkin?ask her..he he!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:20 pm
Reminds me of a great little film from Australia's Blue-tongue films called Spider:

The effect not only has some very creative in car panning near the end, but really sells a car hit effect. Not sure how they did it and the stars are both stuntmen I think but...

Worth a watch.



ps. Sam, you shoulda Dodged and you wouldn't have gotten Ram'd :-o
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:32 pm



Some Guy
June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:44 pm
@ Andrew Kramer: I would love to see an extended version of that clip. I also would love to see this kind of clips for every future tutorial. Keep up the amazing work!

PS: Why are you hitting your comrades every time I see you (except the Valentine's Day video with Katie)? First the Designer Sound FX promo special extended bonus thingy with you hitting Sam in the face, now this one. Is it because you know how to roll, baby? :D
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:01 pm
Is Tahna going to be doing any more tutorials with you? She's way better looking than Sam! Sorry Sam, you're cool though guy! Nice clip, can't wait for the tutorial!

Andrew M
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:02 pm
God has blessed you Andrew
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:09 pm
OMG, I love you guys!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:18 pm
I like the idea of this tutorial. I like what I've seen so far. I had an initial feeling that something wasn't quite right with the shot. Mainly at the initial contact. Like Chris, I thought of Nash Edgerton's Spider. The effects were done in part my Morgan Jones of Australia. Check out his reel for a breakdown:" rel="nofollow">"

The fact that she really is being pulled at a high speed with a wire rig makes her motion seem right.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:23 pm

That film was brilliant. REALLY clever.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:28 pm
The tutorial looks amazing :D It appears the driver had a motive though. Otherwise he wouldnt just keep on driving like nothing happened... hehe.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:43 pm
Blue-tongue films are an awesome group...nash and Joel Edgerton are my heros...check out nash's amazing stunt reel and other delights (spider) at:
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:43 pm
sam and tahna look like relatives :S
Rudi Meier
June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:47 pm
Pretty cool stuff Andrew! You allway inspiring me. This time: Crew-Slapping! ;-)

June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:34 pm
awesome its was very realistic
Paul Siola
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:25 pm
This my 'video-copilot educated guess' of how i think the effect was pulled off.

Andrew photoshops Sam out of the scene (or alternatively masks him out) puts him on a pre-composed layer, then uses the puppet tool to bend Sam onto the hood of the car. Also takes a couple of shots of the scene with Tahna and the moving vehicle and seperately Sam walking out onto the street.

The bending of the hood may have been done using some composting of static objects most probably extracted from the car.

Tihee =) Forgive me Andrew, this is only my guess...i could be wrong....but i'm sure there are more ways to do the same thing....=)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:37 pm
Actually there is no bending in this shot or puppet tool. Although I will demonstrate that part in the tutorial and ways to use the puppet tool. Sam is all original, just rotated to make it more extreme. No photoshop used. The hood was created with images but you'll have to wait and see how. There is a good amount of roto work to be done...
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:39 pm
June 2nd, 2008 @ 4:49 pm

If you look at the FAQ section, Andrew mentions which camera he uses.
Paul Siola
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:01 pm
Great stuff, can't wait...i can see there is some roto to do as i also see movement in sams arm as he is hit by the motion of the vehicle...but i guess the aim is to get it looking as realistic as possible even after the car hits sam...having him interact or simulating the interaction with Sam and the vehicle...

Good Acting Sam!...I could swear it looks like you've been hit by a vehicle before...hehehe....=)

Anyways, i might say something that's totally way-off to what ur gonna show us in the tutorial so might as well save me the shame...
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:25 pm
Andrew, do you exercise? cuz i can see you're a skinny guy
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:32 pm
Looks good. The only small critique I'd offer is that you break the 180 rule when Sam walks away. Its necessary, I guess, to separate the dialogue from the effects shot and its not too jarring.

Quick question. Have you come across the issue of H.264 slightly washing out the colors in video compressed with it? I have a work-around that involves messing with the video track settings using quicktime, but it prevents the clip from streaming. Any suggestions, Andrew?
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:34 pm
a little off topic but that girl is beautiful
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:54 pm
well don't take my word for it or anything.. but I heard that Tahna is really Mark Jacob's (the dorky Technology Officer of VCP) sister and that's the only way he got the job was because the VCP team was trying to get with her and well.. looks like he is the Technology Officer after all right?! :-]

lol, good work Andrew "Dice Clay" Kramer
June 2nd, 2008 @ 5:57 pm
so we need the puppet tool to do some stuff and do we have it in AE 7 PRO?
June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:16 pm
I know you slapped your friends, but Tino looked as if he wanted to slap you back :)
And??? Sam laughed as if he was dreaming about retribution :P

LOL HAHA, Great stuf Andrew, look forward to the tut.

Thanks to everyone involved in the new tutorial.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:25 pm
there is an error, the guy of the car doesnt react :P check this

Sam Harris
June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:41 pm
sam looks like a muppet
Kramer’s Evil Twin
June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:44 pm
First the Bullet and now this, Mr Kramer you spoil us!

Also, did I spot Tahna checking out Sam's butt just as he exits the frame?

Inquiring minds want to know.
Kramer’s Evil Twin
June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:47 pm
I can't believe I didn't notice before, but you crossed the line!!! Aaargh!!!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 6:54 pm
When you know the rules, you can break them.

Consider these scenarios for breaking this rule:

1. When objects or actors are in motion
2. Introducing new geography

Breaking rules just to break them is not a good idea but in order to see Tahna's reaction the rule was broken.

For all of you who have no idea what we are talking about check out a book called the 5 C's of Cinematography. It's and older book but the information is gold.
Jim Crown
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:09 pm
Wow Andrew! you are awesome, you're actors are awesome. Great job. I hope to see tutorials coming for a long time.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 7:37 pm
Looks cool. I see how you didn't smack any of them at the end.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:22 pm
Hey ,
This message is for Sam.... I want to thank Sam for his contribution in making this tutorials.... I don't know how many have thanked you, but i seriously think.... without you it would have not been possible... So thank you for being the innocent lab subject, always being used by Andrew for some experiment. And also i wish you luck and also a speedy recovery.. considering the fact that Andrew, this time got you hit by a car .

And Andrew, thanks a lot man for all the amazing dvds and tutorials...Love them...

Best of luck for the future.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:27 pm
ok let's not play the critique game here.. for anyone who just watches VCP tutorials just because they look cool and doesn't actually know anything about cinematography.. like myself, cough.. the 180 rule is just simply some weird obsessive compulsive law that characters should maintain their position respective to the viewer solely either on the left or the right of an imaginery (see what I mean) line that splits between the characters throughout the shot.. so when Toucan Sam leaves, Mark Jacob's sister is on the right, but before she was on the left.. (ahhh, now you get it).. and this allegedly somehow disorients the viewer.. note that such ludicrous thinking is usually confided to people taking cinema classes and what not where they talk about senseless cinematography stuff.. I--just look at the pictures.. and if the book has no pictures--I close it.. ok, umm now if you really wanted to pick something out you might have wanted to say well wait a minute.. the velocity at which Mark's sister was traveling towards the car, and the velocity at which Toucan Sam was flying to the right when hit did not match to the overly trained eye.. being that there was no change in her velocity (no time remapping) to match the apparent camera blur of T.S.'s movement.. which would thus indicate to you that a horizontal directional blur was applied.. it's kind of like having multiple fps in the same shot.. and that doesn't happen.. you can't be at 24 fps and 50fps in the same shot at the same moment.. unless you are making a really cool movie.. which is what AK always does.. so therefore it is highly acceptable.. and besides.. the focus goes to Sam being hit by a car and so you don't notice the little stuff; and was it just me that recognized that particular/ cc particle world was used for the metal sparks on the floor? and you know I also have a feel the wheels were directional blurred too? o well.. I, thank AK for all that he does.. imagine what kind of untamed forums, and late night IRC chat rooms we'd be on begging to learn AE when we have I don't know about you but VCP has saved me a ton of time, effort, and unnecessary stress--plus he has hot babes in his videos--keep it up!!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:31 pm
Just to be clear Tahna is not related to anyone that works with VC...
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:37 pm
darn, it was just a rumor then.. thank you AK :-]!
and to note, my girlfriend wants me to tell you that
she thinks you are the most gorgeous guy ever
and if I didn't say it she was going to kick me and
the laptop out of the house lol--yikes :-!
Justin Von Konsky
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:40 pm
First time we have actually seen you guys talk...good choice of words.
Paul Siola
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:48 pm
Tahna's not related!? ...Cool!...

Hey Jive T...i did notice the sparks at first but thought it was sparks from the tyres (which didn't make sense) but before posting anything about it i reviewed it and saw that it was meant to seem as if it were coming from the impact from the front of the car. And then some trubulence was added to the particles to make it look like it was affected by the cars motion but that looked kinda weird...but the particles then kind of just it supposed to be the case?....i would expect it to bounce of the road and rest there....

But that's all cool looks totally rad...even for a VCP educated guy like me....
Paul Siola
June 2nd, 2008 @ 8:53 pm
Hey i forgot to ask, do we have to rotoscope Tahna in the kinda looks like another job again...but if it makes it realistic enough theeeeeeeen....sigh...whatever...bring it on...
June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:09 pm
now the only reason kicking me and the laptop out would be such a threat is that around our home when AK releases a new product the night before is like New Year's Eve.. infact we call it New Release's Eve and we gather around the fireplace, drink eggnog and even have a mistletoe.. now getting back to reality lol, we should have a VCP forum because this site is just the best site on the internet.. I would moderate if you let me Mr. Kramer.. for only 3 pence too sir.. but you're right Paul S., AK can make anything look good.. he's like one of those people that come up to you and tell you about e-commerce and Mcdonald's and residual income--except he actually delivers LOL.. and btw.. I would definately wear like 98% of all the t-shirts that were submitted especially 3138, 3336, 3341, and like 1-3380.. personally my shirt would've said something like "wiggle(it,just a little bit)" or "come on, I wanna layer" or something funny like that but my goodness.. those shirts were just something else.. it just goes to show how great this site truly is.. oh, and I just checked and it does look like the particles are bouncing off the ground.. so I am assuming a floor was placed on the ground in particular and just set to bounce and the particles opacity/life keyframed over time.. or there could have just been a squirrel with a bucket of intergalactic space matter that was paid by VCP to throw them out of the car's front bumper as AK shot the scene.. but I mean what do I know.. it could be just an effect :-$. and btw, VCP has a high amount of fans all over the world as you can tell since some posts look like they were translated.. gees, if AK keeps this up him and the team will be in Hollywood before they know it!!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:16 pm
Some of these blog posts are starting to read like a book!
Come on people keep it...
short, to the point, and friendly, but most of all keep it 2 paragraphs MAX!

Thank you, That is all for now. :)
Derrick van Niekerk
June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:36 pm
Good one Team, entertaining and we learn something to boot.

thanks, I'm looking forward to seeing how the car's hood was done.

thanks for the hard work

- Derrick
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:23 pm
lol. yeh - i hope to god that we're roto'ing the car, not Sam..although i suspect both as Sam rotates a bit..also Tahna walks into the shot so thats more roto...anyone say 'greenscreen'? :P would certainly make things a lot easier!

June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:42 pm
Slapped by Andrew Kramer! Better than an autograph! :)
June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:59 pm
Oh gosh! Love the video! My personal opinion was that the car maybe driving to slow. I don't know, maybe it's all about taste. Anyway, love the slap at the end!! HAHA, I didnt really expect that. You made my day - as usuall!
June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:22 pm
well Derrick van Niekerk im guessing the bent in the front hood was done using the liquefy effect.
June 2nd, 2008 @ 11:57 pm
she was soo totally checking you out at the end.

Awesome Vid
June 3rd, 2008 @ 12:05 am
That is awesome. The tutorials aren't only awesome because of the new knowledge, but you crack me up so much. I call people in from around the house just so they can listen to the jokes at the start and end of tutorials lol.
June 3rd, 2008 @ 12:20 am
OMG This tut is great !!! I think with a litle bit of a braking from the car will be better ;) . Keep up the good work ;)

LOL Andrew this girl was constantly looking at you !

All good from Bulgaria .
June 3rd, 2008 @ 12:27 am
great shot! is it possible we're finally using the puppet tool from cs3? cant wait for this tutorial. just one litle thing: in the end im missing that squeeking sound of the car fully breaking, like this for example:

thanx again!
June 3rd, 2008 @ 12:58 am
What camera did you use... that picture is crystal clear.... *jaw drops*
June 3rd, 2008 @ 1:05 am
wow, wat a punch Andrew, U really have the Power !!! hehehehhe :)
June 3rd, 2008 @ 1:31 am
Ok now that Sam is dead, All the tutorials from now on will be with Tahna right?
June 3rd, 2008 @ 1:48 am
Andrew, here its soon 12.00 pm!!! So you better post it!! Im gonne film the footage soon!!!

June 3rd, 2008 @ 1:54 am

There was an erlier article about the equipment.

Wow for a camera!!
Don Juanio
June 3rd, 2008 @ 1:59 am
There is a mean bad edit in there when she's talkin' and nothing's being heard. I know your tryin/ to teach us and all but tell Sam he could do better than that!

From the Hate Sam Clan!
Daryl Booth
June 3rd, 2008 @ 2:06 am
I am willing to bet Tahna will wish you had pixelated her head out by the amount of comments on here... Beginning to sound like a Trek convention and she is 7 of 9

June 3rd, 2008 @ 3:26 am
The Red One starts at about $17,000 just for the body. Add in the Lens, Powerpack, Hard drive, Monitor/LCD, etc and you are looking at a good $35,000. The lens alone is 6 or 7K. I'm sure my wife will let me finance one right away. In fact I'll take two.
June 3rd, 2008 @ 3:43 am
hi andrew that tutorial looks like another great one!

I am so impressed, my videocopilot dvd arrived today, i only ordered it on friday! and im in the UK
A well presented dvd, this really is the perfect companion piece to a a amazing 2 years of learning.

Anyone who has been impressed with this site, buy the DVD you wont be sorry

June 3rd, 2008 @ 4:01 am
a car hit!!!!
why you don't use a Crane hit or some kind of Truck
because sam need some like that you know
oh i'm just joking
thank you man i can't waiting
June 3rd, 2008 @ 4:12 am
Well I think I won't be very creative, but o_O It is truly Awesome !!

You keep impressing me day after day, can't wait to see that tutorial.
And as it's already been said, Tahna is .... wonderful ^^

See ya.

PS : Sam U rock too ;)
June 3rd, 2008 @ 4:32 am
where the hell did you get that freaking cool hoodie from??
June 3rd, 2008 @ 4:39 am
Oh yes been waiting for this one for a while really need it for my next production.

Ps. you got him.
June 3rd, 2008 @ 4:41 am
omg!! she look good! thats all i wanted to say
June 3rd, 2008 @ 5:02 am
@kris: thats not all. yes, shes awesome. but whats about sam. all are always crying that the girl is nice and that andrew is the best.

but head down, sam is just cool. always there and make that funny thinks!

So, a tribute tu Sam!

So, now i am looking for the tut... not there... hm
June 3rd, 2008 @ 5:07 am
i love this......
June 3rd, 2008 @ 5:16 am
for ALL those people who ask about "what camera?" etc... PLZ PLZ read other posts, or search the site - I find it extremely rude you don't give others the decency of reading the info provided... NO FORUMS either, it's part of the VCP Rules!

Almost the 4th down here in Oz VCP... waiting patiently for a new tute... youse rock!
June 3rd, 2008 @ 5:46 am
you guys always make me smile... =)
June 3rd, 2008 @ 5:56 am
That is sooooo cool...I can't wait to see how you did it...... and I loved the slap in the end.....Kind of reminded me of the Three Stooges......LOL
June 3rd, 2008 @ 5:56 am
I love this kind of stuff! Great work! Only thing I would add is the driver slamming on his brakes. A good tire screech as though the driver saw Sam too late and attempted to stop.
June 3rd, 2008 @ 5:57 am
For those of you who wants too se the original "hit by car" clip, you can find it on the Reel.

Just go to "Contact" (at the top right) and then scroll down to just before the FAQs. There you can find the reel with a little promo featuring a bunch of clips, including the original hit by car clip, and i must say - this looks way lot better.
June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:04 am
Seems mind blowing hit..!!! you rock SAM.
Really u can change impossible to possible.
Waiting for Tutorial.
June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:38 am
Car hit? Proposal?

sounds familar......" rel="nofollow">"
(look in the last 30 seconds or so if you dont want to watch the whole thing).

Looks great though, can't wait for the full tutorial.
June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:38 am
Being a lazy person, just like yourself.. I ignore all attempts to be told that the camera AK uses can be found in the contact section... SO, for your viewing pleasure.. here it is copy and pasted:

"For most of the video on the site, including the adventure guy, and the Serious Effects DVD, I used a Canon XL2. Most times filming in 24p and using the standard 20x lens. I'm now using a JVC HD 200 ; )"

Also, if you want to spend another 20 comments asking what computer he uses then, "I use a Custom Built Intel Core 2 Duo 6800 Extreme Processor with 2GBs of DDR2 Ram and a Geforce 7950 GX2 as well as a 150GB 10k Raptor Hard Drive. For the early tutorials I used an Athlon X2 4200+ with 2GBs of Ram and Geforce 7800 GT and a 74GB 10k Raptor Drive."

Now my real question for AK is this... you say that, "I use an early version of Camtasia Studio by ," but the one I have is Techsmith Camtasia Studio 5.0.2 and it is super slow for some reason so I am assuming this is why you use an older version? Which version do you use AK?? Please tell us :-)
June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:46 am
Hey Andrew,

First of all, keep up the amazing work! I love your tutorials and I can't wait for this one!

I wanted to ask, which camera are you using in the video? Can you maybe do a tutorial on how you got that grainy cinematic quality to the video? That would be awesome!

Thank you from Canada!
June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:48 am
I remember AK mentioning somewhere that he had 8 cores, which would mean he was using a Mac Pro. There is another post (I think it's a separate blog entry) talking in detail about the camera setup (the JVC HD200 and lens adapters). Nice set up, wish I could afford it.
Adrian Perron
June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:01 am
"Frequently Asked Questions

What type of computer do you record your tutorials with?
I use a Custom Built Intel Core 2 Duo 6800 Extreme Processor with 2GBs of DDR2 Ram and a Geforce 7950 GX2 as well as a 150GB 10k Raptor Hard Drive. For the early tutorials I used an Athlon X2 4200+ with 2GBs of Ram and Geforce 7800 GT and a 74GB 10k Raptor Drive."
June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:14 am
hurry up and post it!!! i cant wait
Daryl Booth
June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:18 am
This is turning SOOOOO GEEKY!!
June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:41 am
Great Clip, looked real even in slow motion. Were you all out there a long time? Jeff at the end has the racoon eyes.
June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:51 am
Hey Legacy, yeah I remember him noting that somewhere..
but you know I wonder if many would agree that PC's are still
worth the while? I mean personally I have a PC and though
I would never in my life get windows Vista/Longhorn (terrible, frightening
story.. I had to reformat the computer and install XP Service Pack 3)
because I could not even get After FX or any Adobe products
to run on that silly operating system, I still would say that I enjoy
using Windows XP because of the availability of programs that are
only compatible on PC.. I mean I am sure I could find replacements and
what not but I don't want to sit down and re-learn 50 programs
just to get my workflow back on a MAC.. and yes there is Wine or other
Windows emulators, but it's just too much work.. but then again I
hear about Apple computers now allowing XP to be loaded on their
PC's as well as having intel chips?! gees.. if that's the truth, then I can simply just buy a MAC and install XP.. and run After FX and all my other programs :-) :-) :-)
June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:56 am
when will be the tut be posted?

i'm excited about the tutoriall

June 3rd, 2008 @ 8:01 am
dayum so great
June 3rd, 2008 @ 8:09 am
So no more short-cuts episode ?
Donovan S.
June 3rd, 2008 @ 8:32 am
Andrew, to my knowledge, you have recommended two books on this site thus far, i've read one, and the other is on the way. Do you have any other reading material that u suggest?

June 3rd, 2008 @ 9:54 am
Andrew,never knew where that tall,and u really kind of shy
Wat say you
June 3rd, 2008 @ 3:35 pm
how tall are you andrew
June 3rd, 2008 @ 4:18 pm
6'1" not that tall.
June 3rd, 2008 @ 4:25 pm
Nice tutorial!

Of course... you just happen to post it the day after I need a scene like this.
I did it cheaply, just freezing a frame when the actor gets hit. One I've done is called Dead at Nine in the Afternoon on youtube (if anyone is interested).

But now my "good enough" effect can be as great as the professionals.

Keep up the Great work!
June 3rd, 2008 @ 9:10 pm
Andrew, if you are serious about being 6'1''
then maybe one day we can play basketball you beat me by one inch I'm 6 ft tall

and yea 6-6'1'' is not that tall but i think thats a very good height
Jahanzeb Khalid
June 4th, 2008 @ 11:13 am
hey andrew wats up !!!

AWESOME tutorial
but why did u feel slapping the entire cast necessary ???

i dont get it
June 4th, 2008 @ 3:42 pm
Necessary? You bet. It's a Raiders of the lost Ark Reference.
June 5th, 2008 @ 9:04 am
jeff's got a major sunglasses tan around his eyes
June 5th, 2008 @ 9:12 am
anderw this is stupid and unprofessional
June 5th, 2008 @ 3:14 pm
excuse me mario!!
June 5th, 2008 @ 3:42 pm
June 7th, 2008 @ 5:23 pm
mario.. mario.. mario..
did you just really?..
That's like walking in someone's home
and spitting on their carpet.. when companies over..
and the baby is sleeping.. but just woke up..
with a high fever.. and now everyone's pissed..
and they don't know you.. but betty's got a gun..
and then murder she wrote.. get the drift??.. one rule up in here:
Athene, the greatest paladin in the world..
and Andrew, the greatest CS3 master in the world..
don't forget these rules mario.. don't forget.
June 8th, 2008 @ 6:46 pm
That some awsom work, could you show us how you make the fonts or text so good looking.
Big Fan
June 9th, 2008 @ 11:17 am
Because of you Mr. Kramer I spend most of my free time by the computer working in AE or waiting for the new tutorials. Great job.
BTW why our new lovely lady was looking at your bum? Check the end of the trailer :)
June 11th, 2008 @ 8:56 am
you guys should make like a short film...I havent really seen any like movies or short films that you've made. Ever thought of making one!? You've got some awesome skills and its about time I see them on an actual film! haha
June 12th, 2008 @ 4:43 pm
That girl is so fu**ing beautiful!! Damn!!

/ Sweden
June 13th, 2008 @ 11:23 am
Am I the only person wondering why Sam is rushing into marriage with a "new girlfriend." Perhaps the powers-that-be sent that car to prevent a really bad situation.

Or maybe Sam just needs to look both ways before he crosses the street. That's why the J-walking laws in CA are so strict, I guess.
June 16th, 2008 @ 2:59 pm
Tanha is quality
June 20th, 2008 @ 5:49 am
Very nice tutorial. I hope we havend seen the last of Tahna. See give's the final touch to the tutorials. Be sure to check out our hyve's.
June 20th, 2008 @ 8:23 pm
am I the only on waiting on a VCP MOVIE?! c'mon, u know it would be hot!
John Erik
June 26th, 2008 @ 8:12 am
Andrew, you're without a doubt the coolest man on earth. Never in my life have I've seen so thorough tutorials, and had so much fun watching them.

You're a life savior, and a pretty drop dead awesome teacher ;-)

Thanks for everything you've done, and will do!
sarmad al zoubidy
July 18th, 2010 @ 4:59 am
be4 3 years i watch this tutorial and from this tutorial i love the after Effect then
i get a great job,and nw I am teaching student how to work on this program .
thank you very much
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