First Look: Car Hit Tutorial

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6 years ago
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241 Comments

sarmad al zoubidy
4 years ago
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
John Erik
6 years ago
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!
6 years ago
am I the only on waiting on a VCP MOVIE?! c'mon, u know it would be hot!
6 years ago
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.

http://andrewkramer.hyves.nl/
doyle
6 years ago
Tanha is quality
6 years ago
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.
basse
6 years ago
That girl is so fu**ing beautiful!! Damn!!

/ Sweden
Camilo
6 years ago
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
Big Fan
6 years ago
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 :)
Hadi
6 years ago
That some awsom work, could you show us how you make the fonts or text so good looking.
6 years ago
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.
YEAH
6 years ago
excuse me mario!!
mario
6 years ago
anderw this is stupid and unprofessional
shawn
6 years ago
jeff's got a major sunglasses tan around his eyes
6 years ago
Necessary? You bet. It's a Raiders of the lost Ark Reference.
Jahanzeb Khalid
6 years ago
hey andrew wats up !!!

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

i dont get it
YEAH
6 years ago
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
Kyle
6 years ago
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!
6 years ago
6'1" not that tall.
YEAH
6 years ago
how tall are you andrew
Kayode
6 years ago
Andrew,never knew where that tall,and u really kind of shy
Wat say you
Donovan S.
6 years ago
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?

thanks
timo8793
6 years ago
So no more short-cuts episode ?
Earp
6 years ago
dayum so great
joell
6 years ago
when will be the tut be posted?

i'm excited about the tutoriall

hehe..
6 years ago
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 :-) :-) :-)
6 years ago
Great Clip, looked real even in slow motion. Were you all out there a long time? Jeff at the end has the racoon eyes.
Daryl Booth
6 years ago
This is turning SOOOOO GEEKY!!
Alex
6 years ago
hurry up and post it!!! i cant wait
Adrian Perron
6 years ago
"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."
Legacy
6 years ago
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.
Moeed
6 years ago
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!
6 years ago
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 http://TechSmith.com ," 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 :-)
DK
6 years ago
Car hit? Proposal?

sounds familar......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqtsvawZAGQ" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqtsvawZAGQ"
(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.
6 years ago
Seems mind blowing hit..!!! you rock SAM.
Really u can change impossible to possible.
GREAT!
Waiting for Tutorial.
Daniel
6 years ago
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.
C.Cruise
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
you guys always make me smile... =)
Noddy
6 years ago
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!
6 years ago
i love this......
Nikolaus
6 years ago
@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
kris
6 years ago
omg!! she look good! thats all i wanted to say
Scott
6 years ago
Oh yes been waiting for this one for a while really need it for my next production.

Ps. you got him.
phate
6 years ago
where the hell did you get that freaking cool hoodie from??
damiensan
6 years ago
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 ;)
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
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

tara
Legacy
6 years ago
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.
Daryl Booth
6 years ago
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

;-)
Don Juanio
6 years ago
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!
ben
6 years ago
*Harry*

There was an erlier article about the equipment.
Here:

http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/?p=143

Wow for a camera!!
ben
6 years ago
Andrew, here its soon 12.00 pm!!! So you better post it!! Im gonne film the footage soon!!!
!!!

!!!!!!!!
Paul
6 years ago
Ok now that Sam is dead, All the tutorials from now on will be with Tahna right?
Sandy
6 years ago
wow, wat a punch Andrew, U really have the Power !!! hehehehhe :)
Harry
6 years ago
What camera did you use... that picture is crystal clear.... *jaw drops*
peter
6 years ago
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: http://my.break.com/content/view.aspx?ContentID=205459

thanx again!
6 years ago
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 .
Chris
6 years ago
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.
Doug
6 years ago
she was soo totally checking you out at the end.

Awesome Vid
benny
6 years ago
well Derrick van Niekerk im guessing the bent in the front hood was done using the liquefy effect.
6 years ago
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!
Vers
6 years ago
Slapped by Andrew Kramer! Better than an autograph! :)
6 years ago
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!

-Luke
Derrick van Niekerk
6 years ago
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
VFX-Anomaly
6 years ago
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. :)
6 years ago
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!!
Paul Siola
6 years ago
Hey i forgot to ask, do we have to rotoscope Tahna in the scene...it kinda looks like another job again...but if it makes it realistic enough theeeeeeeen....sigh...whatever...bring it on...
Paul Siola
6 years ago
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 dissappear...is it supposed to be the case?....i would expect it to bounce of the road and rest there....

But that's all cool anyway...it looks totally rad...even for a VCP educated guy like me....
Justin Von Konsky
6 years ago
First time we have actually seen you guys talk...good choice of words.
6 years ago
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 :-!
6 years ago
Just to be clear Tahna is not related to anyone that works with VC...
6 years ago
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 VCP.net.. 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!!
Sudhanshu
6 years ago
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.
Regards
Sudhanshu
Looks cool. I see how you didn't smack any of them at the end.
Jim Crown
6 years ago
Wow Andrew! you are awesome, you're actors are awesome. Great job. I hope to see tutorials coming for a long time.
6 years ago
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.
Kramer’s Evil Twin
6 years ago
I can't believe I didn't notice before, but you crossed the line!!! Aaargh!!!
Kramer’s Evil Twin
6 years ago
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.
Sam Harris
6 years ago
sam looks like a muppet
CASKO
6 years ago
there is an error, the guy of the car doesnt react :P check this


http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=123123xf0.jpg

lol
VFX-Anomaly
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
so we need the puppet tool to do some stuff and do we have it in AE 7 PRO?
6 years ago
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
Matt
6 years ago
a little off topic but that girl is beautiful
Sam
6 years ago
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?
YEAH
6 years ago
Andrew, do you exercise? cuz i can see you're a skinny guy
Paul Siola
6 years ago
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...
6 years ago
@ SOME PERSON....

If you look at the FAQ section, Andrew mentions which camera he uses.
HEY NICE VIDE WHAT CAMERA DID YOU USE.(YOU PROBLY WON T SAY ANYTHING
)
6 years ago
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...
Paul Siola
6 years ago
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....=)
chatensekz
6 years ago
awesome its was very realistic
Rudi Meier
6 years ago
Pretty cool stuff Andrew! You allway inspiring me. This time: Crew-Slapping! ;-)

Rudi
http://www.revostock.com/ViewProfile.html?&ID=493
matt
6 years ago
sam and tahna look like relatives :S
6 years ago
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:

http://www.bluetonguefilms.com
5ive&2wo
6 years ago
The tutorial looks amazing :D It appears the driver had a motive though. Otherwise he wouldnt just keep on driving like nothing happened... hehe.
ben
6 years ago
@chris

That film was brilliant. REALLY clever.
6 years ago
Andrew,
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:
http://mo.rgan.com.au/reel/reel.mov" rel="nofollow">http://mo.rgan.com.au/reel/reel.mov"

The fact that she really is being pulled at a high speed with a wire rig makes her motion seem right.
~Kingsley
VCPFAN
6 years ago
OMG, I love you guys!
Andrew M
6 years ago
God has blessed you Andrew
Phil
6 years ago
Andrew,
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!

Phil
Some Guy
6 years ago
@ 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
Ben
6 years ago
NEXT TIME ANDREW, YOU HAVE TO BE AN ACTOR!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris
6 years ago
Reminds me of a great little film from Australia's Blue-tongue films called Spider:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2073149075

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.

Cheers,

Chris

ps. Sam, you shoulda Dodged and you wouldn't have gotten Ram'd :-o
Sandy
6 years ago
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!
James Green
6 years ago
looks good! bring on tomorrow.... one thing after watching this vid.... we need more of Tahna in the tutorials!! haha

take it easy
Kim A. Strandli
6 years ago
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)
6 years ago
Looks amazing. Can't wait until tomorow :-)
Carlos
6 years ago
lmao! i love the "Sss..ss" part.. Anyways thanks again for the hard work man.
Peace
6 years ago
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...
http://revver.com/video/409660/man-hit-by-bus/
bwoogie
6 years ago
ps. Tahna is totally checking our your butt at the end, Andrew ;)
bwoogie
6 years ago
So... Is this that "that one time... cause you hit your head" one time?
Ouchie.

Can not wait till tomorrow!
Daniel
6 years ago
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)
Camera Man
6 years ago
Little off track, but your video looks much like film.

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

Pleeaaaaaaaaaaase
Ben
6 years ago
You have to put Tahna in the CONTACT LIST !!!
ömer tatlisoz
6 years ago
waaoww andrew!!! OTTOMAN smack !!! :)
Ben
6 years ago
Poor Sam, to brutal :D..!! Love the end!!:D
photoshopmagician
6 years ago
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!
Steve
6 years ago
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....
bigapple
6 years ago
lol. that car was very sneaky
Donovan
6 years ago
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 question....how 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
Garrison
6 years ago
Poor Sam
6 years ago
i love the end that made me laugh lol can't wait for the tutoiral to come out
Phill
6 years ago
Love how the hood bends :D
Jeroen
6 years ago
This is really great, cant wait to see it. I wanna share this one with ya a really nice car hit..fake of cuz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rc9NCZtCi0
6 years ago
i like how you did the damage on the truck ,that looked real.
jenzung
6 years ago
As Andrew can't remember Sam in this Blog-Post... I guess it is no visual effect ;-) poor Sam RIP ;-)
Mike
6 years ago
Andrew that is a Great Job and the effects are awesome. Love ur work and that new girl is Hot!!!
Donovan
6 years ago
huh...all i saw in the vid was tahna lol
Matt, UK
6 years ago
Who's car are you sat on at the end?
Max
6 years ago
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.
Flubber
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
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!
6 years ago
You see thats why you should always look both way when being part of an Andrew Kramer video tutorial. HAHA!
ben
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
Funny one this time
Pretty cool Andrew
Thanks again
PE
6 years ago
haha

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

nice attempt though, curious on the tutorial
Tim
6 years ago
HAHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA
mike
6 years ago
Awesome. I'll see it tomorow.
Keep it up Andrew.
Roy
6 years ago
Hey great effect!

Look this video I made with a friend before your tutorial.
http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=p_UQoBlCKyg
tooshay
6 years ago
We never found out if she accepted sams proposal!
Uta
6 years ago
Just love it! A very nice short clips!
Jeff Briant
6 years ago
What a beautiful camera. Love it.

-Jeff Briant
6 years ago
Fair Play Andrew, that's great fun!
6 years ago
I can't hear the sound in the video.. I'll try dloading QTime later..
6 years ago
I also did a "car-hit" effect a while ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZndBuyEfMVs
As you probably can notice, i used a shi**y dv-cam
Ale
6 years ago
Well, I have one thing to say, "YAY, TINO!"
Jan
6 years ago
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.
Jason
6 years ago
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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UobxabpUGF4
6 years ago
lol
Leo
6 years ago
http://www.videocopilot.net/reel.html

There is the old Scene!!
6 years ago
Good Lord!!! Tahna was very very pretty... ^_^ and im loving it ^_^
nice andrew!!! *Slaps* haha... ^_^
6 years ago
Looks great! Very funny.... Fede de Argentina.
Finnishdude
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
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...
Davis
6 years ago
Only one thing to say...Tana u are so hot..!!!...again GREAT JOB, keep going VC Team!!! you rocks!!!!!
6 years ago
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.
jenzung
6 years ago
puppettool eh? well stepping by frames makes me excited on doing that stuff too, I'll try before ya tut. but the cars hood?
6 years ago
COOL!!!! Nice job dude!
wersa
6 years ago
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!
Ryan
6 years ago
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!
6 years ago
Hey, Thank you, i have one video of car hit, but...is very bad....

Edgar

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=rlzXU8QDGiE
6 years ago
Awesome Andrew! Love the deleted scene at the end!
Felix
6 years ago
Nice hoodie Andrew. :)

Looks like a cold day in America?
polki
6 years ago
oh my god! sam talks! *press mute sam button*
6 years ago
you do realise that sam is going to get you back sometime....if you keep mistreating him he will get you.....lol.....joking....sam wouldnt hurt a fly ;)
Legacy
6 years ago
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.
FISH
6 years ago
Andrew....you 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 !!!
6 years ago
Great one Andrew!

Enjoy
Martin P.
6 years ago
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,
Martin
6 years ago
wow , it's look awesome , very great the incident
6 years ago
I didn't know Sam could talk...
Mikester191
6 years ago
Finally after two years and countless emails to VCP begging it will be here! I can't wait.
Ben Whiting
6 years ago
The hood gets buckled and everything!!!!! I think I will passout when this gets live.
BOBB
6 years ago
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)
cyco
6 years ago
just awesome! Can hardly wait...
Loay
6 years ago
Man......You are very FUNNY...!!!
& I Mean it.
Thanks Andrew & waiting for the TUT...!!!
Some Guy
6 years ago
Wow! You really took it to the next level.
SXForce
6 years ago
Wow, it's very nice to see that the car is wrecked after the hit!

Man, I can't wait to see the tutorial!
vman
6 years ago
That sounded like some Indiana Jones Punch effects at the end haha.
pena
6 years ago
@ Joel

Here's Andrew's camera setup: http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/?p=143
isi123
6 years ago
You guys did it again. That looks so damn real. Cant wait for the tutorial and thanks alot. I like your jokes!
bruno
6 years ago
she looks like she is telling sam what to say... she... kinda moves her lips to sam lines,,,
6 years ago
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!
joris strickx
6 years ago
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.
Malte
6 years ago
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
Bob Lurkins
6 years ago
very cool
LittleBigFan
6 years ago
Dude.. As always - awsome :P
But why have you punch all of this guys? including Tahna? ;P
Mystriousssssssss....
BD
6 years ago
you used "kick+snare" for slaping...
it is better to combine snap with clap, or sample yourself hitting Sam for real :]
Melwin
6 years ago
Haha, that was a nice shot!
Can't wait for tomorrow!
Daryl Booth
6 years ago
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?

;-)
Victor
6 years ago
Andrew дуже дякую за уроки.
Vikram
6 years ago
HEY ANDREW,

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?

HEHEHE!!!!
Donken
6 years ago
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.
Bo
6 years ago
Man that was AWESOME!
Ruzaini
6 years ago
WOW! looks great! i think it'll be more cool if you insert car hon to make it more realistic. B)
6 years ago
So I'll be getting this tutorial as a birthday present tomorrow! That is AWESOME! Thanks Mr Kramer for all your work!
6 years ago
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...
Marchy D
6 years ago
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, really...um...
You know what? Forget I asked.
Sorry Tahna. 8)
dean
6 years ago
that was ill, also that girl is actuly AMAZING,

but even more to the point your hoodie is sickk,.... Who is it by?
6 years ago
yeap.. he looks kinda roto'd. still cool tho. can't wait to see how you bent the hood bit.
Doggy X
6 years ago
man looks awesome.This is first time i see someone to interact with car.The car is damaged.Cool! :):):) I'm waiting
6 years ago
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...
Peter
6 years ago
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…
Chad
6 years ago
haha funny man, tahna is hot!
6 years ago
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! :)

Bones
6 years ago
Awesome work cant wait but honestly did you get the idea from my youtube after effects hit by car tutorials =]? lol www.youtube.com/dillonp23 haha
Noddy
6 years ago
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! ;)
Infaas
6 years ago
hey you really hit Sam , i think he is bleeding
Matt Dunwoodie
6 years ago
Damn time zones i gotta wait two days.... damn
6 years ago
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: http://www.videocopilot.net/contact.html

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

Cheers,

Marc.
6 years ago
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"
AK IS HHHHHHOT!
Pappfigur
6 years ago
Maybe you can do a tutorial fo the face slap part?

Just kidding ;)
6 years ago
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.
Daryl Booth
6 years ago
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...
Toneto
6 years ago
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.
Not_Andrew
6 years ago
Man, you really know how to keep you team together! B-slap those pesky-no-good-dollar-hungry villians!

Can't wait 'til tomorrow!
6 years ago
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 :]
Dave
6 years ago
Seriously..... that was freakin' epic! Great work team.
Bart
6 years ago
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. ;)
Matt
6 years ago
Nice to see more of the crew, and you the director :)
Edagr Voit
6 years ago
looks cool :D
like your humour indeed :)
Great effect ;)
Ellius
6 years ago
oh man, i cant WAIT for tomorrow!
and by the way, where can i find that old tutorial?

http://www.youtube.com/user/catman103
Joel
6 years ago
what camera did you use?
6 years ago
SAAAM! *THUDDD*
illd
6 years ago
The Faceslap is so cool and oldschol, Kramer you know how to thread yor team, youre a real boss ;)
sicu
6 years ago
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...
Babibamba
6 years ago
Respect! You are my god :-D Greetings from germany andrew and sam!
sicu
6 years ago
Anticipation is building up even more... !
Great work!
MaxMarklund
6 years ago
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!

MM.
CraZy DonKey
6 years ago
I love it.
MaorZ
6 years ago
OMG ANDREW U freaking RULZZZ!! :D
Tahna So cute..! :P
Nice job..!! cant w8 for tomarrow....
the end was FUNNY :D

BTW..
-- love your Jacket :] --
6 years ago
This place just gets better and better...
Jeankevl
6 years ago
Wauw, looks great..can't wait
hsab
6 years ago
Yoo, u rock...awesome!
6 years ago
Looks cool. Really like to see how you made it.

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

Like your humor.

GPSchnyder
Julian
6 years ago
you always bring the house down.
Banksie
6 years ago
Looks Awesome can't wait for tomorrow.
Keep up the great work!!
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