Fiction can be fun

Here is a short excerpt from one of the upcoming tutorials on The Meteor.
(The first set will be out this weekend!)

The message is:
Even non-3D folks will benefit from understanding the work flow between AE and a 3D program even if you are primarily a compositor or dictionary salesman! It’s WIN-WIN.

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79 RESPONSES TO "FICTION CAN BE FUN"
Jelle
September 19th, 2008 @ 3:41 am
COOL!!!:D Love The Meteor!
Suvir
September 19th, 2008 @ 3:42 am
awesomeeeee
Suvir
September 19th, 2008 @ 3:45 am
HEY ANDREW...

Will this Training series ask for CS3??
Or could it be done in AE 7?
Suvir
September 19th, 2008 @ 3:47 am
AND THE "HOT RECEPTIONIST"... DOESNT ALWAYS HAPPEN...
September 19th, 2008 @ 3:47 am
Funny stuff! Hey, coffee-taste-soda?
tal sss
September 19th, 2008 @ 3:52 am
thanks for the important info
Brian
September 19th, 2008 @ 3:52 am
And look out for next weeks new product release from Video Copilot - Coffee Flavored Soda.

Loaded with sugar and caffeine it is the perfect drink for anyone working in post production!
September 19th, 2008 @ 3:54 am
Yeaaaaa its a pleasure to hear your voice again after 1 month without tutorials.^^
Mathuza-Brasil
September 19th, 2008 @ 3:55 am
Cool :D
September 19th, 2008 @ 3:56 am
You can use AE 6.5, 7 and CS3.
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:02 am
Lol, great stuff Andrew, love all your little jokes. :)
Ethan
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:03 am
Great Stuff !!!
James
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:06 am
Yeah as amazing as your tutorials are, I think a lot of people would lose interest if it wasn't for your sense of humour =D
Lookin forward to the new stuff!
bANKS
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:09 am
Hey! Are we going to get to explore the lobby?
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:10 am
Hi Andrew!
IS There any new tutorial for this month ?!!!!
Thanks for Projects.
http://After-Effects.blogfa.com
Nikolaus
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:12 am
WOW, look great :-) Thanks and have a very nice weekend :-) I cant wait until the tutorial will be online! :-) I am getting crabby... ;-)
dasnico
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:21 am
hey mr. Andrew did you create the universe?

thx for the clip!
nico
Daryl Booth
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:21 am
LOL!! brilliant
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:23 am
YEAH thanks !
Just Amit
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:27 am
Lol. Nice!

Either way, i've always been for integrating 3D, even if i can't afford 3D MAX. I'm trying to learn blender but am quickly learning the reliability limitations of it. Thanks for the great tutorials and looking forward to the series ;)
artflame noir
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:31 am
weeehoooo... I'm gonna grab me a coffee flavored ice cream now.
Bo
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:41 am
and that one guy with a zune lol. That was cool man. made my morning thanks =)
bob
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:55 am
i must say this was a BIG tease before the weekend.
amazing he he he
Infaas
September 19th, 2008 @ 5:04 am
looking forward for the tutorials
September 19th, 2008 @ 5:15 am
Nice studio layout... Is Sam the "one guy with the Zune"? ;)
Nikolaus
September 19th, 2008 @ 5:18 am
No, i think Andrew. He works on a Windows PC Maschine, no Apple, so he is the guy i think :-) *LOL*
w00
September 19th, 2008 @ 5:39 am
I want the tutorial!!!11 :D
Zach
September 19th, 2008 @ 5:46 am
LOL! this is very funny.
Patrick
September 19th, 2008 @ 5:52 am
looks like its going to be a great one and funny too ;)

Cheers
P
Chad
September 19th, 2008 @ 6:04 am
you're such a tease, man... looking forward to the new tuts
Edd Black
September 19th, 2008 @ 6:07 am
Even though I am not interested (or naturally talented) in 3D modeling...I am totally on board with learning how to integrate finished 3D work into my AE work flow.

That, my tiny brain can handle.

Thank you.
Some Guy
September 19th, 2008 @ 6:20 am
I love Jim Carrey! He is my hero! :D
EFILMS24
September 19th, 2008 @ 6:29 am
hey men i cant see that video!!!
why?!!!!i wanna see it!!
Nikolaus
September 19th, 2008 @ 6:38 am
@EFILMS24

just install the newst version of Quicktime or just open your eyes ;-)
Mikester191
September 19th, 2008 @ 6:50 am
Any chance one of the tutuorials will include the workflow from premiere to AE to render out? Copy/paste or import the project what's the best way to get it into AE?
David
September 19th, 2008 @ 7:08 am
oh man, I can't wait. I know you will be using 3d studio Max, but I'm sure I will be able to somewhat follow along in blender.
Cityboy
September 19th, 2008 @ 7:14 am
Dude...I really miss that Video Copilot music. It feels like I have not heard it forever. I am really looking forward to the meteor tutorial. I am a Maya animator but I have not done much on the AE compositing side of things. This will really help out.
Strandli
September 19th, 2008 @ 7:20 am
Jim Carrey is HILARIOUS! He is just as crazy in real life ^^ (youtube "Jim Carrey 2000")

Looking forward to the tutorials :)
Doug
September 19th, 2008 @ 7:25 am
Comic Genius. (I'm talking about you too, AK)
Christopher Oliver
September 19th, 2008 @ 7:28 am
Cool dude cant wait. :)

Christopher Oliver
.COMcomics
September 19th, 2008 @ 7:36 am
PERFECT we can use AE7 yupi!!!!!!!
September 19th, 2008 @ 7:38 am
Dude! I am so psyched for the tutorial! you do a great job Andrew!
Peter Wong
September 19th, 2008 @ 7:41 am
AK, you make me feel that learning AE is the best thing in the world
FISH
September 19th, 2008 @ 7:50 am
You are soooooo funny! I look forward to the integrated humor as much as I do the videos! What makes your humor the funniest is how close it resembles real life. "all iPods and that one person with a Zune" hee-hee
Mustafa Natheer
September 19th, 2008 @ 8:14 am
Hey Andrew,

I am Boiling right now, I can't wait to see The Meteor tutorials.

I have to say my friend you have a hell of marketing skills ;) .

Peace.
September 19th, 2008 @ 8:26 am
Intresting to see the new technique and use of Boujou by you! Thanx for $free$ projects.So nice!
Alex
September 19th, 2008 @ 8:27 am
haha jim carrey lol

Kooool, but cant waaaait for some tutorials
Dean Doll
September 19th, 2008 @ 8:27 am
That's hilarious, although here, the 3D, Editing, Sound Recording, Media Storage, and Compositing all happen in my cave.

That's right, I have a cave. The nearest window is 40 feet from the door and all you ever see out there is dogs emptying their bowels.

That's not to say I don't love what I do.
Tim
September 19th, 2008 @ 8:36 am
Humm... will there be any coffee flavored coffee?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQxgv4QtKM8

(warning: language may not be appropriate for all viewers)
Gwen
September 19th, 2008 @ 8:37 am
I wanna be in THIS studio !!
September 19th, 2008 @ 8:39 am
Been a few of these offices... the coffee is the most important part, but you forgot to put the backdoor on the diagram for all the smokers!! puff puff... animate animate... puff puff... magic lasso tool... ( my eyeballs are falling out and my lungs are black )
Jacob Behunin
September 19th, 2008 @ 8:48 am
Im the 1 guy with the Zune!
September 19th, 2008 @ 8:52 am
Haha, "All with iPods, and that one guy with zune."
September 19th, 2008 @ 9:14 am
Haha - I gotta say Andrew, there are many people who do tutorials and in order to make them a little more interesting try injecting humor into their work. You are one of the few who truly and consistently succeed at this. Your tut's are always hugely relevant and in general fun to watch.

Now that, my friend, is a Win-Win.
Martin flores
September 19th, 2008 @ 9:23 am
Thats one of the big problems i have is working in 3D i know i can get it down if i keep at it and start with basics or something. Do you have any suggestions or advice to where to begin if you want to start modeling and incorporating 3D motion graphics to your work? I got about a year left for school and studying Visual Effects and Motion Graphics so i need to start putting a reel together and wanted to include alot of motion graphic work into it.

So thats why i ask what would one have to do to start getting comftorable in 3D what would be the best place to start?

hope you answer back

Thanks

Martin
Nahuel
September 19th, 2008 @ 9:56 am
I can't wait for the tutorials!!
September 19th, 2008 @ 10:04 am
Man, I can't wait to work in a fictional studio. I haven't had a coffee in years. I just can't afford one.
Dano
September 19th, 2008 @ 10:12 am
Thanks Andrew
dan
September 19th, 2008 @ 10:16 am
crap..im "that" guy
Deon
September 19th, 2008 @ 10:23 am
I'm always disappointed when I hear that Video Copilot tune because then I know the tutorial is about to end...
September 19th, 2008 @ 10:30 am
Thanks.
waiting for the tutorial
Thorsten Miess
September 19th, 2008 @ 10:34 am
I like the jokes! man it was a long while without a tut but we dont have to wait anymore. great
Steven
September 19th, 2008 @ 10:42 am
kool beans
JeffBriant
September 19th, 2008 @ 10:43 am
Andrew... don't ever tease me like that again... damn it...
September 19th, 2008 @ 11:00 am
Hey Andrew..you are a pretty funny guy! The studio I am at in Tampa Florida has a great coffee room but I wish I wasn't the 3D guy and the AE guy and the Flash guy and the Dreamweaver guy and....man is Fictional Studios hiring? BTW comments were made on the morning radio show here about Fringe and your opening. Good Job! Can't wait for the tutorial.
September 19th, 2008 @ 11:11 am
you tease
Jay
September 19th, 2008 @ 11:25 am
LOL. It was in Quicktime.... so I could easily download it and share with friends with I pods.. and that one guy with a Zune!
Tedy888
September 19th, 2008 @ 11:52 am
i cant watch it...
September 19th, 2008 @ 12:05 pm
Coffee Coffee Coffee!!!!!!!!
York
September 19th, 2008 @ 12:55 pm
Thanks Andrew, thats exactly
what Ive been looking for lately.
September 19th, 2008 @ 1:21 pm
I think I'm gonna open a studio with only a lobby and hot receptionist.
Nikan Ansari
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:37 pm
hot receptionist....




ANDREW ANDREW
Nikan Ansari
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:38 pm
Wait noooo not as a receptionist
Comrade
September 19th, 2008 @ 8:10 pm
I'm also "that guy" around my studio. If Mactards weren't so much fun to mess with I'd give the zune up. The coffee lounge is also where the creepy guy,that everyone thinks puts his creepy rape van to use, hangs out. He drinks nothing but Coffee-Cola(Slurm), because "It's highly addictive!"
Comrade
September 19th, 2008 @ 8:12 pm
Also, before anyone flips out over the mactard thing, know that I prefer Linux over windows.
illd
September 20th, 2008 @ 8:16 am
LOL, very entertaining ;)
Marco
September 22nd, 2008 @ 3:44 pm
Very cool! This reminds me, it would be interesting to see some tutorials that utilize the lightning/advanced lightning plugin.
January 12th, 2009 @ 2:08 pm
Hey! I have a zune...I was very offended by that...I know that was a direct shot at me, as a compositor I am proud of my zune! (and I'd like some of this coffee flavored soda)..:)
December 14th, 2010 @ 11:39 am
Lol who is John?
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