Fringe Intro

As promised here is a link! It was created at Full HD 1920×1080 using a combination of tools such as After Effects, 3D Max and Particular. Another interesting note, is that J.J. Abrams wrote the music for this piece as well.

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6 years ago
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292 Comments

John Mbovu
8 months ago
Do you have a tutorial to show how that effect is done?
Thomas
9 months ago
Did you also do the German ones? :D
Mabs
3 years ago
I've been following this site for years. Andrew, you rock! Fringe division kicks a$$. :p
Jay
3 years ago
Finally got to see it here in Sweden... After 4 years!

Love the floating 3D text and now I can do it with Camera Tracker.
3 years ago
I was very surprised when i saw this post ! Great work !

PS : who saw "Observers are here" in one frame at 0:07 just before "Dark Matter" is focused ? Is it a subliminal message :D And what it means ???
evil flip
3 years ago
I've only recently got hooked on fringe and what i noticed was that usually when I watch a series from a dvd I skip the intro, but with fringe I never do. And now I've learned it from you guys. Bloody awesome
Walter
3 years ago
What type of elements did you use
i like that when they move to the left the font in first intro
Pheww...

Waiting for season 4 fringe heheh
3 years ago
FRINGE OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGOD
Eddynstain
3 years ago
Nice job, FRINGE is my favorite TV show, but Andrew why did you put the message "Observers are here" in the intro?
FGreco
3 years ago
Hey, very nice, I saw it on TV and I decided to create it by my own,but I'm having some problems, how did you created that water ball? Did you use meta particles with zero gravity, refracting a background, or was it done entirely in AE?
Would love to see a tutorial about this one!
oah
3 years ago
Observers are here…
I am so incredibly jealous of you.
5 years ago
Hi
GOOD GOOD ... ^_^
5 years ago
hi~!
i’m south korean guy!
your fringe intro movie is very very impressived
bye man!
Steve
5 years ago
Man I am dumbfounded each time I come to this site with the level of AWESOMENESS that exudes....
5 years ago
Hi Andrew,
very topNoTcH™
chriz
5 years ago
a tutorial of this would be so awezome!! :D
5 years ago
Awsome work i cant stop rewinding it !
Can e have any tutorial how to make any part of it maybe those boubles etc.
thanks
5 years ago
Great Job, Master (You really are)

It would be great to see a tut on the text breaking up (Have also been waiting since the bullet ) and also the breaking up of the floor in the blog show intro!

And why is "Observers Are Here ?" Between the 2 and 3 slide. Its so well hidden under the lensflare, and the fact that you see the actual text in the slide like "Dark Matter" before "Observers are here" pops up for a nano second, is very good. Does it have a deeper meaning.. ? Or is it just a joke.

Great intro and i loved the new 1985 version to.

FANTASTIC
Mac
5 years ago
hi, this is my personal experiment inspired by Fringe theme.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh0LhZleZhQ
Steve
5 years ago
Andrew is it possible to have a tutorial on how to do those liquid spheres, I'm totaly in love with those spheres.
Please please please!
David
5 years ago
I knew that introduction looked familiar....it incorporates a lot of what you've shown in your tutorials with the camera movements and transitions and whatnot! I'm even happier that the intro for my favourite tv show was created by a great online teacher. Great job!
prostasis
5 years ago
I really like this intro.. the water orbs are pretty incredible looking. If there is anyone out there that knows how to do this kind of work, I'd be interested in having a small flash/ vid/ animation done similar to what was used on the intro, but it's for a new product I'm launching.

If you do, or know someone that does.. please email me. lynn.decker@hotmail.com

Thanks
Stefan
5 years ago
This show rocks man. I love the music and i love that intro.
Chris
5 years ago
man, i love that intro and i love fringe, too! :)
what about teaching us to create such effects, too??
5 years ago
Amazing opening for an amazing show

could you please do a tutorial of how you did this opening as a full Im really interested in how you did the water drops, I've seen the tutorial already up with the water drop however these look a million times better how was it done.

i also love how the was looks like hair is done and again ask if you could do a tutorial on that.

its a great intro and i hope you get many more work to do and i look forward to seeing other pieces
Raj
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, the desing is really very nice....I have just started watching FRINGE and came across this shot in one of the episodes.....My question is, since you made the intro motion graphics of FRINGE, was this the way of including your name in the show....I just thought because it had "KRAMER"..... :)

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e245/raj690/vlcsnap-2009-11-01-02h34m54s8.png
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, we can now see "Fringe" on the french Tv screens!!! and guess what? The words that appear on the first part of the intro have been translated into french (globalisation!!!) What a surprise for me when I saw for the first time this intro I immediately recognized (the VideoCo's touch!) while half asleep in my bed. Can you imagine a guy -me- suddenly waking up saying loud "I know where it comes from!!!" ? And the girl at his side replying "fxxx you! I was sleeping!!" No comment ;-)
Brian
5 years ago
Hi Andrew Kramer,

Absolutely Love your work and your tutorials have been an inspriring source of my films that I do. In fact, I do ensure people with the same knowledge of after effects are under me...

But On a personal basis, is it ok to ask for a step by step tutorial of the fringe title sequence, because other than what is on your free tutorials, I am sure that there are other steps involved... Can share?
Logan
5 years ago
This is awesome, i'm from Colombia and i gotta say that is so cool to watch your tutorials and learn directly from the guy that is in the big leagues!!!! the intro is amazing and the series is really really good, i only have one question, did you get to meet Anna Torv?? because i think she is so beautiful, anyway thank you for your tutorials.
Ryan Wekwert
6 years ago
This is a solid show! I like the titles they have during the show. Huge huge Text behind buildings and casting huge shadows. Lets see a tutorial like that.
6 years ago
Andrew?...uhmmmm ...WOW hehehe.... with your help ill be able to do that tooo :).....
great job, no no....awesome job...the only thing i feel to ask is: how on earth did you do that shiny thingie in the beggining....i would be so glad to find that out....great work peace
6 years ago
hi andrew,

i just saw your fringe opener over here in germany, nice work!

did you translate all the words in german cause its complete translated in "deutsch". another question i got is - its your hand in the intro? ;)

keep on shining!

greetings from over the sea,
mmr
JT Pictures
6 years ago
Hey Andrew, very nice work!!
I know it have been a long time, but can you make a tutorial for those 3D breaking letters?? That will be great and i will really appreciate that, I think all of us!! :D THANKS!!
Eric Harrison
6 years ago
To Andrew,

The other fringe intro, that was also made by you andrew?
It looked like twitch was used in it so I'm guessing it was you. Would've been a slap in the face if you had done all that effort and then they get another guy...
6 years ago
I really like this intro a lot, so smooth. The end font animation is fine because it fits the show overall.
6 years ago
Andrew...THAT WAS FREAKIN' AWESOME...LOVE IT! KEEP IT UP...LOVE THE TUTORIALS BIG TIME. CHIAZ!
Fringe-0-philic
6 years ago
Great! If only there was sheet music!!!!!
6 years ago
What about a crashed text tutorial? U did it very nice in The bullet and I like the shiny texture of text (Fringe and the bullet)

congrats man, u rocks
nacho
6 years ago
Hi I'm from spain my English is not very good but
I love you admire why after me and want to learn
thanks to you is something more like me than if you might
some day make a tutorial like this intro.for know how to thank you for teach. is the best website after
across the Internet
Alex
6 years ago
I cant view anything equal, Andrew you`re a good master, I´m a principiant in the Graphics Art, and I´m autodidactic, I want to learn moore... thanks for create your website and post that you know.
I want to see the tutorial of this promo...
Congratulations...
(I writed mistake because I´m Latinamerican, I dont speak much English).
bum
6 years ago
Hey Andrew-- Can you post an "official" Fringe intro on You Tube? Most of the posts cut off the music.

Also, I was wondering why you repeat some of the words. The fonts are different but I was a little bummed you didn't have completely different buzzwords.

Awesome visuals, perfect match with the music.
Dan
6 years ago
How long did it take you to create that?
6 years ago
I totally want your autograph :) Go you!
Some Intense Dude
6 years ago
Dude, you are the the most incredible....words cannot even describe!!! But I was wondering, how do you make the 3D texts of the locations in the show Fringe??? if there was a tutorial that would be amazing!
6 years ago
i'm very happy that you had the opportunity to do something like this. it's very clean and definitely has the andrew kramer stamp on it. i hate to say it (and i'll most likey get some flack for saying it) but i'm actually a little underwhelmed by the overall intro. i'm sure that's the fault of the creative director who was sitting over your shoulder, right?

technically it's top notch motion graphic work; conceptually it's kinda boring.
yasique
6 years ago
very good, I like the lighting
rookie artist
6 years ago
Can you pls make a tutorial for this? :D
rookie artist
6 years ago
Andrew Kramer. I hope I can join your team in the future.
Rafael Macho
6 years ago
Wow, really beautiful animation, so much talent.
The only part that I found it unfinished is the type setting in the end , too much 3D depth, looks like the camera is too close. But hey I am a typography lover...! :)
jesus
6 years ago
jesus wow!!!
6 years ago
u kno... somday, u'll rule d world man
Fer
6 years ago
Hi Andrew!
Excelente work!
just 1 question! The title of "FRINGE" in the end, you made with 3Ds Max Particle System?
6 years ago
Great work! (as always)

I read the critic regarding the typography, and i think the typography is good. In the end it depends on the customer which look this trailer has.
But I myself has one suggestion.
Motion, Timing...everythings looks kinda perfect to me. Except one thing. The Handprint stops rotating in its last frames. Regarding the fact that everything in the trailer is moving AND that there are just a few frames with a still handprint, i think this "broke" with the style and would be better it didn't stop turning. what do u think. is the stopping on purpose?
Fernando
6 years ago
Just saw the pilot. It's a great show.
Amazing intro Andrew.
billythunder
6 years ago
nice , I like the 3d shatter at the end (some guys dont ) .. but you should have (in my opinion ) matched the little pieces forming the fringe title , with the piano "arpegio" at the end ..

.
Joshua
6 years ago
As soon as I watched the premier I was like "That looks like Kramer's work..." - as I kept watching and saw the 3D text floating in various scenes I was like "That looks like Kramer's tutorial...". Hah, awesome work for an awesome show.
Gianluca Salerno
6 years ago
Very Pro!!!
Nothing to say :)

More, more!
the_e
6 years ago
Nice work AK ,very clean.

Like the song to , but for some reason the song reminds me of Ciara's like a boy :)
Ashley
6 years ago
I finally got the video to work and holly crap! That was awesome! I loved it! I'm particularly interested in the 'blobs" at the beginning, and the reverse shattering text! Great Job Andrew! Def an inspiration!
Navarro Parker
6 years ago
Please post an downloadable HD Quicktime please!!
Mark Bray – the Canadian
6 years ago
Great work Andrew... I was wondering if you would be doing a tutorial on the passing word effect and background as was done in this great job you did??
Andy
6 years ago
good job!!你好強
JAy
6 years ago
Wow dude where did you study, amazin man amazin,
6 years ago
Saw most of the pilot last night here in Aus. Great program (sorry I missed the intro).
Of your intro, I loved everything except the 3d text 'FRINGE' at the end. Just seemed a bit of an anti-climax.
ramrod
6 years ago
oh andrew is on motionographer, nice nice
6 years ago
wow!! i did have a feeling that you were related to this, the first time I saw Fringe Pilot... i was thinking about the planet destruction, and the 3D moving in space tutorials and the everything... and hey.. the credit says: Main Title Design: Andrew Kramer.. gr8 gr8 gr8 gr8 gr8... awesome... You have a very peculiar style... that sets u apart.. awesome awesome awesomeeeeee
Saxon
6 years ago
Hey, i watched this the other day, looks like it could become a great show. Awesome intro by the way...
Did you also do the 3D text that kept popping up throughout the show? like every time they went somewhere, text would pop up telling you where they were... but the text was 3D tracked.....

Probably makes more sense if you watched the show lol
Jesse Phillips
6 years ago
you suck big time dude thats not even a chuckle from
Amir
6 years ago
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooot
Amir
6 years ago
just kidding..
Andy
6 years ago
I watched the show yesterday and it was awesome
Great job Andrew it's fun to see your work at TV
-- from Quebec
Sorry for my English
6 years ago
Looks great Andrew! But one can absolutely see your handwriting, it's kind of funny seeing that on television ;-)

Keep up the gorgeous work!

Greetings from Germany
TAIWAN
6 years ago
really cool! I can't wait those tutorials or DVD.....
Lynton Brown
6 years ago
Well, watched it tonight in Oz for first time.
It has Andrew Kramer written all over it. Now I see why we get great tutorial from you.
Well done.
6 years ago
Just watched it on TV, great job Andrew, show is freaky though, but great work
Camsinny
6 years ago
It's one thing to see it on the internet, but seeing it on tele takes it to a whole new level.

That's cool AK!

Did you do any effects for the series? Like the 3d title I just saw? Or did Abrams just take it off your tutorial? Haha
Alan
6 years ago
Over here in the UK I saw an advertisement last night for 'Fringe' coming on Sky One soon. Thought I'd share.
6 years ago
its good bu ti think it goes by waaay too fast! i love the water bubble in the beginning
6 years ago
Andrew Kramer is the freaking man!
trietesghost
6 years ago
wow at last you did it! Great job! :)
Jakie
6 years ago
You made it on Motionographer.
6 years ago
Thanks Andrew!

Amazing camera!
Billy
6 years ago
omg omg omg.. I just saw the trailer for this in the UK on Sky One. Good to know Fringe is going to be broadcast over here. Can't wait to see it :)
6 years ago
you know when i originally saw this i thought the style looked familiar, then i came here and was proven right.

nice job
Korbs
6 years ago
Awesome effects and awesome show. Loved to see your name in the end credits, Mr. Kramer.
Jacob Dyer
6 years ago
I just saw the add for it here in Australia. I find it very ammusing that although they did not use Andrew's intro in the 'special sneek peek', they did use riot gear in their own inro. It made me smile.
theraz
6 years ago
Thought the intro was great. To be honest the only thing i didn't like was the music... but i figured that might not have been your decision. Watched the show and loved it. It's my new X-Files...
dasnico
6 years ago
;(
dasnico
6 years ago
still no tutorials :(
David
6 years ago
I watched Fringe, wow. Good plot, and like always, nice VFX from Andrew ;)
Jonah Miles
6 years ago
Fringe Intro tutorial!!!!!
Carl
6 years ago
Congratulations to the job and to the amazing result. Looks awesome!
J. Torres
6 years ago
very nice, please make a tutorial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paul
6 years ago
If you read up.... Liquid was created in 3Ds Max...
Raj
6 years ago
It looks like you used your "Energy Ball" tutorial as the reflection map for the globule.
George
6 years ago
Paton, That looks like a simple sphere with a noise modifier, a nice reflection and falloff map, and the "glowy thing" inside it seems just superimposed later (but that can be done with a self illumiation map as well, directly in 3DS MAX...)

Andrew, congratulation for this job, you just worked with one of my personal "heroes" (Big LOST and ALIAS fan here...)
Amir
6 years ago
I saw FRINGE yesterday on FOX channel. Nice work Andrew.

What does FRINGE have to do with FINGER, they have the same letters, and what else?

the story of the movie yesterday, I wrote the same thing few years ago...I wonder who stole my idea and sold it to JJ Abrams?
Paton MacDonald
6 years ago
Andrew,
I am very interested in how the 'water droplet' on the initial screen shot for this was done. Please elaborate!
Steven
6 years ago
I really enjoyed this intro. I think the whole thing conveys a dark mysterious feel which the show has. I love the text breakup but even like the standard text used as it all looks good together. The elements from the show are tied in nicely!

Keep up the good work!
6 years ago
Artwork!
Ben
6 years ago
how much do you earn in this type of projects?
Gianni
6 years ago
Wow Andrew, this intro is very FANTASTIC!!!
6 years ago
I watched the start of that show and I said to myself "I bet this is the special project Andrew Kramer has been working on... this so looks like his stuff!".

Strange to look at digital effects and see a style...

Congratulations on the gig!
JAS
6 years ago
That was Great...
Nice work Done...

Big boss Andrew please give some idea how to make those fluid balls...

Thank you big Boss...
Logan
6 years ago
Just got done watching "Fringe" again. I noticed at the end during the credits, "Main title Sequence" -Andrew Kramer. So awesome they put him in there. Great job.
Jakie
6 years ago
For everybody posting links to the Fringe episode and downloading torrents, don't.

You can just watch it on the FOX website for free.
Jesse Phillips
6 years ago
:)i love Fringe, i'm watching its so cool and well done on the effects Andrew.
Rex
6 years ago
Nice! I watched this on tv the other day and it was awsome. They were on a plane and there was something going on any all the people's skin were falling off.
peter
6 years ago
great !!! verry creative and beautyful. but the hand reminds me of xfiles intro.
i love your stuff
Peter Wong
6 years ago
I just watched the Pilot episode of Fringe, and I think it'll be an exciting series!

Just wondering, Andrew, have you worked on intros of any other TV series before?
bob
6 years ago
RaoulDuke
''I would be also really curious to know how to use trapcode horizon.''

trapcode horizon is very easie.
Bass
6 years ago
When i look at these promos... i get a feeling... it depresses me... i simply want to delete my After Effects cuz when i see what it can do and compare it to my work...

Great Work Andrew. I really really don't know what to say... ur work is beyond good... all those things u make are simply ... ( English has lack of words when u make videos...)

Good luck Andy and keep it going...
Christopher Oliver
6 years ago
Dude I wanna be just like you when I grow up :) lol jk great stuff man you and your team are the best at what you guys do.
Some Guy
6 years ago
@ Yµk!: Thank you!
Tomislav Korman
6 years ago
Nice! Good work! Love music! :) Knowing J.J. Abrams I think there is a message and a bit of importance for every part of this intro! For instance why is there a butterfly shaped insect in a first second of an intro (before bubble thingy)?
6 years ago
Very nice work mr Kramer !
You are among the pro´s now...
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Anders Printz - FX Instructor
http://prinsen.wordpress.com
Tem
6 years ago
Wow, very VideoCoPilot-esque!
You can really tell it's made by you guys. And it even has your favourite tutorial colour - BLUE! ;P

Haha! And you know what? Try watching the Fringe intro with the sound to the Riot Gear or Designer Sound FX promos! Then it REALLY goes VC, not that taht is a bad thing!

Congratulations on landing that job guys!
6 years ago
Really great work,
Love the smooth Z travelling.
It would be really great to have a tutorial with those logo reconstruction the same thing with "the bullet" trailer.
I would be also really curious to know how to use trapcode horizon.

Keep up the good work, can't wait for the meteor tutorials, And I never say that enough. THANKS to vc.
Jacob Dyer
6 years ago
I loved the way each 'scene' flowed into each other, they just seamlesly integrated, which is all a trick of the eye, but man you pulled it off well. I'd love to see a tutorial more on the theory behind 'tricking the eye', especially with reference to how you 'blend' those things together. Fantastic work.
Thomas Kreutzer
6 years ago
Love the intro, watched the show and was planning on it before I even found out you had worked on the intro. I have to say that if it was not for this site I may have lost interest in editing. I have always wanted to do video and have just never been very good. AK's work and what he contributes to this community is purely amazing.
martin troy
6 years ago
it's about time you get recognition for your amazing skills.. proud to be your student Andrew. now don't get a big head. ha! peace brother....
Doug
6 years ago
Just saw an ad for it here in Australia... Looks Cool.
I probably wouldn't of watched it; if it wasn't for you AK. I'm sure your giving the show a boost in numbers.
Luc Delamare
6 years ago
Sweet!
For those of you who missed the show, you can watch it here:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/33786/fringe-pilot

Andrew, did you have anything to do with the floating text during the episode? Looks like something you would do with Boujou.
essyd
6 years ago
awesome
how much involvement did you actually have in making this?
was it entirely animated and built by you or were you brought in as more of a consultant?
kix
6 years ago
maestro de maestros... excelente trabajo.. siempre mostrando la calidad y el arte de andrew y video copilot..
6 years ago
@ Some Guy: I'd prefer not to post the .gp5 but I can upload my sheet music.
Here is the link:
http://home.scarlet.be/yukineige/Divers/Fringe_Intro.pdf

Hope you appreciate it.
Some Guy
6 years ago
@ Yµk!: Cool, can you upload the .gp5 file please?

@ Andrew Kramer: I hope to see more of your professional stuff. When can you show us your helicopters?
PS: Was your cat involved in that project?
Wayne Cutajar
6 years ago
Great Job Man... and don't mind about people who are that kind of jealouse to you... ;)
johnny-reb
6 years ago
that was great. lol im driving my girl friend crazy becaulse now when i see some FX in a movie or tv ill go "oh i know how to do that !"...lmao great work and thx fer alll the teatching and help fer begenners
Rob
6 years ago
After visiting your site for a few years now I gotta say. It's nice for industry professionals like yourself and your team to take time out, to teach and inspire the up and coming digital artists in this industry. As always keep up the great work Andrew. I've been working hard on my new design look for my little studio. I've been mixing a lot of Photoshop and Max work recently. Your work has always inspired and pushed me as an artist. Thanks for that.
Michael M
6 years ago
Andrew,

I watched the entire Fringe pilot. I'm not gonna lie, I wasn't terribly impressed by the premise of the show...it's essentially X-Files with more people involved, and it wasn't as smart as I would have hoped it would be.

With that said, I have to say that I was impressed with the special effects usage throughout the show. I thought it had your signature all over it. The choppers and the intro were there...but the 3D lettering even felt like one of the tutorials you spent some time with.

Seriously, the amount of information that you've provided me with has seriously caused me to examine TV and film in whole different ways.

So, even though I'll be non-committal on the show, I want to congratulate you on a job well done.
Rus Paul
6 years ago
Got a question Andrew, Where do you get yourself those soundtracks ?
MOhamad
6 years ago
ah man! I hope you will have a tutorial on it!!! Just Amazing work there.
illd
6 years ago
YEAH!!! But I saw a lens flare :)
Haiaiel
6 years ago
Perfect!
Pablo Mora
6 years ago
Andrew is there any way that you can teach us how you did the fliuds and the vines that you did in 3dmax...
I have tryed to biuld some liquid but I cant get the right material...
Soloman
6 years ago
Hi Andrew,

great work! It would be nice if you can write something about the story behind it. How did you get the project? Did you work alone -from idea to final result-? Did you work from home?

Congratulations!

cheers
Joel Loukus
6 years ago
Wonderous.
Flubber
6 years ago
speechless...

amazing...

great work, keep it up and good luck to making more in future (and not only intros)
dasnico
6 years ago
thank you Mr. Kramer for teaching us more amazing stuff, the movie you made was so cool. i love your work.
thank you for sharing and for your time.
nico
dasnico
6 years ago
easy guys, Mr. kramer is working on it.
Yousef
6 years ago
This is an amazing intro, the only thing that gets to me is the rendering time. I am rendering a 10 min long video with a little bit of color correction in after effects right now which is still rendering and has been for the past 17 hours. I have rendered in 3D Studio Max and it takes a massive amount of time, how long did it take you to create these dynamic particles?
3DMesh
6 years ago
Hi, Great job! I'm (mostly) a 3D (Maya) pro(fessional) but recently after moving to a studio that uses AE for compositing instead of Combustion/Fusion I've found your tutorials to be an amazing help. and despite my earlier reservations I'm starting to like AE.

Though I have to know how long does a project like this take to complete? I'm just working against some ridiculous timelines here... or maybe not?

Sana K.
Daniel Ross
6 years ago
Absolutely beautiful Mr. Kramer. You have been such an inspiration to my work, and I believe that you will continue to do and make great things. You have a special gift that only few graphic designers of this world possess. Keep up the amazing work.
Tedy888
6 years ago
when are the tutorials coming:D
Tedy888
6 years ago
when is are the tutorials coming???I'm waiting with boujou 4 and 3ds max 9
Savio Dias
6 years ago
Kool..amazing...Superb..excellent..i wish i can create smthing like tht someday..
Bharath Urs
6 years ago
It's amazing...too good...brilliant no words to say ..
The fibers and fluids are simply superb..
Great work..


- Bharath Urs
6 years ago
I see it again and again, is exquisite. music and animation.
Dan
6 years ago
awesome job dude :P
Peter
6 years ago
beautiful, amazing, brilliant! xD
6 years ago
Finally something really X-Files again.

I hope they'll air this show in Europe, too, which is probably the case since we've had Fox's 24 here as well.

Great work, Kramer. This is it.
Sandy
6 years ago
beautiful stuff, really liked it.
Beautiful work Andrew!

The piece of music is fantastic too.
6 years ago
Nice! i was wondering... did they ask you: Andrew, create something cool.... or did they ask you to do exactly what they wanted? because it's so complicated...i was just wondering!

Cheers
6 years ago
That was awesome, I really like the music, I think the ending could have been better, when Fringe came together, seemed automated as the pieces jumped around. But hey still a nice piece of work. Congrats.
eddie
6 years ago
Thats 1 of the best intros ive seen in a long time i need to know how the fibers are done very cool A K .
Ree
6 years ago
This is so good, I'm looking forward to the show, great work Andrew!!
The Real Smithy
6 years ago
#$%#ing awesome andrew, beautiful and very clean motion and graphics.

i think i'm in love with the intro
Simon Pratte
6 years ago
that intro just rocks, awesome job!

on a side note, i stumble upon something very funny while visiting a link posted somewhere up there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_u34rlOAKw&feature=related

Identity thief are on the run again!
6 years ago
Hi everybody!

Your work is as good as ever Andrew. I loved this Fringe Intro so much that I quickly decided to retranscribe the music (with Guitar Pro 5)^^

Here is the link where you can listen to it:
http://home.scarlet.be/yukineige/Divers/Fringe_Intro.mp3

Enjoy and long life to Video Copilot and Andrew of course ^^
Russ
6 years ago
You've come a long way, Kramer. It seems like only yesterday I saw a sky-replacement tutorial on creative cow and thought 'I think I'll check this one out'. I have been to your site at least every other day since! You have really paved your own road and kudos to you. If I had watched that first tutorial today and you told me you were going to work with J.J. Abrams, I would've kinda snickered, then burped, then maybe taken a nap. Do you have any advice for an AE artist out in the middle-of-nowhere-America that wants to catch they eye of someone like you or your comrades in cali?
Russ
6 years ago
Is your name in the end credits? Post a screenshot of it!!
VFX Guy
6 years ago
Andrew, you are such a pimp.
Kevin
6 years ago
Wow, thats just...awesome. I keep watching it and i'm not tired. The morphing blobs are like addicting, and the music is great as well.
The only thing i had any problems with was the text. I like the construction of it but i don't know...just a little off.
csrohena
6 years ago
Every day....I'm more and more impressed!!!
maLeFunKtion
6 years ago
@Davidtroub, Rafael

The seahorse and such, are the blatantly obvious ones...

Try looking a little harder for the golden nugget that Rich Tidwell and I have spotted. ;)
Mike Henriquez
6 years ago
Andrew, how in the world you did the rare thing at the beginning of this intro??
is freaking amazing, please teach us!

Mike
6 years ago
That looks awesome, are you using the legendary "splititup" script for the chunks and reversing the pflow particles to form the letters.
6 years ago
@Rafael
Davidtroub is right. watch it frame by frame...
....................Andrew is playing with our Minds... :]
6 years ago
I knew when I saw the titles in the show you had to of done these or they got the idea from your tutorial unless this is the latest graphic for text. Nice work and I really like the show concept. Did you do any of the work on the transparent man?
Davidtroub
6 years ago
No I had seen a butterfly at the very begining before anything else has came up and also a sea horse at the transition at :06
6 years ago
@eladbari
Thanks, I know what is asubliminal message, but where did you see one in the intro? You mean the fast words such as Nanotechnology, Dark Energy?
maLeFunKtion
6 years ago
@Rafael

Guess it worked on you then. ;) hehe
Mikey P
6 years ago
F-ing Sweet
plissken
6 years ago
Nice work, Sir. Easy to see that intro has your artistic stamp.
Also, seeing Fringe and The Meteor 3d titles... Man, you should watch out that cat of yours. Been copycating you heavily :)

(Geez, is copycating really a word?)
6 years ago
Igor
6 years ago
Esta increible... no se que mas decir, solo que yo igual lo puedo lograr... claro con un poco mas de esfuerzo y tiempo... saludos desde el fin del muno (Chile)
Jose Angel
6 years ago
DUDE!!!!! Nice Job!!!!!!!
6 years ago
@Eladabari: Subliminal Messages?

Will you teach us some tricks of this intro in the future?
Alex Lopez
6 years ago
lol thats awesome. I use Maya myself but would love a tutorial of that crushed letter at the end...pretty sweet!

Grats!
Brad
6 years ago
New tutorial coming??????
6 years ago
Very good intro, Andrew. Love it.

If you are buddies with JJ now, I make a personal request. Ask him to show us all the new Enterprise from his new Star Trek film. Heh. :p
Carlos Paz
6 years ago
WOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW CAN YOU TELL US HOW TO DO THE TEXT BRAKING ,I,VE BEEN WAITING SINCE THE BULLET PROMO
6 years ago
Wonderful opener, perfect pace and most important: great design.
Respect!
Terence
6 years ago
man, you make me jealous
6 years ago
yeah...I should have proofread that....ah well.
6 years ago
Andrew,

I know it may be a breach of confidentiality agreements, but in case it is not, I have to ask.

The helicopter stuff you were working on a while back didn't happen to be related to the first episode of Fringe did it?

I ask because of the baghdad footage that is shown in the pilot episode... somewhat resembles the stills you had shown....

So were the were the 3D text titles I.E. "Sussex, Mass." that were tracked into scenes in the episode....anything to do with these?

Great Job on the titles! Beautiful fluid render from max as well!

Cheers

Chris
Amit
6 years ago
OMFG! that intro was amazing, could you make a tutorial on how you made that one, or a new one.

Thanx from santiago de Chile
6 years ago
Great job! I watched the first episode and its like the X-Files on crack! If its a hit you will be a busy man.
6 years ago
this was just AUSUM 6000!! :]

Gotta love the Subliminal messaging, Andrew! but i dunno why u chose butterflies, and seahorses for that :]
...i would put your products instead :P
6 years ago
Liquid and Fibers were created in Max...
Dustin James
6 years ago
@ Thorsten Miess

the most I know of caustics is that it is a plugin that uses a luminance map to create the look of water...

look here for an example: http://www.studiodaily.com/main/technique/casestudies/8355.html
Moca MX
6 years ago
Andrew are you doing the Effects for this season??
Toby
6 years ago
Nice intro... I personally like the way the letters at the end reform as opposed to explode. Very well done.
6 years ago
looks amazing andrew...
Mathuza-Brasil
6 years ago
Very Cool!
VFX-Anomaly
6 years ago
Nice Andrew, looks awesome!

I wish I had 7 fingers on each hand, I could get a lot more done :)
phill
6 years ago
Is there also one for the Pilot Ep with Twitch used on it? (very simple one?)
Kyle
6 years ago
That looks really nice, great job. That backwards breaking title definitely made me think of videocopilot, and then I found out that you were in fact responsible. hehe Who else worked on this with you? I know that most of the intro could be achieved by following your tutorials, but it would be cool to see a shot breakdown.
abe
6 years ago
Truly awesome work,I'm inspired.
6 years ago
"observers are here"

;)

1. Did you create the reeds in 3DS max?
6 years ago
Wow!! Way to go Andrew! To think we all knew him when he was a bum! lol Great opening! Keep up the good work and keep the tutorials coming.
Miguel Carrera
6 years ago
Awesome Andrew! I've always wondered, are you a Lost fan?
Thorsten Miess
6 years ago
Dustin, do you know some tutorials for caustics in after effects, or explaining?
Dustin James
6 years ago
I would like to know what kind of grain you used and how much should be applied to give that look...
Dustin James
6 years ago
Test
Dustin James
6 years ago
I like JJ Abrams choices for his intros... they are simple and mysterious and easy to look at..

What was the water substance made with? Caustics in AE or all Max?
xyzman
6 years ago
Wow!!....really nice. How about a tutorial about this kind of motion graphics??....it would be cool.

One question:
Do you use RapidFire too brake the letters?
D4 Manager
6 years ago
Stunning
Deon
6 years ago
I remember reading somewhere that JJ himself made that simple (word used in the sense 'not complicated') intro for LOST himself on his home pc, probably AE, to be used as a place holder during production, but it ended up being used in the final series.
6 years ago
I see you got Count Tyrone Rugen, "the six-fingered man" to help you guys out before Inigo Montoya got to him.
6 years ago
Funny Story - I was doing live visuals at a gig on Tuesday night and my gf got there just as things went underway. Mid set she told me about this cool show she had just seen and was saying how much I'd dig the intro and that it really set the mood for the show, etc. I check it out a few days later, then come here and wham! It's Andrew Kramers' work!

How cool is that, the man has taught me so much.

You have a real passion for educating and for doing, and now you're landing these high profile gigs. You deserve it man and you're an inspiration. Keep up the good work.
Darren
6 years ago
I enjoy these type of show themes. Short like House, The Shield and Lost...

Great job Andrew
cristian
6 years ago
excellent intro...and excellent meteor too...why do people criticize you..i´ll never know...you do this amazing tutorials for free...here in Chile there´s an old saying "a caballo regalado no se le miran los dientes"...which would be...dont look a gift horse in the mouth...
congratulations.
6 years ago
Fantastic. I cant wait until my skills are up to par. :)
Mel
6 years ago
Its your best work of what I have seen. Good job mate.

Only thing I didnt think was 100% was the ending and the transition towards the logo, and the logo font is a bit wierd. Other then that top work.
jorge
6 years ago
SIMPLEMENTE GENIAL LA INTRO. ESPERO QUE PUEDAS ENSEÑAR EOSO EFECTOS EN TUS TUTORIALES

ESTA MUY BUENO
Kael
6 years ago
Hmm, I can't get the video to play. It loads and all, but no reaction to either play button. Anywhere else I might can view this? I'm having trouble finding anything on Youtube besides the pilot intro.
Stefan
6 years ago
DUDEEEE that was the most awesome thing i've ever seen! The music and the effects everything is so coool! :)
alfons
6 years ago
we want a breakdown, we want a breakdown!!
mike
6 years ago
wow! great stuff! I wish there was a guy with amazing experience, who could creat a website where we could learn stuff like that, like tutorials or something...
6 years ago
Really amazing!
6 years ago
Amazing work. Very cool blobs, tranzitions, and 3D effects very cool. Colors very cool.
6 years ago
great, but a very short intro.
Earlack
6 years ago
Now, I'm thinking, have you ever thought about taking on a full class at fxphd ? And, also, what do you think about fxphd classes in general ? I've been in last term and I think it's really good material, of course WHEN completed by VCP's DVDs and tuts.
alex
6 years ago
Awesome - It reminds me a little of the old Outer Limits intro but much, much, much better. That's probably down to the music though. Good work Andrew.
Jacob Behunin
6 years ago
Way Awesome, when are we going to see THOSE tutorials? :P
Lona
6 years ago
Wow Andrew! Awesome dude!
The music fits it really well, it's really nice.
PE
6 years ago
very nice, but i am not a fan of the 3D near the end, it totally doesn't match the rest of the movie. Not saying to be a pain, just with the eyes of an art director
Thorsten Miess
6 years ago
awesome!

Is the reflection on the blob a reflection of a street????
6 years ago
I've seen a different fringe intro from a different source , was that just placeholder ?
Ori
6 years ago
Really cool. It will be nice if you could show us how you did this intro or some parts of it.
6 years ago
Great job Andrew. Thanks for pointing out (no pun intended) the 6-fingered hand. I kept looking at that thinking something was weird. Yes, it must be Sam's hand, because yours has 7 fingers. That's it.

This intro makes me think of a blend of "Pushing Daisies", "X-Files", "Battlestar Galactica", and "Eureka". Beautifully done.

Very nice job Andrew. I hope the industry starts paying more attention to your amazing talents.
--------------------------------------
As far as people wanting a tutorial of what you did, all they have to do is watch all of your tutorials here, and watch the Bullet DVD, and they will have all the basic tools to do what you did. (but you did it much better than I could have ever done...but I'm trying to catch up to your skills....if I play with your tutorials and DVD stuff enough, I could start to finally get closer to your level of expertise.)
jakub
6 years ago
Beautiful great work
Levar
6 years ago
Very Cool!
Doug
6 years ago
Whoa
mohabitar
6 years ago
How much work did you yourself actually do? Was this all done by you or did you work with many others to create this intro?
6 years ago
Really great stuff Andrew. I was wondering if you were going to be posting this at some point. Very nice look.

Do you have an updated demo reel you could post at some point?
Peters
6 years ago
Andrew, any chance for a COMPLETE Tutorial about your amazing FRINGE Trailer??? I would even pay for it! Its so awesome.
Eric C.
6 years ago
Hi Andrew, excellent work, ONE QUESTION... how long does it take to make an intro like that?
Amir
6 years ago
Com'on Andrew!
After all your tuts and after all what u taught us, we can do better than that.

just kidding....

awesome stuff, and u got to work with that geeky nerdy Abrams! Congrats!
Rafael
6 years ago
The water blob looks fantastic. Congratulations, you must have worked reallyyy hard on it.
Joe W
6 years ago
Awesome!!
Congrats to you Andrew on a fantastic job!
bryan
6 years ago
Actually amazing! :D
Dj
6 years ago
love the way it comes out of the crack in the hand print. looks very cool!
Allen Ellis
6 years ago
Nice!

I have two questions if you can spare the time:

1) Was the music done before you started this? Or were you working alongside JJ Abrams to determine the feel?
2) Roughly how long did this project take you?

Thanks for sharing the video with us. :)
Cityboy
6 years ago
Like I have said before, your final works are always flawless.
Vladimir
6 years ago
Andrew, this very beautiful but not 10% of your skills I think. It looks not so difficult to make.

I also downloaded torrent of the first episode. Did you made these 3D titles of locations? It looks like your 3d text tutorial.
ömer tatlisoz
6 years ago
very successful :)
Rus Paul
6 years ago
Oh my god, This looks amazing, really amazing, an awsome job, can't wait for the tutorials!
loopz321
6 years ago
a seahorse ^^ love it
6 years ago
Great work Andrew, growing jealous of you and wish to just be like you in next instant, only if fairly tales still works. looking forward to the tutorials.

Much more from Nigeria. :)
Just Amit
6 years ago
When i saw this i knew it was you because the reverse shattering of the letter "E" and the wiping glass effect just before that really reminded me of your work. Thanks for the link, AMAZING JOB, and congratulations on the getting the gig.

P.S.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-w76X4sD1Y

I didn't post this video but andrew is there something you need to tell us?
6 years ago
I really like this one. And as i have seen the Pilot already I can say that much of the Effects used within the Series are known by Tuts from Andrew. And I remember that there was another kind of Intro thing going on that lookd like Tuts from VideoCopilot meets Plugins from VideoCopilot. And it looked good.

George
6 years ago
Well considering it has 6 fingers... it's not mine. I have 7.
6 years ago
Beautiful work. How'd you do the Fluid blobs? And... who's hand print is that?

Thanks for all you do, I'm glad you're getting some prime time exposure, you've earned it bigtime!
6 years ago
COOL :D You rock
Chicho
6 years ago
Amazing!!!!
steph
6 years ago
awesome!!
best
6 years ago
Fantastic work....
Infaas
6 years ago
One Word - COOL
6 years ago
WOW!amazing!video quality and all wow
Vinnie
6 years ago
That was total badass!! Great job Andrew!
PQR
6 years ago
Whoops...I meant "the main thing I see from Andrew's FRINGE INTRO..."
6 years ago
The one who waits the fine day, will get the fine day. Nice.

Two words: Oregon Trail Deluxe
Ben
6 years ago
Holy cow! They better pay good for this one!!:P
PQR
6 years ago
The main things I see from Andrew's tutorials are techniques from the earth zoom, medical zoom (including blood particles),"the bullet" shattering text, and some other stuff mentioned in his tutorials.

Andrew does not need to make a tutorial on this. All he is doing is taking all of his techniques and using them together.
maLeFunKtion
6 years ago
"Observers are here" ;)
Ryan
6 years ago
I think the reason Andrew doesn't want to show us his work is because he will be asked to make a tutorial for every video he makes. I'm guessing he doesn't want that...who would i don't blame him. I'm happy with what we get also, when is the comet tutorial coming out i'm dying to blow someones house up...

-Ryan-
6 years ago
Andrew, can you tell us more about the creative process behind this intro? Did J.J. Abrams already have an idea about how the intro was going to look? Or did you watch some episodes and come up with this? Or maybe a sort of organic process which lead to the final result?
James
6 years ago
That's so good.. Everything looks crisp and it flows really nice.. Makes me wonder, why some hollywood films have such awful titles when they have millions and millions of dollars to spend
jakechan
6 years ago
amazing!
6 years ago
amazing!
diego g
6 years ago
dang.. you are the best ive ever seen in AE... wow
bANKS
6 years ago
That intro with the music is awesome. I like it.
6 years ago
WOW!!!
Thats one of the Most awsomest Intros i've ever seen^^

Rly a nice job!

Keep on afxing!
Dan
6 years ago
This is pretty baller
Bo
6 years ago
Sweet! Good job bro.
6 years ago
Is it possible to get a .mov file?
6 years ago
It looks beautiful, great work!
Ori Lahav
6 years ago
*Are you allowed
Ori Lahav
6 years ago
Cool!
Do you allow to post "breakouts"? (shows how is the scene created)

Ori Lahav.
Jakob
6 years ago
i very much like the visual style of it, the stills look amazing.
but i am abit disappointed by the type animation. i think this
could have been done much better, and i am sure you could.
of course i have no idea about the clients demands, but i try
to contribute with constructive critisizm.
vidviilain
6 years ago
I think its lovely man, Quite easily watch that intro for years to come as series after series is realeased!!
6 years ago
Once again Andrew delivers, nice one fella!
6 years ago
awesome work,
its cool to see how ouer Andrew grows up :)
Jesse O’Brien
6 years ago
Those graphics and the great music (reminds me of Signs, which reminded me of a lot of great movies before it) - and the fact that I am a huge Lost fan - have locked me in for the Fringe Pilot when it premieres here in Australia. Good job Andrew, I hope you start doing Intro title sequences for feature films soon too (and I also hope more directors start wanting them)!
Arnold Soko
6 years ago
YES!!! i love it...especially the globule of the blobby stuff. looks so complex inside..
im proud to be a student of yours. and J.J abrams seems to be a legend.
Kakarot
6 years ago
wow amazing :) i really wished ive could learn such stuff :(
Peter Wiegersma
6 years ago
Looking very good and a great atmosphere, only the crushed letters at the end i don't like. Keep it up Andrew and crew
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