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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Peter Wiegersma
September 12th, 2008 @ 1:53 am
Looking very good and a great atmosphere, only the crushed letters at the end i don't like. Keep it up Andrew and crew
September 12th, 2008 @ 1:54 am
wow amazing :) i really wished ive could learn such stuff :(
Arnold Soko
September 12th, 2008 @ 1:56 am
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.
Jesse O’Brien
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:24 am
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)!
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:25 am
awesome work,
its cool to see how ouer Andrew grows up :)
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:28 am
Once again Andrew delivers, nice one fella!
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:32 am
I think its lovely man, Quite easily watch that intro for years to come as series after series is realeased!!
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:37 am
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.
Ori Lahav
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:39 am
Do you allow to post "breakouts"? (shows how is the scene created)

Ori Lahav.
Ori Lahav
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:40 am
*Are you allowed
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:42 am
It looks beautiful, great work!
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:42 am
Is it possible to get a .mov file?
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:44 am
Sweet! Good job bro.
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:46 am
This is pretty baller
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:56 am
Thats one of the Most awsomest Intros i've ever seen^^

Rly a nice job!

Keep on afxing!
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:57 am
That intro with the music is awesome. I like it.
diego g
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:01 am
dang.. you are the best ive ever seen in AE... wow
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:05 am
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:13 am
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:14 am
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
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:21 am
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?
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:24 am
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...

September 12th, 2008 @ 4:35 am
"Observers are here" ;)
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:41 am
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.
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:42 am
Holy cow! They better pay good for this one!!:P
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:44 am
The one who waits the fine day, will get the fine day. Nice.

Two words: Oregon Trail Deluxe
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:46 am
Whoops...I meant "the main thing I see from Andrew's FRINGE INTRO..."
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:47 am
That was total badass!! Great job Andrew!
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:47 am
WOW!amazing!video quality and all wow
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:58 am
One Word - COOL
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:58 am
Fantastic work....
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:59 am
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:03 am
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:12 am
COOL :D You rock
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:14 am
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!
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:15 am
Well considering it has 6 fingers... it's not mine. I have 7.
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:16 am
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.

Just Amit
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:18 am
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.


I didn't post this video but andrew is there something you need to tell us?
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:23 am
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. :)
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:24 am
a seahorse ^^ love it
Rus Paul
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:38 am
Oh my god, This looks amazing, really amazing, an awsome job, can't wait for the tutorials!
ömer tatlisoz
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:39 am
very successful :)
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:42 am
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.
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:44 am
Like I have said before, your final works are always flawless.
Allen Ellis
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:48 am

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. :)
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:48 am
love the way it comes out of the crack in the hand print. looks very cool!
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:50 am
Actually amazing! :D
Joe W
September 12th, 2008 @ 6:04 am
Congrats to you Andrew on a fantastic job!
September 12th, 2008 @ 6:19 am
The water blob looks fantastic. Congratulations, you must have worked reallyyy hard on it.
September 12th, 2008 @ 6:20 am
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!
Eric C.
September 12th, 2008 @ 6:55 am
Hi Andrew, excellent work, ONE QUESTION... how long does it take to make an intro like that?
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:05 am
Andrew, any chance for a COMPLETE Tutorial about your amazing FRINGE Trailer??? I would even pay for it! Its so awesome.
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:18 am
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?
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:22 am
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?
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:28 am
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:39 am
Very Cool!
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:43 am
Beautiful great work
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:47 am
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.)
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:50 am
Really cool. It will be nice if you could show us how you did this intro or some parts of it.
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:55 am
I've seen a different fringe intro from a different source , was that just placeholder ?
Thorsten Miess
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:59 am

Is the reflection on the blob a reflection of a street????
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:06 am
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
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:06 am
Wow Andrew! Awesome dude!
The music fits it really well, it's really nice.
Jacob Behunin
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:11 am
Way Awesome, when are we going to see THOSE tutorials? :P
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:13 am
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.
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:13 am
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.
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:16 am
great, but a very short intro.
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:23 am
Amazing work. Very cool blobs, tranzitions, and 3D effects very cool. Colors very cool.
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:31 am
Really amazing!
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:42 am
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...
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:47 am
we want a breakdown, we want a breakdown!!
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:51 am
DUDEEEE that was the most awesome thing i've ever seen! The music and the effects everything is so coool! :)
September 12th, 2008 @ 9:11 am
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.
September 12th, 2008 @ 9:14 am

September 12th, 2008 @ 9:22 am
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.
September 12th, 2008 @ 9:30 am
Fantastic. I cant wait until my skills are up to par. :)
September 12th, 2008 @ 9:32 am
excellent intro...and excellent meteor too...why do people criticize you..i´ll never do this amazing tutorials for 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...
September 12th, 2008 @ 9:43 am
I enjoy these type of show themes. Short like House, The Shield and Lost...

Great job Andrew
September 12th, 2008 @ 9:44 am
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.
September 12th, 2008 @ 9:46 am
I see you got Count Tyrone Rugen, "the six-fingered man" to help you guys out before Inigo Montoya got to him.
September 12th, 2008 @ 9:46 am
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.
D4 Manager
September 12th, 2008 @ 9:50 am
September 12th, 2008 @ 10:00 am
Wow!!....really nice. How about a tutorial about this kind of motion graphics?? would be cool.

One question:
Do you use RapidFire too brake the letters?
Dustin James
September 12th, 2008 @ 10:16 am
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?
Dustin James
September 12th, 2008 @ 10:16 am
Dustin James
September 12th, 2008 @ 10:19 am
I would like to know what kind of grain you used and how much should be applied to give that look...
Thorsten Miess
September 12th, 2008 @ 10:28 am
Dustin, do you know some tutorials for caustics in after effects, or explaining?
Miguel Carrera
September 12th, 2008 @ 10:35 am
Awesome Andrew! I've always wondered, are you a Lost fan?
September 12th, 2008 @ 10:37 am
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.
September 12th, 2008 @ 10:43 am
"observers are here"


1. Did you create the reeds in 3DS max?
September 12th, 2008 @ 10:47 am
Truly awesome work,I'm inspired.
September 12th, 2008 @ 10:47 am
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.
September 12th, 2008 @ 10:49 am
Is there also one for the Pilot Ep with Twitch used on it? (very simple one?)
September 12th, 2008 @ 11:13 am
Nice Andrew, looks awesome!

I wish I had 7 fingers on each hand, I could get a lot more done :)
September 12th, 2008 @ 11:43 am
Very Cool!
September 12th, 2008 @ 11:54 am
looks amazing andrew...
September 12th, 2008 @ 12:06 pm
Nice intro... I personally like the way the letters at the end reform as opposed to explode. Very well done.
Moca MX
September 12th, 2008 @ 12:20 pm
Andrew are you doing the Effects for this season??
Dustin James
September 12th, 2008 @ 12:48 pm
@ 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:
September 12th, 2008 @ 12:52 pm
Liquid and Fibers were created in Max...
September 12th, 2008 @ 12:53 pm
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
September 12th, 2008 @ 12:56 pm
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.
September 12th, 2008 @ 1:12 pm
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
September 12th, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

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!


September 12th, 2008 @ 1:34 pm
yeah...I should have proofread that....ah well.
September 12th, 2008 @ 1:47 pm
man, you make me jealous
September 12th, 2008 @ 1:59 pm
Wonderful opener, perfect pace and most important: great design.
Carlos Paz
September 12th, 2008 @ 2:15 pm
September 12th, 2008 @ 2:17 pm
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
September 12th, 2008 @ 2:26 pm
New tutorial coming??????
Alex Lopez
September 12th, 2008 @ 2:34 pm
lol thats awesome. I use Maya myself but would love a tutorial of that crushed letter at the end...pretty sweet!

September 12th, 2008 @ 2:35 pm
@Eladabari: Subliminal Messages?

Will you teach us some tricks of this intro in the future?
Jose Angel
September 12th, 2008 @ 2:37 pm
DUDE!!!!! Nice Job!!!!!!!
September 12th, 2008 @ 2:37 pm
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)
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:03 pm
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:18 pm
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?)
Mikey P
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:23 pm
F-ing Sweet
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:04 pm

Guess it worked on you then. ;) hehe
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:04 pm
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?
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:16 pm
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
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:53 pm
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?
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:11 pm
Davidtroub is right. watch it frame by frame...
....................Andrew is playing with our Minds... :]
September 12th, 2008 @ 5:56 pm
That looks awesome, are you using the legendary "splititup" script for the chunks and reversing the pflow particles to form the letters.
Mike Henriquez
September 12th, 2008 @ 6:31 pm
Andrew, how in the world you did the rare thing at the beginning of this intro??
is freaking amazing, please teach us!

September 12th, 2008 @ 6:44 pm
@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. ;)
September 12th, 2008 @ 6:47 pm
Every day....I'm more and more impressed!!!
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:05 pm
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.
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:32 pm
Andrew, you are such a pimp.
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:48 pm
Is your name in the end credits? Post a screenshot of it!!
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:59 pm
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?
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:16 pm
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:

Enjoy and long life to Video Copilot and Andrew of course ^^
Simon Pratte
September 12th, 2008 @ 10:25 pm
that intro just rocks, awesome job!

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

Identity thief are on the run again!
The Real Smithy
September 12th, 2008 @ 11:18 pm
#$%#ing awesome andrew, beautiful and very clean motion and graphics.

i think i'm in love with the intro
September 13th, 2008 @ 12:36 am
This is so good, I'm looking forward to the show, great work Andrew!!
September 13th, 2008 @ 1:03 am
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 .
September 13th, 2008 @ 1:49 am
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.
September 13th, 2008 @ 2:58 am
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!

September 13th, 2008 @ 3:16 am
Beautiful work Andrew!

The piece of music is fantastic too.
September 13th, 2008 @ 3:21 am
beautiful stuff, really liked it.
September 13th, 2008 @ 3:30 am
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.
September 13th, 2008 @ 3:42 am
beautiful, amazing, brilliant! xD
September 13th, 2008 @ 3:44 am
awesome job dude :P
September 13th, 2008 @ 3:58 am
I see it again and again, is exquisite. music and animation.
Bharath Urs
September 13th, 2008 @ 4:59 am
It's amazing...too good...brilliant no words to say ..
The fibers and fluids are simply superb..
Great work..

- Bharath Urs
Savio Dias
September 13th, 2008 @ 5:39 am
Kool..amazing...Superb..excellent..i wish i can create smthing like tht someday..
September 13th, 2008 @ 5:54 am
when is are the tutorials coming???I'm waiting with boujou 4 and 3ds max 9
September 13th, 2008 @ 5:55 am
when are the tutorials coming:D
Daniel Ross
September 13th, 2008 @ 7:24 am
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.
September 13th, 2008 @ 7:31 am
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.
September 13th, 2008 @ 7:47 am
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?
September 13th, 2008 @ 7:50 am
easy guys, Mr. kramer is working on it.
September 13th, 2008 @ 7:52 am
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.
September 13th, 2008 @ 8:04 am


great work, keep it up and good luck to making more in future (and not only intros)
Joel Loukus
September 13th, 2008 @ 9:07 am
September 13th, 2008 @ 9:40 am
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?


Pablo Mora
September 13th, 2008 @ 11:00 am
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...
September 13th, 2008 @ 11:18 am
September 13th, 2008 @ 11:20 am
YEAH!!! But I saw a lens flare :)
September 13th, 2008 @ 12:24 pm
ah man! I hope you will have a tutorial on it!!! Just Amazing work there.
Rus Paul
September 13th, 2008 @ 12:27 pm
Got a question Andrew, Where do you get yourself those soundtracks ?
Michael M
September 13th, 2008 @ 1:32 pm

I watched the entire Fringe pilot. I'm not gonna lie, I wasn't terribly impressed by the premise of the'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.
September 13th, 2008 @ 1:32 pm
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.
September 13th, 2008 @ 2:04 pm
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
Wayne Cutajar
September 13th, 2008 @ 2:37 pm
Great Job Man... and don't mind about people who are that kind of jealouse to you... ;)
Some Guy
September 13th, 2008 @ 3:26 pm
@ 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?
September 13th, 2008 @ 3:52 pm
@ Some Guy: I'd prefer not to post the .gp5 but I can upload my sheet music.
Here is the link:

Hope you appreciate it.
September 13th, 2008 @ 4:32 pm
maestro de maestros... excelente trabajo.. siempre mostrando la calidad y el arte de andrew y video copilot..
September 13th, 2008 @ 6:50 pm
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?
Luc Delamare
September 13th, 2008 @ 7:50 pm
For those of you who missed the show, you can watch it here:

Andrew, did you have anything to do with the floating text during the episode? Looks like something you would do with Boujou.
September 14th, 2008 @ 1:52 am
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.
martin troy
September 14th, 2008 @ 2:33 am
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....
Thomas Kreutzer
September 14th, 2008 @ 2:46 am
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.
Jacob Dyer
September 14th, 2008 @ 6:41 am
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.
September 14th, 2008 @ 6:57 am
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.
September 14th, 2008 @ 10:02 am
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!
September 14th, 2008 @ 10:21 am
Very nice work mr Kramer !
You are among the pro´s now...
Anders Printz - FX Instructor
Tomislav Korman
September 14th, 2008 @ 11:15 am
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)?
Some Guy
September 14th, 2008 @ 12:05 pm
@ Yµk!: Thank you!
Christopher Oliver
September 14th, 2008 @ 12:44 pm
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.
September 14th, 2008 @ 2:26 pm
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...
September 14th, 2008 @ 3:16 pm
''I would be also really curious to know how to use trapcode horizon.''

trapcode horizon is very easie.
Peter Wong
September 14th, 2008 @ 4:39 pm
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?
September 14th, 2008 @ 4:59 pm
great !!! verry creative and beautyful. but the hand reminds me of xfiles intro.
i love your stuff
September 14th, 2008 @ 5:14 pm
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.
Jesse Phillips
September 14th, 2008 @ 5:29 pm
:)i love Fringe, i'm watching its so cool and well done on the effects Andrew.
September 14th, 2008 @ 6:07 pm
For everybody posting links to the Fringe episode and downloading torrents, don't.

You can just watch it on the FOX website for free.
September 14th, 2008 @ 6:54 pm
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.
September 14th, 2008 @ 6:55 pm
That was Great...
Nice work Done...

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

Thank you big Boss...
September 14th, 2008 @ 11:43 pm
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!
September 15th, 2008 @ 1:17 am
Wow Andrew, this intro is very FANTASTIC!!!
September 15th, 2008 @ 2:40 am
how much do you earn in this type of projects?
September 15th, 2008 @ 3:15 am
September 15th, 2008 @ 6:31 am
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!
Paton MacDonald
September 15th, 2008 @ 6:49 am
I am very interested in how the 'water droplet' on the initial screen shot for this was done. Please elaborate!
September 15th, 2008 @ 7:02 am
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?
September 15th, 2008 @ 7:37 am
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...)
September 15th, 2008 @ 9:59 am
It looks like you used your "Energy Ball" tutorial as the reflection map for the globule.
September 15th, 2008 @ 12:30 pm
If you read up.... Liquid was created in 3Ds Max...
J. Torres
September 15th, 2008 @ 3:24 pm
very nice, please make a tutorial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 15th, 2008 @ 4:21 pm
Congratulations to the job and to the amazing result. Looks awesome!
Jonah Miles
September 15th, 2008 @ 4:37 pm
Fringe Intro tutorial!!!!!
September 15th, 2008 @ 8:52 pm
I watched Fringe, wow. Good plot, and like always, nice VFX from Andrew ;)
September 15th, 2008 @ 11:37 pm
still no tutorials :(
September 15th, 2008 @ 11:38 pm
September 16th, 2008 @ 3:06 am
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...
Jacob Dyer
September 16th, 2008 @ 3:37 am
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.
September 16th, 2008 @ 6:46 am
Awesome effects and awesome show. Loved to see your name in the end credits, Mr. Kramer.
September 16th, 2008 @ 7:40 am
you know when i originally saw this i thought the style looked familiar, then i came here and was proven right.

nice job
September 16th, 2008 @ 12:29 pm
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 :)
September 16th, 2008 @ 1:15 pm
Thanks Andrew!

Amazing camera!
September 16th, 2008 @ 5:37 pm
You made it on Motionographer.
September 16th, 2008 @ 7:44 pm
wow at last you did it! Great job! :)
September 16th, 2008 @ 8:49 pm
Andrew Kramer is the freaking man!
September 16th, 2008 @ 10:01 pm
its good bu ti think it goes by waaay too fast! i love the water bubble in the beginning
September 17th, 2008 @ 1:08 am
Over here in the UK I saw an advertisement last night for 'Fringe' coming on Sky One soon. Thought I'd share.
September 17th, 2008 @ 3:43 am
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
September 17th, 2008 @ 4:12 am
Just watched it on TV, great job Andrew, show is freaky though, but great work
Lynton Brown
September 17th, 2008 @ 5:31 am
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.
September 17th, 2008 @ 9:29 am
really cool! I can't wait those tutorials or DVD.....
September 17th, 2008 @ 10:58 am
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
September 17th, 2008 @ 1:31 pm
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
September 17th, 2008 @ 1:48 pm
just kidding..
September 17th, 2008 @ 1:49 pm
Jesse Phillips
September 17th, 2008 @ 3:08 pm
you suck big time dude thats not even a chuckle from
September 17th, 2008 @ 4:04 pm
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
September 17th, 2008 @ 5:38 pm
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
September 18th, 2008 @ 12:49 am
oh andrew is on motionographer, nice nice
September 18th, 2008 @ 1:43 am
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.
September 18th, 2008 @ 2:44 am
Wow dude where did you study, amazin man amazin,
September 18th, 2008 @ 3:02 am
good job!!你好強
Mark Bray – the Canadian
September 18th, 2008 @ 6:28 am
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??
Navarro Parker
September 18th, 2008 @ 12:36 pm
Please post an downloadable HD Quicktime please!!
September 18th, 2008 @ 2:33 pm
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!
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:14 pm
Nice work AK ,very clean.

Like the song to , but for some reason the song reminds me of Ciara's like a boy :)
Gianluca Salerno
September 19th, 2008 @ 7:31 pm
Very Pro!!!
Nothing to say :)

More, more!
September 20th, 2008 @ 3:32 am
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.
September 20th, 2008 @ 3:32 pm
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 ..

September 20th, 2008 @ 4:35 pm
Just saw the pilot. It's a great show.
Amazing intro Andrew.
September 21st, 2008 @ 12:58 pm
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?
September 22nd, 2008 @ 9:06 am
Hi Andrew!
Excelente work!
just 1 question! The title of "FRINGE" in the end, you made with 3Ds Max Particle System?
September 23rd, 2008 @ 3:52 pm
u kno... somday, u'll rule d world man
September 23rd, 2008 @ 10:48 pm
jesus wow!!!
Rafael Macho
September 24th, 2008 @ 11:03 am
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...! :)
rookie artist
September 25th, 2008 @ 12:50 am
Andrew Kramer. I hope I can join your team in the future.
rookie artist
September 25th, 2008 @ 1:17 am
Can you pls make a tutorial for this? :D
September 26th, 2008 @ 3:27 am
very good, I like the lighting
September 29th, 2008 @ 8:45 am
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.
Some Intense Dude
October 1st, 2008 @ 9:35 pm
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!
October 7th, 2008 @ 8:12 pm
I totally want your autograph :) Go you!
October 14th, 2008 @ 1:55 pm
How long did it take you to create that?
November 3rd, 2008 @ 10:49 pm
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.
November 5th, 2008 @ 12:15 pm
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...
(I writed mistake because I´m Latinamerican, I dont speak much English).
November 8th, 2008 @ 9:10 pm
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
November 14th, 2008 @ 9:57 am
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
November 19th, 2008 @ 7:21 pm
Great! If only there was sheet music!!!!!
December 16th, 2008 @ 9:51 am
December 20th, 2008 @ 5:57 am
I really like this intro a lot, so smooth. The end font animation is fine because it fits the show overall.
Eric Harrison
December 24th, 2008 @ 3:10 am
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...
JT Pictures
March 3rd, 2009 @ 4:00 pm
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!!
March 16th, 2009 @ 11:26 am
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,
May 20th, 2009 @ 2:11 pm
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
Ryan Wekwert
May 27th, 2009 @ 7:27 am
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.
June 15th, 2009 @ 4:52 pm
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.
June 21st, 2009 @ 7:09 pm
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?
July 12th, 2009 @ 11:43 pm
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 ;-)
November 1st, 2009 @ 6:20 am
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"..... :)
November 19th, 2009 @ 8:17 am
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
December 27th, 2009 @ 2:16 pm
man, i love that intro and i love fringe, too! :)
what about teaching us to create such effects, too??
December 30th, 2009 @ 8:54 am
This show rocks man. I love the music and i love that intro.
January 23rd, 2010 @ 11:42 pm
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.

February 15th, 2010 @ 10:20 am
I knew that introduction looked 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!
March 28th, 2010 @ 5:26 am
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!
April 4th, 2010 @ 5:38 am
hi, this is my personal experiment inspired by Fringe theme.
April 5th, 2010 @ 12:51 am
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.

April 5th, 2010 @ 7:57 am
Awsome work i cant stop rewinding it !
Can e have any tutorial how to make any part of it maybe those boubles etc.
April 5th, 2010 @ 5:07 pm
a tutorial of this would be so awezome!! :D
April 9th, 2010 @ 8:40 am
Hi Andrew,
very topNoTcH™
April 20th, 2010 @ 4:52 pm
Man I am dumbfounded each time I come to this site with the level of AWESOMENESS that exudes....
May 15th, 2010 @ 10:06 am
i’m south korean guy!
your fringe intro movie is very very impressived
bye man!
May 24th, 2010 @ 10:50 am
GOOD GOOD ... ^_^
December 14th, 2010 @ 11:35 am
I am so incredibly jealous of you.
June 7th, 2011 @ 6:00 am
Observers are here…
September 29th, 2011 @ 4:31 pm
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!
October 28th, 2011 @ 2:49 am
Nice job, FRINGE is my favorite TV show, but Andrew why did you put the message "Observers are here" in the intro?
November 28th, 2011 @ 1:49 am
January 3rd, 2012 @ 1:46 am
What type of elements did you use
i like that when they move to the left the font in first intro

Waiting for season 4 fringe heheh
evil flip
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:04 pm
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
February 16th, 2012 @ 3:05 am
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 ???
April 5th, 2012 @ 5:51 am
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.
May 4th, 2012 @ 3:08 am
I've been following this site for years. Andrew, you rock! Fringe division kicks a$$. :p
March 14th, 2014 @ 12:01 pm
Did you also do the German ones? :D
John Mbovu
March 27th, 2014 @ 10:24 pm
Do you have a tutorial to show how that effect is done?
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