Meteor Site Online

UPDATE: Hang on a moment we are redistributing some data! Too many people!

The Meteor mini-movie is now online! All 82 seconds of it!

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TRIVIA: What was the original film title?
Answer: Soli-Terror

September 10th, 2008 @ 11:45 am
Wow cool! tnx!
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:45 am
Im the first one to see it!
Looks great!
Love your work andre!

ADIO man
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:48 am
Ohh yeah ;)
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:49 am
Badd Ass
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:49 am
wow Andrew gr8 goin. Superb.
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:50 am
Can't wait to delve into The Meteor. I've been following Soli-Terror for some time now.
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:50 am
Awsome job mr. Kramer! You possess trur artistery, not only in vfx but also in editing and sound and music.
So my question is: where do you get your music and sound from?

Thank you!
Jimmy Weber
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:51 am
Totally stoked!
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:51 am
it doesnt work lol (i am siruius)
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:52 am
Finally! My day is looking better!
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:52 am
Awesome, Thank you very much!!!
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:53 am
great! thanks andrew
September 10th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm
Wow, that must have been a heck load of traffic.
September 10th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm
Amazing ! Thanks VideoCopilot !
Ori Lahav
September 10th, 2008 @ 12:34 pm
September 10th, 2008 @ 12:34 pm
Amazing !
September 10th, 2008 @ 12:35 pm
great :-) . Will check it out , site has slowed down but I think it'll be alright soon .
September 10th, 2008 @ 12:58 pm
didn't even watch it yet!!!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:00 pm
good job on the speedy fix of the problem!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:02 pm
im sooo excited, i think im not the only one :P
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:02 pm
Now it works!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:02 pm
hang on guys... We're distributing the info. Too many people. -we're going to need a bigger boat.
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:03 pm
I dont have the right codec. i'm guessing? All it shows is green, but I hear audio. help!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:03 pm
..juju...i cant wait..andrew..
cant wait for meteor to hit!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:05 pm
very cool! worth the wait!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:05 pm
You need a newer version of quickTime from
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:10 pm
We're still getting sorted...
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:10 pm
I just peed myself. I love the music/3D tracking, woohoo!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:12 pm
Woah! that's awesome!!! Really excited to learn how to track the hole!(sorry for spoiler but it is obvious for a meteor when it hits) I usually can't get tracking to work in AE although i know for that you used boujou. Hope you get the site fixed up soon so others can see it.
greek lover
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:13 pm
Andrew Kramer just surprise us with his work.and he is very good at it.very good work Andrew.youre awesome.
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:16 pm
I almost can't believe that there comes a tutorial ....this is realy realy HOT!!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:16 pm
Dude..that was 82 seconds of AWESOME !! Good job you guys...and total props to your cat ; )
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:16 pm
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:17 pm
Thanks Andrew! You guys rock! Keep up the awsome work!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:18 pm
eeuh did i say already that it is really really HOT! pff i need a beer. Can't handle it anymore :P
Arnold Soko
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:18 pm
Love it. Sorry i confess i was one of the people updating my browser every second. i was part of the problem. but now ill be part of the solution.

Great great vfx. Now i REALLY REALLY cant wait for the tutorial of my life. im especially interested in the metoer crater on the ground and the 3d tracking part. I bought synth eyes just for this reason. I Cant wait. Thank u andrew for making life exciting!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:20 pm
My thoughts: The first effect where it comes crashing down in my opinion looked horrible, i thought it looked very fake and it really disappointed me, but when Tino is walking around the simmering crater in the ground that looked amazing! I was really expecting more from this, but just knowing the basic pipeline from 3d tracking software to a 3d application and how to set up a match move system is great so thanks for putting all this work in and making it free.
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:20 pm
man finally i can acsess the site! its been offline for a few hours for me

gonna go watch it
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:20 pm
Haha awesome its like watching 1/3 of the stoogies :p
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:21 pm
That movie made me do movements and make noises I've never done before.
I've got a commercial to make and this effect is just what I need!
Will the tutorials be out before the end of the month? :)
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:21 pm

Cannot wait for the tutorials, im actually on the edge of my seat!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:21 pm
Hi Andrew,

congratulations on this great movie.

September 10th, 2008 @ 1:21 pm
very very funny !

And the VFX... The totorials will be greaaaaat :D

Create a story arround the special effect is more funny :)

PS : The end credits... one of the most popular game (for old people) :)
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:21 pm
Andrew, that's awesome! Definitely worth the wait.
I very looking forward your new tutorials!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:21 pm
Well maybe an hour and half... We just got slammed!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:21 pm
awesome, I was just like hmm, why wont vcopilot load? and then I was like OH, they're putting it up! awesome! Now I can finally get some sleep and shut Safari off.
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:21 pm
Wow..:O:O..that's beautiful :)
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:22 pm
Really cool guys. These are actually my favorite kinds of movies, super shorts packed with cool stuff.
Arnold Soko
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:22 pm
also, what plug-in and what type is the blue lens flare. i love it!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:22 pm
when you say the tutorials are coming soon do you mean days or weeks? just wondering no rush
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:22 pm
problem fixed Ak, I had the latest, but it would seem I had to go to control panel, display, settings, advanced, troubleshoot, and set the Set Hardware Acceleration Slider to the middle, disabling all DirectDraw and Direct 3D accelerations. Awesome film, should've stuck with the great name. Soli-terror. Where do you come up with this great stuff! haha
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:23 pm
Wow very talented cat Andrew! Give that animal an extra bowl of cat nip tonight ;)
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:24 pm
wubwub Videocopilot !

a question, did u use tracking for the glasses reflection? :p
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:24 pm
The awesome quality surprised me a lot. Like the scene when you can see the cards....simply awesome!!!!! Please tell us about how to get that great film-look. I guess you all know what i mean. Is it comparable with any of the Pesets you can find on the Film Magic Pro DVD. Please Please Please tell me/us about how it works. (sorry for my bad english..I am from germany) By the way why dont you answer to e-mails we send to We all know you got a lot to do but some in the comments said they dont get ann answer(including me) Marvin
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:24 pm
the credits were the high point for me

love it
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:25 pm
it´s time for a new oscar category:
Best tutorials with best tutorial announcement!
And the winner is: AK
6ix:Min Productions
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:25 pm
Great, very well put together Andrew.. You got my $9.50 for the movie ticket!!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:25 pm
great tracking...
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:26 pm
man dis is krazzzyyyyy...............u cnt do dis to us andrew ............when r d tutorials coming out.......
dis absoloutly krazzzy stuff
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:27 pm
wow thats awesome:D
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:27 pm
Cool video. I also like this idea of making a short film and having tutorials to show the post-production of the film. Very original and a wicked idea!!!!!!!!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:29 pm
Holy!! So good! The filming with focus and shaking, all the effects, filter, was soooo gooood!!!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:31 pm
Hey guys just want to share this link with u all.mtv motion graphic reality show.
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:31 pm
yo andrew you know when the tutorial will be coming?

Can't wait omg!
love to learn Vfx
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:31 pm
AwSum .... superb display of 3d wid live action... Secondly Tino is gr8 actor too ... thnx to u n ur Team Andrew...
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:32 pm
Nice Andrew, I wonder if you could have gotten some busted up blacktop from a road crew, and had a few pieces around Tino when he was lying on the ground, maybe even tossed a few smaller pieces at him, anyway looks Fantastic!

Great Job.
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:33 pm
Will we get to learn some 3d max techniques?
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:34 pm
Funny Stuff! That crater is sweet
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:35 pm
WoW WoW WoW Cool, Very Cool
Andrew Kramer
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:36 pm
wow that blow my mind!!!
nice work men!!! i hope the tutorial!!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

You really are one of a kind Mr. Kramer!!!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

You really are one of a kind Mr. Kramer!!!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:37 pm
the truth finaly revealed...
AK got wisdom from his cat LOL

awesome work, sir. indeed.
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:38 pm
wt is exactly on tinos face???
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:38 pm
is there any reason why i can't post? xD
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:38 pm
Tino definitely doesn't look like a solitaire geek with those tats. But maybe there is some esoteric underground solitaire scene I dunno about.:)
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:39 pm
Oooooh, the anticipation.......
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:39 pm
oh cool this one worked xD
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:40 pm
Hey! That title looks like Michael's Bay Transformers title style. Awesome!!
I love the audio too. High quality soundtrack. Congratulations!!
Kevin Hosford
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:41 pm
Just Amazing well worth the wait.
But now I can't wait even more!!!!
Rob Boberson
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:42 pm
Wow, Tell your cat, hes an awesome Director!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:42 pm
we can see the cameraman in the glasses when the character is looking at the sky...
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:42 pm
Good piece, but the track slips quite abit in the shot.
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:43 pm
Some times a ask .. why Lord!?!?! Why am I not like Andrew!! :)

I'm studying a lot .. so . when I grow up I'll be like him!!

Congratulation for this great project.
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:43 pm
Hey there,
it´s great and i can´t wait seeing the (boujou)Tutorials.
But i have some positive critics, too. (so sorry, it´s really great, but this thing i mentioned at the first watch)
There is a scene, i would expect the following:
the scene in the middle where tino is collecting the cards:
there was a camerá-walk to him - i think that take would be perfect beeing stabilized. You would have a dolly scene that is often used at these kind of scenes. (Ok, i know you made this great stuff during your "normal" life and i´m surely the best english speaking or writing person on the planet) but for me it would make your movie perfect!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:45 pm
Awesome! Can't wait for the tutorials, can we have a rough idea when they are coming out? :D
Rus Paul
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:45 pm
Really nice Andrew, Great job :)
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:51 pm
i have one Q? how i create a site online like that?
very cool the site!!
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:53 pm
No Fire in the ctater?

and where is the alien who lives inside the meteor?
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:54 pm
That scene with solitaire-man standing up after the hit, reminds me of that scene with Bernie Mac in Transformers when he stands up and the camera circles around him after the car (bumblebee I think) let all the glass shatter (made an explosion?).
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:54 pm
that meteor for me is like the republicans slamming our country with their flaming lies and smoky propaganda. Go Obama go!

Seriously: Boujou is way expensive. is there a way u can tutorial this one with Syntheyes?
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:55 pm
Hey man, the "About The Film" Rollover is messed up on the site, just a heads up :D

Oh ya, the mini movie was sweet, how long did it take to make? A day for you? haha
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:55 pm
NICE!!!!!!! wow
September 10th, 2008 @ 1:58 pm
Its so funny:P and real great effects!! nice colours and cool camera points..... compliments to your cat Andrew!!

Andrew Butler
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:02 pm

oh you have to love Michael Bay...I mean...come on...but yea, great work on this and Fringe! I can actually tell the parts that you did because of the ink effects and such, very cool! It's kind of like I'm learning from a now famous VFX master. Thanks again for everything!

haha oh solitaire...
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:02 pm
the last (the newer version is commercial) change is to get one of the rare links of icarus.
google "icarus motion tracking"
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:03 pm
fancy Andrew
Well done.
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:03 pm
wow ive been waiting long time for this :)
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:04 pm
Wow well done cant wait for the Tutorials. Well done kitty
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:07 pm
Will there be a tutorial on how to play Solitaire on the sidewalk?
Edd Black
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:09 pm
I cannot wait for the "hole in the ground" tut!

I liked it.
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:16 pm
will you show us how to imoprt from boujou to AE? because this is the hardest IMO.
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:18 pm
Awesome! Good job on the mini-movie i hope to be as good as you someday :D
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:21 pm
lost the way!
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:21 pm
That was sooooooooo cool and what's really weird is I'm working on a big project right now for a TV pilot (as writer, director, actor and special effects) and we need something like this for a big FX shot and I'm like...How the hell am I gonna do that, and soon I will know
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:22 pm
Ohh that is cool!
Jacob Behunin
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:23 pm
Very Cool,
Can't Wait
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:24 pm
Hey Bijandisco,


I think this camera move is chosen create more tension/dramatics for in this shot!! I wouldnt be suprised if he put some camera-shake on this one just for getting that look.

No offence to what you might think is perfect.
awesome Andrew
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:25 pm
Andrew, you disappoint me, I was watting more than this, buuuuuu you!!
Geoff Murillo
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:28 pm
Great job! Can't wait to see the tutorial. Congratulations on Fringe!
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:29 pm
Wholllllly Sh!!!!t are you kidding me....... That was absolutely awesome. I can see I'll be watching that like 8,000 times.
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:29 pm
of my god that was SICK!!! awesome job that was so realistic looking was it amazing
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:29 pm
HOT STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:32 pm

thanks a lot..will check that. I am currently on Syntheyes. I have boujou only for PC but I work on mac...anyway,once this tutorial is out, I will make everything does not hurt to learn a new softy.
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:32 pm
im so jealous right now.... I wish my cat could make something like that....
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:36 pm
Asome Andrew
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:40 pm
Nice Andrew good work like always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bader Ahmed
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:43 pm
Ya ...

Andrew Now You are the Hero .. U Made it But :

1) Can let see some of Production work (shooting,Gears..)

2) I wounder about Tino's Eye Glass was not affected

3) The reflection of his eye glass was showing A Man standing instead of a reflection of the Trails and Flare(May be it will be more interesting) as if there some danger coming

But really that's Awesome and very Great, we still wait for the Tutorial

September 10th, 2008 @ 2:46 pm
Hi awesome stuff you got there Andrew. I cant wait for th boujou tutorial.

However just a fun notice. After the cards jumps and he is turning around you can see the camera man and some other dude in the reflection of the glasses :P
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:48 pm
great !

but i didnt like the black smoke on meteor´s trail, too dark, too dense, make it´s soo fake.

all other stuffs is great.

Andrew, which cancorder do u use ? miniDV, HDD, flashmemory, model ?

thank you.
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:48 pm
Hey's really cool man!! I hope i can do the same things using Cinema 4D. But now, can you tell me how or where do you find theese breathtaking sounds and musics please? Thank you so much for sharing your knowledges. Greatings from Italy and Sorry for my bad english!! :-)
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:49 pm
just fantastic man, thank you. amm.... but where is the new girl? :)
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:50 pm
WOW !!! i was thrilled when hed picked up the cards!!!
great stuff.
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:50 pm
Hmm looks pretty sweet... one thing though, is that I think the visual effects look I little to "perfect". Maybe some way to make them a bit more gritty?
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:51 pm
A little constructive critisism: the smoke from the meteor coming in is too dark. It looks like it is separated from the environment. perhaps you could try to lighten it a bit?

All the rest is stunning ;-)
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:53 pm
You've done it again Andrew knocked our socks off again nice one.

I definitely need to get a high quality camcorder and a dolly :)
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:53 pm
Andrew Kramer, thanks you so much for this knowledge.
September 10th, 2008 @ 2:55 pm
OMG Andrew has a cat, I love cats, I love Andrew He's awesome :P
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:04 pm
hahahha...."the most pointless movie ever made - robotcop"
haha..ur so funny Andrew
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:08 pm

it may just be me but the video is not appearing:( is there any other way i could watch it?
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:11 pm
from Argentina Bs As ...
oh my god...oh my god...
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:14 pm
Uhhh !!! I wold like to have a friend like Andrew... to be in the movies !!!
Congratulations !!!
by the way... next time make a contest between the people here !!! and we could be the actors in next tutorial !!!
The only problem that´s I live in Argentina... but..who knows !!
saludos amigos !!!
ömer tatlisoz
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:17 pm
whoosshh! crasssshh!! hahaha.. very nice..

tutooo...tutooooo...tutoooo... cough,cough!!snıff... :)
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:19 pm
i could whip that up in like 20 minutes
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:20 pm
Nice! Great comp, 3d look sweet. But my favorite part is freeze framing Tino as he is running from the Meteor...classic face expressions!
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:22 pm
Woohoo, great stuff!
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
I gotta tell ya Oh Great and Powerful OZ that this is NOT one of your better ones. I can't do what you do period but I know what I see and that meteor was CHRONIC!!!. There are some great examples on Utube done by lesser mortals with cool smoke trails etc. and they swamp your attempt. I'm pretty dissapointed, but I also realize that you've only got so much time to devote to this - Broken street scene was pretty good though and the action overall was very good - I ejoyed the movie but that meteor .......sux
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:34 pm

Andrew, you even make a website for this film.

That's awesome!
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:35 pm
oh snap...
your meteor effects is very cool..
you're master in after effect...
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:39 pm
im sorry to say this but that meteor s u c k s,
the rest is good, except for the camera shake
and the best of all is that hole in the street except for the smoke, it looked kind of fake

this one is way better

im disappointed
everything was great except that meteor
the street the hole the broken street
but that meteor sucks
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:41 pm
Awesome job Andrew and crew. Looking froward to the tutorials. The tracking scene was especially great!
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:41 pm
I agree with Enzo.. I think that the smoke is a tad bit too dark... maybe lighten a bit?
September 10th, 2008 @ 3:58 pm
"wow... it's incredible" Daily Telegraph
"amazing" Washington Post
"omg" Times
"it's good" Fischer Fritz
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:01 pm
Amazing!!!! Nice Production
Andrew Lee
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:02 pm
Definitely the most amazing (though short) piece of rubbish I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing. I loved it, keep this stuff coming Andrew. So glad your doing a bit more about integrating 3D.

Oh and Gerry, please remember that we are not here to criticise the final movie, we are here to learn stuff from one of the best and for FREE too.

Maybe once you've had a go at this one yourself, you'll discover a way to add the smoke etc. After all that's the whole idea of learning, putting the stuff you learn to some practical use and experimenting with it to make it unique to you.

Oh and to be honest if YouTube videos were of this quality, you may just see a few more errors in their attempts too, even though I have to admit there are certainly some very talented people out there.

All I can say is the tutorials are going to be awesome. I can't wait but I guess I'll have too eh!.
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:07 pm
Hey Andrew!

I'm Alex from Barcelona, Spain.
Love your work!
What camera did you used with meteor movie? JVC HD200??
I loved the look of the scene! The shutter looks so really cool!
You have some kind of 35mm lens adapter?
Is the same you writed about some months ago in the blog??


Your so good, when i'll be working in America i will contract you xD
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:14 pm
cool! very cooL! totaly cool!
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:15 pm
Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate the constructive comments too :) I'm a humble guy.

What I think is the hardest part about making these tutorials is balancing quality with simplicity.
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:17 pm
Andrew muy bueno el film me encanto , excelente trabajo y mucha tecnica , muy bueno , un salu2 para todos
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:20 pm
To elaborate a bit

It's not always about what I can do or what is possible but rather, what I can TEACH in a reasonable amount of time, without making things too complicated for the majority of users.

In this example (THE METEOR), everything has to be methodical and repeatable because remember, I HAVE TEACH YOU how to do it!

I actually learn a lot this way. It's kind of like using a calculator all the time and then having to do it by hand because you have to explain what is happening :)

For example, making smoke trails in 3D max with AfterBurn takes me 5 minutes but that's just another program so I used particular instead because it is much easier.

It's actually one of the reasons I'm a bit reluctant share some of my professional projects on the site because people always ask me how things are made and sometimes I don't even remember. And usually at the end of a big project and no sleep, I don't want to!
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:24 pm
With such explosion the cars' alarms should be beeping like hell, and the cars should have suffered some damage too :o)

The meteor smoke trail looks a bit fake, too dark and solid for my taste but hey, I can't barely create smoke in AE.

Great work Andrew, thanks a lot for what you do for us.

September 10th, 2008 @ 4:35 pm

although I agree that that toyota one is kinda cooler, I must also say that I'm kinda inclined to think that they also used trapcode, well that's how it looks to me, they just played with the after effects of the impact more by adding more of an explosion and more smoke (and real smoke too I think), but as Andrew says above, his is for teaching.

I will certainly also use trapcode as the basis for my meteor and then add stuff like a meteor 3D model and more smoke effects and explosions and stuff, because I have more time and don't have millions of people eager to see how I did it like Andrew.

So thanks Andrew for teaching us the basic whereupon we can take the time to improve to our tastes.
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:40 pm
WOW your cat ROCKS !!!! cant wait to see what he/she? doze next!
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:43 pm
Andrew can make the meteor looks 100x better, but I think the focus of the upcoming tutoirals is not how to make a meteor looks real, guys. It is a much bigger concept that worths 100x more important than the meteor.
CraZy DonKey
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:44 pm
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:49 pm
This is the kind of stuff i wall looking for a long time.

Thanks Andrew do more stuff like that.
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:50 pm
Hi!! Andrew?? Whats up? You reflect in the glasses!!! cammonnn!!!
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:51 pm
You're so crazy man..looool!
it has been five times that i watched "The Meteor" and i'm still lovin' it and laughin'!!!

A movie-website for a tutorial,who does that..?
No one loool..! You're the Best Andrew!!!!

Peace and can't wait to see the tutorials ;)
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:53 pm
I can certainly understand that Andrew. You are making videos for tutorials!

For example your helicopter project and Fringe intro looked GREAT and you can tell you spent a lot of time on them not to say you didn't spend a lot of time on the Meteor or any other tutorials.

I'm sure you have some what different mindset when creating tutorials for VCP and a client project.

Anyhow I'm a big fan of all your work you've taught me a lot.

george manasyan
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:53 pm
in 00.29 sec of this promo in Tino glasses we see a man, which is shooting(?) or walk around. It is you, Andry, and what you do in this empty street??? :)))
September 10th, 2008 @ 4:53 pm
lol Andrew, Tino, a Deck of cards and a Camera to make his Meteor
To make the
Toyota Tacoma "Meteor"
Lead 2D VFX Artist
Mark Felt
Lead 3D VFX Artist
John Han
2D VFX Artist
Alex Kolasinski
3D VFX Artist
Dan Dixon
Junior 2D VFX Artist
Kyle Obley
Miles Essmiller
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Neysa Horsburgh
Visual Effects Producer
Aaron Kisner
Baker Smith
Visual Effects Supervisor
Gil Baron
Director of Photography
Curtis Wehr
Saatchi & Saatchi - LA
Executive Creative Director
Harvey Marco
Associate Creative Director
Dino Spadavecchia
Creative Director
Steve Chavez
Greg Farley
Production Company
Harvest Films
Executive Producer
Bonnie Goldfarb
Damian Stevens
Mala Vasan
Richard Bendetti
Editorial Company
Lost Planet
Paul Martinez
Audio Post
Sound Design
Mit Out Sound
Audio Mixer
Loren Silber
I think you get my point
September 10th, 2008 @ 5:00 pm
Andrew, we are grateful for your time a knowledge you share with us... for those who nag how this isn't what they expected, go and make it your self.
September 10th, 2008 @ 5:05 pm
rofl that's hilarious...
September 10th, 2008 @ 5:27 pm
really cool, thank you all...
September 10th, 2008 @ 5:35 pm
Sure Andrew Lee - I'm not short sighted or ungrateful - Just honest - I know the work that goes into this! No doubt. BUT - I refuse to see the 'Emperors new clothes' just because the majority say it is fashionable! - AK is ... well we wouldn't be here if we didn't admire heim and his skill - however are you trying to say that that meteor was convincing? - Nah - look I can't do what the wise and powerful OZ can do BUT I WAS expecting something a litle more HOLLYWOOD - (I know that sounds ungrateful) - Damn this little box I'm writing in - Email me
September 10th, 2008 @ 5:41 pm
I loved it...I especially liked the solitare win screen at the end credits...that made me laugh. Plus, I know what he's feeling. When you get engrossed in a game of solitare, it takes nothing short of a meteor hitting to take me away from the game. ;) Just Kidding....Greatness, Andrew. Thanks!
September 10th, 2008 @ 5:42 pm
awsome! can't wait to. huge fan of your work!
September 10th, 2008 @ 5:45 pm
LOL! Awesome :) oh by the way, there is a typo on the official site. After "World Series of Solitaire" find should be finds with an 's'
September 10th, 2008 @ 5:45 pm
Yunno looks like my original comment was a little provocative going over the replys - GUYS/GALS! - I would never have taken up AE without Andies Instruction - FACT! but be a little more liberal - AK likes the feedback and I KNOW (at least I reckon so) that he can take a little criticism too. Jeez I'd love to go out for a beer with all the VCP crew and talk all night. Positive and neative coments SHOULD be welcome in fact I KNOW they are and I'm basing that on AK's personality as I know 'im as he has presented himself to us - Don't be vexed or angry - we all love this guy
September 10th, 2008 @ 5:48 pm
Gerry, no need to explain man. You're just being honest. I can not like a painting, doesn't mean I can do it better.
September 10th, 2008 @ 5:50 pm
Kramer dont get me wrong,
but somehow I like the ending the best. When the Text appears driven by the cards, cant tell you why, but i love it. Do you make a tutorial on that too? (someday?)
September 10th, 2008 @ 5:52 pm

Really nice work man. The film looks great, sounds great, has good camera work and excellent cutting and pacing. Also, I love your color grading.
September 10th, 2008 @ 5:59 pm
Thanks AK 'preciate that
September 10th, 2008 @ 6:11 pm
HEYYYY i always wanted to make the effect of the road exploding... or getting crushed.. =D LOL that looks really amazing. and Congrats on the fringe contract you were in. =D
September 10th, 2008 @ 6:24 pm
Its frikkin Here! :]
im SO happy now, Andrew, u have no idea!!

I just Really hope, youd throw in a quick tip,at least, of how to create\texture such a cool 3D text as in the teaser's intro! [it seems so hard to get a good text together but im sure you could make it easy in 2 minutes for us...plz? :]
Any ways, you and your team ROCKS!! :]
September 10th, 2008 @ 6:24 pm
Great work! And finally I will get an answer to my texturing question, your textures look great, can't wait.
I think the best scene is were Tino is trying to grab the cards and that running face expression! :)
BTW did JJ lend you some of his Lost Soundfx Sample Cd's for the film? :)
September 10th, 2008 @ 6:27 pm
Can we call you Andy?
September 10th, 2008 @ 6:34 pm
wow... been waiting all day to see this... fantastic job. Always worth the wait,

thx andrew, can't wait for the tutorials

September 10th, 2008 @ 6:43 pm
Tino is one dedicated card player... of course, he did just leave his helpless deck lying around... what does that say about his commitment level? especially with the PC version at the end... does Tino abandon all ties to the decks in general? hmm... further investigation required...
September 10th, 2008 @ 6:50 pm
It takes me several hours to go through your tutorials because my computer just simply isn't as fast as it needs to be to run After Effects. Things like this however (as well as other things you have posted) make me sit through an unbelievable amount of "Freezing" and "Slow-as-Christmas rendering" just to see if I can pull off some of the amazing things you show us all to do in AE. The end result is always worth it. Thank you Thank you Thank you.
September 10th, 2008 @ 6:51 pm
by the way, the jaws comment earlier gave me a good chuckle ;) (we're going to need a bigger boat)
September 10th, 2008 @ 6:52 pm
nice treatment to the scene andrew.. is it just the hd cam output or have you applied any filter?...

just a request/ help...
assuming we use a sd video could you make a short cut tutorial as to how to give it a filmy look.. or atleast a blog post with the parameters.. (would help a great deal)
September 10th, 2008 @ 6:53 pm
Very good job !!!The story was so pointless that became perfect!Can't wait for the tutorials ...
Peter Wong
September 10th, 2008 @ 7:01 pm
Haha I like your humour - Robocop
September 10th, 2008 @ 7:05 pm
WOW this is awesome. Can't wait for the tutorials Andrew. Can I ask you a question or anybody who runs a studio or video production company, what camera is good for studio that makes short commercials and maybe music video in the future, price maybe between 3000-10000USD, or can u guys tell me what key features to look for in a professional video camera? I'm starting a studio for making advertisements and I'm doing a research on professional video cameras and I can hardly find any decent information about how to buy and what to look for in a pro video camera.
September 10th, 2008 @ 7:13 pm
wow, awesome, great movie, can't wait for the tutorials
September 10th, 2008 @ 7:14 pm
Where is Sam?
September 10th, 2008 @ 7:24 pm
wow, perfectly! andrw , my wite speed is bad just now
September 10th, 2008 @ 7:56 pm
NOOOOOOO!!!!! My stupid QuickTime can't play it :(

I wish I could see it, I would love to. Can't wait for the tutorials!
September 10th, 2008 @ 8:06 pm
Nice Hole!
Hey andrew, Did you ever send the tracking data into After Effects or did you render out in Max and Composite?
Tracking data from Boujou-to AE is a little pain in the _ss. I feel for you if ya did :)

Great job,
khai tran
September 10th, 2008 @ 8:07 pm
andy, you don't understand how sick this is. you're taking ur time out to show us how things are done. and it's free. i learned more things from this site than the 40k dollar i spent at school. thanks andy.
D4 Manager
September 10th, 2008 @ 8:08 pm
Except the falling meteor is a lil' bit...well, fake (obviously because it was made by Particular but not by 3D Max) everything else is good.
September 10th, 2008 @ 8:10 pm
you're over 10 days late on the monthly tutorials
Making an amazing visual effects movie is no excuse, post it!

Just kidding....:)~
September 10th, 2008 @ 8:13 pm
Fake?.. Hey don't get him started...he will never post it
if he thinks it doesn't look right. It LOOKS GREAT andrew!....very real.... can we see how you did it? :)
Mikey P
September 10th, 2008 @ 8:16 pm
Awesome. very funny lol.

*no my solitaire!!! F-ing S-Shot! :P

keeping the thread pc.
September 10th, 2008 @ 8:39 pm
holy crap! it was worth the wait!
September 10th, 2008 @ 8:46 pm
man nice but a lot of expensive software, i mean i have after effects, but do i need 3d max and bonjouier. or can i use the demos. WHAT I DO? HHHEEELLPPP

by the way awsome video, the begining was pointless put, RIGHT ON!
September 10th, 2008 @ 8:49 pm
by the way nice video, your the reason i got into after effects in the first place, can i mencien your site on mine?
September 10th, 2008 @ 8:49 pm
esta cool esto
September 10th, 2008 @ 9:14 pm
Ничего так, но мало..
September 10th, 2008 @ 9:16 pm
Thank you, I am looking forward to the tutorials, and by the way that dude gerry is crazy, he's probably just jealous. Even though he had criticism for your meteor, I bet you he will watch every minute of the FREE tutorials. You are the only person doing this in the world, thats why so many people are like the teachers pet on this website. Free tutorials on this level, thank you again, and the best of luck to you with all your projects.
September 10th, 2008 @ 9:17 pm
want color correction tutorial
September 10th, 2008 @ 9:29 pm
Dude your cat is an amazing director "snicker"
September 10th, 2008 @ 9:32 pm
Very impressive mr. Kramer!

Meteor has landed also here in Finland!

Influences of Michael Bay is definitely there. Liked the slow motion hero shot with rotating camera. It was great!

I liked it very much how the whole thing was filmed. Very movielike editing and camera handling. Tino also have talent for acting.

Effects are naturally great! I've been just looking for a good shattering and particleflow tutorial for 3ds max. So I'm dying to see those up coming tutorials.
September 10th, 2008 @ 9:35 pm
Great Work....
September 10th, 2008 @ 9:49 pm
You filmed in Palmdale? That looks like it's just down my street.
September 10th, 2008 @ 9:57 pm

i have boujou 3 its ok? or i need boujou 4?
September 10th, 2008 @ 10:06 pm
I get that point anyway
damn.........why did that appear in caps
yea who care if is not "Hollywood alike"
Andrew make this alone and it was a lot of work and
rendering so people stop criticizing, i want to see you guys do that all by your self.

as i said before

Videocopilot is the king of queens
just kidding is the king of king's

BTW Andrew tell your cat that he's an awesome director
and tell Robocop that i want to meet him

Hey guys if you want to see some other pointless stuffs
watch this (check the very end of this video, it has something you know pointless but funny)
September 10th, 2008 @ 10:10 pm

how come nobody comments about the meteor web page
It is a killer, just great
it is nice and blue

im happy,
September 10th, 2008 @ 10:20 pm
hello there andrew and the rest of the crew!

your meteor is so brilliant two thumbs up! for that. thank you very much for this free tutorial but not available yet! well i can wait man! thank you for all the tutorials you've made i learned a lot from you. all my knowledge in after effects man, i learned it from you! you are my teacher and i am proud learning from you. thats why i open your site almost everyday just to c whats coming up next! full of surprises! i dont even know what to learn from you next! wow thank you so much andrew more power to you.
September 10th, 2008 @ 10:24 pm
Have you guys notice that Andrew updated the video
now the meteor looks way better
the meteor´s trail is not dark anymore

thanks Andrew
September 10th, 2008 @ 10:28 pm
is really wonderful !, but have noticed a little detail:

is normal ?, have and the image of the one who takes the ?? scene again.
He is not to criticize the work, I would never allow myself,is really wonderful !,
he is to try to make better the work from you fatto.! really big..SORRY MY ENGLISH.I am italian
Gike Peterson
September 10th, 2008 @ 10:36 pm
Nice man! I like it..! White smoke trails looks better;)
September 10th, 2008 @ 10:37 pm
Hey Kramer where do you get your music from? Do you have your own 20 man orchestra or something.
September 10th, 2008 @ 10:44 pm
Yeah, I lightened up that whole scene. The road was too dark and it was also hard to see the detail in the road pieces.
Aleha from Russia
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:20 pm
Андрюха...ты сделал попсу. Много мелких недочетов...Ну почему возле места взрыва, нет ощущения сильного тепла - жары, как если смотреть на горячий асфальт - горячий воздух должен преломлять картинку...и так далее. В общем отстой вышел.
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:20 pm
any chance you can make the video flash?
I only view this site from work and they block any other video from streaming!
September 10th, 2008 @ 11:39 pm
look pretty neat. well done!
September 11th, 2008 @ 12:04 am
i agree, VCP_FAN, that Video its really amazing!!!
September 11th, 2008 @ 12:11 am
it doesnt work when i click on 'click to play' it give me a window with nothing inside please help me!!!!
Wayne Cutajar
September 11th, 2008 @ 12:14 am
Awesome... Great Picture Color, Great Shoots, Great Acting, Great Effects & Great Sound mixing... Great Video Copilot
September 11th, 2008 @ 12:18 am
For those who are wondering about the music, I think Andrew buys them from a website.
But don't quote me on that one.
September 11th, 2008 @ 12:20 am
The main music was created by my friend Rob! I'll try to post a flash when I get a chance.
September 11th, 2008 @ 12:22 am
nice video. the hole on the street is hollywood CGI.
the video is so great that it makes it even more harder to wait for the tutorials. please Andrew dont be mad but pleaseeeeeeeeee .....when will you realese them

he he he
September 11th, 2008 @ 12:30 am
Looks great, I'm looking forward to the tutorials!
Again thanks to Andrew and crew for spending a lot of time to teach people all over the world the secrets of special effects!
September 11th, 2008 @ 12:35 am
It's great to have you back Andrew! We've missed you!
September 11th, 2008 @ 12:42 am
No way! You got 'Cowboy' from Full Metal Jacket to star in your film!
September 11th, 2008 @ 1:45 am
ANDREW KRAMER THE THING SELL OFF,SOME MAN MUST OVERSTAND THEMSELF AND STOP knock the thing, we are there to learn and take what we learn and make it into something new and original. alot of these guys edit your tuts and post it on youtube. JAMAICA love ur work MR.KRAMER and even if there was snow trailing the meteor we would love it same way and try to see what else we can make trail wateva. i done talk. KRAMER mi boss.
September 11th, 2008 @ 1:52 am
That's pretty cool Andrew ;)
You are fantastic :D
we can not wait for the tuts !
Please make the tutorials available to see ASAP.
Thanks again
September 11th, 2008 @ 1:54 am
The 3D integration of those cards is stunning. You would think they are real....

No, seriously, it's the worst plot ever thought of for
September 11th, 2008 @ 1:55 am
(continued)...a short movie, but the scene with the meteor debris is amazing. I'm eager to know how to do such a thing. Thanx for all your time AK.
September 11th, 2008 @ 2:02 am
That is superb mate! Genius!!!

Well funny too, love the end credits bit, its the attention to detail!

Looking forward to the tutorials, cheers man!
September 11th, 2008 @ 2:02 am
Yeah as AK said, if he didn't have to teach us how he makes this, then the final version would be even better. The matchmoving scene looks great as it is, with the smoke and debris. It's worth it for just that scene alone, learning accurate 3d matchmoving!

Overall, thanks very much!! Can't wait to see the tuts
September 11th, 2008 @ 2:21 am
Nice Andrew,

Like shooting, editing, vfx/post also nice color correction.

Two things, i think they need little correction:
1. first showing lens flare on a blue sky (motion tracking need correction)
2. black trail from a meteor (need better color correction, this black is very strong and i don't have good impression of distance/perspective/environment involving).

Everything but those two is great!

Regards from SERBIA!
VC Team, keep up the good work!
barry barrera
September 11th, 2008 @ 2:27 am
never play solitaire outdoors! hahaha!!! very WWWWOOOOOOOoowwww!!!! congrats!!!
September 11th, 2008 @ 2:42 am
did you change the video from yesterday ?
i think i remember that the smoke was dark.
September 11th, 2008 @ 2:58 am
yeah, Andrew, you got some good friends, huh? :]
that buddy that made u the Main music,i frikkin Talented!
But i wonder about all the rest of the musical elements. the Orchestra...the "screeching violin" that comes on climax..etc. [lol..its funny to try to name those sounds :]

but,seriously,what would be a good source for those ones?
September 11th, 2008 @ 3:06 am
lol frame 1119 looks like the top of a skull is flying in your face :D
September 11th, 2008 @ 3:06 am
Another trivia:
What effects are used and how many of them in total?

Just being curious to see how advanced we are in recognizing Andrew's signature... :)~
September 11th, 2008 @ 3:12 am
A long way to scroll down here :D But I can understand. I also love your work. Espeacially integrating 3D and making the programmes interacting with each other. I'm looking forward to the tutorials. Thank you again for doing that for us! And of course for YOU and your FAMILY! Greetings!
September 11th, 2008 @ 3:16 am

i had the same thing haha.. pretty creepy
September 11th, 2008 @ 3:21 am
Довольно неплохо. Только искорки с дыры вылетают уж очень по одинаковой траектории. А так ничё :)
Bader Ahmed
September 11th, 2008 @ 3:40 am

Would include The Sound TRack in the Project.

Or, Could you Teach us how to make one in DSFX

Andrew Lee
September 11th, 2008 @ 4:02 am
Hi Gerry

Maybe I sounded a little harsh about your criticisms.

On the subject of smoke trails, I think if it were a Comet (Deep Impact) ,then you could expect a lot of that. However this is a Meteor and for that matter, a very small one, so for this example, I think AK did a very good job of it, especially considering the time frame and his other commitments (which pay)..

However I do agree that criticism is a good thing on occasion and even the best in the busines are still learning.

Let's just say "it's not what your taught that matters, it's what you take away from it that counts"

Anyhow Gerry, no hard feeling mate. Hey maybe I'll join you all for that drink someday :)
September 11th, 2008 @ 4:05 am
Andrew and Tino you ure great!!!
Andrew Kramer
September 11th, 2008 @ 4:14 am
haaa haaa haaa
September 11th, 2008 @ 4:14 am
holy sh** thats looks like best traing ever VERY VERY THANKS MR KRAMER <3
September 11th, 2008 @ 4:20 am can you do´s amazing...

for sure i´ll buy your products...


September 11th, 2008 @ 4:22 am
I can't see the movie.
When I click on "Click to play" the movie doesn't start and it shows up like a missing object in my browser ?

Any help?
September 11th, 2008 @ 4:24 am
Great movie,... but I hate the fact that 3D max is used,.. I`m Maya fan,...
September 11th, 2008 @ 4:28 am
WOW :-) I like the "new" site and the "mini" movie. Great Job Andrew and the hole VCP Team! Thank you for this!
September 11th, 2008 @ 4:38 am
Bravo Andrew, it's a attractive work!!! This tutorials will be available in how long? (Sorry for my english, I'am french!!) :-)
September 11th, 2008 @ 4:38 am

Are u the son of god!?

What a talent.
September 11th, 2008 @ 4:41 am
Your cat clearly went to the "Jason Bourne School of Handheld Movie Making" didn't he? Or maybe that should be Pawheld.

Can't knock the effects your showcasing but the shaky camera movements - even though more than justified for this type of scene - pushed the limits of my personal taste. I would have preferred it de-emphasised just a tad.

What I espcially loved was Tino trying desperately to finish his game rather than 'do a runner' as he clearly should have!

really looking forward to the tuts though.
September 11th, 2008 @ 4:49 am

i looks so great... the flaire is so beatyfull...

my tribute movie to the wtc attack:

September 11th, 2008 @ 4:51 am
Great stuff man. I love the second shot with the demolished street.
September 11th, 2008 @ 4:53 am
I saw that video, and was like Andrew could'nt have done something that good! then I saw it was his cats work, then it all made sense.
September 11th, 2008 @ 5:08 am
very cool and very.....pointlesss:D
P.S.: way too much bass:D
G Man
September 11th, 2008 @ 5:34 am
i love how its a grown man playing cards on the sidewalk...not a little kid...hahaha

i also love in the credits how Andrews name follows the card...brilliant
September 11th, 2008 @ 5:37 am
it's amazing but there is one little thing reflection of man on tino glasses when he was on close up shot
Daryl Booth
September 11th, 2008 @ 5:54 am
I liked it, I can agree the meteor does not look as convincing as AK could prob do, but the focus is teaching how to get the effect look and tracking not the fact it looked like coverfield.

Great job Kramer... one critism...

BRING BACK SAM!! I reckon he would have acted this part off the page..

Thorsten Miess
September 11th, 2008 @ 6:15 am
omg! Thats awesome! Film+ Tutorials+ stuff to read! Cant wait for the tuts, hope they´ll come soon!
September 11th, 2008 @ 6:15 am
Very, very cool shortfilm with amazing effects.
I can see you in the reflection of Tinos glasses. :-P
September 11th, 2008 @ 6:17 am
yeah, hope so too :-)
September 11th, 2008 @ 6:32 am
Hehe, sorry for that. But i must tell :-)

I found a mistake :-)

Hehe, at the point Tino runs away, he hold the cards in his right Hand. And than, when he is down, he holds the cards in his left hand :-))) Hehe, cool tricky ;-)
September 11th, 2008 @ 6:54 am
Great job Andrew...and Tino....Loved the superb tracking of the hole as Tino walked around it.

My guess is that since Sam hasn't shown up yet, he will emerge from the crater as a tripped-out creature with face morphs right before he zaps Tino....we'll have to wait and see, huh?

Great job Andrew. Love the aditing, SFX, titling, music, shots, acting...everything.
September 11th, 2008 @ 7:02 am
Just watched it....Great effects!!! I really wasn't too impressed since most of these things I saw you do already(Not to say they weren't good, but you've done them in tutorials) until I saw the crater in the road. The sound, the look, the feel. AWESOME!!!!

As you know a pointless plot though :) Which makes me sad, because the films I have done that actually have a plot are no way near as entertaining as this 3 minute piece :)

It made me laugh as he crushed the card in his hand. "Damn you meteor for ruining my game!" :)

Nice work could submit this to the Movie/Director reality show if they ever make another one.
September 11th, 2008 @ 7:04 am
WOW...simply WOW...i must have left work JUST before this went up...i'm blown away!!! great job dude - can't wait for the tutorials
September 11th, 2008 @ 7:08 am
Great job Andrew! Looking forward to the Tuts!

One question: The website header says "Video Copilot Presets - THE METEOR". Shouldn't it say "Video Copilot Presents - THE METEOR"??
September 11th, 2008 @ 7:09 am
I meant the page name....The image text is correct! :-)
Jeffrey Warren Park
September 11th, 2008 @ 7:10 am
Uh huh! Uh huh! Sure, blame the cat! What did that poor cute, defenseless cat do to deserve THIS? Sure, it purred, meowed, and occasionally used your best pair of Nikes as a litterbox... But, that is no excuse to blame it, only because you refuse to buy some "Odor Eaters".

Shame on you, Andrew. Shame... On... You!



BTW: I'm really looking forward to your new tutorials.
September 11th, 2008 @ 7:35 am
I`m a littke bit disapointed about the Lensflare, looks a little bit ... cheesy? Sorry for that, I know this is just a small part to show the great Meteor Impact, but it looks just like a Knoll Light Factory Preset.
September 11th, 2008 @ 7:37 am
hey andrew, it's my first comment so far, i'm from Bolivia, i don't even know if you know the country jejeje, but well, this is a spanish speaking country but anyway your help gets here everyday with the tut's and all the rest of the things that you ofer by your page, i thank you so much for been so selfless and well go on, all of us apreciate your support.
Refering to the meteor video, i think obviously you focused on the FX jejejejejej, but it's great, maybe a little more of vibration on the impact but it was awesome. And congrats to your cat for the direction jejejeje
east coast
September 11th, 2008 @ 7:45 am
Time for you to make a feature film Andrew!
Wayne Cutajar
September 11th, 2008 @ 7:53 am
What camera is used for filming????
September 11th, 2008 @ 8:01 am
tutorials!!! yeah!!
September 11th, 2008 @ 8:09 am
I love all of this but I'm never feeling the color correction. I never like any color correction on these videos or the dvd.
September 11th, 2008 @ 8:20 am
Can't wait to see the tutorial for this!! :)
The expression on the face of the guy running and the way his arms are flying is priceless lol
Andres Torres
September 11th, 2008 @ 8:33 am
Splendid!! REAL skills!!

Not only are the VFX awesome, but the footage embodies many of my cinematographic ideals.

I assume this was shot with the JVC HD 200.
What lens(es) did you use?
September 11th, 2008 @ 8:46 am

Cool movie and the movie web site id great too.!
September 11th, 2008 @ 8:52 am
ohhh crap !
there is no words for that. thx very much andrew !
September 11th, 2008 @ 8:57 am
Very cool Andrew.

It's easy to be a critic on this forum. Truth be told about 97% of the critics on here cannot recreate this scene without you telling them how to step by step.

Your teachings are more than appreciated. We all know that if you were doing this for Fox, a major network or director the end result would be flawless.
September 11th, 2008 @ 8:59 am
your the boss man
can't wait

merci beaucoup
September 11th, 2008 @ 9:05 am
"Directed by Andrew Kramer's Cat"

I love that!

Oh yeah, cool tat's Tino
September 11th, 2008 @ 9:17 am
Great job
I would like to see the tutorial into cinema 4d. Please...
It is the best comet crash that i wave ever seen

September 11th, 2008 @ 9:36 am
it looks very 2d an very cgi. I dont like the impact shot of the meteor.

The Meteor looks to simple
September 11th, 2008 @ 10:01 am
FANTASTIC! Andrew, What did you use to shoot it? Did you use the RED camera for this project? Keep up the good work and congrats on "The Fringe" project, I hope you don't stop making tutorials once you become famous.
September 11th, 2008 @ 10:16 am
now i understand how you will import the camera to AE. insted of using the AE export function from boujou. you will first import to 3D studio max. render it. and then you will export as RPF
September 11th, 2008 @ 10:31 am
Awesome video showing tracking and effects integration.

Couple of things caught my eye.

1.) As has been mentioned, a person reflected in the actor's glasses.
2.) As the meteor nears impact, you can clearly see that it's a bright, hot, piece of woop-ass danger... yet it doesn't cast any light on the road until the very moment it impacts.

Still... good job. Can't wait for the tutorial. :-)
September 11th, 2008 @ 10:32 am
I forgot to tell you how awesome this was in my previous post, I apologize!
Anyway, the first shot of the meteor when it slams into the ground could've wreaked more havoc.
(Car windows blowing out, car alarms, more explosive impact)
But it's over the top considering this tutorial is free.

The second shot just blew my mind, that was hollywood quality!
I especially liked the sparks going up.
Tut watcher
September 11th, 2008 @ 10:40 am
Andrew... Love ya man but it was far too short. Also, I was hoping for some new tutorials soon. Need to get my Kramer comedy fix *smacks fingers on vein in arm*... No not the Seinfeld bad comedy Kramer.. you know who I mean.
:-D miss ya buddy.
September 11th, 2008 @ 10:42 am
Can we please have a download link?

Why was this posted in a non-standard format.
September 11th, 2008 @ 10:53 am
First of all A BIG THANKS to YOU ANDY for everything.adobe should thank u lot tooo coz its bcoz of u ppl like us buy AE n PHOTOSHOP).U really are an inspiration bro.
As for The Metoeor, its pure expected!!!!
When tino clinched his fists in the end i really thot hes gonna pulp the alien coming out of the hole(if there was any)
waited for the vdo and it really paid of well.....
now waiting for the tuts man.....ALL THE BEST TO THE VC CREW and to all the VC visitors.
arjan elsinga
September 11th, 2008 @ 10:59 am
Looks like a hollywood-production! Great FX, but one question....
Who is the person in de reflection of the glasses? In the close-up, i can see a person standing in the street. I hope you have a explanation, Andrew. Else i have to report this shortest film ever at (JK).
September 11th, 2008 @ 11:23 am
For anyone having problems with playing "The Meteor"

Paste the following URL into your browser and it will play fine :]
September 11th, 2008 @ 11:29 am
Mr. Andrew when will you be posting your tutorial about the meteor? thank you.
September 11th, 2008 @ 11:48 am
The video will be posted when I get my hands on the doomsday device.
September 11th, 2008 @ 11:51 am
Apart from the visual eyecandy.... what kind of playing cards did you use?
First I thought those are the standart Bicycle (red) ones, but the backs don't seem to be normal Bicycles at all... Care to tell which kind you used? :D
September 11th, 2008 @ 11:54 am
And what time will you get your hands on the doomsday device?
September 11th, 2008 @ 12:08 pm
Andrew your video was very good. so you have to understand that we ask you when. its not like we want to get on your nerves. its just the meteor video was SO GOOD
September 11th, 2008 @ 12:25 pm
thanks from russia)))
September 11th, 2008 @ 12:39 pm
the only detail I noticed was the camera man on his glasses, the rest is awesome!!!
September 11th, 2008 @ 5:48 pm
nice tatoos!
September 11th, 2008 @ 7:38 pm
Ahh this doomsday device looks, great it's on my list of wishes for christmas this year. I hope my girlfriend can get one.
September 12th, 2008 @ 2:20 am
Please it's OK to post your opinion but let's not fight amongst each other.
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:40 am
Hey andrew, very nice! I like it and as already written the others too. But I found a little detail which is not clear: when tino looks up, you see a crew member in his glasses. mistake or intent?
September 12th, 2008 @ 4:35 am
every hollywood movie with 100 milions of a budget have people in glasses or other reflective materials.
September 12th, 2008 @ 7:37 am
Short film worth seeing. rally(don't look at the title it is sth like an ad;D)
September 12th, 2008 @ 8:49 am
andrew plis post the tutorial for this one It would come in handy for those lightsaber videos mixed with DBZ jejeje
September 12th, 2008 @ 12:38 pm
Any news on when the meteor tutorials will be out? :)
September 12th, 2008 @ 2:20 pm
What fun! I like making pointless films. Makes life more amusing. Its even better when you make them look intense.
September 12th, 2008 @ 3:09 pm
i love how he pulls down his glasses and mimix at sec. 60 to 62
September 13th, 2008 @ 4:57 am
one shot reminds me of this
Ashwin Sange
September 13th, 2008 @ 7:34 am
Andru sir I am u r good fan and The Meteor movie is excellent but I saw one mistake pls don’t mind one is when tino looks to the sky at that moment in his specs we can see cameraman’s reflection (Dur- 00:30) and which suppose to we can see that star which was hit on to the road.
Sorry but efx is awesome

Yours truly Fan
Ashwin Sange
Greetings from Sweden!
September 13th, 2008 @ 8:47 am
Levy Lemus
September 13th, 2008 @ 10:05 am
For the next film, Sam vs. Tino in a match to be the star for the next film!
danny bastone
September 13th, 2008 @ 12:16 pm
actually your minimovie has the same vibration of hollywood blockbusters: pointless plot with a lot of professionality. the real truth is that hollywood studios are trying to pursuit the fame of videocopilot tutorials...
September 13th, 2008 @ 2:09 pm
OMFG ANDREW YOUR THE BEST SO IS YOUR TEAM, i bought all the products, but i have one question, did you guys use the sounds from designer sound fx to make these?
September 13th, 2008 @ 11:05 pm
I thought it was awsome. The only thing I did not care for was the meteor when it looked like a lens flare. Other than that I loved all of it. I think it was great how he made someone playing solitare look interesting. Other than the obvious wonderful visuals (the meteor hitting the road, the hole it let) I loved after the meteor hits and Tino stands up and there is that flash of heat. Andrew....Did you do that by using your FMP 300 style preset? Fade it on and off? I thought it looked really cool. Great job and thanks for making it fun to watch.
September 14th, 2008 @ 12:09 am
hey, andrew please, i swear im checking your website every half an hour. PLEASE post the tutorial SOONER than coming soon.
September 14th, 2008 @ 2:15 am
i agree post it sooner than coming soon
September 14th, 2008 @ 12:46 pm
Héhé one sees a person well on your glasses lol

September 14th, 2008 @ 12:54 pm
So Andrew, have you gotten your hands on the doomsday device yet? :)
September 14th, 2008 @ 2:30 pm
Yer andrew,please find the doomsday device asap. Please!
September 15th, 2008 @ 5:14 am
This Video is very good.
When will you post the tutorials?? Can´t wait for them!!
September 16th, 2008 @ 11:37 am
I really hope the tutorials will be out this week, so I can use it in a commercial I'm making for a competition. :)
Lars Nitteberg
September 16th, 2008 @ 2:15 pm
Brilliant movie Andrew! Guess your cat's gonna be famous now ;) Awesome fx!

thnx 4 sharing
Bob Smyth
September 16th, 2008 @ 6:04 pm
That looks so fake... ok I'm lying, that was incredible! Your the BEST and I'm stoked to see the tutorial when it comes out!
September 18th, 2008 @ 2:36 pm
will you realese two videos? for every shot?
or more videos?
September 18th, 2008 @ 2:41 pm
2 for every shot is what is planned.
September 19th, 2008 @ 2:45 am
September 19th, 2008 @ 12:58 pm
Nice work. Great editing and sound effect and film-like. The impact could be better i think, to short in time and somewhat unreal.
September 20th, 2008 @ 1:49 pm
eres el mejor.. maestro de maestros...
October 11th, 2008 @ 1:25 pm
I love it thank you so much you da man
October 24th, 2008 @ 9:14 am
Andrew i cant view your movie dunno wy ........:(
December 14th, 2010 @ 10:11 am
I love the amount of detail that went into this tutorial haha
January 15th, 2011 @ 5:46 am
Andrew i m your big fan...
January 19th, 2011 @ 12:48 pm
Exellent video!!

I like the color and the contrast very much!

Is it made with FILM MAGIC PRO?
(I bought it some week ago)

Or is it colorista by red?
March 21st, 2011 @ 3:31 am
Andrew,your cat is a very good director :D
August 11th, 2011 @ 12:38 am
Selam Andrew.senin after effect uzerinde olan bilgilerin super.Bu websiteyi daima izliyorum..tewwkkurler..
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