Kinetic

I spent part of this week playing around with some different ideas and concepts for future tutorials or breakdowns. The first example uses some interesting camera animation techniques as well as Particle world for the fog. It was all created with standard AE tools.

If you download the second video and make sure QuickTime is set to loop it should play seamlessly. Kind of an interesting idea for making fluid videos that play through forever. The camera move is a bit wild but I don’t even know what that stuff is…

First Video

Second Video

Part three of the Meteor will be out soon along with a NEW After Effects tutorial. I should also have some news about one of our upcoming products. Without giving away too much it has to do with Music…

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6 years ago
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180 Comments

I'm digging the first video.
Nathan
5 years ago
wow this is awesome! here is my try of the first one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHaodIr2OMw
DarkEntity
5 years ago
Wow...first video's pretty cool....both of them ac2lly...You're the best!
MartinE
6 years ago
I agree with the post before me. I would rob, steal and/or pillage anything you desire to have the first one made into a tut. Even the project file would do so i can see what you did and reverse engineer it. I will <3 you forever if you do. BTW, thank you for your loyal dedication you have to spoon feed people like me. I've learned so much in a short amount of time mostly from your site :)
BrandonK
6 years ago
Hey andrew if you read this i was wondering if u will ever make a tutorial on the first video because i love it and i want to create that effect. thx:)
Fer
6 years ago
Andrew, great one the first video, can we get the tutorial to do that?

Thx.-
Lucas
6 years ago
i thought it was kinetic TYpography
never hear of Kinetic TOPOgraphy
but AK is always right!
FuNx
6 years ago
If you play the first one backwards, it looks like the ground is steaming. Great videos by the way. I just bought a bundle, hope the proceeds go towards buying you many pizzas in the future.
Chase
6 years ago
If you made a tutorial for the first video. you would be really awesome.
Ray
6 years ago
Andrew,
A hundred camels and a thousand goats for you if you release this tutorial!!.... two thousand goats!! my last offer.
Zach
6 years ago
Andrew,

I am really impressed with your "Kinetic" clip. Could you please post the project or a tutorial on how it was made?
Ray
6 years ago
Andrew,
Are you planning to release a tut based on the first kinetic video?
6 years ago
Hi Andrew

Do you have a tutorial on how to create that floor and ceiling on the first mov with displacement maps.
-=GHOST=-
6 years ago
I can't wait till the two tutorials comming out.....the music is also awesome!!!

You can be sure I'll be one of the first who will buy your new DVD !!!!!!

BUT PLEASE DONT LET US WAIT TO LONG ;)))))))

cheers
ali
6 years ago
loooook sooo amazing
JustAnotherNoob
6 years ago
wow. Nice trap.
great IDEA.

(frame 9,10,11 - You'd better repair this masking son :)

greets.
Tosin
6 years ago
Nice one, Ive been trying to recreate the first video in Ae and 3ds max,each trial only gets me closer.Dont know y i cant recreate the fog the exact way they are
salam
6 years ago
Have anybody seen the title of series nightmares and dreamscapes?? do any body have any idea?? how that title made...
Gerry
6 years ago
This is really cool stuff great atmosphere
Gerry
6 years ago
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
cordova
6 years ago
Is the product Riot Gear 2?
Simon
6 years ago
There is a new Header, a life sign, that means he is still out there ;-)
raoul
6 years ago
Why do you keep us waiting so long :(.
These things look too sweet to wait for.
Jon
6 years ago
Loving the look of both the vids...

Your tutorials are all going down a storm in our tiny British video studio. Lots on Andrew Kramer impressions...not sure how cool that actually sounds...

any hoo...

both vids look great...are you using CS4 and the new 3d elements import feature for the 2nd one. Have'nt seen it in action yet, wondered the possibilites might be now...

Nice bump map look to the first one.
nico
6 years ago
still no part3 :(
but thank yu for all the tuts
6 years ago
I want to know, Filipe.
6 years ago
Hey, Andrew, I found out how to make a realistic looking Earth on Cinema 4D. Do you want to know about it?
AlexandreBrazil
6 years ago
Hi Andrew ! you are just the best!!!!
i saw some 3d tutor, is there any way to teach us on maya 3d also?
Keep up with a good worK!
Regards!
Alex
6 years ago
great header!
"tutorials Huanted bye"
amazing!
6 years ago
Nice Header Andrew!!MAKE A TUT PLS ^^
Infaas
6 years ago
Coolest page header so far...
6 years ago
please post a tutorial on how to make your new video copilot logo!!!!! its sick!
6 years ago
I'm sorry Hamid, i thought you were asking how to do the 3d type AE logo thing on the top of your blog.
6 years ago
Hamid, i believe that could be accomplished by using the bezier warp effect
Wiseninja1
6 years ago
yeah probably :D
nico
6 years ago
indeed
6 years ago
"Tutorials haunted by Andrew Kramer"... there is bound to be a halloween tutorial coming ;)
6 years ago
i love it too
nico
6 years ago
love the ne banner
Nikolaus
6 years ago
after some day, i went back to take a look but i see nothing change :-( So i will wait again :-) Wish you have a very nice and special weekend :-)
MilUs
6 years ago
Soon halloween!
Codemonkey123
6 years ago
Anyone else noted the new Blog header pic and the Tutorials HUANTED by Kramer?

Ohhhh does this mean a special Halloween tute is on the horizon?
6 years ago
Hi Andrew.
Nice clips.
Is there any new tutorials for this ?
Also how was the 3D Scene made?
Thanks
http://www.After-Effects.blogfa.com
ömer tatlisoz
6 years ago
hey Andrew , where is the new tutorial...can't wait....
6 years ago
Hmm, I like the effects on that first one, but smoke and fog still look horrible in basic AE. I've been trying to get a small 2D fog bank/smoke screen idea going for a while, and it just looks terrible.
Jay
6 years ago
Thanks for the inspiration! I was feeling a little down and useless but your work always inspires me to continue!
6 years ago
Where is AK?
Bob H
6 years ago
so, Trapcode plugins used in CS3 will not work in CS4 then?
ScallyFox
6 years ago
wow! the worm stuff is cool!! Waiting patiently for tutorial!!!
rubberdog
6 years ago
Totally awesome again, nice one Andrew. I have been struggling to get the best out of max and learn the particle systems..cheers for opening the door. Looking forward to the next Tut.

Peace and respect from Scotland
Paulo
6 years ago
Thanks mate for everything you are a god!
6 years ago
Looks good as always, Andrew, thanks.

Also, I know you do some work for Fringe, but how much pull do you really have in the show? I've noticed "Kramer Something-or-other" business signs, and the most recent episode had a character named Emily Kramer... just coincidence? Tell JJ Abrams I say hi, and to bring back Alias!

Also, I find the opening sequence... perfectly ironic. Very colorful, bright, and almost magical. It fits JJ's music perfectly, and gives a lighter sort of contrast to the darker nature of the show. (I know this post wasn't about Fringe, but I just had to get all that out there.)
Aussie
6 years ago
I loved seeing your opening for Fringe every Wednesday night, but noe that it's been canned on Aus TV I'll just have to live without it for a while, which makes me quite sad as I really liked it.
Parkie
6 years ago
Phew - the site is back up again... I was having withdrawal symptoms!

Keep up the good work, Andrew.
Brandon
6 years ago
I'm upset Andrew. i upgraded to CS4...and no TRAPCODE plugins work for it yet. (Say it Ain't So!!!)

I'm now patiently waiting so I can re-follow your tutorial involving Particular.
6 years ago
Andrew,

That's pretty sweet stuff there....!!

Now you got us chomping for the bit
J@Rosales
6 years ago
Look Nice !!! Good Job
6 years ago
They/he changed the blog settings. It's got quick tips and inspirational now as a hyperlink. Not sure when this changed though.
Nahuel
6 years ago
Me too
Davidtroub
6 years ago
IS it just me or did the website just go down? (As in not work).
Seth
6 years ago
I can't wait to learn new camera tricks. Love your site. I'm a big fan. But don't worry; I'm not your #1 fan ;-)

BTW, Are you responsible for the 3D location titling in Fringe. That definitely has your thumbprint. Keep up the great work!
6 years ago
Rich Tidwell
6 years ago
Now did you hit the letter 6 to pull that off?
6 years ago
@Matthijs
Very similar story here
Matthijs
6 years ago
I really admire you Andrew,
Your work is great.
I am a dutch boy of 15, you made me totaly understand After Effects!
At my school we have a 'Video Crew' and with crastmas and other school party's, an the theatre at school, we take care of all the video parts!
I used a lot of tutorials across the internet,
But yource are simply the best!!!
Nice quality, you have a nice voice to listen at, and i like your kind of humor!
So Thanks a lot! and Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!
Matthijs
Marvin
6 years ago
Wow this look pretty Good !!!
Cant wait :D
Wayne
6 years ago
Andrew

I've always been a great fan of your work and can't say thank you enough for your enlightening tutorials and products.

I've recent;y been trying to get a newspaper look that is similar to the Discovery Promo of "Behind the News". Would be great if you can do a similar tutorial on this and share some insight on how it can be done.

Ref: http://idents.tv/blog/2007/09/11/behind-the-discovery/


Regards
Wayne
6 years ago
Hey AK!!!, great inspiration you got here..Are you thinking about doing a tutorial on the 'trapped inside clip' you posted up? I Think it would be really interesting if you show us how you modeled those nerve like things, what material you built for the skin of the nerves, and how you animated the shot..
Ramin
6 years ago
Andrew,
I wanted to tell You something for days, but let me tell you now!
I see you in heaven with so many angels around you , not only because you are an after effects Geek , But also because of the generosity you have. you are one of the many Good Persons on this earth.
Just wanted to thank you in front of all the ppl here.
i`m not sentimental at all.This is he truth.
Regards,
Ramin
Bass
6 years ago
Chuck Norris's middle name is Andrew xd
Kirkl Savarese
6 years ago
I went to videocopilot.pizza and it gave me a page load error...Then Dominos knocked on my door...


Well played..
Some Guy
6 years ago
When Chuck Norris gets older Andrew Kramer will be absolutely invincible!
Chuck Norris
6 years ago
Andrew, Chuck Norris here. I'd like to see you in my office.

Chuck.
Bass
6 years ago
Andrew Kramer made a better video than Chuck Norris, and he still lives ! ! ! xD
sov
6 years ago
the 2nd video looks really interesting
Filip
6 years ago
Hey Andrew just telling you that you're helping me so much with all your good stuff.

Keep it up I'm awaiting your new products!

Filip
Geo
6 years ago
Hi Andrew, thanks very much for all the tutorials.

It's good how you always give previews of up-and-coming tutorials... Gives me a chance to try to make it by myself first and then compare with your method when you release the tutorial
vic
6 years ago
lol. for some reason i'm more taken by the first video. anyway, i don't wanna inflate the old noggin too much, so i'll just say keep it up and always find time for family. peace.
William R. Cousert
6 years ago
Are you planning on any CS4 specific tutorials or products?
6 years ago
Greteings from belgium
I love your work
Great work you rule forever and ever in any galaxy (hihi)
Mikey
6 years ago
Usually the cow drinks first but in this case we'll make an exception.
Sunny
6 years ago
OMG the second video amazes me sooooo much and i love how cool the first one looks, i cant wait for the new produt, ima buy it the first day
Musashi
6 years ago
Very Crazy man, amazing!!
Homer
6 years ago
Hey Andrew, those vids look great, especially the 2nd...was the 2nd video made entirely in after effects as well? probably wasn't but just thought I'd ask :)
Juan Francisco
6 years ago
Great! I love music
Rookie artist
6 years ago
Andrew! Cant watch it!
Drobins
6 years ago
Andrew, I see your products have inspired other companies to take their products to the next level as well. Not to promote something else here, but I definitely see your influence in the new compositor's toolkit at digitialjuice.com

Can't wait for the rest of meteor tutorial, I've learned so much from it, and the idea of new products is GREAT!
multiabhay
6 years ago
sub surface scattering shader would be good for
second video
multiabhay
6 years ago
good work !
I really liked the second video but it would be
more interesting if there was some movement in
muscle fibers like things. I will look more
life like . I feel there is a heart like thing.
Sandy
6 years ago
Awesome videos Andrew, plz make a tutorial for making these awesome videos.

Superb concept Superb work. Can't wait for tut & the product release.

thnx & regards
Sandy
6 years ago
R u from earth??
One thing i really wanna know how u have learn these techniques ...bcoz i find it damn difficult to be self-taught and I want to learn such stuff..please you and other guys recommend some good institutions which offer such degrees...Moreover...I really wanna know where have u learnt this from ??Please tell me dear Andrew...with love and thanks a zillion !!
Moca MX
6 years ago
3rd part of meteor?!?!?! What i didnt know there will be the 3rd part, what is it about??
manu
6 years ago
very good idea for a tutorial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I want the tutorial!!!
adi
6 years ago
nicely done.
andi
6 years ago
Love the first 'inside' one, especially how it loops

The 'kinetic' one for me was spoiled because the smoke jumped out as being very fake and particle-effect looking, this distracted me
MARKO
6 years ago
pretty cool)))
I like pizza)))
6 years ago
Hey if you do pizza please no anchovies!
henkka
6 years ago
Trapped inside reminds me of fight club
Zvi
6 years ago
Your search - inurl:videocopilot inurl:pizza - did not match any documents.

I guess the pizza isn't ready yet... :-)
Mike
6 years ago
The camera moves in the first one are awesome!
sa2uke
6 years ago
wow i love the first one!! something like a trailer im lookin' for!!!!! nice make tuto!!!!!and part. 3 for meteor!!!wow i make some different meteor....even kripton stone like SMALLVILLE!!!! keep work andrew!!!

DOMINICANA HACIENDO EFECTO PA' MEJOR!!!
Jo
6 years ago
Hmm, why all people loves the 2nd video more ?

I seriously like the first one, and I wish Videocopilot.net will be able to teach me those skills of camera moving :D !
Zohein
6 years ago
Oh yes... and am I the only one who clicked on that Topography Wikipedia thing?? Haha randomness
Zohein
6 years ago
Hey man AK you are AWESOMESAUCE.

but one thing I don't get is how come Designer Sound FX didn't have any gun FX? Because I was sort of expecting that when I bought it!
barry barrera
6 years ago
AK is AK! sweet!!!!
6 years ago
can you give us a tip from where you get these textuers like in the first video ? if you dont mind ,and by the way we need a new sound effects dvd .
DUGG
6 years ago
Very nice! I like the second video with the wird thing in the middle... DUGG from Montreal!
Parkie
6 years ago
Awesome videos - my mind is awash with ideas, now! Thanks once again for keeping my creative juices flowing...

AK - you're a star!
Austin
6 years ago
Thanks for everything you do.
I always look forward to your stuff, it's always great.
Tim
6 years ago
Somehow as I'm staring at the impressive motion graphics in one of your movies, I know at some point I'm gonna get a good laugh. And you never disappoint!
Sahan
6 years ago
does the new product have anything to do with that one 'audio to animation' tutorial?

or does it have to do with creating your own music scores?

questions that need answers.

but otherwise,
can't wait!
6 years ago
Oh great! Can't wait for "Tahna and Tino in Kramer & Hammerstein's Cinderella"
Dave B
6 years ago
Andrew I'm not one for begging... but I would be an awesome early christmas gift to see a tutorial on that exploding text that you used on the bullet dvd... I've spent countless hours working on that and neverrr mastered it. I've always been able to do any effect I wanted... BUT THAT one. :(
illd
6 years ago
Holy Cow!

Both videos are awsome. The soundmix in the First one is killing me!

Probably all done in CS4...(except the soundmix :) )
Zack McCarthy
6 years ago
Hello Andrew Kramer I think it’s great that you’re introducing 3Dmax into your tutorials I am a big fan of Video co-pilot. I’m striving to create my own site with video tutorials and visual effects products witch I’m still working on. I think a tutorial that coves how to add 3D glass to your footage witch refracts and reflex’s light would be very useful as I’m sure most novice artist’s would learn a lot form it.
Jason
6 years ago
Looks really good, Andrew! I have a feeling the second one has to do with 3D MAX ='( ..
MilUs
6 years ago
Videocopilot the Musical? at last, been waiting for this one, like, for years! :D but those vids look really cewl, as u already knew!
6 years ago
Sweetness! Lookin forward to the new stuff!
6 years ago
so Cooooooooooooooool
Thanks andrew
Davidtroub
6 years ago
Maybe its just a tutorial DVD. Well, i say just. It will be cool but i can't buy as i'm 12...
tommie12P (Thorsten Miess)
6 years ago
music?
what are you planning to do? Cant figure it out.
music+videocopilot = musicvideocopilot?
Bob
6 years ago
What a cool loop !
i am eagerly awaiting the new meteor tutorial :)
6 years ago
Dude the "trapped inside" thing is pretty sick. It's like some kind of David Fincher "Panic Room" / "Fight Club" shot...
6 years ago
Cool you rule
Suvir
6 years ago
AND WHERE IS "SAM"?
Been a while since he's been featured or even talked abt here...
Infaas
6 years ago
'The Sam Dance' DVD?
Codemonkey123
6 years ago
bANKS
6 years ago
New product is "Andrew Kramer: Love Songs With My Guitar".
6 years ago
They look great Andrew. I am eager to play with these :)!
andy
6 years ago
the question now is how soon enough? :)
he he he
MaxMarklund
6 years ago
That is awesome! Keep up the good work!

More 3D stuff, your the king :)

/MM.
WOW AK! this is very neat stuff! I lovae you. I've been watching your videos since I was a little boy! call me
6 years ago
Great Stuff Andrew! Can't wait to see more the 2nd video is awesome and the looping is very useful trick.

Hey Peter Somers. I made this tutorial for getting a cinema 4d camera and null into After Effects. Once you get your null from c4d to AE you can link it to particular. Pretty neat!

http://www.c4dcafe.com/ipb/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=512
Flubber
6 years ago
nice, can't wait, keep up the good work
Peter Somers
6 years ago
Very nice!

The second video looks interesting. Very "CSI" like ...
If you're going to do a tutorial for this one, a useful extra would be how to export camera data from 3DS or Cinema4D to AfterEffects.
(actually, vice-versa would be even better : creating your main composition with camera flow in AE and then going to C4D to add 3D elements ...)

cheers,

Peter
6 years ago
Man, i'm positive that 2nd video is inside Andrew's brain.....eugh.
Joe Pistone
6 years ago
It's a very fantastic Composition
lord294
6 years ago
you are awesome.. ..you are my man.. ..i love it :) respect to all your works, thanks !!!
Mark
6 years ago
I would love it if the new product would be about showing us cool tricks, and ways of adding music, or sounds to our videos... coes i think thats as important as having a cool video composition!
6 years ago
http://videocopilot.piz za

I tried it too. :D
6 years ago
boo-ya!
Derrick van Niekerk
6 years ago
I like the style of the first video, and the second is just the bomb!

would be great to see tuts on both in the future.

thanks,
derrick
Starkd
6 years ago
Great Andrew!
I love this stuff
Justin
6 years ago
Music, perfect! I've got plenty of sound effects from sony and other places but music has been a bit of a problem. Can't wait to see your next product! Sounds just like what I need.
Ahmad
6 years ago
is the text in the second video 3D?? i mean is it TRUE 3D (Extruded)???
Ben Wotton
6 years ago
Hey Andrew, did you read my comment about 'Aliens' (the movies)

What did you think?
6 years ago
haha! .pizza
6 years ago
The new product is not "sound effects" :)
6 years ago
What keeps amazing me is that these videos look so good as thumbnails; and then they look even better as videos!
Suvir
6 years ago
designer sound fx 2 ?
"SOUNDS" gr8...
Regan Dadu
6 years ago
Nice Very Nice... waiting for ur next product & tutorials... Fringe title is very good.. i like it very much.. hope you will tutorial... on last title of fringe..
Tedy888
6 years ago
awesome
Tech
6 years ago
Can't wait Andrew...you never cease to amaze :)
Just Amit
6 years ago
Very nice. The second one reminds me of a level i unfortunately hate from halo but love the scene you made. Any news on T-Shirts?

Keep up the great work.
Paul Siola
6 years ago
YEEEEAAAHHEEEEH!!! MUSIC! that's what i'm talking about!!...
highdefw
6 years ago
What on earth is in in that 2nd video...?
Bader Ahmed
6 years ago
wow,

we are getting much surprises !

Music related Product ... it sounds cooooool

New Tutorials


Thanks

Enjoy .AK Fan.
Andy Castro
6 years ago
I'm in the only one that went to www.videocopilot.pizza?
    Eshita
    4 years ago
    even i went n tried it out... ;) :P
    lol...andrew got us this time....
AfterFX
6 years ago
another great product!
can't wait for it
6 years ago
Thx Andrew you are a genius!!
Ben Wotton
6 years ago
sweet. I love the second one. Andrew if you read this when I watched the second one I instantly thought of the 'Alien' films and 'chestbursting' aliens. it would be mad to see this integrated with an alien bursting out and the camera following it out into actual footage.

Keep it up!

Ben
klutz22
6 years ago
ITS THE FLOOD!!!
Wiseninja1
6 years ago
awesome! cant wait :D
6 years ago
Awesome, those look sweet! I'd love to find some time to sit down and tweak AE's standard particle tools, really get some sweet stuff out of them...but for the moment I've only got time to watch the tutorials, not get deep into learning the material like I'd like to. Anyway, those look sweet...any plans for future Blender tutorials?
Isaakovich
6 years ago
Watching that trapped inside clip...I really feel trapped inside...
6 years ago
very nice! cant wait!
the man
6 years ago
hey man, i tried the pizza address, didn't work.....
just kidding, looks awesome
6 years ago
sweet. video copilot pizza... bet it's tasty :)
alex
6 years ago
awesome, can't wait
Ricardo
6 years ago
Kinetic video is awesome. Nice sound effects.
Thanks again!
ömer tatlisoz
6 years ago
MC2+Einstein = Aftereffects+Andrew Kramer..... :)
6 years ago
Wooow it sound exciting! I can't wait! ;)
6 years ago
Wow

great andrew


you are impressive
Jack R
6 years ago
Trapped Inside looks nasty....
Winston
6 years ago
Stupid question but... did you create the elements in the second video in 3DS? Trying to teach myself that program now and you've been a big help as always.
Nice work and thanks again!
VCFAN
6 years ago
The 2nd video looks impressive
Freakshow
6 years ago
Always amaze and inspire..
very cool Kramer
VCFAN
6 years ago
YEA!!!!
Joseph
6 years ago
can't wait! your stuff is the best, AK!! and i love seeing your work on Fringe.
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