Sequence Activated

I finally got around to reshooting Sam for the upcoming HUD Tutorial, now that all this Sure Target business is over. I’m polishing out a few details and I’ll be releasing the tutorial this week. Get your VCR’s ready, it’s going to be a good one. If you don’t have a VCR, don’t worry it’s not that good. No wait! It’s good.

Jan Grohn
January 25th, 2009 @ 2:40 am
great :)
January 25th, 2009 @ 2:40 am
Sounds cool!
January 25th, 2009 @ 2:42 am
wow i cant wait for this one. looks really cool :)
Thorsten Miess(tommie12P)
January 25th, 2009 @ 2:44 am
Daryl BootS
January 25th, 2009 @ 2:56 am
Awesome SAM LIVES!!!

Kramer, you rock
Sander Sloof
January 25th, 2009 @ 2:56 am
Total ownage! :D
January 25th, 2009 @ 3:13 am
can't wait for it!
January 25th, 2009 @ 3:18 am
January 25th, 2009 @ 3:20 am
what a horrorface :D
January 25th, 2009 @ 3:23 am
Waiting for on the fire :) !!!
January 25th, 2009 @ 3:27 am
2009 is going to be an amazing tutorialyear! Can't wait!
alex from germany
January 25th, 2009 @ 3:28 am
<3 Sam! And of course - i love your great stuff Andrew :D
January 25th, 2009 @ 3:31 am
That's some cool lighting you got there - would you mind telling me how the shot was lit? :)
Looking forward to this tutorial! =)
January 25th, 2009 @ 3:34 am
yeah finally. I was already wondering.
Hopefully it is as good as my try-outs.
January 25th, 2009 @ 3:53 am
noman khanzada
January 25th, 2009 @ 3:58 am
sound awesome man ............... can u plz make a tutorial on rotoscoping please
January 25th, 2009 @ 4:12 am
Wow tht shot looks really professional even without the HUD effect :D you have some sort of studio for Final Image?

btw whats actually happening with Final Image how do clients contact you theres no site anymore?
January 25th, 2009 @ 4:25 am
*looks at Sam's face* lol its creepy. lol. anyway mr andrew, looking foward to your new tutorial. cheers mate.
January 25th, 2009 @ 4:40 am
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Andre Prior
January 25th, 2009 @ 4:46 am
YAH! HUD is coming!!!!!
January 25th, 2009 @ 4:59 am
VERY excited about this!
SureTarget has my life so much easier, cant thank you enough Mr Kramer!

To answer Louisserranos question... this probably isnt the correct answer your looking for, however the shot of Sam above can be easily lit using a few lights. Im at Uni and we use Dedo lights which have a dimmer switch. Simply put you actor in any room, it doesnt have to be a studio, just make sure its not to small, and direct your light onto your actor. Just turn off the artificial lights in your room and you should be able to get the effect of a entirely black background.

I know its not an AK answer but hope this helps.
January 25th, 2009 @ 5:10 am
very nice man
January 25th, 2009 @ 5:19 am
Yeah! I'm waiting for that!
January 25th, 2009 @ 5:56 am
Woooot wooot........
January 25th, 2009 @ 6:06 am
waiting excitedly!
January 25th, 2009 @ 6:23 am
Isn't HUD the abbreviation for "Housing and Urban Development"?..... Maybe that's who built the "box" that Sam's head is in...aha, I knew it....:)

I can't wait to see the tutorial. I have a music video I am working on (futuristic), and this look is definitely something I would use for it. It reminds me of TRON, etc. Very cool look. I can't wait to see how it is put together.

Thanks Andrew!!!
Morten Enoksen
January 25th, 2009 @ 6:27 am
It will be a good one, yeah. I am curious on how you´re going to comp all this, except for that, I have a general idea on how to do it.

January 25th, 2009 @ 6:42 am
January 25th, 2009 @ 6:47 am
Agree with Morten Enoksen : )
January 25th, 2009 @ 6:49 am
That's great I've been Working on a HUD display for a long time, (before you bloged about it) I footage of me walking with a camera down a hal way and kindda got stuck on the effect. This will help out.
January 25th, 2009 @ 7:03 am
I can't wait!
January 25th, 2009 @ 7:38 am
you are on fire in 2009, awesome! Can´t wait to the third tutorial only on January!
January 25th, 2009 @ 7:40 am
YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Andrew!!!!!! You Rock!!!!!!!!!
January 25th, 2009 @ 7:42 am
Go Sam, go Sam.....
January 25th, 2009 @ 8:28 am
Hi Andrew,

You are an awesome guy and I love the way your tutorials because they are free and your product marketing strategy is brilliant! Are you sure you not a marketing whiz kid of some sort? :)

I was wondering if you would consider breaking up one those HP commercials into small tutorials if not then at least a you could do something in those lines.
January 25th, 2009 @ 8:38 am

January 25th, 2009 @ 8:59 am
Good to see same is back in action .. place wasnt the same without him lol
Dustin James
January 25th, 2009 @ 9:12 am
Good stuff... looks crisp!
January 25th, 2009 @ 9:14 am
Sam Loya to President!
January 25th, 2009 @ 9:25 am
I like the subtle hairlight. :)
January 25th, 2009 @ 10:03 am
Thanks to SteveWhitehead for informing me about how the shot was proabably done :)

But now im really curious about Final Image its self. I'd like to know more but i dont know why Andrew has taken down the site.
January 25th, 2009 @ 10:04 am
I love HUD HUD the world. I HUD everything. My mac is a hub
January 25th, 2009 @ 10:10 am
The Final Image site has been made private to accommodate our clients. It may emerge later this year...
January 25th, 2009 @ 10:31 am
Aadhan that all of these lessons are the calm before the storm Red camera k4
January 25th, 2009 @ 10:46 am
nice work man !
Christopher Oliver
January 25th, 2009 @ 10:53 am
VCR, are you serious i think i lost mine in the 90's lol you know that thing that uses the huge tapes. Did you ever hear of this really cool new thing called the DVD. I heard it holds more and there's no problems with having to rewind lol I', just pulling your leg hahaha. Cant wait :)
January 25th, 2009 @ 11:01 am
My VCR is dead, but my loyal Betamax is ready to go...
January 25th, 2009 @ 11:10 am
GR8 Announcement Andrew, the excitement is building up, can't wait 4 too long. Plz post the tutorial soon. Thanx in advance 4 all ur good work......
January 25th, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Can't wait!

Man, look at Sam's face; macho man!
January 25th, 2009 @ 1:19 pm
i hope you tell us the setup of the shot as far the lighting and background and the position of the head if there is tracking. thanks .
Some Guy
January 25th, 2009 @ 1:37 pm
I wonder if there is somebody on this planet who made a Sam Loya tattoo on his body?

The only thing that could make Sam more popular is him starring in a B-movie with Chuck Norris.
January 25th, 2009 @ 2:11 pm
He looks like a real gangster :D
Juan Carlos
January 25th, 2009 @ 4:21 pm
Awesome!!!!!!!!! I can´t wait to see it!
January 25th, 2009 @ 4:30 pm
Yes we can!
January 25th, 2009 @ 6:57 pm
I am ACTUALLY shaking in my pants!
January 25th, 2009 @ 8:08 pm
hahahaha gr8 goin Andrew!
January 25th, 2009 @ 9:58 pm
Sam scares me in this image!
January 25th, 2009 @ 10:56 pm
hey boss can you make a tutorials on how to create MOTH around light bulbs.
Random Guy
January 26th, 2009 @ 1:09 am
Could you say something else at the start of the video instead of "Hey what's up Andrew Kramer here with Your After Effects Resource..."
January 26th, 2009 @ 1:09 am
i just love youre sense of humor
January 26th, 2009 @ 1:39 am
i just love youre sense of humor :D
Something like guy
January 26th, 2009 @ 1:58 am
look sam face like superhero..
he is good actor..
January 26th, 2009 @ 2:48 am
hahahahahahaha. way to go andrew! NO!
January 26th, 2009 @ 3:18 am
I think he will say "Hey what's up! Andrew Kramer here FOR I'm gonna show you a very exciting video tutorial specially dedicated to my lovely friend Jyses".
January 26th, 2009 @ 4:20 am
January 26th, 2009 @ 6:29 am
VCR????? What's a VCR?
January 26th, 2009 @ 6:33 am
I agree with what Whacker Chen said. And I would be confused if you started with something else.

I remember the days before VCR's young man!
January 26th, 2009 @ 7:03 am
I'm wondering why Sam hasn't been snapped up by "24" casting. His look is prime Bauer World.
Josh M
January 26th, 2009 @ 7:29 am
Cool, been waiting for this one since you had that demo! Sweet!
Jason b
January 26th, 2009 @ 9:17 am
A link to a huge picture of Sam... Strange? Yet awesome!

This picture should for sure be altered some way. Im thinking start a forum and see what we can all come up with.
January 26th, 2009 @ 9:36 am
All your tut's are great man i picked up like a month ago, it has really helped. This tut seems VERY interesting.

you've helped me more than you know haha. :D Good luck!
January 26th, 2009 @ 12:12 pm
I'm always impressed when I see your tutorials. Andrew you are impressive. I love your work very informative and rewarding.
My English is not top, but I hope you understand me! I am French.
thank you and your long life website
January 26th, 2009 @ 12:20 pm
Hey pal, if you want to do moths around a lightbulb, and happen to have a 3D app (I used Maya for this one, but I'm sure any will work), then model a real basic moth. Render out a loopable video, import it into your comp, then use Particular, assigning the moth layer as the particle and voila! Simple, but nice looking moths.
I'd break it down further, but I've already typed too much on here. Post your question on the forums and I'll get more wordy (or someone will give you a better, easier method).

Back on topic (Sorry Andrew!!), I'm really looking forward to this one. I had made some attempts, but I'm getting a bit confused when I get to the perspective side of the camera animation. Can't wait!
January 26th, 2009 @ 1:24 pm
I am wondering if Andrew's child is going to end up in this episode.....commander in chief perhaps??? All it will take is a designer to create a small commander in chief outfit.... and then boss Sam around....yep, he'd love that...;)
Levi Oldham
January 26th, 2009 @ 1:30 pm
Awesome! I have been hoping to use this in a movie.
January 26th, 2009 @ 3:57 pm
How about like... "Kermit THE Frog here for another great tutorial" ...??? No? Thats kind of redundant?
January 26th, 2009 @ 4:28 pm
I'm not gay or anything, but Sam is one good looking man.
January 26th, 2009 @ 5:30 pm
Hey... Leave Andrews intro alone...Ive got AK's intro as my Ringtone! Now thats Dedication! Ya get me!

AK, you all that and a bag'o'presets.

Keep em comin' Bruv
January 26th, 2009 @ 6:02 pm
finally.. the long wait is over.
January 26th, 2009 @ 7:22 pm
hud better with design in video streams hd(product)..
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