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.

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6 years ago
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80 Comments

6 years ago
hud better with design in video streams hd(product)..
richard
6 years ago
finally.. the long wait is over.
exxxxccitttteed..
MyFunk
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
I'm not gay or anything, but Sam is one good looking man.
VFX Guy
6 years ago
How about like... "Kermit THE Frog here for another great tutorial" ...??? No? Thats kind of redundant?
Levi Oldham
6 years ago
Awesome! I have been hoping to use this in a movie.
6 years ago
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...;)
Kael
6 years ago
@Clancy30,
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!
tricksteur
6 years ago
hello,
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
6 years ago
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!
Jason b
6 years ago
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.
Josh M
6 years ago
Cool, been waiting for this one since you had that demo! Sweet!
Kirk
6 years ago
I'm wondering why Sam hasn't been snapped up by "24" casting. His look is prime Bauer World.
KevinLee
6 years ago
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!
Scooter
6 years ago
VCR????? What's a VCR?
dex
6 years ago
Finally..
Jyses
6 years ago
I think he will say "Hey what's up! Andrew Kramer here FOR VideoCopilot.net. I'm gonna show you a very exciting video tutorial specially dedicated to my lovely friend Jyses".
Alex
6 years ago
hahahahahahaha. way to go andrew! NO!
Something like guy
6 years ago
look sam face like superhero..
he is good actor..
i just love youre sense of humor
6 years ago
i just love youre sense of humor :D
6 years ago
No.
Random Guy
6 years ago
Could you say something else at the start of the video instead of "Hey what's up Andrew Kramer here with VideoCopilot.net. Your After Effects Resource..."
6 years ago
hey boss can you make a tutorials on how to create MOTH around light bulbs.
6 years ago
Sam scares me in this image!
Sandy
6 years ago
hahahaha gr8 goin Andrew!
BBK
6 years ago
I am ACTUALLY shaking in my pants!
illd
6 years ago
Yes we can!
Juan Carlos
6 years ago
Awesome!!!!!!!!! I can´t wait to see it!
AndrewisGOD
6 years ago
He looks like a real gangster :D
Some Guy
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
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 .
6 years ago
Can't wait!

Man, look at Sam's face; macho man!
Prasanjit
6 years ago
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......
Isaakovich
6 years ago
My VCR is dead, but my loyal Betamax is ready to go...
Christopher Oliver
6 years ago
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 :)
6 years ago
nice work man !
6 years ago
Aadhan that all of these lessons are the calm before the storm Red camera k4
6 years ago
The Final Image site has been made private to accommodate our clients. It may emerge later this year...
6 years ago
I love HUD HUD the world. I HUD everything. My mac is a hub
6 years ago
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.
Scott
6 years ago
I like the subtle hairlight. :)
6 years ago
Sam Loya to President!
Dustin James
6 years ago
Good stuff... looks crisp!
LifeType
6 years ago
Good to see same is back in action .. place wasnt the same without him lol
Rupchar
6 years ago
....GOD BLESS YOU MATE!

:-D
yosef
6 years ago
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.
Vers
6 years ago
Go Sam, go Sam.....
Michael
6 years ago
YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Andrew!!!!!! You Rock!!!!!!!!!
Michael
Houston,TX
6 years ago
you are on fire in 2009, awesome! Can´t wait to the third tutorial only on January!
Justin
6 years ago
I can't wait!
Ziran(Joe)
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
Agree with Morten Enoksen : )
AndrewisGOD
6 years ago
THANK YOU CANT WAIT !!!!!!!!!SAM GET PWNED AGAIN HEHE
Morten Enoksen
6 years ago
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.

Cheers
Morten.
6 years ago
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!!!
aidan
6 years ago
waiting excitedly!
Suvir
6 years ago
Woooot wooot........
6 years ago
Yeah! I'm waiting for that!
buub
6 years ago
very nice man
SteveWhitehead
6 years ago
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.
Andre Prior
6 years ago
YAH! HUD is coming!!!!!
6 years ago
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Azril
6 years ago
*looks at Sam's face* lol its creepy. lol. anyway mr andrew, looking foward to your new tutorial. cheers mate.
6 years ago
Wow tht shot looks really professional even without the HUD effect :D ..do 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?
noman khanzada
6 years ago
sound awesome man ............... can u plz make a tutorial on rotoscoping please
Marius
6 years ago
Cool!!!!:D:D:D
6 years ago
yeah finally. I was already wondering.
Hopefully it is as good as my try-outs.
6 years ago
That's some cool lighting you got there - would you mind telling me how the shot was lit? :)
Looking forward to this tutorial! =)
alex from germany
6 years ago
<3 Sam! And of course - i love your great stuff Andrew :D
6 years ago
2009 is going to be an amazing tutorialyear! Can't wait!
6 years ago
Waiting for on the fire :) !!!
zoej
6 years ago
what a horrorface :D
Marko
6 years ago
CAN`T WAIT!
koen
6 years ago
can't wait for it!
Sander Sloof
6 years ago
Total ownage! :D
Daryl BootS
6 years ago
Awesome SAM LIVES!!!

Kramer, you rock
Thorsten Miess(tommie12P)
6 years ago
amazing
Ashley
6 years ago
wow i cant wait for this one. looks really cool :)
Jan
6 years ago
Sounds cool!
Jan Grohn
6 years ago
great :)
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