Experimental Video

Here is a video of the experimental project I showed you earlier in the week. I’m still working on the technique and streamlining the process but I have a feeling there is a tutorial in the works.

For now, I’m preparing a big website announcement that you don’t want to miss. It could be waffles, it could be pancakes… or something even better!

Watch Experimental Video

The random lens blur effect was created using Twitch; one of our custom tools for After Effects.

UPDATE: Tutorial Online

POSTED:
6 years ago
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121 Comments

DarkEntity
5 years ago
Cool!!!!!hope you can come up with a tut that deals with individual letters rotating or revolving and then coming to a complete single word or title something like that.Nwayz,thanks so much Sir!The best!
Nikola
6 years ago
Please Andrew,make a tutorial in which you will show how to make something like this.please.I was trying to do this,but it doesn't look like this.How do you make glow or color of the words change when spining?

Greetings from Serbia!
6 years ago
wow ang galing.
6 years ago
Where did you get the robot sounds from Andrew ?
dde
6 years ago
i love u man
nice tutorial
[...] As seen in these posts: Another Test Experimental Video [...]
Alex
6 years ago
Awesome. Looking forward to the tutorial. I think it would look awesome if the background kind of folded from the middle out to the edges as the shards rotated and moved into place in Z-space. I think seeing all the shards moving at once kinda dulls the effect a little. Not sure if this is possible or really hard or what, just my 2 cents.

Just want to say your tutorials are awesome and I always try to learn how to make the project my own and learn how to use the effects to create something unique.

Love everything you do and supported you by buying Evolution, which rocks!
don p
6 years ago
absolutely ridiculous u should get an oscar
bmacx
6 years ago
Can't wait for the tutorial.... thanks again AK for your selflessness with your knowledge.
HenryMex
6 years ago
that voice sound great .. any chance of showing us how to edit our voice to sound like that?
desertwolf
6 years ago
amazing video

MAY GOD BLESS you
6 years ago
This video might be nice as usual with andrew but I'm unable to watch it on my iPhone. It doesn't know the video format. Can u help me?
Leonardo Gulli
6 years ago
I might be wrong but i think that voice was yours...
by the way, i see you in New York, i will be there with Andrew Teheran.
6 years ago
Sick
Dreadrake
6 years ago
Please Andrew we need a tutorial from this vid. Share us your knowladge. Awesome work. I'm looking forward to your tutorial. It'll be awsome as well.

Best regards.
Dreadrake a.k.a Alex from Hungary

(Sorry if I wrote something wrong)
Still Amazed
6 years ago
Seriously, the size is just appropriate Mr Andrew. But it could be made scarier, like videofreak said. But to pull off such effects, that is cool. TO even think about it, even way better. Just saw one vid, and it is all praises man. Go for it MAN!!!!
Amir
6 years ago
wow..just saw the shift video....all i can say is WOW... that was awesome!
Videofreek
6 years ago
Over all i think it could be good, but... there should be some better color correction on the background. Its kina supposed to be scary lookin so i would make it a very dark green
slize
6 years ago
Adobe After Effects > all
Devin
6 years ago
Looks amazing!

Cant wait.

Love your tutorials btw.

Keep up the amazing work.

Proppz!
Tengku Edzuan
6 years ago
TRANSFORM!
Ben
6 years ago
Looks good, But the voice....well it made me giggle
6 years ago
Looks very cool, especially because it's all done in after effects.
6 years ago
How do you change "that voice" please ?
Aleksander
6 years ago
Please andrew! will you make a free tutorial on this? or put it on a twitch update?? i would love to know how you do it!!!!!

looking forward to an answer!
MAGIC
6 years ago
Thats a lie!! nothing better than waffles an pancakes!
Joey
6 years ago
man, u´re sick!
is unbelivable how you create new things...

sorry my english.
hey from brazil.

seeya
jahmodi
6 years ago
Wow..blown away.
Alex Frost
6 years ago
I think - the trick is in photoshop layers which randomly throwed back in time (my english is bad, bt i hope you understand) =)
lee
6 years ago
good~
6 years ago
At first I wasn't very impressed.
But scrolling back an forth really worked for me.

Conclusion:
Playing at half the speed is absolutely stunning.

Did you break it apart with maskes or is there a bit of 3d studio max invlolved?
dex
6 years ago
Andrew, show us how you did it
SteveWhitehead
6 years ago
AWESOME! Cant wait to see how u did this!
6 years ago
Well, that was just awesome looking and sounding!
Wayne Cutajar
6 years ago
Tutorial Please...
6 years ago
Hey, for the voice, what did you use to make it sound like that?
Jack Daniel Jenkins
6 years ago
Someone said this looked like "nothing" and "not up to your normal" whatever.. that guy was probably mad because the new Transformers are too intricate and he can't make them on his iMac at Starbucks.

Andrew, this looks AWESOME and the sound effects really bring it home. I'm loving Designer Sound FX and I can't wait to order Pro Scores... well I can wait because I'm broke but you know what I mean. I (like the other mortals) was guessing shatter but after seeing this I'm really looking forward to the tutorial.. and if you could include Sam in there somewhere that'd be swell too.

Cheers!

jd
Flavour_Injector
6 years ago
Sock Puppetts!!!

go on...im not afraid....
Mark Bowen
6 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Looks really really nice. I have a few ideas of how this could be done but none probably as easy as you have mentioned it should be.

Can't wait to see the tutorial on this one. Fantastic!!

Best wishes,

Mark
Johneg Mnemoneg
6 years ago
3d text layers and reverse shatter?
Marius
6 years ago
Awesome.. Very Transformers, but awesome..
kiran
6 years ago
Sometimes one just has to throw their hands up in the air and say respect is due. Andrew, awesome idea and execution. Bravo
6 years ago
I have an idea of how you do it... But I will focus my time on my current projects at hand.
peterpiper
6 years ago
Yeah... Uh... Please do a tute on this one. Effective, especially with the Designer Sound FX. You're makin' me want to buy it despite the fact that I have a large SFX library already.
Thanks!
visitor1970
6 years ago
Andrew, keep making "experimental" videos. :O
Nice work.
peter
6 years ago
video in disguise ! :)
bryan
6 years ago
oh very nice! cant wait till the tutorial comes out.
Josh M
6 years ago
Awesome! Can't wait for a tutorial hopefully!
Ivan P
6 years ago
Looks great so far. Only thing I see that could improve it is if not all the pieces came together at the same time.
Per
6 years ago
How do u get all these ideas all the time. great job!
6 years ago
stylish! seems very filmic to me.
6 years ago
Awesome!!! I can't wait for it!
Adam Sklar
6 years ago
I can't wait to see your amazing tutorial on this. I will be learning a lot more.
Thanks Andrew!
Rick Astley
6 years ago
Awesome! I can already think of many ways I will be using this.
6 years ago
Does it have something to do with iHop?
thanks Andrew :)
6 years ago
Nice! Can't wait for the pancake announcement!
Alex
6 years ago
I really want to watch this, plz create iPod/iphone compatible version (in itunes u can click advanced > create iPod or iPhone version), thnx
6 years ago
Pretty sweet!

And finally, the big waffle announcement draws near. I've been waiting for this one, buddy.

I hope you bought wafflecopilot.net in anticipation. Featuring waffle tutorials (ones that refer to "glowing rings", "extrusion depth", and Sam Loya may not be suitable for everybody), and more!
Pablo
6 years ago
que chabon que la tiene clara!
6 years ago
I like that type of out of focus you do, I think you used it on the pro scores trailer as well. It's like a boxy blur, I'm going to have to go into After Effects and try to make it now :)

Also the shatter effect is pretty cool as well Mr. Kramer.
David W.
6 years ago
Cool!!!! No it's better then cool, it's Andrew Kramer Cool. This will be an awesome tutorial! :)
6 years ago
Honestly man,
I have NO idea how you did that.
I can't wait to find out. : )
Adam Sklar
6 years ago
Ooh, It's called 'Shift'

:p

Awesome.
6 years ago
Well Andrew. Looks like you couldn't get Sonny Garcia again so you just pitched down your own voice! Nice one there lol
6 years ago
Very cool teaser Andrew. I have a few ideas of how it might have been done (well, one part, not the rest), but am anxious to see exactly how it is done. Man, you come up with some of the freshest and newest ideas I have ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing your skills with us.
X101
6 years ago
Hnm! I gave Andrew that idea and showed him the techniques, yeah! in my dreams of course, after using 365-days on videocopilot! Lead on AK "The god of FX"
Kevin
6 years ago
Andrew. :) How did you do that? When I render this sort of things I get files like 500mb.
6 years ago
Looks very cool - trying to figure out how you did that now...
6 years ago
that is pretty awesome. Did you use shatter maps or any of that stuff? Hum...never mind, let´s just wait so we can see how the magic is done.
william
6 years ago
Hey is this on youtube by any chance? If so can you post a link because I tried playing it on my g1 and it downloaded it but it will not play and I really would like to see this.
Andrea
6 years ago
Reading this form mobile website on iPhone,the video is not supported :(
6 years ago
Can't wait!
AndrewisGOD
6 years ago
Oh my god nice!!Which voice is that?=Sounds cool
zuza
6 years ago
nice...but...what is it for?
Modisana
6 years ago
Whoa man! youre Krazy Kramer! cant wait for this one
Titl
6 years ago
That.....was.....AWESOME, youre the man AK!
Jan
6 years ago
Neat stuff! Sounds like samples from Robocop... :O
Denn
6 years ago
cool!!!!!!!
Daniel
6 years ago
Kevin, it all depends on what you save it as.

I save my videos as a .wmv but if you save them as a high quality .avi or .mov then the file size will be considerable higher and if its only for youtube, the video quality doesn't need to be too high

Also looking forward to this new tutorial. I bet that took quite a while to render Andrew lol
greek lover
6 years ago
really good work Andrew...man.that voic in the video is the same with the video game CRISIS."maximum power"
6 years ago
Looks like you took a pComp, cut it up, moved the pieces in zspace and applied some filters and a lens flare.

Then projection mapped the words on with different intesity lights?

Looking forward to the unveiling. I think i'll attempt something similar and see what I can come up with.
6 years ago
Carp of holy.
DDVP
6 years ago
OMG i want the tutorial plz
6 years ago
Wow, "mystery comp" finally shown :)
6 years ago
xD
cool one....:)
6 years ago
Kevin the video is 1 MB. Is that too big?
6 years ago
*bows down to awesomeness* Thanks so much for being so generous to share your work with us mere humans. I'm beginning to overcome my fear of expressions with every tut I watch. :-)
Kevin
6 years ago
Hey Andrew,

I really like this kind of editing, but the problem is that the files are getting pretty big. Youtube only allows video under 1GB. How big is this "Experimental"?
Me
6 years ago
Thomas obviously has no taste - because this seriously rocks. I love it! Andrew you are a life saver with your techniques and videos..... please dont stop :-)
Vorte
6 years ago
Few times scrooling through the video frame by frame and now i know how it's done :) Interesting technique...
Doug
6 years ago
I personally like the video better in reverse... so it breaking up, rather than coming together.

Pretty cool AK.
Aaron
6 years ago
What you should of said...

"It could be waffles, it could be pancakes… or something even batter!"

...see what I did there
Daryl
6 years ago
I think it was done by multiple layers with the same image/vid.

Then each one masked off (either over time or from the off.

Then they layers are rotated/moved through space with keyframes..
then..
The layer is precomposed and then time reversed so set up the bit to whole look..

Am I right Mr Kramer? ;-)
6 years ago
Astonishing as always Andrew (4A)
Max
6 years ago
remindes me of the little bad guy from transformers!

Cool!

Like allways very usefull!
6 years ago
looks even better whith sutures!delicious.
Asri
6 years ago
mybe andrew just do shatter effect..
and lens blur..
do multiple text when rotate..
Tim
6 years ago
That looks great! It's wicked how it comes together at the end.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how you did this.
Asri
6 years ago
anything possible in after effect..
DanTheMan
6 years ago
I have seen a similar thing done using shattered and just displacing/adjusting some of the perimeters and reversing the footage. Do let me know if i am on the right path Andrew?
6 years ago
woow, amazing!
6 years ago
It's not projection but the 'trick' is creating all the of the layers from a single video so that they make up a full frame. Your gonna be surprised how easy it is.
David H
6 years ago
Looks to me like several projections as it comes together possibly? from different angles coming into one?

either way - I gotta give a man props for making all those piece layers. That's a decent amount of time I would think.
6 years ago
camera projection???? very nice
Jesus
6 years ago
WOW! I don't know what's up with Thomas (no offense) but this is SOOOOO sick! I've watched like 70% of your tutorials and I'm left speechless at all the software you know and how versed you are in them. I'm more than sure that this title sequence took AT LEAST half an hour, maybe more. But that "it looks like complete mess or not high quality"... I don't think so.

Keep it up Andrew. You're a cool and hilarious guy (no sarcasm).
Ryan
6 years ago
It looks really good. All I want to know is how you did the voice FX?
6 years ago
No offense, I love what you do, but this looks like nothing. Just doesn't seem to has your normal level of high quality. You absolutly can't see what's going on and basicly it looks like a complete mess.
6 years ago
Nice breaking pieces effect! (Y) good job
Andrew Farris
6 years ago
Can't watch the video via mobile device (iPod touch) movie format not supported. Might want to fix that or something please. Thanks
Sandy
6 years ago
gr8 going Andrew!
Domidragon
6 years ago
Ou man, don't know what's that, but it looks crazy ;=)

I think i can need it for our film group, can you make a tutorial for us(me)? xD

Our group name is: Black Shard Studios...

So this experiment looks like shards, isn't it?

THX

Greez form switzerland
6 years ago
oldschool )))) Very nice
rahul
6 years ago
awesome
dasnico
6 years ago
he is too intelligent
simply amazing
Eddie
6 years ago
Interesting...
6 years ago
TRANSFORMERS!
Zain
6 years ago
AK, u r like a cheetah running with a great pace.

MAY GOD BLESS U :-)
Segor
6 years ago
Cool
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