New York Trip Overview

Well, I’m not back in California just yet but I managed to throw together an overview of my presentation at AENY. It’s nothing special but at least you will see a small bit of the action and at least one bad joke. I didn’t have access to many sound effects but I did have a copy of Pro Scores so it’s not completely boring in the sound department, although I only had about 30 minutes to do everything so I mixed it in AE.

I’m sure some of this will make it into a tutorial somehow but first I need to get back on my computer and my chair and my precious mouse pad. Laptops are a bit of a pain. The video might be a little washed out but I’ll re-encode when I get home.

I want to thank Jim Geduldick and Aharon Rabinowitz for all there help with the meeting as well as Dennis Radeke, although I know he had to be somewhere.

Most of all, I should thank everyone who came out and everyone who wished they could have. Doing public speaking is never easy but the group was great.

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133 RESPONSES TO "NEW YORK TRIP OVERVIEW"
Michał
March 30th, 2009 @ 4:51 am
Thanks Man ... Waiting for this ...
Max
March 30th, 2009 @ 4:53 am
Sweet, nice work!
Eli
March 30th, 2009 @ 4:57 am
wonderful andrew,thank you!
Marc
March 30th, 2009 @ 4:58 am
This video is just amazing. Nice effect at the end :) Greets from germany
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:02 am
I knew that spidey was out there!
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:02 am
Sweet, great work as always
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:03 am
Yea really nice. I wished I would be there. Well maybe next time :)
Infaas
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:03 am
I can give you a tip on web head.
pm me
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:05 am
Wow! Great Video.
You are the best ( though I know you are sick from this line.. :) )
sebastian
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:08 am
Consider this: If you were wearing tights and you would be spinning your web in NY city, wouldn't you wear a mask?
Modisana
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:11 am
Yeah Andrew you are probably sick of hearing people telling you that youre the best....That'll tech you to be the BEST! HA!...I love what you did with the video, very kick ass...

Oh the last part made me laugh.....Im talking about Spidey!
Youre Crazy!..... :-D

Im still rolling in isles...I dig your obsession with catching our friendly neighborhood Spiderman!
Mannu
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:16 am
Thanks Andrew! and great to hear that your presentastion went well!!

Please do film more :) that poster was hot!!!!!!
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:23 am
Great video !
crossy
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:24 am
wow man that was trippyyy so nice of u that u share that with u i loved it .... and i hope ull come back soon and give us the product u are working on.... GREETS FOR THE NETHERLANDS
Eugene Opperman
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:24 am
Thanks Andrew..
Busy downloading the demo now, can't wait..
South Africa must get their ducks in a row and start hooking up AE User Groups and functions...
Infaas
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:25 am
You are crazy Andrew,
CrazyCool!
Paul
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:30 am
i never knew 2 simple photos could be made so entertaining! lol

and i agree - late panning to mimic a real person adds that extra touch of "realness" to the video...
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:32 am
Wow fantastic! would have paid lots of money to assist to that conference!!
Don't quit you'll catch'em... haha!

r'u going to NAB this year?? r'u having a stand there or something?? hope to see you there!!

Greetings from Montréal!!
Umid
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:37 am
Thanks for all, Andrew. You're my teacher! GREA!t!
Steeth
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:41 am
Really good video Andrew!! Would be awesome to get a tutorial from you of how to create those pans in still images the way you did to make it look like it was filmed.. I can never get it to look that good by simply panning an image from left to right, always looks really fake.. So a tutorial on doing that, or a point in the right direction to an existing tutorial would be great!

Keep up the awesome work!!
Peter Somers (TC-Productions)
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:48 am
Great stuff as always!

Question: the city pictures used in the animation, did you stitch them to a panoramic in Photoshop, or is it video footage?
David W.
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:58 am
Thanks, Thanks, Thanks! We are all so glad to here the trip went well and we appreciate the video. :)
andi
March 30th, 2009 @ 6:13 am
hey andrew have you seen the Call of Duty 6 trailer? i think the effect would make a cool tutorial
http://uk.ps3.ign.com/dor/objects/14281101/call-of-duty-6/videos/modern2_gdc09_trl_siberia_032509.html;jsessionid=aut0seni0pd55
Josh M
March 30th, 2009 @ 6:22 am
Great stuff AK! Thanks for sharing and can't wait for the tutorials! Keep up the AMAZING work!
everettoptions
March 30th, 2009 @ 6:25 am
That was awesome! gotta love the ending!
martijn
March 30th, 2009 @ 6:25 am
you made that stuff out of photo's? nice!

like a 3d world in ae! very cool!
March 30th, 2009 @ 6:28 am
Andrew, thanks for sharing. PLEASE make a tutorial out of this.
March 30th, 2009 @ 6:30 am
Thanks for the heads up, And the vid looks great ;)
I will be going to NY myself in Mai, you must know that I live it The Netherlands so its kindoff a big deal.

Btw, I hope to see spiderman there to xD hahaha
Ron
March 30th, 2009 @ 6:31 am
Great video to get me through the first day of a new quarter at school. Thanks!
March 30th, 2009 @ 6:32 am
King Tut: Be careful in the Big Apple. Looks like someone was watching over you!
Fredrik
March 30th, 2009 @ 6:40 am
Can't wait until you find Spiderman!
March 30th, 2009 @ 6:50 am
cool stuff - i'd love to know how you did that with pictures.....
Aleks
March 30th, 2009 @ 6:55 am
that looks very nice!!!

haha yes working on a laptop does really sucks!!! that's how i make my videoes, and thats not nice, but it's an alternativ...

But anyway.. Do you got a release date for the AE2 or just for the preview? :D That would be nice
POEP
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:06 am
HAHAHAHA If I was filming, it might look like this:
Kael
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:07 am
"I want tutorials! Tutorials of Spiderman!"
-J. Jonah Jameson voice
Bas
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:16 am
haha nice spidey effect

cant wait for action essentials 2 preview
:D
V3
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:17 am
A tutorial on that spider man would be awesome xD
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:20 am
Cool,

I´m sure there will be another tutorial on how to create this light lines thing. Although there are a lot particle tutorials here, but they look great.
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:21 am
Really cool video...
like it :)
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:24 am
Awesome Stuff :D

Just a quick question was that spider-man made in a 3D program? or is it an image you've animated in After Effects??
Lawrence
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:31 am
Very cool, nice vid... Thanks!
Kai
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:47 am
wow!
wish i was there...
If there's one in LA or SF, then I'll definately come to that one, though.
Kai
X101
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:48 am
That stuff is wicked! i recolor-corrected a simple prj i was working on... keep it up Andrew (Bruce Lee of VFX) he he he
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:56 am
was that really spiderman?
I didn't know he was real!
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:59 am
Andrew Kramer: an artist, even in paint!
March 30th, 2009 @ 8:00 am
You Are so great!!!
Al’
March 30th, 2009 @ 8:02 am
Hey Andrew, awesome stuff, like everytime. Las, couldn't make it, because living in France, but seems it's been a lot of fun.

The color-correction you are doing are really great, in which tutorial could I learn to do the same ?

Al'
jon
March 30th, 2009 @ 8:05 am
really liked the focus adjustment at the end where we could see "schmutz" on the lens. nice work, AK.
Sandy
March 30th, 2009 @ 8:15 am
thank u Andrew!
LifeType
March 30th, 2009 @ 8:24 am
very cool effect and video
March 30th, 2009 @ 8:28 am
The demo video was great. And I think I saw spiderman!?!
James Price
March 30th, 2009 @ 8:29 am
Ha Ha...Spidey WAS there...(knew it)
March 30th, 2009 @ 8:30 am
NY is very beautifully city,but joke about paint,again?that was stupid,sorry...
March 30th, 2009 @ 8:35 am
The MS paint demo wasn't a joke... that's what happened at the meeting. I saved the images from the meeting so people who were there could be reminded.
Fish
March 30th, 2009 @ 8:38 am
AK what a great trip, to come to NYC and take in the sites etc. Some of us spend our entire life trying to find that web slinger and you visit for a week and catch him on the camera !!!! lol

Nice...nice...maybe he will follow you back to Cali to fight Octomom ?!?! Isn't that Doc Oc's mom? oh wait...I'm confused..one has eight arms the other one has eight + kids...sorry wrong movie! hee-hee

You ROCK! Kramer
March 30th, 2009 @ 8:54 am
Spiderman! SNAG HIM NOW!
March 30th, 2009 @ 9:05 am
That was awesome! Please when you get back to LA do a tut on that fire ball thing and the color grading. I loved the pan it looked so real, how did you do it?
Gothell
March 30th, 2009 @ 9:05 am
you are a killer Andrew this video is amazing simply amazing nice work

I hope I'll do that in the future ^^
March 30th, 2009 @ 9:06 am
hahahah awesome man i love the MS painnt bit and the "if i was filming" AND the spiderman at the end!

well, basically i just loved it all HAHAHA....not funny
March 30th, 2009 @ 9:10 am
Hi from Poland :)
Carlo
March 30th, 2009 @ 9:15 am
was the footage of the city, video or stitched panos?? i image you had your camera beyond the "dont jump of the building" bars, which means no pan head, right?
Ante
March 30th, 2009 @ 9:33 am
awsome stuff.This energy is awsome.
March 30th, 2009 @ 9:34 am
I love your sense of humor Andrew. That, mixed with your excellent video skills, makes for a treat every single time. I laughed out loud when I got to the part showing if you were the one shooting the video...very funny.

Looks like you even added a bulge of some sort on the photo when you were panning over NYC "looking for Spidey". This clip just goes to show that even if you don't have a video camera with you, it doesn't mean you can't create a "simulated video". Excellent shots Andrew!!!
Ryan
March 30th, 2009 @ 9:36 am
Awesome!
Steve
March 30th, 2009 @ 10:28 am
Thanks for sharing this video for those of us who couldn't be there. I'm all the way in Alaska, so I didn't have a chance to make it. Even if I did, the volcano erupting right now would've stopped me... well, at least the plane.
Andrew, I love the humor you add to everything. Whenever there's a new blog post or tutorial on VCP, I know I'm in for a good laugh.
Thanks for all you do here, and I'm loving ProScores!!
March 30th, 2009 @ 10:53 am
Nice!!! McKramer (not McLovin!) :D
Anderson
March 30th, 2009 @ 10:56 am
That's funny and creative :}
March 30th, 2009 @ 10:57 am
Hahaha Briget's Sexiest Beaches

Amazing video
Grim
March 30th, 2009 @ 11:03 am
AK,
Back when you were doing the 3d helicopter shots
http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2008/08/3d-helicopter/
you mentioned that the background was not 3d but created using images and a "interesting technique". Did you employ the same technique to create these videos from your still shots?
March 30th, 2009 @ 11:06 am
Hey Andrew i dont know if you saw my comment. but how did u make the spiderman? :D :D :D
Anthony Miller
March 30th, 2009 @ 11:26 am
Very cool, Andrew. Great video. Lots of fun and a cliff hanger ending! What more could we ask for while you're still in NY?!

Have a safe trip home. Looking forward to more cool stuff.
patocinemetal
March 30th, 2009 @ 11:51 am
jaja que gracioso que sos loco!
jaja what funny man!
Sean Daigle
March 30th, 2009 @ 12:05 pm
i think most people underestimate what can be done in 30 minutes...this proves you can do a lot. great job. love the rack focus before spidey. haha
Osvaldo_Tampico
March 30th, 2009 @ 12:09 pm
It's me or that spider man is like 50 pounds fatter??? don't tell me you send SAM LOYA dressed in panties to hang out in a spiderweb? nice design anyway!!!
March 30th, 2009 @ 12:11 pm
If you were a girl I'd probably marry you...
Amazing stuff right there.
March 30th, 2009 @ 12:11 pm
Hey Andrew,

Just wanted to tell you how happy I am with Evolution, The Bullet and Pro Scores. I already own Action Essentials so I only have a few more to go before I have the whole colletion! Thanks for the great products!

Kelly
March 30th, 2009 @ 12:21 pm
Thanks for the autograph, Andrew Kramer! Your presentation was great and it was really inspiring to go out there a create some cool effects.
March 30th, 2009 @ 12:30 pm
I kept waiting for Cloverfield to pop up and snag spidey.
VCP’s Biggest Fan
March 30th, 2009 @ 12:32 pm
Ha ha ha that was great. I hope you are having fun in NY. You finally got video of spidey this year now.
March 30th, 2009 @ 12:33 pm
thanks. This is cool stuff. But was the city pan where spider man appears actually a picture and you used Horizon or you filmed it?
Diego G.
March 30th, 2009 @ 12:57 pm
It's great, but I have a question:
What did you do after you saw Spiderman? Didn't you call the police? Hi, It's AK, from Videocopilot.net and today we're gonna take a special look at spiderman, yes I got him tied to the bed. xD Just Kidding, man, you're AWESOME!!! :D :D

Sorry for my english...
Dylan02
March 30th, 2009 @ 1:02 pm
When are you back in California, Andrew?
ashley
March 30th, 2009 @ 1:04 pm
that video was awesome- perhaps a tutorial on the spiderman? brilliant as always :)
Junior
March 30th, 2009 @ 1:13 pm
VERY COOL, KRAMER!
I apply the blur in yellow effect, since the image is blur.


seeyaaaaaaa
March 30th, 2009 @ 2:01 pm
@ andi:

It looks like Trapcode Form, and maybe Trapcode Particular. I may be wrong, since I don't own those plugins (though I so wish I did).

Nice vid, I was hoping for some videos/pictures of it.
-David
Wayne Cutajar
March 30th, 2009 @ 2:12 pm
Waiting for your return... so we can see more work...
Wayne Cutajar
March 30th, 2009 @ 2:17 pm
Great video and good filming by the way... ;P
Ben
March 30th, 2009 @ 3:17 pm
All the NYC footage was still photographs?? Was that a series of stills photoshoped together or just one still?? If Photoshoped, did you use vanishing point or just masks in AE??

That was pretty amazing!
Bladinier
March 30th, 2009 @ 3:37 pm
hahahaha, amazing.... spider!
March 30th, 2009 @ 4:03 pm
To me, you are my superhero Mr. Kramer
LifeType
March 30th, 2009 @ 4:08 pm
i do my story boards in windows paint . i cant draw nothing but perspectives and stick figures . but its so quick and easy . glad im not the only one using it
Paul
March 30th, 2009 @ 4:20 pm
great stuff, it would be so cool to meet you Kramer. I met Cosmo Kramer from seinfeld, but your funnier.
Timinator
March 30th, 2009 @ 4:31 pm
Gawd... I hate you! JK... But, seriously, you are one of the most talented and imaginative people I know. Although, don't be too flattered cuz I don't know too many people. hahaha

Great video Andrew, all sarcasm aside.
jj
March 30th, 2009 @ 4:36 pm
too funny, good work andrew, keep up the awesome work
Tanya
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:21 pm
i saw spidey! anyway Mr. Andrwew welcome back!
Perry Blunt
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:34 pm
Mr. Kramer that was great can't wait. is there somewhere we can get the video of the aeny?so we could watch it?
Tony
March 30th, 2009 @ 5:55 pm
There he goes again! one day... one day i will find out who spidey is....
Hiphopjoe
March 30th, 2009 @ 6:51 pm
ITS ANDREW!! SPIDY IS ANDREW!!! DU!!!

Haha! :)

cool work man!
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:36 pm
Wow, you can't even tell those were photographs at all.

I'd love a tutorial on that, more so than even the fireball...

Cheers!
March 30th, 2009 @ 7:46 pm
That was pretty damn entertaining, I must say. I give you kudos for makin tha on a laptop as well :) Glad to hear of your great experience and relations. BTW your photo pans were very realistic :D
March 30th, 2009 @ 8:05 pm
hahaha...that was funney..is that photo stitching in Photoshop? or you know.. real spiderman...
March 30th, 2009 @ 9:25 pm
That was great. Someday Andrew you will catch that guy. Punch him in the mouth for me when you do.
Asri
March 30th, 2009 @ 9:41 pm
something wrong when i pause at hot chicks poster..
pause at 24 second..
Andy
March 30th, 2009 @ 9:45 pm
That was a pretty big Spider-Man.
Prodat TV
March 30th, 2009 @ 9:52 pm
I watch him, but he's free yet, when you gonna catch him Andrew??

Nice job with trapcode, can you give us more of that??


Thanx
Stas
March 30th, 2009 @ 10:56 pm
Nise job!
Stas
March 30th, 2009 @ 11:05 pm
Andrew, you can create a tutorial on working with the combined video? Thanks in advance!
Nikolay Kolev
March 30th, 2009 @ 11:14 pm
This is really awesome man :)
omgvideo
March 31st, 2009 @ 12:18 am
Yeah i had the same problem as Asri on that Hot Chick poster it paused for a while there....oh no wait that was me on the pause button..ehem sorry.
The demo does look AWESOME..!
Sultal
March 31st, 2009 @ 12:37 am
spiderman wasn't shoot on LA? ;)
Azzy
March 31st, 2009 @ 12:51 am
Thos is o so cool !!! BIG UPS TO AK d(O_o)b
March 31st, 2009 @ 4:11 am
i watch it with out , now i will watch again with my audio on. more over i get the information it about to flow. text guide was quit informative . am taking with out sound sine you have address about the sound
Jorge
March 31st, 2009 @ 4:54 am
Man I wish I was There... Such an Inspiration
Panayiotis
March 31st, 2009 @ 7:48 am
hey Andrew nice hearing that AENY went ok! i wish i could be there but Cyprus is a little too far...:) great vid man i envy you! especially the work you did on FRINGE Titles awesome. i know this isn't the right place but could you make at some point a tutorial based on fringe opening titles??? Always fan of yours,
Panayiotis


P.S
That guy really needs to chill out a bit (Spidey)
Ryan Smith
March 31st, 2009 @ 8:00 am
dude, you crack me up! I'm lovin' all your stuff.
March 31st, 2009 @ 9:30 am
Back to your mousepad! You're not still using a mouse are you??!! As much fun as carpal tunnel surgery sounds, do yourself a favor and get a Wacom tablet. You'll never go back!
March 31st, 2009 @ 10:19 am
GREAT VID, HOPE YOU DO A WORLD TOUR ONE DAY, MAYBE DROP BY THE UK, SELL OUT A FULL STADIUM....

JUST AN IDEA.

ANYWAY, I WOULDN'T BOTHER WITH A WACOM UNLESS YOU ILLUSTRATE ALOT. I HAVE A TOP END WACOM - I COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT FOR ILLUSTRATOR BUT AS FOR AFTER EFFECTS - I'D STICK TO THE OLD SCHOOL MOUSE.
Chris
March 31st, 2009 @ 10:41 am
"really liked the focus adjustment at the end where we could see “schmutz” on the lens. nice work, AK."

I have to ask, this was put together with stills and you manually did the autofocus and pullout by hand?? It's that attention to detail that's sells a shot - Brilliant Andrew.
March 31st, 2009 @ 11:50 am
I would also like to know how you did the pan of the city using a photograph. It looked very video-like.
March 31st, 2009 @ 1:38 pm
Thank you - looks rather interesting. I wished I could have been there too.
March 31st, 2009 @ 6:39 pm
I learned that the rectangle tool in MS paint is very versatile. ;)

Thanks Andrew!
Dale Ficken
March 31st, 2009 @ 7:16 pm
Cool stuff! I am definitley going to have to make a trip out there next year. Although the midwest does have some good golf courses and steak houses :)
Bo
April 1st, 2009 @ 3:55 am
Haha that was AWESOME. Brilliant, funny and beautiful looking stuff. Yeah I'm gonna try to make it out next year too. I have family there anyway =)
KGSFX
April 2nd, 2009 @ 2:53 pm
AWWW! that spiderman got away again! D:
jim
April 2nd, 2009 @ 3:28 pm
In case anyone wants to see the pics i set up the AENY flickr acct and posted them you can check them out

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeny_nyc/

Later,

Jim

AENY.ORG
April 2nd, 2009 @ 4:04 pm
Thanks Jim!
JAILTON
April 8th, 2009 @ 12:53 pm
OLA BOA TARDE
EU QUERO COMPRAR SO O VIDEOCOPILOT DESINGNER SOUND FX
QUANTO FICA?
E SE POSSIVEL VC TEM EM PORTUGUES AMIGO?
TO NO AGURDO UMA ABRAÇO
POR FAVOR MANDE UMA RESPOSTA NA MINHA CAIXA DE E-MAIL
Quentin
April 30th, 2009 @ 8:01 pm
You realy seen spidey Whaou ! Great effects, nice work Andrew, continue like this, and thank you for all this AMAZING tutos :)
Tulaga
May 1st, 2009 @ 2:11 am
Hey Andrew

Could you please do a quick tutorial on how you got those pics to look like a 3D environment?
sandro
June 8th, 2009 @ 8:21 am
wow nice!!!
Waiting tutorial:)
Martin
August 12th, 2009 @ 10:46 am
Hey andrew, can you please share the video from the empire state building? I'm sitting here, with nothing more than a mobile camera, and would really love the footage. Thanks!
Daniel
November 12th, 2009 @ 5:09 am
Man I didnt realise someone was watching me swing through the city, I gotta be more careful next time
Oláh Márk
June 29th, 2010 @ 8:28 am
Helo i don't speak english (from hungary :/ :D ) andrew 4 tutorial /mounth pls:P:P
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