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 Comments

Oláh Márk
4 years ago
Helo i don't speak english (from hungary :/ :D ) andrew 4 tutorial /mounth pls:P:P
Daniel
5 years ago
Man I didnt realise someone was watching me swing through the city, I gotta be more careful next time
Martin
5 years ago
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!
sandro
5 years ago
wow nice!!!
Waiting tutorial:)
Tulaga
6 years ago
Hey Andrew

Could you please do a quick tutorial on how you got those pics to look like a 3D environment?
Quentin
6 years ago
You realy seen spidey Whaou ! Great effects, nice work Andrew, continue like this, and thank you for all this AMAZING tutos :)
JAILTON
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
Thanks Jim!
jim
6 years ago
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
KGSFX
6 years ago
AWWW! that spiderman got away again! D:
Bo
6 years ago
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 =)
Dale Ficken
6 years ago
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 :)
6 years ago
I learned that the rectangle tool in MS paint is very versatile. ;)

Thanks Andrew!
6 years ago
Thank you - looks rather interesting. I wished I could have been there too.
6 years ago
I would also like to know how you did the pan of the city using a photograph. It looked very video-like.
Chris
6 years ago
"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.
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
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!
Ryan Smith
6 years ago
dude, you crack me up! I'm lovin' all your stuff.
Panayiotis
6 years ago
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)
Jorge
6 years ago
Man I wish I was There... Such an Inspiration
6 years ago
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
Azzy
6 years ago
Thos is o so cool !!! BIG UPS TO AK d(O_o)b
Sultal
6 years ago
spiderman wasn't shoot on LA? ;)
omgvideo
6 years ago
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..!
Nikolay Kolev
6 years ago
This is really awesome man :)
Stas
6 years ago
Andrew, you can create a tutorial on working with the combined video? Thanks in advance!
Stas
6 years ago
Nise job!
Prodat TV
6 years ago
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
Andy
6 years ago
That was a pretty big Spider-Man.
Asri
6 years ago
something wrong when i pause at hot chicks poster..
pause at 24 second..
6 years ago
That was great. Someday Andrew you will catch that guy. Punch him in the mouth for me when you do.
6 years ago
hahaha...that was funney..is that photo stitching in Photoshop? or you know.. real spiderman...
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
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!
Hiphopjoe
6 years ago
ITS ANDREW!! SPIDY IS ANDREW!!! DU!!!

Haha! :)

cool work man!
Tony
6 years ago
There he goes again! one day... one day i will find out who spidey is....
Perry Blunt
6 years ago
Mr. Kramer that was great can't wait. is there somewhere we can get the video of the aeny?so we could watch it?
Tanya
6 years ago
i saw spidey! anyway Mr. Andrwew welcome back!
jj
6 years ago
too funny, good work andrew, keep up the awesome work
Timinator
6 years ago
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.
Paul
6 years ago
great stuff, it would be so cool to meet you Kramer. I met Cosmo Kramer from seinfeld, but your funnier.
LifeType
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
To me, you are my superhero Mr. Kramer
Bladinier
6 years ago
hahahaha, amazing.... spider!
Ben
6 years ago
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!
Wayne Cutajar
6 years ago
Great video and good filming by the way... ;P
Wayne Cutajar
6 years ago
Waiting for your return... so we can see more work...
6 years ago
@ 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
Junior
6 years ago
VERY COOL, KRAMER!
I apply the blur in yellow effect, since the image is blur.


seeyaaaaaaa
ashley
6 years ago
that video was awesome- perhaps a tutorial on the spiderman? brilliant as always :)
Dylan02
6 years ago
When are you back in California, Andrew?
Diego G.
6 years ago
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...
6 years ago
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?
VCP’s Biggest Fan
6 years ago
Ha ha ha that was great. I hope you are having fun in NY. You finally got video of spidey this year now.
6 years ago
I kept waiting for Cloverfield to pop up and snag spidey.
6 years ago
Thanks for the autograph, Andrew Kramer! Your presentation was great and it was really inspiring to go out there a create some cool effects.
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
If you were a girl I'd probably marry you...
Amazing stuff right there.
Osvaldo_Tampico
6 years ago
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!!!
Sean Daigle
6 years ago
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
patocinemetal
6 years ago
jaja que gracioso que sos loco!
jaja what funny man!
Anthony Miller
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
Hey Andrew i dont know if you saw my comment. but how did u make the spiderman? :D :D :D
Grim
6 years ago
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?
6 years ago
Hahaha Briget's Sexiest Beaches

Amazing video
Anderson
6 years ago
That's funny and creative :}
6 years ago
Nice!!! McKramer (not McLovin!) :D
Steve
6 years ago
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!!
Ryan
6 years ago
Awesome!
6 years ago
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!!!
Ante
6 years ago
awsome stuff.This energy is awsome.
Carlo
6 years ago
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?
6 years ago
Hi from Poland :)
6 years ago
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
Gothell
6 years ago
you are a killer Andrew this video is amazing simply amazing nice work

I hope I'll do that in the future ^^
6 years ago
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?
6 years ago
Spiderman! SNAG HIM NOW!
Fish
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
NY is very beautifully city,but joke about paint,again?that was stupid,sorry...
James Price
6 years ago
Ha Ha...Spidey WAS there...(knew it)
6 years ago
The demo video was great. And I think I saw spiderman!?!
LifeType
6 years ago
very cool effect and video
Sandy
6 years ago
thank u Andrew!
jon
6 years ago
really liked the focus adjustment at the end where we could see "schmutz" on the lens. nice work, AK.
Al’
6 years ago
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'
6 years ago
You Are so great!!!
6 years ago
Andrew Kramer: an artist, even in paint!
6 years ago
was that really spiderman?
I didn't know he was real!
X101
6 years ago
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
Kai
6 years ago
wow!
wish i was there...
If there's one in LA or SF, then I'll definately come to that one, though.
Kai
Lawrence
6 years ago
Very cool, nice vid... Thanks!
6 years ago
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??
6 years ago
Really cool video...
like it :)
6 years ago
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.
V3
6 years ago
A tutorial on that spider man would be awesome xD
Bas
6 years ago
haha nice spidey effect

cant wait for action essentials 2 preview
:D
Kael
6 years ago
"I want tutorials! Tutorials of Spiderman!"
-J. Jonah Jameson voice
POEP
6 years ago
HAHAHAHA If I was filming, it might look like this:
Aleks
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
cool stuff - i'd love to know how you did that with pictures.....
Fredrik
6 years ago
Can't wait until you find Spiderman!
6 years ago
King Tut: Be careful in the Big Apple. Looks like someone was watching over you!
Ron
6 years ago
Great video to get me through the first day of a new quarter at school. Thanks!
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
Andrew, thanks for sharing. PLEASE make a tutorial out of this.
martijn
6 years ago
you made that stuff out of photo's? nice!

like a 3d world in ae! very cool!
everettoptions
6 years ago
That was awesome! gotta love the ending!
Josh M
6 years ago
Great stuff AK! Thanks for sharing and can't wait for the tutorials! Keep up the AMAZING work!
andi
6 years ago
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
David W.
6 years ago
Thanks, Thanks, Thanks! We are all so glad to here the trip went well and we appreciate the video. :)
Peter Somers (TC-Productions)
6 years ago
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?
Steeth
6 years ago
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!!
Umid
6 years ago
Thanks for all, Andrew. You're my teacher! GREA!t!
6 years ago
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!!
Paul
6 years ago
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...
Infaas
6 years ago
You are crazy Andrew,
CrazyCool!
Eugene Opperman
6 years ago
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...
crossy
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
Great video !
Mannu
6 years ago
Thanks Andrew! and great to hear that your presentastion went well!!

Please do film more :) that poster was hot!!!!!!
Modisana
6 years ago
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!
sebastian
6 years ago
Consider this: If you were wearing tights and you would be spinning your web in NY city, wouldn't you wear a mask?
6 years ago
Wow! Great Video.
You are the best ( though I know you are sick from this line.. :) )
Infaas
6 years ago
I can give you a tip on web head.
pm me
6 years ago
Yea really nice. I wished I would be there. Well maybe next time :)
6 years ago
Sweet, great work as always
6 years ago
I knew that spidey was out there!
Marc
6 years ago
This video is just amazing. Nice effect at the end :) Greets from germany
Eli
6 years ago
wonderful andrew,thank you!
Max
6 years ago
Sweet, nice work!
Michał
6 years ago
Thanks Man ... Waiting for this ...
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