Building and filming

Today is another day of filming for Action Essentials 2: High Definition, and we have been working all weekend building contraptions to safely create the elements for the team and the camera. One of the things we built is an acrylic (plexiglass) cage to protect the camera from falling debris and water blasts etc. The crew has been awesome and everyone has been contributing ideas and solutions to make this the amazing new product. I even have an orange bucket to sit on that says “director”.

Finally!

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6 years ago
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117 Comments

phantom
6 years ago
nice
keep em comin Andrew
U Rock
ROFLMAO directors bucket :P
KenOnline
6 years ago
Hi Andrew,

I'm looking forward to seeing the...the orange bucket! ha ha! Kidding! I hope for the best for the team.

Greetings from the Phil
Aleksander
6 years ago
I was wundering... I'm thinking about making a safetyBOX too, how much did this ended up costing for you? :D


Sorry for my english, I'm from little unknown
DENMARK..

Hope you will reply
Biggest fan from little Denmark
hobo
6 years ago
wanna see photos from the set!
Angel
6 years ago
I'm a spanish guy. And i can only say that you are a best thing for learning the after effects tutorials.Sorry but my english is very poor. I'm so sad because you don't have a spanish tutorials. But keep in your work because you are the best.
Greetings from valencia, Spain.
Thanks for your work!
Djordjevlasotince
6 years ago
Hey Andrew,
I like when you put some image :D
regards !
cane
6 years ago
haha, the flyin debris kinda reminded me of a video by The Onion :D
Brady
6 years ago
i am soooooo buying this
Dylan
6 years ago
i cant wait to buy another one of your legendary products.

oh and by the way in Greek mythology Gods used orange buckets as their thrones..... at least i think
Hiphopjoe
6 years ago
oooo!!!

Get some fake body parts and blow 'em off!!!!!!!!!
LOL!!!!

Sounds epic!!

mmmm.....Epic Movie Essentials?
mohamed
6 years ago
have you considering having plexiglass cage stock to replace the scratched one by falling debris?

good luck to the team and i wish success on your next product.

Thank you again for all your amazing tutorials, m8.
Suvir
6 years ago
and body parts????
kogoncho duruki
6 years ago
Andrew Kramer! Hello! is buy new DVD make Battles Star Galactica? yes ?
Mogle
6 years ago
Just like most of the others, I really look forward to this product. The first "Action Movie Essentials" was really cool. (Y)
Kelley
6 years ago
Will there be a 'real clouds' hd version coming out anytime? Its odd to stretch those cloud videos.
Mario Adriano
6 years ago
When can we expect Action Movie Essentials 2 to be out?
Can´t wait for the new product!!!
Congrats Mr Kramer.. you deserve a bucket full of buckets
Dale Ficken
6 years ago
You should include a short blooper reel on the DVD from a 3rd person view to catch all the action :) Granted, not wanting to see anyone lose an arm, leg, finger, etc... just think it would be cool to see a short clip giving an overview of the making. All in all it sounds like a pretty intense product. Can't wait to see the final product.
james
6 years ago
man oh man i cant wait for this product!!! congrats on the orange bucket lol
Rafael Guerra
6 years ago
a massive library of VFX compositing elements...wow, that was inspiring. Cool slogan.
6 years ago
As far as sounds go... there will be a few bonus sound fx but the product is mainly about providing a massive library of VFX compositing elements. Of course there will be lots of training too.
Diego G.
6 years ago
hey AK, Will the DVD has some Actions Sounds? :P That would be great!
Sorry for my english :(
zaduraki
6 years ago
Andrew Kramer you are awe some ! when buy DVD? i make the movie in After Effekt, yes? is the DVD musical also?
youssoun
6 years ago
I buy Andrew Kramer chair bucket orange and make movies AE AENY !
6 years ago
i whish be aeny :(
one day i will be there.
Travis
6 years ago
We need a pic of you on your bucket :)!
Lawrence
6 years ago
Ooooh! Seriously can't wait... Water blasts?! They sound the bomb! (sorry)
pvsciteach
6 years ago
Get rid of the bucket Andrew, you deserve a throne!
6 years ago
Oh come on now! You need a directors chair! I think you've earned your stripes!
alex
6 years ago
Which way up is the orange bucket though?
Lee
6 years ago
Andrew, you should include a bonus section on the DVD which talks about all this custom gear you rigged up, how you went about setting up the action shots, what was involved, and why. Plexi glass roll cages and such sound fascinating, what techniques do you use in situations where equipment (or people) could be damaged?

There are alot of aspiring film makers in your audience that would want to know how to professionally (and safely) shoot scenes such as these. Your knowledge would be an immennse help to the community!
vicky
6 years ago
I m waiting,hellyeh
slize
6 years ago
jebiemy suki ! waiting !
KGSFX
6 years ago
well with a bucket like that, the product has to be good!
any E.T.A on the release date?
6 years ago
Ha! Nice one. I am honestly craving for this. Hope theres a lot of blood. I am gonna need it!
syaf
6 years ago
water element are in it? does it have any fiery fire too??
youssoun
6 years ago
hello awesome Andrew Kramer! when buy this amazing DVD ? i put in after effect and make animation filter ?
sbignief
6 years ago
hey! Andrew Kramer! you is awesome! i buy the bucket and animate mask feather yes?
6 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Do you have any release date for us?
Marten
6 years ago
@diilman.

Thats a really cool video!
Marten
6 years ago
Hi, Im really looking forward to this one. When is the release??
diilman
6 years ago
Great!
An explosion that showed in "Behind the scenes of Saving private Ryan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRS9cpOMYv0&feature=channel_page)" Wouln't be bad :)
Moe
6 years ago
Come on give us a Behind The Scenes!!!! Or at least have someone take pictures!! :D
RA. Elliott
6 years ago
Hey AK, great news hearing your working on that! Very excited to see it. I have a question that just occurred to me... Have you considered creating a DVD of matching sound fx to the footage? Possibly a bonus disc or something? That would be genius, GENIUS ANDREW. For your consideration...
ben
6 years ago
hey andrew,


just curious...what camera do you use ?

thxs

++
6 years ago
Can't wait !
erik
6 years ago
director and autor....great team!!!
6 years ago
How much is ame2 gonna cost?
Point Blank
6 years ago
A director's bucket, eh? Do you have a scene splitter make out of old cereal boxes?
Eugene Opperman
6 years ago
Love the bucket, wonder if it's Sam's karma coming back for putting him under trash...
jeff
6 years ago
What is the release date?
Scotty
6 years ago
Will we be seeing any photos from the shoot? I'd be keen to see how you do this stuff.
Anthony Miller
6 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Is it a union bucket?

//AM
Suvir
6 years ago
I am overly influenced by paint ball over the last few days.. We have just got permission to shoot a video at the arena... a good time to get the action essentials for the post production...
And of course flying body parts are in the agenda...
6 years ago
Sounds amazing, Andrew!
Prodat TV
6 years ago
Speaking of Plexiglass, you could share some ideas for making a cage for our cameras.
Prodat TV
6 years ago
Hopefully is the first bucket of hundreds more.
you deserve that and more for your great work.
also a great recognition for the whole VC team.
slashcr
6 years ago
Espero que no falte mucho... en serio
6 years ago
Could you show us how to make a plexiglass cage? My cameras usually last one take when I try to film underwater and everyone except for the guy in the store is complaining about my expensive hobby. I was thinking about a plastic cage incubator style with some rubber gloves built in to operate the camera or am I thinking too much out of the plexiglass box right now ?
6 years ago
I can't wait!!! There are going to be water blasts!
Jim
6 years ago
Really looking forward to Action Essentials 2...I'd love to be there to see it all coming together and to get the first hand experience! Keep up the great work and thanks again for all your hard work Andrew :D
alexcoffy
6 years ago
a director sit! Lol!!! You deserve it man. can wait to see how it is going to be...
sbignief
6 years ago
you are awesome Andrew Kramer!
gorenje
6 years ago
hello Andrew Kramer! i make great video and have Andrew Kramer photograph! your basket i buy when ?
dashzed
6 years ago
are you going to do a "hands-on" tutorial on how to make these contraptions? that would be awesome.

and did you say WATER? that will be SWEET! I don't think anyone has ever done water blast stock footage yet :)
6 years ago
Andrew, I have a sort of dumb question here. What all is going to be in the Action Essentials disk? It sounds like it might involve some good stock footage for compositing; if that's the case, rock on!
David W.
6 years ago
Yes! a director's bucket! :)
Vick1138
6 years ago
I hope the elements are well lit, so they can blend easier with our projects, I am so down for purchasing this product in the future.

Speaking of products, I came across a Green Lantern animated film preview and noticed some interesting promotion slates that has video copilot written all over it.

http://movies.yahoo.com/premieres/12844529/standardformat/
Joe Avino
6 years ago
Awesome, can't wait!
Wayne Cutajar
6 years ago
When is this going to be published?
6 years ago
Lol, "I even have an orange bucket to sit on!"

Great, I totally can't wait for it!
-David
Juan Carlos
6 years ago
can´t wait
Brandon
6 years ago
Sounds sweet! There's a secret pyromaniac in everyone, and now you guys get to let it out.

Would you guys be willing to show us a few 'behind the scenes' of sorts? I think that would be pretty epic.
brunoqueado
6 years ago
yeah!! finally the best director of the world have a bucket!!!! =D...

waiting for this... from Mendoza, Argentina.. brih!!
AMiGa1vOiCE
6 years ago
That's an amazing news brothers can't wait for it

Wish you allways the best for everything .
Yousef
6 years ago
I'm so gonna buy this!
Bryan Benitez
6 years ago
NICE!! If you need someone to run camera for BTS footage, let me know... I have always wanted to go to California... Looking forward to another great VCP product!
Sullivan Williams
6 years ago
hey andrew, man. what ever happened to that thing you shot with red against a green screen that you said you would show us the final product of? you know what i mean? its on the blog on January 7th, 2009
6 years ago
You know you've made it when....


Can't wait to see it!
Daniel
6 years ago
That'll be great!!!!!
kim daniel
6 years ago
take a picture of the bucket!:D
G Man
6 years ago
water blasts?!?!?! very nice!!!
slize
6 years ago
kurwa sounds cool !
abraham
6 years ago
awesome! is i this bucket yellow for make groovy music too Andrew Kramer ? when is out ? i want buy this bitch !
6 years ago
Can't wait
highdefw
6 years ago
haaaa orange bucket
6 years ago
Buckets are actually surprisingly comfortable.
6 years ago
Nothing like a orange bucket with director written on it!
Grant
6 years ago
OMG! I can't wait! Thanks for all your hard work!
emendi
6 years ago
what about some "making of" videos, is it possible?
6 years ago
Hey, that's great news - I can't wait for the DVD! :)
Keep up the good work and the high quality of your products! It's really refreshing and inspiring to see what people can achieve if they love their job and work with passion.
6 years ago
you showing off :)
nice to here that you're having good time with "shooting" ;)
ftragg
6 years ago
Well, a bucket's a step up from nothing. The next step will be a box, then a crudely made stool...
RobCoxxy
6 years ago
Come on man, I need this like a Junkie needs his next fix...
Mohammed Ali
6 years ago
orange bucket..........LOLZZ
Leith
6 years ago
I buy you a good chair that say “director” HeHe
but orange bucket is pretty unique.

can wait for the new product, :)
6 years ago
I'm a bit concerned at the level of affection shown to Andrew in the comments on this site... I mean, I like his tutorials and products as much as anyone, but let's have some dignity people. Enough with the shameless gushing...

PS: Andrew... I have your picture on my nightstand *giddy laughter*
gothell
6 years ago
did your plexy camera protector work? ;)

thats sounds crazy for the new DVD I can't wait.
6 years ago
I really can't wait for this product!!! even tought I don't work that much with video! the tutorials in that product should be just awesome! keep the great job!
6 years ago
Hi Andrew,

when do you think you can show us the Example-Film you shot on RED earlier? I'm very excited in case I love stock footage, just buyed some today (from NCCinema, good stuff though).

Regards,
Lucas
6 years ago
Great :D
Fatpet
6 years ago
FAT!
c.field
6 years ago
+1 on that Suvir we need the blown up body parts ;p
Tomppa
6 years ago
Gonna love this! Orange bucket :D

Is there gonna be only smoke/blood/explosions etc. like in the Action Movie Essentials or is there gonna be some new categories?
6 years ago
NICE!
I want an orange bucket to sit on!!
: )

honestly, if you were selling cool orange buckets that say director, I would buy one.
Benjamin
6 years ago
Awsome:D take pictures and film behind the scenes!!
c.field
6 years ago
Alex Action Essentials 2: High Definition, is a product just like Twitch and Action Movie Essentials which has effects and other stuff to add to your own movie, this is not a movie as such just the awesome tools to make one :)
Kai
6 years ago
i totally agree with Alex, you have to make this available in iMax. :)

if you show it in the Hearst Castle theatre, that's right by where i live...

:D
Kai
6 years ago
make that 7th...
Suvir
6 years ago
talking about flying debris and splashing water...
How about flying human body parts...?
Suvir
6 years ago
awesome......
Mrs X
6 years ago
xD can't wait too!
Alex
6 years ago
So is this going to be a full length movie, or a bunch of clips from which tutorials will be born? Cuz i'm kinda hoping to see this sucker in IMAX.
Bassalisk
6 years ago
Great ! can't w8 :D:D:
Mark
6 years ago
Great! I'm looking forward to the new product!
Greets from Mark, The Netherlands!
Joe
6 years ago
Haha awesome, a director's bucket!
Sounds like it's coming along well!
Allen
6 years ago
Looking forward to it! :)
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