End of days… for Sam?

Or is it? Soon we will find out if Sam will be destroyed in the upcoming disintegration tutorial. Only time will tell…

157 RESPONSES TO "END OF DAYS… FOR SAM?"
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:50 am
Can't wait :).
Lightning looks cool btw!
Reyers
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:50 am
cant wait..
Arie
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:53 am
When will the movie come out you were working on?
Roy Etman
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:53 am
Cool, looking forward to it!!!
Dan
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:53 am
Nice! When will you post the tutorial??
jorberg
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:54 am
Sam!! Beware The Destroyer!!


Looking forward to this one --
Renan
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:56 am
Don't forget, Brazil whating you!
zbx
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:56 am
I can't wait for watch the new tutorial!
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:58 am
Pick on somebody your own size ;)
Immortalized
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:02 am
i guess he suffered alot in the making of the new product xD
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:10 am
Please Hammer, don't hurt him.
boneyard
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:11 am
will we be using Quick Matte to key Sam out? that's right, i'm not forgetting...
jeremey
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:12 am
Sammmmmyyyyy.....noooooooooooooo!
Morgan
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:13 am
Love it.
Les
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:13 am
KILL HIM!! SQUASH HIM!! DISINTEGRATE HIM!!
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:16 am
Sam, RUN FOR YOUR PUNY LIFE!

MU HA HA HA HA HA!

He he....the evil gets control over us all sometimes, especially you Andrew!
Peter
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:17 am
let's do a poll, who want's him disintergrated, and who doesn't.
S Gilbert
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:17 am
Is there a ransom? If sam is destroyed, how will vcpilot create new and exciting tutorials?
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:18 am
Set Phasers to maximum! Quapla' Sam Loya!
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:19 am
take care Sam... AK is looking for you... he say somthing about your ends of days... call him please, i can wait to see this tutorial...
lee
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:22 am
I condone this behavior
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:22 am
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.......ehh, go ahead
Aleksander
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:24 am
WOW!!! looks good. nice lights, and i am looking so forward to the tutorial!!


And I know the question probably isn't the right to answer here, but... Does ACTION ESSENTIALS 2 have never seen before tutorials in it??? PLEASE ANSWER MR. KRAMER!! :D :D :D :D :D :D ;)
Hiphopjoe
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:25 am
Pft! ssssss.....

And that chirldren is the how sam got disinagrated.

And every one, exept sam and michal jackson, lived happily ever after,

The End
Tango
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:26 am
oh, well...having gone through all the tortures that Andrew's inventive mind managed to come up with so far, Sam must be begging for desintegration by now.
on the other hand, I believe he's too much of a brave man to ask for mercy and too curious to deny Andrew of new challenges :-P
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:29 am
Awesome!! Can't wait for the tutorial! Not sure how I will be able to use this effect yet tho.
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:31 am
Waiting for it on a piece of fire
BTW...The green screen is "WOW"
Thorsten M(tommie12P)
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:35 am
Agree: Lighting is great (typical american style)

Is it supposed to be a green screen?
The green seems to be a little washed out
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:39 am
noooo! dont kill sam!
Speedbreaker
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:40 am
So Sam's life is in the hands of a one legged Duck. Don't want to be in his situation.
moses anana
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:42 am
Andrew Kramer! AWESOME DUDE!
anadaido marika
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:43 am
make baskets yes ? awesome Kramer Andrew!
anvir tahini
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:44 am
wowwwwww! great trail AK is GOD!!!
gorenje
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:45 am
is makes timeline DVD ? also ? Andrew Kramer! awesome!
Jens Christian
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:48 am
I can´t wait for the new tutorial. Keep up the good work :)
rasta
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:49 am
cool ! :]

but what for this if i havent bluebox
Steve
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:50 am
Excellent... Its been too long sense we last saw Sam in action
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:59 am
That is really cool,
because I was just thinking that I need to get some footage of someone in front of a greenscreen, and when you came out with the tutorial for this, I was going to make them desinigrate.
:'(
Now it is un-original if I make it!
Oh well,

Thanks
Vick1138
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:04 pm
Please reconsider, can you use a stunt double, or a dummy...... heck even a lawyer to disintegrate? I mean poor Sam, he has been hit by a truck, had bugs crawl under his skin, and committed suicide by sucking in the brown wind of doom. C'mon just think about it
Spencer Hunt
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:09 pm
Man... the title makes it seem as though you meant sam got fired.
slashcr
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:16 pm
Sam... Sam...
Magic2007
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:17 pm
Sam you rock!!!

hey mr. kramer, when is the shortmovie out?
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:29 pm
You would think Sam learned his lesson by now...I guess not. It was nice knowing ya!
newsett
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:31 pm
You scared me for a bit there, i thought that he will leave video copilot forever... dont do this again.

btw: one legged duck is going in circles than
Chris
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:37 pm
Are we looking at a "the day the earth stood still" effect here?
gorenje
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:40 pm
YOU ROCKS!
hurundi kaurismaki
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:40 pm
Andrew Kramer AWESOME DUDE!
Kai
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:43 pm
i agree with newsett, i was scared when I saw the title. :o

can't wait for the tutorial, though, even if sam DOES get disintegrated.

Kai
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:50 pm
OMG! Sam must live, he is Spider-Man mixed with Terminator and some green stuff from standing in front of greenscreens disintegrating...

Haha, well I can't wait! Nice, this gave me ideas for people blowing up (like the end of 'Knowing' perhaps?)!

I love the little text box too. "Please don't hurt me..."

Lol,
-David
Point Blank
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:51 pm
Noooooooooooooooo SAAAAAAAAAM!!!
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:58 pm
this is going to be one of the tutorials that iv been waiting for for 2 years now ,disintergating ,green screen, oh ya i think we talking ..... i guess i have to wait and see .this is going to bw fun p.s are we going to have blowing wind in this?
anadaido marika
April 15th, 2009 @ 1:07 pm
SAM rock ! Kramer Andrew = AWESOME DUDE !
Ludwig
April 15th, 2009 @ 1:17 pm
Crash him!!!! heheheheh
Nice tutorial....
brunoqueado
April 15th, 2009 @ 1:21 pm
lol is some obvious xD... or maybe not?? jajaja
james reid
April 15th, 2009 @ 1:31 pm
Sam as you probably know is actually a demon, i think it is about time he got disintegrated. However if you are looking for a new actor Andrew. I suppose being the prolific thespian that i am i could take over. LONG LIVE VIDEO COPILOT. cant wait.
Rick Morris
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:35 pm
Run Sam! Run...!
April 15th, 2009 @ 1:37 pm
how mysterious...
greek lover
April 15th, 2009 @ 1:37 pm
really nice Andrew.I cant w8 to see Sam's flesh in the ground.lol.oh please be kind and send re flesh to any hanibal company.Keep them alive.loool.
David
April 15th, 2009 @ 1:43 pm
Ohh,i thought Sam was quitting when i saw the title xD
April 15th, 2009 @ 1:45 pm
NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

SAAAAAAAAMM!!

NOOOOOOOO!!!!

YOU ROCK ANDREW!!!!
José L.
April 15th, 2009 @ 1:53 pm
Wow!! Andrew I need see this tutorial I can't wait, OMG Bye Same anybody will miss you XD
Johann Garces
April 15th, 2009 @ 1:01 pm
"After Effects: The Revenge". Poor Sam, but I wish more people would sign up to be in my projects.
madmanali93
April 15th, 2009 @ 2:10 pm
amazing electrify him then disintegrate him lol it will look cool
highdefw
April 15th, 2009 @ 2:21 pm
niiice.
Anthony Miller
April 15th, 2009 @ 2:22 pm
Take care, Sam.

We hardly knew ye.
April 15th, 2009 @ 2:34 pm
lol poor sam lol "Sam go poof" lol cant wait :)
David W.
April 15th, 2009 @ 2:43 pm
Noooooooooo! Not Sam!!! He's essential for the tutorials! Take my little sister instead.
April 15th, 2009 @ 2:44 pm
Great, now i can make a composite of my mother in law
and have it cheer me up during bad days ;)
Diego G.
April 15th, 2009 @ 2:57 pm
waiting for the killing, err, I mean the tutorial...
Grim
April 15th, 2009 @ 3:00 pm
Sam has survived worse...(Tino's truck, bugs in the head, demon possesion, carbon monoxide) this won't take him out either. Maybe Sam is a Terminator!?!?!?!
Pablo
April 15th, 2009 @ 3:09 pm
GREATTTTTTT i cant wait!! go sam, go sam!!!!
Kelley
April 15th, 2009 @ 3:14 pm
Don't hurt Sam, bur burn his clothes off. Rawr!
AndrewisGOD
April 15th, 2009 @ 3:30 pm
Cant wait to see sam lawyer burning :P.
Atnas
April 15th, 2009 @ 3:38 pm
He has defied death before... AND WILL DO IT AGAIN IN THIS AWESOME UPCOMING TUTORIAL
April 15th, 2009 @ 3:41 pm
Is Sam gonna be disintegrated War Of The Worlds style? I love those tutorials that involve green screen effects!
April 15th, 2009 @ 3:45 pm
Poor Sam...
Gabriel
April 15th, 2009 @ 3:57 pm
Does anybody know where can I order such a greenscreen? Or could anyone tells me different places and prices?

Thanks!
Daniel
April 15th, 2009 @ 4:15 pm
kkkkkkk

That was great!!

I hope Sam be fine because he's a great actor for you awesome tutorial!!! No kidding!!
April 15th, 2009 @ 4:17 pm
I hope Sam isnt going away forever?

Also I was reading Wired magazine and there was a piece where JJ Abrams mentions how he loves VC (I could send a scan of it). He also said that he was so impressed that he hired you to do the Fringe intro AND the star trek one!! Did you make the intro to the new star trek film? Is this true mr. Kramer?
OptimusPrime
April 15th, 2009 @ 4:18 pm
Sam, hold on to the cube!!
LOL XD
pat k.
April 15th, 2009 @ 4:20 pm
scared me for a sec.....i thought he was quiting or something lol
alireza
April 15th, 2009 @ 4:31 pm
Hmmm...sounds awesome, can't wait.
Greetings from Iran
April 15th, 2009 @ 4:50 pm
Gabriel, try tubetape.net ... they have the best prices on greenscreens and light kits.
April 15th, 2009 @ 4:51 pm
Andrew what about Action ME 2 ? : )
Lucas
April 15th, 2009 @ 4:52 pm
burn the witch
April 15th, 2009 @ 4:59 pm
Action Essentials is still in development, more info will be out soon.
April 15th, 2009 @ 5:03 pm
That is really cool. Are u gonna use th Quick Matte plugin to key?
Bo
April 15th, 2009 @ 5:19 pm
ha Finally!! (jk, love ya Sam =P)
IJAHman
April 15th, 2009 @ 7:03 pm
wowwww...hehehehe. Sounds awesome. really excited for it. another great tut coming up.
April 15th, 2009 @ 7:04 pm
If he cooks instead of disintegrates, can you save me some dark meat?
frankEnjoy
April 15th, 2009 @ 7:17 pm
Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom!!!!!!!
April 15th, 2009 @ 8:32 pm
That's going to be so sweet! Hope something funny like that will be in your next tutorial! ;)
April 15th, 2009 @ 8:32 pm
Maybe my comment on using that effect to kill someone evilly inspired you? XD
Infaas
April 15th, 2009 @ 9:17 pm
Can I pull the trigger please? }:- <
N DEVADAS
April 15th, 2009 @ 9:18 pm
I waiting for a longtime. Please .....................
and dont hurt sam He is good guy.
Axel
April 15th, 2009 @ 9:37 pm
Do you really want to hurt me...?

Do you really want to make me cry...?
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:04 pm
Astalavista...BABY
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:21 pm
NOOOOOO not sam!
Anything but sam! Please! take me instead!

PS looking forward for the tutorial looks like a great one!
Eugene Opperman
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:43 pm
Looking good Sam...
Is that a hint of highlights in your hair I see ;)

Cant wait. This tutorial's gonna be awesome!
Scyfish
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:44 pm
Poor sam, i can relate to you with what my big brother does to me =D
Rednex.
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:51 pm
Andrew, I just wanted to thank you again for doing this. Every time when I use my PC, the first thing I do is check out your blog. Thanks Andrew. You are an inspiration to us all. I just can't wait to spend my hard earned money on ''Action Movie Essentials II''. Thumbs up.
Mogle
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:01 pm
Oh my God.

Sam has been through so much and you've never worried a lot about him ( you're mean! ).
What could possibly be the case now...? :O

Has to be something terrible... :|
Sam
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:09 pm
I'm not a religious guy, but I honestly thnik Andrew Kramer is the next Jesus. Thank you! Your tutorials have helped shed light on my life. Its given me purpose! and a comfortability with After effects
April 15th, 2009 @ 10:44 pm
Andrew I thought I would share one of the many ways I have found to challenge both myself and other AE users. Usually when you post a preview for a new tutorial I immediately begin to figure out how to acheive that before the tutorial arrives as a challenge tp myself. One I'm exauhsted on ideas or better yet manage to pu it off I the. Watch the tutorial to see how close I was, or even better find another way to do it.
I think you should have a competition for this type of thing and post hints on each one.

Just a thought keep up the good work. Also how can we get ahold of Final Image for VFX work?
Stefan
April 15th, 2009 @ 11:51 pm
Great Andrew, can't wait! Keep producing this tutorials forever!

All the best,
-Stefan
April 16th, 2009 @ 12:12 am
theres a grenade launcher besides him?
dima popov
April 16th, 2009 @ 12:19 am
why are you not using AVID
Eddie
April 16th, 2009 @ 12:20 am
This is going to be funny.
Lusho
April 16th, 2009 @ 12:41 am
hello, i've been visiting this site for a really long time, but this is the first time i have ever posted on here. I'm just trying to switch it up. I don't have anything important to say really... but Andrew Kramer is extremely helpful with his After Effects Tutorials. I know a dude that tried to help me with learning After Effects and well yea, he was about as useful as the back row of a singing choir. Ok, enough of my randomness.
alexy
April 16th, 2009 @ 12:57 am
Bye sam but i'm really exited for the tut
Daryl
April 16th, 2009 @ 1:00 am
Sam, a man barely alive. We can rebuilt him, make him faster, stronger, better.....
malcolm
April 16th, 2009 @ 2:10 am
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

THIS WILL BE GREATE: SUPER OUTSTANDING: I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Amir
April 16th, 2009 @ 2:12 am
Poor Sam ,can't wait to see!
don't hurt him please...
anadaido marika
April 16th, 2009 @ 2:44 am
ha ha! Kramer Andrew no SAM grenade! ha ha ha!
April 16th, 2009 @ 4:08 am
NOOOOOOOO! Sams awesome. We need him to live for upcomming tutorials!!!!
RobCoxxy
April 16th, 2009 @ 4:14 am
The Answer:

YES. :P
Jonatas
April 16th, 2009 @ 4:59 am
yesss destroy SAMMMMMM lolololol
RUN RUN RUN Sam ha ha ha
Ljubomir Sinozic
April 16th, 2009 @ 5:32 am
For all of you who do not approve that Sam will be destroyed in the disintegration tutorial I have solution.

just play tutorial backwards and we will be creating Sam from nothing, than perhaps we can make small army of Sams clones just in case for future tutorials

I need to stop drinking coffee........
adam
April 16th, 2009 @ 5:34 am
Sounds like an awesome tutorial will you need something like action essentials because i don't have it
April 16th, 2009 @ 6:51 am
I see green! I'm thinking yes!
April 16th, 2009 @ 7:06 am
Haha! I thought that sam will leave VCP when you said End of days for Sam!! I read the blog and thank god he'll not leave! :D

By the way... I can't wait foe the tutorial! It seems nice! Thank you Mr. Kramer for all the hardwork.. It'll be Tutorial 88. Thanks Alot! Million of people learned alot because of this site! Thank you Thank you Thank you! Can't stop thanking you!

Im from Middle East "Kuwait" that lands on the Arabien Golf! My Country's Design always use your Designs! Hahaha! They use one of you famous product "Evolution."

So, Thanks Andrew! Good luck on your work!

..Hey i typed alot in this comment.... Oh well, see ya! ;)
Ronfather
April 16th, 2009 @ 6:47 am
Can we have more information on the role Sam landed that was longer then 30sec. I try to finish a large popcorn in 30sec but I just can't do it, I need more time. Sorry Sam


Ron
April 16th, 2009 @ 7:54 am
When I read the title of the post I thought it meant Sam was leaving videocopilot... i almost cryed! Phew, Thank God thats not the case, he's only going to get disintegrated ;)
April 16th, 2009 @ 7:59 am
Andrew...You ROCK MEN!!! I'm Waiting for your new tutorials
April 16th, 2009 @ 8:27 am
Noooooooo, .... Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam (slomo-voice)
Greez_from_Germany
April 16th, 2009 @ 8:54 am
you can't hurt Sam..he's kind a Terminator :P
Ryan
April 16th, 2009 @ 8:54 am
KILL HIM!!! nah (= if Sam can survive a car hitting him, an explosion and an exorcism he's survive a disintegration surely..
April 16th, 2009 @ 9:16 am
I bet Andrew gets annoyed at Sam if he takes time to do the act he is supposed to or keeps getting it wrong. LOL.
Russ
April 16th, 2009 @ 9:16 am
Let's see. How many ways have you in some way injured, disfigured, killed, etc. our hero Sam? Too many to count.

Ok, it's official. I'm reporting you to the SPCAS (I'll leave you to figure out the acronym).

Hey, you know what would be a fun video to make is a compilation of the bad things that happen to Sam. The score would be the piece from Rossini (can't remember which one) that you hear in Bugs Bunny whenever there's a hurricane.
Saar
April 16th, 2009 @ 9:23 am
Finaly! :D
April 16th, 2009 @ 9:25 am
I would rather that Sam's socks slowly disintegrate off....
Kael
April 16th, 2009 @ 9:28 am
Sam is slowly becoming the Kenny of VCP. :D
Saar
April 16th, 2009 @ 9:49 am
Just kidding you know ;)
love you sam! :)
anadaido marika
April 16th, 2009 @ 9:59 am
YOU ROCK ANDREW KRAMER! no SAM ! ha ha ha!
filibertsi ranana
April 16th, 2009 @ 10:01 am
Yes! ANDREW KRAMER DUDE! DESTROY SAM!!
gorenje
April 16th, 2009 @ 10:02 am
You AWESOME! MAKE SAM GRENADE A BASKET!
Type-oh!
April 16th, 2009 @ 10:27 am
Great stuff! Sam's cool. You know what the "S" on the superman logo signifies.
Nikola
April 16th, 2009 @ 10:47 am
Seems to be one more excellent tutorial!Can't wait to see it!

Greetings from Sabac,Serbia!
Matthew
April 16th, 2009 @ 10:17 am
LOL
April 16th, 2009 @ 11:35 am
I think before you disintegrate Sam, you should make him turn into the monster-zombie he was a while back in the Demon-Face episode....then zap him and watch him disintegrate....MWAHAHAHAHAH....(Sorry Sam....but it's so much fun watching Andrew torture you onscreen)
Jim Hines
April 16th, 2009 @ 12:01 pm
My favorite Sam episode is #67. Right around frame 34:35
Mark
April 16th, 2009 @ 12:25 pm
Hey what's up!

Waiting for this tutorial in Spain! ;)
cavaleri
April 16th, 2009 @ 1:27 pm
Oh, no!!! Save Sam Loya!!!

Can't wait
zaduraki
April 16th, 2009 @ 1:59 pm
Andrew Kramer! You is man DUDE! are laa AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
make buckets epxlode is SAM make particle ?
MaxStudiosâ„¢
April 16th, 2009 @ 2:00 pm
bye sam
thanx andrew
anvir tahini
April 16th, 2009 @ 2:01 pm
i kill the SAM ! man! you are ANDREW KRAMER man !
hurundi kaurismaki
April 16th, 2009 @ 2:05 pm
ANDREW KRAMER!! YOU ARE ROCK MY MAN!!!! AWESOME DUDE !!!! I COME TO AMERICA I WORK WITH VIDEO PILOT YES ?? MAN !!!
Lawrence
April 16th, 2009 @ 2:26 pm
Brilliant!
Roel
April 16th, 2009 @ 3:16 pm
anvir tahini says: you are ANDREW KRAMER man !


Like he doesn't know that -_-'

Thanks for the tease Andrew:)
I'm excited about this technique!
diilman
April 17th, 2009 @ 8:05 am
Damn! You scared the crap out of me!!!
" End of days " thought that sam were going the get fired :S
thanks god he wont ^^
personman
April 18th, 2009 @ 9:28 am
Aw, poor Sam! You've turned him into the Star Wars Kid, tripped him, turned him into a demon, made him cry inside a car, put bugs under his skin, frozen him, run him over, cut his face, put him inside an Iron Man, and now disintegrated him. Keep it coming!
April 19th, 2009 @ 3:02 am
i love sam. he is a nice guy
April 19th, 2009 @ 12:11 pm
Very cool the tutorial !
Long time don't see you sam.
sunil(nepal)
April 20th, 2009 @ 2:36 pm
he is looking for picnic destination or either matrix camera move
BabyCamy
April 25th, 2009 @ 9:43 am
Sam went KA-BOOM! ;'(
Yhi
April 28th, 2009 @ 10:35 am
I can't wait!!!
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:02 pm
Good things don't last, but SAM is an exception
AK Thanks for all
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