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…

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6 years ago
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157 Comments

6 years ago
Good things don't last, but SAM is an exception
AK Thanks for all
Yhi
6 years ago
I can't wait!!!
BabyCamy
6 years ago
Sam went KA-BOOM! ;'(
sunil(nepal)
6 years ago
he is looking for picnic destination or either matrix camera move
6 years ago
Very cool the tutorial !
Long time don't see you sam.
6 years ago
i love sam. he is a nice guy
personman
6 years ago
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!
diilman
6 years ago
Damn! You scared the crap out of me!!!
" End of days " thought that sam were going the get fired :S
thanks god he wont ^^
Roel
6 years ago
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!
Lawrence
6 years ago
Brilliant!
hurundi kaurismaki
6 years ago
ANDREW KRAMER!! YOU ARE ROCK MY MAN!!!! AWESOME DUDE !!!! I COME TO AMERICA I WORK WITH VIDEO PILOT YES ?? MAN !!!
anvir tahini
6 years ago
i kill the SAM ! man! you are ANDREW KRAMER man !
MaxStudiosâ„¢
6 years ago
bye sam
thanx andrew
zaduraki
6 years ago
Andrew Kramer! You is man DUDE! are laa AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
make buckets epxlode is SAM make particle ?
cavaleri
6 years ago
Oh, no!!! Save Sam Loya!!!

Can't wait
Mark
6 years ago
Hey what's up!

Waiting for this tutorial in Spain! ;)
Jim Hines
6 years ago
My favorite Sam episode is #67. Right around frame 34:35
6 years ago
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)
Matthew
6 years ago
LOL
Nikola
6 years ago
Seems to be one more excellent tutorial!Can't wait to see it!

Greetings from Sabac,Serbia!
Type-oh!
6 years ago
Great stuff! Sam's cool. You know what the "S" on the superman logo signifies.
gorenje
6 years ago
You AWESOME! MAKE SAM GRENADE A BASKET!
filibertsi ranana
6 years ago
Yes! ANDREW KRAMER DUDE! DESTROY SAM!!
anadaido marika
6 years ago
YOU ROCK ANDREW KRAMER! no SAM ! ha ha ha!
Saar
6 years ago
Just kidding you know ;)
love you sam! :)
Kael
6 years ago
Sam is slowly becoming the Kenny of VCP. :D
6 years ago
I would rather that Sam's socks slowly disintegrate off....
Saar
6 years ago
Finaly! :D
Russ
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
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.
Ryan
6 years ago
KILL HIM!!! nah (= if Sam can survive a car hitting him, an explosion and an exorcism he's survive a disintegration surely..
Greez_from_Germany
6 years ago
you can't hurt Sam..he's kind a Terminator :P
6 years ago
Noooooooo, .... Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam (slomo-voice)
6 years ago
Andrew...You ROCK MEN!!! I'm Waiting for your new tutorials
6 years ago
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 ;)
Ronfather
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
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! ;)
6 years ago
I see green! I'm thinking yes!
adam
6 years ago
Sounds like an awesome tutorial will you need something like action essentials because i don't have it
Ljubomir Sinozic
6 years ago
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........
Jonatas
6 years ago
yesss destroy SAMMMMMM lolololol
RUN RUN RUN Sam ha ha ha
RobCoxxy
6 years ago
The Answer:

YES. :P
NOOOOOOOO! Sams awesome. We need him to live for upcomming tutorials!!!!
anadaido marika
6 years ago
ha ha! Kramer Andrew no SAM grenade! ha ha ha!
Amir
6 years ago
Poor Sam ,can't wait to see!
don't hurt him please...
malcolm
6 years ago
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

THIS WILL BE GREATE: SUPER OUTSTANDING: I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Daryl
6 years ago
Sam, a man barely alive. We can rebuilt him, make him faster, stronger, better.....
alexy
6 years ago
Bye sam but i'm really exited for the tut
Lusho
6 years ago
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.
Eddie
6 years ago
This is going to be funny.
dima popov
6 years ago
why are you not using AVID
6 years ago
theres a grenade launcher besides him?
Stefan
6 years ago
Great Andrew, can't wait! Keep producing this tutorials forever!

All the best,
-Stefan
6 years ago
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?
Sam
6 years ago
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
Mogle
6 years ago
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... :|
Rednex.
6 years ago
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.
Scyfish
6 years ago
Poor sam, i can relate to you with what my big brother does to me =D
Eugene Opperman
6 years ago
Looking good Sam...
Is that a hint of highlights in your hair I see ;)

Cant wait. This tutorial's gonna be awesome!
6 years ago
NOOOOOO not sam!
Anything but sam! Please! take me instead!

PS looking forward for the tutorial looks like a great one!
6 years ago
Astalavista...BABY
Axel
6 years ago
Do you really want to hurt me...?

Do you really want to make me cry...?
N DEVADAS
6 years ago
I waiting for a longtime. Please .....................
and dont hurt sam He is good guy.
Infaas
6 years ago
Can I pull the trigger please? }:- <
6 years ago
Maybe my comment on using that effect to kill someone evilly inspired you? XD
6 years ago
That's going to be so sweet! Hope something funny like that will be in your next tutorial! ;)
frankEnjoy
6 years ago
Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom!!!!!!!
6 years ago
If he cooks instead of disintegrates, can you save me some dark meat?
IJAHman
6 years ago
wowwww...hehehehe. Sounds awesome. really excited for it. another great tut coming up.
Bo
6 years ago
ha Finally!! (jk, love ya Sam =P)
6 years ago
That is really cool. Are u gonna use th Quick Matte plugin to key?
6 years ago
Action Essentials is still in development, more info will be out soon.
Lucas
6 years ago
burn the witch
6 years ago
Andrew what about Action ME 2 ? : )
6 years ago
Gabriel, try tubetape.net ... they have the best prices on greenscreens and light kits.
alireza
6 years ago
Hmmm...sounds awesome, can't wait.
Greetings from Iran
pat k.
6 years ago
scared me for a sec.....i thought he was quiting or something lol
OptimusPrime
6 years ago
Sam, hold on to the cube!!
LOL XD
6 years ago
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?
Daniel
6 years ago
kkkkkkk

That was great!!

I hope Sam be fine because he's a great actor for you awesome tutorial!!! No kidding!!
Gabriel
6 years ago
Does anybody know where can I order such a greenscreen? Or could anyone tells me different places and prices?

Thanks!
6 years ago
Poor Sam...
6 years ago
Is Sam gonna be disintegrated War Of The Worlds style? I love those tutorials that involve green screen effects!
Atnas
6 years ago
He has defied death before... AND WILL DO IT AGAIN IN THIS AWESOME UPCOMING TUTORIAL
AndrewisGOD
6 years ago
Cant wait to see sam lawyer burning :P.
Kelley
6 years ago
Don't hurt Sam, bur burn his clothes off. Rawr!
Pablo
6 years ago
GREATTTTTTT i cant wait!! go sam, go sam!!!!
Grim
6 years ago
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!?!?!?!
Diego G.
6 years ago
waiting for the killing, err, I mean the tutorial...
6 years ago
Great, now i can make a composite of my mother in law
and have it cheer me up during bad days ;)
David W.
6 years ago
Noooooooooo! Not Sam!!! He's essential for the tutorials! Take my little sister instead.
6 years ago
lol poor sam lol "Sam go poof" lol cant wait :)
Anthony Miller
6 years ago
Take care, Sam.

We hardly knew ye.
highdefw
6 years ago
niiice.
madmanali93
6 years ago
amazing electrify him then disintegrate him lol it will look cool
Johann Garces
6 years ago
"After Effects: The Revenge". Poor Sam, but I wish more people would sign up to be in my projects.
José L.
6 years ago
Wow!! Andrew I need see this tutorial I can't wait, OMG Bye Same anybody will miss you XD
6 years ago
NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

SAAAAAAAAMM!!

NOOOOOOOO!!!!

YOU ROCK ANDREW!!!!
David
6 years ago
Ohh,i thought Sam was quitting when i saw the title xD
greek lover
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
how mysterious...
Rick Morris
6 years ago
Run Sam! Run...!
james reid
6 years ago
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.
brunoqueado
6 years ago
lol is some obvious xD... or maybe not?? jajaja
Ludwig
6 years ago
Crash him!!!! heheheheh
Nice tutorial....
anadaido marika
6 years ago
SAM rock ! Kramer Andrew = AWESOME DUDE !
6 years ago
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?
Point Blank
6 years ago
Noooooooooooooooo SAAAAAAAAAM!!!
6 years ago
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
Kai
6 years ago
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
hurundi kaurismaki
6 years ago
Andrew Kramer AWESOME DUDE!
gorenje
6 years ago
YOU ROCKS!
Chris
6 years ago
Are we looking at a "the day the earth stood still" effect here?
newsett
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
You would think Sam learned his lesson by now...I guess not. It was nice knowing ya!
Magic2007
6 years ago
Sam you rock!!!

hey mr. kramer, when is the shortmovie out?
slashcr
6 years ago
Sam... Sam...
Spencer Hunt
6 years ago
Man... the title makes it seem as though you meant sam got fired.
Vick1138
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
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
Steve
6 years ago
Excellent... Its been too long sense we last saw Sam in action
rasta
6 years ago
cool ! :]

but what for this if i havent bluebox
Jens Christian
6 years ago
I can´t wait for the new tutorial. Keep up the good work :)
gorenje
6 years ago
is makes timeline DVD ? also ? Andrew Kramer! awesome!
anvir tahini
6 years ago
wowwwwww! great trail AK is GOD!!!
anadaido marika
6 years ago
make baskets yes ? awesome Kramer Andrew!
moses anana
6 years ago
Andrew Kramer! AWESOME DUDE!
Speedbreaker
6 years ago
So Sam's life is in the hands of a one legged Duck. Don't want to be in his situation.
6 years ago
noooo! dont kill sam!
Thorsten M(tommie12P)
6 years ago
Agree: Lighting is great (typical american style)

Is it supposed to be a green screen?
The green seems to be a little washed out
6 years ago
Waiting for it on a piece of fire
BTW...The green screen is "WOW"
6 years ago
Awesome!! Can't wait for the tutorial! Not sure how I will be able to use this effect yet tho.
Tango
6 years ago
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
Hiphopjoe
6 years ago
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
Aleksander
6 years ago
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 ;)
6 years ago
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.......ehh, go ahead
lee
6 years ago
I condone this behavior
6 years ago
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...
6 years ago
Set Phasers to maximum! Quapla' Sam Loya!
S Gilbert
6 years ago
Is there a ransom? If sam is destroyed, how will vcpilot create new and exciting tutorials?
Peter
6 years ago
let's do a poll, who want's him disintergrated, and who doesn't.
6 years ago
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!
Les
6 years ago
KILL HIM!! SQUASH HIM!! DISINTEGRATE HIM!!
Morgan
6 years ago
Love it.
jeremey
6 years ago
Sammmmmyyyyy.....noooooooooooooo!
boneyard
6 years ago
will we be using Quick Matte to key Sam out? that's right, i'm not forgetting...
6 years ago
Please Hammer, don't hurt him.
Immortalized
6 years ago
i guess he suffered alot in the making of the new product xD
6 years ago
Pick on somebody your own size ;)
zbx
6 years ago
I can't wait for watch the new tutorial!
Renan
6 years ago
Don't forget, Brazil whating you!
jorberg
6 years ago
Sam!! Beware The Destroyer!!


Looking forward to this one --
Dan
6 years ago
Nice! When will you post the tutorial??
Roy Etman
6 years ago
Cool, looking forward to it!!!
Arie
6 years ago
When will the movie come out you were working on?
Reyers
6 years ago
cant wait..
6 years ago
Can't wait :).
Lightning looks cool btw!
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