Action Essential 2 Teaser Online!

Here is the short teaser for our exciting new product Action Essentials 2 HD. A final promo will be on later this month with a list of the amazing features.

Action Essentials 2 will be available sometime in JUNE 2009.

Be sure to sign up and we will notify you when it is available!

Teaser Note:
Just to clarify, many of the elements in the teaser are zoomed in to show the detail and quality. The actual collection contains wide and close up shots for a variety of compositing needs. Also, the blood has a gray background but it is actually pre-keyed and ready to composite.

May 12th, 2009 @ 12:40 pm
Hey Andrew!

Thats pretty awesome! How long did it take you to put that teaser promo together?

(Do you do website design as well?)
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:41 pm
O and is the sound track from pro scores by any chance?
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:42 pm
Very nice!
Travis O’Donnell
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:42 pm
Looks awesome
Jack J
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:43 pm
Wow, cant wait :P
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:43 pm
I have 2 words for my wife and kids... FATHER'S DAY!

Those elements look fantastic... I cannot wait!
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:43 pm
Seriously,this is a very usable tools.

Keep working like that.
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:43 pm
Awesome promo.

One question: Could just be the cropping, but do the explosions, dirt and fire for instance, get cut off or were you able to get them in their entirety for wide angle usage?
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:45 pm
I'm so jacked for this man!
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:45 pm
Impressive teaser i can't wait
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:45 pm
Yeah Jason, they are zoomed in to show detail and quality. The actual collection contains various angles close up and wide shots.
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:46 pm
AMAZING - Great work andrew. This came up as I was waiting for it xD - Woo! Can't Wait. - Josh
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:46 pm
WOW, nice !!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:47 pm
You guys do some of the best work i've seen, and for the price this may be the best stock footage out there.
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:47 pm
OH MY GOD!!!!!!


Greetings from Poland :)
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:50 pm
Hello Mr. Kramer, Torments a question when there is this miracle?
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:50 pm
SICK - 2K version here I come!
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:51 pm
You forgot "heart" in that promo! But seriously, it looks great!
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:52 pm
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:52 pm
The promo left me speechless :O
Jake The Muss
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:53 pm
Very impressive. :)
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:53 pm
Freaking awesome!
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:56 pm
Can't wait to get my hands on all the awesome that is Action Essentials 2!
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:57 pm
Love it already!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:57 pm
Wow, Can't wait for my 2K.
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:58 pm
Oh, and I'm assuming the epic music comes from Pro Scores?
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:59 pm
Actually the track is not from Pro Scores. We want to maintain the life and originality of Pro Scores so we try not to use it too much on the site. Although we love it!
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:00 pm
That looks amazing :D My birthday is June 14th would be awesome if that was the date ;)
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:00 pm
When I first heard about it I thought it would be cool, but I didn't realize how much I needed it untill thiS teaser. I seriously can't wait. Is the sound from pro scores? Because I already knew I needed that, but it sounded amazing.
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:01 pm
Heey, this looks preatty awesome. By the way, what's the matter with the amount of lens flares? The Action Essentials 2 are preatty cool. By the way: why is AE2 not in 4K? Because you think people in the professional movie industry will not use this? It can be very usefull I think.
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:02 pm
Oh nevermind, I didn't see your post above. I like how you try to keep the originality of pro scores. Otherwise everyone in the world would instantly recognize it if we used it.
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:03 pm
no words....
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:03 pm
It looks absolutely incredible, the blood squib was my fav
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:04 pm
One more question, do you think it will be added to a bundle anytime soon, or will it stay by itself. I just don't want to buy this first and then before I can get the bundle have it added to it.
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:04 pm
i have never seen such a cool product before.
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:05 pm
I espacially loved the blood. Looked like it was moving a little slow, so I'm hoping it was shot with a high-speed camera, 'cause that would be awesome :D
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:07 pm
Hey Hugo,
We actually did shoot a lot of stuff at 4k and 3k but the high speed stuff can only be captured at 2k and we wanted to conform everything to the most viable format. Plus it is easy to use when compared to 4k and up-scales quite nicely.
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:10 pm
Im freaking out! its amazing, gimme more! :P


(although Obama is nice! :D)

keep going
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:15 pm
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:15 pm
Hey Andrew..have u heard of the ' compositors toolkit' collection from Digital Juice?..its kinda like this but this looks so much better :D

BTW Where were these elements filmed ?
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:21 pm
Holy son of of the holy mackerel!

MUST ... BUY ... THIS ... NOW!

Damn! Some nice stuff you got there!!!

May 12th, 2009 @ 1:23 pm
ohhh man,,,that will be great!!!!fantastic!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:31 pm
Blazing !! Did you also make some behind the scene footage for us to show us what it takes to record all this?
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:39 pm
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:39 pm
Andrew, simplemente Impresionante!

May 12th, 2009 @ 1:41 pm
SWEET!!! Any doubt I had is gone!
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

Awesome teaser, looking forward to the release in June!
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:44 pm
i can't wait!
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:44 pm
This looks very cool!

By the way,
how many gb's is this going to be?
I presume the 2k one will be huge...
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

By the way, there is an ad I've seen since some time ago but didn't noticed that some of the effects are from VIDEOCOPILOT STREAMS HD!!! is an ad from TRILLONARIOS.COM!!!A lotery ticket buying web!!! An ad that passes in WARNER CHANNEL Mexico!!! Chek it out!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:46 pm
now I will be officially counting the days for this.
Thanks Andrew.
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:46 pm
the smoke lokes great...
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:53 pm
That's some nice quality!
Josh M
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:55 pm
Really cool stuff, can't wait to buy it! I'll probly just get the 720 stuff cause that will fit my needs very nicely!
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:58 pm
the blood amazing. i didnt think i was going to buy it but i think im going to have to now.
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:59 pm
Did you kill Sam for the Blood Splash live action ^^ ?
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:00 pm
Wow, i love the teaser. Great stuff. Really excited for this one. June can't come sooner!

Your awesome Andrew!
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:01 pm
Thanks for offering a 720p version as the 2k version would likely break my bank and my computer! But hats off to you for future proofing this collection. I can't wait to buy it!
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:02 pm
Awesome, need. Want. Get.
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:05 pm
This is great news. These disks will be ready just in time for a Red project where I'll need exactly these sorts of elements. Thanks, Andrew and team.
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:07 pm
Thats the best collection!!!
i cant wait until June......!
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:07 pm
HoLy sPiT mAn ThAtS ePiCnEsS!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW!!! DUDE!! Thats so awesome its not even funny!!

sheesh!! time to get out ma' wallet! lol!
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:08 pm
So you can just go ahead and ship me one now (no need to wait until June). You have my address already from my evolution/riot gear/twitch order. I'll look for it my mail on...let's say Friday.
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:09 pm
It looks awesome :) I have an Intel Core i7 920, 6GB DDR3 RAM, and an NVIDIA GTX 285. Will I have playback issues with the 2K stuff?
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:09 pm
I need a bib to catch the drool
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

Dr.Pee Productions
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:13 pm
OH MY GOOD! I think im in love :D haha! cant wait for this :D
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:17 pm
AMAZING! I dont have any other words but that....i actually cant wait...the sooner...the better:D I know what i ask for my birthday june the 27th:P

José L.
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:18 pm
You're the Man andrew OMG simply awesome.
Dustin James
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:19 pm
Hey what style of lens flare is that on the "A New Collection of Action Stock footage" title?

Knoll light factory? I'm talking about the right side of the screen you have that flare that I see in most outer space shots... if you know what I mean..
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:29 pm
WAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!! holy crap man!!! I just about peed my pants I'm so excited!!!! just tell me where to put in my credit card number...

must buy... must buy... must buy....
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:29 pm
Cooo ooo oool!
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:31 pm
God this is awesome wow! Can't wait 4 it nice work!!!!!!!
Leo Mylonass
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:33 pm
That is awesome! I cant wait untill it comes out! I love the work you do!
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:35 pm
sweeeet, now if only i could get some insurance to break and reset my left hand i'd be ready to buy :)

thanks again andrew, you're the man. forever hookin it up!
Matt in MO.
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:36 pm
Andrew needs to show Digital Juice how to do this stuff for blowout prices... they are grossly overpriced for my range.
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:47 pm
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. Looks real great.
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:47 pm
cant wait! So much good stuff coming out in june!
Dan Rozen
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:49 pm
Looking forward to this one, will be interesting to see how the future will turn out, with the possible "Action Sound Effects Volume One"! Rooting for it!

"Hey, What's up? Andrew Kramer here with yet ANOTHER great Sound effects tutorial."

Got a nice ring to it? Doesn't it? ;>
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:01 pm
holy bacon, thats pretty epic.
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

I can't wait Andrew!

One question, I know you couldn't show all of the elements in the teaser, but I've been wondering if there is blood splatter footage? (on walls and dripping down, etc?)

Hope the answer is yes! but if not I'm still buying it!

May 12th, 2009 @ 3:03 pm
OMG SIIICKK!!! I'm just going to go for the 720p version. Money and Memory are very tight at the current moment!
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:07 pm
yo i watch the teaster like 20 time over and over again :D its very intensive and motivational....
i cant wait for it !
like always good job !

best regrets from Spain and Bulgaria !
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:08 pm
There is tons of blood Ben! Tons of it!
Anthony Miller
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:10 pm
Uhm... please hurry! The Committee thanks you. Have a nice day.
Tbone Jerome
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:18 pm
Freaking amazing, it really doesn't get any better than videocopilot. Now I can make high def videos of my exploding coworkers. Lets see if they keep me working in the basement from now on.
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:19 pm
blood,noise and grudge title sequence/impresto!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:23 pm
hey andrew, great job as always! i am totally speechless, AE1 was great, and AE2 seems to be even better ( which is fairly almost impossible! )


One question before I buy this product:

Will it be very slow on my crappy computer with a amd athlon xp 3200+ and 2x 512 MB RAM? I guess so.. :(

I think I should make a product to earn some money,too..
Who knows..maybe a auto-refilling cookie-box will make it too. The videocopilot team is of course going to be the exclusive tester :D

But I would be happy if you could answer my question :)

greetz from germany!
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:24 pm
*the first exclusive tester!
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:39 pm
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:41 pm
oh my god that is hhhhooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot
David W.
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:46 pm
I'm watching it now! Grand parents are up from Florida and stole our internet connection. I'm missing all your awesome posts! :(
Diego G.
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:47 pm
I just can't wait!! It's PERFECT!!!! Congratulations man, you're doing a Very Nice work with it!
BTW: What does the "Wind" category contain?
Sorry for my english :(
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:48 pm
WOW!!! :D The water and the fire look so AWESOME!!! YAY!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:59 pm
wow that is a must have in VCP collection!
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:05 pm
How much is "A TON OF BLOOD", because I love the Blood!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:06 pm
I would pay $200 for this!
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

Looks like an awesome product.
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:13 pm
Er.. wow!

I'm going to buy this, even if I have to sell a kidney on ebay (anybody looking for a low mileage internal organ - never raced or rallied?)

PS - Re: Fringe & Trek... I love you, man! (in a totally hetero, reserved, British way)
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:14 pm
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

It's just awesome!!! I really can't wait for that. If I don't have money to buy it I'll sell my UNDERPANTS or my glasses... beceuse is just GREAT!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:27 pm
Andrew, i cannot thank you enough
buying this asap
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:28 pm
AMAZING!!! Produbably the best product yet! ;D
Diego G.
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:30 pm
Which version did you use for the teaser: The 720p or the 2k version?
Simon Steele
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:37 pm
WOW. that is all i have to say....besides what i just said.
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:58 pm
Holy Mother OF... I am soooo getting this.
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:02 pm
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:19 pm
woww!! wow!! wow!! wow!!
is incredible!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:53 pm
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:54 pm
Thats awesome. I'm pretty pumped actually cause me and some friends are making movie right based on COD 5: Nazi zombies. there is actually an abandon fort that was once used for emergency water supplies back in the early 1960's apparently, so were going to base our movie there. Man I'm going to love using this stuff.
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:57 pm
Love it!
The music goes perfectly
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:02 pm
Had to pick my jaw up off the keyboard...

Sweet jesus lord Kramer... you've done it again..

Clone #3327
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:17 pm
wow....a love that....
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:30 pm
Hey man.. you guys shot this with a high speed RED Camera... so what framerate will this be avaliable at? 60fps? 120?
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:30 pm
Also... its freakin awesome!
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:39 pm
Looks really cool! Can't wait to get my hands on it.
I was just wondering, which of the elements are digital in this package? I know that 95% of them are live action, but what types of elements will be in that remaining 5%?
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:48 pm
Wow, I am definitely buying this as soon as you guys release it. BTW, saw Star Trek this past weekend, you did a fantastic job on those credits Andrew. Great work!
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:51 pm
Hey Andrew. I was wondering:
Did you guys film anything showing your "creative" ways of filming? It would be really nice if you could post some of this "extra footage" or even include it in a bonus section on AE2.
Keep it up. Can´t wait for your product.
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:53 pm
very very very awesome teaser mr. kramer. can't wait for it.
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:06 pm
95% real footage
200% bad ass

cant wait
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:12 pm
Great work, Andrew, and everyone at Video Copilot!

Was this shot on a RED? Any 120fps footage in there?

Looks fantastic. Will certainly buy.
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:43 pm
Hey andrew i´m from argentina, how can i get the new bundle (essential2) from here.
-love your style.
forgive my poor english!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:44 pm
this is explosive!
I will purchase it
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:45 pm
Great Product Andrew!
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:49 pm
oooooooohhhh...that's pretty
pretty awesome, that is
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:57 pm
Andrew Kramer! I cannot wait to buy this product. I have bought all your product since your first one and till the end of your product but this new one is INCREDIBLE!. Any discount? heheh ^.^
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:23 pm
Did you see? Somebody is going to sell their underpants to get this one. Or glasses.

I think I'll just tell my wife that I'm ordering her "special $260 flowers/bon bons", then buy this + $10 worth of shoddy flowers/bon bons...
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:42 pm
Hi Andrew thanks a lot for your new product, it looks AWESOME. Eventhough i'm just an amateur in the subject, i'd buy it just because it looks great!!

actually the art of this product is very similar to your tutorial 86 called fracture design, i guess you were already working on the teaser or something when you decided to make a new tutorial hehehe :-D.

Thanks and Keep up the good work.
Greetings from MEXICO,TEPIC,NAYARIT. (you'll be amazed if you knew the places from where this site is visited , but i think you already know that.)
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:49 pm
3 simple words .....Andrew Kramer rocks.......

Greetings from INDIA
Eric S
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:56 pm
So... I guess us 1080p guys need the 2k version?
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:04 pm
I'm happy to say this'll be the first (of many) Video Copilot product i'm buying, and that's saying alot from a poor kiwi film student!

Looks fantastic, this site has helped me out so much this year, gotta support it somehow =).
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:17 pm
WOW pretty awsome. That's what I'm looking for. And promo video is also crazy aspecially music. Mr.Kramer very good job. I like it very much.
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:35 pm
Who are you? a god? Man this is incredible, amazing!
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:49 pm
AWESOME!!! Will this be included in a bundle? Im TOTALLY buying this! 20 out of 5!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:52 pm
That is just siiiiiick! very impressive!
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:59 pm
I am totally buying this too!
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:14 pm
It's a Killer Product. A definite buy !
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:15 pm
LOVE THE BLOOD! So if I get the 2k one do I get the 720p too? Or do I have to buy both?
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:20 pm
Yes blood. Yes fire. Yes water. Can wait to see the tutorials that go with this stuff!
perry blunt
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:22 pm
Well Mr.kramer nice stuff I am sure I will be ordering the 2k version.Looking forward to the tuts you'll be doing with them.I would like to see some com positing stuff real world stuff.keep up the great work man.
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:47 pm
Awesome stuff Andrew! Just wondering, have you decided on the delivery format yet (aside from download)? HDD? SD card? multiple DVDs etc.? Would love to know cheers and thanks for all your hardwork
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:01 pm
The blood looks great, i'm excited
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:10 pm
i want know do you start work with music ?
there words useful with drums?
any way good , good work
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:10 pm
ha ha! teaser for footages! perfectly matching with music =) and all that bum...bang... Andrew, U know how to manipulate! It`s too much for the June: Transformers 2,Terminator 4 and Action Essential 2!
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:22 pm
Unfortunately I'll just be getting the lower res stuff (Budget requirements suck man) but I'm sure it'll still suffice for my work. I'm hoping you've got tons of tutorials, like you normally have, with this package to inspire/instruct us on how to use these types of visual elements in our work.
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:32 pm
I think this looks so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But... When I saw the teaser trailer I got a little bit disappointed...

Not because of the elements!! THEY WHERE AMAZING!!!

But... I thought this would be the action movie you were filming, the one you've talked so much about...

What's up with that movie?? Aren't it going to be nothing??

But don't misunderstand me...

May 13th, 2009 @ 12:03 am
May 13th, 2009 @ 12:17 am
Andrew Kramer Said: There is tons of blood Ben! Tons of it!

sweet! You just made my day... twice!

Thanks Andrew
Nikolay Kolev
May 13th, 2009 @ 12:44 am
looks fantastic, are there any clips in 200fps or somethin
May 13th, 2009 @ 12:44 am
Andrew, thanks. I will be buying this.
It would be nice to get a special 50% discount on action Movie Essentials 1 for people who decide to buy the Action Movie Essentials 2 in the first 2 weeks.
May 13th, 2009 @ 12:47 am
andrew, i'm having seizures and heart attacks from the amazingness of this!
May 13th, 2009 @ 1:18 am
Boar,... this teaser is freaking mindblowing!
May 13th, 2009 @ 1:44 am

Darren Doyle
May 13th, 2009 @ 2:00 am
Fantastic Stuff...this has to be one of the best products out there for film production, don't be suprised if you see this been used on everything in the industry...

amazing work..thank you.
May 13th, 2009 @ 2:26 am
I am blown away by the quality, I just can't wait to get this. I need to finish my master yearwork by 23rd of June, I really hope I can get it in time!!!

I actually had a dream about this last night and that I met Andrew. How silly...
May 13th, 2009 @ 2:29 am
I can't wait, I think that I will use this for a heartfelt drama that I am doing for cancer research.
May 13th, 2009 @ 2:30 am
Sweeeeeeeeet 8)
May 13th, 2009 @ 2:35 am
May 13th, 2009 @ 2:59 am
from malta....cant wait for this collection!! it seems awesome apart from that i am intrested in the 2k version!! Well done video copilot for putting this collection even in a 2k format!! keep up the good work
May 13th, 2009 @ 3:09 am
Heck. I wasn't so keen on buying Action Movie Essentials 1 so far, because I usually like to shoot my (stock) footage myself but this looks like it's definitely worth a deeper look into it. Awesome quality, from what I can see in the teaser.

One question I DO have, though: that flare in the clip, is that Knoll Light Factory? Or a custom one? Just curious. :)

Keep it up! (and I'm gonna watch Star Trek tomorrow and pay close attention to the title sequence.)

Thanks. Jules
May 13th, 2009 @ 4:08 am
not one second doubted your quality standards.

can't wait to buy this great collection.

hope you find some time to rest a bit with this hard work to do...
May 13th, 2009 @ 4:08 am
In Germany we say:

May 13th, 2009 @ 4:36 am
ausome cant wait till it comes out ,andrew from the start to the end how long did it take you to make this product.
May 13th, 2009 @ 4:56 am
That's the One for which I am waiting from so Long not Now PLZ. PLZ. complete it soon.

May 13th, 2009 @ 4:57 am
I'm really pullin' for some advanced "zombie kill" shots or something of the likes.
May 13th, 2009 @ 5:18 am
What's the name of the font in the teaser ? Is it a free font ?
May 13th, 2009 @ 5:57 am
niceeee ... and HD realy nice AK
May 13th, 2009 @ 6:27 am
It looks like it's going to rock! =D
May 13th, 2009 @ 6:29 am
Hai Andrew, U done the great tool to every vfx artist..
im karthik,im working in saudi arabia in a channel and i need this Action Essential 2.. How can i get this version from here..? Please help me...
May 13th, 2009 @ 6:33 am
Hi, I know that they have asked this before, but are you going to have slow-mo footage as well? Is it going to be for selected shots or all of them? can't wait till june!

ps: that teaser was your best! cheers...
May 13th, 2009 @ 6:35 am
Hey Andrew, I'm curious as to why you did the teaser in Flash. Unlike Quicktime, you can't scrub through Flash video.
May 13th, 2009 @ 7:03 am
I think he did it to 'tease' us Craig :)
With this player it's impossible to look frame by frame and have a decent look at the bits that go too fast.
However usually all the vids on VCP are Quicktime, so I'm pretty sure it was a deliberate decision
chris phillips
May 13th, 2009 @ 7:17 am
i can't wait to see these in every single low budget movie, advert and music video made in 2010 - until i literally have the shape of every flame, spark and fleck of dirt burned into the back of my retina.
May 13th, 2009 @ 7:25 am
This is seriously the best thing ever! =D
May 13th, 2009 @ 7:25 am
Craig and Jenovation,

I honestly think it has to do with the fact that Fl player is more accessible on more computers; it's a numbers thing.

I am even having a problem with my QT player at the moment, it maybe because Apple don't like PC's.

But Andrew is probably going to tell me that I am wrong now.
May 13th, 2009 @ 7:34 am
Wow I can't wait to buy this awesome stuff *_____*
Especially the breaking glass would look pretty cool with a regular film layer above it, if you would combine the two layer with one of the "track mats"...^^
Thorsten M (tommie12P)
May 13th, 2009 @ 7:48 am
This is so cool!

That´s really great to see a lot of details there in the water, smoke, blood, etc.
Not just great for compositing but also great for motion graphics, trailer.
May 13th, 2009 @ 7:59 am
Does this site ever stop getting better?! :O wow can't wait for this :D
May 13th, 2009 @ 8:10 am
Looks like another stunning, well thought out collection (but then we've come to expect nothing less from Video Copilot!)

I'm sure you'll sell bucket-loads of this title!
May 13th, 2009 @ 8:13 am
Can wait for this product, definitely sign me in for a copy :D
By the way guys, I left a post on the Forum, please reply so i can get you feedbacks :D
May 13th, 2009 @ 8:17 am
Excellent stuff....wondering why no 1080p version. The 2K is great but far to large for most. It will be great when this product launches....maybe we'll get some more tutorials. That's be great....
May 13th, 2009 @ 8:31 am
wow, you're making a lot.

just out of curiosity, how much did it cost to make?
May 13th, 2009 @ 8:32 am
Always the best Andrew! amazing work, thanks..
May 13th, 2009 @ 8:36 am
I have a question do to:

This AWESOME product will be available for DVDs and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD or just DVDs?
May 13th, 2009 @ 9:04 am
Could you make a video on how to shoot explosions and key and matte the footage? Like you did for your product that would be the sweetest thing ever!
May 13th, 2009 @ 9:09 am
Looks to be "awesome".
May 13th, 2009 @ 9:12 am
i would totally love to see a making of. even to see, how you recorded all the effects would be AWESOME!
May 13th, 2009 @ 9:16 am
Holy Shnikey's ! I can't wait to buy it.
May 13th, 2009 @ 9:20 am

Are we ever going to see any behind the scenes stuff for the making of AE2???? And I cant wait for this to come out!!!
May 13th, 2009 @ 9:24 am
how much fun was it to make all that footage?
Chris Woods
May 13th, 2009 @ 9:36 am
that's incredible! I can't wait :)
Ken “the trader”
May 13th, 2009 @ 9:38 am
looking forward to this; your products are all world-class... and thanks for all the super tutorials, you're great.
May 13th, 2009 @ 9:41 am
This will definetly be the best product so far! Looks awesome!!!!!
May 13th, 2009 @ 9:42 am
I need this NOW! haha, now I am torn, do I post pone my post work till june or go ahead... damn!

Can't wait!
May 13th, 2009 @ 10:39 am
Incredible ! Gorgeous !
Bravo ! :)
Hey, how much different fire hits will (are) be there ?
Smoke ?
And... how can I order it from here (Serbia) ??

Best Regards, Djordje !
May 13th, 2009 @ 11:06 am
Wow, wow, wow...I am 100% going to get this. I am floored. It looks awesome Andrew!!!!
May 13th, 2009 @ 11:21 am
This is simply a must! Just stunning :)
May 13th, 2009 @ 11:28 am
Awesome! Will it come with sound effects? Greetings from Brasil.
May 13th, 2009 @ 11:41 am
Andrew!!!!!!!!!! my paypal is just waiting for june!! Thanxxx!!! [hey wats up andrew kramer here for :)]
May 13th, 2009 @ 11:49 am
Holy ! Thats gonna get awesome! :D
May 13th, 2009 @ 12:04 pm
did it hurt falling all the way from heaven andrew,id like that also for you to show how you set up and filmed the eliments that would be even ausomer than sliced bread.
May 13th, 2009 @ 12:13 pm
You are the wind beneath my wings my friend (and fire, and sand and explosions and whatever else ya got) LOL.
Keep the river flowin bro.

Thanks & God bless
May 13th, 2009 @ 12:15 pm
haha! great comment christopher :

"in Germany we say 'HABEN WILL'"

in Germany we say "HABEN, SOFORT"
in Germany we say "Want it, immediately"

Grüße aus Deutschaland an alle aus Deutschland, Öterreich und der Schweiz
May 13th, 2009 @ 12:18 pm
Yeah, it would be great product in addition to the "Action Essentials 2". A second product with sound effects that perfectly fit to the footage
May 13th, 2009 @ 12:31 pm
HAHA that's so awesome! I can't imagine all the movies I'll be able to do with these footage! Thanks a lot Andrew, your the one;)!
May 13th, 2009 @ 12:49 pm
my god! you are freaking awesome!!! I am going to use those effects in my freak film now! (or June 09 ;)
do you work for Adobe or something? Because I promise u that if you contact with adobe you will have a job! Because you are sponsoring them!
Ty Silver
May 13th, 2009 @ 3:16 pm
How did you make that bright ball on the left side of the screen towards the beginning that gets bigger and intensifies as you changed titles?
chris Griffin
May 13th, 2009 @ 3:18 pm
Jaw me me me me me me me me!!
May 13th, 2009 @ 3:32 pm
in germant we say "toll"
May 13th, 2009 @ 3:34 pm
in germany we say "toll"
May 13th, 2009 @ 5:46 pm
Wowzers :D
How to make me happy with a blogpost.. well you just did!
It happens to be my birthday in June.. Since im getting 1/4th antique by than.. Seems like a nice present! :D

The glass also seems really interesting, besides the fire, smoke and water ofcourse. (It was glass right?...)
Cant wait till june for this to happen!
Was just wondering about the edges of the fireworks-kinda-elements, they seem cut-off (cropped?) in the demo.
Is that because you downscaled it? Or maybe done on purpose so the text was more readable?
But the overall look is great though!

Looking forward to it!
May 13th, 2009 @ 10:12 pm
Looks like a pretty good pack... Hey AK i was thinking, have you thought of releasing stock footage? Also have you thought of putting up a vlog? to accompany this blog?
You can say, give out quick tips on it, or interview people in the industry, give us a tour of studios you work at, a behind the scenes look at your stuff, IDK this action pack is just to exciting to read about, you need a vlog. IMHO
May 13th, 2009 @ 11:40 pm
Hey Tony, video blog is actually something we're working on...
May 14th, 2009 @ 12:20 am
wow! this is great stuff! cant wait to get my hands on this 2nd installment..
May 14th, 2009 @ 1:06 am
Teaser is BLOWING...
May 14th, 2009 @ 1:42 am
Hey AK, back again it just crossed my mind watching the trailer. Who composes your songs? do you compose them your self? (like in FL or reason, or pro tools) or do you use something like cinescore or sonicfire Pro? I mean the orchestral pieces u use are excellent, or do you record yourself playing every instrument :) can you play the didgeridoo? hahaha
May 14th, 2009 @ 2:54 am
Hey Andrew,
Im following you quite a while with your work, and im very impressed the way you work, I bought all the products you have, but i dont use everything, it gives me alot inspiration though, the action movie essentsials 2, is very great. This is what i create, With a little Twitch, and pro scores!
Hope to get a soon respond by mail or blog posting.
May 14th, 2009 @ 3:17 am
Whoa, Andrew really great package you've got there!
The teaser really got me excited! Great stuff!
Can't wait for the release!
May 14th, 2009 @ 3:59 am

May 14th, 2009 @ 7:35 am
VIDEO BLOG! totally wicked
May 14th, 2009 @ 4:28 pm
I am gonna have to buy this. I been watching your Free tutorials too much, I need to buy something, so I am gonna buy this when it comes out. Looks sweet.
May 14th, 2009 @ 4:34 pm
That music reminds me of Invader Zim.
May 14th, 2009 @ 5:21 pm
Andrew Good day!AWeSOME for your action essentials 2,these help to much,another thing, if you can make a DVD with applications 3d in real people, example: like having a bionic arm or the part of the face robotics like artificial intelligence movie, I believe that it would be very good and a good business, I thank for your send of knowledge and if litters by Chile, only warns, greetings masters
May 14th, 2009 @ 5:40 pm
i just want to be in this blog

i want to be part of history making
May 14th, 2009 @ 8:31 pm
in chile we are just waiting! we are ready to put online the first sci-fi action serie and this come just rigth on time!!
thank god for Andrew Kramer!! amen!!
May 14th, 2009 @ 10:54 pm
very very cool Andrew nice Promo as usual
May 14th, 2009 @ 11:26 pm
i will make it my duty to buy this it is so awesome this will make my movies look so much better
May 14th, 2009 @ 11:27 pm
oh and any more tutorials coming out soon if so post it on the blog
May 15th, 2009 @ 3:50 am
Hey, can we use it in our films. I mean, when we buy it we can use it where we want ??? I don't think to sell it :), but can we use it in Music Videos, Movies, Docs etc...

May 15th, 2009 @ 5:01 am
Hey Andrew. The collection looks incredible.
How did you manage to key and mask out all these elements?
May 15th, 2009 @ 5:07 am
Greenscreen ? :)
May 15th, 2009 @ 6:29 am
Just to say : WOW!!
May 15th, 2009 @ 9:15 am
You're cooler than Justin Timberlake. Action 2 looks like a massive pile of sex.
Point Blank
May 15th, 2009 @ 11:41 am
Thats awsome.
Deutsche Virus Inc. ©
May 15th, 2009 @ 11:46 am
That's more then awesome! I'm shaking!!! but 250 elements?! That's much! COOOOL!
Why June? I can't wait xD
May 15th, 2009 @ 5:20 pm
awesome as always!!
are there laser beams like the way cyclops shoots them out his eyelids??
May 15th, 2009 @ 11:23 pm
Sorry no freaking laser beams! :)
May 16th, 2009 @ 1:18 am
guess that was USAAF STENCIL font. Wasn't it?
yeah, and by the way, great job as always, Andrew!
May 16th, 2009 @ 3:06 am
no doubt in 10/10.
May 16th, 2009 @ 8:35 pm
Looked a bit simple and empty compared to the other teasers, But The effects Do look high end.
^O^ Cant wait till its released
May 16th, 2009 @ 9:08 pm
Well that's the point I think. A teaser is supposed to tease. A trailer comes out closer to the product release. We didn't really do teasers for any other product but this one is special .
May 16th, 2009 @ 10:07 pm
I'm so looking forward to the trailer because man that teaser was great!

I'm looking forward to the product too ;)
May 18th, 2009 @ 5:40 am
very high class product!
Sunny Leatham
May 19th, 2009 @ 10:48 am
Hey Does anyone know when this is coming out in June? I'm SOO impatient
I would ask Andrew to comment back himself, But i have a feeling he wont :'(
Ann Ominous
May 19th, 2009 @ 11:20 am
Question for Andrew:

How does one become a beta tester for your fine products?

Do you invite others to test your products, or is it all done "in house"?
May 20th, 2009 @ 9:08 am
You are the freaking MAN Andrew. This will be like a second Christmas haha.

I saw the credits you did for the new Star Trek movie. Good stuff man. That must of been fun.
May 20th, 2009 @ 10:24 am
Awesome! Awesome product! Awesome promo! Awesome Website!

Is possible become a beta tester?

Thank u for videos like this! :)
May 20th, 2009 @ 10:39 am
Razor X
May 22nd, 2009 @ 4:05 am
Hey ANDREW, its me ur newest fan.I started seeing ur tutorials from april one of my friend told me ,but hey u "R""O""C""K" DOOOOOOOOOOODE,simply Awsome.And hey am in INDIA can ya send me those evolution,riot gear n others to India????cos u know i really love those.......
May 23rd, 2009 @ 9:47 am
No laser beams? I don't know about this product anymore:)
Andy Song
May 25th, 2009 @ 5:50 pm
Hey Andrew!
When are you publishing this product?
June When?
May 27th, 2009 @ 7:57 am
what song is that from
May 27th, 2009 @ 10:04 pm
wow i can't wait to buy this ...ill use it for music videos
i can't wait thanks andrew...your the best
May 28th, 2009 @ 5:52 am
Hey Andrew, have you set a specific date in June for it's release. Because I want to buy now! I'm your mailing list for updates but have not heard anything (your busy preparing this for release no doubt), are you able to give a date in June??
Dark Messiah
May 29th, 2009 @ 8:58 am
Will there be an intoductory offer?
June 14th, 2009 @ 1:48 pm
The 19th of June is my birthday...

Is it released by then?? Can't wait!
June 26th, 2009 @ 6:21 am
Thanks for sharing andrew!
July 2nd, 2009 @ 9:11 pm
hey do you guys have something for making car crushes?
January 6th, 2010 @ 11:42 am
Hey, does this work for mac's too? I want to buy it today but need to know if it'll work on my macbook
July 24th, 2010 @ 11:33 am
hey andrew ace software nice work got link from freddie wong from youtube.
just 1 question tho does it work on 32 bit laptops ??? please reply want to buy it cuz im into editing but i only have 32 bit laptop
June 16th, 2011 @ 5:31 am
Will there be an Action Essentials 3?
January 11th, 2012 @ 10:36 am
This is great!, thanks andrew
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