Action Essentials 2: JUNE 2009

Hey whats up! Action Essentials 2 will be available this JUNE! We have worked very hard on this new product and it’s exciting to finally show you some of these amazing elements.

We shot tons of great footage and developed creative ways to capture these elements so that they could be used in post. These elements are great for action films and even motion graphics.

Action Essentials 2 will be available in 2 HD Versions:
720p High Definition [1280 x 720] $99.95
2k Film Resolution [2048 x 1152 ] $249.95 (beyond 1080p)

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Hard Drive Version:
It seems this collection fits reasonably on just a few DVDs so we are going to bypass the hard drive option for now.

Fun Facts:

  • Over 250 HD elements
  • Many elements shot in slow motion
  • Diverse angles
  • Wide and close shots
  • Pre-Keyed & Pre-Matted
  • Most diverse collection ever made
  • 95% Live action footage ( including: real fire and real explosions!)
  • Shot primarily on REDs with a special high speed camera
  • No one got hurt… maybe a few feelings here and there :)

Later today we will be releasing a short teaser trailer which features a few samples of what you can expect, a final promo and feature list will be following later this month.

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Update Product Note:
A few questions about sound effects recently came up and I wanted to clear that up for those interested. Our stock products are divided between 2 types: Visual Elements and Sound/Music elements.

Action Essentials 2 will include a few bonus sound effects but nothing substantial. We plan on dedicating real time into a possible action sound FX product in the future.

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169 Comments

4 years ago
Hey Andrew, i can afford sound effects DVD price how can i buy i don't trust online shopping, i live in New Delhi India. Thank you for your tutorials, i call you GURU (Master)in after effects All the best
5 years ago
hi andrew , u rock
i hope i can buy this dvd from here , i mean in egypt
paypal is blocked over here u must make a new payment ways to sell faster and eaysier , ty andrew , hope u answer me on that
5 years ago
Andrew are u there? :)
M3rcury
5 years ago
I thought: Maybe the title is a clue towards the releasing date. 2nd of June 2009. Guess it's not.

(Action Essentials 2: JUNE 2009)

Well, I'm pretty sure, because it's the 3rd
Mr Ed
5 years ago
It's JUNE! =)
Fred
5 years ago
can we buy this tomorrow since it's June 1st? or are you going to make us wait until the 30th?
Oscar
5 years ago
andrew please... tutorial of it video...!!!
Savos000
5 years ago
Hey John a stupid question
In a mouth to me of a foot to die not to rise, I sit in a shock, same it is necessary to think up...
Аndrew you the genius аааааа
THANKS YOU!
And nearly I have not forgotten I will get this package
Jhon
6 years ago
Hey Andrew: I've a very important question... What do I need in my computer to use this new future product... (Besides AE, obviously ;)) I hope you can understant my question...
Jhon
6 years ago
I can´t wait!! I know this product will be as usefull as the other ones! Thank u Andrew! Yuo'e got the Power!
6 years ago
So, Andrew, I am guessing the shaking on the 9th floor of my building I have been feeling here in Playa is from the live action mushroom cloud you are shooting for AME 2. Yes?
6 years ago
I will order this one !
6 years ago
where i can dwnload this product wallpaper?? ;)
6 years ago
Pay no heed to the naysayers of 2k. Eagly awaiting and have more than a couple uses for this, actually on set thinking if this was out right now I could get us to wrap earlier!
6 years ago
Pay no heed to the naysayers of 2k. Eagly awaiting and have more than a couple uses for this, actually on set thinking if this was out right now I could get us to wrap earlier!
Marten Köpp
6 years ago
Ok.. it's probably a firefox issue. It runs ok in IE.
Marten Köpp
6 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Really cool product. I cant wait to see what's inside. But actually I am having problems watching the teaser. It plays a second and then it get's stuck. You know what could cause this problem?

For everything else.. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!
6 years ago
well, thanks allot Andrew :(

your extreme awesomeness gave my computer a virus.
VCP’s Biggest Fan
6 years ago
Finnaly. I can't wait to buy it. These will do great for my movie comming up this summer. Great job Andrew. I think this product will kick Action Movie Essentials ass.
6 years ago
Understood.
I guess I'll have to go for the 2k version then, and down-convert when necessary.

By the way, what is the codec this is going to be delivered in?

(I personally use the Cineform codec, but I suppose you'll be using a more standard codec?)

Obviously must be a codec that supports both the resolution and an alpha channel...
6 years ago
Actually we considered including the 720p version with the hard drive version of the 2k version. But we are bypassing the hard drives for now and there may not be room for both versions.
6 years ago
Oh, I believe you mentioned a few weeks ago that the 720 version will be included in the 2k package.
Am I misunderstanding anything?
6 years ago
We may offer an upgrade path in the future but it won't be dollar for dollar since you will certainly get some valuable use out of the 720p version.
6 years ago
Hi Andrew,
will there be an upgrade path from the 720 version to the 2k version? In other words, If I buy the 720 version and come to the conclusion that I actually need the 2k version, will the money I paid for the smaller version be lost, or could it be applied towards the bigger version upon upgrade?
6 years ago
The blood is 100% live action. But it is fake, sadly. Unions and all.

BTW, MarkHawk, 2k and 1080p are practically identical.
Joffrey
6 years ago
what hurt feelings? NOO!!!!!
Aleksander
6 years ago
I guess that the blood must be the 5% fake :)
6 years ago
Awesome, cant wait!
I`m looking to place a complete VCP bundle order, I would like to find out if you`r planning to include Action Essentials 2 in a complete bundle any time soon ?? if so what would it cost?

Thanks! & keep it up!
Harold
Ape Town
South Africa
6 years ago
# 95% Live action footage ( including: real fire and real explosions!)

You are very Coooooooool
Prodat TV
6 years ago
720 Awsome 2K Awsome more!!!

Beyond of what i need!

More than words!

Thanx, thanx, thanx!!!
MarkHawk
6 years ago
Yes Dan I know. My gripe is I have to buy the 2k if I want a minimum of of 1080p.

What I am trying to say is I don't see why you'd want 720p. I'd rather have the options to buy 1080p or 2k.
Dan
6 years ago
MarkHawk, it clearly says that there is going to be a 2k release.
MarkHawk
6 years ago
What am I supposed to do with 720? I need 1080 at least. I wish it was 1080 and 2k. :sigh: slightly unhappy.
Dylan02
6 years ago
I have a question regarding AME2 Andrew, will this product include any muzzle flashes?
Fredrik
6 years ago
Awsome!
Kurt
6 years ago
Hi,will there be any tutorials with this product.
William
6 years ago
The wait is over!!!
highdefw
6 years ago
YES. I knew you guys would go for 2K.
philjohnson
6 years ago
can't wait mate. love the work you guys do.
Throck
6 years ago
$99-SOLD!
pev
6 years ago
AWSOME A.K.
Congrats on Fringe, Star Trek and AME2.
Thanks for eveything.
Vick1138
6 years ago
June? But we wants it now :(
Mike
6 years ago
Andrew,
Do you ship to Russia? And if so, how long delivery will approximately take?
By the way, thank you for your tutorials. They are simply the best!
Paul Stewart
6 years ago
Action Movie Essentials 2!!! I can't believe my eyes or ears! Pretty soon, I'll be able to make a couple of spy movies with it! Andrew Kramer oh boy' U R a GENIUS!!! I'll see if I can save my pennies to acquire it in the future. By the way, I'm hoping to make a spy movie called Rider, and a teen suspense movie called Paint of Death (paintballs against real bullets) I'll send you a link to them when they are finished.

God Bless!

Paul
6 years ago
EPIC....

EPICER......

EPICEST!!!!!!!!!

Simply stunning, and THATS just the box!!! O.o
6 years ago
Yeah Jason, that was the case for the Hard Drive version which we are not going to be doing this time around. If there is room we can add it in but it's unclear at this point since we are still compiling the elements and content.
6 years ago
Andrew,
Per an earlier post on AME2, if you purchase the 2K pack, and getting the 720p version with it, as well. While I can always shrink it down, it would take more time. The alt version was a real selling point for me.

Also, what kind of processing speed would one need to use the 2k. I have a 17" MacBook Pro that I am about to get the full 2GB of RAM on.

Finally, congrats on Fringe and Star Trek. It was cool seeing your stuff on the big screen.
6 years ago
Wow. This right after Star Trek. When do you sleep Andrew? Or do you sleep?

I'm not a 2K big timer but I'm ready to place my 720p order RIGHT NOW! 250 elements for $99 that's a steal. I hope you don't figure that out and raise the price.
RobCoxxy
6 years ago
HAHAHA, brilliant edit of my original post there, I see.

"I think I'm excited"

A little too excited, eh? ;)
Marcus
6 years ago
I'm still waiting for the preview:-)
Adam Sklar
6 years ago
There's nothing wrong witht the cover!
I think it's sweet and awesome..

Can't wait.

:D
6 years ago
There will be shell casing and I'm not sure if the 2K DVD set will include the 720p files because of the extra size.
Anthony Miller
6 years ago
Looking forward to it, Andrew. Bring on the Film rez version.
Daniel
6 years ago
*In the 2k version wil have the 720p files?

*Will have any file of a bullet shell case falling off of the a gun?
Psychedelic
6 years ago
OOOOOOOOOOO MMMMMMMYYYYY GGGGGOOOOOOODDDDDDDD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Psychedelic.
6 years ago
I'm actually not sure what will happen with the bundles. I'm sure we will work them in somehow as we always do.
6 years ago
You need to put this in a bundle with Pro Scores and label it "EPIC FILM CREATION BUNDLE"
braamling
6 years ago
what will happen to the bundels? will you get the choise between the two? or will it stay the same?

From The Netherlands=)
6 years ago
I've got money already saved for this!
Marc
6 years ago
WOOT! Nice to here the products nearly gone gold. I haven't brought any of your products and was going to buy a bundle. Any chance that AE2 2k will be in any bundles.

And thanks for making it 2k it will be slightly wider than 1080 x 1980 which will be perfect for wiggle and slight offsetting.
Aaron Martone
6 years ago
Your product packaging always looks so God awful.

And by God awful I mean "HOLY SHIZNIT, DAT LOOKS SCHWEEEEET!"

I would LOVE to see a very low-res (even with a noticable watermark over it) footage reel of all the shots if you guys could wrangle that together.

Either way, congrats on what will be another undoubtedly successful product rollout. Kudos!
6 years ago
A few DVDs means we do not actually know but we will soon. Certainly more than a single DVD in the 720p version.
Joris Strickx
6 years ago
What do you understand under a few dvd's? No doubt it'll be a nice collection again.
Pablo
6 years ago
POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!!!!!! go andrew!
6 years ago
Hahaha, nice McKramer, now i know where to spend my future hanukah money :D

Greetings from chile
6 years ago
for my birthday !
Khaled
6 years ago
wooooooooho cool man can't wait
and sure it will be some cool tut also
Connor
6 years ago
Woo! Looking forward to the teaser later on today ;)
6 years ago
YESS! i've been waiting for this for soooo long!
LR
6 years ago
YES! Cant wait to see it.. esp sicnce id love to see what ya'; got out of those reds! cant wait 4 da teaser!
6 years ago
Gaaaaaah, must get $250 now!
I'm incredibly excited about this one, Andrew. I'm ready to have my socks blown off slowly!
Sandy
6 years ago
as usual awesome updates andrew, also waiting for ur new tut. hehehehe :)
Martin H.
6 years ago
My birthday and the new Action Essentials... great day! :-)
Kai
6 years ago
YES!
Maybe I could convince my parents this would be a great "end of the school year" present...
lol

Kai
Jacky
6 years ago
That's amazing things Andrew,well down!
Sawang
6 years ago
Soo...Excited! Can't wait for real.

Hey Andrew can I request a tutorial? :)
http://www.refused.tv/aggressive/kerli/kerli_vfx_breakdown/

in the beginning foggy scene with the LEAVES FRYING ACROSS THE SCREEN.

Thank you.
I'm cant wait...:)
DriverX
6 years ago
Will be a Making Of also included?
6 years ago
Cool...I can't wait to get a peek at this one. Thanks also for waiting until June to release it, that way I can start saving money right now to get it. WOO HOO!
dashzed
6 years ago
can you give us a list of all the categories so I can stay up all night fantasizing about it?
Daniel
6 years ago
Yeah... Really Awesome! I can't wait...

I have a question:

Will have any footage of a 'bullet shell case' falling out of the gun? I'd really that... Please answer me...
6 years ago
Fantastic, Can't wait.
Also, the action movie sound FX, is an awesome idea!
6 years ago
will definantly get the 99.99 version as soon as it becomes available!!!
Fish
6 years ago
Are you taking pre-orders...I'm ready to give you my money now! :)
Point Blank
6 years ago
2k!!! AWSOME!
6 years ago
This is the Bee's Knees!
Rob
6 years ago
@dasnico

Thanks I kinda figured but, I just wasn't entirely sure.
David W.
6 years ago
Awesome! I can't wait to see more. :)
Alex
6 years ago
Awesome! Can't wait for it!
Chris D
6 years ago
Awesome! I've been waiting for this. I need some new real elements to use!
6 years ago
That's cool, I thought something like this was coming from the delay in blog postings. Question though, are you going to be offering this with a bundle of any other products in your bundles section, or is it going to be stand alone for a while?
Josh M
6 years ago
Can't wait! This looks awesome!
malcolm
6 years ago
yeeeeeh! awsome !!
dasnico
6 years ago
rob yes Andrew talked about this. he created those titles.
Siupej
6 years ago
I must have it :)
Fredrik
6 years ago
I can't wait! But is it going to be out before June 3rd?
Rob
6 years ago
This is off topic Andrew but, I have a strong feeling you had some hand in the Star Trek end credits for JJ Abrams. Am I right or wrong? The reason I ask is the technique used is aaaawwwfully familiar to your "Energetic Titles" tutorial. Any thought on that?
XIII
6 years ago
thats great!!! perfectly Godspeed in producing another Mind exploding and HD element!!
6 years ago
I think im going to cry with excitement. You might need to put a pack of tissues in with each order
6 years ago
yey...very excited!
6 years ago
Looking forward to this one.
Dean Jaeger
6 years ago
Great. Xmas has come early this year. Oh yeah. Great work guys. No1 fan.
Eric
6 years ago
Hello!
All of these things sounds really good.
Is the dvd into a steel case????

Carry on Andrew!!!!
Nuutti
6 years ago
Hell yeah! Can't wait.
Bryan Benitez
6 years ago
If the poster looks like that! I can only imagine!
LMC
6 years ago
BTW: I think you can begin accepting preorders, I just buy it without any teasers, I am sure it will rock!
ali
6 years ago
cant wait for the promo
Jason
6 years ago
i cant wait for the promo to come out they are always so ausome,I cant wait to order AME2 its the best thing since sliced bread
dashzed
6 years ago
I screamed like a girl when I saw this andrew!!!!

I'll be sitting up all night like I did for Pro Scores!!!

get that packing tape ready... :P
LMC
6 years ago
Just can't wait!
Matt in MO.
6 years ago
I'm going to keep pressing F5 every 5 minutes or so at work! I can't wait!
6 years ago
I'm gladly gonna grab a hammer and smash my piggy bank into pieces and scramble all the cash that's on the floor for this DVD, maybe I'll film it and give you an extra bonus feature to put on your website in case people would like to use the piggy bank smash effect in HD with my Sony HVR-V1E.
June is so soon. Thanks for the hard work Andrew
Nikolaus
6 years ago
Great News !
6 years ago
I am very looking forward to this
NewgeneD
6 years ago
Nice
6 years ago
2K res for only 250 bucks? Woah... thank you!
6 years ago
will be hot imo
6 years ago
Dammit Andrew, this is so exciting I'll use the poster as my new desktop wallpaper :D
Deathil93
6 years ago
me wants teaser arghhh xD
god this is gonna be HUGE!
Segnett
6 years ago
Ah man this looks like its gonna be awesome!! Can't wait for the sound fx set too!!
Nicolas
6 years ago
Excellent Andrew, makes me wanna hug everyone...
Would you come and see me ?
HAHA
6 years ago
I love u all.
ben
6 years ago
ok Andrew! cant wait for this product, so many elements. I really need it for films!

I defently buy the sound fx product in the future that you talk about, I really need that one too :D

Cheers.
6 years ago
Can't wait

I'm really excited for the teaser trailer!
RobCoxxy
6 years ago
I think I'm excited.
6 years ago
Yess yess yes!!
Finally we have a release date :)
Thanks Andrew :)
Vikram
6 years ago
hey Andrew,

personally speaking, no offence, but the poster or the dvd cover could have been better in design. i didn''t like this one!!!

Hope some of you might agree with me...

But i liked the earlier wallpaper for Action Essential 2 made in 3D
Mudi
6 years ago
:D Oh yeah man go go go!
Nader
6 years ago
Can we see a trailer ?
Dex
6 years ago
Yeah!...
Good Job Andrew..!))..
...!!!BeSt!!!...
6 years ago
Actually sound FX are not a focus of this product. We will be including a few starter sound effects but nothing substantial. We plan on dedicating real time into a action sound FX product in the future.
ben
6 years ago
I hope this beast contains alot of powerfull SOUND FX!
And I hope this will be out in the START OF JUNE!!
6 years ago
2K ??
We need to

MAC PRO 8 coeur ^^ Action Essentials 320 * 240
6 years ago
man u are the boss am from iraq and have alot of fire there anyway very glad for the new released i hop no one hirt during the recording and worck
thx alot will be 10000% helpfull ^_^
6 years ago
The only bad thing about this i can think about is, that it might ruin all competitors and make it impossible for newcomers in this market, haha. :D
(Anyway, might be the first product i buy from VC :) )
Stingythethingybob
6 years ago
"later today" why are you always so damn lazy Andew? We're soo many people here, ready to pay up, so please put some effort in it and post, post, post!

I'm only joking, love you and this community, man!
Wiam
6 years ago
Wow , Finally , I've been saving money for a lot of time , for this one. I will have the HardDisk edition.

Thank you adnrew
Shaan
6 years ago
Yee.........go kramer..............
6 years ago
I'll get sick if i don't get a copy of this. god of FX! u rock men!!!!!!!!!!
Matt
6 years ago
I find myself saying this too often on your site; Well done.
Modisana
6 years ago
Thanks again dude.....Glad thats its finally coming out...Im getting it as soon as it hits the shelfs! Or whatever's more appropriate when you buying online... the point is that Im buying it as soon as its available!
6 years ago
thanks for DVD new ilove you kramer
6 years ago
Will there be a MAKING OF video?
Jenovation
6 years ago
Man, I can't wait to check this out, I'm checking back to see the preview!
magnas
6 years ago
Whou Finally ;)
After a long time, finally come out the ACTION ESSENTIALS 2!!
I was waitting for this product since a long time ago !
Keep doiing your great stuff ;)

From Japan.
Aleksander
6 years ago
Yeah!!! Finally!! that's the post i have been waiting for in like 2 months!!!

Can you tell more precise when the preview today will come??

Aleksander (Denmark)

Sorry for my English :)
6 years ago
Can't Wait!!!!
Casey Millwood
6 years ago
HELL YEAH!!!!!! Ill be onto that product like white on rice.
Should be fantastic! Cannot wait.
Looking forward to a preview too.
freedolin
6 years ago
yeah you got 2K .. but who's gonna use it?
with quad core systems it'll be "workable" maybe.
but if you like big screenings why didn't you shoot it on 4K ?
though it looks nice!
6 years ago
Holly swine flu!!! FINALLY!!! CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE IT!!! (No no really can't wait, i have to go to sleep :P )

KEEP THE GREAT WORK ANDREW!!!
dnine
6 years ago
great...
looking to see the teaser....woooo
6 years ago
Sweet, looking forward to the promo! :D
6 years ago
holy sh*** i need that stuff !!!
Sagar Darakh
6 years ago
Again You and your products going to rock the floor.
Waiting for the trailer eagerly
6 years ago
I'm shaking...

I will buy this. Trust me :)
-David
ben
6 years ago
EPIC!!!!!
Jake The Muss
6 years ago
Looks great...:)
Burak
6 years ago
Oley, I CAN wait!! Learned to have some more patience than others here :)
6 years ago
This sounds like it could be cool. What are those Red cameras like to use?
Damien
6 years ago
Thank you Andrew! You rock, as usual. :)
Shavkat
6 years ago
Wow Cool . I can't wait Mr.Kramer
6 years ago
that's cool
6 years ago
Absoluty brilliant andrew, i cant wait for the promo either. totaly awsome! hurry up and finish it =P
Jens Chriatian
6 years ago
Hey, that is pretty cool ;D Keep up the good work.
6 years ago
HAHAHAHAHA! Awesome.
Good luck guys, cannot wait for the promo. They always impress me.
xx
Marcus from sweden
6 years ago
cant wait :D andrew you rock!!!
JAX5121
6 years ago
Yeeeeeeeeeessssssssssss Woohoo Finally Great work Andrew
6 years ago
Finally! Can't wait. I'm going to order it as soon as it comes out!
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