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)

View Relative Size Comparison

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.

May 12th, 2009 @ 1:14 am
Finally! Can't wait. I'm going to order it as soon as it comes out!
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:16 am
Yeeeeeeeeeessssssssssss Woohoo Finally Great work Andrew
Marcus from sweden
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:16 am
cant wait :D andrew you rock!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:16 am
Good luck guys, cannot wait for the promo. They always impress me.
Jens Chriatian
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:19 am
Hey, that is pretty cool ;D Keep up the good work.
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:19 am
Absoluty brilliant andrew, i cant wait for the promo either. totaly awsome! hurry up and finish it =P
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:27 am
that's cool
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:27 am
Wow Cool . I can't wait Mr.Kramer
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:32 am
Thank you Andrew! You rock, as usual. :)
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:33 am
This sounds like it could be cool. What are those Red cameras like to use?
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:36 am
Oley, I CAN wait!! Learned to have some more patience than others here :)
Jake The Muss
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:43 am
Looks great...:)
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:54 am
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:57 am
I'm shaking...

I will buy this. Trust me :)
Sagar Darakh
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:59 am
Again You and your products going to rock the floor.
Waiting for the trailer eagerly
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:59 am
holy sh*** i need that stuff !!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 1:59 am
Sweet, looking forward to the promo! :D
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:02 am
looking to see the teaser....woooo
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:04 am
Holly swine flu!!! FINALLY!!! CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE IT!!! (No no really can't wait, i have to go to sleep :P )

May 12th, 2009 @ 2:04 am
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!
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:06 am
Should be fantastic! Cannot wait.
Looking forward to a preview too.
Casey Millwood
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:07 am
HELL YEAH!!!!!! Ill be onto that product like white on rice.
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:08 am
Can't Wait!!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:14 am
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 :)
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:17 am
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.
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:19 am
Man, I can't wait to check this out, I'm checking back to see the preview!
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:19 am
Will there be a MAKING OF video?
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:26 am
thanks for DVD new ilove you kramer
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:31 am
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!
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:36 am
I find myself saying this too often on your site; Well done.
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:41 am
I'll get sick if i don't get a copy of this. god of FX! u rock men!!!!!!!!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:41 am
Yee.........go kramer..............
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:44 am
Wow , Finally , I've been saving money for a lot of time , for this one. I will have the HardDisk edition.

Thank you adnrew
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:49 am
"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!
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:56 am
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 :) )
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:56 am
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 ^_^
May 12th, 2009 @ 2:58 am
2K ??
We need to

MAC PRO 8 coeur ^^ Action Essentials 320 * 240
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:09 am
I hope this beast contains alot of powerfull SOUND FX!
And I hope this will be out in the START OF JUNE!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:16 am
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.
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:16 am
Good Job Andrew..!))..
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:20 am
Can we see a trailer ?
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:23 am
:D Oh yeah man go go go!
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:49 am
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
May 12th, 2009 @ 3:50 am
Yess yess yes!!
Finally we have a release date :)
Thanks Andrew :)
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:05 am
I think I'm excited.
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:13 am
Can't wait

I'm really excited for the teaser trailer!
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:15 am
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

May 12th, 2009 @ 4:15 am
I love u all.
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:19 am
Excellent Andrew, makes me wanna hug everyone...
Would you come and see me ?
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:19 am
Ah man this looks like its gonna be awesome!! Can't wait for the sound fx set too!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 4:26 am
me wants teaser arghhh xD
god this is gonna be HUGE!
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:06 am
Dammit Andrew, this is so exciting I'll use the poster as my new desktop wallpaper :D
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:08 am
will be hot imo
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:09 am
2K res for only 250 bucks? Woah... thank you!
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:13 am
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:22 am
I am very looking forward to this
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:28 am
Great News !
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:29 am
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
Matt in MO.
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:43 am
I'm going to keep pressing F5 every 5 minutes or so at work! I can't wait!
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:46 am
Just can't wait!
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:47 am
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
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:52 am
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
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:53 am
cant wait for the promo
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:53 am
BTW: I think you can begin accepting preorders, I just buy it without any teasers, I am sure it will rock!
Bryan Benitez
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:54 am
If the poster looks like that! I can only imagine!
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:55 am
Hell yeah! Can't wait.
May 12th, 2009 @ 5:58 am
All of these things sounds really good.
Is the dvd into a steel case????

Carry on Andrew!!!!
Dean Jaeger
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:01 am
Great. Xmas has come early this year. Oh yeah. Great work guys. No1 fan.
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:05 am
Looking forward to this one.
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:18 am
yey...very excited!
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:21 am
I think im going to cry with excitement. You might need to put a pack of tissues in with each order
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:37 am
thats great!!! perfectly Godspeed in producing another Mind exploding and HD element!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:42 am
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?
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:49 am
I can't wait! But is it going to be out before June 3rd?
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:54 am
I must have it :)
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:55 am
rob yes Andrew talked about this. he created those titles.
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:57 am
yeeeeeh! awsome !!
Josh M
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:58 am
Can't wait! This looks awesome!
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:00 am
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?
Chris D
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:04 am
Awesome! I've been waiting for this. I need some new real elements to use!
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:09 am
Awesome! Can't wait for it!
David W.
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:11 am
Awesome! I can't wait to see more. :)
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:35 am

Thanks I kinda figured but, I just wasn't entirely sure.
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:52 am
This is the Bee's Knees!
Point Blank
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:57 am
2k!!! AWSOME!
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:57 am
Are you taking pre-orders...I'm ready to give you my money now! :)
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:09 am
will definantly get the 99.99 version as soon as it becomes available!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:11 am
Fantastic, Can't wait.
Also, the action movie sound FX, is an awesome idea!
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:13 am
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...
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:19 am
can you give us a list of all the categories so I can stay up all night fantasizing about it?
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:27 am
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!
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:29 am
Will be a Making Of also included?
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:30 am
I'm cant wait...:)
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:32 am
Soo...Excited! Can't wait for real.

Hey Andrew can I request a tutorial? :)

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

Thank you.
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:39 am
That's amazing things Andrew,well down!
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:42 am
Maybe I could convince my parents this would be a great "end of the school year" present...

Martin H.
May 12th, 2009 @ 8:56 am
My birthday and the new Action Essentials... great day! :-)
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:01 am
as usual awesome updates andrew, also waiting for ur new tut. hehehehe :)
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:07 am
Gaaaaaah, must get $250 now!
I'm incredibly excited about this one, Andrew. I'm ready to have my socks blown off slowly!
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:08 am
YES! Cant wait to see it.. esp sicnce id love to see what ya'; got out of those reds! cant wait 4 da teaser!
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:17 am
YESS! i've been waiting for this for soooo long!
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:39 am
Woo! Looking forward to the teaser later on today ;)
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:43 am
wooooooooho cool man can't wait
and sure it will be some cool tut also
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:52 am
for my birthday !
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:57 am
Hahaha, nice McKramer, now i know where to spend my future hanukah money :D

Greetings from chile
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:08 am
POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!!!!!! go andrew!
Joris Strickx
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:10 am
What do you understand under a few dvd's? No doubt it'll be a nice collection again.
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:16 am
A few DVDs means we do not actually know but we will soon. Certainly more than a single DVD in the 720p version.
Aaron Martone
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:19 am
Your product packaging always looks so God awful.


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!
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:23 am
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.
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:49 am
I've got money already saved for this!
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:51 am
what will happen to the bundels? will you get the choise between the two? or will it stay the same?

From The Netherlands=)
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:53 am
You need to put this in a bundle with Pro Scores and label it "EPIC FILM CREATION BUNDLE"
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:53 am
I'm actually not sure what will happen with the bundles. I'm sure we will work them in somehow as we always do.
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:01 am

May 12th, 2009 @ 11:01 am
*In the 2k version wil have the 720p files?

*Will have any file of a bullet shell case falling off of the a gun?
Anthony Miller
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:05 am
Looking forward to it, Andrew. Bring on the Film rez version.
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:07 am
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.
Adam Sklar
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:13 am
There's nothing wrong witht the cover!
I think it's sweet and awesome..

Can't wait.

May 12th, 2009 @ 11:18 am
I'm still waiting for the preview:-)
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:28 am
HAHAHA, brilliant edit of my original post there, I see.

"I think I'm excited"

A little too excited, eh? ;)
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:32 am
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.
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:38 am
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.
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:43 am
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.
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:47 am



Simply stunning, and THATS just the box!!! O.o
Paul Stewart
May 12th, 2009 @ 11:51 am
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!

May 12th, 2009 @ 12:03 pm
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!
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:04 pm
June? But we wants it now :(
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:04 pm
Congrats on Fringe, Star Trek and AME2.
Thanks for eveything.
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:12 pm
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:13 pm
can't wait mate. love the work you guys do.
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:17 pm
YES. I knew you guys would go for 2K.
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:18 pm
The wait is over!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:25 pm
Hi,will there be any tutorials with this product.
May 12th, 2009 @ 12:12 pm
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:03 pm
I have a question regarding AME2 Andrew, will this product include any muzzle flashes?
May 12th, 2009 @ 6:38 pm
What am I supposed to do with 720? I need 1080 at least. I wish it was 1080 and 2k. :sigh: slightly unhappy.
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:29 pm
MarkHawk, it clearly says that there is going to be a 2k release.
May 12th, 2009 @ 7:42 pm
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.
Prodat TV
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:13 pm
720 Awsome 2K Awsome more!!!

Beyond of what i need!

More than words!

Thanx, thanx, thanx!!!
May 12th, 2009 @ 9:23 pm
# 95% Live action footage ( including: real fire and real explosions!)

You are very Coooooooool
May 12th, 2009 @ 10:55 pm
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!
Ape Town
South Africa
May 13th, 2009 @ 12:04 am
I guess that the blood must be the 5% fake :)
May 13th, 2009 @ 1:04 am
what hurt feelings? NOO!!!!!
May 13th, 2009 @ 1:45 am
The blood is 100% live action. But it is fake, sadly. Unions and all.

BTW, MarkHawk, 2k and 1080p are practically identical.
May 13th, 2009 @ 2:45 am
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?
May 13th, 2009 @ 2:59 am
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.
May 13th, 2009 @ 3:08 am
Oh, I believe you mentioned a few weeks ago that the 720 version will be included in the 2k package.
Am I misunderstanding anything?
May 13th, 2009 @ 3:37 am
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.
May 13th, 2009 @ 4:02 am
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...
VCP’s Biggest Fan
May 13th, 2009 @ 8:55 am
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.
May 13th, 2009 @ 2:50 pm
well, thanks allot Andrew :(

your extreme awesomeness gave my computer a virus.
Marten Köpp
May 14th, 2009 @ 12:46 am
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!!!!
Marten Köpp
May 14th, 2009 @ 12:48 am
Ok.. it's probably a firefox issue. It runs ok in IE.
May 14th, 2009 @ 12:28 pm
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!
May 14th, 2009 @ 3:09 pm
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!
May 18th, 2009 @ 5:44 am
where i can dwnload this product wallpaper?? ;)
May 18th, 2009 @ 1:59 pm
I will order this one !
May 19th, 2009 @ 5:01 pm
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?
May 19th, 2009 @ 10:05 pm
I can´t wait!! I know this product will be as usefull as the other ones! Thank u Andrew! Yuo'e got the Power!
May 19th, 2009 @ 10:14 pm
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...
May 26th, 2009 @ 1:23 am
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
And nearly I have not forgotten I will get this package
May 28th, 2009 @ 2:21 pm
andrew please... tutorial of it video...!!!
May 31st, 2009 @ 3:47 pm
can we buy this tomorrow since it's June 1st? or are you going to make us wait until the 30th?
Mr Ed
June 1st, 2009 @ 12:06 pm
It's JUNE! =)
June 3rd, 2009 @ 12:40 pm
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
June 5th, 2009 @ 12:56 pm
Andrew are u there? :)
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:39 am
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
August 14th, 2010 @ 9:18 pm
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
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