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News? We Got News.

Well things have NOT stopped behind the scenes here at Video Copilot we are still working on amazing things. The Action Essentials 2 HD collection just needs a few more gas explosions to make it complete, I’ll let you know when that is ready. What makes this product tricky is that we need to have the elements complete so we can make tutorials and the promo video with a finished feature list and information.

In other news, we have built a new download system to improve our customer experience that is just being tested and should be ready to launch soon. It will make downloading and accessing purchases easier and faster.

I have the soft shadows 3D tutorial recorded (3d max) and now I’m just trying to find time for the After Effects portion. I’ve also developed a separate tutorial for a similar effect done only After Effects, this includes a few other cool tips as well. Then on Tuesday, I’m shooting a scene for a quick tutorial to improve difficult fight scenes.

Don’t miss it!

May 3rd, 2009 @ 11:47 pm
great news! can't wait for AE2HD!
May 4th, 2009 @ 12:05 am
Love what you're doing andrew

May 4th, 2009 @ 12:10 am
great news good luck Andrew with the new product and I'll wait the tutorials :D
May 4th, 2009 @ 12:20 am
Hey Andrew...

We all always wait for your tutorials and check out your blog atleast 5 times in a day for your post..

If possible, request you to update the blog once in 2 days to keep us peped up and not get disappointed by not seeing any news...

God Bless ANDREW!!!
May 4th, 2009 @ 12:34 am
Wow...let's hope the new Star trek is an improvement on that!

Cant wait for Action Essentials!
May 4th, 2009 @ 12:43 am
I would lice to see tutorial about some cool active camera movement during fighting scenes^^
And also some unique fighting effects(imo bullet time is starting to be boring and overused)^^
And I'm happy about your new collection :D
You gave me really great inspiration, thank you^^
Ori Lahav
May 4th, 2009 @ 12:43 am
Blender version, please ;)

May 4th, 2009 @ 12:47 am
More tuts! YAY!

Can't wait for Action Essentials 2 and another tutorial. Yes!
May 4th, 2009 @ 12:48 am
Really cant wait for this AK...!.. you guys ROCK!.... and roll!
May 4th, 2009 @ 12:49 am
Wow awesome, was waiting for a blog post! :D

Looks likes theres loads of stuff happening! :D :D :D

Keep it up Andrew!
Clayton Light
May 4th, 2009 @ 12:52 am
I'm glad you're busy!
Looking forward to all the new stuff.
Ryan jon
May 4th, 2009 @ 12:58 am
Cool Andrew...You are Actually a LEGEND....LEGEND OF AFTER EFFECTS....i really wanted to create a lil movie with your Photos, with the title LEGEND OF AFTER EFFECTS using the Awesome Tutorials you taught us and then Upload it to YouTube...but unfortunately i dont have ur photos...u r cool Andrew...May Lord Jesus Christ Bless You and your Family and everyone behind
May 4th, 2009 @ 12:01 am
The tutorial sounds cool, keep up the great work! Also, I'm with Michael, can't wait to see what you've got in AE2HD.
Ryan jon
May 4th, 2009 @ 1:02 am
i really liked your DISINTEGRATION goin to Burn myself...hehehe

Ryan from INDIA
James price
May 4th, 2009 @ 12:33 am
Cool as a cucumber.
May 4th, 2009 @ 2:03 am
Hey Andrew all sounds good. Though I'm a little apprehensive about the fight improvement tutorial. As a martial artist, actor and director I have a lot of experience in shooting, directing and taking part in fight sequences as well as working with professional choreographers and stuntmen (one of which was in both Gladiator and green street)and i feel there really is no substitute to having a well planned, well thought out and well choreographed fight using skilled fighters and actors. though with the amount of great stuff coming from video copilot I'll trust you for now and sit back and look forward to the tutorial.
May 4th, 2009 @ 2:08 am
I hope there will be a download for the 720p Version of the Action Essentials 2 HD!
May 4th, 2009 @ 2:12 am
Hey Andrew…
Good works!
but your Chinese fans can't see any tutorials in your web. It's no good!
Can you change this?
May 4th, 2009 @ 2:26 am
Oh ! a post ! it’s really a post!! I’ve taught that sam had an accident when filming AE2HD, God thanks! It’s not the case :D

and .... waiting for, waiting for!!! everything, AE2, 3D text tut, with and without 3DS! hurry up andrew can’t wait!!!!
PS: U R the BEST and U know it!! :D
May 4th, 2009 @ 2:29 am
Uh that sounds exciting. ACtion Essentials 2 will be very cool! I hope you will realese it so soon as possible! :D

Greetings from Germany,
sorry for my bad English.
May 4th, 2009 @ 2:48 am
WoW sounds great. Can't wait Mr.Kramer for the new things
May 4th, 2009 @ 3:21 am
I'm very excited about the new developments.
I think for fight scenes you should take a look at some UFC footage.
May 4th, 2009 @ 3:26 am
difficult fight scene indeed! really...its even difficult to see...
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:11 am
YEY ! i cant wait !
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:19 am
oh my god i really want AME2 so bad.

can you tell me where to enter my credit card number? :P
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:23 am
Ausome cant wait till the AME HD 2 comes out

Ihave one question andrew "Did it hurt falling all the way from heaven"
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:34 am
Keep up the good work, VCP!
May 4th, 2009 @ 3:34 am
woooow yaya cannt w8 for it man u awsome u gave me hop
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:35 am
Damn dude, you sound busy.
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:36 am
Good work Andrew,just take your time and the result will be amazing as always!:D
May 4th, 2009 @ 3:57 am
Hey andrew. I'm so exited about everything you're doing!! Its gonna be great, i'll get action essentials two for my company who're making a film for cinemas and we'll have VCP in the special thanks. Keep it up andrew!! Luke
May 4th, 2009 @ 5:07 am
Great news. Finally Action Essenetial 2 will be out , I've been waiting for a long time for this.
Thank you Mr.Andrew.
David W.
May 4th, 2009 @ 5:11 am
Video Copilot, moving forward... ;)
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:14 am
Hey andrew. I'm so exited about everything you're doing!! Its gonna be great, i'll get action essentials two for my company who're making a film for cinemas and we'll have VCP in the special thanks. Keep it up andrew!! Luke
Aleksander SS
May 4th, 2009 @ 5:19 am
Talking about news andrew.. Long time ago you've talked about an "action movie thing" with effects from AE2HD. :D

1. is that going to be the promo or what??? :D

2. If not, when is it done??? :D
Seth Lingan
May 4th, 2009 @ 7:12 am
ayos to!
Tom K.
May 4th, 2009 @ 7:13 am
"The Action Essentials 2 HD collection just needs a few more gas explosions to make it complete..."
If that's all it needs to get finished, let me eat some of my wife's cooking and I'll be right over. ;)
Levi Oldham
May 4th, 2009 @ 7:33 am
Can't wait; I have been hoping for a tutorial on fight scenes!
May 4th, 2009 @ 7:40 am
Yes! I love the 3D-tutorials. Keep up the good work!

Greetings from Sweden.
May 4th, 2009 @ 7:42 am
Wow, Andrew, I dunno, man. That fight scene looks pretty darn difficult to do. I might have to up my RAM just to handle editing something that awesome. ;)
May 4th, 2009 @ 7:46 am
May 4th, 2009 @ 8:12 am
i knew when i saw fight seen that it was gonna be that exact video lol
May 4th, 2009 @ 8:14 am
Awesome! I can't wait!

Andrew, why don't make a 3d studio max BASIC TRAINING? That'll be great!!!
May 4th, 2009 @ 8:20 am
What ? It's not a preview of the "fight scene" tutorial ? I really thought AK was the man in yellow...
Man, sorry, that means the lizard must be Sam. Gross.
May 4th, 2009 @ 8:23 am
That's really cool.

This is the bee's knees!
May 4th, 2009 @ 8:25 am
can't wait for The Action Essentials 2 and 3D tutorial and every thing else!
May 4th, 2009 @ 8:33 am
haha this is best fight scene ever, i hope it gave Mr JJ loads of inspiration for the new Star Trek
May 4th, 2009 @ 7:47 am
You always have the best links. That was the first episode of star trek I saw as a kid.
May 4th, 2009 @ 8:54 am
Hey Andrew, Smashing Magazine features a lot of tutorials at today's post:
May 4th, 2009 @ 9:37 am
Thats what our Andrew Kramer is, We all requested for updated news yesterday and he has given us the Updates.

BTW gr8 news Andrew, I love to hear news from VCP anytime.

gr8 going, will wait for the tut....Regards.....Sandy
May 4th, 2009 @ 10:13 am
Very well then. I've actually been having to concentrate on my work while you've been busy with yours. Looking forward to another tut to pull me away from my duties.
May 4th, 2009 @ 10:29 am
its Alive!!! ;)
Biggest fan not over rreacting
May 4th, 2009 @ 10:37 am


Anthony Miller
May 4th, 2009 @ 11:42 am
Figured that VC was working on AE2 and other stuff. All I can say is...

Bring it on!

May 4th, 2009 @ 11:47 am
Worst fight scenes i´ve ever seen in my life, man it´s terrible....yah!
May 4th, 2009 @ 12:45 pm
very glad to see you back :)
May 4th, 2009 @ 1:31 pm
thats amazing!!!
Thanx Andrew!!! I cant wait!
I need the tutorial for the fight scenes.
without it my scenes will be like the video's ones
May 4th, 2009 @ 1:34 pm
When will Capt. Kirk learn? Never, ever use a back leg round kick on cheap aliens. They'll see it coming from a mile away. Even when using backlot discount costumes. Use a front leg kick. It much quicker.

May 4th, 2009 @ 2:00 pm
Daniel: "Awesome! I can’t wait!

Andrew, why don’t make a 3d studio max BASIC TRAINING? That’ll be great!!!"

Yeah, that would be awesome!
May 4th, 2009 @ 3:13 pm
Daniel: “Awesome! I can’t wait!

Andrew, why don’t make a 3d studio max BASIC TRAINING? That’ll be great!!!”

I agree, that would be awesome!
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:03 pm
The Gorn in the beginning of that scene sounds like my grandfather clearing his throat.
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:16 pm
Can you make some 3D tutorials in MAYA.

I am waiting for the new product.
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:29 pm
Simply :D:D:D:D:D Awesome
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:30 pm
May 4th, 2009 @ 5:00 pm
Noooo! I've been Kirk-rolled.
May 4th, 2009 @ 5:52 pm
you're going to show us how to hire shatner to improve our fight scenes? awesome! he never answers me on myspace.
May 4th, 2009 @ 7:02 pm
May 4th, 2009 @ 9:06 pm
Sounds interesting !
great news, Waiting for amazing things to be done next few days ;).
May 5th, 2009 @ 1:22 am
Awsome DUDE!!!!
May 5th, 2009 @ 4:56 am
Just love ur tutorials... keep up the great work... u r truly amazing...
May 5th, 2009 @ 12:28 pm
When will come 3d shadow tutorial and will it be for 3d max cinema 4d or blender...Please make a one tutorial when you use blender beacuse other programs are too expencive.
May 5th, 2009 @ 1:19 pm
Hahahahahaha............I'm sure that is the worst fight scene ever! I want to say even my dad and I watch it on TV when I was a kid.....sad thing is I probably thought way back then, "Oh no, is he gonna make it!?"
fly guy
May 7th, 2009 @ 8:31 am
you're doing a great job andrew. I'm excited about this DVD. Keep up the good work and well keep supporting it. Thank you!
May 8th, 2009 @ 8:46 pm
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