Action Essentials 2 Online + New Site Design!

So here is the deal, we have a new site design and Action Essentials 2 is available for Pre-Sale right now.

We will be shipping July 3, 2009.

Don’t forget we have Free Shipping on the 2K version through July.

The new trailer for Action Essentials 2 will be online early next week but there is tons of video walk-throughs and everything you need to know about the product.

Action Essentials 2 Features

Have a great weekend!

PS, Updated the “2K Free shipping” option at checkout. Thanks for catching that. All orders of the 2K version will be updated to receive the free shipping.

Tech-Note: Be sure to Hard-Refresh and clear your internet cache to see all the new changes and stuff. If you are seeing old imagery, you need to do this.

CTRL+F5 for most browsers or go into internet options.

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274 Comments

Robert L
4 years ago
You guys do amazing job showing us amateurs how to reach pro level of effects! One request, if it is ok.. Can you do more tutorials on incoperating 3d objects into a non stationary items? For example adding a hat to a person.. I hope you guys are getting ritch from such a talent!
Many thanks to your team for the work!
erdinc okumus
5 years ago
hi,my order come a few min ago,thanks for best service and product it came in a 4 days,thanks again.
David
5 years ago
Well Andrew K just wanna say that "Action Essentials 2 " is really , I mean really, awesome:)and for the trailer as well. As for the site It really has a professional appearance :) love it:)love everything:)I watched the trailer every time when I visit:), trying to figure out how you made that transition(the blue light that passes by after each text):) so awesome
KC
5 years ago
Andrew & Team,
Excellent work again! The best of the best!
Thanks, my purchase will be about a month away and cant wait.
Any peek into the next tutorial by any chance? No doubt you are relaxing after this mammoth effort, possibly curled up in a corner shaking like a junkie?
Again big effort on AE2 - thanks
KC
Ardasheer
5 years ago
Andrew Kramer

MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU.

Really Really grt and the new web site design.

All the best to you and to us.

WOW

B.Rgds
Ardasheer Muard
Marcello
5 years ago
Hey Andrew

All those that uses AE in South Africa (or at work i should say) believes you an IMMORTAL LEGEND THE ZEUS OF AFTER EFFECTS!!!!! Everything I know so far was through watching your tuts. Could you perhaps do a slightly more in-depth tutorial on combining AE CS3 and Flash CS3.

Keep up the LEGENDARY WORK!!!
Ben
5 years ago
I am so lovin' the new site! Keep up the good work Kramer...
Ben Baker

@Jumplynx = twitter
jim
5 years ago
Hello and congratulation on all your efforts..!
I don't really like the colors of the new website, i think the other one was better, more pleasing to the eye but anyway, keep up the good work and making us better.!
Josef
5 years ago
wow, great ! can't wait to get my hands on it lol. love the new design too
5 years ago
Hi Andrew
Just want to say great job!
And that is coming from the biggest web desing studio in Croatia!
Maybe some day we will meet!
5 years ago
Woowww ... no comments ........ wonderful ...

hope you can joy your family now ... =)
5 years ago
Oh my God, Action Essential-2 is really grt and the new web site design. Please let us know the coming or releasing products. Thanks- Ibrahim jamal Mohammed
The Real Smithy
5 years ago
Beautiful, absolutely beatuiful design and layout. Clean and easy to navigate. Great work video co-pilot.
xavier
5 years ago
CANT WAIT TO BUY IT
xavier
5 years ago
SOOOOOOOOOOO SEXY
5 years ago
Just put in my order. Can't wait! Thanks for the great value!
ARRY
5 years ago
FANTASTICO...
ShoeToad
5 years ago
Seriously, where's Action Essentials 1? ^^
KevinLee
5 years ago
I certainly wish I had the money right now! I'll just have to wait on it.
Kaneleus
5 years ago
Awesome Andrew !
Man !
You guys are the awesome!
Thanks for everything ! ^^
Some Guy
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, great design! It was kind of strange at first but now I like it more than the previous design. It was a little confusing with the navigation and sub-navigation, but now you have accentuated the sub-navigation, so a first time visitor will find all the awesome content of your site. I also really like the new buttons and the color scheme. That gray/blue/orange/green look amazing!
And, by the way, you forgot the aerial clouds images on the "Project Files" page.
mchurgin
5 years ago
I shoot and edit in 1440 x 1080i. Will the 720 version work for me? Do I just resize the effects to fit?
Pablo
5 years ago
AMAZING!!!
GO video copilot!
TheGreat
5 years ago
Andrew and team, good job with the product. I'll be buying it for sure (sadly only the 720p version, don't have enough for the 2k one).

Also just throwing this out there, I know that these elements are perfect for a slasher/horror movie, but wouldn't it be cool to create a new product that just deals with horror? You could include intense ambient noises and sound effects, blood splatters (and I mean really good ones), and pretty much whatever you think will work. I'd like to see something like that.
Tommy
5 years ago
Loved it. even better than i expected. needs some shotgun shells animated though. and forgot the firing pin mark on the shells.
5 years ago
This is the most insanely wicked product I have ever seen!
Your products, esp. this one are almost un-believable.

Wow, you have 15 replies to people on this one blog post!....I wish you would reply to mine. : )

Good Luck.

Ciao,


-David
leith G
5 years ago
Q Andrew Kramer: could I use these stock footage for my short film Its for fox Competition


http://www.aniboom.com/

2-4 min short called fruits and vegetable comes to life
please reply.
Thanks
5 years ago
Can I just ask, Andrew..
You're not changing the Video Copilot theme sound are you?
Matthew Sabia
5 years ago
Thank You Andrew Kramer for the free tutorials and products, tips tricks and free elements and also for all the inspiration you've given me. Action Essentials 2 and the new site Design look amazing! I've learned 90% of everything I know about After Effects Photoshop ect from Video Copilot, I never realized how powerful After Effects was and all the content that could be created right inside of After Effects. Thank You!

Matthew Sabia
Sabia Production
5 years ago
The topics for the tutorials are at the bottom of the product page. The raw footage is also included.
Agustin
5 years ago
Andrew, how many tutorials will fit in 60 minutes?
Or even better, what will be covered in the tutorials?

Sorry for my bad english. Agustin
Diego G.
5 years ago
Andrew, I saw that in the tutorials page, in the 3D Titles in Cinema 4D! you used the After Effects icon instead of the Cinema 4D... Maybe it's a mistake, that's why I'm telling it to you...
F35Fighter
5 years ago
Beautiful I'm going to buy it for sure!
erdinc okumus
5 years ago
hi thanks forexcellent work..i buy hd version and waiting for it:) thanks to u and your friends for making perfect works
ShoeToad
5 years ago
This is a must for decent movie making!

Althoug I have a few notes:

- I'm Belgian, so is shipping the only way of delivery? Since it will take a long time then, for the package to arrive ...

- Al the elements are pre-keyed and -matted. I really would like to know how that's accomplished, by which I mean:

a tutorial covering that would be great, since it's sort of essential

- What happened to action essentials 1? I can't see it anymore on the product page ...


Grtz ShoeToad

And again, congratulations for this ultimate action-package

VC is without a doubt, the best video-editing site on the web.
Matt
5 years ago
Hey Andross

What are these compressed to? Obviously they arn't the raw data from the red, are they 4:2:2 or even 4:4:4?. Damn you for making this set now everyone who is lazy and cant be bothered filming elements can make mean az VFX :) U lead the VFX army :)
Steveaxp
5 years ago
i cant wait to buy it!!!!!!!!!!!
Where i can buy it in euros????????????????????????
???
Thanks a lot Andrew.
Suvir
5 years ago
Hey Andrew just a suggestion/ request..
How about introducing some VIDEOCOPILOT gear in the products .. or atleast the videocopilot t-shirts which won the contest in the T-shirt design contest..
Jus an idea..
5 years ago
Hello Andrew. Earlier the tag line was "Learn some stuff, create some stuff and buy some stuff". Now the "buy" part is gone!! Any reason?
Steffen
5 years ago
Andrew you're so lucky!
You have free internet in San Francisco!

Oh and nice new product by the way ;D
Tilden
5 years ago
Andrew this is great! AE2 is another "GOTTA HAVE IT CERTIFIED" product.
5 years ago
Andrew your the god of digital visual special effects.
Every videoclip I watch on the tv is made with your product.
I think you are going to get a break trough in the film industry from hollywood.
I would not be shock if also peepz in hollywood are using your products.

Greetings, Uriel Matahelumual
PS: Sorry if my English is bad I'm dutch.
sunil thapa(nepal)
5 years ago
wow............ thts a videocopilot.net in new design as like as cs4 after effects........ new sortware....... new porduct........ and finally new design............ooooooooooooooooooooooo
5 years ago
Andrew when is the first Vlog coming out on the site?
Sandy
5 years ago
Hi Andrew! Just to let you know, I was checking to download AE Presets from the Project files, but it seems like the links are broken.

Please fix it soon !!!!!

Regards
Sandy :)
borys[k]ed
5 years ago
i just dont know what to say, its so amazing.
Koma
5 years ago
I think it's the best product yet,and very cheap for that number of different HQ clips..and they are even precomposed! :D Good job Andrew ;)
Bandar
5 years ago
Mr. Andrew ... about your little secret ... how soon you may send the DVD ? maybe as we speak now :)
5 years ago
Hey andrew you have some amazing stuff
i have a small question
whenever i import something on AE
for e.g. a small video
then the video looses its quality for some reason
can you tell me what i can do please


thanks
Bahaa
5 years ago
Hi,
What is now non-live action footage except the shells ?
The new design is extremly nice man..
Thanks
Benjamin
5 years ago
WOW cool site
Ryan
5 years ago
Wow, love the new website, the layout of the tutorials is great, categorizing them makes it easier to find. Awesome job!!! :D :D :D
highdefw
5 years ago
@kira,

I'm afraid AE1 come with no sound fx. You can find sounds online, but quality is not that good :(

I have the Final Cut Studio suite for Mac, and it comes with tons of high quality sounds for explosions, debris, gun fire etc. If you ever have a chance to get your hands on it, go for those sounds ;)

(ie. All together, Final Cut comes with over 24gb of royalty-free sounds and themes. Flawless quality)
perry blunt
5 years ago
Andrew the site is clean. I think you should do a tutorial on designing not just video but general.choosing the right color,fonts, layout, timing etc. please thank you
kira
5 years ago
@ highdefw

thank you for the info. by the way if i want more sound effects i can find them in Action Essentials 1?
5 years ago
I LOVE IT.
5 years ago
Thanks Andrew!

I've just ordered the 2K boxset!
To all those asking for the 720P version included with this set, just resize the 2K elements to your liking!

I continue to have all your products and they've got me a long way in this industry!

Any chance of giving us some idea's about how to create our own elements if needed?

Many thanks once again to Andrew and Team VC!
Nick
5 years ago
I live overseas and I wish to do a Western Union transfer to purchase this product. How fast can I get Action Essentials 2 after it is shipped to me? I hope it won't take forever...
5 years ago
Just bought the 2K version - will encourage the awesome members of After Effects Toronto to come check it out!

Thanks Andrew!
Joel
5 years ago
WOWWWW Thank You!! New Plugins SWEEEEEEEEEEEET... New Site Design SHWEEEEEEEET.. Great job man.
Zenith pictures
5 years ago
Vcp,
I have never been so excited for a product. We have had this film all shot and on ma hd and your product is going to sell it. Thank all of you for all of the help with the tutorials and everything.

Bryce D
5 years ago
@Jason, The resources are at the top of this page, "project files" etc. They were originally blog posts, so it made sense to link to them here.
5 years ago
Holy cow this site is wicked (can get a job PLEASE) :-)
Jason Tucker
5 years ago
Andrew, love the look of the new site. I was wondering if you removed some of the free resources. You used to have a free template that looked like an actual news broadcast. I had always wanted to download it, but never got around to it. Please don't tell me it is gone. Can you point me to its new location if it exists?
However
5 years ago
oh yea! sorry now it works, my bad :)
highdefw
5 years ago
@However, he said a million times to clear your cache

rofl
5 years ago
We were going to do a 10 pack bundle but we decided that having 2 versions of the 10 pack might be more confusing so instead we will just keep them separate.
Adrian
5 years ago
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!
Great work!!!
A Concerned Citizen
5 years ago
You have said that "The 10 Pack bundle may be the only bundle we WOULD offer that will include Action Essentials 2."

Would this be the 2K version or the 720 version?

Will the free shipping for the 2K version extend to this bundle?
However
5 years ago
hey andrew when i roll my mouse over your cool new slick menu, it turns into the old ugly ones :s...besides that its awesome
versamaz
5 years ago
Holy smokes! Free shipping expires exactly on the day of my birthday! Gotta get this one asap! ;) Great work Andrew! ;)
highdefw
5 years ago
@Kira, it includes a few basic sounds like those. Check the demos on the product page.
5 years ago
This is an amazing site... I just found this last week and I have been spending 4-6 hours a day on this. The production quality of the video is amazing. I am a Flash Designer/Developer and putting something like this on the web with interactivity would be amazing. I am pushing the company I work for to buy the whole suite... EVERYYYTHING....

Still have to figure couple of things file size compression n all .. i hope the forum helps...
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,

This is going to change independent film / video making forever.

We are very much in your debt. Looks absolutely fantastic.

Toby
too$hort
5 years ago
dude!!!

is there a way I can buy your whole stock to keep my competition from learning the tricks of the trade?!?

LOL!!!

This is my first comment ever on your site/blog but I have been following your site for about 3 years now.

You basically saved my life, man.

As a struggling filmmaker, I wanted to make a high concept film that was cheap at the same time...and I mean cheap...

like maybe a film with a $5,000 budget

and that's how I found you.

I wanna be Michael Bay, on a budget.

I had almost lost hope, but you gave it back to me...

and for that, I cannot thank you enough.

I am currently saving for my film and I will be hitting you up with some questions and "donations"

Andrew Kramer, you fricking rock dude!!!
Ray
5 years ago
Hey Andrew and the rest of the vcp team! Thank you so much for making such an incredible asset for the vfx community and at only 250 bucks! You guys are absolute legends. But you gotta do one more thing and shoot anamorphic lens flares for compositing too!!!
kira
5 years ago
AK tell if this title includes the sound effects of guns, explosions, weapons, crash glass, or where i can get it? thanks.
5 years ago
McKramer (yep, not a BURGUER), you're my frikkin' hero now xD, mmm well, you'll probably have to fight with Steve Harris war bass lines, but you get the point.

Again, thank you for your amazing black magic spells, fire crackers and big explosions!

Greetings from Chile (Not a Hot Chile!), the south from no where! :D

2K vs iPhone 3G S... AK, you've won the battle for 12th time!
5 years ago
Hi!

Congrats on a fabulous new product.

I cannot wait.

going inane.

Slowy insane.

Very insane.

KILL ME!

Sorry. The tension got to high.
5 years ago
Hey guys, right now we are not planning to add any new bundles. We feel this product has tremendous value and would be a great addition to anyone's bag of tricks.
Max
5 years ago
I'm really looking forward to the video blog!
bouw
5 years ago
Hi,

Is a bundles gonna update? Is the Action Essential 2 going to replace action essential 1 in the "10-back favorites"?

thanks,
derrick
5 years ago
hey andrew,

AE2 looks awesome. any plans on making new bundle packages including it?
5 years ago
Dayill, the 2K DVDs were already maxed out so what I did was created a project file (CS3) for down converting to 720p. All of the output modules have been modified and ready to render with the same settings.
Dayill
5 years ago
Does the 2k box set also include the 720p elements?
resident
5 years ago
when is the video blog coming out?
Kai
5 years ago
I love it! I think Charley has the right idea, i would love to see some behind-the-scenes on AE2.

This is so cool!
5 years ago
I think we will have some behind the scenes stuff in the first video blog episode.
5 years ago
Sefan: Yes I used an animated mask on the bus. I put the dust layer on top.

David: The presets never had video thumbnails and you can see the entire list of tutorials on the main tutorial page at the bottom. We use pagination on the "all Tutorials" list so that we can display larger images.
5 years ago
Andrew, looks terrific.

Any chance of us seeing some behind the scenes of the making of the Action Essentials 2? (the process of videotaping / keying these elements)...
Thomas
5 years ago
Thanks Andrew, CTRL + F5, awsome learned something new. AGAIN!
jose lagos
5 years ago
I was waiting for this and now I feel OMG OMG OMG!!!
No word's thanks Andrew.

sorry for my english
saludos desde Honduras!
Pix
5 years ago
Holly CHICKEN!!!!!
Awesome
Jon Doe
5 years ago
great web site design ... quick tip: why dont you use a meta cache tag to get rid of de "ctrl + f5" problem :S
5 years ago
Epic stuff, both, Action Essentials 2 and new site design...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Eric
5 years ago
Awesome! I can't wait to get my hands on these new compositing elements! (still debating which rez to get.)This collection looks sweet! You guys must have worked tirelessly on this one.

Maybe a lame question, but it Action Essentials 1 still available or will it be coming back in the future?

Keep up the great work... and, Andrew, thanks for teaching me After Effects through all the tutorials on your site. My resume owes you big time! Your site is beyond anything else out there!
Vick1138
5 years ago
DROOLS DROOLS DROOLS!!!

So many new things so little time time, I have to wait til next paycheck to purchase this awesome product AK-47, I hope you don't mind?
5 years ago
Just ordered the 2k.

Thanks Andrew, this product will be great and save me soooooo much time for a current project.

Did you film against a black matte in a dark room?

One of you guys must know something about fire, how the heck did you get all those different type of explosions?
Once again, thanks for the hard work. Can't wait to use this.
Dave
5 years ago
Hey Andrew...

I'm coming to your house to break your windows...

LOL... GREAT collection! Can't wait to use all this cool stuff!
Terry
5 years ago
Howdy Andrew:

I don't see where shipping was charged for my order of the 702p version. Please do not delay shipping because of this oversight. I agree (by this note) to pay the additional charges. Thanks for the terrific product.
5 years ago
Andrew... dude... you are AWESOME!!

I've just bought my copy of the Action Essentials 2 package and I haven't been able to stop running around town, screaming in joy! I hope that thing you said about your international delivery including camels was a joke, though... cuz out here in the Middle East, it can take a while to get something that you've ordered online!

Besides, camels can spit in your eye and it gets really messy. Anyway, LOVE the new website! Oh, and your tutorials are totally SICK I love em!

Congrats on working on Star Trek, I know it's old news, but I just heard... and I just want to thank you for being an inspiration and a great teacher! Great things will come to you, my friend. Great, great things.
5 years ago
and the web site is so awesome and perfect colors and design.
I think that I've found the hero of the day!
5 years ago
as u have said P.E.R.F.E.C.T
tnks alot for your work!
dashzed
5 years ago
i just bought it a second ago. Originally i was just going to wait for some more money and use self-control, but i found an extra sixty burning a hole in my wallet and couldn't help myself. It was as if my hands just magically found their way to the BUY button.

CURSE YOU ANDREW KRAMER!!!!(and thanks for the product, i can't wait to get it :P)
benjamin
5 years ago
Love the new site, love the tutorials... You r great!! Thank you!
5 years ago
This is just awesome, but you did use the mask tool and masked the bus out so the explosion could be in the back, right?
and btw I was expecting awesome stuff, but I could never believe that it could be so awesome ..
I mean I'm just speechless
and I just wanted to say: Andrew you are so ambitions that you inspire me very much.
I can't wait to buy it ..
Thank you very,very much for making this awesome product
you are the man.
emilio
5 years ago
wow, nice
Sheats
5 years ago
Beavis: "FIRE! FIRE!"
Butthead: "Shut up, Beavis!"


Just ordered mine. I can't wait to blow S#@& up!
Mogle
5 years ago
Great, Andrew!

Hmm, you know what would be pretty interesting? If you, after 24h after the release, post how many orders of the Action Movie Essentials 2 has been made. Fun to know. :)
5 years ago
The site looks great, the promos look great, and now I am just waiting for the 3rd when I get paid so I can buy this before it totally sells out. WOO HOO! I can't wait to get it.
5 years ago
Thank you so much! :)
Today is my birthday. I am so happy, that you released this fantastic product today! The best present I ever got! thanks for this amazing collection.
Diego G.
5 years ago
Everything nice, but Andrew...
Where is the lens flare in the AE2 Image? :P
5 years ago
I don't really like the tutorials new layout cuz' you have to go through several pages. And if I choose the presets and put my arrow over one of the pictures to see the example it doesn't play. I have cleared the cache. :)
Willem
5 years ago
This is the coolest project i've seen in years. I'm trying to learn Houdini to make some major vfx shots and here you are showing off some of the finest through 'simple' compositing techniques. Thanks so much for that. I think the quality of many a low-budget project will see drastic improvements in the coming months.
5 years ago
This website design is STUNNING! What an incredible work.
Steven_LS5
5 years ago
I did it... I preordered it... seems to be nice *cough*
BT
5 years ago
Is there water footage that resembles a fire hydrant, which is run over by a car?
BESTIA94
5 years ago
OMG


I'M GONNA BUY IT!


WHOAAAAA
Nic
5 years ago
the smaller one really should have been 1920x1080 regardless of your voting results were...
Tim
5 years ago
Amazing work Andrew, have ordered the 720p version this morning.

Not only are these elements a cut above any other collection I've seen, but the price point is simply incredible.

Looking forward to creating some chaos! ;)
Shahrooz
5 years ago
I dont believe !!!???
5 years ago
@Melle: Und wie bereits in der News steht: STRG+F5 geht auch und vorallem schneller :P
Mike
5 years ago
Wow I guess I can shelve action movie essentials for good now. I can't wait for this to arrive at my door. Another excellent product from the VC crew take a bow guys.
Marcos Santana
5 years ago
Congrats for the new design, the videocopilot top quality as we are used to.
God bless the motion designer guru.
You fan from Brazil.
Ralle
5 years ago
Very nice new design. The old one was great, but this one is even better. Great work Patrick ;-)

I noticed a small mistake. If you go to "Tutorials" you have these small icons for the program (nice idea). But for the 3D Text Tutorial in Cinema 4D is the After Effects icon. I just wanted to mention that.

Thanks for all the work VC Team!

Ralle
Antonio
5 years ago
hi Andrew Kramer i'm italian and i haven't understand what mean free shipping, probably the version 2k is free?

thanks
Ryan
5 years ago
I can't wait to get stuck in to these, NO! longer will i have to blow up buildings or cars for real...Maybe i should ask people if they wanted their cars first.
Max
5 years ago
AWESOME! My brain almost exploded when I clicked the twitter link!
Kristof
5 years ago
When I started using this powerful tool that is After Effects, I used a tutorial book to get started with it. But I never really realized how unlimited this software is. It is really when I discovered videocopilot.net that I started to be able to use the software on my own. Andrew you make things so easy and you provide thousands of tips that save a lot of time. Your capacity to teach us all these things is outstanding. Everyone, beginners and advanced users, learn a lot here. Most interestingly you continuously improve the quality of the products and the tutorials. Thanks a lot for sharing your experience and congratulations for the quality of this website, not only the new features revealed by clearing caches :) but also for the content and the way you present it.

Thanks a lot from Belgium and I can’t wait to receive the ActionEssentials2 !!

By the way, I am using a lot of your techniques for short films I shoot with some friends and I had liked to give credits to this website, do you have a nice video clip I can use for that?
Gez
5 years ago
Such a great product, will work wonders for filmmakers everywhere im sure.
5 years ago
Stunning!! There is so much information here, the new site is really neat, nice one.
Nick
5 years ago
btw, in a previous tutorial, you taught us how to create a meteor fireball falling from the sky using the trapcode particular. I am hoping I can create a more realistic meteor fireball now with Action Essentials 2. Please do guide me on that...
Nick
5 years ago
The new site design is impressive. I like it. And the Actions Essentials 2 is awesome. I like to know what was the color correction given to the whole footage of the "explosion behind the bus" scene? It's very Hollywood like...
greek lover
5 years ago
ONE THING TO SAY:The only site that will be better than VideoCopilot is only the next update.I feel the awesomeness and the perfectness of AE2
DDVP
5 years ago
LOVE the new site, very cool design, tnks alot for your work!
5 years ago
For all Germans how to refresh cache in Mozilla Firefox:

Im oberen Bereich auf "Extras" und dann auf "Private Daten löschen" und Häkchen bei "Cache" setzen und anschließend bestätigen
Nemanja
5 years ago
I like the new site design!!!
Stay The Best!
5 years ago
It's a really amazing news,after my graduation :D

My order completed a minute ago :) I feel more relaxed now..

I'm in Turkey and i choose "international express" option while order process.Did i choose right option?

Anyway,Andrew,you complete another amazing work and thank you for everything you did :)
B-MAF
5 years ago
cangratuaion AK for AE2 and the beautifull design of the site thanksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
ssssssssssssssssss for the product man
Patrick
5 years ago
AK, i must say: This product looks to be of astounding quality, with an immense detail to it, it looks like you knocked this one right out of the park..it is really awesome, i am so buying it..
Jaz
5 years ago
Andrew, this place looks amazing.

It's clear that the design took some time to do.

Congratulations to all who were involved.
reel
5 years ago
wow~!! Great Disign!
5 years ago
As Andrew mentioned earlier, adam sklar, press ctrl+f5 ;-)
5 years ago
Sorry. (I'm thick)
I didn't read any of the above posts. :P

Thanks.
5 years ago
Lovely new site. :)

But I see one problem.. :S
When I roll over the headers: (Products, purchase, etc etc) The go back to their old looks.. Any reason why?
eLTipOx
5 years ago
my English not Good!!!!!

But I'll Try to write it...

"sometime i think, AK must be on the next VFX of Terminator V, but, if he goes and leave us?"

Kramer, i Whish that you Win a Oscar, but never leave us, pls...
5 years ago
hey Andrew i got a question for you its kind of irrelevant but have you had no schooling and you are completely self taught? just curious cuz you said you were self taught since 17. keep up the good work man, i look up to you.

and great job on the new DVD and site, there amazing.
CMLinville
5 years ago
This is fantastic.
I ordered the 720p version as soon as the site updated. I recieved footage for my first independent film that I will be doing grapics for and this collection will help immensely. Couldnt have come out at a better time. Much love to you Andrew and the Video Copilot team for help budding graphic designers down the road.
5 years ago
Ok thank you:D Omg Andrew applied to my entry:D No seriuos, It's really graeat to see that the page is always changing and there's a lively time here:D melle (Germany)
MR.Storm
5 years ago
AMASING
5 years ago
No lie I have been checking this site at least ten times a day for the whole month of June! I have been waiting for this day for quite sometime.... I cant wait to have the AE2 2k be my first purchase with VC. You run a tip top operation here Mr. Kramer
C Dub
5 years ago
Quick question Andrew - Do the discs come with an HTML/Animated GIF preview gallery like on the first Action Movie Essentials?
cibomatto
5 years ago
you'd send a bounch of dvds to the israeli and palestinian troops into the gaza strip, maybe they will finally stop exploding each other and starts to use after effects instead...

with action essential 2 you can stop the war in middle east!

andrew kramer nobel for peace
Zvi
5 years ago
I heard you say that there are over 500 HD elements but saw one of the promo pictures saying over 250 HD elements. Yeh, 600 IS over 250 but shouldn't you change the text to 500 instead of 250?

By the way.... COOLLLL!!
5 years ago
Make some cache :)
5 years ago
Clear your cache :)
Jesper
5 years ago
Sweet new design! It really fits the quality of this site.
5 years ago
You changed the "preview-picture" of the speed particle tutorial?
5 years ago
I need to get money, need that realy, sooooo many gorgeous effects^^
5 years ago
same problem. navigation buttons turn into old design. For me the new design is a bit consusing for me beacuase i got soo used to the old one. I hope i will love this one too. melle (Germany)
iGedi
5 years ago
I like new site design!
Pete Holmes
5 years ago
OK - I meant Independence Day - One Will Smith movie is pretty much like any other.
Pete Holmes
5 years ago
"Not bad - not bad at all!" (enemy of the state understatement)
5 years ago
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Sorry...

Yippy! So so so so so cool!

Hey, when's the Vlog coming!? I mean, if it comes in a week or so I'll have a heart attack. :D This is too awesome!
-David
5 years ago
awwwwwwwwwwesoooooome!!!!!

great job Andrew either on the website than on AE2! i know now that you really were working these past few weeks!! ;)

congratulation man! VC don’t stop evolution, and that’s really enjoying! :)

Hope you could make all stuff you were hoping to do since AE1 Andrew;)
i know that you are a little bit pyromaniac and a big fan of fireworks and guns, but the making of AE2 is over now! from now on, you have to calm down your thirst only digitally! :D or start making an AE3! hahaha


PS : will you be chipping to Algeria one day??? :(
PPS: excuse my English! :P
5 years ago
Nice new design. and can't wait for the action essentials 2, yesterday i was wacth the trailer of action essentials 1 and i'm impress by everything you did in 1 year ...

thank for sharing your great idea as free tuts
5 years ago
oh,man....
this website is AWESOME!!!
very great andrew...
DJCapox
5 years ago
Will the VFX breakedown be able to make with 720p or is it to small?

btw: This product is going to be better than any of your products(they are good they also:D)
5 years ago
Awesome! This is fantastic!
Nicolas
5 years ago
Wow Andrew !
Fantasticaly awesome. Just love the design. Can't wait to get AME 2. Love from France.
Thank you so much, by the way lol
M3vans
5 years ago
People, witness the advent of the Video Copilot generation of filmmakers, videographers, and graphic artists. The release of this all but low grade or amateur effect set reaffirms and actually turbocharges the influence of Andrew Kramer and his staff on the wide world of media.
syaf
5 years ago
this is one hell of a product.really good high quality/proper/stylish stock footage!
Sandy
5 years ago
This is amazing Andrew!

What I see everyday is VCP and I am so happy to see such a new website with lovely UI... This is just brilliant.

Keep going...

ROCKING PRODUCTS + ROCKING WEBSITE = VIDEOCOPILOT!!!!!

Regards
Sandy
5 years ago
New page is GREAT! I love it!

But I think it's too gray ;)
I hope picture on the top of page (VideoCopilot.net hosted by Andrew Kramer) will be change like on lastest page ;)

Great Work! And I still Cant Wait For AE2 !!!!
Craig
5 years ago
Phenominal stuff; great to see the evolution of concept from the first action essentials! I look foward to spotting these elements in games and movies to come :)
5 years ago
Everything looks great and I already made my order.
5 years ago
The job has it's perks Freddie :)
freddie
5 years ago
haha I guess you had fun exploding all those things, breaking all those glasses, etc... but best of all is that after that you have a great product! congratulations!
5 years ago
AWESOME!!! I wish I had the money to buy AE2! :-( Great Site design though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and hopefully ill be able to save up for AE 2! (Action Essentials 2 and nickname After Effects 2)
Greg
5 years ago
Nice redesign. Very cool.
freddie
5 years ago
I watched the 3 videos posted on the features page and it's incredibly amazing!
5 years ago
Coooooooooooooool!!
5 years ago
I just ordered the 2K Version! I cannot wait till it comes!

YAY!
Nik
5 years ago
Awesome new design!
new videocopilot super design very very good...full ok! :)
Eugene Opperman
5 years ago
Sweet potato pie!
Looking sexy!
Aleksander & Sebastian
5 years ago
YES YEEEEEES NICE !!!!!!!

Thanks Andrew Thanks A lot you are the man !!!!! Yes !!

We will Buy it right now !!!
Matt
5 years ago
Amazing job done VC. The new design is a lot better. You have the chance to access all the products on the same page and everything is so much more organized
Kevin C
5 years ago
HOLY CRAP!!
I've been checking twice a day all week, and nearly forgot to today. I just ordered my AE2 (720p is all I need) and I can't wait to get it!!

Also, the new design looks sweet. Great job guys!
Shavkat
5 years ago
sweet, Mr.Kramer
RemingtonM
5 years ago
I love it Andrew! You just made my night, I was just expecting at best a blog update and instead I get a whole new site. Can't wait to buy AE2 I think I have to wait a week though:(
5 years ago
Andrew Kramer,

I really must congratulate you on making what appears to be your most useful product yet! I've ordered mine and can't wait to get my hands on it!

-Luke
Jason
5 years ago
Andrew is making things so easy for us......All of the different elements, the glass, debris, and everything else. I was testing something out over a year ago and wanted to do an explosion and make it look like my sliding glass door got blown out. I did not have the luxury of having glass elements that I could just put in the scene so I had to make them, I used the shatter effect and it worked pretty well but would of been way easier if I had AE2. Thanks for making life easier for us Andrew. If anyone wants to check out the explosion I did here is the link. I think it came out really cool and I cant wait to blow more stuff up!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12Qn0lSRTfc
5 years ago
lol @ "so here is the deal".

NIIICE!!! I'm talking about the deal here, it's very nice!
Infaas
5 years ago
This is massive! Andrew do you even know what you've got us into ?
5 years ago
This new site is AMAZING!!!! YES!
Terrance Rogers
5 years ago
Begin shipping in my birthday?!?!? I'm so flattered!
Dustin James
5 years ago
I can't wait for Riot Gear 2 and maybe Real Clouds 2 or even Video Streams 2... (I still don't have RC or VS yet..)

One quick note... I noticed that AE2 is the only product the you have the DVD case facing in a different direction.

But I just realized that would be because you're showing the label on the side of the DVD cases and not where the case opens.. gotchya...
Johann Torres
5 years ago
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jason
5 years ago
:) awesome....thanks Andrew. I have every one of your products and have loved every one of them.....and I think this product is going to be on a whole other level!!!!
5 years ago
Thank you Andrew for the new release. I ordered the 2K version and wait to get my hands on it.

Thorsten
StrongMocha.com
Anthony Miller
5 years ago
Preordering the 2K version shortly...
5 years ago
Amazing Andrew, looking forward to seeing how people use this product.
5 years ago
Thanks Dave and everyone, we busted our tails!
5 years ago
The new site looks great! Love it! The elements for AE2 look awsome! Can't wait to order a copy!
Dave B
5 years ago
I truly believe you've outdone yourself and broke the mold with this one AK.
Akhil Tanwar….
5 years ago
Great stuff.....am going to order it right away....
5 years ago
Jason, one little secret, DVDs will probably be sent out a little sooner but we have never had a DVD-only product and we don't want to get over-loaded.
Jason
5 years ago
Ordered mine and upgraded the shipping!!!! Wish it got released on the 30th. Shipping on friday means there is no shipping on Sat. or Sun. because of the holiday.....bummer. Have to wait even longer.
5 years ago
ummmmm... I think I'm slightly turned on right now.
Diego G.
5 years ago
You leave me without words :)
It's beautiful, great, nice! Congrats man, you're awesome.
Sorry for my english...
Clayton Light
5 years ago
Beautiful new design. Congrats.
Silver
5 years ago
Site looks great Andrew..Hey how about a AE2 video contest to see who can integrate the material in the most creative way, and give out t-shirts, VCP bundles, or maybe $100,000 to the winners?

More than anything on this site, I love seeing how others integrate your tutorials and products into their own projects.
Alby Smith
5 years ago
it's a brand new world in VCP...!!

AWESOME!!
5 years ago
very nice boss ,i like the new look and boy i cant wait till i get my hands on this baby if you know what i mean, great work.
Garrit
5 years ago
Just bought the 2k version. Can't wait to get it :)

You're doing a great job.
James price
5 years ago
It is almost like you knew when my pay day was.
Michael Hughes
5 years ago
Andrew,

As a beginner in AE I have found your tutorials very helpful! I am learning quite a bit and I am always looking for tutorials to help me disect and learn! The new Action Essentials looks like a great tool - and for the cost the 2K looks to be the best buy.

Great job and keep it up! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! *L*
Corey
5 years ago
When using PayPal, there isn't a "free shipping" option other than for "Download."
5 years ago
Wow, Andrew, awesome great looking web Design. I was completely shocked. I thought I've gone to the wrong website. Sweet.
5 years ago
New design looks FANTASTIC! Great job.
japanguy
5 years ago
Holly bananas !! That's so cool !!
Clarence
5 years ago
The 'company' page is awesome! Nice to put a face to the people behind the scenes at VideoCopilot.
highdefw
5 years ago
Is the 720p version still in the 2k version?
Qw3rtium
5 years ago
I was sure AE2 and maybe some new stuff is soon on the site when I got an error when I tried to come here a moment ago. Thanks! The site looks lovely and now I'm going to check out what new stuff I can find here :)

Love you Andrew!
Ryan Nadler
5 years ago
Its finally here, thank you andrew so much!
Fortune L.
5 years ago
HI Kramer
This Action Essentials 2 package is really a magic lamp I see the Genie comes out the smoke.
5 years ago
cant wait!!
5 years ago
We use Firefox, be sure to clear your cache... although there could be bugs...
Zuz
5 years ago
YOU ARE A GOD!! I LIVE U ( IN A GOOD WAY :D)
Elie Romano
5 years ago
Great work Action Essentials looks great! New web design is awesome as well. (might want to test the design out in firefox. seems to be a little buggy.)
5 years ago
I'm just blown away.
Justin Anderson
5 years ago
EXCELLENCE!! :) I've been checking daily since June 1st in anxious anticipation. I always love to see what new stuff you crack out for Video Copilot. Thanks again Andrew and keep up the great work.
5 years ago
Congralutations Andrew Kramer! Keep it going.
Chad ONeal
5 years ago
Video Blog?!?!?!?!?!?!
However
5 years ago
SO THATS WHAT THE SURPRISE WAS..A NEW SUMMER LAYOUT
However
5 years ago
CRAzYYYY I LOVE THE NEW SITE AND EVERYTHING IS AWESOMEE!!!!!!!! :D:D:D
Dustin James
5 years ago
This new site design reminds me of the original videocopilot.net site with the jet on the top left...

mainly just the colors.

I really love this site Andrew. Thank you so much for all the help. Especially when I needed help on client work you are usually always available via email. Thanks!
kira
5 years ago
hello AK its a beautiful vcp title, thank you, but i need to ask something and probably its too silly, but, i need to know it, this title includes sound effects for the weapons, etc?.
Eddy
5 years ago
Andrew, do you know when AE2 will be available in a bundle ?

Thx and congrats for everything
Chris M
5 years ago
Just bought it. Now i can't wait. i feel like a kid on xmas
Erik
5 years ago
Finally !!! thx keep it up !
5 years ago
SO COOL!!! The site looks awesome and I wish I had the money for AE2! :)
5 years ago
Ed, well most fire clips are about 500 frames or about 20 seconds. I can't image a VFX shot longer than that but you can also make a loop by mixing elements and blending them together.
Ed
5 years ago
My only worry is regarding the length of each footage. Example: If you want to do a burning fire for, 30 seconds or so. If you have a quick fire footage you won't be able to accomplish that.
gregos
5 years ago
great new design!!!!!!!!

sr. Andrew Kramer
thanks for sharing your talent it is of great inspiration for me.

a lot of successes
5 years ago
Oh my God... I want AE 2 for my next film Oo <3
5 years ago
Ohh my good the new action essential !!! i will buy the 720p. Andrew you are just .....
ed
5 years ago
Nice Design Andrew!
Just wondering what CMS do you use with VCP, Is is custom built?

Thanks
5 years ago
This is crazy exciting. I'm pumped.

On a side note; Cmd + F5 on a Mac, instead turned on voice-over for text. Funny.
Ryan
5 years ago
This is awesome. I was just on and Action Essentials 2 was not up, then I hit refresh and it was! Great job Andrew. :)
Sam GIlbert
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,

I'm totaly diggin the new site!!! Great job keep it up. I look forwards to using Action Essentials 2.
Any chance of you doing a tut on how to design really cool websites?
5 years ago
The new site design looks great! AE2 is all and more than what I expected it to be.
Matt
5 years ago
OMG i just watched the Demo!! i got a summer job just so i can buy this!!! :D
5 years ago
Thanks Callum, I actually do all of the design on the site but I really have to thank our programmer Patrick who actually codes it out and makes it work in a browser.

When I used to do websites, I designed them specifically in a ways to avoid html issues but now I just do what I want and let him worry about it. He's the man.
5 years ago
Oh, its Patrick Otten... good job Pat!
5 years ago
Love the new site design. I did love the other one too but this one is a bit more well laid out. Who ever your web developer is is a pretty sharp edge... I'm someone deserves a hug... :P

Anywho, still thanks for the awesome FREE tutorials and I am fo' shizzles getting the 2K version!! Keep it up man!
simplychen
5 years ago
way too cool. thanks for the hard works as always, AK!!
Rick
5 years ago
Woo, love the new look, I was gonna order the 720p one, but seeing as my b'day is in a few days, might have to ask for the 2k version! :P
Curtis
5 years ago
Looks dark and sleek, keep up the awesome work, Andrew!
Brad
5 years ago
Oh ok, cool! Thanks, looks great!
5 years ago
Fantastic! Well done VCP.
5 years ago
Brad, you just need to hard refresh and they will eventually update.
Brad
5 years ago
Awesome!

When you hover the mouse over the website navigation buttons, they return to the old site buttons which is a little weird.

Great stuff, can't wait for Action Essentials!
Simon Steele
5 years ago
wooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!
isi123
5 years ago
YES! YES! YES!
Terence Ho
5 years ago
YOU ARE A MONSTER!!!!! ( In a good way )
5 years ago
YYYEEEEESSSSSSS
Matt
5 years ago
YES!!!
Barry Brimley
5 years ago
I like the new site design! I was worried because for the last few hours I couldn't access the site. Glad to see there was a reason behind it!
Mackahn
5 years ago
OMG OMG OMG OMG :D
highdefw
5 years ago
WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
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