Action Essentials Now Available

Action Essentials 2 is great for Film-Makers, but you can also create exciting motion graphics too! The natural elements are great for building mixtures of unexpected elements like water and fire. Check out this sample video that might get your creative juices flowing.

Be ready for the final Action Essentials 2 Promo video that will be online July 01, 2009. Don’t miss it!

See the Action Elements:
Must Watch Gallery Demo

The Video Blog is also near completion, including a new segment with behind-the-scenes coverage of Action Essentials 2. And don’t think I’ve forgotten about the awesome free tutorials, now that we have this new product launched, I’m going to sprint to the 100th tutorial with exciting graphics and visual FX!

353 RESPONSES TO "ACTION ESSENTIALS NOW AVAILABLE"
Garrit
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:37 am
Yes! Hope shipping starts soon :D
However
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:38 am
NICE AND AMAZING!!! lol first post man!!! finally
However
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:38 am
holy crap nevermind second post lol wow just surprising how much comments you get it 4 seconds of typing!!! :)
Evan George
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:38 am
Finally! Andrew this is by far the coolest product available to beginners and professionals alike in the motion graphic business. I am definitely purchasing AE2. Keep doing what you do because it helps the artistic side of the world survive.

- Evan George
Grubson
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:38 am
YAY! I gotta to get this. Greetings from Poland
Ante
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:39 am
woooooow
MR.Storm
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:40 am
Nice, cant wait :D
Suvir
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:42 am
Very versatile
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:43 am
BTW, if you guys spot website 'bugs', post them in the website support section so we don't miss them.

http://www.videocopilot.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=21

Thanks!
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:44 am
wow video copilot thanks andrew kramer
John
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:45 am
Oh my god andrew you ARE great :D
love this!!!!

greetings from austria
Dan
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:50 am
Awesome Stuff, as usual!
David
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:50 am
I am so going to buy this. All hail Andrew Kramer^^
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:55 am
I'm so gonna buy this with the money i've been saving up for a new camera. although i can only afford the 720p Version :( oh well. This pack looks AWESOME beyond belief. :D
June 29th, 2009 @ 2:00 am
Yay yay yay yay yay!

I can't wait for the vlog, can't wait to get my hands on AE2, awesomness!
-David
Justin
June 29th, 2009 @ 2:00 am
Hi Andrew,

I'm hopefully ordering mine later this evening! :) Thanks so much for all your hard work, it definately shows, and I can't wait to get using some of these awesome elements!
June 29th, 2009 @ 2:06 am
good jeb ^^
June 29th, 2009 @ 2:14 am
Sweet! I can't wait! Already bought the 2K Version!
Maurice
June 29th, 2009 @ 2:34 am
How is the update fo the Videocopilot shirts? Want to wear one and support Videocopilot!!!
patrick
June 29th, 2009 @ 2:36 am
i watched all the new video examples.... some of the elements look a bit "videoish". mostly the fire. i'm thinking it might be due to the shutter speed they were shot at.. or it could just need some more bluring and colour corection...

can we get some specs on all the clips

fps
shutter angle/speed
original rez (4k/3k/2k)

i'm definetly buying the kit though coz it is f-ing awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

i just think it's important for us to know the specs!!

thanks.
pat
TxT_AOD
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:39 am
Awesome! Can't wait to get ahold of this
Jo
June 29th, 2009 @ 2:52 am
thanks andrew!
ur the best!!

btw.. ur new web site design looks the best!!
June 29th, 2009 @ 2:53 am
Patrick, the elements were shot at 2k, 3k and 4k. We also shot at 24fps up to 120fps. Variable shutter speeds as well. We mixed it up to give more options to match your shot during post.

Not sure what you mean by "videoish", after all you are watching a screen capture of a video thumbnail :)

The teaser video is the best example of what the elements look like playing back at real-time, until the final promo goes online.
Martin
June 29th, 2009 @ 3:18 am
The Gallery Demo just blew my mind! Im definetely buying this.
B-MAF
June 29th, 2009 @ 3:24 am
thanks body souds great cant wait bro
^DURLI^
June 29th, 2009 @ 3:29 am
AWESOME ! cant wait
June 29th, 2009 @ 3:42 am
looks very cool andrew !!
you still work at trtliers?
rasta
June 29th, 2009 @ 3:57 am
got damn o.O
can't wait ;D
Christian
June 29th, 2009 @ 3:57 am
Nice :D
Ayoub
June 29th, 2009 @ 4:06 am
That's Answome Andrew
Can You Tell Me More About The Product --> Tutorial ,,
June 29th, 2009 @ 4:18 am
Amazing
iacere
June 29th, 2009 @ 4:20 am
Awesome Andrew! I love it!
Bought all your products and its brilliant!
2k version just too expensive fpr me... going to buy 720p!

Go on like this!
Anthony
June 29th, 2009 @ 4:26 am
Amazing!

Could you give us a clue to what the tutorial is???
June 29th, 2009 @ 4:29 am
Great Stuff Andrew, are those titles from upcoming tutorials or just examples of what can be made in AE2

Also do you think the Vlog will be ready for this week?

Keeep up the awesome work im going to place my order for Action Essentials 2 sometime later this week :D
Twisting Digital
June 29th, 2009 @ 4:31 am
Looks awesome Andrew - Just pre-ordered the 720p version.

Greets from the UK
WhyLee
June 29th, 2009 @ 3:50 am
Nice!! I'm definetly getting the 720p version. Good job Andrew. Keep the greatness up! ;)
Dave B
June 29th, 2009 @ 5:14 am
*sigh*...
Aleksander
June 29th, 2009 @ 5:19 am
Amazing!!!

But... The dvd, is it out now, or first at friday??

I'm a bit confused :ø

From Denmark

Aleksander
benny
June 29th, 2009 @ 5:31 am
the final Action Essentials 2 Promo video
will be online July 01,when will the movie be out starring sam and directed by your cat,and i am dieing to know what robocop will think about it,he was a little harsh last time
cant wait .
p.s is ryan gosling in it oh im sorry i meant is tino hertz in it(they do resamble you must admit)
patrick
June 29th, 2009 @ 5:38 am
me again! :)

So i’m one of those people with a super keen eye for these things. so even though it's a tiny low rez screen grab i can tell... I don’t know what it is but my mind just rejects anything NOT shot with a 180degree shutter. It’s just the motion circadiance..
So 1/120th of a sec at 60fps, 1/48th at 24fps etc .

Anything shot with a higher shutter speed than the 180degree equivalent looks “videoish” or “sped up” even though it’s playing in real time. And it’s most noticeable on the fire elements.... So that’s why i want a list of what shutter/fps was used for each clip.

Is there a way to add more motion blur to an element in AE if i think the shutter looks too high?? Maybe slightly off setting two layers by 1 frame and blending them?? what do you think?

Also i would love to know what clips originated in 2k, 3k or 4k on the RED. Mainly coz the 2k mode is noted for resolving a real world resolution of slightly over 720p. I know it’s the best we can get with current tech. But it’d be nice to know the elements we’re actually gonna be able to see a difference on with the 2k DVD.

if you didn't write down the shutter for each shot or lost the meta data that's cool. i'll just have to go by eye :) or maybe they're all in 180degree shutter:)

Cool. Thanks!
pat
LMC
June 29th, 2009 @ 5:54 am
After my payday, I buy this one! Just incredible, terrific job Andrew! Looking forward to promo...
Vick1138
June 29th, 2009 @ 6:25 am
Oh I have some real yummy plans for this product, especially when I start working at my new gig, I feel like I may make the building blow up with AE, just like my current gig :D
Ryan
June 29th, 2009 @ 6:40 am
so, andrew--were these all shot on the RED?
if so, does Final Image own the camera, or do you rent it?
highdefw
June 29th, 2009 @ 6:47 am
AWWWWEEEESSSOOOOMMMMEEEE

thx again Andrew and VCP Crew
Logan
June 29th, 2009 @ 6:54 am
Ordered the 2k version. Can't wait to start compositing! Messing around with Boujou and PFTrack is going to pay off very soon.
June 29th, 2009 @ 6:57 am
I am so amazed with the titles. I don´t know what else you can come up with....sereously. Thanks.
June 29th, 2009 @ 7:09 am
Cool demonstration of its uses with text. Thanks!!

I can't wait to get this. I am about to release a new music CD, so these FX will go perfectly into the music videos I am working on. I can't wait to play around with all the goodies in it. Thanks Andrew (and the team) for making my video-editing-life so much easier!!!
Andrew Farris
June 29th, 2009 @ 7:18 am
Andrew, I've email support twice in the past 2 days trying to change my order. I ordered the 720p version and I want to upgrade that to the 2k Instead and Just pay the difference. $150 I've already been charged for the 720p, thats what my Bank account says anyway. I would much rather have the 2k since I work with 1080p footage anyway. Please have someone address this issue.

Thanks,

Andrew Farris
June 29th, 2009 @ 7:24 am
Hey Andrew,
I've sent you an email and we can help with that of course.
AK
leith G
June 29th, 2009 @ 7:24 am
Q Andrew Kramer: could I use these stock footage for my short film Its for fox Competition

2-4 min short called fruits and vegetable comes to life
please reply.
Thanks
leith G
June 29th, 2009 @ 7:54 am
This product is awesome :)
If I`m not allow to, sorry to ask.
anvir tahini
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:00 am
KAramer Andrew you are the SOCKS MY DUDE MAN MR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:02 am
Of course you can use our products in contests as long as their rules allow it.
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:04 am
Awesome
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:10 am
the good stuff just keeps coming! Now waiting for the postman to show up with my order.
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:10 am
Andrew! Dude, your so good, you should make a movie!

with all the effects and stuff. :)
Vladimir
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:18 am
thank U 4 your job!!!
Jay
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:24 am
Hi Andrew, I like your Tutorials and I would like to buy this action essestials package. But I live in the Netherlands. Is is possible for me to buy it with euro's?
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:30 am
You can purchase with any foreign currency including euros and our store will automatically charge the bank at today's exchange rate.
Speedbreaker
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:40 am
@Patrick
I know what you mean with videoish, it's because of missing motion blur!
But now think about it, let's say you had to comp one of the elements with footage that is shoot with a high shutter-speed! It would be very hard! Adding motion blur in post is easy, but removing motion blur is close to impossible.
Derrick van Niekerk
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:42 am
Great, just ordered mine (had to take a faster international shipping option, cause I really want to start using the product!)

looking forward to it,

thanks,
Derrick
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:46 am
Keep the art going!

Woooo.

Ur the best for free tutorials and i do not know where i would be without you.
patrick
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:59 am
speedbreaker! and andrew!

how could we add more motion blur to a fire element?

here are some i've thought of... don't know how well they'll work/look

slow it down slighlty and use frame blending.
have one layer 1 frame out of sync and blend it with the original.
maybe twixtor has something???

any thoughts?
June 29th, 2009 @ 9:03 am
Hey Patrick,
If you post this question on the forum it will be easier to discuss. There are tools for this including AE's built in time-warp and revision fx smart motion blur. I'll look for your topic.
Speedbreaker
June 29th, 2009 @ 9:15 am
@Patrick
Try ReelSmart MotionBlur, it's awesome!
It's pobably the most used plug-in for adding motion blur.
I tend to shoot all my footage with a high shutter-speed, especially if you want to comp in cg elements later, it really helps to sell a shoot if you have the same amount of mb on all elements.
June 29th, 2009 @ 9:26 am
Will the new video blog be iPhone friendly? (aka... "no flash"?)
June 29th, 2009 @ 9:56 am
Are you going to have it included in your bundles. I bought the Bullet. But I would like my next purchase to include this latest one and more.
BESTIA94
June 29th, 2009 @ 10:00 am
I've a problem...

I'm trying to order AE2 but it gives me this error:

•Transaction cannot be completed. Please select an alternate payment method.•


I'm using PayPal.

:(!
June 29th, 2009 @ 10:00 am
Action Essentials 2 will not be part of any of the bundles since we have 2 versions. We are working on a system to make bundles more interactive and customizable and this is something that will happen later this year.

Bestia, I've sent you an email to troubleshoot.
RemingtonM
June 29th, 2009 @ 10:09 am
Hey Andrew, I know you've already mentioned that AE2 may be included in the ultimate bundle. I was wondering if your still planning on doing that, and when. I don't want to purchase AE2 and get the ultimate bundle in a few weeks and find out the AE2 is included. If you could respond that would be great, so I know if I should go ahead and order AE2 now. Thanks!
RemingtonM
June 29th, 2009 @ 10:10 am
Wow, that was weird, but nevermind. As I posted the comment you had posted one right above me, Thanks, its like your telepathic...
BESTIA94
June 29th, 2009 @ 10:32 am
Argh! my PayPal does not work now for no reasons =(
June 29th, 2009 @ 10:46 am
Thanks man, i have learned alot from this site and i hop god help andrew!! Can you make us a download verstion we need only the glass and muzzle flashes
Vers
June 29th, 2009 @ 10:47 am
Your Examples looks so realistic! That´s Awesome! Your the Best!
kris
June 29th, 2009 @ 10:50 am
Does this Essential II has the NUKE Explosion? That would be awesome if that is included. I have been looking that effect for long time.
Ethan
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:04 am
Wow this is awesome. I have all ready ordered it and I cant wait till it ships. :)
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:19 am
CG generated elements? In my opinion ,its completely unnecessary.
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:21 am
cant wait for it to arrive!

Brendan,
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:24 am
Just ordered the 2K version. Thank you Andrew, and all those involved in the production of this wonderful product.
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:27 am
Wow! This is EPIC!
illd
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:51 am
I am still sad that there is no domnload available - It will push the costs here in Germany up to 154%. Any way, someday when the euro is back to its old strenght I will buy it ;)
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:59 am
Just ordered the 2K. It's been the worst day ever, but this has vastly improved my mood. I'm very excited to get to work with AE2! Thanks so much to everyone at VideoCoPilot for all their hard work.
George L
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:02 am
Great job!

Greetings from Brazil!
Andrew Farris
June 29th, 2009 @ 12:17 pm
Just a quick question regarding the boxes for 2k version. Where did you get them printed? And the DVD labels and covers?
June 29th, 2009 @ 12:45 pm
AWESOME!!! I cant wait!!!! I'd buy AE 2 now, but I dont have enough money right now.........................
CANT WAIT FOR THE PROMO THOUGH!!!!!
leith G
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:13 pm
Oh thanks, I can`t wait to buy it :)
Max
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:26 pm
Awesome, but one qestion Andrew:
In the video examples (street explosion, etc.) what version of AE2 did you use? (2k or 720p)
They look pretty high quality.
Rob Forrester
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:44 pm
WOW! cant wait mate!
Now I can look forward to a whole new level of " Spot the Kramer". it's a game where players get points for seeing a VCP tutorial or resource in action...
CMLinville
June 29th, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

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I ordered the 720p package due to budget but I know that the quality will still be far more than expected and perfect for what I'm doing. Rock on VideoCopilot Team.
Magic2007
June 29th, 2009 @ 2:23 pm
Man this stuff looks coool I cant wait to order :D
Please can I have it with the masters autograph on it :o)

Great Andrew, I have been waiting for this, now hope see some tutorials hehe

Ragards
carlos
June 29th, 2009 @ 2:36 pm
only 3 letters "wow"
I cant wait!! for the product!!the bad part is that i live in south america...well i can solve that with one call to my sister xD!! well cant wait for the new VideoCopilot i guess ill call it video copilot 2.0 :)
Chisom
June 29th, 2009 @ 2:56 pm
Hey, Andrew, you've practically led me by hand and taught me the much I know about AE and 3d. My problem has always remained that you do not ship to Africa. I live in Nigeria and don't plan on leaving for anywhere until, maybe, early next year. I can't wait that long to get my hands on your whole products. I've written earlier on this issue. Pls solve this problem for my sake and thousands of your fans in Africa. Pls, Pls, Pls.....
Brandon
June 29th, 2009 @ 3:42 pm
Ha ha The Dark Title! LOL
June 29th, 2009 @ 4:36 pm
Hi Andrew!

I just watched you gallery demo of Action Essentials 2, and I LOVED it! Lots of cool stuff! The only thing I wanted to mention that I DIDN'T like are the shells... There should be a dent left by the firing-pin, otherwise they just look like someone has forced the bullet out with pliers or something. But I guess that's just my opinion...

Can't wait to get my hands on a sweet AE2-box!! :)
June 29th, 2009 @ 4:43 pm
you should change the name to video pilot now, it's so big and awesome.
However
June 29th, 2009 @ 5:27 pm
Haha owen you are right. Video Pilot is the next generation of Video Copilot. Andrew you know what to do lol.
June 29th, 2009 @ 5:39 pm
Well I'll take a moment to explain what Video Copilot means. You are the Pilot, the videos are your copilot.
However
June 29th, 2009 @ 5:46 pm
Ohhhh...cool...such a unique name. Get back to making the promo mr.kramer...
However
June 29th, 2009 @ 6:20 pm
Andrew do you know if you will ever be releasing the film you were making to show off this product? Sorry just wondering. Oh and whats happening with the video blog?
Casey
June 29th, 2009 @ 6:24 pm
Have ordered the 2K...very happy to part with the cash in regards to VCP.

And now I play the waiting game..........
:D

Casey, Sydney - Australia
Lyndon
June 29th, 2009 @ 6:36 pm
Cool cool Drew, BUT I am very interested in purchasing the 10 pack bundle w/ ae2. After all, you guys make all these cool products, shouldn't be that hard to make a bundle w/ ae2 included :)

Keep us posted as i already know you answered us. We love being loyal customers.
June 29th, 2009 @ 7:53 pm
hey andrew.. what tutorials are included with this? I love that bus scene.. Please tell me thats in there..
However
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:20 pm
I 100% agree with Jay, Motion Graphics is awesome, but VFX is over the line!!!!! Go VC
June 29th, 2009 @ 9:05 pm
Available now! Does this mean it's shipping?
June 29th, 2009 @ 9:06 pm
My bad, just found where it says July 3rd :P
Thanks VC team!
Jay
June 29th, 2009 @ 8:11 pm
Hey Andrew, great job. I was wondering if you might be able to do some more special effects tutorials in the future because recently it's all been about motion graphics, which is cool, but I really love working with live action footage to create interesting stuff!
June 29th, 2009 @ 9:28 pm
Awesome work AK,
Q: how would i find out how much shipping is to where i am

i live in Australia if that helps at all is there a calculator or something i just need to know cause pay day is tomoz and i'm hoping this fits in the budget..

thanks Bro
June 29th, 2009 @ 9:54 pm
We have flat rate shipping to all international locations with Priority Mail:

US Shipping: $7
Canada: $10.50
International: $14
Erick
June 29th, 2009 @ 10:09 pm
I also ordered the 2k version. Very cool stuff, and will be very usefull for an upcoming project. I really love this site, learned a lot about after effects. People are really amazed of the movies I already made. One problem though; I really want to point everyone I know to this site, but then my movies will look like crap compaired to Andrew's work... :D
June 29th, 2009 @ 10:21 pm
HAHAHAHA I just notice something in your sample video you redid the dark knight title sequence by doing the blue flame and say "The Dark Title" HA HA HA HA That is so funny!
Jaz
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:26 pm
I'm a bit concerned...my AEcs3 has never been able to import .MP4 files.
Is it meant to? Should I contact Adobe?!
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:30 pm
Mp4 files are not to be imported they are only previews. The actual Files are quickTime .mov
Jaz
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:31 pm
Thank you for such a speedy response!
ramesh
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:42 pm
hi andrew !! promo is mindblowing .. can u please tell me how much it will cost in india including shipping????? here currency is rupee ..........
ramesh
June 29th, 2009 @ 11:54 pm
for 2k version .. sorry i forget to mention
Phil Wukong
June 30th, 2009 @ 12:30 am
Oh my god, I didn't have an idea of how AWESOME Action Essentials 2 is, before watching this presentation video! This is a MUST HAVE for me and anyone, who likes to make cool movies! Andrew, you and your team have created a masterpiece. I'm sure that I'm gonna see lots of these elements in various TV shows.
sohail
June 30th, 2009 @ 12:43 am
Thank you my hero

pakistan.
Mogle
June 30th, 2009 @ 1:18 am
Now I GOT to get a summer job. Have to make up the money to buy this extreme package of destruction! Mohahahahahahaha!
Aleksander
June 30th, 2009 @ 2:07 am
Awesome..

Q: But is it out for ordering now, or only pre-ordering??

PLEASE ANSWER

From Denmark

Aleksander
sunil thapa(nepal)
June 30th, 2009 @ 2:23 am
thnx andrew for all of this.............
June 30th, 2009 @ 2:28 am
Shipping will probably start on Wednesday but all orders will go out by Friday.
RobCoxxy
June 30th, 2009 @ 3:51 am
Will be ordering mine once I've opened my student bank account on July 10th (my birthday), as I'm getting a bit of cash, and can't see anything else I'd rather spend it on.
Adam
June 30th, 2009 @ 3:57 am
Hey Andrew i was just wondering could you do a couple of tutorials for AE2 like compositing muzzle flashes and making explosions "fit the scene" i know how to do both of these but some times my videos dont look right. thanks anyways!
June 30th, 2009 @ 5:30 am
Hey Andrew,

I've got a question about editing the explosions into the footage. In the Demo you did, the explosion was BEHIND the bus, how did you do that?

Thank!
June 30th, 2009 @ 5:42 am
AWESOME! Keep it up Andrew! :)
June 30th, 2009 @ 7:11 am
Trent - it's a technique called "Rotoscoping" where you manually "cut" (or path) around "object A" to make "object B" look like it's behind "object A." Hope that was straight forward
Adam
June 30th, 2009 @ 7:36 am
Trent.G

he did it by rotoscoping the bus. you duplicate the footage then draw a mask around the bus and move it to the front. the same method is used in several of his tutorials
Alec I.
June 30th, 2009 @ 9:30 am
well I know how i'm gonna celebrate my 4th of July...
BY BLOWIN STUFF UP!

So excited!
Xtracool
June 30th, 2009 @ 10:28 am
I am going to buy it :-)
one question, can they be used in Adobe Premiere pro also or can we only use them in AE? I have both but I prefer using Adobe Premiere pro
SASMHS
June 30th, 2009 @ 10:55 am
ANDREW Please answer !!!
Can u ship to Iran ?

also thanks for your great stuff for ae2 ;)
Roberto
June 30th, 2009 @ 11:10 am
what can i say.......Profession as always..and awesome creativity
June 30th, 2009 @ 11:10 am
I saw the trailer for Action Essentials without a blood splatter black background. Essentials in Action is also true or a transparent background?
PS:
Sorry for bad English
Andrew Farris
June 30th, 2009 @ 11:59 am
Just out of curiosity. Is your "Studio" in your house, or at some actuall building you own or what? Or do you have an elevator in you shed outback that goes underground to your dual Pentium 3?
June 30th, 2009 @ 1:58 pm
thenkx Andrew you the one and beste of the best
June 30th, 2009 @ 2:01 pm
hi Andrew if you cun make a tutorial obout the man torshe like (4 fantastic ) thenk you sow much
Phil
June 30th, 2009 @ 3:19 pm
Hey,
What happened to the first Action Essentials? The first one is rubbish compared to Action Essentials 2 but I was just wondering if you combined them or just scrapped the first one.
Just one more thing...I ordered the 720p version on Monday 29th and I live in England and I was just wondering approximately how long will it take to arrive after being shipped.

Thanks!
Phil
June 30th, 2009 @ 3:31 pm
Nevermind. I went to the AE2 page and I actually scrolled all the way to the bottom and saw the answer to my question lol.
June 30th, 2009 @ 3:56 pm
Hey Andrew.
I really want too see how you can combine the elemnts in a real movie.
I remember few weeks ago you posted some frames from the AE2 promo, with Sam and some new actors.
you gonna post this short movie?
thx a head.
Alan Smithee
June 30th, 2009 @ 4:57 pm
Whoop Whoop Whoop

Looks good man. Andrew I just want to say, although the 2k vs. 720 debate has been done to death I think you are providing a much wanted resource for serious filmmakers. Sure not everyone needs 2K when they export to a 4:3 home video stream but since this product is shaping up to be of pretty professional quality, someone with something higher concept and production values in mind will get much more mileage with this.

Keep up the goodies, am looking forward to more tutorials and stock elements in the future
June 30th, 2009 @ 6:11 pm
waiting for the promo trailer is like am waiting for modern warfare 2 its eating me alive ,i wish i have a time machine.
blake
June 30th, 2009 @ 8:06 pm
This might be a stupid question but andrew it would be great if you could put up like a sample pack that only has like three elements. Just so we can get a taste of it and test it out. I doubt you would do that but its worth a shot. I really need some effects like these but demolition films quality sucks and i dont know of any other stock footage sites. plus i just a teen with no money. i mean i could get it but everything of mine had to break (camera and computer) so i had to get new ones. i dont know but it would be nice if you could do that. Once again doubt youll do it. lol lookin forward to some new stuff.
However
June 30th, 2009 @ 9:24 pm
Does the 2K Version also include the 720 Version? Thanks
Matt
June 30th, 2009 @ 10:51 pm
I am so pumped to walk up to my door or hear my doorbell ring and see ACtions Essentials 2. YAAAAAAAAAAAA
BT
July 1st, 2009 @ 1:03 am
@However: No, just import the 2K into a 720p comp and scale them down.
Nikolaus
July 1st, 2009 @ 2:54 am
No Teaser online :-(
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:01 am
Sometime today it should be up. We'll keep you posted.
However
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:09 am
@BT: thanks i know but the problem is they still have the quality in them as the 2k so it would take the same time to render the 720 p comp or 2k comp.

I have to seperately render them before use. With an alpha channel too!

Lotsa work but i mean cmon, its still a crazy deal
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:12 am
It's not a LOT of work but we also included a project file that is already setup with the output module and the render queue. Just hit render. Check the FAQ on the product page.
However
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:16 am
oh yah..i forgot u already told me about the project file thing. ok so thats good but andrew one question while you still awake...how long would it take to render out a 2k explosion thats like 10 seconds long with an alpha channel?
Jeff
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:18 am
You lost me on that one.
so much fuss for months for ending with a mere hour of tutorials.
Twitch and the bullet had hours of great stuff for half.
I'm missing the time when it came by surprise.
The expectation killed it, and I don't need smoke and fireworks, just knowledge.
Still congrats for the J.J thing, waiting for the next.
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:35 am
Oh Jeff :)
Trust me, this is our biggest most in-depth collection to date. Twitch is a Plug-in, The Bullet IS a training DVD, this is a stock footage collection. The tutorials are mainly to get you started but include advanced topics. To give you an idea, Evolution has about 175 elements... this has 500! Whether you do Motion Graphics or Visual Effects, this collection is a game-changer.
However
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:38 am
AND this has some tutorials too!!! :D
However
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:43 am
I remember when you had a little tutorial about an explosion over a city..of course you deleted that one because obviously you are WAY better now, but again i think that would be crazy!

OH YEAH! behind the scenes of when you guys were shooting the fires and stuff lol awesome
Kevin
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:45 am
Andrew

Are there any tutorials about the above showed title designs on the DVD? If so which ones?
Zizo
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:51 am
AND behind the scenes too!!! :D
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:12 am
Hey Kevin, There are no motion graphics tutorials on the discs but I was actually going to make a few free tutorials with all 4 of those designs. They are very quick to make...
bANKS
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:36 am
For the 2k version, is it 32 GB per disc, or total?
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:42 am
banks: 32GB total. it's (roughly) 8GB per disc (4 dual layer discs).
Kevin
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:02 am
Ah, thanks for the reply. Free tutorials are always welcome. :) ... Now, I wanna see the promo video!
Carlos Mireles
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:15 am
Exelente son lo mejor
me encanta sus trabajos saludos desde monterrey,mexico
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:35 am
AAAH!!!! I can't stand this waiting for the video!!!
Heaven
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:43 am
It's July 1 :). You only have to be creative to make good titles with this tool :). Am I right ? :) And, ofcourse, you need some ability...
I'm from Serbia, do you know where it is ? :) We haven't got PayPal, and i can't order this ! Can you help me.......

Pozdrav !
Justin
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:54 am
Finally ordered my copy (2k!) about an hour ago :) Can't wait for it to arrive, thanks again for all the hard work!
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:03 am
Yo Andrew

when is the Video Blog and the tutorials going to be posted online???? im dying to see them. lol
Moca MX
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:27 am
Heaven i ja imam isti problem XD.

Andrew i have same problem, i am from Serbia in Europe and i don't have PayPal and i want to buy AE2!
Jacky
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:44 am
maybe you should think about lowering the price of Action Essentials 1, since the dirst one is something like NOTHING compared to the second...
Solvaij
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:47 am
Dear Moca MX
You can pay from your cradit card directly online
like I did, I don't have paypal account too
I just send an email to videocopilot
and they told me what to do.
By the way, you have many more options for sendig payments , you will find int in FAQs page.
Thanks
Bahaa
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:52 am
i visited your website since 6 hours till now about 30-40 times awaiting the promo video :D
RA. Elliott
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:56 am
@Jacky,
Action Essentials 1 is being discontinued, because of AE2 there is no need for the first. Its stated in the FAQ for the new product. This one is ten million times better!
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:01 am
I can't wait to see the new promo video =D
Marc
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:11 am
hey, I am definitely buying this, but im not sure witch version to buy i' am going to school next year to study film so which version would be recommended to me?
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:23 am
muy bueno lo tuyo! felicitaciones por haber terminado este nuevo pack y un coordial saludo desde lanús, buenos aires, argentina.
use en algunas productoras audiovisuales paquetes de videocopilot, siempre excelente y ajustado a la necesidad del usuario.
lo compraría pero por el cambio con el dolar la cifra es altisima. será en otro momento cuando lo pongas en oferta...
WiRXMAN
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:30 am
Kicka$$ Andrew!! This collection looks awesome, and the price is incredible. I am hoping to grab a copy of this from you this month. The 2K would be great, but may have to 'settle', lol, for the 720. Either way, this is fantastic looking. cant wait to get my hands on it. Congrats on another superb product.
FloVC
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:00 am
i will stay up until you post the promo video today xD
LumberjackSatan
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:08 am
"Shipping will probably start on Wednesday but all orders will go out by Friday."

Being from Europe, what is the difference between 'shipping' and 'going out'? So the orders will be filled on wednesday so they arrive on friday ?(except for us far away europeans)
Diego G.
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:35 am
How long to watch the promo?
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:40 am
Hey Andrew, I got a question for you which i found very intersting as far as the color correction in the dirt hit clip you did in the promo, i noticed that you blown out the sky and gave the ground and sand a white look on the sand kinda war look ,are you sheding some light on this and how we can get that look .thanks.
leith G
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:53 am
It`s July first i`am exited to see the promo :)
Bahaa
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:54 am
i want to sleeep i have school tomorrow :P please be a little faster by uploading the promo or doing it or whatever, AK
thanks
Vers
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:55 am
Hate it that the 01. July in germany is already over! Have to go to bed soon ;) ...please hurry Mr. Kramer! Can´t wait!
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:56 am
wow!
Oliiz
July 1st, 2009 @ 12:18 pm
If there's anyone who can wait for the Promo Video... he's weird.
Tom
July 1st, 2009 @ 12:20 pm
Well, July 1st has been active for like 21 hours now in western europe, and 9 on Hawaii. When are you launching the trailer, Kramer? :P
Danny
July 1st, 2009 @ 12:21 pm
Hey Guys!

What Font is used by the promo video of Action Essentials II? I've searched for hours but I haven't found it yet. Can you help me? BTW, the new Action Essentials Footage Pack is absolutely amazing! Well done Andrew and collegues!
July 1st, 2009 @ 12:25 pm
We'r waitingg! :)
Matt
July 1st, 2009 @ 12:25 pm
PROMO
Diego G.
July 1st, 2009 @ 12:28 pm
Andrew, the public is talking, We want the promo! :D :D :D
John
July 1st, 2009 @ 12:32 pm
Promo Promo Promo!!

I cant wait!!
Oliiz
July 1st, 2009 @ 12:45 pm
I changed my time zone to Arizona so if this Promo isn't up in 12 hours I'm gonna start shooting people.

PROMO!1!
highdefw
July 1st, 2009 @ 12:59 pm
Need the Promo 0_O
July 1st, 2009 @ 1:28 pm
Haa, I'm torn between which one. I do all editing in 1080i/p but don't exactly have the money for that. Damn you Andrew. :P
July 1st, 2009 @ 1:44 pm
"Be ready for the final Action Essentials 2 Promo video that will be online July 01, 2009. Don’t miss it!"

We are ready Andrew! :D
July 1st, 2009 @ 1:55 pm
Same here. I get paid on Friday so will be placing my order then! This is nuts..lol
Shawn
July 1st, 2009 @ 2:03 pm
hey Andrew,
Look, dont feel frustrated or rushed because of all the people begging for the promo video to AE2, You have done so much for us in the past and keep delivering amazingly high quality stuff from products to tutorials. So go ahead, take a deep breather...sit back in your nice computer chair that you bought from office depot...shut your eyes for a bit...........and post the promo....just messin dude! do your thing.
Peace.
Robert
July 1st, 2009 @ 1:07 pm
PROMO
It's July first

I was expecting it to be up at like 1 minute past midnight :(
Nikolaus
July 1st, 2009 @ 2:10 pm
The day is now over for me... no promo :-( maybe today :-D
RD
July 1st, 2009 @ 1:25 pm
Thank you for this amazing website, all the FREE tutorials and well priced products.
Can't wait to get my hands on AE2!
isi123
July 1st, 2009 @ 2:34 pm
Andrew, when will the promo be up???

C'mon, we're waiting!

:-)
Ivn
July 1st, 2009 @ 2:40 pm
Yes Andrew, when?)
July 1st, 2009 @ 2:46 pm
I'm stick to my chair tonight :D
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:12 pm
It's 00:10 right now..
Still waiting for the promo :P
Have to see it !
Jason
July 1st, 2009 @ 2:14 pm
Andrew you said shipping will probably start today and everything by wednesday. Do you take into consideration the people that paid for express delivery and get those out first?
Jason
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:17 pm
Andrew,

You said you will be sending the DVD out between today and Friday. Is there consideration taken into if you ordered it with express shipping? Will those get sent out first?
CMLinville
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:20 pm
Need promo, I'm bleeding from lack of awesome
Qw3rtium
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:29 pm
I'd like to nom some promo!
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:38 pm
"Need promo, I’m bleeding from lack of awesome"

What are you talking about? I'm right here next to ya waiting on this Promo thing to pop up! F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5! lol
July 1st, 2009 @ 3:41 pm
My keyboard's F5 buton is erased :D
Craig
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:01 pm
And its midnight here in the UK! Must stay awake till promo! ^^
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:05 pm
Patient,patient...

:)
isi123
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:07 pm
I'm with you Craig! :-) It's the 2nd of July already in the UK.

Just waiting patiently, I'm sure it will be worth it.
Moca MX
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:14 pm
July 2. here :D
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:24 pm
and here too.. :D
Craig
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:32 pm
Still here at 12:30am! You still here isi? :)
Bo
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:38 pm
Belgium: 1:36am, waiting for de promo video too.
Craig
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:44 pm
Im gonna go grab some toast and coffee ^^
ShoeToad
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:45 pm
1:42 am Belgium

Suffering from enthousiasm

Must ... see ... promo ...
im-takt
July 1st, 2009 @ 4:49 pm
1:47 am germany :)
ShoeToad
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:01 pm
I can see the ISS passing by @ 3 am ^^

If the promo isn't here then, i go check it out and come back ... XD
Craig
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:01 pm
Ha :D 1am here now!
Craig
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:04 pm
I've decided to stay up all night if I have to ^^ Got myself a couple of dvd box sets, a pack of diet cokes and my laptop that probably wont have an f5 key left by morning
RA. Elliott
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:05 pm
To give you some perspective on it, here in L.A., it's only 5:02p.m. So I'm guessing there may still be a bit more time till its up... Maybe 8 our time? Idk, he's a busy man. For all we know, he is busy blowing up tanks for AE3 :p
isi123
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:06 pm
Yeah, I'm still here Craig. Lol, hope this doesn't keep me up all night. Hope your enjoying your diet cokes and all.
OuZ
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:20 pm
Turkey: 3.18am and i can't wait any longer :(
Matt
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:32 pm
Its CANADA DAY where I am(Canada ovi lol) and I just want to be able to blow something up. I cant wait till AE2 arrives at my house. :D
Matt
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:34 pm
WOW. Its 8:30 here in Canada and only 4:30 in California. I dont want to wait anymore. AHHHHHH >-||
Craig
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:38 pm
Still here at 1:40am :) I'll check back again soon lol
Qw3rtium
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:49 pm
3:45 am here in Finland :P Doesn't matter, I woke up at about 8:00 pm :D I'll go make some coffee
Ethan
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:50 pm
Matt

Patience is a virtue :). He will get it up as soon as he can.
Solvaij
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:50 pm
I'm waiting too, it's five o'clock hear in
Oman July 2.
I can't sleep still waiting.
isi123
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:53 pm
Seems crazy that we're all awake for this promo video. Almost 2AM here in UK.
RA. Elliott
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:53 pm
Say, have nothing better to do while you wait? Check it.
http://www.videocopilot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=18384
Craig
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:54 pm
Yeah :D it's funny - I don't even feel like impatient waiting, cause as ethan says its done when its done - it's more excitement than anything ^^
Diego G.
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:54 pm
Here it's 22 o'clock :P
And I still waiting...
isi123
July 1st, 2009 @ 5:56 pm
Well, this will be a night to remember. :-D The anticipation is on!
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:08 pm
Haha definitely :D
Desperado
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:22 pm
Counting the seconds to the promo. I think if i press F5 one more time it will make a hole in the keyboard.
Craig
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:24 pm
Comming up to 2:25am *yawns* Still here :)
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:28 pm
It's 3:30 AM in Sweden.

C'mon, I've got work tomorrow. :)
isi123
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:29 pm
I'm thinking of sleeping then waking up in a few hours (early hours of the morning for me, 5-6ish). Will wait another 30mins first.
Craig
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:32 pm
No isi! Dont leave me xD
Bo
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:34 pm
Current time in Belgium: 3:31am
I feel like waiting to 12o clock on newyear!!!
I'm so happy I dont have anything to do tomorrow(or today actually)
will stay awake whole night if I have to.
Diego G.
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:36 pm
Bo, I'm with you, I don't have anything to do, so I also will stay awake until the promo!
Bo
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:38 pm
Alright! Where do you live?
Diego G.
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:40 pm
Argentina lol, Andrew, Will you post it today? xD
isi123
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:41 pm
Lol, wil have to see how it goes. Hmmmm. Oh by the way, this seems like a discussion board now.
Matt
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:41 pm
I don't think Andrew is the one who post it. I think it might be Mr. Otten
Bo
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:42 pm
Whats the time of AK now, he lives in Canada right?
Matt
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:43 pm
huh
Bo
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:45 pm
Its 21:45pm in canada
Matt
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:46 pm
You live in Canada ?
Bo
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:47 pm
No I googled the current time in canada
Matt
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:48 pm
Everyone look what I found lol.

Prohibited conduct:

Illegal mischief, offensive behavior, angry or hateful remarking is also forbidden. Think of it as a non-conflict zone.

· Don’t post in all CAPS

· Don’t beg for content or tutorials

· Do not ask questions that are answered in the FAQ’s

· Do not hijack posts with your own subject

· Please email website malfunctions to Support

· Don’t argue or be a troll

· Please post in the appropriate forum

· Don’t post your comment number!


Don’t beg for content or tutorials lol
Matt
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:48 pm
oh ya its 9:47
Bo
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:52 pm
Yeah not everywhere in Canada it is the same time.
Andrew said on the 1st of July, it probably will be 11:59pm ore something LOL xD
Craig
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:54 pm
We're not begging for anything - we're eagerly anticipating ;) I like to think there's a difference
Johann Torres
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:56 pm
I agree with Bo
Diego G.
July 1st, 2009 @ 6:57 pm
If I'm not wrong 5 hours left where Andrew is, to be 2nd July... ;)
Bo
July 1st, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
Ah, some good music, bit of food and a pc, a nice way of waiting :p
isi123
July 1st, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
It's 3AM in the UK. I'm out, will see it in the morning. Enjoy guys. Cya!
Qw3rtium
July 1st, 2009 @ 7:03 pm
5:00 AM in Finland.. I'm watching Little Britain USA while I'm waiting :D
Bo
July 1st, 2009 @ 7:05 pm
Hey guys I live in Belgium its 4:00am and 23°C (74°F) is it me or is that too hot for the middle of the night? :-)
Diego
July 1st, 2009 @ 7:11 pm
23:08 pm in Argentina, just finished watching CSI:Miami and waiting for the promo!!!!
OuZ
July 1st, 2009 @ 7:11 pm
i can't resist anymore it's 5.10 am in here(turkey)
Matt
July 1st, 2009 @ 7:15 pm
I am watching Fireworks.... CANADA DAY. It a good way to pass time
Craig
July 1st, 2009 @ 7:17 pm
aw nn isi - 3:15am here :)
CMLinville
July 1st, 2009 @ 7:57 pm
I did me me
Battleship Steve
July 1st, 2009 @ 7:59 pm
Where is it? Its 11pm in North Carolina... I have been checking all day... I know Mr. Kramer is a busy man though...
japanguy
July 1st, 2009 @ 8:12 pm
Andrew... don't disappoint us...
Bo
July 1st, 2009 @ 8:13 pm
C'mon Is it still for today? getting tired...
Diego G.
July 1st, 2009 @ 8:35 pm
4 hours 'til 2nd of July! :S
Thanks Andrew for said it :D
bANKS
July 1st, 2009 @ 8:41 pm
Haha, you people are hilarious! Andrew, put the promo out at 11:59pm.
Diego G.
July 1st, 2009 @ 8:43 pm
I guess that's what he's going to do, bANKS :P haha
RA. Elliott
July 1st, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
Lol, you guys are funny. I say go to bed. Wait till tomorrow to see it. So tonight when people in AK's timezone go to see it, the others everywhere else don't crash the server :p
Bo
July 1st, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
Ok its almost 6:00am here, going to sleep, will see it when I wake up, and that will be after midday I'm afraid.
So bye guys!
Johann Torres
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:05 pm
ok now i have 24 hours waiting, 12:06 Am here, please andrew, we want to see the promo!
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:08 pm
you're killing us andrew.... your taking your action essentials and blowing our heart up with it :p
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:08 pm
lol u gotta love him.
Matt
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:14 pm
You guys just found out that he is going to be putting it on at 11:59 so just wait ill tomorrow and go to bed. At least that's what I'm doing.
Johann Torres
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:17 pm
yes i know that, and i think i´m going to bed too, i'm really tired
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:23 pm
LOL I remember waiting for I think it was the Evolution promo. :D It was just like this. As soon as I went to bed he posted it. :)

Andrew Is the vfx santa! Everyone get to bed so he can come down the ol' interwebs chimney and bring the presents!
Dave
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:24 pm
Dang. Its gotta be cool, but slightly creepy knowing you got fans that are this dedicated to wait up for the promo. Its about 10 for me but you got people up at 4 in the morning just to see your purely awesome awesomeness. Your all that and a bag of potato chips Andrew. lets hope you blow the crap outa that bag with the new AE2!
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:28 pm
Just got an email:

A package with a Click-N-Ship® label created on usps.com containing the following information is scheduled to be shipped on 07/03/2009

:D can't wait for my 2K goodies!

ANDREW L KRAMER - can i ask what's the L? :)
Johann Torres
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:31 pm
hahaha LOl, yes, i rember wainting for the pro scores too, i think he posted at 11:55
Diego G.
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:37 pm
Why didn't you tell us that before? :P
I'm going to sleep, see you Santa Andrew, lol
Oliiz
July 1st, 2009 @ 9:51 pm
It's 5 hours past July 2. here :p

Well, I'm just glad this nightmare will be over in 3 hours tops.
leith G
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:11 pm
11:59 PM, That's Genius!
Right now in Canada 10:09PM
Johann Torres
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:12 pm
sorry, Lol, :D i just hope he doesn´t do it again, but i´m afraid i´m wrong... we want the promo now andrew! 1: 15 AM here
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:15 pm
Totally his fault for giving us a date..lol

Poor computer has probably been rendering that promo all day with the quality stuff he puts out.
sam
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:15 pm
10:12 PM
Wednesday, July 01, 2009

o...where is the promo = =
did Andrew get heartattack???
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:20 pm
He had to bust out the ps3's to render.
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:22 pm
@ bwoogie ha yeah PS3 rendering farm and its still taking him another five hours :( lol
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:31 pm
It's only 10:30 there so I'm gonna go ahead and go to sleep now. Hopefully I won't be disappointed in I wake up :D
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:34 pm
I think I'm gonna watch the movie to pass time and check every thirty minutes :D
July 1st, 2009 @ 10:42 pm
I think I'm going to go get my face punched in a little playing FN4...back in 10 rounds...lol
highdefw
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:05 pm
It's coming guys. Hold tight.
japanguy
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:05 pm
Tic Tac Tic Tac...
1 hour left Andrew...
Tic Tac Tic Tac...
Ethan
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:06 pm
One hour away do I stay up or got to bed.
Johann Torres
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:06 pm
50 min andrew! :D
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:09 pm
lucky for me I'm not tired :)
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:13 pm
Forget sleeping...You can sleep when your dead...lol
Johann Torres
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:15 pm
lol
Mitch
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:19 pm
You're starting to make a habit of not meeting your own deadlines....we still like you though.
Adam
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:25 pm
ughhh i'm having a visual effects withdrawal
thebill
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:29 pm
man, even new years eve isn't as exciting as this! thats sad on my behalf though...
Jason
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:33 pm
I am up anyway trying to fix a virus on my wifes laptop and I am going crazy trying to get rid of it.
japanguy
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:36 pm
Hey guys if you have time, check out my little intro made in AE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGRaKvYrbYo

Tell me how it is.

Tic Tac Tic Tac...
25 minutes left Andrew
highdefw
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:37 pm
25 min
However
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:49 pm
15 minutes
Alexander
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:52 pm
Zomg 8 min Ak ;)
highdefw
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:54 pm
8 minutes 0_o
Oliiz
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:56 pm
5 Minutes... ?
chuY
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:56 pm
c´mon Andrew!! 11: 54pm ..



japanguy i saw your intro on youtube, cool XD
japanguy
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:57 pm
3 min
Jason
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:57 pm
I do not think it will be up in the next five min. Santa has canceled Christmas:( Must be storming outside....where is Rudolph when you need him.
Johann Torres
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:58 pm
10 min!!!!!! :D:D:D:D
Johann Torres
July 1st, 2009 @ 11:58 pm
sorry 2 min!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D
mnhguy7000
July 2nd, 2009 @ 12:00 am
I got faith you can post it in the next 120 seconds..

("_)
chuY
July 2nd, 2009 @ 12:00 am
1 min
highdefw
July 2nd, 2009 @ 12:01 am
Looks like a no show. Guess it will be up when I wake up... :(
However
July 2nd, 2009 @ 12:03 am
damn it, i guess ill go to sleep now :(
Zenkall
July 2nd, 2009 @ 12:47 am
Hey Andrew, new to after effects, found your site a few days ago and now with your tutorials i'm feeling like a pro!! thanks, and just wondering but when you say later this year for putting AE2 into a bundle about when will that be? any idea? because i'm looking at buying your 10 pack + series 1 DVD in order to get the most out of After Effects and i'm willing to wait...but not too long, thanks

-Zenkall
isi123
July 2nd, 2009 @ 3:37 am
Awake again, ahh was a good night sleep. And YAY! Awsome promo was up when i woke up!
gary vargas
July 2nd, 2009 @ 6:49 am
saludos desde bolivia....yo me he criado mirando tus tutoriales, muchas gracias...y mil felicidades
July 4th, 2009 @ 9:41 pm
wow nice
Chris M
July 6th, 2009 @ 4:42 pm
the usps tracker isnt updating, hopefully it was sent on the 3rd
July 6th, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
I'll be updating delivery and shipping status on the forum:
http://www.videocopilot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18712

Thanks.
July 7th, 2009 @ 12:19 am
I just bought it today, now the next 6-9 days are going to be torture waiting for it to arrive :(
Phil
July 7th, 2009 @ 6:29 pm
Are the visuals in the 720p version, ugly? I mean, $150 is a steep drop just for resolution difference. Will the explosions and stuff look fake in 720p? Are there any examples of the visuals in that version?
July 8th, 2009 @ 9:48 pm
The resolution is the only difference. The 2K version is 2.5 larger in resolution and the cost is equivalent. The 2K version also is on 4 DVD-9's which adds to the physical cost.
EquinoxTV
July 8th, 2009 @ 10:59 pm
Man this is so amazing, wish I Could buy it. =[

I'm in a country where $1 cost P50 =[ so this would be so expensive for me. >....<
EquinoxTV
July 8th, 2009 @ 11:00 pm
but I didn't ask for the price to decrease. XD that would be bad.
Phil
July 9th, 2009 @ 10:05 am
I see, I'll probably end up buying it. Thank you Andrew, you are quite a creative mind.
July 10th, 2009 @ 12:48 am
"Well I’ll take a moment to explain what Video Copilot means. You are the Pilot, the videos are your copilot."

I always thought it meant;
I am the Video Pilot and you are the Copilot by helping me out. Like the tutorials and products.

Thanks a bunch, I wish I could keep up with this. I'll catch up soon though.
July 14th, 2009 @ 9:52 am
Wow, a very impressive selection. Perfect for our audience
daddy freddy
July 15th, 2009 @ 4:02 am
action essential 2k

why is it that on Toolfarm site they have the price of $237.00?

http://toolfarm.stores.yahoo.net/vicoacmoesii1.html

Is it a fake or i can save cash buying your dvds there?
July 24th, 2009 @ 9:20 am
I love it! Check out my YouTube channel to see some of the stuff I used Action Essentials for!

http://www.youtube.com/user/LoooZaaa

Thank you, Videocopilot!!
mbraase
July 25th, 2009 @ 10:04 am
Wow! I ordered this on Wednsday and it came on Saturday. That's fast! Thanks Andrew!
mbraase
July 25th, 2009 @ 10:05 am
Well, to add to my previous entry. Thanks Andrew, and thanks to all on the Video Copilot team. They all work hard, and I'm sure they don't usually get a lot of credit from the customers. Andrew is at the forefront, but there is a team behind him.
LMC
July 28th, 2009 @ 4:04 am
I bought a 720p copy of AE2 a I can say just: Impressive! The price of this incredible collection is so low that just everyone making VFX must buy it! It is money and time saver for serious VFX too. My recommendations! You can find a review on my web, unfortunately for the most of you in Czech language:)
D3viL
August 25th, 2009 @ 9:38 am
where can i find a tutorial of powerful design title? plz help thanks
December 23rd, 2009 @ 8:58 pm
I just found a piece of stock footage on another website. It was a single explosion. It looked absolutely horrid and it was $380! That's outrageous. Action Essentials 2 is simple the most amazing product ever. It's immensely helpful and looks completely epic.

Compared to most site's prices, Video Copilot is practically giving away Action Essentials 2. You guys are the best ever!
Ivan
January 5th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm
Hi Andrew! I have a problem with Action Movie Essentials 2, because i try to open some of the videos but an error sign appears, it says "Error 2048: Couldn't open "file name".mov because it is not a Quicktime recognised file...i need help !!!
January 6th, 2010 @ 10:31 am
can some one tell me how can i do some fire sparks like in the promo at the beginning ?
Jonnyboy
February 5th, 2010 @ 4:51 pm
Ivan you're right! andrew, please help us, i have the same problem as ivan does (quote: Hi Andrew! I have a problem with Action Movie Essentials 2, because i try to open some of the videos but an error sign appears, it says “Error 2048: Couldn’t open “file name”.mov because it is not a Quicktime recognised file…i need help !!!)
Jonnyboy
February 15th, 2010 @ 8:42 am
Please! help. (my problem detailed above)
Jay Fallen
February 21st, 2010 @ 12:00 am
Hey Andrew K. I've been watching your videos in the tutorials section and they are most amazing, true skill. I was wondering if you had video tutorial over how you made the very first part of Action Essentials 2 promo video where it is showing what some people would call "flame or spark particles" to create a fire-type effect to a video, also the creative title designs would also help me out, 'Dark Title' to me seems to be one of the coolest and I would love to be able to get something similar to that effect.

I'll take any advice you are willing to give me, thanks.
aftab hussain
September 15th, 2010 @ 4:13 am
hello who r u sir plz sir i start now 1st baloch graphic film sir plz help me explosion and animation i say u guide me . gun shot system and explosion and other graphic soft were use me plz my fiance very low that balochi film industry carrier first time now i start in. plz sir
December 4th, 2010 @ 3:00 am
hey andrew it was amazing i think all this is in red
here its is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dnRmfaORGU
December 13th, 2010 @ 2:44 am
Hey guys,

Action Essentials is an awesome product that I am still getting used too but so far I love it! It has been very useful in a couple of or productions and you can see our latest use for it in our short: Latter-Day Saints! (Mormon / Zombies) I hope you like it and please pick up your own copy of Action Essentials 2k, it's F'ing sweet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5pvIJaFLl8
ilya
February 27th, 2011 @ 9:49 am
Perfect!!! What about Action Essentials 3?
August 29th, 2011 @ 6:49 am
When I import a file it-s this error: Error:After Effects Error: File Explosion_10.mov is not a valid file type for import
David
September 10th, 2011 @ 10:51 am
Here is a video I made with most effects coming from the Action Essentials pack 2. Its a virtual reality war game mixed with super mario. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wontcSEgVI
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