We have some pretty intense updates coming soon, as we gear up for Action Essentials 2. Since this new DVD is easily our most impressive collection to date, we are also launching the Video Blog as well as a significant site-design upgrade, plus a fun new tutorial. Needless to say we have been working over-time. (Might explain the seemingly slow blog updates, but don’t worry it’s non-stop over here.)
I thought it would be interesting to share some background on the first Action Movie Essentials and where it came from. When I was 9 or so I loved making home-made action films and this continued through to High School where digital film-making was just coming around with the release of Final Cut Pro. It was the idea of making my short-films better that took me into After Effects.
Shortly after starting Video Copilot, I created the first Action Movie Essentials which came out in June of 2006. I had a massive concept in-mind, but the equipment, the technology and frankly the budget was not enough to completely shape my vision. If I remember correctly, I was filming gun fire in the desert just a few weeks earlier on the day before getting married. My wife called to remind me to pick up my tuxedo… I was already wearing it
Although we created a useful tool for many, the need for even more action stock footage was strong. So here we are, precisely 3 years later…
Edit: Mid 2005, was when Video Copilot started.