Get Down! Video Added

One of the great features of Action Essentials 2 is the debris and dust elements. With the new atmosphere effects in this collection, you will be able to create depth by layering multiple elements in your composite. Foreground dust is one of the best ways to give your audience the feeling of being trapped with you as well as helps blend things together.

Another great side point, is the benefit of using real live action elements with CG ones (like 3d animation). This gives your mind something to look at that IS real and makes the rest of the composite more convincing.

Here is something you can create in 5-10 minutes with Action Essentials 2. Imagine how good it would look with 17 minutes of work! …maybe fix the motion tracking… nah.

Watch Sample Video

June 9th, 2009 @ 7:48 pm
Wow! Awesome. Very psyched and got my card in my hand!
June 9th, 2009 @ 7:51 pm
AWESOME MAN!!!! Looking Forward to it!
June 9th, 2009 @ 7:51 pm
wowwwwwwwwwwww super excited!! :D
Penchaud Haroon Ali
June 9th, 2009 @ 7:52 pm
Can't wait!!!!!
June 9th, 2009 @ 7:52 pm
sam just always gets the worst so we can get the best.... just like that old salmon commertial.
June 9th, 2009 @ 7:52 pm
Nice. When is that film wich u posted screenshots coming out?
June 9th, 2009 @ 7:55 pm
can´t wait!
June 9th, 2009 @ 7:58 pm
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:00 pm
WOW...really really cool man. Can't really wait for the lunch of this product. I'm very very excited. Hey Andrew can you give us any clue or idea for the date of realese of this product? thnks
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:06 pm
I can't wait!
Clayton Light
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:06 pm
I agree. Using something real sells the effect. On-Set effects really help.
By the way, what is the "lunch" of this product?
Is it Pastrami? If so, I'm there!
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:07 pm
MAN! Please release the product!!!
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:09 pm
im sorry, but wath is "elements with CG ones"????
i cant understand that part :(
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:13 pm
Definatly cant wait for this
you gotta let us know when this is coming out man.
Anyway, great work!
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:17 pm
WOW!!!!!!! Thar's 100x awesome!!!
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:17 pm
WOW looks pretty. Can't wait for ae 2!
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:18 pm
Waw,Cool this product is going to be Awesome!
but when? I Can`t wait.
Umair Irfan
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:21 pm

PLEASE tell me when AE2 will be released! I am dying to purchase it!

Any tentative date?
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:24 pm
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:25 pm
wow!!! wow!! wow! cant wait for this product!!!!man. and please release this product cant wait i am very very excited. thanks Andrew you are just like a god to me
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:27 pm
U R the man!!!!!
Norm Weichel
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:52 pm
I need a release date so I can buy one of those calendars with the chocolate pieces and eat one before bed every night until I can purchase AE2!
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:55 pm
Simon Steele
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:59 pm
Looking forward to the release. Thank you video copilot for providing such great resources.
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:25 pm
God!!! I Can`t Wait for it! Andrew = God juaaazzz
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:26 pm
quit teasing me!!!! release it already!
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:38 pm
I guess this is a good way of saying teaser...
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:38 pm
I can't wait! You gotta quit teasing us Andrew its killing me! That looks like exactly what I need for an up coming movie.
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:42 pm
STOP TEASING! I just want to buy it already, haha.
June 9th, 2009 @ 8:42 pm
I like the "in the distance" sparks! Poor Sam. When you took the picture, he was in a perfectly safe underground parking lot. But over time, it became less safe, and more spark-filled. :)
June 9th, 2009 @ 9:23 pm
come on andrew, we need a release date.

seriously, iv been checking the blog on the hour for weeks waiting for something!

the sooner i know when AE2 is coming out; the sooner i can start begging my parents for a nice graduation present.
June 9th, 2009 @ 9:24 pm
Very Nice
June 9th, 2009 @ 9:33 pm
I wait!!
No posible
June 9th, 2009 @ 9:36 pm
Excellent... This Tutorial Is Perfect !!!

I Don't Wait...
June 9th, 2009 @ 10:17 pm
Andrew, you're done with AE 2, and now you're on to the demo video right? Just making sure. I can't wait for AE 2! The still frames so far look so sick.
June 9th, 2009 @ 10:40 pm
The teasers are killers.
Keep them coming...

BTW amazing marketing tactics.
June 9th, 2009 @ 10:58 pm
Stop teasing already and release the product! We can't wait :)
June 9th, 2009 @ 11:20 pm
Goran Kurdistan
گوران کوردستان
Hi andrew thanks for tutorials
چوني اندریوو کرامير سوپاس بو فيرکارييه‌کات
June 10th, 2009 @ 12:17 am
looks very nice, but might not the best example for stock footage, since one could possibly do that with particles too. :)
June 10th, 2009 @ 12:35 am
Great! I can't wait for final result!
Respect from Russia!
June 10th, 2009 @ 12:46 am
I don't think I've ever been this excited about any product for visual effects as the AE2.
June 10th, 2009 @ 12:47 am
It seems that you like green. All your color correction are green... why? Dont you like the natural colors?
June 10th, 2009 @ 12:49 am
Awsome , can´t wait!
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:03 am
OMG Now i really cant wait!

Whens it coming out Andrew?
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:21 am
cheers for the video upload :D

we really need a release date dude! :)
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:23 am
Wow!! Love the crackling electricity noises in time with the crazy close up sparks!!
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:36 am
AWESOME!!!!! :)
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:37 am
come on realse it alrady i am daying here

יאללה !!!!!!

June 10th, 2009 @ 1:42 am
freaking outstanding!!!..:D
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:46 am
We will be releasing it as soon as humanly possible. There is just so much to do for the big roll out. It will be worth it!
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:56 am
Andrew did you track it in boujou ? or AE
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:57 am
Wonderful Andrew,
As always
June 10th, 2009 @ 2:07 am
It's just an AE 2d track.
June 10th, 2009 @ 2:18 am
Hi Andrew
your have a great Idea to create such excellent products
Thanks man !
June 10th, 2009 @ 2:30 am
Not just, its a P.E.R.F.E.C.T AE 2d track ! Serious
June 10th, 2009 @ 2:33 am
Awesome, awesome, awesome.
Currently resorting to doing sordid things in back alleys to raise enough money... I am a student after all.
June 10th, 2009 @ 2:48 am
Hi Andrew!

What camera was used for this shot?

I see "rolling shutter" effect...
June 10th, 2009 @ 3:07 am
You need a car to have debri fall on it in the background. That would give even more depth.

Just like me, take time off a big project just to make another example of how the project will look in the end. ;) And loving it!
June 10th, 2009 @ 3:10 am
The sample vid looks good.
June 10th, 2009 @ 3:23 am
June 10th, 2009 @ 3:28 am
Hay i cannt w8 more lol where u live andy will come and buy from u
lol jok am in middel east so i have to w8 >.<"
June 10th, 2009 @ 3:29 am
effects like this really help pull a project out of the 'classroom look'.
June 10th, 2009 @ 3:54 am
Do it's work in a long time or 5 sec' 10 sec' ? i mean is it using for long movies ?
June 10th, 2009 @ 4:27 am
i don't see the little box where i enter my credit card Andrew ;)
June 10th, 2009 @ 4:41 am
Very great.Are in Action Movie 2 Muzzle flashes?
Sorry I can´t speak Englisch very well
June 10th, 2009 @ 5:01 am
I can't believe that this was all done in After Effects.
You, my friend, have now been promoted to God standards in my eyes.;)
June 10th, 2009 @ 5:03 am
Another thing, are all those sound effects going to be included with Action Essentials 2?
Some Guy
June 10th, 2009 @ 5:29 am
Wow, Sam is very talented!
June 10th, 2009 @ 5:40 am
June 10th, 2009 @ 5:50 am
Looks great, but..
when will we be able to buy some Sam-merchandising Coffee cups, buttons, shirts, posters.. :)
Everyone should have a "Sam" :)
June 10th, 2009 @ 6:02 am
When? When? When? !!!!!!!!!
June 10th, 2009 @ 6:17 am
That's very cool, I love the sparks falling from the strip light. This product is going to be a real doozy. I'm guessing we're going to start seeing AE2 in some serious broadcast and features over the next few years.

Viva La Copilot!
Ryan Smith
June 10th, 2009 @ 6:22 am
Awesome stuff!
June 10th, 2009 @ 6:22 am
Maybe if you spend 20 minutes! I can't wait! :)
June 10th, 2009 @ 6:25 am
it awesome man.
cant wait for the release :)
June 10th, 2009 @ 6:32 am
Two words; epic win.
June 10th, 2009 @ 6:32 am
will the elements be Mov's or image sequences ?

I find work with image sequences much faster to work with !
June 10th, 2009 @ 7:00 am
June 10th, 2009 @ 7:32 am
Not only can I not only wait for the footage, i can't wait for the tutorials on compositing everything. I hope there will be one on making something explode.
Ryan Wekwert
June 10th, 2009 @ 7:43 am
looks amazing. I'm going to get this one. I loved the first and second just seems to be amazing.
June 10th, 2009 @ 7:44 am
King Tut:

Very cool. Can't wait!
June 10th, 2009 @ 7:47 am
Oooooh A.K. you've done it again! Is there no chance of a solid release date then? not even 'sometime between the 10th and the 20th?'
June 10th, 2009 @ 8:15 am
Is that cool or what. Will those sounds be included or are they part of another product? The sounds really pushes it over the top!
June 10th, 2009 @ 9:33 am
June 10th, 2009 @ 9:44 am
Must have NOW!!!
June 10th, 2009 @ 9:46 am
WOW! The Debris make it look very convincing indeed, aswell as the addition of Sam's acting!!
June 10th, 2009 @ 10:09 am
superrrrrrrrrrrrr AWESOME!!!!! Andrew
I can’t wait for the new Action Essentials 2 very nice, another superultragreat product
From Nicaragua, sorry for the mix English
June 10th, 2009 @ 10:10 am
dude, sam has more trouble than john mclane.
June 10th, 2009 @ 10:15 am
nice job Sam !!! =)
June 10th, 2009 @ 10:25 am
very cool. I'm looking forward to putting this stuff to use.
June 10th, 2009 @ 10:32 am
HI Andrew u Rocks ... thx for gr8 share

n Sam i love yr work also man ..

keep it up
u all Rocks
June 10th, 2009 @ 11:13 am
I can never watch any of your videos. When I click on the link it opens up a new window and nothing happens.......
June 10th, 2009 @ 11:33 am
Hey, Im probably going to buy the student version of after effects and then this. I am wondering does the student version of After Effects come with all of the same features?
June 10th, 2009 @ 11:42 am
That is truly off the HIZZY. Gawd I cannot wait for this product to be released!
June 10th, 2009 @ 11:44 am
Excellent. The sparking light in the background looked amazingly realistic. These FX looks spectacular and I will definitely be buying them. I can't wait to see the full demo when the product is released.
June 10th, 2009 @ 12:16 pm
WOOOOHOO!!! cant wait!!!! xD!!!
June 10th, 2009 @ 12:19 pm
Wow!! Love the crackling electricity noises in time with the crazy close up sparks!!
Juan Carlos
June 10th, 2009 @ 12:53 pm
awesome vid! cant wait
Mike L.
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:04 pm
its looks really awesome! - but, couldnt those sparks have been done with particular?
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:05 pm
Hi Andrew!
I Love all you Tutorials... but I think about, most of your dramatic tutorials are to green and yellow. Is that your favorite color? A little bit natural is better it is not the best way to play so much with color.
But keep it up
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:13 pm
Poor sam he is in Danger!
the simple vid looks sweet.
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:35 pm
Andrew you are the MAN!!!!!!!
June 10th, 2009 @ 1:35 pm
Wow, I cannot wait for AE2. I hope you are going to have some awesome accompanying tutorials, either way, this is going to be awesome.
June 10th, 2009 @ 2:16 pm
where did you get the soundd? =]
June 10th, 2009 @ 2:35 pm
Looks Amazing! Great Job! Cant Wait! :D
June 10th, 2009 @ 5:10 pm
How do you pre-matte this stuff!? surely it requires some crazy work?
June 10th, 2009 @ 6:53 pm
Do the sound effects come with it? if not where did you get those? thnxxxxx cant wait for AE2!!!
June 10th, 2009 @ 7:26 pm
OMG! i cant wait to buy xD!!

i actually was actually inspired with an idea to make something VERY similar to this at my school a couple weeks ago during a fire drill :D cant wait now THANKS ANDREW!!
June 10th, 2009 @ 9:09 pm
Looking good
June 10th, 2009 @ 9:27 pm
June 10th, 2009 @ 10:51 pm
Wow...cant wait to get the DVD...pls do some inhuman work to release in a week or so..cos my hols r on the verge of getting over !!!
June 10th, 2009 @ 11:20 pm
you may as well take my money now, Is a release date set yet?
June 11th, 2009 @ 12:08 am
I Dont Believe !!!!!!!

You Are No: 1 .... Always

Tanks Andrew
June 11th, 2009 @ 12:37 am
I can't stop drooling!!! Make it stop!!!
June 11th, 2009 @ 12:40 am
really great!!!
i just want so much to see behind the scenes...
how you work with cameras some tips and stuff...
cant wait too!!!
June 11th, 2009 @ 2:13 am
Awesome...just awesome
June 11th, 2009 @ 3:30 am
Andrew Kramer i just start my AE wrk..

thx keep it up
June 11th, 2009 @ 3:31 am
June 11th, 2009 @ 7:45 am
Action Essentials 2: Revenge of the Parking Garage

Looks good AK...
June 11th, 2009 @ 8:24 am
hey andrew u rock man.
i was unaware of after effects since last november and when i found ur website i tried to learn from the scratch and now After Effects has become my life.iam eagerly waiting for the release of AE2.give me some suggestions on how to plan a promo or teaser.I would like to learn a lot.pls Mr.andrew.
June 11th, 2009 @ 8:35 am
Looked .... OK, not great.
June 11th, 2009 @ 8:57 am
I was woundering if we could see some of the muzzle flashes and slow motion stuff?? It could be soooooooo coooooooool!!!!!!
June 11th, 2009 @ 9:17 am
Well, its not working for me, but I know its gotta be awsome stuff. I'm gonna restart comp and try again!!
June 11th, 2009 @ 9:19 am
Is there going to be a free "trial" that we can download?
You know, a little product that has 4 or 5 elements, just to get an idea of what AE2 can do? I think that would be kinda cool...
June 11th, 2009 @ 10:03 am
dear i m really excited about AE 2 tell me how i can get it .. thx
June 11th, 2009 @ 3:25 pm
during this summer vacation im gonna try and make a cool action movie and i could really use these tips THANKS
June 11th, 2009 @ 6:10 pm
Andrew, will this collection have the extensive amount of training that your last few releases have had?
Prodat TV
June 11th, 2009 @ 9:41 pm
so short but nice tracking, nice color correction, good sounds, that looks so real, Sam looks so scared too. Poor sam
has a very hectic life.
June 11th, 2009 @ 10:27 pm
Looks Amazing! Great Job! Cant Wait!
June 11th, 2009 @ 11:07 pm
Looks awesum...cant wait!
btw Andrew..hav u seen the tralier of THE FINAl DESTINATION 4...they hav used ur Riot gear n ur promo style...kool mannn!
June 12th, 2009 @ 12:52 am
Sam is a hero
June 12th, 2009 @ 5:09 am
Good job.
You are helping to a lot of people that want to make movies.
I advise to you to make a Mocha - Tracking motion tutorial,It could be awesome!

June 12th, 2009 @ 5:54 am
@Sandy, just had a quick look for FD4 and you're right, definitely riot gear in there!

June 12th, 2009 @ 10:10 am
Now you're just teasing us!
June 12th, 2009 @ 10:53 am
Wow this is Awesome man ..
I can't wait to buy it =D
Video copilot rocks
Scott Murray
June 12th, 2009 @ 12:10 pm
I cant wait, by the way, the guy who acts in alot of your stuff looks a bit like Brad Bellick from Prison Break :P
June 12th, 2009 @ 7:22 pm
Does Sam always dance like that in parking garages? He's pretty smoothe.

Looking forward to AE2.
June 12th, 2009 @ 8:42 pm
I got a question, how much do you think i should spend on a HD camcorder, i'm thinking from $500-$750(around that), what do you think?
hell boy
June 12th, 2009 @ 9:46 pm
when it will be going to lanch? waiting..........
June 12th, 2009 @ 9:51 pm
Yeehaa, the video copilot blog now exsists 2 years already!
Man your site is awesome!
June 13th, 2009 @ 5:58 am
Hey, you turned Sam's jacket black.
Good call. You can't get your recon on with a blue jacket!
June 13th, 2009 @ 10:45 am
WOW! That is a big improvment from the first one! I'm blown away!!
June 13th, 2009 @ 1:39 pm
- Get down!
- Double the action
- Get down again!
- Tripple the excitement
June 13th, 2009 @ 1:56 pm
You have know idea how many times I have watched the teaser video, can't wait!
June 13th, 2009 @ 3:49 pm
okay coppola,
nice work (obviously the footage is complete) release date!!
June 14th, 2009 @ 3:11 am
hello andrew.
one thing i would like to clarify.the sure target promo that i did from ur tutorial was amazing but it takes a lot of time to render.i have a dual core,2gb ram,250gb hard drive and ofcourse an NVIDIA geforce 8400 point of view graphic this requirement enough to render that project or should i upgrade my system.pls give me suggestions on this regard or is there any other way way that i could get the same quality as of quick time format with sorenson video3 quality.
June 14th, 2009 @ 6:39 am
but... when is it coming out?!!!!!
Cant wait ;(
June 14th, 2009 @ 9:27 am
Great! This will be used for new UK Film The Faces of Blood, by my company! Everyone in the UK, go see it in 2010! Can't wait for this Andrew, you're a life saver, cos I would've have to had of recorded all this myself for the film otherwise! :/
Thanks VCP Team!
June 14th, 2009 @ 11:35 am
Great animation.
However, I's just wondering when a new tutorial will be published
June 14th, 2009 @ 1:25 pm
With all the great tutorials you have put out, and i must say that 'Great' is an understatement, you should make a one hour movie starring Sam and using the different effects from the tutorials, hmmm Sam winning an Oscar, dare to dream Sam.
June 14th, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

Looking forward to AE2's release! You and the Copilot team are rockin' it! Also caught the last Fringe episode...was that Twitch I saw in there?

Great work, keep it up- I'm always eager to learn.

June 16th, 2009 @ 2:06 am
sir your work is great... i learn after effect from your tutorials..thanks sir...
June 16th, 2009 @ 12:01 pm
hey Andrew thx abt that Gr8 tut ..

keep it up
June 17th, 2009 @ 1:36 am
thanku my frend for all this tutorial thanks andrew
June 17th, 2009 @ 2:44 am
wow!good job.i like it
June 17th, 2009 @ 3:18 pm
Wow. This looks really cool. On the other hand, no offence but I would make it a bit darker shade of green or maybe blue atmosphere so the lights and sparkles would look more alive. But yet again, still great work. Can't wait to buy the pack.

Baha - Chicago
June 18th, 2009 @ 4:10 am
June 24th, 2009 @ 12:27 pm
i have an HD canon xha1, how do i make i look like film like this clip
July 2nd, 2009 @ 9:02 am
ty man nicee
July 5th, 2009 @ 2:54 pm
i can't belive that sooooooooooooooooooo COOOLL you're mu hero man thak u so much
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