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.

UPDATE: VIDEO ADDED
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

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6 years ago
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160 Comments

5 years ago
i can't belive that sooooooooooooooooooo COOOLL you're mu hero man thak u so much
5 years ago
ty man nicee
Jonathan
5 years ago
i have an HD canon xha1, how do i make i look like film like this clip
James
6 years ago
FREAKIN AWESOME, Cant Wait,
6 years ago
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
LEO
6 years ago
wow!good job.i like it
6 years ago
thanku my frend for all this tutorial thanks andrew
6 years ago
hey Andrew thx abt that Gr8 tut ..

keep it up
chanderbhushan
6 years ago
sir your work is great... i learn after effect from your tutorials..thanks sir...
6 years ago
Andrew,

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.

Best,
Mike
BobFromChicago
6 years ago
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.
denis
6 years ago
Great animation.
However, I's just wondering when a new tutorial will be published
6 years ago
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!
DSLvelazquez
6 years ago
but... when is it coming out?!!!!!
Cant wait ;(
CREATIVECRP
6 years ago
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 card.is 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.
6 years ago
okay coppola,
nice work (obviously the footage is complete) release date!!
RemingtonM
6 years ago
You have know idea how many times I have watched the teaser video, can't wait!
6 years ago
"
- Get down!
- Double the action
- Get down again!
- Tripple the excitement
"
Classic
Dan
6 years ago
WOW! That is a big improvment from the first one! I'm blown away!!
6 years ago
Hey, you turned Sam's jacket black.
Good call. You can't get your recon on with a blue jacket!
6 years ago
Yeehaa, the video copilot blog now exsists 2 years already!
Man your site is awesome!
hell boy
6 years ago
when it will be going to lanch? waiting..........
6 years ago
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?
6 years ago
Does Sam always dance like that in parking garages? He's pretty smoothe.

Looking forward to AE2.
Scott Murray
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
Wow this is Awesome man ..
I can't wait to buy it =D
Video copilot rocks
Justin
6 years ago
Now you're just teasing us!
Lawrence
6 years ago
@Sandy, just had a quick look for FD4 and you're right, definitely riot gear in there! http://final-destination-4-trailer.blogspot.com/

AK FTW
Ofir
6 years ago
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!

Ofir.
6 years ago
Sam is a hero
Sandy
6 years ago
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!
sohail
6 years ago
Looks Amazing! Great Job! Cant Wait!
Prodat TV
6 years ago
Hi AK IT'S SO REAL
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.
Steve
6 years ago
Andrew, will this collection have the extensive amount of training that your last few releases have had?
6 years ago
WOW THIS IS SOME HELPFUL TIPS
during this summer vacation im gonna try and make a cool action movie and i could really use these tips THANKS
Romee
6 years ago
dear i m really excited about AE 2 tell me how i can get it .. thx
plz
Kai
6 years ago
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...
Stev0
6 years ago
Well, its not working for me, but I know its gotta be awsome stuff. I'm gonna restart comp and try again!!
MUAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Aleksander
6 years ago
I was woundering if we could see some of the muzzle flashes and slow motion stuff?? It could be soooooooo coooooooool!!!!!!
giant
6 years ago
Looked .... OK, not great.
CREATIVECRP
6 years ago
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.
Lee
6 years ago
Action Essentials 2: Revenge of the Parking Garage


Looks good AK...
Romee
6 years ago
Andrew Kramer i just start my AE wrk..

thx keep it up


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGuYoJeKZLs
Patrick
6 years ago
Awesome...just awesome
Zizo
6 years ago
really great!!!
i just want so much to see behind the scenes...
how you work with cameras some tips and stuff...
cant wait too!!!
Vinnie
6 years ago
I can't stop drooling!!! Make it stop!!!
Shahrooz
6 years ago
I Dont Believe !!!!!!!

You Are No: 1 .... Always

Tanks Andrew
adam
6 years ago
you may as well take my money now, Is a release date set yet?
I CAN'T WAIT MUCH LONGER
prosk
6 years ago
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 !!!
6 years ago
awesome
Pix
6 years ago
Looking good
Matt
6 years ago
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!!
Christian
6 years ago
Do the sound effects come with it? if not where did you get those? thnxxxxx cant wait for AE2!!!
6 years ago
How do you pre-matte this stuff!? surely it requires some crazy work?
Matthew
6 years ago
Looks Amazing! Great Job! Cant Wait! :D
6 years ago
where did you get the soundd? =]
Dan
6 years ago
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.
Brian
6 years ago
Andrew you are the MAN!!!!!!!
6 years ago
Poor sam he is in Danger!
the simple vid looks sweet.
SKATERLIMITS
6 years ago
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
Mike L.
6 years ago
its looks really awesome! - but, couldnt those sparks have been done with particular?
Juan Carlos
6 years ago
awesome vid! cant wait
6 years ago
Wow!! Love the crackling electricity noises in time with the crazy close up sparks!!
KaliTos
6 years ago
WOOOOHOO!!! cant wait!!!! xD!!!
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
That is truly off the HIZZY. Gawd I cannot wait for this product to be released!
William
6 years ago
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?
6 years ago
I can never watch any of your videos. When I click on the link it opens up a new window and nothing happens.......
Romee
6 years ago
HI Andrew u Rocks ... thx for gr8 share

n Sam i love yr work also man ..

keep it up
u all Rocks
highdefw
6 years ago
very cool. I'm looking forward to putting this stuff to use.
Oliver
6 years ago
nice job Sam !!! =)
6 years ago
dude, sam has more trouble than john mclane.
Oliver
6 years ago
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
Kamruj
6 years ago
WOW! The Debris make it look very convincing indeed, aswell as the addition of Sam's acting!!
Throck
6 years ago
Must have NOW!!!
Marcellus
6 years ago
Wow!
6 years ago
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!
Jimmy
6 years ago
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?'
6 years ago
King Tut:

Very cool. Can't wait!
Ryan Wekwert
6 years ago
looks amazing. I'm going to get this one. I loved the first and second just seems to be amazing.
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
Fantastic!
6 years ago
will the elements be Mov's or image sequences ?

I find work with image sequences much faster to work with !
6 years ago
Two words; epic win.
6 years ago
it awesome man.
cant wait for the release :)
6 years ago
Maybe if you spend 20 minutes! I can't wait! :)
Ryan Smith
6 years ago
Awesome stuff!
Lawrence
6 years ago
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!
Axeleraw
6 years ago
When? When? When? !!!!!!!!!
Kai
6 years ago
Hey!
Looks great, but..
when will we be able to buy some Sam-merchandising stuff..like Coffee cups, buttons, shirts, posters.. :)
Everyone should have a "Sam" :)
kalasunder
6 years ago
super...............................:-)
Some Guy
6 years ago
Wow, Sam is very talented!
Max
6 years ago
Another thing, are all those sound effects going to be included with Action Essentials 2?
Max
6 years ago
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.;)
HP
6 years ago
Very great.Are in Action Movie 2 Muzzle flashes?
Sorry I can´t speak Englisch very well
dashzed
6 years ago
i don't see the little box where i enter my credit card Andrew ;)
6 years ago
Do it's work in a long time or 5 sec' 10 sec' ? i mean is it using for long movies ?
6 years ago
effects like this really help pull a project out of the 'classroom look'.
6 years ago
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 >.<"
6 years ago
Supasweet!
bANKS
6 years ago
The sample vid looks good.
6 years ago
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!
Igor
6 years ago
Hi Andrew!

What camera was used for this shot?

I see "rolling shutter" effect...
RobCoxxy
6 years ago
Awesome, awesome, awesome.
Currently resorting to doing sordid things in back alleys to raise enough money... I am a student after all.
Infaas
6 years ago
Not just, its a P.E.R.F.E.C.T AE 2d track ! Serious
6 years ago
Hi Andrew
your have a great Idea to create such excellent products
Thanks man !
6 years ago
It's just an AE 2d track.
6 years ago
Wonderful Andrew,
As always
Infaas
6 years ago
Andrew did you track it in boujou ? or AE
6 years ago
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!
6 years ago
freaking outstanding!!!..:D
meni
6 years ago
come on realse it alrady i am daying here

יאללה !!!!!!

ISRAEL .
6 years ago
AWESOME!!!!! :)
Villain
6 years ago
Wow!! Love the crackling electricity noises in time with the crazy close up sparks!!
6 years ago
cheers for the video upload :D

we really need a release date dude! :)
6 years ago
OMG Now i really cant wait!

Whens it coming out Andrew?
6 years ago
Awsome , can´t wait!
Nikolaus
6 years ago
It seems that you like green. All your color correction are green... why? Dont you like the natural colors?
6 years ago
I don't think I've ever been this excited about any product for visual effects as the AE2.
Alex
6 years ago
Great! I can't wait for final result!
Respect from Russia!
6 years ago
looks very nice, but might not the best example for stock footage, since one could possibly do that with particles too. :)
6 years ago
Goran Kurdistan
گوران کوردستان
Hi andrew thanks for tutorials
چوني اندریوو کرامير سوپاس بو فيرکارييه‌کات
q3c
6 years ago
Stop teasing already and release the product! We can't wait :)
Suvir
6 years ago
The teasers are killers.
Keep them coming...

BTW amazing marketing tactics.
6 years ago
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.
Shahrooz
6 years ago
Excellent... This Tutorial Is Perfect !!!

I Don't Wait...
Vladimir
6 years ago
I wait!!
No posible
6 years ago
Very Nice
benf
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
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. :)
6 years ago
STOP TEASING! I just want to buy it already, haha.
Remington
6 years ago
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.
MarkHawk
6 years ago
I guess this is a good way of saying teaser...
Christian
6 years ago
quit teasing me!!!! release it already!
German
6 years ago
God!!! I Can`t Wait for it! Andrew = God juaaazzz
Simon Steele
6 years ago
Looking forward to the release. Thank you video copilot for providing such great resources.
6 years ago
Nice!
-David
Norm Weichel
6 years ago
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!
6 years ago
U R the man!!!!!
:D
6 years ago
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
Frank2cool
6 years ago
excellent!
Umair Irfan
6 years ago
ANDREW!

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

Any tentative date?
6 years ago
Waw,Cool this product is going to be Awesome!
but when? I Can`t wait.
Shavkat
6 years ago
WOW looks pretty. Can't wait for ae 2!
6 years ago
WOW!!!!!!! Thar's 100x awesome!!!
XGamerdude
6 years ago
Definatly cant wait for this
you gotta let us know when this is coming out man.
Anyway, great work!
Pablo
6 years ago
im sorry, but wath is "elements with CG ones"????
i cant understand that part :(
6 years ago
MAN! Please release the product!!!
Clayton Light
6 years ago
AK
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!
Qw3rtium
6 years ago
I can't wait!
6 years ago
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
Nick
6 years ago
Awesome!
6 years ago
can´t wait!
Deni
6 years ago
Nice. When is that film wich u posted screenshots coming out?
6 years ago
sam just always gets the worst so we can get the best.... just like that old salmon commertial.
Penchaud Haroon Ali
6 years ago
Can't wait!!!!!
6 years ago
wowwwwwwwwwwww super excited!! :D
6 years ago
AWESOME MAN!!!! Looking Forward to it!
Alex
6 years ago
Wow! Awesome. Very psyched and got my card in my hand!
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