The Good, the Bad and the Awesome!

By now you have heard about the looming release of Action Essentials 2, there is some news however. Although we are still on schedule for a (very late) June release, the product has secretly changed a bit…

Many of you have watched the early teaser for Action Essentials 2 and learned about some of the product features such as being available on 2 Versions. 720p & 2k. You may have also noticed, all of the clips have been Pre-Keyed and the collection includes many diverse camera angles. All good stuff, these facts have not changed.

However, we did our best to keep the collection at 95% Live action and unfortunately, a few late additional CG (computer generated) elements left us with about 93% Live Action. We’re sorry for the change. But we have to tell you the truth…

Another big change is the amount of elements included… We did our best to include at least 250 elements but because of unexpected factors, Action Essentials 2 now has over 500 HD ELEMENTS!

Again, we’re sorry.

Now the other news. The size of the 720p version is 14 GBs and the 2K version is 32 GBs so regrettably we will NOT be offering a downloadable version of this product. The main reason is high-volume bandwidth is very expensive and the challenges of massive sized downloads can be chaotic. Plus, the multi-disc packaging is awesome!

We know this puts a strain on some of our international customers but we want you to know that our international shipping track record is very good. Specifically 83% of our international customers request physical shipments and less than 1% are camel-delivered  We really do ship all over the world. If you have questions about your neck of the woods just send us an email but chances are we deliver.

Now if you remember this collection now contains TWICE the number of amazing HD elements at the same low price, it might make you feel a little better. We don’t want to brag but this collection is pretty decent.

Finally, to help with possible import taxes, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on the 2K Version for the first month wherever our postal service delivers to, including international locations and everyone here in the U.S. too.

Until then…

186 RESPONSES TO "THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE AWESOME!"
Fiete
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:33 am
Great work, i can't wait for it....
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:33 am
You are a bad man Andrew, teasing us like that! :-)

When we can see a cool Trailer, the one with Sam and the Military-Guy? :-)

Regards,
Lucas
braamling
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:35 am
This is really bad news :(
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:35 am
Very Great news ! I think it will be a great product ! Can't wait !!! :)
alex
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:36 am
cool
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:44 am
Man looks great!

Does the kit come with HD health and safety instructions?
Stefan
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:44 am
I really can't wait to see the short movie that you're working on and of course to get the 2K version of this great collection!
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:47 am
Free shipping and 500 2K elements? My credit card is making me itch.......
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:49 am
Awesome news Andrew, and I don't thing the addition of CG footage is that bad as long as it's realistic. And WOOH, twice the elements!!!! :o
I have got to get the money for this! :)
Ben Wotton
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:49 am
Oh...Ok...I forgive you Andrew.

Though it is pretty disappointing to get DOUBLE what I origianlly anticipated...



:P
Fat Elvis
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:51 am
Looking forward to this collection, i really want to blow up some zombies with it
Qw3rtium
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:53 am
Can't wait!
eLTipOx
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:54 am
Long Live To Kramer and Video Copilot Team!!!!
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:59 am
NOOOO! Only 93%, I don't know if I want AME2 anymore! ... JK. Anyways late June can't get here quick enough!
Yan
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:01 am
Hi Andrew!!
Andrew write please, what exactly will now enter the 720P and the 2K version and how much they will cost? And a special issue I will be able to order it to be in Russia ???))
Ps: Sorry for my bad english)
Rob Scott
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:01 am
Awesome news Andrew :) Very much looking forward to this release, roll on release day
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:03 am
Hey AK,
Love the news. Just wondering what kind of content would be in the CG elements.
And if there will be any muzzle flashes ???
Thanks,
Nic
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:07 am
Double trouble!! Pic looks amazing; 32 gb's of footage, I hope my postie is strong...
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:07 am
Andrew, No apology is necessary! Bring it on!
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:08 am
ahaha andrew.
you jokester you.
you had me worried when you said that it changed a bit.
but that change doesn't affect me in the slightest, and i'm still anxiously waiting for the release of the BEST ACTION STOCK FOOTAGE PACKAGE EVER!
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:09 am
INTL shipping worked fine for me so far. I ordered over the last years all product Andrew sells and they all got shipped to Germany with any issue at all.
dashzed
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:11 am
you are forgiven andrew, you are truly forgiven. i fail to see the box where i enter my credit card though :P
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:12 am
The Computer Generated elements are mostly things that would be hard to film or key out. A few examples are in the debris category pieces flying and hitting the ground. These are meant to be composited with explosions and things like that.

There is also a few Shattered Glass elements that are CG but mainly to achieve the impossible. For example we created some far away glass elements that break-out and fall down as if a skyscriper window was to blow out. There are a few different angles too. Most of the other Glass is Live Action.

Yes there are Muzzle Flashes! Spent brass shell casings too.

None of the Fire, Explosions, Blood, or Dust elements are CG. And only 1 smoke element is CG.
Shavkat
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:13 am
Thank God! Very good news
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:16 am
Hhahah You're sorry Andrew :D
sounds really cool , I might be interested in using it !
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:18 am
I absolutely hate it when people put more time, money and passion into the product than initially advertised, and for the same price?! What terrible people you are.

Yeah, you guys rock!
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:20 am
Over 5oo!!!!!
sunil thapa
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:20 am
u r a good man and a bad man but a awesome teacher............... he he and a happy news about action essentials 2............... love it .................... but where's the tutorials??????????????????:D
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:26 am
Great picture i see there ... much so reality..
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:32 am
This is going to be another amazing product! Can't wait!
Nikola
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:35 am
I like that picture!It's awesome...
Roy
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:37 am
Andrew, are those files compressed in a winzip file or something like that? Or is it the raw footage that makes those 2k dvd that large ! :O

-Roy-
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:38 am
wow, this is really terrible news!!....but thank you for being honest. I suppose it may still be worth purchasing even if it is more than what was expected. :)
Charl
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:39 am
Andrew, u always rock...
Must u lecture in the university to become a Prof.?
Cos u teach alot more than given in unis'...

Thanks AK-09
Steven_LS5
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:50 am
Okay.. I get it...
I was about to order the discs, but with those facts, everything changes... sorry... :)
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:55 am
bandwidth illimité ^^

http://webhostmaroc.com/hebergement-entreprise-maroc.html

2447 DH TTC / 250$~ / ans
Tanelm
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:56 am
Its soo much cooler now :D
Kevin
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:57 am
Cool Andrew! Im sure most of the guys who just read this blogtopic had a smile on their face :D I know I did.
Vick1138
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:58 am
Man that is such a bummer, why would you guys lie to us?

I mean that sarcastically of course
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:58 am
Real bandwidth isn't that simple or that cheap. People who know...
Daan
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:58 am
Cant wait man...
Greets from The Netherlands
Lapistolera
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:00 am
Appologie accepted, Admiral Kramer.
zak
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:00 am
great news I'm waiting for the great product :)
LumberjackSatan
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:02 am
Very very sad face :(

I know it's amazing that the content has doubled and all, but i live in Europe, Belgium and if i want to import AE2, that will kost me around 160€, converted for you guys to realise the increase in cost, that's 230 dollars. I would essentially be buying the 2k version for the price of the 720p version.

Isn't there a possibility you can split the file up? like 2 downloads of 7 gigs or multiple downloads?
samanta
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:03 am
Remember that in south america and other parts of the world are the expensive import taxes that sometimes are half the price of the product or more.
Mark
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:07 am
I love you
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:08 am
I LOVE VCPilot. :) hopefully we can preorder?

the picture reminds me of DIE HARD III
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:10 am
Lumberjack,
I totally understand where you are coming from and we did not make the decision lightly. It's just one of those things that has us jammed in a corner for some customers.

I can tell you that we are working with a distributor in Europe that would eventually carry Video Copilot products, but unfortunately that is many months away.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:10 am
We couldn't get much later June than we are now ;)

I mean, 8 days left in June!
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:10 am
Peter, Exactly!!!
Dan
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:31 am
Come on! I won't be buying it now. 93% live footage? get out of here!



SYKE
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:33 am
Thank you for your generosity Andrew. I have recommended you to a few film makers who are also following VC now and anticipating the AE2 so they can buy it.
Max
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:42 am
No need to apologize man, it would be one thing if they were BAD cg elements, but with you: not possible! ;)
Samsote
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:48 am
OMG it looks so cool, but. IS it just the 2K version that can'tt be downloaded. or will it be both. I mean, is it realy that expensive for 14 GB?
Anyway if it is both, i dont know if i can afford the taxes and such:(
Mike
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:00 am
"Another big change is the amount of elements included… We did our best to include at least 250 elements but because of unexpected factors, Action Essentials 2 now has over 500 HD ELEMENTS!

Again, we’re sorry."
Oooo dude but I so wanted 250 elements you actually messed up.Maaaaaan :D :D :D :D .Now jokes aside the 500 elements colection is very impressive but I need to ask you how do you film these guy's and how do you find time?Mean I am still in high school and I don't have time for my work.Andrew you did great and I hope i keep doing what you do.
Fish
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:05 am
S W E E T !!!!!
Alec
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:15 am
The only thing that I'm more excited about than this, is seeing what everyone will do with it. It's going to be epic.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:30 am
Cool, glad to see another long blog post again. AE2 is going to be totally awesome, if you have time, make sure we get to see another "demonstration"
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:31 am
haha - Peter I was going to say the same thing!

Andrew: Is that the same street?

Luke
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:35 am
WOO HOO...I can't wait to get it! Of course I am disappointed it's 500 HD elements...I was soooo looking forward to the 250 HD Elements......but I guess I will have to suffer through it.....

I'm anxious to see the case design as well. I love the graphic above. That flame is 100% realistic-looking. It looks like that shop is really exploding. Great job!!
damien christ
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:36 am
lets be Patient
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:38 am
Free shipping? Yeah!!!
Sven
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:44 am
Andrew - you are a lying jerk. How dare you put extra elements in the package and reduce the live elements to only 93%? I realize the free shipping is your feeble attempt to reconcile this blunder.

In protest I will wait at least one full hour after release before purchasing. I encourage everyone to hold off like I will so that Andrew will know not to pull stunts like this in the future.

I'm not visiting your site again for at least 2 days (reading the RSS feed doesn't count, and if something new pops on I'll read it) - but 2 days! Feel my wrath, Andrew Kramer!
PLK
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:45 am
Sorry but what does CG mean..? :(
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:50 am
Sven: lol.

PLK: CG is computer generated, means we built the elements in 3D to look real but are they indeed are not.
weerobbie
June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:09 am
Hey Andrew U ROCK!!!

EM.. for the dvd do you have to put all the content on your computer at the same time or can you choose which ones you want for the project you are making like choose which kind of muzzle flash you want then just download that one onto your computer.

this is just so i can acctually use it as i dont have that much space on my computer.

please reply.:D
Russ
June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:12 am
Well that's a shame. Obviously more stuff is better but due to reasons too numerous to include here I won't be able to purchase Actions if it doesn't have a digital downloads option.

I understand the technical limitations so I completely understand your decision Andrew. Unfortunately for me, however, it locks me out of getting your product.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:12 am
Like Nukes??
June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:15 am
Andrew this is great news!

will you be doing an updated trailer for AE2 soon? :D

oh and are all the prices the same?
Adam
June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:19 am
Hey Andrew, is there any news on the video blog? im really looking forward to it.

thanks for the update on AE2 i can't wait to buy it!
Er Miccetta
June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:29 am
andrew, what will be the final price of this product?
Er Miccetta
June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:32 am
are you going to put 2/3 clips on free download?
June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:37 am
I dont understand...

There is no bad news what so ever! This is INSANE! The more the merrier eh?

Keep up the overoutstanding work M.r Kramer!

Greetings from a drizzly England.

Matt.
Daniel
June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:43 am
You could make a poll so that we can guess the day of the release of AE2! =D I can't wait for the release! Good job VC!
June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:46 am
Count me can you do us British fans a favour please mark the envelope/packaging as Educational DVD. This will prevent me having to pay another quarter of the price of the DVD and having to pay our post office another amount for the privilege.

Many thanks in advance

Rich
June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:59 am
Ooh, There's my camel for Pro Scores. :p

Nah, It's all blistering hot here in the UK..
Looking forward to this large release Andrew!
Bastiaan
June 22nd, 2009 @ 8:10 am
I'd love to see the non-CG blood ;).
oliver
June 22nd, 2009 @ 8:25 am
hi Andrew realy good and realistic product coming nice elements to, but 1 bad new i cant download the entire package now wath can i do to get the package??????

other option to Nicaragua people????

sorry for the realy bad english jajajajajaja
god bless you to all!
Castroman2007
June 22nd, 2009 @ 8:33 am
Hey Andrew, does this mean that the HD version wont be available to download too =(?

How fast can you guys Deliver to Venezuela if the answer is yes =)?
B-MAF
June 22nd, 2009 @ 8:39 am
good new specialy free shipment how about shipment n uae bro how i can get the product
Conor
June 22nd, 2009 @ 8:43 am
Can't wait to get home in August and order!
I can also vouch for Videocopilot's delivery record to Ireland. Very fast (usually arriving within a week) and always packaged nicely.
I don't know about anyone else but the feeling of opening up the packaging to reveal a cool VC product is much more rewarding then hearing that file-downloaded ping on your PC! :)
Steve
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:12 am
Andrew - Wouldn't a more flexible option be to split it up? AE2 Vol 1 and AE2 Vol 2? Just an idea.

Steve in the UK.
highdefw
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:34 am
Oh my 0_o
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:38 am
hey andrew!
i was wondering.... are the video files in a .mov container or something else or image sequence?

thanks mate =)
Ed Wood
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:40 am
Great news, Andrew.

By the way, I don't mean to be a drag - especially given some of the comments already dropped above about the pic at the top of this thread (i.e. the exploding store) - but could you please just confirm that this pic was actually made with Action Essentials 2?
James Twyman
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:50 am
OH MY GOD. I'm excited, 32 gbs of amazing. I'm sure it'll be no problem getting it over to England and im equally sure it'll be worth the wait.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 9:58 am
McKramer (NOT A BURGER), what about the Video Blog?
Amila Chathuranga
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:00 am
Sir, we hope som downloadable elements. We dont want any 2K elements. 720p HD is ok for me. but think again. please give us plenty of elements with new "Action Essential 2 Budget Packege" please make budget packege for us. . . .

Thank You..........
Mogle
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:02 am
"However, we did our best to keep the collection at 95% Live action and unfortunately, a few late additional CG (computer generated) elements left us with about 93% Live Action. We’re sorry for the change. But we have to tell you the truth…"

We trusted you, man. You let us down... ='(



"Another big change is the amount of elements included… We did our best to include at least 250 elements but because of unexpected factors, Action Essentials 2 now has over 500 HD ELEMENTS!"

*gasp* I hope you are ASHAMED of yourself!


;)

Can't wait for the release. ^^
Christian
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:11 am
Andrew i cant wait!!! is there going to be and sound effects in the bonus features? if not maybe considering making a action movie SFX collection? action sounds are the hardest thing to find!!
G.P.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:16 am
Holy Testicle Tuesday, that explosion looks real! If that's what these elements allow you to create, then no download option is an extremely small price to pay... You"ve out done yourself this time Andrew. BTW ANDREW i cant help to notice that sometimes i see your VC products in certain t.v. shows and stuff (or at least stuff that looks like it, riot gear, Designer Sound Fx, exc.) and i was just wondering if you have ever gotten calls asking for permission for anyone to use these products. Or maybe they just created their own, but idk.
illd
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:18 am
Hi VCP,

to be honest - I am disapointed by the fact that there will be no DL for at least the 720p version. I am not mad about VCP - but the german taxes are calculated on the package value(100$) + shipping costs (30$). That means I end up with at least: 130$*1,19(taxes)=154$. Thats a increase of 54%.

Sorry, but I think untill I can`t calculate/plan this costs for a production I wont get it. The VCP dl Products I always bought rightaway - but since the crisis I really have to watch every (euro)cent.

Thats just my point...
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:19 am
Ed, it was made with Action Essentials 2 and is a tutorial included on Action Essentials 2.

Christian: There 20 high quality Sound FX included but we definitely need to look at a dedicated collection. They are hard to find because they aren't easy to do.

Amila, we have the 720p version available for $99.95.

Steve, we could have made to volumes, we thought about it but I wanted this collection to be as complete as possible.
perry blunt
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:21 am
I'm still saying i want a custom military hard drive version
Bruno
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:23 am
I assume your postal services don't reach europe, for the free shipping promotion... (I'm from Portugal) am I Right AK?
leith G
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:26 am
The bad news we wait, the good news we need a tutorial Please. :)

*it will be much worth it to wait 500 elements wow
now that`s a huge bomb.
Greg
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:27 am
Andrew,
You continue to dazzle me...
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:28 am
Bruno: The Free Shipping Offer on the 2K Version does include Portugal. We ship to tons of places.
Yossi
June 22nd, 2009 @ 11:43 am
Quiick question:
Does AE1 have features that AE2 doesn't? It other words, would one need to buy both packages to have everything, or would #2 satisfy all your needs?
Thank ya!
Joey
June 22nd, 2009 @ 11:53 am
At LumberjackSatan:

Dutch:

Hey,
Ik ben ook van Belgie (Mechelen)
Ik heb hier al verschillende dingen gekocht en heb telkens alleen de omgerekende koers betaald + de verzending. Niets meer.

English:

Hey,
I'm from Belgium to.
I odered several things here and never payed more than the product itself and shipping. No special import costs.

Joey
Peanut
June 22nd, 2009 @ 11:54 am
Mr. Kramer, I am very disappointed in you! I trusted that you would have 95% live elements but then you pulled a foolish stunt to reduce this to 93%!

How dare you violate your customers like this?! I hereby refuse to purchase your product for an entire 2.3 minutes after you release AE2 to ensure this stunt is not pulled again.

Nah I'm pullin' ya leg I LOVE YOU MAN. 500+HD ELEMENTSSS :D
Lucas M,
June 22nd, 2009 @ 11:58 am
A.K is the new jesus!
2x elements is way better than 2x fish... HAIL Andrew Khrist
Eduardo Torres
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:00 pm
Can you provide any advance (content description) related to the tutorials you will be including?

As usual, keep up that excellent job.

Eduardo
Anthony Miller
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:01 pm
Looking forward to it, Andrew. I know I'm really far away but do you ship to Long Beach, CA? =)

Hell, I could drive over and pick it up. Is there a Video Copilot drive through? Like with an inflated large version of Sam flying high above the roof?

Put me down for the high rez version... and a side of fries.
yoggi
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:08 pm
I forgive you.
Skully
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:21 pm
WOW, it even isnt out yet but you already gave us a "second" one as a present

thx
Skully
dashzed
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:23 pm
so... do we get a progress report? I'm thinking like... some sort of a slider from working to completed? i need something to check on obsessively.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:23 pm
14gb i maxing out my hard drive i'm gonna have to get a new but its worth it for this 500 HD elements that's like more then 400 HD elements.
Aleksander
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:24 pm
Hello

I was just wondering how you do that andrew?
But... 93%..... I must say by duplicating the element amount, it is all right :)

And another question.

I would REALLY like to see some muzzle flashes and slow motion stuff... Could you do that possible? :)
Brent
June 22nd, 2009 @ 11:26 am
Darn you Andrew Jane Kramer! I wasn't going to get this, but now I have too, it's too awesome!
Ef! And I can totally afford it too.

-B
Chad
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:32 pm
Does this package come with a cooling fan?

This WILL be my first VC purchase. Im excited, cant say the same for my video card.... Im going to burn the silicone off this mug!
Eddie
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:35 pm
Brilliant, simply brilliant!
Ray
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:41 pm
I'm from Venezuela any chance that your shipping reach to my country?

Thanks to VideoCopilot for being a great source of inspiration.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:45 pm
Can. Not. Wait.

Also, hope you post the QT of where the pic came from.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:51 pm
I don't care how big it is! 500 HD ELEMANTS!? (sorry for caps)

Awesome awesome awesome!
-David
BTW: 93% live action is godly enough for me!
Ryan O
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:53 pm
Wow what an upgrade! This is exciting, and I'm going to definitely work on putting this in our budget plans.

Also Andrew, maybe you should update the Action Essentials Promo to reflect the new update? Maybe just fix the txt info...

Sweetness,
Ryan
Jeff
June 22nd, 2009 @ 1:04 pm
I have a lot of respect for you guys and your amazing products.
Vinnie
June 22nd, 2009 @ 1:16 pm
I am so getting this!!
June 22nd, 2009 @ 1:20 pm
Awesome!!! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!! I wish there was a minor "cracks" section, i always have trouble making realistic cracks... but other than that!!! CANT WAIT!!!!
Telli
June 22nd, 2009 @ 1:21 pm
There will be released with bundle options?
June 22nd, 2009 @ 12:31 pm
After I get AE2, i will never have to go to detonationfilms.com again. Life is great. :)
June 22nd, 2009 @ 1:31 pm
Awesome!
June 22nd, 2009 @ 1:49 pm
WUUUUUUUUUUHHHHUUUUUUUUU I think there isn´t any diffrent between 95 and 93 % live Action footage. I really think thats the best ever Action Essentials Pack.
Earlier on the Blog you write something about a Testfilm. When can we see it? Would there be some free Tutorials how to use these Stock Footage?

C4m4N
June 22nd, 2009 @ 1:56 pm
That's terrible! I mean great! I mean terrible... Grrr. Now you got me all confused!
June 22nd, 2009 @ 1:59 pm
Awesome news , stay krispy Andrew.
Tbone Jerome
June 22nd, 2009 @ 2:00 pm
How dare you threaten us with a better product for the same price! Totally UNAMERICAN!
Sphinxcorp
June 22nd, 2009 @ 2:00 pm
i have a question:
how many fps have the footage???
KebleTar
June 22nd, 2009 @ 2:13 pm
Of course you can't use real footage for every scene, and they aren't doing it in film.
It's amazing how realistic computer generated footage like fire, smoke and explosions looks.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 2:19 pm
Andrew, will you take advance orders?
pvsciteach
June 22nd, 2009 @ 2:34 pm
500 ELEMENTS???!!! WoW!

Hey, does anyone know how to get drool out of a keyboard?
Xp...
Matthew
June 22nd, 2009 @ 2:48 pm
Andrew how many dvds will come with the collection? :)
Ricardo Godoy
June 22nd, 2009 @ 2:50 pm
hey Andrew, how much time will it take this product to arrive to my country El Salvador?
Adam
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:04 pm
Hey there AK, i was just wondering, are the elements that are CG suitable for 3d space so you can get loads of differant angles just by rotating the element i will it be like AE1 were you are given several pre-matted angles e.g. front, side etc

thanks AK
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:29 pm
I do not ridicule, but I just struggle of assistance that he offered a good resolution is good for you
bruno
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:30 pm
hey andrew,

does the free 2k shipping includes Argentina? Im asking becouse ie, Amazon is not shipping here anymore unless you pay for a extra service like fedex or something like that.

and what about the 720p free shipping? :D
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:43 pm
download 30GB debit connection 1024 ko/S 8 heures et 33 mins
Jason
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:47 pm
Andrew,

Did you go to E3? I see that pic was taken at what looks to be where they held the expo
V3
June 22nd, 2009 @ 3:56 pm
Aww comeon! I was expecting 250 HD elements and y'all give me 500? What kind of **** is that?


Looking forward for this product.
Pablo
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:22 pm
im sorry, but wath is "Pre-Keyed"??? im from Argentina, wich would be the cost of the product, including shipping to Argentina.

thanks andrew!!!!
Diego G.
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:30 pm
AK, I had an idea, you should do a CG Atomic Explosion! lol
Just Kidding, but It would be nice! :D
I Said CG because I think it's a bit hard to record a real one...
Ryan
June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:44 pm
Will it cost extra to have the package delivered by camel? Fedex is exciting, but I think a man riding camelback with a package in hand would be so much more exciting when the package arrived...
ICU
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:03 pm
Can i just come over and pick it up!
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:07 pm
everyone is going nuts ,iam already in the short bus going to zombie land ,military guy vs sam loya who wins do you know?
Liam
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:10 pm
You are awesome.
TheGreat
June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:45 pm
Andrew, I was just watching the new Terminator movie today and I was wondering, would it be possible to include any huge atomic-like explosions? Like if a nuke was hitting. It'd be really cool.
zach
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:06 pm
omg 13 g's... i gotta clear up some space, but as long as theres some tutorials... itl all be worth it :)
Ray
June 22nd, 2009 @ 6:59 pm
hey! those are my camels and the best in the camel post business!!!
Ray
June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:03 pm
Andrew,
I am actually doing a safety at a construction site video.!! so this stuff will be awesome!! Hey if you can throw out a tut on making training vids that look like the shiznit, would be awesome as well.

Like totally awesome!!!
erik
June 22nd, 2009 @ 8:33 pm
this product is alson in MAC!!!????
or only for WIN??
June 22nd, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
This is totally awesome.

One question though (if not answered already..)

Action Essentials 1 was royalty free.
I'm assuming this one is the same, the buyer retains all rights to the footage?

Not to be THAT guy, but important to know if I can use it on professional productions or not.
Trainee
June 22nd, 2009 @ 8:59 pm
Hey guys @ VCP

isnt there any possibility for a download, I live in an area where only UPS delivers for sure (the price aint worth it), fedex is sometimes even unreliable and the regular post - well I stopped buying over the net as most deliveries fail and its difficult to claim the money back. Any other option would be appreciated even if I'd have to pay a reasonable amount for the download supplied but I would be able to get the package when available ...

Please consider this option
Regards
Marc / Jamaica
highdefw
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:36 pm
@Timmay, if it wasn't available for professional use, Then VCP would lose like 1/3 of its customers hehe
June 22nd, 2009 @ 11:24 pm
June 23rd, 2009 @ 12:13 am
Oh man, this will get here just at the same time as my new HD videocamera, how much will the 2k version slow down my computer, I want to get it but fear after effects will cry.
Sebastian S.S.
June 23rd, 2009 @ 12:30 am
Hey, Andrew.

I just have one question . . . When are we going to see the awesome action movie that you have made ??? :D I would love to see it !!! :D

Action Essentials 2 = AWESOME !!!!! I Can't wait !!!! And i think its more than good with 93% live action That is awesome !!!

Best Regards
Sebastian S.S.
SASMHS
June 23rd, 2009 @ 1:58 am
Hi Andrew ,
i am big fan of your site and Action Essentials 2 , but i am from Iran
can u ship there ? :)

Thanks again
Klaus Ruttmann
June 23rd, 2009 @ 2:13 am
Europeans will love you. If they didn´t already.
June 23rd, 2009 @ 4:17 am
Ohohohoh! Andrew, you sir are forgiven. But theres just one thing I don't understand... Wheres the free VC T-Shirt for 2K buyers. I was holding out on you providing some ridiculous little gimmick to help sell the more expensive version! I'm buying it, but customer satifaction levels will remain at 99.99999% until I get my T-shirt... =P

Keep up the good work!
Fredrik
June 23rd, 2009 @ 4:46 am
Isn't ''Action Essentials - Epic''
a better name than ''Action Essentials 2''
June 23rd, 2009 @ 5:21 am
Hey andrew, could you tell me how much it would cost to ship AE2 to Switzerland?

Thanks for the great news anyway ;)

Kind Regards,

Dave
June 23rd, 2009 @ 7:49 am
hey Andrew,

awesome product, but is there a way to sell this product to students with restricted rules? i would buy the 720p version, but 100 bucks are too much for me. U could sell it for 50 bucks (only for student´s) xD with restricted rules, if someone wants to sell a product where your stuff was used he could pay the remaining 50 bucks :D

bye

Bastian
Adam
June 23rd, 2009 @ 7:58 am
I'm a bit gutted over the lack of downloadable version, but with the file sizes the way they are, it's understandable. I'd rather pay for delivery and get more elements rather than VCP slashing that lovely 14 GB of goodies in half so they can deal with the bandwidth.

Still waiting on AE2, guys! The end of June approaches...
shahzad
June 23rd, 2009 @ 8:41 am
Andrew Kramer taught me After Effects
Do you export to India?
What will be the final (total) cost that I end up paying?
Thank You for everything
Rob
June 23rd, 2009 @ 9:08 am
As an international customer I can safely say I've never had any issues. I've received Video Co-Pilot products both in Oz and Ireland with absolutely no issues. Actually it's quite cool to get stuff by post :-)
DSLvelazquez
June 23rd, 2009 @ 9:33 am
:( now i can't buy it if i can't download it. :( how am i gonna tell this to all of my friends? ...

well you still rock :)
Daniel_AMV_Maker
June 23rd, 2009 @ 12:01 pm
♥_____________♥
I love your products
Hurry and let me buy this x3
TheRover
June 23rd, 2009 @ 12:10 pm
SPLIT IT UP!!! PLEASE SPLIT IT UP!!! THERE MUST BE A DOWNLOADABLE VERSION!!!!!

i need it.. i am willing to pay extra for downloadable files.. is their anyway you can make a downloadable file if the buyer is willing to pay extra? more money in your pockets kramer...!! then with that money, you can make an Action Essential 3...

MONEY

MONEY

MONEY

make a downloadable version... thousands and maybe millions are relying on you to provide a downloadable version.. i know you can do it!! your andrew kramer... you can do anything!!! do it!!!! do it for the sake of the millions of people... do it for the little children... do it for the APPLE JUICE that everyone loves... please just do it!!
Segnett
June 23rd, 2009 @ 2:53 pm
I am chomping at the bit for this!! I can't wait to get my grubby little hands on it, GWAHAHAHA...err, 'scuse me :D

You guys are doing a GREAT job!!
June 23rd, 2009 @ 3:35 pm
Man, you're nuts.

It's brilliant !
Hopefully I'll have some freelance gigs under my belt when you release this, I've gotta get the 2k discs !

:D

XXXXXXXXXXX
Rob
Matt
June 23rd, 2009 @ 5:48 pm
lol
"...None of the blood [is] CG..."
:D
abojung
June 23rd, 2009 @ 5:58 pm
AK: im from thailand, and do you have free shippin in my country. you know out here there are lots of pirated dvds. and once i even saw ur product THE BULLET, but since i cared and love what i get from u the most, i instead decided to order instead of discouraging ur effort by buying thr genuine things. thankyou
martintroy
June 23rd, 2009 @ 9:44 pm
Andrew is First Class all the way!! this is great news! it only means that the Action Essentials 2 is going to be so freaking big and so freaking awesome that its literally WAY TOO BIG FOR THE INTERNET! far beyond our expectations!!
Finland-Guy
June 23rd, 2009 @ 11:28 pm
Can these be ordered to Finland?
June 24th, 2009 @ 2:52 am
Just one question... Is this only available on DVD or will there be a Blu-Ray version too?
June 24th, 2009 @ 4:09 am
No blu-ray. Finland is Winland! In other words yes.
Finland-Guy
June 24th, 2009 @ 6:29 am
yay <3
June 24th, 2009 @ 7:55 am
Andrew: Your dedication, passion and sincerity is what makes this site and its products great, other people could just have kept on saying 95% real-life and maybe no one would have noticed, I really admire that from you, I hope I can get this product soon =D Thanks!
syaf
June 24th, 2009 @ 8:07 am
whatever happens...it might be for the best. :)
Ken “the trader”
June 24th, 2009 @ 1:12 pm
looking forward to getting this ... agree download would be better (eg a3 amazon is inexpensive) but at least being on DVD will help reduce piracy which is good... that's one thing that's a plus about having such a massive product, it's hard for the scum to pirate it... looks to be a great product, congrats on getting it launched...
Someone
June 24th, 2009 @ 1:44 pm
I don't see a problem
You forgot to mention the fact that you are offering more real footage now... cause:
0,95*250 = 237,5 (I'm wondering how you can supply halve a real footage XD)
and
0,93*500 = 465
So that is 227.5 more real footage, this news isn't disappointing at all :D
Casey
June 24th, 2009 @ 3:58 pm
This product could not come at a better time for me as I am the FX "b****" amongst my friends. This is going to blow them away when I add these FX to our footage. Ill be sure to post some "afters" as I go along. VCP rocks.

Casey - Sydney, Australia
Nigel
June 25th, 2009 @ 8:05 pm
I want an HD version of that image :D
June 26th, 2009 @ 11:07 am
will there also be special sound effects under them because that would be very usefull.
Thanks
June 27th, 2009 @ 8:05 am
Andrew we have bad streets can i effect with this product?

(i'mean some streets is so bad for effects. you can look it serash google about yemen street if you can... )
Shamas
July 5th, 2009 @ 10:26 am
Hi. Andrew, Hope so that you will be fine and i am looking you doing a great job. New Site Look and new DvD.

I dont have words. just "Amazing, ahsom and great"
July 11th, 2009 @ 11:59 pm
HI Andrew
Muchas gracias por los tutoriales!
desde Mexico... SALUDOS!

Good Luck!
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