Essentials Update

As I’m sitting here putting the finishing touches on Action Essentials 2 bonus content, I have to take a moment to tell you how freakin’ awesome this collection is. I’m looking at these elements, and I just can’t believe it. Better than we ever could have imagined.

Should have something to see later in the week.

June 14th, 2009 @ 7:29 pm
Cool man! Looking forward to the collection!
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:29 pm
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
Sounds Amazing Andrew!!!
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
By the way, great job on the Star Trek Titles!
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
AHH! i cant wait for it, its been enough suspense! Let us have it!
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
Hey Andrew,

Sounds great and i can't wait. Should I stay up tonight for something to see? or no?

June 14th, 2009 @ 7:33 pm
Not yet, but later this week. We're working our tails off.
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:33 pm
This looks awesome can't wait to get it!!!!
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:36 pm
Some mind-blowing stuff I'm sure. Can't wait.
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:36 pm
Pretty legit if I do say so myself
Dark Messiah
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:39 pm
Dude what are you doing to us? Your killing me here!!!! lol
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:41 pm
Can't wait!
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:44 pm
awesome, I'll buy it when it comes out. I have a question though, when you first release it, will there be like a coupon or something? like the release week the price is a bit cut. I
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:45 pm
my first post but i have been following your work for some time, it is great and deeply appreciated. Ditto on the title for star trek. I have several of your products, realy like evolution and the new pro scores. looking forward to the new Essentials.
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:45 pm
King Tut:

Is AE2 completely different from the first version? Does it still make sense to buy the first version after the new release?
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:46 pm
Your products never disappointed me, they're always FREAKIN AWESOME! So, I will just wait here and try to calm my excitement for some days. I love how your products are so friendly to use, and how much commitement you dedicate to VC and to all of us, your "followers".LOL.

I would really like if you gave us some Info when you're working on Bigger Star Trek...C'mon man that's so cool.

Hope that Bonus Content is as good as always!

Diego G.
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:48 pm
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:54 pm
June 14th, 2009 @ 7:58 pm
Do you have a deadline for when this will come out?
June 14th, 2009 @ 8:00 pm
Deadline is: as soon as possible. I delayed things a bit because I added some last minute stuff. But it was worth it.
June 14th, 2009 @ 8:08 pm
hey sweet!, btw the way i think you should come out with a jumper tutorial, like in the movie jumper. it is a challenging a effect but i know you could pull it off. i am 14 from florida!
June 14th, 2009 @ 8:32 pm
Ho God! i can`t... i can`t wait any more!
June 14th, 2009 @ 8:32 pm
Congrats ahead of time! I eagerly await!
June 14th, 2009 @ 8:44 pm
action essential 2 is gonna be so awesome.

"knowing" looks a like tutorial please? :p
Rick Morris
June 14th, 2009 @ 8:46 pm
Sounds like we all are going to be proud of it!! and I mean that every time I use some element from videocopilot I feel proud for the quality!
Can´t wait...!
June 14th, 2009 @ 8:56 pm
Can't wait till it comes out. Btw when is the video blog coming out Andrew ?
June 14th, 2009 @ 9:03 pm
I bet the Promo video is going to be sick to
June 14th, 2009 @ 9:05 pm
I keep visiting the site every 5 minutes to see is there something new out about Action Essentials 2. It's going to be awesome, can't wait.
June 14th, 2009 @ 9:10 pm
cant wait any longer..

June 14th, 2009 @ 9:37 pm
Sounds cool! Not exactly an update, the post should be called 'Andrew's super excited!'
June 14th, 2009 @ 9:39 pm
I can't wait, thanks for updating, I check this thing several times a day
June 14th, 2009 @ 10:04 pm
It seems certainly worth the wait.

Extremely excited for its release!
Kevin C
June 14th, 2009 @ 10:04 pm
Does anyone here know how you would go about recommending Mr Kramer for sainthood? Anyone have the Pope's email address?
June 14th, 2009 @ 10:16 pm
the anticipation keeps building up.. can't wait!
June 14th, 2009 @ 10:28 pm
Can't wait!
Usman M
June 14th, 2009 @ 10:29 pm
i cant wait for it to release.....
June 14th, 2009 @ 10:34 pm
And I hope there's a good special introductory price too ;)
June 14th, 2009 @ 10:37 pm
i really can't wait :)... i'm currently checking for
through site each day :D
June 14th, 2009 @ 10:43 pm
i haven't been on here in a while and just wondering if they ever showed the t-shirts? i didn't see it in the blog? anyone know?
June 14th, 2009 @ 10:45 pm
fine fine. and whats about the video blog? ;-)
June 14th, 2009 @ 10:47 pm
Nice, CAN'T WAIT!!!
June 14th, 2009 @ 10:56 pm
You rock.
June 14th, 2009 @ 11:06 pm
I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! hurry A.K.
June 14th, 2009 @ 11:12 pm
andrew kramer, sos un capo! soy como mi ejemplo a seguir!

un abrazo!!
June 14th, 2009 @ 11:13 pm
perdon, escribi mal: SOS como mi ejemplo a seguir!

(you are like my example to follow, i dont know how exactly translate this expression!, im sorry)
June 14th, 2009 @ 11:15 pm
WOW! I Cant wait man! This is gonna be awesome!
June 14th, 2009 @ 11:37 pm
Wow, a nice post-exam treat :D
Love you guys, keep up the great work, your commitment o this community is INSANE ^_^
June 14th, 2009 @ 11:43 pm
cant wait.. got my money ready...
June 15th, 2009 @ 12:20 am
June 15th, 2009 @ 12:37 am
This time you have surprised yourself :)
Site will break its own comment record after the release.
June 15th, 2009 @ 12:42 am
Andrew, are we going to see some tutorials with AE2? You mentioned a while back that you were working on a tutorial for tricky fight scenes. I'm really looking forward to this one. The first AE made it so easy to implement blood splatter and explosions, who knows what can be done with the new pack...

Keep up the good work!
June 15th, 2009 @ 12:48 am
BTW, I wouldn't suggest Mr. Kramer for sainthood. I'd make him a Greek god of After Effects!
"And whilst Poseidon caused the waves to rise as high as the Parthenon, Andrew Kramer tapped his fingers impatiently as he waited for his latest effect to render. Ages passed..."
June 15th, 2009 @ 1:06 am
@Alex: Lol....

Can't wait, AK. So awesome!
June 15th, 2009 @ 1:13 am
Take your time Andrew
we want to see coolest product ever, so don't be hurried.
June 15th, 2009 @ 1:30 am
I am afraid I may die and not see it ...plz soon
June 15th, 2009 @ 1:38 am
Hey Andrew, there is something new I saw in the teaser like water splash, that means that you have some surprise for us which we haven't seen yet?
June 15th, 2009 @ 1:40 am
take your time andrew im sure its worth the wait..
June 15th, 2009 @ 2:27 am
Your the best man!!! Absolutly canot wait!
June 15th, 2009 @ 2:43 am
Hey Andrew ! Your tutorials are awesome ;) I learn After Effect with your tutos which are great and really well explained!! I'm French but I can understand easily ^^

I can't wait to your Action Essentials 2 ! I'm sure there will be lots of really great stuff inside :D
Looking forward every day for AE2 and new tutorials :D
June 15th, 2009 @ 2:48 am
awesome guy u r
June 15th, 2009 @ 2:54 am
You're the best, Andrew. And this package will change the face of low-budget action film-making! This isn't just an action essentials package - it's a revolution!

Kudos to your efforts! You're going to be responsible for the birth of a whole generation of indie action film makers. :)
June 15th, 2009 @ 2:57 am
come on andrew,
its to late to say to my parents "come on, i need AE2 for school and mass media class!"
but if you release this soon enough, i can try to get it as a graduation present!
June 15th, 2009 @ 3:21 am
Can`t wait to have AE2.

we`re planning to use it in our new filmlet, which will be produced in our summer break!

keep on rockin andrew and the hole VC-Team!
you guys are awesome!!!
(no joke :) )
Scott Middleton
June 15th, 2009 @ 3:44 am
Nice worth waiting for, :) some explosive new content.
June 15th, 2009 @ 3:49 am
When this comes out, I'm defiantly going to buy this! Only the 720P since 1020 is alot more expensive, but still good!

I seriously can't wait..

Is it here yet?


Now??? ARGH!!
June 15th, 2009 @ 3:56 am
=] I can't wait.
June 15th, 2009 @ 4:09 am
i will get very little sleep for the next couple days... and i think that my "command" and my "R" button are going to need to be replaced XD
June 15th, 2009 @ 4:12 am
Awesome, go on the Kramer! Can not wait.
June 15th, 2009 @ 4:32 am
Hey Andrew
Is there any backstage footage with your group?
not only shooting those ellements but how you use the camera and stuff...
June 15th, 2009 @ 4:45 am
The suspense...
June 15th, 2009 @ 4:46 am
WoW can't wait Mr.Kramer. I'm looking forward
June 15th, 2009 @ 4:53 am
Sweet...looking forward to the new product!! :)
June 15th, 2009 @ 4:54 am
Can't wait, I'm definitely buying the 720p version.
One question though: Does it come with any sound effects like the ones used in the "Get down" video?
June 15th, 2009 @ 4:57 am
ive been waiting for this since the first announcement.

ive even been filming new action scenes from my mock steel/cannon trailer just to try and immediately make use of essentials 2.
June 15th, 2009 @ 4:59 am
Give us some eye candy man....The first thing I do each morning before I brush my teeth is visit VC to see if something new came up...I think it's kinda sick but that's how good your tuts are and the products are ground breaking...Rock on AE Commander
June 15th, 2009 @ 5:09 am
AK-47 I needs it now lol, I am working on a project that I think Action Essential 2 would come very very handy in. I am running out of elements from the first Essentials since I keep using the limited amount of elements available to me.
June 15th, 2009 @ 5:15 am
Awesome. Can't wait for the final product!
Must be a lot of work and I'm sure everybody involved
in this product doesn't get much sleep lately. :)
Keep up the great work!
Terry Gray
June 15th, 2009 @ 5:20 am
Andrew, you must have been a marketing major. You have us all drooling and laying our money down and the product isn't even ready. You remind me of the release of the first Macintosh - January 24,1984. Just don't sell out in the first hour of business. I think you can see - we're all supporting you.
June 15th, 2009 @ 5:26 am
Yeah, I'm over the teasing now. Stand and deliver the goods. I have my cash ear marked Yo! :)
June 15th, 2009 @ 5:30 am
Later this week... as in... another teaser? Or the real deal?
June 15th, 2009 @ 5:44 am
nice! cant wait to see this!
June 15th, 2009 @ 5:57 am
Can't wait! Some new cool stuff Andrew?
June 15th, 2009 @ 5:58 am
am a visiter of ur website since July 16, 2007 when i searched first time AE tutorials n i found ur WS i liked it very much n also i downloaded all ur product Andrew i learnt AE from ur tuts n now am a lil bit pro brother evey day i open VideoCP to see wats new u have since u announced about AE2 realy i cant wait will u tell me release date plz Bcs i lost my patience bro
June 15th, 2009 @ 6:11 am
My wallet is slowly opening, Mr. Kramer.
June 15th, 2009 @ 6:19 am
Wow, everytime you talk about it I can feel its power. I am counting the days for it... :D
June 15th, 2009 @ 6:38 am
Im checking out this page every day and the more you tell me how awesome your product is the more and the faster i wanna have it :D
please huryy haha

greetings from germany
June 15th, 2009 @ 6:45 am
Damn Andrew!

You are killing us with the waiting time :)

Not ment bad..

But anyways, can you promise me it will be out later this week? :) PLEEAASE

June 15th, 2009 @ 6:52 am
Can't Wait.... and always, it has been worth it. Take your time.
June 15th, 2009 @ 7:05 am
Extra content!? Sweet! Can this get any better?
June 15th, 2009 @ 7:15 am
I've never been so ready to spend 250 bucks. Now you've made this a loooooong week. Haha
June 15th, 2009 @ 7:59 am
bring it on!
June 15th, 2009 @ 8:02 am
I'm looking forward to the release of this product.....not to purchase it....but so that Andrew can get back to doing some tutorials. The products are great...I have RG, Twitch, DSFX and Evolution....but the tutorials are why I come here everyday. Get the product out so some sanity can return around here! :)
June 15th, 2009 @ 8:46 am

Which video format did you use to make the awesome main title of the Star Trek movie?
Anthony Miller
June 15th, 2009 @ 8:53 am

Despite everyone wanting to get their hands on this now, my vote is that you release it "when your satisfied" and gives the user the most value. You know, like every other VC product.

Anthony Miller
June 15th, 2009 @ 9:44 am
Awesome!!! Can't wait!!! I'm probably gonna have to get another hard drive to fit all this though...
June 15th, 2009 @ 9:45 am
Hell yah! it is about time. OMG I cannot believe it...its its its finally here. This is would be the best product of this year!
June 15th, 2009 @ 10:13 am
Was hoping for some sneak peeks but if its out later this week, it is all good. Way to make our lives easier Mr.Kramer :] Much appreciated.
June 15th, 2009 @ 10:14 am
I`m sure Action Essentials 2 is going to be one of
the best product ever made,I can`t wait anymore i need to buy it,I hope is next week :)

Andrew you rock
June 15th, 2009 @ 10:21 am
Bonus content even ! Andrew you are being very generous and the more people saying things like "I can't wait" or "release it already" is merely their way of expressing themselves how excited they are because you are taking really good care of us giving great examples of how to work these special effects and I know most of us here are reading your tutorials and kinda copy what you do and we should think out of the box more and use the techniques you taught us and create amazing stuff that's innovating like you do but give us a chance we're getting there.
I don't know if there's a CG hall of fame out there but you definitely earned your spot there!

June 15th, 2009 @ 10:22 am
Cool story br0.
June 15th, 2009 @ 10:28 am
I am waiting to get my own copy.

Btw how many dvd's ?

how much GB it is ?
June 15th, 2009 @ 10:45 am
ahhhhhhhhhh I CANT WAIT ANY LONGER!!!!!!!!! its like trying to fall asleep on christmas eve
June 15th, 2009 @ 10:54 am
I went to the future in my time machine and i am back to say that AE2 will be awesome! :-) :-)
June 15th, 2009 @ 10:57 am
The suspense! Oh the suspense!

Looks amazing though!
June 15th, 2009 @ 11:13 am
Patiently waiting. I'm sure it's awesome.

Thanks Andrew
June 15th, 2009 @ 11:54 am
hey Andrew i m still Waiting to Get AE2 .. tell me how to get it .. thx
Simon Steele
June 15th, 2009 @ 12:17 pm
Awesome to hear Mr. Kramer, Can't wait for the trailer and product.
June 15th, 2009 @ 12:42 pm
can't wait
klaus ruttmann
June 15th, 2009 @ 1:46 pm
advertising as can be.
thanks a lot.
klaus ruttmann
June 15th, 2009 @ 1:54 pm
make 99 terrabytes of the most incredible stuff downloadable.

europeans have this p.i.t.ass of customs duty.

well, buy it anyway.
June 15th, 2009 @ 2:03 pm
stop teasing man..
my credit card finger is itching
June 15th, 2009 @ 2:16 pm
Andrew a.k.a perfectionist :)
We'll wait any news from you..and AE2 of course :D
June 15th, 2009 @ 2:24 pm
take your time man...nothing like rushing something before u r completely satisfied. To us u can do no wrong anyway, so make sure u and your team r 100% satisfied!
June 15th, 2009 @ 5:52 pm
Quick question: Do the clips only come as clips or is sound included? I thought of this while watching the promo clip.

Cheers Andrew,

Casey (Sydney-Australia)
June 15th, 2009 @ 6:19 pm
June 15th, 2009 @ 7:40 pm
Alright! Can't Wait! :D
June 15th, 2009 @ 7:44 pm
I hope Youtube and Vimeo are prepared for the amount of AE2 related uploads there are going to be when it is released...
June 15th, 2009 @ 7:44 pm
Can I have a discount for being the 117th comment? Also, it sounds intense. I can't wait.
Yuji Gomikawa
June 16th, 2009 @ 12:27 am
thats awesome! cant wait till it comes out!
i've been really enjoying watching your tuts. dont stop! XD
June 16th, 2009 @ 1:30 am
can't wait
June 16th, 2009 @ 1:33 am
I absolutely, cannot, wait! o-o
June 16th, 2009 @ 1:50 am
how to get AE2 tell me .. i want to hav it now...! ;p
June 16th, 2009 @ 7:58 am
if you are excited about it, then i know I will be ecstatic about it. All of your products blow me away and I use at least 1 them in every single video I produce. Your products have made my videos top notch. I can't wait to get the Action Essentials!
Harvey McMantus
June 16th, 2009 @ 8:12 am
I'm so excited I wet myself!
June 16th, 2009 @ 9:45 am
Well, Andrew, it looks like your vacation is paid for! And well deserved, I say!

So, how did you go about filming these effects? I'm guessing you didn't go 'guerilla' on this package!
June 16th, 2009 @ 9:47 am
Well, that's roughly $4386 right here on these forums! Enjoy your vacation! :P
June 16th, 2009 @ 10:00 am
hey is there going to be more muzzle flashes?
June 16th, 2009 @ 11:42 am
Hey Andrew I'm from México and I really need to say thank you, your products are really cool, I'm just waiting for the Action Essentials 2 launch to buy it, well my aunt is gonna buy it cause I'm in México and she's closer to U.S.A. but I want to say thank you, your tutorials and amazing things made me a good editor, sorry if my English is not too good, but I understand every word thanks to you and your good humor, oh and thanks to Sam, Tino and Tahna.

I hope you like Sherlock Holmes, I read it snice 2002 and I really a big fan of Sherlock Holmes, I can't wait for this movie, and of course I like Fringe as well.

June 16th, 2009 @ 12:08 pm
Ah, I can't wait. Don't think we will see it this week if he is still putting finishing touches on it. DVD duplication takes a bit of time.
June 16th, 2009 @ 12:30 pm
If Andrew is still working on it i doubt it will be out until July...think about hes gotta get it made on DVD
June 16th, 2009 @ 12:39 pm
It will be out this month.

Mass producing on DVD doesn't quite take a month ;)
June 16th, 2009 @ 12:54 pm
What about the video blog?? When is that happening?

btw... you should auction a few autographed copys of the AE2 DVDs on Ebay.
June 16th, 2009 @ 2:18 pm
VERY exciting!
June 16th, 2009 @ 5:05 pm
I hope to god this will also be a download version (for 720P), because getting that dvd in europe will be a real pain
June 16th, 2009 @ 6:37 pm
I'm chomping at the bit for this one! We're even shooting a zombie short and we could use it!

June 16th, 2009 @ 8:10 pm
I hope this comes out soon I utilize every birthday for your great products! No, seriously, your work is very inspiring !
June 16th, 2009 @ 9:15 pm
WOW :O AK you are the man, seriously you are!! Can´t wait to buy it !!

Good Job you guys!

- From Norway :D
June 16th, 2009 @ 9:42 pm
Can’t wait!

June 16th, 2009 @ 10:56 pm
Could we pre-order it?
June 17th, 2009 @ 2:12 am
Great stuff in the making,for sure!
BTW,will you guys do shipping to india?
June 17th, 2009 @ 3:06 am
I feel like today is later this week ;-)
June 17th, 2009 @ 3:15 pm
This is a great news. Can't wait to see them.

Baha - Chicago
June 21st, 2009 @ 12:59 pm
Later this week means more like later this Month :D

Nah, i know you're busy and i love this website and the stuff you're doing.

But damn, i was checking this website all week and i wanna see something ;)
June 21st, 2009 @ 10:31 pm
WOW! I Cant wait till it comes out!!

This gonna be awesome!

Myanmar VFX
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