Ground-Breaking Intro

We are working on the new video blog soon to be called…

“The Video Copilot Show”

The (not really a) show will be a compilation of useless information and long boring speeches. The good news is that the 5 second intro is ground-breaking. And not actually cutting-edge or original but the same old cliche of the ground breaking up into pieces :) It’s going to be great.

Sure we’ll have some tips and maybe some behind the scenes action but mostly it will contain as much random stuff as possible. I want it to be the worst show you have ever seen. Now that I have your expectations down, we’ll see what happens.

It sounds like a show I would want to watch!

Release date is unknown.

177 RESPONSES TO "GROUND-BREAKING INTRO"
Matt
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:15 am
Cant Wait!!!
Kris
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:16 am
Anything from you Andrew is always inspiring! keep it up! =)
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:17 am
Now Andrew that title just deserves PUNishment....
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:17 am
awesome, looking forward to it.
Some Guy
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:21 am
I like random stuff from Andrew Kramer. Looking forward to it.
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:23 am
so what are you waiting for.
let's go to 2010!
Qw3rtium
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:25 am
That's also the kinda show I want to watch too! And Andrew, never forget to love your own voice :D
Chad
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:25 am
Sweet! Ive been waiting... *looks at clock* I thought you said you were going to start sleeping again?
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:28 am
Still cant figure out how you get the text to explode in the BulletQ
MUDI
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:28 am
Looking Nice :) :D :p
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:38 am
A tutorial about an 3d object beeing breaked in "controlled" particules (like this ground) would be really great, since it seems it's really hard to find this kind of on the web :)
simon
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:40 am
why dont you pitch the show to revision3. those guys are awesome
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:43 am
Please don't request tutorials on the blog. We have a section on the forum to contribute ideas. You can also find info by searching the forum as well.
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:47 am
nice, i'm patient... so let it go frm Haiti and Dominican Rep.
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:51 am
My god Andrew Kramer, you have a way of putting things... That just keeps me ever lastingly entertained.

I mean I've barely even used After Effects in the last few months, and yet, Im always here front and center for your tutorials. Even your news posts bring a smirk to my face.

Good job sir, good job. I bow to thee.
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:54 am
Awesome looking. Thumbs up, all 3 thumbs I have :D
-David
zak
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:58 am
wow. it's will be amazing , please Andrew when the blog will release ???? :)
Nikolaus
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:59 am
Look great :)
Alfadona
July 8th, 2009 @ 2:24 am
THats look GREATS...!!
Anthony
July 8th, 2009 @ 2:27 am
Looks Really Great Andrew!! Can't wait to see it. Just wondering if people can comment back with webcams or is it still text comments for us?

Can't wait for AE2 2k to arrive :) :)
DAHOOL
July 8th, 2009 @ 2:32 am
It looks like this shot was created with RAYFIRE for 3dmax..
could that be Andrew? Im also playing around with Rayfire.. and i like it alot.. thanks for all ur great work here.
July 8th, 2009 @ 2:33 am
Well mate a great idea y dont u release a dvd of all ur tutorials so ppl not online can also see it
Lynton
July 8th, 2009 @ 2:37 am
Hi Andrew, Will you ever do any tutorials using FCP MOTION?
Victor
July 8th, 2009 @ 2:47 am
I'm really looking forward to this!
Vikash Verma
July 8th, 2009 @ 2:50 am
Your tutorials really help me. Learned allot and gained much more confidence.

Thx for that
for me u r really a Guru.
wish to work with you someday.


INDIA
Kai
July 8th, 2009 @ 3:03 am
I expect it to be very funny and self-ironic ;-)
bANKS
July 8th, 2009 @ 3:10 am
Will this be better than "From Justin to Kelly" ?
leith G
July 8th, 2009 @ 3:13 am
Looks awesome, you are really entertaining andrew
keep up the good show.
fablemaniac
July 8th, 2009 @ 3:23 am
cool
July 8th, 2009 @ 3:28 am
Niice!

Is that done in 3ds max?
Mahi
July 8th, 2009 @ 3:32 am
hai this is mahi u r work is cool man
Jacky
July 8th, 2009 @ 3:44 am
no, this is made in MS Paint...
Just make for every frame a single paint file and start colorizing every pixle with the pen tool.
After that, prit them out and make a thumb-cinema out of it, and film the result with a digicam.

I am sure Andrew made it like this...


Looking forward to this "horribly bad" show ;)
Jeremy
July 8th, 2009 @ 3:55 am
ok sweet!
Strandli
July 8th, 2009 @ 4:17 am
So, will this be a weekly, a monthly or a random show?
I think the latter, but I like random talk!
sohail
July 8th, 2009 @ 4:18 am
hi
Andrew
cool!!!!!!!!!
Pakistan
July 8th, 2009 @ 4:20 am
Finsh it Quickly Cant wait andrw
July 8th, 2009 @ 4:23 am
Ahmed ......... Egypt.......cairo
July 8th, 2009 @ 4:25 am
a date for that ? hum? August 2015 ?
July 8th, 2009 @ 4:29 am
ANDREW! :D We're loving these frequent blog updates :D Awesome stuff keep posting :)
highdefw
July 8th, 2009 @ 4:30 am
lol whatever you say AK.
Infaas
July 8th, 2009 @ 5:04 am
well I am bored already thanks to you
andi
July 8th, 2009 @ 5:23 am
Great stuff
July 8th, 2009 @ 5:27 am
Yeah, it'll be awful! ARE YOU KIDDING!? A video blog is going to be awesome and I can't wait for behind the scenes stuff. :)
July 8th, 2009 @ 5:44 am
Been looking forward to this from the first time you announced it. Thanks for wanting to make it look horrible but I hope you fail and it comes out looking brilliant. You know, kinda like all your tutorials, you try and make them lame but by some miracle they always come out perfect.

You guys rule... All of you :-)
July 8th, 2009 @ 5:44 am
I'm really anxious for the release of the new... erm... show :D
July 8th, 2009 @ 5:45 am
Some thing is wrong! where is the O on copilOt the shatter cannot go through the O it's has been more shatter
July 8th, 2009 @ 6:03 am
You using Rayfire for the ground smashage?
Smashage.. great word.. gotta write that one down.
Zizo
July 8th, 2009 @ 6:25 am
i'm sure that was done with maya :P right?
Peter R.
July 8th, 2009 @ 6:27 am
May it be available as a podcast? :D Maybe an idea for your great Tutorials, too... i thought there was once upon a time, wasnt it?

greetings from switzerland
Dan
July 8th, 2009 @ 6:35 am
As far as I know, Andrew uses 3dsMax for vcp stuff
July 8th, 2009 @ 8:50 am
HAHAHAHA...its gonna beat Family Guy!
Simon Steele
July 8th, 2009 @ 9:13 am
sounds like my kinda show!
Diego G.
July 8th, 2009 @ 9:14 am
I'd like to see the worst show ever :P
Nah, Just kidding, I'm waiting this...
July 8th, 2009 @ 9:19 am
Sounds depressing (cant wait!)
Darkrai
July 8th, 2009 @ 9:56 am
Oh boy! I'm not really excited!!!! Just kidding, can't wait for this
Brandon
July 8th, 2009 @ 10:01 am
Looks likes ray fire.
Remington
July 8th, 2009 @ 10:30 am
Wow, 3 blog updates and a tutorial in 2 days. Thanks!
July 8th, 2009 @ 10:45 am
Andrew you are a machine, where do you find the time? I think I know your secret, you're litteraly a machine. You're a cyborg with no need for sleep giving yourself twice as much as the average human to work on this stuff. Devious...
July 8th, 2009 @ 10:48 am
Andrew !!!! Prev Is Crackinggggggggg !! Awesom!!!! This tut suits With Ur New Web design !!
Mohamad
July 8th, 2009 @ 11:03 am
Wow andrew, you're on-fire these days :D
matt
July 8th, 2009 @ 11:14 am
yay! useless info FTW! cant wait :D
Vers
July 8th, 2009 @ 11:25 am
I will love the show! that´s for sure!
Matthew Sabia
July 8th, 2009 @ 11:40 am
Sounds Great! Keep it up ;)
Kroepoe
July 8th, 2009 @ 11:51 am
Will you tell us when you know the release date?
Or just release it soon! I can't wait!
July 8th, 2009 @ 11:56 am
Kroepoe: It will definitely be one of those things.
July 8th, 2009 @ 12:26 pm
Cant wait!
JoshS.
July 8th, 2009 @ 12:27 pm
thats looks awesome, but is one of the shows or useless things you mentioned on there going to be the sam movie you keep showing us scenes from?
TheGeneral217
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:42 pm
Reverse psychology.....AWESOMENESS!!
However
July 8th, 2009 @ 1:58 pm
Haha andrew one of what things?
Peter
July 8th, 2009 @ 2:13 pm
Well...I'm not sure of a word you said! Ha!

Only kidding! I'm sure it will be fun...it always is!

Pete
July 8th, 2009 @ 2:17 pm
This site is awesome.Guys, you're doing a great job :-D
can't wait :-D
Chad
July 8th, 2009 @ 2:52 pm
one of what things
Vizion
July 8th, 2009 @ 3:05 pm
Hopefully it is 100% AAE because I don't have Cinema 3D @_@ but even if it is, I'm gonna watch it in hopes of getting Cinema 3D in the nearby future :D
jak
July 8th, 2009 @ 3:08 pm
you should try and get say interviews or something to do with proffesion directors/editors ect of films to find out more about the industry and the way the make things come to life, just an idea carnt wait for the show!
Josh M
July 8th, 2009 @ 3:19 pm
i am really looking forward to these! even if they are the worst shows ive ever seen :D that would still be really awesome!!!!!
July 8th, 2009 @ 3:58 pm
You should just reveal it with no release date so there won't be the hundreds of "When will it be up...you said tonight!" comments like we had on the AE2 trailer *looks down in shame*
July 8th, 2009 @ 4:05 pm
Andrew how the hell did you make that ground fracture/break, i need to do that in cinema 4d. Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 8th, 2009 @ 5:10 pm
@Amit: Its just a shatter effect with inverted gravity. Well, of course it won´t look like AK´s but...
HeffDogg
July 8th, 2009 @ 5:14 pm
Hey Andrew, your stuff is really awesome man I must say. I just glad you share it with us.
BTW did you see the trailer for the new DC animated movie Green Lantern First Flight? It looks just like one of you tutorials.
Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUcsi66YxL4
can't wait to get a copy of AME 2!
July 8th, 2009 @ 5:18 pm
How are you going to do a video blog and create free tutorials?
was also wondering, is this gonna be like red giant tv?
Ryan
July 8th, 2009 @ 5:19 pm
use rayfire tool for 3ds Max
Steven
July 8th, 2009 @ 5:33 pm
Looks great so far!
You really love destructing things don't you?
Who doesn't anyways :)
freddie
July 8th, 2009 @ 7:17 pm
At least can you tell us an estimated time, like if the show will be released in just some weeks, or maybe months, or years.....?

we are getting old
Yonatan
July 8th, 2009 @ 7:29 pm
CANT WAIT TO SEE THE INTRO!
carlos
July 8th, 2009 @ 8:30 pm
who wil be the main star andrew or sam lawyer xD!!! well cant wait for this show...and the video BLOG!! :)
blake
July 8th, 2009 @ 9:08 pm
sounds so sick!
Stev0
July 8th, 2009 @ 9:14 pm
Will there be lots of explosions? Can u blow up a cat maybe?? Just kiddin, not kitties! ;-)
Thephotoshop52
July 8th, 2009 @ 10:16 pm
Dont you guys ever sleep you just keep churning it out two new tuts AE2 a new website you have to running out of ideas by now Keep up the good work
syaf
July 8th, 2009 @ 10:23 pm
its probably about golf.
daddy freddy
July 8th, 2009 @ 10:35 pm
My dream is to have my whole life edited by Andrew Kramer, with explosions & special effects like a movie trailer

featuring the voice of Don La Fontaine
CaK Arif
July 8th, 2009 @ 10:45 pm
Don't make me bored
Matthew Sabia
July 8th, 2009 @ 11:44 pm
Will this be daily weekly monthly?

Matthew Sabia
Sabia Productions
adam
July 9th, 2009 @ 12:58 am
can't wait will it be like a weekly thing or monthly or what?
Yotam
July 9th, 2009 @ 2:32 am
WOW! Sounds like a show I'll want to watch :D
Cant wait for it to be published :P
cyclone muet
July 9th, 2009 @ 3:39 am
tu es ange du fx amené sur terre pour nous aider a voir la lumiere du vfx
katapulse
July 9th, 2009 @ 3:42 am
>Release date is unknown.

ok, yes, but when?
July 9th, 2009 @ 4:23 am
imagine if one day Andrew Kramer dies :(
who will provide us stuff like he does lol ;)
Long life to you Andrew Kramer u rock!
Jason
July 9th, 2009 @ 5:34 am
Hey,! Random is ny middle name, belive me!

The cow jumped over the moon to kill the cat drinking beer!
robert_f
July 9th, 2009 @ 6:49 am
Looking forward to see what comes out of this.

:) I'll hazard a guess that someone has discovered rayfire :)
mindscancorp
July 9th, 2009 @ 7:39 am
cant wait to see new tutorial....
July 9th, 2009 @ 7:59 am
Ohhhhhhhh mannnnnnnnn i love your work, always great tuts grat ideas, i'am your biggest fan in the world, i have learned so much from you just by watching your ttutorials you are my idol my star :3

Just continue like this !!

Wassim From Algeria ;)
July 9th, 2009 @ 8:58 am
I look forward to every single thing you put out Andrew. I am sure it will be awesome...oh wait...no, it will be horrible....(don't want to get expectations too high)....and I can't wait to see it...
Matthew Park
July 9th, 2009 @ 10:13 am
Awsome looking forward to this!
Jhon
July 9th, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Cool, Andrew... Really Cool ;) Am expectin' to this ;)

Argentina.
July 9th, 2009 @ 12:20 pm
OH MAN!! I can't wait!
J
July 9th, 2009 @ 12:45 pm
yes, you can do this with rayfire... but i'd like to know how to do this manually

can't wait
Max
July 9th, 2009 @ 1:16 pm
Hey Andrew, you should put tigether a major visual effects project and apply that ground breaking effect to city streets. or a building collapsing. Your abilities are astounding and you are a major inspiration to me. Cant wait for the show!
Azad
July 9th, 2009 @ 2:40 pm
Its great can`t wait
July 9th, 2009 @ 4:14 pm
@Rafael, yeah, but as im new to c4d, i dont know how to do that.

Andrew can you explain me how to shatter specific areas of an object or how to do fractures to a ground like in the ice age 2 movie???
July 9th, 2009 @ 4:21 pm
Please search our forum for info.
Sandy
July 9th, 2009 @ 8:51 pm
release date unknown, hahahaha :) but I know its very soon!

Andrew Surprise us all the time !!!!
July 9th, 2009 @ 10:45 pm
AWESOME!!!u guys are the best!!!
Ravi Chandra
July 10th, 2009 @ 2:16 am
Hi Andrew Im big fan of u .. Now I become A graphic Designer Because Of U Andrew . I love Ur Tutorials Very much ... Keep it UP .. God Bless U
Abobakr
July 10th, 2009 @ 2:28 am
Well Andrew, You never stop working. You always surprising us.

I have got a question,
Do you have enough time to spend with your kids and family?

I can't see how you can manage with too much work and family.
Muhammad Waseem Ata
July 10th, 2009 @ 3:30 am
HI,
:)
Amazing & Great Look.....
Can't leave to Learn.
mohammad
July 10th, 2009 @ 6:42 am
WoW!
Can't Wait!!!
July 10th, 2009 @ 7:12 am
And then Andrew said let there be video; And he saw that is was good.
Bruno Silva
July 10th, 2009 @ 8:15 am
dude... cant wait 4 this!

Videocopilot rock a dozen! cant imagine what i would without my AE helper!

keep it real...

peace & love

mozambique/maputo
nizam
July 10th, 2009 @ 8:57 am
need more
Rob
July 10th, 2009 @ 9:12 am
Bring it! Can't wait, sounds class!
DarkEntity
July 10th, 2009 @ 11:02 am
woooow.....can't wait...
lucas M,
July 10th, 2009 @ 11:43 am
Was that rayfire plug in for 3ds?(the shattered ground)
Maurice
July 10th, 2009 @ 11:58 am
AWESOME !!!!!!
Olivier
July 10th, 2009 @ 12:30 pm
What are r u waiting for Andrew?? BRING IT ON!!!!!
Kareem
July 10th, 2009 @ 1:15 pm
dude i love your work,really keep it up,!!
July 10th, 2009 @ 1:28 pm
excelente!
algo muy bien!
July 10th, 2009 @ 1:29 pm
Felicidades, este trabajo esta muy bien empleado!
TEAM!
Mukul
July 10th, 2009 @ 1:48 pm
Waiting for watch......when it relaease
Morten Enoksen
July 10th, 2009 @ 2:28 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYkiAL1QrUs&feature=channel_page
What do you guys think about my filmtrailer? It's kind of like James Bond, Johnny English, Austin Powers, and Cops :)
Thank you kindly.
July 10th, 2009 @ 3:08 pm
Very excited!!! This website has been so helpful in helping me understand AE, Thanks!!!
Storm
July 10th, 2009 @ 4:40 pm
Andrew You're THE BEST!!!!!!!!!
ovastudio
July 10th, 2009 @ 10:02 pm
i love you AK,and i love AE
najeem
July 11th, 2009 @ 1:19 am
Andrew can u expand u r basic tutorial because we r new in after effects so please do it.waiting for u,your r great tutorials helps -----------------------------
RAJEEV MALIK
July 11th, 2009 @ 2:49 am
I'm huge fan of u ANDREW................
Kaneleus
July 11th, 2009 @ 4:39 am
Haha Andrew.
Off course that this show is going to be great.
Going to watch it. :)
July 11th, 2009 @ 5:26 am
1 month before I joined in Aftereffects class .I just watching ur tutorials from 1 week. Awesome, Unbelieveable.
Im waiting 4 ur 'ground-breaking' tutorials. Thank U.
July 11th, 2009 @ 5:28 am
Andrew, U r the best Aftereffects user in the world.
Kam!
July 11th, 2009 @ 7:13 am
CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!
July 11th, 2009 @ 7:59 am
Hey Andrew you realy are the number one! no one broken you guy! you are the best!
Tks for everythings!
Timinator
July 11th, 2009 @ 9:42 pm
What ever happened to the 3ds Max bridge tutorial you were working on? That still you showed us looked awesome.

I'm currently doing some title design effects with Reactor.
benny
July 12th, 2009 @ 6:02 am
videocopilot was mentioned on the last episode of filmriot
videocopilot rocks
July 12th, 2009 @ 8:42 am
OMG I can't wait to see it!
Gaurav
July 12th, 2009 @ 9:38 am
Hay Andrew it's looking great...I am dying to watch it...by the way where do u get such wonderful ideas? Is there any magic wand? great work..keep it up...
DaviiCorp©
July 12th, 2009 @ 4:59 pm
It seems like the "sleeping everyday" time is over now...
July 12th, 2009 @ 5:03 pm
:)
July 12th, 2009 @ 11:23 pm
hahahaha Ground BREAKING!!!! you CRACK me up! nice one!
Mohammad Tito
July 13th, 2009 @ 1:25 am
Hello Andrew Kramer... i like to say that you have some kind of motion graphx prophesy...adopt me :D

i really understand the theory you r teaching... not just following click by click... you really unique :P
TORQUEFX
July 13th, 2009 @ 5:29 am
INTRICATE STUFF!...SHOW UP! STEP UP! STAY UP! Yes, thats VideoCopilot. Thanx KRAMER
Jonatas to help Andrew
July 13th, 2009 @ 9:01 am
I found this website
i hope that help your membres...

ABOUT TEXTURES
http://www.cgtextures.com/

I LOVE YOU MAN I WISH A DAY MEET YOU.

BRAZIL / SAO PAULO,SP.
Raul Sanabria
July 13th, 2009 @ 9:03 am
can't wait for it men... God bless ya... u r the greatest Andrew...!!!
July 13th, 2009 @ 9:59 am
Entertainment! In random form! Brilliant! Tired of tutorials? Not really.
Denis
July 13th, 2009 @ 3:13 pm
hey, check this out

http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~fliu/project/3dstab.htm

some awesome motion stabilization.... this stuff is amazing
July 13th, 2009 @ 5:35 pm
DUDE! You guys should totally do a weekly podcast show(possibly live?)... and discuss a lot of questions you guys probably receive.

I would subscribe via itunes immediately!

-Mat
Ozinator
July 13th, 2009 @ 7:18 pm
Wow. Andrew Kramer. I have to say you have really sold this hole Post-production/Editing website thing that was a once-upon-a-time idea. Cheers. You've got a lot of talent my friend. Keep it up.
tomkt
July 14th, 2009 @ 12:13 am
wow.very good!
July 14th, 2009 @ 6:21 am
waow, andrew, u are just waaaaaaaaaow. all the way from africa. ghana.
Anthony
July 14th, 2009 @ 12:56 pm
AK 4 Life :D
July 14th, 2009 @ 3:56 pm
Can wait
July 15th, 2009 @ 9:18 am
andrew kramer................ you mu mu make me happpy !!! "tropic thunder"
July 16th, 2009 @ 3:39 pm
Hey Andrew,
Just got the Action Essentials 2 in the mail. Its awesome.
On a side note, just found this and it looks a little similar to something, don't you think?
http://twitpic.com/akxke
July 21st, 2009 @ 2:43 pm
Pure after effects ???
July 21st, 2009 @ 5:54 pm
I can wait to buy the Essential 2! In mean while I would like to see more tutor videos of this new product...
Timbo
July 26th, 2009 @ 8:19 am
that show is goin to to awsome, cant wait to see it.
August 5th, 2009 @ 1:01 pm
what? you better dumb this down dude.... it'll be uncool if it's too cool! know what i mean??? :)

nqo
August 10th, 2009 @ 3:51 pm
cant wait its osm
venkatesh tadala by india
August 31st, 2009 @ 4:45 am
ur supper i like ur stuff i aslo doing works ur the insiprtion frm me .thanku brothere
Fernando
August 31st, 2009 @ 9:47 am
Wow very good all your tutorial.
I'm big fan .. although I'm not related to the world of effects and editing is my big hobby
Dark Mountain
September 6th, 2009 @ 3:32 pm
heei. Cool! I just wonder, you have talked about a short action movie to essentiasl 2. Do any one knows something about it? :P
September 14th, 2009 @ 11:56 pm
Hey Andrew,

any news about the show?
ehab ahmed
October 1st, 2009 @ 9:52 am
hi andrew when you show this a great tutorial
arunachalam
December 2nd, 2009 @ 3:32 am
Andrew, u r such a amazing guy
nice tutorials
keep it up
arun
india, chennai, vadapalani
ehab
December 17th, 2009 @ 1:39 am
hi andrew when you when you make Ground-Breaking Intro this tutorial free please
December 30th, 2009 @ 9:39 pm
Nice. I try to make it:
http://vimeo.com/8298421
eminemchris
March 29th, 2010 @ 7:58 pm
pls post the tutorial
daniel
December 20th, 2010 @ 2:34 pm
hey Andrew,is there any chance for you to re-upload the tutorial with the breaking ground???
Ali
January 4th, 2011 @ 4:03 pm
Hi A.K....How areyou..Which program do you use for your ground break blog show???Plsss...thinking particle???or Ray fire???pls..rival fan from Turkey...(far future).. :D
emel
March 15th, 2011 @ 2:38 am
Hi Andrew.

Man you are a genius...Can you please post the tutorial for the ground-breaking intro. Please...
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