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.

POSTED:
5 years ago
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177 Comments

emel
4 years ago
Hi Andrew.

Man you are a genius...Can you please post the tutorial for the ground-breaking intro. Please...
Ali
4 years ago
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
daniel
4 years ago
hey Andrew,is there any chance for you to re-upload the tutorial with the breaking ground???
eminemchris
5 years ago
pls post the tutorial
5 years ago
Nice. I try to make it:
http://vimeo.com/8298421
ehab
5 years ago
hi andrew when you when you make Ground-Breaking Intro this tutorial free please
arunachalam
5 years ago
Andrew, u r such a amazing guy
nice tutorials
keep it up
arun
india, chennai, vadapalani
ehab ahmed
5 years ago
hi andrew when you show this a great tutorial
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,

any news about the show?
Dark Mountain
5 years ago
heei. Cool! I just wonder, you have talked about a short action movie to essentiasl 2. Do any one knows something about it? :P
Fernando
5 years ago
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
venkatesh tadala by india
5 years ago
ur supper i like ur stuff i aslo doing works ur the insiprtion frm me .thanku brothere
5 years ago
cant wait its osm
5 years ago
what? you better dumb this down dude.... it'll be uncool if it's too cool! know what i mean??? :)

nqo
Timbo
5 years ago
that show is goin to to awsome, cant wait to see it.
5 years ago
I can wait to buy the Essential 2! In mean while I would like to see more tutor videos of this new product...
5 years ago
Pure after effects ???
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
andrew kramer................ you mu mu make me happpy !!! "tropic thunder"
5 years ago
Can wait
Anthony
5 years ago
AK 4 Life :D
5 years ago
waow, andrew, u are just waaaaaaaaaow. all the way from africa. ghana.
tomkt
5 years ago
wow.very good!
Ozinator
5 years ago
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.
5 years ago
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
Denis
5 years ago
hey, check this out

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

some awesome motion stabilization.... this stuff is amazing
5 years ago
Entertainment! In random form! Brilliant! Tired of tutorials? Not really.
Raul Sanabria
5 years ago
can't wait for it men... God bless ya... u r the greatest Andrew...!!!
Jonatas to help Andrew
5 years ago
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.
TORQUEFX
5 years ago
INTRICATE STUFF!...SHOW UP! STEP UP! STAY UP! Yes, thats VideoCopilot. Thanx KRAMER
Mohammad Tito
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
hahahaha Ground BREAKING!!!! you CRACK me up! nice one!
5 years ago
:)
DaviiCorp©
5 years ago
It seems like the "sleeping everyday" time is over now...
Gaurav
5 years ago
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...
5 years ago
OMG I can't wait to see it!
benny
5 years ago
videocopilot was mentioned on the last episode of filmriot
videocopilot rocks
Timinator
5 years ago
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.
5 years ago
Hey Andrew you realy are the number one! no one broken you guy! you are the best!
Tks for everythings!
Kam!
5 years ago
CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!
5 years ago
Andrew, U r the best Aftereffects user in the world.
5 years ago
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.
Kaneleus
5 years ago
Haha Andrew.
Off course that this show is going to be great.
Going to watch it. :)
RAJEEV MALIK
5 years ago
I'm huge fan of u ANDREW................
najeem
5 years ago
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 -----------------------------
ovastudio
5 years ago
i love you AK,and i love AE
Storm
5 years ago
Andrew You're THE BEST!!!!!!!!!
5 years ago
Very excited!!! This website has been so helpful in helping me understand AE, Thanks!!!
Morten Enoksen
5 years ago
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.
Mukul
5 years ago
Waiting for watch......when it relaease
5 years ago
Felicidades, este trabajo esta muy bien empleado!
TEAM!
5 years ago
excelente!
algo muy bien!
Kareem
5 years ago
dude i love your work,really keep it up,!!
Olivier
5 years ago
What are r u waiting for Andrew?? BRING IT ON!!!!!
Maurice
5 years ago
AWESOME !!!!!!
lucas M,
5 years ago
Was that rayfire plug in for 3ds?(the shattered ground)
DarkEntity
5 years ago
woooow.....can't wait...
Rob
5 years ago
Bring it! Can't wait, sounds class!
nizam
5 years ago
need more
Bruno Silva
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
And then Andrew said let there be video; And he saw that is was good.
mohammad
5 years ago
WoW!
Can't Wait!!!
Muhammad Waseem Ata
5 years ago
HI,
:)
Amazing & Great Look.....
Can't leave to Learn.
Abobakr
5 years ago
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.
Ravi Chandra
5 years ago
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
5 years ago
AWESOME!!!u guys are the best!!!
Sandy
5 years ago
release date unknown, hahahaha :) but I know its very soon!

Andrew Surprise us all the time !!!!
5 years ago
Please search our forum for info.
5 years ago
@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???
Azad
5 years ago
Its great can`t wait
Max
5 years ago
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!
J
5 years ago
yes, you can do this with rayfire... but i'd like to know how to do this manually

can't wait
5 years ago
OH MAN!! I can't wait!
Jhon
5 years ago
Cool, Andrew... Really Cool ;) Am expectin' to this ;)

Argentina.
Matthew Park
5 years ago
Awsome looking forward to this!
5 years ago
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...
5 years ago
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 ;)
mindscancorp
5 years ago
cant wait to see new tutorial....
robert_f
5 years ago
Looking forward to see what comes out of this.

:) I'll hazard a guess that someone has discovered rayfire :)
Jason
5 years ago
Hey,! Random is ny middle name, belive me!

The cow jumped over the moon to kill the cat drinking beer!
5 years ago
imagine if one day Andrew Kramer dies :(
who will provide us stuff like he does lol ;)
Long life to you Andrew Kramer u rock!
katapulse
5 years ago
>Release date is unknown.

ok, yes, but when?
cyclone muet
5 years ago
tu es ange du fx amené sur terre pour nous aider a voir la lumiere du vfx
Yotam
5 years ago
WOW! Sounds like a show I'll want to watch :D
Cant wait for it to be published :P
adam
5 years ago
can't wait will it be like a weekly thing or monthly or what?
Matthew Sabia
5 years ago
Will this be daily weekly monthly?

Matthew Sabia
Sabia Productions
CaK Arif
5 years ago
Don't make me bored
daddy freddy
5 years ago
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
syaf
5 years ago
its probably about golf.
Thephotoshop52
5 years ago
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
Stev0
5 years ago
Will there be lots of explosions? Can u blow up a cat maybe?? Just kiddin, not kitties! ;-)
blake
5 years ago
sounds so sick!
carlos
5 years ago
who wil be the main star andrew or sam lawyer xD!!! well cant wait for this show...and the video BLOG!! :)
Yonatan
5 years ago
CANT WAIT TO SEE THE INTRO!
freddie
5 years ago
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
Steven
5 years ago
Looks great so far!
You really love destructing things don't you?
Who doesn't anyways :)
Ryan
5 years ago
use rayfire tool for 3ds Max
5 years ago
How are you going to do a video blog and create free tutorials?
was also wondering, is this gonna be like red giant tv?
HeffDogg
5 years ago
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!
5 years ago
@Amit: Its just a shatter effect with inverted gravity. Well, of course it won´t look like AK´s but...
5 years ago
Andrew how the hell did you make that ground fracture/break, i need to do that in cinema 4d. Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 years ago
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*
Josh M
5 years ago
i am really looking forward to these! even if they are the worst shows ive ever seen :D that would still be really awesome!!!!!
jak
5 years ago
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!
Vizion
5 years ago
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
Chad
5 years ago
one of what things
5 years ago
This site is awesome.Guys, you're doing a great job :-D
can't wait :-D
Peter
5 years ago
Well...I'm not sure of a word you said! Ha!

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

Pete
However
5 years ago
Haha andrew one of what things?
TheGeneral217
5 years ago
Reverse psychology.....AWESOMENESS!!
JoshS.
5 years ago
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?
5 years ago
Cant wait!
5 years ago
Kroepoe: It will definitely be one of those things.
Kroepoe
5 years ago
Will you tell us when you know the release date?
Or just release it soon! I can't wait!
Matthew Sabia
5 years ago
Sounds Great! Keep it up ;)
Vers
5 years ago
I will love the show! that´s for sure!
matt
5 years ago
yay! useless info FTW! cant wait :D
Mohamad
5 years ago
Wow andrew, you're on-fire these days :D
5 years ago
Andrew !!!! Prev Is Crackinggggggggg !! Awesom!!!! This tut suits With Ur New Web design !!
5 years ago
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...
Remington
5 years ago
Wow, 3 blog updates and a tutorial in 2 days. Thanks!
Brandon
5 years ago
Looks likes ray fire.
Darkrai
5 years ago
Oh boy! I'm not really excited!!!! Just kidding, can't wait for this
5 years ago
Sounds depressing (cant wait!)
Diego G.
5 years ago
I'd like to see the worst show ever :P
Nah, Just kidding, I'm waiting this...
Simon Steele
5 years ago
sounds like my kinda show!
5 years ago
HAHAHAHA...its gonna beat Family Guy!
Dan
5 years ago
As far as I know, Andrew uses 3dsMax for vcp stuff
Peter R.
5 years ago
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
Zizo
5 years ago
i'm sure that was done with maya :P right?
5 years ago
You using Rayfire for the ground smashage?
Smashage.. great word.. gotta write that one down.
5 years ago
Some thing is wrong! where is the O on copilOt the shatter cannot go through the O it's has been more shatter
5 years ago
I'm really anxious for the release of the new... erm... show :D
5 years ago
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 :-)
5 years ago
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. :)
andi
5 years ago
Great stuff
Infaas
5 years ago
well I am bored already thanks to you
highdefw
5 years ago
lol whatever you say AK.
5 years ago
ANDREW! :D We're loving these frequent blog updates :D Awesome stuff keep posting :)
5 years ago
a date for that ? hum? August 2015 ?
5 years ago
Ahmed ......... Egypt.......cairo
5 years ago
Finsh it Quickly Cant wait andrw
sohail
5 years ago
hi
Andrew
cool!!!!!!!!!
Pakistan
Strandli
5 years ago
So, will this be a weekly, a monthly or a random show?
I think the latter, but I like random talk!
Jeremy
5 years ago
ok sweet!
Jacky
5 years ago
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 ;)
Mahi
5 years ago
hai this is mahi u r work is cool man
5 years ago
Niice!

Is that done in 3ds max?
fablemaniac
5 years ago
cool
leith G
5 years ago
Looks awesome, you are really entertaining andrew
keep up the good show.
bANKS
5 years ago
Will this be better than "From Justin to Kelly" ?
Kai
5 years ago
I expect it to be very funny and self-ironic ;-)
Vikash Verma
5 years ago
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
Victor
5 years ago
I'm really looking forward to this!
Lynton
5 years ago
Hi Andrew, Will you ever do any tutorials using FCP MOTION?
5 years ago
Well mate a great idea y dont u release a dvd of all ur tutorials so ppl not online can also see it
DAHOOL
5 years ago
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.
Anthony
5 years ago
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 :) :)
Alfadona
5 years ago
THats look GREATS...!!
Nikolaus
5 years ago
Look great :)
zak
5 years ago
wow. it's will be amazing , please Andrew when the blog will release ???? :)
5 years ago
Awesome looking. Thumbs up, all 3 thumbs I have :D
-David
5 years ago
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.
5 years ago
nice, i'm patient... so let it go frm Haiti and Dominican Rep.
5 years ago
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.
simon
5 years ago
why dont you pitch the show to revision3. those guys are awesome
5 years ago
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 :)
MUDI
5 years ago
Looking Nice :) :D :p
5 years ago
Still cant figure out how you get the text to explode in the BulletQ
Chad
5 years ago
Sweet! Ive been waiting... *looks at clock* I thought you said you were going to start sleeping again?
Qw3rtium
5 years ago
That's also the kinda show I want to watch too! And Andrew, never forget to love your own voice :D
5 years ago
so what are you waiting for.
let's go to 2010!
Some Guy
5 years ago
I like random stuff from Andrew Kramer. Looking forward to it.
5 years ago
awesome, looking forward to it.
5 years ago
Now Andrew that title just deserves PUNishment....
Kris
5 years ago
Anything from you Andrew is always inspiring! keep it up! =)
Matt
5 years ago
Cant Wait!!!
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