Big Dreams

In order to realize our dreams we must find creative ways to accomplish them. Computer visual effects have given us great opportunities to create amazing cinema but we should not forget to combine the past with the present.

Perhaps then, you can afford to buy a fancy new car!

Dream Video Tease

188 RESPONSES TO "BIG DREAMS"
Trojan
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:03 pm
Hahahah... very cool and unexpected.
However
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:04 pm
hahahahahahah lol you are amazing andrew
sasha strelnikoff
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:05 pm
COOL LOL!!!
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:05 pm
hah, very funny... Question: what's with the weird distortion right before the hand grabs it??
However
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:06 pm
Ya elliot i was just about to ask that
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:07 pm
awesome use of knoll light factory.
M3r1
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:07 pm
You are right, i dreamed too muh, now itès time for working hard. and thank you andrew for making me dreaming.
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:08 pm
The distortion is called messing with your brain.
Gimei
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:11 pm
Hey,

youre right. To dream is my daily energie to work on my projects.
Qw3rtium
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:11 pm
My question: What distortion?
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:15 pm
the distortion looks likes either a displacement map or animated the liquify tool or the shadow of his hand lol
Lusho
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:16 pm
no clue where the distortion is, but super cool vid.
Lusho
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:18 pm
oh i think i see what you guys are saying. But it looks like the reflection of the hand lol
However
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:19 pm
messing with my brain? lol andrew is that a joke or are you actually serious and i dont get it?
Qw3rtium
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:21 pm
Seriously this is the 100th time I watch this and the only "distortion" I see is the reflection of the hand
Paulius
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:25 pm
Mhm nice lense effect.is it knoll light factory?
Dextrmania
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:26 pm
funny..hey Andrew let me ask u this question : why r u not seen in big screen movies just like the other geeks out there. I mean....u r one of my favorite graphicers including Allan Mckay and Ian Farnsworth but they both work on amazing movies like 2012 and so...I dont think u r not good enough to be hired but there must be something behind the curtains...

PS : Thanx for ur tutorials and dreams!!!
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:28 pm
Haha awesome.

Oh the irony of this post.
"Big Dreams"...
peterm
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:30 pm
Sweet.
Brad Tobler
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:33 pm
Wow, did you guys see how big that hand was to move that car?
M3r1
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:34 pm
Be creative guys, that the point. the distortion is coming at the same time with the reflection of the hand and that's look awesome!!!!

We dont need allan Mckay or Ian Frarnsworth, we got Andrew Kramer, can you imagine today your life without Video copilot. poor movie, poor effects...boring

There no limit, that what i learned here, just thing about it.
M3r1
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:36 pm
I know guys my english is terrible.
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:58 pm
ANDREW IS A DREAM! GOD BLESS YOU MAN!
blop
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:04 am
Surprising and unexpected enough, in appropriate way.
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:06 am
Wow!
kira
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:11 am
there was a tracking for the light of the car?
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:26 am
I recall back in the day when I use to write Mr.Kramer and get personal responses like "Get lost" or "Stop writing me" from his personal email. Back when a little video on how to make a nuke explosion look real was up there.

Ever since he hit success though it's been nothing but Sam responding to his email. "You have to consider the possibility that Mr.Kramer does not like you." or "Mr.Kramer's not here. Mr.Kramer went away. Mr.Kramer gone.". I liked it better back then.

I'm sure if Kramer were to meet me we'd be best friends but success seems to have gotten the better of him. Oh well, I guess I'll just wait for the next tutorial...

:p
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:28 am
Lol, I dont get it.
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:35 am
Actually MarkHawk, (I hope people realize you are kidding), I still answer many of the emails but now I have help from another Mark. As far as telling you to "get lost", I don't recall being so nice :)
alex
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:51 am
Hi, I was just wondering. I was able to download your NY-footage.
Am i allowed to use it? Otherwise i have to throw it in my thrashcan...
greetings
TheMatt7000
August 2nd, 2009 @ 11:59 pm
Lol, Andrew Kramer you never cease to amaze me
Codemonkey123
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:59 am
LOL love it... very good
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August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:01 am
A Quastion !
Which one has the bigger Dreams?
Rich man?
or the poor?
Nej
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:03 am
The distortion is from the use of frame blending--> Pixel Motion. Am I Right? (I'm using it to convert the 5d MKII clips to 24p and get the same artifacts when it screws up)

And the non moving lens flare just made the whole image look fake to my eyes, it may have looked real half a second but I saw real fast that it was fake because -mostly- of the flare, this may be cause I'm a photographer. Maybe if you composited it in a fake street with an other lighting it would have looked way better, but for a quick effect it looks nice enough to fool an untrained eye.

And since it's my first comment I'll take the time to thank you for all your After Effects tutorials, great stuff! I've learned a lot from them. A friend of mine bought Action Movies Essentials 2 in 2K and told me it was just amazing images to composite. I'll think of it if I ever get serious with effects.

Congratulations and Thank you!
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:08 am
@Andrew Kramer

Indeed I was kidding. I've actually had nothing but a great communication from you. For Example:

When I had received Designer Sound FX I had a slight issue with something cosmetic on disc 2 (It was labeled Disc 1). So I sent you an e-mail stating that my Disc 2 had Disc 2 content but was labeled Disc 1 by mistake. With in an hour I had an e-mail from Mr.Kramer himself. Even though the issue was merely cosmetic he offered to mail me out a replacement overnight for free.

In the end I made the choice to turn down the offer. It was to nice of an offer to take. What I had worked and again... it was only a cosmetic issue. Other then this I've never had a problem with anything I've ordered.

I don't know what else to say. Keep up the great work and I am excited to where you take this site and you're career over the next few years.
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:12 am
@Nej

You need to check out the class at FXPHD on filming with D-SLR cameras. I don't want to post a link out of respect for what AK does here. Do a google search and watch their July 09 orientation. They go over how to convert the 30fps on the 5D down to 24 without it looking like garbage. It's great stuff.
Shelton
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:16 am
Haha trop bien. :D
kotylov
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:19 am
ха ха ха ..... класно!!! It's so cool!!!
Loay Emad
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:36 am
Loved it
Unexpected
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:40 am
Mmm it really looks like a toy car all the time! Look at the back wheel, also the back of the toy, from the begining it lloks like a toy car. Pretty cool color correction and stuff though. Keep the great work!
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:43 am
cool and very unexpected! the car seams a lil plasticy though...
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:46 am
Also look at the color of the handles on the doors, they are black instead of gray, and the finishing of the material and paint of the toy is not as good as a real escalade. Also the windows look fake. I really got it was a toy but what is interesting here are the incredible effects around the truck! NICE JOB!
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:55 am
Lot of qualifying statements Osvaldo... I think you'll be amazed at what can be achieved with this $4 car.
zak
August 3rd, 2009 @ 2:24 am
hahahahahahahahaha it's looks real in the first and then it will be a small car , but great very great Andrew :)
Narrisch
August 3rd, 2009 @ 2:27 am
Well, well, a typical american gas vapourizer. -)

if you need a really usefull car try this:

http://www.porsche.com/usa/models/cayenne/
August 3rd, 2009 @ 2:27 am
Really really funny video.
I think you've shown us that we can achieve great things without a Titanic-ous budget !
I used some VC presets at my cinema school (even if as a first grade I wasn't allowed to use After Effects at the school... This rule pissed me off lol) and my teacher was stunned by how easy it was to change the aspect ratio or to add a little shake to a shot. At the beginning he said "Oh ok, give the shot to the digital design and 3D animation department, I'm shure they can find a way to do it"... But why ? I can do it myself with two fingers in about 20 seconds !

By the way, just an idea : wouldn't it be a nice idea to make some stock shot like Action Essentials 2 but with landscapes and cities ? (Or maybe you know a place where we can find that kind of stuff for free or at a small xost ?)

Anyway, great job Andrew as always !

(as I used some VC Presets, you and Video Copilot where credited in the special thanks of my school movie)
Zvi Twersky
August 3rd, 2009 @ 2:34 am
I liked the flash effect that came from just one orange frame! Never thought of that. I usually use a solid that's a few frames long with an alpha dissolve to give some kind of a bloom dissolve effect. Great! (and funny!)
August 3rd, 2009 @ 2:39 am
HAHA this is very clever, i thought it was a real advert at first
taktix
August 3rd, 2009 @ 2:45 am
Hey Mr Kramer, love the cool effects in this clip. This may sound amatuer but how do you create the cool lighting effect off the headlight, see this in music vids all the time, looks so good! what effect is used? or even better, shortcuts episode maybe?
Funque
August 3rd, 2009 @ 2:55 am
I lold!
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:07 am
very funny,
sebas
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:10 am
haha , didn't see that coming.
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:18 am
i knew that it was a toy car just at the begining
Ryan
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:41 am
Well..you didn't though did you lucas... i was looking at it thinking the shake was to big then i realized...
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:46 am
hahaha good work and a good model car (or a good camera)
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:49 am
yeh the paint on that truck isn't anywhere as good as on you know A HUGE BIG CAR YOU BUY FOR THOUSANDS. duh. i like it for a swift blog post i wish i could pop out a little funny nice looking shot like that. thanks for all your tutorials andrew, splendid stuff [see i'm english so i get to say 'splendid' instead of awesome]. its the little things that make me go DOH like totally missing a whole host of things in menus I never knew existed. Its the same feeling I had when I realised where egypt was when I was a kid. NORTH AFRICA YOU SAY? WHAT?!

The distortion looks like it comes from moving something into or out of shot for reflections, that may of messed up your lighting on your hand, or real smart motion blur or something. anyway, i'm off to find out where morrocco is, you would not believe what someone just told me!
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:54 am
Andrew Kramer dreaming !! that nice :)
next time dream that you saw a car flying with wings LOL
Dave Gregson
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:55 am
Love It! You sense of humour makes me laugh.
Keep up the good work all you guys at VideoCopilot...
Some Guy
August 3rd, 2009 @ 4:30 am
As I first saw it, I thought it was a 3D model because of the background and the crane shot. Also the lens flare captured my eyes on the front of the car, hiding the toyish look behind the light and at the same time keeping my eyes from the really fake looking rear of the car. So I was surprised as the hand came in and moved the car. Of course if you watch it the second time you clearly see that it's all fake, but it's the first look that makes an impression.

Great work, Andrew. It looks simple but it is actually hard to do, to make it look authentic. The composition of the visual elements and the timing must be right, etc. A really elaborate shot.
August 3rd, 2009 @ 4:30 am
Haha, nice!
August 3rd, 2009 @ 4:57 am
did you shoot this with that new Sony??
paul
August 3rd, 2009 @ 5:00 am
Andrew you should be in marketing for a top company (not here!!)Because you made a $4 toy look more expensive!!!!!! So makes people think they are gettin a bargain!!!!
zuza
August 3rd, 2009 @ 5:12 am
yeah...dreams...
...it's just how you look at it...
jim hines
August 3rd, 2009 @ 5:23 am
Haha awesome! Shift tilt seems to be a popular trend of late and although I don't believe you are employing that technique here you've creatively distorted the concept in just the right fashion. Great work.
Random guy
August 3rd, 2009 @ 5:30 am
Verry nice there!

Hairy hands! RUN..! ;-)
August 3rd, 2009 @ 5:35 am
WATCH THIS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDjnKTaO1oI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDjnKTaO1oI

you shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel... :)
August 3rd, 2009 @ 5:42 am
HAHAHAHA! Man, that was cool but I hate whoever took that car, its the one missing in my collection.
Vizion
August 3rd, 2009 @ 5:49 am
I LAUGHED SO HARD! XD Ahh it really surprised me :)
Dextrmania
August 3rd, 2009 @ 5:50 am
Do u guys know who "Andrew Kramer" of 3DS Max is?
Anderson
August 3rd, 2009 @ 5:52 am
cool, but I could easily tell it was a mini. Been done before in TV ads down here =)
August 3rd, 2009 @ 5:55 am
Hei, Andrew,
Great job again, it really fooled me, that it was a full scale car,
I guess my eye is not as trained as the other wonder kid wizards
that saw through it right away. I need to get glasses.
I was actually anticipating the car to blow up to pieces.
With the Action Essentials bag of tricks a few tutorials with Blender and Max,
that's something I am sure a lot of folks would want to see.
Keep up the good job we need you, and keep us laughing.
Dextrmania
August 3rd, 2009 @ 6:27 am
Andrew u have always been amazing man!!!
just wanna remind u that ur empire is growing up so fast (ur first tutorial,sky replacement, had around 240,000 viewers in 4 years and ur recent tutorial,blueprint reveal, made 250,000 in just a week!!)
KEEP IT UP MAN!!!
sohail
August 3rd, 2009 @ 6:34 am
Haha, nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pakistan.
August 3rd, 2009 @ 6:35 am
AWESOME! Great effect and it's so funny! :)
Esteban Algoritmo
August 3rd, 2009 @ 6:42 am
i want one of those!!!

where did you buy it?

(i mean the enormous hand)
August 3rd, 2009 @ 6:48 am
the lighting and lens flair totally sell this! COOL.
Andrew
August 3rd, 2009 @ 6:50 am
My first thought was "What the heck?" Other than that, It was EPIC! And awesome effects none the less. How did you get the lens glare?
August 3rd, 2009 @ 7:03 am
JAJAJA GREAT EFFECTS!!!
Matt
August 3rd, 2009 @ 7:06 am
WOW. At the beginning I thought that the car was real lol, and then I saw this BIG hand haha. Nice job AK.
tommie12P
August 3rd, 2009 @ 7:21 am
honestly, I kinda expected it.
August 3rd, 2009 @ 7:29 am
Nice Andrew... I love it!, and I would like to use in a short movie...

Thanx for sharing =)
Nailuj
August 3rd, 2009 @ 7:46 am
that car is very realistic! hahahaha
hahaha very cool!! very funny!! good! hahaha
Kai
August 3rd, 2009 @ 7:58 am
looks great!

wan't expecting that one...
Kai
August 3rd, 2009 @ 7:59 am
looks great!

wasn't expecting that one...
Kai
August 3rd, 2009 @ 7:59 am
oops, sorry bout the double post.
August 3rd, 2009 @ 8:05 am
Excelent work.
Tom
August 3rd, 2009 @ 8:06 am
Remember the old show "Land of the Giants" be cool to see that updated.
August 3rd, 2009 @ 8:26 am
hahaha I was about to say was that in 3D max untill I realize that it was just a toy car! LOL
August 3rd, 2009 @ 8:50 am
Nice job Andrew. The car looked real until your giant hand moved it. Great job on the realistic headlights.
Shane
August 3rd, 2009 @ 9:08 am
That was cool.... but the bump and specular highlights on the rear windows gave it away before the hand came into view. lol :)

Then again, im always looking at the type of stuff. Very cool though!
August 3rd, 2009 @ 9:15 am
hehehe cool
Juan’s-Ter
August 3rd, 2009 @ 9:30 am
jajaja buena por la miniatura pense k era real!!!!
illd
August 3rd, 2009 @ 9:40 am
is this Sam´s car ? ;)
Joseph
August 3rd, 2009 @ 9:41 am
Very, very cool.
Steve
August 3rd, 2009 @ 9:58 am
Oh Andrew, love your style man... because if you're thinking what I'm thinking, you are the man. Movies these days are so packed with VFX, you don't see much work with miniatures anymore. I hope this is leading up to a tutorial on composting with miniatures or something, that would be awesome. It's a lot easier to blow up a tiny $4 model car, than it is to do the real thing.
You look at a lot of miniature work from the 80s, and I've been surprised a lot at how excellent it looks even compared to some CG stuff today. The first Star Trek movie is a good example, and of course there's Star Wars. There's also a lot of good work in some modern movies using minis for set extensions too... LotR, first Narnia at the ice waterfall, and I thought I remembered a big part of that underground aztec style temple in National Treasure 2 being a miniature. Not 100% sure about that last one.
Anyways, can't wait to see where this leads Andrew! Thanks for all the hard work, and I love VCP products... so much I might need a t-shirt to let the world know! :) My wife blew me away with the best unexpected gift ever last Christmas when she gave me Pro Scores. She's set the bar high for this year... I'm guessing Action Essentials 2... that is if I don't buy it first.
August 3rd, 2009 @ 10:00 am
Will there be a tutorial on this?
Isaac sanchez
August 3rd, 2009 @ 10:24 am
Its not a distortion its just the reflection of his hand. Notice it only happens on the back of the car.
Magic2007
August 3rd, 2009 @ 10:38 am
Great Andrew!!!
Jonatas
August 3rd, 2009 @ 10:56 am
Andrew u r so fun.
My Dream is a day meet you .
August 3rd, 2009 @ 11:24 am
I saw it coming, I loved the lens effects though!

I guess the distortion is a pixel motion thing?
crtv
August 3rd, 2009 @ 11:40 am
no dissortion... just the shadow and reflections of the hand moving in closer to the model car. geez
Yordi
August 3rd, 2009 @ 11:42 am
kewl!
are you gonna make this tutorial with stock footage?
August 3rd, 2009 @ 11:47 am
Damn its incredible how technology nowadays make people believe there are effects in stuff that are totally natural. what does the reflection on the hand on the car makes you think its a special fx??? Come on read what Kramer wrote on the text before watching the video. :) Brand new oldschool style , nice one kramer :)

PEACE
TimCallahan
August 3rd, 2009 @ 11:49 am
"Big Dreams"

So...i registered with videocopilot and bought action essentials 2. i feel cool now. do...do i get a jacket or something? maybe a secret hand shake? or how about the life size version of a fancy new car?
Infaas
August 3rd, 2009 @ 11:52 am
I want that!
jat
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:08 pm
Now That was creative lol
Diegomh
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:10 pm
hahahaha so wonderful, the color correction, shadows and reflexions I did not expect it was a toy car, how did you shoot it? Was it with a red one cam?
Alex
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:29 pm
I just bought Evolution... A little late but just like Tim.. I feel cool also.
i want the secret handshake also
ALex
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:46 pm
HAHAH awesome video ... hilarious ...

Hey i have a small question, does anyone know how to make those horizontal glowing effects or horizontal glare effects similar to the ones in this video? They use them a lot in music videos nowadays ...

oh and i thought it was a real cadillac at first lol
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:51 pm
That was brilliant!
Brad
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:54 pm
Haha, very nice.

Reminds me of Terminator Salvation and how they used model buildings and blew them up, and it looked really good!
ALex
August 3rd, 2009 @ 12:59 pm
Hm ... maybe a tutorial on this would be nice, like a MiniEpisode tutotiral??
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:05 pm
That's crazy! I was thinking about doing a small scale shot with cars for an upcoming project I'll be doing.
maxpd
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:07 pm
i love the hd cam ^^
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:08 pm
Andrew! I have an idea for your next tutorial! You should make a city explosion tutorial if possible.

I want to know how to make a city blow up procedurally, like I'd want the buildings to slowly disintegrate as the shockwave goes over the buildings. You know what I mean? I've tried this many times, and I never liked the result.
2dpostp
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:17 pm
at the first comment. what distortion? the camera man is the same guy that picks the car up. lol
Sam
August 3rd, 2009 @ 1:58 pm
Well, I liked the idea of the video, it made me laugh as the hand was coming down,

I'd just like to know, did you use After Effects for this, yeah?

and that city explosion tutorial sounds great, we should make a petition for it! :)

Great work once again, Andrew...how many times have you continued to impress us, give me a number :D
Mike
August 3rd, 2009 @ 2:22 pm
ROFL I thought it was real
August 3rd, 2009 @ 2:29 pm
looks good...........but that lens effect in the right corner needs some animation or smth...............but considering time and just the idea to show us some new stuff ........this looked really cool...........
filipe3x
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:03 pm
What I am doing? Im getting insane! These tutorials are really great! Since June ... I do not see anything else... no tv, no family... just video copilot tutorials.

But I have to say... Andrew Kramer is not the only hero here. ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS. What a program! Its really a very powerful tool.
Chad ONeal
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:06 pm
Yeah Im actually filing a lawsuit against Final Image Inc for lost profits. I spend all my time watching Video Copilot tuts and dont ever get any work done. LOL
Ruben
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:41 pm
haha, nice video, always gotta dream big:P

and i have a tutorial request: you know the game Prototype? well theres this that weird kinda muscle looking string come out of the body and that gives the guy great power. my idea was to make those kinda strings and then smash the ground. i already got the ground effect with shockwaves and everything but i need to know how to make the string realistic:S
Laggan
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:51 pm
Just amazing.}}I totally tough it was a real car, i can´t stop laughing
August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:51 pm
Toooo cool!

Thanks for making the video smaller... I would love it to be bigger but I can't view it, my screens too small. The size was perfect this time
Pejman Tahernian
August 3rd, 2009 @ 4:32 pm
Cool and nice
But it has a big lesson and that's: all Accessible dreams will be like a toy if we get them.
Winston
August 3rd, 2009 @ 4:33 pm
Would love a tutorial on creating anamorphic looking lens flare.
Lots of tuts on the spherical looking stuff, but I don't recall seeing one on anamorphic flare. Was that achieved in-camera? Looks nice however you did it.
Marçal Solé
August 3rd, 2009 @ 4:56 pm
You're one of my heroes!
Nathan
August 3rd, 2009 @ 5:45 pm
nice man! you are such a big inspiration to me Andrew. im having trouble with thinking of ideas for intros. i dont have a video camera just video copilot and AE. what are some cool intro ideas?
Qw3rtium
August 3rd, 2009 @ 5:52 pm
I have to join this conversation and answer to Chad: Yeah, me too, I always just watch tutorials and never get any work done. Well ofcourse sometimes I get stuff done but the point is I always find myself waiting to see Andrews work more than waiting to learn stuff :p
Qw3rtium
August 3rd, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
btw, Andrew, now is your chance to get the free products from adobe you were joking about in the earlier tutorials :D
highdefw
August 3rd, 2009 @ 6:35 pm
such a tease...
The Rover
August 3rd, 2009 @ 8:03 pm
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

nice...
tom
August 3rd, 2009 @ 8:05 pm
it's funny.
i like to make such a imagination.
Dimension4
August 3rd, 2009 @ 10:17 pm
I totally thought its a real car lol
Rob
August 3rd, 2009 @ 11:46 pm
I'm dreaming . . . of a videoblog I heard of once a long . . . long. . . time ago.
BrainBlast
August 3rd, 2009 @ 11:49 pm
hey..Andrew that's funny lol...
hei guyz too..that displacement you are talking i never seen that i think it was just the shadow of andrew's hand..
nice use of knoll light factory..
you know i played the video..many times and rewinded and forwarded..hhehehee..nothing
hey wait..speaking of dreams i always dream a lot.
some were future events that always happens..but some are very dark and scary like that one that i dream. It was the 1st of July and my dream was dark, you know, the environment was some kind of war of the worlds scene and me and my sister was running continuously, never knowing where to go..and what happens is there someone seeking for my sister. It's like shes's been going to kidnapped by that guy..I see him in the dark..It was so scary that we run to save our lives. And then there's these scene in that dream that the radio announcer says that there was no dates to all days of July..That gives me the creep..he say that all calendars of July were blank. and i check it and it was true..it was really horrible to happen in reality. I have lot's of dream, that i can't even remember the other's. But just like what i say, many of my dreams were happening in reality..
Sascha
August 4th, 2009 @ 12:58 am
Hey Andrew.

Just wondering if you used a special lens or if you went for a tiny aperture to achieve this effect. For something so small, the depth of field is massive. I have been trying very hard to achieve something very similar (although a bit closer) with a 200mm Macro and to get anything like that you need allot of light. It also involves hands and I have the small problem of my actors complaining (They're only 2nd degree burns, go figure). Also what frame rate did you shoot this on. Im finding that 50fps is still to fast and would like to avoid frame/ pixel blending.

Kind Regards
Shah
August 4th, 2009 @ 2:27 am
you are awesome andrew.
keep it up.
Mark louie almeda
August 4th, 2009 @ 5:00 am
i think the distortion they are talking about is the reflection of the hand coming to the car. the first thing that make it looks fake that you can see is the shake of the camera. nice job Andrew! I'm 15 yrs old and I'm very interested with your works!
Hooper
August 4th, 2009 @ 5:20 am
Typical reply:

Whoaaaa HAHAHAHAHA!!! (falls over laughing...drools and dreams about MR. KRAMER...also wishes he was first to post so he could mistype it...FRIST!!!)

Look people...yea he's a good tutorial maker and knows AE very well.....but lighten up a bit!

And if you ever need a kidney Mr. KRAMER DEAR SIR, KING OF THE UNIVERSE!...I will GIVE YOU MINE!!!
waaaaa!!!
Marcello
August 4th, 2009 @ 7:13 am
Hey Andrew.... as usual AAAAWWWESOME!! If ever you in Cape Town South Africa (and no we don't have lions in our back yard) you'll be more than welcomed by the AE community!!!!
August 4th, 2009 @ 8:36 am
really good!!
Joe
August 4th, 2009 @ 9:06 am
Hey, just wondering what font is used in this video? Thanks!
Tiffer
August 4th, 2009 @ 9:15 am
car would have looked bet red
Tiffer
August 4th, 2009 @ 9:16 am
better sorry
B3T0N
August 4th, 2009 @ 9:52 am
surprise !!!....stop touching my new car :D
Fede
August 4th, 2009 @ 10:03 am
Ha ha, it's like think big...
Tomek
August 4th, 2009 @ 11:17 am
How come all the negative responses are blocked, Andrew?

Such as: "Didn't really like, better luck next time."

What is the point of the comments section if it is filled

only with fanboy stuff like: "Love you Andrew!" or

"Awesome, your the best!"
hakimovesky
August 4th, 2009 @ 11:58 am
very coool
August 4th, 2009 @ 12:17 pm
Awesome idea just shows that you can make something ordinary looks extra ordinary and usable for cinema if done right. LOL, perhaps getting a lambo remote control car and make it look like a full size on in a film that you are shooting!

***BTW ALex I don't know if anybody anwesered you abou the glow streaks tey, I try to skim as many responses as I can but there are soo many. If you have Magic Bullet Looks by Red Giant there is a music video preset that adds a glaring effect like that, I don't know off hand what it's called. But if you have looks and use the thumbnail view of the grading option, you can select the grading that apply's it and isolate the thing that creates it.

if you don't have looks I'm sure with some experimenting there's a way to do it with AE's standard effects but might take some work....or Andrew might shed some light on the subject lol...get it shed some light on the light glares! I know that was lame and appologize.

Aaron hangs his head in shame :0(
August 4th, 2009 @ 1:12 pm
Totally Love it! Can't wait to see more!
anvir tahini
August 4th, 2009 @ 1:51 pm
LOL MY MAN MCKRAMER IS ANDREW DUDES!
anadaido marika
August 4th, 2009 @ 1:52 pm
kramer andrew is make the BIG CAR my makes the belive! YES ??
highdefw
August 4th, 2009 @ 6:18 pm
I thought at first it was a CG car... just a minature
Josezv
August 4th, 2009 @ 7:58 pm
loved it xD
hahaha to everyone that thinks that there is a distortion effect before the hand grabs the car, there is no effect, is the shadow of the hand moving in the car haha
great andrew(:


fitst comment ever :D
ALex
August 4th, 2009 @ 8:27 pm
@Aaron Poisson of Eyeris Productions

HAHA good one ... thanks a lot man ... I'll look into it, hopefully Mr. Kramer will enlighten us ... get it lol ... never mind lol haha
Thanks a lot though.
rishiinamdar
August 4th, 2009 @ 8:43 pm
Some of the negative comments i have seen on the forum can hardly be categorized as constructive criticism......
No one on the internet provides the kind of quality tutorials free of cost like the guys at video copilot do...
So considering you don't pay a penny for such amazing stuff,
the criticism needs to be constructive and not just criticism for the heck of it.....
syaf
August 4th, 2009 @ 9:51 pm
that car is surprisingly cheap.
domenico
August 4th, 2009 @ 11:57 pm
simply amazing. andrew what was your big dream or are you still trying to get there?
August 5th, 2009 @ 1:13 am
Hello Andrew, nice to see you still going strong, of course you can see that it´s a toy car, but watched the first time you dont see it and thats "messing" with the brain, very very nice, good work and keep up the spirit, God bless/Dan
Nikolaus
August 5th, 2009 @ 5:17 am
Hey Andrew,

whats about the Video Blog? :-) Any date for release?
anadaido marika
August 5th, 2009 @ 5:42 am
mets nots CRITicicm mr Kramer Andrew make no belive the hAnd! SOCKS MAN! DUDES!
sel
August 5th, 2009 @ 6:29 am
Hi Andrew
please watch Ong Bak 2 trailer it has all riot gear elements
August 5th, 2009 @ 7:45 am
That was friggin awesome. Amazing what you can do with particle effects.
August 5th, 2009 @ 7:51 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLEneaH_XpY

Onk Bak 2 Trailer with Andrew's opening and other VC effects.
ranana filibertsi
August 5th, 2009 @ 9:47 am
a-ha-ha-ha-ha! is anvir tahini idioti! make no enlgand speak! a-ha-ha-ha! i good make HOLLIWOOD with kramer!
lllyk
August 5th, 2009 @ 10:11 am
like it
gaza
August 5th, 2009 @ 2:28 pm
hahahaha
I Like it......
Great ANDREW
Dan H
August 5th, 2009 @ 4:41 pm
Morgan
August 5th, 2009 @ 7:19 pm
Thanks Andrew! I work for the Air Force and have been trying to figure out how to get an "over the top" shot of one of our F-15's. I'm not a 3D software user so I couldn't just create one, but after seeing this short teaser I got out my model Jet, built a box our of green construction paper and bam a great jet shot I can use in virtually anything! Thanks for the great work and I absolutely LOVE Action essentials 2. The more I go through it the more possibilities I find for using those awesome elements. By the way...how do you like your sony ex1? Just purchased one and waiting for it to come in so I can start using it. Thanks!
uri
August 6th, 2009 @ 1:23 am
talking about Big Dreams - here is another cool video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2BHOEG7Oy0
kawa3d
August 6th, 2009 @ 5:27 am
hhhhhh...fany.. you are man
michael
August 6th, 2009 @ 5:41 am
would love to see a tutorial on this one.
August 6th, 2009 @ 6:04 am
Good Andrew Tahnks for your all tutorial...
August 6th, 2009 @ 6:05 am
Goood Anrew Thanks for your all tutorial...Iam 17 particle artist Turkey ...Im useing AE for comp.
Hiphopjoe
August 6th, 2009 @ 8:44 am
No tut requiered, its just a toy car filed on a peice of metal with some Cg lights and a bit of editing and CC done..

Briliant none the less, at first i though it was a 3D model car lol
August 6th, 2009 @ 10:20 am
Impossible!
LA
August 6th, 2009 @ 1:10 pm
Great work Andrew first and foremost, but can anyone tell me how the lens flairs where made.

Thanks.
ranana filibertsi
August 6th, 2009 @ 2:35 pm
a-ha-ha-ha-ha! hipojoe said peice! -aha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
highdefw
August 6th, 2009 @ 4:25 pm
He already made a tutorial on this. Just hit the tutorial tab on top of the screen.
August 6th, 2009 @ 4:50 pm
How did you do the great lens flare?! I see it everywhere these days! I want in on the gang!
the crazy fool
August 6th, 2009 @ 6:15 pm
its called sony ex1 magic
Jhon
August 6th, 2009 @ 9:22 pm
:) It was good, Andrew... ;)
ranana filibertsi
August 7th, 2009 @ 9:09 am
is good MAN! DUDE! THIS IS SOCKS!!!!
Elia
August 8th, 2009 @ 7:20 am
Andrew rulez!Very nice cc, as always...:)

When you are planning to teach us your fringe project, especially the 3d part? :P
Friso
August 9th, 2009 @ 7:30 am
I always wonder how far down Andrew scrolls in his blog posts. Does he have a limit of say something like 50 comments and then goes like: "Forget about it!" Or not?
Emen
August 9th, 2009 @ 2:36 pm
Andrew can you tell me where i can buy the same exact car? please
Thank you...
arry
August 11th, 2009 @ 8:51 pm
wish i have that car man..! with U... ABRAKADABRA... i got it...
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