Presented Tuesday in LA

Getting a few things together for the meeting tonight at DMA LA. The plan is to talk about working with 3D renders in AE. Hope you guys can come out!

Meeting Info

UPDATE: Had a blast at the meeting, I’ll be posting some info about the presentation soon!

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5 years ago
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164 Comments

daniel
5 years ago
oo sh.t.. i live too far far away.. i hope someone will film the event and upload to you tube... will be great to meet you MR. KRAMMER.. and I'll not surprised if you go like an hologram.. and of course that the meeting will be very powerfull and funy..and maybe you start saying:
hey what's up andrew krammer here... ooo that will be deam cool..!!
good luk..
5 years ago
thanx man for your great work i learned after effects only from your tutorials thanx again for making it free for all i wish you were a Muslim man.
لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله
israeliDude
5 years ago
Hey there from Israel!
hope that some or all of your lecture makes it online somewhere....I'd hate to miis out on it just cuz I couldn't be there in person...
thanks for all your hard work man.
sure wish I could've been there.
jacksonzyc
5 years ago
Andrew , you're very good ,i hope you make next video for
us
5 years ago
Looks very interesting, i wish you success on it. I wish i could be there.
5 years ago
Andrew,
Per the projector issues, I have had some problems when presenting to clients occasionally. For me, turning down the resolution solved it.

Not sure if that was the actual problem, but it came to mind.

Otherwise, quite buying laptops from the future. The tax rate alone isn't worth it.
5 years ago
If you have a 3D program. and you can open the file with Photoshop. Then save the Photoshop file. and open it with After Effects.
Asri
5 years ago
3D renders in AE???what's that???
5 years ago
just go sleep dude
Qw3rtium
5 years ago
Can't wait! I hope you really mean soon, I don't want to stay up whole night for nothing :p
5 years ago
So, Alan, next time, takes a few plants with you such as potatoes, lettuce and tomatoes, just in case something goes wrong.
Alan Smithee
5 years ago
You know what, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but at the end of the presentation Andrew turned the crowd against him. I'd rather not go into details as there is footage to corroborate, but it was BAD. I myself threw a tomato at him, which I often carry with me everywhere I go
TOD
5 years ago
Thanks Andrew, and thanks to DMA LA for the forum, it was a great night. You know, minus the minor Tec glitches and Incompatibility issues you looked kind of at home on a MAC(we won't tell). And I thought I was alone with the whole rename revised clips(HIT 111.22.!!!.??mov.) It was also nice to see that the humor runs real time. Keep up the great work.
Amy
5 years ago
You were awesome at the meeting. Of course you were the highlight of the evening. I wanted to tell you that you are my hero, but felt too much like a star-struck-groupie, so I'll just let you know virtually. :-P

Thanks for all the awesome tutorials and great sense of humor!
XMan
5 years ago
please record it on video or something I really want to see it. I can’t cuz I’m in pakistan and your lots of fans here gud luck to u kramer
Dave-o
5 years ago
Hey there Mr. Kramer sir
Ever thought of coming to Australia (more specifically Melbourne) to do some presentations? Would be really awesome!
Michael3500
5 years ago
representing from Puerto Rico, congrats for ur work Andrew
David Stirling
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, had a could time on Tuesday night. Came from Lake Isabella Ca 40 miles NE of Bakersfield. To bad for the Tech difficulties, but I'm glad you work on PCs instead of macs since most of us use them, wouldn't want to be restricted like that. Thanks
5 years ago
Thanks for the Riot Gear DVD, man.

Was a little rattled having actually won a raffle, and felt like a prick when I realized I could have just turned and said thanks but didn't. And thanks for coming, too!
Ounces of fun!
Brad
5 years ago
So how did the meeting go? :)
anvir tahini
5 years ago
KRAMERS ANDREWIS MAKE ROBOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 years ago
Andrew Kramer is a robot or a real person?
5 years ago
Gutted..Gutted..Gutted !! that i could not be there
but it's a bit of a trek for me considering i live in manchester in old blighty!!!
never mind...must say that im a massive fan of all your work
and you've inspired so much in my music vids that I do...only one prob though i feel the need to hammer every scene with special fx's..damn !!
hope you can come england 1 day to do a presention.
If you do decide, then you can stay at my gaff...ive got pet cockroaches and an outside toilet that smells like death, its so coooool..hmmmm ?
nicola
5 years ago
i made it i was there from italy and i had a lot of fun and great tips!
anvir tahini
5 years ago
KRAMER COME TO U.A.E. NOW !!! A HA HA HA! IS MAKE GREAT PRESENT SHOW HERE I THERE STAND!!!!!
Bruce
5 years ago
Man, I'm bummed. I'm on the DMALA mailing list, but didn't get a notification this month... GRRRR
Ben
5 years ago
Andrew good job I apologize for the fanboy asking you to fix his AE/Red camera problems and the guy asking (nay, demanding) you to give him the texture map you created...

And we all know a firewire cable does cost half a million dollars ;)
5 years ago
Let me tell you guys how it was.... it was like a tutorial but live and funnier :)
Greg
5 years ago
Hey man- great talk the other night. Had no idea that so much was possible with Normal mapping in AE. Thanks for taking the time to come out.
Sindri
5 years ago
Wish I could be there, but I live in Reykjavík, Iceland so that would be a pretty long trip...

Anyways, Good luck and thanks for all the awesome tutorials :)
Tomas
5 years ago
When do you come to Sweden? ;)
You have a few crazy supporters over here!
Oliver
5 years ago
A recording would be awesome - i agree with all of you!
Marcello
5 years ago
Hi Andrew your fans in South Africa cant make it but we will be there in sock puppet spirit...... What about a short video???
Henry Jo
5 years ago
So goooood~~
anthony breslin
5 years ago
Ok Andrew I'm from ireland and probably go on your site atleast once every day. I couldn't make the prtesentation but please tell me there is a recording. Or atleast a short blog on what you were discussing!
SAM
5 years ago
Its! awesome...I Have learned lots of after effect tools from your project...its helps us to create more presentating skills...
pixelmd
5 years ago
Hey what up!! Andrew...u are best dude in the world man....I like what u do...Please say me hey...;).....
SoCalRyder
5 years ago
A to the K
Oh and you might be interested in a news flash i heard. Apparently someone was hurt when a women threw her implant out the 20th floor of a building in New York. Witnesses say there was a guy with a video camera taping at about the same time. And maybe he caught the crime on tape or hard drive. Weren't you in NY?...
However
5 years ago
andrew make a blog post and tell us what happened and maybe post a few vids too :)
SoCalRyder
5 years ago
A to the K,
Good job. I drove from Elsinore (~1.5hours southeast of LA) to check it out. First time and it was worth it. Did you plant some of the guys with the (what's the nice way to say this) less constructive questions? That was too funny. Definitely the best presentation of the night. Hey don't let them give you crap because you use a PC sometimes. Oh and you should let everybody in on the secret new technology... i think you called it "firewire". Now i dont have to spend half-a-milly on special hardware to convert my red footage. You saved my as-pirations man!
5 years ago
Wish I Could Be There!!!
Alan Smithee
5 years ago
@domenico: I'll admit that in some of the previous videocopilot tutorials I've groaned a bit at some of the jokes, but at the presentation he is genuinely personable. He made a few jokes that were cheeky (likening a falling refractive raindrop mask effect to a rejected "implant").

There was also a great bit where someone asked about a RED Camera pipeline, saying he had heard it was nearly impossible to use anything but a "half million dollar computer." Andrew corrected him saying it was actually more like a quarter million. Up to that point he had been typing several useful site links in his After Effects window, and without missing a bit he tells in a dramatic fashion what fancy hardware we need for a RED: F-I-R-E-W-I-R-E 4-0-0/8-0-0

or (drumroll): U-S-B

In the questioners defense he did seem pretty young. But yeah Andrew's a great presenter.

As for opportunities in Europe vs. America, I'm kinda surprised. Maybe because I'm weirded out by positive things said about America. Seriously though, I can't speak for Belgium but Western Europe should have great schools. I know in France Supinfocom is spoken highly of and not just as a French speaking school, and the UK should have some as well.
Alan
5 years ago
Hey I was wondering for future forums/presentation, if at all possible record them and just put it on site for viewing as a tut or as a RAR file people can dl to there cpu? That would be cool!
The Rover
5 years ago
I shook his hand...... I am SO honored!!!
Timinator
5 years ago
Yeah, it seems like this user group was a lot better when it was run by Trish and Chris Meyer. They really put a lot of work into it. I really miss the old MGLA days at LA Film School. It was a much better location too.
Spencer
5 years ago
Sorry, I meant: Trapcode Form
Spencer
5 years ago
Hey Andrew the talk was great!

I checked out Trapcode From btw, its pretty cool but I can only think of 1 or 2 uses for it. I was just wondering if you knew of any other cool stuff to do with it (other than what you did with Pro Scores)
Wayne Cutajar
5 years ago
Can't come from Malta (Europe) :(
Diego G.
5 years ago
Hey, Andrew, I know it's a wierd question but, is Andrew your real name or it's just a nickname?
32isaias
5 years ago
Man I wish I can be there I'm on the other side! Florida
You are like my freakin Hero!
I admire you man!
Throck
5 years ago
There was a guy there last night trying to video the presentation but the club founder wouldn't let him.
5 years ago
Whoops. I'm a day late. Um...I hope you...er...had...um...good luck?
5 years ago
Good luck from Toronto, Andrew!
5 years ago
fantastic job last night! Much appreciated, and looking forward to the next time.
Ron
5 years ago
Have you considered streaming your talks on your site?
Brian
5 years ago
i'm from hong kong, and a big fan of your work. wish i could be there though, planning any china visit?
A04
5 years ago
Andrew!!!! in which part of Los Angeles will it be? And what time?????????? please.
I have come from El Salvador (Central America) and for me it would be a great opertunity and I can't miss this opertunity yeaaaa yupi!!!! wiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!
XD
8D!!!!!
5 years ago
Great presentation Andrew, I had no idea AE could utilize 3D materials that quickly/easily. I look forward to seeing the details on normal maps, etc. here on VCP, which I now realize is your website after last night. Who knew?
Timinator
5 years ago
@domenico Ah... okay, well good luck! You made it to VCP, so you're off to a good start!
5 years ago
Hey Andrew - I can't remember what you said about fixing the aliasing issues while using normality. Is it some parameter within the plugin? Thanks!
Steve
5 years ago
I wish I could come. This is why I hate living in Canada.
Dextrmania
5 years ago
Andrew i just want to remind u to post some scenes from the presentation (assuming u have already hired a personal camera man). Make the topics amazing...make 3D stunning...make the world talk about ya man!!!
zin_onos
5 years ago
I wish I could be there Andrew! I come from Cyprus, I am only 14 but I love your tutorials. But unfortunately I can't take a plane and travel to the other side of the world. I wish you luck, but I am sure you don't need it! I hope you guys that can go to that presentetion Record the hole thing, and upload it to youtube, so me and the guys who can't be there see it!
siddharth
5 years ago
plz guys do take some pix or vidz or any thing dat u feel is important 2 share ,coz der not every1 to cross oscen to get der..
sorry for bad english.
n good luck mr kramer...
phil
5 years ago
I wish i could be there except i live i greece
5 years ago
Ya it would be cool if it was possible to see what happened at the meeting! Is it possible to record it. if not its cool! theres always next time :-)
domenico
5 years ago
at timinator. there is plenty of webdesign schools here in belgium. But schools like 3d animation (pixar, disney, game design) it is something that is still at a slow rate growing here in belgium.

at alan

how is mr kramer like in person? is he funny like all the time?
hehe
PatonMacD
5 years ago
Andrew,
Wish I could be there! Too bad there is no online live video sharing so we could attend the meeting from home!
Maybe next meeting? :P
Good luck and have fun!
FixMix
5 years ago
Hey Andrew!

I wish I could be there. Germany is unfortunately a bit off the beaten track. Good luck though!

Bye,
Fx
Alan Smithee
5 years ago
I was at the DMA LA meet, and I must say Andrew is awesomer in person. You all don't know what you're missing
G.Alexander
5 years ago
How much would a flight from France to LA cost?
I'm going to have to stay at your place Andrew ^^

And please do record the event for all us guys from else were
Anthony
5 years ago
Here Andrew will this be recorded so we can see it???? Please!
adam
5 years ago
i'm stuck in australia nothing good ever happens here
Muhammad Waseem Ata Attari Qadri
5 years ago
Hi,
Andrew i am ready to work,dear comeon teach us we are hungry to learn.
5 years ago
Andrew, I'm still having trouble finding this "Firewire" thing you mentioned. Sounds scary.
Nicolas F:
5 years ago
oh no...i see...presentation is already over...
these time differences are confusing :)
Nicolas F:
5 years ago
Can't you take Sam with you to record your presentation?
It would be very exiting for those who can't just make a trip to L.A. .
Specially those who live in Europe :)
5 years ago
Great presentation tonight AK!
Mark Louie Almeda
5 years ago
I hope you'll share to us of what you've learn Andrew! thanks!
5 years ago
Maybe you, Andrew, will post something for us.For those who can't reach to go to the meeting.
Hope you will :-)
5 years ago
I just came from your presentation and I thought I was going to have a great list of compliments for you, but it seems Anvir Tahini a few posts up beat to it.
5 years ago
I love your presentation today! It was really interesting and I'm gonna download the plug-in right now! Thank you so the links
adrianaTorres
5 years ago
I had so much fun seeing you in person tonight at the DMA LA meeting. It was my first time going and went specifically to see you. Thanks for turning me on to this group. Will check it out again in the future. Also, thanks so much for all that you do. I thoroughly enjoy VCP and really, sincerely appreciate all the knowledge you share with us. Always looking forward to your new products...
kanchan
5 years ago
Best of luck Andrew!
ramesh
5 years ago
24 hours journey by flight m not that much lucky. best of luck 2 u .
Matthew Sabia
5 years ago
Hey Andrew the logo in the post is pretty awesome hope it's going to be a future tutorial.

even though it looks pretty easy to make in 3D Max ;)
5 years ago
love filipe3x’s idea! That would be great to people who cant get there.
Justin Junda
5 years ago
come to Virginia beach
Robert
5 years ago
+2 Please film the presentation for us fans. Then send us the video in a project file so we can fo some crazy editing to it!
highdefw
5 years ago
+1

I wish I were there. Film it! 0_o
However
5 years ago
omg andrew can you pleasseee film this presentation?? PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE if people agree with me then say so and andrew will do it
Kai
5 years ago
next year, I'll be there.

Also, filipe3x's ideas are great! Maybe get Sam to film you.
:D
filipe3x
5 years ago
Just an idea..

Create an section in the site called "Presentations" side by side with the "AE Tutorials" section...

That would be very nice... You just have to take a camera...
filipe3x
5 years ago
Andrew, you have to make a WORLD TOUR... Like a Popstar LOL
Or like Steve Ballmer or Al Gore...
Gothell
5 years ago
I hope a day you will do a meeting in Paris ^^
Classpee
5 years ago
we need u back in NY damn it...I envy those who get to meet u...I'm too damn far...in spirit new yorkers will be with u skipper...
Parkie
5 years ago
Hey Andrew - you know, you really need to do a UK tour... The VCP Roadshow - I'd buy that for a dollar!
Ben Wotton
5 years ago
oh pleeeaaase someone film it for us less privileged fellows in other countries!!!
5 years ago
Hope everything goes smooth Andrew.. Wish I could be there!
5 years ago
Hopefully someone will record this (if thats allowed) so the rest of us can take a peek!
Vizion
5 years ago
Pretty much what everyone else said: Good luck, wish I could be there, and can you record it? XD!
However
5 years ago
hey andrew ill come but how much are the tickets?
jim hines
5 years ago
Rock n' Roll Kramer. Knock the cover off.
anvir tahini
5 years ago
AWESOME DUDE!!!!! IS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I make UAE is LONG!!!!!! SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
studionightbird
5 years ago
please record it on video or something I really want to see it. I can't cuz I'm in Australia :(
Timinator
5 years ago
Domenico, I'm sorry but I completely disagree.

Yes, schools are important. And being from Los Angeles myself, I probably take them for granted. However, I have never gone to an art school. I have found this to be true of some of the most talented people I know. If you have the passion for it, you will find a way no matter where you live. In fact people with that kind of passion and determination usually end up being the best in their field.

As far as no opportunities in Belgium, I find that a little curious. I have met many incredibly talented web designers from Belgium and all over Europe (via Twitter). In fact, one girl from Belgium has almost all American Fortune 500 clients.

I always keep in mind that our field is not like being a doctor or a lawyer. If I screw up a design, no one's life will be ruined. Therefore, in my mind, a school degree is of questionable importance. The most important thing is what I learn everyday and for me, that has never been done in a school. Websites like Video Copilot that offer free tutorials are even better than what you could learn at a school (imho).

Well, anyway, sorry for "the world is what you make it" rant. That's just the way I feel.
Timinator
5 years ago
Oh man, I'm torn. Do I leave now and get there way early? Or wait another hour and risk it? Humm I'm feeling kind of lazy but the idea struggling with a bunch of fellow motion graphics geeks for a seat doesn't sound too appealing either...

Screw, I'm outta here. Time to go see AK in person after countless hours of listening to him online. haha This might be kinda cool.
5 years ago
America is the place of uppertunity. everything is in America. Here in Belgium there is nothing, you cannot go after your dreams. The only thing this country offers young people is working in the factory. I want to be a 3d artist. but there are almost no schools for this in my country. In america there are so many schools. You can be anything you want. Its so depressing. Why do we exist? I guess to fulfill our dreams, but what if there is no chance?

Good luck mr kramer im sure you will do a great job there like always.
Jinx
5 years ago
Oh man, I would love to be there!
Shame I'm all the way over in little New Zealand
5 years ago
raha i'm in paris right now ... that's to bad. Can we find some video on internet ?
Hooper
5 years ago
I'm looking at camel toe NOW!
Ray
5 years ago
I'm getting on my fastest Camel now!!!
SHO!
5 years ago
Do what you do best man, I wish I was there.
5 years ago
Be sure to record it!
5 years ago
I wish I could come, have fun. Be sure to record it for us!
5 years ago
I'll be there warming the crowd up for Andrew. See you all there!
Robert
5 years ago
Too bad I can't make it. When you come around Tulsa, OK, I'll be there (I hope). But other than that, I guess I'll just use you forums to talk.
Victor Cruz
5 years ago
Wish i could be there..
BassCore
5 years ago
I hope someone will film the meeting and upload it here :F
5 years ago
i wish i would live in America :(.
Andrew seriously you are my star!!
Rouce Lee
5 years ago
hey andrew,
do u record the speech and upload it here ?
would be cool
Juan Montalvo
5 years ago
Andy, why don´t you put a webcam conected to a laptop and broadcast it life using USTREAM.COM? That would be just awesome dude. keep us updated.
Infinite
5 years ago
@Tom Bakker;
Yeah, same here!
fablemaniac
5 years ago
I'll Beam myself from Belgrade,Serbia to LA just to be there.
Carl
5 years ago
you gotta record it please
Tom Bakker
5 years ago
Cool, of i could fly in an hour from Amsterdam to LA, i would come!!!
5 years ago
I'll be there!
5 years ago
I'm hitchiking from OC to be there.
Jhon
5 years ago
It's too far for me... :( I'd love to be there. Enjoy it, Andrew! :)

Greetings from Argentina
5 years ago
Sucks that I live in the UK. Why do we never get anything good!?
5 years ago
Are you going to be recording it? I can't make it :(
5 years ago
come do a presentation in CANADA
:)
Ryan
5 years ago
I wish I could come it looks like its going to be a great meeting. Andrew should screen rec it and post it here for all of us to see =P
5 years ago
i wish i could be there!
5 years ago
See you tonight!
5 years ago
AHHHH! I can't make it. Anyway, NY is better than LA. Maybe you should come to new york :).

Somebody record this so we can all watch it sometime this week please.
Tanel
5 years ago
damn.. i would like to be there, but sadly i live in Europe!
5 years ago
Count me in!
M.h
5 years ago
Great !
jimmy
5 years ago
Wish ya luck man! Im in vancouver Soo yeah im not gonna be there :(
ben
5 years ago
ah man... You should take a world trip man! So every one can go seeing your presentation!
The Rover
5 years ago
Record It!!!
Diego G.
5 years ago
Please Andrew, record some of the meeting for those of us who can't go there. BTW I'm one of those, I'm from Argentina :P
5 years ago
Thank you very much for sharing your valuable experience.
5 years ago
Wish I could be there... I hope everyone records this. :) Still waiting for those vlogs Andrew.
5 years ago
I come from China's Inner Mongolia.
I am sorry that my English is very poor.
So I can only use GOOGLE Translation to express what I mean.
In China you have a lot of fans, but we want to visit your Web'video is very difficult.
Because the Communist Party Shield abroad site, and your Web site shield China's IP.
So that we can only use a proxy tools to study your course.
What we do the wrong thing for this injustice.
Liam
5 years ago
Unfortunately i won't be able to attend, good luck.
5 years ago
Will you also post the presentation on VCP after the meeting??
5 years ago
Hey, I can't cross the ocean to be there at time...:(
So make sure you guys take picts!
Good luck Andrew (although you don't need)
5 years ago
AWESOME!!!
I WISH I WAS THERE IN L.A
ryozzo
5 years ago
Will be there too - Can't wait!

Is Sam going to be there? Was hoping for an autograph... :D
Ed
5 years ago
Are you going to be bringing any Action Essentials? You should. I will buy. =)
5 years ago
OMG that logo is cool.
Mathieu
5 years ago
Too far from me :(
Jesus Santana
5 years ago
good luck from Puerto Rico, Andrew.

i wish i could take an Airplane now to be there :S!!
braamling
5 years ago
when are you going to give a meeting in The Netherlands. I would love to see a presentation of you;)
5 years ago
I will be there!! I'm very excited about meeting you!
Qw3rtium
5 years ago
Maybe one day.. ;<
Jon UK
5 years ago
Best of luck for tonight - Shame I'm going to miss the event - Sounds like I could have learnt a lot
Kevin
5 years ago
I wish I could be there.
5 years ago
Andrew, Throck! I don't wanna go to work any more!
5 years ago
Me too Throck!
Throck
5 years ago
I'm leaving work early to be there!
5 years ago
Awesome! :P
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