Video Interview: May 2008
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Back in 2008 when we made it to tutorial # 65 a DVD was produced to let people take the tutorials with them. As a bonus we produced this unual interview based on questions from the community. Most of the answers just lead to more questions… but we had some fun.

Once we get to 100 Tutorials, we’ll have to make a Series II DVD with some more special features… we’ll see!

Series One

Diego G.
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
Haha, I love that "Hey, Wassup, Andrew Kramer Here! :D
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
Nice! Your tutorials are the greatest!
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
I can't wait for this!

Great work Andrew^^
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:18 pm
Now that's the second time I have seen andrew speak.
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:22 pm
Cool, it's always nice to see VC
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:22 pm
SAM SPEAKS!!! Man I just got finished watching your other interview and BAM a new blog post! Keep it up guys!
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:31 pm
Epic!Hey Wassup! Hahaha
Love your work man
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:32 pm
Hahaha! Very funny and informative.
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:35 pm
In the NFL there's a news commentator named Andrea Kremer. Is that what the football question was about?
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:38 pm
Series two would be good :) maybe include this mini movie your working on :D
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:40 pm
Awsome Kramer, until we see each other back in the future!
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:45 pm
I'm amazed. You are a authentic pop star!!! You have to start some bigger and better things, like... I dont know... Direct a movie... or... Make a world tour... you know.. that kind of stuff that fans want.
Danny C
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:50 pm
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha that was funny
September 4th, 2009 @ 5:56 pm
lol, i have Series One. The interview is so crazy, I cracked up when you show where you get your inspiration from.
Pete Shepard
September 4th, 2009 @ 6:01 pm
Andrew - have you ever thought about stand up comedy?
September 4th, 2009 @ 6:04 pm
Question of the day - where can we get one of those great VCP shirts? There's another product Andrew. No charge on the great idea. lol.
September 4th, 2009 @ 6:22 pm
Uhg! I want a refund now! I bought Series 1 for that interview alone! Now its online for free!!!!

jk :D worth every penny..... well, most every penny.
September 4th, 2009 @ 6:31 pm
Marchidising... that's good business and money.
September 4th, 2009 @ 6:36 pm
the 2nd DVD better only be $11.95...
September 4th, 2009 @ 6:39 pm
Kramer your my idol XD
Just wanna be like you man you are awesome :D

Thanks for all

Here, from algeria
September 4th, 2009 @ 6:52 pm
How do you do the night crawler effect?
September 4th, 2009 @ 6:54 pm
Andrew! I've just finished watchin' your interview with John! It was really good!
Oh, by the way, I expect something really amazing for the Tut number 100. Have you thought what you're gonna do? Or it's just too early to think about it?

Greetings from Argentina. :) ;)
Patrick Flynn
September 4th, 2009 @ 7:03 pm
It'd be great if you could add in the basic training into this next dvd.... and maybe a t-shirt :)
September 4th, 2009 @ 7:04 pm
Basic Training is on this ver.
September 4th, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

How do you like Michael Bay's Work???
September 4th, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
heey wassap ... always make me happy :D

.. i guess i have to go sleep .. i just check ur blog before i get to sleep ... its 6 am

sam loya look funny dunno why lool .. say hi 2 him XDDDD
September 4th, 2009 @ 7:32 pm
Man I want a shirt...
September 4th, 2009 @ 7:47 pm
Nice! I loved the shirts, I'm really glad you released this so we could all watch it and laugh. (Laughing with you, not at you.)
September 4th, 2009 @ 7:56 pm
Hahaha...very funny.....
Dave B
September 4th, 2009 @ 8:17 pm
i love you guys
September 4th, 2009 @ 8:17 pm
You're an inspiration Andrew. I'm 17 and I aspire to do something along the lines of what you do for a career. Thanks so much for this website, I can't even begin to explain how much I've learned.
September 4th, 2009 @ 8:19 pm
hahaha awesome Andrew! I have a few questions for you.

How do you start a visual effects house what is the first thing to do?

How much money did you start off at first to make video copilot?

Have you made any independent films that made it to any film festivals?

What was your very first film that you created?

You are really good at 3D Max ever thought of making a short 3D film?

Now that you are very successful from video copilot do you get alot more respect than you did before video copilot or did already have respect before and after video copilot?

Where do you buy all your professional equipment at?

Has Sam ever thought of being an extra in a movie?

What was it like to work with J.J. Abrams?

You said that you use to work with studios before video copilot what where those studios? Big Corporation or Small Independent Studios?

What will you do if a big company I don't know say viacom or some other big corporation bought video copilot what will you do?

Other than "The Bullet" tutorial is there any chance that you will be working on a tutorial that is Blender?

At the DMA/LA you where wearing a T-shirt related to forest gump has the movie inspire you to go into the industry?
September 4th, 2009 @ 9:00 pm
Andrew, You replying to our comments is great and all but I think what the people really want is personal attention from Sam himself. ;-)
Remington M
September 4th, 2009 @ 9:00 pm
Thanks for posting this! I didn't really need the 1-65 tutorials, but was thinking about getting it simply because I wanted to see this interview
Remington M
September 4th, 2009 @ 9:01 pm
Wait, I just noticed that patrick otten posted this. Who's Patrick???
September 4th, 2009 @ 9:05 pm
Wahhh? No way your 56!!!!!
September 4th, 2009 @ 9:12 pm
" Not Very good " .

hahahahashash, very funny
September 4th, 2009 @ 9:14 pm
Actually I posted it but he setup the template for the embedded video...
September 4th, 2009 @ 9:21 pm
what a cool thing!
September 4th, 2009 @ 9:28 pm
Great job! I'm studying to become a director. If you want to co-direct with me some day (which will be years into the future) hit me up! I'd love to work with you.

Who knows, sam could even be Drunk Hobo #1 (idk why there would be multiple hobos)

Haha just kidding, he could much more.

September 4th, 2009 @ 10:01 pm
Your are always the greatest, We support you make this site
going don't stop. and my first time seeing this video interview. :0, Good one.
September 4th, 2009 @ 10:30 pm
What about that one time I got hurt? You're remembering it wrong. Because you hit your head. LOL. Classic :)
Jeph Sánchez
September 4th, 2009 @ 11:04 pm
Hi Andrew! I really can't understan anything you say becouse I don't speak english, however your tutorials has been a bless to me, you know, 1 screencast say more than 1000 words... I wonder where can I make a question to Series II. I wrote you from venezuela. I really don't want to make a question [I just want you say hello to latinamerica's people]

¡Epa! ¿Qué pasó? ¡Aquí Está Andrés Kramer!
Hey! What's up? Andrew Kramer here!
September 4th, 2009 @ 11:13 pm
The part about the monkeys was the best. HOWEVER....Andrew - you shouldn't have given him a new suit... I bet it went to his head. That sort of thing can seriously affect work performance you know.
September 4th, 2009 @ 11:32 pm
Where do I get a T-Shirt like that!?
September 4th, 2009 @ 11:46 pm
I'm really love video copilot :D
September 5th, 2009 @ 12:25 am
I've seen this over a hundred times and it's still funny :D
September 5th, 2009 @ 12:38 am
Was it now the interview from the Tutorial DVD or extra free stuff for your loved fans?
Tadej Bokan
September 5th, 2009 @ 12:47 am
I laughed my ass off, although you show a tendency of a sick man. :) Thank you for everything that you do for us, we really apreciate it. Just bought the AE2 and waiting for them to come to Slovenia (long 6-10 days). Hope to shake your hand someday.
September 5th, 2009 @ 1:15 am
Hello Mr Kramer mad professor and AE brothers

two interviews with you and one CLEAR message for all of us.

nowadays in time of crisis all over the world time of highest unemployment rate in USA in 50 years ..such ideas like Videocopilot and constant upgrading of skill ...will let us to keep pay a bills in the future ...even if your goverment say on tv next time...
Hosuton We 've got a problem
September 5th, 2009 @ 1:15 am
I like this tutorial
September 5th, 2009 @ 1:23 am
September 5th, 2009 @ 1:45 am
I hope 100 free tutorial will be something BIG ^^
September 5th, 2009 @ 1:50 am
:-? hmm Sound interesting.....
September 5th, 2009 @ 2:03 am
hey Andrew,

great video.I have 2 questions for you.
1.Is there any way we can get those T-shirts or maybe a picture and then print it on T-shirts?

2.When will you be starting Video Copilot video blog?I can't wait to see it.

Greeting from Serbia
Matthew Sabia
September 5th, 2009 @ 1:18 am
Hey Andrew where can I get one of those shirts!?
September 5th, 2009 @ 2:35 am
funny stuff, Mr. Kramer I am asking you to do a segment on designing,basically things to consider when make motion graphic. Like for example, since I saw u using gradient background, I realized shit just look better wen ramped.plz
September 5th, 2009 @ 2:56 am
Yeahh I thought about it a severel times, too. You sell motion graphics products. Sell those t-shirts in different styles and colors and maybe one can also print his name on the back. And then one day you will have a whole clothing collection. t-shirts, sweats, caps, etc.:D:D:D:D:D So we the fans can show that we like videocopilot. Imagine, how many people would buy something like that. Seriously.

September 5th, 2009 @ 2:59 am
This thing is getting bigger and bigger Andrew! Even Akinator knows you:
Great interview! Couldn't help smiling all the time like a kid with a brand new Hustler. My girl thought there's something wrong with me. I guess it all comes with the vfx. Looking forward to the Series Two.
September 5th, 2009 @ 3:25 am
You guys are seriously hilarious together, great chemistry onscreen.
Anthony Breslin
September 5th, 2009 @ 4:06 am
Man I can't wait for series 2,

I think I saw someone making titles influenced by your ancient text tutorial and using twitch it was like a vampire film think it was called DayBreakers or something...
September 5th, 2009 @ 4:20 am
Series II will be really good :)
We will wait..
Jan Grohn
September 5th, 2009 @ 4:32 am
Everything's messed up, Sam has got a voice and Andrew a face...
September 5th, 2009 @ 4:35 am
Hy guys!
You could make a shop where people can buy T-Shirts with video copilot and other stuff :-D
I thing people would love it!
September 5th, 2009 @ 4:44 am
Sam was very nervous Have you seen him and his trouses..? Andrew you'll be a better actor than him.. sorry.
September 5th, 2009 @ 5:21 am
a tshirt would be great :D

man i would really love in a dvd or an extra tab should be a camera n hardware tutorials or something...

how to set the camera and the field ready for greenscreening, tracking and other stuff... i'm waring about that, you'll come with a lot of ideas
September 5th, 2009 @ 5:50 am
listen ,I am not gay ,Andrew you are hot !
how can we get video copilot T-shirt ?
September 5th, 2009 @ 6:25 am
Like the idea of Zizo
September 5th, 2009 @ 6:28 am
Wow it's the first time we've heard Sam's voice here on video copilot!!!
September 5th, 2009 @ 6:35 am
OK! please andrew. do you know anny way how to put AVCHD files to after effecst?? please answer
September 5th, 2009 @ 7:06 am
Hey that made my Day, Mountian dew is the best haa ha haaa that was the best inerview in the whole wide world.
September 5th, 2009 @ 7:09 am
you might noticed yourself but the Energetic Titles tuturial hit 1,000,000 view! congratz!

I love this interview <3
September 5th, 2009 @ 7:31 am
"Hey, what's up, Rafael Melo here!"

Andrew, your work is excellent! I became a fan of your tutorials, really is the best that can be found on after effects. congratulations
September 5th, 2009 @ 7:35 am
Really nice!! waste of time :P

joke :D

Andrew and Sam ftw!!
September 5th, 2009 @ 8:02 am
haha, awesome to see Andrew and Sam xD
Well, I've seen Sam in the other vids. Oh who cares.
Just awesome!
September 5th, 2009 @ 8:59 am
dude you totally rock :P Hey wassup and welcome to video copilot XD awesome!!!
rajeev malik
September 5th, 2009 @ 9:03 am
hi andrew I lv this int. > ................and so on
September 5th, 2009 @ 9:09 am
awesome and funny 19 minutes of inerview :D ... keeep it working and i hope you will do more interviews ... just for fun :D
September 5th, 2009 @ 9:29 am
Just Imagine!!!!!
One day Andrew has his own clothing collection with sweats, t-shirts and caps with the videocopilot logo on it.
One day Andrew is presenting his 300th tutorial in front of 60 thousand people in a real stadium and they all scream when Andrew starts saying "What'S up guys. Here's Anfrew Kramer for"
One day I go in a normal store and ask for the latest videocopilot product and they say "Sorry, we are already sold out"
One day he apple pays 2 million dollars to Andrew Kramer that he makes Final Cut tutorials, because people only buy After Effects because of his tutorials.
Ok I was just kidding, but be honest. Have you ever thought you get so popular? In the interviewe( made back in 2008) you say j.Abrems is one of your idols and by now we know you worked with him at Fronge. So you see there's still a lot space to take it to a higher level and this community is with you.

melle (Gemrany)
September 5th, 2009 @ 10:03 am
Does anyone know what episode/season of 24 Sam was in? I have all the seasons and I was watching for him but haven't seen him.
September 5th, 2009 @ 10:16 am
hey!! i want a video copilot tshirt!!
how can we buy them???
September 5th, 2009 @ 10:19 am
i blame you 100% for my addiction to after effects

Seriously though your work is amazing and i'm sure influences many around the world other than myself

Please keep it up

my only question is there a single resource to learn all the expression's and there capability's i find myself using them so much and trying to figure out some on my own it would be nice to have a reference to go back to
September 5th, 2009 @ 10:31 am
Pretty well spent 19 minutes and 1 second.
September 5th, 2009 @ 10:39 am
i so enjoined this interview!!!!
September 5th, 2009 @ 10:49 am
u know?? i thought that Andrew was SAM and Sam was the artist name of Andrew!!! wht an idiot!!! lol...
Rainier Markmann
September 5th, 2009 @ 11:24 am
i'm afraid but i'm angry at the same time... not so long ago i've bought the series one dvd JUST FOR THIS interview.. and now it's here for free...
September 5th, 2009 @ 12:03 pm
Hey Andrew! I'd die for one of these tshirts, please sell them on the site!!!!
September 5th, 2009 @ 12:07 pm
Can't wait for the special features on the second dvd.
By the the videoblog (you talked about it a couple of weeks ago0 coming up sometime ?

Love this website, thank you for all the tutorials, Andrew
Johann Torres
September 5th, 2009 @ 12:12 pm
I really enjoy this interview, it´s so funny!
September 5th, 2009 @ 12:15 pm
Hey! Everybody is wanting a VCP t-shirts! So am I now! :) XD
September 5th, 2009 @ 12:35 pm
Actually here's a question: Do you plan your jokes or are they off the fly? Or hell do you even consider them jokes XD?
Adam Kerow
September 5th, 2009 @ 1:00 pm
Series 2 would be good, perhaps showing us how to make a movie and explaining the equipments and the lightings and so on, i bet you that will sell more than anything. And thank you for your time and tutorials andrew.
Olympia Logger
September 5th, 2009 @ 1:04 pm
Too Funny !!!

You need to pop for a TRICASTER and let it run live in the office. If you don't want it on all the time just let it run promo loops until you get in a funky mood like that.

If the rest of your crew, full or part-time, are half as funny as you and Loya you could run live all day. ( is a decent quality hookup.)

(...which reminds me. Some of us would love to see something on using your amazing goodies in a live workflow like the TC!)
Kris Sandin
September 5th, 2009 @ 2:11 pm
Thank you Andrew for moving your hands while talking. It really helps me understand :)
September 5th, 2009 @ 2:38 pm
Hey Andrew, I see that you are looking at shooting movies..
I'm a young CEO and VP of Digital Services of my own video production Company for 5 years now I have all kinds of equipment, HD Cameras and editing stations. Let me know how that goes and count me in if you decide to take that step. I'm not A movie producer but I think I have what it takes, Somehow I started like you very Little College education and after 5 years I worked for some of the biggest Travel Companies and I been everywhere in the US, Canada and Mexico.
Hope to hear from you soon.
September 5th, 2009 @ 3:57 pm
That was great, love it, fun. it's also nice that its clean and not foul like some of things you find on the web these days.
Thankls, keep up the Good work.
Liess J.
September 5th, 2009 @ 4:08 pm
HAHA, nice to see you Andrew and nice to hear you voice Sam^^
September 5th, 2009 @ 6:12 pm
Nice job guys, i'll think i'll go to the creative guy college. and maybe i'll become as good as you are.
September 5th, 2009 @ 6:27 pm
I love that Hey, "Wassup, Andrew Kramer Here!".

And I love when Sammy says: "Hey guys!". And I love the fact that when he says "Hey guys!", he has a TWITCH on his foot.
September 5th, 2009 @ 9:05 pm
Oh man, now we know what you look like! Now I can precisely determine who you aren't on the streets of SA. Cool video!
September 6th, 2009 @ 12:42 am
But come on now, how DO you create the nightcrawler effect? hahahaha

That was definitely the funniest part, and I too, have to ask, who posted that question? :D
September 6th, 2009 @ 4:26 am
Whose is this voice on 8:22?
September 6th, 2009 @ 5:03 am
Awesome.. better than the tutorials..... :P
sunil Thapa
September 6th, 2009 @ 6:13 am
he he thnx u dude
September 6th, 2009 @ 7:31 am
You're very funny. Thanks for sharing.
September 6th, 2009 @ 9:40 am
Very nice! I'm likinn' the interviews we've seen lately. Its like, the other side of VCP that no one ever gets to see! btw, you spelled "unusual" wrong :p Too much of a sharp eye?
September 6th, 2009 @ 10:05 am
Andrew you have become the Lee Stranahan and Brian Maffit of todays effects generation. Congrats?!?!
September 6th, 2009 @ 10:40 am
Andrew Kramer, i want to be you! Can u make my wish come true?
September 6th, 2009 @ 11:18 am
Here's a question. How should video be formatted for best editing in After Effects. For example, what type of format/compression will playback in After Effects at live-speed without any choppiness?
September 6th, 2009 @ 12:47 pm
I appreciate you posting up all these awesome tuts on your site and if you make a series II disk, I will buy that one too.
September 6th, 2009 @ 1:04 pm
here's an idea why not ship a t-shirt with every copy of series II dvd
Olympia Logger
September 6th, 2009 @ 1:55 pm

AE isn't an NLE.

Maybe you could get close with a dual-i7 Supermicro X8DAH with lots of SSDs in RAID-0 and about 32GB of PC3 10600s on Windoze 7 x64.....or a Cray.....

(...hmmmm. That would make a nice gaming box, wouldn't it!)
September 6th, 2009 @ 1:58 pm
There is something inexplicably fascinating about Sam's onscreen presence, you can't get enough of him. And who's the other guy anyway?
September 6th, 2009 @ 2:34 pm
Seria buenisimo que sacasen otra una nueva version de este paquete. Lo que estaria bueno es que se pudieran incluir subtitulos en lo que son los tutoriales.
Andrew Excelente tu laburo y tus productos.
September 6th, 2009 @ 4:06 pm
I have watched this video over 2 times now, it is so funny.
its nice to see you on video talking to us. hope to see more similar things and waiting for the second part of the other interview.
September 6th, 2009 @ 5:52 pm
The new header is awesome!
Diego G.
September 6th, 2009 @ 6:23 pm
Yo, Nice Header! But personally I rather the other one, the red...
September 6th, 2009 @ 6:31 pm
Sam has always this 'sexy' look XD^^
September 6th, 2009 @ 10:12 pm
I saw Sam on 24. First season!

So awkward since I was watching with a group of people, and made them rewind it.
September 7th, 2009 @ 1:40 am
Was just about to buy Series 1 DVD just for the interview. Thanks Andrew!!
September 7th, 2009 @ 5:33 am
But Andrew, what about the number one question.
Do you have a Youtube page!? lol
September 7th, 2009 @ 8:36 am
Looking forward to tutorial #100, and the Series 2 DVD. I finally got around to posting a short film I made in which one of your older tutorials plays a key role. I can't say which tutorial though, as it'll ruin the ending...although some will find it obvious. Check it out at

Thanks for existing, Mr. Kramer and company.

Olympia Logger
September 7th, 2009 @ 5:22 pm
Uh.....that wasn't so much a short video as it was a symptom.
Dahlan Romansyah
September 7th, 2009 @ 7:35 pm
Where do I get a T-Shirt like that???
I really love VC, can you add indonesian subtitle..???
September 8th, 2009 @ 7:18 am
Lol, good watch.

Andrew, do you do any web design?
Monkey D. Punch
September 8th, 2009 @ 7:48 am
HAHA! at last i see your face! i only know you by your voice! jajajaja god comments Hey, Wassup, Andrew Kramer Here!
September 8th, 2009 @ 9:47 am
Awesome to see you guys actually sitting on a couch. Well uhm actually that's not really awesome, just sitting there... No really cool to really see you guys and hear you talking!
Keep up the good work I'd say ;)
September 9th, 2009 @ 4:21 am

You are the best ever!!
Thx a million for all your work!

Greetings from Denmark!

September 9th, 2009 @ 8:40 am
wait...did you just said that you were 56?
Jamie Neubert
September 9th, 2009 @ 1:05 pm
You just wasted my time good xD...
In my imagination, you don't look like what you really do? ;). I thought of you as a different type of guy :)
September 10th, 2009 @ 12:42 am
I really love that part Andrew gets angry because the others laugh at him, that was super funny. I was laughing loudly.
nice brake, thanks.
September 10th, 2009 @ 11:24 am
Hey Wasssuppp? :D Where did you get that T-shirt, dude? :D
September 10th, 2009 @ 6:09 pm
what ever happened to the video copilot t shirts?
September 12th, 2009 @ 8:40 am
Fun Fun! I want a shirt now =D
September 13th, 2009 @ 8:29 pm
Amazing!!! I found now my teacher. That is u....
I love u sir...........U R Great..........
Now im far away from u but but one day I will reach
in front of u..
September 24th, 2009 @ 7:30 am

Can I buy the t shirt from VCP ? They are funky as hell.
I bet they could become a huge succes...

Just let me know (Large wold be nice).
October 1st, 2009 @ 8:35 am
What a waste of time!!!! Just what I was looking for!
October 9th, 2009 @ 12:13 am
Really funny, this is the shit!
And yeah well of course my gf's keep annoyin'
me to post her comment, something like 'ur cute'
so this is it. well done. and thanks

loud audio designer
4 Heavy Duck Productions
Quebecity, Canada

And then she,'s gives a hug to sams to.
Right on.

October 29th, 2009 @ 2:53 pm
in regards to the whole ps3 renderfarm thing, the PS3 can run linux, YellowDog and Ubuntu work best, it is possible to use that in your render farm, dreamworks use 90 percent linux in all of their 3d
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