BLOG SHOW: Mystery of Violence

Warning: Simulated Violence

Topics Covered:
Upcoming Tutorial with Sam Loya
Behind the Scenes
Sam VS Sam
Will Sam get payback?
Video Copilot Hats!

UPDATE: The tutorial with Sam Loya will actually be online tomorrow so that our site doesn’t explode!

Video Copilot Gear: Will be available from our store at the end of NOV.

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5 years ago
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313 Comments

3 years ago
I intended to draft you one little word to help give many thanks the moment again on your stunning principles you've shared on this website
Dalton
4 years ago
Lol, funny. "I didn't even know it was Halloween until i went down stairs and saw the Christmas tree and the presents."
Paul
4 years ago
Watching it for the third time... cant get enough.
Tour awesome Andrew.
4 years ago
for a $20 costume you would need 200 pieces of candy. (by the way, I'm english. I do not understand whether that would be expensive candy or not. I assume not)
4 years ago
For your, um, scientific study, you also need to take in the possibility of someone making their costume, rather than buying a generic one at a store. You get more candy if you're creative with you're costume because I got 7 pounds of candy when I went as a giant sandwich!
Lee
4 years ago
Hi , how do you do that breaking up effect of the floor? like 2012 :P in the videocopilot intro
5 years ago
BAHAHAHA! How are there NOT more comments about the "Hobo Stand-in" bit? That was incredibly funny. :) And i kno funni.... poor spelling for example is not funny, but Actual hobo, now thats comedy :D
5 years ago
awesome...ur are the master
Jakobe
5 years ago
Hey, you need to do more blog shows... they are awesome. i like watching them.. and btw, i bought a shirt and hat a long time ago. i wear it everywhere, but no one ever says anything... dumb people that don't know videcopilot!
5 years ago
Yes, that's it. I really like this. It's very special effect. Andrew Kramer is a professional.
Bret
5 years ago
I just have to get this off my mind because...well it's been nagging me. I'd like to see a video blog from Andrews wife! Call it "Living with Andrew". Seriously! Andrew is a kick to listen to and watch. But what is it really like to live with a genius like him.

Ahhh! That felt good. I can now get on with more tutorials.
5 years ago
lol!
I eally enjoyed this and laughed various times. Cool stuff!
Thanks a lot!
5 years ago
More video blogs! Where are you Kramer? Probably saving a virtual world I'm sure.
Nhut Anh
5 years ago
Wow, u'r so handsome. I love you
Caleb
5 years ago
Hey thank you so much for putting up your video copilot tutorials. I just found these blog videos

I want to get optical flares soooo bad. I'm saving up for it
jinny marker
5 years ago
hi andrew kremmer i must say this is very cool!! also u are so beautiful

by sexy
Edris & Mehran Form Iran
5 years ago
Hi.What's up ANDERW KRAMER
Thanks For Blog Show !

Please Make New Another Blog Show !
We love You

Edris and Mehran Form Iran/Sanandaj
shuvo
5 years ago
We want to see the making of sam vs sam video. please andrew post it as soon as possible.
shuvo
5 years ago
that's so cool andrwe..
Rick
5 years ago
Would love to see a lot more of these blog shows!
Keep up the fantastic work VC!
Happy New Year!
Iver
5 years ago
Happy New Year Andrew (and the rest of the team). Update the blog show whenever you can please.
From Greece
Corey
5 years ago
ANDREW you are so funny. If you had a radio sow i would listen to you all the time...i wish i had your humor
Sergio
5 years ago
Perfect xD... This is very cool!!!
Nikola
5 years ago
It was a really cool show like usual1 Really cool to see these behind the scene stuff!
Really intersting!
and don't forget your pepsi can for the next show!!
tuncay
5 years ago
Friend me Plu-in find subject help a lot of be pleased:(
5 years ago
hola soy de argentina me encanta sus tutoriales y el after effects esta muy bueno
aaron
5 years ago
nice blog show....
i was wondering ....
if u could email me some more basic tutorials..../
please....
Rob
5 years ago
We need more Blogs shows from you! they are great
Aaron
5 years ago
dude i love ur tutorials and this blog was pretty cool but the main thing i wanna know is where u got that hoodie! i'd definitely get one, so if u could email a link to buy it or atleast the store u got it from that would be appreciated.
Thanks, Action essentials 2 and riot gear buyer,
Aaron
5 years ago
Yo Andrew! wat happnd 2 ur blog shows??? its been more than a month since d last 1... we want more dude...
5 years ago
Is that a B.L.U.E. Mic that you're using, I can't tell but it almost looks like a cactus.
Sean D
5 years ago
hahaha sam shooting himself. can you do a tutorial on the effect from jumper. also including the jump scare.
casmar
5 years ago
So cool
You're the best!!!
From Argentina
5 years ago
Thanks a lot for all your great tutorials !
Thank you very much !
Thailand
5 years ago
As always your tutorials and blog's are amazing. I'm buying the 10+1 pack this Christmas.
Veer Chucky
5 years ago
Hey Andrew...

Can you please make a tutorial on your "Video Copilot" intro video where the ground cracks infront of the title and explodes up into the air?
It looks amazzinnggg!! Ive been trying to replicate that with Rayfire tool for 3DS Max but epicly failing =[

Cheers!
5 years ago
Uhmmmm I want to buy a hat... where can I get it? I don't see it in the products area.
5 years ago
Nice. Looking forward to picking up one of the cool 'Video Copilot' hats! I need a new cap.
Anthony Coffee
5 years ago
SCANNERS 8: Sam VS Sam
shimaa gamal
5 years ago
im shimaa from Egypt and i looove ur voice and ur tuts are very usefull really. love this show soo cute.. PBUY
Rafael Araújo
5 years ago
Aahuahuahauhauhauhau - It's Nice!
David Coster
5 years ago
Hi...nice... i love the "blog show".

can you make a small tutorial on the next blog show how to make a lightsaber fight. when the saber touch each other and it get like white....please i would helped me allot...thanks!!!

david
Michael
5 years ago
Hi Andrew, I'm from Puerto Rico, Where I can find the hats for buy them
JackieNP
5 years ago
I'm very enjoy to sit down and watch all your videos.
Cool!
5 years ago
i love you. its my ever biggest wish to meet with you. You are such a very good guy i have ever found in the CG Industry. May you live long
YaSSiNe
5 years ago
cool

no matter where we live
no matter what we believe
we all love man

thanks Andrew Kramer
Vic Holt
5 years ago
Love the "Blog Show"! Thanks for giving us the "Inside Look" of how things develop!
Your Alabama friend,
V
varomix
5 years ago
Hi

The effect explosive effect looks great, I think there's blood missing from the boots, it looks kinda out of place with out it.
everything else looks great

thanks
Rob
5 years ago
Loving the show Andrew, keep it up!
Laurie
5 years ago
Great Blog as always.

So what did the Kramer clan dress up as for halloween? Any pix?
kim cuevas
5 years ago
awesome man... i was star strucked by you...atlast you showed...lol
J.Del
5 years ago
wow amazing!!! Andrew you guys should definitely show more backstage filming with Sam, i love it! i can't wait for the hats!! thanks again!
5 years ago
Great Amazing JOB KEEP IT Up
TJ
5 years ago
Wow Andrew. Pretty awesome. Loved the show, and the hat looks cool too! Might have to get that for Christmas or my birthday.
[...] Sam VS Sam, a video we featured in our last Blog Show.  The show also included behind the scenes footage and some added [...]
5 years ago
The show gets better every time.
Steve in AK
5 years ago
Well, to add to the hundreds of comments already here...
This was the greatest BlogShow yet! Love the behind the scenes, your usual humor, and even a bonus little short! After just receiving my copy of AE2, it's great to see you start using these elements in tutorials and in the show. That short was fantastic and hilarious! I'm on my way to watch the tutorial now.
Thanks for everything Andrew.
P.S. Are you sure you used the USPS to ship my AE2? It looks like a gorilla shoved it in my mailbox, pretty much destroying the DVD case. Thankfully, the discs are perfect, and that's what matters.
Trehytta
5 years ago
SAM vs SAM.. I Laught so much that I thougt my bowels was going to sputter out on the ground!!!
HILARIOUS!
Jamie Cimpson
5 years ago
That was great! The sam vs sam was pretty funny. And i love the new blog show and behind the scenes stuff. You should think about doing a day in the life of sam :)
derflodoss
5 years ago
Jawoll, your blog show is great, i want see more of the cool stuff behind the scenes. nice greets at the videocopilot team from berlin, keep it up.
5 years ago
Hahaha awesome, Sam vs Sam was hilarious.

The behind the scenes for the tutorials is great, would love to see more of it.

Saf
5 years ago
Hey, I want one of VC hats, how can I purchase it from Brazil?
Timinator
5 years ago
...still trying to wrap my brain around the words "Video Copilot warehouse"... you're come a long way in a short time.

When do we get a video tour of the new digs???
Timinator
5 years ago
Wow... the "Video Copilot Warehouse"... very impressive. Why do I get the feeling that those walls will be green within months?

The video blogs are awesome Andrew! Keep 'em coming
5 years ago
i can't wait for the hats i find it impossible to find other video copiloter's and that will be perfect
NajeraE
5 years ago
How many time have you kileed Sam??
By the way, Sam Is Awesomw Talentede Actor
I need to know how to buy a VCP Hat!!!!

Regards from El Salvador
Emmanuel
Fiber
5 years ago
Sam's stumps made me hungry...
5 years ago
love the show.....keep it going.
5 years ago
Hey Andrew :D

Just wanted to drop a line saying I absolutely love Video Copilot and all your tutorials and products. These video blogs are really great fun too,

Thanks so much man

P.S. SAM you are AWESOME TOO BRO!
5 years ago
WOW!. Can't wait for the hats!
Patrick Howe
5 years ago
This was exactly what I wanted out of the Video Blog! Short behind the scenes and on the set clips to go along with discussions and tutorials! Please keep it up for your tutorials! As for the Goonies, that just made my day.
ZPE
5 years ago
As for your research and cost of Halloween. The excitement a little kid has from going door to door and getting candy from complete strangers is pretty much priceless.....
Think2iceProductions
5 years ago
So glad you decided to do the video blog. I recommend your site at least five times a week and this kind of personal touch just makes it that much more pleasant to visit. I've done a lot of work in tutorial production and I am always impressed with your proper ratio of quality:interest:humor. Keep up the great work and thank you so much for all the AE help!

btw - Goonies bit gave me no choice but to post. Well done sir. Well done.
Anthony Stockman
5 years ago
Wiggle. More wiggle. And Andrew Kramer.
www.videocopilot.net

:D
Great stuff, thx man! Oh, and greatings from HUNGARY :)
Modulate
5 years ago
Just lookin for someone who wants to explode after a lightning hit :D
The Guy in the east
5 years ago
Hey Andrew! ever try other fx programs like the "FXhome" (http://fxhome.com/) products? What do you think of them? and would you make some tutorials with them?
Thanks!
china sun
5 years ago
hi i`m Chinese . and i just start to get this soft

U`re so cool how you did it? i want know more about it could i?
please!!!
illd
5 years ago
Hilarious stuff! Thanks VCP.
Hysteria
5 years ago
Always the best !!!
maxpd
5 years ago
Best one until now.
5 years ago
YAY! Toot is up!

It's 03:40 (am) here in the UK, guess I'll be wawake for another hour now... gonna watch Lightning strike part 1 twice !!!

:D
Henry Jo
5 years ago
Hi Andrew~
I.m from Korean..
I can watch out for your video..
See u next time~ :)
5 years ago
Sold all my halloween candy the first week of November for 35 bucks, no joke.
Stefan Myskow
5 years ago
Hey... Andrew...
Where'd you get your hoody? It's freakin' awesome.

Brilliant Vlog, I always find them exciting - even when you do trail off !

:D
RD
5 years ago
You are so funny! Don't start trying too hard now, but you crack me up! Also, I see all those subtle instances where you use those flares, turning off the camera and more :)
5 years ago
nice..keeping a eye out for the tut.
Olympia Logger
5 years ago
All the guy in here who are Dads have a pretty good idea why it's not out!

He's asleep on his feet.

And he'll STILL have to get up maybe three or four times TONIGHT too.
Trey Y.
5 years ago
Would you let us know what camera you use?

Oh and how does Sam keep coming back to life?
5 years ago
This tutorial looks absolutely amazing! So many different technuiqes involved... I can't wait to try it out for myself!

The blood on the lense and the ground looks sick! The CC is great as always, and the lightning strike looks very good! You did a great job on mixing the RL elemtns, such as the blood splatter and sparks, with the CG elements. It's also nice to see you bringing back some of the technuiqes from some of the older VC tutorials, such as the rain drops on the lense, and don't forget the sky replacement! Breathtaking as always!

I can't wait to see how you made the water on the ground splash. I've been trying to figure out how you did it, but I can't seem to make it look right. Maybe the reason why I can't re-create the water exactly, is because it's RL footage from Action Essentials 2?

Keep up the great work! You're truly an inspiration!
Josh M
5 years ago
this blog shot was great! loved the behind the scenes footage! amazing job on sam vs. sam! the camera shake looked very convincing as well, would you mind sharing what values you put into the wiggler for that? all the ones i've tried never look that good.
Andrew
5 years ago
This looks like a cool tutorial i love learning these visual effects in class all the time
5 years ago
Great Job, I loved the Goonies reference.

I like how in these video posts you can cut away and show some behind the scenes stuff on how things were set up. Keep up the good work.
Erik
5 years ago
hrhr nice
Funney to see behind the scenes

but....i give up im going to bed :( tut.
Artur
5 years ago
Oh, Andrew hurry up with this tut, gotta get up early tomorrow and it's midnight here in London.

Anyway, the blog show is evolved and I really like it, keep it up.
Max Stewart
5 years ago
Thats wicked can't wait.
Where did you get that Bubba gump t-shirt, so cool
5 years ago
wow andrew, gets a lot of comments,
just wanted to say that the fancy template design was used for a UTV commercial here in ireland,
well done andrew
pixel2009
5 years ago
Andrew . R U gonna have any other promo anytime soon?
I missed the one you had last week ( 25% off).
Thanks .-
5 years ago
Well, I've got enough after effectsing to do for tonight, so I guess I'll just stay up to see the tutorial tonight ;). Almost midnight out here..
Alex
5 years ago
Wow that was awesome. You guys should make a short movie
5 years ago
That's not nice for sam.
michael
5 years ago
"Well, it is Halloween... And people got to die..." Poor Sam, haha.

Thanks Andrew for taking the time to help us out, =)
5 years ago
This new blog thing is so freaking cool....Thanks andrew your the man....
Erick
5 years ago
Comom Andrew! It's the tutorial time!
I want Videocopilot super nice hats :,)
David
5 years ago
I need a video copilot hat. I can't live without one. All of my friends will think that I'm the coolest and they will want hats too. Then all of their friends will get hats. Eventually everyone will have a Video Copilot hat and then I will have to order the newer version of the video copilot hat. And then everyone will know that I am the one true video copilot King. Please let me know how to get a hat. dnastudioproductions.blogspot.com
5 years ago
Man its soo late here in Germany.
Please post that tutorial!
5 years ago
Can u tell us where u got the bubba gump T? Ta.
Justin
5 years ago
The website is still going to explode. There's probably several hundred people anxiously refreshing so that they too can get a chance to strike Sam with lightning.
Noep
5 years ago
Are u uploading the video tutorial today? I am anxious waiting for it. Would you be able to give us a full behind the scenes for both tutorials? Also what was that fog thing you were spraying in the warehouse and where did you use it?
diego aguirre
5 years ago
wow... you know what... i love the behing scenes give me a meaning idea of how make this mare realistic and how you work :D
Deniss
5 years ago
Exelent preview, Andrew! Greetings from a Estonia.
Imran
5 years ago
Hi! this is Wow.....when u release Awesome tutorial...
5 years ago
As always there Andrew another FANTASTIC 'video'. Loving this new video blog/show thingy!

Would LOVE to see more 'Behind the Scenes' stuff of you guys filming for AE tuts. After-all you are 'VIDEO' Co-pilot not 'AE' Co-pilot. - LOL
- Just kidding, although I hope I haven't given anyone any ideas on starting a new website. That said, if i did then I'd like a credit... or maybe some cash... or free-bs' or something ;)
john grenham
5 years ago
that effect looks like the zapper weapon from district 9 blowing up Sam
Olympia Logger
5 years ago
Huh!?!!
"Catch you" ...I guess I completely missed the AE parts.
As far as I can see you haven't "started"

I could post a list of traing and marketing videos for insurance agents that's hundreds of clips long, but I can't because they're for Agent/Brokers Use Only ...that and I wouldn't because they're banal and would throw people here into chronic and acute fits of ennuie!
Pedrock
5 years ago
Are you going to release 2 tutorials? One for the lightening and other for the clones?
I hope so.
5 years ago
This show was fantastic It was so fun to watch it.
And I like it very much when you show "behind the scenes footage"
I look up to you Andrew and I could watch your show every day.. But too bad that there is so long time between every show...

Anyways Keep up the good work and Awesomeness.
Video copilot is the best!
5 years ago
great but short...
to be honest i didnt like the legs of sam just standing there...
Omer Wodnizki
5 years ago
looks great, can't wait for the tutorial...
BTW, great Bubba Gump T-shirt
5 years ago
Great show. It looks amazing and again, at this rate you're going to catch me at cyclenow.us,
Shaded Crayfish
5 years ago
Just wondering if u plan on makin these video blogs work on the mobile site like the tutorials do. I'd love to be able to watch them on the move. In my view it would be more usefull to have this than the tuts. Still, keep up the good work buddy
Rwanlink
5 years ago
I can't wait Andrew :p
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, way to dump out 6 gallons of water. California isn't in a drought or anything, but I guess as long as its constructive its ok :D.
5 years ago
YES !! I requested the blow up effect from District 9 and BAM, there it is, with a twist! Awesome, just awesome!
Mikko Hassinen
5 years ago
Hey Andrew you could upload a video showing us your new office,your place,how is your day,where you live and stuff like that!!
I would like to say thanks so much for all these years learning with Videocopilot!
Long life for you and your family
JJan
5 years ago
/agree to Erick
Would be a nice thing to see your home/office :)

greetz from Germany
Rutger
5 years ago
Simply love this one Andrew! Absolutly briliant!
And hell I want that hat! :-)
flo
5 years ago
This blog show is really awesome, it's a real pleasure to watch it, thanks for all your kickin' ass stuff !!! :)
Bart
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, Great blog !
Where can we get the cloud in a can ?
I'm looking for that.
Erick
5 years ago
Hey Andrew you could upload a video showing us your new office,your place,how is your day,where you live and stuff like that!!
I would like to say thanks so much for all these years learning with Videocopilot!
Long life for you and your family
bb
5 years ago
grrrrrrrrr i cant wait anymore
JhAvIeEr
5 years ago
Heeey, I like this kind of blog show, more than the one when you just sit on your chair all the episode, It's much better with the cool scenes you recorded previously...
Anyway..

Happy Halloween Andrew! Keep rocking, you're the master...
bb
5 years ago
ant wait to see the new tut
conor
5 years ago
i rather have a t shirt than a hat, like a funky abstract t-shirt, it's be gud if andrew used some of those 3d light casting effects for the t-shirts
Max Porto
5 years ago
Correction... anti-heroe, I mean.
Max Porto
5 years ago
By the way. Just a suggestion: What do you think to put one of the San's boots falling on the ground, when the lightning destroyed him? You know? More realistic, I think.
Great job. Sam is the anti-hero. :)
Max Porto
5 years ago
I want the Video Copilot hat. What can I do to order it? Greetings from a Brazil's fan!
5 years ago
Looks good, However I am really interested in the ground breaking and floating effect you did for the title card. It's perfect for a short film I've been wanting to do. Any chance you are going to make a tutorial or blog post on the setup of that"?
borys[k]ed
5 years ago
When I was on forum, I watched a couple of "headshots", theye were pretty amazing, but this one looked REALLY realistic and cool:D You are really amazing in motion - graphics and visual effects. Good Job Mr. Andrew Kramer
5 years ago
This was so good I had to watch it 3 times.

Hope we won't have to wait long for the tutorial, I have a neighbor I want to get struck by lightning for drilling while I'm taking a nap. Wrapping him up in tinfoil and tying him to the chimney didn't work out well last month.

Love the behind the scenes footage..I hope you will do that a lot..

Thanks for being both a tutor and inspiration

Fabian a.k.a. R-CANE
5 years ago
I need one of those hats!!!!!!!!


Can't wait for the tutorial ;)
jnewmark
5 years ago
Poor Sam. He's Video Copilot's Kenny
Vers
5 years ago
goonies...haha...loved that one!
5 years ago
hi have to say i have been on this website every day for about a year now and i love everything you do i liked how is this little movie you show use how you filmed a lot of it and i hope you keep on doing that.

i"m going to be buying my first Camcorder that VIXIA HG20 Hard Disk Drive and i can't wait for it and i will be starting to do what you do haha
getting a green screen
i love this website
nice hates might buy one idk
Ken
5 years ago
nice video blog!
i can't wait to see the tutorial
you are amazing Andrew Kramer!

greetings from Belgium
justin m
5 years ago
great job again guys keep doing your thing
Shaded Crayfish
5 years ago
Just wondering if u plan on makin these video blogs work on the mobile site like the tutorials do. I'd love to be able to watch them on the move. In my view it would be more usefull to have this than the tuts. Still, keep up the good work buddy
carlos
5 years ago
frikin' awesome!
Ian
5 years ago
actually natgeo did a cool animation on how much money the halloween can $$thchain to america :)

thanks for the blog...Ian from BRASIL
Keble
5 years ago
This really looks like getting shot by the arc gun from District 9, awesome!
5 years ago
Too cool....I loved the good-guy bad-guy part of Sam....I didn't expect the bullet ricocheting off of things and hitting him...but it was cool to watch...also loved the exploding Sam....WOO HOO!
Kai
5 years ago
awesome!
I really like the Blog show.

Nice jacket, BTW.
babamaba
5 years ago
wow he blows up like in "Watchmen" !
Eric from The Bronx
5 years ago
Video Copilot, you have made learning fun again! "Today boys and girls, we are going to learn how to turn some poor sap into tomato paste!" Well played as always. :)
5 years ago
Really exclusive show thanks for all team
Simeon S from trinidad
5 years ago
Andrew, yea fan of you work and student of your teachings anyways, I'm pretty much laughing off my underwear right now, since i don't own pants anyways Mr Kramer, if you ever need an African worker that speaks like an Jamaican but in an understandable tone call meh or more likely skpe me since i don't have a phone... just sending out love for your work man...
Sandy
5 years ago
gr8 going as usual Andrew & Sam!!

Just Awesome!! Can't Wait...
Lindsay
5 years ago
Hmm, an interesting discussion to be had on the gear that you use. Not just the camera but I'm assuming there's a 35mm lens adapter *or* is the depth of field in Sam vs. Sam created in AE. It looks more organic to me so I'm guessing a Redrock or similar. I believe I've seen the snout of a Kessler crane on the site at some point as well.So how about a rundown of the VideoCopilot gear horde, what's hiding under the Rycote wind suppressor, what model of Blue mic are you using for the voiceovers and what's the ratio of brand name versus home brew tech in use with team Kramer?
5 years ago
Great show!
Awsome! ;)

Yeah, which camera did you use?
black
5 years ago
how do you make the video copilot floor exploding intro to your vids? maybe a tut on that?

:D

Thanks
5 years ago
Hi Andrew, phenomenal Blog Show! Great!!! ;o) One short question: Wich camera are you using for the shooting with Sam?

Nice Greetings,

André
Mike
5 years ago
I can't believe no one has mentioned the use of the Optical Flares in this video blog! Nice Andrew, I like them!! When will the be available? I gots to have them!!!!
5 years ago
Great stuff, extremely entertaining! It's a shame these blog shows don't go longer than they do. :)

I'd love to know how you did the rain so well, I tried to create some rain a few days ago in both After Effects and 3ds Max. Everything I tried, failed. I haven't entirely given up, I am still looking around to see how it can be done well.
el bolex
5 years ago
3D and 2D mixed or what?
see the next link...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3j2XaeVrjE&feature=player_embedded
Haris_Gr
5 years ago
Nice Andrew.. Let's wait 4 the tutorial;)
Sherwin from Philippines
5 years ago
Poor Sam he always die in the scenes hahaha!
B3T0N
5 years ago
Andrew nice work . It is so funny , very very nice episode of you Blog Show . Sam Loya is the best "actor" Ive ever seen !!!! The Sam's face of guy in the red shirt , oh my god I can't stop laughing :D
Shahrooz
5 years ago
You Are No.1 For Me And ... !

Tanks Dood
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,

what is your camera?

it's perferct quality, i want to know, to collect the money and buy one for me!
Dave Gregson
5 years ago
OMG, That is so funny. Love the Goonies reference. I love that film, one of my all time fav's.

As always, you and the team, over at VideoCopilot, do the best tutorials and it has to be said the out takes were brilliant!
More blog's like these please.
Looking forward to the tutorial as always..
Peace Out
Dave :)
MELLE
5 years ago
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. I was so much laughing about the scene where he shoots himslef. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D I was really laughing out loud.
melle (Germany)
Alex
5 years ago
This is great man
Zin_onos
5 years ago
finally a tut with dismembering people, blood n' gore! Thank you so much Andrew. Can't wait til' tomorrow!
Matt
5 years ago
people gotta die!!
Zak
5 years ago
hahahahahahahahahaha great video Andrew , and the tutorial will be amazing i'm waiting for it :D
5 years ago
Glad people understood the goonies reference! Wasn't sure about that one :)

As for the static trees at the end... you will see in the tutorial the trees are not static. In the example, I decided to make Sam explode at the last minute so I didn't recomp the backplate from the source footage.

Besides, maybe I wanted them to be frozen. These radioactive lightning bolts generate high frequency electro-STATIC waves that freeze everything within a 6-block radius! Even trees. or maybe I just forgot...
    Aditya
    4 years ago
    Andrew, when will the tutorial be released ????
    couldn't find it anywhere ...:-(
Skully
5 years ago
After Sam explodes the Trees stopped mooving.
Jenovah
5 years ago
I'm also wondering how you would fix the problem with the wind. The tree on the back end isnt blowing at all, probably since you did some scene extension there.

But the trees on the front shouldn't stop moving from the wind after Sam explodes, which happens now. I know I'm talking about stupid details because the shot looks EXCELLENT. But I'm curious to know how you would be fixing that...
Rogier Colijn
5 years ago
WHOA! nice tutorial! I expected to see it now allready, since i was refreshing the page for hours yester day night (i commented at 21:54 local time here) and not it's 11:20 here, and the tutorial still isn't up, is there something wrong? Or is it just becoming evening there?
Nigel
5 years ago
Mr Kramer, the blogs and tutorials are always good value, but the goonies call in this had me in stitches-genius!!top stuff sir, thanks for a tuts and insights a magic site

cheers
nigel
5 years ago
LMAO! :-)

This was freaking hilarious! I actually watched it 4 times to take it all in, but man this funny on so many levels.

With a lot of respect,
Lee Andrew
Jenovah
5 years ago
Excellent stuff man! I'm using electricity powers and lightning in a VFX film I'm working on, so you came right on time once again!

And the goonies rule! :D

Looking forward to the tutorial.
Thx again AK
5 years ago
Wow Nice Lighting in Sam vs Sam
I like the SAM is not dominated by laughter while filming :D :D Allow me for translation ;)
David Coster
5 years ago
So awsome,

sam vs sam and the new tutoiral.... niiiiice!
5 years ago
With the new way of video feel we are with you in your creations
James Robinson
5 years ago
You've got to add the ricochet sound fx to a project file Andrew. LOL
codemonkey123
5 years ago
LOL,

Awesome blog show. I chuckled through 80% of it.

GLAD TO SEE THE SAM MAN BACK!
5 years ago
Hey I'm looking forward to that tutorial!
I also did a lightning effect and a short breakdown vid.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acr4iEUL6Xc&fmt=22
varuken
5 years ago
this stuff is not tox...

LOL
Mariano
5 years ago
hahah cool Andrew.

amm, hey!
Morty
5 years ago
Make the next one longer and more.. time-wastable :D:D
Btw, the lightning, Is that the built in "Advanced Lightning" or did you composite it on your own?
Paul
5 years ago
haha oh man you are funny man : "stand in hobo" then "actual hobo"
tariq
5 years ago
Andrew did u use (Rayfire tool) to make the exploding effect in the intro
James SBS
5 years ago
That was very cool. McLovin' the behind the scenes. You need to get this on CBS. Right after Letterman...
SkyFall Productions
5 years ago
I'm very excited for those tutorials!

And I really enjoyed the use of your new lens flairs, they look amazing!
duoblade
5 years ago
Dude love the blog shows but where can we buy the hats and shirts?
KK
5 years ago
OMG!!!
Great job!!!
Victor
5 years ago
Do a tut how to do a good video podcast like this, what cam, mic, light and codec setup?
Nicolas
5 years ago
this blog show was amazing.
I' sitting at my desk the hole weekend, learning for an important history test and this video was reason enough for me to take a break
thank you.
Now I'm motivated to carry on.
kira
5 years ago
what about those caps? price?
hey Sir Andrew Kramer. .

how can we buy the video copilot hats
here in the Philippines?

and especially how can we buy the VCP's T-Shirt. .
that you've showcase to us. .

anyway. . your right. .

thanks for some nonsense blogs. .

haha. .

more power VCP. . and please. .

release the Optical Lens Flare ASAP. .
(just requesting. .)
tvandang
5 years ago
i love the behind-the-scenes. you should show all the behind scenes if the tutorial has one. we can learn a lot more if you do. can't wait for the tutorial.

tvandang
James
5 years ago
And this is why I love your site/company!
Looking forward to the tutorial.
Liking the behind the scenes look bit.
Victor
5 years ago
Hmm, the tree stop moving after the lightning blast.. weird..
Oluwapelumi
5 years ago
Craving to see the tut.
FinalStep
5 years ago
It is the first time I saw sam and he already dies ?!
LOL
However i can't wait for the tutorial with him =)
Grayville
5 years ago
haha...I like this video...Sam Speaks.
harvard_barkley_the third
5 years ago
heartfelt greetings to you and your kinsmen Lord Kramer. In a future tutorial it would please me to see Sam Loya consumed by a ravenous swarm of ants!
darin
5 years ago
when can i buy a hat????
Mohammad Sunny
5 years ago
tutorials getting better everytime, i was blown away, especially by sam vs sam very comical. I hope the 100th tutorial is something super cool, but once again THAT WAS AMAZING!
Ennis Buchi
5 years ago
That was awsome man :D Always inspiring us, thnx. Also thanks a lot to our hero SAM, he is an perfect actor 5*
J Fish
5 years ago
LOL - ...people gotta die. Halloween is a fun time and that v_blog was funny!
Felix Loya
5 years ago
There you go cousin keep the good work up!! Proud of you! God bless.
5 years ago
I gotta get me one of those hats. Hope it's in the blog post tomorrow ;) Or maybe free with the purchase of Optical Lens flares? ;) HA HA!

Thanks, guys!
Vince
5 years ago
So can I get a hat the same place I can get a shirt?
Gonzalo
5 years ago
Hahaha... it's really cool to see u talking and directing man. I gonna try this tomorrow... now I'm going to party... XD
Simeon S
5 years ago
MICHEAL BAY vs ANDREW KRAMER... I'm confused, who's work do i admire more?
G36guuner
5 years ago
tht looks epic
quick ques. sam vs. sam for the blood jeting out of him when he gets shot by the bullet did u use one or two of the action movie essentials blood bursts it jus looks familiar to tht
RicharD17
5 years ago
My God, very cool!!!

now i gonna wait the tutorial :)

thank Andrew
NicChap
5 years ago
Silly Troll! Keep 'em coming!
Kevin Lee
5 years ago
The world series is on, the USC game is on, its Halloween, DVXUser fest releases... and you expect me to watch this?? Its gonna have to wait...
Yathern
5 years ago
Hey! Im such a huge fan of the site! I have been working in after effects for about three months now, and every day I feel like I learn twice as much as I knew the day before!

Your tutorials are really great, and have been the main factor in the motivation behind my work.

Do you have any suggestions as to a plug-in that will allow text to be extruded in 3D? Because I currently use the shatter effect, but lighting gets a little iffy on that.I was just wondering if you use any plugins for that!
Andrew Larson
5 years ago
AK you rock! if i every grow up i want to be just like you. :-P
hey. .

can't wait for the upcoming tutorial!!

especially sam vs sam. .

hahaha. .

MABUHAY VIDEOCOPILOT!!!
5 years ago
NICE!! Love the sam vs sam skit, and the new tutorial!

PS - Aside from the topic, I have a question. There is a lot of controversy going on over what editing software is the best: Avid, Final Cut, or Premiere Pro. They say that premiere pro isn't even a factor, and that Avid is more top-of-the-line. Although I have had experience with all three, I still find Premiere to be a very good tool, although they choose to rule it out. My question is, what do you think is the most effective tool for professional editing?
dineo
5 years ago
amazing..
can't wait for the tutorial..
jim hines
5 years ago
Stand in hobo - real hobo - hahahaha

It's gettin' there man, it's gettin' there.

Rock on!
thatDUDEâ„¢
5 years ago
cool stuff right here
5 years ago
Love the video posts man, more behind the scenes!
Dan
5 years ago
...I loved this guy known as Sam ...

It's a shame that you had to kill him. Cuz ... we all know that Sam has no evil twin.

You can't foul me with your special effects ANDREW !

He probably knew to much anyway... I can understand and forgive.

Seriously ... nice job!
Jason Spinks
5 years ago
No fake applause at the end to simulate the LIVE studio audience. :Z

All in all a great blog show, was nice to see the Video Copilot studio.
TK-Master
5 years ago
hahaha! i rofled so much on sam's face on the sam vs sam scene xD gj andrew as always.. 1 thing i noticed even from the first time i saw the video is at 5.05-5.07.. sam's clone is not there :P well anyway we are w8ing for the tut!
Tarrizz
5 years ago
Poor, poor Sam :/

yeah you should give Sam more lines, he's really a good actor :P

I think you could've had a more Halloween inspired tutorial, though somebody finally died a gruesome death.
Hob
5 years ago
Maybe, for the next tutorial, you could have Sam transform into a werewolf, or ...a Jack Russel Terrier? Besides, all the Halloween stuff will be on sale tomorrow, so you could even save a few dollars on supplies. It's a shame it couldn't have been done FOR Halloween, though.
5 years ago
I'm a fat bald guy in NEED of a Video Co-Pilot hat! When can we order the swag?! By the way, Thanks for saving my butt last weekend. Had a client that had a bunch 'o video and needed a 26 hour turnaround for a web launch. Used VCP Pro Scores, Twitch, Designer SFX and new found knowledge from the Andrew Kramer Library of Knowledge. Only wish I had more time on the project...

http://www.youtube.com/tvforradio

Keep up the great work Professor!
5 years ago
Awesome, well done! Very entertaining!
Rob
5 years ago
Goonies music was killer...HAHA! Well done! I am still laughing!
Remington M
5 years ago
Oh yeah, thats a sick idea stef, we totally need some videocopilot mouse pads.
Anyways, awesome "blog show" looking forward to the tutorial. Are you just going to give away the blood and stuff? I guess I have AE2 so it doesn't really matter, but I was just curious.
Stef
5 years ago
Hey andrew! i loved this blog haha! whan of the most hilarious ones ive watched yet. Cool thing with the hat! By the way. I would love to have like a Video Copilot mouse mat or something? maybe it would be a cool idea :D

love your stuff! greetings
5 years ago
One thing i noticed is that the trees stop rustling when sam explodes. Not a biggie as many people won't notice but its still there. :)
Joey
5 years ago
you are truly one of the greats. Look forward to every tutorial. Keep it up Andrew.
Jice
5 years ago
I watch the Goonies at least twice a year. The music was an excelent touch :3
martintroy
5 years ago
AK video blogs are great!! Sam has lines this time! He is such a great actor!
5 years ago
You need 80 candies inorder to get a 20$ suit...so now you can figure it out :)

LOVE YOU ANDREW!
Lindsay
5 years ago
Oh man that was great! Sam Loya Fan Club page... do want! Sam Loya t-shirts, posters and jammies for the kids, a goldmine I tells ya. Must say I'm bummed by the timing of the announcement of the hat. I ordered three DVDs that should be arriving any day now, if I had known I'd have ordered a hat as well, since my hair takes no rigging whatsoever.
Eddie
5 years ago
That was funniest one ive seen in a long time. I think its A great thing u are doing showing behind the scenes shots, and how u actually make the scenes with sam excelent. Keep it up......
Dawg69
5 years ago
Great Andrew, New blog working great. Cheers
5 years ago
I think the single thing i am gonna like in this tutorial is the rain effect...
I'm orthodox and Halloween has a lot of satanic symbols and stuff....unfortunately americans seem to enjoy it...unfortunately
Peter
5 years ago
Not to be pessimistic, but all that blood/gore on the ground needs to interact with the water puddles and rain more if you want it to look completely realistic…
Weasel
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,
That's very cool! I really love your Tutorials and Blog Shows!!!
Greets from Germany!
5 years ago
Or if you're still living:))
zozo
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Will the hat help me pick up chicks?
ShoeToad
5 years ago
Are those hailstones?

Also, there's a glitch in the spark composite;

when Sam's seperated from his legs (and the sparks are gone) you can still see some of them showing up on the ground ... I guess that's not ment to be ^^

Other then that: NICE!

Can't wait on that tutorial!

- ShoeToad
5 years ago
Andrew - I loved the Goonies reference. This is the biggest LMFAO you have provided in all of your tutorials. Thank you and Happy Halloween to you & Sam!
Jason
5 years ago
Andrew,

Random question....are you wearing fallen sneakers?
kobacchi
5 years ago
Cool, cant wait for the tutorial.
Clayton Light
5 years ago
Hey AK,
Maybe you should have a tab for VCP gear where we can buy the hat's and t-shirt's, coffee mugs, Halloween masks of you and Sam, pajamas, etc.
5 years ago
haaha that´s amazing like a [D9]

[GREAT]
5 years ago
Wow! For sure a hit ! You sunk my virtual minds eye battleship my friend . Happy Hallows Eve !
Jason
5 years ago
Looks so amazing!!!! Cant wait to try it
Qw3rtium
5 years ago
Wow, the backround looks interesting with all the buildings and lightnings behind the clouds. Can't wait for the tutorial! Keep up the great work!
5 years ago
sam vs sam was gr8 ...cat wa8 the Tutorial
Saxon
5 years ago
Awesome show! look forward to the tutorial

also, Love the Bubba Gump T-shirt! lol.
bahaa
5 years ago
i hope the tutorial wont be up late ..please!
Kroepoe
5 years ago
That's cool!
Love the behind the scenes part..
Always love to see what happens behind the cameras!
And also, what do you think about the new show on discovery science? It's called 'Science of the movies', except for that guy being too happy about it, what do you think?

Show us more of you and sam (and the rest of the crew, ofcourse!) behind the scenes, and I do like these little movies!

Great job VP!
vagnum08
5 years ago
that was great! greetings from greece
5 years ago
Wow, I just finished making a similar effect for a project today. Yours just looks better :)
Thanks for being so involved in the AE world!
mike l
5 years ago
im so glad you did a vfx tutorial...im alot more interest in them than the motion graphic stuff...and i love effects like that! looks good

also nice forrest gump shirt haha
Mr. Holland
5 years ago
Wonderfull, Andrew You Make My Halloween!!!
Can't Wait until tomorrow to see the tutorial, but first I'll gonna buy the Blu Ray of The Goonies! I Love them and I appreciated you making the scene of the Fratelli's escape from jail in the blog show. What a movie and what a soundtrack!
Theis
5 years ago
Loved it!

It would be very nice to see some more behind the scenes footages. I would like to see how you set up things - and even better with some tip and tricks added. Tips to the shooting and setup. :)
Kamerooney1
5 years ago
Brilliant! Can't wait. I'm tired though, it's 11:00 in Wales. That's very cool though. Sam LOL :) Thanks again. Can't wait for the tutorials and other blogs. By the way, when filming the "rain sam lightning scene - Upcoming Tutorial with Sam Loya" did you also film that on a tripod and use a wiggle effect in AE, or was it filmed hand held and motion tracked? (I Understand that this question has been asked but not about this scene though. Please write back. Thanks again,
5 years ago
When can we get the hats! :O
Thomas
5 years ago
God i loved this blog show!

Please make em coming!
Morten S. Clausen
5 years ago
Great video blog and a pretty cool Forrest Gump t-shirt.

www.lastexittonowhere.com ?
jack
5 years ago
brilliant as always, i love the rain droplet effect on the floor :)
peter
5 years ago
happy all hallows even. sam is my big hero. hope to learn more about your CG-rain because im working on a clients project in which it has to rain
Mikko Hassinen
5 years ago
Where cna I buy Video Copilot cap and T-shirt?
fx pro
5 years ago
amazing....so now I need to get a cap koz winter is comming, hehehehehehehe
Olympia Logger
5 years ago
On the face of it, it seems like Sam has lots of a.....um.....issues.

When the fact of it is - he's doing what came from the pen of SOMEbody else.

Hmmmmmmm...
Diego G.
5 years ago
Andrew, Will we be able to download the Sam vs Sam video from VC.net?
5 years ago
Hey looks totaly awesome!

I did a lightning effect too today!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acr4iEUL6Xc&fmt=22
5 years ago
Hahahaha, you guys crack me up. I'm seeing some nice compositing in the rain shot too, the clouds and city in the background. Also nice to see that you keep thinking of new creative and innovative ways to kill Sam!
Nike
5 years ago
That was awsome. But it would be great if you could make the shows a little longer =)
YOur site is amazing and boy did it grow fast in the last years
( I just had to say that) :)
coyote37
5 years ago
it smell very good! concerning halloween in France, commercial try to "impose" us this celebration 3 or 4 years ago, but people dont really know the..." background" of this celebration, they just saw that was a huge commercial operation. so in France halloween is not so expensive.
shenigami
5 years ago
wow!!! amazing
cant wait for the tutorial :D
5 years ago
Awesome!
Can't wait for the tutorial :).
5 years ago
Awesome! Loved every minute. :)
5 years ago
Sample video is amazing, both of them. Always inspiring us, thanks.
Bader Ahmed
5 years ago
The video loads very slow, and it just play few seconds and stop to the begining, I've experienced this problem since the last show -

Andrew, Is here any thing changed to your servers or Bandwidth of the streamed video.


Please help me

Thank you
5 years ago
I love seeing the BTS!!!
More more more!!!
5 years ago
@Thechrisj:
Filmed with a tripod and wiggle added in AE. Good Catch!
    akomack
    4 years ago
    Is there a tutorial for the intro on the blog?
james
5 years ago
it was good but not as good as the others but i think that is because of the length but it was still very good

Keep it up :)
5 years ago
Hahaha! That was good.
Diego G.
5 years ago
hahaha, Sam's explotion was funny :P
PatrikTG
5 years ago
So where do I order my hat?
gnakli
5 years ago
Where can I buy THE caps !!!! lol

Always good to see how high goes this pilot !
thanks so much for your amazing energy Andrew.

Greetings from Lyon France.
Carl
5 years ago
that`s awesome
can`t wait
5 years ago
Sam Vs. Sam was amazing, you should post it as a separate movie, it was hilarious, amazing job!

By the way when filming Sam Vs Sam, did you film on a tripod and use a wiggle effect in AE, or was it filmed hand held and motion tracked?
Chris
5 years ago
very great video, can't w8
Roosvelt
5 years ago
Wow That was Amazing AK
axxoe
5 years ago
right on andrew . . yo r da best (NOOOT)
Jordan Marcotte
5 years ago
Nice job! I can now actually see what it's like when it comes to filming.
adam
5 years ago
damn! i love the new blog system

by the way could you also make a tutorial on the composite of sam shooting him self, not the cloning or bullets bouncing off stuff just the end bit. you make all the elements go together so perfectly bravo!

kramer FTW
Thijs
5 years ago
Woooh :D gr8!! :)
Mikko Hassinen
5 years ago
Cool beard, man! Awesome blog, keep them coming!
Mohaimn
5 years ago
oooooooooooooh
Great.
That's Great.
Thanx
5 years ago
Lmao i was reloading the page for the last hour, and I reloaded it right when I guessed it!

I'm so fricken excited for this tutorial!
5 years ago
Woooow tha's very cool...
Diego G.
5 years ago
Finally mate :P
5 years ago
Man, i´ve been refreshing the page the whole day. Cool!
Erick
5 years ago
Yeeeeeeeah Finally :D
adam
5 years ago
wow amazing lol
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