BLOG SHOW: Optical Flares & Bears Oh My!

In this new “Video Blog Show” we will be trying a new format and most importantly checking out the interface for OPTICAL FLARES for the first time!

Topics Covered:
New Blog Show Format
Fight Enhancement Tip in AE
Check out Upcoming Bar Graph Tutorial
5 Min Inside Look at the Optical Lens Flare Interface

This episode is a bit longer (18 min) but the time flies-by! We are shooting for 10 minute shows in the future! We also changed the resolution to 960×540 so you can see the tutorials and demonstrations much easier.

NOTE: Optical Flares is Mac & PC compatible.

POSTED:
5 years ago
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397 Comments

1 year ago
Hiya! I simply wish to give an enormous thumbs up for the great data
you will have here on this post. I shall be coming back to your blog for extra soon.
mohamad
4 years ago
it"s very nice thanks
Audi
4 years ago
Why are you so funny T.T
<3!!
4 years ago
the new cannon 60D does have the flip around screen which does allow me to get thosee low shots and high shots. also green screen awesome best picture ever. to help with shakiness.... is that a word??? .... but any way just hold it with both hands and if you have the 60D then hold it at your waist or use a steady cam. fyi
marhsall
4 years ago
well ass for tutorials on using optical flares, they are awsome. just wish i could use the flares i bought for 125. but cant get a download link. emailed them twice since that is the only contact available and still no reply. really sucks that im having to wait so long on something so cool... well hopefully posting here will get some kind of response
Simon
4 years ago
lol.
thx to our sponsor coca cola.
*opens a pepsi* :D
4 years ago
The first priority of the site administrator for your comments right know, thank you. Really very good information-sharing gives you.
Thanks in knowledge
4 years ago
Haha, that was the funniest vidcast I've seen in a while!! Your rambling is by far the most entertaining part of the video!! The bare/bear hands thing had me in tears!! : )
Sepehr
4 years ago
LOL you gave Coca Cola a shout out and then at the end you were drinking Pepsi!
4 years ago
hi sir,
it was great making sir
5 years ago
thanks.Great post.
Lee
5 years ago
hi emm nice tut andrew... 1 question can u make a tut on the breaking of floor ? as shown in the intro and at the end... thanks :D
Goran
5 years ago
Andrew, I was really hoping that you could make a tutorial on how to make that bg that u used in those dinamic bars... That black stuff is soo awsome... I would be really glad if you could make the tutorial... nice work!
5 years ago
yé yé yé yé man good work..... that great! Mr. Andrew you are the best and you have a nice smail man hhhhhh
Zen
5 years ago
Hey Andrew
I was impressed when saw the beginning of this introduction video about Optical Flares.
Can you make a tutorial about how to make the ground blow off like that? That's so cool!
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,
cant you make a Tutorial how to make this awesome 3d room,where the Dynamic Bar Graphs are ?
I think that looks soooooooooo awesome.. cant realy describe how it looks for me..
I think i would pay you more than 400$~ for that..
..by the way im sorry about my english.. :/
Marcel
5 years ago
Oh no! You're not drinking Coca-Cola!

XD
Ahmed Rashed
5 years ago
Finaly I see you but nice vid. keep it up Androw
5 years ago
Love the video blog and great job on the flares plug...

Who makes the mic that you are using?

--Thanks
Lugen
5 years ago
LoL that coke-thing :D :D :D
5 years ago
Wow, that is an amazing GUI! It is a rarity these days to see an animated UI, great job!
I was wondering what language you used to make the effects?

Great job on the plugin,
Max
5 years ago
You are my man! =)
Dave
5 years ago
I just want to ask. Which is better? Knoll Light Factory Pro or Optical Len Flare?? What are the difference?
Jai
5 years ago
Dude you are soooooooo friggin funny man. Its so effortess haha, what a way to liven up these videos and tutorials man. Excellent. God Bless You man.

~thejA!RU
Brett
5 years ago
I got my eagle scout last june.

I love your blog updates, even if they are rambling.
ken
5 years ago
like it all, but was wondering in the preset save that we could have a community icon that would connect with others that have the program to share our presets with ...just a thought of a plug-in that gives back...awesome!
Gian
5 years ago
hahahaa!!
coca-colaa "sponsoring you" and then drinking a pepsi?
ahhh that made my day :)

gotta love lens flares <3
5 years ago
LOL love the subliminal messaging of the twitch product lol
5 years ago
Andrew, could you do a tutorial for the intro that you have for the vlogs?

That would be awesome...
whiteto
5 years ago
that great! Mr. Andrew

I'm new for your website.

I'm thai people.

I like all about your Tip so much. It makes me to improve my AE skill.



Thank you very much Mr.Andrew. you are My master of AE !!!!!!!!!
Guy
5 years ago
Would love some of that blue hair gel :p
jim_stone
5 years ago
Andrew,

the video blogs are great...really enjoying them keep up the fantastic work.

Quick question as always, and i'll explain as i go along. I'm moving to the US this thursday (29th oct 2009)and I want to keep a vidoe blog for friends and family back home in ireland - sooooo what video camera are you using for the blog show. It would be awesome if I could do a video blog for them (and maybe use the same video camera as is used for my blog, to shoot some of the cool stuff i'll be doing while i'm in sierra vista, arizona.)

thanks for your help and the endless knowledge that you share...thoughts on the 7D were great!

God bless
5 years ago
hahahahahahahahaha,,,,,,,your tutorial very nice,,,

spiit for me
Edwin
5 years ago
Ooops! ment to say makes me want to keep coming back for more,so now here I am again.
Edwin
5 years ago
You are so funny, just makes want to keep coming back for more.
ArterHWTD
5 years ago
That's really great!

New format is much better and I finally see how Andrew Kramer looks like. And shifty eyes is fun.

Thanks, great job you doing.
5 years ago
great work Andrew

keep it up dude
5 years ago
mr andrew kramer tanx for that
i very like to see you
really
5 years ago
that,s really good nice
very sweet
5 years ago
hi thats really very very good
nice tanx a lot.
Feru
5 years ago
Hey Andrew It's amazing your work, I like too much, thanks for the advice about the new plugin.

Congratulations From Venezuela!!!!!!!!!!!
5 years ago
Hey Andrew!

The Interface for Optical Flares looks great and very intuitive and I know how much work that is (not even mentioning the flares);
but how will we be animating the values that define the look of the lens flare?

Okay - you might say "Thats unrealistic!", because Lens Flares normally stay the same in a scene, but I ask you: Who wants to be realistic?

Best Regards,
Dave

P.S. Do I get an email notification when you answer? Pleaaaseee...
Mateus Ferreira
5 years ago
This new logo from Pepsi is Pepsi for designers!! hauhauha
NB
5 years ago
You sound more funny than you look! Thanks a lot, great work!
Lindsay
5 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBjibTimX-g

Ohmigawd!!! This looks like such a blast and the effects look really good!
Ayb from the Philippines
5 years ago
by the way. .

i also wanted to say thank you to the sponsor of the
videocopilot. . "COCA COLA" hahaha!
Ayb from the Philippines
5 years ago
hey Sir Andrew. .

Thank you so much for the preview in the upcoming plug in. .
it's Nothing not very at all (haha). . yeah. .

anyway. . uhm, anybody who can answer this. . please. .
"IS IT POSIBLE TO APPLY THE NORMALITY TO THE PLUG IN?"
i mean, can the plug in affect the normality?

please answer. . anybody. .

for the sake of others/everyone. .

thank you again. .

god bless VCP!
JkL
5 years ago
Andrew, I love you!! :P
5 years ago
Great stuff. I would also like to know what type of audio mixer/mic you are using..Great Audio!
ADQ
5 years ago
Loved the Video Copilot Blog-Show! You have this knack for this great teaching style with a perfect amount of teaching and humor in your videos, including this one, that really makes this site deserve a top spot in everybody's bookmark bars and products that belong on everybody's christmas lists. Even though I'm in high school, I've still been a long time fan and always will if you keep it up!
Navarro Parker
5 years ago
When will you start taking pre-orders?
JC
5 years ago
Andrew,

Just curious if you can provide some details on your setup. IE What mic are you using, lighting setup etc.

Thanks
5 years ago
hi andrew..
i'm sa'eed from persia.
i 'm leader of one 3d designer team at iran.
i love your works and your idea to learning and servicing.
i want and i love to come in your country .. maybe your city..
please help me to start advance texturing and charachter animation and rigging , because i'm very shaky .

tnx
your freind of persia.
Elia
5 years ago
Grande Andrew sei il nostro idolo!

And now finally we see you!! XD
Nik Manning
5 years ago
This interface would also be great for Film Looks! Hint Hint. You should make that next.

We also need a beauty/retouching plugin.
Frank2cool
5 years ago
Just purchased Action essentials 2 :-)
I had to, at this price with the 25% off it's a must buy!
5 years ago
Ahahahaha coca-cola.

Anyway, I must say the plugin impressed me. It actually looks like version 5 or 6 and not version 1. Typically programs start off functional, barely. Then the functions grow over the years as things come to the surface and the interface grows more and more prettier.. but you guys are making it look great and very full featured on the first try. Kudos.
ruben
5 years ago
hey, cool that you killed that bear with your bare hands lol:P
optical flares look good:D
Craig
5 years ago
Was that a design on your boyscout shirt or did your new born throw up on it. Trust me I have been there. Love the Flares...can't wait.
Nick
5 years ago
is Optical Flares compatible with CS3?
Tino
5 years ago
amazing as always!

~T~
5 years ago
Hi andrew I have a question about how did you create the 3d reflecting titles like your last blog from save 25% is there a possibilty that you can give me some directions how to recreat that effect like you action essential 2 your titles are awsome but it's done in 3D max am I wright so please help!

Greetz from Belgium
rewban
5 years ago
Pepsi :D

I will definitly consider buying this plug-in, awsome !!
Jacky
5 years ago
oh god!

thanks to our sponsor coca-cola
and the pepsi in the end^^

I was rolling on the floor xD
awesome^^
5 years ago
Awesome Bars Tutorial.
The best GRaph Bars ever.
5 years ago
there are a lot comments
does Andrew read it? :)
thanks for vidio
Russia, Sibiria, Tomsk
Navarro Parker
5 years ago
Judging from some of the UI shots, it will be possible to construct my own lens elements? (From shape layers perhaps?)

Check out the unique trapezoidal “flare” array off Bono’s shoulder in this U2/Blackberry ad — :22 seconds into it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54hdxy5uPrk
Ken
5 years ago
That must be a new Coca-Cola can :) Can't wait to get the plug-in.
5 years ago
That plug-in will rock the scene ! More than great job Andrew.
Aleksander
5 years ago
Andrew!
Will this product be available only for After Effects, or Photoshop as well?
5 years ago
For those of you who love to do some sound editing ...

I just got back from Alaska and got this

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/w181eR3frxpDrgPqPvButg?authkey=Gv1sRgCJCLue-CoeaTIQ&feat=directlink ... amazing how you can find sounds everywhere ... Hope you will like it ...
Nikola
5 years ago
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA lens flare seems really great! This quick look inside this plugin was just amazing!
underpk
5 years ago
nice vid love it :)
Jash Jhaveri
5 years ago
Haha, you had a Pepsi at the end. :P
Great stuff though.
I hope the Coca Cola isn't pissed though.
Vicky Shah
5 years ago
Wish you and your family many...HAPPY DIWALI...
Sir
Étienne
5 years ago
A-MA-ZING! The saddest thing is that you sell it 140$...You'd deserve at least 400$ for that masterpiece! You are a genius, VideoCopilot is simply awesome, it's leading directly to heaven! Everything I know today in After Effects, I learned it on VideoCopilot, so I'd like to say Thank You a thousand times, you're the greatest man on Earth M.Kramer!
John
5 years ago
Hey Andrew! I just wanted to ask if you were gonna make a video maybe on some examples of how you can use optical flares. Great product by the way. Never disappoints. Hehe did you just say thanks to Coca Cola and open up a Pepsi can? Genius.
Travis
5 years ago
Andrew will you have my wife's kid?
5 years ago
Move over Knoll... Kramer is the new king of flares.
Josh
5 years ago
haha the pepsi
well played lol
5 years ago
Nice!, you should get somebody to transcribe to text that video too, so people who can't for a reason or the other watch the video can still read the blog post.

(I'm talking about reading this from my mobile phone hehe)
klondike
5 years ago
Great looking plug-in Andrew, did you make it with your 'bear" hands?
5 years ago
haha, nice. I actually watched the Wizard of OZ like 2 weeks ago :D
Roger (CD in Hong Kong)
5 years ago
Awesome! This looks like a fantastic plugin. Working on a TVC this week and this plugin is exactly what I need! I wish it was being released today!!
Lindsay
5 years ago
Mr Andrew Kramer you are a fountain of pure awesome! 25% off the super excellent Video Copilot products and what can I do but order up not one, not two but... THREE of your DVDs. When I get my copy of Action Essentials II I know exactly what I'm going to do! I'm going to use the torches and fire up some null objects and track those torches onto my friends bald head in the rock video I'm doing for him. Can't wait! Thanks so much for everything you guys do.
Justin Fernandez
5 years ago
Wow! You have no idea how helpful that short fight tutorial is going to be. I just finished filming a 12 ep web series with quite a few fight scenes and that is likely going to be used in a few shots so I don't have to reshoot them. THANKS AK! Then I stuck around for the lens flare bit and I was blown away. You're starting to sell me on that product. Might have to get that one as a holiday gift for myself. That plugin looks amazing, lot of work looks like it went into that. Keep it up AK.
Secret Admirer
5 years ago
Oh my Andrew!!! you're quite cute!
Diego G.
5 years ago
Will the Lens Flare be compatible with another aspect ratio apart of 16:9 and 4:3? Sorry for english...
Nice ending, Btw...
Dee
5 years ago
Hi Andrew!! Awsome prewiew!! I like how you set up the lights!! cool!! i know you do after effects tutorials, but you should post a lights set up tutorial!! looks amazing!! Thanks you for all tut`s and additional stuff!! your site rocks!!

Att

Dee
5 years ago
hahahaha! nice ending lol!. great work.
kawa3d
5 years ago
wow men ok im waiting for Opticle Flare
5 years ago
Andrew,
Very impressed with the sneak preview. That interface looks do effortlessly intuitive and calming...Reminded me of these guys: www.metalabdesign.com
Damien
5 years ago
For people asking if there will be a Mac version of the plug-in, there's no doubt to have IMHO: the SDK is available on both platforms (Windows and Mac OS X), and I think the plug-in compatibility doesn't depend on the OS, but rather on After Effects (which provides the "core" to run the thing).

Thank you Andrew, the plug-in looks awesome and I already plan to purchase it. :)
Paul
5 years ago
Lens Flares looks amazing

Video really funny - Laughed all the way through......
Ben
5 years ago
Looks like the creators of this Aussie commercial are Video Copilot fans:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGAOlrP7ne8#t=23s
5 years ago
that Pepsi Thing was 2 great :-D

great format!
Matt Whittington
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, love your work. Just wondering, kinda off topic, but what do you think of the television show LOST?
mac
5 years ago
Hi Andrew,

i like this short tips you share with us!
these awesome vids bridge the gap between your fantastic tutorials!

thanks
mac
5 years ago
thats very Good Mr andrew...
you know me?!
"not very Good...!"
he he he...
Zeized
5 years ago
Hey Andrew. I just wanted to let you know that there are people on this site who do understand the amount of time and effort you and the VC team have put into this product as well as every single one of your products. You are an intelligent man who doesn't plan on selling himself short, but at the same time you have no intention of trying to rip any of us off. The pricing for your products have always been and I trust will always be fair and deserving and I will always be happy to pay it in full. Thank you for doing what you do. I'm sure you get this a lot, but it's people like you that have helped me continue pursuing my dream of becoming a film maker. -Kyle
Kaj
5 years ago
Haha! Loved the ending with the Coca Cola talk and then pulling up a can of Pepsi!

Anywho ..!
This looks fantastic! User friendly and I even went a little "uuuh!" when I saw you pulling the flare out of the frame.
Very excited about seeing more!
Jared
5 years ago
ummmmm ... I saw nothing?
rani
5 years ago
this is nice and beautiful!
Initial Pictures
5 years ago
i love how you crack open a pepsi at the end, when your sponsor is coke. haha
Eduardo Valadares
5 years ago
Very Nice! i like your work, thanks so much
5 years ago
hello Andrew. I love your website. Im doing a movie preview for my book report. i used your submerged tut. i thought i was going to run out of ideas. My book is about a kid who finds an underground city.
5 years ago
Thanks to coke ... then you open a Pepsi, classic, lol.
RD
5 years ago
wow, you have made lens flares cool again.

For the past few years its been commonly accepted that "lens flares exist to make everything shitty look cool", but thats only because people were drawing things in MS Paint and putting photoshop's movie prime on everything.
jorge
5 years ago
I hope to someday have subtitles in Spanish please

ESPERO QUE ALGUN DIA TENGAN SUBTITULOS EN ESPAÑOL LOS VIDEOS ANDREW
mostafa
5 years ago
how do you script all of this
it seems that you are used one
of the aftereffects instructors
Loay Emad
5 years ago
Very good show
but the question is : What is you REAL sponsor Pepsi or Coca cola :D:D:D.....?
Thanks Mr.Kramer
5 years ago
I am in boy scouts
douf
5 years ago
i want it naaaaaaw
Mark
5 years ago
Love the show!
Great to get informed this way.
kb
5 years ago
Sweet!!! Can't wait till it's available. Meanwhile great joke at the end. I greatly enjoy your sense of humor! Never boring!
Chris Sadler
5 years ago
Awesome stuff - that was the Real Thing!

For some reason I feel I want to get Twitch, can't...quite...remember...why....
Torksu
5 years ago
wow optical flares looks really great!!
especially then trigger flare :O
Though the interface seems very complex but i'm really looking forward to this!

lol @ drinking pepsi cola with coca cola as sponsor? XD
Avery
5 years ago
Lol I love the new plug in, it looks totally awesome. And at the end, i was thinking, NOOOO, not coco cola endorses this! And then you popped open the Pepsi can, and I bust out laughing so hard my stomach now hurts. And i just finished off a 2 liter of Pepsi. Thank you for making my night. :)
Tukaine
5 years ago
Love the ending buddy.... was my favorite part....lol pepsi
robin
5 years ago
I bravo'd you guys with clapping hands! Even-though there's nobody around lol. Amazing plug-in, can't wait to get my hands on it.

PS: The coca-cola can at the and was so obvious lol :D

grts,
robin
Josh Scott
5 years ago
Greatest show I have watched in a long time. Funny, interesting, and I get to learn some great things.
Thanks again Mr. Kramer
5 years ago
awesome show, very interesting stuff.
can't wait until lens flares comes out.

and lol at the coca cola plug, with the pepsi at the end.
Alexander
5 years ago
Great news!!! Are you using rayfire to make the floor shatter? Or there is it another plugin? Could you do a tut? I know those are to many questions, but I would really apreciatte an answer. You Rock!
5 years ago
im a pepsi dude too...
awesome lens studio, you guys have reached new heights
5 years ago
wow...the amount of work you guys put in is amazing
Hooper
5 years ago
haha rotflmao!!!

I'm a simpleton too!

(see all above posts)
5 years ago
Don't stop making video blog/shows like that one, I thought it was the right length and every detail about the show seemed very informative.

It looks like you guys put a HELL of a lot of work into the interface for the Optical flares plug-in. It looks really easy to use and very sexy.

ONE THING THOUGH.... you should even mention the names of the people who help create that stuff too. Give them credit man!( i know you say video-copilot team, but i'm sure they wouldn't mind ) I think they would appreciate it being such a beautiful product.
5 years ago
Dude that was the most brilliant ending to a video I've seen in a while. Take that Coke.
Sweet plugin, too. You've put a lot of hard work and it looks like it will pay off!
Darren
5 years ago
Now when can we learn the intro to the video? =( When the stage breaks up.. thats some cool shizznit! Was that made with action essentials 2?
5 years ago
Hi Andrew!

Nice blog as for always! can you also make a tutorial on the best video encoding for the web, just like the ones here in your site? I keep on creating one but seems to be not as clear and sharp as your videos.

tnx tnx in advance!

Frederick
Mitchell
5 years ago
when are you going to do a fracture tutorial? i see it in alot of your videos. especially the fringe title
victor
5 years ago
incredible plugin, very professional, better then the most plugins out there for AE. All that for this price is a steal, anybody complaining about price has really no idea about the motion graphic business.
Evan
5 years ago
Have to say i just watched the latest fringe and love seeing all the effects from vc! Face distort and eye replacement this time! Keep it up!
Daniel
5 years ago
LMAO @ the ending XD
Willem
5 years ago
Most interesting and also most beautiful plugin of the year.

Will users be able to make dynamic flares themselves? (anticipation...)
ivan
5 years ago
that was awesome
5 years ago
the plugin looks really promising, Andrew ...

you did a great thought, techniques and ideas on it ... can't think of a better way to do lenses than that :D

keep going man, you are just making this industry more enjoyable :)
5 years ago
Looks great.
What about adding a feature where you can share user "flares" that users can add to your website and can also download.
Cool stuff... will purchase as soon as its ready!
MCKINGS
5 years ago
hi andre,im a fun to your tutorials and i must say i love them all.the last time i saw you was great.
pls andre,i have little problem of finding solution to what WIGGLE and it expressions means
i would be much appreciable if my question will meet your kindred heart
WHAT THEN IS WIGGLE
Christian
5 years ago
Nice dude, love you joke and your episodes, you guys rock with these tutorials. From California of Los angeles, where movies are made here,(which is where i live) is giving you a thumbs up, KEEP IT UP!!!!!
Maxstudios
5 years ago
Hey Andrew!
Can you make also a tutorial in the beginning of the show when there's was the title and the ground breaks up?
Thanks!
procton2000
5 years ago
just can't see why one would say the bear joke isn't funny. Probably for the same reason someone else would say the interface is unnecessary.
Anyhow..., I wish I had bear hands.
Eduard
5 years ago
Pepsi :D Love the show and hope see more.
KK
5 years ago
Support DFusion?
luang
5 years ago
Give me the Plugin after effects Cs4
Gonzalo
5 years ago
Come on!... of course it's necessary... just if you are looking for the perfection. Andrew rocks!...
Josh
5 years ago
The Ending. Classic. Very nice. lol
Hassan Al-Tarooti
5 years ago
WoOoOoOoOoW,,,,

your vrey vrey smart

Do you give me your mind productive two days only hahahahah


Thanks


Hassan Al-Tarooti
5 years ago
This is just grand!
Awesome work.
5 years ago
In my opinion the separated interface of this plug-in is completely unnecessary,its just for marketability
Matti
5 years ago
Hey! Didn't read the comments... However, since your vlog is in progressive standard definition, isn't called enhanced definition, ED? Huh? Just wanted to clarify.

No, just kidding... ;D
Andrei
5 years ago
Excellent Plug-In! Looks like it's worth every penny and more. Great work.
Gshiznit
5 years ago
WOW!!! This plugin is soooo much cooler and better than Knoll Lens Flares and way cheaper. Hope it's CS3 compatible. It amazes me how the thought process went into this plugin to create such a beautiful GUI. Should be out in time for christmas i'll leave it on my things to hint for list to my wife and kids. Nya ha ha ;)
Steely
5 years ago
WOW! Love the new Webblog Format! I felt pretty sad when i found out the new Lens Flair Plugin was $140 & knew that i can't afford it. I thought, Oh Well, I'm not that botherd anyway. But Seeing that now "I HAVE TO HAVE IT!" God Its Looks BRILL!!. Also Loved the PEPSI Joke TOO LMAO!! From UK.
Bryce
5 years ago
Can't wait to purchase this plugin! Looks awesome.
jamie
5 years ago
haha i love how u give the shout out to coca-cola and then drink a pepsi
5 years ago
OLF is the best lensflare creator in CG history!
5 years ago
Hi Andrew, I was wondering if you have used this product in some of the examples you've made on the blog (eg the lens flare in the Pan and Scan post with the helicopter).
5 years ago
k dont got money, but i shall, I SHALL BUY THIS SOME HOW :( ONLY 15 with no job no credit card...
5 years ago
now i want a soda
5 years ago
fight club huh xD does edwuard norton in there :P
Rich!
5 years ago
Keep up the good work!!! I like the video presentation!!!!
Jan Post
5 years ago
LOL HILLARIOUS!!!
After saying the thing with Coca Cola I just KNEW what you are doing then :D
Jon
5 years ago
AK and Crew,
Although I'm echoing many other comments, your flare plugin is very nice. It's great when a software USER makes tools.
Although I have no immediate need for flares, I will pick up a copy when it's released for my toolbox.
One question, does it support multiple obscure layers or just one?
Thanks,
Jon
Fuzzee
5 years ago
Optical flares looks rad!

$150 seems generous for something that could potentially bring someone much more $$$ in revenue/return.

I could definitely fill the room with some "Wow's" using this.
AlesTemple
5 years ago
WOW !!!!
Very Nice !!!
Thanks !
Shawn
5 years ago
Optical Flares looks freaking awesome!
5 years ago
mantistic tutorial!! Thank for all the inspiration. This is one of the blogs that I check all the time.
Gaca
5 years ago
this is better than most shows on TV. lol
you should get your own show.....oh you do have it :)
good stuff Andrew.
Fabiano Peres
5 years ago
Really nice.

I'd love a tutorial about the 3D explosion at the beginning of the video.
Is it possible?

THANKS.
Nick
5 years ago
Hey there,
This is defenetly new...:)In a good way ofcourse;)
anw nc plugs very interesting, like the 3ds max animation at the begining and.... i guess i better start buying more coke:P
Thanks for all your hard and helpfull work;)
TJ
5 years ago
Love the new format. The bite size tips are a great idea, and the new plugin looks simply amazing. Also, Coke? Pepsi? Pshh, drink Mountain Dew!
5 years ago
I love this new format man, nice work.

I gotta say, when you first mentioned flares I was kinda like "what's the deal, I can do those already".. but dude, those things are COOL! A lot of work gone in to those, real good work.

Keep it up!
Road
5 years ago
Optical Flares....

It's a most epoch-making plug-in since Trapcode particular!!!!!!!!!

You are genius!!!!!!!!!!!!.
neelz
5 years ago
hey andrew,
maybe its possible to make a short max tut on how you did the ground breaking intro...!?would be nice.or some short tips in the next videocopilot show...

sauerkraut-greetings from germany
5 years ago
Nice Episode !

One Question : Will it work in Eyeon Fusion ?
because many third party AE plugins are compatible with fusion.
dradutu
5 years ago
:)) worth watching to the end
Erick
5 years ago
I love Video Copilot!!
Dan
5 years ago
I was looking on YouTube and then i saw many video promotion from here "VideoCopilot" made by Andrew.I was pissed off because they don't have the right to use that videos a their creations...My question is:
Have you ever think to make a genuine VideoCopilot account on YouTube??
Nahuel
5 years ago
Men you'r awsome, I didn't was thinking "whoooww, optical flares!" but you people at VC did a very good job!
Nate
5 years ago
Very nice AK. I'm super impressed. I know you hear it all the time but, wow VC rocks and is absolutely the best. Your pricing, all the free tips and of course your great sense of humor. Loving the VCshow. I see where people have said certain things and Wow the ungrateful, complaining, childishness that goes on is inexcusable!...Keep up such terrific work and thanks again.
Rick
5 years ago
you crack me up andrew. you are definitely the man with a plan. thanks for all you do. you inspire me.
Jean Haberman
5 years ago
Andrew is the one...
ANDREW FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!

The coke-pepsi thing was fun... Have you thought about stand up comedi?... Would be fun

Come to BRAZIL to the olimpics or the world cup.
5 years ago
Dude love the new tutorials coming up and loving the new Lens Flare. Can't wait till i get a hold of my own copy of this stuff man.
5 years ago
Very nice episode........love your jokes (the last one with coca cola was very funny)

Keep up the good work.....I love your site.
5 years ago
hey men that was just out of this world amazing. believe me this looks way better than Knoll Light Factory. Andrew you are on inspiration to us all.
James
5 years ago
Amazing it just gets better and the introduction is also amazing cant wait for the next tutorial :D
5 years ago
Keep it up and you'll end as a president. XD

Great video, great tips, AWESOME plugin (I'd buy it for $300, I swear) and some great jokes. The Pepsi end really got me, hahahaha.

I think that with a so robust interface and detailed editing parameters, we can create all sort of effects, not only attached to lens flare, right? This is really something.

THANKS FROM BRASIL!!! (Come visit for the Olympic Games. :D)
5 years ago
Very nice, Andrew.....................................Very nice.

Optical Flares—Kudos! Giving us an interface like this really shows forward thinking and I'm thinking this will set a new standard for creating plug-ins for AE.

Keep it up man!

Keep it up...
Stephen
5 years ago
Man, that lens flare plugin looks sweet!
5 years ago
i have a question...

After watching the video in this post, I noticed that the "pop out" window was a Windows version (since you work primarily in Windows).

I would assume it does, but does the "Options" tab with the interface also work for Macs as well?

Thanks!
D0gProjects
5 years ago
Awesome work!!!
Hope the lens effects interface is working on mac too
Searchy
5 years ago
Hope we see you next time!

Greetings from Germany
5 years ago
That bare bear story had me laughing! And I wasn't sure at the end with the sponsorship until you popped the can, AWESOME!
5 years ago
I was wondering about the mic and the "pop" filter. So I check on B&H and I found some similar looking hardware. The mic is a Neumann and the "pop" filter is "Blue The pop" filter.

Here the links:
Mic: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/598254-REG/Neumann_TLM_103_D_TLM_103D_Digital_Large_Diaphragm.html
Filter: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/598254-REG/Neumann_TLM_103_D_TLM_103D_Digital_Large_Diaphragm.html

@Andrew, is it right?
Runar
5 years ago
Would be cool if you could make some punch sound FX!

Mby Action Sound FX could make a nice product ;)
Fish
5 years ago
I had a feeling your sarcastic humor would be lost on the world audience...but I get it! That's because we are a bunch of smart arses on this side of the coast (East). lol Coke sponser....Pepsi product...you are too funny! The video blog is going well. That plug-in looks very professional, wow you have been busy!
Keep up the good work and come back and visit us at AENY next spring.
Jake
5 years ago
Awsome video as always. Just one question, will Optical flares work on Macs or on just PCs?
5 years ago
Wow, the Optical Flares plugin looks beautiful - both the resulting flares, and the interface! I think you've just set a new benchmark for plugin interfaces!

Excellent work Andrew & team - look forward to buying & using it!

Phil
Alby Smith
5 years ago
another cool stuff!
you are the best AK!

Video Copilot for life!
Kasa
5 years ago
REALLY NICE!!!!!
MOVE ON.

AND THX FOR THE GREAT TUTORIAL SUBMERGED!!!!!!
elvijsb
5 years ago
soooooo amazing, im really excited and looking forward to get this plugin in my collection. and sure its obvious that a lot of work has been put in optical flares developing.
p.s. ive also killed a bear :)
FdK
5 years ago
OH MY GODDDDDD !
Rutger
5 years ago
Awesome awesome and uh did I already said awesome?
Great work man!
Keep it up!
Gianni
5 years ago
Andrew you're unique!

Bye
GIanni
5 years ago
Haha Andrew Kramer man ! You are a monster ! hah im completely blown away ! Congratulations for you and your crew. The interface looks amazing, and the effects are incredible ! Success
Grayville
5 years ago
wow A.K! oh you dun did it now!! I Love it!!
jay89
5 years ago
WOOOT. That plugins gonna be the BOMB!
effin awesome...
also i think i was one of those guys who actually liked the bear joke.xD
5 years ago
What the Dew!

Jawdropping.
I've been waiting for a Lens flare tutorial after seeing you're lil flare revival in the Star Trek Credits.

I remember when a project wasn't considered finished unless it had a lens flare!

Old Scool 2.0!
5 years ago
Hahaha sponsored by Coca Cola but lets drink Pespi, awesome lol.

Saf
vic
5 years ago
ooooo. rectangle mango. UI obscuration layer detection. am i the only one getting a chubby??? lol. keep up the good work.
Eirik Henden
5 years ago
This is really good !

Regards,
Norway
Dana
5 years ago
Andrew you are the best, Thanks Coca-Cola and open a Pepsi ;-)

I love you
Dana
Max
5 years ago
I just can't bear this new format.
Tim
5 years ago
After having seen this I seriously think the plug in is underpriced.
I wonder, how long did it take your programmers to write it?
crumpy
5 years ago
I am so stoked on your new plugin. Good Bye Knoll Light Factory, hello Optical Flares. You guys are frickin great, that plugin looks boss for lens flares.
Codemonkey123
5 years ago
Oh my god!

I just clicked the title of this blog update is a Wizard of OZ reference..
Lions & Tigers & bears, oh my....

Was Sam the Scarecrow?

lol
Wassim
5 years ago
INCREDIBLE !!!
Very Nice !

Here from Algeria

Is you who code the plug in ???
Shrek2
5 years ago
The Optical Flares are really cool!!!
And your "show" is getting better...
Simon
5 years ago
hi andrew, i think the show is a great idea and concept, have you heard of the website revison3, i really think you could increase your viewership if you had your own show on rev3. it would be awesome.

anyway i will be buying Opitical lense for sure
Matt
5 years ago
You the man KRAMER!!!
Leo316
5 years ago
I like the ending lol Pepsi
Lies
5 years ago
What?? Your sponsor is Coca Cola and you are drinking Pepsi?? LOL
MELLE
5 years ago
BTW: The interface looks really great. Similar to the one in AE CS4. Your team has done an awesome job on this.

melle (Germany)
MELLE
5 years ago
:D:D:D Entry has been updated, right? Now we can see you in full sreen. I really prefer the small size one. Please change it or remember for the next time
Dipo Dipe
5 years ago
Andrew,
Thank you, you 're great at what you do.
5 years ago
Hi Kramer I am new to after effects and I really like your work and your tutorials which have helped me a lot.
Could you come up with a tutorial on how to create glass slides like the ones in one of your project files
D4 Manager
5 years ago
@ Ryan: easy, just 50.000 lines of code

Btw, this is the end for Knoll Light Factory
peter
5 years ago
Great vid Andrew.I dont know why but i have this un-controlable urge to buy the twitch plugin,Hey $45 that Great.
Serghei
5 years ago
Andrew you are the best !!!!!!
serghei
5 years ago
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
laith
5 years ago
Great video, awesome plug in, I like the intro at the first, really cool :), your products are awesome really
I mean it, keep it up.
BBB
5 years ago
Andrew i think you and your team made the first lens flare plug in where you can make a ''matte'' for lens flares to realistic hide behind objects. a flare will also become smaller when its behind a human or an object. and from what i know no plug does this.
i was afraid that this one wouldnt have this. so it was a big suprise. i think you and you r team worked so hard on this that you have no idea how good it looks. i am serious here.

i used the lens flares from sapphire. but they dont have the ''foreground'' function.
5 years ago
HAve a nice drink.

HAHA
5 years ago
Dude, That Was Sooo Cool!
Can't wait for the actual plugin! :D
Neil B
5 years ago
Another great video - Optical Flares looks like a great product! Ive read all of the comments on this page so far, and Im suprised nobody picked up on the Predator 2 Gary Busey line in the title!

Keep up the good work!

All the best.
sohail
5 years ago
Very nice
Thanks Andrew
Great job
Greetings from Pakistan
5 years ago
hello there mr KMR ... is It work with mac ?
5 years ago
You're not related to the Jigsaw Killer in the Saw movies are you? His surname is Kramer too... hmmm
Stefan
5 years ago
Nice one with the sponsor Andrew :)
Qw3rtium
5 years ago
Haha, loved that subliminal Twitch ad there :D
I can't wait to see all the stuff you can do with optical flares
Peter Somers (TC-Productions)
5 years ago
I think KNOLL is shaking in their little space boots, after seeing your flare plugin!
It looks absolutely amazing!

Credit card in hand, waiting for shipping date!!
GPK
5 years ago
Kramer.. u're always appreciated.
Gary
5 years ago
Andrew, you guys should code your "own" after effects and i promise you gonna pwn adobe :-)
Eric
5 years ago
how much will this cost?
5 years ago
Kramer you big tease, makin my credit card finger itchy you are.
TJ
5 years ago
Excellent show man. This plug-in looks incredible. You really do a great job with this stuff. Can't wait to see more!!
jason
5 years ago
andrew it's great to learn new things from you every day mate...i have got to say you have shown me the whole new world in a design aspect....i really respect you mate...keep up the fantastic work man....
regards
5 years ago
OMG ROFL!!! Dude, that bears bit... CRACKED ME UP!!
5 years ago
Awesome!!!! How did you make that plugin??
Gage
5 years ago
Did anyone else notice that the save name of his graph project was named giraffes? lol
Remington M
5 years ago
Crap Kramer, I really wasn't planning on spending $140 dollars on a new preset, but you make it impossible not too. That interface was ridiculous, and now I totally see now how your practically giving it away for that price. Unfortunatly I will be buying it:)
LA
5 years ago
Holy Sith! This plug-in will be asskickingly awesome!!!!
Alex
5 years ago
Great episode! I like that it's a little bit of everything quick tips, mini tutorials, updates, rambling. I don't mind the length(that means more content!)
Thank you so much Andrew and Staff for creating such a great website for us. Along with the full length tutorials, great products and the other miscellaneous things on the blog, this site has become THE go to place for After Effects users. You have taught me so much in the 30+ tutorials I've watched here and I am very appreciative. Keep up the good work.
G7
5 years ago
Love the coca cola (pepsi) Plug. lol! Awsome. Can't wait for the flares.
Matt Sich
5 years ago
Haha nice! Don't be expecting anything from coke now lol
Timothy Santana
5 years ago
I'm soooooo getting "Optical Lens Flare" when it comes out!

And the AE TUTORIAL was awesome!
zuza
5 years ago
Hehehe, nice work there mate ;)
5 years ago
Very cool the Intro men...
Very good!!!
5 years ago
How about calling the video show the Video Copilot "Mission Briefing", to stay in theme with the whole "copilot" thing? Just an idea.

Thanks for all you add to the community!
AndrewYY
5 years ago
hahaha the pepsi
Nicolas Chapleau
5 years ago
So, are you adopting that new iFrame format now? I was kinda disapointed to see yet another format pop up BUT if you say it's worthwhile, then it is. Just curious to have your views on it.

Nice work AK,

Nic.
5 years ago
Nice!!

I'm an Eagle Scout, lol and i just got my cinematography merit badge (finally). I appreciate the uniform. haha
I love the show!

- Blake
Naruto101
5 years ago
THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR TUTORIALS. THEY RELY HELPED ME OUT A LOT. :)
5 years ago
Haha, my wife dropped our baby when she saw the Pepsi :) not really but a very great show today, I think this was much needed after a lot of criticism due to the last post on optical flares in which I regress my last post, I know that I am coming around after seeing what optical flares can do and how professional of a job you are doing on the user interface as well as the end product. In the end if you can sell people on how great it is I don't see my boss not approving purchases such as these. Okay I am rambling too now, good show!
Skoot
5 years ago
Is it me or did he just pop open a pepsi can! Anyone?
5 years ago
haahahaha, terrific.

Just a question MR. KMR, Does Optical flares plug-in work on PC and Mac?
Timothy Cross
5 years ago
brother...where is the dew? :)

optical flare plugin. best i've ever seen.
Kai
5 years ago
Hey, I'm a boy scout!
I love hearing the updates about Copilot, and what's coming soon.

Are you seriously sponsored by Coca Cola, or is that another joke??


-From a Boy Scout in San Luis Obispo, Troop 308.
Olympia Logger
5 years ago
Cool!





So...
... how many times a night are you getting up now?
Viking
5 years ago
Michael Bay is going to go nuts over this plugin.
He loves his lens flares.
5 years ago
man i want a coca cola sponsor too :P and a pizza one
Parkie
5 years ago
Well the new format works for me... good to get an inside track on what's going on in VCP, get some quick tips & tricks - AND have a giggle.

Keep it up, bud :-)
Justin Koppstein
5 years ago
Andrew, you need to make a tutorial for that intro were the group breaks up. Looks AHMAZING!!

I hope you consider that for a tutorial soon! That would make my day.

Nice video too
-Justin
Plissken
5 years ago
LOL the new plug-in explains all those lens flares in star trek...
illd
5 years ago
Great entertainment! OLF looks like a nobrainer to me...
Linus
5 years ago
Love this page.. There´s no other page that contributes with such high educational videofxs tutorials and sets.. if there is, then tell me!
5 years ago
Dont' have time to watch this :(
Kai
5 years ago
Okay... there are TWO opportunities:
1. Andrew is god!
2. Andrew has a very good rapport with god xD
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, nice job with the show. Really liked the shirt with the epaulettes (shoulder loops - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epaulette). Keep the great work coming!

-From an Eagle Scout of Troop 870, Ellport, Pennsylvania.
5 years ago
Coca Cola? Omg... hope thats a joke
5 years ago
always coca cola :)
hahahaha :)
Ariel
5 years ago
And boommmmmm Andrew is In my huis ( just kidding ) '), DUde nice joks , And boommm nice plug-in and boommmm cool video :)
Fel
5 years ago
Awesome show Andrew :) I like the new format. The plug in looks great! Kudos all around sir =D
bedji
5 years ago
always the best andrew.im always waiting for news of vcp
bedji from algeria
Yann Abgrall
5 years ago
Haha you made me laugh with that Pepsi one.
Seriously, good job with the plugin.
And, with the bear.
5 years ago
Hilarious!

Andrew, when will we see more of your latest short with Sam beating up that guy?

Thanks,
George
Anthony Coffee
5 years ago
you should make a tut using a coke can and optical flares and sam
5 years ago
Lens Flares looks amazing!

I was truly flabbergasted :D
Chris
5 years ago
I can't wait for this plug in. Just finished up a music video that would definitely look amazing with those trigger lens flares tracked into some of the shots. When are we going to be seeing a release Andrew? Hopefully soon, I'll buy it right away!
Martin
5 years ago
Dam i want coce now :/
Tadej Bokan
5 years ago
Holly crap!!! The plug-in is insane... I can't believe it's so top notch on a small price. U R the man!!!
YLE
5 years ago
"Coca cola is the sponsor" he said with a grin. Then he casually opens a pepsi ;)
Aleksander
5 years ago
Well now im kind of sorry i said the plug-in was expensive. It is totally not!
Being able to create your own lens flare is so fantastic, and so new!!

You amaze me everytime Andrew!
By the way, money from me is comming when time is in!!!
Andrew
5 years ago
Optical Flares looks amazing can't wait! all in all it's good to be seeing even more of you though I must admit that sharp increase in robot malfunctions are very troubling
DanTheMan
5 years ago
LMAO....dude love the Pepsi can at the end...
Ryan
5 years ago
It's PEPSICOLA! anyway im a boyscout to, nice to see you where one
5 years ago
Andrew & Staff:
I would just like to say that I am glad to see how far you have come since Creative Cow. I have only been watching this site for a year, but I am absolutely in love with the visual techniques. Keep up the great work!

I am looking forward to buying my first product in the weeks to come!

Thank you!

A.R. Herrington
5 years ago
What can I say... Video Copilot/plugins/tutorials never cease to amaze me ;)
tanel
5 years ago
deem i loved the opening of pepsi in the end :D it was superb... your humour is amazing.
John
5 years ago
I lol'd @ "Thanks to Coca-Cola..." [pause] *opens Pepsi*
5 years ago
Love the Product Placement.
Brad
5 years ago
Optical Flares is looking awesome! Can't wait for the promo too :P
Jad
5 years ago
optical flares is amazing
5 years ago
WOW :) Great work Andrew !!! That interface blow my mind !!! You really put SOME work in it and it's pretty awesome :) Congratz from Bulgaria ;)
Roberto
5 years ago
Greetings from ROMANIA...you're the best Andrew! Awesome pulg-in!And also the bars....and the numeric preset cool!
I can hardly wait for the new tutorial!
Good Bless You!
yapayzeka
5 years ago
I started to think it's cheap at $140! Awesome work.
RealLifePudding
5 years ago
you have to say:"welcome to another AWESOME blog video show".
you have to stay real!!!
mango
5 years ago
Andrew, it took a lot of work to put this show together, thank you. I listened to your video blog while working on AE, so I have no problem with 15+ minutes show. I like long video blog.

In future, I hope you will find time to produce audio podcast on Visual Effects and Movie Effects.

Thanks Andrew.
Marcelo
5 years ago
It just keeps getting better and better. I love your sense of humor. Thanks coca cola!
Congrats on the new plugin. Looks fantastic.
Oli..
5 years ago
nice interface.
and nice hair:D:D:D
Daniel
5 years ago
Awesome job guys, looking forward to purchasing another great product. Loved the pepsi at the end, perfect AK humor.
5 years ago
Stop telling me about this Plug-In, sell it to me... ;-)
Just Kidding. Love the Lens Flare Studio. Maybe you can give us more information about that on in a later show?
Marius
5 years ago
You're right. The time did fly.
And oh, just like the Ancient Titles the pepsi comes in when Coca-Cola's in the light. Genius...
Josh M
5 years ago
Great show! i love the new format and cant wait for the next one. it would be awesome if you made some short skits or something to throw in there for fun to show off some of your skills, like the mini movie you created for The Meteor tutorial series (not that we dont already know your VFX skills are amazing). anyways OLF looks even better than i imagined, love the interface! and the coca cola sponsor/pepsi joke was great :)
5 years ago
"Not very good!" :)

The Red giant products are rubbish compared to this videocopilot plug-in.
Freak
5 years ago
Wow! Blog tutorials! Something new! Cool U've found a sponsor, hope U will be a great video empire!
5 years ago
Seriously, seriously great plugin!

One thing I was wondering, how are you going about 'making' those flares in the first place? Did you start by building a collection of flares from the ground-up inside of aftereffects using coloured solids and feathered masks? Or is it all handled 'in code'?
5 years ago
Really Amazing. That little snipit on the fight sequence piece will really help sell a few shots from the movie I've been working on for 3 years. Cheers Andrew! Thanks!
Lyndon
5 years ago
Dude that interface is sick! i was wondering why it was $150, but after that... well worth it :)

CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO RELEASE OPTICAL FLARES!!!
Torgeir
5 years ago
A Nobels Peace Price in VFX for you and your crew!
B3T0N
5 years ago
n1 andrew .....i like this show :)
Radio Controlled
5 years ago
love the interface andrew, i konw how difficult it is to get an oparational interface for anythig that actuly works,
i have always tryed to avoid lens flares , but this is very interesting.. i realy do think its time to try and better 'your friend and mine plug in' ,,,, Particular, i dont know if this would be posable, but it would rather neat.

VpeaceV
ShoeToad
5 years ago
Suggestion: put the little banner competition inside these clips!

Great stuff B)
zanman
5 years ago
IM IN BOYCSOUTS
i have archery too lol
yaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
jR
5 years ago
Coca ~ Cola sent me an email to cease watching all VC content. All kidding aside. I told my wife (AKA Mrs Klaus)to get Me the Lens-flare Plugin for Christmas, if Im a good Husband of course. Otherwise give me the money in the amount of what it costs to purchase the plugin.
5 years ago
Thats F en AMAZING!!!!!
Maxstudios
5 years ago
When I knew that optical lens flare will come out, it didn't interest me. But NOW!
Yes I Want To Buy It!!!
And Coca Cola Support?! WOW!
Daniel
5 years ago
Wow, now I see that Optical Flares really worth the price! And actually, it's even cheap! Great work!
jwdigitalart
5 years ago
Great Show!
Always funny, Always Impressive!
Dan
5 years ago
PEPSI!!!! hahaha
Rogier Colijn
5 years ago
Best episode so far! The plug-in looks AWESOME! The interface looks slick, fancy and above all EASY TO USE, with presets with gigantic image's so you dont have to click and see what they look like, you'll instantly see how they look! VERY NICE and the fancy animations, it's nice, but maybe on REALLY BIG projects you might want to add a turn off switch for them so it goes a bit faster ;)
Jhon
5 years ago
Wow, Andrew! Cool stuff, man! I can't wait to see more about Optical Flares... I really looks sweet...

By the way, very good ending... ;)

Greetings from Argentina.
5 years ago
Good question about the Mac and if it will be available in OSX. But seriously...Optical Flares looks so exciting. I can't wait to get it (for Mac).
Peter
5 years ago
wow wow... What a difference from the last blogs, this one makes sense to me. Thanks for structuring the whole thing so it feels professional! Timewise i think you made the right choice, blog/show. And 18 minutes felt good also. Anyway It all felt right.

And the lens flare plugin is the bomb. Can't wait to mess around with that. Quick question, will there be a demo version?
TommyC
5 years ago
Master Jedi Kramer I am having an argument with a friend about your tools of the trade. I think you use a Mouse and are just really good at it and He feels like you use a Cintiq. Could you settle our dispute?
valoos
5 years ago
Now, I'm convinced to buy Optical Flares ...
I'm not kidding ... ;)
GDH6200
5 years ago
hahaha at the end with a Pepsi...
5 years ago
Slickness. I was going to make my own lens flair from the "Lens Flaire 2000" kit they sell at CostCo. But you need a really long extension cord, and you have to be there in person to turn the light on in the background, and move around the room holding the lamp, as every client views the effect. So on the one hand it is cheap, but then you gotta figure in your time and the extension cord. I gotta say this is way a head of the "Lens Flaire 2000" When would I be able to get me some o this?
kalasunder
5 years ago
nice one ak...you said coke ..and end pepsi.....nice
Jason
5 years ago
Love the ending!!
Dave B
5 years ago
Lol I just posted a comment and it told me to say something "useful"... neway I definitely like the show... hope coke doesn't come after u for that tho !!
5 years ago
Hey Andrew!

This new videoblog is much better in sd-resolution!

Have to say that the bear joke wasn't that funny. It is also nice to notice that you edit out most of those random mumblings.

But anyway. UI of that optical flare -plugin looked brilliant. I was really astonished! Let me say, this product is going to be real hit! It shows up amazing programming skills that you guys have. It is ingenious how someone can make the most used effect of the 90's look still interesting and cool!

Have you code some of it by your self or do you have some specialist for that job? How much of the interface has your own design? Did you create the layout, buttons and all that and then someone then coded it? or how was it done?

What a preview! Can't wait the final product!

Good job!
Gimei
5 years ago
Coca-Cola... hehe ;-) wow, that plugin... cant wait to see more of it! Thank you for this cool vid.!
Robert Brooks
5 years ago
ha ha, love the twitch plug that you added in the beginning... can't wait for the product to release. And love the "ground breaking" intro Thanks for all that you do and for inspiring us all. Take care, and God bless.
5 years ago
Awesome :). Totally blown away by the interface, that's looking great.
Will Optical Flares also be available for mac?
Tony R.
5 years ago
Jesus H. Christ will will you guys keep it down, the guys over at Red Giant are going to catch wind of this and be quite Sad that Andrew Kramer the tutorial guy just made a plug-in thats better than theirs. LOL

JK i still use KLF, but i might just buy this because the lens flares look much cooler.
5 years ago
Great news everybody! Knoll Light Factory Pro is on sale for only $279.30!
5 years ago
MORE RAMBLING PLEASE! That was incredible. $140 is definitely cheap for such a robust plugin. And, wait a second, that was a Pepsi you were drinking, shame on you Andrew for turning your back on Mountain Dew. ;) :D
Jay Scott
5 years ago
Dude Totally excited about optical flares....i cant wait to buy its totally worth $140....Hey the Pepsi at the end LOL that was hilarious!!!!

Keep Rambling too i always love to hear what you gonna come up with next...

MUCH LOVE to you Andrew, your family, the VCP Team....Thanks for your hard work and effort... Im A video Producer and You definitely make my life easier..

Thanks Jay
Lewis
5 years ago
Totally awesome. Makes knoll light factory seem old. Like those old apple computers with the floppy disks old.
Zach
5 years ago
Great video! I'm now looking forward to Opitcal Flares. Loved the pepsi at the end, btw.
5 years ago
Love it ... it's a bargain for $140. Can't wait to get it.

Jarmo Pohjaniemi
Nikolaus
5 years ago
Thank you this. Great to see you again !
mrnext
5 years ago
nice Awesome update
daniel
5 years ago
lol that was a pepsi at the end
5 years ago
Optical Lens Flare is going to change the AE world.
Matt in MO.
5 years ago
dude now I know the Optical Flares is totally worth it!
5 years ago
Looked like Pepsi - not coke.

But that plugin is sick! There aren't many (or any) plugins for ANY other program or any other subject that are this well made. User friendly and high quality results - just Awesome!
Raed.S
5 years ago
!!! Awesome !!!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Thanks Andrew ,, Thanks video copilot
JDo
5 years ago
Impressive!!!
Optical Flares looks great

I think you take the wrong can XD
5 years ago
Fantastic! The Blog show is really kicking off now, and I loved the insights to the new tutorials and product. It looks amazing!
Love the ending aswel: sponsered by Coca-Cola....that's why Andrew opened a can of Pepsi....?!
Nice One
Francesco
5 years ago
Hail to you Andrew! Awesome suff, as usual.
One critic: no lightbox please!