Special Blog Show on Halloween

Sam Loya joins us for an electrifying Halloween blog show and simultaneous tutorial launch. The excitement will begin tomorrow evening Mu ha ha ha.

October 30th, 2009 @ 11:45 am
Woo! Can't wait.
sasha strelnikoff
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:46 am
that sounds cool
Mikko Hassinen
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:48 am
I can't wait! Sam Loya rocks!
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:51 am
I cannot wait, i want that tutorial!!
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:51 am
Now that is cool!
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:52 am
Oh no now im scared.

October 30th, 2009 @ 11:53 am
I wonder what will happen to Sam. Poor Sam.. :P
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:54 am
Can't wait.
Mayco Alexsander
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:54 am
Please don't electrocute Sam Loya!
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:55 am
Does he get struck by lightning? That would be very electrifying.

I bet I can't guess what the tutorial launch is about... ;)
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:56 am
I can’t wait!
It will be great!
Luis from boston
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:57 am
Hey andrew can you ever make a tutorial for stuff like for churches? intros for churches or special events?
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:57 am
Yeeeeeeeaah! I can't wait til tomorrow!
And please,Andrew, don't hurt Sam! He is a good guy!
I'm kidding :D
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:58 am
Poor guy, my depest sympathy goes to his family and friends. Andrew Kramer, you bastard I bet you are enjoying Sams sad demise.
October 30th, 2009 @ 11:59 am

Nice shot.... Happy Halloween...
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:03 pm
Can't wait!!!
Nice shot too!
whats the tutorial going to be about??
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:05 pm
O.O I cannt wait!!!!
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:06 pm
sam is like kenny from southpark... he dies in almost every episode/tutorial.
poor guy
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:07 pm
Im' orthodox christian...we dont get to go around houses begging for food once every year...
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:09 pm
I don't either. I try to work it in every couple of weeks.
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:09 pm
ohhh! yeah! that sound really cool! :-)
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:10 pm
Cool. I can´t wait.Sam watch your self.
Tanner D
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:12 pm
Nice. I Can't wait.:)
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:12 pm
Cool... Cant wait =)
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:14 pm
Amazing! This is a tutorial we were all waiting! I've been missing Sam :). I can't wait!! ;)
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:15 pm
Bring it onnn :D
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:16 pm
haa! sam loya is like that little guy from south patk where in every episode died haha!!!, that would be cool...
whoo! new tutorial!
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:18 pm
I'm actually thinking about spending halloween in front of my PC just to be the first to see the tutorial :P
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:18 pm
Wow thats so cooooool cant wait!

Only in after effects can kids hit and beat the parents
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:23 pm
I've been hit by lightning. Don't hit Sam with lightning. The whole thing is a rip, you don't get super powers or anything. All I got was a week of excruciating pins and needles and some memory loss. Now if you've been breeding radioactive, biting insects that's a different story. Looking forward to tomorrow!
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:30 pm
Awesome! i just started tryin AE and its really an amazing software.
Thanks for the tutorials and all, Andrew!
Cant wait for this one.

Greets from Peru.
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:38 pm
Excellent! Mu ha ha ha ha ha!!!
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:40 pm
Can’t wait!!!
I like this goodidea!!!
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:41 pm
Lol, I've forgotten about tomorrow was Halloween, Thanks Andrew, I'll be here to see the blog...
If phantoms doesn't kill me...
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:41 pm
Sam looks scary.....what does he look like without the zombie mask on???
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:43 pm
Cant wait! I was hoping it would be out today though
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:45 pm
I'll be watching this when I'm eating the candy I'm supposed to be passing out.

October 30th, 2009 @ 12:46 pm
Mr. Kramer Im a quiet type guy and you offer alot here.
I need to see a tutorial on. 1. Someone smashing thru a wall 2. A Building explosion 3. Someone passing their hand thru a wall 4. A bullet hitting a man and smashing up on his body like superman when the bullet hit his eye and smashed up. 5. A full body aura that emitts heat or waves of energy. I know you can do it cause from what ive seen here your one of the top after effect instructors in the world.
Johann Torres
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:47 pm
awesome can't wait! :D
Johann Torres
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:49 pm
that picture looks like a movie poster!
nice work andrew!
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:58 pm
I think I know whats gonna happen :D
October 30th, 2009 @ 1:02 pm
We know what you do to Sam during the year. We can't Imagen what Your going to do to him on Halloween! Poor guy :(

Can't wait!!!! :D
October 30th, 2009 @ 1:06 pm
Oh Sam, I told you that you should have bought some life insurance. From the looks of the picture, Andrew is probably going to either have aliens abduct you, or strike you down with lightning down to the bones....mwahahahah...I can't wait to see what dastardly tricks Andrew has in store for you Sam.
October 30th, 2009 @ 1:08 pm
andrew, for once in my life, please reply to this message. and the i can die in peace :D great ide btw.
October 30th, 2009 @ 1:12 pm
Excelent!!! :) :) :)
October 30th, 2009 @ 1:13 pm
And then.... Sam began to walk in the dark slipery street all alone, hunted by the ghosts of his past.
It's getting darker and darker, he is helpless can Andrew Kramer jump in and Save the poor old Sam I guess we'll never know..Maybe
October 30th, 2009 @ 1:24 pm
Andrew is an even better master of suspense than Hitchcock or The Looney Toons.
Josh M
October 30th, 2009 @ 1:30 pm
awesome! too bad i will be out of town til sunday evening! oh well i will have something to look forward to til then!
Dipo Dipe
October 30th, 2009 @ 1:31 pm
Nice one i know you've got something up your sleeves fro this long!
October 30th, 2009 @ 1:35 pm
Ah cant wait for it =) Love ur work Andrew !!! :D:D
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:35 pm
Ohh Sounds awesome!
October 30th, 2009 @ 1:56 pm
sounds really great , cant wait :)!!!!!!!
Olympia Logger
October 30th, 2009 @ 2:02 pm
Looks like Sammy moved to Ketchikan.
Rains about 15ft a year there.
October 30th, 2009 @ 2:14 pm
I'm guessing you shot this during the deluge in California a couple of weeks ago. Oh, I got my 2nd VCP product yesterday! TWITCH! Looking forward to using it!
October 30th, 2009 @ 2:20 pm
andrew, don't forget captain kirk's mask when you go trick n' treating :)
October 30th, 2009 @ 2:24 pm
Yay! Cant wait man looks AWSUM
Nathan Rodriguez
October 30th, 2009 @ 2:31 pm
WOW thats so sweet.
Thats going to really be a great tut,that i'll defiantly use.
Thanks so much you guys.
October 30th, 2009 @ 2:38 pm
Not looking too good for Mr. Loya. Looks like he will never have a serious acting career after all. Oh well :)
October 30th, 2009 @ 2:39 pm
Wow it looks great:). Greetings from Czech republic
October 30th, 2009 @ 2:46 pm
i hope he explodes into pumpkin particles... sorry sam your suffering is just so funny
October 30th, 2009 @ 2:48 pm
That's gonna be great for sure!
October 30th, 2009 @ 2:57 pm
Andrew, nice comeback @Fablemaniac. Got a good laugh out of that.
Have a happy scary day! Yea! New tutorial...Sorry Sam.
Dan Rozen
October 30th, 2009 @ 3:02 pm
God looked at Sam and said onto him:

- Sam, the time has come. I will smite thee with great vengeance.

Sam trembled as he gazed towards the sky, hopelessly shouting back.

- You will not have me, Oh heavenly father!

October 30th, 2009 @ 3:06 pm
Electrifying? I bet he gets struck by lightning :D
October 30th, 2009 @ 3:18 pm
yeah cant wait to watch the tut!
go on like that, andrew

greetings from austria
October 30th, 2009 @ 3:19 pm
Nice costume!...Oh...sorry..

lol jk :)

can't wait :)
October 30th, 2009 @ 3:26 pm
A wonder what cool thing we'll get to learn to do? I've really been looking forward to the 3D graph one.

Happy Halloween
October 30th, 2009 @ 3:27 pm
Looks nice AK :P

Hopefully it's going to be usefull
It always is, btw
Good luch with your new sponsor...

Greets from the Netherlands
October 30th, 2009 @ 3:30 pm
Is that lighting I sense in Sam's near future?
October 30th, 2009 @ 3:39 pm
It's already Halloween in Australia!
October 30th, 2009 @ 3:54 pm
Lighting with desintegration! AWESOME! (My thoughts)
October 30th, 2009 @ 4:22 pm
Ohh can't wait!
Sam's going to be with us.
This hallowen gonna be very scary !
October 30th, 2009 @ 4:36 pm
Its amazing to see all the "I cant wait" spam for such a short time after you posted this...
Congtats, Andy, youve a lot of fans :)
Abdus Sami
October 30th, 2009 @ 4:38 pm
hi Andrew .... please roll it MAN
October 30th, 2009 @ 5:04 pm
It's Halloween as of 6 minutes ago here in England.

Woo, too bad I don't do trick or treating. I might this year.
October 30th, 2009 @ 5:05 pm
I'm going to sleep now.
John Lenon
October 30th, 2009 @ 5:19 pm
Xmmm.. What's up duck!!:)))
October 30th, 2009 @ 5:57 pm
Nice, cant look forward!
October 30th, 2009 @ 6:02 pm
Youpiiiii new tuto!!!! Bring it on Andrew!
October 30th, 2009 @ 6:05 pm
I'm an orthodox beggar, which explains why I'm here getting all the free education I can squeeze out ...!
Hey Fablemaniac, you wouldn't be the type who would grab free downloads, would you?
Going to a HW party, East Coast, so maybe I'll catch what looks like a fun time when I get in ...
October 30th, 2009 @ 6:06 pm
Ok the screenstot tells us a few thing's we can expect, water on lens, sky replacement, color correction and simulated rain but as for the "electrifying Halloween" who knows what Andrew will pull out. I really hope that it's not another disintegration tutorial I think it was covered pretty well in the last tutorial. Unless of course there's an awesome different way of making the effect.
I dunno Sam looks kind of more like a villan than a victim this time maybe he'll shock the crap out of someone.

Oh and electric zombies would be way rad....
October 30th, 2009 @ 6:10 pm
Alright Sam! We've missed him! :D
October 30th, 2009 @ 6:27 pm
go.. sam.. we miss u...
October 30th, 2009 @ 6:27 pm
nice shot, good to see you back samy. cant wait for 2 things modern warfare 2 and the come back of sam.its about time to make somthing new.
October 30th, 2009 @ 6:38 pm
I'm afraid that i'm afraid!
October 30th, 2009 @ 7:17 pm
Can't wait for this!
October 30th, 2009 @ 7:25 pm
October 30th, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
kull........can't wait
October 30th, 2009 @ 7:12 pm
Dude I am new to your website, and you make all of your tutorials fun and entertaining keep up the good work, I can't wait for this one !
October 30th, 2009 @ 8:20 pm
what's up everybody. .

can't wait to see the new and upcoming

halloween tutorial. .

it's been stormy day this morining here

in the Philippines. .

as always. .

more power VCP!
October 30th, 2009 @ 8:21 pm
I just hope this tutorial features the Halloween (Michael Myers) theme song!
October 30th, 2009 @ 8:29 pm
Yeah!! we miss u… sam.. !!
mike l
October 30th, 2009 @ 8:36 pm
that shot looks reall nice!
Ennis Buchi
October 30th, 2009 @ 8:41 pm
Thats cool :) Can’t wait..
October 30th, 2009 @ 8:49 pm
It will be recorded live in front of a studio audience. Then you can watch it like normal...
October 30th, 2009 @ 8:52 pm
Thats cool Can’t wait..
October 30th, 2009 @ 8:28 pm
Is this going to be a live streaming show or would be posted like the other video blogs? Just wondering sinc you sai it begins tomorrow evening.
October 30th, 2009 @ 9:57 pm
Hey andrew is the show gonig to be live? or no? thanks
October 30th, 2009 @ 10:08 pm
what time will it start (pacific)

i really like the live tuts idea .
plus who needs easy girls and lots of liquor on halloween when you have a live seat to sams last moments . i will tune into to see his skeleton show while he is getting struck by lightning =P
October 30th, 2009 @ 10:17 pm
Can’t wait!!!
Nice shot too!
whats the tutorial going to be about??
Simeon S
October 30th, 2009 @ 10:21 pm
This doesn't pertain to the man standing in the rain, but i just found this site and i really need to say thanks to you guyz, FREE tutorials oh my goodness, I'm 18yrs and i live in Trinidad that's in the Caribbean and to learn stuff like this i need to study in America, in other words cant afford IT, these lessons your teaching PRICELESS... this is a god given site... thanks you so much for taking the time for ppl like myself, MR KRAMER...
Jason Spinks
October 30th, 2009 @ 10:43 pm
Sam ROCKS! Watch out for those live audiences Andrew they can bite. :)
October 30th, 2009 @ 10:46 pm
Wooohooooooooooo!!!! Can't wait to see this man!!!
October 31st, 2009 @ 12:00 am
Neeeeed !!! I want that tutorial :p Sam Rocks !
October 31st, 2009 @ 12:07 am
WOW can't wait to see it. lighting, rain, wet ground lighting strike on sam turning into so water monster....
October 31st, 2009 @ 12:17 am
I can't wait. I love Hallowen!!
October 31st, 2009 @ 12:28 am

Great SAM!! :D :D :D
October 31st, 2009 @ 12:29 am
There's a Dumpster Vampire, right? Damn, I hate those things.
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:00 am
Haha, looking forward to the show Andrew! =)
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:49 am
Is the image made with green/blue screen?
October 31st, 2009 @ 2:25 am
wow i cant wait! im only 12 years old but im trying really hard to make visual effects like yours andrew. Im tryign so hard ot make at last a little movie.

Keep up the good work!
lucio aquino
October 31st, 2009 @ 3:37 am
i love everythinf on this page! U all guy r the best and i still hope be like u :)

saludos desde argentina, great job!
October 31st, 2009 @ 4:00 am
Yes, i´m excited, can´t wait.
Hope this one will be as good as the Disintegreation video.
October 31st, 2009 @ 4:12 am
cool can't wait :D
October 31st, 2009 @ 4:33 am
While I appreciate the Halloween Tutorial, uh . . . it's Halloween already. Would've been nice to have had it a few days before Halloween since anyone with a family or life will be out tonight. But that's just me. Kind of like your Valentine's one that came out the day of . . . while I appreciate the techniques involved and learning, it would be nice if you guys planned ahead of holidays and made specific holiday tutorials available . . . i don't know . . maybe at least a day before?
October 31st, 2009 @ 5:05 am
"Doesn't look like a very good neighborhood...somebody should have warned him!" :D
Looking forward to it!
October 31st, 2009 @ 5:11 am
ooohh, freaky!

Its pretty misty and foggy down in england this halloween. Just watched drag me to hell, and its eeearrrlly.

New tutorial looks awesome. You should make him explode in blood or something!

Vicky Shah
October 31st, 2009 @ 5:14 am
It is gr8... sir
October 31st, 2009 @ 5:18 am
Sweet. Can't wait :p
October 31st, 2009 @ 7:41 am
sound interesting
October 31st, 2009 @ 7:48 am
Shape-shifts? or Alien Abduction?
October 31st, 2009 @ 7:50 am
Seems like it's going to be at night for me. I believe today is going to be the most unforgetable day of 2009
Jason Spinks
October 31st, 2009 @ 7:56 am
"wow i cant wait! im only 12 years old but im trying really hard to make visual effects like yours andrew. Im tryign so hard ot make at last a little movie."

Wow I wish I was 12 again! Hang on...,,.. I am, by mind anyway.

October 31st, 2009 @ 8:05 am
Oh, I'm so excited!!! Be sure this special will be scary great!!!
Maybe you want to take a look at the trailer I created for my bands music video. We used a Halloween pumpkin as well ;o)


I used a lot of Andrews stuff and tutorials (AE 2, Twitch...) and try to create a Tarantino, 70 retro, Trash look. The Video is still in work and I hope i could use the "Halloween special" for more cool Ideas.
Nice greetings from germany! Hope you like it.
Diego G.
October 31st, 2009 @ 8:08 am
Well, today is tommorow :P
Happy halloween :P
Zack F.
October 31st, 2009 @ 8:22 am
hmm maybe sam will get stuck by lightning? that would make a very
"electrifying Halloween blog show"
October 31st, 2009 @ 8:32 am
Hate the fact that I live in GMT+1 and I think that's PST+10 or something. Guess I'll have to wait 'till tomorrow. :( We'll see. Can't wait!
October 31st, 2009 @ 8:36 am
it's very nice...
i m wating
Sherwin from Philippines
October 31st, 2009 @ 8:39 am
Greetings to all!

When will the new plug in be available? The Optical Flares? I can't wait to buy that product! I have the collections of all the Video Copilot products! More power!
Moiz Ahmed
October 31st, 2009 @ 9:00 am
can't wait more
Hurry up guys
October 31st, 2009 @ 9:32 am
Sam's going to be either turn into a warewolf...or george bush!! ARRHHH
Sreejith Antony K
October 31st, 2009 @ 9:36 am
waiting .......
October 31st, 2009 @ 10:05 am
His mouth kind of looks like he might be turning into a zampire/werewolf.....Mr Kramer seems to enjoy updating older tutorials into full blown awesomeness.

Personally a lighting hit is most likly - as it might involve video copilot flares.
October 31st, 2009 @ 10:14 am
I'm sensing he's going to be struck by lightning lol XD
October 31st, 2009 @ 10:14 am
Waiting too....
In Italy is 18:15... when show starts?
October 31st, 2009 @ 10:27 am
i would love it if andrew could give us some tips on how to create an intense high action video, for freerunning
Mikko Hassinen
October 31st, 2009 @ 10:30 am
I'm waiting...
October 31st, 2009 @ 11:14 am
Yeah here in sweden it's 19:14 right now :o
I'm guessing it'll start sometime in the morning for us?
October 31st, 2009 @ 11:15 am
Iim waiting, Its 18:16 in Portugal!
October 31st, 2009 @ 11:27 am
Andrew Kramer and Co are amazin
I am only 13 and already know tons about after effects

cheers, i am watchin ur show now
October 31st, 2009 @ 12:01 pm
20:02 .. dun think im gonna be able to watch it today. hopefully i will.
October 31st, 2009 @ 12:24 pm
Ohh I'm waiting for it and I'm sure it's gona be great
October 31st, 2009 @ 12:32 pm
wen is it coming its 7:30 pm in ireland Halloween
Phil the Drill
October 31st, 2009 @ 12:35 pm
Well,its 7.36 pm in ireland now and its really getting too long!! :D
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:10 pm
yeah! I think they should let Sam record his own tut, so just once he can destroy/harm kramer just for once, and hey who doesent want to destroy/harm Kramer? he's an evil genius out to beguile us with his digital smoke & mirrors ,right?...

Love you Andy :D great work man, cant wait for the optical flares!
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:14 pm
lol its 20:15 at the mo in the UK. got ages to wait before US catch up lol
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:17 pm
Man - i hate this time difference stuff -
it-s 21.15 in Germany - all the Kids with they-re
"trick or treat" are long gone.
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:21 pm
waitiing its 21:23 here
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:28 pm
21h30 europe !!!!!!!!! please man
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:32 pm
Evening in PST, plan on it!
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:39 pm
Dude.... Plz, make it now, well, ok, I will go to a hallowen party and I come back at 24:00 here in Portugal, Hope I can see that fuck!
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:40 pm
evening means ??
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:44 pm
im in britain wat time is that
Rogier Colijn
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:52 pm
ANDREW WE CAN'T WAIT 21:53 here! And... after seeing "This is It" by Michael Jackson, i need something to get me happy again, its such a shame he died!
October 31st, 2009 @ 1:59 pm
22:00. Go Andrew, Go!
October 31st, 2009 @ 2:05 pm
Andrew is this a joke?
October 31st, 2009 @ 2:07 pm
Andrew, your tutorials are the single best resource I've found for after effects! Can't wait to see what comes next :)
October 31st, 2009 @ 2:13 pm
Anyone know what time it will start in the UK??
Im no good with time zones lol.
Charlie Brown
October 31st, 2009 @ 2:16 pm
C'mon man....kids should be sleeping already!!!!...can't wait!!!.....
Diego G.
October 31st, 2009 @ 2:17 pm
I think it's 8 hours after the night in England, but... I'm not sure...
October 31st, 2009 @ 2:26 pm
For those that want to know what time it is with PST:

Do the math!
October 31st, 2009 @ 2:29 pm
Nice... Can't wait to See!

October 31st, 2009 @ 2:53 pm
PST is (GMT - 7:00). Which means that at 7:00pm PST it will be 2am Greenwich Time.
October 31st, 2009 @ 2:53 pm
Very nice like always
Marcelo Vargas
October 31st, 2009 @ 2:54 pm
"by fablemaniac
October 30th, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

Im’ orthodox christian…we dont get to go around houses begging for food once every year"

i just fell like correcting here, "Halloween" comes from a before crist celebration on old ireland direct meaning "All-Hallows-Eve", you being an orthodox christian, can see that this pagan celebration was on even before any christian religion, thsi date in the old calendar was the end of the year.

Beside of all can't wait Andrew!!!!!!!!!!
Some Guy
October 31st, 2009 @ 2:56 pm
Andrew, why don't you release it now and spend the evening with your family?

Joke, take your time.
October 31st, 2009 @ 3:00 pm
@Erick: I think you're confusing Halloween with April Fools :P

It's late here in Europe. I guess I'll just wake up tomorrow and find my presents under the tree... no, wait

(Holiday Hatrick, Woohoo)
October 31st, 2009 @ 5:19 pm
Andrew is the god of motion graphics, Your alright too Sam. lol. Love the blogs, your tips have gotten me excellent grades on my visual projects at school. Keep it up...
October 31st, 2009 @ 6:16 pm
c'est superb.....
October 31st, 2009 @ 7:44 pm
excelent!!! :D
can't wait to see it :D
October 31st, 2009 @ 8:44 pm
Mr.Andrew i form brazil.gosto muito do seu trabalho.Gostaria de comprar seus produtos mas não tenho cartão de crédito . Um forte abraço
November 1st, 2009 @ 5:48 pm
Clenildo (translated)
""I am from Brazil, I like a lot your work. i would like to buy your products but at the moment i got no credit card. Take care ..""

;) Andrew i could be your personal translator LOL!
November 1st, 2009 @ 5:57 pm
Hello Mr. Kramer,
First I wanted to congratulate him for his work in which I admire ... plus you are very handsome, I can not wait to watch your new tutorial ... remember I'm your fan ... I love you andrew.
November 2nd, 2009 @ 4:49 am
i am see very best After Effect light and blood!! how made very good great!!!! u made very good NEW IDEA GREAT DUDE!!! love u learn more
i am learn after effect.. i am sure Deaf & dumb no ear....
i am find job problem!!! u help me great!!!! After Effect!!!

November 4th, 2009 @ 12:35 pm
I like it! Cgt Kramer!
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