sam VS sam

Watch Sam VS Sam, a video we featured in our last Blog Show. The show also included behind the scenes footage and some added commentary.

Watch sam VS sam

Video Notes for the gear-junkies: We shot this scene using the canon 7D and a 50mm 1.4 lens. For the close POV style shots we shot with the standard 18-55mm lens. To avoid jitter we shot on a tripod for most of the scene and then added some wiggle inside AE. The scene was shot with 2 350 Arri lights.

The end scene was created using a blood element from Action Essentials 2. You may also be interested in this video from a while ago.

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5 years ago
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179 Comments

Maurice M.
5 years ago
Such a great one Andrew!!!!! Sam also did a great job!!!

Stay creative! Best regards from Germany!
flower
5 years ago
Wound healing of automatic
twt
5 years ago
And here i thought 1 sam was good, when 2 would be better! Oh sam and his sexiness! ;D
5 years ago
You guys simply ROCK !!!!!! RAD stuff
Mr. 0wnz3r
5 years ago
Wow. Funny :). It has a "Heroes" feeling.
AB
5 years ago
Beautiful quality.
thumbzup
5 years ago
Dopeness! Pure Dopeness!
Gaurav
5 years ago
This is an awesome clip, can you guys do a tutorial on split screening and how this video was made, i'd really like to see that.

Great tutorials btw and very informative site, thanks!!
5 years ago
HA! I laughed out loud. Great job of telling a quick story that looks great!
Daniel
5 years ago
That is amazingly funny! Great acting, great action, great fun!
Daniel
Arjan
5 years ago
Hahahahahha i laughed so hard :D
I love this site (A)
Lolote
5 years ago
As we could expect... brilliant!
Simple and funny. Just perfect man :)
Terminatorvf
5 years ago
Lol that AWESOME!!! :D
Geyck
5 years ago
Is this the first time we got to HEAR Sam act? Being Andrew's friend is a great gig.
TDK
5 years ago
take a look at the trailer they are using Andrew stuff and by the way cool movie...

http://www.beyondhollywood.com/jeeja-yanin-b-boys-muay-thai-raging-phoenix-trailer/
5 years ago
Apart from the camera wiggle, this is all starting to look very movie-like. Great work!
naseer
5 years ago
wow yar
oda goood effects
5 years ago
The filming-quality of the canon 7D is awesome!
Raymond Belden
5 years ago
Just picked up this camera today. Really excited to see what my friends and I can pull off with this thing.
achami
5 years ago
good work ;nice effect
5 years ago
AWESOME... SICK... NEED TO BUY THE LIGHT PACK THINGAMAJIG...
5 years ago
i am glad to brose you site
NOURDDINE
5 years ago
nice video andew .you are the man
5 years ago
its like gerri's game of pixar
nice stuff brother lol....
whiteto
5 years ago
Wow!

Mr.Sam want to kill him.
real_roubla
5 years ago
it s cool but idont like the idea
Tha19Boy94
5 years ago
Nice One... Maybe u can make a film like fast and the furios. U are pro in Adobe After Effects (Y)
5 years ago
Thats awesome, make a tutorial!
D0gProjects
5 years ago
very nice camera movement
5 years ago
You've stated that it was the 50mm 1.4 lens but previously introduced the 7D with the cheap 50mm 1.8 MK2...as the 1.4 is around 3x the price I just wanted to check which lens it was.

I've got the 50mm 1.8 and 500d, the quality is astounding.
Jonatas
5 years ago
SAM never DIE ANDREW lolol
Fancy
5 years ago
jusssssssssssssssssst nice :p
Jerry
5 years ago
haha hilarious! he shot himself!
Jeffrey
5 years ago
maybe you noticed... but even Dj Basshunter and the dutch television is using all your tutorials and products:P how awesome is that haha!
theepr
5 years ago
im not gonna say a word . cas there r no words to praise a person like u andrew
5 years ago
I had a good look at that camera. Its amazing, 1920x1080 res at 24p. The sensor is huge on it too. I'm really thinking of getting it to use along side a larger XL H2 for tight angles and close ups. You need Canon sponsorship Andrew!!
zin_onos
5 years ago
Where can I find some bullet ostracizing sounds like in this video?(when the bullet hits the walls and mettals etc)
Dextrmania
5 years ago
Poor sam, why dont u be the actor Andrew!!!!?
5 years ago
You guys are crazy! In FUNNY way!
5 years ago
wow, nice video andrew

I like it
tom sawyer
5 years ago
Real actor!!! ;)
good job
corchard
5 years ago
For itay:
Andrew uses Camtasia Studio from http://TechSmith.com for screen capture and I understand an EX1 for the monologue bits
itay
5 years ago
hi andrew,big fan of you from israel
can you please tell me, what kind of video camera, you guys using to your tutorials....love the quality
5 years ago
Sam should be an actor in comedy. He could do that really well
myu from srilanka
5 years ago
hmm very nice andrew.
Karthik
5 years ago
Very nice andrew. cool
Kowshik
5 years ago
thats a great one. keep rocking guys
Iaenic
5 years ago
Best evil eye ever. Only Sam could pull off such a decidely accurate shot without even thinking about it. He needs an agent so he can start getting blown up in michael bay movies. Go Sam!
5 years ago
Hahahaha! Sam couldn't take it anymore. The exhaust wasn't fast enough to kill him, so he whipped out a huge, friggen gun!!! Awesome! Poor Sam.
5 years ago
This video is really unrealistic, there is no way that Sam could be killed by just a bullet
Mikael
5 years ago
Haha.. Latley, we've gotten to see what you look like, and what Sam sounds like and it has scared the crap out of us :P At least when i saw you xD
Chris
5 years ago
The things you have to do to keep actors happy *sigh*
...kidding, Sam, you are obviously a great sport.

Hey Andrew, any "Black Friday" Sales?

Cheers, for the great work all
Marco
5 years ago
Very very good stuff here..."I dont want to have to kill you, but I will kill you...if I have to." I was SO hoping for some --shifty eyes-- after that line. TAKE 2!
Phil
5 years ago
Hmmm.....for some reason I only get a green screen when trying to watch the video. I downloaded and installed the latest plugins. No change.
Oh well, i'm sure it's a good video
Eric
5 years ago
Great stuff as always! and funny too lol
my only smallest complain is that
there should be some kind of burn mark after the bullet bounce off the metals... but that shot is like .5 sec so doens't matter =P

what camera did you use? the quality is awesome!
5 years ago
Sam reminds me of matt parkman off heroes :D
bahaa
5 years ago
andrew, did you forget the quickmatte plug-in ? i think yes ..
5 years ago
Lol, awesome, great clip!
Macnimation
5 years ago
It should turn out that..the good Sam is actually the bad Sam and the Bad Sam is actually the Good Sam. The next part should go back in time to explain how they got mixed up.......... maybe a Mission Impossible effect where the bad Sam peels off his face to reveal Andrew????
Macnimation
5 years ago
Hi

Andrew or somebody might be able to help me out here. I am experimenting with the Nikon D300s HD Video options.

Anything I shoot, whether indoors or outdoors is always very noisy, a lot of grain and also jumpy. I know this camera can produce super HD video also, but I need some advice on the correct settings required?

Cheers
love the killer eye look of evil sam. .

wish i could post more. .

anyway. .

i think VCP is mad at me. .
h.smovie
5 years ago
hi andrew
this video have very high quality
sx1 is it same as canon 7d?
WaQaS
5 years ago
Man I m Ur New fan
Dave
5 years ago
Come on! why Good Sam has to die leaving Evil Sam. Part 2-Sam Emerges with only a flesh wound and a headache.
Steven Calvaruso
5 years ago
No offense Sam, but I was actually hoping you would go through with it. :))))

J/K of course. As usual, fantastic video.
5 years ago
That is amazing...I plan on geting a Canon 7D also, I'm a big fan of yours. Great Job!!!
5 years ago
I have a canon 7d, and i want to now, how do u make that cool film look? Big fan of your work Andrew.
William R. Cousert
5 years ago
It's good to see he finally got over that ham & eggs phobia...
cedric
5 years ago
Sam, you rock man !
mayk
5 years ago
c'est cool sam tres bien fait
5 years ago
Andrew,

Where did you get the sounds from the meteor tutorial of the chunks of road falling to the ground

Please Replay,
Thanks ;)
Road
5 years ago
Sam... don't give up..
5 years ago
I was rolling watching the video outtake of Sam in the car....ROFL!!!!!
Matt
5 years ago
I love how people criticise the amount of ricochets, "oh thats not realsitic" Since when are evil clone's the norm?!

Great clip! I want me one of them 7D's!
JackieNP
5 years ago
Very funny :)
Is 7D a great camera for movie?
Aaron
5 years ago
Every time Sam gets killed in this video... i think Andrew should appear and say
"Oh My God... They Killed Sam!! You Bastards!!!"
5 years ago
I can see the red-brown shirt on sam with the gan under the sweatshirt :P
it's very cool, good job andrew :)
Teocci
5 years ago
hahaha nice headshot Andrew.. yeah sam really looks like Parkman
JuniorGama
5 years ago
You guys are so violent! ^^ Always thinking in shots, kills, death, explosions, burns, blood, etc.
I like it! =D
You know, it's part of us all this themes.
leef
5 years ago
If you export the video as h.264 without the alpha channel I think they are playable on most cellphones
Jeroen
5 years ago
Sam, You really look like Matt Parkman there :) (Heroes)

Really nice job making this.
atifqureshi
5 years ago
I love this. Great visual quality too with that camera
Powertase
5 years ago
For perfection, you should make damages on the surfaces where bullet ricochates (After it hits the surface).
Also, it's not logical that bullet ricochates from leather sleeve.
Otherwise very cool...

Bye the way, am i the only one from Macedonia???
5 years ago
Sam, dude.. I think you are one hell of an actor... I think i heard on the first video copilot series that you were on 24, the first season or something. Back then i didnt know you but ill make sure i check it out.
I like how it really looks like you are resisting pointing the gun to yourself and i love the hilarious (well...i find it hilarious) facial expression that the evil you has just as you are about to pint the gun at yourself.

That was an awesome video... you guys as VC rule!
Wassup Andrew! :-)
5 years ago
this video very cool but he was need strong movement to be appered like his Resistance but the after effect like blode and video setting is wonderful
5 years ago
Cool video,I like the quality of the camera.
5 years ago
Tell Sam I said Great Job! ;-)
russ
5 years ago
Andrew, you mentioned new VideoCopilot hats in the last video-blog. Are those going to be available for purchase or where you just showing them say "we" (us here at VC) have new hats? thnx
Myles
5 years ago
I have a question regarding optical flares. Do anamorphic lens flares like that with all the artifacts and intricate reflections actually happen on real lenses or are they exaggerated in this plug-in? Do movie studios make their own flares or use the ones that actually occur on the lens?
Kai
5 years ago
I'm glad sam didn't die in this one.

wait...or did he??? I'm confused...
;D

I would love to see more short films like this.
5 years ago
Awesome vid!!! You should do a tut for this.
greg
5 years ago
Only one line in the whole thing, but it's a great one.
Aegis Kleais
5 years ago
I hate this.

EVERY freaking time I bet on someone, I always pick the loser! I was hoping Sam was gonna win this one, but it seems I have a knack that could be summed up as "Loser Chooser".

Better luck next time, Sammy-boy.
5 years ago
Happy Birthday Andrew ! ! U Rock !
perry blunt
5 years ago
So andrew what do you think about the 7D would u use it over and panasonic hvx200?please reply
Olivier-Mauritius
5 years ago
Cooooooll!!!! Niice!! Nice HD Comera tooo!!!
Plissken
5 years ago
So, Sam is one of Fringe's shapeshifters? :)
KoNsT
5 years ago
It's realy cool camera. I can't make so brilliant video tracks with my sony(((. Big pixels looks very bad after collour correction. But your "sam vs sam" video is perfect!!! Hello from Moscow, Andrew!!
Bader Ahmed
5 years ago
Wiggle

Could do u tell us please, how did you make the camera shake - what was that ? is expression ???

Can I shoot like this video with Nikon D90.

Are there any Cinema Look Treatment


Thank you
Niek
5 years ago
NIce one.
lol, it is usual you can't smell CO xD
5 years ago
Haha I think "I don't want to have to kill you...but I will kill you, if I have too" is now one of my favorite lines ever thanks.
AE!
5 years ago
so cool effects bro ! you're the best of the very best :)
5 years ago
Evil Sam ROCKS!!!! I want MORE!!!!!
Pettson
5 years ago
haha that's fantastic ^^
love to sam, you're great!
frankie z
5 years ago
poor Sam. the world was a better place with him in it. r.i.p.
Serghei
5 years ago
about the car reflection and city, Andrew how thei done this so cool, help please

http://www.barbecue-design.de/home/latest/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1247136232&archive=&start_from=&ucat=8&
Nicolas
5 years ago
Hi andrew!
Your are the best !
I love all that you do!
Thank you from france.
Sorry, my english is bad !
Serghei
5 years ago
about the car reflection and city, Andrew how thei done this so cool, help please
Jacky
5 years ago
I am really disappointed...
I had never been able to imagine you posting such a kind of cruel suicide crap...
Sorry, first time I can say something negative on this site..
Mr. Kramer, this stuff is low level..
Jeroen
5 years ago
Poor Sam, only thing he's good at, is dying.
Ross
5 years ago
Very nice! Have you found a way around the scrolling shutter on the 7D?
babamaba
5 years ago
please, tell us how did you color correction in this episode!
( probably in next blog show )
thx!
John
5 years ago
What did you use for audio? Just the 7D built in mics?
5 years ago
Very good, thank AK for this!!!
Vikcy Shah
5 years ago
It is great Film Effect... i like it
5 years ago
Was the audio done using an adapter on the 7D? (Beachtek, Juicedlink) etc. Or was it on an external machine?

It was sort of film like, but a bit echoy. Curious!
Matti
5 years ago
Nice. Is the jitter you speak of sometimes referred to as the Jelly effect? Isn't there an Anti-Jelly plug-in?
kenium
5 years ago
haha anyway somebody of them had to die))
5 years ago
Thanks Andrew,

Awesome post man!

Dom
Nathanael
5 years ago
Hi AK,

You say you shot on Canon 7D? I have been looking into several cameras for good quality, but most of them are fairly expensive. Do you know of any cameras that produce great quality footage, but aren't TOO expensive?

Cheers, Nathanael
krizZz
5 years ago
"Sam outtake" LOOOL! Sooo funny! :D hahaha! Sorry Sam ;) But good to know you've got much more lives than a cat!!
Vincent
5 years ago
Poor Sam, no more headache !
illd
5 years ago
Nice result - seems the 7D is worth every cent. BTW, did you grade the footage or is this the original look out of the camera?
zvit
5 years ago
Never mind.... It's in the blog show :-)
zvit
5 years ago
I don't understand... This is the 35 second clip that was shown in the last tutorial. Where are the "behind the scenes footage and some added commentary" that you mentioned there are in your post?
Simon Steele
5 years ago
I hope Sam wins.

The 7D footage looks great, any further comments since the video blog on it?
Kieron
5 years ago
Hey

This is great, and the quality is pretty top for a Video SLR, I was just wondering, how did you shoot the audio, sounds too clear for a camera mic, did you use solid state? or is there a audio in on the 7D?

Thanks
ivan
5 years ago
@mark louie : yeahh...he'ss rock
DoÄŸan
5 years ago
No longer enough. Stop this brutality. Sam s should not die. Andrew'u want to see the new Tutorial. Sure will be very enjoyable. :D:D
Mark Louie Almeda
5 years ago
LOL Sam is definitely a good actor! haha
Sam
5 years ago
which lens flare you have used at the start of the video
TRC
5 years ago
Poor Sam!!!! It´s time he gets his guest role in HEROES!!!!!
SkyFall Productions
5 years ago
Whoever wins. We lose.
Gimei
5 years ago
Great job. love it.
5 years ago
haha awesome! Can anyone tell me how to compress a movie so that it maintains its HD quality but is good enough for web??
Dan Hodgetts
5 years ago
dude that was seriously funny we need more of sam doing crazy stuff, it is so epic and funny you guys rock sam your my hero lol
5 years ago
Do you use a rig with the 7D and can you recommend one - the zacuto one's are looking good, but is their own version of a follow focus working?
JB
5 years ago
Awsome AK Love it.

Gear Junkies....Love it when you talk dirty to us LOL.

Did happen to notice sa was missing on the cut at about oh :17 when sam is pointing the gun in his mouth.

HAHAHA you should do a Direct TV Freeze frame in there that would be to die for, or the MGD Slow mo with say your old sponser.
andrew lee
5 years ago
After watching this a few times now and the shot from behind Sam with the gun, as he tries to prevent it turning on him (0:19-00:20)... I can't help it but Evil Sam should be in the shot, it's as if Sam is actually on his own is a warehouse.

Andrew, you really have got to make more of these shorts, no tutorial required, just let others work it out for themselves, a bit like homework... Would love a 7D myself

@Ennis Buchi:. Too be honest, if a bullet hit that many objects on it's way from gun to head, I very much doubt it would cause a fatal wound, so had it put a bullet hole in the shovel, it would have stopped there.
Brett
5 years ago
Awesome stuff! just a quick side note, for the title is that just simple lens flare for making the blue light?
5 years ago
The face Sam makes when he's using his telepathics power is really really hilarous :D
You should create a Sam's fan club, selling goodies etc :D
ALex Nonnato
5 years ago
But the surfaces were not damaged, what happened?
with the level of quality that are driving now is a detail that should not happen.


Sorry!!
ALex Nonnato
5 years ago
Oooh man I was did repeat again and again the clip, Sam was killed a lot of times himself, that was so hard for him, what a headache!!

I can't stop of laughing

Ouch!! my stomach.

But the Action Essentials 2 RULES!!
the image it's amazing
Ennis Buchi
5 years ago
This is great Andrew. Just a suggestion: if you want to get detailed with it, put a bullet hole or make a bit damage on the shovel at 00:28 after the bullet glide on it..
Ennis Buchi
5 years ago
oh poor Sam… Even in victory, he still suffers defeat :D
Steve
5 years ago
oh my gosh....that outtake is so bad. I almost feel guilty for laughing so hard. :P
Some Guy
5 years ago
Hey Andrew and all the others with a Canon 7D or 5DMkII. I just found a video on how you can increase the dynamic range of your camera. His examples are a bit over the top (regarding the saturation) but it is amazing what you can achieve with that little thing.

http://vimeo.com/7256322
5 years ago
We still look forward to the Action Essentials 2 mini-film... I hope?
Lindsay
5 years ago
Okay then, that is brilliant. The Oscar for an outstanding performance in an online tutorial goes to.... Sam Loya.

Also, 'Free Sam Loya' t-shirts with a snap of evil Sam's face as he cocks that eyebrow. Yes!
Olympia Logger
5 years ago
Finally... we have a NAME!

...GEAR JUNKIES...

Just give us MORE "tech specs"...
(I love it when I talk like that)
5 years ago
errr. want to... grrr. now i ruined it. :(
5 years ago
Look, I don't have to have to kill you... But I will kill you, if I have to...

Cracks me up everytime
d-bob
5 years ago
Why wouldn't you use the 7D? Sure it's an SLR camera, but it's got more professional, cinematic qualities to its image than any other prosumer cameras. I'd say its pros outweigh its cons by a longshot. The average viewer can't tell the difference between 7D/5D footage or RED.
FirePhil
5 years ago
Very funny :D poor sam :)

I figured, that i got the same Gun.. is that Glock 17 BB-gun? Or lock 18?
Aido
5 years ago
Thats great to know you can do that with the 7D.
Im waiting for one with an 18-135mm lens.

I keep hearing that people have trouble colour correcting the footage from it though.
Crushed blacks and artifacty.

Did you use any of the custom picture styles, like 'advanced flat'?
Adriel Rosenfeldt
5 years ago
whew, im sooo glad sam didnt die.

yo hows it going, from canada
Some Guy
5 years ago
Are you going to make more of such short films in the future?
5 years ago
woaaaaah awesome
5 years ago
Awesome! Thanks Andrew! Sam rocks. :D
Sam Gilbert
5 years ago
This is Great, I'm thinking about getting the 7D myself.
5 years ago
I liked the extra addition of the ricochet having an effect on the environmen, but I almost think that there should be some sort of scorch or indentation on the surface which it encounters.
5 years ago
I'm reading this on my phone right now but will watch when I get home
John Nguyen
5 years ago
Oh, i have a question. I'm pretty sure that when Sam.... fired the shot, after the muzzle flash, I think you used an optical flare right?
5 years ago
its looking like movie clip
ya u can make nice movie
wating for lence flare
Thechrisj
5 years ago
Sweet! Thanks for uploading them, now I can show them to my friends!
DGM
5 years ago
After that I'm sure that Sam is really a lucky guy
timmy
5 years ago
..."i don't wanna have to kill you... but i will kill you, if i have to."

hahaha... awesome
5 years ago
I'm surprised the bullet doesn't keep bouncing on Sam's head!
pvsciteach
5 years ago
Poor Sam... Even in victory, he still suffers defeat...
We appreciate your sacrifices Sam!!!
Great new tuts Andrew! Thank you too!
Effectsfreak
5 years ago
Loved the video, I couldn't stop laughing after I watched it.

But out of curiosity, why would you use the SLR camera for the video as opposed to an ACTUAL video camera?
Danielle G.
5 years ago
LOL that's great! I love it!!
Jhon
5 years ago
Cool, Andrew! It's a very good stuff. ;)
Darkrai
5 years ago
woot! Its hilarious!
5 years ago
LOL I love this. Great visual quality too with that camera
5 years ago
Nice one! Can't wait to see Sam get electrified.
5 years ago
Aww heck, seemed like the perfect excuse to do a tutorial on merging the same people into the same, complex shot. I don't even recall seeing any shots where both their faces were clearly visible.
5 years ago
Sam just couldn't stand up to his own head's power. le sigh.
John
5 years ago
Cool! Thanks for posting!
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