Optical Flares In Action
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As we get closer to the release of Optical Flares, our new lens flare creation studio, I wanted to show you some cool examples of Optical Flares in action. This reel includes actual productions by some of our beta testers and some tests I did internally. I think this reel has a nice variety of how lens flares can be used but I’m sure you could think of many more!

Motion graphics or visual effects… be ready for Optical Flares: January 25, 2010.

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340 Comments

3 years ago
hello andrio.

i love ur site and also u.and also ur tutorials i want one tutorial to show me or us.that is the video before starting your blog video which show video copilot come out of snow and the snow break.i want that tutorial will u show us that plz.and also how to creat a cooooolll 3d text like urs in after effect.
4 years ago
Hello
Thank you for this beautiful and wonderful lessons
Tqublo Greetings
Observers and Active admirer Haider Al Jabri
4 years ago
This is wat they call Amazing !! really awesome :)
4 years ago
it’s a good effect and i would like to use too so how can be done!in after effects cs4
Jaypee
4 years ago
Hi Sir Andrew,

question?

can i put the OF to Sony Vegas Pro 9?
    Shuvo
    4 years ago
    No it's only for After Effect
4 years ago
Hi I am just learning about optical flares. Have found your sites and videos really interesting. Thanks. If you want to visit me you can on http://celestenterprises.wordpress.com/

Thanks, Amanda
nalie
5 years ago
We got the optical flare plugins, but I can't find the tutorial for that fantastic wall of light?? where can we find it?
Kevan
5 years ago
Hey, can you please make a tutorial on the light streams at 0:24 in the video? Much appreciated.
shafic
5 years ago
Hi Andrew Kramer this is shafic from Africa/Uganda 256 but Andrew Kramer i like the thing u do in after effects.
Andrew Kramer i want u to come to uganda to hepl us to come up with a good movie indust because our movie indust is very poor,in that people don't know how to use cameras.
OmikronApex
5 years ago
Oh it's the Schwarze Dose! The best energry drink you can get in germany. Very delicious!
5 years ago
You HAVE to make a tutorial on how to make the visual starting at 23 sec! Looks amazing.
RD
5 years ago
Is your company publicly traded? Because I need to buy some shares so that I can cash out when your stock price goes up and buy this!
Sohail Muqeeth
5 years ago
Wow! I am extremly waiting for it to release
tdece
5 years ago
heyyyy! "schwarze dose"!! :-) yummy
Amal (Dream Video)
5 years ago
This is really awesome. now this is possiable in after effect for the best realiable VIDEO COPILOT team. Please upload a video tutorial of it.
Eduardo
5 years ago
Wow! Pleaase make a tutorial to do that somke w/ flares!!! PLeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase!!!!

THAT IS GREAT!!!
Shekhar
5 years ago
Thts really ammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaazing
Bahaa
5 years ago
WOow few hours till Optical Flare's page :D :D ...
aidan
5 years ago
outstanding video! were the photos taken with your cannon 5d? or is frames from video taken with a RED?
Azel
5 years ago
Andrew where the vid you just added at 0:16 is coming from? I see arabic so I'm just wondering!

I'm coming here almost everyday just to watch again and again this
soo impressive vid! So I noticed the difference ^^ Really nice work and great plugin!
5 years ago
Seriously cool! I will buy one for sure. It can be applied in various cases when making video and effects.
5 years ago
is perfect, i like that
5 years ago
Great plugin!, the thing here is that you make the product thinking of using it over live video or pictures, while the others think only in graphics.
Please, don´t sell VC when the competition tries to buy you.
Congratulations!
ken c
5 years ago
Andrew, dude you just keep getting better and better. Money's tight but this is one "MUST HAVE" plugin for AE I'll definitely be buying. I'm glad you're still here working with us, til Spielberg/Dreamworks/ILM/Troika etc hires you away from us all. Thanks for being a master at this, and showing us all how to do it.

-ken ca|houn
uma
5 years ago
Fantastic Andrew... u'r tutorials just getting better. can't wait for the plugin.
Kevin
5 years ago
hubba hubba...sure gonna buy it. Its amazing stuff from Video Copilot! And for so little money... its fantastic!

Sorry for beeing maybe to enthousiastic, just can't wait to buy it. :)

ps. srry for my bad english :P
SAW
5 years ago
YEAH! Sec. 32! I need the Light Wall - whatever its costs I need to have it! Hope its a particel System...and not real footage...
Ivan
5 years ago
Hi andrew! that's an awesomw trailer...where do you get that music, do you do it ?
5 years ago
Wooooow! The smoke is amazing! It looks very realistic
TJ
5 years ago
Brilliant. I can't wait to get it! It's amazing, the possibilities for this are endless. This will go great with some fight scenes I have in mind.
Jankes0303
5 years ago
Oh! Man! Andrew, you're great & amazing!. I wait to it! Thank you! Thank you!
junior
5 years ago
simplismente impressionante!!!!!!
aqui no Brazil somos todos fãs do seu trabalho, parabésn!!!
Eduardo Mollinedo
5 years ago
Muy chido carnal
Ya espero con ansias los Tutoriales !!
Gracias por compartir tus conocimientos !!!
cody
5 years ago
Hey anyone know how he made the smoke for the "meteor" lens flare effect? Is it like the same for the disintegrate effect?
Niall
5 years ago
Hi Andrew

is that stock footage of New York etc?? or did you hang Sam out of a helicopter to film the flyover!!!

Can you recommend a website for stock footage??

Thanks

Niall
Armar
5 years ago
Am lovin that before i even own it, imagine wen i get it. video copilot you rock.
AirPepper
5 years ago
Ok whats so amazing about that? Trapcode Lux or maybe genarts sapphire effects make it.. (?)
Xtremedia Bigz
5 years ago
A total revolution... this will definitely come to excellent use... good work Kramer... keep them coming
Stephen Martin
5 years ago
Andrew, the music behind this demo clip, is this created with Pro Scores?
Dan L
5 years ago
Andrew, you really do a great thing here. I know you've certainly inspired me along with countless others. Your products, tutorials, and knowledge are amazing and help a lot of people satiate their passion for special effects. Thanks so much, and keep up the excellent work. By the way, I would love to see a tutorial or two on the videos in the reel. They are incredible.
Asner Jereos
5 years ago
Love you guys!! God bless you all there...from the Philippines..
I like all your works man..
Thanks a lot!!!
5 years ago
Excellent, siempre con unas cosas altamente de calidad.
Rutger
5 years ago
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Optical Flares is making me crazy me wanna haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave it!!!!
Ahum excuse my expression but I'm just getting too exited for this as it only takes 7 days now! OMG OMG OMG :P
Diego
5 years ago
Video Copilot!

A criatividade pra vocês não é o limite!
Eu estou esperando
abraços!
ChipS
5 years ago
It's great!I like it!!!
Can anyone help with the 24th second effect?
niels
5 years ago
que bueno amigo ... lo estare esperando con ansias .. saludos y un fuerte abrazo
Stephen Martin
5 years ago
Andrew, the music in this video, was this done with Pro Scores?
William Cannavaro
5 years ago
I´m waiting for your that beautifull stuff
Jota Tronic
5 years ago
wow !!!!!!!! thats great.
karlux
5 years ago
BE CAREFUL, hollywood filmaking industry is about to send a hitman to kill you, because u are turning everyone into great producers capable of doing things hollywood-like. ahahaha thank you andrew kramer, u would not have died in vain. we will simulate ur death by producing a movie with Action Essentials 2. LOL
Really, ur great! thank u for ur work!
Nassir
5 years ago
andrew you're on sick dude seriously this is mad man i like dis alot defo getting it
albert volta
5 years ago
MAN amazing,WHEN?WHEN? WHEN?
However
5 years ago
andrew if we track a shot in 3d boujou and have the tracking data .... can we incorporate it with this plugin as REAL 3d?
5 years ago
I could never have guessed that one can do such amazing work with optical flares. Now I'm seriously thinking about purchasing it...
Marvin
5 years ago
Looks great, can't wait to get my hands on it...
Jhon
5 years ago
Flares! Flares! GOD! Really looks SHOCKING! I guess OF is and will be a very powerfull tool.
Thanks Andrew 4 making us LOVE After Effects. ;)
5 years ago
wwooooooooo
its gret Ihop to see your new totureal andro
lm
5 years ago
How can I make the 3d text at 00:32?
burnpepper
5 years ago
Nice but drama queen music :-D
Patrick van der Linden
5 years ago
WOW!!!!!!! can't wait for it to release.....

Good job VCP!!!!
Hadi Al Sharaf
5 years ago
Simply AMAZING!!!!
620
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, please, make a tutorial on 00:35 - 00:38. That 3D text is amazing (as the whole movie :))
Andrew ! You are the best !
shuva
5 years ago
this is a great plugin.thanks for this..
Vinay
5 years ago
Sir can u tell me,In this video at 32 sec u used a pic for background or u created it.

great plugin
raju
5 years ago
great andrew dai ( big brother ) very nice i also waiting 4 this
Pradeep
5 years ago
awesome.........really cool
Steve
5 years ago
Looks better than KL. What is the price?
5 years ago
This is INCREDIBLE in the variety of applications this can be used in; Can't wait to add it to my system. Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!
Luxis4
5 years ago
Holy mother of god! looking forward to seeing this :)
5 years ago
to play with particular and flares.... we need play whit "positions "z, y & x?
5 years ago
Wow this is exactly what i've been looking for. JJ Abrams brought anamorphic lens glory back with Star Trek. It's an effect I'm using in a video I have due this coming week...too bad Optical Flares isn't available until Jan. 25...it will be a must buy for my agency!
peter
5 years ago
(-E). Oh...how much will it cost ?
peter
5 years ago
MAN THAT´S AWESOME !!! I LOVE VC STUFF. KRAMER, TRUELY RULEZ . Keep a copy of OF for me :)
acer
5 years ago
lol this is great i can't wait to buy it and maybe a tutorial with something like the second 25 will be awesome. peace
Titan
5 years ago
You guys are awesome. Thank you for making it so easy for the rest of us to look like professional FX artists
David
5 years ago
How did you create the building shot. Was that 3d?
Owesome! I like it!
Maxstudios
5 years ago
Man, Seriously, You should Get a NOBLE PRIZE!
London_Borough_of_VisualFX
5 years ago
Wahaaaaayy! I'm on the blog too!!! Very nice product demonstration- is the footage stock or your own stuff?
5 years ago
can't wait to buy it Andrew...
you rock as always.
Peter
5 years ago
IT's great!!! Thank you! I'm looking forward to use it really!!!
IFG
5 years ago
how did you do the meteor effect without the flare
pradeep
5 years ago
Its rocking man
Daniël
5 years ago
Nice, I totally gona buy it!
John
5 years ago
Andrew, I need to thank you about all of your work!
I admire you! your creativity and your work!
I hope you sell it as just as awesome!

gretings!
Tenji
5 years ago
wow... it looks awesome... so many uses i see.
also it seems you are getting very very good at this spots Andrew... perhaps too good O_Ó.

but i think that a tutorial will reaaaaaly help to sell it. wink wink (?)
5 years ago
wow ...this is some serious @#@#...cant wait to get it its really nice andrew keep up the good work
Speedbreaker
5 years ago
@Bahaa
yes they are keyframeable!
Dan
5 years ago
OOOOO im totally going to buy this! looks awsome andrew!
sky
5 years ago
zip, flop, fap....

freaking amazing!!!!
Bahaa
5 years ago
I forgot to ask something, are the values in the Creative Lens Flare studio keyframeable ? ..like if I want to animate the rotation of a stripe or something, is this feature possible ? and expressions (wiggle etc.) ?
numi
5 years ago
Hope this thing isnt like $200
Ari Lieb
5 years ago
I... NEED... this... !!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS ANDREW!!
Juan Hernandez
5 years ago
I already need this. Dont wake me up until Jan 25th.
Júnior
5 years ago
can’t wait for this...amazing...
Nathan W
5 years ago
At first I thought optical flare plugin wouldn't be of much use. But now I am sold. Can't wait.
x75310
5 years ago
muy bueno, increible
Diego G.
5 years ago
A word: OMG!
Wait... those are three...
Timinator
5 years ago
AND you have time to watch movies with your wife? How do you do it all? You have clones, right?
5 years ago
I keep watching the example video over and over again!!!
5 years ago
I'm buying for sure! :)
5 years ago
Andrew, I know it's been asked above, but I too would like to know if we can do a digital download on the 25th. I think that would be best if the file sizes aren't too large.
Lucas
5 years ago
can’t wait for this ..... amazing ...awesome .... :D
5 years ago
This has got to be one of the most exciting releases of the last 12 months. I can't wait to get a copy...kudos EK
5 years ago
WOW....
5 years ago
That's AMAZING !

I can't wait!

Andrew you're my hero!
Tek
5 years ago
Great , this is realy amazing .
Trystan
5 years ago
Looks nice, I'll definitely buy this! :O
5 years ago
guru ji

you are great. this is amazing superb.

i am speechless
Gforce
5 years ago
Hey man you seriously need to make a movie.
Kcass
5 years ago
Great job guys! I love how good they look when they pass behind other objects... it's a nice touch. Can't wait to buy.
AR
5 years ago
Man I have been dying for this since you first mentioned it. This video really makes a guy drool.

Can't wait to buy it and put it to work, thanks for all your work and tuts I'm 10x better at AE than I ever imagined I could be thanks to this site.
5 years ago
OMG... I GOT SO MANY MOVIE IDEAS FOR THIS I LOVE IT
AJ
5 years ago
In the words of Tim Hawkins...."SO good it makes you want to slap your mama."
5 years ago
Trapcode Particular and Shine are great plug-ins to have
But now Optical Flares is a must for the industry.

And 64-bit CS5 coming up in 4 months.
So exiting.

to bad the world will end in 2012.
XtremeAttractive
5 years ago
wow these rockets look amazing!!! please andrew make an tutorial!!! :)
Paul_M
5 years ago
looks amazing, are those smokeparticles made with particular?
hope there will be another official promo vid for optical flares!
bastofthebast
5 years ago
amazing and beauty !! :) kises
Brad Gillespie
5 years ago
WOW, you know, i wasn't actually too excited about this when you first talked about it, i thought "even though they may be cool optical flares....they are still just optical flares" but wow. now i can't wait to get these (hopefully i can save up some money before release. :[
Robert Sarcilla
5 years ago
Holy Flares!!!!!!
notorius fretch
5 years ago
yo this is of the chains
cannot wait
Creative Media
5 years ago
How much is it????
sheepysheep60
5 years ago
You must be very proud! It looks great
jodroboxes
5 years ago
wow...thats beautiful.. looks anamorphic. i like it, i buy it :)
Pato06
5 years ago
Great it looks really sexy, nice work !!
But about the price as you know budgets for 2010 are a bit limited ? Should we expect a price like Action Essential2? Then can you be more precise on the 3D integration ?

Sorry for all those questions but the excitation is taking over me.

Greets from South France :D
5 years ago
looks awesome...nice work. Seems like this would also be a killer Photoshop plug-in for the future.
kk
5 years ago
Was the smoke in the first sample the same that you made using particular 2 in one of your latest blogs?
Paul
5 years ago
WOW - I absolutely love the video example - can't wait for this, I'll be buying it for sure.
Momcilo Stojkovic
5 years ago
I hope there will be a tutorial included for those rockets, they look amazing!
costa
5 years ago
Hi Andrew
I will buy this plugin
you are soo sweet
romepro
5 years ago
AK at first i thought the world was at the end with these special effects, this is a must have to pocket thanks for all your efforts and hard work in compiling it all together - keep it coming its not the end of the world after all! lol
Jason
5 years ago
I just got of the phone with the president. And he said
Im fired if I don't get him Optical flares ASP.

And I said MR. Presiden..You read my mind.

and then a gangster walked up to me and said,
"How you know my Words"
Bob
5 years ago
The poster said the price will be $139.00.
Is that still the price, because, I can't wait to buy this!
It is amazing. I just hope it isn't coded as sloppily as Knoll Light Factory and doesn't make After Effects crash every time I use it.
5 years ago
oustanding, it looks great.
Matt UK
5 years ago
EPIC!! defiantly worth a purchase!!
Toni Crisolli
5 years ago
Excellent demo, got OF on my shopping list already. Keep up the great work.
LMC
5 years ago
Absolutely amazing, can't wait!
5 years ago
Incidentally, have you seen this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAaX8Aq6smQ

Very good.
5 years ago
Looks frickin' cool man. Looking forward to it!
LovingApathy
5 years ago
YES!!! it wouldve been incredible to have this before my deadline on the 20th.. but i still can think of a million & one ways to use this...

sparingly of course- we wouldnt want to make things too unrealistic :)
Kasa
5 years ago
WOW it looks great.
But is there also a tutorial section on the DVD?

Maybe you explain how the plugin works with the parameter.

Best Regards
Bahaa
5 years ago
I LOVE IT !! waiting for the blogshow
Lali Perera
5 years ago
awesome!!!!cant wait!!!
and um... can u do a tutorial on how to make that video? coz i saw a LOAD of awesome effects that i wanna learn...please???
Lars Nitteberg
5 years ago
Great stuff Andrew! Top notch work as always!!!
wolkeris
5 years ago
i'ts sick ! very good ! waiting..
Daniel
5 years ago
Will Andrew be making some tutorials for lens flares when it comes out, or is it all gonna be on the dvd?

Lookes awsome!
5 years ago
Hey Andrew!

Looks Awesome! I'm so goin' to buy it! haha. Can't wait!!

Another question..
Are you gonna do a tutorial about how you dit the smokestreams just like the screenshot above?

I know you did the smoke things in Particular, but can you maybe make a tutotial about how to do it like that? like a stream?

Maybe my english issn't that good haha, I'm from Holland!

Thanks Andrew!;)
Davide
5 years ago
It seems....AWESOME :O
Mohammad Mowj
5 years ago
hi Andrew
i can't speak english well but i want to be connect with u.
i am a singer & video clip director & photographer from iran
i love your web site & your work:X
good luck
5 years ago
knoll light factory.... optical flares...
knoll light factory.... optical flares...
amm... yeah, definitely optical flares!
Matt F.
5 years ago
No comment. I can only says simply incredible and this time I must to say VERY INCREDIBLE, JUST AWESOME! Thanks Mr. Kramer and all of your staff to create powerfull plug-ins like this. I hope someday I will work with you 'cause this is my passion and I really enjoy to create movies and graphics as you do. Thanks Again.

Best Regards
without comment, Kramer is cool
Moe
5 years ago
Dude that looks awesomely awesome.. I'm amazed by the quality of this plugin... Im gonna have to pulverise my piggy bank on this one..

BTW : Can you make a tutorial on how to create a realistic lights bg like towards the end..
Willem
5 years ago
OMG that is the coolest looking lights i've seen in a long time! I'm thrilled with the quality you guys pulled off here.
Hi Andrew! Can You Make cinema 4D Tuts Because i really cant find any other ones on the net.

Thanks :)
Jefferson
AxeleraW
5 years ago
Incredible job Andrew!!
You should make a website and sell your stuff lol!
MARK
5 years ago
I got my new approved credit card, and im gonna use that to buy OPTICAL FLARES, hahahahahah!!! pls don't tell my wife.
Flavio
5 years ago
Very nice Andrew, i love this particular Plugin...
Can't wait as all.
Thanks!
5 years ago
Yo Andrew are you doing some work for South Africa, in the eve of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Just saw South African Airways on one of your clips.
Ryan
5 years ago
0:21 sweetest shot on earth
HyperZeronos
5 years ago
What you are doing is really astonishing. I have not met anyone else on the Internet that is more creative and imaginative than you. I refresh Video Copilot every hour to see if you've come up with anything that'd shock me.
Keninchina
5 years ago
Oh my Gawd!! Only 10 days away!!!
stephen thomas
5 years ago
Very nice guys, looks amazing. I'd expect to see crap loads of visual effects crammed with optical flares over the next couple of months.
5 years ago
Woah! :O Really Great!
Codemonkey123
5 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Can I pre-order it? IE; pay now download or get it sent on 25th?
5 years ago
You already saved a place in the MotionGraphics hall of fame.
I hope to see more than one tutorial about the use of Optical Flares. Seems to have endless possibilities.
think
5 years ago
There is any pre order?:)
Vicky Shah
5 years ago
video copilot team is amazing...
Dalibor
5 years ago
That's what I'm talking about! You know how to sell your products man! 1st day buy for me! ;) Nice job
Andrew ;)
5 years ago
oh my god... that looks amazing... wow...
holy cow!!!

very amazing. .
D4 Manager
5 years ago
Nice, really nice
Roderick
5 years ago
GOT.....TO....HAVE....IT'S....SO....SHINY.........MY...PRECIOUS....SOON...WE....WILL...BE...TOGETHER.....
5 years ago
Hey , Andrew ....
It's Looking Amazing.....
Optical Flares ..... Amazing and very-Very GOOD ,.....
db
5 years ago
IT'SSS AAAMMMAAAIZZZIIINNGGG!!!!!
Rajeev malik
5 years ago
I havn't word andrew its amazing........
its killer...........
Ahmed
5 years ago
I think all the tutorials for what you've seen now will be within the product.:)
Awesome as always Mr.Kramer!
Feru
5 years ago
Wow it's great and fantastic!!!!!!!!
5 years ago
Hi Andi,

Please, can you advise, is it a plugin or the following new pruduct?

I look forward to hearing from you back,

Nurassyl
Nik
5 years ago
One big question, would you be doing tutorials for the effects done in this reel? Especially, the meteor one. Please do them. Thanks. Please do answer.
5 years ago
This is more than cool !
Danny
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Question about the smoke trails:

Are they literally created in particular or images kinda put together in particular (like in the medical zoom tutorial)?
Gerry H
5 years ago
AWESOME!!!! You rock!! Can't wait for this cool plugin...
Melnoui
5 years ago
hey.. very cool to see some "other" scenes in your work / commercialwork

only one question:
that's your car in it, or isn't it? i mean the lexus ;D (i've seen it on the series one dvd)

greetz..
5 years ago
i agree with @angel i would luv to see a tutorial on how u did those lights at the 32 second mark along with the 3d text..amazing!!! ak ur da man!
5 years ago
Oh My That's Awesome!
jesse rizal
5 years ago
hi Andrew!!

it's really cool...!! looking forward for that one!!
Sweeeet!!! gotta save some money now, and also hoping to get more tutorials in the future :D
OCTAVIO
5 years ago
JUST DROPING BY TO SAY YOU ARE AMAZING ANDREW... MUCH RESPECT FOR YOUR WORK.
Aly
5 years ago
Oh yer and Kramer, you and the guys involved and legends.
Aly
5 years ago
Will you be doing any packages with Optical Flares and Action Essential??
5 years ago
Awesome Definition:
1. Andrew Kramer
2. Video co pilot
3. OPTICAL LENS FLARE!!
MorpheusStudio
5 years ago
i want now... i so perfect,
Lee
5 years ago
*drools*

I think I'm gonna order this.
5 years ago
Looks absolutely amazing, I've been looking forward to seeing a demo.

I can't wait for this!

P.S. Andrew needs to grow some killer sideburns, he's far to respectable to go clean-shaven.
Shawn
5 years ago
Stunning promo. I will be saving my pennies for it. Looks incredible. I hope you make a fortune off it - you deserve it. Best to you and the VC team.
LORD_VADER
5 years ago
owwwwwwwwwwww maaaaaaaa goood !!! this is ground breaking stuff !! i can't wait .... andrew ur awesome :*
Graveyard Productions
5 years ago
Wow! That's pretty amazing. I was actually thinking of not getting this because of the fact that they were just optical flares, but because of this it seems as if the possibilities are endless! Great job, I'm looking for to purchasing it.
5 years ago
Now you'll have to make a replacement for the overpriced PARTICULAR product too. I'll be in line first to buy it, dude!
diallosekou
5 years ago
this is really going to help my music videos and save a artist alot of money! 5stars
Ryan Mascariñas
5 years ago
really nice! i want it, one of my collection.
Chad
5 years ago
Wow, this is really profesional. It's becoming possible for normal people to be able to make footage as good as the pros, surprising
5 years ago
hey andrew
what do you think about pre-orders for Optical Flares?
Patrick Norman
5 years ago
my gawd... dibs on one. where's my wallet?
Todd
5 years ago
Awesome, can't wait.
Mark
5 years ago
wow thats all i can say
OlympiaLogger
5 years ago
I second ERIKCANTU's post.

I'll buy this myself if I have to, but it would be much easier on me if I could get the company to pop for it.
5 years ago
Wow!! Can't wait! ...and it comes out on my birthday - what a great present!
5 years ago
I'm at lost for words and i have not seen it yet.
5 years ago
i like it is it stock footege or plugi i have sony vegas 8
Ted
5 years ago
Looks awesome, I wish it came out 3 months ago. I did a job in C4d of a night-time football stadium and had a hell of a time getting the flare occlusion of the stadium light to look correct when a player passed in front of it.
Nice work VCP team.
Kai
5 years ago
also, is that crowd control i see at 7 seconds?
james rinere
5 years ago
wow! what sofware is it for?
jim hawkins
5 years ago
looks fantastic! cannot wait!!!
MikaelT
5 years ago
I AM speechless. That was unbelievable. The optical flare seems to be light years ahead anything I have seen before. Yes sir you can count me in, I am definitely buying that. It's funny thing that every time you bring something out it somehow seems to push the boundaries of plugins or collections or anything so far that soon many companies are in big trouble. Not many companies can offer such quality products at such low price.

Very soon the day is coming when you not only reference VIDEOCOPILOT as a industry standard but a industry leader.

- MikaelT from Finland
eathan28
5 years ago
#$$%@! its awesoooome! cant wait! :)
Paul Martinez
5 years ago
HOLY S*%T!!!! You are a different kind of badass. I can't wait to get my grubby little fingers on this, that demo is awesome as well. You need to get paid at least 2 dollars more an hour than your currently gettting :D Thanx for the great products and tutorials.
Aamir
5 years ago
Hi Andrew,
you keep amazing and surprising us all the time with your high quality tutorials with your skills. :)

please can you tel what kind of computer config is the best for AE motherboard /graphics card and type of processor to do smooth stuff?

thanx

with kind regards
Aamir

the Netherlands
5 years ago
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Can't wait!!! you should have a tutorial on how to do the missile seen, but without using particular...
5 years ago
omg !!!! so cool ~very beautiful~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 years ago
This is gonna be great! How can I get on the list of Beta testers for future products?
5 years ago
Coooooolll ! Can't wait for the plugin, I've been saving some money for it :) hahahah
Erick
5 years ago
This product as others great VC products have open good doors for me.
Thanks Andrew
Darkrai
5 years ago
awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Matthew Park
5 years ago
Two words Mr. Kramer. FRI#$N AMAZING! I just CAN'T WAIT! Aggh, January 25th is a long ways away....
NateNYC
5 years ago
Andrew! Please do a tutorial on the "Video Copilot Optical Flares" title w/ the stage lights in the background - soooo COOL!
Jer
5 years ago
I claim False Advertising on this product.

Lens flares are those ugly things that Photoshop filter does.

This is more like "Awesomo VideoCopilot Lighting Plugin"

So um... stop false advertising this products as lens flares. :-P
vro
5 years ago
I'm just gona buy this anyway, lol kind of impulse buy after seeing that promo. very nice indeed! 5 stars
5 years ago
That is CRAZY nice. I'll be surprised if Adobe doesn't buy this to offer it in CS6 or something like that.
Sky
5 years ago
awesome plugins!!! I love it so much!!
5 years ago
I like the LED thing at 0:32 how dit u made this.. are those all seperate Flare Elements??? or how was that made?

Great work like always.
5 years ago
I've noticed you a lot of 3D metallic text in your videos so my question is how do you do the metallic 3d text? It'll be great if you could do a tutorial on that. Thanks
Bipin
5 years ago
Wow, amazing stuff... I particularly love the flares where it looks like there are hundreds of 800watt lights behind the text. It's exactly what I'm after for my music video!!!
Mina Ihab
5 years ago
<<<>>> YOU ARE AWESOME .....!!!!! that's i have to say
Adam
5 years ago
Andrew thats damn neat....
Tobby
5 years ago
How much will it be???
fidget
5 years ago
Looks nice. I already own Knoll Light Factory, but if they do not step up with a major overhaul on the UI and better 3D functionality, I am switching over to your plugin for sure. The UI on Optical Flares alone is worth the switch. Looks Great!
5 years ago
Andrew...you da man you da man, very excited
5 years ago
You are killin us!!!!!
Comrade Grrr
5 years ago
It's pretty cool to have been lurking around this site for awhile and getting to see the evolution of Video Copilot and Andrew's skills. Andrew I must say that I didn't expect to see anything but the best quality from you and your team and you guys proved me right! Congratulations on all of your success and keep up the good work, because you're helping out so many people in this industry.
Kai
5 years ago
Will the product come with a tutorial about all or part of this intro????

Looks awesome
Kai
pavan
5 years ago
Oh Yeah finally here............will surely buy it........
Awsome reel.......
Toby
5 years ago
I am definitely purchasing this on the 25th. I've been waiting since he let us know he was working on this. Awesome!
5 years ago
Lovin the Star Trek commercial thingy ma bob.
Cant wait.

ANDREW!!! Do you have any plans on releasing this awesome plug in on other applications such as Shake or Motion?

Many thanks

Dan Allen
John
5 years ago
ho-ly CRAP that is so sweet
5 years ago
This is amaizing,i was watching it and then i saw the guy in the mask ans went boom, i just want to say iam honored to be in the video this made my day and i cant wait till this product out. simply wow.no more cowbell. :)
Eirik Henden
5 years ago
Andrew! This is just amazing! Fantastiquè!

Regards,
Eirik Henden
Andrew
5 years ago
Eureka!!!! Astounding!!! This is definitely a must have plugin. I love the show reel. What plugin was used for the DOF at 10sec and 23sec?
oras
5 years ago
wow coool will use it into some one eyes u know like some kind of super hero power :D

ANdrew Unleash the stringth
5 years ago
Nice !
Waiting for the release :)
Pascal
5 years ago
wow finally something great to buy. i can't wait to see more demo of that products.
Siva
5 years ago
wow! ITS SUPER......
Jeroen
5 years ago
WOW! At every shot i said to my self, "awesome!"
5 years ago
@ Micheal

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. :P
bernard
5 years ago
Please there is done the effect of the credits of the movie the sherlock holmes...
Droopy
5 years ago
Holy Crow i am gonna try to get this but i just spent my money on evolution so i guess i will have to wait a few months
Jason
5 years ago
Please Hurry Up!!!
5 years ago
great you started using flash to display video's on your blog - about time :P
O[range]
5 years ago
AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
I CAN'T WAIT!!!
D. Wojo
5 years ago
Holy cow batman!!!!, that is awesome!
This is a sure get for me.
5 years ago
This really great effect.
5 years ago
This is seriously bloody impressive stuff, Andrew.
I can instantly tell big companies are going to be buying this. I certainly am.
Peanut
5 years ago
For those who want the German translation...

no taurine. no artificial flavor. color - and preservative

Haha - Google Translator xD
suvil
5 years ago
phew! i have nothing to say except W O W!
Das Ivanovsky
5 years ago
Excellent job Andrew, keep it that way...!! Saludos desde Tijuana México !
Peter Somers (TC-Productions)
5 years ago
And yes, the "Dreamgirls" VCP light wall clip is definitely screaming to be used as tutorial material ! :-)
TmT
5 years ago
thank you man and keep the hard work
John
5 years ago
i already have the cash set aside!

wish there were pre-orders for the faithful!

i would spend money on tutorials for each of those examples as tutorials.

as if you havent done enough andrew.. moar 3D please!
5 years ago
One word "Amazing"
5 years ago
Absolutely amazing stuff - I was imagining a set of definable lens flares but this is much more flexible I will have to steal my hubby's Bank Card is it okay to blame you Andrew if I get caught? ;)
Peter Somers (TC-Productions)
5 years ago
Looks very impressive!
Credit card is burning a hole in my pocket to order!!

BTW, are these examples real life ones (like the german ad) or custom demo's for OF?
Because that would mean some people have had trial versions! ;-)
Sam Gilbert
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Would it be possible to apply Optical Flares to a still image?
Michael
5 years ago
@David & Justin

http://www.videocopilot.net/blogstuff/of_poster.jpg

The poster says $139.95
Jack
5 years ago
Damn epic. Will buy it. :)
Please make a tutorial about rendering this stylish 3D text at the beginning and the end. Great plug-in, can't wait. Really andrewsome.
Mark Lee
5 years ago
It's been an amazing week at Video Copilot. I feel proud to be a part of the community you've built. I'll be buying Optical Flares on the day of release - partly to support the site but mainly because it's such an enhancing product.

Sure Target 1.5 was a revelation. Sure Target 2 surpasses it.

And your insight into the Particular 2 smoke effect came at just the right time as I'm working on a project that needs a similar effect - i'd been trying to achieve it with out the custom sprite. the smoky wisp element really allowed me to achieve the look that i originally had.

Thanks a lot - you deserve all the success you've achieved.
5 years ago
ah snap cant wait ( how much does it cost anyone)?
5 years ago
That was incredible! What will the price be, please tell us!
Matt
5 years ago
CHANGING THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!
ben
5 years ago
im still waiten 4 this one..
5 years ago
The smoke things are done in Particular. In fact that entire shot is done in After Effects.
iacere
5 years ago
Oh my god ^^

Nice, reaaaaly nice!

Same question as Bahaa..
5 years ago
HI Andrew,big respect for your guidance.legend m8.lovin the work.any chance of a tut on the big gold stage set with lights n everything!nice.
Thanks ,for all your help.

pj,sheff.uk.
5 years ago
Yea man, very cinematic and really great quality. Can't wait!
Locke
5 years ago
Energy-Drink Description in German?
Bahaa
5 years ago
I have a question, are the smoke things which come down at about 00:27 3D or are they done with Particular ?
5 years ago
This looks epic, droolz...
larsouille
5 years ago
E-XCE-LLENT !!!

MAybe also a tutorial for the 3D title and the spotslights wall at the 32" sec ???
Eddie
5 years ago
Impressive.

Looks like there is more under the hood than I anticipated.
soul.salem
5 years ago
@Andrew What will the Estimated Price be?
5 years ago
Can't wait for it. I hope it will be available for Mac
5 years ago
ohhh... thats great!!! i dont believe what can we do in AAE :Ooooo I'm so exiced :))
Kyle Chivers
5 years ago
Optical Flares Looks great.

1 question Andrew:

Are any of the examples in your promo video that will be featured as tutorials on the O.F download/disk, or through the website?

Cheers
EgViAgN
5 years ago
Answer to myself $139.95
:)
Dennis
5 years ago
Lol "Schwarze Dose" :D Wow
I´m from Germany and know this drink ;)
Nice to see it in your reel :)
Very good!
Teb
5 years ago
Hi Andrew! This looks really amazing!!!!! Is it 3D?.. I mean.. you can move it around z-axis too and have like a depth sensation?
5 years ago
thats Epic .. i guess it works well with movie vfx works ...

is it available for MAC ?
EgViAgN
5 years ago
Had to watch that a few times but I think I have seen several of the clips on TV, if not the exact video something very close.
Can't wait for the plug-in to come out. I am working on a graphic novel in Photo Shop and In Design and would love to implement some flares into some of the panels. Is there a final price or will it still be @ the $200 range?
Thanks, Andrew, for all you do! Carma is powerful and it is very clear that it has come back to you. After many years of giving and giving you have a something great to show for it.
I look forward for this addition to my Video Copilot Collection.
Thanks again,
Brad.
5 years ago
wow! That looks awesome!
Rick Morris
5 years ago
I thinking you will impose a new trend, with the use of optical flares, I just hope people don´t over do it!!
Omar Muhammad
5 years ago
Hi Andrew!

Love the new product and like everyone else, have already budgeted for the purchase. On the reel you have a clip with 'Video Co-Pilot" extruded text and a light wall behind it. I'd love to know how that effect was done if you wouldn't mind sharing :)
5 years ago
32bit = you just sold me a copy. Get this thing out there for me to play with!! :)
ShoeToad
5 years ago
MUST HAVE PRODUCT
Adrian
5 years ago
That is unreal. I can't wait to get my hands on this stuff!
Rutger
5 years ago
Looks amazing! Can't wait for it to be released! Man this looks so proffesional and awesome, this gotta be one of your coolest products?
5 years ago
Yes. 8-32 bpc. It's Light!
Andres Fernandez
5 years ago
123 stunning :)
5 years ago
@Andrew Kramer: Will these flares be generated as 32bit float? Please say yes! :)
Boss
5 years ago
Move over Knoll Light Factory, we have a new winner.
Anthony Miller
5 years ago
I would definitely be willing to pre-order. Any place we can do this?

Thanks.
5 years ago
This makes a mediocre scene look like a spectacular scene
Dan
5 years ago
Impressive array of uses for this plugin to say the least! So basically it acts as a "stacked effect" on top of other types of generators (like Particular) or footage, where you define where the flare should display and/or what objects it should cover/follow?

Can't wait for the release and tutorial. I'm all over it. :) Thanks for making this.
5 years ago
Can we pre-order? So when you're ready on the 25th you can ship? Also, do you have a cape, most superheros have capes.
Lyndon Alvarez
5 years ago
Some insight into how that can was lit would be nice. Since you posted a split second after me mr. kramer
Lyndon Alvarez
5 years ago
Yeah dude, awesome!!! If there ever was a tutorial request I could make, it would be "how the hell did that guy light that can" or "that awesome 3D text!"

Good job to everybody making this new product work. Those lens flares are super sexy!
barrybarrera
5 years ago
WOW. i cant imagine the "level" you are right now. in a span of five years and we your students are so gaining knowledge day by day. i still remembered the first time i learned the shake effect..it all started there and im so thankful that you are still the same andrew we knew. thanx master AK and remember that you are my brain to after effects. Thanx sir...
5 years ago
@Erikcantu, I don't think I have all of the original files but if you have a specific question on one of the shots, I'm sure I could share some insight.

Best.
Marcus
5 years ago
I like that !!!
5 years ago
I don't suppose you could make a version of that without the flares. In trying to get approval to buy that, it would be nice to have a before and after for the non-video people above me.
Armen
5 years ago
Pretty sick man can't wait for it to come out. I didn't think you could do all those things with lens flares lol. But then again your AK you can do anything! lol
5 years ago
VERY NICE!

Excited about the new product and thanks again for the SureTarget update.
Jakob
5 years ago
Next thing in the shopping cart: optical flares
This lens flares war between you and Knoll has clearly meant a bonanza for us consumers :)
5 years ago
WOW, this is definitely going to me a must-have. Andrew, do you have a price set yet on it? I want to make sure I set aside enough money this month so won't miss out on getting it when it's released. Thanks.

Oh yeah, this reel is AWESOME! It got me drooling right away.
Remington M
5 years ago
Oh my goodness. That looks so amazing, I'm not really sure why I'm shocked, but I still am. Thats ridicolously sick, I would easily pay twice that to get that product. Red Giant's got to be getting pretty pissed, because your going to put them out of buisness.
Alameedy
5 years ago
can't wait

This test show was fantastic >

Thanks
Leo
5 years ago
Definitely beats the socks off of KLF, can't wait!
5 years ago
Very nice guys!
There's even an ad of a German energy drink ("Schwarze Dose")...really nice!
This will burst Knoll Light Factory into little pieces!...Finally!
AKASH
5 years ago
Waiting for the day ,
its time to light up with flares...
superb examples, wanted to learn them.
Klas
5 years ago
The examples looks awesome.
It´s a must have :)
Étienne
5 years ago
Awesome! I wasn't expecting something as BEAUTIFUL as that! This seems to be a 100 times better that Knoll Light Factory ;) Haha nice job!
Gasit
5 years ago
W O W incredible....
Nicollas
5 years ago
o.O ... I'm still shocked!

Awesome!
Angel
5 years ago
Your style with the 3d text is really cool man... maybe a tutorial with something like the second 32.... will be nice....
^^,
5 years ago
AWESOME!
I will buy this plugin :D
David Kwasnik
5 years ago
Wow thats really nice!! great job.
5 years ago
I can't wait!!!!! BUT I MUST!!!!!
It's driving me crazy!!!!!
5 years ago
Excellent, looking forward to being able to possibly get this plugin for After FX
Eduard
5 years ago
No seriously, this looks really nice. Its on my shopping list for sure.
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