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.

January 14th, 2010 @ 12:00 pm
No seriously, this looks really nice. Its on my shopping list for sure.
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:01 pm
Excellent, looking forward to being able to possibly get this plugin for After FX
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:01 pm
I can't wait!!!!! BUT I MUST!!!!!
It's driving me crazy!!!!!
David Kwasnik
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:04 pm
Wow thats really nice!! great job.
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:05 pm
I will buy this plugin :D
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:05 pm
Your style with the 3d text is really cool man... maybe a tutorial with something like the second 32.... will be nice....
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:07 pm
o.O ... I'm still shocked!

January 14th, 2010 @ 12:08 pm
W O W incredible....
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
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!
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:14 pm
The examples looks awesome.
It´s a must have :)
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:15 pm
Waiting for the day ,
its time to light up with flares...
superb examples, wanted to learn them.
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:16 pm
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!
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:17 pm
Definitely beats the socks off of KLF, can't wait!
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:17 pm
can't wait

This test show was fantastic >

Remington M
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:19 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:19 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:21 pm
This lens flares war between you and Knoll has clearly meant a bonanza for us consumers :)
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:21 pm
Next thing in the shopping cart: optical flares
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

Excited about the new product and thanks again for the SureTarget update.
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:24 pm
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
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:25 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:27 pm
I like that !!!
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:27 pm
@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.

January 14th, 2010 @ 12:28 pm
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...
Lyndon Alvarez
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:28 pm
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!
Lyndon Alvarez
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:29 pm
Some insight into how that can was lit would be nice. Since you posted a split second after me mr. kramer
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:31 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:32 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:32 pm
This makes a mediocre scene look like a spectacular scene
Anthony Miller
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:32 pm
I would definitely be willing to pre-order. Any place we can do this?

January 14th, 2010 @ 12:34 pm
Move over Knoll Light Factory, we have a new winner.
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:36 pm
@Andrew Kramer: Will these flares be generated as 32bit float? Please say yes! :)
Andres Fernandez
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:36 pm
123 stunning :)
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:37 pm
Yes. 8-32 bpc. It's Light!
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:37 pm
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?
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:40 pm
That is unreal. I can't wait to get my hands on this stuff!
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:41 pm
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:42 pm
32bit = you just sold me a copy. Get this thing out there for me to play with!! :)
Omar Muhammad
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:43 pm
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 :)
Rick Morris
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:44 pm
I thinking you will impose a new trend, with the use of optical flares, I just hope people don´t over do it!!
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:45 pm
wow! That looks awesome!
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:46 pm
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,
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:47 pm
thats Epic .. i guess it works well with movie vfx works ...

is it available for MAC ?
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:49 pm
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?
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:56 pm
Lol "Schwarze Dose" :D Wow
I´m from Germany and know this drink ;)
Nice to see it in your reel :)
Very good!
January 14th, 2010 @ 12:57 pm
Answer to myself $139.95
Kyle Chivers
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:02 pm
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?

January 14th, 2010 @ 1:03 pm
ohhh... thats great!!! i dont believe what can we do in AAE :Ooooo I'm so exiced :))
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:03 pm
Can't wait for it. I hope it will be available for Mac
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:08 pm
@Andrew What will the Estimated Price be?
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

Looks like there is more under the hood than I anticipated.
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

MAybe also a tutorial for the 3D title and the spotslights wall at the 32" sec ???
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:12 pm
This looks epic, droolz...
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:13 pm
I have a question, are the smoke things which come down at about 00:27 3D or are they done with Particular ?
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:14 pm
Energy-Drink Description in German?
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:15 pm
Yea man, very cinematic and really great quality. Can't wait!
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:16 pm
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.

January 14th, 2010 @ 1:16 pm
Oh my god ^^

Nice, reaaaaly nice!

Same question as Bahaa..
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:16 pm
The smoke things are done in Particular. In fact that entire shot is done in After Effects.
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:18 pm
im still waiten 4 this one..
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:20 pm
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:20 pm
That was incredible! What will the price be, please tell us!
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:30 pm
ah snap cant wait ( how much does it cost anyone)?
Mark Lee
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:40 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:40 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:44 pm
@David & Justin


The poster says $139.95
Sam Gilbert
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:49 pm
Hey Andrew,

Would it be possible to apply Optical Flares to a still image?
Peter Somers (TC-Productions)
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:54 pm
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! ;-)
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:55 pm
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? ;)
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:55 pm
One word "Amazing"
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:58 pm
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!
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:59 pm
thank you man and keep the hard work
Peter Somers (TC-Productions)
January 14th, 2010 @ 1:59 pm
And yes, the "Dreamgirls" VCP light wall clip is definitely screaming to be used as tutorial material ! :-)
Das Ivanovsky
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:12 pm
Excellent job Andrew, keep it that way...!! Saludos desde Tijuana México !
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:13 pm
phew! i have nothing to say except W O W!
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:20 pm
For those who want the German translation...

no taurine. no artificial flavor. color - and preservative

Haha - Google Translator xD
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:20 pm
This is seriously bloody impressive stuff, Andrew.
I can instantly tell big companies are going to be buying this. I certainly am.
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:26 pm
This really great effect.
D. Wojo
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:30 pm
Holy cow batman!!!!, that is awesome!
This is a sure get for me.
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:33 pm
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:33 pm
great you started using flash to display video's on your blog - about time :P
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:45 pm
Please Hurry Up!!!
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:51 pm
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
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:51 pm
Please there is done the effect of the credits of the movie the sherlock holmes...
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:52 pm
@ Micheal

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. :P
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:53 pm
WOW! At every shot i said to my self, "awesome!"
January 14th, 2010 @ 2:59 pm
wow! ITS SUPER......
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:08 pm
wow finally something great to buy. i can't wait to see more demo of that products.
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:08 pm
Nice !
Waiting for the release :)
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:09 pm
wow coool will use it into some one eyes u know like some kind of super hero power :D

ANdrew Unleash the stringth
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:10 pm
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?
Eirik Henden
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:19 pm
Andrew! This is just amazing! Fantastiquè!

Eirik Henden
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:21 pm
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. :)
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:23 pm
ho-ly CRAP that is so sweet
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:25 pm
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
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:31 pm
I am definitely purchasing this on the 25th. I've been waiting since he let us know he was working on this. Awesome!
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:35 pm
Oh Yeah finally here............will surely buy it........
Awsome reel.......
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:37 pm
Will the product come with a tutorial about all or part of this intro????

Looks awesome
Comrade Grrr
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:52 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:53 pm
You are killin us!!!!!
January 14th, 2010 @ 3:54 pm
Andrew...you da man you da man, very excited
January 14th, 2010 @ 4:03 pm
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!
January 14th, 2010 @ 4:25 pm
How much will it be???
January 14th, 2010 @ 4:26 pm
Andrew thats damn neat....
Mina Ihab
January 14th, 2010 @ 4:29 pm
<<<>>> YOU ARE AWESOME .....!!!!! that's i have to say
January 14th, 2010 @ 4:31 pm
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!!!
January 14th, 2010 @ 4:43 pm
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
January 14th, 2010 @ 4:46 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 4:51 pm
awesome plugins!!! I love it so much!!
January 14th, 2010 @ 4:51 pm
That is CRAZY nice. I'll be surprised if Adobe doesn't buy this to offer it in CS6 or something like that.
January 14th, 2010 @ 5:08 pm
I'm just gona buy this anyway, lol kind of impulse buy after seeing that promo. very nice indeed! 5 stars
January 14th, 2010 @ 5:11 pm
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
January 14th, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
Andrew! Please do a tutorial on the "Video Copilot Optical Flares" title w/ the stage lights in the background - soooo COOL!
Matthew Park
January 14th, 2010 @ 5:28 pm
Two words Mr. Kramer. FRI#$N AMAZING! I just CAN'T WAIT! Aggh, January 25th is a long ways away....
January 14th, 2010 @ 5:28 pm
January 14th, 2010 @ 5:29 pm
This product as others great VC products have open good doors for me.
Thanks Andrew
January 14th, 2010 @ 5:32 pm
Coooooolll ! Can't wait for the plugin, I've been saving some money for it :) hahahah
January 14th, 2010 @ 5:38 pm
This is gonna be great! How can I get on the list of Beta testers for future products?
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:00 pm
omg !!!! so cool ~very beautiful~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:07 pm
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Can't wait!!! you should have a tutorial on how to do the missile seen, but without using particular...
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:09 pm
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?


with kind regards

the Netherlands
Paul Martinez
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:11 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:11 pm
#$$%@! its awesoooome! cant wait! :)
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:13 pm
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
jim hawkins
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:16 pm
looks fantastic! cannot wait!!!
james rinere
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
wow! what sofware is it for?
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:23 pm
also, is that crowd control i see at 7 seconds?
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:32 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:33 pm
i like it is it stock footege or plugi i have sony vegas 8
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:49 pm
I'm at lost for words and i have not seen it yet.
January 14th, 2010 @ 6:57 pm
Wow!! Can't wait! ...and it comes out on my birthday - what a great present!
January 14th, 2010 @ 7:06 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 7:16 pm
wow thats all i can say
January 14th, 2010 @ 7:31 pm
Awesome, can't wait.
Patrick Norman
January 14th, 2010 @ 7:55 pm
my gawd... dibs on one. where's my wallet?
January 14th, 2010 @ 8:04 pm
hey andrew
what do you think about pre-orders for Optical Flares?
January 14th, 2010 @ 8:06 pm
Wow, this is really profesional. It's becoming possible for normal people to be able to make footage as good as the pros, surprising
Ryan Mascariñas
January 14th, 2010 @ 8:07 pm
really nice! i want it, one of my collection.
January 14th, 2010 @ 8:41 pm
this is really going to help my music videos and save a artist alot of money! 5stars
January 14th, 2010 @ 8:41 pm
Now you'll have to make a replacement for the overpriced PARTICULAR product too. I'll be in line first to buy it, dude!
Graveyard Productions
January 14th, 2010 @ 8:43 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 8:45 pm
owwwwwwwwwwww maaaaaaaa goood !!! this is ground breaking stuff !! i can't wait .... andrew ur awesome :*
January 14th, 2010 @ 8:47 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 8:50 pm
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.
January 14th, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

I think I'm gonna order this.
January 14th, 2010 @ 8:54 pm
i want now... i so perfect,
January 14th, 2010 @ 8:54 pm
Awesome Definition:
1. Andrew Kramer
2. Video co pilot
January 14th, 2010 @ 9:07 pm
Will you be doing any packages with Optical Flares and Action Essential??
January 14th, 2010 @ 9:07 pm
Oh yer and Kramer, you and the guys involved and legends.
January 14th, 2010 @ 9:43 pm
January 14th, 2010 @ 10:35 pm
Sweeeet!!! gotta save some money now, and also hoping to get more tutorials in the future :D
jesse rizal
January 14th, 2010 @ 10:54 pm
hi Andrew!!

it's really cool...!! looking forward for that one!!
January 14th, 2010 @ 11:04 pm
Oh My That's Awesome!
January 14th, 2010 @ 11:09 pm
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!
January 14th, 2010 @ 11:12 pm
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)

Gerry H
January 14th, 2010 @ 11:13 pm
AWESOME!!!! You rock!! Can't wait for this cool plugin...
January 14th, 2010 @ 11:22 pm
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)?
January 14th, 2010 @ 11:50 pm
This is more than cool !
January 14th, 2010 @ 11:50 pm
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.
January 15th, 2010 @ 12:00 am
Hi Andi,

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

I look forward to hearing from you back,

January 15th, 2010 @ 12:20 am
Wow it's great and fantastic!!!!!!!!
January 15th, 2010 @ 12:31 am
I think all the tutorials for what you've seen now will be within the product.:)
Awesome as always Mr.Kramer!
Rajeev malik
January 15th, 2010 @ 12:32 am
I havn't word andrew its amazing........
its killer...........
January 15th, 2010 @ 12:52 am
January 15th, 2010 @ 1:11 am
Hey , Andrew ....
It's Looking Amazing.....
Optical Flares ..... Amazing and very-Very GOOD ,.....
January 15th, 2010 @ 1:34 am
D4 Manager
January 15th, 2010 @ 1:35 am
Nice, really nice
January 15th, 2010 @ 1:38 am
holy cow!!!

very amazing. .
January 15th, 2010 @ 1:43 am
oh my god... that looks amazing... wow...
January 15th, 2010 @ 1:51 am
That's what I'm talking about! You know how to sell your products man! 1st day buy for me! ;) Nice job
Andrew ;)
Vicky Shah
January 15th, 2010 @ 1:51 am
video copilot team is amazing...
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:04 am
There is any pre order?:)
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:11 am
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.
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:12 am
Hi Andrew,

Can I pre-order it? IE; pay now download or get it sent on 25th?
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:18 am
Woah! :O Really Great!
stephen thomas
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:18 am
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.
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:19 am
Oh my Gawd!! Only 10 days away!!!
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:23 am
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.
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:24 am
0:21 sweetest shot on earth
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:29 am
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.
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:45 am
Very nice Andrew, i love this particular Plugin...
Can't wait as all.
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:47 am
I got my new approved credit card, and im gonna use that to buy OPTICAL FLARES, hahahahahah!!! pls don't tell my wife.
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:50 am
Incredible job Andrew!!
You should make a website and sell your stuff lol!
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:58 am
Hi Andrew! Can You Make cinema 4D Tuts Because i really cant find any other ones on the net.

Thanks :)
January 15th, 2010 @ 3:10 am
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.
January 15th, 2010 @ 3:19 am
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..
January 15th, 2010 @ 3:37 am
without comment, Kramer is cool
Matt F.
January 15th, 2010 @ 3:37 am
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
January 15th, 2010 @ 3:42 am
knoll light factory.... optical flares...
knoll light factory.... optical flares...
amm... yeah, definitely optical flares!
Mohammad Mowj
January 15th, 2010 @ 3:56 am
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
January 15th, 2010 @ 4:16 am
It seems....AWESOME :O
January 15th, 2010 @ 4:23 am
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!;)
January 15th, 2010 @ 4:32 am
Will Andrew be making some tutorials for lens flares when it comes out, or is it all gonna be on the dvd?

Lookes awsome!
January 15th, 2010 @ 4:56 am
i'ts sick ! very good ! waiting..
Lars Nitteberg
January 15th, 2010 @ 5:05 am
Great stuff Andrew! Top notch work as always!!!
Lali Perera
January 15th, 2010 @ 5:14 am
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???
January 15th, 2010 @ 5:17 am
I LOVE IT !! waiting for the blogshow
January 15th, 2010 @ 5:32 am
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
January 15th, 2010 @ 5:34 am
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 :)
January 15th, 2010 @ 5:46 am
Looks frickin' cool man. Looking forward to it!
January 15th, 2010 @ 5:49 am
Incidentally, have you seen this?

Very good.
January 15th, 2010 @ 5:52 am
Absolutely amazing, can't wait!
Toni Crisolli
January 15th, 2010 @ 5:54 am
Excellent demo, got OF on my shopping list already. Keep up the great work.
Matt UK
January 15th, 2010 @ 5:58 am
EPIC!! defiantly worth a purchase!!
January 15th, 2010 @ 6:16 am
oustanding, it looks great.
January 15th, 2010 @ 6:20 am
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.
January 15th, 2010 @ 6:21 am
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"
January 15th, 2010 @ 6:28 am
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
January 15th, 2010 @ 6:34 am
Hi Andrew
I will buy this plugin
you are soo sweet
Momcilo Stojkovic
January 15th, 2010 @ 6:43 am
I hope there will be a tutorial included for those rockets, they look amazing!
January 15th, 2010 @ 6:46 am
WOW - I absolutely love the video example - can't wait for this, I'll be buying it for sure.
January 15th, 2010 @ 6:52 am
Was the smoke in the first sample the same that you made using particular 2 in one of your latest blogs?
January 15th, 2010 @ 7:00 am
looks awesome...nice work. Seems like this would also be a killer Photoshop plug-in for the future.
January 15th, 2010 @ 7:15 am
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
January 15th, 2010 @ 7:18 am
wow...thats beautiful.. looks anamorphic. i like it, i buy it :)
January 15th, 2010 @ 7:38 am
You must be very proud! It looks great
Creative Media
January 15th, 2010 @ 7:49 am
How much is it????
notorius fretch
January 15th, 2010 @ 8:01 am
yo this is of the chains
cannot wait
Robert Sarcilla
January 15th, 2010 @ 8:08 am
Holy Flares!!!!!!
Brad Gillespie
January 15th, 2010 @ 8:11 am
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. :[
January 15th, 2010 @ 8:13 am
amazing and beauty !! :) kises
January 15th, 2010 @ 8:33 am
looks amazing, are those smokeparticles made with particular?
hope there will be another official promo vid for optical flares!
January 15th, 2010 @ 8:47 am
wow these rockets look amazing!!! please andrew make an tutorial!!! :)
January 15th, 2010 @ 8:51 am
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.
January 15th, 2010 @ 9:08 am
In the words of Tim Hawkins...."SO good it makes you want to slap your mama."
January 15th, 2010 @ 9:16 am
January 15th, 2010 @ 9:27 am
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.
January 15th, 2010 @ 9:49 am
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.
January 15th, 2010 @ 9:51 am
Hey man you seriously need to make a movie.
January 15th, 2010 @ 10:22 am
guru ji

you are great. this is amazing superb.

i am speechless
January 15th, 2010 @ 10:42 am
Looks nice, I'll definitely buy this! :O
January 15th, 2010 @ 10:50 am
Great , this is realy amazing .
January 15th, 2010 @ 10:53 am
That's AMAZING !

I can't wait!

Andrew you're my hero!
January 15th, 2010 @ 11:24 am
January 15th, 2010 @ 11:28 am
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
January 15th, 2010 @ 11:53 am
can’t wait for this ..... amazing ...awesome .... :D
January 15th, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
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.
January 15th, 2010 @ 12:23 pm
I'm buying for sure! :)
January 15th, 2010 @ 12:24 pm
I keep watching the example video over and over again!!!
January 15th, 2010 @ 12:54 pm
AND you have time to watch movies with your wife? How do you do it all? You have clones, right?
Diego G.
January 15th, 2010 @ 12:56 pm
A word: OMG!
Wait... those are three...
January 15th, 2010 @ 1:08 pm
muy bueno, increible
Nathan W
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:15 pm
At first I thought optical flare plugin wouldn't be of much use. But now I am sold. Can't wait.
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:18 pm
can’t wait for this...amazing...
Juan Hernandez
January 15th, 2010 @ 2:37 pm
I already need this. Dont wake me up until Jan 25th.
Ari Lieb
January 15th, 2010 @ 3:42 pm
I... NEED... this... !!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS ANDREW!!
January 15th, 2010 @ 3:45 pm
Hope this thing isnt like $200
January 15th, 2010 @ 3:49 pm
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.) ?
January 15th, 2010 @ 4:15 pm
zip, flop, fap....

freaking amazing!!!!
January 15th, 2010 @ 6:32 pm
OOOOO im totally going to buy this! looks awsome andrew!
January 15th, 2010 @ 6:47 pm
yes they are keyframeable!
January 15th, 2010 @ 7:53 pm
wow ...this is some serious @#@#...cant wait to get it its really nice andrew keep up the good work
January 15th, 2010 @ 8:59 pm
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 (?)
January 15th, 2010 @ 10:34 pm
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!

January 16th, 2010 @ 2:31 am
Nice, I totally gona buy it!
January 16th, 2010 @ 3:28 am
Its rocking man
January 16th, 2010 @ 7:37 am
how did you do the meteor effect without the flare
January 16th, 2010 @ 7:52 am
IT's great!!! Thank you! I'm looking forward to use it really!!!
January 16th, 2010 @ 8:31 am
can't wait to buy it Andrew...
you rock as always.
January 16th, 2010 @ 9:27 am
Wahaaaaayy! I'm on the blog too!!! Very nice product demonstration- is the footage stock or your own stuff?
January 16th, 2010 @ 9:54 am
Man, Seriously, You should Get a NOBLE PRIZE!
January 16th, 2010 @ 10:13 am
Owesome! I like it!
January 16th, 2010 @ 11:22 am
How did you create the building shot. Was that 3d?
January 16th, 2010 @ 1:25 pm
You guys are awesome. Thank you for making it so easy for the rest of us to look like professional FX artists
January 16th, 2010 @ 1:36 pm
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
January 16th, 2010 @ 1:42 pm
January 16th, 2010 @ 2:30 pm
(-E). Oh...how much will it cost ?
January 16th, 2010 @ 3:09 pm
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!
January 16th, 2010 @ 5:19 pm
to play with particular and flares.... we need play whit "positions "z, y & x?
January 16th, 2010 @ 5:32 pm
Holy mother of god! looking forward to seeing this :)
January 16th, 2010 @ 7:45 pm
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!!!
January 16th, 2010 @ 7:48 pm
Looks better than KL. What is the price?
January 16th, 2010 @ 8:21 pm
awesome.........really cool
January 16th, 2010 @ 8:59 pm
great andrew dai ( big brother ) very nice i also waiting 4 this
January 16th, 2010 @ 10:06 pm
Sir can u tell me,In this video at 32 sec u used a pic for background or u created it.

great plugin
January 17th, 2010 @ 2:39 am
this is a great plugin.thanks for this..
January 17th, 2010 @ 4:18 am
Andrew ! You are the best !
January 17th, 2010 @ 4:18 am
Hey Andrew, please, make a tutorial on 00:35 - 00:38. That 3D text is amazing (as the whole movie :))
Hadi Al Sharaf
January 17th, 2010 @ 6:18 am
Simply AMAZING!!!!
Patrick van der Linden
January 17th, 2010 @ 7:09 am
WOW!!!!!!! can't wait for it to release.....

Good job VCP!!!!
January 17th, 2010 @ 7:53 am
Nice but drama queen music :-D
January 17th, 2010 @ 8:21 am
How can I make the 3d text at 00:32?
January 17th, 2010 @ 9:29 am
its gret Ihop to see your new totureal andro
January 17th, 2010 @ 9:38 am
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. ;)
January 17th, 2010 @ 10:08 am
Looks great, can't wait to get my hands on it...
January 17th, 2010 @ 1:37 pm
I could never have guessed that one can do such amazing work with optical flares. Now I'm seriously thinking about purchasing it...
January 17th, 2010 @ 1:52 pm
andrew if we track a shot in 3d boujou and have the tracking data .... can we incorporate it with this plugin as REAL 3d?
albert volta
January 17th, 2010 @ 2:01 pm
January 17th, 2010 @ 3:25 pm
andrew you're on sick dude seriously this is mad man i like dis alot defo getting it
January 17th, 2010 @ 6:33 pm
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!
Jota Tronic
January 17th, 2010 @ 6:45 pm
wow !!!!!!!! thats great.
William Cannavaro
January 17th, 2010 @ 9:28 pm
I´m waiting for your that beautifull stuff
Stephen Martin
January 18th, 2010 @ 5:47 am
Andrew, the music in this video, was this done with Pro Scores?
January 18th, 2010 @ 6:32 am
que bueno amigo ... lo estare esperando con ansias .. saludos y un fuerte abrazo
January 18th, 2010 @ 7:18 am
It's great!I like it!!!
Can anyone help with the 24th second effect?
January 18th, 2010 @ 7:19 am
Video Copilot!

A criatividade pra vocês não é o limite!
Eu estou esperando
January 18th, 2010 @ 7:26 am
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
January 18th, 2010 @ 7:34 am
Excellent, siempre con unas cosas altamente de calidad.
Asner Jereos
January 18th, 2010 @ 7:56 am
Love you guys!! God bless you all there...from the Philippines..
I like all your works man..
Thanks a lot!!!
Dan L
January 18th, 2010 @ 8:11 am
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.
Stephen Martin
January 18th, 2010 @ 8:42 am
Andrew, the music behind this demo clip, is this created with Pro Scores?
Xtremedia Bigz
January 18th, 2010 @ 9:08 am
A total revolution... this will definitely come to excellent use... good work Kramer... keep them coming
January 18th, 2010 @ 9:20 am
Ok whats so amazing about that? Trapcode Lux or maybe genarts sapphire effects make it.. (?)
January 18th, 2010 @ 10:27 am
Am lovin that before i even own it, imagine wen i get it. video copilot you rock.
January 18th, 2010 @ 10:48 am
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??


January 18th, 2010 @ 10:48 am
Hey anyone know how he made the smoke for the "meteor" lens flare effect? Is it like the same for the disintegrate effect?
Eduardo Mollinedo
January 18th, 2010 @ 11:26 am
Muy chido carnal
Ya espero con ansias los Tutoriales !!
Gracias por compartir tus conocimientos !!!
January 18th, 2010 @ 12:20 pm
simplismente impressionante!!!!!!
aqui no Brazil somos todos fãs do seu trabalho, parabésn!!!
January 18th, 2010 @ 1:20 pm
Oh! Man! Andrew, you're great & amazing!. I wait to it! Thank you! Thank you!
January 18th, 2010 @ 1:57 pm
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.
January 18th, 2010 @ 2:47 pm
Wooooow! The smoke is amazing! It looks very realistic
January 18th, 2010 @ 3:26 pm
Hi andrew! that's an awesomw trailer...where do you get that music, do you do it ?
January 18th, 2010 @ 3:31 pm
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...
January 18th, 2010 @ 3:41 pm
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
January 18th, 2010 @ 4:40 pm
Fantastic Andrew... u'r tutorials just getting better. can't wait for the plugin.
ken c
January 18th, 2010 @ 5:48 pm
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
January 18th, 2010 @ 6:42 pm
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.
January 18th, 2010 @ 9:19 pm
is perfect, i like that
January 18th, 2010 @ 9:27 pm
Seriously cool! I will buy one for sure. It can be applied in various cases when making video and effects.
January 19th, 2010 @ 12:18 am
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!
January 19th, 2010 @ 1:51 am
outstanding video! were the photos taken with your cannon 5d? or is frames from video taken with a RED?
January 19th, 2010 @ 2:38 am
WOow few hours till Optical Flare's page :D :D ...
January 19th, 2010 @ 3:37 am
Thts really ammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaazing
January 19th, 2010 @ 8:29 am
Wow! Pleaase make a tutorial to do that somke w/ flares!!! PLeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase!!!!

Amal (Dream Video)
January 19th, 2010 @ 9:17 am
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.
January 19th, 2010 @ 9:56 am
heyyyy! "schwarze dose"!! :-) yummy
Sohail Muqeeth
January 19th, 2010 @ 11:20 am
Wow! I am extremly waiting for it to release
January 21st, 2010 @ 12:19 pm
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!
January 25th, 2010 @ 10:07 am
You HAVE to make a tutorial on how to make the visual starting at 23 sec! Looks amazing.
January 28th, 2010 @ 1:27 pm
Oh it's the Schwarze Dose! The best energry drink you can get in germany. Very delicious!
February 5th, 2010 @ 3:04 am
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.
February 13th, 2010 @ 10:22 pm
Hey, can you please make a tutorial on the light streams at 0:24 in the video? Much appreciated.
February 17th, 2010 @ 12:30 pm
We got the optical flare plugins, but I can't find the tutorial for that fantastic wall of light?? where can we find it?
July 19th, 2010 @ 4:53 pm
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
September 23rd, 2010 @ 7:36 pm
Hi Sir Andrew,


can i put the OF to Sony Vegas Pro 9?
    December 18th, 2010 @ 1:30 am
    No it's only for After Effect
April 23rd, 2011 @ 1:30 am
it’s a good effect and i would like to use too so how can be done!in after effects cs4
May 5th, 2011 @ 3:05 am
This is wat they call Amazing !! really awesome :)
May 18th, 2011 @ 11:27 am
Thank you for this beautiful and wonderful lessons
Tqublo Greetings
Observers and Active admirer Haider Al Jabri
June 17th, 2011 @ 12:56 pm
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.
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