BLOG SHOW: Fear of Heights

In this special behind the scenes episode of the Blog Show, we will take you through setting up the shot for an upcoming tutorial. The technique allows you to create a 3D camera from a single 2D track!

We also discuss the benefits of temporary post production so you can reshoot before the set is taken down.

Diego G.
March 18th, 2010 @ 12:52 pm
when will the tutorial be out? It looks phenomenal!
March 18th, 2010 @ 12:52 pm
Really glad you decided to bring these back. I'm a big fan of the video blog.
March 18th, 2010 @ 12:52 pm
Sounds like a pretty interesting technique.
March 18th, 2010 @ 12:54 pm
Excellent teaser! I can't wait to see Sam jump!!!! Sorry Sam, Andrew corrupted me....I think it all started after he hit me with his Directing Mallet....
March 18th, 2010 @ 12:55 pm
just great....
wating for the new tut.
Tom Maslow
March 18th, 2010 @ 12:55 pm
Man, you real help guys like me and my friend, who with no opportunities to shot good film do very well with such good tools! THANKS A LOT! It's awesome!
March 18th, 2010 @ 12:57 pm
Andrew, what dolly brand are you using? Is that the Indie Dolly? If so, how do you like it?
March 18th, 2010 @ 12:59 pm
Andrew! LMAO I'm I haven't watched the show yet but I was just about to leave a comment an ask what happened to the blog show! LOL
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:00 pm
Whoa! Haven't seen Sam in a while - looks like he's back with a bang! Loving the Blog show! Keep up the good work, Andrew.
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:02 pm
I’m a big fan of the video blog! I hope we get a good consistent amount of vlogs!
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:04 pm
Amazing episode! I'm really exited about the new tutorial.
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:04 pm
You should really do a 3d tutorial about the blog show intro. The cracking ground stuff. It`s awesome.
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:04 pm
Hey, I need to watch this when I get home (I'm currently at school).
Why don't you put it on the Blog Show page?
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:07 pm
Go go go Andrew
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:07 pm
Your jib-dolly-rig looks awesome. All the elements fit, the upward lighting the shadows cast on the building, sams shirt flayling in the wind. The only thing i would have changed is the halation amount on the cars below. The brake lights and headlights that far away should blur out.(light pentagon style)
Also you already did the car hitting Sam...why not reverse rolls and instead of smashing pavement have sam get causing massive traffic backup, and on-lookers, and cops. Why, Sam could very well bring that city to its knees with just one jump.
p.s: Love that you CG, "BBQ" and foreground clutter.
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:08 pm
Love it Andrew! Glad you made one again :D Looking forward to the tutorial! :D
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:09 pm
ooo.. this the next tutorial? i'd like to see it.
and how about a tutorial to make the intro/outro with the ground breaking?
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:10 pm
wow, I really loved this blog show! I really would love to see more!
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:12 pm
Ok, now we're getting too fancy with all the gear.

I just finished watching Sure Target 2. I can't keep up! (ST2, good stuff by the way. Big improvements.)
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:12 pm
Andrew, will you sign my directing mallet?
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:20 pm
From the looks of the on set monitor, you had a 5 or 7D set up on the jib. Are you compositing from the compressed H.264 footage (transcoded most likely to something else), or are you using a different camera for the actual project?
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:21 pm
Anyone else notice the subliminal BBQ around :30-:35?
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:23 pm
whats with the random titles :D
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:25 pm
What size green screen is that?
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

I am a gear head and couldn't help but study the gear you were using. What camera were you using?

How do you like your Kessler Crane? I use one as well (8ft)and it works very well. I was curious about the tripod you were using and the extra support that you seemed to have attached.

I was disappointed that you were not wearing a VC T-Shirt. Shame on you.
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:30 pm
Almost lost this one lololol
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:30 pm
I never leave comments but I have to say you guys at video copilot are top notch. Thanks a ton for all of the quality info that you offer. All the best. jonboypro
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:32 pm
LOL! The directing mallet xD
Awesome idea, Mr. Kramer!
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:33 pm
hello andrew .i am from have web site verey good.
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:34 pm
Andew you're so funny
Because that we love you..
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:35 pm
I saw the BBQ. I am surprised that it wasn't properly motion tracked. maybe next time.
thanks for the tips Andrew and the VCP team.
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:41 pm
Keep following Kramer and one day you will be able to make movie like Avatar ^.^
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:41 pm
I saw BBQ too lol you fun man
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:44 pm
I don't think you need to do a full tutorial on this but a quick breakdown on how you put it together would be really cool and helpful.
Kevin Lee
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:44 pm
Looking forward to the new tutorial, I need info on doing just that Andrew! Say what was on the computer screen behind you? Is that you and the wife?
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:44 pm
we are team for after effect:ehsan,hasan,yousef,samadi.we love you for your web site and you.thank have web site very good.we are from iran
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:45 pm
Yeah- for some reason i invited some peeps to my crib for burgers and beers after watching this vlog... what gives?? XD wicked cool experimental cinematography btw!
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:46 pm
Man, I'm glad you guys got the server errors figured out, this tutorial looks absolutely incredible, I hope you didn't beat Sam too much with the mallet. ;) I want to know how you made the traffic. :)
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:50 pm
I'm looking forward to this new tutorial....
thank you very much, Andrew Kramer. :)
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:51 pm
This is awsum! You should do it more often, I enjoy the blog shows a lot!
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:53 pm
Andrew wowww very cool You have very great stuff!!
You have a very big Widescreen Monitor
23-inch or more?
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:55 pm
Awesomene!! :D
look awesome andrew.. cant wait (:
Ari Lieb ben Avraham
March 18th, 2010 @ 1:57 pm
This looks awesome! Thanks for returning the video blogs Andrew! We love them!!!
March 18th, 2010 @ 2:19 pm
Hey Andrew,

I could see that you shot with your 7D. I just got that camera too and was wondering how you treat the footage in post. Do you convert it? Down-rez?

I'd really apprechiate your input on that!

Thank you,
March 18th, 2010 @ 2:20 pm
Phenomenal work! love your studio! I'm actually very close to your location, I'm in Corona.
March 18th, 2010 @ 2:39 pm
@ furko:
It's 24" and absolutely every postproduction studio in the world that I've been to uses these Dell monitors.
I literally haven't seen a single postproduction house without a Dell WFP 2407 or 2408 or so.
I'm actually typing this right now looking at a Dell WFP 2408.

Short but great Blog Show, I'd love to see those more often!
Paul K
March 18th, 2010 @ 2:44 pm
is the house made with 3ds max?
March 18th, 2010 @ 2:50 pm
Oh man I like your Studio; it's great for making whatever!!! It's amazing Andrew!!
March 18th, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
your tutorials are off the chart...when do you fine time to sleep.
March 18th, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
Video blog is awesome,
Admin Edit: Too many Caps.
Dave Fleury
March 18th, 2010 @ 3:32 pm
I am jonesing for some ribs all of a sudden?!
March 18th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm
Cool shot! I wonder how you tracked the shot, I saw no markers on the green..
March 18th, 2010 @ 3:38 pm
Looks pretty interesting, you'll do a tutorial on the composition of 3D scenes? ... I think it sounds very tedious, but you always surprise us Andrew ... God bless you brother!!!!
March 18th, 2010 @ 3:45 pm
Am I the only one that noticed at 0:32 there's a floating "BBQ" next to the monitor. or is that meant to be there?
March 18th, 2010 @ 3:49 pm
Andrew, what dolly are you using? And do you like it as well? And the cars are moving the wrong way around, the lights are facing backwards when they should be facing forwards, and it just looks like the car is moving backwards.
March 18th, 2010 @ 3:50 pm
Doc. Andrew,

I see that from the beginning you always use Windows-based computers, why not Mac? There's something wrong or you don't like in the Mac(Apple)?

or maybe ... whatever :)
March 18th, 2010 @ 3:54 pm
can't wait! Nice warestudiohousething™! ;)
March 18th, 2010 @ 4:13 pm
I wonder how much all that stuff cost. I wish I could get stuff like that :]
March 18th, 2010 @ 4:18 pm
Nice warehouse/studio you got there ppl :) Really looking forward to see the tut.
March 18th, 2010 @ 4:18 pm
Where can I buy a Directing Mallet? I've been always using my fists! It hurts a bit. Are you planning to sell a VIDEOCOPILOT Directing Mallet? One to go please!
March 18th, 2010 @ 4:20 pm
Glad to see the blog is back!!!
March 18th, 2010 @ 5:09 pm
is that the 7D?
and what lens do you suggest for me?
and should i get the 28-135mm IS USM or the 18-135mm IS lenses?
March 18th, 2010 @ 5:21 pm
Hi andrew, im from colombia, excuse my english please, …. let me know when you going to do more tutorials to special effects movies….. thanks friend
Simon Steele
March 18th, 2010 @ 5:27 pm
Looks awesome. Was that X-files on the other monitor?
March 18th, 2010 @ 5:30 pm
I am still excited to play around with my gift, cant wait.
March 18th, 2010 @ 5:31 pm
Awesome! Blog Show again!
Looking forward the tut... :)
March 18th, 2010 @ 5:35 pm
@Simon Steele: You got it! Season 4.
March 18th, 2010 @ 5:38 pm
U are the Bomb!! No one Can NOT top you...
I love your work!!!Keep it coming
March 18th, 2010 @ 5:40 pm
A tour of what type of computer you have, and the cooling system you have on it, ie. custom water loops etc.
March 18th, 2010 @ 5:54 pm
Wooww really cool !! can I ask how much does this kind of 'tripod' cost ? and can't you make one by yourself, .. no ?
March 18th, 2010 @ 6:10 pm
keep making these!
RJ Aligaen
March 18th, 2010 @ 6:28 pm
Hey andrew, i really appreciate the things you do. you have helped me a lot. anyway, will you please included in your tutorial the good if not the best exporting formats for videos and projects in after effects and premier pro. i would really appreciate it very much.. thanks.... =)
March 18th, 2010 @ 6:43 pm
Andrew thank you for all your tutorials, I advance a lot in my projects
thanks to you! I thank you enough!
Marçal Solé
March 18th, 2010 @ 6:59 pm
Sir, you are an inspiration to me.
Bailey G
March 18th, 2010 @ 7:14 pm
Mr. Kramer, I was wondering if you had made any short films with your special effects in them and if they were online or if you could send them to me?
March 18th, 2010 @ 7:20 pm
Looks like its gunna be a great one!
Looking forward to it.

March 18th, 2010 @ 7:41 pm
Sometimes an idea pops into your head that makes you chuckle to yourself, and you end up working on it until 2am...

It's not spam, though does involve a special type of meat - the Samburger (sorry Sam):
March 18th, 2010 @ 7:51 pm
Awesome, you have the same camera (7D) and the same screen as me! (Ultrasharp DELL)
Looking very good by the way, hopefully there's a tutorial in it to explain us how exactly you matched the dolly/crane movement with the AE camera movement.
March 18th, 2010 @ 9:22 pm
so..... is it the 7d then?
Avinash India
March 18th, 2010 @ 9:24 pm
Hi Andrew, its great to watch another blog video after a long time.. could you please show us how to make the blog show intro video? the one with the ground break open thing. even a few tips will do.
March 18th, 2010 @ 9:37 pm
that's cool i like it
March 18th, 2010 @ 9:56 pm
is that the 7D?
and what lens do you suggest for me?
and should i get the 28-135mm IS USM or the 18-135mm IS lenses?
reposting because you probably didn't see it xP
March 18th, 2010 @ 9:58 pm
That's great!

What camera are you using?
March 18th, 2010 @ 10:16 pm
I wish the GH1 had a video out.... god damn I wish.... Anyway, that looks awesome Andrew / Sam.

I have a homemade Jib made out of Hockey Sticks !

March 18th, 2010 @ 11:41 pm
Andrew the best!
March 18th, 2010 @ 11:54 pm
BBQ...I'm just saying...
March 19th, 2010 @ 12:03 am
I always used a hammer but I guess a rubber headed mallet is just as effective.... thanks Andrew.
March 19th, 2010 @ 12:22 am
i'm looking forward to it. it's gonna be great! is it possible to have a tutorial about how you made the video copilot "logo"? with the breaking and flying up ground too?
Edris Mohammadi
March 19th, 2010 @ 12:23 am
Very Thanks Anderw For New Plog Show !
Ilove Blog Show !

I love Andrew !
Just Anderw

I am Edris Mohammadi From Sanandaj,Kurdistan,Iran.
Fran Belda
March 19th, 2010 @ 12:43 am

If there is ANY justice in this world you are making tons of money out of this. Please keep it up!

Cheers from sunny Spain.
March 19th, 2010 @ 1:21 am
everytime i think you are on the limit, you break it!

Lazy Monkey
March 19th, 2010 @ 1:41 am
Damn, your equipment is amazing! I wish I could have a crane like this. ;__;
March 19th, 2010 @ 2:13 am
hi andrew , thanks for this video.
i will create studio same as you. :) ;)
March 19th, 2010 @ 2:25 am
Awesome, can't wait for the Tutorial.

Seriously Andrew, you should do your own comedy show. You're far more entertaining than most of the so called "Celebrities" around at the moment.
March 19th, 2010 @ 2:26 am
Hey Andrew, That was the BEST blog show yet! on site stuff like that just makes it more professional to me. I see more studio and think this is so much better than a kid with a camera and a program.. Anyways keep em coming!! I love your tutorials, they've helped me so much and now I'm working my way into education. I would be doing something boring if it wasn't for these tutorials!! I'm going to become a 3D computer animator, maybe we'll end up working on a project together someday.. Anyways in rap up of this long comment, Great video!!! you should do more of these!! and I'm loving the site!! Thanks for all of this great free content!
March 19th, 2010 @ 2:26 am
is it possible to film this, whitout advanced gear like you have? and is all made in after effects, or is some of the scen made in 3D program?
March 19th, 2010 @ 2:30 am
Hey Andew, where did you by that green screen, is it possible to order it online from somewhere? :)
March 19th, 2010 @ 2:55 am
Oh my god! Looking at your studio, I get an orgasm!
March 19th, 2010 @ 2:55 am
BlogShow again, nice. Thank's Andrew.
Rui Pedro Sousa
March 19th, 2010 @ 2:56 am
Excellent work again Andrew. But i do have a question i am trying to figure since the first tutorial.. There's a Shortcut keyboard u press whenever u want to resize the comps window to full screen or fit right away... can u tell me what's that shortcut on PC and mostly on MAC where i work?

March 19th, 2010 @ 3:18 am
WOW andrew! You are BLUFFING ME!!!!
March 19th, 2010 @ 3:20 am
Very Good Andrew Dear,
March 19th, 2010 @ 3:26 am
Andrew i soo love your work man. you are really amazing.
Keep ut the good work.

Greetings from the Netherlands
March 19th, 2010 @ 3:41 am
Daaaaaaamn !!! Man ! A lot of thanx to you !

Vary vary big thanx ! from UKRAINE !!!
March 19th, 2010 @ 3:46 am
Yeah Andrew, we - The freaking gear heads - we BEG You! Tell us what camera r u using + what lense, and what crane + stuff... PLEASE :) Just one post and it will make all of us happy :)
Dory Yasmine
March 19th, 2010 @ 4:20 am
hahaha i like the BBQ! wt were u eating Andrew??? :P
March 19th, 2010 @ 4:21 am
Man! You've GOT to make more of these =D. I love them!
And this one in particular is very interesting. You have so much cool stuff.
That hillarious face expression, when you said that the hammer costs money, made me laugh =P.

Greetings from Norway!
March 19th, 2010 @ 4:24 am
The video is looking awesome but when will the tutorial came out..?
March 19th, 2010 @ 4:40 am
Poor Sam.

I would love to have a camera dolly. I could stand not having a greenscreen if I could get a dolly.
Mike Currell
March 19th, 2010 @ 5:18 am
Yo Andrew - cool

BTW Eric, a pretty simple and cost effective dolly can be made with - 1... a sheet of ply to act as a platform for the tripod.....2...4 pairs of roller skate wheels or similar attached to each corner of the ply .....3..2 lengths of PVC piping for the tracks. You can get them in 3.6 metre lengths. The roller skate wheels track nicely on top of the pipe. No where near as good as AK's bling but steady enough.
March 19th, 2010 @ 5:33 am
awesome studio and but in your last shot (min 1:53) in your show you can see the rails from the crane and you must change this if you would be a perfect movie :)
March 19th, 2010 @ 5:36 am
Was that a 5D or 7D? And what ISO, shutter, and iris settings do you find best for the least amount of noise in low light conditions?
March 19th, 2010 @ 5:40 am
So let me get this right. You buy a studio. Set up a green screen. Set up a scene in After Effects. Make everything line up right. Use force with your directing mallet. And all this while all you had to do was convince Sam that his life sucks and give him the key to the top floor of a high building. Now that doesn't sound difficult, does it. Sometimes you just overdo it man.


March 19th, 2010 @ 5:54 am
bullet dodge , maxpayne style diving ,bullet time , evrything that is in matrix movie make a tut on that when ur free ....
March 19th, 2010 @ 6:07 am
Hi nice video andrew ;) good work!! But when is there a new tutorial ?^^

Greetings from Germany
Matt in MO.
March 19th, 2010 @ 6:10 am
Great video Andrew. I hope you don't release a tutorial though. Its a simple concept that's been covered numerous times before.

I would like a tip though on how you tracked the shot though without any markers... :-)
Mikko Hassinen
March 19th, 2010 @ 6:13 am
Blog Show FTW!

We want more, we want more...
March 19th, 2010 @ 6:21 am
Very nice .. i want this studio.
March 19th, 2010 @ 6:23 am
@Matt: There are markers on the floor in a little lighter green.
March 19th, 2010 @ 6:49 am
thanks andrew sir ! always waiting for a blog show more than tut. want more ..

@ sabastian

no u did not get it right. it was a joke dun take it too seriously.

@ Matt

its not that simple lol! dun be selfish there are many people who are eager to know the technique.
Alex Wedlake
March 19th, 2010 @ 6:55 am
You are so lucky Andrew and team. Id love a crane and dolly and amazing cameras. For now I'm borrowing someones FX1000e which is great but its not mine :(
March 19th, 2010 @ 7:21 am
I have been following your site and your tutorials and I have learned a lot. Thank you

Greetings from Germany!
stephen thomas
March 19th, 2010 @ 7:45 am
Ok, think I've worked it out, so if you want to wait for the tutorial and be surprised, I'd suggest you don't read on...

Shoot the footage on green screen as shown in the above video. Motion track points on the floor, such as the end of the tracks or the darker green mark in front of Sam. With the composition, create several layers from images of the sides of buildings, city street and the rooftop. Make them 3D, then put them into position to make out the shape of the buildings. Parent all these buildings to a 3D null and apply the motion track to the null. Create a new camera and move it backwards or forwards in Z space to match the movement of the real camera. Apply finishing touches, like moving cars on the street, light coming out of apartment windows etc to add to the realism.

Am I right?
March 19th, 2010 @ 7:49 am
Looks great, Mr Kramer, cant wait!...and its goog to see Sam again in your tutorials.

Greetings fron Guanajuato.
March 19th, 2010 @ 7:50 am
Haha... Keep vlogging!
March 19th, 2010 @ 8:26 am
Ha! Had the same HP keyboard for over 7 years, threw it out recently. Aren't the letters/numbers on that thing not completely worn off?

P.s. I think you should do a feature with that BBQ, it sure looks hot! ;-)
March 19th, 2010 @ 8:33 am
very cool show. it inspire me so much. hope for you good work. you are so awesome.
kenneth zautcke
March 19th, 2010 @ 8:50 am
Sam splats from towering ledge sounds like a good title...can't wait for the hammer to come down.
Brad Gillespie
March 19th, 2010 @ 8:52 am
You should definitely make more vlogs of your studio, i am very interested in seeing the behind the scenes over at video copilot and I think a lot of other people are to.

and the "cost money" lol, is that infact the glidecam that costs 3,000? haha, I am looking to pick that gem up soon.
March 19th, 2010 @ 8:57 am
Jump, Jump, Jump...
March 19th, 2010 @ 8:59 am
Hey Andrew Whats up! question...wahat camera do you use in the crane ?
March 19th, 2010 @ 9:21 am
I love these chroma key special effects, I have my studio set up with chroma key. Would love to see more of your crane and dolly. Did you build them yourself?
Also can you tell us more about the lighting?

I used chroma key for my 3 minute mini movie I-M-PLANT that I'm working on.

This is just a try out but also made wusing chroma key
March 19th, 2010 @ 9:40 am
yeah Andrew..... Is amazing....
I'm Wait Your Tutorial....
And I'm a fans of you in facebook...
Ha.. Ha... Ha...
Arnaldo Alves
March 19th, 2010 @ 9:51 am
muito legal andrew nos aqui do brasil acompanhamos seu trabalho muito bom continue assim
March 19th, 2010 @ 9:56 am
Hello. Andrew Kramer, you my teacher on video-tape editing! You the best!

In some months will start my project in which similar technologies of video of shooting will be used. I speak ' Similar '. Because I not the expert in this area. I only the enthusiast. And consequently for me shooting of films is something new. That I never in a life tested earlier.

Andrew, I thank you for all! I think, the given message you not прочтёте... In fact a lot of such, as I. Which from the bottom of the heart wish you to thank for all. And consequently you do not have opportunity to answer everyone.

I from Russia. Forgive for my awful grammar. I not so well know English language. I understand it, but not грамматей, unfortunately.

March 19th, 2010 @ 10:09 am
you guys should make a short film or something, and blog / tutorial it start to finish!
March 19th, 2010 @ 10:43 am
I need a DirectingMallet™ by VideoCopilot®!
Joe La Scola
March 19th, 2010 @ 10:56 am
Awesome man, can wait for the tut.
March 19th, 2010 @ 11:06 am
hay just missed you in these days lol

was happy to hear from you agian ^^
March 19th, 2010 @ 11:14 am
Nice studio, and yeah poor Sam. but... Why a Dell?
March 19th, 2010 @ 11:32 am
looking forward, and why does the word "bbq" pop up in the beginning :p
March 19th, 2010 @ 11:34 am
Hey Andrew ,what happend to the short you shot for AE2 it would be great if we can see some footage or some frame grabs please personal request.
Michael Dim0w
March 19th, 2010 @ 11:38 am
It would be great tutorial dude...I expect it with impatient !
March 19th, 2010 @ 11:46 am
Dear Andrew.
I Love the Video Blogs and do hope that you make more of them they are so cool. I would like to know how you plan your projects and shoots ready for compositing in After Effects. A tutorial on planing and shooting would be brill. I love being able to see your studio and would love to see more of the behind the scenes stuff!! Thanks from Coventry in the UK....
Ron in Calgary
March 19th, 2010 @ 12:09 pm
Aweseome Blog Show Andrew ... the "Air-purifier costs money" double-take, is priceless.
What type of camera is on the crane?
Stanislav S.
March 19th, 2010 @ 1:02 pm
That is awesome! Very educational! More Behind the Scenes would be priceless!
March 19th, 2010 @ 1:14 pm
i need to buy myself a directing mallet !
March 19th, 2010 @ 1:34 pm
I like this type of behind the scenes stuff, refreshing to see from professionals
March 19th, 2010 @ 1:52 pm
thats awesome:D from norway:)
March 19th, 2010 @ 2:22 pm
Admin Edit: Your comments are stupid Lyndon :)

Just Don't Forget About The Other Tutorial Drew! I LOVE The Glass Shatter Text Effect!!!
March 19th, 2010 @ 3:06 pm
wow looks amazing! and now i found out why you're so amazing, you have the same keyboard as I used to have on my old computer :O I should get it back and be as amazing as you =D
March 19th, 2010 @ 3:39 pm
Awesome. Can't wait to see more like these
March 19th, 2010 @ 4:48 pm
Greetings from Argentina!, waiting for your excellent tutorial.

a QUESTION!, Im trying to mount my little studio, so I wanted to know the descriptions of the lights that you use in your studio!!, someone could send a lightning basic configuration ??? thanks!!!
March 19th, 2010 @ 6:25 pm
it's that crane home made? if it is, you have to make a tutorial to get that thing!! haha, best wishes andrew, like always.
March 19th, 2010 @ 6:44 pm
Haha i love the bit where Andrew is like , this thing actualy costs money then doubles back looking lol made me laugh to myself.
March 19th, 2010 @ 6:48 pm
woww I can not believe that for the movie Avatar, use Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro and Indesingn,
knew they were good programs production, but not so!
thought that for such productions based programs were used Autodesk technology,
-ah sorry for my English-
March 19th, 2010 @ 7:46 pm
Wow Thats how Andrew Kramer looks like!... lool You know when you always heard someone's voice but never seen them... Your head automatically draws a picture of what they look like..... like from the sound of their voice. Yea you look completely different lol Its like I always seen your pictures and finally met you in real life... but not like a blind date thing, just.... or maybe I should of Google you. I have now... just wondering why I didn't before... yea okay.... Andrew Kramer kool video!!

Gift all the way from London baby! yeaaaaa
March 19th, 2010 @ 9:35 pm
Hey Andrew!! You gotta flip that 150 right side up or you're going to blow the bulb!!
ben says…
March 19th, 2010 @ 10:06 pm
so... anyone watching american idol, mega use of twitch and other vid copilot products/ideas in their contestant rundown opening vid from thrusday 18.3.2010

i'd love to hear all the times andrew watches tv with his wife and points out, no way, that's from me!

hope your fam and little one are doing well.
March 19th, 2010 @ 11:45 pm
Ohh amdrew u r great thanks
March 19th, 2010 @ 11:50 pm
cool to see, shooting techniques are handy to know, thanks andrew!
March 20th, 2010 @ 1:08 am
Looks so good andrew!
Nice to see how you actually get these shot :]
Vicky Shah
March 20th, 2010 @ 1:25 am
Hello sir good afternoon this is amazing.
And I'll waiting for this tutorial.
March 20th, 2010 @ 1:46 am
Hey Andrew, that BBQ & walk through supers were really hilarious, it was unexpected & that’s really ur style, lol. As u suggested be4 very soon m gonna buy canon 7D. Thanks for ur support n help in my career. ANDREW ROCKS
Boaz Asaasira
March 20th, 2010 @ 3:34 am
I would like to watch more behind the scenes from this project.
Big up Andrew
March 20th, 2010 @ 3:36 am
HI Andrew.I am Shuva.I am waiting for this..
March 20th, 2010 @ 4:17 am
Yeah.. lets see those vlogs again please. AK rocks!!
March 20th, 2010 @ 5:14 am
The BBQ is great:D:D:D
March 20th, 2010 @ 5:31 am
hey andrew , who is create your music?
and again thank you
March 20th, 2010 @ 5:41 am
The director's mallet could also be used as a meat tenderizer. Throw Sam on the BBQ after the jump and we got a pahty (that's party with a Boston accent)!

Just wrapped up a project using acrion essentials 2, Optical Flares & Twitch...The client "ate it up".

Thanks for the inspiration and amazing education. I'm getting my doctorate at "Kramer U".
March 20th, 2010 @ 5:43 am
There is barbeque set in the warehouse.. nice.
March 20th, 2010 @ 7:31 am
wow.. thats pretty nice :D it's cool to see your studio or your working- area ... may u could in future upload a studio- tour? ;-)

btw: u like billabong, ha?
Jinnkaro (uganda)
March 20th, 2010 @ 9:01 am
i luv this 1. cant wait for the tutorial. thanxs
Atomic Ideas
March 20th, 2010 @ 12:17 pm
I love the Blog Show, or whatever you decide to call it. It's nice to see the "behind the scenes stuff"
Matthew Wise
March 20th, 2010 @ 1:06 pm
You should make a tutorial for creating backgrounds for green screen work.

Thanks Keep up the great work and products!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 20th, 2010 @ 1:48 pm
that's great!.. I have started with you and going on with you ;) I like these blog shows, keep it up. Were they scully and mulder on the other monitor? :D
March 20th, 2010 @ 2:17 pm
very cool!
you seriously should sell those directing mallets, i know my mom would buy one.

March 20th, 2010 @ 3:51 pm
amazing =)
words can't describe any thing about the big code andrew kramer and videocopilot staff best regards from egypt
March 20th, 2010 @ 4:50 pm
Hi Andrew.
I've seen a lot of people shooting video with the 7D.
For instance; I saw the other day a few pics where Roberto Rodriguez was shooting a music video with a Canon 7D.
Have you used it for any tv commercial at all?
Also what can you tell me about how the shutter affects the video? there is a video at vimeo where somebody is saying that - in order to have a smooth video or not choppy - if you shoot at 24P you shutter needs to 48 or 50 ... What about 60P? is it about 120?
Is that correct?... What are you using?
I'm trying to save money to get, and in the meantime I would like to gather some info.
Thanks ....
and BTW your set up it's very neat
March 20th, 2010 @ 6:24 pm
COOL! But what's with the Billabong Duds? Should be a VC t-shirt!
March 20th, 2010 @ 6:37 pm
I love it when we get to see behind the scenes, so inspirational. You have given so much advice Andrew but let me give you a little if i may, you might laugh at this.
The shutter door in your studio is over 3 meters long? If so, and it looks so, you need to have 2 roller shutter contacts from the alarm system on it, one either end. I have never been able to leave an informative comment on your site till now, lol.
Great work, thanks again!

March 21st, 2010 @ 7:11 am
Did you do the text animation in the video clip: David Guetta featuring Kid Cudi - Memories ?
Because it looks like the text animation in this video blog at TC 00:33 sec. (BBQ)
And who are the two beautiful people in the background of your second monitor?
March 21st, 2010 @ 11:15 am
VERY GOOD, I LIKE THIS.......please to continue....

i'm from brasil, manaus , amazonas
Toby Hitchcock
March 21st, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

We need to see more of the "behind the scenes" and your "workflow" videos. You are such an inspiration to all of us. Being able to see how all of this stuff comes together would be HUGE! Even if it's a little flip cam or something. I don't know...hire some teenager to walk around and film you all day and cut it together real quick and then post it up! We would love to see more of this stuff! They would prolly do it for free! ;-)

Thanks for everything! - Toby
March 21st, 2010 @ 12:22 pm
AHAHA, great,,,canon 7d well work!
March 21st, 2010 @ 12:24 pm
Hey Andrew...where can i see some of your professional work, i mean things that you didn't post on videocopilot..
March 21st, 2010 @ 1:12 pm
Hi Andrew.
I really like your work.
In germany you would say: "Einfach Klasse".
Excellent work :)

greetings from germany
March 21st, 2010 @ 1:41 pm
man what a cool green screen!!!!!!!!
March 21st, 2010 @ 7:09 pm
Love your stuff.
March 21st, 2010 @ 8:34 pm
lol to the directing mallet. Nice one.
March 21st, 2010 @ 9:16 pm
Very interesting. I'd love to see this tutorial.
March 22nd, 2010 @ 12:07 am
hurray another blog show :)
March 22nd, 2010 @ 2:18 am
Tu sais je n'arrête pas de vous bénis tous, et en plus Que Dieu Vous Bénisse
March 22nd, 2010 @ 4:41 am
its great but i think u need somthing some like someone oush sam away and dropped down any way if u come to egypt i will be happy to see u .....i like y project hope we can be a friend :)
March 22nd, 2010 @ 4:48 am
Andrew,it'd be awesome if you included a tutorial about green screen where probably would be involved 3d tracking with Boujou or Syntheyes. Something like where to place the tracking points for later 3d environment montage, like the one with Sam Lloya standing on the edge of the building.
March 22nd, 2010 @ 4:51 am
i wished you also had a precised tutorial about this kind of keying...Great video though.
March 22nd, 2010 @ 5:12 am
That's a great work! It's one of my dreams, to work in a production. Hey anyone of you who can help me work abroad??? hahaha you can email me at
March 22nd, 2010 @ 5:18 am
Hey Andrew,I was wondering when will You do the next video blog, it's been awhile. You should do more of these behind the scenes stuff, it's awesome. Much respect from Serbia;-)
March 22nd, 2010 @ 5:59 am
i hope the Warner or Peter JAckson will never see your GREAT job else we will loose you for ever.
You're a man who makes something good of your life. Continue !
March 22nd, 2010 @ 6:45 am
Don't Do It, Sam!!!!

But on another note, Love the Studio! What crane/dolly/tripod/lighting equipment are you using? It looks like a great set-up.
E. Drake
March 22nd, 2010 @ 7:16 am
why can't i watch the full video. after about 45 sec to a min, it just stops. any suggestions?
March 22nd, 2010 @ 7:40 am
Like you way of work. Professional. Congrats!
March 22nd, 2010 @ 8:54 am
Moar (more) blog posts like this please! I love behind the scenes videos. :)
March 22nd, 2010 @ 9:50 am
I believe that you should make a making of kind of what hardware you use on the next blogg show? like your rigg as well as the kind of lights and the like. I really found this interesting as well as the look behind the VCP scenes more of a break from your normal PC based training
Beau Holland
March 22nd, 2010 @ 10:50 am
Noticed you were useing a 5D or 7D on the crane by the look of the video monitor display. I have a 5D and use it regularly, did you use camera in the actual shoot or was it just for the blog post. Reason being... well do the cameras key out the green screen?
March 22nd, 2010 @ 11:28 am
X-files off hours? You just dont know how to quit it. Luv the work.
March 22nd, 2010 @ 11:33 am
Hey Andrew your tutorials are awesome!...where did you lear all you know about after effects ?
greetings from Argentina
March 22nd, 2010 @ 2:04 pm
It's not the first time i see Sam trying to commit suicide... What's wrong with him??
March 22nd, 2010 @ 2:38 pm
On the one hand, I'm french, sorry for my english.... So
The site that I posted is not finish...
One the other hand, where you buy this chroma green, I
want the same, the dimensions are interisting, please
Please answer me by e-mail. Bye !
March 22nd, 2010 @ 2:38 pm
Hello, where you buy this chroma green, Iwant the same, for my next project please .
March 22nd, 2010 @ 3:08 pm
looking foward to this tutorial
Vaibhav Kotak
March 22nd, 2010 @ 3:48 pm
All of that is awesome, but the intro kinda topped everything. You should make a tutorial about that if you haven't already done so.
March 22nd, 2010 @ 4:34 pm
great andrew!
i think more studio videovlogs would be great!!!
Matt Coughlin
March 22nd, 2010 @ 7:20 pm
Andrew, looks like you were using a 7D. When you do your tutorial, could you give a quick run down of your settings and lenses used? That would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for all you do.
March 23rd, 2010 @ 3:26 am
We're all coming over for a 4th of July BBQ!

Put me down for some Tri-tip! thanks haha
March 23rd, 2010 @ 5:11 am
thank you """""""wow
Victor Velasco
March 23rd, 2010 @ 6:46 pm
Great Video!
I'm wating for this tutorial

This is not related but, can you show in a quick blog video how did you do that blue bleach bypass? it looks cool. Also, I'm trying to make that warm colors of movies like juno or little miss sunshine (not so saturated like transformers) but I dont get what I want. I know that this is a silly question (I suposse that you only use color curves and another simple techniques), but this can help a lot of people

thanks andrew!

see ya!
March 23rd, 2010 @ 11:06 pm
Its goona be fun doing this ,thanks andrew ur the best
March 24th, 2010 @ 2:26 am
i love your blog show specially behind the scene things.awesome stuff man waiting for more and more blog shows in the future
March 24th, 2010 @ 6:57 am
Gloomy day yesterday since it appeared that the site was down? :(

Much better today though! :D
Cheryl Benton
March 24th, 2010 @ 7:07 am
Adobe CS5 comes out on April 12th at 11AM EST!!!
March 24th, 2010 @ 8:41 am
Hello, where you buy this chroma green please ?
March 24th, 2010 @ 12:23 pm
I am live in Russian)))
March 24th, 2010 @ 5:03 pm
man, thnx a lot !
you help a lot of people, with ur site, wish u all the best!
anyway, all this stuff even that is cool, it´s still amateur for u i supose, do u have any thing special done, some reel i mean.
anyway thnx a lot! keep going
March 24th, 2010 @ 8:29 pm
ola endrew. como vai? tudo bem?
sou renildo moro no brasil no estado da bahia e gostaria que voce pelomenos respondesse a estas palavras,pq sou seu admirador,admiro muito seu talento e sabedoria é coisa de DEUS,gostaria de saber se vc fez alguma faculdade de motion desainer? te convido á vim aqui no brasil e ficará aqui na minha casa com minha familia pra conhecer um pouco da bahia que é um estado muito rico em pontos turisticos fica perto de morro de são paulo lugar b em cobiçado pelos que vem de outros paises.esta feito o convite.
March 24th, 2010 @ 8:31 pm
hello endrew. how are you? okay?
renildo I live in Brazil in the state of the bay and would like more settings you respond to these words, pq'm your fan, I admire his talent and wisdom is something of God, I wonder if you did some college motion desain? invites you to come here in Brazil and will be here in my home with my family to get to know a little of the bay which is a state rich in tourist spots is located near the hill, sao paulo b in place coveted by those who come from other paises.esta made the call.
March 24th, 2010 @ 10:09 pm
Thanks for the video. your work has inspired me to challenge myself in the work I do. I'm only 17 but have learned lots from you. Thank you for all of your tutorials and blogs.

-probably your biggest fan in Japan.. Samuel Kaylor
March 25th, 2010 @ 1:32 am
Great Andrew! Awsome!
March 25th, 2010 @ 4:01 am
I notice it was a 7d also, i really like that camera. You have to have a good lenses a crap lens may work only in certain condition. get lenses that perform well in low light, wide angle, telephoto, and walk around 24-70 2.8 canon or sigma. research 1st.
March 25th, 2010 @ 4:03 am
C'mon Andrew! Just tell us exactly what gear u r using :( PLEASE !
March 25th, 2010 @ 7:34 am
This is what Videocopilot translated into swedish stand for.

Super Funny! :)

Mmoooooooo! :)
March 25th, 2010 @ 10:29 am
Hi Mr Kramer !

I'am a big fan of VideoCopilot, I've buy all your product and I love them !
Thank your for this. I have an other question. It is possible that you give me or published your action essentials 2 project file ?
I think it's this : ?
Sorry for my English I'am a 15 yearsold french teenager...

Bye and thank you so much !
March 25th, 2010 @ 11:31 am
Come Andrew "TUTORIAL PLEASE" been waiting a week now for it since your last videoblog. You tease us to much bro!! !!Please!!. I've watched all other 103 tuts but Desperate for this one it looks so brilliant!! Cheers from a MASSIVE FAN of your web site and work!!
March 25th, 2010 @ 11:50 am
Excellent, very good, video Andrew..........
Steven T
March 25th, 2010 @ 12:19 pm
Greetings Andrew.
Am new to your vlog. Thanks x 10^infinity for sharing your talent & natural skills as well as making it fun. Very inspiring to see you at work in the physical world using complex equipments.

Few months ago, could have sworn I overheard a guy say he was you, at San Francisco airport. Didn't know what u looked like before today but this guy looked younger than your voice @ tuts. Didn't muster the courage to ask.

If it wasn't U, ya gotta hunt down this impersonator.

Did a simple little vid for my nephew's wedding:
from your many tutorials.
March 25th, 2010 @ 8:16 pm
March 26th, 2010 @ 8:55 am
Thats coooooooooool.... m waiting for 3d tracking tutorial... Andrew ,Ur trainings are the Best....... i mean excellent ... keep it up rich man :)
March 26th, 2010 @ 8:58 am
Andrew can u please Track 3d in Maya... please////
March 26th, 2010 @ 9:50 am
wow ive filmed something very simular, but went on top a mall building with my friend and what We did was follow the actor and passed them up right befor the edge if the building then replaced them with a greenscreen shot that caught back up wit the camera that is falling. Realy lying down and kicking like a maniack and then we tracked the footage and applyed everything to the data. huuuuuuuuu wewh Finally got all that out the funny thing is i dont know what im talking about. kinda awsome tutorial cant wait to learn the the real way how to do it.
jim hines
March 26th, 2010 @ 9:57 am
Kramer did you see this?,news-6255.html

He must have watched your Earth Zoom Tut.
March 26th, 2010 @ 11:26 am
hey SAM, you deserve an OSCAR
March 26th, 2010 @ 2:00 pm
Hi Mr Kramer !

I’am a big fan of VideoCopilot, I’ve buy all your product and I love them !
Thank your for this. I have an other question. It is possible that you give me or published your action essentials 2 project file ?
I think it’s this : ?
Sorry for my English I’am a 15 yearsold french teenager…

Bye and thank you so much !
March 27th, 2010 @ 12:47 am
Hallo Mr Andrew Kremer

I saw this video and i think this guy saw your earth zoom tutorial....and i always tought you were joking in your zoom tutorial....hehe anyway check this out
March 27th, 2010 @ 12:50 am
OMG haha....i just now see Jim Hines his post haha...he beat me to it lol....mine is video thou hehe
James Ryan Javier
March 27th, 2010 @ 3:07 am
hey mr. andrew. thanks a lot....i learned lot of techniques from you....your such a genius.....
March 27th, 2010 @ 7:03 am
I do not have much to say, just thank you for the video copilot be taught mi a lot of what I know today. THANK

att, Thiago Alves --- Brasil, São Paulo - SP
director of marketing and advertising
March 27th, 2010 @ 11:48 am
dude....thast BBQ was off tha hook...where can i get me one....oh...nice vid too
March 27th, 2010 @ 6:44 pm
That balloon news post was in one of Kramer's blog one time. So I'm pretty sure he saw it a while back.
March 27th, 2010 @ 7:30 pm
What happend if you see an UFO, and you film it, and you post it here, i think nobody is gonna believe you than it's real, because they will think you are trying to fool us, but you really not.
Luis Cosme
March 28th, 2010 @ 3:27 pm
where do I download the project files? lol...
I must have that top shot of the cars moving! lol...
March 28th, 2010 @ 4:40 pm
What kind of places would we check to use/rent/buy/steal a warehouse for a large production?

also, thanks for the tips.
March 28th, 2010 @ 9:54 pm
i love this website and i love what you are doingt.
March 29th, 2010 @ 1:57 am
You got a point there Goran haha
March 29th, 2010 @ 8:40 am
la classe = cool
March 30th, 2010 @ 11:25 am
Hey Andrew!

Why don't you do a tutorial for this video intro?
When the Video Copilot is appearing and suddenly all explodes and make a lot
of pieces of the ground..
This is fantastic, congratulations!

From Brazil :)
April 3rd, 2010 @ 3:44 pm
Amigo, Grandioso Video

Una pregunta, Podrias poner mas fuentes para el feed del blog

Ahora puedo ver solo 10 noticias
y quisiera ver por lo menos 30 para asi no perderme ninguna de las noticias

April 3rd, 2010 @ 3:44 pm
Friend, Great Video

One question, could put more sources to the Blog Feed

Now I can see only 10 news
and would like to see at least 30 for so do not miss any news
April 4th, 2010 @ 8:01 am

Thank you for putting all the educational material out that you do. Video Copilot is the best, all the other so called tutorial sites don't even compare. How about a removing wires tutorial I think it would be hilarious to see Sam hanging from a flying rig. Sorry Sam.
April 5th, 2010 @ 3:25 pm
Hey Andrew, really great work like allways :)
I have some questions:

- Do you wear DVS Shoes?

- Can you post your computer system? Your keyboard is really old huh?^^

- What microphone do you use?

Arley Daza
April 9th, 2010 @ 6:07 am

Muchas gracias por compartir tanta información de tan alta calidad y de alto valor técnico.

Es genial su forma de ver el mundo de la producción y lo felicito por este espectacular sitio y sus productos que me han sido de gran inspiración... no solo a mi, sino a otras redes en internet.

Reitero mis felicitaciones y deseos de grandes éxitos.

Arley Daza
Diseñador Web
Bogotá - Colombia
April 15th, 2010 @ 1:55 pm
I love you Andrew, your website, and tutorials are excellent, don't stop !!!
spome kid
April 17th, 2010 @ 10:58 pm
fun footage to work with, thanks andrew
April 18th, 2010 @ 6:10 am
Andrew, did you have the own studio?
April 19th, 2010 @ 10:08 am
For recording this tutorial You using red cam?
April 20th, 2010 @ 5:44 am
I love your video blog posts!
April 20th, 2010 @ 11:55 pm
I see you like using DSLRS
April 23rd, 2010 @ 7:26 pm
every been thinking runing an own tv show? you and sam loya/lawyer... Talking about visual stuff?
Paul Pasion
May 2nd, 2010 @ 7:17 am
Nuel Jonathan Chiazor
May 12th, 2010 @ 2:22 am
your tuts has been so inspiring.can't really express much in are God sent to pple lik us.pls do you have basic training on cinema 4D or Max or maybe a site where i can follow? your 3D ledge tutorials is amazing was i got lost when you entered the 3D program.
May 15th, 2010 @ 3:07 pm
Hello Andrew, I'm a big fan of your business and your education of the most beautiful sites I've seen I wish to be a professional like you Regards OussAmA
May 15th, 2010 @ 3:10 pm
Only the only thing my father I would like to know is how to export from 4dcinema Alyoaftr effects
sudip sahoo
May 28th, 2010 @ 5:23 pm
no coments for u bkz u r god . good to see u .
May 30th, 2010 @ 11:21 pm
I miss the blog show!
Diego Rangel
May 31st, 2010 @ 3:05 pm
Olá Andrew,

Eu sou do Brasil!
Eu queria te pedir um tutorial para a introdução desse BLOG SHOW feita em 3D max.


You are man!
June 3rd, 2010 @ 4:02 am
Man. Andrew, you're the funniest guy with a blog called in the world! And next to that it's pretty helpful to ;)
June 4th, 2010 @ 4:59 pm
you know how blind people can go mad when they regain their sight because their brains cannot reconcile what they're seeing with the rest of their senses? Thats how I feel seeing video footage of your face talking Andrew.
June 9th, 2010 @ 10:02 am

je trouve ça vraiment cool tout ce que tu fait, et je trouve très peu de tutorial de cette qualité sur internet. Mais tes vidéos sont aussi vivantes, drôles, c'est bien car ça m'aide a amélioré mon Anglais.

Yes i'm french, you are international, you can translate the text above, it will work.

I had a question for you, Does the green fabric need to be special?

Au revoir
June 27th, 2010 @ 12:41 pm
I Really like it, by the way it's the first time to see you Andrew you are so handsome :D ,, i like all you tutorials you have a good sense of humor and you also explain everything not just make the tutorial point without no details and that's whats make me really like all your tutorial and you know now i make short movies with your tutorials if you have time please see it

July 1st, 2010 @ 4:53 am
I LIke video copilot .
August 12th, 2010 @ 9:06 pm
I love your stuff :D This blog show is just awesome. Anyway I was working on a 3d animation and I've been looking for a tutorial on how to make the ground shatter JUST like you do in these videos. How the ground just shatters upwards. Could you make a tutorial of that one of these days? Thanks :D

PS. You sounded much older. Weird to see you xD but awesome. Now I finally have a face to match to the voice.
November 2nd, 2010 @ 5:32 am
hey im in high school and i use your tut's in my college class and love learning from you and i have the same keyboard as you ^_^ thanx for all the great tut's
November 15th, 2010 @ 2:16 pm
K! Andrew this tuto is too cool, but i would like u to make it fly, like Sam jump to the next buidding in front, so how would u make that... is one of your fan, im haitian (haiti) its u hat make me use AE
December 3rd, 2010 @ 3:07 pm
Must eat BBQ! Why am I thinking that? he he.
April 13th, 2011 @ 5:55 pm
What is sam doing with he's hands at 2:05 it looks uncool so you should tell him that
Shi Yaguang
December 17th, 2012 @ 10:18 pm
I am a Chinese student.I have been in the forum registered on the account.But, how can not login on the home page.On the home page how to register?

Learning your tutorial language is a big obstacle.I send the message, First turn on the mail contents in Chinese and translated into English translation tools.

My English is not so good.

This review, is also the first in Chinese and translated into English to do it.

Learn your tutorial can only read, listen to don't understand.

To me, this is a very difficult thing, is a big obstacle.
March 13th, 2014 @ 5:35 am
Thanks Adrew, I´ll Use it for my next video ;)
A question about other topic, do you have affiliate programs to sell your products? Im really interested!
June 2nd, 2014 @ 11:27 am
Thanks for this tutorial Andrew!
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