Recent Compositing Breakdown

Here is a fancy breakdown for the shot I did on the recent 80s episode of Fringe. It had some interesting challenges such as the perspective of the original plate and the desired high-rise angle. I decided to replace the ledge and warp some of the balcony set such as the doorway to better match the angle.

Watch Breakdown

I think it turned out pretty good given the time constraints. Now I may not win an Oscar but hey… It does have a Heli-pad!

April 5th, 2010 @ 1:06 pm
Man you have the coolest job in the world!
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:10 pm
you must win an Oscar Andrew Kramer
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:14 pm
Nice job andrew :D how much time did you have to make this?
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:15 pm
Really nice dude!
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:15 pm
Nice job Son! Excellent even! Would love to see and know more about the workflow and apps (other then AE) used. I'm guessing Max?

Would love to see a nice tutorial series on this..or maybe even another Serious FX Training DVD.


Diego G.
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:17 pm
One word: Phenomenal!
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:17 pm
Amazing... I had to watch it three times because I love the attention to detail you have put into each shot... truly inspiring, Andrew.

I hope you never get bored with this!
adriel rosenfeldt
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:19 pm
3 words, Make a movie. Your awesome!
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:21 pm
Wow, that's so awesome!
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:21 pm
great work. I love fringe!

But is it me, or is there some buildings in the background that looks abit off perspective wise?
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:21 pm
That's pretty cool. What are you doin all this 80's fringe stuff for though?
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:27 pm
I have to say...John Noble's skin pulled back tight to make him look younger was a bit more impressive.
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:28 pm
:) I can't compete with that...
    June 27th, 2012 @ 7:23 pm
    hey anrew god bless you for your work.
    and you know your tutorials just made some to earn in crores of rupees
    see the roudy rathore
    and shanghai
    indian blockbuster movies.
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:29 pm
Very good! It looks so easy but I know its not.
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:33 pm
niceee dude!, u should make a tut when you got time
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:42 pm
AWESOME........liked the traffic can ya pls tell us how to add lights in ae.......cos am really interested in learning lighting............
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:53 pm
Great work, nothing better than a good breakdown video.
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:53 pm
Andrew, you are growing.
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:54 pm
You truly are Da Man! Excellent! Hope you get signed to work on the Trek sequel.
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:55 pm
Looks tight. You're awesome, andrew.

I gotta say, you have my dream job. You do for a living what I do in my spare time.
April 5th, 2010 @ 1:57 pm
Was this shot done entirely by you, Andrew? Just curious if you did the 3D building, the matchmove, and everything as well as the compositing. Great comp, by the way. I love the tone and atmosphere of it.
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:00 pm
Guess I was wrong thinking you only did the intro titles...can you confirm or deny any other FX work on Fringe? :-D
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:05 pm
omg ! keep on blogging like this and your job !!
You're the best ! Come on . . . make a movie !
NiC Grecco
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:12 pm
Hey, Nice Job, How much time did you use to do this?
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:17 pm
In which program did you made the building?
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:18 pm
That's AWESOME. I wanna do that for life. Tips :D ?
Alex Wedlake
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:21 pm
I wish I was better at 3D. I have a student 6 month license for Maya but Im not doing well. Im coming on very nicely with after effects thanks to your tutorials. I have the 2K Action Essentials 2 on order :D. Hopefully this will add some coolness to my shots. When I get some more money Im probably going to get Optical Flares. Looks Awesome.
Thomas de Boer
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:23 pm
Great Job, I'm wondering how many shots of Fringe you have done. Tell me this, did you make the shot where the window reveals parallel universe New York?
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:24 pm
I would like to see how the cars are MADE and set in the 2d imgae so that it looks right:)
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:28 pm
you must win an Oscar Andrew Kramer [2]
Ibrahim mohammed
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:31 pm
Oh my GOD, I have been waiting for this, How to add the CAR TRAFFIC, Can any one tell me, PLZ, PLZ...
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:35 pm
andrew, do i detect a couple optical flares worked in there?
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:44 pm
Nicely executed. Interesting link for the helipad as well.
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:46 pm
Nice work AK.
You should have stuck a Video Copilot billboard on the side of that building ;)
Alan Hossack
April 5th, 2010 @ 2:54 pm
You can tell it is good, because it looks so realistic that without the breakdown you would have trouble picking it as a composited shot.

I've watched it about 20 times & the only thing that I can pick up on is the absence of a third light (the one that is lighting the front side of the pipes & the talent).

It looks awesome, you mentioned time-constraints - if you don't mind me asking, roughly how long did this shot take to put together?

Great work Andrew.

- Alan
April 5th, 2010 @ 3:05 pm
Excellent work! Congrats on the great job.
April 5th, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
YES! This is what I've been wanting to see on here: more work YOU do. I understand that working on projects also entails a certain amount of discretion in terms of republishing material, but when you can do it its always awesome. Good stuff, can't wait to see the episode.
April 5th, 2010 @ 3:19 pm
the work you produce is excellent and awlays inspiring. Genius, absolute genius Mr K
April 5th, 2010 @ 3:20 pm
Was this all comped in AE? Or was shake/nuke also used?
April 5th, 2010 @ 3:27 pm
this is what im waitin for since a long time
Derek Hader
April 5th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm
Love it. Breakdowns are hugely helpful and open up doors not even known about before. Problem is, everytime you share an inch, we want to see the whole mile!

Thanks AK!
April 5th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm
Awesome! Is the building an actual 3d render out of a program or is some images set up in AE?
April 5th, 2010 @ 3:45 pm
You always amaze me AK. Great work.
April 5th, 2010 @ 3:49 pm
I love your work Andrew Kramer it so awesome and realistic great 2 thumbs up
April 5th, 2010 @ 3:51 pm
fringe is one of my favorite tv series, and now that i've found out that you were making the effects, i like it more, very good job AK, you rock!
April 5th, 2010 @ 3:54 pm
Very nice! too bad I am not a fan of fringe as I never liked any of the episodes. Lost is way better :D
April 5th, 2010 @ 4:31 pm
Aren't computers AWESOME!!
April 5th, 2010 @ 4:32 pm
Another awesome job! Someday you'll be watching my tutorials...hahaha, yeah... :D
April 5th, 2010 @ 5:23 pm
Terrific work as always Andrew, and extra points for the Debussy ;)
April 5th, 2010 @ 5:23 pm
hey Quit messing around Andrew and get back to making tutorials LMAO
April 5th, 2010 @ 5:23 pm
Oh and thanks for the breakdown, I love them!
Bill Kelly
April 5th, 2010 @ 5:31 pm
Of course you won't win an Oscar for that shot. It's TV! You'll win an Emmy!!
April 5th, 2010 @ 5:34 pm
I dont know what to say to this. I think James Cameron should hire you as a VFX whole-and-sole for Avatar 2
April 5th, 2010 @ 5:45 pm
Dude, Fringe is in my Top 4 Favorite TV shows right now...

Do you do all the VFX for Fringe? I definitely noticed some "Optical Flares"-esque flares in Season 1 well before you actually announced developing the plug in.
Peter Somers
April 5th, 2010 @ 6:12 pm
Great to see another realworld application of your amazing skills! Congrats!

BTW, just to be sure: the camera move is a still layer-parallax simulated one, not a real tracking move, right?
April 5th, 2010 @ 6:15 pm
Nice touch with the Debussy piece. :)

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fauz.
April 5th, 2010 @ 6:17 pm
I have been watching this show from the beginning and always loved the beginning sequence ( even stepped through it on my DVR ). I never knew you did it, but now when I watch the show, I have a new level of appreciation for the work that goes into it. Thanks for sharing this with us.
April 5th, 2010 @ 6:24 pm
I think i'd like to see a tutorial for this if its possible. its just a really cool effect and a great example of compositing, it would certainly augment your collection of outstanding tutorials
April 5th, 2010 @ 6:24 pm
wow!!!!! excelent!
Brett Marshall Design
April 5th, 2010 @ 6:41 pm
Andrew. If you want to know what fans of the show think of your title sequence. Check out Hulu. People have commented on your title sequence and seem to love it. Very nice work sir.
April 5th, 2010 @ 7:09 pm
You rock dude...
Ken Renan Lubguban
April 5th, 2010 @ 7:14 pm
Nice work, very nice..You should create a movie and win the Oscar.
Matthew Park
April 5th, 2010 @ 7:32 pm
That's pretty tight, Kramer. Awesome job man.
Nemesis TS
April 5th, 2010 @ 7:38 pm
Nice work. I'm surprised you are allowed to show this on the website. Then again not really cause JJ is a big fan of yours as he says in the Star Trek commentary.
April 5th, 2010 @ 7:41 pm
I would love to see more of these breakdowns, especially of work that you've done Andrew. It's great inspiration as well as insight into the process of set extensions, compositing, etc. Even the behind the scenes you did for the upcoming Fear of Heights tutorial was great, giving us a quick peak at how the shot was setup, how the Director's mallet is really used, and what an air purifier is for. Thanks for consistently providing great resources for those of us learning, keep up the great work!
Celso Destefano
April 5th, 2010 @ 7:43 pm
Good to see this, as i learn more about compositing i understand that meet the realistic require some time working. In the end; 30 hours working end up with a 3 seconds final composit. The most beautiful part is expecting the viwers not notice all this work. This way we know the job was done successfuly!

Congrats Andrew!
April 5th, 2010 @ 7:43 pm
Muy bueno tendrias q poner cosas en español pero igual gracias
April 5th, 2010 @ 7:52 pm
I love that this is all composited in AE. Those node-based programs can kiss my --

(hem.) Nice work Andrew.
April 5th, 2010 @ 8:59 pm
You can win and Oscar Andrew, I am safe; It doesn't matter the animation you make, it matters the concept of the story and you have to put that your heart, creativity and passion say to you inside of you, it doesn't matter the people say if it is bad; it's amazing for me; that is more important, I love your composition, we love your compositions, the world loves your compositions!!!!
April 5th, 2010 @ 9:36 pm
It is very cool! I like A.K very much. Cool Job!
April 5th, 2010 @ 9:39 pm
UR AMAZING keep creating good stuff like this you are simply amazing andrew!
Scott K
April 5th, 2010 @ 9:55 pm
Andres - I KNEW you must be doing stuff for Fringe ... LOL, the "floating names" just reek of AE. I just watched this episode the other night and it was great. I love the original Fringe title sequence and it's funny that I thought they'd changed the titles for this season - but it's just your 80's flashback! I'm going to go back to Mr. Tivo and re-watch. Not only are your tutorials great, you're pretty hilarious. Thanks for all of the effort you put into the hours of freebies here at Video Copilot.
April 5th, 2010 @ 10:02 pm
OOHHHH my god thats amazing you have to make a tutotrial about that video!!!!
Gaurav Sharma
April 5th, 2010 @ 10:35 pm
Hello Andrew you are one of the best compositor in fact only your work is mind blowing i mean i am speech less about your work but i'll say you please kindly keep working & get teach us.........

Thanks & Regards
Gaurav Sharma
Samuel Mancebo
April 5th, 2010 @ 10:43 pm
Simply, awesome. I luv ur works Andrew, are really amazing.
April 5th, 2010 @ 10:49 pm
jesus crist, one of your best, i hope you make a tutorial about this one step by step, its flawless AK.

are you god?
April 5th, 2010 @ 10:53 pm
Awesome job Andrew, but after checking a few times it kinda looks like the main building is tilted to the right.

But it looks really great, I want you to create a tutorial on how to create a 3d building and how to make materials and such.
Anthony Miller
April 5th, 2010 @ 11:05 pm
Agreed... Nice job, Andrew.

I would LOVE to see a tutorial along these lines. Would be very helpful indeed.


April 5th, 2010 @ 11:41 pm
hei andrew, i follow your work everyday...but this time i clicked the link to the helicopters.. i thought it would als be examples of 3d stuff, but to be honest i was shocked. i dont think you need to put this kind of stuff in your blog. its really good already.
thanks for your work
April 5th, 2010 @ 11:49 pm
WOW! That was awesome :)
April 5th, 2010 @ 11:50 pm
Nice :)
Not the best composite in the world, but it certainly works well.
April 6th, 2010 @ 12:12 am
Thumbs up! Great work.
April 6th, 2010 @ 12:20 am
Andrew your so AWESOME!!!!
best composite Ive ever seen
erdinc okumus
April 6th, 2010 @ 12:33 am
nice compositing, i am looking for green screen footages for study but i cant find,and i havent got cam or stuff for making my footages,what can i do?
April 6th, 2010 @ 12:42 am
cool composite Andrew , I think you used some Optical Flares :) Nice work
April 6th, 2010 @ 1:10 am
Wow that’s so awesome! Andrew Kramer You Rock =)
April 6th, 2010 @ 1:36 am
ow yes!
this is good
Andrew Vida
April 6th, 2010 @ 1:43 am
Woaw!!! JUST WOAW :)) im just learning 3ds max, and i know its a long job to create a building like that! its so awesome!
April 6th, 2010 @ 2:02 am
Great Job :)
How much time did you have to do it?
It looks very elaborate.
April 6th, 2010 @ 2:20 am
Andrew Kramer please put new tutorials it's very useful for me thanks
April 6th, 2010 @ 2:52 am
Great job Andrew.

I'd love to see more breakdowns of your work.
Keep it up!
Helge Kallevik
April 6th, 2010 @ 2:58 am
Love the show! Thanks for sharing :D
April 6th, 2010 @ 3:03 am
Vids like this and the other fringe one always inspire me to be better.

It would be interesting if you made an SERIOUS Compositing training DVD. Guess a lot would appreciate such a product :)

Keep up the good work.
April 6th, 2010 @ 4:00 am
That High-tech sketch was impressive! Was that like, a felt-tip or a crayola crayon? Tutorial?

Heh, nice one ma man...
April 6th, 2010 @ 4:02 am
Cool, I really love Fringe and it is so cool to this insideres look on how the experts work on this show :)
April 6th, 2010 @ 4:18 am
I think there's a misunderstanding here...
Andrew Cramer is a human being and an artist.. He NEEDS to be better and better every single day like all of us. I don't think his ear is getting any wet by writing him "Oh, Andrew you are god" or "Andrew HOW DO YOU DO THAT??" it's just a COMPOSITING!! That's a piece of cake for andrew and for every vfx artis that respects himself..! He's just posting it to inspire us all.. To make you see that things are easy as long as you don't freak out and make them large in your head..! He's not posting them to lick his b***s, hi five and adore him..he won't send a free copy of Optical flares to the biggest licker in the blog... We have to expect more and more from make him better by saying how he would do things greater than he already does and through his knowledge and skills we -as fans and followers of the blog- will become better also..(well, if he wants as to..)
Anyways i'm sorry if i made some of you angry and i'm sorry if Andrew reads that and thinks i'm judging people. It's just that i'm Greek and we may have "tricked" the entire eurozone and be the "black sheep" of europe, but we say things as they are.. and the thing is that i want to see you to do great things Andrew like StarTrek.. Cause me and many other guys here are inspired by your work man, you are writing history here!! Don't EVER stop becoming better!!!!!
April 6th, 2010 @ 4:33 am
that is super coool
April 6th, 2010 @ 4:54 am
pretty cool ! :)
April 6th, 2010 @ 5:12 am
Sweet. I'll leave a post when i'll get to that episode :)
April 6th, 2010 @ 6:09 am
Really nice.. What was about i'm talking too..!!!!!!!
April 6th, 2010 @ 6:10 am
that was kool...great work
April 6th, 2010 @ 6:31 am
Hi Andrew,

Please can you do some tutorial like building demolish or object explosive using 3ds max and ray fire then finally post production work in AE.
Vicky Shah
April 6th, 2010 @ 6:33 am
This is very good composting sir.
I think u have the tutorial for this composting.

Thank you very much...
April 6th, 2010 @ 6:33 am
Dude! Thats insane! Looks awesome, all that detail!
April 6th, 2010 @ 6:40 am
OMG!! That is so awesome.

You can win an oscar with this :p

You really have the coolest job ever

Greetings from Holland!
April 6th, 2010 @ 6:57 am
when are you gonna make your own film man??
April 6th, 2010 @ 7:04 am
I had a feeling you worked on this shot. This episode was great from beginning to end. Fringe is awesome! Thanks AK.
April 6th, 2010 @ 7:04 am
i love ur works simple but complex, and thats what i like.
April 6th, 2010 @ 7:18 am
Well done Ak! But... i'm a compositor too and these are just the basics... Don't sell all like gold or a "new media happening" it's a matter of "educate the consumers". You konw this as well man, don't joke with us ^_^
April 6th, 2010 @ 7:26 am
Ha ha ha Andrew K. God Bless All
April 6th, 2010 @ 7:48 am
Well, how much did they paid you for this one ?
Just interesting, nothing more....
April 6th, 2010 @ 7:53 am
Congrats!!! Very happy for you.

I went straight to IMDB after this. Your name is in there now. very cool.
April 6th, 2010 @ 8:33 am
Amazing!!! Look easy but...isn't, you are the best AK
April 6th, 2010 @ 8:43 am
Andrew, you truly are brilliant. Creativity cannot be learned, it's in your genes. I wish I had your creativity. I have some, but not like that. I'm trying though. You have been a great teacher. Thanks for everything. (in my language "Dankie vir alles"
From sunny South Africa.
April 6th, 2010 @ 9:05 am
Fantastic video compositing,
But please Animation titles had already been a lot of (great, of course, no hard feelings), I think that such ideas and tutorials for various products for sale to the topic of 3D animation and composition would be an interesting revival of the previous tutorials.
THX very much worth reading...
Sorry for the bad English, it helps me GOOGLE, I am from Czech ... :(
April 6th, 2010 @ 10:19 am
looks veary easy to composite, but I know its a lot more to that, so Im asking sir Andrew could you make a tutorial for that scene...

have a nice day!
April 6th, 2010 @ 11:11 am
O_o that's awesmazing!
April 6th, 2010 @ 11:43 am
do I see some optical flares being used in this scene?
April 6th, 2010 @ 12:31 pm
Your work is amazing, man! Good job.
April 6th, 2010 @ 1:04 pm
Very Nice Andrew ;)

How long did it take you to make the 3d elements and what program did you use?
sunil thapa (Nepal)
April 6th, 2010 @ 1:53 pm
" and the winner of animation goes to ........ ........ MRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Andrew Krammerrrrrrrrrrrr and his team from Video "
hu...........clap, clap clap clap ........................... and give them for big hands...............
April 6th, 2010 @ 1:54 pm
what was the turn around time on a shot like that?
April 6th, 2010 @ 2:01 pm
Nicely done mate. I would also love to see something regarding the 80s intro you made. Not nessecarily a breakdown but some keywords on how you made it, because that was truly beautiful.
April 6th, 2010 @ 2:23 pm
That sucked. I've seen better in the movies. :) juuust kiddin.
April 6th, 2010 @ 2:40 pm
Awesome work my friend! Nicely done.
April 6th, 2010 @ 3:20 pm
Awesome Job, thumbs up man !! the helipad video is epic !!
April 6th, 2010 @ 3:29 pm
Seems like Andrew gets more and more professional. I hope he never looses the way to be so personal with us. With videocopilot we get so much to know about motion graphics. Thanks to the whole vc-crew. We all share the same like - Felling awesome in seeing or creating anything that has to do with motion graphics. Greets from Germany
April 6th, 2010 @ 3:32 pm
You are from south africa. When you said in my language that sounded comparable to german. funny. what is it. kind of mixture:D
April 6th, 2010 @ 4:25 pm
all i have to say
(in a good way!)
Mike D
April 6th, 2010 @ 4:25 pm
This is excellent!!!!

I know a few people have already asked, but did you model the building yourself? Or did you buy the model from somewhere?

I like!
April 6th, 2010 @ 4:43 pm
Very Nice Work Andrew.. U R The Man.
April 6th, 2010 @ 5:36 pm
So how many hours work to put that clip together from start to finish?
April 6th, 2010 @ 6:09 pm
Hello Andrew, this was an amazing production. Will you produce a behind the scenes / visual effects DVD for this moive?
April 6th, 2010 @ 6:40 pm
I'm pretty sure that they used your optical flares in Clash of the Titans. That was awesome.
DJ Mon
April 6th, 2010 @ 7:23 pm
Wait,wait... wait! Andrew Kramer plus my favorite Sci-Fi show!?!

I think I'm going to faint...

lol Good job AK
Clint Rea
April 6th, 2010 @ 8:24 pm
NEEDS MORE FLARES!!!!!!!! haha

Everything looks better with flares... except maybe a black hole

April 6th, 2010 @ 8:58 pm
Dear Andrew Leon Kramer,
Will you marry me?

Trey Yoder
Mark Lee
April 6th, 2010 @ 9:37 pm
Lots of people asking for a complete training DVD along the lines of the bullet. I'm one of them...great work
Tanner Merrill
April 6th, 2010 @ 9:58 pm
Thats Awesome

i like it
Tanner Merrill
April 6th, 2010 @ 9:59 pm
i want to be you, or just have all your talent and your job
April 7th, 2010 @ 12:59 am
andrew your great Man

Zee form Pakistan
April 7th, 2010 @ 12:59 am
Wow really cool.
U r amazing teacher in after effect :D.
Thank you for sharing a lot :).
April 7th, 2010 @ 4:15 am
Wow...Andrew you have so much skills!!!
beatiful animation 5*
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:03 am
Tell your wife it's After Effects time !
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:17 am
wow, I wish I could spend a few weeks at the Kramer house.
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:22 am
this must be a tutorial!!
Jodo Kast
April 7th, 2010 @ 6:26 am
I like Nutella on toast. And this.
April 7th, 2010 @ 9:19 am
Awesome, did you design the 3D building as well? Great work!
April 7th, 2010 @ 9:33 am
that is awesome! great work!
Jose Antonio
April 7th, 2010 @ 9:59 am
you must win an Oscar Andrew Kramer [3] i think is excellent. you´re a master.
April 7th, 2010 @ 10:02 am
nice!nice!very nice!man!!
April 7th, 2010 @ 10:03 am
Tutorial please :)
April 7th, 2010 @ 10:21 am
try better EXPECTING more u can good sir
April 7th, 2010 @ 2:03 pm
When I saw this episode, I KNEW you had something to do with it... The atmosphere had the same feeling as the video you did of the Sam standing on the ledge... Have you done any other shots for them? There was another episode from last season where they did the effect of the camera going underground, and I swear they used your tutorial on the effect. Anyway, great job! I can't imagine the feeling of having your stuff on an actual TV show.

April 7th, 2010 @ 2:13 pm
wicked stuff, you are in the right place sir!
April 7th, 2010 @ 3:32 pm
Can you make a tutorial with footages? you made a lot of tutorials "Visual Effects" please, a tutorial with footages
April 7th, 2010 @ 3:50 pm
Andrew, thanks for sharing this great work! Is there any other corporate work your allowed to share?
April 7th, 2010 @ 4:22 pm
Ermm, maybe a little offtopic (well, VFX nevertheless), does anyone know if this is for real? :

I'm puzzled
wandisile mokwebo
April 7th, 2010 @ 11:51 pm
ur a legend! we need to see your name on awards. well done man.
April 8th, 2010 @ 5:22 am
from all egyption its very nice
Tolga Demirbilek
April 8th, 2010 @ 6:23 am
Andrew why dont you go Hollywood and direct movies :)
April 8th, 2010 @ 6:52 am
Andrew, you're the bosssssss!!


April 8th, 2010 @ 7:36 am
hey man great work, you just make it look and sound soo easy :D

cheers bro
April 8th, 2010 @ 8:59 am
Your the best I've seen at this whole After Effect, Andrew. Props to you; keep creating man
April 8th, 2010 @ 10:30 am
Yes, The Heli-pad Is definitely my favorite part! ha ha
April 8th, 2010 @ 11:18 am
REALLY nice, Andrew. Immediately reminded me of Stargate's reel:
April 8th, 2010 @ 12:33 pm
yeaaa... :)
Please learn me, ples this:
(good video thx Mike in this post)
April 8th, 2010 @ 1:13 pm
Hey Andrew, as always great job n thanks, m really trying my best to work on these kind of projects. n hey Mike thanks for the post.
April 8th, 2010 @ 4:25 pm
Well, if you liked that, you will like this:
April 8th, 2010 @ 7:23 pm
thank you! best!best!best!best!
April 8th, 2010 @ 9:49 pm
i would like to visit your studios....
April 9th, 2010 @ 6:37 am
Hey. did u go to any special school?
Im thinking of working with commercials. But I don't know what school, or where to learn stuff like this.

I know you learned some things ureself, but must be somewhere you learned how to. Hope u have an answer.

// DK
April 9th, 2010 @ 7:50 am
What software did you use Mr. Kramer?
April 9th, 2010 @ 8:02 am
Looks great.
Did you model the 3d building, or is it taken from a 3d library?

I love the shot.
April 9th, 2010 @ 9:48 am
i gotta say i started watching fringe just to see your opening title in the thow and damb its a cool freaking show.
also i have got to ask are they using optical flares too? because there is alot of scenes which have flares in them and they look extreamly like yours.

Ryan J Ogden
The Dude
April 9th, 2010 @ 1:11 pm
Andrew Kramer was not born. He was created in a laboratory from particles of awesome.
April 9th, 2010 @ 1:14 pm
Great... As always!
April 9th, 2010 @ 9:27 pm
Brilliant work, Andrew!

I am interested in 3D animation as I want to give my videos a little more awesomeness to then, such as aircraft.
I've heard of 3D Max and Blender, so I'm going to look at your meteor tutorial soon and hopefully I can get started thanks to you!
April 10th, 2010 @ 1:21 am
Awesome !!! grate work
April 10th, 2010 @ 10:03 am
The intro on this Fringe episode made me laugh out loud. Nice work Andy!
Steve O
April 10th, 2010 @ 1:58 pm
Something so subtle looks so awesome. Excellent job.
April 10th, 2010 @ 3:53 pm
I love the hi-tech sketch. lol.
April 11th, 2010 @ 10:44 am
Great work Andrew,
i´m part of a Cuban Producer, and we like a lot
your work,
well done man, well done.
by the way, sorry for my english.
April 11th, 2010 @ 11:50 am
Just WOW! Talented indeed!
April 11th, 2010 @ 7:44 pm
I am your student, you are my teacher
April 13th, 2010 @ 6:05 am
Great Work Andrew.
I have an off topic question. Reading through these blog a lot of the comments I know are "Awesome, Great Job, etc" but some people have really good questions that I wonder myself. You never seem to answer them? I know you have a tons to do and that you already given so much to the online community but would be able to answer a few more questions on the blog site, you or someone from your crew?

Thank you and Awesome, Great Job! ; )
April 13th, 2010 @ 10:20 am
My wife and I are Fringe fanatics. We DVR'd that episode and I told her about the 80's version open. She loved it. Great work as always Andrew. It's nice to see your work on TV.

April 13th, 2010 @ 7:20 pm
Hi Andrew, i've just saw this breakdowned scene and the openning here in Brazil. It's the actual episode in warner channel.
Well done, really nice to see. Must cause some excitement to know that people all around the world see you work.

Best regards
April 14th, 2010 @ 2:04 am
good stuff andrew! just waiting to see you do something even bigger! best wishes from Lahore!
April 14th, 2010 @ 5:42 am
How did you do the traffic lights in the lower right of the shot? stock footage? Or some cool effect? It adds life and realism to the scene.
April 14th, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

April 14th, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

You work on fringe.... I loved that episode to. :P

Nicely done :)
Gene Ween
April 14th, 2010 @ 10:17 pm
Lovely Mr Kramer, Just Lovely...

Greeting from the arse end of the world, New Zealand
April 15th, 2010 @ 4:52 am
Very good as usual.
Beeing a night scene makes it a bit more easy doesn't it?
April 16th, 2010 @ 3:20 am
The truth is, no word can justify the job you do. It's absolutely pheno. No. Phenome. Phenomen. Sorry. It's so wonderful. Thanks Andrew for making things easy for lots of us. Great fan from Nigeria.
April 16th, 2010 @ 10:23 pm
Awesome stuff :D
April 17th, 2010 @ 6:08 am
Very nice job Andrew!
April 17th, 2010 @ 7:57 pm
Andrew Kramer vs. Chuck Norris...Too close to call!
April 18th, 2010 @ 3:58 pm
You are amazing! I'm just impressed with this video, so realistic, so professional!
Can you make a tutorial about it?
Do you have any course on motion graphics and special effects? Do you recommend some school?

April 18th, 2010 @ 10:30 pm
Excelente trabajo!!, saludos, desde venezuela aprendemos contigo.

Nice job. from venezuela!!
April 19th, 2010 @ 2:25 pm
Andrew you never cease to amaze me. you start from a black screen and turn it into this. im guessing this is that seen from fringe(not sure) but great job. Its funny Fringe has always been my favorite show. My favorite part was the intros and the 3d text along with the motion tracking. When I found out you did it, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Maybe one day I can be as good as you, Thanks for all your tutorials and i promise once i get into after effects ill be sure to buy all your products. your my hero and without you i would be nowhere in after effects.
April 19th, 2010 @ 2:26 pm
Sorry i read the description it is from fringe :)
April 20th, 2010 @ 12:57 pm
Ok, i am kinda newcomer here. I am from Perú and i would like to thank you... im getting my first pro job because of your tutorials, i took something of this and something of that and made my own comps. I hope im not breaking some law of intellectual property. By the way i sicerely admire u and your job.
April 22nd, 2010 @ 7:54 am
good work.
But it seems to me, the overall lightning of this integrated scene still looks like indoor shooting - too warm. Cold colors from outside not mixin' with two lights from footage.
excuse my possible errors - I'm from Russia.
Your lessons are very exiting - thanks a lot.
My best regards!
April 22nd, 2010 @ 5:32 pm
that is great work
walter dorado
April 22nd, 2010 @ 5:39 pm
hey , awsome! waiting the tutorial!!!
April 23rd, 2010 @ 8:06 am
Amazing job there and i thought you just did the title sequence.
April 24th, 2010 @ 8:15 pm
Totally new to all this AE stuff, so seeing this makes it all magical. Great stuff.
William R. Cousert
April 25th, 2010 @ 10:18 pm
Great stuff. And this coming from a Murrieta man..
April 26th, 2010 @ 2:50 am
There could only be one Andrew Kramer............... :)
el alien
April 26th, 2010 @ 8:38 am
omg, you worked on Fringe!!!

congratulations. It's my favourite show
May 6th, 2010 @ 8:58 am
Im Really Want To See This Tutorial Man!!!!!Amazing!
May 12th, 2010 @ 1:17 am
Hey Andrew, we only got this episode last week here in South Africa and I wanted to tell you how excited I was to see your work. It all looked great and my wife and I had a good laugh at the 80's retro title sequence again - very Atari and may a say a little Tronish too.

Love your work, man.
Marcelo Galvão
June 6th, 2010 @ 10:51 am
Excellent job Andrew! I like Fringe much more now.
Greetings from Brazil!!
Fabio P.
May 8th, 2011 @ 12:16 pm
I loved this episode of Fringe!!!!!!!!
October 17th, 2011 @ 7:21 am
how much time dit it take to make this
November 26th, 2012 @ 7:39 pm
That's from an episode of fringe
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