Free 12-Gauge Shell

Good news Thursday May 20th is my 4-year anniversary to my sweet wife so in celebration we’re giving away a free shotgun shell clip. No, we didn’t have a “shotgun-wedding” but we do shoot some of the extra toaster overs.

This high-resolution clip comes pre-keyed in 2-versions for fast or slow-motion; it also loops seamlessly. For help looping in AE Click Here.

I added the words “Elite Series” so that people would not question my shotgun shooting abilities.

Watch Sample Video (this version does not have alpha)

Download Free Clip (17 MBs)

Compositing Tips: Place animation over your footage and animate the rotation over time to give the shell more variation as it spins out. You might also try moving the pivot point closer to the metal so it rotates off-balance for realism.

NEED MORE ACTION FOOTAGE?

If you like this clip be sure to check out our Action Stock Footage collection that features muzzle flashes, explosions and more spinning shells for .45 and .223 caliber brass.

More on Action Essentials 2

234 RESPONSES TO "FREE 12-GAUGE SHELL"
May 19th, 2010 @ 9:48 pm
nice very cool .
May 19th, 2010 @ 9:51 pm
Link updated, try refreshing page. Thanks.
    rootedskate
    July 9th, 2012 @ 1:14 pm
    thanks been looking for this for ages
May 19th, 2010 @ 9:54 pm
nice downloaded and unzipped it and its working fine. reminded me of MAX PAYNE INTO.
Edris Mohammadi
May 19th, 2010 @ 9:59 pm
cool! Thanks.

I Love You !
I am Edris Mohammadi From Iran, Sanandaj.
brantag
May 19th, 2010 @ 9:59 pm
Very nice. Thank you.
Aldo Smit
May 19th, 2010 @ 9:59 pm
Thanx Andrew! I was just looking for it!!
juan
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:03 pm
cool! so much in depth detail
Simon Steele
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:13 pm
thanks so much for what you do, and happy anniversary. My 4th year is in July
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:14 pm
Thank you so much Andrew! This is THE most realistic 3D element like this I've ever seen! Tell Trish I said happy anniversary!
Jake Conway
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:18 pm
so often in life we see relationships end too short, glad to see one still going strong after 1,461 days. (yep i did the math).
congrats and/or mazeltov.
Nemesis TS
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:38 pm
Thanks and Happy Anniversary!
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:40 pm
From Argentina!!! Happy Anniversary!!!! You are the best guy in the world Andrew!!! god bless your family!!!
and thanks for the bullet!!!
Austin
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:41 pm
thanks so much its got so much detail!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clayton Light
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:46 pm
Hey AK.
It's funny, my studio is in my father-in-laws's basement.
There is an eight foot tall reloading station behind me.
I'm surrounded by empty shotgun shells. Basket and baskets of them!
Austin
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:47 pm
happy anniversary!!!!!
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:48 pm
only andrew kramer
Mjb
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:53 pm
oh man thank you alot n congratulation, u simply the best
EJ
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:56 pm
Thanks and Congratulations!
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:01 pm
Thanks!

Neat stuff, like usual.
GregM
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:02 pm
hope the next 40+ years of marriage go off with a bang for you. congrats! and thanks
Jan
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:18 pm
thank you so much:D
Leon
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:20 pm
Happy Annirversary Andrew. Wish you all the best. Thanks for the Shell. Love your work.
RemingtonM
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:20 pm
That's awesome. I'd love to see how you set up the lighting and materials, it seems flawless. Thanks again!
Vizion
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:22 pm
Thanks a lot :) Will be useful I'm sure.
lucien
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:40 pm
congratulations, and enjoy your day with your wife instead of making internetpeople you don't know happy, haha. Thnx
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:41 pm
Thanks Andrew and Happy Anniversary!
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:42 pm
Thanks a lot andrew for all that you make for us the fans of the VFX.
Happy birthday as well as to Trish. I am in Libreville in the Gabon it is a small country in the card(map) of Africa. Thanks also for the shell file.
According to your style of work I invites you to judge my works of VFX on my account FACEBOOK: just type the name: Vincent Mbindzou.

That God blesses your marriage, your family and your friends hello Sam of my part. It is a good actor.

Vincent Mbindzou of the Gabon
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:52 pm
I forgotten merçi allasi for the tutorials who help us a lot. Even if we have not still the possibility of having your commercial products: DVD
Bradley Bell
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:01 am
Good work, everythings going well.
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:09 am
Hey Mr. Incredible!
Happy Aniversary and Keep up the good work!
Best wishes from INDIA.
d
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:10 am
Hi Andrew!

Thanx a lot! Very nice!
crumpy
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:10 am
Nice textures and render. Looks good.
Evan Langley
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:14 am
Working now :)

Awesome, thanks! Love the clip. I have action essential 2 and this is a great addition to the collection.
Morpheus
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:20 am
Thanks Andrew and congratulations!
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:36 am
Happy anniversary!!!!!
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:50 am
My god Andrew does not want to kill me

Hahahahahahaha

Thank you very much Andrew and I hope you continue with success
Thank's


SAMER
AP.Oinonen
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:56 am
Thank you very much. Also happy anniversary.
Ben
May 20th, 2010 @ 1:11 am
CHRIST this is Perfect timing. This is much appreciated cheers Andrew
May 20th, 2010 @ 1:21 am
Nice one. Thank you and happy anniversary!
Max
May 20th, 2010 @ 1:28 am
Thanx I just needed a shotgun shell..
Oh yeah and happy anniversary :)
Yeman
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:06 am
Happy Anniversary Sir :) and congratulation also.

Also Thanx for giving us this shotgun Shell. :)
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:17 am
Happy anniversary hope you have many more together.
Mansi
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:23 am
Haha! Thx :D

But it's a little funny, that when you celebrate your 4-year anniversary, you share a shotgun shell clip.. do you want to tell us something? x)

Anyways, congrats!
Nick
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:25 am
happy anniversary !

thank you very much vor the shell ;)

have a nice day, hehe
blown
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:26 am
Happy aniversary, thank you for all your work it´s fantastic!!
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:26 am
Congratulations and thank you very much
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:26 am
all the best.
(Your comment is too short. Please try to say something useful.)
Deamonghod
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:27 am
Thank Yu, MaiN!!!! en gefeliciteerd=(congratzz)( no, has nuthin 2 do with felicio;)...good lookin out from Amsterdam.
Frank Busch
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:28 am
mmmmh... your 4th wedding anniversary. And you think about a shotgun shell as a present.

Let me call it strange ;-)

But nevertheless: happy anniversary from Germany
Mel576
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:34 am
Great gift! You are so romantic! Did your wife recieve a new AK 47?
Poxxxx
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:40 am
Did u render that with Mental or V-Ray???
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:43 am
Thanks Andrew and happy anniversary from Turkiye. bless your marriage. take care of yourselves forever... ( and VC)
Kurt De Leon
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:43 am
hey Andrew Kramer! a delightful happy anniversary...
Manguy
May 20th, 2010 @ 3:01 am
thanks Andrew! Happy anniversary!
Ben
May 20th, 2010 @ 3:07 am
this is great, 'll have some of that
VaVe
May 20th, 2010 @ 3:15 am
Weee, Happy Anniversary Andrew! (both of you of course! :)
A shotgun shell is the most particular gift ever heard, but you are so lovely crazy :D
Great idea!
May these shells be rocket of desires for you and your family!
And now let's go to party! ;)

ciao
May 20th, 2010 @ 3:34 am
looks real

thanks :)
Dan North
May 20th, 2010 @ 3:40 am
Very well modeled

and for course best wishes for the future.

Still got a spare room in the UK :P
tmas
May 20th, 2010 @ 3:47 am
happy anniversary both of u.....
very realistic.......shells
Zak
May 20th, 2010 @ 4:06 am
thanks so much Andrew and happy anniversary day
ronib
May 20th, 2010 @ 4:11 am
THANKS ALOT FROM ISRAEL
Edward
May 20th, 2010 @ 4:19 am
Thanks Andrew. We always love free stuff on the blog. Just added it to my action essentials 2 shells folder. Just to say that this has to be your best DVD so far. Awesome work as always. Hellos from Latvia :)
Robert James
May 20th, 2010 @ 4:19 am
Happy Anniversary Andrew, hope you both have an awesome day!!!

Thank you for the Shotgun Shell :)
Sreejith
May 20th, 2010 @ 4:32 am
Happy Anniversary & Thanks alot for this ELITE sharing
Anthony Herrington
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:03 am
Happy Anniversary... my wedding is t-62 days. Hopefully this random shotgun shell this AM doesn't constitute a random day in I.T. Those days never end well :)

THANKS ANDREW!! xD
Joost
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:04 am
Wicked,

Did you make this in 3ds max?

Congratulations!
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:05 am
Thx! i have no need for it now, but im sure ill find a reason to use it!
Nikhil
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:13 am
Thanks.........
I m Nikhil from India...I like ur tutorials very much...they are very helpful..I m now learning animation course

& best wishes to u & ur wife
Lukas
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:16 am
Hey!
Congratulations!

Happy Anniversary!


Thanks :) This is good addition for my AE2!

Enjoy your day :P
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:23 am
JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE André Kramer !!
Brian
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:26 am
Ah, nothing says romance like a 12-guage.
Ahmed Al baker
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:43 am
always with the good stuff andrew ...thanxxxx
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:47 am
Congrats! (Are you trying to bribe us into remembering your anniversary so that in the years to come we can remind you?)

In the state of Georgia a firearm amd marriage license are purchased in the same place but different from all the other licenses... random side note.
Chris
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:50 am
And I only have a 20-gauge shotgun...oh well, guess I'll have to scale it down a bit... :0)
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:57 am
Really nice! Thanks and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

Phil L.
Ulises
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:07 am
Hey Andrew Happy Anniversary!

by the way, what other compositors are used where you work?
I'm learning Nuke now for work. What do you think about it?

I'm watching some awfull (and paid) tutorial and really miss you

Bye
bayda
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:08 am
Happy Anniversary :D
OmikronApex
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:08 am
Nice! 1-2 Muzzle Flashes would also be neat. But anyways, thanks for that freebe and KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Gary
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:12 am
Nice use of optical flares in the SUPER8 trailer! :)
Max J
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:13 am
How does your wife feel about how you've chosen to mark 4 years of being married to her with a bullet? :)
steve(tw)
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:29 am
Happy anniversary :)
al board
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:41 am
Thanks a lot and Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to your next tutorial(s) :)
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:46 am
holy carp! it's been 4 years already? man, we're getting old. mr k, this is the only blog i've religiously and militantly followed. thanks for all the invaluable help.
J. Amaya
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:47 am
Congratulations Andrew! Enjoy your day... and dont forget to do something special... unless you want to sleep on the sofa! LOL
Kynval
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:51 am
Very nice and beautiful HD :D
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:54 am
cool thank andrew
oleole
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:09 am
Muchas gracias Andrés!
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:16 am
Happy anniversary! Thanks for the awesome clip.
Timothy Cross
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:31 am
Happy Anniversary! 4 years!? thats awesome. when ya get to 10, you should learn how to play "Do You Remember" by Jack Johnson. you'll score big bro..
Next Level Designs
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:34 am
hey Andrew, happy anniversary to u and ur wife, congrats on the big 4 and keep up the good work

ps: will the video copilot family ever get to meet your wife?
Lane
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:45 am
Thanks for the gift and Happy Anniversary! May you and your sweet wife have many more years of love and happiness together!
Simpleton Droid
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:49 am
I am overly happy and I have attached my ego to you...just like everybody else!
QUATRO
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:56 am
Happy anniversary Andrew! I wish you a long and happy life together with your wife :)
Hammam
May 20th, 2010 @ 8:06 am
That's ao kins of you andrew
Ron in Calgary
May 20th, 2010 @ 8:08 am
Happy Anniversary to you both ... Flowers, wine and a nice quiet dinner. Perhaps Sam will even chaueffeur you around for the evening. Just remember that California traffic laws forbid pistol-whiping while the car is still moving.

Here's to many more !

:)
Biazotto
May 20th, 2010 @ 8:12 am
Very nice..... i was looking for something like this!
keep up the good work Andrew....

a shout from Brazil!!!
Biazotto
May 20th, 2010 @ 8:13 am
Oh... i forgot..... Enjoy the anniversary with your wife...
^^
Olivier-Mauritius
May 20th, 2010 @ 8:16 am
Happy birthday to you..Happy birthday to you.. Happy birthday to you Andrew Kramer and his wife.... Happy birthday to you.... Thanks very much...
Mike Yull
May 20th, 2010 @ 8:27 am
happy anniversary.
May 20th, 2010 @ 8:29 am
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! You're a great guy and I'm sure you're a terrific husband too. :D
jason smith
May 20th, 2010 @ 8:41 am
congrats, andrew! and thanks fo tha bullet!
Oluwapelumi
May 20th, 2010 @ 8:46 am
Happy Anniversary from Nigeria and by the way, thanks for the package.
May 20th, 2010 @ 8:53 am
3DS Max or C4D?
Costerproduction
May 20th, 2010 @ 8:57 am
Happy Anniversary!!! :D And thanks so much for this <3
U R the man
John
May 20th, 2010 @ 9:01 am
Congratulations AK and thanks for this awesome clip!
zaras
May 20th, 2010 @ 9:15 am
hey happpy aniversary Andrew...why did you put the winchester name in the shell?because SUPERNATURAL ended?Come on this is why you used that name.COOL!!!
Lirik
May 20th, 2010 @ 9:23 am
ei Andrew you came again with something new.And About The Short Movie,it was perfect i cant wait the tutorial!!!! and thanks abuout this bullets
Azu PaijA
May 20th, 2010 @ 9:30 am
Amazing!
Best Of Luck For Further More Exiting Tutorial!
May 20th, 2010 @ 9:33 am
3ds and Mental Ray? It's hard to say, but you did put in some time on the texture job. Nicely done!
May 20th, 2010 @ 9:44 am
Oh My God O.O It's my birthday too !
May 20th, 2010 @ 9:54 am
Beautifully modelled!
And happy anniversary!
Ulisses Alves
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:01 am
congratulations for the 4-year anniversary!

and thx for everything else.

see ya soon ;)
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:13 am
Arrriiiba republica dominicana...thanx andrew you ever giving us the best of the better we´re waiting the next tutorial HURRY... please
Navarro Parker
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:17 am
Schnazzy! Does this mean there will be The Bullet II?? :)

Did you do this in MAX or C4D?
Chris Hovsepian
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:21 am
Happy anniversary! Thank you for all the great stuff you put out here for all of us. The shells are outstanding.
Thank you,
Chris
Marc M.
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:21 am
hey andrew. for that i love you now. action essentials 2 is so great. but the only think what you've missed is a shotgun shell. now you have one and now AE2 is completely P.E.R.F.E.C.T. !!! thanks man!
Jordan H
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:22 am
Wow this clip came at a perfect time for a project I am working one, Thanks Andrew!
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:22 am
Well a VERY happy anniversary to you Andrew!!! Thanks for the freebie today. And, many thanks for the tuts! :D
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:25 am
Happy anniversary.
Marçal Solé
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:33 am
FELIÇ ANIVERSARI!!! Happy anniversary from Barcelona. And thx for the clip. So kind and professional. I bought AE2 and it has amazing stuff.
Ramin
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:39 am
Hey Andrew,

May this special year be full of exciting colours of joy and happiness ,cuz you truly deserve it.
Admire you not just for the great talent you got, but the perfect personality inside.
Hope every day may love and peace surround you and your sweet wife :)

happy anniversary ma friend.

Ramin
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:42 am
happy anniversaryyyy

today is my sister birthday as well!!!
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:57 am
As i said to my wife ....This four years had been like four minutes.....under the water
Snakethoot
May 20th, 2010 @ 11:14 am
Whoa! Amazing! thanks!
Caives
May 20th, 2010 @ 11:20 am
Happy anniversary, Andrew! And thanks for the clip.
May 20th, 2010 @ 11:20 am
Congratulations!

As we know that shotgun shells are more related to quick divorces that anniversary's. But in case on Mr. Kramer it's different. Happy Anniversary and thank you for keeping us all trigger happy for all the new goodies coming from you.

PS. She will prefer flowers ;)

Jarmo Pohjaniemi
Annum Myke
May 20th, 2010 @ 11:23 am
Am glad 2 hear that ur shipment policy is now worldwide,i believe that include Nigeria
Artem Ipatov
May 20th, 2010 @ 11:38 am
I am just want to be the next writer. I am!)) Good work
Asbir
May 20th, 2010 @ 11:41 am
Nice!
Andrew: please help.
How, in AE, would you create a VFX where a hand goes through a glass window, then comes out, and the glass window closes on itself, no glass is shattered, no injury on hand. Like a finger going thru a bubble?
Thanks
Alem95
May 20th, 2010 @ 11:52 am
Happy Anniversary Andrew!
I noticed something, Winchester shell-cases doesn't rotate, they're ejected straight when you open the gun if i remember well. But probably i'm wrong.

For Asbir:
Simply create the glass in After Effects, when the hand passes the window create a mask around the hand and set it to subtract, when the hand is outside the window simply animate the Mask Expansion ultil the window is "healted".
dante
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:08 pm
happy anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blashaque
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
4 years with ONE woman ?? Man, You R awesome!! Regards from Poland:)
Jakob
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:14 pm
Hey Andrew! Congrats on your anniversary! Mine was yesterday :) that's kinda cool. Anyways thanks so much for all you do!
andrea
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:19 pm
hey bro! that's a pretty sweet rendering/texture
KEVIN
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:25 pm
Congratulations, this great project I hope you think more like this
bob
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:34 pm
Good!!! i like it!
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:52 pm
Congratulations for your anniversary Mr. Kramer and that look very thank!!!!
May 20th, 2010 @ 1:01 pm
hope you have good anniversary my idol :)
A. David Shaw
May 20th, 2010 @ 1:03 pm
Thanks Andrew this looks awesome!
May 20th, 2010 @ 1:51 pm
Thanks, Andrew! Mazel Tov on four years.
Salomon
May 20th, 2010 @ 1:53 pm
Thx Andrew. And happy anniversary. God bless you and your Family. Thanks for the bullet, it's very nice.
Brent
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:19 pm
Strange, was just wondering to myself why there wasn't a shotgun shell in Action Essentials 2, now we have one. High-five!
Don
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:42 pm
congratulations for the 4-year anniversary, and I guess around the 20 year mark you will be giving away actual shotguns.

Keep up the good work!
Andrew Katrych
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:46 pm
Very Cool = ). But there is a defect, the cartridge is used and no caps.
calvert
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:47 pm
yay, thanks!

congratulations too!
Jason
May 20th, 2010 @ 3:19 pm
Neither link isn't working for me.
Alex Nonnato
May 20th, 2010 @ 3:46 pm
god bless your family.

many days like this!!!

nice day
nice life
nice wife
nice daughters
nice family
nice company, products and money.

That's life
Congrats!!!
Alex
May 20th, 2010 @ 3:53 pm
Happy Anniversary From Uruguay!
May 20th, 2010 @ 4:00 pm
Happy aniversary to you and your wife mate, thanks for the freebie too! Hope you both have a wonderful day.
Matthew Park
May 20th, 2010 @ 4:01 pm
Happy Anniversary Mr. Kramer, Many thanks for this cool stock footage.
May 20th, 2010 @ 4:39 pm
Video CoPilot...

Not only the coolest products, but the funniest sitcom on the planet. Workin' hard on deadlines today and once again, Action Essentials & Pro Scores are taking the production to the next level. Great stuff!

Have you and Trish considered adopting Sam?

Happy Anniversary Mr & Mrs K!
BlueGene
May 20th, 2010 @ 4:57 pm
Awsome!! Congrats on 4 years, I'm hitting 24 this summer. Life is good. Life is GREAT with Video Copilot!! I respect you for all you have given to the community.
AlyRat
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:01 pm
Hey... my 4 year anniversary is the 27th. CHEERS!
Rick
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:01 pm
Thanks!

Happy anniversary Mr. Kramer!
Alby Smith
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:10 pm
Happy anniversary AK !
Thanks for the amazing stuff you give...
guille
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:37 pm
I want action essentials 3 now!!!
Brad Gillespie
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:44 pm
"its my anniversary, lets release a video of a shotgun shell."

very symbolic lol. just kidding, congrats man.
Dee
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:44 pm
Happy Anniversary AK & the Mrs.Many more years of happiness. Keep the words sweet & love in your lips and heart and you will have many more years. peace D
BShain
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:52 pm
Thanks and Congratulations! May 20th is my birthday xD
Zach Osborne
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:56 pm
Thanks a ton Andrew! Your the greatest man!
Can't wait for your next tutorial!!!
JP
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:06 pm
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

Congratulations. All the best to you and your family.
Andy
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:06 pm
Thanks Andrew, this'll come in handy for sure! Congratulations to you and your wife on your anniversary as well. Wish you many years of happiness in the future :)
richard
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:10 pm
thanks andrew! you are THE AWESOME!
even more so than chuck norris, bruce willis and mr t combined!
Rom
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:22 pm
and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!
PimpinKing
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:39 pm
may the force be with you Andrew Kramer and Mrs. Kramer
Leandro
May 20th, 2010 @ 8:18 pm
thanks...
be happy :)..
...
Carlos
May 20th, 2010 @ 9:07 pm
kramer the best ! i wish i can meet u in person bro ! that will be a honor !
Tommy Hill
May 20th, 2010 @ 9:48 pm
Happy day after. Question: Did you use a crane mounted on a dolly to achieve the opening shot of Sam?
ben
May 20th, 2010 @ 11:17 pm
thanks andrew!, very nice detail =D
nods
May 21st, 2010 @ 1:34 am
Andrew happy anniversary & wish u both better years ahead
Rutger
May 21st, 2010 @ 2:43 am
Thank you very much Andrew! And happy 4-year anniversary!
May 21st, 2010 @ 3:58 am
Enhorabuena por tu cuarto aniversario!!!
Congrats for your 4th anniversary!!!

thanks Andrew and also the people that works with you and the people that gives you ideas and the people that pays you so you could do this blog and expand so much more your art and the way you see animation.

ABRAZOS MAESTRO!
anshu
May 21st, 2010 @ 3:59 am
Happy anniversary Sir....
Lee
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:42 am
:) nice work :D + happy anniversary
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:51 am
Happy Anniversary Andrew & Wife

Enjoy your day together
William
May 21st, 2010 @ 6:34 am
I'm late but.... Happy Anniversary!

Regards from Barcelona, Catalonia.
May 21st, 2010 @ 7:22 am
Happy Anniversary Andrew
May 21st, 2010 @ 7:29 am
Hi Andrew, congratulations for your wedding anniversary !!!

once again , thanks so much for being generosity !!!!

god bless

SAl
May 21st, 2010 @ 9:54 am
happy anniversary!!!!!
satatanic bleeder
May 21st, 2010 @ 9:59 am
u rock man. u th best. happy 4th anniversary.
Philip
May 21st, 2010 @ 10:15 am
You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. I say thank you and good day.
Ademola Tella
May 21st, 2010 @ 11:11 am
No thanks to you but to your wife. Am I crazy? No, it's because she is the reason!

Cheers! Happy Anniversary!
Jose
May 21st, 2010 @ 11:20 am
You are a very nice guy. Thank you. And Happy Aniversary :)
mnhguy7000
May 21st, 2010 @ 11:42 am
Wow... You are crazy awsome at this stuff. You kick so much butt at 3D animation it's not even funny. Thanks for kicking so much butt...

...and Happy Anniversary Mr. Andrew Kramer.
David
May 21st, 2010 @ 12:22 pm
Happy Anniversary!

It looks just great! Thank you Mr.Kramer !
Nicolas
May 21st, 2010 @ 1:47 pm
Thx a lot!
Have a nice day! Happy Anniversary!
Ness
May 21st, 2010 @ 2:15 pm
Congratulations Andrew. All the best to you and your family. And again you're the best
mike
May 21st, 2010 @ 3:09 pm
Congrats,
great modeling - I really like that metal texture; if we could get the 3DS Max file or a tutorial on texturing like your metal shader, that would be awesome, thanks!
Lyndon
May 21st, 2010 @ 3:22 pm
Dude, you're a gangster Kramer. Anyone ever tell you that?
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:33 pm
would be great to see a tutorial about foto-realistic stuff like that.. never got to a stunning result like this : /
Mike
May 21st, 2010 @ 6:06 pm
Thanks!
Have you considered running for President....OF THE WORLD!?
VC fans
May 21st, 2010 @ 7:23 pm
You are freaking awesome !!! Hope that you will give us a new tutorial about how to make a video to chase a girl just like how you chase your wife last time.Please consider about it~haha~AK,you are the legend !!!
May 21st, 2010 @ 8:07 pm
Nice Work.. Keep it up..
Maya
May 21st, 2010 @ 8:40 pm
Your wife must be the most patient woman in the world...lol. thank you Andrew for all the work you do! Happy anniversary!
May 21st, 2010 @ 9:21 pm
Congratulations to the four years of marriage. That these four years have multiplied with health and peace to you both. I think you deserved to win gifts and not us! ;)
Thanks!
Sorry my bad English!
Dariel
May 21st, 2010 @ 9:29 pm
hey anyone can tell me HOW TO make a LIGHT like this shotgun shell and that metalic reflection ????
May 21st, 2010 @ 9:43 pm
Thanks for helping us!
kamron
May 22nd, 2010 @ 12:22 am
Hey Happy anniversary Andrew to u n ur wife. Its really good to see ur success in personal life also & as a token of my love i am gonna buy Action Essentials 2 as ur 4th anniversary gift, thats the best i can do right now for u. God bless u n ur family n thanks for the shell gfx, its just perfect.
kamron
May 22nd, 2010 @ 12:28 am
Hey i think i will go for Optical Flares Bundle also. i have already bought rest of ur stuff. Cheers
May 22nd, 2010 @ 1:56 am
U ROCK BRO. u THE best OF VFX. HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSRY

Congratulations ANDREWE


JAGADISH
WaQaS
May 22nd, 2010 @ 4:10 am
Congratulations for your wedding anniversary
u r gr8
IMAM A.B
May 22nd, 2010 @ 4:38 am
Happy Anniversary to the most understanding teacher of FX and a Comedian. Good luck to you and your family. From Nigeria
g
May 22nd, 2010 @ 5:16 am
what did you render in, looks totally realistic
Jochy
May 22nd, 2010 @ 9:22 am
Andrew...! eres el mejor del mundo...! soy de Republica Dominicana y eres un Master..! desde Centro America te decimos eres el mejor del mundo..!
Paul
May 22nd, 2010 @ 2:51 pm
I don't know why but the download will not work.It keeops saying there that the file achive is damaged. I have attempted this now 11 times
Paul
May 22nd, 2010 @ 3:08 pm
OK, sorry,my bad,nothing like a good old fashion hard boot. Nice Animation, looks great. I have to get me a Mac. Happy Anniversary!!
Mads
May 22nd, 2010 @ 3:36 pm
Thanks!

Happy Anniversiary!

Can you make a tutorial on how to use it?

Mads
pavarotti
May 22nd, 2010 @ 6:30 pm
wow, I love it, thank u
Yabanjin
May 22nd, 2010 @ 6:38 pm
Thanks, great site.
Looking forward to my Action Essentials 2 arrival :)
(From Japan)
May 22nd, 2010 @ 8:01 pm
HAPPY 4 year ani (:
head
May 22nd, 2010 @ 11:16 pm
Happy Anniversary!!
Thank you for everything :).
cariaga
May 23rd, 2010 @ 12:21 am
thanks a googolplex :>

THE BIG V
FOR VIDEO COPILOT
selman ozdemir
May 23rd, 2010 @ 2:30 am
very good. Thanks VC
Bob R
May 23rd, 2010 @ 9:55 am
Happy Anniversary. May you both have many more together. I've enjoyed your tutorials immensely as well as your approach to compositing and want to thank you for sharing your work. Your attention to detail is what really sells the effects. Also, thanks for letting Sam actually use a weapon every so often, even though that can be a bit unnerving for the viewer.
Ramon Villalba
May 23rd, 2010 @ 11:48 am
Happy anniversary Andrew, god bless to you and your family all time, you have a progressive success and I am sure that you will continue like that for a long time, nice post, the shell looks pretty good, my best wishes to you. Good luck!
manish
May 23rd, 2010 @ 1:10 pm
A for After effects
A for Andrew Kramer
A for Awesome
deejayem
May 23rd, 2010 @ 4:56 pm
Hey Andrew, how 'bout a little demo video to show some cool ways of integrating this clip with live action footage?
Adam
May 23rd, 2010 @ 6:38 pm
Thanks for continuing to support the VFX community, Andrew. It's freebies like this and your tutorials that really do make VCP THE go-to place for anything After Effects. Thanks also for the great products at affordable prices. Many happy returns on your anniversary.
Jess
May 23rd, 2010 @ 9:53 pm
dude, you are a lifesaver, I just had a project dropped into my lap that requires some shotgun shells!
vikash
May 23rd, 2010 @ 11:10 pm
thanks andrew its very good..... and happy belated anniversary....
2-Ten
May 24th, 2010 @ 3:32 am
Thanks a lot!!

It would be really nice if you would make a tutorial for creating this stuff!

thanks from germany!!
the kid
May 24th, 2010 @ 4:14 am
thanks for the shell but for what can i use this
Alex
May 24th, 2010 @ 8:46 am
Anyone catch the lost finale? Sooo cool.
Bas
May 24th, 2010 @ 12:08 pm
Much love from Sweden!
jon
May 24th, 2010 @ 3:46 pm
Congrats on 4 years! Saturday was my 1 year anniversary and my wife decided to celebrate by telling me she's pregnant. If its a girl I can use the shotgun shell on her boyfriends.
entropyck
May 25th, 2010 @ 6:24 am
thx what a pity it's only possible to loop a clip and not a composition...
Troy R
May 25th, 2010 @ 7:53 am
Wow! Congrats. I almost wish I could see the 3ds max source file to see what that looks like.

I still learning 3DS max and like to look at stuff people done and wonder how they do that.
Gary F
May 25th, 2010 @ 5:11 pm
You Da Man Andrew. I'm waiting on CS5 Design Premium so I can get some of your cool products to work with it. So much cool stuff, I don't know where to begin. (kid in a candy store)
October 22nd, 2010 @ 6:36 am
Thanks :) A for After effects
A for Andrew Kramer
A for Awesome
Jason
March 10th, 2011 @ 4:19 pm
For some reason I cannot open the file after I downloaded it.
Caine
June 16th, 2012 @ 5:46 pm
Happy Anniversary!!! And thanks!!! :)

As always, a quality product and I imagine this is a gift that will keep on giving :)
Ben
July 30th, 2012 @ 6:03 pm
You're SO awesome you even thought about putting the pivot point near the metal for realistic weight! I can't believe it.
Vincent Msigwa
February 8th, 2014 @ 9:25 am
thanks for the shell but for what can i use this
Bro!
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