Chrono Trigger, Cool Scene with Action!

Here’s a great action scene by a talented filmmaker I found on youtube. The fx are cool and the action is well designed. Gotta love his style and sense of humor too. Enjoy!

And ya, I’m pretty sure he used Video Copilot’s Action Essentials 2 for a lot of the bullet hits and muzzle flashes but I must give the credit to the filmmakers for great compositing and integration.

Check out this other great movie scene.

sunil Thapa (nepal)
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:16 pm
am also pretty much sure must be action essential 2..... you r too great andrew krammer...........
    June 9th, 2011 @ 11:59 am
    UM freddiew uploaded this video, he made it
Deep Biswas
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:17 pm
Cooool.... This looks amazing.
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:17 pm
Wow thats pretty cool, great post!
It even looked real at some level... wow. Iam amazed. :O
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:18 pm
Haha, great little scéne:

lots of camera view change, awesome compositing, great fight moves and subtle humour: GREAT :p
Anthony Herrington
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:19 pm
Haha, I loved it! What I would really love is another amazing tutorial buddy! :)
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:21 pm
very good !!!!!!!
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:23 pm
Ahh Freddy Wong! I love his stuff:D Really talented guy! Loved his rocking out on a moving car:3
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:24 pm
Oh and in his behind the scenes video of this, he actually mentioned Action Essentials 2 :D
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:26 pm
i think he might have used AE2 for the bullet hits though, (but not the blood, he used squibs for that)
    December 12th, 2010 @ 12:45 pm
    That's actually not true, his blood is red chalk dust, not squibs.
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:33 pm
I also found them about week ago, and he actually told in his jedi a-holes vdeo ( about Your plugin:D
By the way, did ever thought about making some kind of contest for Videocopilot lovers? That would be very interesting i think^^
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:34 pm
nice i saw this man with mystry guitar man
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:46 pm
Too cool, especially the moves on the last shooting takedown, the way he swung around the corner, grabbed the rifle, then shot them both.

The muzzle flashes definitely look like VCP stuff.

The camera on the end of the rifle was a clever shot.

very cool. thanks for sharing this Andrew.
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:51 pm
I loved the way he introduced the light of his muzzle flashe. (by copying the BG layer and put it to "add" and then mask the places that we want)!
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:52 pm
Awesome action scene! Thanks for showing us.
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:54 pm
That was fantastic. Really well done action there.
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:58 pm
Mmmm.. Great)))

Andrew, when we will see that tutorial with breaking glass????)))
May 28th, 2010 @ 12:58 pm
this is a cool action scene.
but i didnt like him in what he talked about the filmakers in the making video....
( )
May 28th, 2010 @ 1:55 pm
That was bloody tight man!!!
May 28th, 2010 @ 1:57 pm
ha i posted this in the forums yesterday!
May 28th, 2010 @ 1:59 pm
i miss the collor effects....
May 28th, 2010 @ 1:59 pm
Heres a film that me and my comrades spent about a year making. We used alot of products from videocopilot to create it:)
May 28th, 2010 @ 2:00 pm
looks pretty good..but I'd add some color correction easy..yeah ya know what I'm talking about :)
May 28th, 2010 @ 2:07 pm
Ha Ha I've seen this on YouTube before :)

He did a really good job to.
May 28th, 2010 @ 2:19 pm
Andrew, the mega piranha was better than Ricky:)
May 28th, 2010 @ 2:49 pm
I have been following freddie Wong for ages now and i really rate him as a film maker. just check his tribute to modern warfare... its arguably the best one out there. andrew kramers plugins rock but i kinda wished he blogged more often :p or more tutorials... buts thats just cuz i am selfish :D haha
May 28th, 2010 @ 2:51 pm
Graet shot and amazing use the Action essential that was awesome sure the first.... i don't gonna say nothin' about the second...
May 28th, 2010 @ 3:26 pm
mystery guitar man showed him to me. i don't know if you know the youtube user "destorm". in his second last vid he was on :)
May 28th, 2010 @ 3:31 pm
nice check out the short he did based on mw2 frozen crossing.
May 28th, 2010 @ 3:35 pm
i really like the use of the smoke blood style effect, i've seen this effect used on films such as Saving Private Ryan, i really like it! XD
May 28th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm
The last move is really good :)
Lazy Monkey
May 28th, 2010 @ 3:38 pm
I subscribed to their channel. They're awesome! xD
Also the tips for the action scene were very useful.
May 28th, 2010 @ 3:55 pm
that last link made me cry!
May 28th, 2010 @ 4:14 pm
wow, that's nice
May 28th, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
I prefer the other great movie scene! Had me in stitches laughing!! Lol!
May 28th, 2010 @ 4:33 pm
The guy's got some pretty neat moves too :)
May 28th, 2010 @ 4:35 pm
Great action and also nice jokes. i love it
May 28th, 2010 @ 4:42 pm
This is amazing. Perfect tracking, perfect compositing, etc.
May 28th, 2010 @ 5:50 pm
muito bom ele realmente manda bem mas ainda nao vi tao talentosos como vcs da video copilot
May 28th, 2010 @ 6:24 pm
Again a awesome clip from Andrew kramer!
May 28th, 2010 @ 6:24 pm
We need a cinematography tutorial :D
Diego G
May 28th, 2010 @ 6:39 pm
Actually, I've seen the video before, and it's nice because it uses your action essentials 2 product
May 28th, 2010 @ 7:03 pm
This guy was the original Bad Ass Guitar Hero player. Was amazing to watch.
May 28th, 2010 @ 7:53 pm
I'm actually subbed to this guy. I study a lot of his short films, and catch a few of his tutorials occasionally. I hope to get into things like that, but my main focus is Freestyle Motocross videos. I guess I could integrate rider intros with these, those would be awesome!
May 28th, 2010 @ 7:59 pm
That's awesome! Ah man, the memories that flooded back at the words "Chrono Trigger."
Aegis Kleais
May 28th, 2010 @ 8:01 pm
And here I was thinking it was gonna be something in regards to the all-time SNES classic RPG by Squaresoft Enix, Chrono Trigger.
May 28th, 2010 @ 8:31 pm
did u forget the gun fire sound in designer sound fx
May 28th, 2010 @ 8:53 pm
Wow that is some impressive stuff. Thanks for sharing Andrew.
May 28th, 2010 @ 9:00 pm
Hey Andrew,

Any tips or tutorials on how to use footage from real life and from a video game and blend them together to make the character transform from real to virtual while in motion?
May 28th, 2010 @ 9:02 pm
oh very good thank you
May 28th, 2010 @ 9:26 pm
This is Freddy Wong from Youtube! I love his videos. Just go to
Chris Hovsepian
May 28th, 2010 @ 10:30 pm
Looks fantastic! Looks as good as what you find on TV. Great work!
May 28th, 2010 @ 10:41 pm
cool one , great work .
Kayson Wong
May 28th, 2010 @ 11:42 pm
I'm pretty sure that they got the sound of the guns from Call of Duty 6, since I'm playing the game and I recognize the sound is exactly the same as that appeared in the game.
May 29th, 2010 @ 12:04 am
nice video.
liked a lot the shirt of a bad guy with A. Shevchenko name on it :)
Ukraine <3
Bradley Bell
May 29th, 2010 @ 12:38 am
Awesome and I must say "Action movie essentials - Great"
french juju
May 29th, 2010 @ 12:41 am
Great video !! It would have been even better with film magic pro or magic bullet looks because the colors are really "handycam-like".
May 29th, 2010 @ 12:42 am
The_real smithy
May 29th, 2010 @ 12:45 am
that was great, nice film quality also.
May 29th, 2010 @ 12:45 am
The second video is SO splatter! XD Is the same for every "japanese Video" with martial art. That kind of video, I mean, of course! Love these kind of video direction!
May 29th, 2010 @ 2:49 am
hahahahah...that last one cracked me up...thanks AK
May 29th, 2010 @ 3:16 am
Nervous logo animation using Action essentials 2:
i realize now sound is may be too staturate.
May 29th, 2010 @ 4:27 am
Great work man! You must finally make a movie
May 29th, 2010 @ 4:30 am
all very beautiful, except for the Milan A.C. andriy shevchenko jersey
May 29th, 2010 @ 5:33 am
freddiew is awesome. check out his other movies!
May 29th, 2010 @ 5:50 am
Freddy wong kicks ass! his modern warfare tribute is so awesome :O
May 29th, 2010 @ 6:12 am
Hey it's Freddiew!!
May 29th, 2010 @ 7:03 am
hahahahaha great video ... I loved it so much
Diego G
May 29th, 2010 @ 7:31 am
Andrew, you should watch his Mw2 tribute video, it also uses AE2, and it's awesome too!
May 29th, 2010 @ 10:28 am
May 29th, 2010 @ 11:06 am
Just before Andrew posted this on the 27th, my friends and I were watching it, and I said to them, he used after effects with Andrew Kramer's add-ons or plug in packs
May 29th, 2010 @ 11:11 am
Great action sequeunce, camera movement was fantastic, viusal compisiting was outstanding, all the scene required was some colour correction and some score to polish it up!

Favorite move: the dive pistol shots!
May 29th, 2010 @ 12:39 pm
yeah, freddie's defenitely a very talented filmmaker.
his videos are awesome!
May 29th, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

If u thought IRON MAN 2 was cool... take a look at this..
May 29th, 2010 @ 1:14 pm
@ Suvir (post above)

Damn, that was an awesome video :)
May 29th, 2010 @ 1:38 pm
wowwwwwww i loved it .........damnnnnnnnnnnnn
May 29th, 2010 @ 2:33 pm
Freddie Wong FTW :D And oh, he used Action Essentials, if you click on his tutorial about muzzle flashes he explains that you can get the smoke from a pack called "videocopilot action essentials 2 :P"
May 29th, 2010 @ 3:29 pm
@ Rogier Colijn
he just said that you can get it from AE2, yes he did use AE2 for smoke but NOT FOR MUZZLE FLASHES
May 29th, 2010 @ 4:51 pm
LOL my sister just asked:
-Are they using real guns??
And btw, in the making of, he says he's using videocopilot!

Andrew ur the best!
May 29th, 2010 @ 4:06 pm
You're seriously recommending the second one as great Andrew?! People need to see that? My respect for you just got dinged a little...
Andrew Kramer
May 29th, 2010 @ 5:08 pm
@Blake in the tutorial he shows how to use a google image but in the scene he used action essentials 2 muzzle flashes for almost every shot. He actually emailed me after I posted the video. He's a really nice guy.
May 29th, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

(Some people clearly don't understand AK's sense of humour.)

May 29th, 2010 @ 6:59 pm
in this video there is no fire reflection on hero's specs(which shown in this blog image).
William Fong
May 29th, 2010 @ 10:49 pm
Part of me died watching the "other great movie scene". But I guess that's an example of how not to do it.
Deep Biswas
May 29th, 2010 @ 11:26 pm
Hey Andrew, i was just wondering on the number of comments that each of your post gets. Why don't u republish the names of the countries again, who visits the most ;the updated list i mean,that you previously posted a lot of days ago at . India was in 10th position. i hope it must be in top 3 by now. Thanks!
Rapture VFX
May 29th, 2010 @ 11:34 pm
ha ha, Love it. *yes*
May 29th, 2010 @ 11:40 pm
murder a unforgivable sin
Arjun Yonjan
May 30th, 2010 @ 12:24 am
can i have your mailing address sunil thapa(nepal).
May 30th, 2010 @ 12:54 am
got one with funny humor

May 30th, 2010 @ 1:44 am
Awsome as always, I watched behinde the scene, too.
All of them was your tricks.
You are amazing.
May 30th, 2010 @ 2:13 am
Milan T-Shirt! I have one xD
May 30th, 2010 @ 2:25 am
Great SOUND DESIGN here. Really helps sell the effecs
May 30th, 2010 @ 3:26 am
Not so bad, but it looks like a fake, when the bad guys were frozen. You and your team is shooting much better.
May 30th, 2010 @ 5:03 am
NIce job!, again! you rock!
I've done some videos with my friends but actually those aren't so good, because i haven't got a nice HD camera yet.
May 30th, 2010 @ 5:41 am
Wow, Andrew shows violence in his site. First time.
May 30th, 2010 @ 6:26 am
Inspired by you, AC :D
May 30th, 2010 @ 8:24 am
Cool! The sound and VFX are very nice!!
May 30th, 2010 @ 8:51 am
We are still waiting for the new tutorial. It passed more than a mounth till you're last one and I'm sure this is going to be a good one.
May 30th, 2010 @ 9:24 am
Awesome video but it doesn't come close to IRON BABY.
May 30th, 2010 @ 11:09 am
am i want know where did u get the sound (gun fx) FX ?
May 30th, 2010 @ 2:07 pm
BrabazOOo!! Is very Cool!
May 30th, 2010 @ 2:51 pm
whoa i saw this like 2 minutes ago. I figured he used some action essentials in there
May 30th, 2010 @ 4:49 pm
Hey does anyone know how i can do that blood smoke/misting effect?
May 30th, 2010 @ 8:38 pm
Pretty inspiring. Well, truly inspiring.

Buffalo '66 < interesting movie/excellent bullet time scene
Aldo Smit
May 30th, 2010 @ 11:01 pm
Yeah Andrew, a Movie action-scene contest by VC would be awsome!! Or maybe every month a new contest? All results vieable on a separate page. That would be a lot of fun!!

Think about it! And keep on doing what you do, inspiring all of us!

Ciao Aldo Smit,
(from a rainy Amsterdam...)
Aldo Smit
May 30th, 2010 @ 11:19 pm
Just finished a (very low budged, 1500,- euro) ad for a Dutch Dance Event called Shadowlands Revolution.
Did a green screen shoot with only 8 people and used Trapcode Particular to create the crowdscene. Shot on a Panasonic HVX 200 on 720P. Used After FX CS 4 to finish.

Andrew, thank for your great tutorials!

Ciao Aldo
May 31st, 2010 @ 3:50 am
That was magical.
May 31st, 2010 @ 3:58 am
We have some nice stuff a bit like this on our new Showreel:

Jack Rivers
May 31st, 2010 @ 4:29 am
Ya, Freddiew has always been amazing.... I watched that the first day it came out :) Glad Andrew got to see this. This guy is very talented with after effects :)
Daniel E.
May 31st, 2010 @ 11:47 am
This is good stuff for a tutorial
Brad Gillespie
May 31st, 2010 @ 11:22 pm
ahh, andrew your wrong for once. haha. im subbed to freddie, have been for some time and he did a tutorial on how he makes his muzzle flashes, and their actually just still pictures he found on google.
June 1st, 2010 @ 6:45 am
the bullet hits dont look like ae2. What do u think he used to create the hits that look like red mist in mid air ?????
June 1st, 2010 @ 7:40 am
It is a nice work indeed but there is a lack common sense into it as "why should I bother in going through all that hard work to kill 3 guys, when I can freez time and kill em all at once" doesn't have any sense to me :(. Despite that I think it is a very professional work edition wise, but not really thought through regarding content.
Bill Carboni
June 1st, 2010 @ 10:55 am
I liked the video. My question is regarding the gun Mr. Wong used. It is a gas airsoft as the electric airsoft doesn't have a magazine as the batteries are in the handle. I have one gas gun and it won't shoot unless there are pellets in it. So I'm confused as to whether he was actually shooting pellets at the actors or there is some way to shoot a gas airsoft without it being loaded. Also does anyone know what pistol he used? I've looked at a pantload of airsoft websites and have not found it. Thanks
June 1st, 2010 @ 10:32 am
That is cool. And whoever said below that he should host a video contest, I posted that in the forum about a month ago.
June 1st, 2010 @ 3:39 pm
You got me thinking someone did a live action "Chrono Trigger" video, based off the SNES title. I was pretty stoked. I wasn't disappointed, very clean video... but I'm still sad :(
June 1st, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
can someone tell me, how he did that slow motion effect at the begining????
June 1st, 2010 @ 5:35 pm
This was not made by Andrew this was made by Freddie W. AK makes great videos but this is not his. I love Friddie's vids.
June 1st, 2010 @ 9:15 pm
great short. i came across this video

i see some vc if i'm not mistaken.
June 1st, 2010 @ 10:48 pm
I don't care what others were saying about the video needing color correction or would've been better shot with this type of software or that type of software... Dude! That was an awesome piece of work. I was beyond impressed Mr. Freddie Wong. I would love to leave AZ and do work with you. Not taking anything away from Andrew because I've been using Andrew's tutorials since day 1 bro.
June 2nd, 2010 @ 6:12 am
@bill carboni. Hey Bill, the link below might be a good place start for your search.

After being inspired by Andrew posting this blog, I spent a little time on line and ended up grabbing a few items from AirSplat. Seems like their offering free shipping if you spend over a certain amount.

Don't forget to grab Action Essentials from Video Copilot! I just used a handful of effects from "AE2" and Optical Flares and the client flipped. They loved it and the spot is now running.

Thanks to Andrew Kramer for the inspiration, knowledge and tools!
June 2nd, 2010 @ 7:50 am
Here's some of my 2008's work: it's not exactly an action scene, though it has a great deal of action elements. It's the opening sequence for a TV show called 'El Sótano de Babel' (Babel's Basement). No After Effects whatsoever, just Premiere Pro 2.0 and Photoshop 6.
June 2nd, 2010 @ 7:51 am
The second fight scene titled 'worst fight scene ever' is starring Siu-Wong Fan who just happens to also star in the highest grossing chinese movie of 2010 'Ip Man 2'.
June 2nd, 2010 @ 9:27 am
Actually, if you look at his Muzzle Flare Tutorial, he says you only need to get an image of a muzzle flare, and you don't need to get a spectacular program, such as ActionEssentials.
June 2nd, 2010 @ 11:51 am
Freddie!! That dude rules!!
June 2nd, 2010 @ 11:30 pm
it does not always have to be pictureperfect...check this out
June 3rd, 2010 @ 10:09 am
Action Essentials is not a program, it's a set of elements.
He uses Action Essentials, but he showed how to do it without the set in his tutorial.
June 6th, 2010 @ 6:42 am
I remember last week when this came out, i watched it like 4 times :)
oh and on his second channel theres a tutorial (he does use Action Essentials :)
June 7th, 2010 @ 12:51 am
Yep i Freddie has some mad skills

Everybody sub to him to make him Well known :)
June 10th, 2010 @ 11:39 am
This is, what he told about his effects:

How do you do blood effects?

Our blood hits are from our own personal library – red chalk dust against a black backdrop and composited in. You can very easily shoot your own versions of this with any sort of dust that you tint red in post production.
June 10th, 2010 @ 6:29 pm
Nice one.
Here is a project i used "Action Movie Essentials 2" in.
It is a reinterpretation of the "Quaterpounder" dialogue
from "Pulp Fiction". We picked a war scenario.
June 11th, 2010 @ 12:58 pm
I'm sorry to have to say this. But Andrew Kramer didn't invent action movies. While AK has made it easier to allow amateur film makers to make cool stuff, FreddieW is no amateur. He's part of a small team that does effects.

He makes his own effects and muzzles and he specializes in sound design. And all though he uses some AE2 that isn't what makes his films good.

It's an attention to the craft. It's knowing that fx don't make a movie great.

I love you Kramer... but your fan club is killing me...
June 15th, 2010 @ 7:32 am
i saw this vid on youtube and he did you action essentials 2 for the muzzle flashes and blood
July 2nd, 2010 @ 8:42 am
amazing. nice effects.
July 13th, 2010 @ 9:31 am
I love thes video thank you sow mush
July 13th, 2010 @ 11:51 am
look I try do that all the time
July 16th, 2010 @ 3:42 am
Respect from Russia! Guy Ricci smokin aside!)
August 21st, 2010 @ 2:01 am
August 24th, 2010 @ 6:29 am

Impressive film look from Norway.
Using Canon Rebel T2i dslr, and Action Essentials.
August 25th, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
These people do a great job in making the best out of nothing...
I was inspired and with the help of VideoCopilot I did my own version...with only 2 persons:
September 8th, 2010 @ 8:29 am
cool the best thing ever!!! :)
June 1st, 2011 @ 3:13 pm
He does use Action Essentials. If you look at his second channel it he has some small tuts; that's actually how I found video copilot :D
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