In Short…

We are currently in post production on a short film, purposely created to demonstrate an effect for an upcoming tutorial. Please stay tuned for the film premiere as well as exciting behind the scenes action.

What is this mystery effect? You’ll have to wait and see.

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5 years ago
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luis felipe
5 years ago
woaaaaaaahhh this is so cool, this guy is the best
5 years ago
After all this hype and build up its gonna be Sam starting the car and driving off. I join the community on this though cant wait to see this. The work done is just amazing.
Linus
5 years ago
O man. I can´t whit to see it! It´s gona be the best thing ever!
Coda AP
5 years ago
SAM RULES! I want a Sam Loya Demon face Tee shirt.

Andrew, the debt we owe you is beyond measure. You are the Master. Than you a million times.
Martin
5 years ago
I think the effect will be : THE EFFECT :D
Snaggle
5 years ago
in dash display!!
5 years ago
I'd imagine it has to do with freezing time. Based on the vids Andrew linked a couple weeks ago.
Praveen Bandi
5 years ago
oh ...its gonna be great and creative..good luck andrew and i have mindblowing concepts...to make short films or a feature fim...keep doing good..we work together..
Dave
5 years ago
Sam gets out of the car as the parking garage starts to collapse around him. Just then he is hit by a speeding Dodge pickup right before a meteor slams into the pavement. The resulting atmospheric disturbance causes Sam to get struck by lightning.... No, wait....

Nevermind.

:-)
5 years ago
hy from georgia i am going to shut a movie in august and can you halp me ha?
Fenix
5 years ago
I am really looking forward to this tutorial I hope it involves car blowup cause it's been troubling me. Man your are so great I wish you health as well as any of your fellow workers.
simon
5 years ago
can't wait :D videocopilot is awesome!! :)
Vishal
5 years ago
I just can't wait to see what is this effect....
Danny
5 years ago
He presses the button, and then it transforms into a giant robot and then megan fox is there
Ronnie
5 years ago
{hope (not begging) it will be one of these three:}
{1)a small plane crashes through the wall of the garage} {revealing a giant hole where sam stands in front of} {revealing a destroyed city.}
{2)a car comes screeching through and parks professionally} {next to sam.}
{3)sam presses a button in his car that transforms the} {wheels into small rockets propelling him out the garage at} {high speed(creating light with opticla flares)}

can't wait to see it!
5 years ago
Hello Andrew, I have been a fan of yours since for the last year now and I can't wait until your film comes out because you guys have some good work that shouldn't only be seen in tutorials, but your tutorials really help me out a lot and they are making me better at visual effects.
Ari Lieb
5 years ago
Car Bomb goes BOOM! WOO! That would be cool :D
5 years ago
This will be awesome! :)
YARO
5 years ago
My bet goes to a car crash. Combined 2D/3D car crash ;).
E
5 years ago
You pretty much started me off, Andrew.

Here's the intro to my new reel coming soon.

http://vimeo.com/11701023
SHERAZ
5 years ago
I M HUNGRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY FOR dis,,,........
Charl
5 years ago
loads of guesses, but i think SAM is gonna be drowned in a water filled car then frozen up... one of the two or both.
just like heroes.

Charl, Nigeria.
Marçal Solé
5 years ago
I can't wait to see short and the behind the scenes footage!

Please, clarify in the end credits that no Sam has been injured or humiliated during the shooting... because creatures have also rights, you know?
SAVGProductions
5 years ago
It would be cool, if Sam had to get out of the parking garage because it was exploding and crumbling behind him! So then he has to race out of the parking garage, in order to live!
sureshroy
5 years ago
careon Never back down....U can do that(anything)
Blast
5 years ago
andrew i did some new some for a sport segment on my local tv station with some grungy and smoke effects and it was looking like one horror movie... everyone like it...am getting praises for it, but i want to send the praises to you cos without you there's no us.. thanks andrew. hope to be with you someday....maurice
Konstantine
5 years ago
I think it will be something like the effect fromthe film jumper.Or Sam will be killed by someone or something
5 years ago
I love u Andrew Kramer
5 years ago
It's going to be a car bomb for sure! Good thinking other sam w. by the way. you have a cool name :) haha
5 years ago
I hope its a car bomb!
NeloMan
5 years ago
Hi Andrew, are u involve in J.J. Abrams new movie "Super 8"? coz the trailer sure does have a lot of twitch and optical flares on it. just askin. tnx.
Axe
5 years ago
This has to do something with the dragon plugin....
PLEASE be a perfect fire plugin for every situation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
amino
5 years ago
wow something ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Jordan
5 years ago
Hey yeah maybe they will show us how to do that effect like on the matrix where the twins "ghost" or teleport out of the cars... that would be cool... either way exiting, andrew!!!
zack huff
5 years ago
i think a building collapse mabye a car explosion
Geyck
5 years ago
As long as Sam dies at least once, I'll watch it.
Tyler
5 years ago
hahaha i love how half the comments have to do with wondering what's gonna happen to Sam :) cant wait for this!!!
5 years ago
Sam is in the Matrix !!!
Get out ! Get out !
5 years ago
Its going to be a fight scene, the car will transform into a massive robot and then Sam will hit it with his super powers, laser eyes and super strength, I really thing Sam will come out on top this time. Can't wait.
sahis
5 years ago
c’mon tell us at least when you will post it
Dariel
5 years ago
hey its posible to find any tutorial about color correction LIKe this ?????

sorry my english....
Vaibhav Kotak
5 years ago
ME WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT!!!!! Haha, can't wait....
Darklight
5 years ago
emm, a short guess? Some spooky creature is coming on the reflection of the windshield (so actually in front of the car). Sam scares himself screams and everything turns black. Ofcourse with some dramatic sound of pro scores. either that or you're gonna use the new optical flares to make some headlights :D
numlock
5 years ago
the effect is probably the enitre scene and sam - standing in front of a greenscreen - the only actual footage being used, lol :S

or be real, something with the windshield ... looks too good to be real. read as: looking a bit artificial, but good and probably better than a real one (that you probably wouldn't see anyways)

wow, i used the word probably (including this time) 4 times, but it sure feels like 100
Gary Wales
5 years ago
Is there a fan club for Sam? The guy needs a break...
Steve
5 years ago
Can you spare Sam's Life this time....Or wait how about he gets cut up into little pieces...LOL Sorry Sam..
Danny Malvang
5 years ago
It got to be: Sam turns invisible, gets to the car, opens the door, get in the car and turns visible again :)

This is by far the best website I have discoverd on the Internet
Big THX to AK

/Danny
RobCoxxy
5 years ago
I'm still wondering what happened to your Action Essentials Promo film, you made a fairly big deal about that and then nothing happened :(
5 years ago
Wait, I know what it is! You're going to be attacked by a giant 3D Badger arent you! I knew it!
joe
5 years ago
I dunno but would bet that it'll end up with a sam going the way of the dodo.
5 years ago
Can't Wait. Great job on the Super 8 trailer. Optical flares really stood out.
Michael
5 years ago
I recon car explodes

Hopefully without any optical lense effects cause they are being over done ;0P
esto ba a estar a toda madre!!
harry
5 years ago
i can't wait to see that !!!
c'mon tell us at least when you will post it :)
Jervis
5 years ago
If I know Andrew, Sam will probably end up in pieces or something of that nature :))

Can't wait
WaQaS
5 years ago
Cant Wait!!!!!!!!!!!
Cant Wait!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cant Wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jeremy Fabiano
5 years ago
LOL!!! Ok I think the majority of people are thinking sam is going to go BOOM! :D Poor sam..

I LOL'd sooooo hard when i read the comment Gshiznit "Andrew’s next feature will be a book titled “101 ways to kill Sam.”" LMAO Poor Poor Sam :D


DUN WORRY SAM!! YOU'RE LIKE KENNY :D YOU KEEP COMING BACK HEHEHE
Chris
5 years ago
How will you torture Sam this time Andrew? I can't wait to find out!
Bas
5 years ago
W00t this is going to be amazing! Looking forward to it, I hope it will be a tutorial on how to become just as good as you:D

Greetings from the Netherlands!

Bas
5 years ago
looks awesome !!
Jonas
5 years ago
It'll be like the first minutes of 'Falling Down' by Joel Schumacher! ;) The effect of the camera going through the window! (:
dima popov
5 years ago
fantastic colorcorrektion
oussama
5 years ago
wow this awesome when will the movie relice
hackeklaus
5 years ago
noooo dont kill sam!! he deservs to be the hero in this movie :D
im ur biggest fan sam :D
Thaieffect
5 years ago
i had always wanted to see a andrew movie XD. with all tose cool real life looking effect. i hope this short movie will be cool! and cs5 is here!!!!! i love cs5 already have it.. it much faster too!
Per
5 years ago
I can't wait!!
DanyBoy
5 years ago
been a fan for quite some time now. love your work and all the cool tutorials u guys do.can`t wait to see the next one :D. int he future if u have the time do do it, plese post a tutorial on fast moving, not like in smallville, but like the vampire diaries.cheers
Polymr
5 years ago
I smell an Oscar or two, we want cameos!! perhaps ur mrs and that aussie who interviewed u....
Gregor
5 years ago
I would love it if you use a more common Cam like the 7d, 5d, or maybe the ex1... cause the most in here are freelancers and indie filmer... we often use this cheap cameras and get great results with it! I think if you use one of these... its more VideoCopilot like! You make it possible that we can produce great Stuff with a small budget!
Juan AlBeran
5 years ago
Its a Flying Car!
5 years ago
I am a Chinese! In fact, I have often come to you here to see your tutorial, it really super nice! Hope you can more special effects movie titles! Allow more people, more friends to benefit! Technology will no longer have borders! My MSN: photo-shijue@163.com
5 years ago
Yes Sir ! comrade was det mi. Ssuper video paylasimi yapaysiniz ha gisganiyrim arada :D
Thompson
5 years ago
I have a hunch that it could have something to do with time freeze, but im usually wrong about everything, that would be awesome though :)
WOW! I must say...Sam makes a damn awesome actor..I think he deserves an Oscar Award... XD

Andrew Kramer, you are my HERO! ^_^ You have saved me from the dark side of dull graphics...Can I have your autograph? XD

'Til later, cheers and peace out!

With GREAT thanx!
Calla
South Africa

P.S.
Keep up the excellent work matey!
chrisw443
5 years ago
Well we all know sam is gonna die, so how will he die? hmmmm
5 years ago
@Javier - I believe he has that in the FAQ.
Nurassyl
5 years ago
At last..., I thoutgh that you'll never making a film although a shortbfilm...! Great news!!!

Regards,
Nurassyl
Javier
5 years ago
Amazing!!
Andrew, can you tell us wich camera used in the footage? Anyway, thanks for all
Hugo Vale
5 years ago
realistic car explosion please
5 years ago
Sam is to VideoCopilot what Kenny is to Southpark
Vin
5 years ago
The only stupid question is the one you don't ask. People ask questions 'cause they want to learn. I wish the elders would shut up and let people ask questions.
Xavier
5 years ago
Hey from Ecuador, when I got news from this tutorial?
Moses
5 years ago
Theres a mole at VC! A bootleg version of the movie shows John Dickinson in one of the other vehicles dressed in a pair of Aussie Flag Y-Fronts and pink fluffy slippers, his goal is to turn Sam to the dark side and help him run his new Bistro, The Spunk Trumpet! Cant wait.....
5 years ago
From Argentina buenos aires!!!
I cant wait andrew!!!! yeeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!
thats my boy!!!!
dr rhyf
5 years ago
this is gonna be cool!!!
5 years ago
So who's garage is it exactly???
Morten Enoksen
5 years ago
Nice! Cant wait : D In the meantime, check out http://hadselvgs.com/martin for inspiration!
yoko
5 years ago
wao! can't wait to see this one, this whole thing is becoming more and more interesting. Kramer you are the man.
5 years ago
PREDICTION::

I think Sam's car blows up as he turns the Key!!!

That would be awesome!
Amine A Ferjani
5 years ago
Hey ... Good Luck Guys Hope that this movie will be So cool . I'm Realy excited
Szabó Péter
5 years ago
Hey, Andrew!
You don't want to to make single Rock'N'Rolla Intro Effect?

Please:D
THX
Olivier
5 years ago
Does this tutorial has something to do with quick matte... Man I agree with R-CANE, wish Sam was not in this parking garage... Andrew please be kind to Sam... He is your friend after all... Just, don't forget this. So you can just blow him up.
FSU MVP
5 years ago
Hmmm Car Based....Visual Effect...I am going to go out on a limb and say that its another getting hit by a car effect (this time from INSIDE the car) similar to what you've seen in a lot of movies or even Andrews OLD demo reel ;)

http://www.videocopilot.net/media/reel/
(The effect @ 1:09)

thoughts?
Next Level Designs
5 years ago
Hey Video Copilot, ur mysterious ways just gave me a nice little idea, since andrew has so much fun hurting sam, LOL, why dont we all get into it ... video copilot shoots sum footage of sam, anything u guys decide to do, then we the amateur vid editors and graphics designers take a crack at doing sumthing with the footage, andrew judges and whoever comes out best get sum kinda credit or a badge or sumthing, am sure u guys would get alot of cool videos from around the world
FlashMasterJ
5 years ago
Cant wait Dude!
Peter
5 years ago
CAn't wait! maybe optical flares will it be? Or it's something new?
5 years ago
Quick Matte = Detox Dr. Dre?

Was hoping Sam never was in the parking garage but that he was put in afterwards with the use of Quick Matte in combination with Green Screen.

If that's the case this will be my fav tutorial of all times !!!!
*excited, doing the happy dance*
espada666
5 years ago
héé andrew you is not making films because of the budget was very high, I offer them filmed in countries such as Algeria and you can be sure to have all my support, for example see this city as it is beautiful (Constantine-Algeria) I have a friend who has a box audio visual (production company) and I can be sure he can provide you listed (actor) and very nice places to do something like " The Scorpion King "which is filmed in Morocco, there are also north of town that are not in the dessert as" Constantine "I just want you to return the favor and open your other horizon
5 years ago
MOVIEMAKER:
Nothing like a a racist stereotypical comment to start the day.
Keep those thoughts to yourself and off this blog. No-one here is interested.
5 years ago
Can’t wait! I also can’t wait.
short fiiiiiiiiiiim
by AK
5 years ago
An asian person parallel parks in this movie? That would need some insane FX.
Gaetan
5 years ago
tutorial is for when?
5 years ago
That's great, many people are wating for this short and tutorial, congratulation AK and thnk for it...
frankyframe
5 years ago
always a green/blue color correction :D
5 years ago
Let me guess... It involves killing Sam in an inventive way again?
Can't wait to see what you come up with (even if Sam dies again)
Loay Emad
5 years ago
I think this will be like transport effect...?
I can't but I very excited!
bonyx
5 years ago
THE RED CAMERA EFFECT
5 years ago
Dear Andrew

What a nice 3 captures from the movie, looks very decent and the video shooting quality seems to be very clear

Did u use EX1 and i think there was no dof or any other adapters right?
ratanapheng
5 years ago
My name ratanapheng, come from Cambodia. You are the best! we are waiting for it.
5 years ago
You know there are a lot of people on this thread wanting Sam to explode. Don't you all think that's a little rude? The guy's been eaten by roaches, incinerated, smashed by a truck, and countless of other things and all you guys want to see is him EXPLODE?! How about a tut where he has a wonderful birthday, with cake, friends, and presents. Then he can implode. =]
Pierre
5 years ago
I can't wait to see it. Your tutorials are the best. So thankful for all the tips.

Just saw a hilarious video (link below) and could not tell if the lights used in the video were pro flares or knoll light- it looks like Pro flares since I also use this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsYn7PjzuI4
5 years ago
ill say that the roof would crash in.or sam walks away as his car explodes,or sam will become invisible,maybe like in super smash bros when u use the cloacker thing
Russ
5 years ago
Andrew will finally reveal that Sam is just the product of a soon to be released plug-in that Andrew has been developing for the last decade.
NewGuy
5 years ago
hey Andrew c'mon man wot camera do u use 2 shoot ur scene is it a 4:4:4 or 4:2:2
Ken
5 years ago
You have a great site but how can you get 219, make that 220 post, just by saying "stay tuned for the film premiere"? You've got a lot of fans!
Great work, great site!
FullHD
5 years ago
This is going to be bigger than Avatar ;^)
Ulysses
5 years ago
Hey,Andrew. What camera did you use to shoot? The 7D? I saw the Ledge tutorial was shot with one of these...
Griffin
5 years ago
Handel Eugene and others that are attacking people wanting to see more tutorials:
I think i can speak for alot of people when i say that we are not trying to just copy everything he does and take it for ourselves. with almost every tutorial, i watch what the final result is and try to create it myself. if i cant create it, i watch the tutorial and if i can, then i wont. One of these things, for me at least, is blowing up a car, ive looked on youtube at what others have tried to do on after effects and none have really been succesful and niether have i. im just know that andrew gives us new insight and innovation as to how to do this and other special effects effectively.

im not attacking Handel or anyone else in this message. they actually make valid points because some of the people that come to this site probably do just copy it and take it for themselves but i think that most of us do just come here to learn and the peolpe asking for more are the people that are excited to learn new effects and new techniques with after effects.
artenilson
5 years ago
Hellow Andrew, your works is my inspiration:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=artinfoline
Griffin
5 years ago
andrew this better not end up being the same as the last time you said this! Andrew Farris is right
Nicolas
5 years ago
Andrew wanted to know which are filmed on camera short?

From Argentina Many Thanks!


I have learned a lot with you Good luck



Only you consider The Spanish translation in your tutorials
stivler
5 years ago
Looking forward to this!
I cant believe people are on here moaning! How could you possibly find a negative? Andrew K doesn't claim to be "the best" or a "god", we just like to think of him as such.
Andrew, you don't claim to be a god do you?

I think its funny that most posters ignored the silly comments.
ANDREW FARRIS
5 years ago
ANDREW FARRIS
5 years ago
I thought you shot footage with RED around the time before the release of AE2, Looked Sam had a girl with him and a suit on and stuff. Looked like you were gonna make a short film showing what you could do with AE2.
Paul Stewart
5 years ago
Kool! How you get away with parking garages still bewilders me. It would take me months of red tape and saving up money to go through, to get permission to film in one.
5 years ago
Can't wait!! greets from cartagena, colombia
Ben
5 years ago
Nice footage, what kind of camera do you guys shoot with? Not sure if your already answered this question but just like to know.
vaguener
5 years ago
Maybe some matrix transformation? Sam turns to some agent... or maybe some 3d mesh in the cars surface... it's killing me :)

Please Andrew, some "twixtor" tutorial :)
5 years ago
That fight scene was in a different city, though that one is the same one as the Action Essentials 2 training where the roof is collapsing on Sam.
andi
5 years ago
i thought it was in submerged and the fight scene in the adobe encore one
5 years ago
This garage was featured in the submerged tutorial only. Good catch :)
5 years ago
I think this effect will be somthing got to do with the Dragon plugin, where sam get tired of the car not starting so he transform to a baby dragon and burn the car.
5 years ago
many many thanks to Andrew Kramer & www.videocopilot.net.
i can learn many thing from you. i hope that one day , i must meet with you. i respect & love you so much.
Daniel
5 years ago
you are the best! we are waiting for it
Iolo
5 years ago
I think that sam will press a button a key, and instead of unlocking the it, the car will shoot backwards towards him and he will get in.
Diego
5 years ago
Oh my god, Oh my god!..this is going to be good...
5 years ago
Well, with all the wild things you have done to sam so far, I can't even imagine what's in store for him....but I know it will knock our socks off, as always. I can't wait.
Ahmed AL Baker
5 years ago
Wow ... cant wait ... keep up the good work andrew
Paul Martinez
5 years ago
let me guess.....Optical Flares?

Well, anything can benefit from some flares.
5 years ago
Andrew, will this be shot on the 7d? Those pics look nice.
amrull_melodic
5 years ago
share tutorial..... thanks.
5 years ago
Not meaning to add to Eugene's griping and soapbox ravings...it's more of a request really. I wish you would use Blender more for 3D tuts. Not everybody can afford 3D Studio Max or Cinema 4D or Maya. Blender is free and according to most, works the same as the rest.

Just my 2 cents,
Phil L.
5 years ago
Great news at this bad days... Thx and don't wait to long :)
Nicemax
5 years ago
I hope you will use Maya
morteza
5 years ago
you are no.2o
i am from iran
thomas
5 years ago
You are the best. I m so excited.can`t wait
Foo
5 years ago
Hey isn't that the same garage as in tutorial nr. 96 Submerged and 91 DVD Authoring? ;)

Looking forward to this new effect!

greetings
selvarajan
5 years ago
I think it is invisible Sam. See the open door of car with no one around? I am now sure it is invisible sam effect.
NM2007
5 years ago
hahaha Handel Eugene!
Great post, thats whats I wanted to say but me no good english:oD
Andrew is great, Im big fan of him, and I dont except him to make tutorial on everything he do. there is enough tuts on this site to keep me going, my only wish is that he make include C4D in hes tutorials like he did in the latest, because Andrew told once in a tutorial video that C4D was the best of all 3d app to use with after effect.
I would love to see Sam in a real movie, what agreat artist he is!
best wishes.
Q
5 years ago
VC gain inspiration from this garage.
I love this garage.
chillipeppa
5 years ago
I wondered how long it would be before the points raised by Handel Eugene were made. I am also not surprised by Matthew jumping to Andrew's defence - in fact, given his passionate following coupled with the somewhat caustic tone in the message, I would have expected even more of a reaction.

We all know that the vfx community is full of people that can follow a VCP tutorial and arrive at the same result as Andrew. The web is full of what are known as "Kramers" - copies of the tutorials, in many cases even utilise the same plate footage or image set. I wonder how many of these "vfx artists", when confronted with a different project or context, would be able to correctly identify the workflow and techniques required - let alone implement these to a comparable standard?

The problem is that, when working through a tutorial that is focussed on a pre-determined outcome, is that it is too easy to adopt a lazy style of 'rote' learning in which we move from step 1 to step 21 in the same way as a chimp is taught to perform a basic task such as making a cup of coffee. I guess the only way for individuals to measure their progress in vfx is, as Matthew states, to "set yourself a challenge", something like replicating an effect from a tv show or movie - and picking something that is not covered by an online tutorial.

Don't take my comments as an attack on VCP. I think the tutorials are great and Andrew is an exceptional talent.
Jad
5 years ago
Hope it's gonna be something like Sam gets down of the car, a big earth quake and the whole parking roof fall on his head, lots of blood and then a halo from optical flares appears, Sam is back from the dead yeehee
Sam
5 years ago
I wonder if it'll use the plug in we saw in the previous tutorial ;) Remember, Andrew, you can never have too many chocolate monkey's in your film!
Daniël
5 years ago
Probably the car turns in a ghost car, and then Sam get's a huge flaming head and becomes the ghost rider.
5 years ago
what a tease post is this Andrew...hypeing us up hehe....like a dog who has to stay in his basket....but the cookie is in sight hehe
Linus
5 years ago
Maybe a windshield seethrough effect. I hope it is!!?
Toby
5 years ago
Man I hope there's a clown in the back seat!
Hype Napungra
5 years ago
Matthew Sabia, you're completely wrong. I'm nothing to do with the guy who posted the original comment, I was simply agreeing with him. No one said there was anything wrong with learning from someone, it's the people who can only imitate what Andrew does who are being criticised. I'm entitled to my opinion just as you're entitled to yours so don't come on here claiming that I'm wrong just because your opinion differs from mine.

This site taught me the fundamentals of After Effects and without it I'd have been struggling. The difference is that I've taken what I've been taught and developed my own style although I continued to learn and be inspired by what I see here.

Just because two seperate people can communicate in proper English doesn't mean they're the same person.
Arun kumar
5 years ago
looking good, can't wait for this...
Drl
5 years ago
I think it's a car explosion too but hopefully it's not just a plain one.
How about...extreme stylized slow mo car explosion. Yeah
Daniel
5 years ago
Awesome!! Can't wait! but I think its a car EXPLOSION effect!! ;)
Leon
5 years ago
Ohhh cant wait for this one. Thanks Andrew for all your awesome tutorials...
Olivier-Mauritius
5 years ago
hmmm... Garage...Sam... a mysterious effect... Sam will be hit by a giant cow.... Yeah that's it...
rAmA
5 years ago
Haha "Mystery Effect"! That would be hell of a movie.
And hey Andrew Im dying 4 behind the scenes action.

You guys Rock ;)
rAmA
kamron
5 years ago
Hi Andrew, i think sam is gonna control the car with his mind power, which is more powerful then his body...lol. Hey sorry Sam, u r really a very good actor & i think u should try hollywood now as u r very famous in media (thanks to Mr. Andrew) & I can imagine you in 1 of the character in movie HANGOVER, seriously...take care
5 years ago
U R King among men, Kramer....
Great Show!!!
Elvin
5 years ago
i think i speak for all your followers in Nigeria when i say...Andrew...WE CAN'T WAIT NO MORE...
Vicky Shah
5 years ago
Great... it is going to be housefull...
theepr
5 years ago
Oh my God. this is extra ordinary....mind b lowing....fabulous....un thinkable!!!!

wait! all its are the Earliest comment for the film and effect u gonna post her Andrew. need not to say after viewing cos its by Andrew.... so natural!!

no one can say "im the first to comment"(Ha ha I did it)
shuva
5 years ago
i am waiting for this short film......
5 years ago
You guys sure seem to use the same parking garage a lot.
Marco
5 years ago
If this will be only half as good as the meteor crash tutorial series I'm SO happy...
Go Master Kramer, go!
5 years ago
looks very cool, can't wait!
5 years ago
Q: How is expressing anticipation and admiration a reflection off of ones skillset again? A: Because in the 2 minutes it takes a person to post, they could be getting 120 seconds better in afx! Derka derka
Robert P
5 years ago
Can I have that car in the scene? =)
5 years ago
CAR CRASH, CAR CRASH!

have you seen the one in Adaptation, the movie? They've inserted about 12 frames of some pretty disturbing dummies all torned up to creat the "death element". wow, death element, that could be a title..

cheers from argentina!
bob
5 years ago
ohh yeah when does it comes out????
John
5 years ago
A CG model of Sam that we can put in any empty scene and have it blow up after?

AWESOME SAUCE.
Morpheus
5 years ago
Sam vs Sam Season 2? Whatever, it's must be another very exciting tutorial!
yoyo
5 years ago
i don't know about the next tutorial, but i am sure that will be really good
5 years ago
WOOHOO! Sam in a full length short! Can't wait to see what the effects are going to be. :)
Geo
5 years ago
Congratulations and thank you for VIDEO COPILOT, i am waiting for this short film, it will be awesome, thats for sure!
Greets from HONDURAS, CENTRAL AMERICA

P.D.: BOOM!!!
5 years ago
It's a car moving by itself..
Jonatas
5 years ago
car explummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
shot film
5 years ago
Is the effect Sam flying out the windshield of a car? Or getting run over? Wait, we did that one...

Can't wait to see what happens :P
Paulo Liao
5 years ago
Oh WOW!! I can't wait to see your next short film!!
Btw, every single tutorials that you've made are AWESOME!!
Again.....I can't wait to find out the mystery of your FILM!!!!!
5 years ago
Hi Andrew..
I am folowing U from last 3 Months & I am a fan of Ur works.. U guys doing a great Job ....

Waiting for a exciting Tutorial again.. :)

Thank U..
5 years ago
Just Xpecting something amazing..just for change!!!!
Take a look at this...is poor quality, but is my first job after 3 months learning AfterFX....Congrats again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7tIiTnL6ww
5 years ago
I think he hit him with the backside of the car, or maybe he make the car explode! or stop it, yeah!
Diego G
5 years ago
Andrew, Isn't it the same garage where you recorded the DVD authoring tutorial?
5 years ago
Car bomb?!?! LoL jk
Sethly
5 years ago
Please let Sam Loya die this time! lol
5 years ago
Whatever happened to the short film that you were going to release to demonstrate Action Essentials 2?
Azad
5 years ago
Awsome, can´t wait!! :P
amine
5 years ago
its tutorial about freezing time like craousel philips ^^
5 years ago
"Hype Napungra" and "Handel Eugene" are the same person and may I add are both wrong. There is nothing wrong with wanting to learn more from Andrew's tutorials and blog posts. We are not obsessed with him.
5 years ago
Hoping to see Sam with a jet pack!
Hype Napungra
5 years ago
I have to agree with Handel Eugene here, he makes a good point and makes it very well. We should all acknowledge how important this site, Andrew and his team have been in educating us but it's up the individual to take what they've learned and develop their own skills.

Stop asking stupid questions and go learn how to use After Effects, learn from what you're being taught and develop your own style instead of trying to be a clone. Andrew's a talented guy, let's just be content to find inspiration and education here.
Steve Stone
5 years ago
great color grading.regards.
Mau
5 years ago
Cool! Waiting for it! ;)
mohamed
5 years ago
what about transformers car .. then kick sam out of it :P:P
mustafa
5 years ago
wow im waiting it
Handel Eugene
5 years ago
Somethings wrong with you people, get a hold of your selves, take action for your own learning, your drooling over every post this guy makes. It seems as if your relying souly on him. Begging him to help make you look good, I see post of people pleading for him to blow up a car, if you really paid attention to Andrew's Tutorials & studied After Effects then you would be able to challenge your self to do that Fx yourself but instead, your waiting for the next tutorial to come out instead of working things out yourselves. I come here and I get a good laugh of all the fakers in this community but it just saddens me the amount of what seem like dependent learners out there. Andrew is no different than anybody else, he just has more experience. Anybody can make a film, its going out & doing it and coming up with a creative concept that makes you good. Do it your self people, & use websites like this to inspire you and educate you, not to breast feed you for the rest of your life.
5 years ago
Andrew, was this shot on the 7D?
abc
5 years ago
well..my guess:

this mysterious effect is called "cut". this means you suddenly change the camera position, the scenery and sometimes even the point in time! :O

don't know how it works ._.

:P looking forward to it!
anxs220
5 years ago
aggresive color correction )
Good Luck!
Feroz Q
5 years ago
dude! thats amazing. I can't wait to your short film! I'm sure you will walk the red carpet.
cruehead
5 years ago
In fact to see Sam Loya over the years in different tuts, i must say he gained a lot of weight. He lookz sort of a "BumbleBeeSweetie" :-), but he has still the look that killz!
once crue, forever crue!!
awxy
5 years ago
oh god!!!

i can't wait...
5 years ago
GREAT! i hope to see it soon :P
5 years ago
5 years ago
Hey Andrew I need help! Where can I find more Twitch like sounds?!??!?!?!?!?!!?!?

Thanks! ;)
Griffin
5 years ago
ANDREW PLEASE BLOW UP A CAR! THAT WOULD JUST MAKE YOUR TUTORIALS COLLECTION UNSTOPPABLE!
somnath Mandal
5 years ago
Jay ho.
All the Best.
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Nil
5 years ago
can't wait to see the movie and tutorials
5 years ago
SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!
Paul
5 years ago
aw i can't take the suspense :P
5 years ago
I was watting for this, a short by Andrew K. that gonna be Awesome. One think more, I was talkin' about Andrew K. with my Brother and I said - what software Andrew K. doesn't know to use? cuz he know use Cinema 4d, After Effects, PhotoShop, 3d Max ,....? and he said me...Ask him if he know to use MS Paint?... You know to use MS Paint Andrew?
5 years ago
I assume it will be a shoot out, Car Explosion, or something involving Tino... doing something to Sam r helping him.
5 years ago
I don't know what it is but I'm sure it involves Optical Flares and Sam getting hurt
Mehran
5 years ago
THIS 's very nice and very good for me!
i love you Andrew ...
5 years ago
Mr. Andrew Kramer

I want to know
What is the camera used in this movie??
What are the filters used also ..?
5 years ago
Sam Again?
prfff.... Boring!!!










just kidding, can't wait!! c'mon andrew let us see something!!..
greetings from the ass of the world... Chile.
Mat
5 years ago
I hope it's something with giant laser sharks :D
ⓐⓢⓢⓐⓢⓢⓘⓝ
5 years ago
cool waiting for the tutorial,thanks Andrew.
selman ozdemir
5 years ago
AWASOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Kyle Winiecki
5 years ago
im hoping the car explodes:D sorry sam.....lol
Jhon
5 years ago
Awesome! I can't wait to see it!
El_Zoido
5 years ago
Oh my god, can't wait to see the clip / tutorial.

Sam Loya will run himself over with the car?!
And to show how it happend there will be an epic super slow motion time freeze francy!

Right?
Lirik
5 years ago
i cant waitt.....but I know something ``This Is Going To Be A Epocal Short Movie``Because Is In The Hand Of Andrew Kramer And Sam Loya
vaguener
5 years ago
I can't imagine what is about to happen... maybe superspeed sam? or some time freeze explosion? I'll eat some of my fingers until this tutorial comes out :) (maybe I eat my arm too)


and I have the same question as "Martijn".
chris
5 years ago
it might be your own scary movie, hu? :)
Mister Mystery Guy
5 years ago
I guess it will have something to do with camera thingies, but I'm not really sure. Looking forward to it! Also can't wait for 64-bit plug-ins. Because I installed AE CS5 and the plug-ins don't work, when later I discovered it only works for the 64 bit plug ins, but (I guess) why then Glow effect is 32?.
lPeiNl
5 years ago
Nice.. This is Exciting..
Can't wait to see your new Mystery Effect, Andrew...

Godbless You.. Keep it up!
nader
5 years ago
also thank you very much for all tutorials.
nader
5 years ago
i think sam will be disappear and will become invisible ,
5 years ago
Cool je serai la pour voir
Raghul
5 years ago
omg.... can't wait........
Jason
5 years ago
What ever happened to the Action Essentials 2 short that was supposed to come out but never did?
cyco
5 years ago
BLAAAAMMMM!!!!!!
Azez
5 years ago
we are waiting !

^_^
5 years ago
As long as it has lens flares everywhere..
Diego G
5 years ago
Dan Allen is right! What happened with those images you posted Andrew?
5 years ago
Yeah, what happened to all the red promo footage- guns blazing and action sequences from action essentials two?
where did it go?

Dan
5 years ago
Sounds cool man. I've always wondered why you havnt stepped into the film business myself. You have some talents that producers would pay good money for.
5 years ago
and here I thought sam was leaving...
Brian Davie
5 years ago
Damn you Kramer!...you tease!
fabricio
5 years ago
very cool!!!.....hum, "drag me to hell" style? lol
Tosha
5 years ago
I think Sam Loya need a girl! :-)
Hilal Chawk
5 years ago
Wonderful and work hosted by beautiful and a good future
Blake
5 years ago
EPIC WIN.

I CAN NOT WAIT!

I love all this stuff.
show us footeage of Action Essentials. RED IS EPIC :)
[ you should get yourselves a RED EPIC]
ANDREW FARRIS
5 years ago
How come we never saw that footage from way back that you shot with the RED for Action Essentials 2?????
Sam
5 years ago
It seems to be very good. I want to see it when it will be published
Biedermann
5 years ago
Hey, this Sam must have a rich widow
Mark
5 years ago
Sam gets blown up (again), but this time for good. Awesome effects scene of Sam ascending to heaven, the large pearly gates open, angels lead Sam into a huge room streaming with pure light where Sam finds himself standing before the throne of...ANDREW?? [EEEEEevil laughter.] Hole opens up under Sam, free fall, explosions, flames, rivers of molten lava (but with lots of really nice sparkly floaty particles and dramatic lens flares.)
5 years ago
I’ll have to wait and see :P
Airman
5 years ago
Yeah! Looking forward to the movie and of course to the tutorial. Hopefully there will be very little blood on your directing mallet after this project also Andrew. ;)
adm244
5 years ago
I think this will be amazing! :D
Waiting that.
knotted films
5 years ago
YAY! Cant wait for this, the last short film - THE METEOR was awsome, can we hope for an actual story in this one though? haha
Tom
5 years ago
There's only one thing it could be........CAR BOMB!!!

Awesomeness!
5 years ago
It's very interesting... just some mistery!!!!
Matt
5 years ago
Yeah! A short film with the great SAM LOYA! XD Directed By Andrew Kramer (I suppose)!
Pavel Peterka
5 years ago
@Brad Jacques
It is not the first one watch this ---> http://www.videocopilot.net/meteor
5 years ago
Is it called Recon Man?
5 years ago
Can't wait! I also can't wait for you to do your 1st feature film!
Yogin
5 years ago
Cant wait to watch this.. Once again Sam is the target
Bastiaan
5 years ago
You sure love that garage, don't you xD. Came by in several tutorials as well as AE2 promo.
Gforce
5 years ago
Ha Ha. Are you kidding me!? I know what is it.
john
5 years ago
can't wait plz dr andrew don't forget us :)
really excited
5 years ago
Can't wait to see this! Bring it on!!!
Matthew Park
5 years ago
Wow, amazing, I can't wait for this tutorial.
Cam
5 years ago
Were you not going to release a short film for the release of Action Essentials 2? Have I just missed a trick, or is it still unseen.....?

Thanks from the UK :)

.:Cam:.
Nicolas
5 years ago
What camera is being used in this film?

I look forward to effect
Nicolas
5 years ago
¿Que camara se esta usando en este cortometraje?

Espero Ansioso El efecto
Nicolas
5 years ago
que camara se usa es en este corto alguien me dice ?

Espero Ansioso
Phill
5 years ago
Would it be something to do with code word Dragon?
5 years ago
Great, I love when your tutorials are with video footage, it's more what I'm into than pure motion graphics. Plus, your stuff is always good fun.
teriao
5 years ago
Looks so intriguing already!This is very exciting!
Joachim
5 years ago
I suppose the effect has something to do with Sam getting blown to smithereens? Poor Sam...

This is VERY exciting!
coyote37
5 years ago
the "Sam Loya effect" got to effects-generate-Sam loya and bam!
You got a Sam Loya in your comp! SO there will be some setting for wears, hairs, position of your Sam Loya!
:D
Adam
5 years ago
I WANT YOUR BABIES
5 years ago
the scene looks like sam has done some crime and feeling guilty ;)
Brendan Campbell
5 years ago
Looks so intriguing already! Which camera was used to shoot this?
Ari Lieb
5 years ago
Same get's sucked into the Tron world and his car transforms into a Transformer? Right? hahaha :D
5 years ago
Bulletproof Car-transformation!
HEY
5 years ago
Andrew, hi!
I saw Iron man 2, were Sam Loe there?
5 years ago
My prediction is that Sam finds an entrance to an underground lab ran by the FBI, only to realize it has been abruptly abandoned for a very scary reason...
Nate
5 years ago
Very cool can't wait, Blowing Sam up right?
shrek 2
5 years ago
COOL. I hope this will be a short movie and not a short reel...
Jonatas
5 years ago
Man, i realy love this kind color
danny
5 years ago
uhm people, he said it's going to be a short film, not a movie. and that short film is just for demonstration purposes...to see the effect of an upcoming tutorial.

but great news! :)

Hm my guess is..that a plane will crash into the parking lot and hit sams car...just to, you know, stay realistic. :))
Some Guy
5 years ago
Is it a tutorial on how to create your own Sam Loya? :-D

What is with the "mini-movie" you filmed back in March 2009?
http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2009/03/filmin/
http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2009/03/filmin/
Will it ever be released?
Caives
5 years ago
Woohoo! I can't wait.
tox
5 years ago
cool just please don't tell me that sam is dieing in there :D:D:D poor sam is deaing in all tutorials :D:D:D
5 years ago
im waiting for tutorial
dongeeth
5 years ago
Cant be waiting..
we know that will be awesome
5 years ago
Everyday i visit videocopilot, i hope that something new is out.
But i didn't know that one day,you guys will make a movie.
You're the best VIDEOcoPilot.
I '"HOPE" that this movie will turn out to be gooooooood.
....................
Oh and Sam, go kick some asses in that movie.
Ehsan
5 years ago
hey guys, you made us addicted to video copilot .
Dean Doll
5 years ago
Sam is going to eat a cheeseburger that was generated in AE. :)
Edward
5 years ago
How often do you go and film in this car park?
It seems awfully familiar!

But yes, I can't wait to see what you come up with, your work is inspirational and has helped me no-end!
5 years ago
So it's a commercial thing?
5 years ago
Are we going get to see VC's "Dragon" devour Sam?! Then spit him out 'cause he tastes a little funny?! One can only dream! ;o)

Can't wait!
Edris Mohammadi
5 years ago
Only Can Say: GREAT! Anderw Has Great Man !
Can’t wait for this short film!

I Love Anderw Kramer !
I am Edris Mohammadi From Iran, Sanandaj
JustAaron
5 years ago
Cool is it flens flares? you haven't plugged that in while, it hasn't be since ........ speaking of which my friend decided to put on Star Trek and to make it more fun, have a shot everytime we saew a lens flare. We got 13 mintures in. Keep up he good work and erm.......... LENS FLARES!
William Fong
5 years ago
Mysterious but Sam Loya never has good luck in parking garages.
AP.Oinonen
5 years ago
Is this mysterious effect possibly car explosion?
Can't wait to see.
Niek
5 years ago
This is what i have been waiting for like 2 years!
Just totally awesome dude!
And i'll deffenately stay tuned
sunil thapa (nepal)
5 years ago
poor....... sam .... everytime victim of Mr. Andrew krammer......... he he .............
Gaetan
5 years ago
can not wait! quick quick :D
erwin
5 years ago
Nice Andrew, cant wait!
REDROCK
5 years ago
awesome, cant wait..
nick
5 years ago
haha, man, I was hoping you'd actually make armed and dangerous though, that joke was hilarious ;D
5 years ago
GREAT! Can't wait for this short film! More for "IL MISTERIOSO EFFETTO"..Q___
JaydenB
5 years ago
Andrew, when do you think it will be out. Wait. Will this be the long-lost promised movie you where making for Action Essentials 2? Remember that one?
NIVEK
5 years ago
CANT WAIT

DOES IT INVOLVE BLOWING UP SAM ?????
johnsilver
5 years ago
kramer your the master!!!! you really rock my world! I made some short movie for our Grand case presentation and the nurses and doctors where shock because they said it was the best movie ever its like on holliwood so wow im impress as well! but its not about my talent but because all the things I learn on after effect was came by you so thank you a million thanks to you! hope you continue to share your talents aejej!! GODBLESS and have a healthy wonderful life with you and your FAMILY!! aejej! YEPEEEE
lucien
5 years ago
woho, finally.....VideoCopilot the MOVIE!!!!! can't wait!!!!
Tosha
5 years ago
Woow, Sam rules!
Rutger
5 years ago
Looks awesome, can't wait to see what it is :D
5 years ago
Yes! I love when you do tutorials with footage :P
MHS
5 years ago
Very nice andrew xD
Fabio
5 years ago
Woow, i can't wait for this tutorial..
the effect must be amazing :D
Gshiznit
5 years ago
Man can't wait to see what poor Sam is gonna have to deal with this time. Andrew's next feature will be a book titled "101 ways to kill Sam." =P
5 years ago
hmm, does this happen to be Dragon by any chance?
Hammam
5 years ago
Lay it on andrew.. and give us a quick look about the effect soon you can!!
klausey
5 years ago
looking good!!!!
5 years ago
Looking forward to this one Andrew!
Helge Kallevik
5 years ago
Yay, can't wait!
Buwaneka Saranga
5 years ago
Probably Sam would blow up inside the car, or the windscreen would shatter with a little optical flares on it!

...just kiddin...

Anyway...I would rly like to see this mysterious effect.
    4 years ago
    That's exactly what happened...
5 years ago
Wow that is very exciting! I can't wait to see it. When will it come out?
Eric
5 years ago
Oooooh! Mysterious!
Whoa.... Pretty exciting thing... ;)
But one question Andrew,
When is the release of your 64bit
version of Sure Target and VC Reflect?
and last thing... :) What about the Quick Matte?
Martijn
5 years ago
I am really excited Andrew, I was always wondering why you guys didn't make a movie, I mean with your skills it would have been a great film or have you already made films?
greets from the Netherlands
hempo22
5 years ago
WOHO!!! :) this will be awesome :P
Amit Sharma
5 years ago
Please be a giant parking garage snake! PLEASE!
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