‘Payment Plan’ Short Online Now

Turn up your speakers and get ready for the ‘Payment Plan’. Sam Loya is back again with an epic performance in super wide-screen.

Some people try to qualify their work by saying things like, “we only had $500 to make this” or “The cops came and we only had half the time to shoot”.

Well this film had a budget of 80 MILLION dollars and 6 years of filming. It was shot in 3D and we converted it to 2D so it could be watched on a normal monitor.

The goal however, was to make it look like it was shot in one evening…

Watch Short Film Now

May 17th, 2010 @ 3:10 pm
OMG it was EPIC!

I hope the stuff about the money was fake, but its almost believable. Just amazing... Andrew Kramer is someone else.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:10 pm
Wow, very impressiv! Thank you Andrew :) Greetings from Germany.
R.A. Elliott
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:11 pm
Brilliantly done.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:11 pm
that happened to me once. jk, that was good.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
First one but i think it was a good short not incredible but i still enjoyed it . I cant wait for the tutorial...
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
Awesome! so cool cant wait for the tutorial
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
If there were a word to describe just how awesome this is, it just wouldn't be enough to describe just how awesome this is. I'm so stoked for your next tutorial!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
Wow!!! this short is sooooo cool !
Really nice work , I can't wait to see the tutorial.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:13 pm
I really loved it !!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:13 pm
i saw that one coming
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:13 pm
I can't wait to see how you pulled off the glass effect, could be useful for some matrix type stuff
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:13 pm
awesome effect at the end. wish the story could have been better. and the cinematography.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
am here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
I'm guessing the effect was the glass :P

To be honest, it wasn't that great. I thought it would be really good but it was 1 minute of text and 1 minute of decent acting and cheesy lines.
    March 17th, 2011 @ 8:14 am
    Post up sucka... lets see the links to all the spectacular films you have created that contain amazing acting and riveting lines...

    Andrew... dude... that Sam guy is Oscar Quality don't know how you afford to have him in all your shorts..... Oh Geez... I mean... not that you guys are.... or that Sam wears your.... errmmmm... nice work!!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
Absolutely epic and hilarious.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
great work.
what would aftereffects be without you
adobe should pay you...
Ben Watson
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
Awesome. Teach us the color grading, master Kramer.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
Awesome, can't wait for the tutorial
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
I GOTTA know if there will be a sequel!!!

...does Sam pay them?
...does Sam get revenge?
...does Same escape with a sweet payment plan with a low interest rate?
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
Love it, the music, pace. And the buildup!
I wanna create summat like this for media studies.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
Great production work on the scatter glass matrix effects. I guess this matrix effects will be on the upcoming tutorial.

Good vfx work, Andrew.

- Behindvfx
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
at a guess a 3d tracking program was used on the footage and then in c4d or 3ds max the glass was created with the 3d track, then composited in AE.

Seriously cool. Nice job.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
amm it was good!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:17 pm
Wow that was cool! I've been wondering how they do that effect. Can't wait for the tutorial.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:17 pm
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:18 pm
OMmg Totally amizing man

thats flying glass omg
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:19 pm
Great short film !!!! I neeeeed this tutorial !!! I love it !! Serie TV Smallville uses it lots of time!!!

(sorry for my frenchy writting :$ )
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:19 pm
That was AWESOME! you guys should finish this film We Want MOre! haha!

great job again!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:19 pm
r u f**ing kiddin me that is the most ridiculously awesome effect ever. I have ssen stuff like that before but never thought there would be a tutorial on it. . . . thanks AK
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:20 pm
I've watched it three times so far
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:20 pm
Poor window. Wasn't even tempered. Oh well...
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:21 pm
great jop sam specally that face

"i can see your face here why cannt turn around ? o0?"
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:21 pm
Better acted than many episodes of Kojak.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:21 pm
Darn, I just opened a Chase bank account two days ago. They were so friendly too.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:22 pm
I hope the tutorial is on how to bang people over the head with a CG gun in AE...that would be amazing.

or...the glass would be pretty sweet too
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:11 pm
    LOL!!! I too am exited to see the pistol whipping tutorial!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:22 pm
Spartan, are you kidding me? that was an AWESOME effect! i was in AWE!
Wyatt Keel
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:22 pm
Looks like someone watches Smallville. Except for that effect looks so much better than the one on Smallville last Friday night
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:24 pm
WOw Great work man! your so Awesome! Much love from Mississippi!
Fernando Vargas
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:24 pm
Very, very gooooooodddd!!!!! hahahaha!
Nick Fury
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:24 pm
OMG! I need this tutorial NOW. That's crazy! Greatly done, mr Kramer!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:26 pm
The effect was the one starting at 0:45 until 0:50 where you can see the walls have a shimmer/wave effect like when you record with a low quality cellphone camera.

But really, when I saw that the text was still going almost half way through the timeline I was getting disappointed that this was a prank.

The glass freeze effect is similar to the concrete ground blowing up in many of the promos on site. The real trick is getting the camera to revolve around the live action actors.

Good job.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:26 pm
The guy in the backseat was really funny. Great comic timing and coverage in the car. I wish there had been like a minute or two more, it seemed to be really picking up speed as a short. :)
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:27 pm
So Funny! Look forward to the suspend glass toot!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:27 pm
so.. well, its a pretty long intro :d but i love it :D btw. it is your car, isn't it? :D
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:28 pm
my jaw literally dropped when i saw that! i totally didn't see that coming!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:28 pm
jajajajaja lol now where is the tutorial
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:28 pm
ANDREW!!!!! This is excellent as always. CAN YOU PLEASE DO A SHORT TUT ON EXPORT WORKFLOW?? My footage looks good like this while editing but never after exporting. I export usually QT Animation and do h264 in QTPro. What am I not doing that you are doing. This is so clean and crisp!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:28 pm
Absolutely, the phone cab glass was cheap...
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:28 pm
LMAO, Great job! Screw doing tuts, you should just start doing shorts. I love how everyone assumes your going to give them a tut on this, LMAO.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:28 pm
I loved the Optical Flares on the headlights.
I wanna do a short movie about a guy who walks into the living room with a bowl of cereal and then trips over toys his kids left on the floor and his bowl of milk and cereal flies everywhere, just like the glass...can you teach me please??
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:30 pm
WoW!!incredible....great job again Andrew!!grtz
itai alter
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:31 pm
Cool effect, I always wondered how they hit someone with a Gun and it doesn't hurt :)
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:31 pm
Well that was pants, seriously, no narrative or nothing new, kinda pointless.. disappointed!
Ville R.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:31 pm
Opening titles?
You know... how to fade text in and out? No?

(short-film was good. Like the humour!)
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:32 pm
Ah this is the story of my life, except for the last part, I don't have a Lexus.
Hell Capitan
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:32 pm
At first I thought you were knocking Sam's strength with the inability to open the car, then I realized it was because he thought it would blow up. First thought was funnier...
Diego G
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:34 pm
"It was shot in 3D and we converted it to 2D so it could be watched on a normal monitor." HAha good one Andrew!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:34 pm
Very cool. I liked it all, except personally I think it would've been nicer without the cut to black right before the effect. I'll still be anxiously awaiting the tutorial!
Lukas Stemmler
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:35 pm
Epic ! I like the timing with the score !

Canon 7D ? A good one ? I've purchased a Canon Legria HFS 11 but I plan to buy a new, better one in the near future? Recommendable ?
Ron in Calgary
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:35 pm
That is wonderful, I have been waiting for this for awhile ... Andrew, can you do a camera move through the scene as well?
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm
hi machi..super short da macha..machi sikirama tutorial seiyi okva..neethanda en guru...unnale than inikki enalle after effect na enna nu theriyithu ...rombe thanks da machi ...

p.s : sorry da machi enukku peter(english) teriyaathuda..

un parema visiri(greatest fan)

joko muniandy @ cingkolawan
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm
woooowwwhohohoho.. AMAZING BRO!
Austin Witherspoon
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm
Lol. I loved that. Don' turn around. *wacks with gun* Oww! Why cant I turn around? Because I don't waant you to see my face. But, I can see you here. *points at rear view mirror*
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:37 pm
Glass effect looks like the same effect in Philips Cinema video. Good Work!
I don't know but Fringe came to my mind listening that song.
Please Andrew, if you use 3D, please show it in Cinema 4D.
Thank you!!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:37 pm
MMMMMM...not quite sure if the last shot was the best....I saw Sam´s face a little weird like it was a picture transformed and twisted....

And the glass...I seen better...this was like ninja assassin kind of to plastic...

I expected more from Andrew...
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:39 pm
did you use a RED ONE camera!? WOW!

ps: the video is great, but in my opinion there is a lot of "green color effect" it's cover too much the color of the footage.

Lokman Mouatamid
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:39 pm
"I'll ask the questions." LOL! Awesome, Andrew!
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:39 pm
Wait, so... according to the credits it was shot with a RED (ouch!) and a Cannon 7D, so I guess the Matrix effect at the end was achieved by using a photo. Did you use vanishing point for this? Or several 7D one next to the other, set to take a picture at the exact same moment (much like in Matrix)? Or maybe it's a new feature in CS5? What was it???!!!!! You are driving me crazy!!!
By the way, just give Sam an Oscar.
Andrew G
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:39 pm
@ Ville R.

No Mr. Krammer who runs the best website for video effects and who has realesd products about visual text effects and has worked on many profesinal text based senes for TV. does not no how to keyframe the ocpacity of a text layer so it fades in.

Please will you release your own tetorial so we can all listen to your great wisdom from now on.

May 17th, 2010 @ 3:39 pm
@ 1:49
try to focus on sam fingers
there is a mistake ;)

but after all nice short movie
i liked the car :P
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:41 pm
If you don't make a tutorial on this i think i could. I'm thinking panning shot of car, still shot of the 2 actors animated with.. a few layers to give the 3d effect going around them, then 3d glass tracked over the footage and then it all composted together. That's how i would of done it.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:42 pm
lol the bank sent a gunman over $30
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:44 pm
Need tut now please. Loved this. Are you doing any more :)
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:45 pm
I find it strange how you shoved his head through the glass and there wasn't any blood. He got his head smashed through glass and theres not even a wound.

I'm loving the quality. Nice short film.
Max Manus
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

liked it:)
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:46 pm
Wow, this is amazing, it was also really funny! But from noticing past posts on the blog there is going to be a tutorial on that freeze frame glass shatter thing. I'm eager to learn how to do it!
Jan Post
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:51 pm
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:52 pm
well that's good work but I have to admit it's disappointing! I thought you would come with something really great but unfortunately it's not :S Too much text at the beginning for only 1 minute of movie..! hope you guys are going to keep on and do a better one :) oh and I don't think the glass effect was really impressive.. it's not looking good enough for me.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:52 pm
SAM Talks? WOW, the things you learn on the internet? is this leading up to a tutorial? i had to watch it twice just to here sam say, "But i can see you right here" hahahah seriously, is that sams first talking part ever?
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:57 pm
Great short! Thought the color correction was a little harsh but it was really fun and well put together.

Now to get to it... awesome! I was just in the middle of working on a time freeze shot, and was starting to wonder about integrating 3D elements into it (I don't know 3D at all), the rest I have figured out.

So you've answered my call for help, do I call you Batman?

Now I'm just hoping you did this with live action footage and not stills, because that's what I'm going for... (a test if anyone's interested : http://www.vimeo.com/11785629 )

I do hope I can call you Batman... great work! keep it coming!
Austin Witherspoon
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:00 pm
I liked the text. I dont know what you guys are talking about. :)
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:04 pm
It could have been "EPIC" as the youngsters say.I think it needed a bit more of Mr.Kramer's humor.But I did like it and also hope there is a sequel.
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:09 pm
Hilarious. Looking forward to the tutorials.

AK, it may be my system, but several of the hard sound effects seem unintentionally panned right.

Cheers! Sam rox.
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:17 pm
If only the short actually had an ending. ... unless there is a sequel demonstrating more effects!
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:18 pm
Where can I get fake guns like that? And if I have one will I get arrested?
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:25 pm
That was very impressive! Very dramatic and well done.
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:25 pm
Andrew I'm not usually the type to say this but that was EPIC!!!!!!! I can't wait for a tutorial on this. I've wanted to do an effect like that forever!

Thank You so much Andrew!

PS: Tell Sam I can bail him out of jail if he needs it ;)
Jacky Liang
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:27 pm
woo this is really nice! what font are u guys using? I like it a lot
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:29 pm
NICE Movie!!!
Great special effect
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:30 pm
Literally LOL! I think the neighbors are going to call the cops for me disturbing the peace. So over the top, such a cool effect and what a surprise ending!! LOL!! Andrew Kramer is the best. And poor, poor Sam.
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:31 pm
what shots were shot with the red one?
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:31 pm
what can I see.. hurry up with the tutorial anderw !!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:36 pm
wow! everything 5 stars
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:39 pm
on May 17th, 2010 @ 3:28 pm Jeremy said
"my jaw literally dropped when i saw that! i totally didn’t see that coming!"

Haha, me too!
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

kitchen windows explodes in that way!
car windows doesnt rip and explodes

and then: 2 hits with the gun, a window smash and still no blood on sam head?

mr kramer i want my money back
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:43 pm
So, there will be a tutorial on how to dramatically open car doors? Finally! ;)
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:43 pm
What?! Sam didn't die?!?! I want my money back!

Is this the first time we heard Sam talk? Those gun smacks looked like it hurt.
Morten S. Clausen
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:44 pm
Not the face through the window! Not the beautiful face!
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:45 pm
. . . everyone is talking about the end effect. I loved the build up and release of the starting of the car. Brilliant!
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:45 pm
Good job. I really like the audio. I don't know if you effected it, but it sounds pretty cool when Sam is in the car. A friend of mine is really into this whole Video Copilot thing like me and since he is watching all the blog vids, I wanted to ask if you could make a little shout out to "paul the canadian guy from honka" It would make me smile and save the day on which I would see it. thx.
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:46 pm
Loved it. Hope Sam isn't to bruised up from getting WHACKED fifty times hahahahaha.
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:46 pm
congratulations, is the least expected of you, are the best.
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:49 pm
PHILLIPS CINEMA anyone? This effect is now going to get over saturated.
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:50 pm
cant wait for part 2 !
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:52 pm
Want to help make a real movie? We have no budget either :D
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:55 pm
Kinda disappointing…
I still thought it was hilarious though!
Wish it could've been longer.
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:56 pm
ahahahha-!! Mr. Andrew!

loved 1:30 :) good acting, Mr. Sam!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:01 pm
Woh awesome man , I hope you can make a tut for the advanced camera mapping at the end.
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:03 pm
sadly that glass effect has been used many many times, the most recent was in a vfs effects reel :(
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:05 pm
Kinda cool It was. The Matrix things are always exciting.

let me guess about the effect. you masked the still frame of the guys in the car and put it into the scene and then the camera moves around the empty car while the matrix thing starts.

Well, sorry If I'm not a good guesser!
Ehsan from Mashad, Iran
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:06 pm
That music! Is! Awesome! Next audio collection you do can it have that kinda stuff in it? It reminds me so much of Mass effect 2 and other Grungy Sci Fi stuff and would love to have something like that available to play with.
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:07 pm
Who can afford a Lexus for a short, let alone break it's window. SWEET! I hope it wasn't JJ's Lexus, or you got some 'splainin to do.
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:08 pm
So were going to learn how to turn car headlights on, Right?
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:08 pm
TutOrial PLEASE!!!

it looks great!
Matthew Park
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:09 pm
Amazing as usual. Well done.
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:13 pm
That was incredibly, been looking for a budget way of creatin an effect like this ever since you posted the examples a few weeks back
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:13 pm
Very well done once again Andrew! Be sure and check out our firs short using Action Essentials 2 on Amish Extremist!


May 17th, 2010 @ 5:14 pm
hey i thank you for your tutorials its help me a lot however i would like to shoot some short with you. I live in new jersey, i hope your local.
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:15 pm
That was funnier than crap!!! Love the glass thing, I guessed it first!
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:20 pm
Very good , found it quite funny " i can see your face right here " Made ma laugh xD

Good job , love the glass effect
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:24 pm
Wow that was a really thick window, hehe. And no DOF on the glass :(

You should add a shot where we get to see the window go smashy-smashy in all it's slow-mo glory :)

May 17th, 2010 @ 5:26 pm
Hahahahahaha "The goal however, was to make it look like it was shot in one evening…" Hahahahaha!!! Take that "THE RAVEN" XD
walter perrault
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:45 pm
That Was Great Andrew Is There A Possible Tutorial i Hope ? also Poor Sam Your Either Blowing Him up, Beating Him up ,or making Him Jump From Tall Buildings, One Of These Days he might Get Even Hmmmm. Thank You So Much Andrew For Shareing Your Talents With The Community And Your Goofy Humor......
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:48 pm
I'm curious to see what 3d tracker VC decided it use. I know its not a multi-camera bullet time effect because if you look very carefully the muzzle of the gun moves slightly during the camera move.

I like the grading and the sound editing.
paul holt
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:50 pm
How about another gunman turns up to hassle the first gunman who has not paid his electricity bill and so on and so forth, until the whole car is full of gunman...you could choreograph some funny synchronized gun pointing sequences...all aim at the guy on the left, all aim at the guy on the right, all aim at Sam.....BANG!

BTW when will the tuts 65+ be available on DVD
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:54 pm
I knew I would be laughing at this one. Superb!
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:56 pm
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:57 pm
I just hope the effect in the next tutorial to be the camera moving one! instead of the glass one! Simply awesome! I think it's called camera mapping!
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:01 pm
I really hope you used 3DS Max to create the shattered glass ...
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:02 pm
AWESOME! I want to see the sequel :D
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:09 pm
what was up with all the distortion/wiggle/wobbly effect in the beginning when he was walking to his car?
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
HAHAHA Andrew!!!
what great effect!!! love it.
Auuuch, feel sorry for sam, both did great acting!
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:19 pm
Awesome work! That glass looks so cool and Sam's acting is Oscar worthy! Can"t wait for the tutorial!
Ahmed Al baker
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:20 pm
Liked it ... nice work as always
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:20 pm
I liked the glass effect...the green color was a little over done. Needs more natural color.
Alex A
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:21 pm
Time Freeze!!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:27 pm
Andrew hi, can you tell me, what font do you use for text in your "watch now" payment plan image?
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:29 pm
can't wait for part 4!!!!!
Davlet Linares
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:29 pm
Masterpiece! XD
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:31 pm
That is an AMAZING short film, I love it!
I also want to say I'm very thankful to Video Copilot and Andrew Cramer, you are helping me a lot with After Effects and I recommend Video Copilot to everyone who wants to learn After Effects.
Thanks very much indeed guys!
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:37 pm
You guy`s are not HUman...hate it...!!hahah
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:37 pm
Tutorial pppppllllllleeeeeeeaaaaaaassssssseeeeeeee!!!!!!!
Great work...., brillant.

Regards from Argentina.
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:41 pm
well written, well shot, well acted, well played!
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:43 pm
Ohhh my goddd, Amazing!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:45 pm
That was cool, but it wasn't really AMAZING. I feel like the credits were twice as long as the movie, which was only like 3 or 4 shots. If that's not what it was, it certainly felt like it. It had one cool effect, and some funny dialog, was it really as MIND BLOWING as everyone says?
Christopher Oliver
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:46 pm
LOL THAT WAS FUNNY. "but but i can see your face right here....."
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:47 pm
ok. that was frign magnificent work
Paul Martinez
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:49 pm
Well great, they are stuck in a bullet time effect, he's never gonna get the cash now.
May 17th, 2010 @ 7:01 pm
haha 80 million dollars and 6 years of production. LOOKS LIKE IT /IRONY!

Awesome short film andrew! I really enjoyed it! :)
May 17th, 2010 @ 7:09 pm
Red One hey! Nice. Testing it out, or actually own it? On that note the 7D gives pretty sweet results too. Did you find that it takes a while to set up the shots for focus et all?

BTW nice work. Hoping there's more...
Brian Campbell
May 17th, 2010 @ 7:13 pm
Overall I enjoyed the premise.

That said the color grading was a bit over the top, and the 7D's jello-cam effect is hard to ignore in those opening shots.

The glass breaking scene reminded me of the scene from Swordfish when the bomb goes off. While I look forward to the tutorial on this I really would love to see some tutorials on how to better integrate effects shots like this into the footage. The scene seems to awkwardly pause before you move into the glass breaking fly-out. I know this is necessary because you likely used different applications for each shot, but I think it's rather essential to maintaining the sense of temporal continuity in the scene.

Despite my ramblings I still think this is a well-produced short and I look forward to what you'll do with the concept.
May 17th, 2010 @ 7:16 pm
Nice car Sam! ;)

What car is that?! :D

Awsome short, good work guys!
May 17th, 2010 @ 7:19 pm
Very cool!!! AWESOME!!!!
Loved it.....

May 17th, 2010 @ 7:29 pm
Nice movie!!! wait the tutorial :)
May 17th, 2010 @ 7:31 pm
Seems like i ve seen the second guy somewhere.
Really good actors and its funny but the video is too short.
Jack Daniel Jenkins
May 17th, 2010 @ 7:35 pm
This will be an awesome tutorial when it comes out. "How to pistol whip Sam Loya"

May 17th, 2010 @ 7:44 pm
hey.......time freeze shot......

i was expecting this one...... whn u showed those time freeze clips in ur blog...
it would be awsome if u made one tutorial on this time
freeze effect.
r u going make it... plz let me know........
anywayz... i waz shocked whn suddenly tht shot came.....awsome...u r amazing.
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:03 pm
Always a pleasure watching your creations!!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:12 pm
really really fantastic work gentlemen. Oddly enough, it looks exactly like a parking garage i filmed in 2 years ago. who knew....
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:13 pm
Oh my goodness!!! That was amazing! Almost as good as your cat!
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:14 pm
"But I can see your face right there." SHUTUP, I'm asking the questions here haha. Epic.
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:17 pm
Nice contrast using a 17 thousand dollar camera and a 1,700 dollar camera. Was the 7D a hotrod camera? Great work and very funny.
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:18 pm
Good thing Sam didn't get hurt or insulted in this one... oh, he did?
May 17th, 2010 @ 7:20 pm
very good. was it rayfire you used ? that bank guy is really ruthles. Oscars for Sam and the guy in the backseat. again wel done.
Stephen Martin
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:34 pm
AK, very cool effect. Was the music created in ProScores?
Can't wait for the tutorial on the glass effect.

Great work!!

May 17th, 2010 @ 8:38 pm
Great effects, I always was wondering, how do they make those matrix effects, but now, I think I'm gessing.
I have a question and I hope you answer, Are you making a tutorial of this? Are you gonna sell that tutorial?
I Recommend you to sell it, becuae it's professional work.
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:43 pm
"But, I can see your face right here" *SMACK*! LOL, that was so cheesy it was brilliant! :P

Nice glass effect. :)
William Fong
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:51 pm
Huh...Sam didn't die...unexpected. Great camera angles, humor, and effects!
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:55 pm
hay i want to see the tutorial!
Mark W
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:58 pm
That was pretty hilarious :) I thought the glass effect on the end was awesome!! I can't wait for the tutorials!
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:59 pm
Well done andrew!! I really liked the coloring and the camera works.. The effects were truly amazing... The one thing I saw that I think could be improved is the dialogue, the plot line, the conflict.. There wasn't enough for me to understand it.. I hope my words were helpful! I can't wait to see your interpretation of the projection mapping and such.. Thanks for this great site man!
Your fan and friend
Sam Welker
The PsychoChromatic Enginear!
May 17th, 2010 @ 9:03 pm
Holy shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is gonna be awesome.
Abhishek Chaturvedi
May 17th, 2010 @ 9:21 pm
awesome stuff andrem,hatts offf
May 17th, 2010 @ 9:27 pm
jajajaja veo tu cara por el retrovisor, muy buena!!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 9:28 pm
LMAO was I rolling throughout that thing. Awesome AK
Next Level Designs
May 17th, 2010 @ 9:39 pm
Sam Drives a lexus thats way cool ... lol ... the car should transform
May 17th, 2010 @ 9:41 pm
very fun^^

but why the color of windows break not same color to another windows???
this is a pic >>> http://www.nepix.net/img/images/19notsame.jpg
Next Level Designs
May 17th, 2010 @ 9:45 pm
hey andrew, um i just looked through this film again and its reli cool man ... just one question ...look at the very bottom of it ... u know wen u play vhs tapes they kinda blur at the edge, well it that wats happening in the film or was that like an intended effect or sumthing?
Kenneth R
May 17th, 2010 @ 9:50 pm
LOL, good one, nice effect :)
May 17th, 2010 @ 9:56 pm
That was epic! VFX were awesome! Love your sense of humour too
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:07 pm
The effect was awesome but the story was not epic
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:18 pm
I smell a 7D convert in the air!!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:34 pm
Hey Andrew!
I'm a huge fan of yours man (yeah, obviously :s).
Keep up the community service. And wish you luck. :P

Here's what I wanted to say. I was watching this Demo for Nero Multimedia Suite 10 on their site and then something felt very familiar. I played it again and then I realized that a bunch of the stuff they did have already been showcased at VideoCopilot.
I just thought you might wanna brag about it in your next Tutorial xD.


Hey man, you make me feel as though nothing can stop you when you really, really wanna do it. I'm sure you have that impact on millions, if not billions, of other viewers of your tuts.

New Delhi,
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:36 pm
so how is this story related to the last tutorial (3D Ledge) ?? :D
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:37 pm
you should have ended the shortfilm with sam doing the demon face at the guy! :D
Eugene Opperman
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:37 pm
Oh poor Sam, never is your day, is it???

*I wonder if there's any turkey in the fridge?
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:45 pm
hahhahaha NICE ONE FUNNy n COOL SAm is a nice actor
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:50 pm
Whoa!!! this effect is what I've been searching for ^_^
can't wait for the tutorial... Hurry up AK :-P
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:54 pm
I Think Andrew Luvs this Basement car parking...
And also suffocate SAM down there...

Neways gud one Andrew..
Mauricio Alzate
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:55 pm
wow I love it, the slow time Excellent!!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:55 pm
The TREATMENT to the shot kinda reminds me of the movie
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:55 pm
J-E-L-L-O :D Something useful
May 17th, 2010 @ 10:58 pm
cool camera and shatter effect
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:05 pm
that is wandifl
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:18 pm
You're the best Andrew. Can't wait for the time-freeze tutorial.
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:18 pm
great done.

But toooo short. Nice effect and we want a tutorial about that.
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:26 pm
Wow, cant wait to see it in 3D!!! haha it was pretty cool!! quite funny too!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:29 pm
OMG it was EPIC!....
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:30 pm
Great job!! That was an amazing short haha
Pretty hilarious :)
I'm looking forward to the tutorial that comes from this.
You guys always impress me. Keep it up Andrew!
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:31 pm
HAHA... I can see u in the Mirror....
so cool.. no sense but intense.
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:31 pm
wow!!!this is totally AWESOMEEE!!!
thanks andrew!!!!!!!!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:39 pm
That's aaaaawesome!
You make so cool stuff as usual.
I hope I can make something like that some day.
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:49 pm
does sam have a twitter account ? need to follow Sam Loya,
cant we get a sidekick tutorial where sams shows us something cool , like a powerpoint tutorial or what ever he is good at, that would be awesome

- "and ill press... edit - duplicate..." my favorite kramer quote
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:53 pm

You guys are amazing - Sam should get his own movie!!
Directed by Mr Kramer, of course ;)

Love the "look" of the film, the humour, wet myself when Sam kept getting hit by the gun and the mirror line lmao :)

Thank u x
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:57 pm
Sorry but I thought that was freaking hilarious. I don't know if thats what you were going for but that was definitely a great short film.
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:08 am
I hope the car window is okay...
Vicky Shah
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:09 am
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:10 am
Wow!!! Awesome work!!!
Nice effect and I want a tutorial about that.

Thanx again Andrew!!!
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:13 am
Awesome... but I want more!
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:21 am
It wasn't bad. Those easily impressed obviously think its the best thing since sliced cheese on sliced bread made into a sliced sandwich, but to be fair i expected more. The effect was incredibly disappointing and was completely out of place within a story like this. The color grading was fantastic though, that green easy look you use is really epic looking. Looking forward to the tutorial anyway as it'l have some amazing techniques as always on video copilot.
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:29 am
I had a meeting with my bank manager that went pretty much the same.....
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:32 am
Nice glass effect at the end. And it was cool seeing Sam get hit with the gun a few times LOL.
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:35 am
Bullet time..... So can it be done in AE?

Cause that was a nice subtle effect
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:41 am
Epic movie mayn!
The sound effects, movie effects are amazing as always!

''Because i dont want you to see me!''
''But.. i can see you right there!''
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:43 am
nice little short but i want to see more of sam getting hit in the head by the guy in the back seat - maybe the sequel - sam gets hit on the head on a train and then sam gets hit on the head on a plane
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:46 am
Aww poor sam :))
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:46 am
Dear Andrew,

Don't you wish you could go back to before VCP was so popular, and clueless people didn't write ridiculous comments on the message board.

1. He made the movie to demonstrate a technique.

2. YES, there will be a tutorial.

3. Save your cinematic criticism for your community college film festival and stop trying to critique the plot line, you're missing the point.
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:47 am
This was funny! Hollywood should give an Oscar for the best ' Short Film'. I hope you will make sometime a longer film, like 2.20 minutes or more.
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:04 am
Really cool !
Loads of references, no ?
Like the pyramid scheme coming from Topher Welsh's "Maybe I can have a free Ipad" ? Ooops, maybe not...
And the bank charging 30$ for an overdrawn of 2$, sounds like one of Louis CK's.
Really really cool again.
Maybe missing a small ending sentence from Sam !?
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:10 am
Haha pretty cool and funny stuff!

But car windows don't break like that at all. They shatter into tiny pieces, would have been better slamming his head into a glass door
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:11 am
this is awesome!...
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:14 am
The thing who does the difference here, is the sense of humor. The synopsis was great, as the scene into the car. Nice sounddesign too.

Anyway, if I could emit one remark, one little thing hurted me : when Sam is going on his car, the food steps sounds are only on the left channel (at least in my headphones). And well, Sam is kind of on the CENTER left of the screen. Nothing serious but that was a bit disturbing.

Otherwise, great movie :D Even if we can feel the regression to 2D :D
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:16 am
Thank You Andrew & Sam. Fantabulous! Sam was hilarious. But I know he can pull off a serious role too. Hmmm, this is link to The Ledge? Sam considering suicide on top of a tall building? WOW Red One camera.

Greetings from tropical Singapore.
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:20 am
YES! This is going to be awesome!!!
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:22 am
AWESOME! Who would have guessed you were going to give us what was in the Time Freeze short clips you uploaded earlier... I just kept on wishing I knew how to work on stuff like that... CANT WAIT... VideoCopilot... you're the best!
Best wishes from GHANA
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:28 am
Hi Andrew,
It's looking good!
But I think the color correction is a little over the top. In my opinion it would be better if the colors were a bit more natural.
The ending is amazing!
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:31 am
Andrew! Please, write a story about how you and your crew made this short. I think it will be extremly interesting article (especially if you would write down about shooting with real camera, how you lighted the scene). Kind of postmortem :) Please, please, please!
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:31 am
Very cool effect!!

Would have been nice for the camera to continue to pan round it and then see the frame un-freeze and the glass fall to the floor though.
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:34 am
Very cool...hoped it was longer than that ..btw the glass is too thick i think .. EPIC
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:41 am
Where's the money? I had to buy Optical Flares from Andrew Kramer.. he has it! lol
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:44 am
really funny, gorgeous look, ridiculously cool effect.

you're the man.
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:51 am
Beautiful to see! Footage, colorcorrection, directing, script, music, soundfx and of course visualfx. You're a very talented man, Mr Kramer! Not the least for the effort put in the whole of making all things come together. You really show your knowledge in the moviemaking business here (and surround yourself with talented people, I guess.) and not only that your task often is working on 750 frames of a movie or commercial?

It's a challenge to get the guy in the backseat to keep "being in charge" of the scene, I think, acting evil and fearsome and still Sam gets away with humorous responses.
Feels, by now, like I know Sam, he is good, pulls off his speaking part in the car! And the backseat-guy, really well casted! Nice appearance, good timing. The fact that there isn't any blood from the window or the gun adds to the homour and enhances the surprise, the shatter effect seems huge. Wasn't expected.
Your intro about the millions and 3d converted to 2d is hilarious!!!
You have such a personal humble style here, sharing everything on videocopilot. This short film (and tutorial to go with it) really adds to the value you created with Videocopilot as a trademark.

Lot's of Love,
Karin, Stockholm.

...and of course, Thonbo, Sam with a side-kick ppt-tutorial? Add a new dimension, wouldn't you say, Andrew?
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:54 am
COOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL.... That's nice...
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:00 am
Just Awesome...if der is no still cam used then how on earth did her achive dis...Where is d Tutorial?
Nice one bro.
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:01 am
LOL, loved it. Can't wait for the tutorial that comes with this gem.
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:02 am
cant wait to see the tutorial on how you model the car around the actors!how many cams and car windows did you need to get this nice final shot?
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:08 am
Haha I knew it was going to be time freeze :) cool
shrek 2
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:08 am
It was so stupid! You are so genius!!!
I laughed a lot
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:09 am
lol.. in reality the glass would not of broken so easily. asides from that... loved the fact that the storyline was so cheese...
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:20 am
its like a need for speed introduction video . very nice
Richard (Singapore)
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:32 am
May I ask how do you record the voices? with ur cannon 7D? and the sounds of the car door closes as well as the car engine starting. Pls tell me, I'd like to know! Great epicness always Andrew!
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:34 am
Who's the dutch guy doing the sound.
N. Muralidharan
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:44 am
Sam Sam Sam I dont know what the next idea(s) of Andrew.

Good Job. Waiting for the tutorial.
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:44 am
so you're gonna show us how you did the glass effect, right?
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:45 am
Just one word.
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:47 am
You are so making a tutorial on the glass pieces :D
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:49 am
Hey, wasup? Andrew Kramer here for VIDEOCOPILOT.NET, and welcome to yet another very exciting, very in-depth, tutorial, and here is what we are gonna be creating! TIME FREEZE! Cant wait for this. And don't change the intro Andrew!
selman ozdemir
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:53 am
awasome :D we want tutorial:D
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:00 am
so you did it ! you are a super production's killer. Looks very very nice !
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:01 am
Ok. Now i know it. You got to much money. A complete Red One System got a price over 20.000 bugs.

But the little short-movie was realy great. Thanks guys
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:01 am
Love it, pure comedy especially Sam being hit with the gun, poor Sam :D

I presume the glass effect is some kind of 'Shatter' effect paused and camera rotated around it. I tried to emulate this with Shatter and it was quite sucessful using the custom camera.
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:04 am
i can't wait...
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:06 am
HAHA thats really cool man. Keep up this kind of stuff ;)
Marc M.
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:09 am
hey, in the blog you 've said that it's a shot fort an upcoming tutorial. and you've said that you don't say for what. i think it can be a tutorial for the glass ;) maybe :D
Greets from germany
Mister T.
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:14 am
Epic, no more to say then that though I would have expected Andrew to sit behind Sam saying: Whassup, Andrew Kramer here and then demanding is turkey sandwich.
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:14 am
Wow! This short film is really short :-D
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:14 am
You're banter is epic... Someone should do a film about your epic banter... Perhaps Peter Jackson would do it justice with a trilogy... A tale of one man's struggle to bring an unusual brand of comedy to the people of Tutorial-Earth... There would be evil henchmen, hideous ghouls and Lisa Kudrow could play the role of your faithful sidekick, Sam Loya!

As for the vid... Well... in REALITY, it is not possible for camera operators to step outside of time and space to continue shooting a suspended animation scene... come on Kramer, what were you thinking?
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:17 am
Completely Hilarious!
You rock mate, it's awesome and I can't wait to watching the tutorial!

Now, you shot with RED & 7D cameras and in the first watch I couldn't tell the difference until the final credits.
The difference money wise in between is huge... that means that the 7D is a great piece of equipment for what it cost or I'm such a blind that I couldn't tell the difference?

Once again, you rock !!!
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:18 am
hahahahahahahaha perfect i love it so much :)
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:26 am
Very cool man, but the color grading looks a bit too much, dont u think?
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:31 am
You used a RED...i hate you ; )

Pretty nice short!
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:39 am
really awesome waiting for the tut..
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:42 am
Yes, Yes, Yes, i can´t wait. It´s amaizing.
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:02 am
Nice, I am very interested how did you do it,
I know how I would done it but am curious to see how did you do it.

cheers Andrew
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:14 am
Great stuff. Especially the guy with the gun acted outtstandingly. He reminds me of William Daffoe.
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:24 am
Hey, that was pretty good, but I honestly think it'd be better with the first minute cut out.
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:29 am
Hi Andrew

as usual, a lot of humour and very good actors.
every thing is good in your short film except the duration (it's too short ;)

greetings from France and thanks for everything you show us

ps : poor Sam's head ;)
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:34 am
damn, can't watch it...
when i'm playing the video,
it will just play for a few seconds and then...

Gosh.. I'm so excited...
I've trying to watch the film for so
many times but I can't...
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:34 am
Great, Andrew! Waiting for tutorial!
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:38 am
hahahahah LOL Pretty nice ! Sam "I can see you face right here" ))) nice video!
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:40 am
Sam... you are a such a great actor. Amazing job. the video is, at same time, so simple in the script and so complex in the concept. Congratulations again, Kramer. You have a big fan in Brazil. I hope to see more videos like this, with a funny story and so good tecniques. §:)
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:43 am
Is turkey sandwich really your favorite fast food? :D How would be the world without turkey sandwich for you? :P Anyway I liked the angles, ligths and the last vfx.. It was cool but head voice might be used instead of texts to explain the before happenings... while getting down the stairs or in elevator with short flashbacks.. bless your hands ;)
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:44 am
its just ok. not impressive. thank you a lot anyway.

1.- i think you filmed the car scene, after that you added the hand and sam's face and the other guy's face.

2.- this stuff tracked in 3D to the window or another point.

3.- masked to the window.

4.- tracking for the glass previously created in 3Ds MAX.

5.- done.

Probably im wrong but i cant see the 3d reflection of the glass to the car's side.

it will be nice if you can make a tutorial of a complete sequence scene like the videos that you uploaded few days ago. for a crime scene for example.

May 18th, 2010 @ 4:46 am
hai Andrew,
Iam from india (Andrapradesh), Iam watching u r tuts , it’s very nice & powerfull.plz send some 3dsmax title animation tuts links, and material libarary. plz sir.....iam waiting for u r rply.

thanking u sir.
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:50 am
Hi AK! I'm so excited for this tutorial. I so crazy that VFX long long ago.if it effect wasn't make by 'multi cameras'and did it by AE, I'm so thanks to u. Anyway.. u r my god. c u at this tutorial.
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:50 am
We Want MORE!!! WE WANT MORE!!!!
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:52 am
Wow, There is much stuff in the movie.
3d motion tracking, optical flares and so on.

Your movies are so humorously. (I cite from the last one: "Directed by Andrew's cat")

^^ Good work
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:57 am
Very great last scene with glass pieces. I don't like movements of camera during the scenes outside of car (inside that's very cool) , but it's ONLY my opinion. Great Sam! LOL for the line "I can see your face right here!" LOL!!! Great job guys!
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:00 am
Sorry, but nothing special :/
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:15 am
Really cool. But as much work as Sam does for you Andrew, could you not just loan Sam the money and save his hide?
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:20 am
Where did you guys get 80 million dollars???
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:21 am
Did anyone else notice the lens flares? -Never leave your home without it, it seems like a great tool.
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:35 am
Fantastic!I like the picture.I love the sound!Everything is great!
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:35 am
was the end done by one camera or did u used several dslr's
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:41 am
Very fun film! I have two questions though. Did he get the sandwich toasted and do you plan to give about $10,000 of the money back? Loved the special effects and believe that you accomplished the goal of making it look like it was done in one night.
Timothy Cross
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:41 am
Hahahaha... Andrew loved it. good stuff. :)

ps. I have a question, would you take me as an intern if I showed up at your house with a burger and some fries and a mountain dew, with the promise of a burger a week? I have this debate going on with some of my friends saying that you would consider me if I did that.
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:48 am
poor Loya :)
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:49 am
very nice! I want more funny scenes like this one!
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:51 am
Spartan is totally right!
I was expecting something great but that was like a text animation. Come on! What was that huh? Also that effect at the end wasnt effective so much. I hope upcoming tutorial would be good.
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:58 am
I wanna see this "Glass Breaks" on tutorial!!!Andrew & Team - Thank you so much! Today I studing a Animation, post production & maya stuff in college, but i have a realy good starts from here many years before..
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:59 am
I am greatle impresst but i think that it's neccessary to add blood!
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:07 am
That was amazing! I am waiting for a "longer" short next time!

One question though:
I just saw the trailer of the upcoming J J Abrams movie - Super 8. Did you Andrew have to do anything with it? I saw some pretty cool lens flares in the titles thats why Im asking...
tony d
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:12 am
lol, i can't believe someone complained about jello cam... please! funny stuff, can't wait for the tut.
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:28 am
That was awesome! Can't wait for the tutorial!
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:30 am
Waoooooooooooooooo..... That was awesome..........

Now........... when exactly are you going to show this...
I mean a new tutorial.....
I am waiting, We all are.
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:33 am
Love the plot; ESPECIALLY loved the character development. I feel that we really get to see Sam's character shine and come of age in this piece. Really superbly casted.

And the best part is that the story speaks for itself -- no need to rely on cheesy effects to get the deeper meaning across.

Really well done!
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:34 am
AWESOME! Now where's that tutorial.......! :-D
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:34 am
U are hot this short movie was great Andrew why are you NOT making Movies. Peace D
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:34 am
WOW, THAT WAS SHORT! DAAMN :P BUT SOO EPIC xD How about a tutorial on the 3d glass effect?
Chris Slowik
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:37 am
@ Ramzan:


The font is bank gothic
Evan Cloyd
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:45 am
It's so great that you've essentially teased this kind of tutorial for the past month or so with the example videos prior to your own creation, it just creates that much more hype and excitement to learn how to go about doing that kind of illusion and effect. Thank you Andrew Kramer and the VideoCopilot staff for adding to everyone's arsenal of techniques in After Effects. I haven't been this excited for a tutorial since the 3D Building Tutorial, so thank you all very much.
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:54 am
Didnt like it at all
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:58 am
Andrew very great short movie, nice effects and camera work. The best scene, "why i cant turn around, caus i dont want to see my face, i cant see your face right here xD

May 18th, 2010 @ 6:59 am
Congratulations Andrew!! It's wonderful....But I say I can Do a Movie like that with a lower budget.....only 55.35 Million Dollars ....Including TAXES!!
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:00 am
GREAT!!!!! :) Tutorial please!?!?!?!?
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:01 am
You know that a head of a person cannot break a car window!
But a shot through the person for example through his mouth or through his ear would do that work. And Sam would never forget to pay back his money...belief me! With your Effects: Optical Flares and Action Essentials and Bullet Time it would be possible to see a bullet coming out of the face of Sam, breaking the glass of the car and with particular you can see some blood drops flying around Sams face in 3D space to! The only thing the "Repo man" on the backseat of the car has to do is to bang the sound suppressor of his gun into the mouth of Sam and shooting trough the sidewall of the frontlip.
Your upcoming tutorial will be very interesting. I hope the broken glass effect is created with after effects and no 3D stuff like cinema4D or maya.
Nice work Andrew, you do a great job,
Joe Coffee from the APIX-Team germany.

PS: If Sam cannot payback his money you can call the Apix Repo Man... it would be funny looking into Sams face, seeing his reactions when he is thinking about fact or fancy. By the way, we have also real "Repo Dogs!"
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:02 am
Very funny! Could you introduce more tutorials like this? Thanks Andrew!

P.S. Video Copilot is my ONLY After Effects Website to goto.
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:14 am

that is so awesome!

can't wait for a tutorial

greetings from holland!
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:14 am
Imagine what you could do if you applied yourself to something a bit longer ;D
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:17 am
I don't know why some people didn't found this amazing, I sure did! Really nice to hear Sam speaking :)
And really looking forward to the tutorial and the behind-the-scene's :)
Sandor Zoegar
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:18 am
Great. I love the glass effect and the freeze frame dolly pan. You're a great actor Sam.
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:20 am
Way better than Avatar, you guys must have been planing this for years!
dima popov
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:23 am
cool from Ukraine
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:24 am
Is this going to be a tutorial on believing your own hype?
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:26 am
Red one Epic sensor ?
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:30 am
This video provided me with adequate entertainment.
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:33 am
6 years for a two minute movie?
It was awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:33 am
Andrew you forgot to add blood on Sam face Lol
But cool waiting for the tutorial
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:36 am
EPIC is CLEARLY the word!!!!! Awesome short!!!! Definitely need that tutorial about the 3D spin arounds...especially since TNT has been doing that for their commercials lately...SICK!!!!!
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:37 am
Awesome short Andrew. man, this time Sam took a beating. I LOVED the shattered glass shot. Awesome! ---Man, those banks can get pretty fierce when you are overdrawn....for me, they took my computer until I paid the bills....but I stopped the paper bills, so I had to pay the bill online....so I didn't get it paid....and they took my first child.....I think he is still being held hostage because I haven't paid the bill yet...I don't know if my child is OK, or even alive....but at least I got a replacement computer so I can watch your tutorials...WOO HOO.......
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:46 am
Wow that lookes great the red one is a great camera!
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:47 am



VID = 9.9/10
Mr. Spy
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:49 am
And you did it again!!!
Great FX, good acting, nice filming, exiting soundtrack!
Keep it up! :D
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:52 am
DAMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!! I LOVED IT!! Dude way to build up the tension, I was like.... oh yeah, we all know its gonna be a car bomb or something!!! GUESS NOT!!! That effect was fantastic, I have been hoping you'd do a tutorial on this effect since I saw your carousal blog. THANKS ANDREW!!!!
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:56 am
wooow awesome
waiting for the tutorial :)
hope to make it soon and show us the fx,the editing,color correction everything in the making :D
u have a brilliant mind
and its honor to me that i am one of your students
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:56 am
Great production value! You can almost see where that 80 million was spent! lol A lot of it must have been spent on string to hold up all of those glass fragments. lol

May 18th, 2010 @ 7:56 am
hilariousxD im guessing the tut will be about the glass?:P lets see if i can figure it out.. so the glass is probably made in 3DSM or C4D after using a 3D layer of the footage, but how did you let the camera turn around Sam with them being in still time, the matrix does it with a lot of cameras making an image sequence, but i dont think you did that here.. ahh we'll see:D
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:59 am
The final shot with the glass is very nice, but overall i was rather dissapointed, was kinda looking forward to see something new, but... oh well, still learned a a whole lot from VC, so keep up the great work!
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:08 am
Well, not the worst short at least... Effect is okay, just my 2 cents :
I worked in a garage before and I can tell you, a car glass doesn't break like that, most of the time it's "Sekurit" so it breaks in tiny little pieces that look almost like cubes...
But well, that was a test, eh ?
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:10 am
Wow Andrew, i love your sacarsm :D
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:20 am
lol, I can see you in the mirror... SMACK!

The last shot looks awesome btw, can't wait to see the tutorial.
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:20 am
The glass thingie was real nice and everything, but Jenkinson smacking Sam put me on the floor.

P.S.: If you think you car's IED'd, never close the door (or fasten your seat belt) before you start it. You want to be blown OUT of the vehicle, not blown up IN it.
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:22 am
but how :D waitin for tutorial :D
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:22 am
my God, i gonna wait it, that's awesome!!!

great history LOLz
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:30 am
Can't wait for the tutorial!
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:32 am
Great coloring and mood. And of course great shatter effect.
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:33 am
Yaaay! Been waiting for this! Cannot wait for the tut!
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:34 am
THAT was awsome can you do a tutorial PLEASE!!
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:34 am
Mr. Kramer, Stop beat and hurt Sam! He was hungry! I'll pay for his sandwich! Where to send 2.38 USD
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:37 am
Wooow!!!! Very nice. The end was totally unpredictable.

Greetings from San Francisco del Rincon, Guanajuato.
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:37 am
simply amazing! i think that will be probably the coolest tutorial until now!
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:39 am
The only word to describe this is,chuck norris
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:40 am
cool effect! i love it when the head of the other actor pops up behind sam loya! that was indeed difficult to pull off!
May 18th, 2010 @ 9:21 am
why does everything look like its part of the matrix?
May 18th, 2010 @ 9:35 am
that's nice :D and what was the camcorder you've filmed? thats look great
May 18th, 2010 @ 9:38 am
Can't wait for the tutorial
May 18th, 2010 @ 9:41 am
That was the most idiotic and random short film I have seen in quite a while. Still, I enjoyed it =D
May 18th, 2010 @ 9:42 am
the colorgrade is reeeeeealy baaad
always green midtones blueshadow tones and a too much contrast
make it so noisy
thats why it looks like the matrix, but in matrix, they do not use it so extremly
May 18th, 2010 @ 9:52 am
Outstanding...this is EXACTLY what I was looking for, and I eagerly await the tutorial.
Lazy Monkey
May 18th, 2010 @ 9:55 am
Well, it wall effing funny! Also, good camera movement. There was a good deal of suspense in the beginning!
May 18th, 2010 @ 9:56 am
The story is just epic :D
AP Oinonen
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:03 am
Awesome. As always.
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:03 am
Very nice!!!
I´m hopefull to see the tuturial...
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:09 am

But otherwise great short, pretty funny and had jokes in a the spirit of Mr Kramer =) Can't wait for the tutorial
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:11 am
An absolute riot!

Your too much man.

Nice work.

Thanks as always for your contributions to the creative universe.

May 18th, 2010 @ 10:14 am
I'm so curious to see how you did the camera move!
the grading kills it, but I don't mind until you keep beating sam up <3
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:16 am
I watched it with sound off (at work)so maybe I missed something. It seems odd you would cut to black and slo fade up on an action like the head going through the glass. Didn't hold up without sound. Will have to check again when I get home with sound.
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:33 am
Simple as: the Best thing going!! haha
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:37 am
great job Andrew. That's was briliant :D Well done
Leon Wang
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:41 am
I love the film, but it's too short!! good job, Andrew!
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:49 am
... I don't get it. why is everyone just freaking out?

The Clip wasn't bad. And I'm really looking forward to the new epic tutorial.

But guys, seriously: why are you freaking out like that? It's just a midly-entertaining shortfilm with a great visual effect. That's all!
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:49 am
Hey Andrew, Good one. the really funny part was sam can afford this expensive car but cant pay 33$. too much. the effect was really cool. only Andrew can make this kind of short film. completely unexpected.
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:56 am
Nice. I bet both actors are just holding still. I mean it's the easiest way and something like camera mapping would be way too much work for a scene like that.
May 18th, 2010 @ 11:01 am
Pfeewwwww, man.
All things together in this small nice movie.
Dark color preset, 3D bullit effect with that car glass!
The punches on Sam's face with the gun.
The sound is great and timing is perfect.
And a small optical flare on the steer.

Greetz from Antwerp Belgium
May 18th, 2010 @ 11:02 am
Wow that was really cool - I was anticipating the car exploding. Looked amazing ;)
May 18th, 2010 @ 11:05 am
Nice. Loved the dialog, "I'll ask the questions here", LOL!
May 18th, 2010 @ 11:05 am
Sorry just read the 'Thoughtful commenting' statement.

I would love to see the glass ramp from a still scene to possibly a speed of 5% or slower as the film fades out.

Now there's a challenge.
May 18th, 2010 @ 11:07 am
Before the glass breaking, i thought the effect was Sam getting hit by the guy with the gun. LOL

The hits seemed quite strong.Is Sam's brain OK, after that ?
May 18th, 2010 @ 11:20 am
I'm guessing Andrew is trying to show how the following effect was sdone, made by OneSize:


Although this video seems to be simpler than the one from onesize.

I'm guessing that in this case the cam just rotate around an empty car, later he added the actors in and masked them out. Also motion tracked the whole thing so 3D glass could be added.

In the demo of onesize they modelled alot the characters / environment, that's why you can see the effect in that movie more.

But nontheless it will be a tutorial with enough, exciting details. I think there's more to it than alot of you guys think.
May 18th, 2010 @ 11:31 am
Cool effect, it gives me some ideas for some of my projects!!
Keep up the good work!
May 18th, 2010 @ 11:32 am
he creates such standerds

simply hats off for AK..

u the man...
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

Awesome effect of Sam getting clocked in the skull with a pistol! Can't wait for the tutorial to learn how to do that! Oh and the broken glass was nice too.

May 18th, 2010 @ 12:05 pm
well, learn some cinematography. Also I was able to see the streching of the camprojection..
I give this a so-so cause you could have been spending a little more work in planning this film.

Otherwise it's lowbudget standard, thumbs up!
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:10 pm
Dear, w00w00 did onesize made a tutorial? What Andrew is about to do is show every one how thay do such effect! Did anybody done it before? so what is it you wanna say 'bout his movie is simpler? You need a 20hours tut on how to make it perfect?
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:14 pm
I must correct me, it isn't 3d motion tracking is a very advanced 3d camera protection.

May 18th, 2010 @ 12:20 pm
That was great, really! Hope you will show us soon how to do this effect with AE ;)

Greatings from Germany!
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:27 pm
WOW ANDREW WOOOW IT WAS hoh it WA OH i KNOW It was like ... like IT WAS.... bad. The effect is not convincing at all and it looks like you've done that in 2 hours. This was really not expected from you, you told us a moth ago that it is gonna be an awesome effect and blah blah blah and finnaly...Nothing really impressive avoiding Sam talking... I'm upset
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:30 pm
Any excuse to beat up Sam, AWESOME!!!!! Props to all you guys, good work!!!
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:31 pm
Awesome effect!

Do I sense an image projection tutorial coming up?
Levar Cooper
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:39 pm
LOL!!! I will NEVER overdraw my account again!
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:47 pm
Damn, what a cool short!!!! i can´t await for a tut which shows the shattered glass effect.
Keep going bro, there´s no better site on the web.
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:51 pm
Dear Dime,

If you care to read my post again you'll see that i'm not saying anyone else made a tutorial about this effect. I'm simply comparing them and telling you what i know about the onesize demo and how i THINK this video is made.

I never said anything bad about this video or even the upcoming tutorial. On the contrary. If you read my last sentence you would've also noticed that i think what Andrew is about to show us will be very exciting and helpful. So again to put it in simple words, NO, i do not need a 20 hour tutorial, this will be more than enough.

Next time, please think before you post such meaningless rants.
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:54 pm
Ha! That was hilarious in so many ways!
Stephen Cordes
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:55 pm
It was OK, nice to see Sam getting hit!! Shame the text lasted 40 seconds in.
May 18th, 2010 @ 12:56 pm
Awesome! You are the master, Andrew! Teach me!!
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:08 pm
I am not sure why people are downing the short film. The hottest thing going right now is camera projection technigues. There are very few tutorials out that how to do it. The short film was a promo for the tutorial that is all. I am sure it was shot in one day. It was not intended to be summitted to Cannes. Having said that if you work for Weta or ILM or you just finished the intro scene to Sherlock Holmes (Great camera projection shot) then maybe you can offer some crticism. Otherwise, the tutorial is FREE and it looks pretty stinkin' cool. Take the training make it better show us a link.

what blows me away is we are filming a promo piece for conference that has a shot with a guy jumping from a 2nd story window and this tutorial is coming along right as we go into post. Amazing!

I dare anyone to point me to a site that is better than this one for AE training. PXPHD.com comes to mind but it costs money. Andrew keep it up the great work. The short film rocks! Can't wait for the tutorial.
Carrie Copa
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:10 pm
Nothing good ever happens in an underground parking lot.
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:14 pm
kool...cant wait to see the tutorial on the flying glasses...
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:17 pm
Andrew could you explain wich seting you use on the 7D and how you did the color correction.
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:28 pm
I can't wait to see this tutorial about how to make it look like you are hitting someone in the head with a pistol.
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:28 pm
WOO Woooooo its AMAZING AC!
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

I'm feeling this is going to be very popular; you'll definitely earn back that 80 million dollars, and those 6 years were really worth it.

Well, it really looked like it was shot in one night; mission accomplished.
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:36 pm
Like it, I Can't wait for the tutorial...
This scattering glass might be a Trapcode Form/Particular effect?

Thanks for the great tutorials mr Kramer as always!:D
Davide Nuzzi
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:40 pm
I've tried to create the effect without the tutorial and this is the result :
But I can't wait to see your tutorial, you are awesome, the king of VFX :D
Omar Romero
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

"blablabla, punch!, blablablabla, PUNCH!, blablabla RE-PUNCH!!!!"

hahahaha the glass effect rules!!!!
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:49 pm
a bit dissapointing. it could have been longer, like 5 or 6 minutes, showing what happens next. but great effects
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:55 pm
I've had the actor in the back seat come in and audition for one of my films before. He goes by the name Johnny 3 Nutz (not kidding you), google him and you will find other stuff. The guy was definitely "out there" if you know what I mean...
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:58 pm
NIce Andrew
الله ينور بجد شغل رائع جدا جدا
انا عارف إنك مش حتفهم كلامي لانه عربي بس ترجمه مش حتخسر حاجه
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:09 pm
"But I can see your face right here" *gunslap*
Omg, that part was hilarious xD
And the intro commentary... Priceless xD
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:13 pm
Some people are so unappreciative! Since when did this become VIDEOFILMCRITIC.NET?

Good job guys! I thought it was hilarious!
Ed from DC
May 18th, 2010 @ 1:22 pm
Wow, really turned up the coolness on your videos, they are only going to get better from here on. great work video copilot team!!!
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:31 pm
For all that I know, I would bet there is a childishly simple way to do this without 3d programs and complicated matchmoving... Andrew, you're my hero.
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:36 pm
Ok Sam , its not the door , its not a start engine explosion ...already died for it r'member ...
Oooooooook u get it , glass and slowmovZ !
Ak needs a list of how sam didn't die !

WubWub RedOne! :D
Keep up the good work VCrewZ!
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:42 pm
you could extend the joke by increasing the rate of interested due the economic crisis to 1000.000%
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:46 pm
lol he couldn't afford $30?

Diggin the glass shatter, though. Didn't look too hard to pull off (something like the matrix bullet time for the camera motion matchmoved with either the shatter effect or a 3D shatter that was normal mapped, right?), but still looked beast.

I'm guessing the tutorial will be for the shatter and not the color correction, right?