Upcoming Tutorial: Green Smoke

In another test using Action Essentials 2, I combined two wispy smoke clips to create a fluid transition for this title. After building this comp I realized there were some key tips for randomizing the particles so that the viewer would not know that only 2 clips were used. So I recorded a quick 20-minute tutorial that should be online this week.

Now remember if you see green smoke, ABORT!

June 28th, 2010 @ 11:58 pm
I like it! 2 clips only?:O
June 28th, 2010 @ 11:59 pm
I fel like your just building the tension with all these little tutorials while people wait for the big one!!!!
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:00 am
But it still looks cool!!!!!!!
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:06 am
This reminds me of a Harry Potter Title. I love the slight warp as the letters comes on and the lighting making it seem more ominous. For some reason it remind of the Ink effect in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (1:15)
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:07 am
looking very cool
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:11 am
Ang galing mo andrew!
mabuhay ka!
-from the philippines
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:12 am
Pretty Sweet :)
Nice Job
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:13 am
looks very cool can't wait. What happend to the Payment Plan tutorial? Is it canceled or delayed? :(
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:23 am
This one is pretty nice ! :D impatient to see the tutorial ^^ Thanks for your effort Andrew !! : )
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:32 am
Great Work Andrew!! Btw i find a lot of anomalies in the smoke boundaries...is it bcos of the video quality? or someting else?????????? :D!! Sorry if im wrong in anyway :)!

Prosk :)!
my name is khan
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:34 am
Specially gifted for Andrew kramer
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:40 am
i like it! thank you!
June 29th, 2010 @ 1:08 am
hi mr andrew kramer,
thats very nice ,
thanks for that...
we waiting...
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June 29th, 2010 @ 1:10 am
omg...this great video!!i like it.
June 29th, 2010 @ 1:22 am
Looking forward to it, thanks!
June 29th, 2010 @ 1:28 am
that was rocking Andrew

How do you get these Brilliant Ideas to make excellent Comps
my name is khan
June 29th, 2010 @ 1:32 am

for andrew kramer
masters of visual effect and much more
I think he has completed his master's degree of this
June 29th, 2010 @ 1:32 am
Hi Andrew,

Just a couple of questions. What happened to the Action Essentials 2 short, quickmatte, and the payment plan tutorial? Great site, but just wondering what happened concerning these things....

June 29th, 2010 @ 2:36 am
The Rock is the greatest movie ever!
June 29th, 2010 @ 2:42 am
Cool! A new tutorial!
June 29th, 2010 @ 4:14 am
@B$RR1X: I think that we should be glad that he makes tutorials, so what if something is a bit delayed ? We should all be glad that Videocopilot makes awesome tutorials and show them for free. If Andrew gets many more reactions like yours....who knows then maybe he says goodbye for making tutorials :( Or maybe we wont be able to give comments anymore on his blog articles.
June 29th, 2010 @ 4:30 am
hey andrew can you make a tutorial about how to make the same effect in the movie of start strek
June 29th, 2010 @ 5:28 am
Awesome ^_^ Can't wait until you release it ...
June 29th, 2010 @ 6:05 am
i have the problem with the edge tutorials
what about the new tutorials
June 29th, 2010 @ 6:53 am
Nice Effect....
but still waiting for the broken glass effect tutorial!?
June 29th, 2010 @ 7:02 am
Hey Andrew Great stuff as always!
Can you post a tutorial on how I can get a girlfriend?
Thanks a bunch

June 29th, 2010 @ 7:26 am
Very Cool Effect!
Only 2 smoke clips? Can't wait for the tutorial. That's gonna be a great technique.
June 29th, 2010 @ 7:59 am
Looks amazing, looking forward to it :)
June 29th, 2010 @ 8:13 am
Wow, i wanna learn that
June 29th, 2010 @ 8:22 am
that is seriously awesome man. I can't wait.
John Mark
June 29th, 2010 @ 8:25 am
Andrew, that was too legit! are you doing all these cool things for AE2 just beccause tomorrow is its one year birthday???
John Mark
June 29th, 2010 @ 8:32 am
nope, wait, today is!
June 29th, 2010 @ 8:51 am
Very nice... looking soo cooool
June 29th, 2010 @ 9:08 am
Thanks you sou much for all them great tutorials!!!!
June 29th, 2010 @ 9:50 am
This has a very BP feel to it. Looking forward to the tut.
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:09 am
Ok, now I'm amazed O.O
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:13 am
nice!! can't wait to try it!
June 29th, 2010 @ 2:53 pm
If you look at the 1:35 mark in the video, you can still see the wire rig they used on set to hang Nicholas Cage. Its like a couple frames, so don't blink ;)
June 29th, 2010 @ 9:46 pm
This looks great!!
June 30th, 2010 @ 12:11 am
Cool stuff andrew!
Harry Davies
June 30th, 2010 @ 12:49 pm
It kinda looks like the oil gushing in the Gulf. Cool!
Can't wait to try it out
June 30th, 2010 @ 12:52 pm
Hey Andrew, i think you should do a "behind the scenes with Andrew" haha or something like a "day at Videocopilot" and let us see how you work daily, i think that would be awesome :) .
Greetings from Argentina.
June 30th, 2010 @ 5:16 pm
HEy! Andrew Check this video from peru! They used AE2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=202I9e3IasQ
Mahdi TasnimSepehr
July 1st, 2010 @ 9:49 am
very Cooooool
July 5th, 2010 @ 5:11 am
hi there, newbie here
Say if you want to create your own smoke, how do one key this out to use it in the shot without looking like a bad 1980's movie.
July 7th, 2010 @ 2:22 pm
It's too late, he already dropped them.
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