Cool Video Breakdowns

Here is a breakdown from a cool music video called Super Nova by Marty Martin that shows some great insight to behind the scenes production. He integrated some real lens flares with a beta version of Optical Flares as well.

Freddie, is back with another hilarious video and you can see some very candid discussion on some of his clever After Effects work.

These guys are both talented and show that hard work and effort really makes a difference in the final result.

104 RESPONSES TO "COOL VIDEO BREAKDOWNS"
dawgama
September 1st, 2010 @ 1:54 pm
freddie stuff is amazing and original :)
Justin Fernandez
September 1st, 2010 @ 1:55 pm
Amazing video. Really impressive to see how such a great video was pretty much all made in one room with a green screen. Thanks for the link AK!
dawgama
September 1st, 2010 @ 1:56 pm
the "hilarious video" link is wrong .
September 1st, 2010 @ 1:57 pm
Hello? I do not know but I think that you are the geniuses of this planet, but not you I'm learning a lot of things. May God Bless You
w00w00
September 1st, 2010 @ 1:59 pm
The top vid is really cool and also inspirational.
September 1st, 2010 @ 2:01 pm
Thanks for posting AK! :)
Diego G.
September 1st, 2010 @ 2:03 pm
Freddie's awesome, like you but with a little more action... You both rule! :P
w00w00
September 1st, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
don't know what i was thinking but i meant 'inspiring' ofcourse instead of 'inspirational' -_-'
OlympiaLogger
September 1st, 2010 @ 2:32 pm
Freddie puts me on the floor!!!
So does Kramer.....




.....dang...Sam's the only one I can take serioously!
Leonardo Sonza
September 1st, 2010 @ 2:34 pm
yea.. you messed up with the hilarious video link..
thanks for posting!
oras
September 1st, 2010 @ 2:43 pm
Wooow man thx for show me all this stuff It is usfull and helpfull ^^
September 1st, 2010 @ 3:59 pm
as always Andrew! thanks for posting these videos.
September 1st, 2010 @ 4:04 pm
WOW this very different(in good way) from what i am use to. Thanks very informative.
September 1st, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
Coolness! thx for sharing!
September 1st, 2010 @ 4:21 pm
Hey guys just found the full Super Nova video on YouTube, here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiHOonldMPU
Nice Work!!
Javier
September 1st, 2010 @ 4:24 pm
there are more talented guys than freddie, and are the guys from corridor digital
Eric Sneider
September 1st, 2010 @ 4:44 pm
Simply amazing work on that music video. And freddiew never ceases to amaze.
Rick Joaquim
September 1st, 2010 @ 4:57 pm
Do they mention anywhere for Super Nova what they did to make him levitate...like in terms of gear did they just lift him up? and on what? I get how it works in post with stitching together two clips (Top and bottom of him)

Thanks for the vids Andrew - we just became FB friends today too ha ha :) Well hope it's the real you
S
September 1st, 2010 @ 5:14 pm
freddie rocks!!!!!!
OlympiaLogger
September 1st, 2010 @ 5:14 pm
"...the guys from corridor digital...", wow!

Andrew and Freddie's stuff has a sense of humor. A really GOOD one too.

Corridor Digital is nice fx work, but it's just mean spirited.
September 1st, 2010 @ 5:23 pm
Hey AK! I have a tutorial suggestion for you. Everyone LOVES your plug-ins (myself included), and we all would love to make our own. Sadly, the SDK community is very closed (the only article I could find for plug-in developing was on macworld and was written in 1999). I would like you to show us how to make our own plug-ins, and maybe even how to do some other stuff with them (add expressions to object values, create a custom about thing like in SureTarget and Optical Flares. This might help a lot of people get started making plug-ins (I'm sure some people have amazing ideas).
Thanks,
Matthew
Jacky Liang
September 1st, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
i really love freddie's videos because they're pretty creative and inspirational at the sametime
Ethan
September 1st, 2010 @ 6:23 pm
We're all waiting for the collaborative: Sam Loya vs. Freddie Wong Tutorial. :)
VFX-Anomaly
September 1st, 2010 @ 6:36 pm
I think some of it is repetitive , but I know Marty really pulled his hair out getting this done, I admire his perseverance and hard work a little more than his AE talent since he used many plug=ins to get the final result, but either way it looks good and as they say in editing... "Done,is Done"
Mozart134
September 1st, 2010 @ 6:37 pm
Decent work but nothing amazing but each to their own :)
VFX-Anomaly
September 1st, 2010 @ 6:54 pm
@ Rick Joaquim,
They did a two shot camera edit, i.e. they shot his lower half
while being lifted off the ground from his waist up showing his feet off the ground, then shot his upper half while being lifted from his feet or legs, then is post combined the 2 video shots.
QUATRO
September 1st, 2010 @ 7:21 pm
Thanks for sharing this. I saw this Freddie's video some time ago, but the SuperNova was something new =]
bedji
September 1st, 2010 @ 7:25 pm
after 4 year in university and i didn't find job in bio chimistry , i think that i switch to videography.
thank you andrew. you are the best teacher i ever had.
September 1st, 2010 @ 7:50 pm
Sup man, B_E_A-utiful! Thank you.
anup giri
September 1st, 2010 @ 10:09 pm
thank you andrew...........
Luke Zammit
September 1st, 2010 @ 11:13 pm
Marty Martin from On the Lot! i guess....

Man those guys were all so talented!
Guish
September 2nd, 2010 @ 1:47 am
The guy who jumps is awesome XD I'm laughing to death LOL
September 2nd, 2010 @ 2:54 am
Thank you, I dindn´t know about the first video.
Ante
September 2nd, 2010 @ 3:32 am
I think that he learn this from your product "the Bullet"
Olivier-Mauritius
September 2nd, 2010 @ 3:47 am
woooww... this is really cool... as usual freddie always action...
Chris
September 2nd, 2010 @ 4:13 am
Great Videos,

by the way, Freddie's technique is perfect for cloning yourself and letting the camera move around in the scene.
Here is what I did three years ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRSGrCpWMIM

Chrispect
September 2nd, 2010 @ 4:48 am
I love that video for supernova. It's a great demo for optical flares.
A friend linked me this yesterday, there's some incredible comping here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTUs7hDq2PA&feature=youtu.be

Thanks Andrew!
David
September 2nd, 2010 @ 5:24 am
Freddie's videos just aren't as good without Sam.
Iman
September 2nd, 2010 @ 6:05 am
JosB
September 2nd, 2010 @ 6:11 am
I see that in the Super Nova video the guy is split into two halves, top and bottom when levitating. Is that because the 'talent' didn't want to be on a wire a few inches off the ground so they got in a stunt lower-half double? :)
September 2nd, 2010 @ 6:39 am
Great Gob look @ my Music Video with the Demon Face from andrew . my next Music Video is comming in 4 weeks

Her the youtueb Link i wish you like this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opt50Ie1bB0&fmt=18
September 2nd, 2010 @ 6:53 am
Hi,my name si Iskren Ivanov,and about the first video...
I and some friends are in a Community called Profesional Gaming Industry ( All about electronic sports and video making (or we call it Movie Making),I and my Media are those people who make movies (or videos if u like) that point the true face of the Gaming Industry,we Use Alot of those programs and almost the same effects,but now i see that we aren`t even Close to those effects and how they are made,i realy like this website becouse we can see what and how the AE program works and i see it can do amazing things :X
Matt8teen
September 2nd, 2010 @ 8:08 am
good marty martin,diew 2
Martin Enoksen
September 2nd, 2010 @ 8:16 am
It's because of videos like these that I want to go video-editing as a full time job!
Visit me! http://hadselvgs.com/martin
September 2nd, 2010 @ 10:58 am
I love these videos (not as much as Video Copilot but I love them) thanks for sharing Andrew.
aidan
September 2nd, 2010 @ 11:48 am
hell yeah marty martin is doing some truly awesome work, i love it how hes used riot gear ink drops to help create the supernova effect, pretty sure he used ae shatter for the chunks too

its great to see people using new and diverse ways of working with vcp products rather than taking things at face value or how andrew demonstrates with them, after all thats what he keeps encouraging us to do

and @JosB no that wasn't the case at all, the artist had an injured shoulder and wasn't able to hold himself up for long
Mike Burgos
September 2nd, 2010 @ 11:56 am
The video by Marty Martin has really got me incredibly inspired. I'm wondering how much Andrew Kramer help he got!
September 2nd, 2010 @ 12:21 pm
Hi,What's Up?Mehran Aghramazani Here And Welcome to...
I am Just Kidding!!!

How are you Andrew?
That's Work is very Nice.
I love you Andrew And I love Your Work Man!

I am Mehran Aghramazani from Iran/Kurdestan/Sanandaj.
September 2nd, 2010 @ 12:45 pm
September 2nd, 2010 @ 12:48 pm
Check this one Sit Kramer.....it's also a movie from FreddieW

it's called The Rocket Jump....tooo funny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XzdZ4KcI8Y
September 2nd, 2010 @ 12:49 pm
i ment SiR Kramer sorry
Matt
September 2nd, 2010 @ 1:02 pm
Wow, awesome and inspiring for me.
johnnybatafuco
September 2nd, 2010 @ 2:00 pm
Freddie's technique is perfect for cloning yourself.

Check out what I mean:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRSGrCpWMIM

Thanks Andrew for all your work.
EJ
September 2nd, 2010 @ 2:33 pm
Some nice stuff!
dan
September 2nd, 2010 @ 4:17 pm
lol the guy jumping!!
Scott
September 2nd, 2010 @ 4:38 pm
very cool...love the first one...great coloring LOVE IT!!!!!
September 2nd, 2010 @ 5:44 pm
great video. I did my own all green screen music video with after effects, particular and form. ( also my first time using AE heavily) :) please check it out


http://www.vimeo.com/9953123


Leave a comment asking for a behind the scenes/ making of video if interested.


THank You,
Director Joseph Rivera
If there enough enough for a behind the scene video i will put one together and post one up ;)
Justin Fernandez
September 2nd, 2010 @ 6:25 pm
Hey AK, I just watched the supernova video again after sending the link to a friend and on one shot, the wide shot where the guy looks up at the flare (the shot in the optical flares promo) it says background tracking. I was wondering how they did that? Doesn't look like much to track motion off of, so did they just use some cross sections from the power stands(?) or some other method? if so what's another way to track motion other than AE tracker controls?
paul holt
September 2nd, 2010 @ 7:09 pm
good advice from freddie on how to approach a tutorial mentally
September 2nd, 2010 @ 7:32 pm
supernova looks great
Tushar Deshpande
September 2nd, 2010 @ 10:29 pm
Awesome and your Optical Flare is a really very gr8 n very much useful
Gabriel
September 3rd, 2010 @ 3:14 am
Great work! Also does anyone know some new info on the quick matte plug-in?
Chad
September 3rd, 2010 @ 4:05 am
Ha! I love Fred's videos!!! And thank you for all your tutorials - they're brilliant! OK, I'll stop with the sucky comments and extreme exclamation marks!!!!!
EMEL
September 3rd, 2010 @ 6:32 am
That's something worth watching over & over again.. So cool. Thanks AK...
Magic Carpet Ride
September 3rd, 2010 @ 9:36 am
Andrew, you could do a tutorial on music video effects, cool tips etc...I am sure that lots of people will find it useful, I do...
Jerry
September 3rd, 2010 @ 9:40 am
The top video was awesome. I love seeing the before and after.

The second video made me feel epileptic...but it was still cool
Adrian
September 3rd, 2010 @ 5:42 pm
Incredible! I have just seen a video on youtube that uses the flares. Very cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzmMqc0MiW8
Niall
September 3rd, 2010 @ 6:42 pm
Hey guys check out this cool effects breakdown on how to fake the moon landing. Amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj3z9-dcMxU
September 3rd, 2010 @ 8:40 pm
Very Good stuff Andrew!! Freddie makes a very valid and important point about tutorials as well! His footage looks like Modern Warfare 2. And the SuperNova video is also sick!

I'm working on a music video right now, and not too knowledgeable of particular, but trying to create a glowing fire ember effect similar to the into title of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Nate NYC
September 3rd, 2010 @ 9:46 pm
Hey Andrew - you should recreate a segment of the supernova video for us newbies. It's amazing how we put these artists on pedestals and it all comes down to green screen :P
September 4th, 2010 @ 12:27 am
Hey Andrew, have you seen Selena Gomez's year without rain? It looks kinda familiar HeHe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Vf5_d7nOI&feature=sub
Crank
September 4th, 2010 @ 3:49 am
speaking of OP
saw the wall light in Enrique Iglesias - Like it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hiOYRVdjHQ
aidan
September 4th, 2010 @ 4:53 am
that is just weird, why post a link to that, honestly
September 4th, 2010 @ 10:21 am
Did not now about crazy Freddie. Great reference stuff, sir, thanks as usual!
Serghei
September 4th, 2010 @ 11:27 am
coooooooooooooooooooooool :)
September 4th, 2010 @ 12:46 pm
Hey Matthew,

I think the bigger question is why are you watching Selena Gomez music videos. Anyway, the rain effects didn't like anything like the ones in Andrew's tutorial. Usually when you have bigger budgets like that they can just use real rain instead of CG rain.
September 4th, 2010 @ 6:11 pm
Hey Andrew thanks for the link to supernova, i was wondering where it was :P
Also, if anyone who reads this has spare time, check out my website.
vermouth
September 5th, 2010 @ 12:30 am
it's was pretty obvious how they did the FPS video not that impressive , the music vid was cool tho
September 5th, 2010 @ 6:33 am
The frist vedio is perfect ,but It's has nothing wrong.
Vasilis
September 5th, 2010 @ 11:17 am
Yeah WHY are u watching Selena Gomez?
for the music..i don't think so :)

Anyway, i luv to watch OP in action. My fav from Adrew
By the way at the most of the music vids they are using OP to make it look better! Thanks to Andrew

supernova short(keying, levels, curves and it would be like the original)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZMrmzRElTY

3d Animation, Motion Graphics & Special Effects by Andrew Kramer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZMrmzRElTY

The Last Push?what's that?
September 5th, 2010 @ 6:11 pm
I'm really intriqued by the SuperNova Comparasion video! I did wonder at times how they did the floating effect! I've been a big fan of Video CoPilot and have been buying there producs and supporting them for a while!! Go Team Video CoPilot!!! Check out my video using "The Bullet" effect at the end! And for all you first time Video CoPiloters Check out their products tab! Support!
September 5th, 2010 @ 8:49 pm
I love watching things like these, I love to see the creative process up close. Makes me appreciate it so much more, Andrew Kramer ... I thank you (~:;
raju
September 7th, 2010 @ 3:41 pm
amazing work really i enjoyed.........
sham
September 7th, 2010 @ 4:12 pm
I hope in next tutorial u can teah us how to use cinema 4D with After Effects. Thanks Mr.Andrew for your great tutorial.
From Malaysia.
louie louie
September 8th, 2010 @ 9:29 am
you must be upset that this guy is better than you right ?
Kev
September 8th, 2010 @ 9:43 am
Hey guys at 00:32 there is the twitch effect, im wondering how you would do that in after effects.. For the supernova video. Some Great work by the way
JacksVsQueen
September 8th, 2010 @ 9:49 am
Check this out, must see !
September 8th, 2010 @ 4:46 pm
hey andrew,
supernova breakdown is sweet. heres a video I did with twitch and was also my first after effects video.

http://www.vimeo.com/9953123

this made me want to make my own before and after video HAHA :)
September 8th, 2010 @ 5:34 pm
coool! visit my site! :)
September 9th, 2010 @ 4:09 am
Andrew + Freddy = loads of inspiration to get crazy with AE :)
Auffique
September 9th, 2010 @ 11:02 pm
GreedOra
September 10th, 2010 @ 8:42 am
I've been looking for that video all over the web but unfortunately i couldn't foung .. but it seems pretty awesome :P
MRFProductions
September 10th, 2010 @ 11:17 pm
The funniest thing was that on the supernova video the guy did ALL of that video effects but the one thing he got wrong was the position of the Before and After.
September 11th, 2010 @ 12:14 am
Thank you so much for these tutorials, I knew nothing about After Effects and now my friends / work mates and I are now looking something new that even our college teachers didnt even know about.

Please check the examples of what we've done, from 3D experimenting to After Effects scripting videos. Please send us your comments :)

http://www.red-esign.net/?p=9

Click on "Multimedia" and select the video you want to watch :)

Thanks again :D
syaf
September 11th, 2010 @ 2:49 am
they COMP the legs for flying?? way to go no wire removal!! haha. thanks andrew!
illd
September 11th, 2010 @ 9:02 am
good stuff - thanks for sharing!
September 13th, 2010 @ 9:21 pm
Andrew is the sole reason I know about Freddie. Thanks man!
September 22nd, 2010 @ 6:27 pm
hola, mira por favor este video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxsR8FyFumg&feature=player_embedded#!

tiene un efecto orbital 3D o algo asi, podrias mostrarlo en un TUTORIAL?

Gracias.
September 23rd, 2010 @ 7:04 pm
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October 4th, 2010 @ 11:41 am
This is totally awesome
Armando
October 18th, 2010 @ 11:59 pm
I wonder how much this type of work (like the Supernova music video) it’s worth, the work is unbelievable. It’s really an awesome job. ¿It is worth studying this for a career?
Ngine
November 9th, 2010 @ 12:17 pm
Andrew Kramer is everywhere in the Supernova Video :o)
August 13th, 2011 @ 10:47 pm
Excellent break downs thanks for sharing.
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