7 Lucky Clouds

I was on my way home just now but I had to grab my camera because the sky was doing cool things. Dang it! It’s amazing the difference a fancy sky background can have on your composites, so here are some 2K images to use!

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147 RESPONSES TO "7 LUCKY CLOUDS"
October 5th, 2010 @ 6:54 pm
Thanks! Those are great!
Too bad we can't download .zip files at school.
John Nguyen
October 5th, 2010 @ 6:55 pm
How come cool stuff always happen near you?
Leonardo Sonza
October 5th, 2010 @ 7:04 pm
Yeah.. you're always near cool things..
are you a god?
Carlos
October 5th, 2010 @ 7:05 pm
THATS AWSOME, I HAVE ALOT OF CLOUD IMAGES, DOWN HERE IN TORONTO, THE SKY HAS BEEN CATCHING MY ATTENTION LATELY WITH THE AWSOME CLOUD PATTERNS!
October 5th, 2010 @ 7:09 pm
greatfull for the nice sky and the free zip.
October 5th, 2010 @ 7:09 pm
thanks for the clouds they will work well in a comp I'm putting together.
October 5th, 2010 @ 7:11 pm
while it was raining and you taking sky stills i went to my padio and made this.we all get inspired by cool sky and rain.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSlGHyNZMPQ
matt
October 5th, 2010 @ 7:22 pm
Thanks AK! i wanted to get some shots myself since we've been getting the clouds and rain here in LA but i didnt have my camera on me :P
Really appreciate it ^_^
Adam
October 5th, 2010 @ 7:38 pm
LOL funny I was just looking for a sky Picture but these are much better then what I have, thanks
October 5th, 2010 @ 7:41 pm
Very nice here in vegas the weather has been like that all week but more grayish lol
October 5th, 2010 @ 7:56 pm
2K? Damn! Nice!

Thanks Andrew, I love when your sky does cool things! :)
Clayton Light
October 5th, 2010 @ 8:19 pm
Thanks AK, I use Real Clouds all the time. It will be great to add these to the collection.
Nikolas
October 5th, 2010 @ 8:22 pm
Gooooood stuff! Andrew
Script
October 5th, 2010 @ 8:31 pm
Thank you, and that the camera was?
RicharD17
October 5th, 2010 @ 8:40 pm
Thank for this AK ya always are sharing somethin'
Eric
October 5th, 2010 @ 8:42 pm
Very cool! Thanks for the resource!
Gabriel
October 5th, 2010 @ 8:45 pm
Thats the why I always has a camara with me all the time.
John
October 5th, 2010 @ 9:15 pm
Thanks Andrew! These are so nice!
ah shang
October 5th, 2010 @ 9:47 pm
Cool~~ths sky look cool ~i like it~
James
October 5th, 2010 @ 10:14 pm
Thank you, Andrew!
Eshita
October 5th, 2010 @ 10:32 pm
Thanx alot! n ya i even i agree with this fact that most cool things happen near you =D ! Thank you once again =D !
October 5th, 2010 @ 10:53 pm
I made this using your awsome cloudsand AE2:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W7o1sMZv-8
October 5th, 2010 @ 11:00 pm
Enjoy the clouds while they are there, its probably going to be hot again next week, haha.
DJ Unholy
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:01 am
hey andrew your the best thing that happen to AE man....aside from your good looks you have Everything man.... thanks for sharing the file God Bless you....
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:05 am
it's usefullll....
thanks
Gothell
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:17 am
american skies are the best
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:21 am
Hey Andrew that's cool man
thank you so much :)
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:23 am
and actually i liked the title too :)
Brandon
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:30 am
Cool pics, clouds have been getting pretty awesome here in Cali in the past week, especially during sunsets. Clouds are so amazing to watch sometimes, I spent a week in the sierras this summer practicing time-lapses. They can be pretty hard to do sometimes, it takes lots prep work. It would be SO AWESOME if you did a tut on advanced time-lapse photography or the post work involved! :D Here's one I did in mammoth, youtube kinda crushed the blacks though :C. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEVPumEW2B4
Script
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:35 am
here in Russia, too, cool sky, would show but I do not know whether there dismiss links)))
aidan
October 6th, 2010 @ 1:14 am
i see those kinda clouds everyday in auckland, didnt realize people liked them so much . . . maybe i should contribute a bit, take photos and share them too
barry barrera
October 6th, 2010 @ 1:56 am
tnx master, very useful!
b.devil
October 6th, 2010 @ 2:26 am
Thanks Alec
You are my idol
db
October 6th, 2010 @ 2:37 am
Thanks my friend!
October 6th, 2010 @ 2:44 am
Thanks Andrew! But I can't stand it when you see an awesome sky and you not able to really capture it with a camera. I think video clips do a far better job.
October 6th, 2010 @ 3:35 am
Thanks Andrew;)
Franck Debernardi
October 6th, 2010 @ 3:42 am
Thanks for these pictures.
And for those who think cool things happens only near Andrew, try to look at the sky every day and I can assure you that you will see beautiful things from time to time.
October 6th, 2010 @ 3:44 am
Thank ndikq Many expect new from you
ethan
October 6th, 2010 @ 3:53 am
Thanks a lot, these will really come in handy ;)
jim hines
October 6th, 2010 @ 4:33 am
Are those raw or did you tweak 'em? I love the sky where I'm at on the east coast. If I had a decent camera I would send some your way. Big puffy white ones on a seriously blue background - often with the sun highlighting the edges. Thanks for these.
AMANCIO
October 6th, 2010 @ 4:46 am
Sou grato pelos tutorial e por esta imagens de numves, me mantenham atualizado quando tiver novos tutoriais. abrigado (Thanks)
October 6th, 2010 @ 4:52 am
These will surely be handy for some sky replacement I'm doing.

What about making a Real Clouds 2K? Or even 5K?
October 6th, 2010 @ 5:36 am
Thanks
I love you Andrew :)
Matt8teen
October 6th, 2010 @ 6:13 am
Andrew Thanks A BUNCH
Phil Lonidier
October 6th, 2010 @ 6:48 am
Andrew might not be a god, but he can easily turn himself into one with After Effects. Then he can easily smite us all... or just Sam.

These images are fantastic!
October 6th, 2010 @ 6:48 am
Cool! Thanks ;)
October 6th, 2010 @ 7:08 am
Dang yoooo if you count all the stuff vc has given away for free it'll add up to about a million dollars worth of tutorials presets and goodies. thanks man!!!!!
CT
October 6th, 2010 @ 7:37 am
Thank you! These are nice.
October 6th, 2010 @ 7:39 am
Thanks a lot mn.
=)
oras
October 6th, 2010 @ 7:45 am
hey i have alot of things like that .. objects :D

can i post them on furom !
October 6th, 2010 @ 7:56 am
What camera do you use?
john
October 6th, 2010 @ 7:57 am
When is Andrew going to upload the Bonus back from the previous 20k twitter challenge?
Armin
October 6th, 2010 @ 8:24 am
bababababababababababab niceeeeee
October 6th, 2010 @ 8:30 am
Gotta love the fall sky coming in. Nice photos. Thanks for Sharing them with us!
Daniel
October 6th, 2010 @ 8:44 am
Wow! Bealtiful!
Billy
October 6th, 2010 @ 9:11 am
I want you to know that I blame you! I can't look at an effect without breaking it down in to layers of solids, effects, lights and presets. I break them down in my mind. I can see the steps taken to create the magic and either appreciate it for the work put in or say to my self, "I can do that, Andrew Kramer showed me how!!"
Thank you Andrew, for showing me how.

I'm just getting started. I'm limited without a video camera for raw footage but I'm doing what I can with stills. I will be submitting a few items in the Showcase forum when I get them tweaked.
vikash
October 6th, 2010 @ 9:15 am
thanks andrew, those are beautiful
Peter Kreitner
October 6th, 2010 @ 9:22 am
How do you mean ,,LUCKY,,? :D But nice!
October 6th, 2010 @ 9:38 am
Wow! That is beautiful!
Edward
October 6th, 2010 @ 9:51 am
Thanks! We love free stuff on the blog! :)
VFX-Anomaly
October 6th, 2010 @ 9:56 am
Nice Andrew, What Lens and Camera did you shoot these with?
and have you seen "The Unseen Sea" by Simon Christen?

He has some amazing time lapses

Check it out here
"The Unseen Sea" by Simon Christen
http://vimeo.com/15069551
Fawaz
October 6th, 2010 @ 10:27 am
This goes to show that there is a creator, I refuse to believe something so amazing as this happened by chance.
October 6th, 2010 @ 10:36 am
Hey Andrew!

Thanks alot for sharing!
October 6th, 2010 @ 11:00 am
Thanks Andrew.

I will add this to my collection of my own shots. As my Grandfather used to say,"You can never have too many creepy clouds."
October 6th, 2010 @ 11:16 am
thanks dude =] awesome stock
Tim
October 6th, 2010 @ 11:25 am
Thanks man! really appreciate the free content! your awesome bro!
October 6th, 2010 @ 11:31 am
Muchas gracias. Muy buenas fotos.
(is good practice Spanish)
Evan Langley
October 6th, 2010 @ 11:37 am
That's so funny to see this posted. You live in Murrieta, don't you? I was driving to UCR from my house in Murrieta and saw the sky. I was so upset I didn't have my camera because it just looked amazing! I was really regretting not being able to photograph it. Thanks for the pictures man!
Anthony.I
October 6th, 2010 @ 11:46 am
Thanks Andreaw..You Rock.
Esa
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:03 pm
Those were Great
Thank you Andrew
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:03 pm
Thank you sir! _
mahdi
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:19 pm
nice work! it's always sunny where I live
mirokon
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:32 pm
Thanks Andrew!!!
Grim
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:41 pm
Thanks, Uncle Andrew.
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:43 pm
kool keep up the good work
Frankieblues
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:59 pm
Wow Andrew thanks!

It's like you are trying to get into heaven or something.

I think you have a dark mysterious past and are trying to make up for it.... *shivers*
Leonardo Sonza
October 6th, 2010 @ 1:38 pm
hey everyone...
i know it doesn't have anything to do with this post but..
look what i did with one of his first tutorials...
i liked it.. only thing is that i forgot to mask my hand in some cases.. but anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpKGc2rZ9Ks enjoy!!! and comment.
October 6th, 2010 @ 2:09 pm
Always with the free stuff!!

Thanks so much, Andrew!
AndrewB.
October 6th, 2010 @ 4:54 pm
FANATASTIC!!! Great pic's for a project im doing! Great for sky replacement! You rock
October 6th, 2010 @ 5:09 pm
Thanks Andrew, these are great!
David S
October 6th, 2010 @ 5:30 pm
is it me or my screen, maybe i'm not saving or opening them correctly but the file size is real small and after i have extracted them they're not looking to great on my 24" monitors? any suggestions
Martin Enoksen
October 6th, 2010 @ 6:44 pm
I enjoyed these pictures alot! They're my new screensaver on my macbook pro!
What do you think about my newest film, using After Effects? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGVbQuw44WU Thanks : )
October 6th, 2010 @ 8:07 pm
thanks a lot andrew.
October 6th, 2010 @ 8:35 pm
Thanks! AK!
Cloud_04.jpg is my best.
Bill
October 6th, 2010 @ 9:41 pm
What percent of all the comments ever posted on your blog contain exclamation points? !!
Anthony.I
October 6th, 2010 @ 11:25 pm
Nice Collection Andrew. Thanks. Chk out my 2nd attepmt on weather replacement...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f5gbL8uekY. Tell me what you think.
hazem ghoul/Palestine
October 7th, 2010 @ 1:21 am
Nice... Thanks AK.
Armando Gomez
October 7th, 2010 @ 1:25 am
Thanks Andrew, i always share awesome clouds on facebook and its good to know you share cool clouds also!!
Richard G.
October 7th, 2010 @ 1:25 am
Many thanks Andrew Kramer, Video CoPIlot, dot net.

Lucky Clouds... coming soon to a cowboy short nowhere near anybody. But it's going ot look all the better for them anyway.
essa
October 7th, 2010 @ 2:26 am
thanks andrew you give us the best.
PaYaM
October 7th, 2010 @ 4:51 am
Thanks Andrew, Nice Collection
J1
October 7th, 2010 @ 7:33 am
Only 2k? Did you keep the raw footage to yourself? ;)
Greatful for the free .zip Andreq, you rock my socks.
Lb
October 7th, 2010 @ 8:06 am
Really beautiful!!! thanks, Andrew! I believe that for all your goofing off, generosity truly is the driving force of your brilliant campaign to success. Then again, maybe I'm just naieve... or is it niaeve ... no, nieve... you know, Evian backwards.
Brendan
October 7th, 2010 @ 8:08 am
Thanks so much! How generous!
October 7th, 2010 @ 9:03 am
Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs!
Adam lamartine
October 7th, 2010 @ 9:30 am
I didn't know they had clouds in California....

AK 4 president!
African Dude
October 7th, 2010 @ 11:02 am
If you driving and you are thinking of curves adjustment and sky replacements, you need to lay off AE for a while.. lol
October 7th, 2010 @ 11:10 am
was that the twitter stock footage?
D3FO3
October 7th, 2010 @ 11:19 am
Picturesque cloudscapes mayn. Currently rollin on my DT/WP. Thx Pilot!
Marçal Solé
October 7th, 2010 @ 11:47 am
You're so kind and generous! Many thanks!
Carlos Maestre
October 7th, 2010 @ 1:04 pm
Hey, Andrew!

I'm a fan of yours and I'm glad that always find new and useful resources @ VideoCopilot.net!

If you might, would you take a look @ these earlier projects that I did?

Benjamin Button Typography (trying trapcode's FORM) http://vimeo.com/12097585

and Linkin Park Typography
http://vimeo.com/12097585


Thanks man, keep up the awesome work!
October 7th, 2010 @ 1:14 pm
I am glad someone else noticed and very gald it was Andrew Kramer
Micke
October 7th, 2010 @ 1:19 pm
Thanks A. Used these pics as bgs for some Paradise Hotel bumpers. Made my day!
Bill
October 7th, 2010 @ 1:08 pm
What percent of all the comments ever posted on your blog contain exclamation points? !!
Davefiloi
October 7th, 2010 @ 2:52 pm
nice sky's, thanks will be sure to use it here in NZ
ljagodz
October 7th, 2010 @ 3:10 pm
Those clouds are pretty awesome! they might have come by to me yesterday cause I saw something pretty similar. Nice thing you got them in 2k quality!
ismailt
October 7th, 2010 @ 4:01 pm
Thanks Andrew Kramer for the images its very naice quality
October 7th, 2010 @ 5:38 pm
Thanks for the images. Maybe we could also exchange stuff like that here?
fel
October 7th, 2010 @ 6:57 pm
Andrew thanks for the images. Andrew do you have any idea how this commercial is being done. I've tried using riot gear but the water color effect is so awesome. Any suggestion please! http://vimeo.com/14999635
October 7th, 2010 @ 7:30 pm
Thanks for this. Cant wait to use it in 1 of my comps. yay!
Shawn
October 7th, 2010 @ 7:36 pm
Once again I find myself saying, Thanks, Andrew!

I love to watch skies like this. Thanks for sharing!
SRB
October 7th, 2010 @ 9:11 pm
;) nice ..Andrew .........
roro
October 7th, 2010 @ 11:23 pm
do not redistribute ! ©God-2010
bocaslistas
October 7th, 2010 @ 11:51 pm
Love these clouds, thanks!
vivian
October 8th, 2010 @ 2:17 am
cool.thanks for share
peter
October 8th, 2010 @ 3:54 am
are these pictures royalty free now?
Allen
October 8th, 2010 @ 7:45 am
This guy! The things you do Andrew, they are always so random and awesome. haha thanks for the pics
October 8th, 2010 @ 7:58 am
some time i ago i lived on the 10 floor....i always checked the sky....so i got TONS of sky picts.....so...there !!! hehe

Sky's are amazing
Thomas Morrell
October 8th, 2010 @ 1:47 pm
Nice, What camera did you user for these shots?
Lukas S.
October 8th, 2010 @ 2:20 pm
YES, he is anyone's god! :D Compliment.
Martin
October 8th, 2010 @ 4:14 pm
You call this cool stuff? Haha, dude, we in Europe ( ex. Poland) have this kinds of sky every summer/fall sunset :P.
Spencer T
October 8th, 2010 @ 5:11 pm
Hmm… Did I notice a little Action Essentials 2 in here? http://www.shinestudio.com/#/projects/featured_work/12/

Good job Andrew, Shine is pretty big!
vsrivan
October 8th, 2010 @ 10:24 pm
u only god of afx....rock.......
ravi TOM
October 8th, 2010 @ 11:30 pm
something as simple as a few images also get so popular wen it has to be associated to ANDREW CREAMER....
defines the story i guess....
Xavier
October 9th, 2010 @ 11:40 am
Hi , take a look at this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtduwAOxc2E
October 9th, 2010 @ 2:27 pm
Mr. Kramer
I've been following you for a while now and you have been an inspiration. I live in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Big fan of After Effects .
Here is a youtube link of an old video by a band called TEXAS
I was wondering if you had some insights on How those transitions were made, I'm guessing , Chroma and camera projections with some 3D, but it's just a guess .
http://www.youtube.com/user/officialtexas#p/u/6/VAKcVrW5qZA
Thank You, and keep up the good work

Joe
sign
October 9th, 2010 @ 2:43 pm
hi my man
great like every time!!
good luck
Xosema
October 9th, 2010 @ 3:01 pm
I haven't downloaded it yet and I'm already thanking you for that.
Mina Smared
October 9th, 2010 @ 4:46 pm
Greeeeeeeat thanks Andrew
Ivanovich
October 9th, 2010 @ 6:27 pm
Muchas gracias Andrew
por todo tus aportes a la creacion de efectos
y a compartir tus conocimientos
eres GRANDE, MASTER ANDREW.
La Paz-Bolivia
mugunthan
October 10th, 2010 @ 12:15 am
Thank you! These are very use full
Bradley
October 10th, 2010 @ 1:44 am
Check out this amazing clip I captured.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNTqjoGfim4
angryman
October 10th, 2010 @ 1:56 am
always such a good man. Have a nice day, AK.
min
October 10th, 2010 @ 5:23 am
thank you so much
andrew
October 10th, 2010 @ 7:14 am
Thank you, but what can I do whit this?
reza
October 11th, 2010 @ 12:57 am
Thanks Andrew.
it's so cool.
October 11th, 2010 @ 5:49 am
Thanks for these clouds and all the ideas and tutorials that you have shared in the past.
October 11th, 2010 @ 6:20 am
ANDREW YOU ARE (CHIIIIKH) -it's arabic- which means you are the most talented person in creating motiongraphic designs .my hope is to creat some cool big , stormy ocean waves as an sction essentials and some explosion in ocean -thank bory- FROM ALGERIA
aalalex
October 11th, 2010 @ 6:33 am
You have got yourself a very good camera dude :D

Nice photo's :)
Gabriel F.
October 11th, 2010 @ 8:28 am
Hey Andrew, when you will be up to a Action Essentials 3?
And what about ATOM?
Klas
October 11th, 2010 @ 12:00 pm
Thanks for the clouds. Reminds me of the Orb and the song little fluffy clouds. Well hey now I´ve found them!!
Göran Thorén
October 11th, 2010 @ 12:15 pm
Well what can I say, you're a generous man mr Kramer sir!
Nikos
October 11th, 2010 @ 2:10 pm
really really Great!! clouds are my weakness in photography, and these pictures are simply awsome!1 Thank you Andrew, that's really kind and generous of you , cheers!! :-)
Naeem Ahmed
October 11th, 2010 @ 11:08 pm
Thank you very much for these amazing snaps
October 18th, 2010 @ 4:05 pm
Thanks for the pics.
MAGLIN
December 8th, 2010 @ 7:09 pm
thank you so much for sharing these amazing snaps..:)
Shem
December 26th, 2010 @ 7:04 am
It's Really nice clouds, many thanks
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