Clarification…

So I posted an old out-take from some old footage and there were a few people that didn’t believe the shot was real (possibly because our Failed BlogShow Video).

Well to fair, I may have been tricky with the way I cropped the original shots… so here is the full un-cropped shot that clearly show the Air Canon in the background. Of course some people say “Don’t believe anything your read”, I say “Don’t believe anything you see”.

But in this case… believe what you want. The truth is out there.

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4 years ago
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90 Comments

Xenonn11
4 years ago
Ironically enough, I think its funny that while you write "The original uncropped shot," you cropped off your face which was visible in the other one. ;P
4 years ago
hello dear andrew your tutorial is complex and more useful for us can u make a tutorial that how picture in this video move with frames and then hide at the same time with music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dnRmfaORGU
Anthony
4 years ago
well i still dont believe its real, according to the fire colour, its like ur fire is on screen mood, and the dirt or whatever came out with the fire is way faster than the shooting speed ....... :)
Ha haaaaaa......... I will Agree with Githanjana........ :D

Whatever "You are the man"

Another Greeting From Sri lanka :)
4 years ago
andrew!, you taught us vfx. you can never trick us now!! HA HA!! :D.

whatever you do,,, U ROCK!!
greetings from Sri Lanka ;)
Xavi
4 years ago
Andrew must be really upset for taking the time to show us that was real! I belive you man!
hi iH
4 years ago
it is real if you guys belileve me. HHAHAHA
wilard
4 years ago
it's still not real. A nice rotobrush demo I would say.
Galiano
4 years ago
Baywatch with fire? You are a genius!
n3utrino
4 years ago
i still belive it's fake ;-)
Haha awesome! Where do you get those cannons?
Aragon
4 years ago
Why u Smile :D and i fell it need something to make i real something dark
Ray
4 years ago
jaja you are fat jajaja nice explotion!
S
4 years ago
I BELIEVE.......
4 years ago
Come on Andrew! Show them the true.
I´ve noticed that you´ve deleted some frames from the original shot...but, i´ve recovered the full sequence using a complex frame blending process hidden at Windows Movie Maker...and here is the resulting frame:

http://no-ron.com.ar/thetruebehingtheexplosion.jpg

PD: What Koopa did this time?
Adam
4 years ago
Who's to say the air cannon wasn't composited in? The truth is indeed out there.
Jack the Reaper
4 years ago
What? No recoil on the cannon? Sorry but even the supposedly "real" version has some flaws that need fixing :)
Dereck
4 years ago
haha this is so fake, check out the black part in botom of explosions he forget to delete. haha good one

bbtw, andrew, when next tutorial comeing?
nick
4 years ago
you should have filled the canon with fish to match the tag in the bg LOL maybe a raining fish tutorial. only joking. any chance of a decent explanation of the graph editor for keyframes as they always seem a little odd. trial and error for me.
Orhan
4 years ago
I saw Andrew Kramer run away from explosions with the X-Files Theme playing in the background, my life is now complete.
Eshita
4 years ago
Okay........I believe you ;D
4 years ago
Hi Andrew if this shot is real, would lover to see more stuff like this shot in the desert with real rock backgrounds . Hell I'd be interested in the out takes un matted , Ones mans rubbish is anothers gold.
They give good clues to the interaction of transparency with backgrounds.
The sunglasses are pushing it here not Wayfarers it must be faked:)
4 years ago
YES.

epic win. keep up the good work ;)
AB
4 years ago
Wow Vladimir,
Loved your story about the bridge. Life is full of ironies.
4 years ago
Even more faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake! Haha, jk =P
Liess Jemai
4 years ago
haha ! :-D
oh andrew, you bring me everytime to laugh :D

the truth is out "there" ... and the x files theme song :D
4 years ago
Well Andrew, after all this time, it seems you have a little Jackie Chan in you.
Enrico
4 years ago
LMFAOO!!! I love that line right there. The truth is out there. and the link is to X files theme song LMFAO!
kalitchou
4 years ago
middle east case
Arno
4 years ago
AH YOU PUT IN AN AIR CANON TO MAKE THE EXPLOSION LOOK REAL,
I GUESS YOU USED THE "MAGIC TRACKING"? LOOKS ALMOST "REAL"
NHOOOSS, THE EXPLOSION IS A LIE!!!
(btw, its caps lock day) ;)
4 years ago
Hey guys watch my litle litle short of some videocopilot stuff i make greets from holland

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAgXEGqKptU
Scooter
4 years ago
I choose to believe that Andrew Does not exist. Therefore I can live a normal life and go about my own daily routine.
Lasphere
4 years ago
Tarrizz: You talking to me?
If that is the case: I was joking. It was an obvious joke. ;)
Nate Ellis
4 years ago
Oh Andrew, so fake....total corner pin mocha tracking. It's now everyone's job to take what you've taught us and re-create the Andrew Kramer Million Dollar Man explosion run.

P.S.: Big Fan,thanks for all you do.
4 years ago
"It´s a trap!"

Monsieur Ackbar (former Admiral)

-Second..
4 years ago
lol.. awesome. I would love to know how you pulled the matte. I just took my rifle out to get some shots of bullet hits, debris and such but had to use a blue screen. Mostly because I have no idea how else to do it. Colorama maybe? Would love to know.
anon
4 years ago
YOU... CAN READ IN MY BRAIN!!! AOUT 3 DAYS AGO I WAS LOOOKING FOR THE TUNE!!! U ROCK!!!!!!
4 years ago
Hahahaha Cool man!
Tarrizz
4 years ago
seriously why are you doubting it? :/ does Andrew really have any reason to claim it's real, if it isn't?
Lasphere
4 years ago
Ah well, you are so good at After effects, you could easily have putted it in there.
Still fake! :-P
Ryan
4 years ago
You've miss spelt 'you'

But it's good to see the footage anyways!
Art G.
4 years ago
Can you provide a tutorial on how to make that "air canon" next? :)
Stephen
4 years ago
Still cropped! Your face is missing.
tommie12P
4 years ago
*supposed to say "guys", sry for doublepost, but hey I really think its real cause it looks so... rough..
tommie12P
4 years ago
guy, It looks fake , so it has to be real!
spademax
4 years ago
with or without cropping, you're still an amazing action film actor ;)
Vladimir
4 years ago
...thinking more about this I came to conclusion that it is not important at all how it was made. Is it really fake or not... it is important only how does it looks.
4 years ago
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA XFILES THEME SONG!!! Andrew you crack me up!! :D :D :D Well I believe that your really did blow stuff up and almost lose your eyebrows :D
Alex Tollin
4 years ago
Hey Andrew, just found a music video that uses Optical Flares! (Or atleast I think it is)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAxrXdAljaM
Vladimir
4 years ago
Haha :) It still looks FAKE as Paris Hilton :) But I believe it is not fake at all... You know that in 1969. they were shooting high budget movie in Yugoslavia with Yul Brynner, Orson Welles etc. Anyway, they had to destroy a big bridge in one scene. So they built actual expensive bridge only to destroy it. However it looked very fake. So they repeated shot on a small scaled model, and kept that shot instead because it was more convincing. So... :)
Shaked
4 years ago
It looked real.
But to tell the truth, the debris falling from the explotion weren't so believable so it ruined the first shot.
But that was an old footage...

Greetings
From israel:)
4 years ago
wait, whats this? frame by frame may confirm Andrew Kramer is actually legendary badass Duke Nukem?!

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/2289/andrewnukemforever.jpg

it all makes sense now...
4 years ago
RUBBISH ACTING :P
Darkrai
4 years ago
"It's a trap!"
-Admiral Ackbar
diyordz16
4 years ago
Well he is not from earth. Haven't you guys noticed. He's from krypton or somethin'.hehe
cheers AK!
Lindco
4 years ago
@ lostpanda - now that you mention it, the background does look a little like area 51.
Ben Klein
4 years ago
Nice 3d rigging, it looks like that guy is actually real.
MCOD
4 years ago
What if the canon in the background was placed there just like the new Magic Tracking Tutorial and placed the explosion there to make it look like its the canon creating the fire ball. Lol just a thought. I Love this site.
4 years ago
Hey!! You like the X files too?
4 years ago
This is easier than After FXs
:)

New composition>
Create a New solid>
Insert some footage>
curves..........
OMG

LOL

just kidding,

After FX rules !!!!
Colin Milhaupt
4 years ago
Nice!! Didn't believe it one the first shot, but this is AMAZING!!!!
4 years ago
It's 2 separate shots... Notice the sunglasses... We filled some charges with debris.
McCartneyWorks
4 years ago
Hahaha. If he says it's real... it's probably real. I personally think it's like the 3D glass pan shot... it looked a little "fake" but was total real... And an air cannon can actually make it look like that. It's not really burning anything, so that explains the limited smoke... The only thing I would ask andrew is how did you have the exposure set correctly? Even with such a bright scene, fire is usally way brighter and your white clip didn't do much compressing. This is a serious question. :) Thanks.
Ramzes
4 years ago
Ooo yeahh! Halloween time, that's why you trying to fool us:))))))it is doesn't look real man!!:))we know you!
ramez ismail
4 years ago
lol its fake i think sam just want to learn and u give hem old clip to make some test
David
4 years ago
Its two separate shots? I thought Sam just threw you a pair of shades really quick and it landed on your face while he exploded off screen.
paul holt
4 years ago
"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"
4 years ago
MAGRUBER!!!! :D nice job Andrew
Reza
4 years ago
ha ha ha... In your first shot, the fire has debris coming out with it. In the replay shot, there is no dirt debris.
ramez ismail
4 years ago
i am sure its fake bro coz the fire have fade in bro
but u r great master and thank u for everything u do
4 years ago
hey i don care it real or not but if u say its real i think its real cuz of in the end of clip when u have some crazy look sunglasses there i saw some wood stuff in air
i dont know u can do anything u want but i think its real cuz of u :D

hey what the .... is the fishpaw?
fishpaw ha ha ha
Christian
4 years ago
lol oh no the X-files is the truth, X3 love your tutorials keep doing what you do.
David_97
4 years ago
FAEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Looked real to me because it looked poorly composited, something never done by you ;)
4 years ago
cool guys dont look at explosions
Anthony Herrington
4 years ago
Fake... VFX trolls xD
Dude
4 years ago
run crazy little man run!!!
Leonardo Sonza
4 years ago
I always believed you :)
ok.... i may have some doubts sometimes... well, nevermind!
Leonardo Sonza
4 years ago
I always believed you :)
ok.... i may have some doubts sometimes... well, nevermind!
4 years ago
How did you pull a matte off this? Did you use the SKY? There doesn't seem to be any sort of screen!
AB
4 years ago
Ha ha. It goes to show that many of the know-alls who are so quick off the mark with their criticisms need to think a little before shooting off. ;-)
lostpanda
4 years ago
This has become a UFO case :D
Age
4 years ago
Why does the first explosion looks fake but not the second one?
Aegis Kleais
4 years ago
You can't fool us.

This isn't the un-cropped version. This is more TOMFOOLERY on your part, Mr. Kramer!

You digitally added more scene and the canon! For shaaaame... trickster that you are.
Greg
4 years ago
Pretty crazy to step through that frame by frame. It looks like it pumps out a burst of gas which distorts the air and then looks like the air just ignites itself rather than a burst of flame emanating from the cannon.
4 years ago
it's defiantly hard to see whether the cropped shot has real fire in it. of course we can now all see this is indeed real..

Great work Andrew and team!

~Huttersvuur|Pyro entertainment
João Felipe
4 years ago
YAY! Finally get the oportunity to be the 5th guy commenting... by the way, great stuff!
Josiah
4 years ago
Thats why you need to continue the blogshow video!
Jack Howard
4 years ago
You make Jean Claude van Damme look like Little Miss Muffet. Awesome stuffs!
Daniel
4 years ago
It should've been the HELL to mark that explosion out.
Will
4 years ago
There we go! consider it a compliment to your work that people considered a genuine explosion to be your effect work!
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