Search & Destroy

Using various roto and split-screen effects we transformed a two-man SWAT team into a full squad for this demo scene. Sam Loya reprises his role as the “guy who probably gets killed”, in this exciting industrial saga.

The main goal of this scene was to film everything as if we had a dozen guys instead of just two. Don’t just shoot things that will be easy to composite later, push the limits and make the scene more dynamic.

Stay-tuned for tips on using the new Roto-Brush in AE CS5 as well as other split-screen and masking solutions that can be achieved in all versions of After Effects.

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Bill Kelly
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:24 pm
That looks great! Can't wait to see the tut!
    March 20th, 2011 @ 9:55 pm
    yup.. me too waiting for this tutorial.. its awsome
    Black Dragon
    May 22nd, 2011 @ 12:37 am
    Yeah , me too waiting for the tut !
    May 28th, 2011 @ 4:15 am
    June 10th, 2011 @ 4:22 pm
    It's in one of the blog show updates. Should be dated around new years eve.
    June 16th, 2011 @ 7:57 am
    VIDEO COPILOT ARE THE BOMB! keep it up andrew
    Im waiting for the tutorial tooo. THANKYOU
    August 9th, 2011 @ 5:38 am
    I can't wait too... It looks really great!
    February 26th, 2012 @ 12:20 am
    I wanna see a tutorial!!!!
    April 9th, 2013 @ 1:32 am
    great Mr. Andrew.. waiting for the tut...
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:24 pm
hey man real cool shot rotobrush, cs5, me likey
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:24 pm
Great stuff AK! Keep it coming! :)
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:26 pm
Dude that's awesome! Such good rotoscoping and tracking or however the heck you did that haha
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:26 pm
Never use the restroom when you're being hunted...
Sam Gilbert
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:31 pm
Once again Sam Loya is killed for sake of a Tutorial,
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:31 pm
Hy Andrew this is the new tutorial ?? thas great really, in case of thats the a new tutorial, when i can see ?
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:36 pm
Poor Sam, what has he done to you :(
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:37 pm
Search and Destroy... destroy enemy team.
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:41 pm
the titles look also great.

Good work Andrew, as always!
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:42 pm
Very nice. I hope you filmed it with a stationary (tripod) cam for each 'layer' and then added the shake afterwards on the combined comp - to match multiple handheld shots would have to be an absolute nightmare! Nice colour correction too, good job. Sam is looking a bit grey there now though!!
    February 7th, 2011 @ 10:46 am
    I think that he might have shot it on a handheld, created a null object mapped the motion tracking data to the null object then parented the 'layers' to the null. But to be sure I think AK should tell us.
    July 11th, 2011 @ 10:32 am
    I think he added some camera shake but there clearly is camera movement on some of the shots - He must have motion tracked the plates and rotoscope them...must have been a nightmare to match - I really really really want to see how he did this as I have some footage I'd love to test it on...actually...I have some 3k footage (shot with RED) of WWII soldiers (actors) that I wouldn't mind volunteering for his Tutorial...there is camera movement, different takes...could be an epic tutorial ;)
    September 24th, 2011 @ 11:58 pm
    It's all post cam moves in shots with more than two guys. Those shots lack parallax shifts and lens distortion. Very wiggle(y). The exception is the L to R panning shot with seven guys.
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:44 pm
Hi Andrew!

U R the BEST!
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:46 pm
You mean we shoot lets say the same guy many times in more takes ans make sure he wont take the same route twice ans=d then roto one by one and add them them all in one shot?
    May 12th, 2011 @ 10:44 am
    May 12th, 2011 @ 10:44 am
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:49 pm
Hahahahah Andrew, Woah!!! WAY TOO MUCH GREEN MAN! Your color correction is twitching out.. haha irony.. twitch.. your plugin.. haha i kill me. sorry anyways color correction was too strong.. but very well done!
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:51 pm
Yeah, you rock!

But too much green. ;)

Please give us a Facebook like-Button...
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:57 pm
Lol that was awesome and was impressive
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:58 pm
Hi Im a huge fan!!
Andrew could you you make it so we could watch it on the iphone too?
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:00 am
Great job. Glad to see something that is practical for a number of uses (especially for those of us without budgets).
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:00 am
Is there artifacts on some soldiers? or is it a codec-problem?
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:02 am
That is some nice work...

I really liked the pan over the table after they have entered the building and the shoot when thet are outside the WC and one of the SWAT guys comes in out of focus...This I have to try...

Imagine a clone army of Sam Loya's :P
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:03 am

I could see a small glitch when they line up in front of the door to shoot Sam. When the 3rd person comes beside the 2nd person, we can see some masking issue there.
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:03 am
lol sam just can't catch a break. great scene!
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:09 am
what'a Cool & Great &............. video...

plz tutorial...!

thx Andrew
James Walker
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:11 am
were those titles made in AE
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:22 am
poor same...but than yet again. Lucky same...know matter what you do he doesn't seam to thats something I want
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:26 am
How cool is this? Can´t wait to see more.
October 12th, 2010 @ 11:27 pm
I look forward to seeing the tutorial!
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:32 am
Very cool! I hope you'll tell us how you did the pan-shot :D
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:32 am
Great! Can’t wait to see the tutorial!
I love you Andrew
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:39 am
Really cool tutorial, I have also studied ways to turn few into many. Please share this in form of tutorial or tips, thank you!
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:47 am
Very well done of course. What caught my eye, and others was that cool pan shot at about 22 seconds. Is that an actual pan or is it footage zoomed up and animated?
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:54 am
sam got a haircut!!!
also, cool effect
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:02 am
Hi Andrew.

Awesome stuff my friend! Love the enigma intro music!
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:14 am
Sick! Looks real to me. Speaking of looking real, Check out this video technology, pretty crazy.
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:44 am
do you used optical flares?
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:45 am
Awesome! Can't wait to see the tutorial!
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:52 am
real impressive =D oh no wonder you guys were playing counter strike n games like that weren't you ;^D
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:52 am

can't wait The Tutoriel ;) *o*

his probabely The same Think ;)
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:54 am
Oh no, is he dead...
Michael J. Arbouet
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:55 am
Very cool! Keep up the fantastic work!
max wannemacher
October 13th, 2010 @ 2:06 am
i love that scene very cool and very funny...tomorrows newspaper : sam loyer executet on toilett:D....looking forward to the tutorial
October 13th, 2010 @ 2:13 am
WOW! Andrew this is great. My first time, I leave a comment. But this time it's great. Nice Equipment.
October 13th, 2010 @ 2:25 am
Great work!! Was wondering what it was shot one? or a dslr? The second answer would be really encouraging!! ^___*
October 13th, 2010 @ 2:33 am
J'adore;;; continue c'est excelent.
October 13th, 2010 @ 2:36 am
Ah my poor wee Sam, you should let him win once in a while.
October 13th, 2010 @ 2:52 am
Looks awsome!! :D

I once made a video simmilar to the Bloody Omaha, after I had seen that.

didn't know alot of tricks in AE or how to composit well.

working on a remake, this upcomming tutorial for this video will help alot in that! :D
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:18 am
well its maybe me but who whanna use a gun where there are a full squad of guys point on you with guns? :D
Vikram Sharma
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:21 am
Hey Andrew,

From where do you get the GUNS from? Are they Toy Guns or REAL?
    July 5th, 2011 @ 4:49 pm
    Airsoft guns i suppose.
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:22 am
Poor Sam, he always dies. You made a lot of tutorials where someone dies. But always it is Sam.
First I tought that he'll kill these guys with his pistol. But that didn't made any sense, because Sam has to die in your videos. ;)

It looks great, but I think there's too much green.
I love your work (even if Sam always dies).

October 13th, 2010 @ 3:42 am
I think there's one final shot missing...
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:48 am
That looked good. Sam had a real bad day, "again", poor fella. He would have been a good guy back in the old Star Trek series that beamed down as the extra crew member. You know, the one who you knew was gonna get it once they arrived on the strange planet. I liked the green, it set a certain mood for the scene. I guess you could make a scene whatever color you wanted. Hey, I know, apply Colorama LOL. Good work AK and crew.
Jeremy Fabiano
October 13th, 2010 @ 4:02 am
............... PWNED.
October 13th, 2010 @ 4:14 am
I think the soundtrack its not very adequate, its too epic and it does not build tension, but other than that it's a fine job, as always!
Ahmad – Ringleader
October 13th, 2010 @ 4:26 am
It will be a Cooooooooooooooool one
can't wait. make it fast........
Try to Change the Guns and the shape of the Bullet lol....

October 13th, 2010 @ 4:29 am
looks good :D
check out this video i have made it with your tutorials
Frank B
October 13th, 2010 @ 4:31 am
brilliant,, as usual. But SAM.. you see all those guns.. and u pull out one gun? A handgun at that? You would be better off just putting your hands up and trying to figure out your excape..
Also... is there a video copilot for locations with layers? Like lets say,, Sam went to jail, a layer of the back seat or the Swat van,, then the Jail, (with bars and everything) If there is no such a thing,, will somebody make one? People like me are too broke to rent a real jail (besides i dont wanna pay to get into one, I just paid 2 get out it)
October 13th, 2010 @ 4:43 am
I'm sorry Sam,you always must dies. :(
Andrew be careful I think one day Sam Kill you, be careful Andrew. :D
at last, I Can’t wait to see your work.
I love you Andrew.

October 13th, 2010 @ 4:49 am
Great compositing! I think you went a bit too far with the color look - maybe a 60-70% opacity on the would make it look less like a "OMFG, I need to use my Magic Bullet Looks to the frickin' MAX!"-student film. ;)
I didn't really like the music, especially the choir-stuff in the middle was very much over-the-top in my opinion. A suspenseful low-key beat-driven kind of sound would've made it more interesting, I think.

But the point was to demonstrate great compositing and rotoscoping - at which you of course succeeded quite brilliantly.
October 13th, 2010 @ 4:49 am
*by "on the" I of course meant "on the color correction adjustment layer"!
October 13th, 2010 @ 4:55 am
WHAT THE FFFFFFFF!!! At what time was this posted?! :| Watching watching!
October 13th, 2010 @ 4:59 am
DAMN! Nice as always (something happened with the third swat guy rifle at 00:31, there's like a distorsion in the tip of the gun when it get's over the other swat guy body)I'm currently working in a project involving clonning and stuff! Hopefuly will be as half as good as this! :D
October 13th, 2010 @ 5:07 am

poor sam :(((((
October 13th, 2010 @ 5:08 am
I love your little action movie, very good…
Martin Zahuta
October 13th, 2010 @ 5:10 am

this is the first video that is indistinguishable from a professional Hollywood sequence.

October 13th, 2010 @ 5:35 am
Andrew Awesome Job once again.But can you stop doing stuff about CS5 ? :D My OS is 32 bit and i cant get it witch makes me so angry (Just kidding keep up the awesome work )
barry barrera
October 13th, 2010 @ 5:39 am
i love it! so smooth!
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:01 am
Like it but I do not think that the soundtrack applies for the effect or the scene .... So sorry Andrew :( :(
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:07 am
Who's matt kramer? ..Nice vid bdw
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:11 am
@Martin Zahuta
This really is great, however, did you check out payment plan?
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:12 am
This is Perfect! I have been waiting for a tut like this. Good timing too!
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:14 am
Whaha.. good thing Sam already went or he'd wet his pants...but no he's brave. I can't wait to learn this technique...I wanna do it with girls..a lot of them
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:23 am
I always saw After Effects as THE means by which a low budget operation could produce today what was a very expensive production endeavor just a few years (or perhaps weeks) ago. But combined with the new cameras ... and Andrew Kramer ... and the machine is fired and ready to roll.
So well tricked-out that my eye is completely fooled.
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:26 am
quite cool scene, but if you see it often there are some imperfections. for example in second 38 the edges of the guys on the left don't look realistic.
but over all really great work. like it. i hope for a really awesome tutorial. :-)
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:39 am
you should make a movie about Sam loya´s life...
i want to know what did he do to deserve death, and how he keeps coming back to life over and over again :S

Good work man, very helpful
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:46 am
Awesome! Love the font manipulation.
Oh, and the army is sweet too!

Bob K, couldn't agree more! Founded my company on that principle.
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:47 am
thats really gud one,
is this your garage ???
it more looks like saw movies stage
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:48 am
That's awesome. Do I need to CS5 now?!...I'm interested to see if you locked the cameras down and then added movement to the frame later. Very cool!
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:06 am
Worse Deal Sam xD....pistol vs. SWAT xD
coole video Andrew!
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:15 am
    April 18th, 2011 @ 6:41 pm
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:16 am
sam there is many peopele not 1 man how u can keld him (hhh) fantastic andrew thanks 4this
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:19 am
And that's what happens when you don't wash your hands after you go!
Tommy D’Aquino
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:33 am
That looks great! Can't wait to see the feature! :P
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:34 am
haha, i love how he still goes for it, even while beeing super slow at drawing the gun :D
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:36 am
This is V tidy - nice work.
Too Green???
I would assume its exactly the colour AK was going for.
Looks awesome!

Inspring stuff
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:42 am
That was amazing, I won't even need to see a tutorial, watching it I could see what you did. Working with after effects, watching your tutorials, it's all simply amazing
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:47 am
Oh My Gosh!
They killed Sammy!
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:52 am
Okay, they've got you, Sam. Give it up. Don't do anything stu-- OH NO! You fool!
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:02 am
what was this shot with??
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:13 am
Can't wait for the tutorial.
Do you need CS5 or is CS4 enough?
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:40 am
Andrew fue genial la parte donde le diste un giro a la camara y luego con mucha realidad y buena composición se ven multiplicados los personajes. felicitaciones
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:42 am

I have the same question as James Walker. Is the title sequence all AE? Looks amazing!
Martin Enoksen
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:43 am
Awesome! :) I did something like this here:
Joris Strickx
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:50 am
Cool video. Good thing is that Sam couldn't have scared the crap out of him anymore :D
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:51 am
This is awesome, but i have noticed the music at 0:21.
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:53 am
that was cool! Simply superb!
Sebastian cortes
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:57 am
Awesome let me tell something here in colombia nobody make effects everybody want to buy your effects VIDEO COPILOT RULES!!!!!!! I ALREADY BUYT ACCTION ESSENTIALS 2 AWESOME IS REALLY AWESOME ARE THE BESDT EFFECTS OF EVER
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:03 am
Looking forward to the Tutorial on this one. Always inspiring.
Jonatas Santos
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:05 am
die san Die man
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:17 am
LOl, poor Sam! Nice one! I look forward to the tutorial..this and the one with the machine gun fire. Really need help with that one :)
Ron In Calgary
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:20 am
...and great camera work as well !
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:30 am
Whoooaaa... hahahha.. Really nice! I liked it.
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:39 am
I'dd pull my gun in a likewise situation also :P! Great word, enjoyed every bit of it, can't wait for the tutorial. Seen the amount of comments here, you really should post more on your blog.
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:39 am
How many time must you be told,

"Never draw your weapon when covered by a SWAT team."

Bad move Sam.
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:51 am
WOWOWOW can hardly contain my excitement! I neeeeeed the tut for this. We just shot an episode involving an entire swat team that was really just one person with several different guns and different positions and this is right up our alley. initial rotoscoping methods look ok though they are time consuming on our side. This video however looks perfectly clean and really amazing! Like I said can't wait for that tut
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:52 am
haha too COOL, Andy! looking forward to the tut.
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:52 am
Looking forward to the roto tute.
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:54 am
That looks great! Can't wait for the TUT!
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:58 am
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:03 am
Awesome! Look over 31 seconds roughly 10-20 frames in the characters edge goes through the 'skinny' guys back.

Something I noticed but really awesome :) Looking forward to seeing some more stuff about this!
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:03 am
It would be cool to set up the scene with some dialogue, table with map / planning, overhead light, team leader discussing the objective, etc.

Great job. It show's that you don't need a big budget and lot's of extra's to get that blockbuster look. Just a bit to green, gradient the sky to blue / gray
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:04 am
Lol, Matt Kramer :)
Is he Your brother or something?
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:07 am
Sam just took a crap and the first thing he saw was a freakin' SWAT team all over the place...

How would YOU feel in Sam's place? xD
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:09 am
Hahah lol like Sam really had a chance in there xD Nicely done!
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:14 am
Sam is so dumb. Why in the hell would he go for his gun... hahaha
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:20 am
Poor Sam! LOL

Looks spectacular, guys. Well done.
Leonardo Sonza
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:36 am
And.. Andrew, where is that stock footage package thing you promised us? :)
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:41 am
No legs on the SWAT @ 14-15 Sec. ;D
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:43 am
looks bloody good!
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:46 am
A lot of hard work, equals a nice finish!
Astonishing once again!
October 13th, 2010 @ 11:09 am
id bet sam just took all the bullets and fired them back with his belly to take out the swat team
October 13th, 2010 @ 11:11 am
Wooooooooooow.... Too much awesome!
October 13th, 2010 @ 11:14 am
Probably the most challenging shot is the one handheld that pans to the left.
I am guessing how you did that...
October 13th, 2010 @ 11:20 am
Is Roto better than green screen?
This video looks awesome!
October 13th, 2010 @ 11:49 am
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW how could you make them step the floor for real ? ?? ? ? ?

i need to make mini army Death match mode :D

help please !
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:03 pm
VCP Theme: "A hundred ways to get Sam Loya killed!"
October 13th, 2010 @ 11:09 am
What type color grading are u using?,i know it too much green but when i try to make like your final c.correction(like payment plan),it never happen,are u using 3 prty plugin??or just standard c.correction like curves n level?,really make me confuse..,
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
Outstanding. I'm hopeful to see the camera tricks you used to do the matching. Looks really cool and I like the green. Well done man.
kadir bilgin
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:16 pm
interested to see the roto you did. this is looking nice. PEACE from UK
Diego G.
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:24 pm
They caught him doing "dirty jobs" (If you get the bad joke :P)
BTW, very well done Andrew, well, it's normal to see something well done from you, but whatever! xD
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:37 pm
Well, a lot of people will be out of work now.
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:39 pm
waoovv, super i'm wait coming soon :)
Brett Perry
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:43 pm
My guess is that Sam took 'em all out... yeah... that's it.
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:45 pm
its funny cuas he cant even take a dumb with out andrew sending trained ops to track him and take him out :)epic flush.
October 13th, 2010 @ 12:56 pm
"Matt Kramer" is this your brother?
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:02 pm
you make it look so easy... Damn your awesomeness!!! No but seriously, that's pretty amazing with only 2 swat guys.
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:09 pm
From having bugs crawl inside his skin, Disingrating, Having entire swat teams gun him down, and blowing up after a lightning strike....Sam is a pretty unlucky guy. I hope he has health insurance...
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:11 pm
bastards u kill Sam :O


Nice work ^^
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:22 pm
Sam knows that pulling a gun is a bad idea, u can see it on his face, but he has to follow the script knowing he's upcoming death. Professionalism above all, even life!
P.s. too much green indeed. the rest is truly outstanding!
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:38 pm
Hahaha, that was sick! Dang this is gonna be an awesome tutorial. Mad people gonna use this for indie films with not enough budget for extras.
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:40 pm
Have you guys seen the trailer yet? looks like they used alot of flares from videocopilot.
Just me
October 13th, 2010 @ 1:50 pm
as expected.....the BEST!
Casen Sperry
October 13th, 2010 @ 2:01 pm
That was awesome.
October 13th, 2010 @ 2:01 pm
pffff which illusion do you let us?
You are too good ! Can you make something bad or poor or ... I don't know
It is a very nice job !! Zoom, color(me, I love your green), musique...
maybe Sam.. ^^
October 13th, 2010 @ 2:11 pm
dang man, i wish i knew u in person so i could be ur intern or something. you make some seriously astounding things.
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:04 pm
oh poor sam. Weird things are always on him.
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:04 pm
So cool. Can't wait for tutorials...
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:12 pm
Where we can get those prop guns? Any website names that we can go and view them and order them for rent or buy for movies?

October 13th, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
Looks nice...amazing to blend in the shot with a handheld camera.
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:21 pm
Awesome except for when it gets to 31 seconds. The third guy that walks into the scene. His shoulder gets cut off for a second.
Herbert Silver
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:26 pm
Oh my God they killed Sam! Your Bastards. LOL.

That's real good man.
bob of bobs
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:27 pm
...But I'm too stupid to think of how to pull something like this off on my own. I need you to teach me how to do it first!
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:29 pm
я думаю будет прикольная шеука давай Крамер!!!
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:34 pm
People are so critical of the music and color correction when you're just posting it up for us to view. Andrew, you guys keep doing what you're doing and making the $$ you earn. I enjoyed the video, much like I do everything you post which of course includes 'Payment Plan'.

Ignore these overly critical people and let those of us who appreciate your time and dedication to give away what you do for free thank you for it.
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:39 pm
Totally awesome....I'll bet you have people lining up to be your friends and hang out with they can the the "next guy that gets killed"....I am one of them....Awesome!!!
October 13th, 2010 @ 3:52 pm
That was so bloody awsome....Really very, very ,very coool:)
October 13th, 2010 @ 4:17 pm
Regan has right
October 13th, 2010 @ 4:31 pm
Fantastic Andrew, as always.

One thing I notice however that looks fake... gun blasts at the end... Maybe it is because so much gun blasts should lighten the dark surroundings, or they are too crisp, or something else I don't get, but it looks obviously fake to me.

Keep up the good work!
October 13th, 2010 @ 4:43 pm
Woow, looks like I'll install my 64-bits right now
October 13th, 2010 @ 5:05 pm
Hey Andrew, is Matt Kramer your brother? He did a great acting job! :P he should be in more of your incredible films! Can't wait for your new tutorial! Keep up the great work!
October 13th, 2010 @ 5:06 pm
Man, you need to do more of these shorts, they are epic and awesome plus they make my day that much better. Please continue these.
October 13th, 2010 @ 5:09 pm
Poor Sam can't even take a crap in peace! lol Cool scene!
October 13th, 2010 @ 5:18 pm
If this were facebook, i would've clicked the "like" button
October 13th, 2010 @ 5:37 pm
lol beast

Btw, who's Matt Kramer?
October 13th, 2010 @ 5:40 pm
I sooooo wanted to see some action essentials blood busts as Sam Loya gets mutilated!!!!!
Anthony Alexander
October 13th, 2010 @ 5:43 pm
Sure Andrew is a Motion Graphics Guru, but his passion has always been cloning. Luckily, both cloning and killing extras are legal.
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:05 pm
Indie movie-makers seem to like using such strong color correction. I don't really understand why. I always try to use subtle color correction without over doing it, but that's your preference, and it's fine. The actors physical movement and physical structure did not suit a real SWAT personnel. And music such as the one used in Terminator 2 - SWAT team infiltrating Cyberdyne systems would be better and suitable. Anyways, you are still the best among us. ;-)
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:06 pm
His "roll"? Sam Loya is a dinner roll?
October 13th, 2010 @ 6:59 pm
i Love it , waiting for a tutorial :d
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:00 pm
Hey Andrew, you should know that SAM doesn't surrender!!! He will always fight to the end.

I love it.
Christopher Oliver
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:10 pm
WOW I feel bad for Sam. Always being picked on lol.
Jon K.
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:12 pm
Completely unbelieveable. Sam never should have pulled his gun, he didn't stand a chance against a whole SWAT team... oh wait, when he came out there may have only really been one or two standing there.
Lord Taurus
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:19 pm
What is the music?
The beginning is very similar to Enigma - Alchemist, but the rest is not.
Danilo Royller
October 13th, 2010 @ 7:32 pm
Olá, eu Sou o Danilo e falo aqui do São Paulo - Brasil.
Esse foi o primeiro trabalho que eu vi que mais se aproximou de um filme profissional.
Sempre acompanho os seus trabalhos, fico sempre surpreso com tanta qualidade que eles têm.
Parabéns pelas criações, e continue postando seus filmes, nos ajudam e nos divertem!!

Parabén Andrew!!
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:11 pm
amazing man great work.
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:14 pm
well done andrew,
please, make a tutorial
i really want to know how to do it
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:35 pm
VC needs to star making your own movies..or be a active partisipant in any multimillion dollar production!!

AK will bring at list a million people to the
October 13th, 2010 @ 8:55 pm
That was amazing! Thanks for helping us out Andrew.
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:18 pm
Realy nice, RotoBrush is for sure a game changing tools ! :)

I have myself tested Rotobrush in a little "action base test", and it was working pretty well ! Check it if you want :

I hope sam is ok, but I am pretty sure Sam is not dead... you know, he is not the type of guy who die so easely ! :)
this is so crazyyyyy
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:23 pm
AK that was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooood my friend, please tell us how to doit , i want to make a scene like that for a music companyyyyyyy please bring that tut for all ur fanatics
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:41 pm
wowwwwwww... amazing andrew and team :)
Reno G
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:42 pm
Title really caught my eye!
Really interesting, cant wait to see how its broken down!
October 13th, 2010 @ 9:53 pm
can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:04 pm
Looks awesome, Andrew. Can't wait for the tutorial. Definitely a few shots that boggled my mind.

Where did you get all the SWAT gear? I know where to get the guns, but not the costumes. Would love a link to that, as well.
Amey Adchule
October 13th, 2010 @ 10:09 pm ,how did u track that stuff in that "camera pan" shot???
plz do post a tut 4 it..! :)
October 13th, 2010 @ 11:41 pm
thanx andrew!!! this is going to solve my notorious lack of actor problem :) can't wait!!!
October 14th, 2010 @ 12:17 am
poor Sam !
very bad idea to show a gun in front of strong guys with big weapons :-D
October 14th, 2010 @ 12:22 am
Really cool! you work only with rotoscoping?
October 14th, 2010 @ 12:48 am
Great stuff, the whip pan was great.

Haha only Sam would draw that gun.
October 14th, 2010 @ 1:38 am
That's great work - keep em' commin' rock star ,-)
October 14th, 2010 @ 1:41 am
Hay, i really like this video, i would like to ask that if i want to make box animation

how can i create this kind of animation in after effects, or is there any alternative way of doing this animation.
please reply
October 14th, 2010 @ 1:46 am
this looks amazing! can´t imagine how this works! im very excited! tut, tut, tut!

greetings Vers
October 14th, 2010 @ 1:49 am
Is this made by CS5?
October 14th, 2010 @ 1:56 am
ok...that is a stupid question, is there any tut shows how to do that in cs4 or other version?
October 14th, 2010 @ 2:18 am
Nice, I so want to do this but I only have CS4 so i don't know I can do it. Its awesome though.
October 14th, 2010 @ 2:52 am
Hey, Great vid! can't wait for tutorial :) Just one thing, the roller door is open in the first scene and closed in the next...
zahid khan
October 14th, 2010 @ 3:13 am
hey very nice
color correction is very strong
October 14th, 2010 @ 3:48 am
Nice Sounds!
in up comming tutorial please talk about sound effecting.
October 14th, 2010 @ 4:28 am
A piece of critique about the "crew".
"The Laser Rule: Treat the muzzle of your firearm as if it is a Laser gun with the beam always on. Whatever the Laser beam touches, it cuts through."

Although that piece looked really convincing compositing-wise it also looked amateurish as people point guns to their teammates' backs.

And I do know, the strategic procedure of securing a room was not the focus of the clip. It was turning few into many. But when shooting the "few" one must take into account where are the "many" in the shot.

Nice work as usual!
Pedro Colmenares
October 14th, 2010 @ 5:40 am
Awesome work Andrew!!! :)
I can't wait to see tutorials of this.

BTW wich camera did you used to film this? I have a summilar upcoming project and I need some tips abut formats, compression codecs etc.

You are always very helpful Andrew,

Thanks a lot!
October 14th, 2010 @ 5:46 am
omg DUDE !! :D .. thats greatt !!! :D
October 14th, 2010 @ 6:03 am
you got to leave the sam getting shot clip in the download
October 14th, 2010 @ 6:30 am
what the name of the soundtrack i like that thx andrew for u exist! plase the name of this music !
October 14th, 2010 @ 6:37 am
The the name this music score
jim hines
October 14th, 2010 @ 6:45 am
well played - is Matt your brother?
October 14th, 2010 @ 8:11 am
What you guys fail to realize is that Andrew runs a secret cloning facility under his studio with multiple copies of Sam brewing all the time. This is why he can afford to kill him off so many times.

The only thing I want to know is WHAT WAS SAM READING IN THE JOHN LOL!!!!

J/K Awsome as always Andrew, can't wait to see how you did this.
October 14th, 2010 @ 8:54 am
Man all I want is to know how to make that kick ass title! I know that's done in AE, but just how you do it is puzzling to me. The layer duplication has always eluded me.
October 14th, 2010 @ 9:36 am
Honestly it looks like one of the cheap productions...

- music is not fitting the scene.. epic music is not allways fitting perfect.
- too unnatural camerashakes.
- colors are to much green. looks unprofessional.

not your best scenes mr kramer...
October 14th, 2010 @ 10:40 am
Just AMAZING =D. Can't wait for the tut!! maybe too much green but doesn't matter ^^.Can we do this affect in AE CS4??
October 14th, 2010 @ 11:36 am
A step ahead of the game as usual.
October 14th, 2010 @ 11:41 am
I would love to the see the work of people who are criticising this. None of you have links to your website or anything. How strange! Show us how it's really done then!
October 14th, 2010 @ 11:47 am
Noel, I like that comment. It's always the ones who can't do it, that are making fun and "critiquing" the ones who can! Keep the tutorials coming. I defiantly need this one for sure! I have a massive project coming up where I will be doing this a lot. Need all the help I can get.

Your the Man Andrew!
October 14th, 2010 @ 11:54 am
I like it
but I really like the title , so can you make a tutorial
of that
October 14th, 2010 @ 12:55 pm
very nice Andrew ! well done ! can't wait for the tutorial :)
October 14th, 2010 @ 1:23 pm
Was it shot without some "cam-steady" device?
To my mind camera shake is not spicy like in professional movies.
October 14th, 2010 @ 2:10 pm
WOW!!.....A very big fat WOW!!
October 14th, 2010 @ 1:22 pm
Hello kramer and the crew!!!
As always, everything you guys touch, turn into gold!!!
But, for all of us that is on iphone and ipad, struggle with flash. Will videocopilot do a htlm 5 vers. In the future??

Great work!!!
October 14th, 2010 @ 3:13 pm
Sam Loya is dead :( what a pity :(
Andrew killed Sam with AE :(
October 14th, 2010 @ 4:07 pm
lol....lmfao that face!!
October 14th, 2010 @ 4:33 pm
It´s amazing....very nice. Poor Sam Loya. That will be a tutor... I see everybody it´s saying I CAN´T WAIT...
October 14th, 2010 @ 4:42 pm
Andrew!, that was amazing, but i have to say that....(sorry, I dont know if somebody else told you, I cant read all the entries, there are too much)........but you have a "mistake".
The scene where you move the cam from right to left, to film the guys entring (22') got this shelf or cupboard kind of duplicated. Now, the question, that could be solved with puppet pin tool or something?, or is that fast that doesnt really matters?.
Sorry if i bother you but i watch this and want to told you.

Sorry for my spelling.

Pablo, from Chile
October 14th, 2010 @ 4:50 pm
Hold on a second! What if.. what if.. This isnt a special fx shot at all!? what if it were actually a dozen guys acting instead of 2 haha. There was no rotoscoping! Andrew just filmed a dozen guys walking up to sam and shot him. Its a conspiracy haha. Cheers mate
Stephen CHo
October 14th, 2010 @ 6:19 pm
Thats is cool!!! Andrew!!!
I see that you duplicated the people very cool effect
Can't wait to learn that effect!!!
Keep it up!
October 14th, 2010 @ 6:23 pm
Amazing comp. and title. It was a little too green though.
and thanks for the bloody omaha. that was cool too. But there they have the same problem, bad color grading.
It was too much, and so the result has a very low dynamic range in very high contrast which destroyed parts of the image.
But don't get me wrong man, I'm a big fan of you and your website and I love what you do.

Your student,

October 14th, 2010 @ 6:45 pm
nice work man and thnx for your work.
got a question, how many time do u spend infront of the monitor per day?
have a nice life!
October 14th, 2010 @ 8:09 pm
Nice work, Andrew! I'm curious as to how you created the titles.


October 14th, 2010 @ 8:22 pm
you just suicide sam
October 14th, 2010 @ 8:54 pm
Very nice it gave me so much ideas, i also find some mistakes in the film, for example in the 21 sec. when the camera move from right to left, if you see in the background the stan or whatever it is near the box, you can see the 2 clips superposed, like it dindnt fit together. I also notice when the SWAT team is waiting for sam they have like i flash light in their guns, but when sam open the door, it seems they even don't have a flash light. Anyway excelent video, i hope you make a tutorial for this one, i really like it! or maybe another video with more effects, that will be cool! lol :D
October 14th, 2010 @ 10:31 pm
WOW!!! cooooooooooooooool composition
at last u killed sam :o(
we mis u sam
October 14th, 2010 @ 11:52 pm
OMG!!! AWESOME!!!!!!! Those SWAT look like dont shot to wrong guy...
October 15th, 2010 @ 1:10 am
One note on realism and continuity - watch muzzle direction. Line of fire should never cross a friendly. On the original shoot just establish fields of fire and keep the muzzles in "safe" fields.

What kind of insurance does Sam have?
October 15th, 2010 @ 1:15 am
LOVE it! This looks fantastic and i can't wait to see how you did this.

My only suggestion for enhancing the scene would be to add radio commands and directions: "Approaching warehouse" Bravo 3 take point" "Bravo 1 on stay on my 6" "Bravo team what's you're 20?" "Bravo 4 sweep left" "Approching target"
"Do we have a kill order" "Take him down!"

That kind of thing. It adds a whole other dimention of urgency and texture to the sound and scene, expessially if is overlapping and mildly distorted.

Again, I love your stuff! You make Post-production **awesome** and not just a chore.
October 15th, 2010 @ 2:27 am
very well done on the roto job, i've always hated roto because it requires a lot of patience. Tell you the truth i'm never happy with my roto results. i've got CS5 and plan on learning the roto brush, hope it makes things easier once learned.
October 15th, 2010 @ 2:36 am
I want to see the blood at the end.
October 15th, 2010 @ 2:56 am
Wow..its perfect..
October 15th, 2010 @ 5:49 am
Nice work Andrew. Alot of us noticed few compositing errors, i think it has made us all understand it more better, when some jobs are just too perfect it keeps u wondering, i dont have any issue with that its a way of making u aviod some mistakes regarding this technque. Nice job Andrew. I do understand it more better, but the tutorial will finalize it all, am getting ready to tell my wife its time 4 aftereffect.
October 15th, 2010 @ 5:50 am
Nice work Andrew. Alot of us noticed few compositing errors, i think it has made us all understand it more better, when some jobs are just too perfect it keeps u wondering, i dont have any issue with that its a way of making u aviod some mistakes regarding this technque. Nice job Andrew. I do understand it more better, but the tutorial will finalize it all, am getting ready to tell my wife its time 4 aftereffect.
October 15th, 2010 @ 5:52 am
Nice work Andrew. Alot of us noticed few compositing errors, i think it has made us all understand it more better, when some jobs are just too perfect it keeps u wondering, i dont have any issue with that its a way of making u aviod some mistakes regarding this technque. Nice job Andrew. I do understand it more better, but the tutorial will finalize it all, am getting ready to tell my wife its time 4 aftereffect.
October 15th, 2010 @ 7:52 am
wow this is amazingly brilliant and looks so realistic!

I could've bet that Sam would say: "I was just...peeing..."*shots*

next time maybe :P
October 15th, 2010 @ 7:58 am
please andrew you are so awesomeee you are so great that is so fantastic :D:D: please make tutorial!!!!! :D:D:D:D and I always wondered if you record a clip behind a gun and you want the ,uzzle flash to not behind the blow hole how do you dot that please anyone respond?? :D:D:D:D thank you
lex 74
October 15th, 2010 @ 7:58 am
I'm Italian, I don't speak english very well.... but you're GREAT.................
October 15th, 2010 @ 8:03 am
epic color correction
October 15th, 2010 @ 9:22 am
Sam looks older :(.
Aegis Kleais
October 15th, 2010 @ 12:19 pm
Sam, Sam, Sam....

You're supposed to point and say "What the hell is that?!?!" before you pull your piece. :)
Nitin Makwana
October 15th, 2010 @ 1:53 pm
A K You are the most Best Of the Best Creative Person. I have ever Watched !
October 15th, 2010 @ 2:34 pm
We need a hero Sam!!!! the footage was amazing as always!
October 15th, 2010 @ 4:07 pm
You have a brother?
October 16th, 2010 @ 7:05 am
Hey you included your brother in the shot hehe ;) nice rotobrush ! :)
October 16th, 2010 @ 9:53 am
Haha.. dude love it!

I can't believe you had sam murdered like that..and secondly I cant believe SAM would let himself be surprised like that!!
October 16th, 2010 @ 10:38 am
I think Sam should leave videocopilot to a place where he won't die but be the hero
October 16th, 2010 @ 11:15 am
There's a small mistake: The light form the flashlights of the guns is on Sams stomach, but there is no lenseflare at the gunlights of the swat-team. Actually the lights aren't on.^^
But it's till a great scene. The shot with the digital panning was amazing!
October 16th, 2010 @ 2:00 pm
Loved it! Quick question, how do you do the titles at the beginning?
October 16th, 2010 @ 4:31 pm
holy wow.... Matt Kramer is the freakin' ***** !!!
October 16th, 2010 @ 5:26 pm
the changes of the single scenes is not synchronous to the beat of the music. sometimes the suspense gets lost.

check this out: (the shots are always in time)

you have to have a good musician in your crew who can compose music to your scenes, to solve this.

just a constructive advise, honey!!
October 16th, 2010 @ 9:40 pm
can make a tutorial for this video
change color, shots, and double those people
October 17th, 2010 @ 3:58 am
great! who did the music?? yourself? can you provide a link to the soundguy?
October 17th, 2010 @ 8:59 am
Hello,frnds.. anyone who can help me complete a project, i have a video shot by D55 camera, and i now want to color corrected and look like HD camera.. anyone who can HELP ME..... PLEASE....
October 17th, 2010 @ 8:59 am
if yes.. then please mail me at
October 17th, 2010 @ 11:13 am
The new rotobrush in CS5 really is amazing, it works wonders.

I recently worked on a shot where a lot of stuff had to be composited behind a subject who wasn't in front of a green screen, with a lot of camera shake, no less.

I have no idea what I would've done without the rotobrush.
Well, I suppose there's always Mocha.

I do have one gripe with the video though; SWAT doesn't move or coordinate like that.
But I suppose that's nitpicking.
October 17th, 2010 @ 11:52 am
Great work, as usual. Unfortunately the only ones who appreciate so much effort for such a short scene is us, the VFX interested "crowd". For everyone else it`s either a full squad or the PC with some software, which did it all by itself over night.

And to all who didn`t like the coloring or found some "errors" in this roto example: If this scene was just a small part of a new Michael Bay film and you would discover on the Bonus Blu-Ray how the VFX team did it, you probably would be amazed...
October 17th, 2010 @ 3:47 pm
Just curious what camera w2as used. Thinking about a new 5D mkII or if I should go the traditional way with a Canon XF300 or something of that nature. I guess what I am asking is if you use a DSLR video camera or a traditional video camera.
October 17th, 2010 @ 4:45 pm
When do we get to see th tutorial? th video is lovely..

Down Here in Africa..
October 17th, 2010 @ 9:09 pm
a cat has 9 lives, what about SAM Loya :D how many lives he still has? :D you keep killing him :)
October 18th, 2010 @ 2:50 am
Sam went for his gun - he deserved to get taken out. It's just natural selection when you're that stoooopid :)
Adam H
October 18th, 2010 @ 9:57 am
Cool post! I love this AE blog, since I am a newbie at this.
October 18th, 2010 @ 11:58 am
wowww Cooooool !
October 18th, 2010 @ 2:45 pm
That was hilarious
October 18th, 2010 @ 10:18 pm
@Antti, I agree with you completely. In fact, if you review the comments in the original scene, I pointed that out as well. I've always been very impressed with AK's ability to make a scene look realistic, so I'm thinking this is just a 'test' run and that the final scene will be true to life. However, I do think he's focusing more on the AE techniques rather than developing a realistic SWAT entry scene - which this is far from.
October 18th, 2010 @ 10:36 pm
So, this will be put into a tutorial right?
October 18th, 2010 @ 11:26 pm
Hey Andrew, this is amazing. How did you manage camera pan while multiplying characters. Just cant believe it. This is just too much. Thanks a lot for this Mr. Kramer
October 19th, 2010 @ 12:22 am
Awesome Vfx andrew,but why does sam have to die all the sam.oh poor
October 19th, 2010 @ 4:26 am
Hey this is a excellent video. The footage is immense, i hope to be like you one day and my teacher.

Thanks for taking your time to make this video!
October 19th, 2010 @ 5:00 am
Loya should hv drawn his gun in slow mo, great suff
October 19th, 2010 @ 6:14 am
Sam's a kind of Kenny finally, always exciting to discover how he'd be blown away! : p
October 19th, 2010 @ 7:52 am
cool vid, didn't like the score :S
October 19th, 2010 @ 9:38 am
Hey! Awesome video! What Camera did you use? Was It shot with a 7D?
Beneno Ox
October 19th, 2010 @ 10:37 am
Hey Mr. Dude,

I am thinking of purchasing, but of course its just for recreational usage, totally hobby. I was wondering if a Vaio Laptop with the specs:

Pentium(R)Dual Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10 GHz
4.00 GB (3.84 GHz Usable)
64 Bit Operating System
Video Card - Mobile Intel 4 Series Chipset Chipset Family
(I think ... I Am a total novice.)

... Could work with this program. What do you think ???

- KD
October 19th, 2010 @ 11:43 am
That ROCKED, Andrew! Sam keeps strengthening his acting chops as well. Can you get him a a guest spot on "Fringe" or even better, a redshirt role in the next Star Trek? How else can he grow as an actor? Be a bud and slip his reel to JJ.
October 19th, 2010 @ 1:45 pm
Classic!!!! This will be Sam's what like 5th Academy Award Nomination? He has to win this year for Swat!
Jake Lee
October 19th, 2010 @ 5:20 pm
Jake Lee
October 19th, 2010 @ 5:21 pm
RE: Beneno Ox

The system specs are rather low, maybe a computer to do other stuff but defienetly not HIGH END VIDEO EDITING or HIGH END GAMING for sure. And the intel gma's are not the best
October 20th, 2010 @ 3:12 am
Okey, nice.. ive done it with masking but this seems more easy. but i would also like to se tutorial of the scene. even that we understand how... its fun to se the tut..
October 21st, 2010 @ 4:00 am
hi guys im back i just wanted to say i love these video's i watch them every friday and saterday night will all my freinds its all i think about i just want to be like you andrew kramer i worship you i like to dress up as batman in my free time and do the washing up im not jkn guys
i love chese
tar tar tarlar..... tar
Van Helsing
October 27th, 2010 @ 10:42 am
Seriously,did Sam thought he would kill everyone?
What was he thinking when he pulled his gun?
Just joking great job!!
October 27th, 2010 @ 10:34 pm
great.. terbaik...
October 30th, 2010 @ 9:39 am
Cool. I'm surprised you haven't done more with the Roto Brush already. It came off to me as something you'd be talking about a bunch.
November 9th, 2010 @ 2:49 pm
Hi Andrew,
where can I get costumes like this?
can i get them in the internet?
November 11th, 2010 @ 4:11 pm
Man, You need to drop a tutorial on this and quick! That was awesome!
November 13th, 2010 @ 10:25 am

The Sam is dead! Long live The Sam!

Great work guys. I agree with those who say Sam's acting is improving. You go, Sam!
November 14th, 2010 @ 2:22 am
Very cool Vid, Andrew. yes it's a very Vid and also a very good Tutorial. Pls make a new Tutorial Andrew
November 16th, 2010 @ 1:06 am
Well edited AK, You made it real.
keep it up.
November 19th, 2010 @ 9:12 pm
Did he die? this video is a green joke! LOL.

thanks andrew! my mentor!
November 27th, 2010 @ 6:44 am
Guys please I need a help! How can I get the "Movie Effect" in my videos?! I try to explain better...I'm talking about the colors, shadows and everything...If you watch this Swat trailer without gree screen etc you see that the "Graphic" is different but then I don't know how but the color of the video and everything changes...Can someone please answer me?...Thank you
Nicko Wong
November 27th, 2010 @ 8:27 am
Great video! Sam is down again! LOL
November 30th, 2010 @ 2:33 pm
Video Not loading 404 Error! :-(
    November 30th, 2010 @ 2:41 pm
    I fixed the link, should be working now :)
Vicky Shah
November 30th, 2010 @ 8:54 pm
SUPERB...sir ji, i salute you
December 1st, 2010 @ 4:38 am
Mammamiaaaa !!!
December 1st, 2010 @ 9:09 am
Matt Kramer !? O_o
You got a brother !?
December 1st, 2010 @ 8:08 pm
that was awesome dude...........
just converting 2 into six people........
December 2nd, 2010 @ 12:37 pm
Nice! But when are we gonna have the tutorial on this? I've been waiting about 3 months!
December 2nd, 2010 @ 2:01 pm
Nice work Andrew, this look cool...i luv the way u did the grading, waitin for the tut..
Mihdi Caballero
December 4th, 2010 @ 1:51 pm
OMG! this is awsome!! you are the MAN!!
This is a cheaper way to do a movie, i like it.
Greetings from Uruguay!!
Rizwan Ahmad Khan (Riz)
December 4th, 2010 @ 9:52 pm
Holy Shit. How did you do it? I love it, its awesome.
December 6th, 2010 @ 3:15 am
WoooooooooW So CoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooL :DD man
December 6th, 2010 @ 3:39 pm
very interesting, love to c how u put it together
December 6th, 2010 @ 10:07 pm
what kind of video camera r using for this movie
December 8th, 2010 @ 3:14 am
Yeah probably he will die but who knows... anyway impressive!
December 8th, 2010 @ 8:00 pm
i did something similar a few weeks ago but i didn't have cs5 so i green screened the actor (me) in and used 3d layers for shadows and had to paint in the video that was out of frame on one shot because my camera can't 'zoom out' enough. my short 1 min video taught me all sorts like 3d tracking, screening, 3d layers, and how frustrating full HD is on a crap Pentium d like mine =P if you want to watch it here it is
not as many people at once but i think its pretty good for my level.
    Agent 47
    January 6th, 2011 @ 3:01 am
    Nice men. doing a great job
December 9th, 2010 @ 4:56 am
December 9th, 2010 @ 6:58 am
how do you make this
December 9th, 2010 @ 3:02 pm
Is he going to make a tut?
December 10th, 2010 @ 10:56 pm
its awesome .... :)
Andrew u r grt..
waitin for the tut..
December 11th, 2010 @ 10:14 pm
your are the master
December 13th, 2010 @ 8:50 am
yes,,very interesting butttt,,,this will be a tutorial for a CS5 ae ? and the ones who don't have it ? what they will do ?
anyway Andrew you're awesome and i follow your project with lot of admiration !! good job man =)
December 13th, 2010 @ 11:26 am
andrew u r greet
December 14th, 2010 @ 4:10 pm
WOW,, wtf? how.. when... come oooon! is it really a 2 guys scene converted in to a full SWAT squad? u r the man!!!!! but how did u do it tell us teeeeellll uuuusss!!!!!!!
December 14th, 2010 @ 6:34 pm
Outstanding job as Usual! Plus I'm diggin the new site design!
Chia Pang
December 16th, 2010 @ 7:18 am
i watched bloody omaha, blog show, everything about that, but can't understand something. how we are gonna fix when the one guy on the top of the other guy in another seen? i'll try but still cannot imagine. mask on the guy with pen tool?
December 17th, 2010 @ 6:14 am
Please do a tutorial on this it's amazing and the world need's it!!!
December 18th, 2010 @ 8:38 am
that's really awesome work....I really liked it...^_^
December 19th, 2010 @ 3:58 pm
Please, make this your next tutorial!!!
Oru Tosan Nick
December 20th, 2010 @ 1:52 pm
Great idea andrew you always blow my mindwith the kind of ideas that hit that head of yours. its superb i must comfess.
December 22nd, 2010 @ 2:23 am
How? How did you... What? I... Oh my.. Thats awesome
December 23rd, 2010 @ 11:12 am
Hey Andrew, I admire you're work, but I'd really love it, if you were able to release this tutorial before Christmas! I have been waiting ages for this.
Thank you!
December 24th, 2010 @ 2:51 am
hey its very good but can’t you a make a crazy decapitation type tutorial
December 25th, 2010 @ 4:16 am
I like it =D but i want to know how you make the begin title! I love it!!!
December 27th, 2010 @ 6:33 am
this vid reminds me counter strike 1.6.....!!!! Sam loya pwned...XD
December 27th, 2010 @ 6:14 pm
Nice i love the color correction and quality of this video. :) GREAT JOB as as always
December 31st, 2010 @ 12:45 pm
Why is it that every time Sam is in a video he always has to die and it is usually Tino that kills him! Poor sam
michel Karam
January 1st, 2011 @ 6:51 am
i know how to do that ! it's the same way to do clone
D Soul
January 4th, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
Hi all,

I'm new to after effects, I was wondering how to add the camera movement to the shot if it was originally shot on a tripod. Can anyone link me a tutorial or send some guidance over? thanks.
    Agent 47
    January 6th, 2011 @ 2:58 am
    check on youtube just type camera movement.
January 6th, 2011 @ 2:56 am
Hi Andrew nice video.AM from Kenya and i saw ur cool tut, i wanted to ask where i can download you tut free
January 10th, 2011 @ 8:25 pm
sa-weeeettttt! Good job Andrew.
January 13th, 2011 @ 7:02 am
Sam should have freeze time...
January 13th, 2011 @ 11:29 am
LMAO! The dude thought he was going to take them out with a pistol. Great stuff.
January 18th, 2011 @ 2:22 pm
Simply amazing!!! Poor Sam.
January 23rd, 2011 @ 9:59 am
who pulls a pistol on a squad of SWAT officer with assault rifles
January 24th, 2011 @ 1:42 pm
Just Waiting to see the tutorial :D
B. Moye
January 26th, 2011 @ 10:50 pm
The shot where it's on the tripod and it rotates from the right to the left, showing 'all 8' of the Swat members - four on the right and four on the left - would be a great tutorial on rotoscope, blending, and masking!!

January 27th, 2011 @ 12:01 am
Very Good work!!!! Can you please watch this video in youtube and make a tutorial on it???!!!
January 29th, 2011 @ 2:16 pm
Hi. Really loved this one!
Just a little question. This was made by only two persons. So the camera had to stand still if this could work.
So the movement of the camera was made by a wiggle or something like that? :P
I dont know, because this was so extreamally smoooothly done :D
Hope the tutorial will arrive soon :)
    January 29th, 2011 @ 2:18 pm
    yeah and btw, my name is also andrew :) (so i didnt try to fake anything) :)
January 29th, 2011 @ 10:50 pm
hey Andrew nice work, but wooho there is a mistake, in the panoramic view when the camera is moving around there you can see a little of fade that reveals the layers :P its just a catch but you made a very good job

Thanks from Tijuana, Mexico
February 2nd, 2011 @ 6:27 am
Why are you doing that to Sam :)) ?
February 7th, 2011 @ 7:56 am
hello, this tutorial is very good.
February 9th, 2011 @ 3:31 pm
whoah...can't wait for the tutorial to come out...doggone!!!
February 10th, 2011 @ 8:48 am
Search and Destroy.

That's a multiplayer game in call of duty modern warfare 2.
February 11th, 2011 @ 4:01 am
I can't wait for it...
February 12th, 2011 @ 1:23 am
I can't wait to see it....u are owesome
February 12th, 2011 @ 7:52 am
Should've called it "Search and Destroy Sam 1000000"
February 13th, 2011 @ 12:37 pm
There were e dozen , no way that was edited lol Videocopilot rocks !!!
Joe Homokay
February 17th, 2011 @ 12:47 pm
How do you do your camera shake in AE?
February 18th, 2011 @ 11:51 am
The technical side is awesome, no doubt. But (and this is being picky about 'performance' and 'reality' NOT how successful the post production looked) there were a lot of 'muzzle sweeps' that would undermine the hyper reality of a SWAT/Operator team. "Muzzle sweeps" are when the business end of the weapon sweeps right past a friendly and means you are pointing your loaded weapon at a buddies head for split seconds at a time.

This is a BIG no no if the team were 'real' so it's some thing to consider when choreographing your actors as they move.
February 25th, 2011 @ 10:04 am
I loved this example. I hope this tutorial comes out soon; I have been waiting so long to learn how to do this. I have tried the roto tool in CS5 and haven't had results anywhere close to yours.
February 27th, 2011 @ 9:44 am
I like the video but the song is not appropriate for the film
February 27th, 2011 @ 10:10 pm
Hey kramer...
really good work...
i always want to be a good editor & now cs5 provide me everthing i need.....
And now i m your big fan & following u as my idle...........
March 1st, 2011 @ 5:56 pm
The Stu Maschwitz's scene :D Good job on it, though ;)
praveen jaggi
March 2nd, 2011 @ 1:01 am
really good job...
want to see its tutorial........
u r awesome Andrew
March 2nd, 2011 @ 11:27 am
i hope you do a tutorial about this one as it would be so useful
March 5th, 2011 @ 5:22 am
cool mAN!!! is it work in AE CS3??? coz i'm working on it~
i'll wait this tutor patiently for sure~
we love you from the far far away indonesia~
March 16th, 2011 @ 12:46 am
wow... very cool
March 23rd, 2011 @ 6:19 am
i guess u r uploading the tutorial and the tips next year...
March 24th, 2011 @ 1:05 pm
Can't wait for this! Should make a zombie film EASSSSSY!
Julius Ervin G. Labalan
March 25th, 2011 @ 7:46 am
Hey wazzup "Master VFX" my Idol of all time .......

Bro your so kind you teach a lot of things to us like me who have no formal education in visual effects or post production work..............

Cause like me I don't have enough money to avail high cost of tuition fee just to study this......

Brother you gave us a chance to go to the edge of this industry .............
more power to you and to your team ........

Go Master VFX ...............

God Bless........
March 27th, 2011 @ 9:21 am
hey that was a sweet short I was wondering how many cameras did you use to shoot this
April 3rd, 2011 @ 6:42 am
oh my god that looks really cool i really wanna learn how u did that, i'd assume its masking but very advanced masking at that. Keep up the freaking awesome work
April 5th, 2011 @ 12:23 am
Great!The Greatest Thing I've ever Seen!
April 5th, 2011 @ 8:15 am
awesome man! tutorial pls!!!
April 8th, 2011 @ 7:59 am
hi andrew we still waiting a short tutorial about this scene give us some tut about how to composite in premiere and the rotoscoping tool in AE pleaseeee this could be the best tut in the world
April 15th, 2011 @ 10:30 am
Andrew u d best but pls i need tutor on this production and tutor on x -men transformation effect(the lady that use to transform like i wire effect) and again i got my Action Essentials 2:720p DVD. thnx a lot man God bless.
moshood from Lagos Nigeria.
April 15th, 2011 @ 11:02 am
This is awesome. I can't wait for the tutorial on how to do achieve this. I only have CS4 so putting in other tips for older versions would be amazing and really helpful. Video Copilot forever!
April 19th, 2011 @ 8:19 am
Cm'on 6 months has passed now...
when r u gonna upload the tutorial ?
April 20th, 2011 @ 2:33 pm
i'm waiting ehe.. goodjob sir andrew :)..
ehab subaih
April 22nd, 2011 @ 8:15 am
That looks great! Can’t wait to see the tut!
April 24th, 2011 @ 4:25 am
That looks great! Can’t wait to see the tut!
Lucas Genaro Rucci
April 27th, 2011 @ 3:14 am
Andrew , doesnt matter if you dont do this tut, we love you for all that we learned here.
Vizual Alkemi
April 28th, 2011 @ 6:23 am
And introducing.... Matt Kramer! Great job as always! nice teamwork, Great effects, Beautiful compositing and color correction.
April 29th, 2011 @ 12:25 pm
i request tutorial on rotobrush
May 8th, 2011 @ 6:01 pm
hahahaha...nice again andrew and also for sam and tino for cooperation..well done again, i will wait for ur amazing tuts....=)...this is my first comment, hope u'll accept me as a one big family...
May 9th, 2011 @ 5:29 am
whoohoo nice job mate.....cant wait to see tut... cheer
May 18th, 2011 @ 5:00 pm
amazing!! please do a tutorial on rotobrush!!
May 25th, 2011 @ 12:38 pm
please rotobrush!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 29th, 2011 @ 1:02 am
Hey, Andrew, ur website and ur work is awesome! Thanks fot all tuts. It's really amazing to watch ur tuts and study programms. And team, which help u, is awesome too! So when this tutorial we can see?
May 30th, 2011 @ 6:23 pm
any word on this one? seems like a really useful tutorial. Thanks!
June 2nd, 2011 @ 8:06 am
Nice Job Mr Kramer!
June 6th, 2011 @ 7:32 am
awesome work Andrew cant wait to see the tut on this one
John Godsik
June 6th, 2011 @ 9:14 pm
very well done, if you hadn't mentioned that it was just 2 guys I would have never known.
June 7th, 2011 @ 10:09 am
Sweet stuff. Check this out: optical flares, pro scores, whatnot and whathaveyous...
Imran H.
June 19th, 2011 @ 4:27 am
Nice work andrew. But you should add some effects while the gunshot to hide the fact. It is only visible there!
Johan Thorn
June 21st, 2011 @ 1:30 pm
hahahaha, Sam is like, "oh shit there is 10 SWAT guys aiming their weapons at i know im gonna try to shoot them" :D
June 22nd, 2011 @ 5:05 am
This is an amazing video. Enjoyed a lot watching this vid. Waiting for the tut.
June 26th, 2011 @ 10:09 am
Were is the Tutorial for this one???? i have been looking for it everywhere and i thought that i saw it once before but i lost it now please help as fast as possible!! :(
    Imran H.
    June 29th, 2011 @ 6:08 pm
    Check the blog show about the tut, you will figure it out, i mean the tut. :D
July 3rd, 2011 @ 4:46 pm
i found the blog show when he's talking about this video that i want to keep in mind that the first shot we got 2 guys walking infront of us, so anyway i just wondering how do i overlap these pictures, you know so they come togheter i mean like if im walking infront of the camera like 3 times and then want it to be like 3 copies of me how do i put it togheter? can i do this in After Effect's? please help me anyone i would really appreciate it :) please help me,
July 7th, 2011 @ 12:57 am
i am intrested in effter effect but i can not opreat this softwae please tell me how i can learn obout affter effect
Christian Palmer
July 11th, 2011 @ 4:11 am
This looks amazing I was just talking to someone about this. Can't wait for the tutorial.
July 27th, 2011 @ 3:34 pm
where i can get guns like those?? please
Master Freddie
August 1st, 2011 @ 8:13 pm
That's looks awesome!
August 5th, 2011 @ 9:15 am
I liked this but I kinda felt the actors were walking kinda slow wouldn't SWAT be moving fast n crouching other then that bring on the tutorial
August 9th, 2011 @ 4:34 am
WOW!!! It's a very short but a very cool film.
August 14th, 2011 @ 1:36 am
AWESOME! Can't wait for tutorial!
This is a lot like my clan! LOL

Because we're called the SWAT clan and play Search and Destroy and we use tactics like them! Ha!
September 13th, 2011 @ 7:07 pm
WOW beautiful can i ful love for this?
September 14th, 2011 @ 12:04 am
oh nice andrew sir and all video copilot members andrew sir your direction is so owsome sam expression wow great maan
September 16th, 2011 @ 12:00 am
It's so good, i can't wait, where is that????
get it faster, we are waiting.
September 16th, 2011 @ 8:14 pm
wow i am a big fan and i follow all your tuts if there's a tut of this i will be so glad
Mad Laser
November 7th, 2011 @ 8:56 am
AK, you drive me crazy! Where's the tutorial! I want it!!!!!!Please!!!!!