Swat Scene with No VFX

Here is the recent swat scene without any visual effects or green color timing! Might help people understand how we setup certain shots and get some ideas on the workflow. These 2 guys actually seem a little more precise…

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4 years ago
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116 Comments

Daniel
3 years ago
where i can get guns like those?? please
jewel caspi
4 years ago
hi andrew kramer,
i'v been watchig lately in your swat video wich is incredible and i wanted to know if you can explain or show a video guide of how you blended the layers', i mean how exactly did you make two people to a whole swat team.
im making a similar thing in a project to my school and iwondered if you can help me
please try to answer me soon as you can
thank you so much
jewel caspi
Bill
4 years ago
Hey Andrew,

I wonder how you did to simulate a handheld shooting from a tripod rushes. I already saw your camera shake tutorial but i never could obtain the same results as you in search and destroy short. Can you please help me with this

Thanks in advance

Bill from Montreal
    Bill
    4 years ago
    Hey what's up...
    Finally the Aftershake preset did the trick. Thanks a bunch.
Daniel
4 years ago
PLEASE reply..One of my favorite websites keep up the good work...Hey guys I have a problem in the action assentials 2 pack when i drag things into after effects it doesnt automatically get rid of the black..I know to switch it to screen but when i do that it tends to make things like the bullet shells transparent and look alot less realistic..whats goin on?
laurence
4 years ago
can you give a downloadable version with ALL the files so you can do your edit your own version?
4 years ago
hehehehe =)
The terrorist is so bravee =) what a behaviour with a glock against of machine guns =)

cooool videooo ,)
Joshua Carey
4 years ago
I see by looking at the final cut that it makes a little more sense, my apologies o.o
Joshua Carey
4 years ago
There appears to be a part where he switches to a pistol and back to a rifle oO strange lol.
4 years ago
Yes man!!!....Now l know hwo killed Sam)))
Juan
4 years ago
So the tutorial?
Calixto
4 years ago
What ever happened to this TUT?
Alberto Garcia
4 years ago
Hi Andrew! CAN YOU TELL ME THE SETTINGS FOR THE CAMERA SHAKE INTO THE MOVIE, PLEASE THANKS....(WIGGLE???)
Bradley Bell
4 years ago
Nice, muzzle flashes were out too much for my liking, they seemed to sharp.
4 years ago
Can't Sam make it through ONE tutorial vid?! How much did you have to work with the SWAT actors to get the guns to shake right? Some actors just can't mimic gunfire...
AB
4 years ago
As this is a tutorial on special effects technique, I think that a few people are missing the point by attempting to divert the topic towards special forces technique.

Any talk about special forces operations, procedure and weaponry only serves to distract us fm the real topic at hand.

Well done, looking forward to the tutorial.
4 years ago
Hi I have a lot of mystery to your site and training was great thanks I'm still learning the car being left Teach me goodbye
Listen
Read phonetically
Anthony
4 years ago
The Video was great, could be more realistic with the SWAT entry...
4 years ago
Great work Andrew, i hope you will add some cool after effects instalations and make it Super. BTW the sound was great but I did't like the toilet flash sound.. Keep teaching as Master of After Effects!!!
Siamak
4 years ago
Hi Andrew . I Have Problem In Work Trapcode Particular Plugin . I Want Make One Ghost . Help Me
Siamak
4 years ago
Hi Andrew . Tank You . Very nice work . I am Working Special Effect In Iran .
4 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfzrfbV0N6I

I think it turned out pretty well. :)
Medo
4 years ago
You are AMAZING Andrew, I really love your work and you MUST work at hollywood.

I don't know what to say, you are far more than anything I can say!

One Of The Best Websites Ever!
Ossan
4 years ago
Awesome camera... footage looks great. Check out this 3D animation I found online.. uses VCP audio! (From Pro Scores I think)
edson
4 years ago
great stuff,i wld like to request for a weather essential with stuff like rain,wild the desert,thunder etc..pliz andrew do is for us..from Tanzania
Joao
4 years ago
Hi guys. Nice video. But if you notice, on the final version, at 22 seconds when the camera pans, if you pause the video you will see how he did. I think i feathered the layer because you can see on the shelf that there are 2 boxes and above the boxes you can see it even better (compare with the raw footage). I hope andrew can fix this. But still is a great scene!
oras
4 years ago
Looks like ground war to me !
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4 years ago
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Barhom
4 years ago
Very nice work ...
I hope that there will be a demonstration of the process studied??
4 years ago
Hi Andrew! can you please tell me what kind of camera u use to shoot this video?

Thanx!
Erick
4 years ago
Nice Work, as always. Thanks Andrew.
Marçal Solé
4 years ago
Thanks Andrew... Seeing the final result of a scene is always scaring for inspiring filmmakers but seeing the raw material helps a lot.
Fly vince
4 years ago
Hey Andrew i have just seen the movie "never surrender" theres a lot of your vfx for the intro and songs of sound designer! It s a great promo for your website and product!
You are the boss Man.
Vince
4 years ago
I (and i think other people as well) would be grateful if you would make a tutorial about color correction , how`s the best way to get a certain look from your shot, from within the AE or Premiere Pro/Final Cut color corection plugins, i know there`s RedGiant`s Magic Bullet looks out there but that`s kinda expensive and very CPU intense plugin, it would be lovely if you would make a a tutorial on how to get certain moods by color correcting.
4 years ago
Hey Andrew.
I would like to ask smthing, where did get those suits and guns?

Look like they original swat suits and some real weapons.
Is it legal to buy replicas of those weapons without having any license?

Any idea?
this is so crazyyyyy
4 years ago
every time is better keep that level of tus my friend AK
4 years ago
Very Niiiccceee ...

What camera did you use for the shoot ...
and also .. what's your take on the Canon 5D MK II and/or the 7D for shooting ... I'm asking because I'm about to get one of them and I havent been able to make up my mind for 5 weeks now ...
Thanks
Foxy
4 years ago
Nice footage! What type of cam do you use?
mktnet
4 years ago
Thanks for the raw video footage Andrew, it looks professional!
See you among Hollywood film makers ;) why not :p
key
4 years ago
I want a tutorial
4 years ago
Mr Kramer, Where can I watch your movies or the list of your movies.
4 years ago
ALTERDINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 years ago
ALTERDINGS!!!!!!
4 years ago
ALTERDINGS!!!!!!!!!
Naqeeb
4 years ago
Hi Andrew, I was just wondering where and how did you get those guns!!? Im trying so hard to find!

Thanks,
patc
4 years ago
Hey guys do not criticize the technical parts of a swat operation. This is only an example to show FX. Not to see if they take either their arms or walk as it should be a swat team. What interests us is how to apply this technique in After Effects. Great work Andrew
4 years ago
Hey Andrew, you still using a Canon 7D ?
bla
4 years ago
i guess andrew is kidding us all, he filmed it with 10 actors and cut the other 8 guys out in this video :O
4 years ago
Where do you get your actors and costumes/props at Andrew? If they're friends, they are pretty good.
JaZ
4 years ago
I am really grateful towards you , Andrew. I’m a rookie Movie maker.. and you help me making my dreams come closer ..

The Most thing I really regret is that I download your Products + Tutorials illegally … I am really sorry and I know this is not the right way of saying Thanks, but what to do .. I am a 16 years old Teenager .. and I haven’t got 100$ to spend on sound effects … I hope you read this message and understand it … Thank You ..
RicharD17
4 years ago
Great color correction AWESOME
4 years ago
i would have never believed it :P
4 years ago
Everyone can complain about tactics used in videos. You put a movie in a room with five guys with either a law enforcement or military background and they'll pick it apart. I know because I've been a SWAT sniper for 3 years now.

For the most part all the above works. You can leave the imagination to consider that they don't have backup or anything else.

The only thing that I caught was the one scene with the taller actor having a handgun. 2 seconds before he has a rifle then the scene directly after, he has a rifle again.

Aside from that, the video is a great tool - Thanks! As opposed to the guy, if you need any reference for tactics or props, I'll help in anyway I can... no charge.
4 years ago
Is that a mirror in the bottom right corner @14 sec into the video? In the other version I noticed the legs of that one guy dissappearing, but I figured maybe it was just a tiny slip up with the masking. However this is the unedited version, which means no masking, and it still happens. How come?

Very cool video by the way! I'm looking forward to seeing some CS5 tutorials. I don't have cs5 myself, but the tools in there are amazing and I can't wait to see what you can come up with!
Ken Zautcke
4 years ago
Sweet love this technique and can't wait for the tut. Also the audio has the right amount of tension to sell. Maybe you want to talk about that as well as maybe some new product to go with the suspense of XXX out Sam
4 years ago
what kind of camcoder you had used
4 years ago
It makes perfect sense Andrew!
4 years ago
Thank You SIR!!!
4 years ago
AK THAT WAS AWESOME! BUT I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD STABILIZE THE CAMERA WIGGLE.

AND ANIMATE THE 1ST TEXT A LITTLE BIT MORE (KEYFRAME THE SCALE)
Looking forward to the tutorial!
4 years ago
Here is a music video I made using Rotobrush.
There are only two actors/musicians in the whole thing.
Can you tell where the Rotobrush was used?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C_xep_zPbw
4 years ago
GREAT ANDREW, nice sequence, color correction and compositing, great tracking.
alpanix
4 years ago
Great work, Andrew.
Just a question. What FX have you used to make Sam so thin?
;)
AdrienF
4 years ago
I understand quite well the method used for everything related to shots filmed by a fixed camera. But I must say that plans filmed by an unstable camera intrigues me !
4 years ago
Great work!
I can´t wait for the tutorial and see how you do this.
I love you Andrew
Qube
4 years ago
I just try to write word GooD but the videocopilot sends me a message : Error: Your comment is too short. Please try to say something useful. I don't know... :)
4 years ago
Which camera did you use? 7D, JVC, or RED? Great DOF and camera shake. Truly, art in it's finest.
TJ
4 years ago
incredible. I want a tutorial very bad on this. This seems like it could be fairly simple, but I have no knowledge of the techniques.
Ben
4 years ago
Love it! Besides the fact that long barrel assault rifles are rubbish, usability wise, for a SWAT team. But hey, its hard to say 'no' to big guns. ;-)
4 years ago
A swat team will never walk like the shown sceen into a garage. We don`t talk, thats right... we talk with our hands (hand signals) and... we are much much faster... and we are using anytime every opportunity to get out of the line of fire or friendly fire!!! And... when we see our opponent, we have to talk to him loud and clear, Example: POLICE... FREEZ... DOWN ON THE KNEE... and... when there is no other possibility... we shoot... But... there was a possibility to take Sam without hurting him. The Moment was, when he opens the door... at this moment two Swat Officer would bring him down... hard and uncompromising... cause he has a gun and we know this... When he is fixed on the ground (cuffs) another officer will tell him his rights! Andrew... if you want a real fast and ultrahard Swat Team for making a film like yours with a lot of more hard action, call us!!! international call: 00497732959363, we are not expensiv... and when the luck is with you, we are on holiday in the US.
Greetings Team Apix Germany - Hoffmeister -
KINGCOMPOSITE
4 years ago
When will this Tutorial be posted?
4 years ago
So I guessed it, there were no hand-held shots in the entire video. The shake was kinda repetitive and generic :)
Brendan
4 years ago
This is a very useful effect and a good help, yet I think having some before and after shots would do the purpose of this video more justice.
melle
4 years ago
Interesting, I just noticed, in the raw footage there are actually no bullets coming out of the rifles:D:D:D:D:D
mark somerville
4 years ago
Great video. I look forward to you showing us how to add the other characters in. Andrew can you make a video whereby Sam comes at on top. Be nice to see Sam win once.
4 years ago
Shoot...they just shot Sam....no way...i want to see the full thing...i'm curious now about the end..:)) Looking great Adrew...thanks for sharing it with us.
5p1r17
4 years ago
I like it more without VFX...
Ryan
4 years ago
The music was great!! what's the name of that??
Kobi
4 years ago
I was waiting for this.. I was abt to ask for this non fx video.. Thanq
Eshita
4 years ago
So how many takes did you guys have before having a perfect shot?
Morten Enoksen
4 years ago
Nice! I kinda get the idea : ) I did something similar here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGVbQuw44WU
4 years ago
Are we allowed to use any of the VC videos to try out our own color grading looks?
Tosha
4 years ago
Poor Sam... :-)
Kride
4 years ago
What audio-composition plays here??

Andrew, it's very-very cool stuff!!)))

Thsnks from Russia)
4 years ago
This is cool seeing it without out the effect. But I now notice that one with the effects, at the pan shot you can see like two boxes were the masks overlaps on the right side at about 21 seconds. Still cool looking though!
sonichintan
4 years ago
wow its best you are the best !!!!!!!
hermi
4 years ago
please don t kill sam every time you use him... (>_<)

as usual, great video, ありがとう!
jwi
4 years ago
Nice job Andrew u inspire us
4 years ago
Awesome Andrew, really was impressive.
uNiOn
4 years ago
*LOL* very pathos video xD
4 years ago
Man! you are awesome!!!
tcarle
4 years ago
Hi from New Zealand!
That is awesome! Great work keep it coming. You so need to make a tut for this I would love it! I'm in to making action short films so this should help with my understanding of what is possible. Anyway I love your work!
4 years ago
Very Cool. That actually helps quite a bit for how you did a couple of things. Yes, the camera pan at 21sec mark was flawless and very organic. Love it! Thanks for sharing this.
4 years ago
Andrew, you are amazing, fill us in on the Feature Film that you are working on.
Some Guy
4 years ago
Andrew, could you show us both versions side-by-side or at least let us download the final version, please. It's not urgent but would be cool. :)
jeremy
4 years ago
nicely done but theres no way thats real, taking out the muzzle flashes from the gun. . . by the way, hows sam doing? being shot in the chest sometimes hurts . . . :P
4 years ago
The shot that pans to the left to reveal more SWAT guys is really well set-up. The pan is seamless.

Splicing the composited shots (with 2+ actors) with close-up shots where the camera moves really adds to the realism.
bob of bobs
4 years ago
Whenever you figure out a complex scene and it comes out awesomely, do you finish and yell out "I am a genius! I am the smartest man alive! All others bow before me!" to yourself? I do.
nyolisky
4 years ago
plese tell me how you make colour like that...its very cool
Han Solo
4 years ago
ITS OFFICIAL - You have the COOLEST job in the world.
matthew Park
4 years ago
Simply amazing.
Mark
4 years ago
All because Sam did not wash his hands! Good hygienes Sam...
4 years ago
NICE! You should post this kind of videos more often! The behind the scenes, how you get rid of production problems, tips, etc. Really great idea! As always!
Nicemax
4 years ago
Great work! Can´t wait for the tutorial.
4 years ago
Incredible work! Can't wait to try out the roto brush when I get CS5. Even the title is cool! Maybe a tutorial for the title as well?
4 years ago
@ Danny
Wouldn't be surprised if it was the 7d. Camcorders are kinda getting pushed aside nowadays for the high end dslrs.
James
4 years ago
Did you use the wiggler or is all that camera shake done by hand?
Danny Loredo
4 years ago
what camcorder do you use?
4 years ago
locked camera indeed. Good stuff, should be a nice straightforward tutorial!
Richard Aparicio
4 years ago
Why are you always picking on Sam?
Hicham Bazzi
4 years ago
Great work Andrew
Michael J. Arbouet
4 years ago
Can't wait to see how you pulled this off! Nice!!!
naughtyaashiq
4 years ago
Fabulous dudee...keep dem keepin
Griffin
4 years ago
Oh man, as always, amazing
4 years ago
WOW. very nice. I can't believe you pulled this off!
4 years ago
Thank you for your insight knowledge
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