Signal Flares

Our new preset pack for Optical Flares will be on sale Tuesday, 1-11-11 but we thought we would tease it a little more. This flare is based on a real world lens and was recreated for the Pro Presets 2 collection. This is 1 of 50 all new presets.

Check it out!

And if all else fails… launch green flares and wait for the cavalry.

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4 years ago
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102 Comments

neal
3 years ago
so simple yet super cool.
how to give this black and white shadow effect in after effects ??
it looks awesome.
josephlwu
3 years ago
Great! Also I got your "The Rock" reference :)
elvislee
4 years ago
May I ask what your hand props? I want to make short films, is in need of the props. I can send mail to inform it?
The JokerMan
4 years ago
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1801866919519

Check out this link. I didn't use Optical Flares, but it reminded of the scene in the demonstration with the laser-sight on the gun. My M16 airsoft gun came with a laser sight so while my brother was filming I decided to annoy him and shine the light at him. It accidentally went into the camera, and Viola! A cool looking flare that we decided to actually try to film the second time around. The shot in the film was the intentional second time, not the accidental first time.
4 years ago
amazing!
Is there a tutorial coming up for Signal Flares?
would be really awesome!keep up the great work!
Ty Stone
4 years ago
You are the best love the work that you do keep up the great work.
4 years ago
Very cool! Pick these up yesterday, loving it. All of your products are top notch and amazing. Thanks again Andrew!
Gavin Howell
4 years ago
Andrew!
You can rescue me anytime, you big hunk!
Darius
4 years ago
Andrew your a beast man.....You really been helping me kick some ass in film school with the title help...surprisingly they can't stop talking about my genius...lol
FBI Director Womack
4 years ago
What do you know about V.X. gas?
Fabiano
4 years ago
Amazinhg but...
Can I see them before I buy them?
    Gab
    4 years ago
    Yes, if you to blog you'll find the videos introduction there.
sanjeev
4 years ago
Hi Andrew Kramer This Is Sanjeev Im From India....... U Man Rock Awesome Tutorials & Products
I learned Many Thing From Your Website.. Thanks A lots.....
4 years ago
Very cool
Like Call of Duty Game!
Thanks :)
4 years ago
Call of Duty FTW ??
Amir
4 years ago
Is there a tutorial coming up?
the Signal Flares and the Tron Pilot doesn't have a tutorial :(:(:(:(:( can we expect one soon?
4 years ago
I am waiting with pay pal in hand.
Merlin
4 years ago
I'm Hoping Pro Presets 2 is going to be released soon, it"s 19:10 here in the UK and I would like to check it out this evening.
    Jatinder5ingh
    4 years ago
    Im waiting on edge im cheacking the site every 2-3mins and its now 19:46 please hurry up, and dont say ur gona release it at 11:11 EST, i dont what its call but i think its EST.
Jim Dean
4 years ago
So it's like almost 1:30pm on Tuesday. When was this thing getting released????
sumedh
4 years ago
excellent .... time for some action ..... :-)
seano
4 years ago
mmmmm its tuesday!!!
Jonte
4 years ago
A-w-e-s-o-m-e! Can´t wait!
4 years ago
I NEED THIS Andrew Kramer is amazing.
Gab
4 years ago
It is 4:56 PM here in Germany and I am waiting for it. Come on! Nothing yet!
Shuvo
4 years ago
That's awesome i can't wait sin a single moment.
4 years ago
I am curious... :)
Mani
4 years ago
Cooooool. asusual great
Kenny Chase
4 years ago
Oh my god! I really can't wait! just imagine the possibilities...
Noah
4 years ago
this is gonna be amazing
Jim Dean
4 years ago
So many suck ups here, hahahahah!!
4 years ago
Call me impatient or excited, but what might the price be for this collection? Around the same as the first pro preset?
4 years ago
Dude, he reminds me of Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino =D.
4 years ago
Yo this mad a road yute...Sell off fi real.
4 years ago
More flarez! :o
4 years ago
very cool shot, and flare!
4 years ago
amazing. perfect. total GRAN TORINO STYLE!!!
Floro
4 years ago
Great lighting on that shot, can you tell us how to achieve it? Like you did with the Iron Man HUD.
    Tom
    4 years ago
    Yes I will like know this also (the lighting that is)
Magic
4 years ago
oh my GOD AK is also stylish!!!
great scene man, you look badass!!!
4 years ago
That´s sooooo awesome!!! Can´t wait!
4 years ago
Very nice!!
You love that scene from The Rock.. don't ya?
You linked it in another blog post aswell..
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
4 years ago
I'm looking forward to the new pro-presets and the tutorials especially.
Din Taylor
4 years ago
Gimmie !!! I am looking forward to this :)
Mister K.O
4 years ago
Andrew you are just amazing !
seano
4 years ago
Now that was tooooo Gangsta!!!
Looks incredible, as usual.
MartinH65
4 years ago
Once again, you have proven to be Andrew 'Awesome' Kramer!! Keep it up sir!
4 years ago
Bundle with OF, the first preset pack, and the second preset pack please? (:
4 years ago
It's Good,can't wait for it.
Jerry
4 years ago
That was cool....FIRE IT UP....I can't wait to get the new presets.
4 years ago
cool =) i'm very excited....
4 years ago
I am big fan of u....i learn a lot from u.Thanks for all the tutorials...
And they are definitely exciting..
Turisma
4 years ago
Was it recorded by Canon or video camera ?
chuckarama
4 years ago
ZZZZZrt......pop. Mind. Blown.
silver dance
4 years ago
nice i waiting for that......good androw
ah_shang86
4 years ago
u look cool in this video
Adrian
4 years ago
Happy birthday!
Oli
4 years ago
i like the transition between the flare and the text. very cool mr. kramer. can't wait to see what PP2 looks like!
4 years ago
Looking pretty sweet. How do you capture the natural flares though?
4 years ago
Great work. This looks very very realistic. I like it. Thank you for your help to us. Say hello to everyone in the team.
Nisoes
4 years ago
So simple, So epic
Jason
4 years ago
haha Tight this is awesome! i just got 188$ and I wanna get one of your products and this is probably the one I'm getting!
4 years ago
Beautiful! Can't wait... for my paycheck so I can buy this!
Qbs
4 years ago
If I knew you'd be releasing this pack I'd wait with buying the OF bundle... damn :/
Luigi
4 years ago
Great waiting ! C'mon Andrew !!! And tnx !!!! :D
4 years ago
amazing actor ......

i can't wait this AMAZING PRESETS.....
Eshita
4 years ago
"tomorrow" ......SUCH A LONG TIME!!!!!!!
oh boi oh boi oh boi........cant wait....! :D
u luk DAMN cool in that video....
lol....i just realised that "the rock" was released the year i was born..... :P ;)
The Secret Lab
4 years ago
Aah you bastards, you are teasing us too much :D I can't wait until tomorrow.
4 years ago
wow andrew amazing :)
nick
4 years ago
hopefully there are some REALISTIC Anamorphics..... the others are just too much.... not good enough
Nic
4 years ago
So if I get this right, there was NO flare and NO real smoke on that little vid?

Nice!
Martin
4 years ago
Damn man, why must you tease me like this haha.
4 years ago
I can't wait Andrew.....
4 years ago
I think price will be like 30$ max 35$ ! (:
4 years ago
I think price will be like 30$ max 35$ ! (:
Crbad34
4 years ago
LOL, If you've been watching Andrew Kramer as long as I have, then you'd know his sense of humor. He's actually lighting a real flare. Optical FLARE, get it? The OF plugin is the glare you see coming from the flare..LOL Great Andrew! I cant wait for the plugins to be released.
4 years ago
THANKS A LOT! ANDREW FOR THIS CREATIVE WORKS! :)
Cube
4 years ago
What will be the price ?
GreedOra
4 years ago
Well i cant wait JEEZ :)
sahil siddiqui
4 years ago
why don;t u reply? andrew...? ok i want to know was the smoke real or was done in post?
Jordan-Rhys
4 years ago
Can't wait! Looks great. Thanks again to Video Copilot for all their hard work!
4 years ago
Oh this guy is awesome
    Eshita
    4 years ago
    lol....u realised it rite now? :P
    4 years ago
    I knew he was awesome since the time I first heard his name!
    Andrew Kramer, what could be awesomer?
    And dont even get me started about how epic he is.

    4 years ago
    Barney Stinson. That would be even awesomer! Just saying
    Bas
    4 years ago
    Barney IS awesome indeed. Although Barney just excists on a piece of paper called 'The Script'. Andrew is as real as they come. In which he steps up on the "AUSUM 6000" ladder and beats Barney. Can't wait for the presets, best timing ever, in 3 weeks we're gonna go to post-production with our film. This could come in handy :)
4 years ago
cant wait to buy it! :D
Talkin
4 years ago
cool......waiting 4 tomorrow....awesome andrew./m\
Mike
4 years ago
Was the smoke real or done in post?
kamron
4 years ago
Cool 1. Good real life feel. too good
4 years ago
I wonder if I should give up 3d and switch completely to 2d. AE/VCP is sooo awesome!!

/joke

Just kidding. I try to work with AE now and then. And what's a better place for that then VCP? (Y) :D
mv
4 years ago
that's looking reaaalllyyyy sweet, can't wait!!
Andrew
4 years ago
sooooooooo nice :D can't wait :)

Greetings from Egypt
Andrew (too) :P
Dok
4 years ago
Rly nice video, can't wait!!!
4 years ago
Hahahaha you're ridiculous. I love you sense of humor.

Can't wait for the new presets!
4 years ago
Awesome flare, but i didn't really liked it used that way.
Awesome smoke and lightning though!
Hugh
4 years ago
Can not wait to download this, thanks Andrew.
4 years ago
ENOUGH WITH THE TEASERS!
I want 'em NOW! :D hehehehe
Loving O.F with your AEM2 man!!! :D
Rob
4 years ago
AK, Jack Bauer style, sweet.
    Aziel
    4 years ago
    Haha.. i think =
caives
4 years ago
Now that was badass. Can't wait!
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