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.

January 10th, 2011 @ 12:52 am
Now that was badass. Can't wait!
January 10th, 2011 @ 12:54 am
AK, Jack Bauer style, sweet.
    January 10th, 2011 @ 12:44 pm
    Haha.. i think =
January 10th, 2011 @ 12:58 am
I want 'em NOW! :D hehehehe
Loving O.F with your AEM2 man!!! :D
January 10th, 2011 @ 12:59 am
Can not wait to download this, thanks Andrew.
January 10th, 2011 @ 1:02 am
Awesome flare, but i didn't really liked it used that way.
Awesome smoke and lightning though!
January 10th, 2011 @ 1:04 am
Hahahaha you're ridiculous. I love you sense of humor.

Can't wait for the new presets!
January 10th, 2011 @ 1:08 am
Rly nice video, can't wait!!!
January 10th, 2011 @ 1:10 am
sooooooooo nice :D can't wait :)

Greetings from Egypt
Andrew (too) :P
January 10th, 2011 @ 1:11 am
that's looking reaaalllyyyy sweet, can't wait!!
January 10th, 2011 @ 1:11 am
I wonder if I should give up 3d and switch completely to 2d. AE/VCP is sooo awesome!!


Just kidding. I try to work with AE now and then. And what's a better place for that then VCP? (Y) :D
January 10th, 2011 @ 1:17 am
Cool 1. Good real life feel. too good
January 10th, 2011 @ 1:18 am
Was the smoke real or done in post?
January 10th, 2011 @ 1:25 am
cool......waiting 4 tomorrow....awesome andrew./m\
January 10th, 2011 @ 1:28 am
cant wait to buy it! :D
January 10th, 2011 @ 2:03 am
Oh this guy is awesome
    January 10th, 2011 @ 5:47 am
    lol....u realised it rite now? :P
    January 10th, 2011 @ 9:17 am
    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.

    January 10th, 2011 @ 12:25 pm
    Barney Stinson. That would be even awesomer! Just saying
    January 10th, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
    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 :)
January 10th, 2011 @ 2:35 am
Can't wait! Looks great. Thanks again to Video Copilot for all their hard work!
sahil siddiqui
January 10th, 2011 @ 2:59 am
why don;t u reply? andrew...? ok i want to know was the smoke real or was done in post?
January 10th, 2011 @ 3:01 am
Well i cant wait JEEZ :)
January 10th, 2011 @ 3:05 am
What will be the price ?
January 10th, 2011 @ 3:19 am
January 10th, 2011 @ 3:24 am
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.
January 10th, 2011 @ 4:02 am
I think price will be like 30$ max 35$ ! (:
January 10th, 2011 @ 4:02 am
I think price will be like 30$ max 35$ ! (:
January 10th, 2011 @ 4:06 am
I can't wait Andrew.....
January 10th, 2011 @ 4:31 am
Damn man, why must you tease me like this haha.
January 10th, 2011 @ 4:43 am
So if I get this right, there was NO flare and NO real smoke on that little vid?

January 10th, 2011 @ 5:05 am
hopefully there are some REALISTIC Anamorphics..... the others are just too much.... not good enough
January 10th, 2011 @ 5:06 am
wow andrew amazing :)
The Secret Lab
January 10th, 2011 @ 5:21 am
Aah you bastards, you are teasing us too much :D I can't wait until tomorrow.
January 10th, 2011 @ 5:46 am
"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 ;)
January 10th, 2011 @ 5:48 am
amazing actor ......

i can't wait this AMAZING PRESETS.....
January 10th, 2011 @ 5:53 am
Great waiting ! C'mon Andrew !!! And tnx !!!! :D
January 10th, 2011 @ 6:12 am
If I knew you'd be releasing this pack I'd wait with buying the OF bundle... damn :/
January 10th, 2011 @ 6:16 am
Beautiful! Can't wait... for my paycheck so I can buy this!
January 10th, 2011 @ 6:21 am
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!
January 10th, 2011 @ 6:41 am
So simple, So epic
January 10th, 2011 @ 6:47 am
Great work. This looks very very realistic. I like it. Thank you for your help to us. Say hello to everyone in the team.
January 10th, 2011 @ 6:51 am
Looking pretty sweet. How do you capture the natural flares though?
January 10th, 2011 @ 7:06 am
i like the transition between the flare and the text. very cool mr. kramer. can't wait to see what PP2 looks like!
January 10th, 2011 @ 7:26 am
Happy birthday!
January 10th, 2011 @ 7:35 am
u look cool in this video
silver dance
January 10th, 2011 @ 8:13 am
nice i waiting for that......good androw
January 10th, 2011 @ 8:13 am
ZZZZZrt......pop. Mind. Blown.
January 10th, 2011 @ 8:15 am
Was it recorded by Canon or video camera ?
January 10th, 2011 @ 8:22 am
I am big fan of u....i learn a lot from u.Thanks for all the tutorials...
And they are definitely exciting..
January 10th, 2011 @ 8:37 am
cool =) i'm very excited....
January 10th, 2011 @ 8:51 am
That was cool....FIRE IT UP....I can't wait to get the new presets.
January 10th, 2011 @ 9:15 am
It's Good,can't wait for it.
January 10th, 2011 @ 9:16 am
Bundle with OF, the first preset pack, and the second preset pack please? (:
January 10th, 2011 @ 10:23 am
Once again, you have proven to be Andrew 'Awesome' Kramer!! Keep it up sir!
January 10th, 2011 @ 10:29 am
Looks incredible, as usual.
January 10th, 2011 @ 11:03 am
Now that was tooooo Gangsta!!!
Mister K.O
January 10th, 2011 @ 11:36 am
Andrew you are just amazing !
Din Taylor
January 10th, 2011 @ 12:00 pm
Gimmie !!! I am looking forward to this :)
January 10th, 2011 @ 12:04 pm
I'm looking forward to the new pro-presets and the tutorials especially.
January 10th, 2011 @ 12:05 pm
Very nice!!
You love that scene from The Rock.. don't ya?
You linked it in another blog post aswell..
January 10th, 2011 @ 12:10 pm
That´s sooooo awesome!!! Can´t wait!
January 10th, 2011 @ 1:07 pm
oh my GOD AK is also stylish!!!
great scene man, you look badass!!!
January 10th, 2011 @ 1:21 pm
Great lighting on that shot, can you tell us how to achieve it? Like you did with the Iron Man HUD.
    January 11th, 2011 @ 8:32 am
    Yes I will like know this also (the lighting that is)
January 10th, 2011 @ 2:01 pm
amazing. perfect. total GRAN TORINO STYLE!!!
January 10th, 2011 @ 2:13 pm
very cool shot, and flare!
January 10th, 2011 @ 3:26 pm
More flarez! :o
January 10th, 2011 @ 3:50 pm
Yo this mad a road yute...Sell off fi real.
January 10th, 2011 @ 4:47 pm
Dude, he reminds me of Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino =D.
January 10th, 2011 @ 5:06 pm
Call me impatient or excited, but what might the price be for this collection? Around the same as the first pro preset?
Jim Dean
January 10th, 2011 @ 6:29 pm
So many suck ups here, hahahahah!!
January 10th, 2011 @ 7:48 pm
this is gonna be amazing
Kenny Chase
January 10th, 2011 @ 9:56 pm
Oh my god! I really can't wait! just imagine the possibilities...
January 10th, 2011 @ 10:29 pm
Cooooool. asusual great
January 10th, 2011 @ 11:05 pm
I am curious... :)
January 10th, 2011 @ 11:12 pm
That's awesome i can't wait sin a single moment.
January 11th, 2011 @ 7:58 am
It is 4:56 PM here in Germany and I am waiting for it. Come on! Nothing yet!
January 11th, 2011 @ 8:36 am
I NEED THIS Andrew Kramer is amazing.
January 11th, 2011 @ 9:03 am
A-w-e-s-o-m-e! Can´t wait!
January 11th, 2011 @ 9:15 am
mmmmm its tuesday!!!
January 11th, 2011 @ 9:20 am
excellent .... time for some action ..... :-)
Jim Dean
January 11th, 2011 @ 10:21 am
So it's like almost 1:30pm on Tuesday. When was this thing getting released????
January 11th, 2011 @ 11:12 am
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.
    January 11th, 2011 @ 11:51 am
    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.
January 11th, 2011 @ 11:26 am
I am waiting with pay pal in hand.
January 11th, 2011 @ 4:14 pm
Is there a tutorial coming up?
the Signal Flares and the Tron Pilot doesn't have a tutorial :(:(:(:(:( can we expect one soon?
January 11th, 2011 @ 4:44 pm
Call of Duty FTW ??
January 11th, 2011 @ 11:31 pm
Very cool
Like Call of Duty Game!
Thanks :)
January 12th, 2011 @ 7:03 am
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.....
January 12th, 2011 @ 7:41 am
Amazinhg but...
Can I see them before I buy them?
    January 12th, 2011 @ 10:13 am
    Yes, if you to blog you'll find the videos introduction there.
FBI Director Womack
January 12th, 2011 @ 4:30 pm
What do you know about V.X. gas?
January 12th, 2011 @ 5:35 pm
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
Gavin Howell
January 13th, 2011 @ 10:07 am
You can rescue me anytime, you big hunk!
January 13th, 2011 @ 12:42 pm
Very cool! Pick these up yesterday, loving it. All of your products are top notch and amazing. Thanks again Andrew!
Ty Stone
January 13th, 2011 @ 6:26 pm
You are the best love the work that you do keep up the great work.
January 23rd, 2011 @ 10:17 am
Is there a tutorial coming up for Signal Flares?
would be really awesome!keep up the great work!
The JokerMan
March 6th, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

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.
April 6th, 2011 @ 4:14 am
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?
July 31st, 2011 @ 12:27 am
Great! Also I got your "The Rock" reference :)
April 2nd, 2012 @ 9:45 pm
so simple yet super cool.
how to give this black and white shadow effect in after effects ??
it looks awesome.
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