Back in Action

Good news! Now that I am finished helping out with some visual effects on the new film Super 8, I’m excited to get back to all this awesome Video Copilot action!

As some of you may know, we started shooting this Crystal ball promo a couple of months ago and before I could finish, my schedule filled up with some great opportunities to work on a feature film with director J.J. Abrams. Now I didn’t want to release our promo project until it was completely done so now that I’m back, there are a few last minute effects to do and then we are going to premiere the promo sometime next week.

Until then, here is a short video with some behind-the-scenes coverage.

Watch Now

May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:39 pm
as always .... AMAZING JOOB!
    May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:47 am
    I agree (not on the Chris's typo) but this is definitely amazing!
    May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:11 pm
    I'll go further - amazing joobs!
    May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:51 pm
    you make me a legend :DD thanks Andrew Kramer
    Keep up
    May 24th, 2011 @ 7:54 am
    Its not a type if he meant to "shout" it - you know, JOOOOOB!
    May 25th, 2011 @ 12:08 pm
    An amazing pair of joobs indeed!

    Nice work; I'm looking forward to seeing the final product.
    May 25th, 2011 @ 11:25 pm
    O_O Dats AMAZING ! !
    May 26th, 2011 @ 11:38 pm
    Keep up the good job Andrew :D
    June 1st, 2011 @ 11:55 am
    good thing its not BOB
    June 4th, 2011 @ 10:47 am
    Nice work Andrew, amazing as always! Your detailed tutorials and tips are the best on the web, keep up the good work!
    December 15th, 2011 @ 10:34 am
    What the heck is a JOOB?
Lewis Nankivell
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:41 pm
Wow this is amazing cant believe you worked on the effects for Super 8!
    May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:38 pm
    Here you go Kramer Fans!
    Watch and see this IMDB..WOW It’s gonna explode!
    May 23rd, 2011 @ 10:49 am
    Andrew,how was the food on the studio?
    did they had your favorite chinese frozen food?
    May 23rd, 2011 @ 11:50 am
    Super8!Wow! Dam u Kramer and your pesky flares.
    May 24th, 2011 @ 7:02 am
    Wow, then I guess I will see a lot of Optical Flares in that movie.
    Thumbs Up For D4
    May 25th, 2011 @ 9:38 am
    lol D4 nice comment,too bad there is no thumbs up option!
    November 9th, 2012 @ 7:29 am
    He did though so believe it
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:42 pm
amazing man!!! greetings from argentina!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:43 pm
very nice, cant wait for more tuts, have learn alot from your material
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:44 pm
Great job!!!
Waiting for Super 8 and Crystal Ball!!!!
Cheers from Argentina!!
ah shang
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:44 pm
wow !i am so excited!!!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:45 pm
fucking awesome, amazing joob
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:45 pm
Amazing! can't wait to see it finished :D
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:45 pm
Can't wait to see more! (:
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:47 pm
Hello Andrew, it's great to see you in action! The short looks amazing, can't wait to see the whole deal.

Best from Argentina!
Sam Norwood
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:47 pm
So excited! Love everything you do, man!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:47 pm
Wow!! That looks awesome!
B. Moye
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:50 pm
Amazingly Spectacular!! #Dope
Kyle Minshall
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:51 pm
Dude, Andrew. You are amazing. I'm 15 and learning loads from you. :D
I might actually go see Super 8 now. :D
You are amazing.
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:53 pm
AMARZING ( Very Nice ) ! ! ! I am brazilian

E-mail :
    May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:49 am
    Sou brasileiro também. =D
    Video Copilot, greetings from Brazil! =D
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:55 pm
I knew that all those Optical Flares weren't in vain since the teaser in 2010 :p
leonardo v
May 22nd, 2011 @ 6:58 pm
video editor and looks like hes good with ladies. dang. didnt know the two would fit together
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:01 pm
Looking good. What's up with the bricks? The mystery deepens!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:05 pm
I have no idea how much I admire.
Me encanta la forma de trabajar que desempeñan.
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:06 pm
I have no idea how much I admire.

I love the way they work they perform.
Collin Bell
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:06 pm
I just entered a film contest sponsored by Super 8! I wasn't planning on actually going to the movie until I found this out. This movies going to be awesome!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:09 pm
Is that the Sony PMW F3?
    May 25th, 2011 @ 8:58 am
    Yes it is!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:10 pm
hey andrew that is great work i like youer voice and youer works andrew
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:10 pm
Looks like a lot of fun. I wish I could have the equipment and setup for something like that. Can't wait to see more!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:11 pm
hey andrew its good work
iam shahir and iam a visual effector
and now i join with you andrew its great

May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:12 pm
Sweet? Yes. Very.
Ben Kramer
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:15 pm
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:22 pm
Shout out if you're going to see Super 8 now for AK's involvement alone.
    Matt Park
    May 22nd, 2011 @ 8:37 pm
    Yup, gonna watch it for AK's work. :D
    May 23rd, 2011 @ 5:01 am
    Yep! Supporting Video Copilot anyway we can!
    May 23rd, 2011 @ 4:17 pm
    Hell yea! I wonder if all of those optical flares in the trailer were real.
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:37 pm
good job, you know, I would like someday work with freddiew =)
J. Den
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:42 pm
KNEW IT!!!! I knew you were involved in Super 8!

I've gotta see it on opening day.
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:52 pm
Awesome! I am so going to watch number 8! The effects you did are awesome! I am so amazed.
May 22nd, 2011 @ 7:53 pm
So looking forward to super 8!!
Spielberg, Abrams, and Kramer!!! How could it fail :)
Good to see you back!!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 8:00 pm
Oh my God, you helped J.J. Abrams with Super 8?! I'm so jealous! I'll be seeing the midnight premier and I will look for your name in the ending credits!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 8:04 pm
Regardless of andrews involvement I was looking forward to this movie more than any other this summer, knowing he had a part in some visual effects makes it that much more sweet!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 8:15 pm
Seeing how J.J. loves lens flares and how Video Copilot made the awesome Optical Flares plug-in for After Effects, it's a match made in heaven.

Which part did you end up working on?
May 22nd, 2011 @ 8:20 pm
WOW cool! Please show the whole thing as soon as possible ;)
May 22nd, 2011 @ 8:25 pm
Awesome Andrew!!!
U should make a short movie or something like that.
U have all effects in your hands. =)

Awesome Crew and Cast
I enjoy Sam loya ... He are so funny.
May 22nd, 2011 @ 8:35 pm
Here you go Kramer Fans!
Watch and see this IMDB..WOW It's gonna explode!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 8:43 pm
Cool! It's really amazing! Can't wait seeing the production!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 8:57 pm
Very nice, I can't what until you will release the whole thing :) very nice xx
May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:01 pm
Chicks are beautiful,
Clothes are medieval and beautiful,
I think we are going to learn something really interesting in this video !

Can't wait to see it !
May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:08 pm
WOW Andrew,

I cant belive you are working on another feature film. I am willing to wait as long as it takes for you to get back to VideoCopilot if its means seeing your work on the big screen :).
May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:18 pm
Very Cool man! keep on it!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:22 pm
Needs more 'splosions.
May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:23 pm
Can't want to see Crystal Ball and your name on the credits for Super 8!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:25 pm
sorry fro the type O. Should have said Can’t wait to see Crystal Ball and your name on the credits for Super 8!
Clayton Light
May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:27 pm
Glad to hear you're out there in the real world.
Also glad you're back. What's it like?
May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:29 pm
Is it a Promo Movie or short or just a clip or something, whatever it is, it looks legend... wait for it ...dary
May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:34 pm
i knew it,Kramer was also on that project. when i saw that JJ was a director in super 8, i knew it that kramer was involved. There you go kramer. well done.
Saeid KamKar
May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:39 pm
wow !
Please teaching of this film show...
May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:47 pm
Awesome that you got the chance to work on Super 8!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 9:54 pm
Great work Andrew!! by the way.. is the blonde girl you sister or something cause she looks alot like you..
May 22nd, 2011 @ 10:12 pm
Looks like you guys is are having a good time ;) great setup...

Greetings from Denmark
kawa vfx
May 22nd, 2011 @ 10:30 pm
awsome cool thnx andrew
May 22nd, 2011 @ 10:36 pm
kramer..... eagerly waitin 4 super8... ur vfx tutrials rockzzzzzzzz.... thanQ
May 22nd, 2011 @ 10:48 pm
Wow. I wasn't going to see super 8 but now I really want to. Is there any possibility of you explaining exactly what parts you did when possible?

Oh and great to have you back!

May 22nd, 2011 @ 11:04 pm
Andrew, u r an inspiration for ppl like us, hats off 2 u man!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 11:08 pm
I KNEW IT! Those Super 8 Flares had "Andrew Kramer" all over them!
May 22nd, 2011 @ 11:11 pm
Oh my God andrew look so so happy in between 2 girls i never saw the effect am just watching the girls and andrew:D:D:D
asweom ..Arsh(pakistan)
May 22nd, 2011 @ 11:27 pm
a kramer….. eagerly waitin 4 super8… ur vfx tutrials rockzzzzzzzz…. thanks
May 22nd, 2011 @ 11:41 pm
Great work AK. Have been longing to see one of your movies. Have an opportunity now.
May 22nd, 2011 @ 11:53 pm
thats a big work
May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:10 am
just say "wow" .................
May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:19 am
wait to see toturial :D:D:D
May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:37 am
dude big ups on the super 8 gig really cant wait to see that. I'm shooting a pilot soon and would like your opinion on it. Here's the trailer
May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:48 am
Can't wait for Super 8 and Crystal ball!
Thanks Andrew!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:49 am
Wow! I love JJ's movies and I love Kramer's effects, the two combined may just melt my mind! Congrats!
Marçal Solé
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:17 am
You've worked in Super-8... wow. One of the films that I'm so looking forward to...
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:32 am
Fantastic job, keep up the good work!
the real smithy
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:40 am
how far have you come, wow.
Q. when your asked to do projects like "Super 8', do you get a bit of a panic attack of a bit nervous wondering if your up to the challenges?
Darrs Diaz
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:47 am
amazing! so awesome! goodluck!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:49 am
Awesome to hear you're back!! Always check the site daily, glad to see an update!
the real smithy
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:51 am
and when you think where you started with sky replacement, do you pinch yourself sometimes and ask, "I have J.J as a friend, making fx shots for super 8?". what a buzz for you, bet your tired though?
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:53 am
Andrew thank you for showing us that patience and consistency...means you can make your dreams come true! Looking forward to all your incredible work.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 2:26 am
great work i like it..... :)
May 23rd, 2011 @ 2:41 am
If you only knew how I'm pleased to see that you posted some comments you would do it every day))). At one time I even stopped visiting the VC!!! :( that was bad time)
I've a question: how long dose it take you to complete Đ° project from creating idea to final result?

I looking forward to see this project, Andrew.
And do not leave for long time your main really awesome project - Video Copilot:)
May 23rd, 2011 @ 2:41 am
May 23rd, 2011 @ 3:16 am
I'm excited!

(my comment was to short and the server made me say something useful but I think short is good in this case so this is just for making my comment longer:D)
sushy sushy
May 23rd, 2011 @ 3:22 am
blond girl wahouuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Zack Paragon
May 23rd, 2011 @ 3:50 am
I loved the use of all the fans!
Looks great, Andrew!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 4:42 am
Nice as always!!!!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 4:51 am
chilled day at work (cause of you guys & AK). watchin' the road builders doin' their work. Mind-blowing job. Hmm the sun is shining. Nice!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 4:57 am
The Super8 trailer had you written all over it...cudos man!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 5:04 am
You make me smile! Excellent work.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 5:09 am
andres're a great guy, I hope to work on big productions do not change your personality, and that among the many tutorial sites that there is in this place where I feel very comfortable with your teaching, do not forget to users

I wish you well in this year that comes with great opportunities for you

Gaston, Argentina
May 23rd, 2011 @ 5:32 am
You worked on super 8?!
got to see that movie :D
May 23rd, 2011 @ 5:32 am
Honestly, Super 8 didn't interest me, but I may check it out just because A.K. did work in it.
emilio lpu
May 23rd, 2011 @ 5:42 am
man, I look forward
May 23rd, 2011 @ 5:47 am
Those flares! I know them.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 6:08 am
It must have been annoying having those girls continuously getting in the way of the shots when you were trying to film the Crystal ball??

Terrible distraction........
May 23rd, 2011 @ 6:20 am
yay... Hope your wife didn't watch it ))))
May 23rd, 2011 @ 6:30 am
Nice to have you here again Andrew :)
You are ... :)

// for "..." any epic word
May 23rd, 2011 @ 6:43 am
I've been waiting for this :)

And now that I know that Super 8 is the reason you were delayed, it makes everything better :D

What did you do on Super 8? So I can keep my eyes open for it xD
Nathan o
May 23rd, 2011 @ 6:53 am
Im going to go with you delt with optical flares,
its Andrew Kramer and JJ Abrams, its was only a matter of time before they got together!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 7:02 am
it's great work as always, but at some, SUPER SEXY :D

looking forward to seeing it
May 23rd, 2011 @ 7:14 am
Andrew, have way to much fun and you get paid for it. Jealousy....serious jealousy here

Blessings on you and your crew. Is the blonde girl looking to settle down?? ;D
Simon Steele
May 23rd, 2011 @ 7:14 am
Really looking forward to this!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 7:36 am
I called that he was working on Super 8.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 7:36 am
woooow, amazing
May 23rd, 2011 @ 7:36 am
This looks absolutely awesome. Production is top notch. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 7:49 am
LOL!!! I got in trouble at work for watching your spot. I check this site everyday for inspiration and tips. Today.... for some reason, my boss had a bug up his ass and chewed me out for not "working". LOL!!!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 7:50 am
It was about time! :)
May 23rd, 2011 @ 7:58 am
cant wait!
But when does it comes out in Sweden?
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:01 am
I was already exited about Super 8 because of Spielberg and JJ. Kramer's on it too!?! This is one I'm NOT gonna miss!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:09 am
Awesome this looks like it's gonna be really amazing. I finally got my professional grade green screen too so I hope I can start doing some of the things you do. Thanks for being an inspiration.
Bruce Wayne
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:10 am
Congrats on your gig with Abrams and Super 8. See kids hard work pays off.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:10 am
Andrew, my professional life would have no joy if it wasn't for you! Please keep up the awesome tutorials, and much love from the UK.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:11 am
congratulations on your work andrew!
I'm anxious to know what was your involvement in the movie!
You're an example to follow .... Proof of this is my site ....
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:17 am
After I'd seen the trailer on apple trailers and read its a JJ Abrams and Spielberg thing, I knew Andrew Kramers FinalEffects will be in there with the VFX houses list
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:18 am
Awesome, Anderw!!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:22 am
Wow, definitely will have to check out Super 8 - I just watched star trek again last night and I'm still blown away at the stellar quality. Cheers to you Andrew Kramer.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:25 am
I knew it from the start when i saw the promo of Super 8. It has optical flares used in the title, pretty much the same way, as Andrew uses it...
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:30 am
Nice!!! Looks amazing!!!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:48 am
Wow, visual for J.J Abrams's film? ! Leslie Nielsen would say: BINGO! ;) Your "behind of scenes" looks very professional! I've seen a lot of expensive technology ! how many cameras do you have now??! Plus a canon! Two models (very cute!) and a real , convincing scenography! So , next step is Cinema! I think that some producer will see your skills! I always thought that: you are born for this job!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:51 am
your name isn't listed in
May 23rd, 2011 @ 9:21 am
It must be hard to work with beauty girls in something you enjoy ;)
Yonathan Polo
May 23rd, 2011 @ 9:25 am
Congratulations! felicitaciones!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 9:56 am
Ahhhh whats happening here? lol!
Jorge Leal
May 23rd, 2011 @ 10:04 am
Awesome Dude!!! keep the damn good work! from Panama to the world!!!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 10:19 am
Great work ... Excellent work ... You are dangerous ... ANDREW
May 23rd, 2011 @ 10:20 am
Really really cool.

Succession Planning AK!! Who's going to take up the mantle when you move onto bigger things? I don't know who could, "Heavy lies the crown". I would hate to see this community you've built go stale due to demands in your life - I would literally cry like a little girl!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 10:26 am
what camera (not the DSLR) is he using in those shots? is that an AF-100?
May 23rd, 2011 @ 10:36 am
Good to see you back boss,Keep on rocking :)
May 23rd, 2011 @ 10:59 am
Awesome Work AK!!! are GOD!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 11:12 am
I wasn't going to see Super8...
You can bet your ** I will now!
Love VC
May 23rd, 2011 @ 11:14 am
welcome back Lord Andrew :-*
May 23rd, 2011 @ 11:43 am
looks like fun...hard work...and creative...oh did I mention to see the outs.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 11:53 am
Andrew I love you!!!!!!!!!!
as brother :)
May 23rd, 2011 @ 11:55 am
NOT surprised at all you were doing something big. You are the a great role model for all of us. Wish you the best!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:04 pm you really know those girls ???? remember that you are married... but me....
Peter Kreitner
May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:08 pm
Super 8!! :D nice job!
Ahmed Marawan
May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:14 pm
Fantastic, Andrew.
you every time make me gonna crazy with your work :).
May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:38 pm
this gr8 Andrew i love it vc is looking good
May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:44 pm
YES! I have to hand it to andrew! REALLY, can't wait ;)
May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:52 pm
Well I guess I was the first to notice you were working with JJ!
May 23rd, 2011 @ 12:53 pm
Finally.........Andrew Return!
It's Great Andrew .
Nice Job Man.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:12 pm
Fabio P.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:27 pm
Oh my god, super 8 is just awesome! I am waiting for it!
Alexandre Moraes
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:28 pm
Comming from Brazil to say: WHAT!?!?!?!??!

Oh god... Super 8? Really? :O You are amazinggg mann... greaaat job.. and i can't wait for Super 8... :D:D:D:D:D:D
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:43 pm
Awesome, Anderw!!
nice job
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:44 pm
wow just amazing...
May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:56 pm
medieval women O,o soo hawt
May 23rd, 2011 @ 2:02 pm
SUPER 8!? AMAZING! Played (yup) the trailer on Portal 2.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 3:47 pm
You worked on SUPER 8? Holy...freaking...crap.

That's amazing, Andrew. Glad to see you're going far with your career.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 4:03 pm
Now I'm going to see Super 8 just because of Andrew being a part of it!
Abel Edwin
May 23rd, 2011 @ 4:07 pm
May 23rd, 2011 @ 4:33 pm
I want more in depth of the behind the scenes.
How you shot it, what cameras, cranes, tips, problems how you solved them.

I would prefer to watch a full BTS like a movie :)
May 23rd, 2011 @ 5:44 pm
Thanks andrew, now i almost went deaf with the audio of this video.this looks like some REAL hard work to edit
May 23rd, 2011 @ 5:48 pm
Thats great, greetings from Nigeria... learning alot of stuff from your website
May 23rd, 2011 @ 6:23 pm
nice to see you back
May 23rd, 2011 @ 7:58 pm
hey man go with where the action and money is at! that is a great opportunity!, did you work on any title design or was it visual effects in the movie. its of course gotta be chock full of badass effects
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:19 pm
Interesting I hope we see more of these "behind the scenes" videos Andrew.
May 23rd, 2011 @ 8:39 pm
Good News... We are Proud of Great Guys... U R One...
May 23rd, 2011 @ 9:41 pm
Whoa, Super 8, that's great! Are you using Afer Effects when working on movies or node based systems like Fusion or Nuke?
May 23rd, 2011 @ 9:50 pm
More awesomeness form the VC team! Can't wait to see the final film and tutorials! :)
May 23rd, 2011 @ 10:56 pm
WOoOoOW i love this job
May 23rd, 2011 @ 11:24 pm
when ever I think you cant get any better you Do, I smile ear to ear when I saw the behind the scenes great work. It is so cool you got to work on Super 8
May 23rd, 2011 @ 11:27 pm
You were working on Super 8?!... Now I definatly have to see this film heheh. Also, just purchased optical flares.
It kicks the bejeezus out of aftereffects's normal lensflare.
Thanks for making such a great plugin.
May 24th, 2011 @ 12:13 am
Its not Super 8, I guess it's Super AK :)
Robert Myers
May 24th, 2011 @ 12:34 am
Andrew, as a fellow SoCal'er I have enjoyed watching you grow in talent and career. You're doing an amazing job! And best of all, you allow us all to be part of the journey with your tutorials and online projects. Thanks a million!!!
May 24th, 2011 @ 12:40 am
Ur wife must be jelious :))
May 24th, 2011 @ 1:16 am
Is that a Sony F3 I see?
I've seen some S-log action with that thing, very impressive.
paul holt
May 24th, 2011 @ 1:18 am
Mate those girls are smoking, tell em to come to
Australia..oh yeah nice effects thingy;-).........somkin girls though just awesome
May 24th, 2011 @ 4:09 am
I remember when this trailer came out a little bit ago and i saw all those flares, and this was after i bought your entire lens flare studio. I said to my self this looks allot like Video Copilot's lens flares???? and it has that Andrew Kramer feel??? and now u post on your blog about your working on this project! That is pretty awesome!

BIG QUESTION Andrew Kramer? did you design the part in the trailer that says "Directed by J.J. Abrams" and there is a lens flare sliding slowly up the left of the screen?
May 24th, 2011 @ 4:47 am
give me some blood and gore now pleeeease.
i waaant ACTION :)
Tom S
May 24th, 2011 @ 5:32 am
Andrew, saw some promos for 'Super 8' and from the look I spotted your work a mile away. I mean that as a compliment! I said that is definitely Andrew Kramer's doing! Looking forward to it!
May 24th, 2011 @ 5:58 am
u r rocking man ,u work is real nice and u r thought's all so different.
May 24th, 2011 @ 6:41 am
I see you used Kestler Crane. Care to share your thoughts about it?
May 24th, 2011 @ 7:16 am

I noticed you were shooting greenscreen with the Canon. I devoted an entire blog entry to what that is a bad idea. Did it give you reliable results? Its never given me anything other than headaches!

Thuvaragan. Kamalanathan
May 24th, 2011 @ 8:33 am
really super.
when release the tutorial?
May 24th, 2011 @ 8:39 am
Amazing job very very nice :)
apple boy
May 24th, 2011 @ 8:45 am
i can't wait to see your name in the end credits mr kramer. And of course the job you did in that film. More blessings to come.
May 24th, 2011 @ 8:59 am
the only two words i always say at this point: can´t wait!
May 24th, 2011 @ 9:06 am
It is really impressive. :)
May 24th, 2011 @ 9:08 am
This is incredible, as usually.
May 24th, 2011 @ 1:10 pm
Andrew no matter what u are a big challenge to me and I desire to be greater than you someday... God bless you real good...
May 24th, 2011 @ 1:17 pm
As always: huuuuuuge!!!
You seem to work with 2 or 3 cameras? 1 canon 5D Mark II, and 1 Sony PMWF3?
Great work anyway...
Thanks Andrew.
May 24th, 2011 @ 1:30 pm
You know, I saw the trailer to Super 8 and I thought I saw some optical flares. Thought to myself, oh they bought that from Andrew Kramer. Nope, Andrew did it himself!

Jeff Mooney
May 24th, 2011 @ 1:45 pm
Not using Magic Lantern on the 5d, I see. ;)

Looking good.
May 24th, 2011 @ 3:07 pm
I watched the Super 8 trailer the other day and thought I noticed some of your handy work. I could totally tell the use of optical flares. Good luck, and I'm glad to see your back.

Totally going to see Super 8. J.J. Abrams as the director & Spielberg as the producer. How could you go wrong?
May 24th, 2011 @ 6:34 pm
I make sure to look for your name in the credits :)
May 24th, 2011 @ 6:43 pm
Amazing !!! you can do anything Cheerrrrr!!! :D
May 24th, 2011 @ 11:06 pm
nice Andrew.Is it for Any television ?
May 24th, 2011 @ 11:42 pm
AK - was that yet to be released Sony NEX FS100 making a cameo in that BTS seg.

And where those quick shots around :19 the final grade?
May 24th, 2011 @ 11:44 pm
Just a question...
Working withh JJ.Abrams means that you will be working on Fringe Season 4 as well???Because I relly want to know..
May 25th, 2011 @ 1:23 am
Just awesome!! It's great what you're doing there! Greetings from Switzerland
May 25th, 2011 @ 3:25 am
May 25th, 2011 @ 5:17 am
I still know about Super 8...
May 25th, 2011 @ 5:55 am
wow, pretty good, waiting for the final job. regards from Argentina
May 25th, 2011 @ 7:12 am
Isn`t the game trailer in PORTAL 2 ???? :D nice
May 25th, 2011 @ 8:47 am
Increible, felicitaciones Andrew, eres el mejor....
May 25th, 2011 @ 9:29 am
As usual,great work,
Kramer!!! u r more than a friend,more than a brother and more than a Master dude,Plzz cont With the same sprit and NEVER BACK DOWN.We will always support u.
and buy the way the actress r looking BBBEEEEaaautiful.
May 25th, 2011 @ 12:32 pm
May 25th, 2011 @ 1:29 pm
Hi Andrew, this is awesome! I can't wait to see that promo as well as JJ's new movie.
I'm from the Czech Republic, writing for Please, could we do an interview via e-mail if you don't mind? Our readers really want to know something about your work for JJ.

Thank you.
Greetings from the Czech Rep.
May 25th, 2011 @ 1:54 pm
I wanna work with J.J too :(
    May 26th, 2011 @ 10:38 am
    I wanna work with A.K. :P
May 25th, 2011 @ 11:08 pm
Watch out this new plug for AE :

Dynamic in real time.

good work Andrew !
May 26th, 2011 @ 5:49 am
Grater...can it be true?
Everything you do Andrew is going better and better...
May 26th, 2011 @ 6:57 am
Kramer: You are a genius!
May 26th, 2011 @ 9:45 am
Wow, no wonder there were so many Optical Flares in the Super Eight trailer.
That's amazing that you are working on that film!
May 26th, 2011 @ 10:53 am
I Deify You.
Best Wish.
May 26th, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
Hey, do you have a tutorial for advance greenscreening like you did with the table, and ball, and wall, and other things in this Sample vid?
Joel Eade
May 26th, 2011 @ 10:53 pm
Sounds like you and J.J. are best buds these days. You're famous :)

Hey, can you ask J.J. for Jennifer Garner's number? I lost it and she borrowed some CDs a few years ago that I need back. Ha! :)
    J.J. Abrams
    May 27th, 2011 @ 9:36 pm
    YOU WISH ;)
May 27th, 2011 @ 7:34 am
Hey Andrew, what Pc configuration do you use? Your tutorials look so smooth.
May 27th, 2011 @ 11:31 am
Andrew kramer , is basshunter your brother ?
May 27th, 2011 @ 12:48 pm
Keep on rocking mr. Kramer!!
Can't wait!
May 27th, 2011 @ 2:06 pm
Super 8? Could have guessed it. Wow that is great!
May 27th, 2011 @ 2:11 pm
I would be happy to see a full lenght behind the scene film so we all will know how to not only make a great effects but also how to add them to the reality !! :D
May 27th, 2011 @ 8:14 pm
cool, can't wait. really looking forward to this one.
May 27th, 2011 @ 11:17 pm
oh my gosh! you were working on super 8!!??
now I've got to see this movie!!
May 28th, 2011 @ 5:09 am
Wow You worked with J.J. or should I say he worked with you :D Great new stuff. Can't wait to see it.
May 28th, 2011 @ 7:35 am
Let me guess, Same dies at the end :)
May 28th, 2011 @ 8:36 am
hats off andrew , U r realy good and u hav helped me a lot .thanx dude
William C
May 28th, 2011 @ 2:38 pm
it looks like you were using the Sony F3, I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on that camera.
May 28th, 2011 @ 9:38 pm
Amazing. :D Love it. Tutorials please!
May 29th, 2011 @ 6:24 am
What cameras are you using?
    May 29th, 2011 @ 11:23 am
    I think he's using a Red camera there and probably a Sony cam
Joel Peckham
May 29th, 2011 @ 10:07 am
Looks cool and I'm glad to have you back. But why do you always work with J.J. Abrams
May 29th, 2011 @ 12:44 pm
Good to hear that,,,,,,,,,,
May 30th, 2011 @ 12:08 pm
Andrew is great to see you in action!
I'm Looking forward to seeing the final project
Hug from Brazil
May 30th, 2011 @ 8:00 pm
Awesome as always Andrew! Look whose blowing up! Love VCP!
May 30th, 2011 @ 11:59 pm
Looking forward to it, im checking this site twice a day just waitting for the new amazing tut~~
May 31st, 2011 @ 12:16 am
Best comment I've read has got to be "Good JOOB!!!"
May 31st, 2011 @ 11:25 am
Err... Back in action? ...

It's been more than a week now...

I wanna see some action! The suspense is killing me...
May 31st, 2011 @ 6:37 pm
UGH so painful waiting for this! lol But, I think we all understand that Andrew Kramer is in high demand. Damn, we have to compete with J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg... that's some tough competition.
Kenny Chase
June 2nd, 2011 @ 1:27 am
Wow! 45 million dollars is a lot! I can't wait to watch the movie. You are so lucky to be able to work with Steven Spielberg and J.J Abrams.
June 2nd, 2011 @ 7:08 am
Andrew, it's tough to be you XD
June 2nd, 2011 @ 11:48 am
i actually noticed that u come up with very good soundtracks for all ur will be really helpful if u can share some of them with us as it can help us with our videos too....=)
June 2nd, 2011 @ 12:05 pm
i noticed one particular thing...u tend to mix good soundtracks into your tutorials...can u please share them with us will b greatly helpful...thx...=)
June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:01 am
I work at a movie theater and I'm actually working the opening night of Super 8. I'm excited, it looks like a great movie!
June 3rd, 2011 @ 1:22 pm
WoooooooooWW you helped make Super 8.........AWESOME!!!
June 4th, 2011 @ 3:20 am
Ma mann Andrew,i just cant wait to see Super8.well and about your crystal ball promo what is the name of the camera you used cos its really good.i dnt noe a lot abt cameras bt i have interest in them.
June 4th, 2011 @ 9:16 am
AWESOME! You will show us how all of that is made, right?
Mbarek AMsoft
June 4th, 2011 @ 1:14 pm
WAW gooood job andrew
June 4th, 2011 @ 3:11 pm
Nice work! What jib is that, that you are using in your shoot?
June 4th, 2011 @ 9:10 pm
Andrew, you're amazing! I've been watching your tutorials basically since you uploaded the first one.

Well done on the visual effect you did in Super 8!!

My friends would always wonder how I got such amazing visual effects into my short films (for school assignments). I told my teacher about your awesome website, he made me stand in-front of the class and teach him as well as the class all of the technical terminology in your tutorials. He made me do that every lesson for around a week.

This is our last year in high school and we are making short films that will be submitted to a program called "BUFTA" (It's in Australia if you'd like to know). It's run by a University called 'Bond' (They are located in the Gold Coast, QLD, Australia) I live a few minutes away from that Uni, so I'm hoping to get in.

The winner of "BUFTA" will recieve a full scholarship to that University (It's valued at $79,200) :D

I'm going to have a lot of competition because lots of people at my school know of your website, but that's good, you deserve as much followers as possible!!

Any-ways, I'd just like to say thanks for possibly changing my life forever! :)

If I don't get the scholarship, it doesn't matter, I'm going to do a 4 year I.T. course in Uni any-ways.

Thanks Andrew!! :)
Tim Creed
June 4th, 2011 @ 10:42 pm
Congrats on Super 8! My most anticipated film this year!

I found a movie trailer with tons of 'Twitch' and 'Optical Flares'. It is called, "Rift"

Can't wait for this VC short! Keep it real.
Joe Perrini
June 9th, 2011 @ 10:06 am
Andrew, been really into Super 8. Have you been working on these shots:
William R Lee
June 10th, 2011 @ 1:32 pm
Andrew, I went to see Super 8 today (openning day here in Northern VA) and waited for your name to appear in the Body credits. You are a humble guy...your name came on the screen almost last...and I noticed that you did the title design...I could help but notice the optical flares and bet that you were a big part of that plus quite a few other things in that movie! Great job and I hope to see your name in lights more often! You should have listed your name at the beginning of the credits, but your humble nature prevailed I guess. Maybe Spielberg had the final word on that though.
June 10th, 2011 @ 11:14 pm
Saw your name in the credits! Very nice. I couldn't get enough of those massive blue flares!!!!!
Jason W
June 11th, 2011 @ 7:21 am
Just came back from Super *. Great job to all. It really was a throw back to those late 70's early 80's Spielberg movies. I laughed everytime I saw a lense flare,I knew who was behind it and caught myself trying to name the presets! It was a fantastic flick. EVERYBODY...GO SEE SUPER 8!!! Later.
June 11th, 2011 @ 6:34 pm
I've seen Super 8, and I knew as soon as I seen the well done flares in it, you helped out. Nice job, Andrew!
K Davidson
June 12th, 2011 @ 3:29 pm
Totally saw your name on the 100 foot IMAX screen after Super 8 fantastic work saw a few presets I recognized in your tutorials awesome loved the movie too and keep up the good work
June 15th, 2011 @ 8:10 am
Just saw super 8, loved it, my girlfriend doesn't usually enjoy that kind of stuff, but she also enjoyed it, good work! Though, she couldn't understand why there were flares in the movie, I explain why they were there and she didn't get it. She's french though, so no big deal.
June 18th, 2011 @ 3:40 am
AWESOME!!! Thumbs up!! xD
June 20th, 2011 @ 5:49 am
Saw Super 8 over the weekend. Loved it, but there were just too many flares. Seriously, did they need to put them in just about every shot? Too much of a good thing is still too much. My friend who went with me said there were several times he was confused why the flare was there. When you notice the effect, it's not a good thing.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:11 am
I watched Super 8 today And I found that optical flare is appeared sometimes. Is that your work?
June 27th, 2011 @ 8:24 pm
I just went to see Super 8 over the weekend as I can see many here have. I absolutely loved it! But then after we were sitting through the credits, you know, just in case there was one of those extra scenes at the end, and the final names were going by. I've never really known, whether directly or indirectly, someone in the credits. However, all of a sudden, I see "Andrew Kramer" go up the screen! Great job
Aj Boszu
June 29th, 2011 @ 6:16 pm
big round of applause Mr. Kramer, super Wow, with super 8 with super flares and everything. ITS PERFECT
June 30th, 2011 @ 6:41 pm
Can u please show us clips of the movie that u did work, I saw Ur name in the credits
Buddy Hannon
July 1st, 2011 @ 7:15 pm
Usually you WOW me right out of my pants, but now I'm annoyed. Why don't a lot of the blog videos work with Google Chrome? When I'm working, I'm on my desktop, When I'm enjoying, I'm on my laptop. The Laptop has Chrome. When I went to watch this video today (in enjoyment mode), it said that my Quicktime was out of date, so I updated it and still I had to watch this video in 'Old' Quicktime which worked and now I get an error on other videos on other sites.

I don't blame you, it's a quicktime/chrome error I'm sure, but now I have to put my pants back on, as you WOW'ed me out of them in your last Tutorial and I kept them off while trying to watch this vid. It was just so comfortable that way.

I just wanted to give you a heads up, just in case it's something on the site. If not, no worries, I'll be over there hiding in the corner.

How come Levis Boot Cut Jeans don't have button fly's? I hate zippers. Did I say that out loud?

That's for all of your work and making things that I like to watch so much better!
July 9th, 2011 @ 7:25 pm
This is great. good job Andrew
December 15th, 2011 @ 10:32 am
HOLY CRAPOLY!! Just bought Super 8 on blue ray, saw your name twice in credits and flipped out, and, HOLY CRAP!! again because they used a crap load of optical flares, all the time i was watching the movie i was thinking, "That was Andrew, That was Andrew, and of course, that Was Andrew" and also, i was kinda hoping you'd have a part in the extras section, but no, BOOO, completely awesome job, as usual, also, question, what VFX did you do for Super 8 any way, the train crash, Nelecs head exploding?
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