Set Extensions in 3D Space

When you want to make an epic trailer, like the one we have been talking about for months, you need some footage of a camera flying through the mountains. It’s pretty much a requirement. For this shot we bought some nice stock footage of a camera fly-through but we wanted to add a little more evil to the countryside. So we used a 3D camera track and added a matte painting of some jagged mountains and even used particular to build a spooky evil Myst across the land. The great thing about this promo we are making is the wide variety of shots and techniques needed to finish each shot so expect some expansive tutorials and information. More to come soon!

May 31st, 2011 @ 3:21 pm
Just like in Pirates!
    June 5th, 2011 @ 7:52 am
    I hope you're referring to Pirates of the Caribbean, and not the other Pirates-films :p
    Btw. Check this out! Canon EOS 7D, 60D and After Effects.
    June 6th, 2011 @ 8:40 am
    @Martin Haha, fail !
    June 18th, 2011 @ 10:11 am
    phantom pt II. great choice!
Vinicius From BRAZIL
May 31st, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

You gonna make a tutorial teaching how to do this?
    May 31st, 2011 @ 4:39 pm
    Yes, tutorial please!
    May 31st, 2011 @ 6:36 pm
    May 31st, 2011 @ 10:04 pm
    Tincho from Argentina
    June 1st, 2011 @ 5:11 am
    Please! A tutorial from this shots! They are amazing!
    June 1st, 2011 @ 5:36 am
    awesome! i would appreciate one too, because its just a freakin awesome technique!
    Andrew Crossland
    June 1st, 2011 @ 8:13 pm
    Tutorial number 45
    June 1st, 2011 @ 11:03 pm
    I WANT TUTORIAL :D its gonna be best tutorial ever.
    Dick jansen
    June 2nd, 2011 @ 6:48 am
    Enough of the teasing already. How many times could one say he is back in action before it gets annoying. I reckon about one more time
    June 2nd, 2011 @ 8:14 am
    Please make a tutorial on this!!!
    Bo Engelen
    June 2nd, 2011 @ 12:11 pm
    Yes, count me in for a tutorial request on this one !
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 2:59 am
    Yeah! A tutorial please on how to add more evil. \o/
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 2:03 pm
    I smell a TUTORIAL!
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 7:01 pm
    please make a tutorial for us :)
    June 4th, 2011 @ 1:26 pm
    Tuto please! VC RULES !!!
    June 5th, 2011 @ 8:18 pm
    Andrew, if you haven't noticed - you've got a few followers hungry for a tutorial on this work...Must be good then ae? Keep it up Andrew!!!
May 31st, 2011 @ 3:23 pm
Nice! can't wait!
May 31st, 2011 @ 3:23 pm
Great looking. I always wondered how to integrate matte 2d paintings in a motion video shot.
May 31st, 2011 @ 3:28 pm
Andrew your awesome man..I Love to work under you! It will be a great experience
May 31st, 2011 @ 3:30 pm
See... Now this is what Matte Painting is all about!
Weeeeee! Nice Work Andrew, but I was expecting to see my favorite VC actor swinging a sword like a mad man on top of one them there cliffs :)
May 31st, 2011 @ 3:30 pm
Andrew this is exactly what we need!
May 31st, 2011 @ 3:37 pm
We don't have those around here... only meadows with cows
May 31st, 2011 @ 3:42 pm
Or you just do it the way you want with Vue.
May 31st, 2011 @ 3:47 pm
Pfjew... the suspense didn't kill me after all, it got hit by a falling boulder...

Thank god! I mean Andrew :p
May 31st, 2011 @ 3:51 pm
I'm psyched! Especially since we don't even HAVE mountains around here! So keep it up and greetings from (flat) Holland!
May 31st, 2011 @ 3:57 pm
Wow, I love visiting this site and seeing all these amazing creative ideas. Looking forward to the much anticipated trailer?? and eventually short. BRING IT.
May 31st, 2011 @ 4:02 pm
i can´t wait, great we need more tutorials ;) saludos desde méxico
    Abel Edwin
    June 1st, 2011 @ 3:19 pm
    Sii! yo tambien soy de Mexico
    de hecho utilizo el traductor de Google para Comentar jaja
    Yes! I'm from Mexico also
    actually use the Google translator to Comment haha
May 31st, 2011 @ 4:03 pm
Really looking forward to the tutorials and also to seeing your finished production!
May 31st, 2011 @ 4:06 pm
Yay New Stuff Thanks Mr. Kramer
May 31st, 2011 @ 4:16 pm
cant wait dude I've been keeping my self buzy after i was done with college and it time to see some evil work on here soon tutorials i mean:) keep rocking man.
May 31st, 2011 @ 4:39 pm
Drop it like it's hot.
May 31st, 2011 @ 4:56 pm
This is what iv been doing lately to keep my self buzy waiting for new stuff from videocopilot.
May 31st, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
nice like it gd work vc
Zack Paragon
May 31st, 2011 @ 5:25 pm
I agree with Abel Edwin.
A tutorial would be awesome!
May 31st, 2011 @ 5:33 pm
I Love new post's from you Andrew. I wait every week for something new, from Coventry in the UK.
May 31st, 2011 @ 5:34 pm
You're IS pretty much a requirement to have mountain fly-through scenes in cinematic trailers.
May 31st, 2011 @ 5:48 pm
This one is awesome...i recently saw lord of the rings triogy and was thinking how to make the skies like that...and again Mr.Krammer u stood to our surprises...thanx for the information....
May 31st, 2011 @ 5:58 pm
I am really looking forward to these tutorials. I am hoping you got some non-Harry Potter looking spell-casting tutorials in there, as well. I love the way that stuff looks in the movie's, but it is getting a bit played out as far as style goes.
May 31st, 2011 @ 6:09 pm
This looks absolutely phenomenal! Good work
May 31st, 2011 @ 6:10 pm
Sweet can't wait!!
May 31st, 2011 @ 7:05 pm
I can't wait to see more about this project. I learned a tons of new things from VC. Thank you Master for all your time and hard work. VIDEO COPILOT rocks!!!
May 31st, 2011 @ 7:10 pm
Thank you Andrew for sharing your mad skills. This was done using some Video Copilot knowledge and tools.
May 31st, 2011 @ 7:49 pm
Very cool, nice work Andrew :)
May 31st, 2011 @ 8:08 pm
May 31st, 2011 @ 8:17 pm
Aww yea. Love me some 3d.
May 31st, 2011 @ 8:27 pm
Hey very cool man :) Can't wait..
May 31st, 2011 @ 8:43 pm
Awesome cant wait X1000. This is going to be epic I jut know.
Hassan Al-Tarooti
May 31st, 2011 @ 8:59 pm
Good Morning

We Are Waiting you

Youuuuuuuuuuuuu Are Smart
May 31st, 2011 @ 9:00 pm
Cool! Can't wait for this!! Thanks Andrew!
May 31st, 2011 @ 9:28 pm
Dear Andrew this is very good tutorial i am waiting for this thanks for all tutorials,
May 31st, 2011 @ 9:35 pm
I created an a AE expression to explain Mr Kramer's work :

wiggle(100,effect("total awesomeness"))

...kidding!! I'm a newbie in after effects,but Mr. Kramer's work is seriously awesome!

Saludos !!
May 31st, 2011 @ 9:56 pm
Andrew ..... Can’t wait for this!! Thanks
May 31st, 2011 @ 10:02 pm
hey dude its great have you back again but
hurry up we can't wait any more it's killing
you know
so just give us the behind the scenes
May 31st, 2011 @ 10:10 pm
Feels like a Harry Potter environment, impressive!
May 31st, 2011 @ 10:39 pm
I've been using this technique A LOT lately. Hope to get a few tips soon. Thanks so much!
May 31st, 2011 @ 11:19 pm
Nice Andrew Lets make a tutorial thus we can understand this more advanced.
May 31st, 2011 @ 11:39 pm
sweet, now you just need to author it for stereo 3D :p
May 31st, 2011 @ 11:41 pm
Hello sir...

This is looking fantastic...hope the tutorial come-out very soon
May 31st, 2011 @ 11:47 pm
yup yup! A tut on your favourite 3D tracker would be great. I use to be on the Boujou side, but now I'm trying to get to grisps with The Foundry Camera Tracker for After Effects.

Keep it up!
June 1st, 2011 @ 1:22 am
Cool work! You even changed the landscape on the background. Feels like some evil hiding in these mountains. I am very intrigued! Can’t wait to see the final result. You must become a revolutionary, and we'll follow you)))))
June 1st, 2011 @ 1:27 am
"More to come soon!"
I can't wait anymore.
June 1st, 2011 @ 1:49 am
WOW! perfect job
I also want to see new tutorial
June 1st, 2011 @ 2:05 am
Can't wait to see the final composition!

Also i would love to see more tutorials about set exstensions. Especially those including 3d tracking :)

PS: I would like to thank you Andrew Kramer and whole VideoCopilot crew for creating all of this. I'v been following you guys for few years, and i just can't wait to see more !
June 1st, 2011 @ 3:39 am
Waiting whit excitement!!!!!
Marçal Solé
June 1st, 2011 @ 3:49 am
Now that Schwarzenegger is returning to "acting" I'll vote you for President of the U.S.
    Liquid Orange
    June 2nd, 2011 @ 2:08 am
    Schwarzenegger is returning? lol i don't think anymore ;)
June 1st, 2011 @ 4:14 am
To Andrew and all of Video Copilot - thanks! If education is indeed the set of keys to all success (as I believe it to be) then you good people are truly on that key-ring! For me, there is nothing quite like being part of a "hard-at-work/hard-at-play", creative world.
June 1st, 2011 @ 4:56 am
You do good work! Keep it up!
Can't wait fot the tutorial on this one!
You guys rule!
June 1st, 2011 @ 5:00 am
cant wait andrew
June 1st, 2011 @ 5:11 am
Oh my god I can not wait more than this...
Come On ANDREW ,What are you waiting for Man?!!
June 1st, 2011 @ 6:35 am
Great Job Andrew!:) Would love to come there and learn everything u know! Can't wait for the production of ur Movie to finish. It's Killing me, Waiting for the Final Video!!!! :P
June 1st, 2011 @ 8:24 am
Youre a GENIUS!!! (I am always saying the same things, but its true);)

¡Saludos desde Cali, Colombia!
Paul Jones
June 1st, 2011 @ 8:47 am
I thought "the one" link was going to take me to a clip of neo.
June 1st, 2011 @ 8:57 am
Awesome. I can't wait to see the video clip of this in action.
June 1st, 2011 @ 9:03 am
HEY! You've copied me!!!
I did the 3d evil landscape first!!!
    June 2nd, 2011 @ 8:29 am
    That rocked!! Thanks for the link!
    Osvaldo Rivera
    June 3rd, 2011 @ 12:52 am
    Yeah I see the resemblance! I'ts just the same xD
June 1st, 2011 @ 9:41 am
less text andrew more Tutorial please xD
Matt Park
June 1st, 2011 @ 10:17 am
Wow, that's amazing. Tutorial please.
June 1st, 2011 @ 11:01 am
June 1st, 2011 @ 11:20 am
This would be an excellent tutorial with so many uses. I know it really uses elements cover in past tutorials for tracking etc but the idea of buying stock or shooting video close to your final requirement then replacing the scene is an awesome one.
June 1st, 2011 @ 12:42 pm
Amazing!I bought your Serious Fx Trainning it helps a lot.So put a tutorial of " Extension in 3d space" in one of your new comming products or just a free tutorial we would appreciate it.

Thanks !
June 1st, 2011 @ 12:45 pm
I used some set extensions in my new "movie"
June 1st, 2011 @ 12:52 pm
This is really EPIC! Are you going to add AWESOMENESS to it by adding Dragons? I sure hope so!
June 1st, 2011 @ 12:57 pm
REALLY FANTASTIC, Andrew. I love also Mattepainting with Motion Effects using Aftereffects and other mix softwares resoult. kann you do a Tutorial for thise case. it would be great dude. Thanks again man.
June 1st, 2011 @ 2:23 pm
where can i get my dirty hands on footage like this?
June 1st, 2011 @ 2:35 pm
Is there a reason you use matt instead of gloss painting?
June 1st, 2011 @ 2:38 pm
Awesome! Cant wait.
Alek B
June 1st, 2011 @ 2:39 pm
This is going to be their most epic short yet! The image looks really good. I am now going to figure out how to do this in Blender 2.5 I could make a tutorial if anyone is interested. If I figure it out that is.
    June 2nd, 2011 @ 8:27 am
    I'm definately interested! :D
June 1st, 2011 @ 2:40 pm
Will we see Super 8 before we see this? Just jerking you around. I know you're a super busy guy. We just can't get enough super video copilot!
June 1st, 2011 @ 3:24 pm
Are you remaking lord of the rings? No i'm just kidding
June 1st, 2011 @ 3:44 pm
Awesome can't wait for tut :)
June 1st, 2011 @ 6:38 pm
COOL! Cant wait!
June 1st, 2011 @ 9:04 pm
Respect FROM RUSSIA!!! Andrew you Best FilmMaker in World!
June 1st, 2011 @ 9:57 pm
Oh it is attractive...Please give the tutorial
gaylor Maliya
June 2nd, 2011 @ 12:20 am
you are a special man
Loay Emad
June 2nd, 2011 @ 1:22 am
I'm Expecting.......... :)
June 2nd, 2011 @ 2:24 am
what software did u use?
June 2nd, 2011 @ 5:01 am
It's really cool.
we need tutorial.
Jayjoe Shoo (TZ)
June 2nd, 2011 @ 6:50 am
More Tutorial please
June 2nd, 2011 @ 7:04 am
Hey pls dont, i will lose most of my student, i run a VFX school. stop doing this to me
L.O.L Doyin
June 2nd, 2011 @ 7:26 am
Hey all! It would actually be really cool to see what we can do ourselves BEFORE we see a tutorial. I would like to see what members of the community can pull off!!! Think of it as a "test" before the answers come out (Andrew's tutorial being an answer :D).
June 2nd, 2011 @ 8:03 am
Looks cool! can't wait. I want to see your workflow for bigger fx shots.
June 2nd, 2011 @ 11:16 am
What is with the spelling of mist Andrew? Are we trying to throw in another lame pun? Or are we just fans of the game Myst?
June 2nd, 2011 @ 11:52 am
a tutorial please email me anything
June 2nd, 2011 @ 11:59 am
gooood... COOL! Cant wait!
Haroon Rasheed from karachi, PAKISTAN
June 2nd, 2011 @ 12:14 pm
waiting and thanks Andrew.
Haggai Okwuchukwu Nwokolo
June 2nd, 2011 @ 12:49 pm
I did a work with most of Kramer's elements and I posted it on my facebook page and people are tripping... All thanks to my Role Model "Andrew Kramer"... Pls give us a tutorial on this latest nice work...
June 2nd, 2011 @ 1:21 pm
Please!! Make a tutorial teaching this!!
June 2nd, 2011 @ 2:45 pm
Andrew, Tutorial about Set Extension PLZ
June 2nd, 2011 @ 5:20 pm
Nice, btw. you can achieve amazing results with Terragen2 too :)
June 2nd, 2011 @ 7:57 pm
can't wait andrew plz release it soon !!!!!
North Carolina School Of The Arts
June 2nd, 2011 @ 8:12 pm
I been waiting for a Tutorial like this nice matte painting.
June 2nd, 2011 @ 8:58 pm
I'm excited to see the final new tutorials
June 2nd, 2011 @ 11:01 pm
June 3rd, 2011 @ 12:28 am
Look, that's all fine, but WHAT ABOUT VIDEOCOPILOT ATOM!??

Ps. I love you.
    June 4th, 2011 @ 8:18 am
    Hey Andrew!
    Is ATOM one of the next 3 new plugins?
June 3rd, 2011 @ 6:10 am
Watiiiiiiiiiiiing andrew
June 3rd, 2011 @ 6:17 am
Andrew, Tutorial about Set Extension PLZ
June 3rd, 2011 @ 6:57 am
wow i can wait, and i wanna know where can i buy some stock footage ? yayyy
June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:02 am
Am I supposed to see the flythrough in action? Link doesn't work.
June 3rd, 2011 @ 10:30 am
I Live In Iran.
How Can I Provide Your Products?
Can I Buy It From Iran?
    June 14th, 2011 @ 3:46 am
    yes you can buy, aldo im not andrew kramer xD, you can buy it via paypal, and d-lod it as well..
June 3rd, 2011 @ 2:09 pm
Free stock package with evil fly-by??? Please???? :)
June 4th, 2011 @ 2:51 am
Awesome work by Awesome person (Andrew).
June 4th, 2011 @ 6:22 am

Hi Andrew,
I'm also curious how the result looks like ...
So a camera flight through the mountains is great.
I was equally inspired throughout, and have made some music.
Some mountains also help. But just so I have a picture to the music.

Can look and say yes even if you like the music.
Yours sincerely,
June 4th, 2011 @ 8:32 am
I want this tutorial its turning point of my work its gona fentastic bro.
June 4th, 2011 @ 9:11 am
Mmh... The suspense is bak here to kill me...

Action??? Essentials ...
June 4th, 2011 @ 10:53 am
ive got to ask if ou have any connection to the new movie based on tulkin's "the hobbit" because thats the kind of effects i want to see in this movie
June 5th, 2011 @ 6:01 am
I would love to see this tutorial since I would like to learn how to use aereal shots with cgi
June 5th, 2011 @ 7:21 am
"Hey What's up Andrew Kramer here!",
this tutorial is looking impressive.
June 5th, 2011 @ 8:46 am
does anyone know how to fake minatures with after effect?
June 5th, 2011 @ 12:08 pm
i am from Recife in Brazil south america and i think that andrew is just great
his site rocks...
June 5th, 2011 @ 3:38 pm
Wow..... it's very excited to learning with u, Andrew.
i'm waiting for the best tutorials from u :D

And this is ( ) my VFX test do u think about that ?

Please, give me some advice or comment to me,sir
    June 6th, 2011 @ 9:36 am
    It looks great!!!
    June 14th, 2011 @ 9:23 pm
    pretty cool !!
paul holt
June 5th, 2011 @ 4:42 pm
yes.. well... you never write or call anymore and i'm fine!... thanks for asking;-)....although it doesn't take a genius to see AK and associates are going to great deserve it pal
June 5th, 2011 @ 7:17 pm
June 6th, 2011 @ 9:51 am
I'm come from china thank you Andrew Kramer(安德鲁.克雷默)
Thank you for your Essentials
My English is not very good but you should be able to understand what I mean
This is using Google language tools translation
June 7th, 2011 @ 3:30 am
Personally I feel 'Vue' software will better serve the purpose of creating outdoor scenarios including menacing mountains
June 7th, 2011 @ 2:06 pm
Then software used for this scene = Vue
Agbor Obed
June 7th, 2011 @ 2:21 pm
Agbor Obed from Cameroon. Happy with your work and support. Please can u make a tutorial on color correction like the one in the movie 300 and other movies.
June 13th, 2011 @ 11:51 pm
Well Done Andrew. I guess that we aren't in Kansas anymore. Bring it on Kramer Style. THX.
June 14th, 2011 @ 2:31 am
it's a really really cool! wish i'll do something more like this! think it n do it.....!
June 14th, 2011 @ 2:45 am
wwwwoow, nice, i luv andrew kramer, every effects he created, he keeps sharing his knowledges.,,., THATS WHY IF MICHEAL JACKSON IS THE KING OF POP, THEN YOU ARE THE KING OF AFTER EFFECTS...
June 14th, 2011 @ 8:42 pm
It looks great!
June 15th, 2011 @ 4:16 pm
ok, REALLY looking forward to this tutorial, even more so a breakdown of the castle shot as well! Very nice Andrew.
June 17th, 2011 @ 8:34 am
inspired frm AK tutorials...
June 19th, 2011 @ 9:15 am
I am waiting for this tutorials
June 19th, 2011 @ 2:03 pm
Waiting for tutorial!

Like in Brazil we said:

Estamos com água na boca!
June 25th, 2011 @ 11:01 am
Verey N!c3 Andrew
July 28th, 2011 @ 5:00 am
I like it so more
isreal omotunde
August 9th, 2011 @ 9:04 am
i can't wait to see the tutorial pls........its seems u used some motion tracking software
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