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!

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160 Comments

isreal omotunde
3 years ago
i can't wait to see the tutorial pls........its seems u used some motion tracking software
3 years ago
I like it so more
3 years ago
Verey N!c3 Andrew
3 years ago
Waiting for tutorial!

Like in Brazil we said:

Estamos com água na boca!
djoudi
3 years ago
I am waiting for this tutorials
khan
3 years ago
inspired frm AK tutorials...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfuKMdx5Z7g
3 years ago
ok, REALLY looking forward to this tutorial, even more so a breakdown of the castle shot as well! Very nice Andrew.
3 years ago
It looks great!
Axtronic
3 years ago
wwwwoow, nice, i luv andrew kramer,..in 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...
DEBRaJ
3 years ago
it's a really really cool! wish i'll do something more like this! think it n do it.....!
Burt
3 years ago
Well Done Andrew. I guess that we aren't in Kansas anymore. Bring it on Kramer Style. THX.
Agbor Obed
3 years ago
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.
Arjan
3 years ago
Then software used for this scene = Vue
selvarajan
3 years ago
Personally I feel 'Vue' software will better serve the purpose of creating outdoor scenarios including menacing mountains
heliang
3 years ago
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
Luis
3 years ago
THAT'S AMAZING :O
paul holt
3 years ago
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 places...you deserve it pal
Appjit
3 years ago
Wow..... it's very excited to learning with u, Andrew.
i'm waiting for the best tutorials from u :D

And this is ( http://www.vimeo.com/24647821 ) my VFX test do u think about that ?

Please, give me some advice or comment to me,sir
claudioagmfilho
3 years ago
i am from Recife in Brazil south america and i think that andrew is just great
his site rocks...
victor
3 years ago
does anyone know how to fake minatures with after effect?
رضا
3 years ago
"Hey What's up Andrew Kramer here!",
this tutorial is looking impressive.
3 years ago
I would love to see this tutorial since I would like to learn how to use aereal shots with cgi
galalon
3 years ago
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
ShoeToad
3 years ago
Mmh... The suspense is bak here to kill me...

Action??? Essentials ...
3 years ago
I want this tutorial its turning point of my work its gona fentastic bro.
3 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JjBQAlk30U

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,
Aryan
3 years ago
Awesome work by Awesome person (Andrew).
brichmond95
3 years ago
Free stock package with evil fly-by??? Please???? :)
Ali
3 years ago
Hello.
I Live In Iran.
How Can I Provide Your Products?
Can I Buy It From Iran?
    Axtronic
    3 years ago
    yes you can buy, aldo im not andrew kramer xD, you can buy it via paypal, and d-lod it as well..
3 years ago
Am I supposed to see the flythrough in action? Link doesn't work.
3 years ago
wow i can wait, and i wanna know where can i buy some stock footage ? yayyy
3 years ago
Andrew, Tutorial about Set Extension PLZ
3 years ago
Watiiiiiiiiiiiing andrew
Halal
3 years ago
Look, that's all fine, but WHAT ABOUT VIDEOCOPILOT ATOM!??

Ps. I love you.
    John
    3 years ago
    Hey Andrew!
    Is ATOM one of the next 3 new plugins?
afaf
3 years ago
DO A NEW BLOG SHOW !
3 years ago
I'm excited to see the final new tutorials
North Carolina School Of The Arts
3 years ago
I been waiting for a Tutorial like this nice matte painting.
noops
3 years ago
can't wait andrew plz release it soon !!!!!
dafunk
3 years ago
Nice, btw. you can achieve amazing results with Terragen2 too :)
Bin
3 years ago
Andrew, Tutorial about Set Extension PLZ
NoX
3 years ago
Please!! Make a tutorial teaching this!!
Haggai Okwuchukwu Nwokolo
3 years ago
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...
Haroon Rasheed from karachi, PAKISTAN
3 years ago
waiting and thanks Andrew.
ouarid
3 years ago
gooood... COOL! Cant wait!
RENAN
3 years ago
a tutorial please email me anything
Benjamin
3 years ago
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?
3 years ago
Looks cool! can't wait. I want to see your workflow for bigger fx shots.
HammySantana
3 years ago
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).
Adewizard2
3 years ago
Hey pls dont, i will lose most of my student, i run a VFX school. stop doing this to me
L.O.L Doyin
Jayjoe Shoo (TZ)
3 years ago
More Tutorial please
Bramhesh
3 years ago
It's really cool.
we need tutorial.
Anders
3 years ago
what software did u use?
Loay Emad
3 years ago
I'm Expecting.......... :)
gaylor Maliya
3 years ago
you are a special man
Tharaka
3 years ago
Oh it is attractive...Please give the tutorial
3 years ago
Respect FROM RUSSIA!!! Andrew you Best FilmMaker in World!
dky868
3 years ago
COOL! Cant wait!
3 years ago
Awesome can't wait for tut :)
3 years ago
Are you remaking lord of the rings? No i'm just kidding
3 years ago
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!
Alek B
3 years ago
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.
    hammysantana
    3 years ago
    I'm definately interested! :D
3 years ago
Awesome! Cant wait.
andi
3 years ago
Is there a reason you use matt instead of gloss painting?
Leon
3 years ago
where can i get my dirty hands on footage like this?
3 years ago
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.
3 years ago
This is really EPIC! Are you going to add AWESOMENESS to it by adding Dragons? I sure hope so!
3 years ago
I used some set extensions in my new "movie"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrASojyNp3M
bennie
3 years ago
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 !
CreedUK
3 years ago
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.
Kaminari
3 years ago
I LOOOOOVE MATTE PAINTING!! ;P
Matt Park
3 years ago
Wow, that's amazing. Tutorial please.
3 years ago
less text andrew more Tutorial please xD
3 years ago
HEY! You've copied me!!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZwMVn18TzU
I did the 3d evil landscape first!!!
    hammysantana
    3 years ago
    That rocked!! Thanks for the link!
    Osvaldo Rivera
    3 years ago
    Yeah I see the resemblance! I'ts just the same xD
Jerry
3 years ago
Awesome. I can't wait to see the video clip of this in action.
Paul Jones
3 years ago
I thought "the one" link was going to take me to a clip of neo.
3 years ago
Youre a GENIUS!!! (I am always saying the same things, but its true);)

¡Saludos desde Cali, Colombia!
MatthewB
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
Oh my god I can not wait more than this...
Come On ANDREW ,What are you waiting for Man?!!
bedji
3 years ago
cant wait andrew
3 years ago
You do good work! Keep it up!
Can't wait fot the tutorial on this one!
You guys rule!
3 years ago
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.
Marçal Solé
3 years ago
Now that Schwarzenegger is returning to "acting" I'll vote you for President of the U.S.
    Liquid Orange
    3 years ago
    Schwarzenegger is returning? lol i don't think anymore ;)
Cube069
3 years ago
Waiting whit excitement!!!!!
ucantstop
3 years ago
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 !
3 years ago
WOW! perfect job
I also want to see new tutorial
EDrisCG
3 years ago
"More to come soon!"
I can't wait anymore.
Bart
3 years ago
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)))))
Oliver
3 years ago
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!
3 years ago
Hello sir...

This is looking fantastic...hope the tutorial come-out very soon
sweet, now you just need to author it for stereo 3D :p
Shuva
3 years ago
Nice Andrew Lets make a tutorial thus we can understand this more advanced.
3 years ago
I've been using this technique A LOT lately. Hope to get a few tips soon. Thanks so much!
Andrey
3 years ago
Feels like a Harry Potter environment, impressive!
jamshed
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
Andrew ..... Can’t wait for this!! Thanks
RAFE
3 years ago
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 !!
zafar
3 years ago
Dear Andrew this is very good tutorial i am waiting for this thanks for all tutorials,
EffJay
3 years ago
Cool! Can't wait for this!! Thanks Andrew!
Hassan Al-Tarooti
3 years ago
Good Morning

We Are Waiting you


Youuuuuuuuuuuuu Are Smart
tcarle
3 years ago
Awesome cant wait X1000. This is going to be epic I jut know.
3 years ago
Hey very cool man :) Can't wait..
Splinter
3 years ago
Aww yea. Love me some 3d.
3 years ago
YES!!!! CANT WAIT!!!!
Piotrek
3 years ago
Very cool, nice work Andrew :)
Jason
3 years ago
Thank you Andrew for sharing your mad skills. This was done using some Video Copilot knowledge and tools.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fsY_I0ieKI
3 years ago
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!!!
Dave
3 years ago
Sweet can't wait!!
3 years ago
This looks absolutely phenomenal! Good work
3 years ago
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.
Agniv
3 years ago
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....
3 years ago
You're right...it IS pretty much a requirement to have mountain fly-through scenes in cinematic trailers.
Steely
3 years ago
I Love new post's from you Andrew. I wait every week for something new, from Coventry in the UK.
Zack Paragon
3 years ago
I agree with Abel Edwin.
A tutorial would be awesome!
roger
3 years ago
nice like it gd work vc
3 years ago
This is what iv been doing lately to keep my self buzy waiting for new stuff from videocopilot.
http://youtu.be/6H_9bZ-t3Ls
Stefan
3 years ago
Drop it like it's hot.
3 years ago
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.
3 years ago
Yay New Stuff Thanks Mr. Kramer
IncurableCivilian
3 years ago
Really looking forward to the tutorials and also to seeing your finished production!
3 years ago
i can´t wait, great we need more tutorials ;) saludos desde méxico
    Abel Edwin
    3 years ago
    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
chad
3 years ago
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.
3 years ago
I'm psyched! Especially since we don't even HAVE mountains around here! So keep it up and greetings from (flat) Holland!
ShoeToad
3 years ago
Pfjew... the suspense didn't kill me after all, it got hit by a falling boulder...

Thank god! I mean Andrew :p
Gabriel
3 years ago
Or you just do it the way you want with Vue.
3 years ago
We don't have those around here... only meadows with cows
alegrefranz
3 years ago
Andrew this is exactly what we need!
VFX-Anomaly
3 years ago
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 :)
3 years ago
Andrew your awesome man..I Love to work under you! It will be a great experience
barney
3 years ago
Great looking. I always wondered how to integrate matte 2d paintings in a motion video shot.
Tjalling
3 years ago
Nice! can't wait!
Vinicius From BRAZIL
3 years ago
Andrew, FANTASTIC!

You gonna make a tutorial teaching how to do this?
    Cheyne
    3 years ago
    Yes, tutorial please!
    Danegraphics
    3 years ago
    ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IPGHPIG#FI*EWHFASU(VBJ$(#QPGA$#@
    3 years ago
    NILS SAYS DO A TUTORIAL! :@
    Tincho from Argentina
    3 years ago
    Please! A tutorial from this shots! They are amazing!
    fatman
    3 years ago
    awesome! i would appreciate one too, because its just a freakin awesome technique!
    Andrew Crossland
    3 years ago
    Tutorial number 45
    3 years ago
    I WANT TUTORIAL :D its gonna be best tutorial ever.
    Dick jansen
    3 years ago
    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
    Nathan
    3 years ago
    Please make a tutorial on this!!!
    Bo Engelen
    3 years ago
    Yes, count me in for a tutorial request on this one !
    3 years ago
    Yeah! A tutorial please on how to add more evil. \o/
    Squirt
    3 years ago
    I smell a TUTORIAL!
    daniel
    3 years ago
    please make a tutorial for us :)
    3 years ago
    Tuto please! VC RULES !!!
    3 years ago
    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!!!
Matt
3 years ago
Just like in Pirates!
    3 years ago
    I hope you're referring to Pirates of the Caribbean, and not the other Pirates-films :p
    Btw. Check this out! http://www.vimeo.com/20035797 Canon EOS 7D, 60D and After Effects.
    Fred
    3 years ago
    @Martin Haha, fail !
    3 years ago
    phantom pt II. great choice!
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