Flour Fusion: Real Particles

Creating particles in After Effects is awesome! We have all used Particular and Particle world but why not combine those particles with some real ones! Sometimes you need to create elements that are so complex and organic that you are better off taking out the camera and making a mess.

In this example we use a little bit of flour to mix things up!

Watch on Vimeo

September 7th, 2011 @ 12:50 pm
Did you colorize them in After Effects? Or did you use a gel on the real light?
    September 7th, 2011 @ 2:12 pm
    I think he definitely color corrected them. Because he was combining the real particles with some Particular ones as well. Also he used some bokeh backgrounds and such.
    September 7th, 2011 @ 2:15 pm
    I did color correct but these are all real particles. No plug-ins. However I did combine multiple takes for the multi-color shots. I would CC one green, then CC another orange and screen them together.
    September 7th, 2011 @ 9:37 pm
    Awesome...you should try it with pollen....really pushes the allergies....capture the sneeze on film... use a spray nozzle on a hose for cool rain effects
    September 7th, 2011 @ 11:41 pm
    Speaking of the light, what brand/kind of light is that?
    September 8th, 2011 @ 12:33 am
    I liked how you made ??these lines of powder, Andrew)))?ow you feel?)))))
    September 8th, 2011 @ 4:28 am
    Wow... How can something as simple as that look so cool..? :O
    Great work!
    September 8th, 2011 @ 1:27 pm
    @David it's an ARRI light
    September 8th, 2011 @ 1:30 pm
    I could not stop laughing when you turned around at the end. Good stuff man.
    September 9th, 2011 @ 6:09 am
    Amazing Effects created using real particles, but color correcting them makes them much more real.
    September 10th, 2011 @ 4:38 am
    Nice One. Is there any other DSLR cam that support macro lenses, i mean under $5oo?
    September 10th, 2011 @ 2:55 pm
    Very Cool, Andy but the only thing that i don't like is white killer line image.... sorry and sorry for my english
    September 13th, 2011 @ 1:10 am
    very useful video
    September 13th, 2011 @ 5:37 am
    @David more specifically, a 650 W Arri fresnel
    Vivek Gaur
    September 15th, 2011 @ 8:47 am
    Thanks Andrew, I'll Defiantly Try It With My "Cyber Shot", I know it will be difficult n that is Y i want to do...
    September 16th, 2011 @ 6:59 am
    hi andrew , plz upload this video on videocopilote host

    so tnx :D
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 7:22 am
    I like you ideas and youtr jokes are killing me
    November 17th, 2011 @ 9:56 pm
    How did he protect the lens from all those particles
    January 2nd, 2012 @ 7:54 pm
    lol, because it best to try to burn a newspaper on a black background, much more real.
    April 12th, 2013 @ 6:55 am
    it is great
Brad Zimmerman
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:50 pm
"Get these neatly organized and we will use these each take...." Priceless

Great tip!
    September 7th, 2011 @ 11:34 pm
    This is out of the topic but, is it possible to have a tutorial on creating a 3d photo slideshow??
    September 10th, 2011 @ 2:37 pm
    @John how do you mean, 3D slideshow, you could just be making the different photos further away in Z space and then animate the camera in Z space so you will go through te photos, but if you're looking for a more advanced way of doing this, explain it to me and I can tell it to you or create a tutorial
    September 13th, 2011 @ 3:27 pm
    Yes I concur with Brad, can you just give us the clips, other wise I have to set up my camera, and get some black board and open up my lighting kit then plug the light in, and then have a break and think about how good it could turn out....oh the labor. LOL. Seriously though, thanks Andrew for all the great work and the sharing of knowledge. MUCH MUCH appreciated!!!!!!
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:24 am
    I really love it when everything's organized!?!
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:51 pm
awesome. and lol at the coke...
    October 26th, 2011 @ 1:49 pm
    Nice one!!!
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:51 pm
AM I THE FIRST, Yes Yes I am... Anyway Nice tip Bro. I will try to use this. Thanks
    September 7th, 2011 @ 1:52 pm
    No, Im Not :(
    September 7th, 2011 @ 2:47 pm
    @Zack - lol
Push Eject
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:51 pm
BWAHAHA! Awesome results and hilarious ending. Cheers!
    September 9th, 2011 @ 5:11 am
    The end was so funny... nice one!
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:51 pm
Super! I love this sorth of things. Genius but funny. Your super Andrew!!
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:53 pm
Good work XDDDD
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:53 pm
awesome andrew... i just love your tuts so much new to learn from them...
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:54 pm
That was hellarious!! Nice job on the particles as well.
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:54 pm
hahaha, end face look, priceless !
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:55 pm
Nice! Now that's thinking outside the box. Was the color grading done in AE or were you using gels of some sort. I'm guessing AE?

Thanks for this.
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:55 pm
wow, so simple, we want more tips
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:56 pm
Always great tips from you. Great effects.
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:57 pm
Too much fun, using real particles
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:57 pm
Hey Andrew, this is some really cool stuff!! When is the new plugin comin' out? Any official date as yet?
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:57 pm
OMG Andrew, you are hilarious! :D I love you, no homo.
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:58 pm
great as always............
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:58 pm
aswome staff, as allways awsome things we can learn here Ty dude ! greate work
    September 7th, 2011 @ 1:59 pm
    btw this is 1st soure from where i started to practice in AF , couse i liked your tut's
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:58 pm
what wood we do with u Andrew thanks for tip :)
    April 12th, 2012 @ 8:24 am
    I hope the "wood" and "with u" and not "without you" is on purpose :D or else, it's kinda.... ehm.... no comment
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:59 pm
Andrew ! you began to do a musculation ;)
    September 8th, 2011 @ 6:35 am
    I noticed that too. Maybe he's used some powder for that too.
    Or it's a digital trick - liquified muscles
    September 8th, 2011 @ 10:36 am
    I noticed it took a little more weight and his arms are more muscular, but frankly my experience tells me that the guy muscular immagination do not have much, so I hope that Andrew will remain as is, it's great like that (sorry I speak poor English: P)
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:59 pm
Just be careful how much flour you use kids.

From http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/03/the-explosive-t/

"Flour dust that is suspended in air is more explosive than coal dust"

Don't use candles as light sources :)
    September 9th, 2011 @ 8:13 am
    Same goes for baby powder. One puff of it over a candle and you're in for a treat.
    September 18th, 2011 @ 5:18 pm
    Yep, I can confirm this...
September 7th, 2011 @ 12:59 pm
Now I know how AK stays so thin!
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
Great! How am I suppose to put you in embarrassing, exploitive and incriminating footage while you're wearing a green shirt in front of your green screen?!
    September 10th, 2011 @ 9:34 pm
    I realize that this is a joke, but like hardly any of him is in front of the screen. You would have to roto most of it out anyway.
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:02 pm
more of these things! what is next? blow up Sam for real, without after effects :)
    September 7th, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
    WaoO can we does realy..!! owesome
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:02 pm
awesome! lol love all your videos dude.
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:03 pm
I thinks thats your funniest one, made my day!
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:04 pm
well done! tnx!
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:09 pm
Very usefull, I gonna try it!!!
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:11 pm
Great ideea :D , PS. i know i`m offtopic here but could you make a color grading tutorial in Premiere Pro CS 5 or 5.5 using the inside Mercury playback engine`s accelerated color corections tools to get different moods / film looks ? I kinda suck at combining those tools but they are great on AVCHD since you get real time color grading.
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:11 pm
jajaja great work, gran trabajo saludos desde México.. greeatings from México
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:12 pm
awesome brilliant!, but I believe you are now officially on the DEA website!
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:14 pm
I think I'm gonna use Silver Medal Anthrax
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:20 pm
Hey, nice organic particles there. Btw, do you get the same effect when using the Silver Medal flour, and the particles are they also self raising? lol
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:21 pm
LOL at 1:50. Have you done this before haha? Just kidding.
Great tips.
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:22 pm
I Like You man ! :D
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:22 pm
That's a reaaaally cool technique! I can't wait til this comes out.
Scott McCulloch
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:23 pm
This is my favourite video from Andrew and VCP yet! Was laughing so much but also impressed with the great effects that you can get using stuff around your home. Would love to see more! :)
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:24 pm
This actually quickly solves a special effect I need to do - been trying to figure out a simple way to do it without resorting to 3D - thanks Andrew!
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:26 pm
<3 Andrew Kremmy <3 xD
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:27 pm
Careful with hot lights and flour. If you get the light too close and some of the flour particles catch fire, you have a really awesome explosion.
    September 7th, 2011 @ 2:31 pm
    This sounds like a dare...
    September 7th, 2011 @ 2:49 pm
    @AK - You know Powder Coffee Creamer is more flamable!!!
    September 7th, 2011 @ 8:11 pm
    September 8th, 2011 @ 8:09 am
    I DARE YOU ANDREW, DARE DARE DARE DARE DARE :D haaaa nice tip though
    September 8th, 2011 @ 12:58 pm
    I Triple Dog Dare you... (yup, that just happened)...
    September 12th, 2011 @ 2:31 am
    Guys.... what is a 'dare'???
    September 12th, 2011 @ 4:00 am
    If you have a really awesome explosion, then you have it recorded with your cam! Sounds like a nice EXTRA footage!!

    Keep on rockin`
    October 14th, 2011 @ 8:35 am
    @Awesome, a dare is a challenge to attempt to elicit a demonstration of courage from someone. It is a common idiom among American children.
    January 12th, 2012 @ 7:43 am
    hey Andrew you sound like you have done this before;like you did this in the kitchen and you got into trouble and you got grounded.any chance of that happening ?
Dave Filoi
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:28 pm
You just made Tony Montana interested in After Effects
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:29 pm
Wow, amazing idea and amazing effects... it's really nice to get some practical effect ideas on Video copilot. I've been following since the begin, and I tend to watch your tutorials for the jokes more than I do the actual content nowadays (probably because I'm awesome). This is really refreshing. Such a simple yet effective idea, congrats.

Again, stunning results!
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:36 pm
Awesome vid again Andrew! thanks for the tip!
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:39 pm
Nicely done. Can you talk a little more about the lens choice? Is the fact that it's macro more important than the focal length? What would it look like if you used a non-macro lens?

What aperture did you use? Any other considerations?
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:43 pm
That was awesome Andrew! Great tutorial!
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:46 pm
ur tutorials are amazing...just continue like that...
Julio Cesar
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:49 pm
I will try it with some Antrax, but hey I might be so sick to post the result hahah
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:52 pm
Dude I love your humor! subtle things are always the funniest to me, like the random cut to you with a beard had me on the floor (not really I have some self control) Oh and your tutorials are top notch as well... I owe much of my ability to your tutorials.
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:55 pm
Were you using OnLocation to record?
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:57 pm
Is it really true that flour can catch on fire if it gets too close something really hot?? And also are dolphins just a gay sharks??
Alessandro Leoni
September 7th, 2011 @ 1:57 pm
Why is cloning forbidden by law? I want my personal Andrew Kramer as best friend!

You can make bread with your nose now... :-)
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:00 pm
Wow you are super cool, great tip wow!!!
hey the coke joke was Priceless!!!!!!!!!! and the end was great too, your videos have sooo much in it, love them, I learn thing on great way, you are the best teacher ever!!!
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:01 pm
Cool! see you tomorrow!
I´m the next.
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:01 pm
Simple but very interesting tip/trick! I would love to have more of these short quick tips :)
Andreas Zinonos
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:03 pm
You think that snorting flour is funny? yeah, first it's snorting flour, then smoking, then smoking weed, then snorting cocaine, and next thing you know, BAM, you're dead.

Nah I'm just kidding haha! I really laughed at the flour-cocaine part. :D
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:07 pm
I think Andrew has a comedy writting team behind him... we are being tricked! all this after effects stuff is really a platform to launch his stand up comedy career.
Fabio P.
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:08 pm
Mhh, yeah, organised...
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
very very cooooooool stuff
the sound was great....where can i get this?
and flour makes ur face a mess
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:19 pm
Wow, so cool! Now all I need is a black screen or something. The ending was funny :D
Zak Stoltz
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:20 pm
Dear Andrew. Please stop being such a boss. You're making the rest of us look bad.
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:23 pm
Andrew you are a legend!
Not only are your tips brilliant but you are so funny.
I find talc is good you can get some cool jet streams if you squeeze the bottle hard enough plus it smells really nice :-)
Tyler A.
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:31 pm
Great tip! The results you can come up with are astonishing!
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:32 pm
Hey Andrew, these particles look beautiful.
One question: was there any particular reason why you uploaded it on Vimeo not Youtube, or as a quicktime movie?
I'm guessing it might be because of quality, but maybe more reasons? :) <3
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:32 pm
WHat happened with the other lines of crack? hahahahah


awesome job andrew
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:32 pm
Was that Sam's drivers license? :P
This is cool...do you need a macro lens for this?
Oh and nice ending :) Bless you!
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:34 pm
Very nice, I actually think this effect looks very cool. I got one question though, in the first comment, you said you put multiple takes, and gave em different CC. My question is did you give each element a different focus, or where they all just put all together with no depth of field?
Looking forward for new Demon cam tutorials, I got so many questions and I hope the app be another success in the VideoCopilot achievements.
Saludes desde Honduras y muchas bendiciones.(Greetings from Honduras and many blessings)
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:35 pm
Pretty funny vid at times...

And a great tip. Might i suggest as well you can use denser as well as different shaped particles that will free float similarly as the flour you used though keep in mind - depending on what the product is you may want to use a mask so you don't inhale it.

Then again depending on the product
- you may want to inhale it... to each his own in that regard.

Some micro fibers used in epoxy fiberglass repair have various shapes - some perfectly round - some longer like micro hair clippings and some longer still all the way up to angle hair. again with these products i would use a mask.

All these free float very easily. and i think there are some green or harmless products that preform just as well as the afore mentioned epoxy filler particles.

Styrofoam beads may work too for larger particles using a fan set on low.

And i'm sure there are dozons of others to choose from too.

and i just thought of something - i'm wondering if you used the mud - like many photogs have to mud a model totally up - say on a piece of cardboard - let it dry and then crack it in front of the camera - if you wouldn't see some particles acting like projectiles along with maybe an explosive type dust cloud...?

Worth a try i guess to find out...?
john leigh, London UK
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:36 pm
a great reminder that lo tech methods and creeative thinking can be a great inspiration and break from total computer reliance
September 7th, 2011 @ 2:56 pm
Andrew Please release some live action compositing.THANKS
Warren Bartley
September 7th, 2011 @ 3:06 pm
AWESOME!!! Amazing job and it seems real easy to do.
September 7th, 2011 @ 3:13 pm
Nice. I have a MP-E 65mm, maybe check out how particles look at 5x magnification. :)
September 7th, 2011 @ 3:35 pm
Ugh, now i have to go to the store and get some flour, then come back and set it up, then i'll film the whole thing, make a huge mess, AND it won't look as good as yours! .... Still worth it!!
September 7th, 2011 @ 3:38 pm
What kind of light are you using? I would like to purchase a light like that. Anyone recommend a place to find a spot light like Andrew used?
September 7th, 2011 @ 3:42 pm
Really cool idea! It's amazing what can be done with stuff around the house... or someone else's.
September 7th, 2011 @ 3:45 pm
and . . . what about those cookies?
September 7th, 2011 @ 3:45 pm
Im going to try anthrax that would look cool hahahahaha
(you are just getting funnier and funnier.
September 7th, 2011 @ 3:51 pm
I've been teaching design for years and I must say... you are my teaching idol. FYI I send all my students to your site.... that's a lot =D

Keep up the amazing work my friend.
September 7th, 2011 @ 3:56 pm
Wow Andrew, u r an artist, hope can learn more about ur work

see ya and hi from Zapopan, Jalisco, México
September 7th, 2011 @ 3:58 pm
I love you man :D
September 7th, 2011 @ 4:13 pm
i love the comedy more than the particles. nah, they both are amazing!!!
September 7th, 2011 @ 4:25 pm
I noticed your camera was showing a live feed... Is that a feature on the 5D or are you using Magic Lantern? Nice footage Krame!
September 7th, 2011 @ 4:45 pm
Man, I love this stuff! What awesome ideas, thanks! You been working out? ;)
September 7th, 2011 @ 4:49 pm
He is a clown!!!
September 7th, 2011 @ 4:50 pm
This is freaking cool. Baking soda can start marketing themselves in yet another new way!
September 7th, 2011 @ 4:52 pm
Nice Done !!!

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September 7th, 2011 @ 5:10 pm
andrew is that a 5D or a 7D?
(spanish so I did get it, sorry)
September 7th, 2011 @ 5:13 pm
grt work........I love it
September 7th, 2011 @ 5:16 pm
This reminds me of some cool effects I have done in the past....try these out:

put a mirror in a shallow pan of water and shoot your subject's reflection while making waves in the water.

put your subject on a turntable and shoot it in and out of focus at varying focal lengths then super one over the other in post to create some interesting effects.

shoot a fast moving subject on film using single frame exposures at random rates, but several times a second. transfer the film to video and then slow down the tranfer using VTR emulation so the you get blurring between frames.

good luck ... with a little thought you can come up with a lot of these simple but cool visuals.
    September 8th, 2011 @ 2:46 am
    MikeD - Thanks for posting.
    September 27th, 2011 @ 12:48 pm
    @MikeD are u Mike Diva? as in the Mike Diva channel >Youtube?
ah shang
September 7th, 2011 @ 5:19 pm
nice!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!i like it !!!!!
September 7th, 2011 @ 5:29 pm
Very nice example of an old school trick. I like it a way better than a digital particles. They will sometimes look unnatural. Thank you for the great idea (as always!!!).
Rob Englander
September 7th, 2011 @ 5:39 pm
...I got busted by the cops putting out some lines but when I explained what I was doing they let me off with a warning.. thanks Andrew ;)
September 7th, 2011 @ 5:43 pm
This is insane thinking! Very creative. Am all for it.
September 7th, 2011 @ 5:49 pm
Real cooool ja ja, real 3D, real interactive and real digital (with the fingers 'course) a very nice camera trick I love This Site
September 7th, 2011 @ 5:58 pm
ooopppppsssss......Andrew,Vimeo not available in Mainland China.......
September 7th, 2011 @ 6:09 pm
Bless you, Andrew! :)
September 7th, 2011 @ 6:52 pm
The Anthrax reference was hilarious. Of course, we all know you were talking about the band.

Great tip, though. Gonna pull out my macro (no fair peeking) and try this.
September 7th, 2011 @ 6:54 pm
Really nice! Some free samples would be cool.
September 7th, 2011 @ 7:02 pm
Loved the music. I may try this out with my equipment to see if I can make my own.
Any chance you could post full res versions of the particles?
September 7th, 2011 @ 7:05 pm
"get these organized..."
sometimes i really worry about you...
September 7th, 2011 @ 7:15 pm
wow, that's cool, I'll defenitely try this at home!
September 7th, 2011 @ 7:18 pm
The nice and organized process concerning the lines is somewhat familar???
The end is "classic Kramer"
i and i
September 7th, 2011 @ 7:44 pm
September 7th, 2011 @ 7:54 pm
gr888888888888888888888888888 colllllllllllllll
September 7th, 2011 @ 7:58 pm
I always love watching your videos and tutorials. You do some great work and it's nice to see that it comes from someone who is smart, gets it done well, but has a great sense of humor, I always laugh when watching your videos or tutorials.
September 7th, 2011 @ 8:07 pm
speaking of particles... ELEMENT
September 7th, 2011 @ 8:08 pm
But yea, really cool tips, question, have you had any problems with the flower getting into sensitive parts of the camera/lens?
September 7th, 2011 @ 8:09 pm
Andrew Kramer is winning, dont let the Sheen see this or he might get jealous
September 7th, 2011 @ 8:12 pm
Oh damn it Andrew you got me crackin up over here!! ahaha oh man the anthrax, the lines of flower, then just acting natural at the end covered in flower.. Oh that's just too much my stomach hurts. You sir are hilarious
Carl Soderholm
September 7th, 2011 @ 8:16 pm
Do the same thing but with a small diameter fan in front and below the camera sucking the particles in-wards and down.
Jason Rugg
September 7th, 2011 @ 8:22 pm
These are awesome! Will the footage you took be for sale? :D
September 7th, 2011 @ 9:36 pm
We were making a movie and my friend sprinkled some some dirt in the air in front of the camera for a similar effect, but with live action as well. Forever screwed up his camera.
Love VC
September 7th, 2011 @ 9:55 pm
hi master :)

thx, it's really really cool :)

You are so cute when you sneeze :D
September 7th, 2011 @ 9:58 pm
Dirty Andrew :) You`re cool ))) He-he ))
September 7th, 2011 @ 10:28 pm
please don't upload your videos only on vimeo
    September 8th, 2011 @ 12:43 am
    Yes,i agree with you,and AK,I'm from China,I can't open Youbu,vimeo,facebook,twitter.So i can't follow you.So plesce do something,help me.
    If you do that,i would love you more!
September 7th, 2011 @ 11:03 pm
I love your videos man. I'm a massive fan from New Zealand
September 7th, 2011 @ 11:11 pm
The best trick i've ever seen, you god AK ;)
But... How about to clean the canon lenses after that? :)
September 7th, 2011 @ 11:28 pm
Makes me wanna go "skiing" AftR *nose sniffle grab* seeing this!!! ;$
September 7th, 2011 @ 11:44 pm
Simple but totally brilliant! Thanks
Haider Sheikh
September 7th, 2011 @ 11:59 pm
Great Effect Sir Andrew Thankyou
September 8th, 2011 @ 12:37 am
I really like your experiments, very pro, but very funny.

I wish I would like to do the same one day, if I have enought times...
September 8th, 2011 @ 12:59 am
Flour and heat can make a very explosive combination!

September 8th, 2011 @ 1:15 am
Why are you so funny man!
you should just make your VC standup Comedy Night dvd!

just saying man! EPIC!
September 8th, 2011 @ 1:27 am
I found most of this video hilarious. The humour at VC is very much up my street! Would love to work with you guys! Great footage by the way - It's nice to see some practical effects once in a while.
September 8th, 2011 @ 1:43 am
Where do you buy your Gold Medal Flour at? Can I find some in the VC ProShop. Let me guess, camera not included. Andrew, will you share your 'Flour Particles'*.mov with us -?- Thanks again!
September 8th, 2011 @ 2:13 am
You are one creative son of a b**** you know that? Very nice work :)!
September 8th, 2011 @ 2:19 am
Great video! I had to watch it twice because I was laughing too hard to pay attention the first time.

Thanks Andrew!

Greetings from Belgium
sunil thapa (nepal)
September 8th, 2011 @ 2:21 am
king of the funny, great to see u back after a long time. and nice trice :)
September 8th, 2011 @ 2:26 am
Looking cool , it will better if you combine it with Particular !
September 8th, 2011 @ 2:39 am
For a POOR Designer like me. Definitely, i would have bought high-end camera first before making it. :) But sure its awesome if organic than simulations :)
September 8th, 2011 @ 2:46 am
it's really creative & realistic ,
nice Idea !
i'm gonna ask you some question if you don't mind ,

1- does colored lights change the flour color ?
2- what are the recommended types of cameras to use to get a nice quality ?

Thanks Mr. Kramer , inchAllah you'll show us more !
and sorry for my English :(
Mohammad Almenea
September 8th, 2011 @ 3:19 am
Wow..great work. Thanks Andrew
September 8th, 2011 @ 3:34 am
you're genius thanks I owe you tooooooooooo many :-)
September 8th, 2011 @ 3:43 am
LoL Andrew Kramar yu are perfect man !!!
ending was the great..hachuun!
Cheryl Cadzow
September 8th, 2011 @ 3:47 am
Quite effective. Also enjoyed the comedy.:o)
September 8th, 2011 @ 3:49 am
Amazing!, and blass you... :)
September 8th, 2011 @ 3:54 am
wow this is f.. great
i think i'm gonna do the same thing but this time i'm gonna key out (i don't know if it's the right term..)the particles ..

the particles will be green of course or another color and then change them on ae with flowers its gonna be awesome

this was excellent
samo samo
September 8th, 2011 @ 4:15 am
I think I get it ... I know what's coming in the next few days (if that long!) ... and I can hardly wait ...!
Fabiano Peres
September 8th, 2011 @ 4:17 am
Really nice particles.
Will you give us a link do download you footage?
Just for those who doesn't have a Canon 5D...

Thanks anyway.
    September 8th, 2011 @ 5:49 am
    Yep. It would be amazing if you could let us download your clips from 5D in high quality and 60 fps :)

    Please please pleeeeeaaase :)

    All the best AK and much respect!
Fabiano Peres
September 8th, 2011 @ 4:19 am
Besides the particles effects, I also loved the soundtrack.
Where do you get them?
All your soundtracks are amazing.
September 8th, 2011 @ 4:23 am
Gold Medal.. "perfect for all your baking needs" .. and for Special Effects! ;)
September 8th, 2011 @ 4:40 am
Great tip. I always say to my students, don't do everything on computer. Go get a camera and use natural stuff. These is a really great example of that.
And i really laugh when you said "you can use use kind of white powder.." and them pick your nose :D

Keep Rocking Andrew!!
September 8th, 2011 @ 4:51 am
Really good work!

it looks like awesome and its so easy :D
Albin Lenéll
September 8th, 2011 @ 4:52 am
Hi Andrew! I have been looking all around the web for a tutorial on how to add Paticles into a 3D-environment, like you do when cameratracking and adding a text from ex. 3ds max.

If you know any, or maybe get some spare time to make a tutorial for this I would really really appreciate it. Here's an example of how I kind of want to use the Particles;

September 8th, 2011 @ 4:53 am
later when i will grow up a bit i would like to be you, because acording to this being you seems to be a fun job

listen to this and you will see that I think I am half the way from my goal " By the way my name is andrew kramer, come check out the website"

You know what, you should sample this sentence or songify it, it should be fun.

Would you be kind and one day do a breakdown or a tutorial about the credit sequence you did for star treck if you have the rights to do it.
September 8th, 2011 @ 5:10 am
Keep up that sense of humor of yours. It adds to your creativity AND to my enjoyment.
September 8th, 2011 @ 5:15 am
You better go call ghostbusters, you seem to have a lot of ghost orbs floating around.

Nice tip though ;)
September 8th, 2011 @ 5:18 am
That's Awesome Mr.Andrew !
September 8th, 2011 @ 5:26 am
Flour Power! Do you have to take care this doesn't get inside the camera or lens?
September 8th, 2011 @ 5:45 am
Thanks Andrew, i am thinking of capturing bubbles in cola or maybe water with the black sheet behind
September 8th, 2011 @ 5:45 am
Hello, Andrew! This tutorial was a great coincidence, because days ago I tried to make it home but my camera does not film with good resolution. I did not create particles, but jets of spray. With your help I can improve results.
Thanks for the tip.
September 8th, 2011 @ 5:54 am
My god, some people will believe anything ;-), time to come clean.
September 8th, 2011 @ 5:55 am
Is wonderful Andrew!!! Thanks
Ron In Calgary
September 8th, 2011 @ 6:41 am
"Say hello to my little AE friend !"

Thanks for keeping compositing funny !
You're the best there is, ever was, and ever will be !
September 8th, 2011 @ 6:46 am
Loving it ...:)
September 8th, 2011 @ 6:52 am
Would be really nice if you could be post the footage of this so we can play around with it :-D
Vitor Delgado
September 8th, 2011 @ 6:58 am
Great outcome Andrew !

You´ve created excellent real particle footage. But tell me something did your gear survived the dust storm ? Ah Ah Ah
Just kidding ... Nice work, you´re the man!
September 8th, 2011 @ 7:10 am
are you going to be selling this as a product?
September 8th, 2011 @ 7:42 am
Awesome !!!! :)
September 8th, 2011 @ 7:52 am
Which light should I buy?
September 8th, 2011 @ 7:55 am
Best organisation tip ever :D
September 8th, 2011 @ 8:50 am
Nice work on the particles, but even better work on those biceps. Have you been blasting away at them? Or are you just purchasing smaller tshirts each month?

Keep up the good work Kramer.
September 8th, 2011 @ 9:01 am
Realy cool man...
Andew you are litle bbit fat man... lol
    September 8th, 2011 @ 10:14 am
    That is because he keeps eating the cookies he promises to let us see...
barry barrera
September 8th, 2011 @ 9:19 am
i was so down, and you made my day smiling, thanx master andrew...
September 8th, 2011 @ 9:21 am
huauhahuahua 1:53 LOL
September 8th, 2011 @ 9:37 am
i just need the output


September 8th, 2011 @ 10:06 am
What lens did you use for this!?
September 8th, 2011 @ 10:56 am
before I click on the video I thought it's an update on the Element.... I'm still so looking forward to it! hope there'll be an update soon!
September 8th, 2011 @ 10:59 am
You can use some ANTRAX.

this was funny.

great tips, awsome result!
September 8th, 2011 @ 11:03 am
If you had to key out the background for these particle shots, how would you go about doing so? Where would you start?
    October 5th, 2011 @ 2:44 pm
BC Productions
September 8th, 2011 @ 11:11 am
Is the light an HMI?
September 8th, 2011 @ 11:16 am
have you been lifting weights, dude? looking tough like rambo.
September 8th, 2011 @ 11:27 am
You made me LOL at the end there. Great work as usual. Thank you.
September 8th, 2011 @ 11:32 am
September 8th, 2011 @ 11:47 am
Jajaja Cool linea!!!! Particles too jajaj!!! Videocopilot.net the best place I heve ever seen!!! Doing some cool thing right now in after effects, thanks for Andrew!!! Hey were can a get Particular and Camera Tracker plun-ins?
September 8th, 2011 @ 11:48 am
Terrific effect - love it. Funny as always!
September 8th, 2011 @ 11:59 am
you said yu'd post about element!!!
September 8th, 2011 @ 12:01 pm
Nice idea!

Could be very helpful. Thanks :)
September 8th, 2011 @ 12:01 pm
Was That Sam's Card You Were Using To separate the flour ?
    September 9th, 2011 @ 5:27 pm
September 8th, 2011 @ 12:05 pm
This was defiantly a fun project! I didnt have a black BG but i did have a dark green blank i suck my thumb with, so i took that and hung it on the wall 7ft back turned all the light off and set up to lamps next the the camera(be careful not to put them to direct in front of the lens causes hot spots) and shot, I used bronze metal and a tissue, and then i used a Windex bottle of water and spread it past the camera got some cool looks!
September 8th, 2011 @ 12:13 pm
thanks andrew i owe you too many you're really genius......
September 8th, 2011 @ 12:25 pm
LOL loved it!!! :)
September 8th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm
Andrew Kramer
Now we want to creative new move I think good idea in general!
Nathan Rice
September 8th, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
Wow! Truly creative! Keep it up, you're the man! Nice lines BTW... :)
Mark S.
September 8th, 2011 @ 1:41 pm
Great effect. I had a good laugh with this one. Just thought if you use self raising flour. Then you wouldn't need to use a tissue then.
September 8th, 2011 @ 1:48 pm
woow perfect...
September 8th, 2011 @ 1:57 pm
cool and brilliant old school fx.........love the coke line and the pack shot face with powder n sneeze.....great.
September 8th, 2011 @ 2:15 pm
you are the funniest person on planet earth hahaha
September 8th, 2011 @ 3:05 pm
Awesome and nifty tips dude. Gotta love the lines of....<__>..."flour."
L A Webley
September 8th, 2011 @ 3:12 pm
Man, how long would it be after he started hanging around with J.J. Abrams that Kramer would start getting involved in "flour"?...Tsch, Hollywood.
September 8th, 2011 @ 3:16 pm
Amazing Effects, and you can create this in your home !
September 8th, 2011 @ 4:38 pm
super ending tip..

Sir please help me i am buy new cam

how to the best cam ( ???? )

please send a model number on my email address


I am waiting for your mail
September 8th, 2011 @ 4:39 pm
wow you are the creator of the creative
fool potato
September 8th, 2011 @ 5:36 pm
That was a damn Funny lolz...Keep it up Andrew happy face :)

September 8th, 2011 @ 6:43 pm
September 8th, 2011 @ 6:44 pm
hey cool man , nice one i got a decent camera got to try this out .......thanks :)
September 8th, 2011 @ 6:51 pm
Hot D@mn I'm in love. Old school particle generation...mmmm sexy! Marry me Andrew Kramer!

no seriously. you rock :) always makin me laugh - you go on wid ya bad self :P..was having a bad day till I saw this vid. Nothing like a few lines of flour particles to cheer a girl up quick ;) flour + andrew kramer = sheer genius
September 8th, 2011 @ 7:05 pm
"...you can use anthrax..."
September 8th, 2011 @ 7:17 pm
Guy, you're amazing
I really liked ::::::>
directly from Brazil!!!!!!!!!
Paul S
September 8th, 2011 @ 7:33 pm
You should definitely sell a stock pack of this. That would be a hit.
September 8th, 2011 @ 8:04 pm
Wow great stuff and the ending very funny with the dead pan humor!!
Maxi Claudio
September 8th, 2011 @ 10:08 pm
Most people think they are funny. But they are not. You are really funny. You should do some more videos. Skits.
September 8th, 2011 @ 11:44 pm
LOL. Really, I did. You did it again. Great vid.

I'm a great admirer of people who combine real life elements in their work. I've seen a beautiful clip by Carlos Lascano where he also shot the particles separately for his animation composition.

Check it out, all his stuff actually.

Or these guys: http://vimeo.com/877053
Both these videos also have making ofs.

Truly inspiring animators. But you're my hero ;)
September 9th, 2011 @ 12:50 am
Thanks Video Copilot
September 9th, 2011 @ 2:51 am
I tried this with Cocaine, Wow I've seeing things
September 9th, 2011 @ 3:21 am
Hey Andrew! can we use COCAINE instead of flour? ;)
September 9th, 2011 @ 3:25 am
Hey! did u see that guyz?
He used Sam's Loya ID card to orgnize the flour on the surface
September 9th, 2011 @ 4:20 am
please all go and see this great website ;)
September 9th, 2011 @ 4:39 am
I'm sorry, Andrew ...
how much can you feed us with flour?
when will the new plugin 3D particles?
September 9th, 2011 @ 4:46 am
wich setings have you use on the camera (iso, exposure frame rate etc) can you post that here
September 9th, 2011 @ 4:57 am
Great tut Andrew...and your arms are lookin' good! :-)
September 9th, 2011 @ 5:47 am
You're a great teacher! Thanks
September 9th, 2011 @ 5:54 am
awesome one
could u plz share some footage ??
we need to try key this and try some ideas
September 9th, 2011 @ 6:02 am
frightening how well you cut the "flour". Probably answers a lot of questions over the years...........
September 9th, 2011 @ 7:22 am
love the sense of humor, make you tutorials fun to watch. lol
September 9th, 2011 @ 8:27 am
Awesome Andrew... :)...but i ll spend the rest of the day cleaning my Camera lens :P:P
September 9th, 2011 @ 9:43 am
was the ending a tribute to Ace Ventura: when nature calls?? bahaha. anyways awesome stuff!
Dan Disuye
September 9th, 2011 @ 9:49 am
Zacuto started selling professional grade cine-flour for $300 a gram.
September 9th, 2011 @ 11:42 am


Awesome video!
September 9th, 2011 @ 12:37 pm
I haven't laughed so hard in a while! You are hilarious!
September 9th, 2011 @ 12:37 pm
Is this the tutorial of the month, i was looking forward a new After Effect tutorial.
September 9th, 2011 @ 1:53 pm
so muck cocaine :O
Mike Guckian
September 9th, 2011 @ 2:06 pm
Class! You are a Legend, Andrew!
September 9th, 2011 @ 6:04 pm
So, what would this be used for? BG for graphics page? Not sure what I would use it for.
apple boy
September 9th, 2011 @ 6:48 pm
"if your out of budget you can use silver medal.." whahahaha!!! Darn your really good AK! GENIUS in every way :)
September 9th, 2011 @ 7:15 pm
your videos are getting better and better. kudos!
paul holt
September 9th, 2011 @ 8:09 pm
Heh heh reminds me of the eighties! ;-)
Ram Kumaran
September 9th, 2011 @ 8:12 pm
Don't forget to clean your lens once you are done.. Just kidding. Nice tute dude!
September 9th, 2011 @ 9:54 pm
@ 02:22, u'r doing it wrong xD
September 9th, 2011 @ 11:47 pm
How about protecting camera against particles ?
September 9th, 2011 @ 11:47 pm
hi andrew please tutorial for shuttering orb glass and zdepht
Zvi Twersky
September 10th, 2011 @ 1:04 am
Ok, I LOVED this tip and ran to purchase the Canon 5d and a light... but when I got to the supermarket, I didn't have any more money for the flower... now I'm stuck :-(
September 10th, 2011 @ 1:25 am
Cool effect, now how do I get the flower out of my camera?
September 10th, 2011 @ 3:45 am
hey andrew.. i know this isnt the right place to ask, but could you maybe do a quick breakdown about an effect i just saw at the game deus ex human revolution?
i dont know if you know the game, so in the menu are some yellow/ orange triangles in 3d space (something like trapcode form).
pls look at it for just one time
PS: the game is really cool.. u 2 =)
September 10th, 2011 @ 4:36 am
EXCELLENT IDEA !!! (and funny)
September 10th, 2011 @ 5:00 am
LOL! Very creative way to create particles. That's some good stuff at 1:52! How much u selling it Andrew? :P
September 10th, 2011 @ 5:13 am
Amazing Andrew, your are fantastic =D Like your joke when your body and your face is white =D
September 10th, 2011 @ 6:33 am
where is ELEMENT!?!?!?!?!
September 10th, 2011 @ 7:11 am
Great tips as usual. But I just felt sick to my stomach watching you puff flour/dust all around that 5d and lens...
September 10th, 2011 @ 7:21 am
Cool story bro, would be nice to have a tutorial on how to color correct and what position the light is best on.

And that tv where u can see your shots live, how do you get/do that?
September 10th, 2011 @ 8:28 am
So...all we need is a little imagination?

Some things are exactly in front of our nose...and we can use them!

Great stuff, Andrew! Thanks for the inspiration!
September 10th, 2011 @ 9:29 am
Man ur realy creative !!
September 10th, 2011 @ 10:01 am
Excellent tip thanks so much ... I guess this is no longer a family show.
September 10th, 2011 @ 10:43 am
Love these simple tips and tricks, but really waiting for Element!!! When is that dropping????????
Ray Jasuma
September 10th, 2011 @ 11:28 am
Hey Andrew!!!
You're not only a great teacher but you are a great entertaner....
And do you want to make a new product of video copilot with that??
that we'll be great...
September 10th, 2011 @ 1:25 pm
This is by far one of the best short tutorials I've seen because of its information and humor. Keep it up man! God bless you!
September 10th, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
All hail the new
September 10th, 2011 @ 6:56 pm
Really love the bokeh you generated on some of the shots!
September 10th, 2011 @ 7:10 pm
I told you to pick a Quiet Dorm and not to move into a Frat House !!!
vfx MaStER
September 10th, 2011 @ 7:19 pm
dude ur just AWESOME!!! i am using most of the effects from your site in my first movie. I'll make sure to thank you in the credits ;)
September 10th, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

I will definitely be trying this out. Thank you!
September 10th, 2011 @ 7:36 pm
Really great idea, looks awesome Andrew. Keep them coming.
September 10th, 2011 @ 7:57 pm
This guy is crazy , I really can understand how did he imagine that , Real artist
September 10th, 2011 @ 8:34 pm
God bless you!
(for the last part :p)
September 10th, 2011 @ 10:04 pm
hi dude...you are good man.....
September 11th, 2011 @ 12:30 am
Hi, Andrew. Awesome effect, particles looks just like in after effects :)

Can you tell what the name of the song plz)?
September 11th, 2011 @ 2:11 am
watch transformers title effect with twich PLUGIN!
September 11th, 2011 @ 3:11 am
Hi Andrew! You are genious! How can you be so creative? You can still suprise me...:) Congratuilations!
September 11th, 2011 @ 3:34 am
hey its a nice tuto but i dont know witch camera did u used
September 11th, 2011 @ 5:50 am
The flour looks great, I'll definitely try it. I've had great results by using water. I stir a glass container with water in it and add some sparkles and ink. I did this for the end of a promo I did for a local show:

September 11th, 2011 @ 6:30 am
it,s good 太酷了
September 11th, 2011 @ 6:47 am
Andrew Kramer is father of after effects.
September 11th, 2011 @ 7:31 am
you have done a great work made the use of the waste and created a fantastic effect... keep it up we enjoyed it ......
September 11th, 2011 @ 9:57 am
how would this look if i don't have a macro lens?
September 11th, 2011 @ 10:26 am
kramer .. you are the king of AE .. can I be your flour shaker?
September 11th, 2011 @ 11:49 am
Can you make a download link for a few takes so we can use them in our own projects without doing this ourselves???
September 11th, 2011 @ 11:55 am
So how would you go about compositing these particles into some real shot scenarios? Obviously you wouldn't have control over them like you would in a PG.
September 11th, 2011 @ 1:28 pm
upload those footages as free stock packs ak!!!!!!!!!!!
September 11th, 2011 @ 3:02 pm
OMG, that is one of the most epic videos, I have seen from you. Love it! I have a man crush in a non-gay way. lol.
September 11th, 2011 @ 5:34 pm
You're a very cheeky man Mr Kramer... Love the inability to keep a straight face during the little tweak of the nose! Those CC'd natural particles look awesome.
September 11th, 2011 @ 6:03 pm
Your so stupid!!! It's AWESOME, LMBO, I have no words it's just VCP has a great team. Made something so simple into really great tut. You have skills. I'm still laughing. Ak you rock.
September 11th, 2011 @ 6:12 pm
Anyone notice Kramer's getting cut!! look at those guns and chest!!!!!
September 11th, 2011 @ 6:21 pm
This is pretty amazing :D Did the flour damage the camera at all? I'd be pretty nervous to whip out a bag of flour around an SLR.
September 11th, 2011 @ 9:32 pm
At first I thought Andrew was kidding! OMG this is SUPER!
September 12th, 2011 @ 12:05 am
I wonder if the nose stuff was genuine....
September 12th, 2011 @ 12:21 am
SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, EVERYBODY please help........
I am in charge of making a school magazine (mainly the cover design) and I need to make a very cool cover design. I would like to give 3D titles that are made in after fx. So someone please give me some links and if Andrew Kramer is reading this then he might think of making a tutorial out of this!
Note that I am only 16, BUT my graphic talents are awesome!
September 12th, 2011 @ 2:47 am
women glitter would be a great idea too
September 12th, 2011 @ 3:21 am
This is cool and creative idea, i also think that if we use the( white bubbled boards ) -if i said the right name but im sure you know what i mean - , it would be nice when we crunch them and let them fly in air, especially its shapes are hexahedral or pentagonal or other multi-surfaces shapes which they give a cool look especially when they begin blured.

I think there is a lot of materials that we can get profit from them.

September 12th, 2011 @ 4:29 am
You are the new King of All Media! Long live Andrew
September 12th, 2011 @ 10:58 am
I wish i was Andrew Kramer!!!
September 12th, 2011 @ 11:03 am
Actually fire with flour or spores(Lycopodium Powder) will make a cool fireball when lit, if you film that, you may get an even cooler effect!
September 12th, 2011 @ 11:54 am
Where's our cookies?
Javier B
September 12th, 2011 @ 12:33 pm
You made me laugh real hard dude!
Thank you, by the way, tutorial was great!
September 12th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm
Andrew you shared with us a few NY textures and I used some of them in my AE project which will be shared with a 3rd party who might re-share the project files. Is that against the VC rules?
September 12th, 2011 @ 2:17 pm
Even better than 3D :)
September 12th, 2011 @ 3:54 pm
Oh man, you practically taught me After Effects through all your wonderful tuts, and now you give me the best time of my day, that powder presentation is so funny !
Thanx Andrew for being what you are, and not taking all of this After FX stuff seriously.

Always some fresh air cruising on my favorite VFX platform : VCP.

ps: the beard part of the demon cam behind the scene is a must and one of my favorite of all times.

Thanx again // keep it up and up and up
Justin Kuhn
September 12th, 2011 @ 3:55 pm
I actually grabbed some great footage just like this with the same setup...black background, one light (underneath) and a 100mm macro. I was shooting stills of another subject and noticed these awesome dust particles so of course I rolled video on that. Never occurred to me to use flour for controllable takes! There's a reason I refresh VCP ten times a day.
September 12th, 2011 @ 4:14 pm
awesome, use coffee creamer!!!
September 12th, 2011 @ 5:34 pm
This is why you're the man! Hilarious, yet genius!
September 12th, 2011 @ 6:20 pm
is the music the work of your new sound designer? loved it! will have to try this out!
September 12th, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

school is starting and i don't really have as much time to go on here so i can't wait !
    September 13th, 2011 @ 1:32 pm
    I know!!! ionly have a little bit of time untill i won't be able to buy the product!!!!
    September 13th, 2011 @ 1:32 pm
    *because of school
September 12th, 2011 @ 6:32 pm
Great work but dare I ask, Element please? I check every day hoping its Element day - I even have party hats ready. Seriously I'm starting to get the shakes.
    December 17th, 2011 @ 8:21 am
    Exactly! I have been checking his site at least three times a day.
September 12th, 2011 @ 10:23 pm
Thanks Andrew. I've been looking for a snow storm effect for an up and coming shortfilm. Thanks.
Raphael Sar
September 12th, 2011 @ 10:36 pm
Seriously Andrew, u need2 consider a career in comedy. Hilarous stuff!
September 12th, 2011 @ 10:42 pm
Hey what is the vimeo.com? I'm a Chinese and I can't get access to the website. It seems that the website has been blocked by the Chinese Government. Can you put the video on other websites? I'm dying to watch it T_T
September 12th, 2011 @ 10:51 pm
Hihi ,creative and processing video of Andrew Kramer so good
it not need to create the plugin Particles :D
September 13th, 2011 @ 4:12 am
HAHAHAHHA!!! great again... check this video, also freaking with macros...
hope you like it
September 13th, 2011 @ 5:05 am
I think a lot, but.... I hafe to say that you are realy a funny presentator.
Every time it's fun to watch your presentation or tutorials.
Keep up the good work Andrew.
Also i hope in the next future to see something about water, cool water effects, currents and manny more you can find unther the surface.
Greatings, Stef
September 13th, 2011 @ 5:06 am
That's all find and dandy Andrew, but what about Element?!

Seriously thought, when I get a 10.000 $ studio I'll do my own particles, until then I'm sticking to AE. How much did the camera/light rig cost? And what lenses did you have on there?
September 13th, 2011 @ 5:51 am
I believe something like that can be achieved with ELEMENT 3D...I mean I dont know cos didnt see any preview or news about it sometime now rsrsrsrs
Ok, you said "next week" 1st september we would see some news about it...Do you know that each week has 7 days dont you? :) Man please release the Element 3d! At least a new preview!
Goozman Adonnis
September 13th, 2011 @ 6:25 am
OMG! Flouception!!
September 13th, 2011 @ 6:36 am
Great. Thanks for the innovation :)
September 13th, 2011 @ 6:39 am
Video Copilot is the best freaking website on the internet.
September 13th, 2011 @ 7:14 am
Each time I enter this site, learn something new. It's amazing! Thank you very much
September 13th, 2011 @ 8:08 am
haha, dude. this IS a great way to get real particles. But the video itself was coked up and funny as heck
September 13th, 2011 @ 11:14 am
Muchas gracias desde España, sois geniales.

Thank you very much from Spain, are great.
September 13th, 2011 @ 3:18 pm
Hi Andrew! Some of us are very very allergic to dust (im being honest here) I REALLY REALLy wanted some subtle ambient dust loops like these to use in a video for atmos, please please can you share the footage? My noes is all blocked up and it would be very kind of you if you could! :) K
LeVerne Martin
September 13th, 2011 @ 6:17 pm
Andrew that was a amazing demonstration. cool trick..and the lines with the card was HILARIOUS I was cracking up!!!
September 13th, 2011 @ 6:59 pm
Never fail to amaze me with your creativity Andrew. I like watching your videos just because your so damn funny in a very serious way...cracks me up. Great job!!
September 13th, 2011 @ 7:40 pm
Thanks Kramer Your real particules are very creative and useful
September 13th, 2011 @ 9:44 pm
you are hilarious!!!!!
September 14th, 2011 @ 5:39 am
what happened to the cookies you promised? jk Great work. I almost died laughing at work seeing you with your face powered
John Crawley
September 14th, 2011 @ 7:12 am
Is it just me or does it really look like at 1:56 seconds it looks alot like he is sorting out some cocaine?. I am just saying.
    September 14th, 2011 @ 9:34 pm
    Oh, you would know wouldn't you?
September 14th, 2011 @ 7:53 am
very cool Andrew
ken ca|houn
September 14th, 2011 @ 10:59 am
great job on the tutorial and you've got a great sense of humor as always... thanks for all you do -- fun to learn
john dangolli
September 14th, 2011 @ 6:51 pm
are you planning something here mr. andrew? ;) say a uhmm....action essentials 3 package? hahaha i sure hope so
john dangolli
September 14th, 2011 @ 7:38 pm
btw andrew how can i connect my monitor to to work with the my camera? i use a canon t2i
    October 22nd, 2011 @ 8:44 pm
    Your camera should come with either composite video cables, red yellow and white RCA, and maybe a HDMI cable.
    I am 90 percent sure that the t2i has a HDMI output, but just look on the left side and see if it has one, then just get a hdmi cable and hook it to the monitor. Obviously you need power too.

    This is also a good idea, I found out on cheesycam.com, that they have mini portable 7 inch tvs, that have 6 hour batterys and you can connect those to your DSLR.
    I am going to buy a haier one on amazon for 50 bucks refurbished, way better and cheaper than monitor.

    Really though, look at the output jacks, don't just post a comment. You didnt even think to look...
September 15th, 2011 @ 3:59 am
Salut Andrew,
tu es aussi drôle qu'ingénieux !
Bravo !
September 15th, 2011 @ 4:15 am
U Are a very crazy genius ;)
September 15th, 2011 @ 7:22 am
yep, the real particles are really awesome
plus, Andrew is such a hottie
    September 17th, 2011 @ 2:39 am
    im totally agree with you. hope he wasnt married. im not saying that he shouldnt had wife and kids but he is realy cute and i want him so badly. ommmmmmmmmmowah. this was a kiss for andrew. he is mine.
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:01 am
Thank you Andrew for this fun and entertaining video on making your own real life particles. Also thanks for sharing the stockfootage.
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:30 am
You're a funny guy Andrew. Thanks for everything.
September 16th, 2011 @ 12:03 am
LMAO shockingly funny, what a funny chap you are! Great tips, thank you for sharing
September 16th, 2011 @ 5:27 am
Haven't laughed like that in a while! Good stuff bro.
September 17th, 2011 @ 1:24 am
im in love with your works and your your toturing and specially with you. it is realy piece of something.
September 17th, 2011 @ 5:36 am
Hey, cool natural effects Andrew! congrats
September 17th, 2011 @ 6:39 am
September 17th, 2011 @ 7:40 pm
Anthrax as a particle, wow, funny stuff. Sickening to see how easy it is to create as you do. Love it
September 18th, 2011 @ 6:50 am
This is SO EPIC!
Hilarious & Epic!!
September 18th, 2011 @ 8:24 am
i try to do it! ->
September 19th, 2011 @ 8:05 am
very creative man.
September 19th, 2011 @ 3:33 pm
dude you're awesome
September 20th, 2011 @ 9:17 am
You know the last time someone used gold medal and made them, "organized," like you did - - I think they ended up in a dumpster somewhere. Kudos. Your balls are huge for doing that on such a high traffic webpage. Long Live AK
September 20th, 2011 @ 11:24 pm
BWAHAHA I swear if you were not a digital FX wizard then I think perhaps comedy would be your next best gig! The whacky things you say and do during your tutorials and blogs keep me so entertained as I learn! One funny dude!

September 21st, 2011 @ 2:58 am
Someone knows the name of first song!?
amazing job andrew
September 21st, 2011 @ 6:34 am
Dru, Your honorary street nickname, although CokieMonster was my fav. ;) Thanks for the amazing work!

What were the camera settings and capture process you used for this particle shot ?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 5:03 am
That is awesome !! Although I have one question ! How do you use those particle footages afterward, lets say you wanna use them for a snow shot or a dusty desert shot.. how do you use that on another footage ?????
September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:06 am
Andrew, are these musics from a dvd of the pro shop?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 5:52 pm
Andrew awesome !!!!
Eddy Woj
September 23rd, 2011 @ 5:36 am
You're the King Andrew !!! Always awesome...
September 23rd, 2011 @ 10:52 am
Great man..
I love the way you present things, u should do some directing too on bigget budget (tuts) shoots ;)
September 23rd, 2011 @ 12:07 pm
plz upload this video on VideoCopilote host
we can't dl this now !!!

plz do this andrew
September 23rd, 2011 @ 12:51 pm
That was a great tip Andrew, and as usual incredibly funny!!
September 23rd, 2011 @ 4:32 pm
Hey andrew!
I've just created a new intro with After Effects and I used Optical Flares and a clip from the Real particles, I think it turned out really well, check it out:

September 24th, 2011 @ 5:57 pm
Bahahahaha!!! Dude, you are an absolute riot! The part where you broke up the lines was hilarious and made me actually laugh out loud. Keep up the great work!
September 25th, 2011 @ 8:07 am
Lol but wonderful idea...
September 26th, 2011 @ 10:18 am
Hi guys,

Could someone tell me how you get a photocamera to shoot a film?
Is this a feature on the type of photocamera Andrew used or is there another trick?

I have a Nikon D40 photocamera but never gave this kind of filming any attention.


Vinnie K
Daneil vanderpuye
September 26th, 2011 @ 1:18 pm
what a great work from andy, i dont know what some of us will do without you ANDREW you are God sent all your works look great it my dreams to work with you if the times comes,you've really help me alot and have learn alot from you sit keep the good work.Now we have 5D which the picture is not bad at all after workin and you add looks then you are there.
September 27th, 2011 @ 4:01 pm
i dont write enlish
whats the graphic card for after effect
pleas request ok?
tank you andrew
Zabi Shahrani
September 28th, 2011 @ 1:00 am
Very attractive, Wonderfull Work
September 29th, 2011 @ 5:05 am
how to download those 15 720p particle clips?
September 29th, 2011 @ 11:11 pm
I dont normally get all 'right on' about things but.. Anthrax is not really a subject to make fun about.
Generally VC is brilliant, hugely educational, and v entertaining tuts etc.. but you guys must realise with such a huge audience comes some responsibility about content. Look into it and I think you'll agree.
September 29th, 2011 @ 11:37 pm
really nice tutorial Andrew... I've thought of doing real footage myself, but time... thanks for this 'idea' and God bless u nd ur family!
September 30th, 2011 @ 7:59 am
Where can I download the bag of flour from?
September 30th, 2011 @ 12:16 pm
cool really cool and simple
October 1st, 2011 @ 7:49 am
Really great man and good sence of humour too...
October 1st, 2011 @ 10:11 am
I didnt realise Andrew ever replied on here!

I absolutely loved this video, very inspiring
October 1st, 2011 @ 8:48 pm
I watch tons of your tutorials (literally, I weighed them) and normally I grin or smile at your jokes... but damn when you turned around and your face was covered I truly guffawed. Which is weird cause I wasn't aware I could even do that.

Good stuff.
October 2nd, 2011 @ 1:50 am
very cooooooooooooolllllllllll
October 4th, 2011 @ 8:20 pm
i tried with anthrax, works pretty well, actually im typin from the hospital right now! thanks for all kramer

    October 7th, 2011 @ 8:29 pm
    nice one lol
October 5th, 2011 @ 3:20 pm
Nose rub *Snifffff sniff *Guilty look.. I Lol'd. xD
If I only had enough money to buy some of your awesome plug ins! :(
Feat not thou might Kramer, one shall cometh with thy sterling soon! (:
October 6th, 2011 @ 2:51 pm
Hey Andrew,

What microphone are you using? The audio is incredibly clear and rich in this video.
October 7th, 2011 @ 7:27 pm
Check out this ad. I think they used the flour particles at the end of the video.

October 10th, 2011 @ 6:07 am
This video made me giggle as my wife had this idea earlier this year for making a snow effect..

you can see the final result here

October 18th, 2011 @ 9:27 am
Great vid, I was wondering though how to shoot organic liquids. My camera is tired if getting wet lol.
October 18th, 2011 @ 12:31 pm
I just love the way Andrew does these videos - downloaded the pack, too! Really helpful!

btw: anyone knows the song at the beginning? I'm sure I know it...
October 22nd, 2011 @ 7:38 pm
Wow! I know that you are like a god in AE but i didn't know that you were almost as godlike as emm at cheesycam.
xD REally nice idea, lol anthrax.

@Vishal, You can get any camera and use a macro extension tube, or a macro reverse tube, or a macro filter like the raynox. Search amazon.com and find a macro extension tube.

They essentially just do what a magnifying glass does, the lens is the glass, and it puts it further away. Everything far away gets blurry but it's macro.
They're only 10 bucks, and are usable with the nifty fifty for 100 bucks.

That's 110 bucks for a macro lens, what a deal. Or you could wait till your good and get the 100mm macro.
October 26th, 2011 @ 3:31 pm
AHAHHAH!! Very interested!!! I laughing at the end!! hahaha!! I'm your fan!!! ;-)!!!!
from Italy!
October 28th, 2011 @ 9:30 am
I could swear that thing was cocaine!!!!
Really good as always Andrew!
October 30th, 2011 @ 12:19 pm
That footage with you sliding the flour into lines had me laughing for 5 minutes. Definitely the funniest tut I've seen you do.
October 31st, 2011 @ 2:11 am
Your sense of humor is impossible! :D Greetings from Poland! :D
November 4th, 2011 @ 1:06 am
amazing way and helpful
but it's looks like coca haha "Don't try at home"
November 10th, 2011 @ 2:25 am
Is that Sam Loya's driving licence that you are using?
November 14th, 2011 @ 6:45 pm
It's so cool the effect of this real particles, but i don't think make jokes around drugs was so funny!!

November 22nd, 2011 @ 5:05 am
funny way to make the lines.....reminds me of something......:):):)
November 29th, 2011 @ 5:50 am
What concerns me is how well he aranged the flour with a credit card
November 30th, 2011 @ 3:14 am
where i can found this is particulars which Andrew created?
December 1st, 2011 @ 2:38 pm
very impressive that is awesome
December 10th, 2011 @ 8:19 am
@ANDREW KRAMER . Sir I LOVE YOU MAN ! you are my Teacher GOD bless you ! best Wish For you.. You are Amazing..
December 11th, 2011 @ 5:48 pm
Great! I actually did something quite similar recently, but instead of using a light, I used my projector as the light source. Using my projector I had it cycling through different colours and playing back some footage so I could get really unique looks and colours through the particles. I will upload an example on my vimeo account tonight for anyone interested :D
December 12th, 2011 @ 2:15 am
You have just revealed the secret of the particles ,great and hilarious ,like you always made of it!!! Thanks you are the greatest !!!
December 15th, 2011 @ 4:32 pm
i just gotta say, you really are a funny creative dude.
December 16th, 2011 @ 2:12 am
Andrew thats greate, I also have question to you,
what kind of camera do you use? I dont have any good camera for it, only D90 Nikon can I use it for it?
    Angga Satrya
    January 19th, 2012 @ 3:46 am
    The Camera is Canon 5D, in video andrew have said like that, right andrew ? :)
Marcos Melo
December 18th, 2011 @ 9:16 am
Gostei, muito bom.
Benjamin pastrana
December 19th, 2011 @ 9:35 am
Kramer! you are such a Show man! I laugh a lot while I learn too!
December 23rd, 2011 @ 9:44 pm
Bwahahaha! Anthrax....

Very creative!
January 3rd, 2012 @ 11:12 pm
Hey Andrew. I'd want to invite you to my country - Azerbaijan. And film some cool movie, before ESC 2012.
January 10th, 2012 @ 9:34 pm
hey buddy u r brilliant
Angga Satrya
January 19th, 2012 @ 3:41 am
Verry cool Andrew, but after u to do that, hahaha ur face like colwn :D, ur amaze man! (y)
January 24th, 2012 @ 6:03 am
Hey Andrew, great work on the particles. I was curious though on how you did it with the still camera. Did you take several shots to create the motion. I work with video cameras and never used a still camera for movement, unless i was creating a simple pan to make it look like i was panning.
January 24th, 2012 @ 11:33 am
Is that possible with water vapor??? I mean like a spray of some kind?? Maybe have a super high speed camera to slow down the droplets??? I wish I had the equipment to do this but your got my brain going!!
Very Creative!!
February 4th, 2012 @ 10:01 am
Hehe this is so awesome idea Andrew! And you are funny :D
Thanks for free particles shots!
February 5th, 2012 @ 9:37 pm
Andrew Kramer you are you NO '1'