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

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3 years ago
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501 Comments

amazing thank you for sharing
That was hellarious!! Nice job on the particles as well.
After Efect is really strong and it is able to use everywhere
2 months ago
nice thanks a lot
pleas post a new post in this field
like tanx , would be really nice
2 months ago
thanks my friend
Would be really nice
2 months ago
great post, thank you
good luck
that was awesome
thanks for your video
it's cool thanks
i like this]
3 months ago
that was great! thanks
4 months ago
Very Creative!!
بورس و آموزش بازار سهام
SD
4 months ago
like , wonderful Andrew! Thanks
5 months ago
Writing is an art that everyone does it. Congratulate you for having this art
tanx alot likeeeeeeee
6 months ago
It was very useful video
videocopilot.net is one of the best sites which i have ever seen
thnx a lot
6 months ago
oh my..Andrew I love your voice! and whole
7 months ago
that was great! thanks
7 months ago
like tanx , would be really nice
7 months ago
likeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee tanx
7 months ago
Would be really nice , tanx
its very nice and thank you for vedio its useful
9 months ago
After Effect is awesome tools , i usually use in my projects,
thanks a lot
10 months ago
tanx for web site and arytical in site yor
1 year ago
hi andrew tanx a lot for upload
1 year ago
likeeeeeeee, thank you !
tnx for upload its amazing...
you have best site
tanx a lot
zubair
1 year ago
please put the download file back on
1 year ago
Hey everyone!
Awesome video and tutorial. We used this technique to create particle effects and I'd like to share our FREE organic dust composites (5 free overlays):

http://vegasaur.com/free-organic-particle-effects

Thank you!
1 year ago
You've made my day! :)
Great tip and tutorial, many thanks!
1 year ago
DOES IT WORK WITH AE CS3???
2 years ago
Awesome Andrew.. Love your looks at the end.. Cheers!!
This is my this weekend project.
hi.
it is very good.
2 years ago
very good!!!!!!!!!!1
Turker Metingul
2 years ago
I would like to see another real particle tutorial with a real nice source is vacuum cleaner bag.But Andrew please use a stuntman or gas mask (not dust mask).May God bless you.
YK
2 years ago
@ 1:53, lol. this dude is too funny!
Gerson
2 years ago
is canon eos 5d mark II
Andy
2 years ago
Andrew, you are damn handsome!
Nathan
2 years ago
ANDREW KRAMER THE BEST!!!
2 years ago
Great video but can anyone tell me where I can the kind of music in this video?

Thanks, keep up the great work andrew
Laurencius
2 years ago
Does anyone know which color-effect Andrew used at 2:17?...By Chance?
Anthony
3 years ago
DId anyone else hear "Wheat will see you next time?" xD
George Laird
3 years ago
Andrew

as someone new to this caper, I found this video really helpful on creating a particle efect, but I know I have to go through the long slog of learning.

Excellent one here.

George
Ira
3 years ago
oh my..Andrew I love your voice! and whole u :D
Jennifer
3 years ago
I've watched a lot of these video tutorials and this is the frist time i seen Andrew Face, And for some reason His voice doesn't fit.... lol I was expecting a more Geeker guy... lol!!!
julio
3 years ago
As is the issue of programming for after giving the sense that you like? after that one plugin that you can then have occasion to modify everything including the amount ... sorry for my English!
Joyjit Chatterjee
3 years ago
God bless you Andrew!...
3 years ago
I use canon 5d mark 2 with 24-70 2.8 , and creates similar particle effects. You need just proper lightning and environment
3 years ago
I think you guys are making an amazing job , we all enjoy your visual works and loops. it is really great that you support the visual world.
3 years ago
Andrew K thanks for all u do keep up the good, no check that awesome work. Love it
3 years ago
Andrew Kramer you are you NO '1'
3 years ago
Hehe this is so awesome idea Andrew! And you are funny :D
Thanks for free particles shots!
eyeman
3 years ago
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!!
3 years ago
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.
Angga Satrya
3 years ago
Verry cool Andrew, but after u to do that, hahaha ur face like colwn :D, ur amaze man! (y)
pratik
3 years ago
hey buddy u r brilliant
3 years ago
Hey Andrew. I'd want to invite you to my country - Azerbaijan. And film some cool movie, before ESC 2012.
rickd
3 years ago
Bwahahaha! Anthrax....

Very creative!
Benjamin pastrana
3 years ago
Kramer! you are such a Show man! I laugh a lot while I learn too!
Marcos Melo
3 years ago
Gostei, muito bom.
Sephiroths
3 years ago
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
    3 years ago
    The Camera is Canon 5D, in video andrew have said like that, right andrew ? :)
isaac
3 years ago
i just gotta say, you really are a funny creative dude.
Muamer
3 years ago
You have just revealed the secret of the particles ,great and hilarious ,like you always made of it!!! Thanks you are the greatest !!!
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
@ANDREW KRAMER . Sir I LOVE YOU MAN ! you are my Teacher GOD bless you ! best Wish For you.. You are Amazing..
3 years ago
very impressive that is awesome
FARO15ful
3 years ago
where i can found this is particulars which Andrew created?
3 years ago
What concerns me is how well he aranged the flour with a credit card
vi2
3 years ago
funny way to make the lines.....reminds me of something......:):):)
oscaryop
3 years ago
It's so cool the effect of this real particles, but i don't think make jokes around drugs was so funny!!

Thanks
Amaru
3 years ago
Is that Sam Loya's driving licence that you are using?
bmw4
3 years ago
amazing way and helpful
but it's looks like coca haha "Don't try at home"
Adrian
3 years ago
Your sense of humor is impossible! :D Greetings from Poland! :D
3 years ago
That footage with you sliding the flour into lines had me laughing for 5 minutes. Definitely the funniest tut I've seen you do.
Kyle
3 years ago
I could swear that thing was cocaine!!!!
Really good as always Andrew!
3 years ago
AHAHHAH!! Very interested!!! I laughing at the end!! hahaha!! I'm your fan!!! ;-)!!!!
from Italy!
3 years ago
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.
Mithos
3 years ago
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...
Mario
3 years ago
Great vid, I was wondering though how to shoot organic liquids. My camera is tired if getting wet lol.
tom
3 years ago
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

http://www.tokyo2064.com/?s=307
Musa
3 years ago
Check out this ad. I think they used the flour particles at the end of the video.

http://youtu.be/XKfuS6gfxPY
3 years ago
Hey Andrew,

What microphone are you using? The audio is incredibly clear and rich in this video.
Andy
3 years ago
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! (:
righetto
3 years ago
i tried with anthrax, works pretty well, actually im typin from the hospital right now! thanks for all kramer

hehe
    Musa
    3 years ago
    nice one lol
ibrahim
3 years ago
very cooooooooooooolllllllllll
Millyinz
3 years ago
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.
Barry
3 years ago
I didnt realise Andrew ever replied on here!

I absolutely loved this video, very inspiring
Raul
3 years ago
Really great man and good sence of humour too...
sami
3 years ago
cool really cool and simple
Zero
3 years ago
Where can I download the bag of flour from?
3 years ago
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!
Eugene
3 years ago
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.
vishesh
3 years ago
how to download those 15 720p particle clips?
Zabi Shahrani
3 years ago
Very attractive, Wonderfull Work
vahid
3 years ago
i dont write enlish
whats the graphic card for after effect
pleas request ok?
tank you andrew
Daneil vanderpuye
3 years ago
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.
3 years ago
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.

thnx.

Vinnie K
3 years ago
Lol but wonderful idea...
Keith
3 years ago
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!
3 years ago
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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvELP8HdREQ
Ron
3 years ago
That was a great tip Andrew, and as usual incredibly funny!!
sina
3 years ago
plz upload this video on VideoCopilote host
we can't dl this now !!!

plz do this andrew
tnx.
3 years ago
Great man..
I love the way you present things, u should do some directing too on bigget budget (tuts) shoots ;)
Eddy Woj
3 years ago
You're the King Andrew !!! Always awesome...
kni
3 years ago
Andrew awesome !!!!
3 years ago
Andrew, are these musics from a dvd of the pro shop?
Erwan
3 years ago
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 ?????
RayzorsEdge
3 years ago
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 ?
Andrín
3 years ago
Someone knows the name of first song!?
amazing job andrew
3 years ago
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!

Thanks!
3 years ago
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
timothy
3 years ago
dude you're awesome
3 years ago
very creative man.
3 years ago
i try to do it! ->
http://youtu.be/6rvwk-Uuqdg
KA
3 years ago
This is SO EPIC!
Hilarious & Epic!!
3 years ago
Anthrax as a particle, wow, funny stuff. Sickening to see how easy it is to create as you do. Love it
3 years ago
ATHRAX...LMAOAAAAAAAAAA.......TOTALLY CAUGHT ME OFF GUARD..IM AT THE STORE NOW GETTING FLOUR...LOL
3 years ago
Hey, cool natural effects Andrew! congrats
Benjamin
3 years ago
im in love with your works and your your toturing and specially with you. it is realy piece of something.
Tim
3 years ago
Haven't laughed like that in a while! Good stuff bro.
Steve
3 years ago
LMAO shockingly funny, what a funny chap you are! Great tips, thank you for sharing
Daniel
3 years ago
You're a funny guy Andrew. Thanks for everything.
3 years ago
Thank you Andrew for this fun and entertaining video on making your own real life particles. Also thanks for sharing the stockfootage.
neverdone
3 years ago
yep, the real particles are really awesome
plus, Andrew is such a hottie
    Benjamin
    3 years ago
    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.
Emiliano
3 years ago
U Are a very crazy genius ;)
dijiroro
3 years ago
Salut Andrew,
tu es aussi drôle qu'ingénieux !
Bravo !
john dangolli
3 years ago
btw andrew how can i connect my monitor to to work with the my camera? i use a canon t2i
    3 years ago
    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...
john dangolli
3 years ago
are you planning something here mr. andrew? ;) say a uhmm....action essentials 3 package? hahaha i sure hope so
ken ca|houn
3 years ago
great job on the tutorial and you've got a great sense of humor as always... thanks for all you do -- fun to learn
3 years ago
very cool Andrew
John Crawley
3 years ago
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.
    tim
    3 years ago
    Oh, you would know wouldn't you?
3 years ago
what happened to the cookies you promised? jk Great work. I almost died laughing at work seeing you with your face powered
3 years ago
you are hilarious!!!!!
fortune
3 years ago
Thanks Kramer Your real particules are very creative and useful
3 years ago
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!!
LeVerne Martin
3 years ago
Andrew that was a amazing demonstration. cool trick..and the lines with the card was HILARIOUS I was cracking up!!!
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
Muchas gracias desde España, sois geniales.

Thank you very much from Spain, are great.
3 years ago
haha, dude. this IS a great way to get real particles. But the video itself was coked up and funny as heck
3 years ago
Each time I enter this site, learn something new. It's amazing! Thank you very much
3 years ago
Video Copilot is the best freaking website on the internet.
3 years ago
Great. Thanks for the innovation :)
Goozman Adonnis
3 years ago
OMG! Flouception!!
Daluz
3 years ago
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!
xandercorp
3 years ago
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?
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
HAHAHAHHA!!! great again... check this video, also freaking with macros...
http://vimeo.com/21761590
hope you like it
3 years ago
Hihi ,creative and processing video of Andrew Kramer so good
it not need to create the plugin Particles :D
Thanks
MiniPig
3 years ago
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
Raphael Sar
3 years ago
Seriously Andrew, u need2 consider a career in comedy. Hilarous stuff!
Cyfook
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew. I've been looking for a snow storm effect for an up and coming shortfilm. Thanks.
Andrew
3 years ago
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.
    David
    3 years ago
    Exactly! I have been checking his site at least three times a day.
braiden
3 years ago
ELEMENT!!?! and a NEW TUTORIUAL!!!!

school is starting and i don't really have as much time to go on here so i can't wait !
    aamir
    3 years ago
    I know!!! ionly have a little bit of time untill i won't be able to buy the product!!!!
    aamir
    3 years ago
    *because of school
tc
3 years ago
is the music the work of your new sound designer? loved it! will have to try this out!
3 years ago
This is why you're the man! Hilarious, yet genius!
3 years ago
awesome, use coffee creamer!!!
Justin Kuhn
3 years ago
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.
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
Even better than 3D :)
Duncan
3 years ago
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?
Javier B
3 years ago
You made me laugh real hard dude!
Thank you, by the way, tutorial was great!
Jim
3 years ago
Where's our cookies?
Espen
3 years ago
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!
3 years ago
I wish i was Andrew Kramer!!!
Willmer
3 years ago
You are the new King of All Media! Long live Andrew
MAXEeffect
3 years ago
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.

Regards,
MAX
3 years ago
women glitter would be a great idea too
Awesome
3 years ago
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!
Olivier-Mauritius
3 years ago
I wonder if the nose stuff was genuine....
Tamer
3 years ago
At first I thought Andrew was kidding! OMG this is SUPER!
Shawn
3 years ago
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.
will
3 years ago
Anyone notice Kramer's getting cut!! look at those guns and chest!!!!!
Alex
3 years ago
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.
Shades
3 years ago
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.
3 years ago
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.
ms
3 years ago
upload those footages as free stock packs ak!!!!!!!!!!!
Austin
3 years ago
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.
Cameron
3 years ago
Can you make a download link for a few takes so we can use them in our own projects without doing this ourselves???
MrH
3 years ago
kramer .. you are the king of AE .. can I be your flour shaker?
glutenfree4u
3 years ago
how would this look if i don't have a macro lens?
viyat
3 years ago
you have done a great work made the use of the waste and created a fantastic effect... keep it up we enjoyed it ......
3 years ago
Andrew Kramer is father of after effects.
3 years ago
it,s good 太酷了
3 years ago
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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfl0Qi2xj4g&t=0m33s
3 years ago
hey its a nice tuto but i dont know witch camera did u used
jay27flow
3 years ago
Hi Andrew! You are genious! How can you be so creative? You can still suprise me...:) Congratuilations!
3 years ago
watch transformers title effect with twich PLUGIN!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lkrCcmY3-bY
replayer
3 years ago
Hi, Andrew. Awesome effect, particles looks just like in after effects :)

Can you tell what the name of the song plz)?
hamid
3 years ago
hi dude...you are good man.....
Rajib
3 years ago
God bless you!
(for the last part :p)
3 years ago
This guy is crazy , I really can understand how did he imagine that , Real artist
3 years ago
Really great idea, looks awesome Andrew. Keep them coming.
3 years ago
Andrew,

I will definitely be trying this out. Thank you!
vfx MaStER
3 years ago
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 ;)
OlympiaLogger
3 years ago
I told you to pick a Quiet Dorm and not to move into a Frat House !!!
3 years ago
Really love the bokeh you generated on some of the shots!
Willmer
3 years ago
All hail the new
3 years ago
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!
Ray Jasuma
3 years ago
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...
Rob
3 years ago
Love these simple tips and tricks, but really waiting for Element!!! When is that dropping????????
3 years ago
Excellent tip thanks so much ... I guess this is no longer a family show.
3 years ago
Man ur realy creative !!
Nick
3 years ago
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!
Daniel
3 years ago
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?
Omar
3 years ago
Great tips as usual. But I just felt sick to my stomach watching you puff flour/dust all around that 5d and lens...
aamir
3 years ago
where is ELEMENT!?!?!?!?!
Motion
3 years ago
Amazing Andrew, your are fantastic =D Like your joke when your body and your face is white =D
3 years ago
LOL! Very creative way to create particles. That's some good stuff at 1:52! How much u selling it Andrew? :P
euclid
3 years ago
EXCELLENT IDEA !!! (and funny)
3 years ago
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 =)
3 years ago
Cool effect, now how do I get the flower out of my camera?
Zvi Twersky
3 years ago
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 :-(
farid
3 years ago
hi andrew please tutorial for shuttering orb glass and zdepht
SpireAndyWolf
3 years ago
How about protecting camera against particles ?
claudiu
3 years ago
@ 02:22, u'r doing it wrong xD
Ram Kumaran
3 years ago
Don't forget to clean your lens once you are done.. Just kidding. Nice tute dude!
paul holt
3 years ago
Heh heh reminds me of the eighties! ;-)
Tanny
3 years ago
your videos are getting better and better. kudos!
apple boy
3 years ago
"if your out of budget you can use silver medal.." whahahaha!!! Darn your really good AK! GENIUS in every way :)
Keech
3 years ago
So, what would this be used for? BG for graphics page? Not sure what I would use it for.
Mike Guckian
3 years ago
Class! You are a Legend, Andrew!
X-Zero
3 years ago
so muck cocaine :O
Candido
3 years ago
Is this the tutorial of the month, i was looking forward a new After Effect tutorial.
Cyanide
3 years ago
I haven't laughed so hard in a while! You are hilarious!
Russ
3 years ago
I JUST LAUGHED SO HARD WHEN HE WAS ORGANIZING THE WHITE POWDER!!!

ROFLLLLLLL


Awesome video!
Dan Disuye
3 years ago
Zacuto started selling professional grade cine-flour for $300 a gram.
Drew
3 years ago
was the ending a tribute to Ace Ventura: when nature calls?? bahaha. anyways awesome stuff!
Hesham
3 years ago
Awesome Andrew... :)...but i ll spend the rest of the day cleaning my Camera lens :P:P
manny
3 years ago
love the sense of humor, make you tutorials fun to watch. lol
Darren
3 years ago
frightening how well you cut the "flour". Probably answers a lot of questions over the years...........
3 years ago
awesome one
could u plz share some footage ??
we need to try key this and try some ideas
Rick
3 years ago
You're a great teacher! Thanks
3 years ago
Great tut Andrew...and your arms are lookin' good! :-)
pepe
3 years ago
wich setings have you use on the camera (iso, exposure frame rate etc) can you post that here
Antonio
3 years ago
I'm sorry, Andrew ...
how much can you feed us with flour?
when will the new plugin 3D particles?
3 years ago
please all go and see this great website ;)
mktnet
3 years ago
Hey! did u see that guyz?
He used Sam's Loya ID card to orgnize the flour on the surface
mktnet
3 years ago
Hey Andrew! can we use COCAINE instead of flour? ;)
Cheekylilbasterd
3 years ago
I tried this with Cocaine, Wow I've seeing things
3 years ago
Thanks Video Copilot
3 years ago
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.
http://vimeo.com/877053

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

Truly inspiring animators. But you're my hero ;)
Maxi Claudio
3 years ago
Most people think they are funny. But they are not. You are really funny. You should do some more videos. Skits.
PDX Guy
3 years ago
Wow great stuff and the ending very funny with the dead pan humor!!
Paul S
3 years ago
You should definitely sell a stock pack of this. That would be a hit.
Guy, you're amazing
I really liked ::::::>
directly from Brazil!!!!!!!!!
SethiXzon
3 years ago
"...you can use anthrax..."
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
hey cool man , nice one i got a decent camera got to try this out .......thanks :)
3 years ago
FREAKEN AWESOME =]
fool potato
3 years ago
That was a damn Funny lolz...Keep it up Andrew happy face :)

BlesSings
haytham
3 years ago
wow you are the creator of the creative
BILAL
3 years ago
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

bilaladvertizer@gmail.com

I am waiting for your mail
3 years ago
Amazing Effects, and you can create this in your home !
L A Webley
3 years ago
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.
3 years ago
Awesome and nifty tips dude. Gotta love the lines of....<__>..."flour."
evanGbizzle
3 years ago
you are the funniest person on planet earth hahaha
Roy
3 years ago
cool and brilliant old school fx.........love the coke line and the pack shot face with powder n sneeze.....great.
MILTON
3 years ago
woow perfect...
Mark S.
3 years ago
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.
Nathan Rice
3 years ago
Wow! Truly creative! Keep it up, you're the man! Nice lines BTW... :)
wantedeffect
3 years ago
Andrew Kramer
Now we want to creative new move I think good idea in general!
3 years ago
LOL loved it!!! :)
hamid
3 years ago
thanks andrew i owe you too many you're really genius......
Jason
3 years ago
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!
aamir
3 years ago
Was That Sam's Card You Were Using To separate the flour ?
    benjiie
    3 years ago
    LOL
3 years ago
Nice idea!

Could be very helpful. Thanks :)
aamir
3 years ago
you said yu'd post about element!!!
3 years ago
Terrific effect - love it. Funny as always!
3 years ago
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?
Dan
3 years ago
WHERE IS ELEMENT PLUG IN ??? :-)
Damon
3 years ago
You made me LOL at the end there. Great work as usual. Thank you.
3 years ago
have you been lifting weights, dude? looking tough like rambo.
BC Productions
3 years ago
Is the light an HMI?
Phil
3 years ago
If you had to key out the background for these particle shots, how would you go about doing so? Where would you start?
    Phil
    3 years ago
    Anyone?
3 years ago
You can use some ANTRAX.

this was funny.


great tips, awsome result!
3 years ago
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!
3 years ago
What lens did you use for this!?
Muralidharanq
3 years ago
i just need the output

Thanks

andrew
3 years ago
huauhahuahua 1:53 LOL
barry barrera
3 years ago
i was so down, and you made my day smiling, thanx master andrew...
Jonatas
3 years ago
Realy cool man...
Andew you are litle bbit fat man... lol
    Jer
    3 years ago
    That is because he keeps eating the cookies he promises to let us see...
Jason
3 years ago
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.
Lawrence
3 years ago
Best organisation tip ever :D
Stephan
3 years ago
Which light should I buy?
Matt
3 years ago
Awesome !!!! :)
George
3 years ago
are you going to be selling this as a product?
Vitor Delgado
3 years ago
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!
Eirik
3 years ago
Would be really nice if you could be post the footage of this so we can play around with it :-D
riefa
3 years ago
Loving it ...:)
Ron In Calgary
3 years ago
"Say hello to my little AE friend !"

Thanks for keeping compositing funny !
You're the best there is, ever was, and ever will be !
3 years ago
Is wonderful Andrew!!! Thanks
crabber
3 years ago
My god, some people will believe anything ;-), time to come clean.
Alzemir
3 years ago
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.
M
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew, i am thinking of capturing bubbles in cola or maybe water with the black sheet behind
Darren
3 years ago
Flour Power! Do you have to take care this doesn't get inside the camera or lens?
3 years ago
That's Awesome Mr.Andrew !
3 years ago
You better go call ghostbusters, you seem to have a lot of ghost orbs floating around.

Nice tip though ;)
Nic
3 years ago
Keep up that sense of humor of yours. It adds to your creativity AND to my enjoyment.
robb
3 years ago
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.
Albin Lenéll
3 years ago
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;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcKwq30f904&feature=related
Syicom
3 years ago
Really good work!

it looks like awesome and its so easy :D
3 years ago
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!!
3 years ago
Gold Medal.. "perfect for all your baking needs" .. and for Special Effects! ;)
Fabiano Peres
3 years ago
Besides the particles effects, I also loved the soundtrack.
Where do you get them?
All your soundtracks are amazing.
Fabiano Peres
3 years ago
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.
    3 years ago
    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!
3 years ago
I think I get it ... I know what's coming in the next few days (if that long!) ... and I can hardly wait ...!
3 years ago
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
db
3 years ago
Amazing!, and blass you... :)
Cheryl Cadzow
3 years ago
Quite effective. Also enjoyed the comedy.:o)
Manelka
3 years ago
LoL Andrew Kramar yu are perfect man !!!
ending was the great..hachuun!
hamid
3 years ago
you're genius thanks I owe you tooooooooooo many :-)
Mohammad Almenea
3 years ago
Wow..great work. Thanks Andrew
3 years ago
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 :(
3 years ago
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 :)
3 years ago
Looking cool , it will better if you combine it with Particular !
sunil thapa (nepal)
3 years ago
king of the funny, great to see u back after a long time. and nice trice :)
Alex
3 years ago
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
Alexander
3 years ago
You are one creative son of a b**** you know that? Very nice work :)!
Burt
3 years ago
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!
3 years ago
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.
3 years ago
Why are you so funny man!
you should just make your VC standup Comedy Night dvd!

just saying man! EPIC!
Steve
3 years ago
Flour and heat can make a very explosive combination!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szoju3DQ14Q&feature=related
3 years ago
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...
Haider Sheikh
3 years ago
Great Effect Sir Andrew Thankyou
Jay
3 years ago
Simple but totally brilliant! Thanks
E$
3 years ago
Makes me wanna go "skiing" AftR *nose sniffle grab* seeing this!!! ;$
3 years ago
The best trick i've ever seen, you god AK ;)
But... How about to clean the canon lenses after that? :)
Andre
3 years ago
I love your videos man. I'm a massive fan from New Zealand
Peace
3 years ago
please don't upload your videos only on vimeo
    sing
    3 years ago
    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!
RussianFan
3 years ago
Dirty Andrew :) You`re cool ))) He-he ))
Love VC
3 years ago
hi master :)

thx, it's really really cool :)

You are so cute when you sneeze :D
3 years ago
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.
Jason Rugg
3 years ago
These are awesome! Will the footage you took be for sale? :D
Carl Soderholm
3 years ago
Do the same thing but with a small diameter fan in front and below the camera sucking the particles in-wards and down.
3 years ago
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
Mikhail
3 years ago
Andrew Kramer is winning, dont let the Sheen see this or he might get jealous
Cameron
3 years ago
But yea, really cool tips, question, have you had any problems with the flower getting into sensitive parts of the camera/lens?
Cameron
3 years ago
speaking of particles... ELEMENT
3 years ago
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.
3 years ago
gr888888888888888888888888888 colllllllllllllll
i and i
3 years ago
hilarious ENDING! AWESOMENESS
CLO
3 years ago
The nice and organized process concerning the lines is somewhat familar???
The end is "classic Kramer"
NICE!
Kazlyan
3 years ago
wow, that's cool, I'll defenitely try this at home!
3 years ago
"get these organized..."
sometimes i really worry about you...
Sybert
3 years ago
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?
Louis
3 years ago
Really nice! Some free samples would be cool.
3 years ago
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.
FataL1ty
3 years ago
Bless you, Andrew! :)
SUNDAY
3 years ago
ooopppppsssss......Andrew,Vimeo not available in Mainland China.......
VideomakersMX
3 years ago
Real cooool ja ja, real 3D, real interactive and real digital (with the fingers 'course) a very nice camera trick I love This Site
Andrew
3 years ago
This is insane thinking! Very creative. Am all for it.
Rob Englander
3 years ago
...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 ;)
3 years ago
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!!!).
ah shang
3 years ago
nice!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!i like it !!!!!
MikeD
3 years ago
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.
    Burt
    3 years ago
    MikeD - Thanks for posting.
    rong87
    3 years ago
    @MikeD are u Mike Diva? as in the Mike Diva channel >Youtube?
venkat.sanka
3 years ago
grt work........I love it
lucian
3 years ago
andrew is that a 5D or a 7D?
(spanish so I did get it, sorry)
3 years ago
Nice Done !!!

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Evan
3 years ago
This is freaking cool. Baking soda can start marketing themselves in yet another new way!
3 years ago
He is a clown!!!
3 years ago
Man, I love this stuff! What awesome ideas, thanks! You been working out? ;)
Brian
3 years ago
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!
tvandang
3 years ago
i love the comedy more than the particles. nah, they both are amazing!!!
Mehdiway
3 years ago
I love you man :D
Jackson
3 years ago
Wow Andrew, u r an artist, hope can learn more about ur work

see ya and hi from Zapopan, Jalisco, México
3 years ago
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.
3 years ago
Im going to try anthrax that would look cool hahahahaha
(you are just getting funnier and funnier.