Free Particle Stock Footage & Tutorial

Looks like we are having another free stock footage day that includes 15 new HD (720p) particle clips and a quick tutorial with some compositing tips & ideas. For tips on creating your own footage check out Flour Fusion show. Sweet Deal!!

Example Footage

Watch Tutorial

FREE Particle Stock Footage:
Download Stock Footage (162 MBs)

Footage is in h.264 compressed MP4 files. Usage License. Enjoy!

September 15th, 2011 @ 8:56 am
Sweet! I was just checking to see if you had anything new!
    September 15th, 2011 @ 1:06 pm
    why this lesson is not in the menu where the exhibits other lessons ?
    September 15th, 2011 @ 1:53 pm
    one word: RSS :P
    Soren Aldridge
    September 15th, 2011 @ 2:33 pm
    Omg i have 5.5 and no expansions and cant use any of his projects!!!
    September 17th, 2011 @ 1:35 pm
    Soren, all the stuff should work just fine with 5.5. Especially this, its just mp4 movie files.
    September 18th, 2011 @ 8:19 am
    wow, same here!
    September 23rd, 2011 @ 11:23 am
    Your license agreement isnt coming up even though I have followed directions
    Spike Meretti
    September 29th, 2011 @ 5:16 pm
    You Rock. Thanks again for putting out some extremely useful fun stuff. U da man.
    September 30th, 2011 @ 1:43 am
September 15th, 2011 @ 8:59 am
Awesome!! This is really useful!
    Kazzu D.
    September 15th, 2011 @ 7:33 pm
    omg! imagine this on an 3d Element' background !!!
    that would be like heavens atmosphere :p
    September 15th, 2011 @ 10:48 pm
    Yea... this would be an awesome 3D element background... speaking of which... i love the way Andrew is distracting us with some sweet footages (keep them comin') but... when can we get 3D Elements?
    October 18th, 2011 @ 9:49 am
    Yeah, exactly! It's October... and we're still waiting :P

    So excited to see it come out!
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:05 am
Thanks a lot Andrew, again you're ahead of my wishes :o)
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:06 am
really nice tutorial
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:10 am
...and again a good joke at the end.
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:15 am
You are incredible Andrew.You put some incredible stuff for free and fast.
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:16 am
Thank you so much XD
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:18 am
thanks man ;D
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:19 am
Hooray!!! It's just right on time. Thanks andrew
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:24 am
Nice, what type of computer do you use for your AE stuff?
    September 15th, 2011 @ 10:31 am
    He uses the HP Z800.
    September 15th, 2011 @ 12:29 pm
    Do you know about the specs? I googled it and there are tons of models. What's the price range on the one he's using?
    September 15th, 2011 @ 4:49 pm
    Honestly I wouldn't bother with HP or any pre-built computers for that matter. I've been building my own work stations for years and I would highly reccommend it. I just built one about 3 months ago, i7 960, GTX 570 (hardware accelerated mercury engine in premiere), raided hard drives (3.5tb of total space), and 24GB of DDR3 triple channel memory for only $1500! HP can't even come close to that. I'm not one of those spammers, I just hate it when people overpay for computer hardware because of a brand name.
    September 16th, 2011 @ 1:40 am
    Well, in HP website they says HP Z800 is 'Starting at: $ 2,509.00'

    So if you want you can check this out in here:

    I hope that was the answer to your question :)
    September 21st, 2011 @ 8:04 am
    @Adam Palmer :Totally agree with you :)
    Mackenzie Criswell
    August 20th, 2012 @ 7:17 pm
    It is a good idea to build your won workstations, but if you don't know how HP also has the most inexpensive and power efficient workstations that I've come by. Bu other than the Z800 HP also has other workstations that will run After Effects and even dedicated 3D software just as well.

    The following can be found at:

    HP Z1
    HP Z210 SFF
    HP Z210 CMT
    HP Z220 SFF
    HP Z220 CMT * High recommend | The best for low budget work
    HP Z400
    HP Z420
    HP Z600
    HP Z620
    HP Z800
    HP Z820

    Hope I could help
    Mackenzie Criswell
    August 20th, 2012 @ 7:26 pm
    For a little more information

    HP workstations have been used to make the hit movie Act of Valor along with Adobe Production Premium.

    Autodesk Software has been designed of HP workstations for years.

    HP workstations, are recommended for workflow with RED Camera Footage by, their first employee, Ted Schilowitz to edit footage up to three times the resolution and frame rate pf full 1080p HD.

    HP has been in the business of making workstations longer than any other computer building company.

    All in all if you can't build your own computer, or if you want a workstations that will run all the time under any condition, HP is the best choice.
    Mackenzie Criswell
    August 20th, 2012 @ 7:28 pm
    One more thing.
    HP workstations are trusted even to the point of remotely launching missiles. ^_^
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:25 am
"..sad thing is.. this one is much better " :D:D
I would laugh on my own jokes there :D

Love it !
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:27 am
Lapa Pictures like this!
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:30 am
Thanks for this Andrew!!!!
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:30 am
Nice work man ..
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:33 am
So great. Looks great over footage, perfect snow effect.
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:36 am
Thanks again Andrew!!!
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:37 am
Thank you so much. Amazing.
Ron In Calgary
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:40 am
Thanks Andrew, you are by far the best and super appreciated. In fact, I am going to name my new born daughter after you...well, that or Emily.
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:43 am
Thanks andrew, this is very nice of you .
    September 15th, 2011 @ 10:49 am
    You got it Clancy!!
    September 16th, 2011 @ 1:32 pm
    Whydid u replay to vlancy only ... unfair andrew ... :(
    September 16th, 2011 @ 4:31 pm
    Who wouldn't respond to a guy named Clancy? It's Chief Wiggum's first name.
    September 17th, 2011 @ 12:33 pm
    A neighbor boy ! that's why?

    September 20th, 2011 @ 10:23 am
    And don't forget Clancy Brown. Single best voice on the market and Officer Handrady from Shawshank.
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:44 am
I was making my own particles this week but now there is no need.

Your awesome man, thanks for putting this out there for free, much appreciated :)
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:48 am
Just one more reason why I love Video Copilot and Andrew Kramer! Thanks dude, you're awesome!
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:57 am
You Rock!!!! Thanks for all you do!
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:58 am
Thx alot dude !!!
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:00 am
Thanks again Andrew, please keep up the great work and I speak on everyones behalf when I say your creativity and dedication to providing free high standard VFX tutorials is very much appreciated.
    L A Webley
    September 15th, 2011 @ 10:19 am
    I second all of the above. This is without doubt the most helpful, funny & generous VFX website on the net.
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:06 am
awesome work Andrew! Really appreciated!
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:16 am
thanks Andrew ur the best
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:17 am
From Dominican Republic, thank you very much for sharing your talent every day ... thanks to your tutorial I be able to learned things that I dreamed to do for years, I hope we have this great website (videocopilot) for much longer.

September 15th, 2011 @ 10:17 am
Lol, FireGuy. Immediately reminded me of the Office. Prob just a coincidence though :)
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:34 am
FIREman is cool ! :D
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:34 am
Awesome. Just wish I could see what it said at the end. It was a little small and hard to read.
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:34 am
It had never seen anything as this .... mas that an experiment is a jump very advanced on the integration of captures for AFTER EFFECTS!!! UaaaaaaoooooOOOOOOOO!!!! You are the Albert FX's Einsten
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:59 am
u just got to LOVE this!!!
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:03 am
With the SnowMan example, what transparancymodes are used for the particles to get it to be transparant as it is so you can see all in the background?
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:04 am
Working on a new Christmas benefit music video..can't come at a more perfect time! Thanks Andrew. You are the man.
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:16 am
sweet! thanks alot!
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:19 am
again a wonderful job for free!!!thanks a lot Andrew and he's crew!you are helping people learn, try and enjoy them life...a hungarian from chicago
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:19 am
I was just making my own particles and now you put up some free one. I am on particle overload. Actually right now I sort look like a crack addict. I also some really success with materials and spices as well. Thanks for the stock footage and inspiration.
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:23 am
(Really Small Text that is Hard to Read) FTW!
    March 25th, 2012 @ 6:18 pm
    you noticed too? ^^
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:23 am
Oh thank you, thank you, thank you! This is like a Christmas in September...
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:25 am
great man. very useful
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:25 am
It's too good to have FREE... :D
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:27 am
Thank you :) ... nice :) !
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:27 am
Wow! Thanks! This is great, very useful! :D
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Omg its amazing !
Thx Andrew :D
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:40 am
Thanks for the free things!!!

We stay learn from VDC dot Not.
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:44 am
How about that Chuck Norris stuff? XD
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:45 am
Video Copilot my first choice in Motion Graphic and Vfx
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:46 am
Thanks a lot!!!!!
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:50 am
As ever Andrew, many thanks.
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:52 am
Wow, you are quite literally one of the most inspiring people on the web, thank you so much.
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:53 am
Hey. Where did you get this huge amount of creativity and ability of creation?
Well done as always...
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:56 am
I think I can this particles also use full on a portal instead of smoke, what do you think !!!
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:58 am
Thank you so much for all this, greetings from Pakistan.
leo fuellas
September 15th, 2011 @ 12:02 pm
you came on the right time....THANK YOU
leo fuellas
September 15th, 2011 @ 12:03 pm
you came on the right time! thank you SIRS!
September 15th, 2011 @ 12:14 pm
amazing :)
thanx a lot ;)
September 15th, 2011 @ 12:47 pm
oohhh really Awesome thank's
September 15th, 2011 @ 12:51 pm
Thanks Andrew! Great work, as always, keep up the fantastic work. Can't wait to see more stuff from the Demon Cam project.
September 15th, 2011 @ 1:07 pm
Put the flour back in the cabinet, gang!! Thanks a million for this footage, Andrew! :)
September 15th, 2011 @ 1:20 pm
Hey Andrew,

How are you embedding your videos now? I love the look of the quicktime plug-in with the fullscreen button and the rewind.

Toby Ash
September 15th, 2011 @ 1:25 pm
thanks buddy. this is a very one way relationship.
September 15th, 2011 @ 1:33 pm
Wow excellent, I was just about to make something similar to that Fizzy segment in the video. This will make it look 86 times better :)

Thanks for the gr8 flour footage Andrew!
September 15th, 2011 @ 1:40 pm
VideoCoPilot. I buy your products to at least try to give something back for all the awsome stuff you give to the community. It will probably never be enough to just say thank you, but you get the idea. Thank you Kramer and the rest of VCP! I would not be able to work with AE as I've been for the last 2 years if it wouldnt have been for you. BIG thumbs up and hugs for everyone!
September 15th, 2011 @ 1:50 pm
Thank you Mr. Kramer. You sir are a gentleman and a scholar of the highest caliber. Truly an inspiration to us all.
Paul S
September 15th, 2011 @ 2:05 pm
Hahahaha Particles_15 overkill!!
September 15th, 2011 @ 2:28 pm
thanks Andrew!
I will put it to good use ;)
September 15th, 2011 @ 2:38 pm
Have I mentioned how awesome Video Copilot is today? No?

Video Copilot is AWESOME! :)
September 15th, 2011 @ 2:41 pm
lol, everytime that music starts im saying: oh no, it's ending...
Hassan A. Al-Tarooti
September 15th, 2011 @ 2:48 pm
Good Morning,

Andrwo thank you for 15 clips

Smart Director
September 15th, 2011 @ 2:57 pm
Thanks for the stock footage!
September 15th, 2011 @ 3:02 pm
andrew you are simple the best!!!
man i wish u a lot of success you deserve it as nobody else

we love u man, do ur thang just don´t forget us
September 15th, 2011 @ 3:06 pm
Muchas gracias por este gran aporte!
desde España! Barcelona!
eres el mejor!
September 15th, 2011 @ 3:08 pm
i really don't have the words to say.everytime i visit i find somthing new waiting for's really very nice from you Andrew.
September 15th, 2011 @ 3:14 pm
aaha particles thanks alot Andrew Sir
September 15th, 2011 @ 3:41 pm
You know what I realized? You guys are one of the few kindhearted corporations out there.
September 15th, 2011 @ 3:41 pm
Beer commercial comment cracked me up. Thanks for another great tutorial...
September 15th, 2011 @ 3:45 pm
Nice Work Andrew........
Loved it....Thanks
September 15th, 2011 @ 3:46 pm
When is element coming out??? I loved this video !!
September 15th, 2011 @ 3:51 pm
Sweet! You´ll never know what you get from VCP - beside the bad jokes, we all love ;)
September 15th, 2011 @ 3:54 pm
He Kramer, I guess you shot this freebies with your canon dslr. Why is the format .mp4 and not .mov as usual? Does this have any benefits?
    September 16th, 2011 @ 6:40 pm
September 15th, 2011 @ 4:32 pm
thank you Mr. Kramer
September 15th, 2011 @ 4:46 pm
I wish I had a nice camera.. but some day i will.
that's so kind of you.Andrew.thanks
September 15th, 2011 @ 4:53 pm
You're an effing MACHINE andrew - stay alpha
Nathan R
September 15th, 2011 @ 4:53 pm
Don't know how to say that....ummm....YOU'RE FREAKING AWESOME!!!!
September 15th, 2011 @ 4:54 pm
where do u like to get ur music from besides using pro scores? free or not idc.
    September 16th, 2011 @ 9:34 am
    He has a sound producer.
September 15th, 2011 @ 5:15 pm
Awesome Andrew i love you thanks for exciting tutorial................................ :)
September 15th, 2011 @ 5:39 pm
Just gorgeous. Thanks for the clips!
September 15th, 2011 @ 5:44 pm
Pretty awesome stuff!!!
September 15th, 2011 @ 6:35 pm
Nice one Andrew!, High quality stuff for the masses xD. Thanks!
September 15th, 2011 @ 6:37 pm
September 15th, 2011 @ 7:22 pm
Thanks a lot, Andrew!
September 15th, 2011 @ 7:51 pm
Thanks for the free stuff, it looks great, and it's just in time for my birthday in 10 minutes.
paul holt
September 15th, 2011 @ 8:00 pm
thanks mate good on you....greetings from Oz
September 15th, 2011 @ 8:03 pm
Sooooooo Awesome :)
September 15th, 2011 @ 8:06 pm
hey!!!! When is 3d element coming out ????
September 15th, 2011 @ 8:36 pm
This is great! Thanks Andrew... VideoCopilot is the gift that keeps on giving!
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:12 pm
Once again i must don my hat to Mr Kramer...

Ridiculous innovation. and as always incredibly inspiring :)

Cheers from England!
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:19 pm
hi master Andrew :D
I love u so much, thx :D
September 15th, 2011 @ 9:45 pm
    September 15th, 2011 @ 10:48 pm
    Oops... Just read the rules - I guess this one won't make it. Live and learn.
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:00 pm
Thanks for free footage... Very nice tutorial...You are a number...
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:05 pm
Thank you Andrew!!
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:10 pm
Wow I love your style!
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:19 pm
very good . thank you
September 15th, 2011 @ 10:27 pm
Love it, but something in white background? ahahahaha will you never change your style?
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:00 pm
awsome andrew......:)
September 15th, 2011 @ 11:32 pm
Cool stuff..

But what's up with the Usage License?
If I want to use the contents on 3 or 4 different computers I can just download it to each of the computers.

And if I reallyt want to share the contents with someone I can just send them the link to VideoCopilot.
I don't really see the meaning of this Usage License.

This just remind me about a soccerplayer named Alan Shearer. He had his own way of celebrating after scoring a goal (by running around and putting his arm up in the air while looking down) and when another player did the same thing Alan Shearer stated that he (and only he alone!!) owned the copyright for that particular celebration.

As I do worship the copyright law it seem to me that most people become paranoid when it comes down to their rights, money, etc.
Yes, it's important to protect your work but don't be overprotective.

Anyway, great stuff and it's nice to see that stuff from older tutorials are being used to create new tutorials.

Keep up the work Andrew :)
Tim Le Roux
September 16th, 2011 @ 12:10 am
Thank you Andrew! Your generosity is highly appreciated.
September 16th, 2011 @ 12:21 am
and a gain, thank you Kramer, and a big thanks for
September 16th, 2011 @ 3:02 am
please Andrew.....i have question about animation....
what CGI Means, Cg Animator, ILM ?
i looked it up but i can't found nothing
    September 20th, 2011 @ 2:57 am
    It stands for "Computer Generated Images"
    it can refer to any image or cideo created by a computer
    (with programs like 3dsmax, maya,photoshop, aftereffects, etc.)
    (ILM stands for "Industrial Light & Magic", its a Effects company, they did among others Jurasic Parc)
September 16th, 2011 @ 4:09 am
Awesome ... thnx for the post bro... :)
September 16th, 2011 @ 4:34 am
thank's for all the knowledge you gave to us master AK - your the man!
September 16th, 2011 @ 4:40 am
According to the licence I have to download it several times if I want to use it on more than one computer? :-P
September 16th, 2011 @ 4:41 am
thnk's 4 all the knowledge you shared to us, master AK!. Keep it up, and your the MAN!.
September 16th, 2011 @ 5:13 am
If I had known that you would give these away I wouldn't have made a mess in my garage...


But thanks a lot :)
September 16th, 2011 @ 5:24 am
I LOVE YOU ANDREW KRAMER *in a weird high pitched dwarf voice
September 16th, 2011 @ 5:30 am
Thank you Kramer for an amazing free pack, now i wont have to use particle-world in my music vid :D
Vipin Samuel
September 16th, 2011 @ 5:41 am
Hey ! this is awesome .... i love this
September 16th, 2011 @ 5:50 am
wow >> Amazing :)
September 16th, 2011 @ 5:50 am
Thank you! Once again you are very nice to us :)
September 16th, 2011 @ 5:50 am
Thank you :) Very nice
September 16th, 2011 @ 5:50 am
Thanks for the videos and the tutorial.Now I don't have to make a mess in the kitchen trying to get some decent flour videos:)
September 16th, 2011 @ 5:51 am
Good job Andrew, :)
Marc De Coster
September 16th, 2011 @ 5:52 am
I wonder what's the nicest ... The footage or the Neil Diamond's song ... mmmmh ... Hard to choose!

Thanx anyway
September 16th, 2011 @ 5:56 am
Thank you so much! Very much appreciated :)
Name: Yes
September 16th, 2011 @ 6:26 am
By the time I read all the comments, my download finished ...
September 16th, 2011 @ 7:40 am
hey this is what i did with the hd Particle take look
September 16th, 2011 @ 8:26 am
Thank you,Good jop!Love you.
September 16th, 2011 @ 9:33 am
Wow, sweet particles and sweet music! Going to fool around with the new particles to some Neal Diamond!
September 16th, 2011 @ 9:33 am
Adobe should hire you, just to say jokes :D
You know what, I'm ACE working as a Graphics Instructor, and the 1st thing that i'm teaching to my students about AE is YOU :D

Simply if you dont know VC so you dont know AE


BUT for some reason the file is corrupted, I dont know why!
September 16th, 2011 @ 10:30 am
Thanks Andrew! It's pretty nice to make snow like this
    September 16th, 2011 @ 11:41 am
    I'm not sure I anderstand?
Lili Nocode
September 16th, 2011 @ 10:36 am
Thanks a lot, this is awesome!!
Kisses from France :)
Nathan R
September 16th, 2011 @ 11:03 am
LOL "really small text that is hard to read" LOL
September 16th, 2011 @ 11:53 am
Always looking for backgrounds!!!! Thanks! I know you have a few Cinema 4D and 3DS Max tutorials, but I can't afford those, is there a way to get some Blender Tutorials? I have been teaching myself everything and it is difficult to find stuff out there. I know of CGCookie and BlenderGuru, but they don't have the way of explaining and walking me through stuff like you do. I learned everything I know in After Effects from you and Aaron.
September 16th, 2011 @ 11:54 am
Hey Andrew,
Thank you for the stock footage and the pretty nice tutorial :) You're the best as always :)

Greetings from Bulgaria !
September 16th, 2011 @ 12:33 pm
Loving the work. keep it up.

September 16th, 2011 @ 12:46 pm
September 16th, 2011 @ 12:58 pm
Well, well, well... Now, we can sing: "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow..."
Thanks Andrew for your work!
September 16th, 2011 @ 1:14 pm
Looking good! I'm gonna download those files and have some fun when I get home from work. Keep this up and you'll soon replace Santa Claus as my hero.

September 16th, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

Thank you YET AGAIN for the inspiration and tools to keep learning and growing as an Editor. I can not tell you how much I appreciate everything you do.

Things have been tight lately, but I'm eagerly looking forward to spending money with your company as soon as I can. You have a lot of great products that I can hardly wait to get a hold of!

Keep up the great work!

September 16th, 2011 @ 2:42 pm
Thanks alot Andrew :)
Guy Peterson
September 16th, 2011 @ 4:37 pm
Turnips taste gross, who's with me!?
September 16th, 2011 @ 4:47 pm
thanks you so much Andrew. It helpful for me. Love you
September 16th, 2011 @ 7:02 pm
Awesome!! Thanks so much!! Love you guys!
September 16th, 2011 @ 8:58 pm
aah, Andrew your the man!! I don't know no other website that give much as you with these monthly tutorial and free surprises. Thanks much!!
September 16th, 2011 @ 9:45 pm
You are amazing~~~~~~~~~
September 16th, 2011 @ 9:55 pm
This is cool!thanks free Material!
September 16th, 2011 @ 10:26 pm
best free thing ever
September 16th, 2011 @ 10:29 pm
thanks a lot i am just downloading your stuff
Chris Francis
September 16th, 2011 @ 11:06 pm
ANDREW!!!!!! your the man! god bless you...
September 16th, 2011 @ 11:53 pm
This is great Andrew!
Wish you'd finish the last one though
September 17th, 2011 @ 2:08 am
September 17th, 2011 @ 3:12 am
WOW! i love it!!!
Don Morris
September 17th, 2011 @ 3:24 am
Thanks for the particles Andrew, a marvelous gift.
September 17th, 2011 @ 5:47 am
Thank you very much, guys. Would you be able to make the video downloadable as I live in the boonies and don't have broadband and it takes ages to watch the video. Many thanks.
September 17th, 2011 @ 6:18 am
Thanks andrew! You're simply the best!
i took your "Blog tutorial" and crated a flash animation for my facebook page:
Mike Manhattan
September 17th, 2011 @ 7:50 am
Xtra tnx 4 the song.
Gotta love Neil Diamond...
September 17th, 2011 @ 8:30 am
Hey andrew,

great stuff as always :)

One serious question: You said that we are free to download the stuff - Thanks a lot for that great opportunity. But are we theoretically allowed to use that stuff for commercial use?

Kind regards
Ashutosh Mahajan
September 17th, 2011 @ 9:21 am
m <3in it...
Seriously Andrew..You put a lot of effort for fans..i love you..but i got 1 question..

When Demon Cam is coming for android?
September 17th, 2011 @ 9:54 am
THANKS AK! Really great was loaded with tip after much there - it was like 20 tips to 1 particle. I particularly liked the Snowman segment...what's wrong you don't like passing the bar exam? lol I agree with you - Nice Mountains, bad beer! YOU ROCK!
September 17th, 2011 @ 10:54 am
One world to descripted this:PERFECT!

The sound in the sample video, is perfect man!

This...this is a perfect effect with real particles!
September 17th, 2011 @ 1:12 pm
I really respect your work and your eyes,
wich diference you my find between 5D and 7D?
September 17th, 2011 @ 1:18 pm
"may" find, i meant.
Johnny Nukem
September 17th, 2011 @ 1:21 pm
Greatly appreciated andrew
September 17th, 2011 @ 1:50 pm
BTW, thanks Andrew for the tut and the footages.
GOD bless you
September 17th, 2011 @ 2:08 pm
These are really handy when you don't want to spend too much time on particular :)

Thanks a lot and bless you, andrew!
September 17th, 2011 @ 4:26 pm
Amazing work Andrew, thnx!
September 17th, 2011 @ 8:36 pm
andrew, you're really the BEST!!! you're my inspiration of studying adobe after effects...
September 17th, 2011 @ 9:12 pm
Thank you! Video Copilot ftw
September 18th, 2011 @ 12:07 am
How to fix this ? all codecs allready install
    October 15th, 2011 @ 6:45 pm
    what about quicktime?
September 18th, 2011 @ 5:29 am
Thank you so much man.
Congratulations for the great work!
September 18th, 2011 @ 5:59 am
Awesome! Thanks!
September 18th, 2011 @ 8:30 am
thank you very much for this footage!!! its exactly what i need for our second youtube video.
in our fist one i used a lot of VC stuff like optical flares, sound fx and pro scores.
check it out if you like
September 18th, 2011 @ 9:09 am
Would be awesome to post up the project files too!
September 18th, 2011 @ 9:17 am
Thanks for this! After seeing your tutorial I thought 2 things-

1) Great idea, I should go get some baking powder and shoot some particles.
2) My camera, lenses and sensor might not love the baking powder.

So thanks for sacrificing your gear to give us free footage.
September 18th, 2011 @ 1:36 pm
Andrew, would you please share the project file too? :)
Thanks a lot for all the suppport for the vfx community!
September 18th, 2011 @ 2:16 pm
One day Mr. Kramer & team your ship will come in. Anyone who continues to give to the community in such high quality of entertainment and with high quality files deserves NOTHING less. Now……taking my bag of flower back to walmart :0/

Kudo’s guys as always
September 18th, 2011 @ 5:18 pm
Thank you so much for the tutorial!
September 18th, 2011 @ 6:25 pm
We managed to create around 2 dozen of these in our studio using a similar technique with a 100mm Macro Lens. One problem however was the room air-flow. We found that in a large room with air conditioning, the particles fly around a lot faster and it's very difficult to capture slower moving ones. We wonder if you also noticed a similar effect when shooting? Just curious.

apple boy
September 18th, 2011 @ 6:39 pm
One gift but lot's of surprises inside. Your simply amazing AK, and i know 4 sure that your being surrounded by generous and kind persons. VC team u ROCK!!!
September 18th, 2011 @ 8:00 pm
This is SWEEEET!!!! Thanks andrew for your kind gesture....we love you...
September 18th, 2011 @ 9:04 pm
This is very nice! thanks andrew!
September 18th, 2011 @ 9:44 pm
Haha I like your reference to Sweet Caroline Andrew! Do these things come to you as you go along or do you plan your funnies? Thanks for the stock!
September 19th, 2011 @ 1:40 am
Great! This is really great, master! Thank You very very very much!
September 19th, 2011 @ 2:26 am
These particles are so awesome!I already made a ton of things with them, but check out my newest one ! I synced the particles up with some awesome dupstepish music and it looks so awesome ;D Thanks Andrew
September 19th, 2011 @ 2:33 am
Nice one. But too bad for the banding in most of the footage. But I guess that can't be helped ('cause of the 7d's compression) That is kind of anoying. But anyhow, nice footage. Sure it'll come in handy someday.
September 19th, 2011 @ 2:41 am
OMG! this stuff is worth a million dollars and i got it for FREE...??!! I should say, after 27 years i just found out i'm born lucky!

Thanks Mr. Andrew Kramer for this another exciting stuff!!

Cheers from Mars :P
September 19th, 2011 @ 3:48 am
try making a duisplacement map from the particles videos to use right on top of the text
September 19th, 2011 @ 8:39 am
I've found it helps to read most of these comments in Borat's voice.

"You do very nice work for us, Mr. Andrew. Very nice. I will like to shake your hand."
September 19th, 2011 @ 9:59 am
Hi man..again.. thanks for this.
September 19th, 2011 @ 10:19 am
Hi andrew thank you very much! I would like to know the name of the font of "IN THE BEGINNING" in the second pic.. thanks!
    June 7th, 2012 @ 9:45 am
    Tw Cen MT, then he has changed from bold to non bold i think!
September 19th, 2011 @ 10:29 am
Like always Christmass is early every year on VC.NET
Fun Rasier
September 19th, 2011 @ 11:32 am
Thank you for evey thing that you do. Your constant push for progression is exciting and inspiring.
September 19th, 2011 @ 11:34 am
Hello Andrew! Can you please help? I just need to now is in first basic lesson called "Introduction" on 43 second used some effect or it is do on just 3D camera? or something like sure target 2 effect?
Stan Culpepper
September 19th, 2011 @ 4:43 pm
Thanks again for something that is greatly useful.

You never cease to amaze. I even enjoyed the woman and their fight. That was clever and had no hair pulling.
September 19th, 2011 @ 6:06 pm
Awesome! It's so kool~I like this tutorial very very much~~~~~~~~
September 19th, 2011 @ 6:41 pm
cool! i tried it!! check it out
September 19th, 2011 @ 8:54 pm
haha Sweet Caroline
    September 19th, 2011 @ 11:30 pm
    r u surprised?
September 20th, 2011 @ 2:35 am
Thank you so much Andrew, you listened when I told you about my dust allergies! Im so pleased! did you get my email i sent about the Samurai Short Film? I would really love your help. Many Sincere Thanks. Krish
mehdi c.t
September 20th, 2011 @ 3:22 am
amazing :)
thanx a lot ;)
Tomori Emmanuel
September 20th, 2011 @ 8:58 am
wow! what some pple will sell for like 50USD, he gave it out to everyone. Thanks Andrew
John McD
September 20th, 2011 @ 11:05 am
Just wanted to say thank you!
September 20th, 2011 @ 1:11 pm
Thanks Andrew! Somehow this one never showed up in my newsreader but the reflections did. Anyway, I stumbled upon it today and wanted to thank you again. (I still have money set aside for Element BTW, nudge, nudge, wink, wink - but don't worry, I can be patient - i can be patient - i really can - I was once - honest)
September 20th, 2011 @ 4:06 pm
Thank you Andrew for your hard work, talents in graphic design you've been an inspiration to me, and I've learned so much off of watching your tutorials; each one being more awesome than the last. Keep doing what you love to do and thank you for footage, as always your ideas are extremely awesome.
Take care and God bless!
September 20th, 2011 @ 7:51 pm
This is very helpful. Learned a lot both directly and indirectly. The more I watch and DO your tutorials, the more sense AE makes!
September 20th, 2011 @ 8:54 pm
thanks so much!!!
September 20th, 2011 @ 11:14 pm
awesome, that give me some kinds of idea
Tumwine Eddy Uganda
September 21st, 2011 @ 5:22 am
Andy i think you are the best keep it uppppppppppp:
September 21st, 2011 @ 6:47 am
Yeah... Really hard to read (smal text)
Andrei T
September 21st, 2011 @ 3:43 pm
Thank you master :-)))
Yahya Butt
September 21st, 2011 @ 8:38 pm
that give me some kinds of idea
September 21st, 2011 @ 11:02 pm
Thank you very much! Very usefull!
September 21st, 2011 @ 11:10 pm
what a funny easy cool tutorial !!!!

i tired to watch all of your tutorials,

i've learned a lot ! i cant thank you enough ~~~
September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:53 am
Cool stockshot but to much compressed so lot of artifact due to the compression.

anyway thanks to share :)
September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:19 pm
Thanks for sharing these! not sure if they'll come into use... but fun to watch :)
September 22nd, 2011 @ 10:12 pm
Nice!!! This is awesome.! It's faster than Particular, more creative, a lot less work, in HD, lots to choose from (15 different particle clips), flexible with effects + CC, and best of all FREE. Andrew Kramer.. You are the best thing that's ever happened to After Effects.
September 23rd, 2011 @ 8:49 am
the big site afects iran
September 23rd, 2011 @ 10:47 am
Thank you for the stock footage and creative inspiration.
September 23rd, 2011 @ 6:36 pm
Super Cool, Thx
September 24th, 2011 @ 3:58 am
Hi i am mubeen i like your style very much

great style
September 24th, 2011 @ 3:59 am
my thought is ,your are an visual effects legend
September 24th, 2011 @ 8:00 am
Thank you so much again :)
Alex Blaha is 100% right "You're the best thing that ever happened to AE" ... and his happy owners.
After one or two month everyday on your site, I suddenly realize how much I learnt and got from you.
Thank you for your talent and smartness.
September 25th, 2011 @ 6:52 am
THANK U THANK U THANK U THANK U THANK U THANK U THANK U THANK U THANK U Into 1000000000000000000000 times andrew
September 25th, 2011 @ 8:17 am
thank you much Andrew.
September 26th, 2011 @ 7:26 am
100000000000000000000000000 Thanks Andrew!!
Craig D
September 26th, 2011 @ 8:22 am
Hey Andrew as always awesome stuff! On way I use particles like these (that are on a black bg with no alpha, is to use the "unmult" plugin, I think it's by Red Giant, it works pretty well knocking out the black, then I can use a blend mode like overlay or add. Keep up the super work!
September 26th, 2011 @ 12:26 pm
Thanks Andrew, these are great.

A question about the motion blur on the CC ball action effect you used. I tried to recreate it, and I can't get the motion blur to work. I've switched on both the comp and the layer, but the balls remain clear, with no trail... Please help!!!
Jason Rugg
September 26th, 2011 @ 12:55 pm
Thanks sooooo much, Andrew! I made this with it!
September 27th, 2011 @ 4:44 am
You made me inspired today, thanks.
Nou Chee
September 27th, 2011 @ 10:15 am
Awesome! Thanks
Teddy Mustad
September 27th, 2011 @ 2:57 pm
i cant extract it!
September 27th, 2011 @ 3:40 pm
what's the name of the song in fizzy video !! ?
September 28th, 2011 @ 8:54 am
Nice! I used them to make this at work when I had some free time
September 28th, 2011 @ 10:02 am
Just wanted to thank you for this truly AWESOME tutorials and this great particles.
I used them to create this short ad as an assignment for my class. Hope you like it
September 28th, 2011 @ 5:16 pm
It's cool! Thank you!Andrew!
September 28th, 2011 @ 11:58 pm
Thank you very much...sir , i m using it
September 29th, 2011 @ 8:20 pm
Thank you Andrew, it is very usefull
September 29th, 2011 @ 11:34 pm
You're the one! Thx a lot!
From France with love...;-)
September 30th, 2011 @ 7:16 am
Thanks a lot! This will be very usefull!!!!
September 30th, 2011 @ 8:03 am
i want to download this tutorials its not possible?
October 1st, 2011 @ 2:57 am
Andrew Kramer
Steve Haynes
October 1st, 2011 @ 6:30 am
Are you humble in your work? Do you realise you are legendary to thousands of people across the world!! Love your work my friend. What does it take to be part of your team?
October 1st, 2011 @ 2:23 pm
I believe a variation of that effect was used in the preview for the movie killer elite- check it out---
October 2nd, 2011 @ 8:47 am
Andrew - i love you (no homo) :D
October 2nd, 2011 @ 12:18 pm
Possibly you could have done a better job on the fire one! We like fire!!
October 2nd, 2011 @ 1:30 pm
thanks so much. cant wait for the element plug in too! :D
‘Arry Po’er
October 2nd, 2011 @ 10:15 pm
Thanks this will be a good way to get views!
October 3rd, 2011 @ 11:09 am
Hey VC team thanks so much for all of the Assets creating has never been so fun and easy.
October 4th, 2011 @ 6:47 am
Thank you so much for all your great work!

I have a little question.
How do you export / compress .mov files before publishing in on website?

Thanx again.
October 5th, 2011 @ 2:24 am
I tried to write a comment "Xyxb was here", but that comment was too short, so... Xyxb was here. Yeah
October 5th, 2011 @ 7:32 am
thanks a bunch for the clips!
October 5th, 2011 @ 11:50 pm
Wow Thank you Andrew! You da bomb dogg!
Question: Does the Stock footage have enough FPS to slow it down? Cos I dont want frames to be similar if I do slow it down....

Peace out Dude!
October 8th, 2011 @ 1:20 am
Your particular in my new video
October 8th, 2011 @ 5:23 pm
Hey Andrew, it's so nice to see you still alive.. :p
October 9th, 2011 @ 6:10 pm
very Andrew..your are my superstar :D
October 11th, 2011 @ 5:34 am
You don't have to be a professional whateverographer to enjoy these tutorials. Andrew is funny, educational, and all the nerdy adjectives cool people are afraid to shout in public. Thanks, dude. You're a rockstar...
October 11th, 2011 @ 11:09 pm
Thanks Mr Kramer much respect !!!
October 11th, 2011 @ 11:19 pm
your video is useful to me ...thk s
October 12th, 2011 @ 7:34 pm
Hey there, Awesome stuff, any reson why I can only see the stock clips in BW?
October 15th, 2011 @ 3:48 am
Is any posibility to get project files? : >
October 15th, 2011 @ 6:22 am
Thanks guys, awesome work!
October 16th, 2011 @ 3:38 am
Like every tutorial. How could I live without it?
October 16th, 2011 @ 5:26 am
Thought you might like to see what i did with your stock!
October 16th, 2011 @ 8:46 am
does this work with after effects cs4? i can't up it to 5.5 i only have 32bit :c
October 28th, 2011 @ 7:36 am

Great work! Thanks a lot Andrew!
I have noticed that it is obviously not possible to download this tutorial-video, as it is a streaming-video. There is no download-button and I was not able to download it via JDownloader either. Or could anyone of the community help me to make this tutorial-download work. Many thanks for your support in advance!
Best regards,
November 4th, 2011 @ 11:59 am
thanks Andrew! I did this ;)
November 8th, 2011 @ 3:49 am
You were created to Create! I am amazed at the kind of stuff your brain creates. This gives me hope that my brain can do something too. ;) Let me try...oops!...and again...

November 14th, 2011 @ 3:39 pm
Wow, thanks for the generosity of giving away this free download. These particles will be really helpful. I always appreciate this site, and will continue to buy your products.


Brandon Wasserburger
November 22nd, 2011 @ 8:26 am
Thanks for the real particles! I did this today with #12 to see if I could make some Zombie Blood for a spec Walking Dead opener -

November 22nd, 2011 @ 10:36 am
Thank's a lot!!!! ^___^
Stheban C
November 23rd, 2011 @ 8:19 am
Andrew thanks for everything, wonderful work, I'm learning a lot of after effects.
November 24th, 2011 @ 4:57 am
Mr Andrew hats off to you,you are my teacher.
December 5th, 2011 @ 4:30 am
thanks Andrew,

Your tutorial really helped me in understanding adobe after effect, though. tutorial is not for beginners, but easy to understand.

once again thank you very much
Nap Emmanuel Fortich
December 10th, 2011 @ 12:50 am
Hi i'm nap from The Philippines and i'm a high school independent filmmaker. I always watch your tutorial. Hope you don't mind that I almost imitate you motion graphics. I just want to learn. Thanks Andrew
December 11th, 2011 @ 12:30 am
very nice thank u.................
December 11th, 2011 @ 4:25 pm
Can someone please make a project file for this.
December 23rd, 2011 @ 2:11 pm
astonishing Man !!!! you are just the best in the word thanks so much to make me learn that from simple things you can make the most amazing things !!!!
January 3rd, 2012 @ 10:48 am
Man !!
this is the first time i visited this website and oh boy !!!
Andrew believe me these words like astonishing and amazing suited you when you were 10 years old.
right now..!
We don't have words in the dictionary for you.
Not just the tutorial but the way you present yourself in videos is marvelous.
thanks alot for these tutorials.
January 5th, 2012 @ 4:22 pm
!MOST Awesome-ist!
January 27th, 2012 @ 2:55 pm
i love you andrew :D :D
February 2nd, 2012 @ 2:31 am
3rd attempt to view tutorial worked! :)

Please disregard previous comment - or in the immortal words of Emily Litella...."Nevermind"

Thanks for more great projects and product
February 3rd, 2012 @ 5:03 am
good tutorial
but How to logo animaiton? (wave and scatter)
Is there in this site?
February 11th, 2012 @ 4:46 am
thanks Andrew,

Your tutorial is great i really gratitude you and whatever i m now that due to you. i m fan of you and ur team.
Dhruv Kaushal
March 3rd, 2012 @ 1:52 am
Amazing! HEY ANDREW I want to tell you that i am unable to understand any tutorial either on youtube by different people.
Some have Hard sounds, some have problems( coughing and sneezing).
I am able to understand after effects in detail on from YOU!
I Even had a full VIDEO COPILOT collection from torrent ;)
BUT STILL I am big fan of yours. I had won 5 prizes for video editing last year only because of you............
Thanks once gain ! LONG LIVE ANDREW ! LOVE YOU !
Also i am from INDIA but the way you represent your tutorial is very Clear and ....................Amazing !
GOOOOOD BYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE...............................
Dhruv Kaushal
March 3rd, 2012 @ 1:54 am
Good work ! You amazed me !
Thank you so much !
March 4th, 2012 @ 10:13 am
Thanks for this awesome animation Andrew. But what is the soundtrack that you used in this video? Its awesome.
March 16th, 2012 @ 9:25 am
Hi may i know the:
Watch Tutorial
Why isnt it working?

March 18th, 2012 @ 5:46 am
You know... I hate the fact that in the usage license it says that no one is allowed to redistribute the videos in templates or stock footage and on Youtube that's exactly the opposite of what people do...
March 30th, 2012 @ 3:36 pm
Help: I'm trying to create the ball dispersion effect, similar to what Andrew did with the "FIZZY" logo, the problem I'm having is that when I apply the cc ball effect it only disperses to a certain limit and does not take up the full screen...I'm sure it's an easy solution, but I'm still in the learning process, I would greatly appreciate it thanks everyone.
April 17th, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
Thanks for this awesome animation Andrew. But what is the soundtrack that you used in this video
May 8th, 2012 @ 4:54 pm
Hey thanks for the particles. Any chance of some higher res files though, I can see the pixelation in 'particles_02'

May 13th, 2012 @ 8:01 pm
Sweet! Just wanted to say thanks. Downloaded yesterday, used today.

May 23rd, 2012 @ 1:30 pm
Can i use it for CS6
July 14th, 2012 @ 7:35 am
Inspirational clip! Thanks
August 1st, 2012 @ 2:16 am
Very beautiful I wish you luck you used in Sony Vegas
Kimberly Guccione
September 10th, 2012 @ 11:26 pm
Thank you for the particles.
September 27th, 2012 @ 1:34 am
Where can I download the stock footage - can't fin a download link?
September 28th, 2012 @ 10:57 am
Where I can download them...
September 30th, 2012 @ 6:36 am
same problem, where is the download link?
October 6th, 2012 @ 9:12 am
Andrew you're the best...thnx
October 18th, 2012 @ 2:49 am
am a better person in what i know today...thanks you Andrew and Likes. Ur Burning Furnace of passion to inspire peeps shall be multiplied.
October 24th, 2012 @ 10:46 am
I, um, love you. Um, yeah. ...Ok, maybe thank you would've just been enough. But, yes, I absolutely 2nd Timok's statement above. Absolutely!! You just don't know what your diligence, professionalism, knowledge, kindness, generosity, straight-forwardness, humor, help, and products (Purchased AND Free) have done, are doing, and will do for people. You have created sparks of purpose in people, to achieve something Great! And share it with others, of, both, like-mind & there just to be entertained. And your approach is what makes people keep coming back, as well as Credit You Highly, and refer people to you for your incredible work, displays of broken down techniques and delivery.
If you were in Front of me I'd tell you how I Really feel about you (and your team... no man works alone! :) ) and how much I truly appreciate this whole setup & what you do. You've changed the whole game, and gave/give others a chance. A chance to really grow in using these Massive Tools (AE, Photoshop, Premier Pro, etc.) that seemingly have no end to its useful features, stand-alone or when combined. Would hate to think that these programs are Beasts & can do So Much and for it to not be utilized the way it could be, by even the common person. Especially as they advance & upgrade within Themselves with each new release.
You really ARE our teacher. So, no really, once again... ...
THANKS ANDREW!! A True Master. At Heart and Creative Ability.

November 5th, 2012 @ 10:38 pm
I'm pretty sure this is the same pack that they used in Gotye's music video for "Save Me." I recognized it from when I downloaded this back in April :D
If it is, which I'm pretty sure it is, congrats! Though I don't know if any proper sourcing was done on the actual video... It's so weird that I could recognize the floating pieces of dust. lol.
January 29th, 2013 @ 8:08 am
You are the AK! Keep it up. but how do i get free after effect project files and template, light leaks and other stuff that will spice up my videos. inbox me any link or where to get them for free.

Thanks abunch........................... Andrew K
March 12th, 2013 @ 10:52 pm
hay link not working ???? pllzzzz help ....
March 13th, 2013 @ 12:20 pm
the stock footage is not working!!
April 17th, 2013 @ 1:33 pm
Thanks for this animation Andrew
J. Matthew
May 20th, 2013 @ 2:06 pm
After reviewing the files, I'm a bit disappointed to find they're only 1280 x 720 & some of them produce banding.
June 15th, 2013 @ 3:58 am
it is so amazing thanks for it
July 22nd, 2013 @ 6:48 am
video copilot u two much i like your products. you are number one to me.
August 1st, 2013 @ 10:31 pm
We used your tips to create our floating dust footage.
Here's 5 FREE overlays from our collection:

Thank you for your blog!
Bader Ahmed
August 6th, 2013 @ 6:20 am
please. do you have snowman aep project. anyone was able to remake it.

we need the project please.
November 14th, 2013 @ 3:25 am
Kramer how do i buy video co pilot when am in Uganda the Eastern part of Africa am waiting i want to start my project soon
Jordan Scott
December 9th, 2013 @ 1:05 am
Thanks so much for this! I've been looking on how to make particles like this using plugins (been lurking your page to find a tutorial, but there's none hahaha) so this helps so much! Thanks brotha!
January 2nd, 2014 @ 7:51 am
can anyone plz tell me where to find best stock footage.
June 14th, 2014 @ 7:06 am
Please Give Me Tutorial
July 1st, 2014 @ 7:07 pm
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Free after effects tutorials.
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