VIDEO: Crazy Driving!

Explore tips for shooting Car interiors for Post Production with Andrew Kramer.

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September 21st, 2011 @ 12:56 pm
Looks like fun!
    September 21st, 2011 @ 8:06 pm IS fun :D
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 2:47 am
    How in the world did you do the car crash off the cliff!?!?!?! That was freaking SWEET :)
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:35 am
    ...and how did you get Thomas F Wilson to be in your blog!?
    reply to wayne
    September 24th, 2011 @ 2:41 pm
    he did it the only way is possible to... the andrew kramer way
    September 26th, 2011 @ 5:27 am
    Mr. Kramer I can always count on you for a good laugh and bundle of knowledge- thanks!
    September 26th, 2011 @ 9:48 pm
    Andrew your such a fun guy. Haha
    October 1st, 2011 @ 12:34 pm
    Of Course malones, kramer is awesome.
    Drinking Soda while driving is safe ( Only using green screen.)
    November 27th, 2011 @ 12:20 am
    I m also try to make this type of actions. But i do not have any equipment, Your actions are super
    January 4th, 2012 @ 5:26 am
    I have always wondered how to shoot a car from the side when driving in high speed. Now I feel just stupid :D
    January 22nd, 2012 @ 4:53 am
    i always wanted to do this so can any one please help me out to learn this magical stuff
    April 23rd, 2012 @ 8:23 pm
    Did you have to get permission to use that song from Back To The Future?
    May 13th, 2012 @ 9:03 am
    hello my name efren such land and I am white and I want to veracruz mexico desirte maximum that you're a true fan .. I'm yours I love the way you design with after effects .. greetings to the next ...
    August 5th, 2012 @ 11:39 am
    hahaha... the car that fell is not a Lexus,, when you look at the text message you can see the difference
September 21st, 2011 @ 12:57 pm
Love your behind the scenes stuff guys
September 21st, 2011 @ 12:57 pm
Wow Andrew you are on a roll lately! keep it up!
September 21st, 2011 @ 12:58 pm
Love your behind the scenes stuff guys
September 21st, 2011 @ 12:59 pm
Awesome... laugh the part at the end xD
September 21st, 2011 @ 12:59 pm
I Have to check this out.
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
Back to tha future!
    September 21st, 2011 @ 2:40 pm
    For the WIN!! :) :)
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
Cara demais suas edições sempre tento fazer seus tutoriais, muito bom.
'Face your issues too always try to do your tutorials, very good'
    September 29th, 2011 @ 5:09 pm
    I'd hate to nit pick but are you really from Brazil? bc you used the word 'cara' which literally means face but in English this does not translate because 'face' is meant to be a verb in this situation, in which you translated it to or should I say from a noun. Again I don't mean to criticize I'm just wondering if my assumption is correct.
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 3:52 am
    Ha ha caught red handed, smells googlish trashlatianish :D
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 11:28 pm
    "Cara" literally means face in portuguese, however in brazilian portuguese "cara" can also mean "guy", "dude"...
    In this sentence he means "Dude your edits are awesome, I always try to do your tutorials, very good".
    And yeah the english translation smells of google haha.
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:02 pm
Funniest VCP video so far. Keep up the awesome inspiration guys!
    September 29th, 2011 @ 5:37 pm
    +1 on your name and your comment :)
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:04 pm
Loved the 'driving while texting' scene. These blog episodes keep getting better. Btw am I going to be spending this $149 I have in my wallet on Element 3d anytime soon?
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:14 pm
    YES! I agree with Alan here. Really looking forward to Element... hoping it will be here before my birthday (october 20!!) :D
Nathan O’Brien
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:04 pm
Great Job Andrew!

Love the tutorials, you are one of my biggest inspirations Keep it up!

Your video editing suite, Is there any chance you could upload some images of it? so we could check out the layout and configuration you use. Just curious!

September 21st, 2011 @ 1:05 pm
Wow..... This is Awsome!!!

You like Vin Diesel? What a gas!
    September 21st, 2011 @ 2:06 pm
    Ya :) that was a VERY serious part!
    Admin Smithee
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:55 pm
    We'll he was awesome in "the Iron Gian"
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:42 pm
    @Smithee - Don't forget about Babylon A.D.And Of course His ALL time Action Thriller "The Pacifier" ;)
    Gerry Clark
    September 23rd, 2011 @ 8:14 am
    Diesel. Gas. Was that deliberate?
    October 7th, 2011 @ 11:18 am
    Is the sky blue? Is eating over rated? Is the Screen Green?
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:06 pm
HAHAHAHAHHAHA, I literally cried from laughing out loud. Thank you for doing this Andrew!
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:06 pm
Always a fan. Just awesome!
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:07 pm
Hilarious stuff thanks Andrew!
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:07 pm
Wilhelm scream ! :)
Love your video and thanks for the tips !
    September 21st, 2011 @ 4:14 pm
    The famous Wilhelm scream! I heard it too the first time! Good catch :)
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 3:56 am
    For all of you folks who don't know the what they're talking about can check this out!
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:08 pm
That was so good I'm going to watch it again.
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:11 pm
Are you still in there? Haha, nice movie - you do a great job.
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:12 pm
That was just the pants! I would have done so much better at school if there's been a laugh once in a while. Cheers!
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:12 pm
Always great stuff. Thanks for the tip.
Sajjad Rad
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
it amaziiiiiiiing
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
Thanks from Israel Andrew!!
Nice studio at 3:41!!!

You guys need to make some more blog shows!~!@#$@!~@#%$

(damn I need to buy a good solid camera =__=)
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:14 pm
Nice! :)

I loved that "back to the future"-thing at the end! :D
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:16 pm
Man, I was looking in the tutorial window!
Anyways...Simply awesome!!!
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:18 pm
Laughed hysterical in my cubicle at the end. Good thing its 5pm. +1 Andrew
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:23 pm
Great tips and loved the video! Thanks
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:28 pm
You are crazy man Andrew..............
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:30 pm
Great point about the virtues of shooting green screen car interiors versus driving on the road. I mean, you could even drive naked. I don't wanna see that. Just sayin'...
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:31 pm
Как всегда на высоте!)
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:33 pm
Which Vin Diesel movie was that? I must have missed it.
Anyway love the end part of the show. Hillarious!
And Thanks for the tips!
    September 21st, 2011 @ 2:48 pm
    saving private Ryan!
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:36 pm
Oh yeah dude, wilhelms scream!
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:37 pm
nice work.....
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:38 pm
cool nice work :)
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:41 pm
Hello, Andrew. I found this very interesting tip. My shooting chroma key result in jitter and noise. Can I solve the problem with the guidelines of this video? Thank you.
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:49 pm
Was this a tutorial? Looks like you're building material for your VFX standup routine ;) hehe
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:45 am
    @Kert Gartner - Do you need the extra jokes for your tutorials?

    I like your Website Kert, Great tutorials!!!
Aaron Leonheart
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:51 pm
Hey Andrew, how may I work for you, even for free as a volunteer? 'cause it would be the DREAM!!!! Think about it pleaaaaaaaaaaaaase! ;)
September 21st, 2011 @ 1:54 pm
Back to the pilot... copilot

I gotta say, I love the whole edition, awesome takes and most of all awesome music.
September 21st, 2011 @ 2:08 pm


September 21st, 2011 @ 2:09 pm
Buckle Up Mo Fo's! hahah I can spend all day watching your tuts..You make it look easy!

September 21st, 2011 @ 2:11 pm
Nice nice nice..

just amazing.. I had to laugh all the time :D:D
Actually you have great potential to be my favourite comedian :)
    October 6th, 2011 @ 2:58 am
    +1 xD
September 21st, 2011 @ 2:13 pm
Probably the best Blog Entry ever seen!
September 21st, 2011 @ 2:22 pm
Absolutely hilarious, I definitely enjoyed this blog show was always! This was the funniest one yet!
September 21st, 2011 @ 2:49 pm
One word!
Love it!
Okay that are two words but man I like His humor

grtz From belgium
September 21st, 2011 @ 2:56 pm
I just tried opening the door to my house with a chroma key!
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:33 am
    Why didn't you just use the doorknob?
    September 26th, 2011 @ 5:52 pm
    @R-CANE - The best way to get in would be to, draw a mask over the door and set the mask to subtract.;)
    October 4th, 2011 @ 1:06 pm
    I thought using my adobe product key as a password would be brilliant. But now it says my installations have expired. I've been hacked and only got to use it once! :)
September 21st, 2011 @ 3:00 pm
One day, Andrew Kramer will become my lecturer and tutor for all my subjects and i'll never fall asleep in class again!
Boy that was the most exciting, intertextual video I've seen! And boy did I laugh :]
September 21st, 2011 @ 3:07 pm
Great stuff! So does Same drive the Lexus?
September 21st, 2011 @ 3:11 pm
Amazing! Checking this out on my iPhone right about now!
One question Andrew: would you do some more tutorials using 3ds max in the future? I just started using it and loved the 3d ledge tutorial. I'd love to see more with that program :)
David Superville
September 21st, 2011 @ 3:45 pm
keylight isn't complete until you throw in a wilhelm scream!
September 21st, 2011 @ 4:14 pm
Damn man, I love you!
:D :D
September 21st, 2011 @ 4:19 pm
Hahahaha that was your funniest video ever! I couldn't stop laughing! That's why everybody likes you, a part of being one of the best vfx artist, you are funny and make compositing easy and entertaining! Thanks for your time and for sharing your knowledge with the world! We'd need more Andrew Kramer on the planet! (not too much neither of course!) ;)
September 21st, 2011 @ 4:31 pm
ANDREW KRAMER I LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
September 21st, 2011 @ 4:45 pm
That was fanfreakintastic. I loved it! Thanks for the tips. Did you do anything special with the camera to avoid compression noise so it would key nice and smooth? That was a 7D yeah?

Loved all the movie references ;) Thanks!
September 21st, 2011 @ 4:48 pm
Great! Excellent work. It was fun
September 21st, 2011 @ 5:15 pm
hi andrew thanks you... u are aking allow to to exoress my feeling to you by saing thanks for eveything theis tips and tuts were grait but above it all you are the greates iam agraphic designer and i learned alot from you so thanks alot ......
September 21st, 2011 @ 5:18 pm
total class,. vin diesel is also my fav. that part in Fast and furious when you see his silver eyes is just so cool.
Ashfaque Shaikh
September 21st, 2011 @ 5:20 pm
Hi AK, great stuff as always... thanks for sharing. what camera you used for this??
Dave Filoi
September 21st, 2011 @ 5:22 pm
Entertaining as hell man. great job you should have a tv show
Travis Wade
September 21st, 2011 @ 5:30 pm
You have come along way since I first found you on the web many years ago.. Keep up the creativity.. You are blessed..
Tim Sherratt
September 21st, 2011 @ 5:49 pm
If you are planning to do somthing like this you can make life a lot easyer for the driver/tyres by using a pare of scrub plates under the front wheels. If you are on a tight budget then you can make a pair from the tops and bottoms of chocolate tins (one tin per side) by just cutting them down to flat discs and sandwiching them together with a little lube between them total cost is about £10 with the bonus of having 10kgs of chocolates to bribe your production crew with.
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:38 am
    Hey, that's a great tip. I'm pretty new to all this, and always tend to be working on a budget. Thanks for the tip!!
September 21st, 2011 @ 5:51 pm
Been following VCP for a few years now and that's one of the funniest blog videos I've seen you do, nice one! :)
September 21st, 2011 @ 5:54 pm
Ok. I just hope you have the authorization from Hue Lewis and The News to use their song...I can tell you that it can get realy expensive! :)
September 21st, 2011 @ 6:07 pm
That was an awesome blog!!! Love your work, man!
September 21st, 2011 @ 6:25 pm
That was perfect! Loved the Back to the Future reference at the end... this is heavy.
September 21st, 2011 @ 6:26 pm
Lol, that freakin hilarious! You guys make the best videos...full of full and laughter! Great stuff!
September 21st, 2011 @ 6:57 pm
That WAS Awesome!!! Loved the texting scene and part in the boot. (USA Translation "trunk")
September 21st, 2011 @ 7:03 pm
Is all this music from your new sound producer? its amazing!
September 21st, 2011 @ 7:06 pm
The best yet...your can never have toooooo much fun.
Ricky Marelli
September 21st, 2011 @ 7:25 pm
andrew you're better than sasha baron cohen
September 21st, 2011 @ 8:00 pm
Will definitely try this out this weekend ...
Jake Jabbs
September 21st, 2011 @ 8:18 pm
OMG this was so funny. Great info too. You are the man, Andrew.
September 21st, 2011 @ 8:37 pm
WOW! funny~ Thank you, Andrew. ^^
September 21st, 2011 @ 8:58 pm
I actually laighed out loud, you are awesome and funny!

Or is that the same?
September 21st, 2011 @ 9:13 pm
kar 20 bidi
very goood bb lovey@@@@@@++++#$
    September 24th, 2011 @ 12:59 am
    ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ?? ???? ???? ????? :??
    it was very fantastic
Ryan Johnson
September 21st, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

I think you need to be in the next JJ Abrams movie.. as comedic relief.

Just saying.
Hassan A. Al-Tarooti
September 21st, 2011 @ 9:27 pm
Good Moning

woooooooooooooow it very very good for my filming

Action, Mr. Androw don't forget us <<< we want tutorials for Bomb of CAr And Belding
September 21st, 2011 @ 9:44 pm
thats really the way how long were u in the deck.......:P
Trane Michael
September 21st, 2011 @ 9:53 pm
Andrew, this behind the scene is awesome!!!
Maxi Claudio
September 21st, 2011 @ 10:18 pm
Could you please list in the blog the lights you were using? I'm on a budget and aboiut to buy lighting. Also what crane are you using, if not the make, what is its length.

    October 7th, 2011 @ 10:36 am
    I see an Arri 150W in there - that's the small light on the window. The crane is a kessler on dolly w tracks. Like to know what light that beauty dish looking fixture is though.
September 21st, 2011 @ 10:24 pm
I love you!

buckle up motherfu....
September 21st, 2011 @ 10:28 pm
Nice I like it .
September 21st, 2011 @ 10:40 pm
Crazy guys! But it's time to but a BMW M3 Black :)
Raghavan FX
September 21st, 2011 @ 11:11 pm
Really Nice Tutorial.Hope you provide some stock footage to try effects like this.
September 21st, 2011 @ 11:19 pm
so funny.
this short tuts are the greatests
September 21st, 2011 @ 11:27 pm
thanks andrew i like Vin Diesel too and love the movie Saving Private Ryan..
September 21st, 2011 @ 11:31 pm
Funny and interesting, as always!
Do you have also tips for stabilizing street plates?
September 21st, 2011 @ 11:38 pm
*Sam here in the front seat*
Reminds me of a certain pop song :D
September 21st, 2011 @ 11:38 pm
Windmuff inside car at 3:30!!!
September 21st, 2011 @ 11:38 pm
hi master Andrew :D
this is awesome :D
September 21st, 2011 @ 11:47 pm
Ok, once again, that was hilarious. I like that I not only learn, but I'm enjoying watching your stuff. It's fun! Entertaining. I look forward to the behind the scenes stuff now. Oh, and release more products! I'd love to pay you more money and get more things! Or put up a donation box!

Also, you should talk to Eric Kessler and see about doing product reviews. I wanted to buy a Kessler crane before I saw your stuff. Now that I see You use it, I can ONLY buy a Kessler crane.
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:15 am
I guess the 70% in keylight wont work out in ext. day.
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:38 am
    Actually the technique I will cover in the tutorial is similar and will work with daylight footage as well. The trick is to color correct the result with the same key matte...
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:22 am
Amazing!!!!Good job Andrew!! Thank's
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:23 am
LOL, very nice Video!!!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:36 am
I love the combination of great VFX an sense of humor of VC!
You guys rock!!!!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:41 am
Perfect, as always. Sam, Andrew... my reverences. Awesome video editing and sound compositing, by the way.
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:46 am
Very funny and good video for a long time!
Waiting for tutorial..
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:52 am
you are amazing pal.......actually I need help i'm stuck on a video clip project for myself, it's just in my mind i've learned loads of stuff during the past 8 years(premiere,ae,pshop,maya,3dsmax,zbrush)and now I don't know where to start when having a new project,rather to use ae for my storyboard or pshop or premiere etc.....please just make a tutorials on basics storyline in your style,I think there's lots of people like me in the same situation. it look so easy when u do a video but in fact it's hard...thanks Andrew
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:54 am
Well that got me laughing on a dull Thursday morning, with only the prospect of 36 hours of footage to log before next week ... Maybe, if I had Element I wouldn't need footage?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:55 am
Ah Ah AH Ah, very fun :-)
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:55 am
Loved the video, though! Keep up the great work!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:03 am
The part where you were talking in the trunk and when putting sam in the trunk was so funny. :) Love your jokes men
September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:05 am
Great video - great show!
Very fun!

Would like to see more of studio

September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:16 am
Excellent !!!
Thanks Andrew...
September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:29 am
it is amazing.. ADAndrew Kramer you great!!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:31 am
the best thing is your creativity of making some jokes and using your AE skills ..... your sense of humor rocks
September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:32 am
I laughed so hard I fell down from the tree I was sitting in. Great work guys!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:35 am
Wilhelm Scream FTW!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:42 am
September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:50 am
Whoah! Very funny, and as always, SEGWAY stories..
September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:51 am
So great... Gracias !
September 22nd, 2011 @ 2:00 am
whats with youtube? cant you post it directly to your site?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 2:04 am
you're a damn genius, Andy! ^_^
September 22nd, 2011 @ 2:16 am
Hahaaaa... Brilliant yet again!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 2:39 am
Left me smiling! Thx ;)
September 22nd, 2011 @ 2:47 am

Your a freak'n genius! You have the best sense of humour and I couldn't imagine the web without these crackers for video tuts. Keep it up, your a phenomenon and a legend. Not forgetting good old Sam Loya too ;) Your partners in crime and never fail on delivering the goods.

Thanks Andrew Kramer and the Video Copilot Crew.
Jan Gryc
September 22nd, 2011 @ 2:59 am
anyone know music ? or its a "kramer mix" ? :D
September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:13 am
Awesome stuff, but more importantly; Hilarious. So when are you gonna start producing your own show?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:47 am
Hi ! That for music plays ?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:58 am
Hilarious! :) Love these short videos!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:08 am
Andrew, what you program do you use for editing? After Effects with Premiere Pro?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:08 am
Hey, Andrew. What lens are you using on your camera? And that was Canon 7D, right?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:25 am
great vid dude

What jib are you using in the video Andrew? or does anyone else know?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:28 am
The power of love is a curious thing.
September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:49 am
Love it! I was just thinking of Back to The Future when you kicked it into gear! Thanks for all these great videos!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:54 am
Hi, Andrew! Excelent as usual, you're the Man :)

I was wondering what lense did you use to shoot this video, I have a 7D with 50mm. f1.4 & 24-105 L f4, and I'm looking for more cinematic look lenses for my DSLR.

Thanks a lot!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 5:31 am
At first I thought it was Sam in the trunk. But then at the end I realized that it is the embodied spirit of Element3D. It wants to be free. To be released. To be on the open market. And it's feeling confined. Locked up. Trapped in a trunk so to speak. At least that's my Deanna Troi take on the whole body in the trunk thing.

If, by chance, I am wrong, and it is Sam, please punch some air holes in the trunk and occassionally drop bits of food in there. We like Sam, we really do!

Thanks for the fun instruction!!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 5:46 am
Hey Andrew,

Love that you're using the clip from Conan's Cliff promo. We made that spot, and we used tons of Action Essentials stuff to make it. Wonder if you noticed?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:00 am
I love your style of making these behind the scenes. Not soooooo informative but entertaining as hell :D
September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:06 am
Very Nice Andrew :)
Snir From Israel :D
Michael Reedy
September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:27 am
as always... great humor along with great information... Andrew, i totally love the text sequence... i wish to work with you one day as a visual effects artist.
September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:35 am
What stuff are you smoking, guys ? =)
Anyway, Andrew, U should think about shooting a comedy action movie :)
    September 24th, 2011 @ 9:15 pm
    @v.s. - Mostly smoking Sausage and Brisket :)
September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:46 am
So funny!! And informative at the same time, no one does it better than you Andrew! Also I second the motion that you should make an action comedy movie, that would rock!!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:55 am
you’re the king andrew!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:01 am
Hahaha, WIN - the Wilhelm scream at the end!! :D
Pit Bydgoszcz
September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:18 am
"Texting" was the best part :)))
You should definately shoot a comedy, Andrew.
Big THX 4 some fun!!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:31 am
BACK TO THE FUTURE at the end!! Great JoB!!i love the trilogy!!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:32 am
Quote: Sam:"you're a phenomenon and a legend"
I second that.
Interesting qualities you combine Andrew, very powerful.
September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:33 am
1.21 JIGAWATTS!!!! Freakin Awesome video, especially the ending. HEAVY!!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:42 am
haha very funny andrew
September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:45 am
HAHAHA!!! These are getting better!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:23 am
I really appriciate these videos! Amazing how good you are at doing your job! Keep it up! :D
September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:28 am
What a wonderful blog show! You're incredible! LOOL! Really nice indeed
Derrick van Niekerk
September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:36 am
thanks Andrew, very useful tips. We get so obsessive with clean keys that we forget sometimes it could be better if they're not perfect.

thanks for the effort of putting this together and sharing it.

- Derrick
Mark Rakoczi
September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:36 am
Nice one again:D
September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:38 am
Dude! You always manage to make me laugh! Keep doing what you do, please.

September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:42 am
This was great! I was going to request a tutorial on this! Great Job! Thanks again for the awesome material!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:57 am
September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:07 am
Awesome! I totally had to watch the texting sequence a couple of times. Laughed my b...uttons off. :-D
September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:21 am
What is that "red line thing" on 02:13? And yeah; I've tried this technique on my footages. Worked very well.. Will it be a tutorial?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 9:21 am
andrew....please help out.........i have panasonic sdr-45...and shoot is kinda noisy...i made a light...and nothin there a little tip for keylight?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 10:07 am
Oooooooh my god this is...
September 22nd, 2011 @ 10:14 am
More! More! More tutorial with chroma key! And explanation of lights, tracking, etc... You're amazing!! Please, non stop.
September 22nd, 2011 @ 10:41 am
thanks for putting effort in explaining keying. altho it seems straightforward on the paper in reality keying can be a huge headache. looking forward for the whole tutorial!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:02 am
WTF? :) Absolutly... hehe, you are too cool. Great video and a lot to learn/laught :) Can`t wait for your tutorial.

Hey, what do you think? Is Canon 5D better in compressen as a Sony EX1R? We use EX1R for our production. Our first choise, the JVC GY-HD 251 was a fool... Bad compression...
September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:25 am
Oh man! This is your best blog show yet! I laughed so hard, I jump-started my pace maker!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 11:31 am
Another good video, Andrew. You certainly show that it's the details that count. Hope it wasn't too hot in the trunk. Can't wait for your next video.
    September 24th, 2011 @ 9:24 pm
    @David - The Janitor took Andrew's Office. :(
    If you can keep a secret, I think he is starting to like working in the trunk. ;)
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:28 pm
Great entertainment. You guys need your own show!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:31 pm
man i love your laugh and then the screming. awesome acting.
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:38 pm
LOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL i swear to god this has to be best video man, watched it 10 times and laughed harder every time :'D great info man. . hahaha you need to relax on those jokes dumb guy :DDDD
September 22nd, 2011 @ 12:49 pm
Wow! you have either made some really close connections in the movie biz or you are flirting with what type of crazy lawsuit you can get involved with. Huey Lewis & The News, Universal Studios Gee Wiz man. I wouldn't want to be on the receiveing end of those phone calls. Good luck there!

As always you have entertained and educated your minions.

All hail Andrew Kramer! or should I say Big Balls Kramer?
September 22nd, 2011 @ 1:23 pm
This is some serious funny stuff Andrew, I laughed more with this clip than I did with the whole horrible bosses movie :)

Next up? back to the future fx tutorial?

Oh yeah, Andrew, whats up with element 3D? i'm waiting to pay you for it :) or is adobe buying it for CS6 from you? :)
Ron in Calgary
September 22nd, 2011 @ 2:01 pm
That was so awsome, I larfed ! (laughed until I barfed).
September 22nd, 2011 @ 2:38 pm
Andrew Kramer is the best , great sense of humor and talented. And the power of love song at the end... jesus, YOU ARE A GENIUS!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:02 pm
You crazy guy! The Best!
Zvi Twersky
September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:03 pm
Can you do a tutorial on how you got the whole body to fit into the trunk? I'm never able to get them in whole.
rob d
September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:18 pm
Brill blod show andrew! longest fan ever!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 3:49 pm
Amazing work! The tutorial for this is going to be a GEM for my up and coming video project! I hate the way my green screen creases and folds though. I can never get it as smooth as you have it there.
September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:46 pm
Another home run Andrew. Thank you so much. I would like to see a full rotation from one side of the driver from within the car, push out, go around the car then back in the car from the other side of the vehicle.
September 22nd, 2011 @ 6:59 pm
I don't think the music was intense enough. It just doesn't match the intensity of the footage. :)
September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:02 pm
hi sir awesome i want to part of it............. im ur fan.......................................................................
September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:01 pm
LOL, you're a funny man Andrew.. but I've noticed you haven't been killing Sam as often as you used to. Is this an insurance/legal thing? Is Sam's insurance policy no longer covering work related accidents? :) Keep up the good work!
September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:41 pm
Haha great humor in this one.
September 23rd, 2011 @ 3:52 am
Too fast and too furious man. Great job!
September 23rd, 2011 @ 5:51 am
These Behind The Scenes tips are awsome! and useful too =) Keep it comming!
September 23rd, 2011 @ 6:06 am
Hi Andrew,

I'm a video instructor with students working throughout the industry (including in fx). A lot of our students like to look at the tutorials on your site. I've watched and learned from them as well. But what I find really disconcerting is the fawning tone you allow on your boards/discussion areas. As an educator, we value a sense of openness and discussion. When you publish comments on your site you are turning into a defacto journalistic or educational entity. Yet, the comments are so heavily edited that you've turned them into yet another marketing tool. I understand that you run a business and not an educational institution. But consider the web 2.0 thinking that allows many contemporary retail sites to run critical and negative reviews. In the long run, this builds credibility. Right now, your boards have none.

If you're going to allow commenting, you should show a little journalistic/educational/web 2.0 integrity and publish the good and some of the bad. Otherwise, your credibility is shot. OR, simply get rid of commenting. That's a reasonable tactic because then there is no illusion of openness.

Our instructors influence dozens/hundreds of students a year. When students mention your site, we can say, "yes, that's a good resource for fx" or we can dismiss your site because it promotes a "canned" approach to fx (and not problem-sovling) and because the direction on the shorts is so bad and because of the fawning tone of the comments. This is not a threat, as much as I'm trying to provide feedback about the way part of your constituency thinks.

What you provide is training, while we provide education. To me, you're confusing the two. When you have comments on, it looks like you're enabling discussion which goes along with education. But you're not. You're providing training linked to a particular business model. It's not the business aspect that bothers me. It's the fact that the two--training and education are being conflated. When comments are on, it makes it look like you're trying to provide an education. But educational institutions are open to critique, something which the heavy comment editing doesn't allow.

    September 23rd, 2011 @ 11:49 am
    since when is DISCUSSION = education? The hole life is education, buddy. And if you want to forbit people saying their opinions about Andrews tuts/videos, you chosen the wrong job,...
    September 23rd, 2011 @ 12:58 pm
    Hey Ron,
    Thanks for the detailed message which I appreciate so I thought I would offer a response. We have pretty basic rules for moderation on the blog and forum and we rarely have to enforce them. On the blog you will be deleted if you post violent language or attack other people. Post Extremely off topic comments, (like links to your reel or website), or suggesting you are "First".

    On the forum, the first and second posts are moderated purely to prevent spam advertisers for drugs and other nefarious services whichs helps to ensure a real person is posting and not a bot.

    Our youtube and Vimeo channels are wide-open and the comments are pretty much the same style.

    I admit, I don't completely understand all your points but I agree and would personally love to see more expansive comments and discussion on the blog and forum about techniques and work beyond a showcase style platform but if you look at big sites like youtube and others, you may see that getting a collaborative and progressive voice is difficult.
    September 23rd, 2011 @ 2:56 pm
    @Andrew. Ok that's why my comment is been deleted.
    September 24th, 2011 @ 9:43 am
    Ron, just leave Andrew alone and let him do his work. i would hate to be your student if you are this picky on this harmless subject matter. there are so many horrible things in the world that you can response on. just concentrate on yours and us alone.
    September 26th, 2011 @ 1:19 pm
    Ron, you show up and leave a rude message that you then excuse by labeling it "feedback." To his credit, Andrew allowed your message to be posted, and responded to your rudeness with grace. I've personally never seen one of my comments edited by Andrew or the VC team, nor can I think of a single one that was not approved and posted. I have been around here long enough to remember when Andrew first started asking for more meaningful posts (if you'll check the bottom of this page you'll see that he is still asking for that). You can sit around and argue semantics all you want if that makes you feel good about yourself. I will choose my terms carefully for what I am about to say. I personally am very thankful to have had an INSTRUCTOR like Andrew Kramer TEACH me the ropes (and the bells, and the whistles) of After Effects. I very much appreciate the EDUCATION he has provided FREE OF CHARGE. I further find myself grateful for the great number of tools and presets which Andrew and the Video Copilot team have INNOVATED and ENGINEERED that they have given away FREE OF CHARGE. You may doubt the quality of education received through Video Copilot dot Net, but I don't doubt it for a moment. This site took me from a confused wannabe to a pro (one of those people working in the industry). What did that education cost me? Not one cent. Just the time to watch the tutorials and play around with after effects. I didn't have to join a club or become a "premium member" to get access to the tutorials. I didn't have to buy the products to get access. I was allowed to download a great number of freebies (even the recent particle footage). If, to use your words, fawning comments were enough to influence my purse strings, I guess I would have a bunch of Justin Bieber CDs, DVDs, T-shirts, and other merchandise. Interestingly, I own nothing of his. Do I own any of Andrew Kramer's Merchandise? You bet. Why? For a number of reasons as follows: I appreciate what AK and VC have done for me. His products are fantastic, easy-to-use and useful, they have saved me time and made money for me, And to top it all off, they carry a price tag that is beyond fair.
    Andrew's Tutorials are relevant, detailed, accessible (read that lucid and understandable), and, because of his particular sense of humor, his tutorials are engaging. Relevant, detailed/thorough, accessible, and engaging are traits that any teacher should aim for in their teaching content. When a teacher consistently delivers on these points it should be no surprise that some of the students would appreciate it enough to express their appreciation with "fawning tones." My question is this, "Does anyone fawn over your teaching?"
    September 26th, 2011 @ 1:40 pm
    well said shawn ;)
    September 26th, 2011 @ 3:18 pm
    Hi Ron, I'm trying to use Key-light on you, but you keep going transparent!!!. I think you need to work on your jealousy as your looking like kermit the frog.
    September 26th, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    I am a media professional of 15 years, and have spent a good period of that as an instructor myself. Video Copilot is my second most valued resource. I consider the first being myself, and my ability to solve a problem on my own.

    You may be surprised to find many of your students passing your abilities after diligently studying the resources found on this website.

    Your point regarding comment moderation is valid. It would be great to have a more collaborative environment. However, as Shawn pointed out, this is a free service. It is a blog with great advice.

    September 26th, 2011 @ 9:19 pm
    I very much appreciate the EDUCATION he has provided FREE OF CHARGE. i don`t have any chance to study about visual effects course that is SO expensive!Andrew, give me a new ways of learning!!i am so thankful to him!!!!!!
    al board
    September 27th, 2011 @ 3:37 am
    I do not agree with everything Ron wrote nor do I agree with all the replies. But I do agree that there is no education provided in the tutorials on this site. However, I don't believe that education is the goal. The knowledge and materials Andrew Kramer so generously shares with the VCP-Community is a great way to interact with all the people who are into visual effects. Given the amount of work this site offers for free I think it is more than justified to advertise these great products you can obtain through
    Anyway, I would ask Ron to continue sharing his views on the matter. If he manages to take this site AS IT IS and not make it into MORE THAN IT IS MEANT TO BE, we all might benefit from his experience and knowledge as well.
    Last but not least I would like take the opportunity the express my deepest gratitude for everything Andrew Kramer and his team have done for all those VFX-guys like me who would still be trying to figure out what you can achieve with visual FX if it wasn't for them.

    al board
    September 27th, 2011 @ 9:03 pm
    Haha doesn't the guy above look stupid now. No offence, nor do I mean to attack him, but ask yourself the question? Doesn't he? After all, he was trying to be unique, only to have the guy ask us to disregard it all.
    September 28th, 2011 @ 2:44 pm
    I agree with your comments, but your second paragraph seemed a little vindictive. I'd like to believe that although we are competitors in a professional setting, we are all friends collaborating on VC.
    I like your comments, but I am curious by what you mean about no education being provided in the tutorials. The definition for education: the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession. I don't know about you, but I think the level of education on this site is fantastic.
    I especially appreciate your comments. While I don't agree with everything you said, it is refreshing reading comments like yours, knowing that boundaries are being challenged, making room for a more progressive and creative environment.
    September 28th, 2011 @ 8:27 pm
    Hey Ron,i think you just jealous how GOOD Andrew Kramer are and all your students learn from video copilot ~this website have cool tutorials,resource,plugin..and more ~so ...i believe all you student like video copilot more than you !
    al board
    September 29th, 2011 @ 12:07 am
    Hi, Steve!

    I agree that the skills and techniques we are taught through vcp are fantastic and I would have certainly loved to have had Andrew as a math teacher. But what I mean by "no education" being provided is simply the fact, that education is a way of shapeing one's character, teaching moral and ethics. Education does not require to go along with teaching specific professional skills. Education requires the actual interaction between the instructor and his students or else there is no way of giving your students feedback.
    The point I was trying to make was that Andrew does not have to EDUCATE us, because he teaches skills, not moral. The fact that Andrews way of doing tutorials is so funny to most people is an added bonus!
    I hope, that gave you a clearer picture, what I was trying to say...

    al board
    September 29th, 2011 @ 1:38 pm
    Hi Al,
    Yes that does make sense. VC is more of a "Peer Group" utility rather than a function of being graded and molded by an instructor.
    Thanks for the follow up.
    September 29th, 2011 @ 8:45 pm
    You're right. That wasn't the intention, but I do have a somewhat competitive nature. Impressive that you picked up on it.
    September 29th, 2011 @ 11:22 pm
    Go Get a Life u mo - Ron
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 1:28 am
    Hi Ron Andrew and all. One more time, Andrew Kramer offers is time job for a man who seems living out the web20. There's here no offense of course, but, Ron, sincerily, do you trace all your students on the web as a censor ? Do you know what are exactly the terms "to offer as devices free of charge"? Andrew Kramer is offering is (great)experience, so, by my sens, HE is a motivating gift for all AE supporters. So, that's here Ron. TO MOTIVATE! Ask your student what mativating education they prefer. Please do. For end, thank you Andrew Kramer. Web deserves men like you are. Professional, humourous, enjoyed, generous happy and so and so. If all the web-surfers were as you are Andrew, I will live in such a perfect virtual world. Best wishes from France to you Andrew and family. May the felicity be with you ! BTW, Nice response from you to Ron. So smart and peacefull. Thank you for this lesson of respect.
    bunny wayler
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 6:54 am
    Ron, totally agree with you
    October 10th, 2011 @ 1:30 pm
    In a time of recession, I left my old company of designing cars and composite work to do what I dreamed: video production. Only a mere 1.5 yrs later, I am making 2X what my father makes. ( bless his honest and hard work, he taught me to fend for myself...)
    I considered going to a CC or even a Uni. BUT as I talked with students (after about a month of watching Andrews videos, and other tutorial sites on the www) I found they knew NOTHING compared to what I had learned in only a month.

    I started it all from watching VC. Granted you must be creative enough, and have a good business background to do what I do. I now have 2 interns from a large University, and they love sending them my way becase they learn so much.

    THE POINT of VC is to get you started. Then expand on your own with your own exploration. Never have I needed or cared about others opinions on this site, BECAUSE it is such an amazing tool, and delivers what I need. (even when I didn't think I needed it). You can apply any number of VC tutorials to almost any situation. I hope you see the value here, and that fact that so many have commented on your comment, shows how much this site is loved, and a leading educational forum for the world.
    Peter Holmes
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:35 am
    As a University lecturer, teaching VFX and motion graphics, I can entirely see where Ron is coming from on the 'training vs education' issue. However I think this was an attempt to make an academic distinction rather than attack AK or discredit VCP.

    I have to say I have always had a problem with the sycophantic nature of many posters but this is a separate issue. I do think its OK to express gratitude or appreciation for the resource but let's not kid ourselves that the free tutorials and plug-ins are an act of altruism. VCP is a business and the free things are, after all, loss-leaders for the DVD's and other things we buy from the site.
    October 12th, 2011 @ 6:28 am
    Your point regarding VC tutorials/VC Forum, etc., not being an education is valid though unnecessary. I have yet to see any statement or implication that they are providing formal education. What Andrew and Co. do provide is practicality.
    The tutorials are tools for teaching "real-world" applications of techniques and workflows that can be used immediately to help with the specific needs of folks in the industry or those that hope to be one day. While not an "education" in and of themselves, they are a significant part of an overall education.
    (Fawning Alert) The tutorials bring to life how exciting and how amazing the tools are that we have literally at our fingertips. I am sick of the web or DVD tutorials, or for that matter, the lame examples of concepts and subject matter from institutions of higher learning, that have no basis in reality and that only serve to show students how boring a particular subject can be and fail miserably at instilling a desire to want more. What if my algebra teacher "showed" me how important (by practical examples) the concepts he was teaching would be in my life one day? It may have impacted me to be actually excited about math and to be driven to learn more. But instead, he taught in a style that proved to me at least, that he had no concept that what he was teaching applied to life after high school.
    Andrew doesn't just draw circles and boxes and apply an effect to them and say "isn't that cool, go get 'em guys". He displays an example of a dramatic effect and then dissects it into its rudimentary parts and unfolds how to bring it to life for ourselves. If we stop with our learning there, shame on us. We should take what we've learned and apply it to what we're working on and expand from there. VC shows us what is possible and challenges us to do even greater things with the tools we have. (End of Fawning Alert)
    I totally disagree that there are no negative comments on this forum. I see them all the time. Typically, they're inaccurate or totally "out there" but they do exist. Really though, there's not much to complain about.
    As for educational institutions and faculty being open to criticism... Not so much in my experience. Grades seem to follow the willingness of a student to comply to the tenets of the instructor and to mould the way they respond in class and in writing to conform to those tenets.

    October 17th, 2011 @ 12:58 pm
    ...and after all this comments Ron was fallen...))))))
    October 21st, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    Are you serious?! Sheeze.

    You've got way too much time on your hands, and I'm sure you troll around looking for ways to spew your "knowledge" of web 2.0... yeah, where'd you hear that? Your son no less.

    So you're an instructor, eah? Well, those who can't, teach!

    No go talk at the mirror.
    March 1st, 2012 @ 1:56 am
    Maybe this site isn't for YOU, but as a 16 year old high school student myself, this is the best resource I have for visual effects. Andrew is such a great guy for doing this, I think his work outweighs any negativity you may be talking about. Andrew provides a great service to his many followers by creating these useful tutorials and giving people who know nothing of After Effects a huge boost. I'm not ranting on your comment as much as just replying to it with my own personal opinion. I just believe that if you are using this for educational purposes, as you said, you should be thankful. He's making your job a bit easier. I have a video production class at my school, and we don't ever use Video Copilot. I never tell them about it either. Why? Because everything I create using these tutorials and show them impresses them greatly. I hope you understand my point of this message, I didn't mean to drag it out like this. Andrew just does some amazing and extremely useful stuff, and I think that the comments should all reflect as that.
September 23rd, 2011 @ 7:28 am
Insane blog show!! and super funny!!
September 23rd, 2011 @ 7:54 am
Brilliant. I shall punch a midget in your honour.
September 23rd, 2011 @ 10:39 am,,i love this blog..
September 23rd, 2011 @ 10:52 am
Would love to see a behind the scenes tour of your "studio" and the equipment you use to shoot with. Just a thought.

Thanks for the great tutorials!
September 23rd, 2011 @ 11:50 am
You Are The Most Amazing Person I ever Knew ! Nice Shots
You Are My Idol in VFX .... In Jokes Also ! :)
September 23rd, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
You are the master Mr. Kramer.
September 23rd, 2011 @ 1:43 pm
Great stuff, I love the humorous tone of your videos. It makes learning (and remembering) easy and fun!

...and can I just say, I love Huey Lewis and The News.
September 23rd, 2011 @ 5:49 pm
element was supposedn to be out at the end of august
and there were supposed to be new tuts every week fo demon cam!!!
    September 23rd, 2011 @ 9:15 pm
    The only businesses I know of that run EXACTLY on schedule, pay 15/hour, employee eight year olds and are on mainland China!!!
September 23rd, 2011 @ 6:33 pm
This must be one of the best blog shows ever. The way you mix comical lines with actual useful information makes it really enjoyable to learn

thank you very much
September 23rd, 2011 @ 7:54 pm
Another "can't live without" goodie for the toolbox.'re going to make me a star Kramer!!!
September 23rd, 2011 @ 8:59 pm
the key is color correction i think
September 24th, 2011 @ 4:58 am
Sam's acting skills shine through 8)
mundu ben
September 24th, 2011 @ 6:50 am
hey andrew, great tutorial of crazy driving.... am having this friend of mine and hes confusing me with e file formats in which i should edit my movies .......plize help to explain which type of file formats a needed
September 24th, 2011 @ 6:55 am
actually where we goin'....we don't need roads...
i love this part...fifth element 2
    September 24th, 2011 @ 8:52 am
    or... Back to the future 4
September 24th, 2011 @ 9:24 am
Best blog post ever made! <3
September 24th, 2011 @ 10:52 am
you are definitely the craziest guy I have ever seen, but it is certainly the proof that you are special, i mean a genius! I'm waiting for tutorial to see the new approach of ''cruise control''. keep going and best regards!
September 24th, 2011 @ 11:49 am
Just watched it 3 times!!! that is just FUNNY as F*
September 24th, 2011 @ 1:07 pm
You are simply... the best! I never laughed so hard! ROTFL! You should really make comedies. Your face is extremely expressive. fantastic your blogs
September 24th, 2011 @ 1:42 pm
You understand humor man ! You're very(x999) funny :)
September 24th, 2011 @ 3:56 pm
Hahhah that scene where it cuts to him in the trunk , thats so funny LOL
September 24th, 2011 @ 8:24 pm
Love the creativity in ALL the process.
September 25th, 2011 @ 12:15 am
lold at 03:35 :D
September 25th, 2011 @ 7:56 am
andrew, ayuda a configurar una camara fotografica nikon para hacer las tomas que haces vos. e visto que ultimamente estas usando mucho este tipo de camaras.
espero tu respuesta y me encantaria trabajar con vos.
    September 25th, 2011 @ 4:54 pm
    @naldo - Are you asking Andrew to help you configure your camera to the same lens settings he uses?
September 25th, 2011 @ 8:47 am
This was awesome, more behind the scines!
Back to the Future referens ftw :D
September 25th, 2011 @ 11:05 am
dat wuz sum funny sh******t! :-)
September 25th, 2011 @ 12:17 pm
Thats all well and good, but not everyone has a huge warehouse $300 worth of greenscreen and all the studio lights to make a shot like that.
    September 25th, 2011 @ 4:58 pm
    @Dave - I once found a decent green wall outdoors with good sunlight. Look around, it can also be blue.
September 25th, 2011 @ 2:25 pm
really funny andrew with help full tips
take care while Driving
September 25th, 2011 @ 3:00 pm
very good andrew you recived my text message :)
September 25th, 2011 @ 3:20 pm
This is just getting better and better!!
September 26th, 2011 @ 1:21 am
You totally rock, AK! Not only are your videos informative and inspiring, they are also hilarious! Who says learning and fun don't go together? Thanks a mil.
September 26th, 2011 @ 1:56 am
Powerful Techniques Thanks For Sharing. I Like Your Sense Of Humor Andrew. Thanks To The Video Copilot Team.
September 26th, 2011 @ 9:27 am
Awesome stuff!!
September 26th, 2011 @ 10:00 am
hola un saludo desde argentina.
Andrew te seguimos desde argentina me gustaría si le puedes poner subtitulo a los vídeo para poder entenderlos mejor muchas gracias por todo videocopilot.
September 26th, 2011 @ 2:09 pm
Hi! Andrew.
I wonder why you forgot to leave the engine on . because sam has difficult times to turn the wheel without power steering.
September 26th, 2011 @ 2:10 pm
Can't be perfect ?
September 26th, 2011 @ 2:21 pm
lololol....we have a secret passion for BTTF around here so crazy funny ending. lol. Loved it and thanks for the tips on releasing the notion of that strong key...the moving lights. Simple does it for sure...good stuff.
    September 27th, 2011 @ 8:32 am
    haha come on! Why should be a secret passion ? ^_^
September 26th, 2011 @ 5:13 pm
That was AWESOME on sooo many levels!
Gavin Howell
September 27th, 2011 @ 1:45 am
Very funny, well done guys.
September 27th, 2011 @ 8:04 am
That was really helpful. One question: in some of the behind the scenes shots you move the jib / dolly. I didn't see any tracker marks on the screen. Did you just track off the car interior?
September 27th, 2011 @ 9:07 am
Can't wait for the tutorial! What lens are you using on the 7D?
September 27th, 2011 @ 9:45 am
as always, your humorous take on graphics has me smiling yet again. Excellent work as always Andrew.
September 27th, 2011 @ 1:01 pm
will sam ever talk?
    al board
    September 27th, 2011 @ 11:43 pm
    Sam had a few lines in "Payment Plan" ;)
September 27th, 2011 @ 1:16 pm
Funniest episode ever!!!!!!!!!! <3
September 28th, 2011 @ 5:33 pm
Love ure humor Andrew =) great tutorial !

I got a question about recording.

I just recived a Canon EOS 60D,
Would you suggest a Canon EF 50mm f/1,4 as good lens for recording clips to work with 3D tracking and greenscreen?
September 29th, 2011 @ 5:24 am
Hahahha! You guys are so funny :P
Nice Wilhelm Scream btw!
September 29th, 2011 @ 9:59 am
Buckle up, mother.... nice tut.
September 29th, 2011 @ 10:23 am
hi andrew

can you tell us what picture profile do you use with the canon DSLR?
September 29th, 2011 @ 2:43 pm
if you'd ever be in Germany I'd like to meet you.
your stuff inspired me beginning with AfterFX.

Listen to my songs on my homepage.
Maybe you've some ideas for music videos ^^
September 29th, 2011 @ 3:29 pm
Brilliant video. Loved it!
September 30th, 2011 @ 6:42 am
That... Was... Awesome!!!
September 30th, 2011 @ 7:25 am
Hi Andrew
you can comment on how to achieve the quality of your videos, thank you from Argentina.
September 30th, 2011 @ 9:06 am
hahaha quality, you crack me up Andrew! Love it
September 30th, 2011 @ 11:02 am
Your cracking me up Andrew :D
Maybe you should elaborate on the lighteffects on the actor, there are quite a few tricks for different situations (i can a remember one shot in a traincar, we had 3 guys outside with posts in front of the lamps to fake passing powerlines). this is also good for faking tv-light on actors or other light sources.

and now for something completely different:

any news on Element 3D? can hardly wait to see it!
September 30th, 2011 @ 2:33 pm
2:38 plz song? :(
Nuno Ferreira
September 30th, 2011 @ 5:05 pm
Very good tips and an amazing and entertaining way of helping others!

You guys rock!
September 30th, 2011 @ 7:35 pm
good works M.S.A team
October 1st, 2011 @ 12:57 am
Nice Kessler gear! You have taught me so friggin much. I cant wait until Nov. 3 canon vs red showdown!
October 1st, 2011 @ 2:54 am
haha! always the best tutorial for AE keep it up andrew kramer
October 1st, 2011 @ 8:27 am
I literally cannot wait for your green screen tutorial for this technique. Literally.

After watching this video, now my wife has a crush on you. Thanks a lot, Andrew.
October 1st, 2011 @ 11:02 am
Andrew, I just love your tuts and guts!! Awesome! Thank you.
October 1st, 2011 @ 8:25 pm
Andrew! Can do make a tutorial of telling jokes!?
October 2nd, 2011 @ 1:17 am
Thank you for
doing this Andrew!
October 2nd, 2011 @ 11:08 am
That section on texting and driving had me rolling....LMAO
October 2nd, 2011 @ 12:15 pm
Man I love Saving Ryans Private
October 2nd, 2011 @ 1:41 pm
God bless u andrew, cos i'm into biz cos of you. God has used u as a blessing in my life. stay blessed
October 2nd, 2011 @ 3:22 pm
was that a wilhem scream at the end?
October 2nd, 2011 @ 9:38 pm
Hahaha, your still the best tutorial guy on the planet Andrew, even if you do them in a trunk!
October 2nd, 2011 @ 10:10 pm
Hey dude(I mean Andrew Kramer), when are we seeing Element 3D again? I think you are re-editing that plugin again and making Element 4D....right???
Anyway, hurry up before someone else copies the idea and releases the craken before you!!! ;)
October 3rd, 2011 @ 10:09 am
Nice nice.. Love the studio :D
October 4th, 2011 @ 4:09 am
Back To The Future FTW!
October 5th, 2011 @ 1:21 pm
Thanks for an enjoyable, very funny video blog experience.
LeAnn matrazzo
October 5th, 2011 @ 7:52 pm
That was such an AWESOME video!! Well done!! And thanks for the tips!!
October 5th, 2011 @ 11:56 pm
Thus is my favorite tutorial yet. Homage to Wilhelm Scream and 80's soundtrack make this +10 kewl points. Andrew, these are coveted, and my wife keeps asking me for them. Guard them with your life!
October 5th, 2011 @ 11:58 pm
By the way, what are you shooting in? Framerate? Resolution? F-Stop?
October 6th, 2011 @ 10:39 am
If I were to choose from Steve Jobs(who just died) Andrew Kramer(who's still alive), I would definitely choose Andrew know why? Because Andrew Kramer gives away a lot of things for free; even his products are fairly priced. On the other hand, Apple products are so much exceedingly crazy expensive that........ok, I think that's enough...everyone got the jist of what I'm trying to say...right? ;)
    October 6th, 2011 @ 12:05 pm
    I think that we should not compare the living with the dead. I also think that we should not discuss Steve and his actions ... Awesome, you do not behave nicely when writing messages with similar content.
    (sorry if something wrong has written, I do not speak English)
    October 6th, 2011 @ 12:24 pm
    My apologies...actually I didn't really mean what I said back there...I just wrote it to give some humor to the fact, I really loved Steve Jobs and every single peace of his product, I even used to research on him. My apology again...I didn't mean to hurt no one ;( ...By the way, what do you mean by '...I do not speak English' even though everything you wrote was in English! OR was that also a humor??? Hmmm, good question...;)
    October 6th, 2011 @ 12:30 pm
    No, this is not humor and the fact that everything is written correctly merit google translate (do not consider for advertising)
    October 6th, 2011 @ 12:41 pm
    What's merit google translate? What should I not consider for advertising? And what's with you name being all question marks? Why am I asking so many questions? Man, I need a break...or do I???
    October 6th, 2011 @ 12:41 pm
    What's merit google translate? What should I not consider for advertising? And what's with you name being all question marks? Why am I asking so many questions? Man, I need a break...or do I???
October 6th, 2011 @ 9:40 pm
Awesome, hey stay on topic or create a blog. The GOOGLE translate service is not a great way to advertise due to it's nature to lack...certain standards.

Great Tutorial Video Copilot, funny and entertaining as well as informative.

I'm ready to try that new plug-in...and the mystery continues
October 9th, 2011 @ 12:18 am
Wow you are awsome andrew
October 9th, 2011 @ 1:56 pm
Hi Andrew and people at this blog,

I was wondering how do you connect a big LCD TV as a output screen? Like in the movie at 3:40.

October 10th, 2011 @ 8:04 pm
YOur are such a crazy man, but i like the way you do :D
October 11th, 2011 @ 6:35 am
Thanks for this andrew!
you rock!
October 12th, 2011 @ 6:07 am
Man, You are crazy!! xD I love you XD The texting part is awesome xD I'we laughed like hell xD
October 12th, 2011 @ 7:42 am
Absolutely brilliant and very entertaining I must say!!!
October 13th, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

Drinking coke, texting while driving lol

Anyway, "That's the power of love!" for Videocopilot
October 14th, 2011 @ 4:22 am
lol man you are very funnnnnnnny lolololololololol
i love it
Tony Barrio
October 14th, 2011 @ 1:09 pm
So, Canon 7D rocks!
October 14th, 2011 @ 1:15 pm
hahaha great video dude!
Arley Daza
October 15th, 2011 @ 10:37 am
It is very fun!.. :D :D :D and amazing form to show a idea... thanks for make tutorials and create news forms to present your shows... Thanks!
October 15th, 2011 @ 11:46 am
it's a lot of fun! Very nice hope I can do that too.
Sam Yeung
October 16th, 2011 @ 2:51 am
Andrew you have strong sense of humor. You always make people laugh, haha.
October 16th, 2011 @ 11:42 pm
Hey Andrew!your workstation looks great!can you show us the full view of your studio sometime?like a tour or something? And as usual, a useful blog show by the way..

I just bought your Demon Cam App.
Breath taking!
October 17th, 2011 @ 11:35 am
Hey man you are genius !!!
You are the master of the After Effects...
Thanks from Turkey...
October 18th, 2011 @ 7:25 am
very good job kramer
October 19th, 2011 @ 11:24 am
Hey Andrew,

What was the electronic music you used in the BTS video? Artist name and website perhaps?

October 20th, 2011 @ 1:29 am
Andrew can you please share the clifffootage and that background footage of that clifffootage with us?
October 20th, 2011 @ 1:57 am
ohh, got the crash footage allready XD just need the background footage XD
October 21st, 2011 @ 12:40 pm
HA! I see Andrew switched to a MACBOOKPRO! Sweeeeet.
October 22nd, 2011 @ 9:55 pm
Ha ha..
Good job,Dear Andrew.
October 28th, 2011 @ 4:28 am
hey andrew where did you get those background street videos?
October 28th, 2011 @ 4:35 am
Am still laughing love the humor, makes the tutorials real fun to follow.
M. Egyption
November 2nd, 2011 @ 6:45 pm
it's amazing
Thomas Roberts
November 9th, 2011 @ 8:20 pm
how do you change the night footage to daytime??! please help
November 15th, 2011 @ 3:31 pm
Amazing video Andrew .. :D
Can you please make a tutorial for the " car crash off the cliff "
we would all really appreciate it :)
November 20th, 2011 @ 8:04 pm
Wilhelm Scream :)
December 13th, 2011 @ 2:56 am
I love your tutorials so much. You've made me have interest in after effects cs4.But i need your help please can you help me on a tutorial base on creating glass bottle and putting human in it? please i want to learn.Am from Ghana
December 14th, 2011 @ 10:49 am
Hey Andrew would you please share de lens and camera configuration you're using to acheve blur in the rear-view mirror? Great post, thanks!
January 1st, 2012 @ 6:17 am
I don't wanna be redundant, but You rock man! Great videos! You have been inspired me keep on!
Rajeev malik
January 2nd, 2012 @ 10:00 pm
Hi Andrew I'm your huge fan....I'm facing some problem when I'm converting my .mov file in to .mp4 or .mpeg its compress the size but also reduce the quality(very poor quality)
Please Suggests me How to convert my file without loosing quality.
January 4th, 2012 @ 5:26 am
Great Job man, this is pretty funny
January 17th, 2012 @ 2:10 am
wathcin u for years now
have to say AUSUM!!!
January 22nd, 2012 @ 5:36 am
haha i love ending :D
January 26th, 2012 @ 8:42 pm
This video hammers home a disturbing point: that Sam Loya is a really good actor.
January 27th, 2012 @ 4:47 am
Oh my goodness the laughs don't stop in this episode! And I can't wait to get some car shots ASAP! Thank you so much, Andrew Kramer.
January 27th, 2012 @ 11:13 am
February 26th, 2012 @ 2:51 am
thanks video copilot
February 28th, 2012 @ 3:34 am
AK is in God Mode...
March 1st, 2012 @ 1:58 am
Great job on the video! I love your sense of humor and how much you know and show us in your videos. Thank you for making all of the tutorials. :)
March 6th, 2012 @ 1:26 am
hey man,
Wow amazing, Too Good!!!
March 16th, 2012 @ 10:00 pm
* Every AE Lover Must watch it. *
March 26th, 2012 @ 8:24 am
jajajajajajajajaja .... very cool XD

very good Andrew Kramer
May 13th, 2012 @ 5:20 am
you are the best ihave all your tutorials and i hop to be like you
May 24th, 2012 @ 5:19 am
Serge Nanovsky
May 28th, 2012 @ 10:57 am
Gotta love the gearshift knob being on P at that texting and driving moment :D
Koen van den Berk
June 26th, 2012 @ 4:51 am
what camera do you use it!?!?
August 29th, 2012 @ 4:13 pm
A new video for the blog-show is coming ? Cedric.
December 28th, 2012 @ 1:05 am
Remember....never text when drive!
Too much funny!!!
January 19th, 2013 @ 11:05 pm
Love the use of the Wilhelm scream in the texting & driving segment.
moin khan
February 16th, 2013 @ 6:30 am
hay andrew, ur doing really cool job....... i had seen n donwloaded most of ur tutorials..... n its very helpful for me for making shoetfilms... but i just wana no tat wer do i can download or get tat clip of moving way an al stuff......
May 1st, 2013 @ 1:41 pm
More blog shows please!! :-)
paul moody
July 6th, 2013 @ 6:09 am
Andrew, it is a real pleasure to meet a funny and informative man,like yourself!
Good at your trade, humble about it, share's the knowledge, but nevertheless, a funny bastard!
September 25th, 2013 @ 8:18 am
Wow Andrew Kramer I'm your fan, you should make a movie friend, or ShortFilm about 10 minutes.

Andrew you are the best!
January 26th, 2014 @ 12:31 am
Andrew Kramer? We have the same last name! Funny. Great video! Your tutorials make it look so easy. I love that you share your knowledge when others do not.

Keep up the good work!
May 20th, 2014 @ 5:47 am
First of all thank you for so much! I´ve learned plenty from you. Second. I love your humor and i think it mixes incredibly well with vfx. You should think of it as a career choice! Ever done stand up?
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