The Lost Footage!

Back in March of 2009, I started filming a trailer/promo for Action Essentials to show off the new elements. Fun idea, Red camera, fake guns, so we started shooting as fast as we could but sadly, we didn’t have enough time to finish before the product launch. So it was left behind in the dust.

Now it almost feels vintage but there was a clip that somewhat relevant to the recent Machine Gun tutorial so I decided to release the unfinished scene for whatever it’s worth. (Gun still has orange tip… NICE!)

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3 years ago
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172 Comments

Asodia Tushar
2 years ago
it's miss tack in your video you and your camera see in car reflection glass and allows object sun glass allows see.
bigapple
3 years ago
x-ray dog and that guy from those progressive commercials. kewl
Christopher
3 years ago
I'm a newbie to this site but love the tutorials, I was wondering is Andrew the webmaster?! If so he must be crazy buzy!
ariel
3 years ago
THAT GUY IN THE DRIVER SEAT OF THE CAR LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THE GUY FROM THE PROGRESSIVE COMMERCIALS (SMELL THE SAVINGS) LOL IS THAT HIM?
Palmer Noah
3 years ago
Hi Andrew! You're really a creative guy. I wonder if Adobe ever thought of such possibilities as your FX ideas in after effects. Keep it up.
Shaheer Hassan
3 years ago
can anyone plz tell how to do the blur effect which was in the first second,when both the guys were sitting in the car and camera focuses 1 person and then the other...plzzzzzzzzzzzz someone tell me how to do it..
if it is possible kindly mail me at blackwarrentforu@yahoo.com or else reply here but kindly do answer me..i will be very thankful
3 years ago
he is a sergeant and he missed the target from around 30 metres?
come on :P
DEOS
3 years ago
Happy New Year Andrew I wish All Thw Best To this year 2012.
vishesh vikrant
3 years ago
Hey Andrew Will u please tell me Wich Video camera is Good for the mucis video shoot...and cheaper too.i really need ur help..
3 years ago
hello mr Andrew Kramer
im like your site
your site is the end of site
please come in my site
(Merry Christmas 2012)
RAHULKRISHNAN
3 years ago
IAM UR FAN BROTHER
Bloodklot
3 years ago
It's no wonder why he is stuck at Corporal and has that hairstyle. That aim is unforgivable.
kwaku nyantekyi
3 years ago
Wow, that guy has horrible aim!!!!
3 years ago
nice action man, it will be great if you finished this
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, any chance we'll see Element 3D before Christmas? It would be my perfect christmas present.
Brandon
3 years ago
Haha the guy REALLY wants us to switch to proggressive ;) haha great job Andrew
jKat
3 years ago
What happened guys? WHERE IS ELEMENT???
3 years ago
that's just pure epicness, i love the music, it makes it a crap load better.
jamshed
3 years ago
why aren't you replying any of the comments .
but still great job
Seffard
3 years ago
Of coursethis man is an one-cockeyed noooob to shoot like this.
3 years ago
YOU ARE THE BEST ANDREW! You should make a movie :D
Hari
3 years ago
I would have switched the scene to a shock and awe. The guy with the machine gun shoots but on the other side one of the guy takes a hand gun and kills the machine gun guy in one shot. A unexpected twist. Just saying!
3 years ago
Very nice! I wonder if they die or not they got sooo lucky the first time.
3 years ago
:O!!!! Please post moreeeeee!!! it's awesome!!!!!!
Herpderp
3 years ago
WHERE IS ELEMENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT"S ALREADY DECEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!
































WHERE IS ELEMENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT"S ALREADY DECEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mind less thinking
3 years ago
Element??? Element???? where are you?????? lol.... please tell me it will be out before Christmas? please??
3 years ago
its pretty nice... I like it.... Very creative... I think the color correction makes sense although i would personally prefer a night scene for its. All the came nice work like we say in my country bros you too gaski... meaning you are too much.
Numkam
3 years ago
pretty damn good! for a more realism the bullets should hit the wall much more to increase the fact that they just escaped from death (they are lucky)! I've the impression that the holes made by bullet on the wall vanished without trace lol! anyway very good job!
3 years ago
Very Good
Very Niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Very EMOTION
Thank you Andrew
siNINails
3 years ago
God Money I'll do anything for you... Music reminds me of Head Like a Hole. Nicely!
Sam
3 years ago
Ha ! You look like Tome Cruise from MI2 ! Awesome ! :D
simplice
3 years ago
Nice brother, i hope to see it on the tuto, so thanks
From your fan here Madagascar
Arshaam
3 years ago
Wow it`s amazing, andrew i have a question about the resulation, this Clip have a high quality with lower size, i have a camera Canon 5D mark II but i dont know whats the Best setting for shooting, Can you help me? and one thing How can I lower my video size without changing the quality?
its very important for me please help me buddy, Thanks
Todd
3 years ago
That guy is a horrible shot!
Lschmu
3 years ago
I absolutely love you Andrew! :)
Greetings from Germany.
3 years ago
ye it realistic
you still the best



tank you for this tutorial
Mike Nielsen
3 years ago
Since this is no longer valid: "I will have official next week. Definitely this year and before Dec." What's up, Andrew Kramer?
    Knarf
    3 years ago
    Yeah. Not to be pushy Andrew, but the Element 3D things you showed us are really getting us excited. Is it delayed? When do you expect to be able to release it or at least give us bit more in-depth info?
3 years ago
Very Good !!!!!!
patrick
3 years ago
nice one andrew you got me on this one
Pale
3 years ago
good job man but i need ur help on after effects
daha
3 years ago
Run for your (W/L)ife, Sam!
P
3 years ago
Do i spot a continuity error?
at first the dude has the ear wig in then he doesnt then its back in his ear ????
darren case
3 years ago
Sam dosen't look like Sam.
Gary F
3 years ago
Very Nice, but how in the hell did he miss?
ali
3 years ago
ok so... can i plzzzz get help... i wanna get a camera... for shooting such awesome videos (i will never be as good as u guys from.here!) have any suggetions?
cantolga
3 years ago
where are the shells ?
Mike
3 years ago
ohhh EOS 40D eh? Nice lens
hayden
3 years ago
LOL! guy from progressive commercails
3 years ago
That guy must be a villain. Only bad guys miss that bad.
MG6
3 years ago
Who doesn't like a technical tutorial? Another good one guys.
Some Guy
3 years ago
What?! The clip ended and Sam is still ALIVE?!
Shaun
3 years ago
Nice scene Andrew. I know this request has nothing to do with After Effects, but I think it would be great if you could do a post on how you shot the scene. Go into all the coverage you shot [including any shots that didn't make it into the final edit]and how you went about planning the sequence. It would be nice to see screen grabs of all the shots you got to shoot the scene.

Great video,

Shaun
3 years ago
Isn't the driver the guy from those Geico commercials?
3 years ago
Guys alot of you missing the point here, andrew made the ground hits to show you what you can do with the effect. Got nothing to do with aiming or pretending to shoot a real submachine gun.
we all understand and know the fact that if we were to use a real MP5 we would be in prison andour beloved sam loya wouold be dead.
3 years ago
as usual perfect honey
andrew fan!
3 years ago
the soldier seems to be a pro with all that stuff hanging from his clothes but he cant even aim well:D you could simply make two headshots with blood footages of action essentials, that would make sense:D
Ehsan Farokhi
3 years ago
hey andrew?
what is the next tutorial???
John Kramer
3 years ago
For beginers this might look good, but look at the unrealistic smoke and that weapon sound is free sample from the internet, everyone uses it(plus thats not even the right gun sound).Also director sucked for deciding that the shooter miss the target...thats so..lame.And one more thing..green tint is getting old and looks fan made so my advice would be change the colors.But Andrew's tutorials are great, only maybe someone else should be responsible for colors and fix the things I've mentioned above.
    really?
    3 years ago
    Any chance you have some work to show off so that you aren't juts someone talking out of your butt? what's that?... no? oh ....ok ....shut it.
Le_BeC
3 years ago
Great work Mr.Kramer!
Shadow Dancer
3 years ago
NICE!!! WHERE THE HECK DID U GET THAT F!!!!!! MUSIC!? I want it tooooooooooooooo!
    Shadow Dancer
    3 years ago
    btw, is this the next episode of payment plan!?
islamoNET
3 years ago
Yeah..Very Nice !
I've seen a lot of short movies action BUT your's is better.

You have very nice touch SiR ANDREW
3 years ago
Great one!!!
still, you need to mask the right miror of the car, because we can see the crew (and you in the middle ) by the reflaction.
:)
But still YOU ARE THE MASTER !!
Wimp
3 years ago
That first shot/round is missing a bullet impact(unless he shoots out of the frame, eh)! He's aiming straight forward but the first impact is down on the pavement. The recoil should make the gun go up rather than down, dont you think? :)

I know thats not the point with the video, but anyway! :)

Oh, and the bulletholes on the pillar disappeared :(

I had so much fun scrubbing through each frame. I got to much spare time.
Johnny3Nutz
3 years ago
For the record, Sam is an excellent shot which is why we asked him to do this with live rounds since we couldn't afford the SFX package. the SFX we're added later once we paid off the layaway. PLus Sam Loya needed "motivation" he's a ballzy actor that insists on authenticity.
3 years ago
What a Goofballs,sam was not suppose to die. Airsoft submachine gun used in the scene.
Craig
3 years ago
Oh yeah, it has a fake Trijocon ACOG scope on it as well. At least I think it is fake. Kind of dumb to put a real ACOG on an airsoft....but you never know.
Craig
3 years ago
Tokyo Marui Mp5. Airsoft with dual mags and extended flash suppressor. Most movies rent real steel modified to shoot blanks. Seems like it would be cheaper than paying a post effects house to create all the gunfire but I guess it depends on who is doing what and where.
    batja
    3 years ago
    Thanks for reply. Anyway, I want to know what kind of guns are being used in, lets say, "homemade" videos, low-budget stuff, if you know what i mean. Not high-budget films. To be more specific, I want to start experimenting with this kind of vfx (gunfight) and i need some gun replicas which i can buy online for example, nothing high-profile.
3 years ago
Is it me, or is the beggining's tune "Head Like a Hole" from Nine Inch Nails? BTW, awesome video Andrew
3 years ago
that was COOLLL!!!
batja
3 years ago
Can anyone tell me is this the airsoft gun used in the video? If not, please tell me what kind of gun is it, and generally what kind of guns are being used in the action scenes like this.
Craig
3 years ago
Maybe it is a Browning M2hb 50 cal
Craig
3 years ago
Sound Effects! Sound Effects! First thing....If this guy is supposed to be a hitman he better hit the range for some practice time. Second...an MP5 that sounds more like a Giat Aa52/anf1. And lastly....where were the spent shells hitting the pavement? Sound Effects! Sound Effects! A lost art.

Fun stuff though!
OlympiaLogger
3 years ago
Anybody catch the studio name on the building!?!!

"1041 Production Studios"



1041 N Formosa is Goldwyn Studio's "The Lot". (It's UA now.)

1041-Studios is actually on Onteora or someplace.
codeboy
3 years ago
is that dude in the car in Progressive commercials. "feel the savings" John Jenkinson
Bahadir
3 years ago
What a luck! or just a bad aimer !
Foo
3 years ago
OH MY GOD THAT GUN IS RADIO ACTIVE! :O
Tarrizz
3 years ago
God damn... Can't watch the video, what's up??
aBSy
3 years ago
Andrew m just waiting for element
3 years ago
Perfect ;-)
Question: Where can I find the tutorial for this shot ??
3 years ago
are they spying with a wide angle lens?
3 years ago
Very cool. Nicely shot The camera I mean, because the gunman needs to get another job. He missed and he was only across the street?! Gangstahs got bettah aim than that!
euclid
3 years ago
Nice work ...but the music doesn't feet the movie...
3 years ago
Hey great stuff! I would love to practice what you thought us in the machine gun tutorial..using this footage! Could you please release the unedited version if there is one! Please!
pIotrek
3 years ago
best ever Andrew. Very nice work.


One after another, i hope you havemore suprises. !!
bwoogie
3 years ago
dude that dude is a terrible shot. couldn't hit either of his 2 targets? smh....
    Tyler
    3 years ago
    But then Sam Loya would be killed. Yet again.
Sinan
3 years ago
Im looking forward to next episode (^-^)
JJ
3 years ago
Why do they always aim for the feet?
Mind less thinking
3 years ago
What can I say??.... you are the best
Phill Jinks
3 years ago
Music sounds alot like head like a hole by nine inch nails when it started
    Nicolas Plaire
    3 years ago
    Yep, it is probably a remix or something.
Josh
3 years ago
OMG! I literally searched all over this site after the launch of the product to find the video you said would demonstrate it. I felt like I was the only person who realised that nothing ever came of it.

Please finish it and release it as it looked awesome and would still be a good re-boot for the product, even 2 years on.
OTHMAN32
3 years ago
very Good Andrew, thanks
TyDurd
3 years ago
"God money I'll do anything for you"
Sam
3 years ago
Very interesting! Andrew, you tutorials very popular in Russia.
FARO15ful
3 years ago
nice very nice. thnak you
3 years ago
OMG I always wondered what those pics were from!!! :D
WuzzysBrand06
3 years ago
Why not release all of the shots you have from that project? I'm sure a lot of us would like to see it! Who cares if it's finished or not..that's why it's interesting :P
Disturbed Noise
3 years ago
Nice Reflection of Andrew holding the Red One in the Backside of the Side Mirror ;)
    Wimp
    3 years ago
    Hahahaha!
armin
3 years ago
NO NO NO .... that was Too old
3 years ago
That's sweet. Now, uh, how about the rest of it? :)

I mean, come on, you've got the dude from the least annoying Progressive Insurance commercials in it.
OUsama
3 years ago
the quality of the footage is waaaw !!!

what is the codec you use it ?

and what is the video card you work on it ?

bad English :P
Just Doing it Life
3 years ago
that's it Andrew...Stay tune always with us.....don't forget us again....!!!you were remember us every month or century!!!
JACKOUB
3 years ago
FANTASTIC ANDREW :) , I WISH TO KNOW THE KIND OF VIDEO CAMERA WAS FILMING
    bruno
    3 years ago
    he said a red
3 years ago
Wow this is great, wish the entire short was finished....
OHVideo
3 years ago
Wow..you got the Progressive Insurance Messenger guy (John Jenkinson) to act in this piece. I just worked with him on a Progressive shoot in Cleveland a couple weeks ago. Cool!
3 years ago
Run Sam, Run!!!
Val
3 years ago
Pretty good, even as the alive bodyguard headphone ;) (continuity error)
3 years ago
this is simply amazing i love it...
Johan
3 years ago
Nice to see how subtle the muzzle flashes are, and how you composited the bullet impacts. Your using the "dust waves" as well at the impacts? Pretty damn good collection, this Action Essentials 2. Cheers!
jamshed
3 years ago
great dud but what about the deamon cam voice over
if we could have the tutorial please
but still it's great.........
Aditya
3 years ago
Any plans on completing the work ?
I want to see the ending too...!
3 years ago
Nice clip. What I don't get is how a guy with a big machine gun always seems to miss his target in the movies. How about a tutorial explaining that? LOL
kawa vfx
3 years ago
AWSOME COOL THANX ANDREW
andi
3 years ago
WHAT ORANGE TIP????

OMG
    Boony
    3 years ago
    My thought exactly :D
3 years ago
My favourite part is where he's shooting photos of them a fair distance away with a wide angle lens...
    Dima
    3 years ago
    Dude! I noticed that as I was watching as well! I paused to see what DSLR he was using, and noticed the wide angle. I was like, "...What??..." Lol
erik cantu
3 years ago
I always thoughts that guys looked too hip to be a cop. Is he the fashion police?
RadioControled
3 years ago
Real shame you didnt have the time to finnish this one. Would have realy have liked to have seen what happens to sam and his 1st date, :)
Dave
3 years ago
NIN makes all things better.
3 years ago
kheily maskhare bood tabagho bishtar dashtim Andrew
thanks Alot
Woodman
3 years ago
it's feels kinda weird to see a video with Sam in it without dieing... it's just not the same. Sam always dies...

is that the reason you didn't used this as the trailer/promo?
3 years ago
nicely done! ftw
Ray
3 years ago
Wussup Andrew! Big up respect videocopilot! Just completed this promo using Proscore, Optical flares and skills learnt from your Tuts!!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150486005180572&set=o.271525749554521&type=2&theater
    Johan
    3 years ago
    Very nice camera work and CC! Good job!
    simon
    3 years ago
    WOW!!! that is one of the best uses of ProScores I've ever seen. ANDREW!! you have to see it :)
    Woodman
    3 years ago
    Monday I ordered Pro Scores and Action Essentials 2.

    your video makes me even more excited!
    3 years ago
    Very nice - good job ;-)
    /Peter - Denmark
3 years ago
You and your buddies inspire me to keep at it! Thanks. Btw, I want your RED Camera. =P
3 years ago
Awesome! That guy's got some bad aim.
Naz
3 years ago
did u use camera tracker?
    Bahadir
    3 years ago
    He doesn't need camera tracker. Watch the tutorial for machine gun.
    Andrew
    3 years ago
    i think he did the footage was too shaky
Zvi Twersky
3 years ago
I didn't see any orange tip... maybe I'm going color blind
3 years ago
I still use Action Essentials 2 on a regular basis! Thanks!

-Simon
McAhsan
3 years ago
i love it...though i will say that the guy got no aim..lolx
Badhan J Ganesh
3 years ago
wow!
Cool to watch!
So much of updates in a short period of time!
Mmm..
Delicious to taste like the cookies and cream! :-p
Tim
3 years ago
I like your work???
    zev
    3 years ago
    well, do you or don't you?
    Wimp
    3 years ago
    I really think i do.
    Wimp
    3 years ago
    wtf did I just write. I was drunk yesterday, but now? Eh.
Youssef
3 years ago
sometimes Mr. Kramer your vintage material and unfinished scenes are just epic material to us .. P.S your awesome
3 years ago
I love this behind the scenes footage, I hope you do more of these!
    jin
    3 years ago
    Okay, he might have seen your request. Come back again in year 2013

    see, its a long process, he has to get the idea,shoot, then leave it in the dust and release it 2 years later
    bob
    3 years ago
    i didnt see any behind the scenes footage...
3 years ago
All of it! Show us all of it! Good stuff nonetheless. But... More!
    hollz
    3 years ago
    MORE!! :D
    Mind less thinking
    3 years ago
    YES YES!!! MOOOOORRRRRREEEE!!!
    Patrick S.
    3 years ago
    Yes there has to be more, please put it up
EVAN
3 years ago
VERY REALISTIC...OF COURSE THE SOUND EFFECTS HELP!
    3 years ago
    Realistic....?! ha how could he possibly MISS!
    Goher Ali Rizvi
    3 years ago
    What Camera is this..?
    Dustin Kruisman
    3 years ago
    @Goher, It was shot on the RED One MX.. I don't think the RED Epic was released back then :)
    3 years ago
    @Goher: In the post he says it's a "RED" camera.
    Bez
    3 years ago
    @Goher Ali Rizvi

    I think its a Red Camera.
    Kobi
    3 years ago
    In the movies they always miss..
    AARON
    3 years ago
    Wait long enough. Something will happen to cause Sam to die.
    3 years ago
    Well. looks good... but a cleaner... do not miss his target in such a small distance... and the bullets, placed on the magazin of your weapon cannot be used in automatic guns without having trouble... you need... FULL METALL JACKET AMMO for cleaning accurate, fast and efficient...
    If you need some informations about official cleaning, cleaners, known as officers or specialforce members... call me... it would be great to hear from you. ;)
    SS
    3 years ago
    i'm working on an action shot with a PORTAL GUN! i need some help with portals
    Goher Ali Rizvi
    3 years ago
    Hey Andrew.. what about the organic Cam tutorial.. am desperately waiting for it now.. :(
    Video co
    3 years ago
    Omg it is the progressive guy! i knew he was evil
    Ruben
    3 years ago
    Amazing and very realistic!!! You must open a section on your website that explains what tools you use for recording. Cameras, DSLR, microphones, etc ... would be very interesting for everyone you follow. Thanks Andrew
    bushko
    3 years ago
    That dude shoots like Sam
    LIZ
    3 years ago
    could you do like some christmas easter thankgiving after effects
    3 years ago
    Amazing how much sound can do - nice clip ;)
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