New Tutorial and Free Stock Footage!

In this mystical new tutorial we will be compositing some stock footage elements and custom made particle effects to build a powerful wizardly blast. We will also use the ripple effect to distort the background around the explosion.

Watch Tutorial

This tutorial uses a clip from Action Essentials 2 & Optical Flares but as a bonus, I have decided to release 120MBs of custom made smoke effects absolutely free.

This custom collection has over 25 HD (1080p) elements of particle smoke effects you can’t get anywhere but Video Copilot!
Download Stock Footage now because we Love You! (54MBs Zipped)

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318 Comments

Goldinhma
2 weeks ago
Thanks so much foe your Tuts and free plugins... You've really helped turned a beginner like mε into Pro In AE. Love U!
5 months ago
thanks a ton bro u r a real hero of after effects…………….:-)

Really want to meet you……………….love u
shree
9 months ago
Mama ur rock lov uuuuuuuuuuu...........
vinoth Raja
11 months ago
Awesome....Thalaiva You are Great
1 year ago
I like your all stock footage & plugins..i will buy these all soon.Your tutorial made me master in after effect...Please make more tutorial on element 3d.love u...
roshan
2 years ago
Awesome tut andrew, but for some reason i am not able to download the magic smoke pack on my PC. Is there a problem with the download link ?
orlando
2 years ago
Awesome tutorial! Can't wait to try these on some videos for http://thestockfootagecompany.com . Thanks!
Sufiyan Soudagar
2 years ago
awesome, mindblowing, u rock dude...........
2 years ago
I am maya user and unable to use all these tutorials of MAX
2 years ago
Infact, Andrew u are a genius. Ur tutorials have helped me realize my dream of shooting my first debut feature movie. Thanks.
2 years ago
Thank you for these stock footages, and thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and your work with us. Best wishes for you and your beloved ones.
2 years ago
i love this guy he is the best man for this job you rock you minded is super… haider from iraq
George
2 years ago
Excellent site. Excellent job. The best I ever found. Thank you Andrew for your great help. God bless.
rastaval
2 years ago
Andrew can i borrow your skills for a night?
Dexs
2 years ago
Indonesian People said WOW..
thanks Mr. Adrew
you make my imagination to be come.. ^^
2 years ago
whoah..!! as expected, a great tutorial coming from you andrew..
keep it up as always...
But could it be possible that you could create a tutorial with regards typography? Some tips on it..
That's if it's possible.. ;)

More power to you and your family..

Cheers!!!!
daniel
2 years ago
best for ever
god bless you great man
love more and more
Josue
2 years ago
Whoa. This footage is sure amazing, but I've got a very important question regarding to the usage. Is this CC? May we only use it for non-comercial work and of course giving due credit to videocopilot.com? What are the restrictions?

Thanks a lot for the material and the tutitorials. They rock.
Mathis
2 years ago
Mon Dieu Andrew, c'est merveilleux! ='O
Tu es vraiment incroyable. Merci infiniment pour tout ce que tu fais pour nous! On t'adore Andrew!
We love you!
Amir Hussein S.k
2 years ago
Nice Job and All Hail To Great Andrew . :)

I Love You !!!
atef
2 years ago
You rock Andrew,thank you 4 every thing.
Riaan van der MErwe
2 years ago
SWEEEET!
VC is the place to be!
You guys rock!

Big up and mad respect.
Michael
2 years ago
Used one of your stock-footage and made sumfin for my girlfriend....and she went gaga over me....i wonder what i wld hv been loosing without ur "ever constant free tutorials and free-stock-footages"...Andrew....u r d bomb MENNNNN....for real!!!
2 years ago
Oh what can I do without your huge assistance, Thank you zoo much for letting my dreams through.I will continue to pray for all the time, for such great tutorials. Thank you again and again.
joshua robinson
2 years ago
thanks a lot friend your awesome
MAD
2 years ago
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! Your 1ofakind
3 years ago
Thank you Andrew for the new stock footage ..
youcef
3 years ago
thank you my friend i looooooooooooove you
onaji stephen
3 years ago
i am now very good in adobe after effects thanks alot. please do you know anylink where i will learn 3ds max? i love the way u do things there.
Bawo
3 years ago
You too kind, God bless u.
paulo (brasil)
3 years ago
We love you more! ( credits from brasil )
Edwin Haorokcham
3 years ago
Andrew..... Andrew..... Andrew.....
You are the best!
3 years ago
Andrew, this is awesome dear,really really awesome. thanx
masoud
3 years ago
thanks for sharing these tutorials, Im in iran . your tutorials is the biggest oppotunity fo me to improve my skils. I hope to meet you, Andrew .
3 years ago
AK the man who put the AK in AK47. Thanks for teaching me how to make the things I dream a reality x
Ali Borji
3 years ago
Andrew,I like your impressive tutorials , but I didn't tutorial about professional sound editing for weapons and explosions .
3 years ago
Andrew, you're number one! Thanks a lot.
gebrayel
3 years ago
LOVE YOU! Without all your hard work all of us wouldn't know how to use after effects!
3 years ago
Cool....... I can't believe it's free..!
John
3 years ago
Cool im using this for my new video :D <3
3 years ago
Hey Andrew i love magical hits tutorial its just great :) but you can only view the fume from the side and then you need side shuts and thats annoying that i'ts the only side you can view it from so please make a tutorial on how to make the fume effect
3 years ago
I LOVE VIDEOCOPILOT.. :D
crow
3 years ago
thanks a lot...
shamslider
3 years ago
wow...thanks so much Andrew,i just started using AE for about a months,zero knowledged!!but now..learned a lots of things from ur tutorials..u r consider my Sifu..
Rishi
3 years ago
Hi, Andrew, nice vfx tutorial.. thanks.
and the movie you talked about nicolas cage is GHOST RIDER
GodMister
3 years ago
hey,
yeah another amazing turorial, i love these effect, but ive a question.. can you do a tutorial how do you explain how do you create this smoke effect in 3ds max ?
tutorial, you also can explain these in words.
i need a smoke effect with another rotation but i dont know i can create this ;D
okay, amazing tutorials and nice products :p
patrick
3 years ago
amazing guy you are Andrew. May you live to accomplish your goals in life. God bless you.
Htun Lin
3 years ago
I am so sorry Adrew Kramer. I have read your rules after I have post my comments. It includes do not beg tutorials. Please leave my mistakes. I also love enjoyable environment.

Some of my typing are mistake. Please don't care about it. I am not an English. Just a poor man, Karen from Burma.
Htun Lin
3 years ago
I have been looking up this web site over a year but I forgot to write comments because I don't know how to write meaningful comments. It makes sense or not, I don't know.

I really really really love your site and your free tutorials. Please don't leave me decay. Make me alive on doing new after effect tutorials. I mean that post me more new tutorials. I would let you to know my self information but why I have to interest in video editing. Please reply my comment with you help that I have posted for asking plugins.

Htun Lin
Htun Lin
3 years ago
Hi Adrew Kramer,
Wonderful thing you make!!

As you said that you love us and I love you too. You help the world freely with your won abilities. Could you please send me you plugins-light saber, and lens flare and others you have created.

best wishes,
htun lin
artz
3 years ago
thanks andrew, its very useful,happy new year
3 years ago
Thank you so much!! xD Your the best!! If it weren't because of you, I wouldn't be this in to Video editing.. xD i love your tutorials xD The best!! if this site had a like button, Id click it a hundred times.. xD Thumbs up!
Samuel
3 years ago
I really love yur tutorials. Man! u are the BEST.
Cyrille
3 years ago
Love your work andrew! And I want to saw how did you come up with the "Demon Cam" logo design!
jithu dolphin
3 years ago
Hello Andrew Kramer .. how are you?!

I am a big fan of his work, and I want to thank you for another great project that you have developed!
thank
Spiro
3 years ago
Dude u are the best ever bro!! u r the chuck norris of after effects
    2 years ago
    he is an absolute champ
3 years ago
hmmmmm, it's a bit scary not to hear from videocopilot :( what's wrong? No happy new year? No Family picture like previous year with christmas greetings? Hope nothing happend.
    Nikolaus
    3 years ago
    I wonder, too. Maybe too much work, no time for fun ;-)
    Funque
    3 years ago
    /sign
3 years ago
Andrew you are my best teacher I have ever learned from.
Happy new year to all
mo steve
3 years ago
Am a fan, big fan, this is the great site i ever been on the internet, you the bomb, Great Job andrew
Wolkeris
3 years ago
Hi Andrew.
With new years !!!

I was thinking about your tutorials and what do you think about making matte painting tutorial ? Is it possible ?
Looking forward to it :)
harendra
3 years ago
Thank you video-copilot :-) . And wish you a peaceful and very happy new year.!
ehsan
3 years ago
hey andrew!!!
next tutorial???
3 years ago
Yo! What's up man? New Year and No New Tutorial? I was kinda hoping to see a sequel to 'The Big Show-bowski'. Anyway, it's cool man. I wish you and your Family a very happy New Year. Peace!
felo
3 years ago
I LOVE THIT SITE ITS THE BEST
felo
3 years ago
HEY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL IM SO HAPPY WHIT SITE
Sasi
3 years ago
You are My Sir.I learned After Effects By your amazing tutorials.I am in Srilanka.I want to purchase your products from here.Is there is anyway for purchase
Piotrek
3 years ago
Happy new year to Andrew and all the video copilot and everyone from Piotrek
lee
3 years ago
Happy new year!Adrew!I love you so much!
Patrick
3 years ago
Happy New Year Andrew.
Puppet cool
3 years ago
Cool.but firstlyin Demon Cam MovieYou created crystal ball in 3ds max? so why that real one for?
secondly.the behind the scene musicwhere did u get that?
Woodman
3 years ago
I hoped for another big blog show :(

anyways, happy new year!
Daluz
3 years ago
Happy 2012, to all!
And lets hope ELEMENT be released before we found out if the MAIAS was right or wrong:)
    John
    3 years ago
    LOL!!!!! hahahahahahaha
vijay
3 years ago
Happy New Year to AK & His team,.........
3 years ago
Happy New year and Happy Old Tutorial :( :D
saintlemon
3 years ago
Happy New Year,Andrew
3 years ago
Great work Andrew Kramer , You make complex graphics simple for newbies like us. Thanks for your tutorials :)
Chris Francis
3 years ago
happy New year videocopilot! and andrew!
eivihnd
3 years ago
Thanks mr. Kramer.

You always encourage us to try to use the techniques you are teaching in our own projects, not just copy what you've done.
So here's my try:
http://vimeo.com/34297836

(And credit where credit is due:
Got the C4D earth project file from cinema4dtutorial.net, soundFX from Pro Scores, elements from Action Essentials and used of course the beloved Optical Flares)
3 years ago
Andrew , you're legendary !! Thanks for helping us , you are awesome ! Respect !
3 years ago
Ustedes son los mejores !!
You are the best !!
3 years ago
I love this side... best team in the whole word . Thank you !!! :)
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew!
Very helpful :)
    THE ANNOYING ORANGE
    3 years ago
    Hey...
    Hey Apple,
    Hey Apple,
    Apple...Apple
    Hey Apple..

    APPLE: Whaaaat???
    ORANGE: I am Bored of this silence?
    APPLE: What are you talking about? You have been blabbing
    around for the last couple...hours or something....
    ORANGE: Hey...hey APPLE....
    APPLE: WHAT???
    ORANGE: KNIFE!!!....
    -----------------------
    OOOH, that must have hurt!!!
Tim
3 years ago
Thanks so much.
Rafa
3 years ago
thanks for everything, for you I was able to create all that I know on After Effects!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk4o2o1vQaY
sing
3 years ago
Still nothing new to happen.
Dj-cabrito
3 years ago
Bad ass Dude...! my respect..
ehsan
3 years ago
hey andrew!
i await for a great tutorial for new year
that will gift new year for me!
i am waiting
3 years ago
I love u too ~ u are my master
di-signer
3 years ago
You So Great........
I LOVE VIDEOCOPILOT SO MUCH!!!!
skittles
3 years ago
Fantastic new app by the way!!! I think bad robots are good!wink!!
VFXcrazy
3 years ago
YOUR AWESOMe !!!! LOVE YA !!! :D
saintlemon
3 years ago
Daniel
3 years ago
I bet Andrew is not going to post until next year!!
    AGREE
    3 years ago
    I totally agree...I think he will renew the websites outlook again like last time! And then he might come up with a surprise. I really love the way Andrew surprises us....(I love surprises;especially when they are SURPRISING!) ;D
sothea
3 years ago
yes very very important in video copilot
Ha$hi$h69
3 years ago
YOU the MAN AnDrEw.... <3
Gags
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew...
Love All ur Tuts and effects...
eddie izycs
3 years ago
Am from Nigeria, and andrew, Ur the Bestest.
3 years ago
Videocopilot team and all followers, merry christmas and a happy 2012, looking forward to lots of awesome tutorials and plug ins! Thanks for the learning experience, it has attributed to my skills and eagerness to be able to do so much more. Thanks for everything!
Fredrik M
3 years ago
Merry christmas A.K love to see whats going to happen next year.
Ron in Calgary
3 years ago
Merry Christmas Andrew, to you and your family, and your VCP family's as well !
Thank you for all you do for the AE community during the year. Here's to 2012!
Jason
3 years ago
Been on this site for years and love it! But I sadley knew one day it would come to this and I think we are at that time. Blog posts, updates and tutorials are becoming so spread out. With how amazing Andrew is it is no surprise. He has so many other offers I am sure to do work which is great and amazing. Just miss the old videocopilot where I would check the site numerous times a day waiting eagerly for the next blog post or tutorial or update on a new product. Wasn't the newest product tentitivly going to release in Aug/Sept? Still love the site just miss feeling like a AE family
    johnny
    3 years ago
    Yes Andrew.
    I appreciate your work but
    You said on September 12, 2010 it was going to be released in february
    You have postponed many times the release
    I saw you said: definitely this year and before christmas and you know
    I am not claiming the plug in but I mean, you should not give a release date until to be 100% sure.
    mindless thinking.
    3 years ago
    yes, I have to agree :( even in the short year I have been here I have noticed it :(
    Jo
    3 years ago
    Have you ever taken into consideration that the plugin was going to be released before Christmas, but that its so good and ground breaking within after effects that Adobe have brought it to release with the software of CS6.

    P.s seeing as he is going to be working on Star trek II in the next few months he will have less time.
redinou
3 years ago
wow just saw a new app for iphone!!! "Action movie FX" created and designer by Andrew Kramer for bad robot production! Nice done!!
3 years ago
Thank You, I can not say it enough. You are incredibly awesome. Not only are your Tutorials free(How I learned how to use After Effects) , but you also include free stock footage!

Thank you Santa!
AP
3 years ago
Andrew.
I appreciate your work but...

You said on September 12, 2010 Atom was going to be released in february...
You have postponed many times the release...
I saw you said: definitely this year and before christmas and... you know...


I am not claiming Element 3D but I mean, you should not give a release date until to be 100% sure.
Philmaker
3 years ago
Action Movie!!!
It's a new iPhone app by Andrew Kramer. Check it out guys!
fachry netwron
3 years ago
tnx.. alot..
i love u v.copilot..
Jason
3 years ago
Why does everything have to be a zip file, I no have winRAR :(*
    3 years ago
    You could always download the trial version
    John
    3 years ago
    Well... You don't need WinRAR to UnZip. Windows can manage Zip Files. Anyway, you can download WinRar can't you?
3 years ago
Please stop asking about element guys, he's working on it.
You see me asking for Quick Matte? nope...just being patient.
Any of you guys know when Dr.Dre's D-Tox is coming out?
    Mindless thinking
    3 years ago
    Yes you are right, sorry Mr. Andrew. My mistake. I will not ask again. :( :)
Chew Bacca
3 years ago
It needs to be said....."That girl is smoking hot!"
3 years ago
WOW! Santa is real and his name is ANDREW KRAMER! Much respect for all you do for us! THANK YOU
parlav
3 years ago
tell me how to Thank You Andrew.
Logan
3 years ago
Thanks so much man! I needed some new smoke footage...I think I had a grand total of 2 different smoke effects in my library. Thanks!
Mindless thinking
3 years ago
Maybe we will get element for Christmas.... maybe??? :D
3 years ago
merry christmas indeed!
3 years ago
Andrew, thank you so much man!!! You are f'n unbelievably great in how you are and what you do!!

Merry XMAS to you and your family!!

aloha from the wonderful 'island' of Berlin in Germany,
Mario
Marco
3 years ago
Andrew...thank you very much fo your amazing work.

Greetings from Zurich, Switzerland.
Sahil siddiqui
3 years ago
Just a quick question
why is the video in the project file Less than a second O.O ?
krishnakumar
3 years ago
hai...bro...u r my HERO.....
frilacer
3 years ago
You're an inspiration Andrew. I am Kenyan and I learnt most of what I know from you. Here's my latest creation. http://youtu.be/OaCgolymoxE
Fernando
3 years ago
Thank you very much for everything, sir!
LCStudio
3 years ago
Thanks for sharing...
nazmi
3 years ago
hi there Andrew! i've been wondering if theres a way to create a realistic "waterman" or "glassman" effect with using only AE.i found a few tutorials when i googled it but they are not satisfying ones unfortunately :/ i wonder if that'd look realistic if i shoot the scene on greenscreen and tint the actor infront of the greenscreen to create a displacement map then distort the background using that displacement map.but theres still reflections needed to make that effect look realistic.if theres one guy who can do that with using after effects,it is definitely you,i hope you make a tutorial about this soon.i adore your work :))
3 years ago
Is there any way you can post thumbnail versions of the TUTs that will play on blackberry, so I can watch on my way into work on train? Keep up the awsome work
3 years ago
I love youuuuuuuuuuuu man
kingsley onuoha
3 years ago
you guys are simply the best. you have made me a progressive genius in few days. love you video copilot!
Blashaque
3 years ago
Hi Andrew! U'd better give us a phone number to this hot blonde chick:)
Dr_Stef
3 years ago
Thanks for the stockies Andrew! Finally I can make better HADOUKENS! ;)
I'll be sure to run through the tutorial this week.
3 years ago
I made a video on youtube with the Tutorials of videocopilot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLPkisso07A

Subscribe please :)
Muralidharan
3 years ago
i think & i love that u r simply great. but u r cheap in having all those intelligence to keep yourself. Please go on with your tutorials. so that so many people gain their knowledge. Don't be Slow. keep on updating your knowledge. so that everybody uses it.
3 years ago
sir andrew this is what im waiting in this tutorial, you are really awesome . I am INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STUDENT, IM absoute inspire to you am also salute , bacause you are greatly composoting the ver good effects, im so proud of you
Rene Lopez
3 years ago
This is an awesome x-mas gift. Thanks!
christian
3 years ago
Great Tutorial! Thanks!! because I Love You Too!!
Satish
3 years ago
Thank you....Thank you....Thank you....Thank you....

I am very happy......you are Awesome...!
awiesmat
3 years ago
thanks andrew..we luv u all
Carlo
3 years ago
lol, i can see a fan at the background :P
jhonny
3 years ago
gracias andrew sos un genio..
saludo desde colombia
Filmarc
3 years ago
Andrew, you use ZBrush?
chris
3 years ago
Hello,
Can someone please help me i have just got QuickTime to use these videos and it says 'Unsupported Filetype or extenison??????
Sam
3 years ago
That you Andrew!
I swear without you i would have been the worst after effects editor ever.. thank you so much for everything!
Anderson Gabriel
3 years ago
Very cool this tutorial, once again congratulations and keep publishing tutorials.
Cookie Monster
3 years ago
You! My good sir, deserves a cookie :)
3 years ago
Even I'm not using AE but I love to watch your tutorial...I like how you do the 'magic':)

Thanks for the free files Andrew
sabini1
3 years ago
Thank you so much :) Keep up the great work :)
BTW did you create the smoke with fumefx, if so I would love to see a tutorial about creating smoke with fumefx.

Thanks :)
3 years ago
no all the ppl have money to buy 3d max or cinema 4D ,including the expensive Plugin~~just wanan say thank you !
Rodolpho Martin
3 years ago
Hello Andrew Kramer .. how are you?!

I am a big fan of his work, and I want to thank you for another great project that you have developed!
Let me give you an idea to the next job .. Angel wings .. yes!
Equal to the Legion of the film ...

Thanks in advance!
Until next time..

Rodolpho Martin
Dremo
3 years ago
Many many thanks.
sochen
3 years ago
very good tuts. thank!
3 years ago
Thanks for the free footage!!!
Joe
3 years ago
Thank you! We love you too!
Nabilus
3 years ago
Wooow, Andrew you`re the best dude !!!! Simple but efficient !!!!
3 years ago
Omg, and we love you too!
Now this is an awesome Christmas present. Thanks so much :D
3 years ago
I, along with Nicholas Cage am indeed feeling the love! Thank you..
Alex
3 years ago
I LOVE YOU! Err... I mean i love your... Effects!
viyat
3 years ago
no words to say.......just thanks.......a lot
its awesome,great..... and much more....!!!
3 years ago
:d
oom!
a new tutorial.
3 years ago
Andrew, your work is amazing.
I've been watching each and every tutorial you had and i enjoyed every second of it :)

Keep up!
3 years ago
Sorry for the spamming i didnt saw i posted it
3 years ago
AMAZING!

Look at my new vid:)

http://youtu.be/QDiftYyTF4U

All made with The tuts of Videocopilot!
3 years ago
Hi guys,

I made a new vid as this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDiftYyTF4U&feature=related

Thumbs up please!
    dingo
    3 years ago
    Thumbs up? for what?
Steely
3 years ago
OMG!! thank you ever so much for the freebies. I Cant wait to do something like this now!
islamoNET
3 years ago
Awasome!thanks SiR ANDREW :)
3 years ago
Thank you andrew.

It was GHOST RIDER! ;)
P Sridhar
3 years ago
Simply awesome.
3 years ago
Thanks a lot!

Regards from EU, Hungary
Docler
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew,
I love you too ;P
Jesse
3 years ago
Interesting but simple tutorial =) thx for the free stock footage! ;D
J. Carlos
3 years ago
Thank you Andrew and the Videocopilot team!!
Vijay Mahantesh
3 years ago
I guess that movie name is - Honeymoon in Vegas lol...learnt a lot from you and still very curious to see your experiments waiting for the next one after this demon promo thing...
3 years ago
Nice!!! this is the correct VFX that i looking for my demo reel...

I will put you in the credits too Andrew!
Nisar
3 years ago
Bro your tutorial are great thanks u so much . Merry Christmas and happy New year to u
vikash
3 years ago
thanks andrew, we love you tooooooo
roger
3 years ago
thanks Andrew for shearing your work with us (;
happy holidays
hero
3 years ago
thank you so much !i wanna know when can we buy element plugin ??almost 2012...anyways,thank you so much !
3 years ago
Thanks, Nick's movie 'Ghost Rider'?
Kamen Sway
3 years ago
Andrew You ROCK.
3 years ago
Thanks for the freebies, Andrew! Very generous of you. It's like an early x-mas gift :)
Jake Jabbs
3 years ago
These are completely awesome as always. The field smoke effects are wicked. Thanks Andrew
Tasos
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew Kramer
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew! God bless u!
3 years ago
Thank's alot for all crew in VC more spesificly for Andrew.. i'm student from Indonesia and now i'm know how AE works.. thank's alot guys... i'll be waiting for another tuts.. :D
Mindless thinking
3 years ago
EPIC! Thank you.
Teo
3 years ago
Again, it's more than you being amazing at this stuff but that you take the time to try and make me amazing at it as well. I'm grateful. So many commentors here say "Yeah, that was cute but do this other thing for FREE!" NOBODY else on the net is doing what your offering at this professional a level at this (free!) price point. NOBODY! try and get this over at lynda.com! Hell, you even throw in that that quirky AK style sense o' humor (like dinner AND a show!) for free! But then gratitude is a funny thing, I guess... Anway -- THANK YOU!
Brian
3 years ago
Awesome Tutorial. Check out my try!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFktjmWgszE
Tomislav
3 years ago
Thanks a lot VC! :)
Lucas de Souza
3 years ago
Yahoooooo!
This is amazing, man!
Awasome! VIDEOCOPILOT is the best!
Nuel Jo
3 years ago
Thanks a lot Andrew.you and ur team r d best philantropists of 2011.its not truly how much u give but how much u give with luv and for luv sake.
Masood
3 years ago
Thank you so much Sir Andrew! May God bless you.
3 years ago
ohh...wait...i forgot say hallo to Mr Samloya :-)
3 years ago
yess.thnx you Mr.andrew,.

because you love we. & we love you to :-)
& give all tutorials

thanx you 10000 X
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew Kramer, Number One
i love all video tuts visual effects and motion graphics.
Whong
3 years ago
Thank you so much Andrew for all the free stock footage and tutorials!!!

Keep up the good work!
God bless you all in the Name of Jesus Christ!
VGS
3 years ago
Wow! Thanks a lot for tut & stock. Merry christmas to you all.
Michael
3 years ago
Thank you, Andrew.
You are amazing man. Happy New Year!
3 years ago
This is very nice and professional .
I Like you Andrew and Very grateful to you.
AK for life
3 years ago
OMG this is awesome!
3 years ago
Well... All I can write is "I love you Andrew"! A cool tutorial just before christmas!
Thanks!!!
3 years ago
Thank you Andrew , You rock man !
Naren
3 years ago
Amazing Sir .. Nice Work ..
3 years ago
Hey,
Maybe a tutorial idea, is on how to make these smoke things in Cinema 4d, 3d Max.....Or the real recorded elements, and how to make them so beautifyl transparant like all the video copilot stuff.!!!!!

It's really great
Bart
3 years ago
If you only knew what kind emotions one feels when one sees a new tutorial!!!
And thank you for smoke elements!
Max+AE+PS+Pr+Andrwe Kremer =Great power, explosive mixture and tremendous result))))))
    ah shang
    3 years ago
    agree!!!!!!!!!!!
Dumisani
3 years ago
Andrew rocks!!!!! thanks for the stock footage.
ShiraN Yasassi – SL
3 years ago
Thank you Master Andrew.
we know you love us and we LovE you. :)
3 years ago
I've been waiting for this one! It looks great! Makes me wish I was better with Studio Max, as more and more of your tutorials seem to involve it's use in some way. I'm grateful that you provide us the rendered effect to use in our work. And I'm even more grateful that you still mostly use After Effects!

-Simon
andrew sipes
3 years ago
AMAZING! love it when you crank out tutorials like this..... STILL WAITING FOR ELEMENT BRO :) good things come to those that wait, but seriously! don't tease!
Raymond Sullivan
3 years ago
Thanks for the great stock footage, I know it wasn't the hardest to make using Fume. But not everyone has every software and add-on in the world or desire to learn every tool out there and sometimes releasing something basic can be much appreciated.
Also as always your tutorials and ideas are amazing.
You're a VFX prodigy, a regular Doogie Howzer of effects, like a yo-yo ma is to the chello world you're the yo-yo dude of the video world, like Randy Quaid's character "Ishmael" the prodigy of bowling in the movie Kingpin!
Like Farrah Faucet in Charlies Angels or Michael my pizza delivery guy who always delivers on time!
Shizamm!! like J.J. Walker "of Good Times"!
Like Colonel Klink from the original Star Trek series.
or Tom Sawyer from the incredible Twilight books by Burt Reynolds, that I surely read from cover to cover.
Like a Herman Caine of political wizardry and regular chic magnet from the land of paki-paki-packnacky-stan-stan your the pac-pac-man-o-stan for rolling out such a cool TUT with free footage to boot!!!!!!! Why don't they make exclemation points in BOLD or UPPER case, you deserve it!
BTW can I have a free copy of Elements when it comes out. Pweez Pweez!
    Raymond Sullivan the third
    3 years ago
    If you send me a free copy of elements3d I will donate a stock footage video that I will sign a release for all to use and download on your site with total exclusivity rights to Video Copilot of my elbow smashing down on a pile of mashed potatoes with thick brown gravy!
    3 years ago
    I think you came up with one comparison too short for that kind of request kiddo ;)
Chris Francis
3 years ago
andrew! your santa's gift to us for beginers in this software... thank you andrew! and santa! hehe...
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew! You make us look really good!
I'm looking forward to getting my mitts wrapped around ELEMENT over the holidays!
Man_sokpisey
3 years ago
as i conment laster time :D you are still my best super star...
Tommy
3 years ago
Amazing. Thank you so much
Jerard
3 years ago
This site is ever evolving, were having a BLAST Sir Andrew Kramer!!! We Love you,i think within a year videoCopilot will Overtake RGS.HAHAHA Seriously! Godbless again andrew!
Jerard
3 years ago
Sir thanks a lot, how generous of you=D Godbless you more, and have a Prosperous,Blessed Holiday=D
Christobal
3 years ago
Andrew, thank you! You are helping so many people.
Nicolas
3 years ago
Thanks a lot. You're the greatest!!
3 years ago
And we love you too! Thank you and Merry Christmas Video Copilot!
Sebastian
3 years ago
No new techniques for this tutorial, but it's always useful to revise some basics, and I'm sure it will be sweet for everyone who hasn't seen the previous hardcore ones. ;D
BTW Thanks SO MUCH for the fumefx stock footage. It must be quite easy to do (or at least you say so), but with no 3ds max I can tell it's as hard as hell ;P
3 years ago
Hey dude,
would you please put a tutorial about how to do the particle effect you used in 3DSmax.
It looks awesome but I really don't know how to create something like that in max.
cheers
Paul
3 years ago
Andrew I would like to say thank you for these awesome tutorials, and I was also wandering if your friend in the deriver seat of the car is the guy from the progressive commercials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bntcyl3QUgc
ehsan
3 years ago
hey!!!
EXCELLENT!!!
please share mach moving tutorials about demon
tnx
tokuchi
3 years ago
andrew you are the best and we love u too..

keep doin ur work bro
god bless
Leuaa
3 years ago
I always think how to create 2012 film scenes or transformer film in 3d and compostite in composting application i always looking forward to that i hope you create a tutorial on that in the near future and that would be really awesome mr. andrew but anyway thanks for your time for making tutorials.

happy new year
cheers
videomaker
3 years ago
thank you for your work, videocopilot! there isn't a better website!
    Frisbee insanity
    3 years ago
    I SOOOOOO agree!
3 years ago
Y U NO RELEASE ELEMENT!!!!!
Jon
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew! I just feel terrible that I didn't get anything for you this year. :(
Oh well, happy holidays anyway!!
Leuaa
3 years ago
thanks mr.andrew but we are also looking for 3d max tutorials such as rayfire to collapse building or something and fume fx and advanced modeling techinque to composite it with scene in after effects if possible thanks again for the effort I know its hard to take time and make tutorial.
try to make a tutorials as soon as possible so I could listen to you because its good to listen to your tutorials that you make

Good Luck
Adjetey
3 years ago
dont be surprised when i jump outa your screen one day Andrew, and i'll make sure i bring along a camera to get the priceless look that will be on ur face heheheee.
thanks a bunch man
    2 years ago
    Its time we donate some money to this good and excellent dude
Louis
3 years ago
Great stuff!

Thank you VC!
Weezer
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew and co. Looking forward to Element too!
Gregory Hooker
3 years ago
And my birthday isn't until the 24th!
PavanRzx
3 years ago
Awesome Tutorial Andrew.
Thank You So Much :D
Jeff Almquist
3 years ago
Awesome! Thank you!
elyes
3 years ago
Please Andrew ! Make a tutorial with FUME FX on 3DS max !!! Please please please !!!!!
3 years ago
salammmmmmm
eyval eyval dash andrew ayval
haji thank u daram
kheily floweri
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Uira lira de Brito
3 years ago
THANKS FOR ALL!!!
Uira lira de Brito
3 years ago
Hi Andrew, whasts up??
I torn on to be your fan ;-) whit you i realy start love After effects. you make the tutorials all super and easy to anderstand!!! i did know you before but i see you performance in your tutorials and i see how much you make fun and profissional your work. 4 years ago i had some work videos editions in may country Brasil, but my dreams was be productor of movies and realy learn about efeccts, today i live in Alemanha and i have on litlle studium produtions here,and i learn whit you every day. Make me one favor please,i just hope that you continue be this superguy that your are, and all your super team profisssional too! your guys ist the best one, keep going please. AMAZING VIDEO COPILOT!!!!!
    roger
    3 years ago
    welcome to the good life (:
3 years ago
Very Nice
Thanks VC
Very Usefull
3 years ago
You are the BEST...awesome!!..thanks andrew!!
3 years ago
You sir are the most generous person on the internet and I thank you most kindly
    apple boy
    3 years ago
    yes he is.
Francisco
3 years ago
You are the best!!! great teacher and great jokes.! lol!
3 years ago
Thanks for your generosity!
3 years ago
I think I'm going to have to go make a fiery head video now ;)
3 years ago
Wooooow! Thank you so much Andrew and Video Copilot! Another great tutorial, and now with free stock footages!!! Guys, I made a short film about the game "Duck Hunt" in real life. I used some cool VFX and 3d camera tracking. If you want to watch, please click here in my name and you'll be redirected to my youtube's channel. Or go to youtube.com/AndersonRohr. Thank you very much!
Mike
3 years ago
Thank you very much! Love it.
FATAL
3 years ago
working on a teaser.. needed a little pop

I was looking for smoke.. u provided the smoke.

screw samson.. Im calling u Mr Nice Guy!
3 years ago
Awesome! I'm a heavy C4D user and smoke and other types of particle effects just kill on the render time. It's hard to find good stock smoke effects to composite in AE. Thanks so much for generously making these available.
Mimmels
3 years ago
Thanks again, Andrew! You made me love After Effects!
3 years ago
You definitely are the best in the world budy keep working that hard cause you really are change it !!!!
3 years ago
hey this is really cool u have inspired me loads thanks andrew
Jay
3 years ago
I love these lovely surprises! Just like Christmas every time you post a new tutorial.
3 years ago
Back again ha !! Keep it up guys ! I wish working with ya guys ^^
Daniele
3 years ago
Wow Mr. Andrew, really thank you!
3 years ago
Love you too :*
3 years ago
Lets see how long it takes to download with thousand (millions?) of others trying to do the same.
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew for the smoke elements, and all the other great products...
Eric Terence
3 years ago
Awesome Sauce!! :D
3 years ago
greaat job !!
I'm waiting for this tutoriel !!!
thank's a lot !!

GG I'm waiting for the new plugin !

P.S : please check my channel andrew ;) I hope You Like it :)
jarakiri88
3 years ago
thx a lot!!!........have u ever think about doing something with some of your fans?....itll be nice XD
3 years ago
you are great Andrew!thx for the Stock Footage!
3 years ago
Thanks for the goodies!
Sofiene
3 years ago
Awesome ! thanks a lot 7ouma
Chuck
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew! Everything I know about AE is because of your tuts.
    Owen
    3 years ago
    Same with me!
badhon
3 years ago
wating for this long time & at last ...............
thnx man
3 years ago
Downloading.. :)

Thanx for everything Andrew and team. Using your tutorials and stocks alot!
Dmitriy
3 years ago
hi Andrew! When the element 3D is coming out? Any news on the new plugin?
Stranger92
3 years ago
was waitin for new one .. :) thanx
Ninja Films
3 years ago
If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be able to use after effects. Thanks a bunch.
    rohan bodh
    3 years ago
    same case with me thank you so much andrew
    Riaan van der Merwe
    3 years ago
    Same here. Been attending the digital school for almost a year now. Thanx VC! Jah Bless!
    Mindless Thinking.
    3 years ago
    YES! Same here
    mgranizo
    3 years ago
    The same goes for me.
    TJ
    3 years ago
    Me too!
    Fritz Villahermosa
    3 years ago
    same here
    McLuhan
    3 years ago
    eternal gratitude
    DaGenius
    3 years ago
    yepppp same here mann!! thanx Andrew ;)
    Mike
    3 years ago
    Me three! :D
    OlympiaLogger
    3 years ago
    Mike... I was wondering how long it would take for someone to get that one... Hahaha!
    3 years ago
    me too!
3 years ago
Nice! i made a video like this with Magic on youtube!
long time ago:)
But less advanced!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgRmLBQlbUA
3 years ago
NIce one Andrew. Use some Maya too!
    IN-THE-ZONE PRODUCTIONS
    3 years ago
    Big time thanks for sharing... Big Heart!
    3 years ago
    I think Andrew is pleased with 3dsmax so he don't have to use Maya nor Cinema 4D or any other 3D-package :)
    I did use Cinema 4D in this one: vimeo.com/martineriksen/showreel
    Thanks!
3 years ago
Thank you so much Adrew!For your hard work, and share. Very grateful to you.
    3 years ago
    Andrew is constantly blowing our mind :)
    3 years ago
    LOVE YOU
    atifqureshi
    3 years ago
    we Love You!
    3 years ago
    Thank you for the new stock footages, very usefull
    diakite
    3 years ago
    we love u Andrew we love uuuuuuuuu
    marvin
    3 years ago
    i love this guy he is the best man for this job you rock you minded is super...
    3 years ago
    Thank you, very much Andrew!
    Muhammad Ali Husein
    3 years ago
    I Love You too very Nice Guy..
    I Like your styleeeeeeeeeeee...
    Wanna see You in Real World. Hhe :D
    3 years ago
    I like it very much.
    Rubel
    3 years ago
    thnx.............n i need deffrent creativ work
    manish kumar
    3 years ago
    awesome effects i like all and i download all watch's and project file thank you
    kohh
    2 years ago
    We love you, Andrew. Your tutorials're amazing and you've inspired tons of people. Many thanks. ^^
    Jason
    2 years ago
    LOVE YOU!!!
    JL
    8 months ago
    Andrew - you rock! I am re-naming all my children after you.
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