Shatner killed by Action Essentials 2!

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Video Copilot finally helped kill off William Shatner! Sort of. Love him or hate him, TV personality Captain Kirk was just exploded for a Priceline commercial and I couldn’t help but notice the explosion looked somewhat familiar.

Turns out his gruesome demise was enhanced with a clip from our very own Action Essentials 2 pack! I sometimes see some of our products used commercially which is exciting but when they kill off William Shatner… that’s worth talking about!

Now if you want to see Sam Loya being killed check out this Video and this one!

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3 years ago
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149 Comments

Wes
2 years ago
No Kirk dies yet again on a bridge, but still not THE bridge! xD
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, along with this commercial that used your product, I was watching tv tonight and saw an informercial for the Insanity product and noticed they used your crumble effect for their title sequence.
3 years ago
Hahaha always exciting to see your own products pop up!
kris
3 years ago
Nice job andrew... I love u so much... Pls keep it up
Brian
3 years ago
KAHN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally did it.
PixeCube Solutions
3 years ago
Almost ALL of the effects published in VideoCopilot.net were extensively used by ALL the Spanish channels... LoL!!!
3 years ago
Hmm, come to think of it, I saw the use of your Iron Man HUD tutorial in a progressive commercial not too long ago. the "targeting system" was used as some technology in the background, and it was exactly how you did it in the tutorial. VC is getting more and more popular by the day.
3 years ago
Cool explosion, I also used it. Action essentials 2 and optical flares were used for this clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9LU075XTX0
cheekylilbasterd
3 years ago
They shouldve added the dust at cam to the explosion , would have been extra cool
Roo
3 years ago
Australia uses a lot of your tutorials as stepping stone, Andrew! I see them all the time on Foxtel, sometimes it is frustrating because they can not mix it up with their own ideas and it is a 100% replica of what is shown on your site. In a way they are getting paid for not coming up with anything new.
Joe O.
3 years ago
Nice!

Yeah man, I see signs of your tutorials and stock footage all over the interwebs!

But usually whoever used the tutorial left their creativity at the door and they just copied & pasted what they saw instead of learning the techniques so they could make something of their own.
Wolverine
3 years ago
Andrew...you should make reel and portfolio in Videocopilot.net
and software skills too
3 years ago
Hi Andrew

Mr Shatner blown up is long over due!!! Any chance of an advanced car pile up/multi crash in the future?
Samuel
3 years ago
Maybe we get a new tutorial this week??? Maybe??? PLEASE???? :D
a
3 years ago
I'mm still awaiting moderation for my comment....
just one question for computer
3 years ago
Hi ak,i'm very like your tutorials,but my computer has been very slowly,and i have 3200$ now,what can i do for my machine? What's your computer like? thanks.
    Joe O.
    3 years ago
    Dude, $3,200?? Just get a new computer with that. Order the parts and put it together, if you do it that way you can build a killer machine for way under $3,200.
Sudeep
3 years ago
our local channels using video copilot tutorials as the same.
Tom Fallon
3 years ago
VC footage and tuts show up ALL the time on promos and bumpers on pay TV here in Australia, often totally unchanged. Especially those made by John Dickinson :P
3 years ago
Totally awesome, I saw this commercial read all about it before it aired, now that I know it's the ActEss2 pack, I'm jazzed about it too! I remember when Kirk died in Star Trek Generations he demanded a rewrite and they had to spend millions to kill Kirk, he likes to go out with a bang i.e. a big finish. ;)

This time he had a co-pilot. ;)
Johan Karlberg
3 years ago
And the sound FX when the bus blows up can be found here http://soundbible.com/283-Molotov-Cocktail-Bomb.html this also used to be a sound-FX from HollywoodEdge's free stock.
Joe
3 years ago
Finally they did it Xmas comes early
Victorio
3 years ago
I see action essentials everywhere, in every movie. Action essentials is the best. The only thing that would be better is using real blood or explosions. Thanks for action essentials Andrew!
mrrubixcubeman
3 years ago
What did you think when you saw it?!?!?!!?
grim
3 years ago
Save Yourself!!
...some money.

Nice.
Scott
3 years ago
NASA uses the rock crumble title project on all of their "NASA Now Minute" videos. It's funny to spot Video Copilot stuff in such random places!
3 years ago
It is really amazing to me HOW much I see your work/tuts on tv/film. You should get an honorary emmy AND oscar for such an influence.
Nick
3 years ago
hey did you also notice that in the assassin's creed revelations trailer there are some Action Essentials 2 blood elements :D
julio zavala
3 years ago
Hd stream actually!!!!
julio zavala
3 years ago
Also the movie chaperone with triple h the wrestler...they used two of your backgrounds ...in the scene where a kid tries to locate triple h ...your work its every where man...thumbs up for vc
Chris
3 years ago
They could have flipped it, to make it less obvious to spot for VFX folks and other people with autistic photographic memory..
Chris Francis
3 years ago
I hope one day you'll create a movie with sam andrew! so that we can watch it on big screen! youll be the director..
Tim Creed
3 years ago
If I was in the bus, I would have SHAT my pants. Get it? SHAT - SHATner? Yeah I just went there. Anyhoo, I have a good suggestion (I think) for Action Essentials 3. How about lava bursts? =) Keep it up Andrew!
3 years ago
Heavy use of Videocopilot's great Optical Flares in the new english (BBC) Sherlock Holmes series. Sweet.
Alex
3 years ago
Videocopilot actually helps cleaning up those annoying tv commercials! Thanks Andrew!
3 years ago
I notice also that the sound of the bus juddering against the bridge just before it tips over the edge is from Half-Life 2 (probably the first, also)
    knalle
    3 years ago
    is that where it appeared first? I always yell out "standard sound" when I hear it... I think it happens at least one time each month :P
Oladipo Ogundipe
3 years ago
Kramer the "Trillionaire"...you ROCK (lol)
Connor
3 years ago
Twas a pretty horrible way of using AE in my opinion, the bus fell really slowly and the impact was horrible. Bus still falling way too slow. Andrew, they should have just employed you to do it. You could have done a way better job. Still cool, though!
Wolverine
3 years ago
is maya really better than 3ds max?
i asked robert nederhorst ..he says that maya is more pipeline friendly and has larger install base....
is that really means that maya better than 3ds max?
    Michael_Szalapski
    3 years ago
    No. It just means that Maya is more friendly for a large production's pipeline and more people have it installed.
    Wolverine
    3 years ago
    Thanks Michael...
3 years ago
Its funny how people (even professionals) just drop the explosion on the footage without making any changes at all... Knowing right from the first glimpse it's AE2 completely destroys the realism.
Ovelyan Tigran
3 years ago
Andrew, this is very good! I'm sure that the ACTION ESSENTIALS 2 will appear in the most famous movies! But the way, Optical Flares used in the clip LMFAO party rock, right? :)
Arg
3 years ago
Awesome!!!
but i don't think this will be shown in my country :/
Ralph Kramden
3 years ago
Don't know if anyone else brought this up (No way I'm reading all these replies), but did you notice the horrible gap left in the explosion where the original vehicle was? I mean, couldn't they clone it and cover up that gap to make it look little more professional (Priceline comp I'm talking about)? Why the gap? Did they think nobody would notice? Kirk deserves a non gap death.
Probably the Romulans. Damn you Romulans!
3 years ago
Andrew, espero algn da ver un largometraje tuyo, saludos desde Per! Eres el pionero de esta nueva generacin de especialistas en VFX!!
Jordan Carney
3 years ago
Hey Andrew!
I think someone beat you with this released back at the end of November with a plugin extreemly simalar to ELEMENT. Check out this link!
http://mettle.com/Products/ShapeShifter-AE.php
    R-CANE
    3 years ago
    I'm smart I wait and get Element when it comes out because it's gonna be way better in every aspect
3 years ago
Action Essentials 2 rocks!
3 years ago
this is really awesome! Andrew is honestly the best out there. also can you guys check out my video and give me some feedback? i want to improve on my videos :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hv9cVmw5K8&feature=youtu.be
3 years ago
Hey Andrew That's great!
You should have a place on your site for VCP sightings.
I see your products and tutorials being used all the time. In fact... I use them all the time and wouldn't mind showing people how I used it.

here is an example of a job I did with numerous VPC content.
http://youtu.be/1ZO0ikefDFA
Designer Sound FX, Optical flares, Riot Gear, Film Magic Pro, Blue Print Reveal Tutorial
3 years ago
You must be very proud! you killed William Shatner. LOL, the next step is Leonard Nimoy.. MWAHAA HAA HAA. Bazinga!
3 years ago
Andrew, this is very good! I am sure that that the files will appear in the most famous movies! But the way, Optical Flares used in the clip LMFAO - party rock, right? :)
Fritz
3 years ago
So now we know who the next Chuck Norris is.. Andrew Kramer
Avinash
3 years ago
Since we're on topic of product use ... i saw video streams HD being used in the chaperone when they were tracing the Iphone by triangulation ... lol project 1 and 2 i think ...

always good to see the small guys getting great exposure.
Ray
3 years ago
Andrew when are you going to release Proscores 2!?
3 years ago
hi
not bad
thanks for sam is good
3 years ago
hi
not bad
thanks for sam
Anths95
3 years ago
Wow. That has to feel great! We all knew your stuff was awesome though. I'll be honest, I've actually looked before, but I've never been able to find them used on TV (although FreddieW on YouTube uses them all the time, and he's watched more than most TV shows anyway). Guess I just need to look more carefully.
George Laird
3 years ago
a great ad and well done too, nice to see your handiwork used to such great effect.
Robert sunshine
3 years ago
looks fake.....no glow...no shiny areas...fake!!!
3 years ago
I agree.. Issac !
They don't spend much time work for it.

It is always a pleasure to see you work on the screens, but sometimes sad to see your "preset tut" used, right off the shell, with no modification at all....
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, They always use Action Essentials 2 To Commercials in Danmark :D
Aneh&Gorila
3 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Any plan for new bundle? Action Essential 2 + Pro scores? Action movies nothing without great score. :)
Issac Solemon
3 years ago
bad compositing ......
pinoy ko!
3 years ago
20 fingers up for video copilot!
Frederik Barington
3 years ago
I've seen a lot of your products in Danish commercials. Optical Flares are used in ANY commercial. Action Essentials are used in Oister commercials any many others. Also i've probably seen the plug-in sure target 2 being used.. :P you'r doing great, keep up the good work! You are a big inspiration to many of us!
3 years ago
They also used hl2 sound effects.
Goutham
3 years ago
Andrew sir, why do u always be serious??? Make jokes! :D
Prabashan
3 years ago
gud work i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
glenn
3 years ago
i love you video copilot
3 years ago
I think the person playing the Catholic Nun in the commercial is a guy. Sam would never do that to us! Well, I don't think so anyway.
vinit
3 years ago
sam looks so innocent!!:)
3 years ago
your explosions look more realistic this one's to slow
Dr_Stef
3 years ago
Shatner and Action Essentials! Fquaking smart! :)
sina
3 years ago
hummmmmmm !
coooooool !
3 years ago
See Andrew, you do good stuff. We all know it. So when are you guys gonna start pimping out for some real financial backers to make your first feature length movie?

Just promise us that you will still do Video Copilot because my college doesn't teach after effects. Only your college teaches that in my area, and I have a lot more to learn.
    Mindless
    3 years ago
    make a feature length movie.... then show us how to do some of the effects :D
    But I really don't want you to because then you would have not time for VC :(
Mubeen
3 years ago
Hai Andrew how are you

iam really enjoyed to watch this clip when will you release these tutorial
Radouan
3 years ago
Well, he should have said "Energy !" before he crashed to save him self... Great FX anyway.
Jason
3 years ago
Wow you must have sold lots of copies of action essentials! I need to save up and get me one... I'm so jealous!
Samuel
3 years ago
EPIC!! :D Nice work on your part :D most feel good :D
Hassan A. Al-Tarooti
3 years ago
Good Morning,

hiiiiiiiiiiiii Mr Andrwo

ofrom one year ago I'm wite this file because I want make film with bomb car

plz Mr weeeee need tutorial

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3 years ago
The only line I can add here is:

He's dead Ji.. oh...
Rebecca
3 years ago
Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!
A.C. Slater
3 years ago
Sam can finally eat from ALL of those commercial royalties from AE2!
3 years ago
Priceline linking to Expedia = legitimate LOL (i.e. not one of those fake ones where people write "lol" but didn't actually expel laughter from their faces).
dordz
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, not only there! Here in the Philippines, they use your products like crazy. Movies, commercials, companies, (even real state) ..its like too much man. It's like a kid given a new toy, keeps playing with it day and night.
3 years ago
Nice! :D
Funny to see this very familiar explosions in TV. ;)
3 years ago
Awesome, Video Copilot stuff is used everywhere. I think the best has to be seeing Optical Flares being used in Transformers! Andrew, you're a legend dude!
Angga Satrya
3 years ago
i cant say anything... Video Copilot is the master of AE
    dragon fly :D
    3 years ago
    agreed!
3 years ago
Simply Awesome.

And please allow a cheap plug for you Professor Kramer...

We are having a blast blowing up all our friends and family with your "Action Movie FX" app. Now everybody can have a little Kramer magic in their pocket. That sounds kinda...

Anyway, keep up the awesome work. Can't wait to take a trip on your new airline!
Timber_Wolf_2
3 years ago
Wow. Your work has been used professionally with William Shatner AND Leonard Nimoy! Now you need Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig, and your life will be complete!
Sinan
3 years ago
Yeah explosion is screaming "Im created by Videcopilot"
3 years ago
Also, let you Andrew know this:
On our national TV (I am from CROATIA), on some commercials, your Sound Designer FX is used a lot!
Carl Soderholm
3 years ago
Please release at least 10 more action Essential Packs. I will buy them all and it seems like people really need it. I see it everywhere.
    3 years ago
    Your very right. Andrew, Sam, and VCP has a top billing in a market that is really starved for quality content. More products Andrew! People in the smaller countries are getting tired of seeing the same old thing, even if it is really good.
Phillip
3 years ago
Man... if that was Chuck Norris.. He would just dust himself of..
Craig
3 years ago
Ive seen AE and OF and tutorial used loads in indie and high budget films, and loads in UK idents, ads, graphics, and especiall Chris Moyles' Quiz Night, they use your tuts to the letter and packages every episode in little sketches
Alfio
3 years ago
Hi!

Andrew Kramer, you must be multi billionaire right!?

I know it's none of my business... I'm just curious about it?
    3 years ago
    Trillions!!!!
    bwoogie
    3 years ago
    I knew it!!! :p
    3 years ago
    In fact, Andrews tax bill is the only reason Americas credit rating wasn't downgraded to single A...
3 years ago
HI VIDEO COPILOT MY EDITER
Brad
3 years ago
You must have the AE2 footage burned into your brain to be able to recognize your products in a split second.

Take a vacation man. I know of a new airline that'll give you a good deal.
3 years ago
That's awesome! But.. they.. could have used some VFX-compositing tutorials tho ;)
Matt Brown
3 years ago
He should've said, "It..was..cheap.."
grim
3 years ago
Great. Thanks AK. If I drive, I'm going to drive off a cliff while texting. If I walk, I can get hit crossing the street. The bus option doesn't look too good now, and flying with Kramerican is right out. Guess I can still skate or ride a bike until they show up in some grisly VC tutorial...
3 years ago
Shatner...star trek..abrahams..Andrew Kramer...and the circle is round
    Simpleton Droid
    3 years ago
    and you're a douchebag.
3 years ago
I also saw the advertising for man on the ledge where they used the sektor golden from Optical Flares,your stuff are all over the place.
Arnaud
3 years ago
Great to see that your work is considered and used for professional and commercial projects, Andry! Nice tribute to your work and products... And a funny Advertisement! ^^ I think you couldn't imagine that you 'll see your work used for a video with William Shatner, one day while you were watching Star Trek when you were a kid! ^^

I hope that your work will be recognized and used more and more by the professionals and Production companies in the future.

Regards from France.

Arnaud.
3 years ago
Save yourself....some money. Too funny. Way to go on blowing him up. Wonder who you'll blow up next.
Dominik
3 years ago
You should watch austrian tv channels, i always recognize the effets from your tutorials and the "Evolution" - Pack seems to be very popular in Austria ;)
    cam
    3 years ago
    i reckon hey! especially in ads for the crime shows etc etc,.... ummm i think it was that show called 'ringer' which was crap, but in one of the promos, they had glass smashing behind some dramatic title, which was ae2 glass!
    and some other sears workwear haahaha it had the floor sparks :D
3 years ago
when he made ??a short film?!!!
3 years ago
Hey that is cool!! LOL
Rusty Shackleford
3 years ago
I don't suppose you'd make a blog post about some of my stuff using AE2, would ya? I want free publicities!
3 years ago
Wow, the bus completely vaporized!
3 years ago
That's pretty awesome! I remember the first time I saw a photo I did in print. I get that same feeling every time.
Bluestorm
3 years ago
Is that the crash of the kramerican airline ??? ;)
3 years ago
Heck ya Andrew! That's awesome!
Chuftz
3 years ago
And... you gave them free publicity too :3

Isn't it awesome to use VC's products?
    3 years ago
    We all get publicity from this! Click on the priceline link...
    Eric
    3 years ago
    Some middle management analysis experts, "Ha, check this out, some idiot on the internet posted the wrong link on his blog and we're getting tons of hits!"
Max
3 years ago
No Problem Spook will return into the past and rescue him :D
    Bartholomew
    3 years ago
    you mean Spock?
    Andrew Kramer is kinda cruel. First his friend Sam Loya and now Captain Kirk? He's a monster!
3 years ago
Lol! xD so fun!

I love VideoCopilot!

without this i will push mothers!
    3 years ago
    I have no idea what this comment means, but it's AMAZING! Oh, and I love VideoCopilot, too!

    -Simon
    3 years ago
    I dont know it either xD
    Scott Bishop
    3 years ago
    yeah....I'll push mothers too....???
    3 years ago
    Push them mothers!
Ben Duncan
3 years ago
I've seen them used in some BBC programmes in the UK
    Josh
    3 years ago
    yeah me too
    Ben N.
    3 years ago
    I could of sworn some blood splatters were used in the walking dead. And a few other programs/movies I cannot remember. But I have seen them all over! I love it!!
    3 years ago
    I've used exactly the same explosion for the 3D car in my reel (http://vimeo.com/34571698), and tons of other stuff from the same pack.

    I tried to reproduce the Andrew Kramer's Super 8-camera effect (he made it for the teasers of the movie) too, but, of course, I'm not him. I'll keep trying!
    andi
    3 years ago
    During the World Cup, BBC used titles from right out of a couple free tutorials on here, exactly the same just changing what the text said.
    Double
    3 years ago
    CRoblex amazing showreal!!!
    3 years ago
    I don't know what it means either but I will be using it in the future!!!! I PUSH MOTHERS BABY!!!
    3 years ago
    Doe!! Replied to the wrong comment by accident.
    3 years ago
    Thanks, Double. I've tried to experiment with so many different techniques from several Andrew's tutorials, like set extensions, some compositing tricks, using CameraTracker and Boujou... Well, a lot of things. My future videos will be more specific, I promise.
Yuri
3 years ago
Nice.. But... This is Shatner... man) You can't)
Art
3 years ago
Kiiiirk, nooooo!!!11
    3 years ago
    Kirk is gone, but with AK honour :))))
    JeffO
    3 years ago
    "He's dead Jim!" said Bones. "Er, I mean Jim's dead!
    3 years ago
    he best seller forever =)
    3 years ago
    "Kabooom" - Lol :-)
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