Shell Shocked!

In the spirit of kicking things off with a BANG, here is Sam Loya in our latest adventure, SHELL SHOCKED! As you might expect, we will be creating a few tutorials based on this video so you should probably check it out!

Watch Now on Vimeo!

Watch on Youtube!

We shot this with a Canon 5D and an 85mm lens, I also want to thank my friend Eric for letting us film at this location!

PS, the back-story is Sam was doing something else and then he did this.

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3 years ago
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291 Comments

6 days ago
Wow great acting from Sam Loya :)
WatchTower Pictures
1 month ago
That, as we expect from you, was some really good editing. Made me feel like I was watching a proper action movie, until a couple seconds later when it was more like a comedy, really good though :). Andrew, you are literally my inspiration to becoming a video editor. Could you do a tutorial on flares without your plugin?
1 year ago
Sam Loya at his GREAT :)
Joshua Okoro
2 years ago
nice one, really nice, and funny too.
Felix
2 years ago
oh, man, this is f*ckin awesome, when are the tutorials out?
MG
2 years ago
hahaha man who ever dont like kremers staff man i dnt realy what is wrong with that person.
Arslan
2 years ago
Very Good Video I like that
2 years ago
Oh, Who is that actor?
Yaroslav
2 years ago
Andrew, at you very good color correction. Wouldn't like to create a series of lessons about postprodakshn?
Elia Ali
2 years ago
hi Andrew or sir Andrew
i hope to get a piece of your great mind
nice works , Accurately works , this is what i looking for
i waaaaaaaaant to be as andrew keep going
2 years ago
Hey Andrew sir u r so great. And ossam job...............
2 years ago
I have followed the site for quite a while, I now have a RED Scarlet, & live in the area, & I'd love to do some filming with/for you. Let me know...

Tony
REDFilmPro.com
shachar
2 years ago
Wow is Awesome
I would like to know which 85mm lens model you used in the Scene

Thank you so much
Farai Maturure
2 years ago
Great video. and this idea of using the sag guy,Sam ,on most of your videos and tutorial is real cool.Real cool to an extent that he should pay you guys not to pay him. Keep up the good work Video Copilot.
lmeneghi
2 years ago
awesome video!! im hoping to start filming soon and applying everything i've learned from this website. Great Job guys
morteza
3 years ago
omg
Cool
u crashsam haha
3 years ago
That is so cool to watch someone grow as much as Sam as an Actor he just keeps getting better and better.
3 years ago
andrew kramer please rate my short metrage inspired by shellshocked http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi6ZaKy4bN8
Bhabesh Deka
3 years ago
Wow this is nice encouraging clip for everyone.

thanks buddy

have a nice day and luking for more effects
cwstout7
3 years ago
Where did music and sound effects come from!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE REPLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chipiliro
3 years ago
Wow this is real great, i real apreciate your works
Andrew.

keep it up and keep on inspiring us.

your'e realy a role model.

Thumbs up!!!!!
XiaoXin
3 years ago
In China, not youtube, so sad!
slaven
3 years ago
Sam Loya more dangerous than Chuck!!!
3 years ago
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ZokiHead
3 years ago
Nice video,and the rifle is HK 416 ,not m16 or m4 :)))
3 years ago
Very cool. The only thing wrong, which I noticed immediately, is that the grenade is rotating the wrong direction.

If you threw it side arm like that, it would roll of the finger tips and spin the other way.
genobambino
3 years ago
The two stills of Sam Loya above are a convincing case for a new category at the Oscars: Best Male Action Face in a Foreign Film.
Angel
3 years ago
Hello Andrew, I have a very important question for you! there is something I have to complete in a short amount of time and I want to ask you: How do you do your AMAZING Color Correction??? There has to be more to it than just "Curves" in AE. THANK YOU!!
Jithvan
3 years ago
Hi, I want to get the answer for what Manuel asked to. I am looking for realistic stag prop guns :D
3 years ago
what's the name of the that airsoft gun and where did you get it
Chrisle516
3 years ago
i wanna be just like u andrew kramer
Begad Morsi
3 years ago
Guys check this out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO-HLgRaA_g&feature=youtu.be

I made this video to show what's going on on the other side of the battlefield! i just hope andrew doesn't sue me :P
I just did it out of love ! Andrew you're the best!!!!!!
Petrit Kosova
3 years ago
Very good animation VIDEO COPILOT #1
Falandriel
3 years ago
Which kind of softair you've used for this shot?
Is it a normal plastic softair, or either metal?
Jorge
3 years ago
Man really... do you ever, EVER do something wrong??? DAMN!!! really funny, really cool and well done... CONGRATS MR.!!! Keep the good work!

Regards from Panama!
Sam06tracker
3 years ago
all i need now is a tutorial about those matrix green strips which appear in their computers ........ or if you can play assassin creed ,then ther eis almost same kind of effect..
i know it to create in flash
but i want to learn in after effects .....
Andrew if you read my request
please do make the tutorial.....please..please!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rebin
3 years ago
Very nice , just like a real movie shot
3 years ago
Very Big like.
and
Awesome
3 years ago
u are very very very amazing ... !!

keep go up !
3 years ago
I love these videos! I can't wait to make one!

http://www.davidcarondesign.com/" rel="nofollow">Atlanta Video Production
Damian
3 years ago
I am cutting a short film right now that involves a lot of gunplay and I have your Action Essentials 2 but there is nothing in there on how you got the ejected cartridges to look so good - PLEASE can you do a tutorial on getting them to look that good as I always struggle with them!!!
SiminSecret
3 years ago
Hi

This is a good work

I'm learning new

I live in Iran...

and evry were download your tutorial

bye
saher al-iraqi
3 years ago
cant wait to get the elements:)
3 years ago
I love the video Sam you are awasome! thank you guys! Happy New Year From New York!
3 years ago
hey really nice work.....Me short form of Andrew bro...;)
hoffmann
3 years ago
nice one andrew umh i wanted to ask where do you get these guns am in africa and i want to build a habit of making great action movies like yours in my country(Rwanda)
THX and please help me
3 years ago
Andrew i want make transparency video , with black background for example clips in " ACTION ESSENTIALS 2 " , how i can make it ??
please please please please please please HELP me .
Thanks
3 years ago
Hi Andrew
I want tutorial of this product , would you like to set the tutorial on the blog ??
genobambino
3 years ago
So we're supposed to use the eyedropper tool to figure out what color Sam Loya is in real life?
Gene
3 years ago
I think that around the time of the 200th tutorial, you should string together "The many deaths of Sam Loya" :)
gonzalo
3 years ago
excellent! Please color correction tutorial. thanks
JOE
3 years ago
fix that explosion at the end
3 years ago
MORE POWER VIDEO COPILOT..
David
3 years ago
U are After Effect God !
Sumanth
3 years ago
Andrew Kramer, you are the best!

Do you use fake guns or real ones without bullets? If you use fake ones, where do get them?
    3 years ago
    I also want to know this! and the granades are 3D, right?
Richard
3 years ago
OK, when I grow up I want to be like you! LOL Great stuff!!

I'm an executive who plays around with AE in my spare time for fun (how nerdy is that?!) and I just love your site. Looking forward to the tutorial.
Lloyd Ambrose
3 years ago
85mm? what aperture size???? I NEED TO KNOW THIS!!!
    emre
    3 years ago
    85mm f/1.2 !!
Nasir
3 years ago
Hahaha amazing,... It's gonna be really good tutorial.
Jerry
3 years ago
That ending had me rolling! LOL....Awesome movie...
3 years ago
you are the best andrew
i'm from Burundi
3 years ago
How i can send a Topic ? i know not . please help me
bla
3 years ago
think we'll never see sam loya again.. :(

rest in pieces sam! :D
Dave
3 years ago
Like the scene in the movie "Where Eagles Dare", Clint Eastwood was thrown a german grenade and he threw it back. Then they threw a couple more but Clint ran away and escaped. Poor Sam! Now we have to make him better by turning him to a Cyborg.
santhosh
3 years ago
haii kramer what about 2011 blog show?
User1rapped
3 years ago
Good Video! Big problem though. The part where Sam shoots his M4 the first time you see a muzzle flash from Action Essentials 2 pack which is a side flare. You should have used a front flare. So a round flare. Look at the tutorials inside Action Essentials 2 the muzzle flash tutorial. Its the same angle but different flare. Look out for small details like that.
But don't get me wrong, its only a small detail. All your other stuff is awesome and very useful. ;)
    Emre
    3 years ago
    Umm.. You DO know that this guy, Andrew, is the guy who made Action Essentials?.. Why should he watch his own tutorial.. that's just dumb.
Danny Jones
3 years ago
I would like only to say. That muzzle flash is off. Doesn't line up with the line of fire. I know it's verry comon in most productions using VFX, but you can even see it on the screen shot on the main page:)
Rovsen
3 years ago
good.RPG c4d tuts
Scott
3 years ago
LOL, as usual, the classic VC mix of impressive compositing, Sam's rubber face, and a good dose of humor! Happy New Year!
Fxs Inc
3 years ago
Mr. Freddiew Wong here's ur close competitor...Or a perfect competitor

Sam and Andrew u both rock buddy...:-D
3 years ago
Awesome !
So beautiful ! I love the Optical Flares on the begining that's was so beautiful and the end was prety funny and not expected.

Please publish more video that you are doing :)
3 years ago
YA NEH! ntho tse ntle ele ka nnete. Great movie effects. Themba from South Africa
K. Back
3 years ago
Well done, Kramer and Team, it is very good.
Mehdi
3 years ago
Hi Andrew
Happy New Year
This video was amazing
3 years ago
Real sweet that is. Really nice.
hernely
3 years ago
wauu!! muy vacano, y gracias por tus vdeos tutoriales
Hussain
3 years ago
Great job.
I'm a big fan of second Act.
3 years ago
Hey can we get a tutorial on how to do the grenade scene?
Rodrigo Casale
3 years ago
Sam,Turorial porfavor! :/
Fabio
3 years ago
Great as usual Andrew!
I loved the color grading too! So film look!
Connor
3 years ago
Awesome! Although it looks like so much time was put into the grenades, that the muzzle flashes suffered only enough attention to receive a glow effect. In other words, they weren't composited very well. I like to double the flare with a radial blur or glow underneath for better blending, but that's ok, AK has proven himself adept with muzzle flashes in the past, it wasn't the focus of the video.
Jim
3 years ago
Happy New year Andrew and to the family and rest of videocopilot:

As always, amazing inspiration.

If you do make a tutorial based on this, could you advise us on how actors should or should not do blowback or recoil acting? Or should this be post work (i.e. slight camera shake and other distractions for the illusion)

I know I could google this, but I would rather hear from someone here or yourself.

Jim the Jelly Baby
Numkam
3 years ago
Once again Sam Loya is screwed loool! well done!how did u generate these grenades?
3 years ago
Happy new Year dear ANDREW !
3 years ago
Hi , very good
Please insert the tutorial of this product !
Cheikh
3 years ago
Salut Andrew!!
Je m'appel Cheikh Kasse je rside au sngal, je suis un fan de vos ralisation, j'apprend faire des effets spciaux avec After Effect et Autodesk Maya. Maintenant a fait quelque mois que j'ai eu la chance de tomber sur vos tutos et j'avoue que j'ai fait une avance considrable depuis que je vous suit. Je tenait juste vous remercier, car je l'avoue travers vos tutos, moi et toutes les personnes qui vous suivent sommes trs enchant d'avoir cette chance de pouvoir apprendre faire du vraie compositing avec After Effects. de nos jours on trouve pas facilement des tutos aussi complet et surtout d'un niveau avanc comme les vtres. Merci encore pour ce coup de main et bonne continuation.
smartiali
3 years ago
ahhaha awesome !
3 years ago
Sam Loya is awesome So nice and so funny i liked it
3 years ago
Perhaps the greatest trick Andrew pulled was convincing us that Sam is a real person and not a special effect. If you look at AE 10 there will be a Sam Loya Effect. It's only going to be 8 bit at first :(
Roshan toatakhil
3 years ago
So nice and so funny i liked it lolzzz keep it up Kramer
Emre
3 years ago
Hey Andrew! Very nice video, i definitely love it. Do you have a releasedate for Element yet? Because we've been waiting for months and months and yet there is no sign of it at all.. By the way, the color correction looks fantastic, any chance of doing a tutorial on CC? :) You're the best, keep on doing what you do!
smit
3 years ago
u rock guys awesome tutorial and plug-ins........
RW
3 years ago
Finally, a film with a back story I believe... :)
Dwaine
3 years ago
Lol, that was freaking hilarious!
Kamen Sway
3 years ago
Lol, great stuff Andrew, its amazing how much work goes into something so short, this short film should be called " Revenge of the grenades"
criaut
3 years ago
sam...again... god...(y so easily[always?] die...)
3 years ago
This gave me a laugh, great work!
3 years ago
awesome! you're the best!
Jason
3 years ago
Haha awesome! Academy award goes to: 'A.Grenade'
Drew
3 years ago
Can you tell me the exact model of Canon 5d that you used? I want one! thanks
    Zack
    3 years ago
    Do you have $3000? Plus the extra $2000 to pay for the lens? If so, can I have $5000, please?
    EMRE
    3 years ago
    Canon 5D MK II - with a 85mm f/1.2 or f/1.8 lens.. and those lenses are pretty expensive mate :)
Tom
3 years ago
Andrew please stop killing SAM!!!
    raphael
    3 years ago
    I think Andrew hates SAM is there any tutorial that SAM is involved that he has ever said nice thing about him. If not sucide on top of the tolest buildign in newyork to lightning, grenade, vampire look and all teh rest. Please ANDREW dont kill our SAM in the next tutorial
3 years ago
wow Very nice . I Love you ANDREW !
Keino
3 years ago
Why 88mm lens?Did u use Nd filter?
RedRaven
3 years ago
Great Movie and VFX demonstration. Good job guys.
3 years ago
Hey Andrew awesome video and great job with the new app
raphael
3 years ago
KRAMER you need to see a Psycologist one day you might release the best exiting tutorial and as usual we will think you are still sane but you have already lost it. THE MOST EXITING PROMO to have ever seen.

were you a comedian in your other life?
Ibrahim
3 years ago
great , how can i do to be a good designer in visual effects
I have a good experince in 3D's max and After Effects
Arnicko
3 years ago
Oh guys please help me .. im craving for that gun sound effect @ 0:15 (the one thats coming from the enemy) ive been hearing that and i really want to put it in one of my vids
Princ3
3 years ago
Immortal SAM! xDD nice work Andrew!!
Dusitn
3 years ago
Aah nice Video :)

But Andrew, is there a way you can make a film with Sam, in which he DOESNT die? :D
lee
3 years ago
OH?In China I can't open Vimeo or youtube?because of the Great Firewall of China.I'm so sad.I want to cry.I want to see your video as soon as possible.But I'm in China. >_<
Mike
3 years ago
Awesome, grenades is ELEMENT's??
cj
3 years ago
Mr. Andrew what course did you graduate?
lunga
3 years ago
I love the film look Andrew...should make for an interesting tutorial!
3 years ago
hahah i like the concept of the Story :))))
3 years ago
Hahaha! Great concept! Love the ending! :)
Eli
3 years ago
Andrew, tell Sam for next time - his left hand should be gripping the receivers and not the magazine while shooting.
Keep on rockin'!
Throck
3 years ago
I smell some dynamics!!
Wille
3 years ago
First time I really laughed at your videos!
Waiting for tuts....
Moody
3 years ago
Happy new year . . . nice wrkk specially Andrew's Acting. . . that panic faces . . .:D
    Bahadir
    3 years ago
    It is Sam Loya, meanwhile Andrew must be recording which means he is behind the camera,
Joseph
3 years ago
Hi, this is cool, but it will cooler if you teach us how did you color correct this video :)) cheer !
Aamir
3 years ago
WHERE IS ELEMENT!?!
Vansty
3 years ago
Element is comming out? DAMN someone should have warned me...i spent all my money on christmas presents
3 years ago
can you pls post the project files :()
3 years ago
I'm a girl and I like explosions!
    Mr. Explosion
    3 years ago
    I'm an explosion and I like girls!!
    Bart
    3 years ago
    well said))))))))))
Gustavo Osiel
3 years ago
Your job is excellent and in this time was funny. Happy new year from Chile!
Pentest
3 years ago
Happy New Years everyone..

That was great..

I have to get a seat belt for my chair as
fall off laughing when all the grenades where
thrown back.. LOL

I hope this will be alot of fun

Dave
3 years ago
Happy New Year Everybody! Andrew, good work, as always!!! :)
Dave Cameron
3 years ago
Happy New Years everyone..

That was great..

I have to get a seat belt for my chair as
fall off laughing when all the grenades where
thrown back.. LOL

I hope this will be alot of fun...

Dave
3 years ago
Awesome!this is really cool!i waiting for elements!
Will
3 years ago
Nice! one good tip, make the muzzle flashes transfer mode into add instead of normal, just makes it blend better with the footage! great job with the 3d grenade! :D
Gene
3 years ago
WAIT - were those ELEMENT grenades? :)
    John
    3 years ago
    GOD! I read it and I thought so too BUT, honestly I don't thing the grenades were from ELEMENT. What I understand is ELEMENT is a plugin that generates particles for motion graphics.
    For this compositing work, I believe ELEMENT is not a good option because particles don't have a controllable position; In this case, the grenades would be flying around everywhere.

    But who knows? Maybe the changes Andrew is doing are meant to do compositing work?
    Blender Render
    3 years ago
    reallllllly???? I HOPE SO! that would be so epic!! 0_o
    Gene
    3 years ago
    @John Yeah, I don't really think that the grenades were ELEMENT, but they COULD be - trapcode particular has directional controls as well as impact options for a wall or floor where you can bounce the particles. The difference is that Particular only allows you to use 2D sprites. IF the VCP Gang has figured out how to be a 3D version of Particular - then you've got that grenade scene REAL easily - in RECORD time. especially compared to dropping 3D grenade models in there individually.
    Gene
    3 years ago
    AND - it would make ELEMENT the new must-have plugin industry-wide.
Mike Kimble
3 years ago
How about a slow-motion explosion of the grenade???
3 years ago
Excellent. Nice back story, too.

BTW, the Action Movie FX app is great! Good job on that, Andrew.
henry
3 years ago
hey andrew nice video as always
by the way i saw sam loya's name and your wifes name on the bad robot action movie fx app for iphone hahahaha and i saw a couple of video copilot lens flares
Ryd
3 years ago
awesome vid as always Andrew! haha!!
3 years ago
Awesome vid, Sam was looking pretty awesome in this. Great scene; amazingly shot and structured! Gotta love the ending, poor guy heh
Souhail
3 years ago
Plz Andrew, make a lot of 3Ds max tutorials !!!
FillUp
3 years ago
wow this is amazing..love the quality of the camera..i use a Canon t3i Rebel...amazing quality as well..was there a lens flare in one of the shots? love the CGI grenade (a.grenade) =P
FillUp
3 years ago
Wow this looks better than some hollywood movies man!...i like the 3D grenade (A. Grenade) hah...assuming it is 3D..unless u have the best camera in the world (Canon 5D is good though =P)
Ejin82
3 years ago
LOL! Sam just never gets a break
3 years ago
very good video. I have to say, by watching your tutorials and using products, I have become a better visual effects artist than I would have been on my own. Thanks Mr. Andrew!
    dustinw
    3 years ago
    Has A. Grenade been in many other films. His name seems to ring a bell. :)
Angga Satrya
3 years ago
Andrew Kramer u are Mr. Amazing in AE, Sam Loya . . . ?? Fire in the hole !!! hahaha... - 2 Thumb Up for VC.
Andrew
3 years ago
Andrew would you please help do a tutorial about the effects used in the end credits of Sherlock Holmes, Please!!! would be so awesome.
Andrew
3 years ago
I would hate being some, I mean, all those bombs raining on you. Can't wait for the tutorial!
atifqureshi
3 years ago
hi glade to see you guys sorry about that can you tell about Aharon Rabinowitz he is your friends
3 years ago
oh shiit its amazing
timofromgermany
3 years ago
what does Sam with his face???
Steely
3 years ago
!! Ha, Ha, Love It!
RafaelBR
3 years ago
this canon 5d Is ''AMAZING'' lol
RAFE
3 years ago
A. Grenade !!!....from now on Sam Loya will be known as the " Indestructible SAM " .. well ,something like that...VideoCopilot rules !!
Olivier-Mauritius
3 years ago
A.Grenade is an awesome actor... now he's playing with Sam Loya.. Sam must be proud!!! lol!!
3 years ago
You can really see the acting get better over the years. Can we get a twixtor tutorial with the AK flare and jokes we've all come to hate...err....enjoy. Great work bud.
Kostandin Angjellari
3 years ago
WOW!!!!! That's great... really nice..
and sam like always a victim of andrew kramer fantasy.....
You 're great Andrew
Emilio LPU
3 years ago
the light used at the launch of granana was very good
Jason
3 years ago
Really nice video, the idea was very creative,haha sam looked so into it! but i will say the CG grenade looked a bit to nice not as ruged as a rugged as the real Grenade which would really help the over all look, just a thought id mention.
3 years ago
I love it! From one filmmaker to another, the shot of Sam after he throws the grenade breaks the 180 degree rule and feels awkward. He is on the right side of the frame when he throws the grenade and the next shot he is on the left; it seems as if he was blowing himself up with the grenade, instead of the enemy. Hope this doesn't offend you.
    Bart
    3 years ago
    In my weak opinion, Robert Nellums, I don't think it breaks "180 degree rule". I played it back for ten times and still cannot get where the rule is broken! While the actor is throwing the grenade he is on the right side of the frame, but gradually the grenade becomes the focal part of the frame. This lets an editor use any frame shot from other sides. We can see that the shooting is active and dynamic and even then, the actor is mostly on the right and center of the frame after explosion.
    That's what I think about this! However, maybe I'm wrong)))))))
    What is the most interesting to me did Andrew use Element 3D to generate the falling grenades?
    Eric
    3 years ago
    Well, I'm baffled by the comment. This grenade shot is a beautiful shot. I was more concerned about finding the frame in which it changes from the real grenade to the CGI grenade but for my own learning. I did find it and at full speed it is seamless. I am anxious to see the tutorial on that part to see if I am right now on how to do the effect. If I am right, Andrew has taught me well. :)
    3 years ago
    No, the video is great. It is an amazing film. But, screen direction is what I'm referring to. The action BEFORE the grenade throw is taken place with the actor on the right side of the screen. After the grenade throw, the actor is backwards. Look at what he is taking cover behind. It also moves as well. After reading this, I bet Andrew agrees with me. :)
Roderick
3 years ago
Amazing :)

What is the f/ of the lens?

Thanks :)
    Funque
    3 years ago
    its over 9000!
3 years ago
andrew... where the 3d element ??
Emma Parker
3 years ago
what the 85 mm lenses for? why 35 mm didn't work out?
    Ryan Hartsell
    3 years ago
    I think you're confusing optics and film
Lucas de Souza
3 years ago
Amazing, men! XD

Very good!
Pulkit Sharma
3 years ago
WOW!! That was really amazing.....nothing less expected from video-copilot anyway. HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS!!
SAM IS DEAD
3 years ago
OH NO, SAM IS DEAD???
How will Andrew make videos in the future???
OH WAIT...Sam died a lot of times before but we keep seeing him all the time!!! How COOL is that? ;D
    3 years ago
    SAAAAAMMMMM! NOOOOOOOO! LOL. Wait a minute is Sam a mute? were is the screaming?
Mehmet
3 years ago
HAHAHAHA amazing... excellent job but Sam very pity........
Blender Render
3 years ago
Blender?? Please?? Blender can do a really cool grenade! See!! http://www.blenderguru.com/videos/make-a-hand-grenade-explode-part-1-or-2

Take a look at the Finished Result :D Blender just got a new render engine! It can make some amazing things! You really should make more tuts with blender :D

Thanks for posting! Great Video!
    Blender Render 2
    3 years ago
    I agree!!
    Blender Render 3
    3 years ago
    I just wanted to continue the sequence...got nothing special. BUT, in case you haven't seen or heard- Andrew has a product called The Bullet where he shows how to do the Matrix style bullet effects and how to create A BULLET in 3ds Max, Cinema 4D and BLENDER...cool, eh? Here is the link:https://www.videocopilot.net/products/the_bullet/
    Now that I got one Andrew's product promoted I think I SHOULD GET A FREE PRODUCT FROM HIM...right???
    Eric
    3 years ago
    I agree with the gentleman about the Bullet. I bought the product from Andrew and he does show some cool stuff including building the bullet in Blender. There are tons of Blender tutorials out there though that are pretty cool. I believe the guy that does a lot of them is also named Andrew. :) Blenderguru I think.
    Blender Render
    3 years ago
    Yes I have the bullet! But just because we did one does not mean he can't do more ;) :D Blender is the wave of the future
Magic
3 years ago
hahaha sam...

This was great, very well done!


F... loool
Poly
3 years ago
We expect so much and you still excel x)
Perhaps a fan should make a forum for us to show our work; instead of spamming this forum...(as good as user vids are)
3 years ago
Impressive as always. Looking forward to many awesome tutorials in 2012.
Sasi
3 years ago
i love your tutorials
Sasi
3 years ago
amazing.I am waiting for your tuttorialls
Rafa
3 years ago
All that I know on after effects its thanks to you andrew, THANKS!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_bswV7rsYw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_bswV7rsYw
Dustin K
3 years ago
Dayum Andrew.. The color grading on these shorts are always amazing.. I'd love to know what your workflow is and what you use. :D
David
3 years ago
Very cool! I loved it!
richard
3 years ago
Andrew, you're awsome dude, absolutely love your tutorials
and keep up the good work.
timofromgermany
3 years ago
Fantastc!!!! waitng for tutorials!!!!
3 years ago
Awesome!

PS: poor sam :D
3 years ago
You could do a tutorial on the color grad of this film.
Way it was filmed, if used cinestyle.
Making of A would be nice.
3 years ago
You could do a tutorial on the gradient of this film.
Way it was filmed, if used cinestyle.
Making of A would be nice.
Miki
3 years ago
Hysterical!
Laughing my but off.
The grenade flying in slow-mo.... 3dMax?
3 years ago
Andrew You Utilize Action Essentials 2?
3 years ago
Hey Andrew This Nice Effect.

Plis Create Tutorial
amar
3 years ago
great sir
nice camera angles n all d stuff fantastic
John
3 years ago
Pleeeeeease also in Cinema4D (C4D)!!!
    bwoogie
    3 years ago
    i second this :)
Woodman
3 years ago
Awesome video.

Btw, I downloaded the action movie fx app on my iphone, and everything looked so videocopilot-ish, I almost suggested you to sue these people, but than I checked the credits and I realised it was made by you!

Why didn't you tell us about the app?
Disturbed Noise
3 years ago
Hmm wait .. this is from Die Hard 2 isnt it? The Scene were John McClane is trapped in a Cockpit and the Bad Guys throwing Granades in it. I thought it was with Bruce Campbell but well i was wrong ... it was with Sam Loya! YippiKAYEEEE Motherrenderer!
Mike
3 years ago
Awesome again! :D So short, but I enjoyed it so much.
I am looking forward on those tutorials.

As always I am curious how you did the sound part for the movie.
Rutger
3 years ago
Hahahha this was absolutly hilarious xD Especially the backstory hahahah! Way to go videocopilot-crew!
RadioControled
3 years ago
...and Sam expires in yet another cool way, happy new ye co-p
3 years ago
Very nice!
mbindzou vincent
3 years ago
Happy New Year Andrew Kramer and Video Copilot team!
Happy new year from Gabonese!
Really good work!!!
Brion
3 years ago
Very nice Work....Poor Sam Loya.He always get himself killed....By the way,Can we shoot stuff like this with the 7D?..What is the best out of 5d mark ii and 7D?.......
3 years ago
hei andrew this is not fair, how many times u killed sam loya :P
great work, like it so much.........
Woodman
3 years ago
Awesome video.

Btw, I downloaded the action movie fx app on my iphone, and everything looked so videocopilot-ish, I almost suggested you to sue these people, but than I checked the credits and I realised it was made by you!

Why didn't you tell us about the app?
Tingle
3 years ago
As well as any others, i would be glad about a Cinema 4D tutorial this time. This is a pretty nice job done by the direction of Andrew and facial contortion of Sam ;)
Bart
3 years ago
God bless Sam Loya and may he live a long happy life)))))) So many times he is torn into pieces, struck by lightning, turned into demon... poor Sam))))))
Magnificent editing, cool effects and sound. The environment makes it look more natural. Interesting idea of the midpoint - the unexpected turn of events that shows the potential of the director.
Really good work!!!
Steve
3 years ago
Very nice - looking forward to tutorials BUT not wanting to make myself unpopular with the fans around here but:

Whilst I like the slow-mo on the grenade when Sam threw it - surely it wouldn't fly "flat" like that.

And the sparks from the return fire didn't quite look right to me.
AnTony
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, since we are in a 2012, and you know all those movies about apocalypse, why not making a tutorial, how to destroy a building or a house....

Happy new year btw. and great video "Shell Shocked", cant wait tutorial...
3 years ago
Awesome! Looking forward to the tutorial!
greco
3 years ago
is the dof and grenade in the shot where the grenade gets thrown back by sam real or fake? either way it looks BEAUTIFUL
3 years ago
Great effect - awesome storytelling!
Happy new year from Germany!
3 years ago
Excellent !
As usual...
;)

Je souhaite Andrew, Sam, et toute l'quipe de VideoCopilot une bonne anne 2012 !!!

I wish you, Andrew, Sam, and the whole team of VideoCopilot a happy new year 2012!
Eli
3 years ago
I love the sublime work of A. Grenade, he definitely should've won an Oscar last year....that's Hollywood for ya!
3 years ago
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Its awesome man. cillax :)
Shezou
3 years ago
Happy New Year To All of You & Specially To Sam
Can't wait make it fast
3 years ago
Hi
Happy New Year
And I want Element 3d
3 years ago
O Man What a action i like it specially Sam face expressions
Sahil Siddiqui
3 years ago
Hey Andrew could you please make a 3ds max beginners guide as you made for the after effects those 10 training videos..
please please please it would be a great help..
    Blender Render
    3 years ago
    If you buy the Video Copilot 'The bullet' I believe he does something like that ;) Really good DVD you should take a look at it :D
    Steve Sharkey
    3 years ago
    Just be careful when buying DVDs (internationally) I love the videocopilot products but the once I bought a non-download product it came thru the post then found not only the import duty (which is fair enough) but the carrier adds a significant admin fee for collecting the tax which means I would not do that one again - shame because the product (Action Essentials II) was excellent, I would very much prefer a download product.
3 years ago
HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa :D
Great one, Andrew
I think the scene was Sam throw the bomb away is the same technique of the bullet tutorials
bwoogie
3 years ago
WOW! I'm rollin! That was hilarious!!!!
MHT
3 years ago
..::Great::..
Is Demon Cam tutorials finished?
3 years ago
3D Max Grenades here we come! xD
tcarle
3 years ago
Man that is awesome!!! Happy New Year bro!!
Hernan
3 years ago
How about Optical Flares for Nuke??? any updates please! thank you.
3 years ago
merry christmas and a happy new year to you to :( nice to hear again from you guys
AARON
3 years ago
I love the back story. Very informative.
Jyotirmay
3 years ago
That's awesome.......Happy new year including you and your whole team along with all fans of Videocopilot.
3 years ago
great...
happy new year sam
I'll Wait, andrew ^^
Rafa
3 years ago
Great material, check out some of my work Happy 2012!!
http://www.youtube.com/user/rov2004
Rusty Shackleford
3 years ago
Element?

sadface
    3 years ago
    Don't be sad Rusty!! Element is coming, it's big and we're making it great.
    Jay
    3 years ago
    Be patient Rusty. Andrew is fine tuning it :)
    3 years ago
    Been wondering the same thing :/
    Can we get an update? Just want to know where this awesomeness is at.
    Twitter - @dafiker
    Yousri
    3 years ago
    Hi Andrew, i am from tunisia. I am so exited to see your new plugin ELEMENT 3D. It will be the best after effects plugin. Thank you. You are the best??
    3 years ago
    Happy New Year for the hole team!Andrew Kramer and Sam awsome team and the crew... All the best and wish a great work with a wonderful new project and a happy new year!!!!Hungarian in Chicago Zoltan
Haggai Nwokolo
3 years ago
Cool... Happy Xmas and New 2012...
dordz
3 years ago
Color and CG elements look great! AK and his team still the best!
Cheers!
Fish
3 years ago
Suck it up Sam! If you are going out like that you should have jumped on a few of those puppies to save that crate!!!

Love the DoF you can pull from the 5D MkII - it has that film feel for sure.
BIOHAZARDVIDEO
3 years ago
Happy New Year to all videocopilot crew . I can't wait to see Element in action :D
Naren
3 years ago
Nice Work Sir ..

Happy New Year ..
Puppet cool
3 years ago
why the 85 mm ...???
Damien Bray
3 years ago
Wow is that a 3d model of a grenade the hole time? or just on the throw. it looks great
AJ_21
3 years ago
Awesome!
Best way to start the year.

Happy new year VideoCopilot!

Saludos y bendiciones desde Honduras! (Greetings and God bless from Honduras!)
vinit
3 years ago
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ANDREW SIR AND HIS FAMILY AND EVERYBODY AT VIDEO COPILOT....:)
3 years ago
That was hilarious :)
3 years ago
Now THAT is funny. Brilliant.

I have one cool suggestion. Let's see one where Sam actually gets to come out alive. :)
Kevin
3 years ago
A M A Z I N G! Good job Andrew :D
3 years ago
Great work as always, love seeing these types of projects!

Now when can we expect to hear you comment on the "Action Movie FX" app? Don't think we didn't notice a poster for a film starring Tino Hertz and Sam Loya?
Man_sokpisey
3 years ago
like i say you are still my supter star :D:D:D
Miguelggo
3 years ago
Jajajaja it's really fun but exelent job Andrew!!!
3 years ago
Awesome video.! :-)
3 years ago
wow , that what am waiting for
Sellami Niez
3 years ago
hello everybody I am Tunisian and I love this site . I learned many things that will help me to do my final project study thanks andrew kramer and sam loya ^^
Chris Pinto
3 years ago
i thought it was a cool little random video and i loved the result of all the cg elements from this. and since i know people will want to know how you made the frag grenade can you show us in cinema 4D this time? a lot of people including myself use cinema 4D so it would benefit us. i know that this an after effects website and some people dont like you doing cg but in all honestly i like it when you do cg since it technically is most of what is going to be composited into after effects. overall job well done! (:
    Cas Wognum
    3 years ago
    When he won't make a cinema 4D tutorial, you can use blender just for once: http://www.blenderguru.com/videos/make-a-hand-grenade-explode-part-1-or-2 This tutorial ends with almost the same result as in the video.
    Blender Render
    3 years ago
    YES! I agree! Use blender :D :lol:
    blenderman
    3 years ago
    I agree, too most guys here have afterEffects and no 3d software, but blender is free...
cheekylilbasterd
3 years ago
There we go Again
3 years ago
Can you go over the color grading you did for this? The footage was absolutely beautiful.
Upi
3 years ago
Haha awesome. Can't wait for the tutorials!
3 years ago
Hey, I have the same M16 gun prop at home! :D
Awesome video! Looking forward to more awesome Video Copilot tuts, it's how I learnt After Effects!
Thank you and Happy New Year!
    henry
    3 years ago
    it's not even an M16.
    its an M4A1 with an RAS rail system, a holographic sight, and an LE crane stock.
    Marc
    3 years ago
    where did you get ur props from?
JaronMurray
3 years ago
Amazing, AS USUAL.
3 years ago
HAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHHA it never rains until it pours, poor sam!! can i have his gun? :P
Sam
3 years ago
Sam Loya at his best!
    3 years ago
    No i am the best!
    Liam
    3 years ago
    no... I am... wait... u r :(
    A. Grenade
    2 years ago
    No, I am the best
3 years ago
Wow. I didn't see that coming. :)
3 years ago
Awesome! Happy New Year to everybody at Video Copilot!
    3 years ago
    Happy new Year too! ... i see a f*ck at the end of the video... ahahahah great Sam :)
    IN-THE-ZONE PRODUCTIONS
    3 years ago
    Great work AK... oh, you to Sam... haha.
    Chamara
    3 years ago
    A new Year with a new project!!!!
    3 years ago
    Hi Andreaw, great video, very funny..I would like in the future to see something with red-scarlet if you can.I would see the different by color.
Tutorials
136. Metro City
Use the new Metropolitan with Element 3D to create a realistic city title
139. Translucent Glass
Create a cool title design using a 3D displacement map.
Plugins
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