There’s someone on the wing…

There’s someone on the wing, some……thing! Actually it’s a new VFX test I’ve always wanted to do involving an airplane interior. So yesterday we shot this plate of Sam & Tino on the greenscreen with a slow dolly movement. But, while enjoying the in-fight entertainment, they see something outside. Don’t worry it’s not snakes, but I’ll be posting the final shot next week with some tips and a breakdown. See ya then!

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3 years ago
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128 Comments

2 years ago
I use key light to compose green screen , I think is the best tool for PC and MAC platform, when we have good lighting, the possibilities of correcting color, textures and finishes to give much more extensive. This video was well pre-production planning, I see the brightness of the front of the person beside the window gives you a very natural light in his face. I would like that you sharing us more tutorials with scripts. Thanks Andrew
pjgrafikz
3 years ago
Pls wen eva ????? key out d green ????? start seeing noise on ma work and after thet ????? loose hope pls pple help me
agustin zammarrelli
3 years ago
i love ace ventura...hahaha..... that part of the movie.,..was incredible funny.. really..all the movie...
thanks for this tutorial andrew.. i wait for more my master..
3 years ago
Your keying skills are very impressive.
slimphase
3 years ago
hey my 1st time to say something bu you guys are doing great peace
Rich
3 years ago
Why do they use markers on greenscreen..???
3 years ago
We have a full sized plane cabin at the college for travel and tourism to play in.
Just got a 7D so this look like the ideal tutorial for me.
Won't even need to green screen!
Mukhtar Mahdee
3 years ago
Hi Andrew! With what program you have created a grenade?
Ian
3 years ago
Seriously, Andrew, when are you making a feature length film? You have the skills! And your comedy nuances are perfect.
Ben-Jamin
3 years ago
"Theres someone on the wing, something!" Ok is this from the Twilight Zone when William Shatner guessed stared on it lolz
Steve Sharkey
3 years ago
I assume there is a third seat between Sam & the side of the plane - or is it just planes over in europe that cram you in like sardines?

Looking forward to this - played with green screen a lot a while back and very disappointed - then I used better lighting and wow what a difference and so easy to key! Lighting is the key (sorry for the pun)

Looking forward to this one.
    al board
    3 years ago
    Actually, on a European plane Sam would be closer the window. A LOT closer ;)
3 years ago
Wow fantastic!love................It!Very realistic...now im trying hard so far of tutorial...
Oleg Ukrainski
3 years ago
This is stuff from Israel THANK YOU ANDREW & TEAM!
Maybe you will be Interest to show about this VideoCopilot Tutorials Movie?
Twich. Color Correction. Post. Demon face & more.
About the movie: 12 min

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBtidgATaxc&list=LLDXT5Vps9Oa8KCEpYneRgOg&feature=mh_lolz

When devotion to career overshadows everything else in his life, this young man seeks meaning while trying to escape from himself
Kenny
3 years ago
"In-fight" entertainment
Numkam
3 years ago
awesome! hoping that ''someone'' isn't Superman taking a sun bath! lol!
Steve
3 years ago
All this is nice and good Andrew...But what happen to
the new plugin you had been promoting months ago?
3 years ago
More green screen action! Me likey.

-Simon
tsuri
3 years ago
is the airplane interior made in 3d or is it just a pic??
Javed Semul
3 years ago
eagerly waiting for this!!!
Alex
3 years ago
Sounds intresting!
3 years ago
Hi Andrew , this is very nice
3 years ago
Hi Andrew
I had a question about 3ds Max
When I run this software gives me the following error message
The error message is:

" The application was unable to start correctly (0x000007b) . click ok to close the aplication "

Please Help Me Or send me an email
Thank you
    Ryan
    3 years ago
    I'll handle this one Andrew, HE HAS BETTER THINGS TO DO THEN HELP YOU! HE'S NOT A LACKY DOG! Google it.
    3 years ago
    right click on 3Ds Max icon then select Run as administrator.

    Welcome MAN... :)
ayed zach
3 years ago
the most coolest guy in the world is Andrew Kramer.!!
can't wait the video. ^_^
Aarons
3 years ago
Looking forward for this =) Surprise us as always..
chris francis
3 years ago
ey Andrew is there a Superhero passing by on the window? :)
i cant wait heheheh keep it up the good work...!!!
Kent
3 years ago
Very nice! The airplane looks very roomy though. Just feels like there's alot of space between Tino and the window.
3 years ago
haahhaha I can imagine the situation

Some...thing like that:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFq7TLrByO0&feature=related
ehsan
3 years ago
It reminds me the Lost opening plane scene which crashed in the middle of an Island.
Mike
3 years ago
Obviously going to crash the plane because.............................Sam is in it.
Lets wait and see.
3 years ago
Ohh for a green screen and a DSLR :( looking good Andy Are you going to add a little lens blur on the background plate? it looks a little sharp when you compare the shallow DOF you have on your SAM, the guy in front of him is a little out of focus so the background should also be a little bit. I always find adding DOF to your vfx shots is the key to realistic comps. Looking forward to seeing the end result!
3 years ago
nc ,,great
can do this with keylight?
3 years ago
hi
very nice real
tnkx
Martin
3 years ago
Awesome :) Videocopilot is THE spot for improving ones game, as a AE greenhorn, love it :) Kudos To Andrew and his crew!
3 years ago
I cant wait!

:D
Christian
3 years ago
I'm looking forward to it although I dont ALWAYS like your suprises.....if it starts off with low sound......I'm leaving!
Rashed
3 years ago
Its Superman !!!
Tyson
3 years ago
THIS! Ten bucks says this is what they will see out of the window. It will be epic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBizgLZX7W0

Thanks for all your work Andrew, fantastic stuff.
    3 years ago
    Andrew will do it better !! Much better ;-)
Patrick
3 years ago
Very cool stuff. Hoping there is going to be a follow-up video where the plane crashes. Maybe Sam survives...Tom Cruise style...ah maybe not...;-)
pehh
3 years ago
A related lesson please (:
3 years ago
can't wait. ur green screen tuts are always awesome.
3 years ago
Hi! I was acting in the same kind of aeroplane scene in Finnish TV commercial last year. Just outside the plane. This whole scene was shot in front of a green screen and 3D modelled passenger plane was added later in the post production.

Here is link for the ad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYzq0GWRfdo

and another link for the breakdown of VFX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYzq0GWRfdo
    3 years ago
    Nice - and Superman also in the window/mirror effect... ;-)
3 years ago
Does it involve tracking? Because I'm always happy to learn more tracking stuff. Nice grade. The bg blends in nicely.
cristian
3 years ago
Que grande Andrew!!...one greath correction! un abrazo desde Argentina.
Samuel
3 years ago
YES!!! I can't wait!
P
3 years ago
Hi Andrew, can you tell me when Elements is coming? And can you do a tutorial on color correcting a black video layer? And can you do a tutorial on how to do a whiskerectomy on my cat? And can you teach me to fly a helicopter? And I noticed that Sam's shirt doesn't match his socks. And, and, and....Good Grief!

Seriously, Andrew, a heartfelt thanks for all you do. I've learned more from working through your tutorials than from 6 months of "official" AE training elsewhere. Your tutorials are clear, concise, and quite useful. Your sense of humor is...well...pretty much as bad as mine and your tongue-in-cheek comments during the tutorials only add to the enjoyment of following them. Even as I roll my eyes at your comments sometimes (well, ok, all the time), I still chuckle.

Finally, thanks also for your products. They're well worth the money, so much so that I would say you need to increase your prices (but then again, that would mean I'd have to pay more for them so I won't say that.)
3 years ago
Oh yes, an old Twilight Zone homage. :) I hope William Shatner's on the wing.
3 years ago
Another awesome clip being born.Do you even sleep Andrew? :)
3 years ago
I am a big fan of your work
I did not find any Tutorials talks about ghosts
Is it because you are afraid of them or what
I hope to see a Tutorial talking about ghosts soon
faddy
3 years ago
i think it will be nice if it is composed in the foundary nuke
please give little bout nuke man
sure you use often. right?
Thomas
3 years ago
Hi

How did you get the airplane interiour image? Is it taken by yourself or anyone you know, or "shopped"?
3 years ago
Hello! We tried something similar in our short film "Travellers... By Mistake". We included interior shots and an exterior shot that started from the outside of the window, and ended looking at the entire airplane.

You can watch the VFX Breakdowns for the film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWfnUn5yRiI . The airplane part is at 3:30.

Thanks!
Rafa
3 years ago
Thank you so much for putting your time and effort to help us learn all these quality effects and helpful tips and techniques with your tutorials. Thanks to them I was able to increase my knowledge on after effects!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk4o2o1vQaY&list=PL0B6C5AE7831D48AC
    Diego
    3 years ago
    Fishing for compliments, huh?
Herbert001
3 years ago
It seems to me that Sam is this year really a person of interest :)
Thx to the whole crew and the pilot of the plane.
tillman
3 years ago
Yes yes yes yesyesyes!
Faust
3 years ago
Hmm. I'd say it needs a bit more light wrap.
3 years ago
Now that I think about it. Sam would be great I think for this kind of role. What other roles do you think Sam would be good at? Heres my list.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty -Danny Kaye's Role
2010 (Space Odyssey) -John Lithgow's Role
LOTR -The Role of Sam of Course!
3 years ago
Thank you very much Andrew, Sam, and VCP for helping me to learn to plan out green screen and special effects shots. If you sold a DVD that showed me how to plan out green screen video and other video planning for special effects shots I would certainly buy it.

Thank you again.
OlympiaLogger
3 years ago
That was Raymond Burr on the wing.
Mad Michel
3 years ago
Maybe be older ones of you :oD will remember "Twilight Zone - The Movie" in the 80's... Just watch the episode "Nightmare at 20,000 feet", then you will know what is on the wing... I will let surprise myself what Kramer invented

Michael from Germany (one of the older ones)
    3 years ago
    No, its going to be a grenade wielding Ramen Noodle Monster!
3 years ago
waiting, waiting & waiting...............
Felly
3 years ago
Video copilot is very nice...And Andrew Kramer is the best.cool
pundrai
3 years ago
very nice ... real real real real.......
Shawn
3 years ago
Sweet! Hope 2012 is treating you all well. I hope Sam gets to meet the gremlin. After everything else that's happened to poor Sam, it would be fitting. Looking forward to whatever you come up with!
Fredrik
3 years ago
Lovely, just what i have been waiting for. Looks great. Thx for making all this

/Sweden
3 years ago
Awesome! Always glad to see a new blog post from Video Copilot! Very cool.
3 years ago
Hi
Thanks But
wa are waiting for Element 3d
3 years ago
They are too away from the window... or it is just perspective? The window have to be more in the middle
    Frene
    3 years ago
    Have you ever been on a plane? I flew on airplanes for more than 100 times and i can tell you that Windows are in different places depending wich seat you're in
    Darin Murano
    3 years ago
    he means the distance between Sam and the window (close to far). there is too much distance, at least it looks that way right now... let's just wait for the final. Andrew always does the right thing. so calm down
Prabashan
3 years ago
Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago
There's also the Czechoslovakian "Pan Tau" movies from the 70s/ early 80s in one of which he's driving aviators and airport personnel crazy by appearing on the wing of an airplane and dancing on it... Could be fun. Though an alien fighter scraping by would be just as good...

Mylenium
xandercorp
3 years ago
Hey Andrew... I know you've been avoiding this but... Where the heck is element at? I upgraded my computer, and I'm not even kidding, to be able to run plug-ins like this one so I'm just waiting for you to put it out there dude... So give us a deadline, anything... Will this summer bring us a new toy? Or should we hold for Christmas?
Ruwan
3 years ago
this is very interesting , by the way can you tell us how you involve to "super 8"
the train shot is incredible and we love to know how it did,
plzzzz
xandercorp
3 years ago
There's a clown on the wing! God I hope it's the Johnny Bravo take! :D
amir
3 years ago
hi Andrew

im iranian and in the iran i cant buy your plugin ?!?!?!
i can only download your plugins and ....... for free

its not a problem?
Robert sunshine
3 years ago
Sense Of Inspiration!!!! That's what i like about you Andrew....getting techniques and tricks from nowhere....i don't know how?????
3 years ago
wow cool!!!! we waiting for it!!! Thx Andrew!!!
3 years ago
Wow! That's an old issue of 3D World Magazine that Sam is reading :P The behind-the-scenes feature of 2012.
    3 years ago
    Yep!!
    Bryan
    3 years ago
    you could tell that just from the corner of the magazine? wow! impressed
    Spencer Tweed
    3 years ago
    Seriously? Wow!

    - Spence
    Zvi
    3 years ago
    You can't see it? I saw it... I also see they're flying over London.
    Mustafa
    3 years ago
    yes that's me on the street waving hand to Sam, you can see me right?
3 years ago
Hi Andrew,
I'm looking forward to that one! One thing that bugs me is that the window and the wall seem to be too far away from sam. I don't know what it is, maybe just a little soft shadow that's not there yet but it looks like the wall is about one meter (or about 40 inches ;) away from him. Maybe his neighbour just went to the toilet and everything is alright ;)
MOHAMMED_500
3 years ago
oh forget can you make a tut for color correction for different videos ..like what Danny saied ???

we well thank you to mach if you make a tut for it

and if you don't make a tut for it we well thank you too D:
MOHAMMED_500
3 years ago
Real good man i did'n think that is a green screen its look nice >>keep going
3 years ago
Hohoooooo! I can't wait for watching this tutorial!...
Cheers.
3 years ago
can you show us how to remove tracking markers?
(just a little bit)..............thanks andrew
3 years ago
Cooooooooool. Would be awesome as always. Can't wait.
Tom from Germany
3 years ago
Where did you guys get the plain plate?
RLUCAS
3 years ago
Hi Andrew, I congratulate you for the incredible ability to create things SO AMAZING and for sharing it with us.

We are waiting impatiently for the new tutorial. As always, excellent.

from Spain.
deathman62
3 years ago
did you think ,you can use blender for tutorial because 3D max is very expensive and blender is free and simple to use
sorry for my english but i m french
thanks a lot for your tutorial they are amazing and cool
3 years ago
I really can not wait to see this .. i love vfx breakdown ... thanks andrew
AnTony
3 years ago
Now this looks great, green screen... nice
B
3 years ago
Do you use Pro ress or Avid codec?
Yaz_one
3 years ago
Looking forward for that, your green screen tips are always welcome ;)
vinit
3 years ago
NYC...Waiting for it!!!
I m the first one to comment...YAY!!! please take my name in next tutorial.
    vinit
    3 years ago
    Oh no!! i m Sry...will try next time!!
Ilyes
3 years ago
Hi ! Is it me or there A LOT of grain on the keyed one?
    3 years ago
    Just photoshop grain, the image get's too soft when it is scaled down.
g
3 years ago
Thank you sincerely for all your help over the years. Im looking forward to this tutorial
d0ngz!vfx
3 years ago
Wow, I'm excited to watch the final shot of this. Hoping to see another tutorials of the great VFX sensei, Sir AK!
Greetings from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines!
    Jerard
    3 years ago
    hey pal,when did you first visit this site?=) pinoy here=) marami din pala pilipinong nagchcheck out dito, astig noh,pero marami din namang magagaling satin diba=)
    Jerard
    3 years ago
    hey pal,when did you first visit this site?=) pinoy here=) marami din pala pilipinong nagchcheck out dito, astig noh,pero marami din namang magagaling satin diba=)
    d0ngz!vfx
    3 years ago
    5 years ago na yata, nung AE7 pa gamit ni Sir AK!
Danny
3 years ago
I like the color correction , very realitstic .

Can you make a tutorial with color correction Andrew ? :)

Thank you .

Danny from Roumania.
    Handre
    3 years ago
    Yes i second that. I just cant get anything the way i want. Maybe just a few tip and stuff.

    Thanx Andrew!!
    3 years ago
    yeah andrew, if you could make a color correction tutorial. That would be great. Everything that i produce doesnt look natural.
    Anon
    3 years ago
    @Danny
    He did a lot of color corrections in most of the tutorials. You can check them out yourself.

    @Chris
    Try the following basic combination
    Tint (Slightly desaturate the image) + curves ( adjustment on highlights, midtone, shadow in RGB, red, green, and blue channel)

    You can also try using 'Brainstorm' feature on Tint's Map Black To and Map White To option...
    3 years ago
    It will be great if you do an Advanced color correction tutorial. Explaining how to match colours and how to know if the scene has a lot of green or red or blue in it... because Im really bad at it :P
    Danny
    3 years ago
    ok,sorry ... thank you :)
    Ruben
    3 years ago
    We all know Andrew did lots of CC but I agree it would be great a tutorial teaching us, for example 'how you know' when to use Levels or Curves
    Ash
    3 years ago
    Great work.. I like it. just little color correction..
    Rich
    3 years ago
    MUST THEY SHOW YOU EVERYTHING? HOW COME SOME PEOPLE DONT USE WHAT THEY ARE THOUGHT TO MAKE THEIR OWN STUFFS. I'VE SEEN HIM DO ALOT OF COLOR CORRECTIONS IN HIS TUTORIALS , CANT YOU TRY AND USE THE SAME FORMAT , ADD YOUR OWN TRY AND ERROR TO COME UP WITH YOUR OWN THING? AND YOU SAYING YOU DONT KNOW WHEN THERE'S TOO MUCH GREEN AND BLUE AND THOSE. WHEN YOU SEE COLORS YOU CANT NOTICE THEM? AM JUST SAYING, YOU NEED TO EXPLORE AND BE CREATIVE IF YOU WANT TO BE GOOD AT THIS THINGS.
    Richard
    3 years ago
    Hi there Danny, i'm from ROMANIA too :D mabe i can help you... I know how to work in Afer Effects like a pro. KEEP THE GOOD WORK UP ANDREW !
    3 years ago
    You can find some good advance colour correction tutorials on the creative cow that go through secondary colour correction and broadcast colours in colour finesse inside after effects, you guys should check it out.
3 years ago
oh yesss. yet another exiting surprise
    3 years ago
    I LUV ?
    3 years ago
    ooooohhhhh suspence.....
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