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!

128 RESPONSES TO "THERE’S SOMEONE ON THE WING…"
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:41 am
oh yesss. yet another exiting surprise
    January 22nd, 2012 @ 9:30 pm
    I LUV ?
    January 24th, 2012 @ 4:31 am
    ooooohhhhh suspence.....
Danny
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:48 am
I like the color correction , very realitstic .

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

Thank you .

Danny from Roumania.
    Handre
    January 20th, 2012 @ 12:51 pm
    Yes i second that. I just cant get anything the way i want. Maybe just a few tip and stuff.

    Thanx Andrew!!
    January 20th, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
    yeah andrew, if you could make a color correction tutorial. That would be great. Everything that i produce doesnt look natural.
    Anon
    January 20th, 2012 @ 6:26 pm
    @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...
    January 21st, 2012 @ 9:20 am
    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
    January 21st, 2012 @ 9:39 am
    ok,sorry ... thank you :)
    Ruben
    January 22nd, 2012 @ 12:42 am
    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
    January 26th, 2012 @ 8:15 am
    Great work.. I like it. just little color correction..
    Rich
    February 8th, 2012 @ 4:57 pm
    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
    March 10th, 2012 @ 11:05 am
    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 !
    March 12th, 2012 @ 2:33 pm
    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.
d0ngz!vfx
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:49 am
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
    January 22nd, 2012 @ 7:05 pm
    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
    January 22nd, 2012 @ 7:05 pm
    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
    January 24th, 2012 @ 10:39 pm
    5 years ago na yata, nung AE7 pa gamit ni Sir AK!
g
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:51 am
Thank you sincerely for all your help over the years. Im looking forward to this tutorial
Ilyes
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:54 am
Hi ! Is it me or there A LOT of grain on the keyed one?
    January 20th, 2012 @ 1:56 am
    Just photoshop grain, the image get's too soft when it is scaled down.
vinit
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:56 am
NYC...Waiting for it!!!
I m the first one to comment...YAY!!! please take my name in next tutorial.
    vinit
    January 20th, 2012 @ 1:58 am
    Oh no!! i m Sry...will try next time!!
Yaz_one
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:56 am
Looking forward for that, your green screen tips are always welcome ;)
B
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:57 am
Do you use Pro ress or Avid codec?
AnTony
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:01 am
Now this looks great, green screen... nice
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:13 am
I really can not wait to see this .. i love vfx breakdown ... thanks andrew
deathman62
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:15 am
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
RLUCAS
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:18 am
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.
Tom from Germany
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:26 am
Where did you guys get the plain plate?
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:28 am
Cooooooooool. Would be awesome as always. Can't wait.
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:33 am
can you show us how to remove tracking markers?
(just a little bit)..............thanks andrew
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:39 am
Hohoooooo! I can't wait for watching this tutorial!...
Cheers.
MOHAMMED_500
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:51 am
Real good man i did'n think that is a green screen its look nice >>keep going
MOHAMMED_500
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:57 am
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:
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:59 am
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 ;)
January 20th, 2012 @ 3:08 am
Wow! That's an old issue of 3D World Magazine that Sam is reading :P The behind-the-scenes feature of 2012.
    January 20th, 2012 @ 9:45 am
    Yep!!
    Bryan
    January 20th, 2012 @ 7:45 pm
    you could tell that just from the corner of the magazine? wow! impressed
    Spencer Tweed
    January 20th, 2012 @ 10:34 pm
    Seriously? Wow!

    - Spence
    Zvi
    January 21st, 2012 @ 1:49 pm
    You can't see it? I saw it... I also see they're flying over London.
    Mustafa
    March 13th, 2012 @ 9:07 am
    yes that's me on the street waving hand to Sam, you can see me right?
January 20th, 2012 @ 3:41 am
wow cool!!!! we waiting for it!!! Thx Andrew!!!
Robert sunshine
January 20th, 2012 @ 4:20 am
Sense Of Inspiration!!!! That's what i like about you Andrew....getting techniques and tricks from nowhere....i don't know how?????
amir
January 20th, 2012 @ 4:30 am
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?
xandercorp
January 20th, 2012 @ 4:30 am
There's a clown on the wing! God I hope it's the Johnny Bravo take! :D
Ruwan
January 20th, 2012 @ 4:37 am
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
January 20th, 2012 @ 4:39 am
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?
January 20th, 2012 @ 4:55 am
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
Prabashan
January 20th, 2012 @ 4:58 am
Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 20th, 2012 @ 5:03 am
They are too away from the window... or it is just perspective? The window have to be more in the middle
    Frene
    January 20th, 2012 @ 5:49 am
    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
    January 20th, 2012 @ 12:44 pm
    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
January 20th, 2012 @ 5:15 am
Hi
Thanks But
wa are waiting for Element 3d
January 20th, 2012 @ 5:39 am
Awesome! Always glad to see a new blog post from Video Copilot! Very cool.
Fredrik
January 20th, 2012 @ 7:16 am
Lovely, just what i have been waiting for. Looks great. Thx for making all this

/Sweden
Shawn
January 20th, 2012 @ 7:22 am
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!
pundrai
January 20th, 2012 @ 8:21 am
very nice ... real real real real.......
Felly
January 20th, 2012 @ 8:50 am
Video copilot is very nice...And Andrew Kramer is the best.cool
January 20th, 2012 @ 9:11 am
waiting, waiting & waiting...............
Mad Michel
January 20th, 2012 @ 9:27 am
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)
    January 20th, 2012 @ 10:03 am
    No, it’s going to be a grenade wielding Ramen Noodle Monster!
OlympiaLogger
January 20th, 2012 @ 9:52 am
That was Raymond Burr on the wing.
January 20th, 2012 @ 10:01 am
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.
January 20th, 2012 @ 10:36 am
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!
Faust
January 20th, 2012 @ 10:54 am
Hmm. I'd say it needs a bit more light wrap.
tillman
January 20th, 2012 @ 11:06 am
Yes yes yes yesyesyes!
Herbert001
January 20th, 2012 @ 11:28 am
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.
Rafa
January 20th, 2012 @ 11:45 am
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
    January 20th, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
    Fishing for compliments, huh?
January 20th, 2012 @ 11:52 am
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!
Thomas
January 20th, 2012 @ 12:06 pm
Hi

How did you get the airplane interiour image? Is it taken by yourself or anyone you know, or "shopped"?
faddy
January 20th, 2012 @ 12:11 pm
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?
January 20th, 2012 @ 12:16 pm
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
    February 17th, 2012 @ 11:35 pm
    Me too
January 20th, 2012 @ 12:31 pm
Another awesome clip being born.Do you even sleep Andrew? :)
January 20th, 2012 @ 12:31 pm
Oh yes, an old Twilight Zone homage. :) I hope William Shatner's on the wing.
P
January 20th, 2012 @ 12:53 pm
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.)
Samuel
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:09 pm
YES!!! I can't wait!
cristian
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:16 pm
Que grande Andrew!!...one greath correction! un abrazo desde Argentina.
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:38 pm
Does it involve tracking? Because I'm always happy to learn more tracking stuff. Nice grade. The bg blends in nicely.
January 20th, 2012 @ 1:44 pm
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
    January 24th, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
    Nice - and Superman also in the window/mirror effect... ;-)
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:25 pm
can't wait. ur green screen tuts are always awesome.
pehh
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:38 pm
A related lesson please (:
Patrick
January 20th, 2012 @ 2:52 pm
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...;-)
Tyson
January 20th, 2012 @ 3:02 pm
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.
    January 24th, 2012 @ 2:15 pm
    Andrew will do it better !! Much better ;-)
Rashed
January 20th, 2012 @ 5:19 pm
Its Superman !!!
Christian
January 20th, 2012 @ 6:50 pm
I'm looking forward to it although I dont ALWAYS like your suprises.....if it starts off with low sound......I'm leaving!
January 20th, 2012 @ 7:07 pm
I can’t wait!

:D
Martin
January 20th, 2012 @ 10:19 pm
Awesome :) Videocopilot is THE spot for improving ones game, as a AE greenhorn, love it :) Kudos To Andrew and his crew!
January 20th, 2012 @ 10:39 pm
hi
very nice … real
tnkx
January 20th, 2012 @ 11:33 pm
nc ,,great
can do this with keylight?
January 21st, 2012 @ 1:32 am
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!
Mike
January 21st, 2012 @ 3:53 am
Obviously going to crash the plane because.............................Sam is in it.
Lets wait and see.
ehsan
January 21st, 2012 @ 10:37 am
It reminds me the Lost opening plane scene which crashed in the middle of an Island.
January 21st, 2012 @ 10:38 am
haahhaha I can imagine the situation

Some...thing like that:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFq7TLrByO0&feature=related
Kent
January 21st, 2012 @ 2:25 pm
Very nice! The airplane looks very roomy though. Just feels like there's alot of space between Tino and the window.
chris francis
January 21st, 2012 @ 7:58 pm
ey Andrew is there a Superhero passing by on the window? :)
i cant wait heheheh keep it up the good work...!!!
Aarons
January 21st, 2012 @ 8:08 pm
Looking forward for this =) Surprise us as always..
ayed zach
January 21st, 2012 @ 10:59 pm
the most coolest guy in the world is Andrew Kramer.!!
can't wait the video. ^_^
January 22nd, 2012 @ 3:35 am
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
    January 22nd, 2012 @ 7:23 am
    I'll handle this one Andrew, HE HAS BETTER THINGS TO DO THEN HELP YOU! HE'S NOT A LACKY DOG! Google it.
    January 22nd, 2012 @ 9:05 am
    right click on 3Ds Max icon then select Run as administrator.

    Welcome MAN... :)
January 22nd, 2012 @ 7:40 am
Hi Andrew , this is very nice
Alex
January 22nd, 2012 @ 8:53 am
Sounds intresting!
Javed Semul
January 22nd, 2012 @ 9:46 am
eagerly waiting for this!!!
tsuri
January 22nd, 2012 @ 10:05 am
is the airplane interior made in 3d or is it just a pic??
January 22nd, 2012 @ 12:13 pm
More green screen action! Me likey.

-Simon
Steve
January 22nd, 2012 @ 3:11 pm
All this is nice and good Andrew...But what happen to
the new plugin you had been promoting months ago?
Numkam
January 23rd, 2012 @ 6:12 am
awesome! hoping that ''someone'' isn't Superman taking a sun bath! lol!
Kenny
January 23rd, 2012 @ 6:18 am
"In-fight" entertainment
Oleg Ukrainski
January 23rd, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
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
January 23rd, 2012 @ 10:20 pm
Wow fantastic!love................It!Very realistic...now im trying hard so far of tutorial...
Steve Sharkey
January 24th, 2012 @ 1:03 am
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
    January 24th, 2012 @ 2:38 am
    Actually, on a European plane Sam would be closer the window. A LOT closer ;)
Ben-Jamin
January 26th, 2012 @ 5:10 pm
"There’s someone on the wing, some……thing!" Ok is this from the Twilight Zone when William Shatner guessed stared on it lolz
Ian
February 1st, 2012 @ 6:59 am
Seriously, Andrew, when are you making a feature length film? You have the skills! And your comedy nuances are perfect.
Mukhtar Mahdee
February 1st, 2012 @ 9:58 am
Hi Andrew! With what program you have created a grenade?
February 7th, 2012 @ 2:20 am
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!
Rich
February 9th, 2012 @ 6:06 am
Why do they use markers on greenscreen..???
slimphase
March 8th, 2012 @ 6:53 pm
hey my 1st time to say something bu you guys are doing great peace
March 16th, 2012 @ 5:55 am
Your keying skills are very impressive.
agustin zammarrelli
March 23rd, 2012 @ 2:25 pm
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..
pjgrafikz
March 25th, 2012 @ 1:57 am
Pls wen eva ????? key out d green ????? start seeing noise on ma work and after thet ????? loose hope pls pple help me
May 30th, 2012 @ 6:19 pm
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
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