New Tutorial: Mid-Air Emergency!

In this new tutorial we’ll composite the interior of an airplane as the wing bursts into flames. We’ll cover green screen keying, 3D tracking with Camera Tracker, particles and compositing live action elements. I’ve also included a dropping Oxygen mask in the project file for people that want to add an extra layer!

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152 Comments

3 years ago
Thank you soooo much it's very perfect
But I have three questions:
1- from where did you get your sky.jpg background?
2- and is it available in videcopilot.net?
3- how did eou make the sky.jpg rotate with the camera in 3dsmax?
need your help please!
thanks again
Karan Khandekar
3 years ago
I am waiting for this type of tutorial from a long time and i finally got it......
genobambino
3 years ago
Sam Loya can be in a cape holding a glowing orb or get hit by lightning or hailed on by grenades or even be hyper-focusing on a trade journal during a doomed flight. Is there anything this guy CAN'T do?
Chrisc
3 years ago
Hi Andrew, just a quick note that nobody else seems to have mentioned. That Harrison Ford movie you mention at 27.40 was actually called "Air Force One". "Con Air" was the Nicholas Cage movie about transporting prisoners who broke free in the plane.
Excellent tutorial, thank you!
Oluwatise Oluwajuwon
3 years ago
Special thanks to you kramer cos uv really helped my career as a vfx supervisor.
3 years ago
Hey Andrew. I was just wondering if there was a difference between copying and pasting the postion of the Null rather then parenting it?

Thanks.
Danny
joseph
3 years ago
...i think i miss you...i'm so confused...
3 years ago
great one sir, love it :)
Tripledweb
3 years ago
I know this isn't related, but. I recently seen a CGI trick of a guy supposedly riding a bike around 60mph. It was all CGI, but what I was wondering is if you look at the making of the video. They show their after effects file and they have a bunch of layers of the same footage layered in z space. Can someone elaborate on this technique and how and why they use it. Check out the video around the 3:18 mark.

http://gizmodo.com/5899378/that-60mph-bicyclist-video-was-a-viral

And a big thank you to who can explain and or link me to a tutorial about this technique.
William
3 years ago
Great work!!, youre geniuses!! please, Could you make a tutorial from a moving helicopter and people making parachuting? Im doing a film and I need help, please!!
Gabe X
3 years ago
    Diego
    3 years ago
    Wow really photorealistic :) did you render it with your calculator :-D
3 years ago
Look this Kramer

http://vimeo.com/39812133
    liquid orange
    3 years ago
    Nice one :)
Onyx Azor
3 years ago
I have a question concerning camera tracker and other tracking programs (boujou). I've been running into an odd problem over and over. Whenever I pick a tracking point and create a null object, I end up with this huge null that's sometimes angled weirdly. Also, whenever I try to attach the position of a null to another object (like some text) the null ends up flying way off the comp area (into outer space basically). I've tried making a video with more depth, which seems to work slightly, but the nulls are pretty huge still. I've also tried making the comp size larger, which isn't working either.

I have no idea as to why I'm having this problem and I'm not sure who to ask, so I decided to post this comment in hopes that someone from Video Copilot could answer my question.
John
3 years ago
I've been practicing with this tutorial with more textures and images to make it more realistic.
Thanks for this tutorial, it's very helpful.
Panoramic Films
3 years ago
good tutoriales un saludo desde MEXICO....
KC Taylor
3 years ago
Great tut as always! I've posted in the forum but didn't get a response.

On the last part of the video (the exterior shot after the tutorial) did you use After Effects for the smoke or something in 3D Studio Max?

Thanks again! I used to be afraid of using After Effects, but now I use it for everything including 2D compositing. You're the best!!
meatpuppet
3 years ago
Is this lord XENU's DC 10 model? All hail LORD XENU!!!!
Deenadayalan
3 years ago
tnx Andrew.
This Tutorial was amazing like other tutorials.
I believe from 2007 until present day VCP is the greatest company for learning After Effects And Andrew Kramer is very smart guy.
Please release ELEMENT plug-in soon as possible.
3 years ago
Andrew. Could I be in the next tutorial and take Sams place? I know he needs a break from the ridicule and Id be glad to take it instead!
    Jeffrey Robert
    3 years ago
    Was I out of line??
3 years ago
You Are Amazing andrew kramer how you use every single effect and plug-in in after effect like you know the program more than your self
3 years ago
Hey! Please check this awesome video made by us. It's parodies of popular movies and series (Lost, Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter)full of humor and visual effects. We are 15 and we are from Spain! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_VZywLRbJc
Rob
3 years ago
Looks really cool, but made the mistake of looking at it briefly before I actually got on a plane last week!! :-)
Samuel
3 years ago
I am doing my best to be very patient for Element but it is very hard :D
    John
    3 years ago
    I know
    It's been 42 days since the last update.
fyzANDme
3 years ago
sir, I request you to make a detailed tutorial on light setups.And maybe some tips on mobile phone videography.
Mike Nielsen
3 years ago
What's up AK?

How does one handle the lens input (35mm for example), depending on the camera? If a 35mm lens is used on a crop frame cam (like the Canon 7D), would you still enter the lens parameter of 35mm or does the crop frame factor need to be considered...?

Thanks - kind regards,
    Mike Nielsen
    3 years ago
    Opps...speaking of entering cam data in tracking software packages, of cause.
    simo
    3 years ago
    The lens input should be 35mm on any camera body with a 35mm lens. Crop factor reduces the image size but doesnt change the perspective of the image.
    John
    3 years ago
    I have the same question.
    I think it depends on the used lens. Some of them are specifically made for APS-C sensors.

    In other words, it shouldn't be necesary to considere the crop factor if using a proper lens.
    Mike Nielsen
    3 years ago
    Thanks John, good point - sounds plausible.
kambiz
3 years ago
as always... a good and brilliant Tutorial for After effects :)
can you please link me the magazine on the guy hands?
name and site of the magazine ?

and we are waiting for element plugin ;)
chears
saher
3 years ago
Thats so great man !!
Mohammad
3 years ago
Thank you andrew. I work in IRAN and I always use from your tutorials.
3 years ago
Here is my work in progress for a 3d plane recreation in 3ds Max

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-uclWQb5bA
    R-CANE
    3 years ago
    Looks great. What are the specifications for a youtube channel background like the one you have where the channel is surrounded with your own design? I wanna make something different but wanna know how to make that too. Can you tell me ?
    3 years ago
    @R-CANE: Check out this tutorial here for the basic dimensions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR_KMSTFW_w

    They aren't perfect though, will require a little bit of fiddling around.

    From there, it was just a lot of Photoshop work to create my custom background.
    R-CANE
    3 years ago
    Thanks a lot will do my own magic with these specifications.
    3 years ago
    Thought this might help too, here is my actual background image:
    http://i1.ytimg.com/u/L49UPj2a_ul1Q6T2l9gz3g/channels3_background.jpg?v=4f72a8eb

    Although as you can see, Youtube cuts it off (depends on screen resolution I think)

    But, you;ll notice I faded it out to black on the sides and bottom. Then, in my background settings on youtube I made sure it didn't tile at all, and set my background to black.

    So, when you get to the bottom of my channel and load more videos, the background has faded seamlessly out to black.

    Hope that helps!
Paul W from UK
3 years ago
tutorial was a long time coming andrew, but well done,would of liked to have seen more 3d of the making of the plane and the filters used, but all in all, very very good.

well done
3 years ago
Hey!GUYS PLEASE TELL HOW ITS LOOKING?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBIYcJSEGfs
If you want to have a project file of this tutorial
Just check my channel!
    Steve
    3 years ago
    You really want to know how it's looking?
    Like you only copied AK nothing more. There's nothing i haven't seen yet.
    Oleg
    3 years ago
    Looks like all of Andrews templates and project-files cut together, sad...
LOL
3 years ago
Andrew thanks you !

but andrew is not back is just post tutorial for make waiting all the fan more time so no andrew is not back for me videocopilot is after AEtuts+.com
JP
3 years ago
Excellent stuff! Another Camera Tracker tutorial.

Thank you!!
Arnar
3 years ago
Here's one tracked in Blender, a free 3D software with a built-in 3d tracker. The foundry tracker isn't really the cheapest.
The video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4BUtLKC27U
James
3 years ago
hy mr Andrew! :)
Can you tell us something? Where do you get the soundfx?
    Badhon
    3 years ago
    check out the FAQ
3 years ago
You Are Awsome Andrew !!!
--From your Fans in Iran--
Saeid KamKar
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew ! You Always is best !
xavier
3 years ago
nice tutorial, I love it.

Hey Andrew, when we gonna get VC Presets for CS 5? I tried to make yor tutorial #85 and I tried to use 3d orbit and it is failing.
maybe you should make it for CS 6, os coming soon too...LOL!!(just a joke) your things were helpfull a lot. thanks.
3 years ago
great work andrew :)
Once again, awesome tutorial
a question, it would be possible for you to do a tutorial where the plane will crash in after effects, as this example.
http://www.cinema4dtutorial.net/?p=920
    damsi
    3 years ago
    Crash? Didn't you know? Pilot Kramer let the plane land safely...you underestimated his skills my friend.
chao zhao
3 years ago
Hi Andrew, I`m a college students from China, I know you guys already world famous,haha
Thanks
Jay
3 years ago
Many thanks for the great tutorial!
Chris Francis
3 years ago
hey andrew were glad that your back we miss ur video tutorial... good stuff andrew! nicely done...
mohamad ridhwan
3 years ago
Hey Andrew.. do you think you could make tutorial on the airplane as well?I'd like to know how you animate and texture it.
Jeremy
3 years ago
Awesome "kramerican airlines" I love it!
3 years ago
Hey, when are we gonna get element, I need it, it calls to me. I have a project that I'm working on that needs to incorporate some 3d stuff, and element would work perfectly for it based on what I've seen.

Also, check out my videos on the youtubes if you want http://www.youtube.com/user/chestahab/videos
Tim Creed
3 years ago
Once again, awesome tutorial. Such an inspiration for all the wannabee directors and compositors out there (like me). Also, I saw your name at the end of Super 8's credits. I was like, "AHHHOLDFYNAFLKEIO*&^%&AFDKLF"
Jim
3 years ago
Nice to see youre back Andrew! That's amazing tutorial! Thanks a lot! From Greece!
Traviss
3 years ago
could you do the 3d modelling of the plane to??
Brandon Sirota
3 years ago
Great tutorial, have been waiting for a while! Again Great Stuff!!
3 years ago
Dude, thank you very much!
mohdmistry
3 years ago
deamon cam on android please
mohdmistry
3 years ago
videocopilot forum on android please
Jay
3 years ago
Dude you are so talented. How do you find time to break out these tutorials?

All Hail Kramer! and his team! your good, but you cant do all of this by yourself...lol
3 years ago
As usual you raise the bar with your tutorials but any chance on expanding this and show us how you did the outside section of the video with 3DS plus I assume some AE as well for the correction?
3 years ago
finally - I've been waiting for this tutorial.. looking forward to it
cristian
3 years ago
truly amazing, love the tutorials, though the wait is anoying as there are few other sites with this amount of production value, could we get some nuke tutorials????? just started using it, or can anyone recommend a nuke tutorial site or youtube channel???
eram
3 years ago
hey andrew...
ur tutorials are awsum n useful also...
can u please make tutorials of Autodesk maya n 3d max also....please..........
u r an awsum tutor....
plz can u help us in that too...
3 years ago
hi andrew
we want somthing different on u
for this tut exmple use 3d particles inside of max or c4d to create the fire but like always your tut is GOLD in the other tuts
realy like them
thanks
kiss
islamoNET
3 years ago
element plugin
element plugin
element plugin

where is ?

can you tell Me the date of sorte !!
    Samuel
    3 years ago
    when the time comes he will be more then happy to tell us about it. Just wait and be happy that he is making it at all ;)
Hrvoje
3 years ago
Andrews tutorials where very helpful form 2005 till now I started my own company for visual effects used in marketing and commercials It changed my life Now we have a team of 9 artist and growing each day thank you people for providing and sharing your knowledge to the world keep up the good work
Check some of our work https://vimeo.com/kolorstudio and comment
    Iva
    3 years ago
    Odli?no! Zaposli me? :)
    Hrvoje
    3 years ago
    Kaj se kui u vizualne efekte?
Zvi
3 years ago
Did you use particular just to benefit the tutorial? Because you could have also used one of the many sparks clips from Action Essentials.
bob
3 years ago
I am a Chinese boy of 15 years, like vfx. Every day through the English translator to read your website, Chinese Internet is very poor, but I still wait patiently webpage loading up, really good like you!!! Hope that more than some of the more fantastic special effects video! In China you called AE god!!!
3 years ago
Freakin' love it as always! Please keep up the good work, and hey, we're waiting for Element 3D to release! ;)
Temi
3 years ago
Andrew, greetings to you from Yakutia! Thank you very much for your lessons, you're a cool dude! We would like to meet you live. It is a pity that I live on the other side of the planet
Samuel
3 years ago
Thank you. I have been waiting for weeks for this thing! it met all my expectations. As always great work! You are a funny guy. ;) :lol:
3 years ago
Is Sam Loya related to Stephen Graham?
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0334318/

Great tutorial by the way!
gflgp
3 years ago
Jason is right could we have a project file or a tutorial for the plane?
Jason
3 years ago
I was hoping the tutorial would also include the opening part with the shot of the plane from the outside. Will that be coming in the future? Or anyway you could just maybe put the jet in the project file? :)
    Hrvoje
    3 years ago
    Hey guys there are tons of free 3d plane models out there just google some up, modifying and seting up the first scene is very simple in any 3d program.....
Sonny
3 years ago
Just a technical note ... The piece that Andrew refers to as the engine is actually just a cone cover to the flaps mechanism. I think they are called pods and the plane can actually fly safely without them. It's pretty much just a cover and helps with air flow. I don't think it matters in this video because you really can't tell the flames are coming out of the pod. I am guessing on a real DC10, the engine would be further foward on the wing and out of view.
molbin
3 years ago
PLEASE just say anything about ELEMENT!!!
I check news about it every day...
Elliot
3 years ago
Love it! check out my channel: www.youtube.com/solidsteelstudios
3 years ago
genius tutorial,thanks for everything.
jeethero
3 years ago
hey Andrew U r Awsome and Ur tutorials and projects helps beginner in new way and experienced type....go ahead and we are in need of ur help!!!
praveen
3 years ago
where is optical flare for nuke...
and how is your elament 3d
Siavosh Mehraein
3 years ago
tnx Andrew.
This Tutorial was amazing like other tutorials.
I believe from 2007 until present day VCP is the greatest company for learning After Effects And Andrew Kramer is very smart guy.
Please release ELEMENT plug-in soon as possible.
3 years ago
Hi Andrew ! Good to see you back.. I visit here daily just to see ,if Elements is released or not .. !!
Its been a long time, not even any update :/.
We are waiting Andrew:)
Keep Rocking.
Takecare.
3 years ago
hi andrew tis is my most awaited tutorial n i am watching in my nokia n8
ah shang
3 years ago
where is the element plugin....i waiting for so so so long......
Moose
3 years ago
Give me mid-air collision!
3 years ago
thnx for the great tut.
Gerard Wills
3 years ago
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH ANDREW!~
Been checking here everyday (like I normally do) for this tutorial!
You've made my weekend!
kobi
3 years ago
wow.. dream come ture.. i been waiting for this.. thanx andrew
Tincho
3 years ago
Thanks for come back! Thats amazing bro! Thanks a lot for teach me that kind of things! Hugs from Argentina!
Cody
3 years ago
I love it how you made a tutorial after I made my own video similar to this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j72PX747Jk8
Ahmed
3 years ago
Youre the best thanks about every thing
Fredrik
3 years ago
Love it, great one, allways deliver the goods :) keep it up and waiting big time for the element plugin.
Belal Yasser
3 years ago
Thank you Andrew Kramer For Learning Us Such Effects I have been waiting from along time for you to post that tutorial but am amazed that it's all in After Effect
    Belal Yasser
    3 years ago
    By the way am 12 years old
illd
3 years ago
good stuff - an the pun gun is always loaded...
3 years ago
I've never been so happy to see a plane come down (uh, come down from the main page to be replaced with this tutorial.)
Derrick van Niekerk
3 years ago
50 bucks says DC10 is going to be googled a gazillion times tonight! HA HA HA!

nice tut,thanks

Derrick
Maidenman
3 years ago
Nice. Even if I'm not going to do all the tutorials it's always good to watch them all and have real fun of Adrew's jokes :)
Bastien
3 years ago
You're the best !!Thanks for everything.
L A Webley
3 years ago
Sweetness. Simple. Simply, sweetness.
3 years ago
Very professional and beautiful work
3 years ago
Wow Andrew you have break down most of cinematic Techniques :P great one thanks
Hrvoje
3 years ago
Hi Andrew nice tut as always... I was wondering will you stay loyal to after effects tutorial or will you do some 3ds max or cinema tutorials in the future because if you really want to do something big you have to use some 3d programs like 3dsmax that you are already using but it would be nice if you set up some 3ds max tuts and maybe more interesting is the scene set up tutorial how to place track point for later use in tracking etc....
It would be great to meet you because i use ae a lot in my work and my team and i are working on some mayor projects that i think you would be interested in...
Best regards
    Jack H
    3 years ago
    No way. 3Ds max is expensive. The point of this site is NOT to show professionals how to do vfx. Its for amateurs, who sometimes DONT have 3ds max.
    Hrvoje
    3 years ago
    I agree with you Jach H i forget those simple facts ;)
    Samuel
    3 years ago
    And that is why he should use blender!
    Look! you can now do the crater tutorial in blender!!! Amazing! http://www.blenderguru.com/videos/introduction-to-camera-tracking
    His finished movie looks much better then the on he does in the tut. here it is. http://www.blenderguru.com/videos/introduction-to-camera-tracking You should really start doing tutorials with blender!!!!!!!!!! :D
    ilaiya
    3 years ago
    No harm in doing some with 3d programs too...
    Hrvoje
    3 years ago
    I agree Ilaiya I use a combination of 3d programs and after effects but the most important thing is that you know what do you want to create a then start to think about various techniques on how to get it.....
    Emmanuel
    3 years ago
    I agree with Samuel on using Blender. Its free and can compete with many of the commercial 3D software out there. using 3d is great but it will put of guys who dont have commercial 3D software. With Blender, everyone will be able to follow your tutorial on AE and blender.
3 years ago
So many people tried to watch the preview it took YouTube down! LOL

Can't wait to check this one out :)
bichinl
3 years ago
Andre tu y tus putadas de tutoriales mediocres, nada que ver con los anteriores, puto!!
    Hugo
    3 years ago
    Menudo desagradecido ests tu hecho, para empezar tu no tendras ni pajolera idea de cmo hacer algo as. Y ahora me dirs que s...JA!

    Thanks for the tut Andrew!!!
    Hector
    3 years ago
    Menudo desagradecido ests t hecho, adems insultando por ofrecerte cosas....gratis? Lamentable.

    Thanks for this tutorial Andrew!!!
    Facundo
    3 years ago
    Menudo desagradecido estas tu hecho, insultar a alguien que te ofrece contenido totalmente....gratis? Lamentable.

    Thanks Andrew for this tutorial!!!
    FrancoPozo
    3 years ago
    Menudo desagradecido estas tu hecho...insultar a alguien cuando te ofrece cosas gratis.

    Thanks Andrew for this tutorial!!!
peter w
3 years ago
cool, very nice and handy. thanks. you,re the best
3 years ago
GREATTT Brother! Very nice!
3 years ago
Very cool stuff,asusual Great
Anthony Coffee
3 years ago
woot its like xmas morning!
Scott Jason
3 years ago
Top Cool Andrew good Job
Alex
3 years ago
Thank you very much Andrew!!!
Damb34
3 years ago
Good tutorial

-FROM FRANCE-
3 years ago
Fantastic :) the force is strong with this one :)
3 years ago
Finally, thanks Andrew.
Jason
3 years ago
Wow this looks good! I saw a similar shot in the breaking ny channel on youtube except the wing did not explode. but this look very much like the real thing!

This probably get annoying but....Whats up with eliment 3D?

I third that!
3 years ago
You have been missed!
3 years ago
awesome ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wq8qVKih9s check this out tell me what you think
    3 years ago
    great work keep it up look forward to you next project !
    Ailton
    3 years ago
    awesome video very good! (y)
    Harry
    3 years ago
    Awesome video Gabe, i have to say you are really talented at what you do but when it comes to football you cant better me! hehe!!

    also check out my motion graphics video out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxm6lYiGzWQ (not as good as yours tho mate)

    see you tomorrow!



    later!!
Javokhir Uzbekistan
3 years ago
special thank Andrew Kramer and videocopilot.net
3 years ago
wowowowowowow i love it, Il'try to make one in the weekend, thanks ak.
3 years ago
Your simply the BEST!!
caxum
3 years ago
Woo hoo #2. Very cool as always. Cant wait to recreate.
3 years ago
Sir, Very Nice Tutorial I Wating For This Tutorial a long Time.I Love Video Copilot.
Mike
3 years ago
Nice to see you're back Andrew! Excellent work, as always...any chance you could do a posting on your camera set ups? Be interesting to see how you set up your rig.
    Nathan
    3 years ago
    I second that!! That could be a tut. in itself!
    3 years ago
    Awesome man. These tutorials have helped me out so much. I recently did some VFX work for a Temple Run Movie trailer. Could never have done it w/o VideoCopilot. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDQDvGm0Va0
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