Recent Work: Fringe Fight the Future

So much has been going on lately! Returned from a fun and exciting show at NAB 2012, the new After Effects CS6 has been announced and I’ve also finished some new title work.

This new title sequence is certainly inspired by the original one I created over 4 years ago and was meant to feature the alternate future represented in the episode.

I’ve added some breakdowns for the work that was involved in the title as well! Plus there may be something interesting in the last credit…

Since I’m talking about intros, I also had the opportunity to create the opening title for the CBS show Person of Interest too. Watch That here.

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290 Comments

Bauer
6 months ago
Does anyone know if there is a tutorial out there on this (or a similar) Fringe intro?
I´d like to see how the z-space flow and zoom transformations were created in detail.
Paul
2 years ago
Andrew, I know you posted this a couple of years ago but I just wanted to say congratulations on making one of the most riveting 20 second broadcast intros in television history. Unfortunately I don't get it where I live so I watch Fringe on Netflix. It just loaded up a couple weeks ago so better late then never having loved it. I feel Fringe will be back on the big screen. Did you also do the floating text for the show? Could you post a tut on the design of effective intros and out-tros with the art of story telling? Thank you for all you've done for this community through the years.



Paul
2 years ago
MR.Andrew Kramer Please Tell Me Which college you went to and what course did you take in the college
Double R
2 years ago
Hey Andrew,
i have one Question.
Where did you get your music from?
Did you made it yourself?
If you made it yourself can you sell it please, because your tracks are so awesome!!!
Hope you response and sorry for my bad English :(
Raju
2 years ago
Great work Kramer...
JeNgFX
2 years ago
1500 fps what camera was used to film this? Arri?
2 years ago
wow.. priceless :-) same old plugins , but u still make a remarkable new work every time super one :)
elefant
2 years ago
I would like see tutorial from this..
Smith
2 years ago
Pls Kramer, can we get a tutorial on a flying wedding album with flipping
cory black
2 years ago
any chance you will be showing how you did the fence and barb wire or if anyone knows any tutorials out there how to create this effect? thank you so much it looks incredible
Aidil
2 years ago
Andrew,

Can you please do a tutorial about creating this opening titles?

It would so great if we knew how you achieved the various effects.

Cheers!
Granit Brovina
2 years ago
Really nice work Andrew Kramer ,since I've started watching Fringe I was trying to remake the intro with all the things I've learned from you ,and now I'm i'm finished.Here is the link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVxLsSaFXO0 , I hope that someone will like it XD.
sidney turner
2 years ago
I knew it! saw this a few weeks back and thought 'Andrew Kramer!?' You must be good if your work is identifiable. Cant wait to save up and buy some of your products.
arChie
2 years ago
Hi sir Andrew I am a very big fan of yours and I am wondering if you can teach us a step by step tutorials on how you created these cool fringe intros just like the regular tutorials we have on the website since it's been so long when we have the last one.

truly
-archie
MarkosShow
2 years ago
I am a fan of the show and this intro is AWESOME
Tom
2 years ago
Just Mind-Blowing ! I wish you'll break it down in a tutorial soon...
Youssef
2 years ago
this tweet shows his upcoming tutorial .. still now news for element :(
http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Jungle_w.mov
    Mr fizz
    2 years ago
    I think that is pure element!
2 years ago
Hey guys check it out its awesome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTqm0YsnqrM
;)
;)
;)
;)
    Chris
    2 years ago
    Really very nice!
andrew fan!
2 years ago
I wonder who is moderating the comments, i mean you ... yes you that wanna decide to accept or reject my comment! do you know where is andrew?? if so, accept my comment, otherwise reject it plz!
    John f.K
    2 years ago
    oh man, the comments are not being moderated anymore, and this is a bad news if you get the point!:(
Mukhtar
2 years ago
Hi...Very cool video....ANDREW WHERE ARE YOU???? Where new videos? where new tutorials???
Chris Francis
2 years ago
where are youuuuuuuu A N D R E W !!!?
Jay
2 years ago
I saw it last night. I can't wait to get my hands on new plugins!
Reza
2 years ago
What is the Element 3D plugin release date? Kramer, c'mon dude. I've bought practically all of your products & I'm very grateful for your talent in creating your tuts, plugins, blogs, etc.
We miss your jokes/humor in your tuts and of course your amazing knowledge of how you explain the technique. So, back to 3D Element. Any concrete info on your release? Thanks for ALL you & your team do for us. I'm much better at AE, because of you. Thanks again!! 3D Element....3D......Ele...ment
:)
Reza
2 years ago
What is the Element 3D plugin release date? Kramer, c'mon dude. I've bought practically all of your products & I'm very grateful for your talent in creating your tuts, plugins, blogs, etc.
We miss your jokes/humor in your tuts and of course your amazing knowledge of how you explain the technique. So, back to 3D Element. Any concrete info on your release? Thanks for ALL you & your team do for us. I'm much better at AE, because of you. Thanks again!! 3D Element....3D......Ele...ment
:)
one fo all
2 years ago
BTW..

most of us hade a wife - kids - work -
we have a life too..
we are not form Mars!!

but i think most of us don't ignore friends or clients!!!

WE are RESPECT PEOPLE!

and for those who spoke as a substitute for Andrew.. are you a secretary in videocopilot or ..at Andrew life!!!

Thanks for all..
Wil
2 years ago
Una belleza!!! Sin duda est entre los mejores que t hiciste.
A beauty! It is certainly among the best that you did.
3 years ago
Guys take a look at this :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B5ZQta2PME
Its awesome.
Alessandro
3 years ago
Well, taking the opportunity ... Here in Brazil, south of the country where I live, despite the tropical climate, eh colder region. Although we are almost at the beginning of our winter (between 01 and 18), has made ??summer days (20-30 ) great for outdoor shots, including the beach yet!
OK Andrew, let's go! 're hard to hold the class here! ;-)
Flo
3 years ago
Over here in Germany its pretty hot, too. And every evening comes another incredible heat thunderstorm. Good for capturing stock sounds... ;)
3 years ago
Hey,
Now that Andrew is busy doing something else, let US talk about something else interesting...
HOW IS THE WEATHER IN YOUR AREA EVERYONE???
MINE IS DANGEROUSLY HOT AND I CAN EVEN SEE THE HEAT IN FORM OF SMOKE LIKE IN WINTER SEASON...;D
    Zack
    3 years ago
    It's 68 degrees F with an onshore flow and marine layer here in San Diego. Winds are 5-10 mph from the NWW. I love thunderstorms and other atmospheric ELEMENTS. The nitrogen content in the air is 78%, with <1% of other trace ELEMENTS. The atmosphere is a very important ELEMENT of you daily lives, and we should take better care of it. Do you detect the ELEMENT of insinuation in my comment? Well...I'm just having fun.
    2 years ago
    WOW...nice responses! The weather here is around 97 degrees F . I guess that explains why I can see the heat ELEMENTS can be seen as form of smoke ELEMENTS like Trapcode Particular! Huh...that's a lot of ELEMENTS, isn't it???
    ;)
JeNgFX
3 years ago
This is one of my favorite show intros for years now and i didn't know Andrew was behind it!!! AWESOME!!!!

Andrew I know you are a busy guy so i will just put this question out for you to answer when ever you have the time. How did you combined the animated 3d camera for say the brain strands or tissue with your AE camera? Or this is just the same camera exported to AE and then accelerated or decelerated for each shot.

thanks!
    James
    3 years ago
    He didn't use a 3d program for any of it..was all done inside of after effects using Element for the 3d (logo, wall, brain strands...)
    JeNgFX
    2 years ago
    But element 3d wasn't created back when the first title was done, was it?
Flo
3 years ago
@ the real smithy:
This is a NEWS-Blog. That what youre looking for seems to be twitter.
Let the man gathering his stuff for the next big announcement.
alisher
3 years ago
hi. im from in tajikistan! i like very much u tutorial! Thnk u Andrew! You are the best)))
Yors de la jungla
3 years ago
Before launching a complex software product, and element3d seems to have a high level of complexity, theres a bunch of things to do before releasing the plugin.

This seems to be a good explanation for the lack of news on VCP
the real smithy
3 years ago
come on guys, andrew if your busy, get someone else to post news on the website. I've been coming here since the very start and although we are thankful and happy with your success, i do feel that being ignored is a bit rude. would be nice if you'd talk to us more often, even its about the weather. anyway we will (all) keep waiting. zzzzzz
djames04
3 years ago
why hath thou forsaken us? lol
David
3 years ago
andrew feening for tutorial
Alessandro Silvas
3 years ago
Without a doubt! but we, fans and admirers are very anxious ... no news
Flo
3 years ago
Well I think this is the deep breath before the plunge...

Im sure Element is a real game changer. Lets wait for that!

Soon ripe, soon rotten.
Haste makes waste.
Rome wasn't built in a day.

Its gonna be worthwhile... ;)
Alessandro Silvas
3 years ago
1 month without posting anything? concern to Andrew!
    OlympiaLogger
    3 years ago
    He has a wife and little kids -- he's busy working somewhere...

    ...trust me!
R-CANE
3 years ago
Just saw the trailoer for The Anchorman, has the VC signature all over it.
Daniel
3 years ago
ELEMENT? or something ? need my VCP fix LMAO
    JJ
    3 years ago
    Yeah, it's like a drug. And withdrawal is not fun!
    3 years ago
    And I, just like JJ (and many other people on here) keep coming back every day... Just to see if our 'dealer' has left us a package :)
Arundhati Patel
3 years ago
this is super impressive! I absolutely love your tutorials! i look forward to new things in the future :)
OlympiaLogger
3 years ago
FYI:

yellowguy just informed me on the Forum that AE has it's own CUDAcardSupported.txt file.

The GTX card has to be added to that list as well as PPro's list.

In AE it's at: c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS6\Supported Files\raytrace_supported_cards.txt
3 years ago
I really am convinced that the next post from Andrew will be 'the' release... *shudder*
OlympiaLogger
3 years ago
Has anybody else run into this...

CUDA shows up and works in PremiereProCS6 but not in After EffectsCS6. All I get in AE is OpenGL.

Is there a trick to get it to hook in AE?
jack
3 years ago
we all learning by VCP stuff .. no one deny that..!
So We are all indebted to Videocopilot .. Andrew and all the stuff! Right!

Thanks for sharing knowledge and have fun in learning..

If we asked about andrew we just ask for Friend's sake!!
For time that we all spent with andrew on line and he spent his time too!!
even we don't know andrew personaly!!

That's all about!!
3 years ago
Huh...it's funny how the first half section of the comments are about how cool the tutorial is and that A.K. should keep it up and the second half is about where is he and what's he doing. And in reply to those comments many are saying positive things about him and that he deserves some time off!
I LOVE IT!
And to Andrew- Whatever you are doing, don't give up...;D
Jody Black
3 years ago
Despite deserving one, i doubt he is resting.... most likely in the thralls of prepping for the release of Element 3D. Once they drop that then I am sure Andrew will take that long deserved holiday. Either this or he is making more magic for our screens and theatres!!!

Keep it up Andrew, we are all behind you on this one!
Tim
3 years ago
I definitely agree that Andrew is a hard working man and does deserve a break to relax. However I think it would be good for the videocopilot community if more regular updates were made. Surely Andrew would be able to trust a member of his team or a good friend to keep this place updated weekly. At the end of the day, the stronger and more vibrant the community is here, the more people will be invested in buying the latest products and plugins.

BTW, an update on Element 3D would be great btw ;)

Many thanks for all your hard work Andrew.
Steve Green
3 years ago
Maybe he's having a well-earned rest? Even if VCP never got updated again he deserves it.

I really don't understand this attitude of some people who believe a site that's given it's tutorials somehow owes something to them.
    James
    3 years ago
    I second that...
mario
3 years ago
I think After The " Mid-Air Emergency! " tutorial andrew
left to us a message that the copilot maby fall down!!

i hope that not true!!
Where are you andrew!!!?
i don't need tutorials we just need to bring you back!

copilot!
Bj
3 years ago
It's almost been a month since you uploaded something.What's going on?
dario benzini
3 years ago
andrew, where are you?
where are your new tutorials?
its about time that videocopilot ceased to be my homepage...
wakeup!!
saintlemon
3 years ago
Andrew ! ?ome back !Wake up!
Dave Starr
3 years ago
Yo ! Andrew ! Please come back ! where are you ? We miss some new tuts or at least any news ...
John Joseph
3 years ago
Hey are you okay :D

Its strange to open video copilot and can't find new news :)
Thanks man for your awesome website
just missed you & your awesome work
FaJak
3 years ago
hey with the hand got 6 fingers??? Andrew how much fingers you have ???
    3 years ago
    Andrew has the same amount of fingers as anyone else... However, his hands are a different shape to mere mortals so that he may use AE shortcuts more efficiently
L A Webley
3 years ago
Temporal Subdivide.

http://www.tsdapps.com/
abiddine
3 years ago
knock!knock!knock! Andrew, you dead or alive?
JJ
3 years ago
Andrew is a victim of his own success. He needs to clone himself a couple of times. One Andrew can post to the blog and make cool tutorials, one can work on cool plug-ins and the third can make cool VFX for movies and TV. Problem solved!
    JJ
    3 years ago
    Oops! He needs a fourth Andrew that can spend lots of quality time with his wife and kids.
Mons
3 years ago
Hey Andrew what is the name of the song used in the slo mo shots, it was relly cool, did you or someone on your team compose this or did you find it online, and if it is online care to share the link? Awesome work BTW.
TomAndrewKramerWannabe
3 years ago
If I didn't know better, I would bet that the new promo for "Storage Wars" came from the computer of Andrew Kramer.
OlympiaLogger
3 years ago
Is Element going to be awhile to market?
I'm being pressed for results right now.
By 'soon' my boss means, "Sometime near the end of next week.", so... should I wait, or start working with other apps like FreeFormPro?
    Steve Green
    3 years ago
    A couple of posts above mention June, but not when in June.

    That is still second-hand, I think we would have heard if it was going to be out sooner.
    OlympiaLogger
    3 years ago
    GREEN...

    Just got my CS6 upgrade. I had no idea there were this many changes in After Effects. RayTracing, 3DCameraTracking, really good extrusion.

    Can not wait to see what Kramer does with all this!!!
Daluz
3 years ago
Ok. I'll stop get in this site for news...I mean I'l try only 1 time per day rsrsrsr
MultiRealms
3 years ago
(assuming James is correct about these helicopters w/ textures )
If video copilot were to add a brain functionality to each particle ... the "indie" film industry would praise video copilot for basically giving it a mini and versatile "Massive Prime" -- It would definitely be a legendary.

There is a lot of ifs but its possible, anyhow very excited for this plugin! Thanks Video CoPilot team :D
    James
    3 years ago
    I think intelligent crowd simulation is asking a lot from a plug in that is going to cost about as much as dinner for 2...(Massive Prime is a 20,000$ license..) But he did use the particle system to generate a city that looked pretty amazing...
    Steve Green
    3 years ago
    Yeah, I think that's asking a lot - by the sounds of it, dumb crowds for distant shots would be doable, but you probably wouldn't need 3D particles for that.

    My big interest is how the 3D data is being read - obj sequences are a bit clunky to export. If it supports FBX that could be interesting.

    Also questions on what controls there are for the particles with regards to collision and directing them.

    It looks like it would be a good companion to 3D camera trackers, even just sticking proper 3D objects in live action, rather than 2D elements.
    James
    3 years ago
    If I remember correctly he said it would support .obj and native C4d (since they cant seem to get their obj export system right...) From the look of the interface, It looks like you could do a lot from within the plug-in without ever having to import models, although I think the import feature is very powerful.
    But what I found most impressive was the render times. A lot of the examples he was showing would take days/weeks to render using traditional methods(and we're not talking just shiny marbles here...). Element somehow achieves a near level of quality in minutes.
    As far as true collision detection, that's another feature that would slow everything to a crawl, but he seems to have gotten around the heavy calculations with very convincing trickery.
    Animation of the "particles" doesn't seem to be limited in any way.
3 years ago
Nice work tonight Andrew with Element3D you truly pushed the envelope. I wish I could give you my money now!!!
    JJ
    3 years ago
    So... did he mention a release date?
    James
    3 years ago
    He said it's slated for a June release but didn't give an exact day...
James
3 years ago
Allright people...I just got back from DMA LA where Andrew presented Element, and all I can say is HOLY SH&*T...IT IS AMAZING..You have no idea what you're in for...i'm still in shock at what he was able to do with this plug-in..GAME CHANGER
    JJ
    3 years ago
    Is there video of this alleged presentation?
    James
    3 years ago
    It was an Adobe event and no recording devices were allowed...but this thing was rendering fully rigged blackhawk helicopters with textures inside of AE..
Johnny
3 years ago
Does anyone that went LA to see the presentation?
Any release date for element or something?
    Johnny
    3 years ago
    Did anyone go LA to see the presentation, sorry my bad english
duoglas
3 years ago
andrew is that the back of your head in the prison camp? lol
Tomi_SI
3 years ago
Hey Andrew is Element 3d taking so long to relees, cause jou built some Raytracing funktionality in? I think it would be great now that CS6 supports it. And you haw a early insight cous you ar a part of the beta testers for CS6
jonny rue
3 years ago
we want the new 3d plug-in!
Bj
3 years ago
This is cool and all but when are you going upload something new.
    Jonny
    3 years ago
    He doesn't owe you anything. Be grateful for everything that's up here.
3 years ago
Check Out This Video!
And report any suggestions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBIYcJSEGfs

Take a look!
    Zack
    3 years ago
    Interesting video, however, I can definitely tell 80% of this was made from presents from Video Copilot. You also took the Action Essentials promo music. In the future, if you want to make something REAL good, make it original. Change up the camera angles, the flares, the music, colors, particle systems. Just because you are given presents and you change one thing doesn't mean it is automatically considered your own creation. Think bigger. Check out one of my videos for examples of using Video Copilot advice and making original videos.
    Steve
    3 years ago
    I've seen that you postet already at the last blog. I've also seen that many many many users tried to tell you to make something own and don't sell AKs templates as your own. No i see that you are unteachable.

    My suggestion: Make something own or let it be.
3 years ago
Hey Andrew so I was just passing through and I'd thought you'd like to hear that I placed in a local contest! I used your twitch plug-in and sound fx in the video and thought you might appreciate having a look :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsIqX0QTdKQ

Keep doing what you do and thanks a bunch!
- John Yacano
Boxer
3 years ago
Please Andrew Kramer comeback soon.We miss you very much.we hope to see you and keep it up.
    JJ
    3 years ago
    The heck with Andrew, I just want to see Element 3D!
Woodman
3 years ago
It's nice to see that Andrew Kramer is so busy working for the big screen and stuff.

but I just miss the good ol' times with blog updates at least every week, and awesome tutorials.

hope to see you back soon!
louis
3 years ago
friks
3 years ago
Hi, when the optical flares for the cs6 will release?

thanks
ehsan
3 years ago
100 years later:
new tutorial: nothing
where are you andrew ???
    daoyan_sh
    3 years ago
    well.. maybe he have a life... or maybe he have a wife, maybe two daughters and also maybe he have a job too.... So maybe he is very very busy. So respect that and be patient or try something by yourself, waiting for tutorials you just loosing money from your client because you prefer wait a tutorial than work...
Lyndon
3 years ago
One of these years :)
Ryan
3 years ago
I'd be interested in knowing how long it took to produce an opening sequence. Andrew, when they hire you, what is the deadline on something like this? Do you develop the concept with them, or are you given creative license to develop your own look? When you get the footage for the sequence, is already color corrected, or do you do that as well? I think many of us would be interested in the process, in addition to the great effects.

As always, it's very impressive work. I must have watched the person of interest intro sequence at least 20 times pausing it at points to get a look at the various elements composited into the shots. And some of those shots are cut pretty quickly, yet still have many composited elements. Goes to show you, no shot is too small to add great design elements to.
3 years ago
GriM, ok I agree with That but....I thought there were going to be more like the women shatter effect. But my point is That it feels that videocopilot is slowly stopping the tutorials. And don't get me wrong i love all THE stuff from videocopilot. But the main reason I visit this site is for the tutorials.
M.Rais
3 years ago
hi Andrew,your work is always good and u will be always the best thanks for showing new ideas and creation in after effect
Leo
3 years ago
very nice................
Oleg
3 years ago
Hello, Andrew! I'm from Russia. I write very cool song in Inglish. And I want to shot (with my friends) videoclip on this my audiotrack. Your VIDEOCOPILOT very strong changed my life, you opened for me a new horizons for new ideas. And your tutorials help me to composite what I want.
Could you tell me what methods I can to receive a glossy shots? I have the budget foto/video cam.
Thanks!
Jerry
3 years ago
Andrew, those clips are superb. It is great to know that those producers know talent when they see it and use you to create things for them. You are simply amazing.
Al
3 years ago
Hello Andrew,are optical flares,twitch and sure target plugins compatible with after effects cs6 ?
Dom
3 years ago
Wow, this is awesome. Your work just keeps getting better and better. By the way I noticed your name on the credits for the new mission impossible film. ;)
3 years ago
sooooooo, what about demoncam??? Did you stop that project? What about all off the tutorials you promised? Don't get me wrong, I understand that your very busy. But it feels like videocopilot is slowly stopping the tutorials and so it feels like the old videocopilot is dying :( I sure don't hope so.
    Boxer
    3 years ago
    Yes you says the right thing i also notice that.We are all waiting for the new tutorial.
    griM
    3 years ago
    lucien,
    See tutorials 118, 119, 120, 122, 124. All were spawned from the Demoncam project. Exactly how many were you looking for?
nitzan
3 years ago
what is the name of the second music?
    Martin
    3 years ago
    That interested me too,,,,, whats the second Music ????
3 years ago
Hey, AK, was just thinkin... would you do an awsome tutorial of destroying a vehicle or falling a building like they do when shooting for accidents scenes. I would appreciate.
Thanx
3 years ago
andrew..... we want element 3d.... please dnt make us wait too long
Craig
3 years ago
Gorgeous and talented. Very jealous! I always look forward to the opening credits of the "out of time" episodes, and this was just amazing!
Adittya
3 years ago
Awesome Work..^^ yeah! exactly..i thought AE was complicated but your tutorials made it easier for me...so..i would love some maya 3d tutorials which are widely used now..
Thank you..
3 years ago
Awesome nice 3d action Andrew, i like the slow zoom out quality.
Great job i have to buy the CS6.
3 years ago
Awesome as usual. Andrew I wish you do tutorials for more advanced software like Maya and 3Ds in the future. Thanks.
Jeremyczh
3 years ago
Just wondering, when is Element 3D coming out?
3 years ago
grenades inspired by Shell Shocked



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi6ZaKy4bN8
    Jorge
    3 years ago
    videocopiloto.webnode.com? Videocopiloto? are you kidding?
    3 years ago
    inspirado in de vdeo co-piloto
    3 years ago
    inspired by video copilot
    3 years ago
    "Inspired by video copilot"? You should be ashamed of yourself.
    Steve
    3 years ago
    Your Video is really reall really bad. It's just a really really reall bad copy of AKs vid.

    BTW: Really, you should be ashamed because of "videocopiloto"
genner
3 years ago
the first time i saw this intro while watching fringe i remembered andrew kramer... hahahahaha now i know why...
Aron
3 years ago
Looking forward to the tutorial Andrew. Very nice work!:)
3 years ago
i've just came from the movie BattleShip, and in every single frame i saw the optical flares effect.It is Reely cool plugin , great job Andrew...(i know it's irrelavent with the topic but i just wanted to say that:/ )
Albert DeLancey
3 years ago
Does the new 3d extrusion in AE CS6 compare to the Element Plugin, or is there much more that meets the eye. I guess that the mystery will live on until next time.
3 years ago
I recently started watching Person of Interest. I wondered if you had made the opener because of the use of twitch. Looks really good! Did you also use plexus?

I am excited for Element3D I don't think anyone has ever made anything as good as it looks. Looking forward to the release.
OlympiaLogger
3 years ago
Good to see you've included a FEMA Camp in the piece.

Even if people deny it, it'll at least give them a sense of what's just around the corner.
eljauzaa
3 years ago
can u tell us which part that u create with element 3d?
very talented work AK. good job. and i saw ur name in mission impossible ghost protocol.really awesome.
Zack
3 years ago
Dude, I think I'll start watching Fringe. Andrew doesn't get involved with anything unless it's good.

BTW, I LOVE Optical Flares. It's fantastic. I made a music video to the song Blow Me Away, but the band scenes were too bland, so I added major color correction and flares, and it looks so legit! THANK YOU!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54YeBEsj1OM

I'm getting ready to buy Element with CS6. Been saving up.
    Henk
    3 years ago
    If you have no scientific background, fringe is quite watchable.
ckeong
3 years ago
will videocopilot release ipad app version ? cause now ipad can't play the video tutorial. thanks
3 years ago
Very nice.

I was just wondering if you were involved with any of the motion graphics used during the episodes of Person Of Interest? They have lots of satellite and timeline graphics which look like they might have been given the Copliot touch.
3 years ago
MR.Andrew Kramer Please Tell Me Which college you went to and what course you take in the college.
Youssef
3 years ago
thats strange ... important news about element on the 15 of may posted on his facebook and not posted on his website .. Awkward
3 years ago
Wait a damn second! Were you the man who made Eric the Midget's head explode?!
AGNIV
3 years ago
HEY I AM A GREAT FAN OF ANDREW KRAMMER. AND RECENTLY I STARTED WORKING ON VFX STUFF..PLEASE CHECK THIS VIDEO AND TELL HOW DOES IT LOOK...ITS MY FIRST AFTER EFFETCS AND CINEMA 4D INTEGRATION...

https://vimeo.com/41150499
Roy
3 years ago
awesome job, number 1 source visual fx on the web
3 years ago
wow i love the bulb at the end, the effects inside is striking, but will take me weeks to achieve that unfortunately.
Jerard
3 years ago
very nice=) but the way it looks,very high rendering power, can you make a tut for it? quite ambitious=)
Jerard
3 years ago
element... a punch in the moon=,(
meta
3 years ago
Simply Simply
10/10
Stephen Cook
3 years ago
You did the intro to Person of Interest?! Ah, love that show. Even though I record it, I still sit there and watch the intro every time just because it's so cool. Probably the best I've ever seen besides Survivor.
3 years ago
Awesome job man... You are awesome actually...
Mmmm... when comes the tutorial for those things???
Thank you very much and pllllzzzz keep up the great work!!!
chris
3 years ago
Andrew, I hope your web hosting company is prepared for the onslaught of traffic that a release of Element will bring upon them :) - Money in hand...just waiting for a link, my friend! :)

-Chris
Eric
3 years ago
Would you be so kind as to tell me the name of the plugin used for the node based designs behind the title at the end of the Person of Interest one? I've forgotten what it's called. Thank you.
    Ricky
    3 years ago
    I think it is "Nodes" from noise industries.
    3 years ago
    Ummm... I thought it was Plexus, I don't think Nodes is actually 'capable'
    3 years ago
    Yes, Plexus is the main tool of the making of, but there's a huge work with the AE tools itself, like traking, null objects, 3D wire nets, expresions... It's a gigactic amount of work in there. In fact, there is a lot of work only with Plexus (the plug-in alone doesn't make miracles).
Crushkd
3 years ago
Andrew, those 2 guys, Orci and Kurtzman are doing damn near everything in film and TV right now. Seems like you are in like Flynn with them. I guess that is why a lot of your products show up in almost everything on camera nowadays, huh. Everybody is thinking Bad Robot but they need to be thinking Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci for those who dont know, check executive producers for all shows/films and you will be amazed how many these guys are behind
Mac
3 years ago
I was just curious what camera you use for the 1500 fps slow-mo.
Alex T
3 years ago
First Time i saw the fringe title i was surprised because they have not changed it in years (except for the old episodes) But i am kind of pissed at the fact that they have CS6 now because i just got CS5 and i don't want to upgrade. Its like apple products they keep making new stuff before you have time to get used to it
RIcky
3 years ago
Andrew, can you shed some light on how long this took you to create, Concept to final render?
fred
3 years ago
OPTICAL FLARES ON AVENGERS THE MOVIE !!!
Angel
3 years ago
When can we expect Plug-in upgrades for CS6?
austin
3 years ago
Hey! does adobe after effects cs6 only work for 64 bit or will it work with 32 bit operation systems too????
3 years ago
wheres the LIKE button? =)
Greetings from Brazil!
Brendan
3 years ago
This blows my mind that you can do this,I am truely inspired by work you do like This film. Thumbs up to the plug-in as well!!
JeffO
3 years ago
Andrew, I took advantage of your NAB sale last week and I already recieved the Ultimate 10-Pack. What a great deal, it will keep me occupied for weeks!!! Also, it is very interesting to me that the title work for my two favorite shows are done by my favorite AE tutor. Do you happen to do the titles for "Supernatural"? It reminds me of your style for sure. I also think that the CW is hooked on Twitch for all of their show teasers.
Later Gator!
    redinou
    3 years ago
    i think he do more work for Bad robot (fringe, person of interest, even mission impossible: ghost protocol.. who knows ^^)
DAVID C
3 years ago
Love your work Andrew, I'm one of your newer recruits on the blog lol!

I noticed on AE CS6 there is a built in 3D Camera Tracker, is that similar to the camera tracker product advertised on this site for $250? If so I think they should have a sale on it! Also is CS6 actually out yet or am I missing where it shows the release dates?!
Flip
3 years ago
Fringe is the only show of which I never skip the intro.
Jason
3 years ago
great work Andrew! Did you do all the post on that or did your team help?


I love how you rub it in with the element bit. its not even out yet and you put element 3D as the plugin used! classic!
Connor
3 years ago
Has the introduction of CS6 slowed the production of Element?
Patrick S.
3 years ago
How excatly is Andrew Kramer I mean the guys awesome and works on these big projects; he can't just be a regular freelancer right?
    Patrick S.
    3 years ago
    Sorry *Who
    Simon Glover
    3 years ago
    You're right... He's actually a time Lord! He just likes a little time away from creating galaxies and stuff so he does some tutorials for us every now and again! XD Thanks heaps Andrew :)
Dago
3 years ago
Ive been watching every single episode of person of interest and also ive been watching this site for the last 4 years and i never thought that you were the guy using plexus and creating this amazing intro.
Thanks andrew for the nice work!!!! :D
the real smithy
3 years ago
ok andrew your starting to scare me of how good your really getting. great work. as for the other one 'persons of interest', that looks exhausting just watching all the fx needed. tracking gone crazy on that one, great stuff.
3 years ago
Wow, motion design with an impact. Packs a serious punch! Ouch my jaw man;-)

Oliver
Mathis
3 years ago
An Amazing work Andrew! Like ever! I'm really exiting to see your next tutorial!
3 years ago
Good Andrew, looking forward for the original one tutorial
Markus
3 years ago
IT IS AWESOME! i wanted to ask if it was your work the moment i saw it, but i didnt know where to post

is there a hidden message like the original one? because i couldnt find one
jkadamM
3 years ago
Comon Andrew, 'unleash the kraken' and let this revolutionary plug-in change the industry :)
Stunning graphics!
Inspiring work.
3 years ago
OMG! Great sweet work! Incredible, fluid and nice... Someone said: -It's all about compositing... Take my money and release ELEMENT 3D.

Regards!
Adnan
3 years ago
Amazing work
did you create the neurons and the 3d text using element 3d?
3 years ago
Ill expect a tutorial?
3 years ago
Cs6 For 32 bits there?
It was a beautiful movie
3 years ago
Cool Andrew... you going to tell me everything bar the walls in this title was produced in After Effects!???

Sean
    3 years ago
    Nope.. He's going to tell you that everything INCLUDING the walls were produced inside of AE! Good Times!
    L A Webley
    3 years ago
    Haha. Wayne, that made me splutter my coffee.
Nabilus
3 years ago
Hey Andrew,
Your Person of Interest clip was very impressive, keep it up man, things you don't advertise are so good !!!!
Jay
3 years ago
I'm half way through season 3 now and I noticed there was a Kramer's warehouse and someone called Kramer in the show.
Lee Sherman
3 years ago
Is somebody's new plug-in going to be a stock plug-in with AE CS6? They should swap out all the CC plug-ins for VC plug-ins :)
eightoeight
3 years ago
HA... I was wondering who did the Person of Interest intro... I'm actually the one that does all of finch's screens...
3 years ago
hey mate, great work. wish some day I could work with/for you. can't wait to see element. I was going to buy particular but I am going to purchase element instead as I think it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better.
Youssef
3 years ago
Hey Andrew .. Can you say Hi to me
Jack
3 years ago
Hmmm A Few teasers for a few new video copilot products perhaps. Im hooked. I Think ill have to start making daily visits :)
Jack H
3 years ago
WOW! They would make AE cs6 so soon! They just came out with cs5.5! I'm tired of updating.
KC Taylor
3 years ago
4-A! Awesome As Always Andrew!!
TimCreed
3 years ago
I. Want. Element. Great work as always and thanks for showing us a bit more on what Element can do!
    Jack H
    3 years ago
    It will come. SRSly. Trust me, if it came out now, it wouldn't be nearly as good as if it came out later.
    TimCreed
    3 years ago
    Oh I know. =) Just a little excited that's all. haha
3 years ago
I would like to say something meaningful but all I can think of......I am speechless. Great Job Andrew.
3 years ago
Is there a chance for any of this clips like the one with water and ice in special great free pack to download 1080p ;) ?
KJ
3 years ago
So I finish a new title set, and think I have done everything in after effects. And then you throw this beautiful piece of work in. It looks terrific. Can't wait to get element.
Michael Narlock
3 years ago
How did you do the fly through the neurons? Were those modeled in 3dsmax? If so, how'd you do it?
3 years ago
Hi
Are You For The Release Of Element 3d Wait For the new After Effects CS6 announcing ?
    Sibiloo
    3 years ago
    akhe azize man! chi gofti akhe??na namusan chi gofti alan??

    sorry guys ... i think he wanted to ask "do you wait for the announcement of AE CS6 to release the plugin?"
JEEK
3 years ago
Am I the only one who noticed how huge the guy's head stayed while it zoomed out to the crowd of people? :-P

Otherwise, superb work Andrew. I look forward to Element 3D.
Kai
3 years ago
Since no 3d program was listed, was Element 3d was used for the neurons and Fringe title?
    kai
    3 years ago
    oh, and the barbed wire!
L A Webley
3 years ago
Excellent work as always. I really enjoy Fringe & Person Of Interest and Andrew Kramer's involvement and my membership of this website makes me feel a warped sense of pride & ownership.

I always say to the people I happen to be watching these shows with that, "That's the guy from Video Copilot. He made this."
Jason
3 years ago
I love Fringe I had no idea you did the title! Very cool. Did you use the fall off preset in the original?
farshad
3 years ago
hoooooooooooo
very nice work !
Haris
3 years ago
In which Footage is Element 3D used? By the way Most Epic Intro Ever Man :D
Alex
3 years ago
Man... I really want Elemental 3D, any release date planned yet? :D:D:D:D, I CANT WAIT >:[
Brandon Sirota
3 years ago
This is like a mini gift for my birthday, I love Fringe but more so your work!!

As always great work Andrew, hope to actually meet you some day, and maybe even work together.. Till Then, I'll keep watching the site.
Oliver
3 years ago
Hi Andrew. When do you release Element 3D?
Max
3 years ago
About the dry ice and light bulb at the end - next action essentials?
3 years ago
Je suis franais et je suis vraiment fan de tous se que tu fait cela me fascine tellement tu est monstrueusement fort et que chaque ide que tu dveloppe se transforme en chef d'oeuvre te contacter serait pour moi un honneur =) merci

Vincent Geffray

I am French and I'm really a fan of all is that you do that fascinates me so much you is monstrously hard and you developed each idea becomes a masterpiece would contact you for an honor =) thank you

Vincent Geffray
Muralidharan
3 years ago
particularly the music
Muralidharan
3 years ago
it is interesting. But as for as your ability it sounds years
Jonathan
3 years ago
I've got two words for you. So pro!
3 years ago
I cant Wait for Element 3D!!!
Dan
3 years ago
What camera was used for the 1500 fps shots?
Bob Orlic
3 years ago
That's brilliant as always! I still love the 1980s FRINGE tv intro you made, keep up the excellent work!
James
3 years ago
Amazing work...love the breakdown at he end. (Have my credit card loaded and ready for Element!)
3 years ago
Looks amazing. I love Fringe and this fits so well. Can't wait to put hands on element. This did give me some ideas for a new logo treatment I want to do soon...
3 years ago
Oooooo! Very nice indeed.
Joey Joe-Joe Jr. Shabadoo
3 years ago
"Fight the future"? Wasn't that the name of the first X-Files movie? ;D Anyway, great work Andrew!
3 years ago
Andrew, any thoughts on the AE6 camera tracker vs. The Foundry's camera tracker? Should I jump on The Foundry's camera tracker or save my $$$ towards AE6? I just bought your Optical Flares w/ both pro presets. Your site is one of the very best for VFX education and professional resources! Thank you!
    P4INKiller
    3 years ago
    Knowing Adobe, their camera tracker is probably the exact same one made by The Foundry.
vinit
3 years ago
EXCITED!!!! u always blow my mind with your projects. how do u imagine all this???
JackieNP
3 years ago
Thanks for breakdown. It's very exciting.
3 years ago
Wow beautiful work
I loved the breakdown so much
really great work Andrew :)
Good luck
Dumisani
3 years ago
Wow!!! this is awsome job
Diane
3 years ago
What a treat to see the new title in last week's episode. I especially like the new logo and that the key words refer to what we've lost.

BTW, will you be able to tell us about your work experience on Ghost Protocol? Congrats on your affiliation with Bad Robot Optical! That made watching the credits worthwhile!
3 years ago
look nice but i like the original one
the sound is not realy match
but thanks
Shawn
3 years ago
I really like the FRINGE intros you've done, and this is no exception! Well done. What is written on some of the fringe fragments (looks like maybe it says fringe (I see a G and an E ). Love the concertina wire - that's used to good effect. Nice job. Have a great day!
3 years ago
Impressive work. Any news regarding the release date of Element 3D. Cant wait to try it! :)
Mansooryan
3 years ago
oooh .. I'm fan of Fringe series .. and this is epic .. and Element 3d !!!! I don't have any words to say ((silence ))
Sing
3 years ago
That's awesome,like always.
That's very quilt here lately?so after your busy work lately,would you take some time on VC,i mean,give us more
suprise like before.
Marcus Samuel-Gaskin
3 years ago
When I saw that for the first time last weekend, I thought "That's the back of Andrew Kramer's Head!" :-)
Omizu
3 years ago
Nice work and it's cool that Fox ask for new title for it's Fringe show but Andrew (if I may :)) that's hard to tell us you used Element for this new title after let us wait almost one year for it :)
3 years ago
My jaw dropped when I saw this on Friday's episode. Awesome work!

Did you have any part in the new 3D functionalities in AE CS6? It would't be surprising
that they came banging down your doors after you initially announced Element 3D. Would be awesome if it came with CS6.
Nikolaus
3 years ago
Hey, great work. And very great use of Action Essentials!

But hey, what's this: http://vimeo.com/40926302

Great work. A lot of tracking! Love it!
3 years ago
That's nice, great work! How much you will earn a job like that?
Siavosh
3 years ago
Nice job Andrew like many times.We all L0vE VIDEO COPILOT ...
PureMotion
3 years ago
Great job as always Andrew!
Btw... is the part from 0:04 to 0:06 done with element or in a 3d app? ^.^
3 years ago
Lovely work. Thanks for the breakdown. Interested to hear how the light bulb is done. It looks real, naturally, but I've been fooled before. Some black powder in the bulb itself?
    3 years ago
    It is a special bulb that just explodes when you turn it on. I think it is called a Flash Bulb... good for horror movies!
    Joe P.
    3 years ago
    Flash Bulb as in what used to be used on way old school photo cameras? Nice to know they're still made in some form. Perhaps if there was a supplement to Action Essentials it may be included (hint, hint...)
Ben Jones
3 years ago
hey Andrew, Nice work. Did you use cs6 for the extruded text or elements? Or are you going to leave us all in suspense :P

btw... I found an app with you written all over it on the app store the other day... not literally (I think).. but yea.. Bad Robot, blowing up cars and stuff. Nice one.
3 years ago
Awesome work!! That is fun to see how you made the shots, and I will chime in as well about Element 3D. I can't wait! :)
3 years ago
Grrreat titles! And thanks for the NAB discount, by the way ! I ordered Action Essentials 2 and I can't wait 'till it gets here !!
Nuke 1st
3 years ago
is element 3d in python code? ..ask sergio please...!
3 years ago
Well, everyone is talking about Element 3D, but I am way more interested in the live footage. Any way to get that (without timeremaps)
3 years ago
hello, Andrew how did you make the particles forming into Fringe is it done in 3dsmax pls make a tutorial for that
tosan nick oru
3 years ago
Amdrew you rock... I wishing I could find time and come to the states filor a one on one lecture with the master.. Keep up the good work. Can wait to get my hands on ELEMENT 3D.
3 years ago
"plugin used : element 3d"

Hum, interesting ...

I want this plugin !
Lynton Brown
3 years ago
Very slick. I hope your new app for the 3d BGs isn't too far away. Looks awesome.
3 years ago
Beautiful work and the music fits in so well. Would love to know which parts were made with element
    3 years ago
    Suppose, it is the neural net at the start of the trailer.
3 years ago
You know your name is Andrew Kramer when work you did over freakin' 4 years ago inspires your new work. What in God's name are you Andrew? Honestly? A robot?

Just kidding bro, Enjoyed the breakdown much. Hopefully with CS6 coming we'll be getting an update on "You know what" since I'm guessing CS6 compatibility was one of the reasons holding you guys back from saying anything about it. That and being the perfectionists that all you over at VideoCopilot are.
Alex
3 years ago
WOW! Very nice work!!!
Jez
3 years ago
Both of those are awesome! Love the breakdown in Fringe. Thanks
3 years ago
I guess you'll be gearing up for the new Star Trek titles as well.
3 years ago
Nice work Andrew. You just have to tease us though with element 3d being one of the plug-ins used! Seriously, very impressive work!
    3 years ago
    Thanks Ben! We are very happy with the new plug-in Element and I wouldn't be surprised if a big announcement was going to happen soon. I will say no more :)
    Ian
    3 years ago
    whooo hooo getting really excited! Awesome stuff Andrew!
    3 years ago
    Hah, exactly my thoughts when I saw it on T.V. It reminded me at once of the teaser picture Andrew twittered. Looks nice!
    My other hunch about the "Fringe" letters and the cartoon pluging from red giant appears to be wrong.
    3 years ago
    Looking so much forward to try out the new CS6 :-)
    3 years ago
    I'm from Italy and every time I see Fringe on tv, I say "hey it'a an AK stuff this awesome intro"... ehehehe I love you!
    3 years ago
    Hi there, Andrew.

    Your work, as always, is pretty amazing. I remember I thought you should be involved in the Person of Interest intro the first time I saw it. Your use of Plexus plug-in is fantastic, congrats.

    And about the new intro for Fringe... Well, amazing, or course. The 3D layer of the "freedom" word seems a little odd to me, but this is a matter of taste, I guess. Very good work anyway.

    And I am pretty sure you are involved in the set extension scenes of this episode of Fringe, right? Maybe all of them are yours, I'm not sure, but there are a few Action Essentials 2 clips in there, I promise.

    Well, my last micro-creation has nothing to do against your amazing work, but maybe you guys will enjoy it:

    http://vimeo.com/40533812

    I hope so.

    Thanks for the breakdowns, btw. The lamp clip is fabulous! And as always, excuse me for my poor level of English, please.
    3 years ago
    Yeah I'm so excited to see we're closer to the release of the plugin that's gonna make all our lives so much better!
    vinit kalsi
    3 years ago
    nice one CROBLEX.....gr8 impressive work!!
    3 years ago
    Tease! But still amazing work Andrew. And I BETTER hear about a release for Element 3d. Like now. Or I'll... complain on the blog! But seriously, Element is gonna be awesome, now just to convince my boss to buy it!
    3 years ago
    Thank you, vinit kalsi!
    Arren C.
    3 years ago
    wow, I'm guessing that Element 3D was used for that water orb, the title, and all of the people in the camp.
    Dan
    3 years ago
    I'm guessing Element was used for "second phase" with the spindly structures and perhaps the title coming together (maybe extruded text CS6?), but the zoom sequence with the people I don't think would require Element as those were all 2 layers.
    Dan
    3 years ago
    Yeah after trying AE CS6, I highly doubt Andrew used the extruded text for this intro
    Caine
    3 years ago
    I agree with Ben on all accounts. It is nice work. Very nice! BUT, more importantly, I can't believe Element 3D is already in action but we can't buy it yet!!! :(

    I'm holding my breath over here!!! :)
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