Upcoming FX

Sam Loya is back and this time it’s temporary! Recently we took to the streets with our 2-man crew of myself and Sam Loya to shoot a fun scene where bad things happen. Shot everything handheld with a small shoulder rig, 5D and 2 lenses. (16-35 and 85mm) More updates coming soon.

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2 years ago
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199 Comments

ali
2 years ago
Where can this video Rabbynm!

help me please
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,

do you do always great tutorials. The videos help me in my work as cutter.

Thanks
2 years ago
when are we gonna see this???
Ezza
2 years ago
hey sam tsup? i need my own effects how can i do? sorry!
Adarsh
2 years ago
I did a wall breaking shot because of a robot running thro it in max and here’s the link,
http://youtu.be/KpPSfB4AJKk
that shot is towards the end of the video.
let me know what you think
Greets
Raw-ed bros.
2 years ago
Been waiting for this video for a long time now. Doesn't seem like its coming. Andrew must have forgotten about this.
2 years ago
When you say 5D you mean Mark II or Mark III ?
Dustin
2 years ago
Hey Andrew, the thing that always strikes me about your pictures from frames in your little shorts is how the skintones look. I know you're shooting with a 5D and some sweet glass but i'm really dying to figure out how you get those skintones the way they are..
2 years ago
Hello??? when's it coming? Been checking everyday :P
Frank
2 years ago
Hot Dog! Looking forward to it bromigo.
RG
2 years ago
hey Andrew whats up r u gonna doing tutorial DVD for element ?? cause if you provide something like strong tutorial will make a lot of ppl buy element and the tutorial on the site not enough for huge plugin like element and with element u already had 2 of the best 3 plugin for AE so u need to make the tutorial DVDs
Jovica
2 years ago
Hey Andrew, how can I change the anchor point inside Element? Please reply! Thanks!
Jason Washington
2 years ago
Speaking of Sam Loya, I found a Left 4 Dead 3 Trailer featuring Sam!! Thought you guys might like it if you haven't seen it. ENJOY!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DehTfnzqDDg&feature=relmfu
exel13
2 years ago
Andrew maybe you should give us a tutorial about how you color correct and grade like this -_- ;p
David
2 years ago
looks great! poor Sam I hope nothing happens bad ;)
EJ3D
2 years ago
Hey Andrew, I have a question.... How can I change the anchor point inside Element? Reply please. Thanks! :)
Daniel Holst
2 years ago
Hi,
just wondering.

did you use a reflector to balance the light between the sun and the shadow on his face,

i can't seem to get the right exposures on my 5d
Almost Darkslide
2 years ago
Here's my last clip, camera tracking + Element object.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3e3j4H5r_c

Comments are welcome.
Regards
AD
    2 years ago
    If you tracked that.....good job!
    Almost Darkslide
    2 years ago
    Of course I did the tracking, who else? :-) It was hard though, always had an error greater than 2 pixels... now my tracking skills are better, next clip will be longer!
    2 years ago
    I wasn't sure if the camera movement was original, or an afterthought with an exaggerated expression. :0)
    Ed
    2 years ago
    Nice work. You're putting the prop department out of a job :)
Steve Green
2 years ago
He may have phrased it better but I'll side with Onyxfire on his basic sentiments... there are a number of posters here who feel entitled, and just want a new toy to claim rather than do anything for themselves.

I half expect them to ask for their jigsaws to come ready-assembled as well.
    Ed
    2 years ago
    I agree with Steve and Onyxfire. Instead of complaining about the frequency of free tutorials, people should be practicing,experimenting, and showing what their imagination can produce with VCP tools and techniques.
Hi .. Here is my new 3D work. It's a still image done with 3Ds Max and optimized in AE with some "Video Copilot Optical Flares" .. Hope you'll like it .. cheers !
http://youtu.be/l5h0fhdEZMM
christian apaza
2 years ago
fascinante proyecto. Con elements tendremos para viciar durante mucho tiempo, saludos arequipa peru .
Great plugin elements , congratulation
HUGO STRANGE
2 years ago
HEY GUYS !!! Read this !! :

Andrew Kramer on twitter:
"Traveling to NYC for a couple of days. Camera Gear at the ready, Epic with Ruby wide angle lens. Shooting for a new TV intro."

Got it ?!

He does more then stay online to refresh his browser to answer every question. You guys should watch movies..do what ever else you need to do to get inspiration. Re-read the blogs for answers ...or you could press control "F" in type in key words to search blogs.

Relax !! the videos will get released when they get released , but the bills have to be paid first (new TV intro)

Until then, keep up with Christian Michael he's into some cool stuff with ELEMENT3D.

I made my first 3D model yesterday with strictly E3D...it was just a barrel container ;-) I know easy as heck..but I was inspired to try and create 3D models using only E3D "I learned a lot in the process" ...thanks Christian,Josh ;-)
    2 years ago
    Why thank you so much for the vote Hugo. Very much appreciate it. SOOOooooooo where is this barrel you speak of? :0)
2 years ago
Are you using a 50mm prime as one of your two lenses and then a 35-108mm or something?
Jason
2 years ago
Any news on the matte painting comp or upcoming competitions?
Brian
2 years ago
Andrew probably went on a well deserved sabatical after the Element3D launch
iman barati
2 years ago
Hi andrew . veri nice job . h am crezy
ShahabG
2 years ago
This FX will never come out.
    Kramer’s Evil Twin
    2 years ago
    A bit like the promised 'Train Vanishing point' promised a couple of months back? unless this is said tutorial? maybe a teaser video would ease a bit of this tension? although I expect the man is busy on Pro stuff as has been a good week since we've heard from him. Patience is a virtue but suspense is more dramatic.
    Onyxfire
    2 years ago
    I have never seen such a bunch of entitled, selfish whiners. AK doesn't give you enough as it is? You have to criticize the fact he hasn't kept giving you more for free? He doesn't deserve a life or career of his own, right? He should spend 2000 hours a day, dump his family and live for making sure you have everything he has and know everything he knows.. FOR FREE? Why don't you make your own FX? Why not compose your own "Train Vanishing Point"? Why not show some gratitude and respect and just wait until AK is damn good and ready (if ever) to give away his work for free to so many undeserving, snotty brats?
    Kramer’s Evil Twin
    2 years ago
    @Onyxfire, I think you ought to reread the rules on posting; specifically the bit that says "angry or hateful remarking is also forbidden".
    2 years ago
    I'm in complete agreement with onyxfire. I had an identical discussion here only a few blogs ago. I fail to understand how after all these hundreds of tutorials that are out, why the "I want I want I want" people out there cant put two and two together and work it out. Granted there are new people out there, some move faster than others and respectable genuine questions are embraced by the community. But to frequently EXPECT continuous free material in the way of free models, MORE tuts on the blogs becomes.....old.
    That said, when I read the post above by onyxfire, even I thought whoa.....knock the attitude back a inch sunshine. I DO agree with him/her (never assume) although the approach was a little over the top.
    Christian Michael
    2 years ago
    and for the record ShahabG (the original poster) I dont think this discussion is aimed at you at all. you just got caught in the cross fire lol
    Kramer’s Evil Twin
    2 years ago
    @Christian Michael while I appreciate where you're coming from, I'm afraid I don't agree in regards to Onyxfire's comment (which as you point out was rather nastily directed at myself rather than the original poster), people have every right to express their desire to see new content. When you have a hit show such as this you have to expect the fans to be hungry for the next episode. That desire is the life blood of this whole site, it's what brings people back here day after day, and I find it odd that it should be so aggressively criticized, in my opinion the frankly disgraceful tone in onyxfire's post is much more damaging to this site than requests and speculation on future content.

    If you actually read my post (I agree I could have phrased the opening line better), it is merely speculation on the possible content on offer from this upcoming tut and suggestion for the original poster to be patient. I even suggested AK's current quietness is most likely down to him doing his Professional work, which is hardly a demand for him to give up his career and family to make tuts 24/7... ...or pre-assembled jigsaw puzzles.
    C. A. M. Gerlach
    2 years ago
    "@Onyxfire, I think you ought to reread the rules on posting; specifically the bit that says 'angry or hateful remarking is also forbidden'."

    Noted, but so is "beg[ing] for content or tutorials". I agree with Onyxfire's sentiment, although not with the delivery. No matter how valid your point is (which it was), if you put it harshly then it is unlikely your target audience (in this case K.E.T. & Co.) will listen. Still, I hope folks will remember how much AK gives back to us mere mortals.
    2 years ago
    Hold the bloody phone! lol

    K-E-T, I did read your post and was in complete agreement with what you wrote. However I also didnt think for one minute onyx's comment was directed towards you. As If I did I would have sat back and just watched you rip him/her a new backside! I read his post (although poorly placed) as directed at what seems like continues disregard for the work and effort that is put out by all you guys, the better halved twin included.

    I dont disagree a healthy interest in new tuts is a good thing for the site, absofriggin'lutely a great thing. But for the members who seem to think its "expected" and that this is all the work you guys have to do? There is a difference between a healthy interest and feeling it's an entitlement.

    If you back track on previous posts I have made in the past....I have said the exact same thing. There is more to the VC company than this site, there is also professional work to be done (not that this isnt) and you all have families too. Let the guys catch a breath.

    Now back to the original subject. As rude as the comment was by onyx, I didn't feel it was directed towards you, I "think" (and I could be wrong here, its happened before and I have two ex-wife's that will agree there) I think..... it was just very poorly placed.
    Kramer’s Evil Twin
    2 years ago
    @Christian Michaels, apologies the second paragraph was meant to be preceded by @Onyxfire. My bad :)
Vfx lover
2 years ago
Hello andrew i hope this video are up soon !! And have you any news of optical flares 2 for me??
2 years ago
Boys and girls....another example of being creative with Element 3D. All constructive criticism welcome.

Christian

http://youtu.be/nM1C8x36N6o
    Ed
    2 years ago
    Great work Christian. I get the idea and it would be great to see someone do a detailed tutorial. Keep em' coming!
    2 years ago
    Hello Ed and thanks for the kind words.

    Thats 3 of that style I have done now, the other two can be viewed on the youtube page. A good friend of mine who does similar work, and he has put two tutorials together now, and very well I might add. Although he (Josh) has chosen a different subject, once you grasp how element extrudes, bevels and can add layers of bevels in the same group....your imagination begins to put it together for you.

    You can find Josh's tutorials at this link. Feel free to leave him a comment.

    http://youtu.be/LNopm2nD_DU
    http://youtu.be/LNopm2nD_DU

    and my other two videos can be seen here.

    http://youtu.be/LNopm2nD_DU

    http://youtu.be/LNopm2nD_DU


    Enjoy :0)
    Serge
    2 years ago
    Pretty cool Mick. I'm an oldie all new to this and this (and some of your others works) is inspiring stuff to give me ideas on how I want to approach AF. I've read some of your comments in the past of the guys just wanting more of the AK freebies and couldn't agree more. There are more than enough tuts in here as it is. Thanks again mate
    Ljubomir
    2 years ago
    Thank you :) it is similar technique I use long time ago for height maps in Bryce 3D (Bryce3d 5.5 is free now ) for creating futuristic city. Difference is that Element3D give u more control over "height" extrusion , in Bryce is controlled by White is Tall, Black is Low, Shades of gray are In Between. Thank you one more time :)
    2 years ago
    @ Serge, Thank you so much for the support and happy learning :0)
2 years ago
Jack the clown here i can not wait for this video, I refuse to wait! I have developed a time machine that only moves forward at a second at a time. It is a box in my closet,I will not come out until this video is up.
:)
Tobi0688
2 years ago
pls more tutorial Andrew... mask etc
OlympiaLogger
2 years ago
The jokes about Sam are real funny and everything, but some are wearing kind of thin.
If you go back and look through VCP material, he's clearly is a good actor and a great "sympathetic" character.
Is there any 'legit' work that he's done that you could point us to !?!!
kago
2 years ago
You are the secret to the force that makes movie making a goal within reach. This gets me closer to my intended goal. to tell stories without boundaries. I love everything about what you are doing. I will Impress you one day.
Espen
2 years ago
Looks amazing! I am really looking forward to this. Even though this is not a "filmmaker" website. It would be cool if you could share some of the production setups for this and your other stuff. Lighting in particular.

ESpen
miroof
2 years ago
Is it shoot with a neutral color on your 5d?
Tim Creed
2 years ago
Congratulations! I heard music taken from Pro Scores at the Republican National Convention.
    Samuel
    2 years ago
    ha ha... really? 0_o
2 years ago
Looking forward to this tutorial.

Also Person of Interest has just began its run in the UK and I was super impressed with your work on it. Will you be working on the second season?
Mahmood
2 years ago
Hi Andrew i am mahmood i have a quesion if i buy element 3d will the tutorials included in the package
Kacey
2 years ago
Hope you reveal your CC + CG techniques :)
    Aung Ko
    2 years ago
    I absolutely agree it.
VPCOM
2 years ago
Andrew, Do you know, many of comment send by iranian
that show they love you
so ...
هنر نزد ایرانیان است و بس
Elijah
2 years ago
sam looks kindof old in the bottom photo
    2 years ago
    Poor Sam lol, hes taking some hits in this posting! Old, fat......you guys should be ashamed of yourselves. Get um Sam, kill......bad meat....grrrrrrrr lol
2 years ago
Andrew this stuff is amazing , how can you achieve the film look if you can do a tutorial on that , that would be so much appreciated
    Paul
    2 years ago
    there is a plugin Film magic pro... There you'll get around 50 type of film effects. It will surely help you out.
2 years ago
Short Action Movie Edited In After Effects CS5.5(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPJxzzcb-BY)
2 years ago
come on andrew I have been waiting 5 days for the new vfx video when will it come out?
    Paul
    2 years ago
    patience Daruis... Andrew sir is in NY. It will take a few days for the new tutorial to launch.
2 years ago
Helo andrews and my felows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVQrNM6WCus
I have made this concept through looking myself and my struggling life. I know there are many other person aliked me who have million of dreams which are breaked by there competators.Why we messed our self in so much trouble why we are not obsering the truth . why we are only internes why our seniors not giving us the chance to prove ourself why there are beating us ispite of their work . I dont know bt today i realize by making this concept that life must go on with happniess many fools come many goes bt we must preapare our self for the next challanged we must be promoted .THAT's THE YOUNG GENERATION . We must be ENCOURGED
    alaindeloc
    2 years ago
    Hello Hamza, I just saw your movie and it looks nice (mainly because of the FRINGE soundtrack). Can you explain in detail a bit what you are saying about broken dreams because of competitors..(or seinors)? Not that I am saying that broken dreams aren't existing.. but you comment is a little bit strange.
    2 years ago
    hello Alaindeloc, A very thank you for appreciating my work besides of fringe track that I have picked through video copilot because of the feel that I get by listing this ost there a lot of themes music that I can took but every person has its own strange thing going on on his mind that he or she can describe not by worlds . My personal attention is to not hurt the other or seniors intentionally,"My Life" I have a dream to be the most go0d VFX ARTIST and for that I am working hard . but the problem is resources I am a boy from middle class family and in my country if you don't have any resources or REFERENCE of a big business man or some VIP personalities you don't have any right to do job I have given many interviews but the first question they asked is "from whom reference" in spite in some place some of my seniors after seeing my work just ASHAMED me or RIDICULE by saying your are the most stupid or use less person .Is this thing is what they are not seeing young talent that is spoiling in various fields of life.
    http://www.mazminds.com.pk/ , www.heyhami.daportfolio.com ,www.youtube.com/hamya007 answer me after seeing this if you didn't see any creativity in this profile that i have made .Alot more too tell and alot more to listen .So that's my life full of failure and hopes for fulfilling my dreams.So this feeling I can't explain in worlds .And some time I am disappointed 'why me' but I will not let go my hopes INSALLAH
2 years ago
He's look like Wade Williams,isn't he :)
Ahmed
2 years ago
Sam Loya ! the man with nothing to lose ! ;XD XD XD XD
michael
2 years ago
can u guys please 3d scan SAM ????
2 years ago
Looks like sam might not live for long. Although he has died many times. Almost. Including burning off both of his hands. Hmm, not sure what will occur to him this time! :)
2 years ago
what do you mean temporary?. looks like he wont stay alive long. man andrew had come up alot of ways to kill sam i wonder why..hahaha
2 years ago
wow! Very nice and excellent! Thank you
Lmeneghi
2 years ago
can't wait for this! VideoCopilot hands down is the greatest source for VFX and Video enthusiasts.
fadylateef
2 years ago
please help !!!!!!!!!
i have 8400 GS NVidia video card ... 2GB RAM ... Processor Core 2 duo
do i have any chance to work with element 3D ???????
please help !!!!!!!!!!
    Ljubomir
    2 years ago
    I'm using cs6, Element 3d on my laptop and LightWave 11 for modeling with no problem at all.
    fadylateef
    2 years ago
    but i have gpu Nvidia 8400 GS ????? element 3d is not working ... cs 4...
    fadylateef
    2 years ago
    it worked thanksss i just needed to update my gpu driver
Steve Benson
2 years ago
Finally,

Some solid material again. I know you needed to promote Element 3D, but dang. This felt like it lost it's "kick" of being a down to earth place to learn some sweet After Effects stuff. Don't get me wrong, Element is amazing, but it was overtaking everything. Sheesh! Should have thrown in a random tutorial that had nothing to do with element in the mix, to avoid over saturation of your followers.. I found myself not checking in here as often as I usually did. Anyways, glad to see things are going well, software wise, and tutorial wise. Keep up the good work!
Jimp1102
2 years ago
Is this what will incorporate the winning Matte Painting Challenge ?
javad
2 years ago
hi
sam !!!
You're really a good actor
Congratulations to you
And
Also Andrew
Sam B
2 years ago
Can someone explain to me why the choice of these 2 lenses ? I'm kinda new to photography, and I want to learn what Andrew "looked for" when he decided to use these 2 lenses.
    Ljubomir
    2 years ago
    I'm using same lenses 85mm f1.2 is great lens for close ups of actors face and background is out of focus usually used for portrait photography example the last picture of Sam and 16-35 "wide" lens is great lens for normal recording of video. I also prefer to shoot with 50mm f1.8 because 50mm is normal field of view what your normally see with your eyes (cheep lens, great performance, beautiful bookeh )
2 years ago
man,
just change ur platform to NUKE.lets rock there.....
Carol Corujo
2 years ago
Cant Wait to see it, but i did some action on my own, thanks to you guys and element 3d! Check it out!

http://youtu.be/9nanBiZlY8w
2 years ago
Got some free models and boy this thing is addictive. anywho here short but realy hard work to create these things.
http://youtu.be/bOvdgGQk8yU
2 years ago
Sam Loya is to Andrew Kramer what Bruce Campbell is to Sam Raimi :D
2 years ago
Hey Andrew looking forward to seeing this, but I have a question. Have you ever worked with an Imax camera?
2 years ago
Damn I am amazed by DSLRs all the time. Maybe do a talk about DSLRs and your setup once? I would definitely even pay to watch you talk about cameras, choosing cameras etc.
2 years ago
My coworker is a spitting image of Sam, I have shopped my coworker head onto Sams in a scene or two of yours! okay, maybe not spitting...a variant could pass as a stunt double for Sam version. Good to see Sam back! looking forward to the post!
2 years ago
or....you could view the videos at home like everyone else lol. come to think of it have you actually looked on the tutorials page....there are 4 new Element videos posted.
    Timber_Wolf_2
    2 years ago
    Alas, I don't have home internet. And I know there are 4 new Element 3D tutorials... but there's a lot of other stuff on the blog that gets lost to youtube and vimeo.
    HUGO STRANGE
    2 years ago
    You have no home internet ? How do you plan to register the plug-in...let alone buy it ?
BicycleOwnage
2 years ago
Look at that action-face!
Timber_Wolf_2
2 years ago
Hey, Andrew! I'm excited to see how Sam will be killed/ injured!

One request though... when you post the video(s), could you make it available on VideoCopilot’s site as well instead of on Vimeo or YouTube exclusively? For many of us users, these other sites are blocked on our workplace internet, where we access your site much of the time. This has happened a lot in the last couple of weeks, and I’m having to miss out on a lot of great material!

Just a humble request/suggestion from a raving loyal fan who would love to see everything you post! :)
    2 years ago
    Echo echo.........
    Timber_Wolf_2
    2 years ago
    Hey, I figure they won't do anything until they actually realize they are excluding some of their clientele. Say something loud enough and long enough, and eventually you will be heard.
    2 years ago
    So basically wolf what you are saying is you want our boys to help you pretend you are working at your day job when really you are slacking and watching videos all day??? They work special effectsNOT miracles lol

    On the up side for you, the most upto date tut IS on the VC tutorials page.
    paul
    2 years ago
    just go through the blog you'll find all the videos u've seen on youtube.... and if you are looking for tutorials then they right in this site in the tutorials pannel.
    Timber_Wolf_2
    2 years ago
    @Christian Michael, I actually use VCP as a reference and learning tool at work. very directly related to my projects. And tutorials aren't the problem because they are hosted natively here on VCP. The problem is recent videos posted to the blog.

    @Paul, I've been around on this site for a while. I know that tutorials are here on the Tutorials page. And I think you misunderstand my request. There are videos that are on YouTube or Vimeo that are embedded into the VCP Blog, but are not hosted on this site natively. And since many people's workplace internet filters out Vimeo and YouTube, these videos are unavailable.

    My request is that Andrew make them available on VCP natively instead of embedding them so that everyone has a chance to view them.
    2 years ago
    Wolf
    We can safely say if we have heard you on more than one occasion, the VC team have heard you as they watch everything that comes and goes in these posts. If you feel its that imperative to your work, then it maybe easier for your work to remove the youtube and vimeo block from your computer, then it would for the team to upload every video they post for the sake of one person. I still say you havent missed a thing.
    Timber_Wolf_2
    2 years ago
    Haven't missed a thing??? I'm sorry, but I beg to differ. just take a quick glance back through the past few pages of the blog. There are YouTube and Vimeo clips all over the place. And while a tiny number of them are also available elsewhere on VCP (like the E3D demo reel), and some of them get viewed partially in say a future tutorial (Demon Cam and Shell Shocked, for example), not all of them are. There was a whole tutorial called "Environment Tips!" that was not on VCP, and multiple "example" videos.

    Am I suggesting that VCP become more widely available for me only? No. That's dumb. But "for many of us users" these videos being hosted on other sites reduce the usefulness of this site. Several times in the forum, you will find the words "due to network restrictions..." or "my workplace internet..." and other variations of the idea that stuff linked in the forum from other sites are generally blocked for many of us frequent users.

    On a lighter note, trying to get my workplace to remove those restrictions would be like trying to ask for a movie in which Sam Loya isn't in pain, peril, or otherwise pernicious predicaments! :)
    Paul
    2 years ago
    Got it.... most most of the video embedded on VCP site are works of other artist... May be this is the reason why he doesn't host them in the website. And regarding blocked sites in workplace, I hope someone in your office may come up with a cool solution.
zeplington
2 years ago
Sam is always good for a laugh , though sometimes he must wonder if he is the re-incarnation of Wile-e-coyote ! , due to the amount of disasters that befall him .

Andrew is anything happening with your "Planet Matte Paintings" project ?

cheers
mbeditor
2 years ago
Special hello to Andrew
Please see the
http://www.mediafire.com/?y7dycdkwb5n10g1
Riaan van der MErwe
2 years ago
OH YES!
SHOW US THE MAGIC!
Hoffz
2 years ago
Andrew and loya are guys and thank u for everything am waiting for this.....
Michael
2 years ago
Are those pieces of rock and flames on the ground real or are those stock footage? :]
    sebastian
    2 years ago
    I hope your not serious
JP
2 years ago
Any chance for a "EPIC AM LOYA" plug-in for After Effects.
James
2 years ago
Every time I watch a big budget movie these days, I always catch myself thinking "they could have totally rendered that in Element" and I'm talking shots that cost hundreds of thousands of $...still can't get over what VC achieved with this plug-in...
Mike Nielsen
2 years ago
Andrew, now would be a good time to create a decent res 3D model of Sam - prefractured!
John Orchard
2 years ago
Who else here would like some random green screen footage of Sam so we can hold our own private "How I Killed Sam Loya" contest?
    Timber_Wolf_2
    2 years ago
    Aye! I'd totally love to do that!
Ralf
2 years ago
I hope about the answers of many questions i have! Thank you very match!

https://vimeo.com/46962695
2 years ago
I am standing by to be called in, would love to hunt Sam down again.
2 years ago
Looking forward to it! Sounds really super,, or i should say looks really super. Can't wait! :)
John Orchard
2 years ago
Hey guys, with some help from Christian Michael, we integrated keyed footage in 3D space using Element and some ingenuity. Check it out, message me for questions! Thanks guys, and thanks Christian!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm8rF_FVtn4&feature=g-all-c
    Thats 2.5 Dahlas
    2 years ago
    Hah, clever work and fun too! Thanks for sharing.
    2 years ago
    Hay John thanks for the mention and you are more than welcome. Makes me smile everytime I watch it :0)
    John Orchard
    2 years ago
    Thanks guys!
David Gimenez
2 years ago
Cant Wait to see it, but i did some action on my own, thanks to you guys and element 3d! Check it out!

http://youtu.be/9nanBiZlY8w
2 years ago
Sam-inator is back :D
2 years ago
Andrew, would you put this tutorial interesting technical data as:

Picture Style: Cinestyle / Standard / Flat
Process color correction
Data used in the camera: Frame Rate / Wbalance
Making-of: If you have registered

God bless you!

I'll soon be launching a website for the public of Brazil with lots VC and lots action :)
2 years ago
Andrew, you need to put Sam to work harder. Each tutorial he appears, he is fatter :)
    2 years ago
    Wilson you are missing the point. The man is playing the part. He knows he is going to his doom. More fleshmore splatter effect. The man needs a medal. (not on that armhes not keeping it)
Fab
2 years ago
Andrew if its not too much which camera did u use to shoot the 3D Truck composite tutorial??? was it the REDONE OR CANON 5D MARK 11??
2 years ago
Whoooa! Andrew the man!!! Am so looking foward to those moments when you try to kill Sam...this time EXPLODE him with a C4---:) sorry Sam
Rob
2 years ago
Ever think of making a few tutorials on making an indie movie on a small budget (Pleeeeeeeeeease!!!!!) :-)
2 years ago
Nice photography, a really like the mood!

Here's a little animation I did yesterday, I did't do much color correction, I just wanted to focus on the animation and world creation. Everything was created using Element (everything but the modeling, wich I didn't do it either...). Before doing something serious I need to train a lot, Element basics are easy but using it well needs lot of training.

Can't wait till next tutorial!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGcwG6ucFLA

Regards
AD
Mathis
2 years ago
So cool! I can't Wait anymore!!!
dark.h1
2 years ago
This is my first comment in video copilot.net and i love your works Andrew

i feel bad for Sam
abubeker
2 years ago
hellow andrew am on way to buy dslr camera and am nat sure which lens to choos there is variety of lenses in the market can u help me to choose i work music videos and some vfx shots and the lens i need is capable of shooting shalow depth of field, plus if u could make 1 specific tutorial regarding lens
Rishi.AV
2 years ago
We are eagerly waiting....
Farshad
2 years ago
LOL
Andrew do you want kill Sam again ? :D
2 years ago
looking forward to the short video,i'm really excited
The real smithy
2 years ago
Hey Andrew, just wondering when you post the video, if you explain why you chose those particular lenses? Just curious to know, thanks
grant
2 years ago
sam is getting older, no offence @sam loya :))
Jef-Aram Van Gorp
2 years ago
Looking forward to it. Any chance that you guys might be making a short film in the future? Something where we can see a few minutes of pure videocopilot awesomeness? :-)
Maxi Claudio
2 years ago
The Avengers http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/the-avengers/

This opening titles could have completely been done with Elements. Take a look
    2 years ago
    It Certainly does. it screams Andrew too. Is this your work Andrew?
    2 years ago
    Don't answer that AK. I just read the article. give me a break it is 3.15am lol
    Almost Darkslide
    2 years ago
    Maybe I'm getting too old, but Avengers has the worst plot ever... maybe it doesn't have a plot at all!
    Effects and 3D were good, but at the end I was glad the movie was over.

    Regards
    AD
    samFTW
    2 years ago
    With all due respect You are wrong.
    James
    2 years ago
    Looks like he didn't do it, but it's TOTALLY Andrews signature style...
Yatin
2 years ago
Great Stuff
looking for more updates from you
Andrew Guruji
Jason
2 years ago
haha sam is the bomb! cant wait! Just gonna give a shot out the the one random person who cares!!! I got a new nikon d3100!! it is sick and shoots full HD. I can use this to attract chicks and film my own clips inspired from all of Video copilots cool tutorials & upcoming videos!
Maxi Claudio
2 years ago
It would be great to see a behind the scenes of such a small shoot.
Melvin
2 years ago
Soon Andrew Waiting for this !!!!
2 years ago
waiting for this and the Prometheus-like project.
2 years ago
Hey Andrew,

How much do you think it would cost to get a "small shoulder rig, 5D and 2 lenses. (16-35 and 85mm?"

That sounds ideal for me for shooting small spots, ads and promos. I'll be doing semi-regularly pretty soon. :)

Thank you for help my man! I wouldn't have the job I have now without you, I feel like I should give you 10% of my paychecks. haha
    Greg
    2 years ago
    Just check out B&H;in New York, if you're not into that there's this new thing out called Google. It's pretty easy to figure out how much that will cost.
    sebastian
    2 years ago
    ok no need to be snooty
    i think he just wanted advice from a professional
    James
    2 years ago
    I'm sorry but I have to agree with Greg...Im sure Andrew is itching to whip the old "let me google that for you" but he's way too polite...
    Trey
    2 years ago
    Thanks, Sebastian.

    I was semi-hinting at how much his costs. Or what he might recommend that's affordable, yet still has quality. I don't Google all my life's questions.
    Alain
    2 years ago
    5dMrk2: 1700$ used, 16-35L: 1200$ used, 85L: 1400$ or lower for the MrkI version. The 85L is a gorgeous lens but the focus ring makes it near impossible to work with for video. You better get the 1.8 version or even better, the Zeiss.
    Trey
    2 years ago
    Alain,

    Thanks so much for your help. I made a list and will start saving a bit now.

    Thanks again!
Geno
2 years ago
Stage one of the roll-out for "Action Faces Essentials."
Mikeof7
2 years ago
When does Sam NOT have that angry, perplexed, furroughed-brow looked on his face?
Dylan
2 years ago
I assume Element3D will have a role in this?
    Isaac
    2 years ago
    You assume pretty good, Element 3D is the bad guy in this case :D
Diane
2 years ago
Sam would make a great character actor in Hollywood. He could be the next M. Emmett Walsh. Thanks for all you guys do! Your training is priceless!
2 years ago
I love your stuff Andrew! You've taught me so much! Are you still gonna do a tut with Sam and the Train extension you promised? We watched all of the credits on Super 8 Just to see your name! haha
BeeNic
2 years ago
Poor Sam... Andrew can you have another guy who plays such a “hard”role like him and give him a rest?
Shawn
2 years ago
We love you, Sam!! Watch out 'cause Andrew is kinda like the coyote - he might have an acme rocket waitin' for you!
Mike
2 years ago
Has sam lost weight?
    2 years ago
    Element is good. But not THAT good :0)
    R-CANE
    2 years ago
    Then you must not have updated E3D yet, because after the update I lost 5 kg.
Nathan
2 years ago
Jes! Cannot wait! Alway love seeing Sam in awkward situations:-)
Hijazi
2 years ago
Doesn't Sam Complain About this? :D
And does he do other jobs in Videocopilot other than acting ?
    Zach
    2 years ago
    yeah he does. a friend of mine was just recently in a zombie apocalypse series. Sam played as a helicopter pilot.
2 years ago
Nice! I'm really excited to see this one. How long did it take you to shoot?
Daniel Cruise
2 years ago
At last my fav Sam loya is back on the roll,looks like it is related with element 3D also so i cant wait ,looking forward ...:)
2 years ago
OMG..really looking fwd to it.And sam you are jst ausam..love you eyes style..:)
dean
2 years ago
we miss sam, it`s about time he`s back for some fun videos, looking forward to it :)
2 years ago
Good Stuff Guy's! I wish I had 3D elements for my movie I just did. Sure could use a helicopter in a couple of scenes.
2 years ago
Looks great! I LOVE the 16-35mm USM. I shoot a lot of my stuff on that lens.
2 years ago
to long without Sam getting blown up in one way or another. Hopefully it will be a Element 3D related tut because I can't get enough of those.
2 years ago
Very cool, I'm in a wait
Question: element s available in this tutorials
2 years ago
Can't wait! Working on a few thing of my own as well! :)
2 years ago
it's will be rock's
rob
2 years ago
WOW LOOKING GOOD BUD! Cant wait to c this!
Gustavo Martinez-Schmidt
2 years ago
Always looking forward to seeing Sam in one of his ' what the f** is going on here?' roles.
    2 years ago
    Lmao nicely put Gustavo :0)
    Buddy
    2 years ago
    I totally agree with Christian! I am looking forward to the same thing Gustavo haha!!
dordz
2 years ago
Looking for to it! cheers from the Phils.
    dordz
    2 years ago
    *forward.
    Carlos Reola
    2 years ago
    Philippines? Same here.
    troi
    2 years ago
    davao,Philippines..lookin forward to it..
    zaphod
    2 years ago
    Poor Sam. How many times can you torture one man?
    dver
    2 years ago
    Can't wait to see this tutorial as well as the train extension that you've promise Sir Andrew. :D
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