New Tutorial: Simulated Scopes!

Wow, this post is long! In this new tutorial we’ll take a look at creating various simulated scenes such as a Camera POV, sniper scope and even night vision. The tutorial also includes a project with 13 templates ready to mix and match plus 9 REAL lens textures to build your own.

And yes some of the templates include chromatic aberration using the channel blur.

Watch Tutorial
See Sample FX

Download Project Files

November 26th, 2012 @ 11:37 pm
Awesome as always Andrew!
November 26th, 2012 @ 11:39 pm
It's very useful!
Thank you Andrew!!!
November 26th, 2012 @ 11:40 pm
Very Nice... and Helpful
November 26th, 2012 @ 11:41 pm
Great Tutorial! Thanks
November 26th, 2012 @ 11:41 pm
Sweet now I just need to shoot myself some shots. Thanks a bunch! Also any new news on the 3d building pack?
Shashwat Kauraw
November 26th, 2012 @ 11:41 pm
that is really good one !
November 26th, 2012 @ 11:41 pm
Great Stuff! Is it possible to get those lens elements?
November 26th, 2012 @ 11:44 pm
Wow !!! Great, no time to watch now. I am at work, arghhh ...
November 26th, 2012 @ 11:48 pm
Pretty Cool. Thank you, as always, for taking the time to give us these invaluable gems.
November 26th, 2012 @ 11:51 pm
Awesome! Thanks for the awesome presets!
November 27th, 2012 @ 12:00 am
another 5star tutorial...thanks a lot Mr. Andrew
mr steele
November 27th, 2012 @ 12:08 am
I knew something was coming. The last 3 days I must have checked the sight 8 times a day!!! Can't wait for the city pack to come out! It would be a nice Christmas gift for me!
November 26th, 2012 @ 11:19 pm
This is a nice morning Andrew!!
November 27th, 2012 @ 12:21 am
Sir Andrew Kramer Your a God in Ae.........

I learned a lot from your tutorials

Keep it up......... And I'll Wait for some more :D
November 26th, 2012 @ 11:57 pm
This is a nice morning Andrew!!
November 27th, 2012 @ 1:12 am
YES! Thanks for the files!!! Been searching for a long time, but these are the best :-)
November 27th, 2012 @ 1:13 am
thank you!!!

November 27th, 2012 @ 2:12 am
Gracias Andres! Great Stuff!
The real smithy
November 27th, 2012 @ 1:33 am
Freaking awesome, thanks Andrew
November 27th, 2012 @ 2:45 am
vrey good , thank you andrew !
Alisher From Tashkent
November 27th, 2012 @ 3:28 am
Hi Mr Andrew , all of your tutorials are awesome, admire your work, you are the one who tought me everything I know about After effects thank you for your hard work. Could you do a tutorial about creating stereoscopic 3d video with all special effects cuz I'm having a hard time with it! Thanks a lot in advance ! looking forward to your responce !
November 27th, 2012 @ 4:29 am
Good I expect More FROM You.
    November 27th, 2012 @ 5:04 am
    Andrew makes these tutorials for free so don't be so ungrateful.
    November 27th, 2012 @ 1:01 pm
    Ok I Know That. Andrew Was The Best Of AE
    November 27th, 2012 @ 6:54 pm
    Did you forget your pills or something?
    December 3rd, 2012 @ 5:59 am
    this dude is so out of his mind.. XD
Arsalan Ahmed
November 27th, 2012 @ 4:42 am
Great tutorial as usual!
November 27th, 2012 @ 4:54 am
Now I don't have to ask the night vision goggles from Santa anymore. Is there any new stuff from VC coming out I can ask for Xmas? New 3D models? Optical Flares 3D?
November 27th, 2012 @ 6:36 am
very helpful......thanks andrew and his team
November 27th, 2012 @ 6:54 am
Awesome :) Still waiting for the "Metropolitan" tutorial though... ;)
November 27th, 2012 @ 7:01 am
very helpful thanks sir
November 27th, 2012 @ 7:02 am
sweet, I've been looking for something EXACTLY like this, Thanks Andrew!
November 27th, 2012 @ 8:56 am
thank you very much are good man.
November 27th, 2012 @ 9:18 am
thnx for the project file man..............
November 27th, 2012 @ 9:21 am
Very cool...this site is such an inspirational resource
November 27th, 2012 @ 10:07 am
Hi there! I just did my own sniper shot few time ago.

There it is.
It may look a little bit too much like video game. But I like it anyway.

The whole film will be out soon.
November 27th, 2012 @ 10:22 am
aiming at the Baby at the end ...a silent joke, clever ending
November 27th, 2012 @ 10:52 am
Wow, nice video andrew, I look am forward to see you friday night *wink wink*
Jeremy Abbott
November 27th, 2012 @ 11:22 am
Hey Andrew, what day does the Cyber sale end? Is it a week from today? I get paid on Saturday but if it's ending before then, I can juggle some stuff around to take advantage of it.
November 27th, 2012 @ 12:48 pm
That poor bus driver.
November 27th, 2012 @ 1:14 pm
cool, great work again. thanks!
Antonio Sequeira
November 27th, 2012 @ 2:34 pm
Movie lovers, I'm a seventeen year old kid, and I'm trying to make an horror feature film. If you could only do a small donation. It would mean a lot to me. I want to be a film director so bad, but I have no money. A little help can make a very big difference.
November 27th, 2012 @ 3:06 pm
Great new tutorial, when are you releasing the metropolitan 3d moedel pack?
November 27th, 2012 @ 3:25 pm
Great work! Thank you very much :)
November 27th, 2012 @ 3:36 pm
nice andrew you are the best, good work, I follow the web every day in my computer tanks so much
November 27th, 2012 @ 3:37 pm
I forgot, and tanks team of video copilot
Matt Carr
November 27th, 2012 @ 3:43 pm
Andrew, your tutorials are always awesome and so are your products!
November 27th, 2012 @ 10:15 pm
its really good ..we can use it with optical flare preset .?
November 27th, 2012 @ 11:35 pm
thanks Mr.Andrew.. thx videocopilot team..
November 28th, 2012 @ 12:13 am
Thank you so much Andrew for this great tutorial... Btw, is there a chance to do one about old VHS effect?
November 28th, 2012 @ 2:11 am
I sprayed my morning coffee over the monitor, when you told your wife the night vision joke.
What a great way to start my day! Andrew, you are tha man!
November 28th, 2012 @ 6:19 am
hooooo , cool as always , thanks Andrew
November 28th, 2012 @ 6:29 am
First i thought i'm in Call Of Duty site :D
November 28th, 2012 @ 7:23 am
Aren't those textures from the intro of the Super8 movie ? You did the Intro, right ? :D They are awesome, I was looking everywhere to find some. thanx for sharing !
November 28th, 2012 @ 9:10 am
Welcome back Andrew to other tutorials after many times of Element 3D.
November 28th, 2012 @ 10:47 am
Great tutorial. I love the part with Steven Segal movies :D
November 28th, 2012 @ 11:41 am
Hi guys .. Here is another FREE 3D MODEL "Security Camera" for you.
The ZIP archive includes OBJ + E3D files. There is also a texture map included. So you can place your own logo or label on that .. Hope you will like it .. Cheers!

November 28th, 2012 @ 12:40 pm
I have a another version of that masterpiece ^^

check it out

    November 28th, 2012 @ 3:03 pm
    Hi there .. It's a nice job you've done .. Liked it on YOUTUBE .. Cheers !
November 28th, 2012 @ 3:08 pm
Hey, what's up!
Nice tutorial, as always. Why don't you have all of them resumed? (I know there's a site where are posted all tutorials, but there're some tutorials, like the last one about the helicopter, that didn't appear there!)

Get right to the point: Andrew Kramer, can you do an advanced keying tutorial? I know you did one long time ago, but it's quite... Old, don't you think? It doesn't explain all "the game".

Thanks for your time!
November 28th, 2012 @ 9:37 pm
Every time I try to open the "POV_Elements" Project. I get this message:

After Effects Error: The file you are attempting to open was created with Adobe After Effects version 10.0.2 (unknown) and cannot be opened in this version. See for information on upgrading your software.

I'm using After Effects CS4. I hope you could give a project file compatible with older versions. Thanks Alot!
    November 29th, 2012 @ 1:12 am
    Try to open it with AE Cs5 or Cs6

    MfG PathDigital
    November 29th, 2012 @ 1:43 am
    Try to use After Effect Cs5 or Cs6

    December 8th, 2012 @ 8:27 am
    we have the same problem !!!
Susanta Das
November 29th, 2012 @ 2:19 am
Wowwwwwwwww, nice tutorial............
November 29th, 2012 @ 5:52 am
Hi Mr. Kramer- After 50+ years in the automotive industry, with a brief, but enjoyable, few years in the 80's producing training videos and animation, I am getting back into video. Your tutorials are extremely helpful (and Fun). I purchased your Action Essential 2 package which is fantastic.I do have a request. It would help me, and I know many others, if you could explain more about pre-compositing during your tutorials. Why you are pre-composing, what layers should be included (Cameras, lights etc.), what order the pre-comp should be put in the main comp, etc.
November 29th, 2012 @ 6:18 am
Amazing tutorial.

Thank you Andrew, I learned so much through your tutorials!

Here's my site:

I'm doing VFX for 5 years now. Thank you!
November 29th, 2012 @ 7:10 am
vrey cool , thank you andrew !
November 29th, 2012 @ 8:16 am
I wish Kramer would get a bit more credit! look at this Videocopilot template! they didnt even bother to chaqnge it a bit!! lol
    November 29th, 2012 @ 7:27 am
    I thought this looked amateurish...turns out its from a movie called pacific rim...has a 200million dollar budget..WTF
November 29th, 2012 @ 11:19 pm
Thankxxx Andrew .. how about moving bus can i track
December 1st, 2012 @ 1:34 am

Now all you little critters can whip up something for YouTube that will have the NSA, CIA a squad of Seals and a SWAT team knocking on your doors in no time at all !!!

December 3rd, 2012 @ 12:49 am
Why did you delete my comment. I thought it was a very valid point. I still said I love his other stuff.
December 8th, 2012 @ 9:28 am
we have the same problem ! this projet is not compatible with CS4
December 14th, 2012 @ 10:51 am
Hi Andrew, I'm from Argentina, when you're creating tutorials or subtitled in Spanish?
December 27th, 2012 @ 9:00 am
Simple, brilliant. Many thanks!
February 28th, 2013 @ 5:35 pm
I just like the valuable info you supply in your articles. I'll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am rather certain I'll be told many new stuff proper right here! Good luck for the following!
March 16th, 2014 @ 10:35 pm
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