Make a Movie with Jean-Claude Van Damme & VFX!


Strap in! The team at Funny or Die has put together a new video & a contest that is perfect for VFX and they even let me do a little cameo! Oh and it’s starring this one guy named JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME!
Watch Now!

How it works:
Watch the video. Then you shoot a video and add in some pre-keyed shots of Van Damme taking names, then whoever makes the best films wins some gear! Short deadline though, only 2-weeks, good thing they are pre-keyed!

Check out the video and see what Jean-Claude Van Damme has to say about it!

Update:
FreddieW also created a new short using footage from the contest! 

141 RESPONSES TO "MAKE A MOVIE WITH JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME..."
February 18th, 2014 @ 10:52 am
Too bad this is only for people who live in the USA. T_T
    February 18th, 2014 @ 4:36 pm
    :(
    February 18th, 2014 @ 7:31 pm
    Indeed... but it must not stop us to try make a funny video ^^
    gio jomardidze
    February 19th, 2014 @ 2:49 am
    you can use vpn for videos
    its not necessary to live in USA :D
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 10:45 am
    Discrimination
    March 31st, 2014 @ 8:48 am
    I agree, that is too bad.
Meet
February 18th, 2014 @ 10:56 am
Hey andrew this is freaking awesome...
They should hire you for making a new movie...
wishing your name to see on the big films...
    G
    February 19th, 2014 @ 8:04 am
    He designed the title sequences in Star Trek: Into Darkness
    Ctucker
    February 25th, 2014 @ 8:43 am
    Not to mention all the LENS FLARES. OPTICAL FLARE CITY in those movies, man...

    OH, and Transformers, right?

    And the Abrams/Spielberg movie Super 8, right?
rogerD
February 18th, 2014 @ 11:04 am
nice its just like a film riot Mondays Challenge
February 18th, 2014 @ 11:17 am
so cool andrew ! so awesome...
February 18th, 2014 @ 11:18 am
What a brilliant idea. Im In.
February 18th, 2014 @ 11:27 am
Is it correct that this challenge is US only?
    February 18th, 2014 @ 11:31 am
    Probably but you can still make a fun movie!
    rogerD
    February 19th, 2014 @ 6:50 am
    so what about international people
    February 26th, 2014 @ 4:40 pm
    Errrrrrr RogerD.....I think it was answered lol
    rogerd
    February 27th, 2014 @ 1:15 pm
    but still no one don't cater for us
    Diane
    March 1st, 2014 @ 8:17 am
    Thanks for all you do, Andrew. People, the idea here is for YOU to take the ball and run with it. No matter where you are in the world, if you want to be like Andrew, then step out of your own comfort zone and do your own VFX. Get freelance work or apply to a company. Come up with your own ideas and expand your knowledge. Andrew got noticed because he taught himself and he is disciplined. There is nothing stopping any of you from excelling at what you love if you continue to work to get better. The "prizes" will come eventually. God bless you all. I love this site!
Lukas
February 18th, 2014 @ 11:31 am
Hahaha, amazing idea!!
February 18th, 2014 @ 11:32 am
hahahha this is freaking hilarious! i'm in!
Rune Hansen
February 18th, 2014 @ 11:41 am
I was the biggest BIGGEST fan of this guy, I even have picture when im doing splits on 2 chairs.

I´ve had a childhood dream of actually fighting with this guy, my biggest dream ever.
Guess what, shit just got real... hahaha.

THANKS ANDREW!!!
February 18th, 2014 @ 11:48 am
Are extraordinary Andrew, also this news is very cool!
graphics
February 18th, 2014 @ 11:57 am
I assume that you can't use a trial version of after effects for this challenge? Can anyone join or is this challenge US only?
    jerod
    February 19th, 2014 @ 1:27 pm
    yes you can use a trial version. only people from the US can win, but you can still make a movie.
tobi
February 18th, 2014 @ 11:58 am
yo andrew what about making action essentials 3 with fumefx exlosion, rayfire debris and realflow water effects so everthing cg and maybe even 3d , compatible with element ?
February 18th, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Oh, this is US only. Why the good things never happens where i live?
February 18th, 2014 @ 12:16 pm
Hoping this is available for us in the UK as well, can't see anywhere about region restrictions, will probably make a video nonetheless!
February 18th, 2014 @ 12:35 pm
How epic is this!!?? No EU entries though... darn! Even though JCVD is from belgium which is nearer to austria than the US ;) Well played... well played! Have to do private JCVD sessions then!
Jelle
February 18th, 2014 @ 12:56 pm
Only US entries, but what the h***. I'm still going to play around with it
illd
February 18th, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
Hot shit - Its gonna be EPIC! Let JCVD kick the shit out of Sam ;)
Rico
February 18th, 2014 @ 1:26 pm
I think this is an incredible idea but those prizes are pretty weak.
    gnatch
    February 18th, 2014 @ 4:08 pm
    the prizes are the bonus. Getting the exposure is probably worth alot more than any prize.
Federico
February 18th, 2014 @ 1:33 pm
When a macho man like JCVD has fun with the character he has played for a life you realized he is greater than you were used to think! Great stuff by the way... wanna put the final work in my graphic portfolio, maybe I will find a job! :D
February 18th, 2014 @ 2:03 pm
OH MAN. If only I was half as brilliant as my mom and dad tell me I am. I'd totally win this!
February 18th, 2014 @ 2:23 pm
Is the comp US only,?, shame if it is,, still gonna make a vid tho.
gufte
February 18th, 2014 @ 2:55 pm
Come on guys, please rethink going US only. Van Damme Fans are global Unit :) JCVD will tell you.
MirkoGuardo
February 18th, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Andrew when we can have green screen footage from you and Sam? :P it can be funny
    February 18th, 2014 @ 6:26 pm
    cool idea!!.. haha, would be fun!
February 18th, 2014 @ 4:04 pm
Awesome... 'cept I'm in Tokyo...
Oh well, I'm make it anyway and link it here. I don't really care about winning anything, but this is too good to pass up.
February 18th, 2014 @ 6:52 pm
This is going to be a JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME special, right in your FACE!
February 18th, 2014 @ 6:59 pm
Ohhh Just for the U.S. that´s so bad, I am from Mexico, and I was very excited, but now I am so sad :(
February 18th, 2014 @ 7:02 pm
Hehe.. I have been doing short clips/films here in Davao,Philippines using videocopilot tools. Andrew you are amazing. If you have time visit my website and see some of my vids. Thank you
Raghav91
February 18th, 2014 @ 8:04 pm
Damn! Why is it US only?
    Matin
    February 18th, 2014 @ 9:37 pm
    I know it's pretty sad.
Brandon Liebenberg
February 18th, 2014 @ 9:45 pm
HAHAHAHAHA. THis is f#cking legendary.HAHAHAHA. Jean Claude and VCP teaming up. Gotta love this
The real smithy
February 18th, 2014 @ 10:21 pm
Awesome awesome awesome. Although I can't apply cos I'm in Australia, defiantly worth downloading the pack just to have fun with it, and to have JC in my clip :)
February 18th, 2014 @ 11:26 pm
OOOLAAAA ..will do it..
crooksy88
February 18th, 2014 @ 11:52 pm
It would be great to see a gallery of submitted movies once they start coming in.
Lj
February 19th, 2014 @ 3:22 am
Don't care if contest is only for USA I have opportunity to make movie with Jean Claude how epic is this ? I would like to have Arnold Schwarzenegger on green screen :)
    3D_Ash
    February 19th, 2014 @ 3:44 am
    Going to have some fun with this but I agree Arny would be awesome 'Get to the chopper'
Hassan dar
February 19th, 2014 @ 8:10 am
Its not good we all have interest in making movies so why only USA...
    February 19th, 2014 @ 8:37 am
    Why can't we just make movies without the need to win prizes?
    Mateo Sedano
    February 19th, 2014 @ 10:05 am
    well... it's noot so much about the prizes Andrew, iits about everyone to see your movie, and have a comptetition with a lot of gooood filmmakers you know..!
    radio controlled
    February 19th, 2014 @ 10:34 am
    I don't think its the prizes, certainly not for me anyway,would just be nice to be able enter.its a bit lame.
    February 20th, 2014 @ 6:15 am
    weird... im in China and i can see the video and download the footages...
    Rock
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 7:48 pm
    Download the files, create the video and share it with people. If you want a competition, join with some other people that are not in the U.S. and organize your own contest.

    Don't let a country specific event stop you from being creative!
    February 24th, 2014 @ 10:27 pm
    Just want to be creative and fun.
    It's very cool to use Jean Claude Van Damage as video compositions: My masterpiece is below! LoL
    [Funny or Die]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-eIIe44dQw&feature;=youtu.be
    rogerd
    February 27th, 2014 @ 1:18 pm
    because it motivate you to do a lot more i guess...you will give it you all because you wanna win
Dwaine the Creative Brain
February 19th, 2014 @ 8:21 am
Ah SNAP~!!!! Yo, this is going to be a god-like-event!
February 19th, 2014 @ 9:20 am
Amazing! This weekend, we shall be making AWESOME! Here's a teaser trailer, why the hell not. Andrew, FunnyorDie, Freddie W and JCVD...you lot made my day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIZC0VH-xwI
    February 24th, 2014 @ 8:56 pm
    Very Funny And Creative!
Jason
February 19th, 2014 @ 11:13 am
"Bon-Voyage" clip they keyed out part of his teeth at the end....lol
Knight
February 19th, 2014 @ 1:12 pm
I can't download the pack the thing is not starting at all please help
Hassan dar
February 19th, 2014 @ 3:18 pm
Andrew we are not here to win prizes but to show what we can do.I still make movie with this and when complete I show you guys.By the way Thanks a lot for that Stuff.Hope you guys again come with exiting stuff.
Ryan
February 19th, 2014 @ 5:47 pm
That's Jean-ius... XD
Ken
February 19th, 2014 @ 8:53 pm
Coolest
UKOR
February 20th, 2014 @ 2:03 am
at the and of the challenge will we be able to watch all of the movies ? in order to see what other people can do with this subject !!
Jihed
February 20th, 2014 @ 10:17 am
B**ch please :D feeling i'm gonna win this comp, but i'm not living in the US :'(
February 20th, 2014 @ 11:12 am
I was so geeked out when I saw your cameo. I heard about this from FoD's website and started watching the promo, I just said, wow, their backgrounds look good. With that cool tone to it, it looks just like Andrew Kramer's style, then I was like, oh, there he is. I know it is only US because lawyers ruin everything. Interestingly, I read through the rules, second place has a higher cash value then first. I kind hope I win second so I can get CC... for a year anyways ;)
Greg
February 20th, 2014 @ 6:14 pm
The idea is great.
However, I was a little bit disapointed by the editing. All shots are already edited.
"make your vandamme movie, but make it like Freddie Wong does." And we don't have really others choices... (I just speak about the editing)
Cool idea... But, yeah... With more differents shots of each situation (not pre-keyed, not edited), it would be really awesome.
    February 26th, 2014 @ 12:49 pm
    Is it me, or does the above statement look like the author has zero creativity or imagination? This pack should inspire it. not diminish it. Hollywood movie star as a freebee and you still knock it? ohhh pleaaze.
    Greg
    March 1st, 2014 @ 6:11 pm
    That's not what i said. If you want to use this pack to create something fully original, for example, a Jean-Claude Vandamme movie but in the old classic style, with a very special edit (which would be fun): you can't ! Because someone has already edited the clips for you. That's all. I didn't say the idea was bad. I just expected more freedom.
Tom
February 21st, 2014 @ 2:12 am
I am also not living in the U.S. but would like to make funny videos with this footage.
When I read in the Terms it is not allowed, right? --> "Sponsor grants entrants in the Challenge a non-exclusive license to use the Footage solely in and in connection with the Challenge and subject to the terms set forth herein"
Ahmed
February 21st, 2014 @ 4:50 am
I will make good movie and maybe andrew will get a jealous on me. he he he

many thanks andrew :)
jack
February 21st, 2014 @ 7:22 am
wow, Oppa Van damme style.
February 21st, 2014 @ 3:07 pm
Had 2 hours to kill:)
https://vimeo.com/87153279
    LJ
    February 21st, 2014 @ 7:18 pm
    LOL Vanduzul
February 21st, 2014 @ 3:09 pm
Quick 2d illustrator to C4D to Element Midi Keyboard
https://vimeo.com/87302045
February 22nd, 2014 @ 1:44 am
Haha! I can't wait to play around the the videos. Loved seeing Freddie in the video too! :P
Vlada
February 23rd, 2014 @ 4:33 am
Some of the clips are corrupted and cannot open...
    LJ
    February 23rd, 2014 @ 11:15 pm
    U need to preview them with Quicktime. If u using VLC player it will show only first couple of seconds. Just try open with Quicktime. Hope this helps.
February 23rd, 2014 @ 12:27 pm
Haha! Awesome idea! XD
February 23rd, 2014 @ 12:30 pm
It sounds so weird not hearing you say "from Video Copilot" and hear you say "from funny or die labs" lol
February 23rd, 2014 @ 2:44 pm
Best makers are from outside of USA , thats why they restricted it :))
Brian
February 24th, 2014 @ 5:32 am
Is there anyway that andrew kramer is going to give a tutorial on how to make the Ghost Rider skull in fire with motion tracking and FumeFx thing???I really love that special effect
Jason W
February 24th, 2014 @ 9:56 am
I agree with Andrew. Why do you need a contest to make a movie? We as a community need to start pushing boundaries and not rely SOLEY on Andrew a VCP to hold someones hand. BRIAN you don't need Andrew for that. You mentioned all the key components on how it's done. Use the fume and motion tracking tutorials do some googling and make it happen! You can do it!!
    Brian
    February 26th, 2014 @ 12:40 am
    Thanks for motivation Jason but i think that when it comes to tracking and sticking the skull on body that is too tricky bro and needs some experts to make it look like something.If you have any idea please share with me.
Jason
February 24th, 2014 @ 3:20 pm
This is a cool concept. Awesome to have such a big star involved. I hope more action stars will consider doing this. Here is a 20 sec short. We will be doing a longer one this weekend.
http://youtu.be/mZI7JlEraIE
    Jason
    April 26th, 2014 @ 5:29 pm
    The first video has been deleted. This video uses much more Video Copilot content.
    http://youtu.be/b6rh8oG8Uko
Jerwin
February 24th, 2014 @ 5:26 pm
i thought this challenge is for the USA residents only am i right ?and r we allowed to use Van Damme's footages and upload it on youtube? nice trailer by tha way u got my like
Salman Ghafoor
February 25th, 2014 @ 3:30 am
hey! Andrew Kramer i loved it but why it is only for USA. We all love to make films so why onlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy USA. Anyway i'm still going to make it.

And Thanks info
donne
February 25th, 2014 @ 7:11 pm
hey guys after you're finished making your movie for Mr Van Damme... I Would love your feedback on my movie currently in production titled Vesuvius. I have a short teaser for your enjoyment. you can view it on my kickstarter page. Every effect you see in this teaser i learned right here on video copilot also using element 3d and the jet strike pack from them as well. Your feedback will be be greatly appreciated.

Thank you guys

kickstarter link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/se ... n=70f3343f
donnell
February 25th, 2014 @ 7:13 pm
hey guys after you're finished making your movie for Mr Van Damme... I Would love your feedback on my movie currently in production titled Vesuvius. I have a short teaser for your enjoyment. you can view it on my kickstarter page. Every effect you see in this teaser i learned right here on video copilot also using element 3d and the jet strike pack from them as well. Your feedback will be be greatly appreciated.

Thank you guys

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/se ... n=70f3343f
Nathan Payne
February 27th, 2014 @ 10:53 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l2LyYNUbvk

Done in a couple of days,I wish I could have spent more time on it. Plus I live in Canada so it was just for fun :)
Sergey
February 28th, 2014 @ 6:16 am
This is one from me :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ji9zfes7u8&feature=youtu.be Very nice the end of movie...
    AHMED
    February 28th, 2014 @ 7:35 am
    good job woooooooow
March 2nd, 2014 @ 1:48 am
This is my Tribute to JCVD :)...in my future action movie 2 Badges

http://funnyordie.com/m/8o8d
Rob
March 2nd, 2014 @ 10:05 am
Agh! I never read it was only USA only :-(
There's at least two entries from Ireland including mine. Oh well was fun and a great experience. Here's mine: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/a8cffd58ed
    almostdarkslide
    March 4th, 2014 @ 10:56 am
    One of the funniest I saw till now.
Ryokogreg
March 2nd, 2014 @ 1:39 pm
Thank You Andrew ! so much fun ! i ll do my best even if i can not participate ! ! !
March 2nd, 2014 @ 11:43 pm
I make a short story.... I 'm french but the challenge was so cool !!!!!!!
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/21f4a38fde/very-angry-birds

you will appreciate my english spoken ...... ;-)))))

thanks Andrew for you awesome Element3D.... If you come in South of France, you are welcome on my barge....
(I leave on a boat)
    UKOR
    March 5th, 2014 @ 1:00 am
    quel accent :)
    March 5th, 2014 @ 5:49 am
    :-))))
March 3rd, 2014 @ 1:16 am
Andrew, can't thank you enough for putting this together; We had a ton of fun making our submission - Thanks for brining us cool projects and giving us the knowledge and resources to complete them!
    March 5th, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
    which one was yours? I love seeing all these cool videos.
hosebeast
March 4th, 2014 @ 1:46 pm
    hosebeast
    March 5th, 2014 @ 1:36 pm
    Dang Hosebeast, nice video.

    Hey guys you should check this out! :)
Alberto
March 4th, 2014 @ 8:08 pm
Thanks Andrew for sharing your knowledge, and for the contest FOD with JCVD here is my video I want to share with video copilot fan club
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK0MDlOMroE
March 5th, 2014 @ 9:09 am
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/f1f1ef8b6a/partners-for-life

Here is mine. I was helped by Element, Optical Flares, Form, Particular, and all your tutorials. Thanks!
Eric Lin
March 5th, 2014 @ 10:31 am
I did mine, and should worth mentioned that I use A LOT of asset from VC here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCk4obhF3Yw

Didn't win anything, so I guess this is not what they're looking for. But it's cool to make some action short video ;)
Thanks Andrew and VC
    March 5th, 2014 @ 12:35 pm
    great looking composites! I ended up having too many shots to fine tune each one, so I has some sloppy scenes. When I saw the winners, I was disappointed, but seeing all the videos that didn't make the cut are inspiring. As in, oh, this other talented person didn't get recognized either. I'm not the only one!
    Ahmed
    March 7th, 2014 @ 6:29 am
    it's realy fantastic job. Will done

    Eric Lin
    March 10th, 2014 @ 3:37 am
    Thanks! =)
caxum
March 5th, 2014 @ 11:05 am
Yeah, I guess I'll post mine as well... it was not a winner either but it was fun to make. I have some element 3d and some action essentials.
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/885b2b71f7/jean-claude-van-damme-bee-killer
March 7th, 2014 @ 7:18 am
Andrew + FreddieW ??! SUPER AWESOME!!
March 15th, 2014 @ 8:31 pm
This is Discrimination...
March 17th, 2014 @ 9:22 pm
I made this By Cinema 4d!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lteXBvWFcnU
March 18th, 2014 @ 9:02 am
@Ryan, my video was "Stingray: The Movie" - It's here: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/7818eee23c/stingray-the-movie
    March 18th, 2014 @ 10:09 am
    We tried to use the clips in a unique way with a full storyline and even a twist at the end, but FOD bombed it pretty hard, guess it was not funny enough. At least we were happy with how it turned out.
    March 26th, 2014 @ 5:12 pm
    Nice. I like all the camera tracking, really helps sell the shots. I love the twist! Most people's attention span is like 30 seconds, so I wouldn't be surprised if most did not make it til the end. At the end of the day, you have something great that your family was a part of to show off, and its better then just having a photo. When people I haven't seen in years ask me about my kids, I show them my video.
Steve Villalobos
March 20th, 2014 @ 7:31 pm
THIS IS SO GREAT, I AM SORRY I ONLY FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS TODAY 3/21/14
I WILL STILL MAKE SOMETHING COOL FOR FUN, THANK YOU.
Mosi
March 22nd, 2014 @ 3:51 am
Contest is still open?!
Ollie
March 25th, 2014 @ 2:14 am
Hi Andrew, the FOD site says the competition is closed and so can't download the footage anymore! I'm from UK so couldn't enter anyway, but having a chance to get hold of JCVD footage to play with seems too good to pass up. Do you know a way I could get a copy? I have Dropbox if it helps?
    Rob
    April 5th, 2014 @ 11:04 am
    Same question. Does anybody have a mirror? I'd like to have some gimmick footage too.
    (If not a mirror, I too have dropbox / we transfer / Gdrive)

    Thanks
    Chris
    April 13th, 2014 @ 11:13 pm
    I'll add my name to this too, would love to get the footage if anyone wants to share the love. (vc@oe.ca)
March 28th, 2014 @ 1:15 pm
Thank you very much tender beautiful and distinctive
March 28th, 2014 @ 11:54 pm
nice and interesting thank you
pourya
March 31st, 2014 @ 2:18 am
So wonder full Andrew I like your vfx
Billy
April 6th, 2014 @ 7:09 am
Any chance someone could provide the pre-keyed footage? I found out too late but would still like to make some stuff just for kicks.

Thanks in advance!
Andre
April 18th, 2014 @ 9:32 am
hi! Anybody got this JCVD footage yet? I missed the comp...Dropbox ect
April 25th, 2014 @ 11:16 am
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is to use a mini-work web site like Fiverr. Just look at
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May 22nd, 2014 @ 2:36 am
Awesome, can't wait to see some finished videos :-)
May 31st, 2014 @ 1:38 am
i love ur work thanks for every thing
June 7th, 2014 @ 4:02 am
Yohoooo! A new tutorial! I can get entertained for another 30 mins! A BIG THANKS to Andrew Kramer and his fellow crews!
June 11th, 2014 @ 11:34 pm
I love you Andrew, Thanks for every thing
June 12th, 2014 @ 3:47 am
Any chance someone could provide the pre-keyed footage?
FEAL
August 2nd, 2014 @ 4:33 pm
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