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! 

POSTED:
10 months ago
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141 Comments

6 months ago
Any chance someone could provide the pre-keyed footage?
6 months ago
I love you Andrew, Thanks for every thing
7 months ago
Yohoooo! A new tutorial! I can get entertained for another 30 mins! A BIG THANKS to Andrew Kramer and his fellow crews!
i love ur work thanks for every thing
7 months ago
Awesome, can't wait to see some finished videos :-)
8 months ago
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Andre
8 months ago
hi! Anybody got this JCVD footage yet? I missed the comp...Dropbox ect
Billy
9 months ago
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!
pourya
9 months ago
So wonder full Andrew I like your vfx
9 months ago
nice and interesting thank you
9 months ago
Thank you very much tender beautiful and distinctive
Ollie
9 months ago
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
    9 months ago
    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
    8 months ago
    I'll add my name to this too, would love to get the footage if anyone wants to share the love. (vc@oe.ca)
Mosi
9 months ago
Contest is still open?!
Steve Villalobos
9 months ago
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.
9 months ago
@Ryan, my video was "Stingray: The Movie" - It's here: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/7818eee23c/stingray-the-movie
    9 months ago
    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.
    9 months ago
    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.
9 months ago
I made this By Cinema 4d!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lteXBvWFcnU
9 months ago
This is Discrimination...
10 months ago
Andrew + FreddieW ??! SUPER AWESOME!!
caxum
10 months ago
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
Eric Lin
10 months ago
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
    10 months ago
    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
    10 months ago
    it's realy fantastic job. Will done

    Eric Lin
    9 months ago
    Thanks! =)
10 months ago
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!
Alberto
10 months ago
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
hosebeast
10 months ago
    hosebeast
    10 months ago
    Dang Hosebeast, nice video.

    Hey guys you should check this out! :)
10 months ago
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!
    10 months ago
    which one was yours? I love seeing all these cool videos.
10 months ago
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
    10 months ago
    quel accent :)
    10 months ago
    :-))))
Ryokogreg
10 months ago
Thank You Andrew ! so much fun ! i ll do my best even if i can not participate ! ! !
Rob
10 months ago
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
    10 months ago
    One of the funniest I saw till now.
10 months ago
This is my Tribute to JCVD :)...in my future action movie 2 Badges

http://funnyordie.com/m/8o8d
Sergey
10 months ago
This is one from me :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ji9zfes7u8&feature=youtu.be Very nice the end of movie...
    AHMED
    10 months ago
    good job woooooooow
Nathan Payne
10 months ago
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 :)
donnell
10 months ago
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
donne
10 months ago
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
Salman Ghafoor
10 months ago
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
Jerwin
10 months ago
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
Jason
10 months ago
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 W
10 months ago
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
    10 months ago
    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.
Brian
10 months ago
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
10 months ago
Best makers are from outside of USA , thats why they restricted it :))
10 months ago
It sounds so weird not hearing you say "from Video Copilot" and hear you say "from funny or die labs" lol
10 months ago
Haha! Awesome idea! XD
Vlada
10 months ago
Some of the clips are corrupted and cannot open...
    LJ
    10 months ago
    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.
10 months ago
Haha! I can't wait to play around the the videos. Loved seeing Freddie in the video too! :P
10 months ago
Quick 2d illustrator to C4D to Element Midi Keyboard
https://vimeo.com/87302045
10 months ago
Had 2 hours to kill:)
https://vimeo.com/87153279
    LJ
    10 months ago
    LOL Vanduzul
jack
10 months ago
wow, Oppa Van damme style.
Ahmed
10 months ago
I will make good movie and maybe andrew will get a jealous on me. he he he

many thanks andrew :)
Tom
10 months ago
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"
Greg
10 months ago
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.
    10 months ago
    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
    10 months ago
    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.
10 months ago
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 ;)
Jihed
10 months ago
B**ch please :D feeling i'm gonna win this comp, but i'm not living in the US :'(
UKOR
10 months ago
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 !!
Ken
10 months ago
Coolest
Ryan
10 months ago
That's Jean-ius... XD
Hassan dar
10 months ago
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.
Knight
10 months ago
I can't download the pack the thing is not starting at all please help
Jason
10 months ago
"Bon-Voyage" clip they keyed out part of his teeth at the end....lol
10 months ago
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
    10 months ago
    Very Funny And Creative!
Dwaine the Creative Brain
10 months ago
Ah SNAP~!!!! Yo, this is going to be a god-like-event!
Hassan dar
10 months ago
Its not good we all have interest in making movies so why only USA...
    10 months ago
    Why can't we just make movies without the need to win prizes?
    Mateo Sedano
    10 months ago
    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
    10 months ago
    I don't think its the prizes, certainly not for me anyway,would just be nice to be able enter.its a bit lame.
    10 months ago
    weird... im in China and i can see the video and download the footages...
    Rock
    10 months ago
    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!
    10 months ago
    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
    10 months ago
    because it motivate you to do a lot more i guess...you will give it you all because you wanna win
Lj
10 months ago
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
    10 months ago
    Going to have some fun with this but I agree Arny would be awesome 'Get to the chopper'
crooksy88
10 months ago
It would be great to see a gallery of submitted movies once they start coming in.
10 months ago
OOOLAAAA ..will do it..
The real smithy
10 months ago
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 :)
Brandon Liebenberg
10 months ago
HAHAHAHAHA. THis is f#cking legendary.HAHAHAHA. Jean Claude and VCP teaming up. Gotta love this
Raghav91
10 months ago
Damn! Why is it US only?
    Matin
    10 months ago
    I know it's pretty sad.
10 months ago
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
10 months ago
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 :(
10 months ago
This is going to be a JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME special, right in your FACE!
10 months ago
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.
MirkoGuardo
10 months ago
Andrew when we can have green screen footage from you and Sam? :P it can be funny
    10 months ago
    cool idea!!.. haha, would be fun!
gufte
10 months ago
Come on guys, please rethink going US only. Van Damme Fans are global Unit :) JCVD will tell you.
10 months ago
Is the comp US only,?, shame if it is,, still gonna make a vid tho.
10 months ago
OH MAN. If only I was half as brilliant as my mom and dad tell me I am. I'd totally win this!
Federico
10 months ago
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
Rico
10 months ago
I think this is an incredible idea but those prizes are pretty weak.
    gnatch
    10 months ago
    the prizes are the bonus. Getting the exposure is probably worth alot more than any prize.
illd
10 months ago
Hot shit - Its gonna be EPIC! Let JCVD kick the shit out of Sam ;)
Jelle
10 months ago
Only US entries, but what the h***. I'm still going to play around with it
10 months ago
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!
10 months ago
Hoping this is available for us in the UK as well, can't see anywhere about region restrictions, will probably make a video nonetheless!
10 months ago
Oh, this is US only. Why the good things never happens where i live?
tobi
10 months ago
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 ?
graphics
10 months ago
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
    10 months ago
    yes you can use a trial version. only people from the US can win, but you can still make a movie.
10 months ago
Are extraordinary Andrew, also this news is very cool!
Rune Hansen
10 months ago
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!!!
10 months ago
hahahha this is freaking hilarious! i'm in!
Lukas
10 months ago
Hahaha, amazing idea!!
10 months ago
Is it correct that this challenge is US only?
    10 months ago
    Probably but you can still make a fun movie!
    rogerD
    10 months ago
    so what about international people
    10 months ago
    Errrrrrr RogerD.....I think it was answered lol
    rogerd
    10 months ago
    but still no one don't cater for us
    Diane
    10 months ago
    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!
10 months ago
What a brilliant idea. Im In.
10 months ago
so cool andrew ! so awesome...
rogerD
10 months ago
nice its just like a film riot Mondays Challenge
Meet
10 months ago
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
    10 months ago
    He designed the title sequences in Star Trek: Into Darkness
    Ctucker
    10 months ago
    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?
10 months ago
Too bad this is only for people who live in the USA. T_T
    10 months ago
    :(
    10 months ago
    Indeed... but it must not stop us to try make a funny video ^^
    gio jomardidze
    10 months ago
    you can use vpn for videos
    its not necessary to live in USA :D
    10 months ago
    Discrimination
    9 months ago
    I agree, that is too bad.
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