VFX Short: Lock & Load!

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Check out our new VFX short… ’cause we made it!

Production Notes:
Filmed on 2 separate days
Shot on RED
Canon Lenses: 16mm L-series plus a cool 50mm

After Effects, 3DS Max, Fume FX, Rayfire
Action Essentials 2

June 26th, 2014 @ 11:26 am
This is amazing! Cheers Andrew!
    Robert K
    June 27th, 2014 @ 6:08 am
    Wow very nice job :). I've made another short video for a University exam. Take a look my friends :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIgl6-hzN_U
    July 10th, 2014 @ 9:53 am
    Amazing! Very creative and well crafted piece. Congrats Andrew Kramer. I noticed your two daughters at the end of the video. They are beautiful
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:29 am
AWESOME Andrew!! but where is Sam haha
    June 26th, 2014 @ 12:42 pm
    Hiding from Andrew in the locked lab was not the best idea after all huh Sam?
    June 28th, 2014 @ 3:33 am
    Sam is in the car i guess.
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:32 am
Great, just wanted to comment before I watch the video since my internet connexion sucks and the video need time to load if I want to watch it in HD, I bet it's good, let's watch now :D
    June 26th, 2014 @ 12:37 pm
    Ha, are these your daughters at 2:18? Cute :)
    June 26th, 2014 @ 11:37 am
    ya! And thanks!
    June 27th, 2014 @ 12:01 am
    Well your elder daughter face looks like your wife
    & Your younger daughter has face of you Andrew :)))

    And they're really cuttiepies . tehe ^^
    June 27th, 2014 @ 12:21 am
    I'm sure your daughters will "appreciate" this when they grow old enough to understand the joke! :P
    Haha, just kidding man. If they have at least 10% of your joking spirit, they'll be laughing off of this.
    June 29th, 2014 @ 3:28 pm
    I love how Andrew's name in the comment links back to video copilot.
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:33 am
this is cool love the VFX
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:33 am
Wow!! Impressive! Another smashing video
Robert Johnson
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:37 am
I hope there is a tutorial for this!! I wonder what great amazing techniques I would learn!
    June 26th, 2014 @ 12:49 pm
    I don't have Ray Fire or Fume, otherwise I'd ask for a tutorial.
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:40 am
Just curious, is there a quick and easy way to render out a depth map for something that wasnt generated in 3ds max or cinema4d?
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:42 am
This is one AWESOME shot, well actually not just a shot hehe, awesome little video, would've been awesome if it was maybe, perhaps, 10 times longer :D. By the way, are those little girls in the car your little girls? They just had an awesome acting debut! :D
    Motasim Billah
    June 26th, 2014 @ 9:02 pm
    yea. little girls...
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:44 am
that was perfect andrew !
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:46 am
Radical Idea with the cartridge shell smoke. Where did you get the idea to vacuum a candle?
    June 26th, 2014 @ 12:52 pm
    Good work on the color grading also!
Jim Gravina
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:48 am
I think your missing "Motion Pulse" from your list ;)
    June 27th, 2014 @ 12:02 am
    HAHA yeah..
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:51 am
Awesome, the final shot made me laugh, kids, car, hopefully they didn't break the key off in the car door, lol
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:52 am
OMG! That was A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! Now I want to see a 60 minute version! ;)
    Motasim Billah
    June 26th, 2014 @ 9:07 pm
    Andrew Can't spend for this. 60 minute is huge time.
Luis Martin
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:52 am
Great video Andrew, and excellent VFX, Are there going to be any tutorials on this? Most of it you've already teach us, but would be great to re-see it, specially the fracture part, by the way excellent performance by John Jenkinson, he used to act with Film Riot guys, isn't he? And the store name was an easteregg, ain't it? J.J.? Is that because he opened you so many doors? Being thankful says a lot about a person. Excellent Job!!!! Keep inspiring us Andrew and again Thank you very much fo all your training!!!
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:54 am
AWESOME Andrew!! But where is Sam Loya? :-D
    Luis Martin
    June 26th, 2014 @ 1:01 pm
    He was inside the office that the guy wants to get openned!! haha!!!
    June 26th, 2014 @ 1:03 pm
    I'd imagine he was just behind the door and got exploded. :P
    June 27th, 2014 @ 12:04 am
    You guys are so funny here... HAHA SAM R.I.P
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:58 am
Great short. :)

And naturally great effects and useful breakdown too. Lots of techniques you've already taught us there :)
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:58 am
Awesome short! Cant wait to see what you come up with next!
June 26th, 2014 @ 12:01 pm
ANDREW NAILED IT!!! You are vfx god !!
June 26th, 2014 @ 12:01 pm
Oh man!!! This is just too awesome :D Great job!
A little while ago me and my friend did a 'Car Explosion time freeze' with Fume FX and rayfire and a little E3D and some other stuff, opinions?

    July 5th, 2014 @ 3:01 pm
    Dude,its is nice , but when it explodes ,the effects are to exaggerated....and a weird thing is that the wheel it's glowing
Luis Martin
June 26th, 2014 @ 12:03 pm
Uno más!!! Y no jodemos Más!!!!
June 26th, 2014 @ 12:10 pm
Is it just me or was this a little bit disappointing? Mr Kramer and the videocopilot team are awesome and I'm always impressed by their work.... but the smoke blast from that explosion just looked really fake when composited with actors. Seems like you could have added some objects in your fumefx simulation to mimic the actor positions so that the smoke would billow around them rather going through them. Otherwise everything else was pretty cool.
    Aleksandar Juri?
    June 27th, 2014 @ 5:45 am
    Yes! I would like to point that lighting on the smoke seems off a bit. Or/and the smoke is much too white for an explosion smoke mixed with concrete dust. The rest is pretty much O.K.
June 26th, 2014 @ 12:13 pm
AHahah the final joke is awesome :D

Really nice compositing. Will you get into nuke someday, or will you stay on after effects ?
    June 26th, 2014 @ 1:23 pm
    just asking because I'm wondering if you also think (like a lot of professionals)(but i disagree) that high end compositing can't be achieved with after effects, as nuke is now the industry standard thanks to its nodal system and 3D integration ...
    June 26th, 2014 @ 5:29 pm
    That's not what they think. It's just that most of the time the comp gets THAT complex:
    1) AE will be slow as hell
    2) You just won't be able to see your stuff and keep it as organized as in Nuke

    Of course Nuke has that many nice features AE doesn't have, but there are workarounds.
    Anywayz, I think Andrew will not answer this question. Many people have asked this before without any success. I just think he sticks to AE cause he's pretty good at it, it covers most of his desires and he's earning his living out of it.
    June 27th, 2014 @ 12:10 am
    Ya. so you guys dont comment. Thats awfull right there.
    He's preety good at it ? ALEX ? He is the best of it.

    And you should go
    And as you said - Nuke has lots of things that AE doesnt have.

    Well, AE have also lots of things that Nuke doesnt have.
    AE have Element 3D.. what even C4D and Nuke cant be compared with bro. Its really fast. Ok ? Got your answer Nuke supporters ?
    June 27th, 2014 @ 2:23 pm
    Dude, I think you got me wrong. I still use AE more than I use nuke since most of my clients are asking motion graphics and only a small part contact me for small VFX tasks.
    No-one said Nuke is better than AE, nor AE is better than Nuke. Compositing-wise, Nuke has more features, better management and allows you to stay more organized. I'd add some crazy good features like: A) projections (much easier than in AE - especially since you can project on non-planar surfaces - like any OBJ file) B) point clouds C) deep compositing; etc. Also, it's easier to stay procedural.
    Regarding Andrew - I'd just say he's one of the best motion graphics artists out there and certainly ahead of his time, let's say, just for putting up Element with his programming crew. I mean, c'mon, it's simply groundbreaking stuff if you're into GFX.
    You just can't name THE BEST ..... (any title here). Who's the best director? Is it Kubrik? Is it Cameron? Is it Lucas? Is it Cuaron? It's silly to state. I must agree though mr. Kramer here is top notch in motion graphics.
    Now, regarding VFX .. it's just more difficult to say, since this is a job that requires more specialized guys rather than one generalist. I'm pretty sure his aim is not to compete with ILM (or Sony, or DD, or Weta) because that's really not the case. Also this short is not exactly Life of Pi, it's just some awesome experiment he's been doing, playing with FumeFX, rayfire, 3dsmax, AE.
    As I was saying, I'd much rather do this in Houdini, which is 100% procedural, requires not third-party plugins for this, plus you can render DEEP exr2.0 which make compositing this in Nuke a breeze. Also, you could achieve some better looking fractures, but that's just a tool way too expensive and way too technical for most of the people. Unless you have some programming / engineering background, it's really difficult to wrap yourself around it.
    'Nough said. I'll end it by saying: GG Andrew. You're awesome. Keep up the good work and remember, I earn my living out of GFX and VFX mainly because of you. I basically started with your tutorials some (3-4) years ago. Thank you for everything you've done and keep doing.
    (Also sorry for my English .. it's not my native language)
    June 28th, 2014 @ 11:46 pm
    @Alex bro -

    Ya i know what does Nuke do.
    But its really bad way to compare here , As its said - where you comment here that ( We're trying to encourage more thoughtful commenting. Please take a moment to write a meaningful response to this post. )

    So people just should do positive feedback rather than - this and that plugin and software can do more better things that andrew is using or about his workflow..

    That is good suggetion ; but, In some kind of bad habbit to criticize.

    I 've used nuke since 3 years. I know what it does and its feature. Yeah noone and nothing can compare to no single things. Everything and everyone is unique in its / their own way.

    And hey bro ; PEACE :)) !!!
    June 30th, 2014 @ 7:09 am
    I think my comment was quit thoughtful and positive. I don't want to start a fight, it's not my goal nor purpose. I love AK and all his work, I love what he has done for the community and realize how much AE and motion graphics has grown just because of him, but I hate people saying AK is THE BEST VFX artist ever on planet earth! VFX is way too complex to be handled by a generalist. For movies like Life of Pi, Transformers, The Hobbit, etc. work teams of hundreds of specialists. Guys who model, guys who texture, guys who rig, guys who animate, compositing artists, Lighting TD, Rendering TD, TD specialized on water sims, on fire and smoke, on destruction, debris, etc. You have programmers working on custom tools for things like Crowd Sims or Skin/Muscle sims. Nuke started as an in-house tool at Sony and later on became available for anyone to purchase.
    AK is awesome. He's great as a motion graphics artist and he's doing some nice VFX and compositing with AE (and max, fumefx, rayfire, vray, etc). He can't and won't compete with a team of 100 guys. It's a different thing. He's giving a lot to the community to help you started with his tutorials, but I can't stress enough - if you're just a kid using some particular over a footage and posting it on youtube - YOU'RE NOT A VFX ARTIST. Work for it, learn more and more, and you may become. But you just have to understand what it really means.
    July 2nd, 2014 @ 9:06 pm
    UmmDude.. Alex
    Im graduated from that industry PLUS HAVE 5 YEARS OF EXPERIENCES. You dont need to tell me whats wht and what is VFX and wht is the process AND WHATS PRODUCTION HOUSE WORKFLOW & STUFF.

    PEACE !!!
June 26th, 2014 @ 12:17 pm
Your stories are hilarious and witty. I'd like to know, do you come up with the story and then integrate VFX or do you have VFX in mind and then build a story from that?
June 26th, 2014 @ 12:18 pm
Hahahahahahahaha! That's perfect!
June 26th, 2014 @ 12:18 pm
Hilarious and awesome.
June 26th, 2014 @ 12:31 pm
wwoohhhh... Great.. its awesome!!
June 26th, 2014 @ 12:32 pm
f***ing awesome/wicked as always. Keep leading sir, been learning since the "Sky Replacement" :)
    July 1st, 2014 @ 7:17 am
    Oh man! I remember that, I still use that technique a lot specially the over exposed shots, now that I think about it I realize I owe everything to Andrew :D
June 26th, 2014 @ 12:44 pm
Those poor kids… :(
June 26th, 2014 @ 1:21 pm
That smoke after blast is strange, maybe you should use some colisions so smoke "interact with you in tha scene". Fun video anyway
June 26th, 2014 @ 1:23 pm
Haha nice! I like the title's significance to the whole thing.
June 26th, 2014 @ 1:25 pm
Very nice and sweet!
I always look forward to your videos and tutorials.
Thank you so much Andrew!
June 26th, 2014 @ 1:34 pm
awesome .... your daughter she is a good actor .. keep going
Jonas Hagenvald
June 26th, 2014 @ 1:46 pm
DUDE, WHAT, Z-DEPTH ON SMOKE?! Show me your ways master! I want this, I need this, I must know how you did this! I've been searching vigorously for a way to do this specific thing in both C4D using TurbulenceFD and in Maya using Maya Fluids.... and no luck. And here you come and just... do that. Tutorial plz :D :D :D
    Luis Martin
    June 26th, 2014 @ 2:53 pm
    Hey man! Never heard of Mental Ray Render Passes? That's the way, a Z-Depth Pass Render and you are done. I don't know about Cinema 4D 'cause I'm a starter, but 3ds Max and Maya have always had it. And for what I remember, Andrew ussually uses V-Ray for this renders and that one also has it in both versions.
    June 26th, 2014 @ 5:34 pm
    LOL ... this is way too complex to be handled, since Z-Depth cannot cover volumetric data. Smoke is a volume (just like clouds, fire, etc) and the result of one pixel means actually data added from more samples at different depths in the 3D world.
    What Andrew was using was indeed a Z-Depth which helped him comp the smoke, BUT : there is a much better way of doing it.
    If you actually do the explosions in Houdini, you can render out an exr2.0 with deep data and can use deep compositing in nuke letting this wonderful piece of technology do all the hard work for you. All you basically do is merge these together!
    June 27th, 2014 @ 11:40 am
    Check AKs former tuts. There is one on z-depth and smoke and debris :)
June 26th, 2014 @ 1:59 pm
Beautiful work - great energy.
June 26th, 2014 @ 2:32 pm
So cool!
Was that your kids?
June 26th, 2014 @ 4:55 pm
Having a properly good actor sure does make a difference.

I like the Edgar Wright-esque fast-cut close ups. Maybe you should direct Ant Man.
June 26th, 2014 @ 5:02 pm
Hey Andrew! How was the music done for this short? Was it composed or stock? Awesome work! :-)
    June 26th, 2014 @ 5:23 pm
    We worked with a talented composer names Daniel James!
June 26th, 2014 @ 5:33 pm
HAHA! That was incredible.
June 26th, 2014 @ 5:46 pm
Hey Andrew can I get the number for the locksmith? I locked somebody in my trunk..wait.. I wasn't supposed to share that last part..Joke of course! Great video!!
    June 26th, 2014 @ 6:49 pm
    Oh where did the casing appear from? It happens..Funny as hell though
June 26th, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Hei,Andrew .Will there be another exciting tutorial for this shot? Your 3dsmax tutorial is just amazing!
June 26th, 2014 @ 6:11 pm
Sick ********. The chosen one can control both light and dark sides of the force. Yo da man.
Adedire Oluwaseun
June 26th, 2014 @ 6:14 pm
Freaking Awesooommmeee!!!!!
June 26th, 2014 @ 6:17 pm
Nice~I hope there is a tutorial for this~HAHA
June 26th, 2014 @ 7:07 pm
Just one word.... wow... Awesome... Fantastic... Mind blowing and (Jakkkasss)....its Hindi word to describe your work Sir..

opppsss sorry can't describe in one words..
Thanks to inspire Us.
June 26th, 2014 @ 7:09 pm
cool effects and talented actress :)
June 26th, 2014 @ 8:20 pm
Awesome! I am your fan from Taiwan now!
June 26th, 2014 @ 8:34 pm
Who the hell are you man. This is Awesome!

June 26th, 2014 @ 8:42 pm
Great job andrew.. can you make tutorial plzz!
June 26th, 2014 @ 8:48 pm
great job andr....please make tut also for compos...
June 26th, 2014 @ 8:52 pm
Outstanding work guys!! A Lock pick would've be suffice 😛lol
June 26th, 2014 @ 9:26 pm
that is so damm A W E S O M E !!!
i think i know those cute little girls from some-ware !! amm !!
yes there you sweet family http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2013/12/happy-holidays-from-the-kramers-2/ god bless you pal.

Please review my latest work here http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2013/12/happy-holidays-from-the-kramers-2/ thank you guys
June 26th, 2014 @ 9:35 pm
Superb VFx (as always)... Kindly make a tutorial of at least 3ds Max work done in this video. By the way, Congrats for the debut of you daughters in this video :)
David Vizurant
June 26th, 2014 @ 9:39 pm
Amazing Work, Andrew!
June 26th, 2014 @ 9:40 pm
waw waw waw andrew sir , hye sir why you not make your own hollywood film ?

and also make tutorials for this i wanna blow up my frinds wall :-p
mousam rajput
June 26th, 2014 @ 9:41 pm
good mr andrew krammer
June 26th, 2014 @ 10:36 pm
hi Andrew can we have some stuff for 3ds Max ..
June 26th, 2014 @ 10:57 pm
Ask Daniel James to upload this amazing music for buying, please
June 26th, 2014 @ 11:01 pm
So what is the cool 50mm? Canon F1.2?
June 27th, 2014 @ 12:04 am
Awesome ;-)
Well Andrew, after Element 3D, wy not creat a plugin like Fume FX for AE :p
June 27th, 2014 @ 12:06 am
Awesome work As Much as Train Explosion series :))

Now you should work for more directors on lots of movie on upcoming year.
June 27th, 2014 @ 12:33 am
Awsome work nice video
June 27th, 2014 @ 12:36 am
looks like movie cant wait for this tutorial
June 27th, 2014 @ 2:00 am
Andrew, any news on Element 3D 2.0?
June 27th, 2014 @ 4:00 am
spuer ji super ji super ji :) :D
June 27th, 2014 @ 4:05 am
Amazing :P have a mad key hacker "let's fire in the hole"hahahahahahaha
June 27th, 2014 @ 5:14 am
Comical and entertaining as always simply awesome
June 27th, 2014 @ 5:15 am
superb video great audio & (y) best of luck for cute girls :)
June 27th, 2014 @ 6:56 am
What a fabulous way to start a Friday. New blog post by VC :0) And to see the master himself in a video is rare, to see the one and only, for him to actually show his face for his followers to see. Gotta love that star the locksmith....
June 27th, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Andrew, this is why you are my inspiration!
June 27th, 2014 @ 8:55 am
Thank you splendor gosh
June 27th, 2014 @ 10:02 am
wow everything is awesome everything is cool with the part of a team.
will you make a tut of this ?
June 27th, 2014 @ 3:07 pm
June 27th, 2014 @ 3:39 pm
Hi Andrew! Very nice! I saw it on your you-tube channel first, then I had to come here to watch it again! I also watch Film Riot on you-tube and Ryan has been giving you a lot of love there when he uses Video Copilot's wares. Keep up the good work!!!!

Also, "they" killed Almost Human! Are you getting a complex from "them" cancelling or ending the great shows you have worked on?????
June 27th, 2014 @ 4:49 pm
hilarious! Saw this at the DMALA on the big screen meet. I never miss a DMALA when you're going to be there.

Hope I don't have any occasion to use that locksmith!
June 27th, 2014 @ 6:31 pm
AWESOME!! i love this, short and very sweet
June 27th, 2014 @ 7:01 pm
Another tip-top piece from VC. Thank you. I've been using Element 3D for a while now, and I think you guys may dig this Millennium Falcon Asteroid chase spot I made. https://vimeo.com/92299135
June 27th, 2014 @ 9:45 pm
Hey Guys, I would love to have a tutorial about the workflow with RED Camera and After Effects....
June 27th, 2014 @ 10:48 pm
Car Tracing HUD Video With sound edting. CHECK IT OUT.

June 27th, 2014 @ 11:08 pm
Your work is beautiful and perfect as always was very nice
June 28th, 2014 @ 12:14 am
Hey Andrew, what's up! Will you make a tutorial this VFX?
June 28th, 2014 @ 2:24 am
Dem... You are a God of VFX. Awesome work my mentor.
Vinoth Raja
June 28th, 2014 @ 3:42 am
Hey Andrew!
Do you have any idea for creating color vibrance for 32bit users?
We are waiting to here that news from you...
June 28th, 2014 @ 7:20 am
we never gona see element v2 :(
George Laird
June 28th, 2014 @ 7:37 am
well, I think that was just brilliant as usual, a great production, hats off to the actor alongside Andrew, sells it so well.
June 28th, 2014 @ 7:47 am
Hi All! And Ramadan Kareem to everyone
I laughed at the joke! Very nice idea!
Why you don't make short parodies for holywood movies ?
June 28th, 2014 @ 9:57 am
It is good to see more people involved than just andrew
June 28th, 2014 @ 10:01 am
is that the dude from insurance commercials?
the explosion composite looked a little bit "off" other than that great job.
June 28th, 2014 @ 12:22 pm
I have no words, you're the best, Andrew!!!
June 28th, 2014 @ 1:24 pm
Hey Andrew..am I the only one who picked up on your little easter egg there?
Steve Smith
June 28th, 2014 @ 2:36 pm
lol isnt that the same parking lot they shot the freeze tutorial
Dave Ford
June 28th, 2014 @ 7:16 pm
Another great show of imagination, and good to see John back in one again. Your inspirational and never disappoint us Andrew, thanks.
June 28th, 2014 @ 10:17 pm
Black magic witchcraft again!!! lol! Excellent work as always meine guru! :)
June 29th, 2014 @ 3:05 am
very very good

    kiram dahanet!
    September 22nd, 2014 @ 9:39 am
    pokidam! very nice . nice. thank you. kose nanat kuni!
    Love you andrew koskesh!
June 29th, 2014 @ 6:22 am
That Was Awesome!!!!!!!

I wanna see more :)felt just like a real movie.

Bravo, Bravo!
June 29th, 2014 @ 3:17 pm
Good stuff... Is that Keith Stone? He's so smooth.
June 29th, 2014 @ 4:37 pm
The KRAMERIANS are in the house... Gr8 short...
June 29th, 2014 @ 8:27 pm
AMAZING SHOT!!!! Andrew would you put the tutoria on VC OH ...PLEASE.~~~
June 29th, 2014 @ 8:35 pm
So amazing shot !!! how could you do that? Is that composite by yourself? Can i use C4D do the same 3D stuff ?
June 29th, 2014 @ 8:49 pm
Andrew you never cease to Amaze
June 30th, 2014 @ 12:27 am
You are fabulous Andrew....wow!!!...I really appreciate your composition.
Haider Sheikh
June 30th, 2014 @ 2:45 am
Thankyou Andrew for give me the best short film idea what is the technique do you use for color correction and 01:02 and 01:12 short is greenscreen short or rotoscoping?
June 30th, 2014 @ 5:28 am
So funny! respect! Nice that you used some acting talent here (lock smith), funny guy, and the ending :D HAHAHAHA! good job. (more color correcting to the CGI parts (wall demolition), too polished at my taste.
June 30th, 2014 @ 6:13 am
bro, I can't wait to see your first block buster out in the movies! Your are just the man!!!! Great work! :-)
June 30th, 2014 @ 8:37 am
Hi, Videocopilot

if there is still no one knows but there is an update for Element 3D v1.6.2.485 the problem with this version that's not it works in After Effects CC 2014 comes only to crash the people of VideoCopilot times should a new update make it soin AE 2014 CC works in the blog of VCP many people write about the problem if you have AE CC 12.2.1 and installed the new version of Element 3D has so there are no problems because everything is fine but in AE CC2014 is not about.
    June 30th, 2014 @ 1:20 pm
    Gonna announce soon. THanks.
    June 30th, 2014 @ 6:18 pm
    Well all I can say Andrew is, you did well to decipher THAT! lol
    June 30th, 2014 @ 10:59 pm
    I hope that announcement will be a new version of Element 3D 2.0 :)
    July 1st, 2014 @ 12:31 am
    Ya i have AE CC v2014 13.0
    E3D is crashing on it during instalation :(

    And yeah nice to know Andrew :))
June 30th, 2014 @ 10:47 am
Please tell this is going to be a tutorial?????l :D - amazing.
June 30th, 2014 @ 11:26 pm
Love the compositing on the barrel and the effort to create plates that match the chamber was definitely worth it. Personally I think that the dust / debri compositing that you did in your Z-depth compositing tutorial was more realistic. This is still great, the smoke just feels a little flat.
July 1st, 2014 @ 8:10 am
I would love to see you doing 3D Max tutorials or some other 3D Simulation program, i've been stocked on that since very long time, i admire so much your work Andrew! Thanks for beaing my inspiration.
July 1st, 2014 @ 8:53 am
Andrew.. your the best man..

July 1st, 2014 @ 9:53 am
very good Andrew
July 1st, 2014 @ 10:03 am
AWESOME!!!! I Made this from your tutorial. http://youtu.be/yQJd2Y14GMs
July 1st, 2014 @ 10:34 am
Thank you Andrew and your Team for the New Element3D v1.6.2.490 Update it now works perfect in AE CC 2014 there are no more crashes very good Job

Best regards from Germany
July 1st, 2014 @ 10:56 am
HeatDistortion plugin install not possible in AE CC 2014 there is no selection for AE CC 2014 Please VCP also makes for a new update for AE CC 2014
Jim Hines
July 1st, 2014 @ 11:02 am
Brilliant! It's time for you to make a feature. Seriously.
July 1st, 2014 @ 3:19 pm
Haha! Awesome work dudes :) Nice to see you putting all that love and talent into making a short dude! Would be cool to see you direct more stuff :)

Peace - Kraig x
July 1st, 2014 @ 11:23 pm
I am very glad to see you making shorts now. You are are your way. Crowd Funded Sci Fi project next? Ask Coke and Adobe to advertise in it and cough up some scratch? Make a product placement scene or two? Come on Andrew, you know you want too! Guess what, Garth Edwards Monsters wasn't so hot, we all know it. But look at him now, gona direct the Star Wars spin off films whatever they are. Your next sir! Don't stop! ps: I used element 3D to make the intro segment for a client video here: https://vimeo.com/94520906 Thank you again for all your hard work. I also did this one: https://vimeo.com/94520906
July 2nd, 2014 @ 2:44 am
outstanding stuff
but there is something that everybody miss here it's the actor thing
i noticed that ak is a good actor too
just check out his face when the door blows up
i don't know if i'm capable to do that
maybe he got skills for everything
and this is too much for one dude
July 2nd, 2014 @ 9:19 pm
Ha, just as usual, this is good man. i wanted to ask , did the shots of the character shot on a trackable green screen, or just live footage rotoscoped after trackig. meanwhile i Love it Andrew, ya the best Man
July 3rd, 2014 @ 2:48 am
please make tutorial for this, this is very awesome !
July 3rd, 2014 @ 3:04 pm
AWESOME!!!...BOSS,Tutorial please...
July 4th, 2014 @ 5:41 am
That Was Amazing
Well Done
July 5th, 2014 @ 5:56 am
First laugh out loud I've had all week. Simply amazing! You are the guru
July 5th, 2014 @ 1:18 pm
Whats this Gun Name ???
please answer
July 6th, 2014 @ 6:52 am
Andrew, this is really great, i love the Gun, can i borrow it, to free ma locked pets, in the veterinary officer room, that will b awesome, n i guess this dude aint gonna, free ur daughters locked in di car with this smokey pipe...cos the keys are right in ur pocket..
July 7th, 2014 @ 2:11 am
Hi Andrew! I got a question. When did you get a RED? :D And which model?
Also as always the effects and breakdown are awesome!!!
July 7th, 2014 @ 5:06 am
Awesome video. I like to learn 3Ds max and Cinema 4D. So I request you to publish tutorials on them. Thanks.
July 7th, 2014 @ 8:59 am
Great video, I think Andrew got inspired from the Terminator judgement day movie sequence. where did you got the fake props did you made it and looking forward for a tutorial
July 7th, 2014 @ 1:27 pm
Why you don't make tutorials on nuke ??!!! That will be awesome !!
July 10th, 2014 @ 2:54 am
Wow awesome this is really great.i am working in small company . i was doing some small logo animation so i was taking your tutorial guidance. its very help full me to learn after effect .... thank you so much sir....
and also all the best in future and growth your Video Copilot.

Vishwanath A
July 10th, 2014 @ 9:16 am
Good job Mr. Andrew Kramer! You are still doing great as usual. This is an amazing piece. You have been helping me and a lot other artists around the world. But it seems you've not posted much tutorials lately. I hope you'll be posting more tutorials soon.
July 15th, 2014 @ 7:00 am
is shockwave 3D like Particular?
Great job by the way
July 15th, 2014 @ 10:48 pm
You guys are just too cool! This is fantastic, Andrew and team. great job and love the breakdowns.
July 16th, 2014 @ 8:06 am
this video is awesome
you guys should do more of these
three cheers for andrew and team
July 16th, 2014 @ 3:38 pm
So that's shot on Red? Looks awesome! Any special lens/filters for this shoot? I'm usually a real 'film' purist, but that looks incredible. Maybe I'm just getting used to the look of video?

keep up the great work!
August 9th, 2014 @ 9:11 pm
can someone please tell me how he does the swipe effect at the end when showing how he compostited all of the effects.?
Habib Baloc
August 13th, 2014 @ 1:21 am
hello andrew plz make tutorial....... MAN OF STEEL like Jump Down n Up VFX Or IRON MAN Flying thanks
g sims
September 2nd, 2014 @ 4:08 pm
Men u made who I am from the tuts u make thanx to videocopilot I apreciet that.lol
September 3rd, 2014 @ 5:46 am
This website is awesome! Thanks to all of you :)
September 6th, 2014 @ 7:43 am
vedy nice mr.adrew thnks
    September 6th, 2014 @ 8:45 am
    very nice mr.adrew thank you for this vedio.so great
amr srour
October 14th, 2014 @ 7:06 am
We want you to come to Egypt
Slai M
October 15th, 2014 @ 1:12 pm
that was amazing respect from France
October 17th, 2014 @ 4:25 am
Hey Andrew what's up! Will you make a tutorial for this movie?
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