VIDEO: NAB Presentation on Star Wars!

Here is my Star Wars hologram presentation. I get into the design process a bit and focus on some of the challenges and interesting techniques we used. Including the time I met Harrison Ford… kinda.

NAB was a lot of fun this year. Fun to see many of the design friends and all of the people from the community. Thanks to the team at Adobe for recording the session so we could share online! At some point I’d love to get into more technical details and in-depth info about the work process.

Here is a mini-interview I did as well!

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11 months ago
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Matthew Lucas
4 weeks ago
Is Reverse Radial Available?
1 month ago
great movie
1 month ago
visit my portfolio Instagram @hayssam_abdallah_design
1 month ago
very match
hahaha
2 months ago
very goood.
tank you.
2 months ago
I apply that film gate weave to my titles using Twitch. Is there a better way?
hAnY
8 months ago
your are a source of inspiration to me mr. andrew. thank you
Dallas
8 months ago
So are you gonna be directing Episode IX? XD
8 months ago
it's amazing,awesome work sir.
babak
8 months ago
Awesome work !! I am looking forward for new one !
9 months ago
Thanks for sharing this video - it's great to hear the story and see how these VFX projects come together!
nirmal singh
9 months ago
actually i cant see so many things in video copilot ! .....because it works only 4 adobe after effects ! ...if they made this software to use for fusion and hitfilm and motion then is different thing! ..........nn
9 months ago
HI VERY GOOG
Is there a way currently in Element to achieve anamorphic depth of field?
9 months ago
Great presentation Andrew! I can only imagine how exciting it must have been to work on Star Wars. Keep up the great work and thank you very much for all you do!
Abdalla
9 months ago
Thank you Andrew ,when i listen to you
you back the power inside me to continue my dream and learn more AF
it's will be great if we meet some day . (maybe/if i make some thing Inspirational)
Abdalla Nagi,Egypt
loveAK
10 months ago
Hey,Andrew.You are so cool!Your website,your plug-ins and the tutorials,Excellent!,I really hope that I can be the one like you someday,but it's impossible to me.Keep it up,dude!
Bergy
10 months ago
Hey Andrew! DUDE! I seriously JUST celebrated my 10 year anniversary on May 19th...when was yours?
Oliloliloli
11 months ago
All those people. So much power...
11 months ago
Is there a way currently in Element to achieve anamorphic depth of field? The examples he's using have 2.35 bokeh blur.
SiboVG
11 months ago
Only 15 years and you're one of the most influential VFX Artists?? You are really a VFX God. You help out a lot of amateur and even professional digital artists and thank you for all your work Andrew, keep it up!!
Shubham
11 months ago
Sir,please can you give tutorial on hologramic fx
dre
11 months ago
Hey Andrew, when are you going to add the world scanlines portion to Element 3D?
jerry wong
11 months ago
hi.my idol.i think you should do some tutorials about E3D hologram.i have saw some examples at your NAB speech.but so many chinese guys really don't known how do this .if it possible you can make some element3D hologram. hope you can accept my advise .best respect for you. my favorite vfx-man Andrew kramer.
    lieyan
    10 months ago
    Are you a chinese?Thank for the advise and so am I!really hope that Andrew can do more tutorials for Element,I really like it!Looking forward to your reply.
raouf
11 months ago
Awesome man great presentation. :) :) :) <3 i like i't .
IN-THE-ZONE Productions
11 months ago
Always inspirational. Thanks Andrew.
Rimantas
11 months ago
And, unsurprisingly, Sam and Niko from Corridor were there too :D
11 months ago
Oops sorry here is the link lol https://youtu.be/4kdVbswkpmU
11 months ago
I'm finishing of an animated feature and would like people to check it out for some feed back. Thanks used some sabre in it also cheers
11 months ago
Awesome man great presentation.
Asraful
11 months ago
Thank you vary much.
11 months ago
Great presentation and I loved the smaller interview video where you talk about show the passion and have pride in saying this took months....not 5 minutes... My boss needs to see that lol Great Job :0)

Christian Michael
https://vimeo.com/164392083
ERIC
11 months ago
cool stuff
hesan
11 months ago
You are always in my heart.
nike
11 months ago
how we get a shirt!!!
Andy Liu
11 months ago
GREAT!!!
11 months ago
wow Andrew you are amezing, great video. thanks to you I do vfx. you are my inspiration, thank you
11 months ago
Awesome presentation! Will you be offering Reverse Radial on your site?
william
11 months ago
Thanks Master!!!
New Generation
11 months ago
Andrew you really inspired me to keep getting better. Thanks for the cool stuff you come out. I hope to one day be as good as you are with visual effects.
David Adams
11 months ago
Heres some test rendering I did with Saber. Great plugin. I love it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4sAvwsUgAo
11 months ago
Completely inspired. New mindset. Thanks so much!
11 months ago
Great presentation.Thanks so much for sharing this post
11 months ago
Nice job Andrew and congratulation, now you are co-working with the big-boys from Hollywood... keep up the good work!
Jaysongshao
11 months ago
Nice presentation.
    10 months ago
    Nice job Andrew and congratulation
11 months ago
Hi Andrew. loved the presentation! Thank you for posting. I'm really happy for you, sincerely.
If I may ask, I noticed that on your version of Element you have a Displacement map and Projection map importer. Are you planning on releasing that option in a future update?
Denis
11 months ago
Good presentation Andrew. Thank you very much for all your plug-in.
Behzad
11 months ago
Congrates Andrew
You are awesome
Thank you so much for all of your great tutorials and plugins
Best wishes.
Kevin
11 months ago
I apply that film gate weave to my titles using Twitch. Is there a better way?
Niall
11 months ago
Hey Andrew will intercept still be happening? There has been no news about that at all.
Dwane
11 months ago
Great presentation Andrew! I can only imagine how exciting it must have been to work on Star Wars. Keep up the great work and thank you very much for all you do!
11 months ago
Great to hear/see what you did on Star Wars! Congrats on all your great work. It's fun to see your success on major projects.
Vic
11 months ago
Nice presentation.

Wondering if 'Edit Original' is only available on the Mac version of Element? I'm on Windows and I don't see "Edit Original' when right clicking on an object in order to edit it back in C4D.
Alex
11 months ago
I loved your presentation! I look forward to these every year and I was so excited to hear you talk about what you did for Star Wars! I remember waiting through the credits and got so pumped when I saw your name! I'm so happy for your success and really appreciate all I've been able to learn from you through Video Copilot.
Thanks Andrew!
Jason
11 months ago
Wow, tough crowd. You did great though, Andrew.
    11 months ago
    Thanks jason. They were actually great! The convention is so loud, the mic only picks up my voice, I got a few chuckles! But even if the joke bombs, gotta keep rolling!
    11 months ago
    Wait, I didn't know they were funny in the first place. ;)
Eric Lin
11 months ago
something about Andrew's voice.. is he sick when he's giving the presentation?
Philip Barbour
11 months ago
Andrew, you truly are an inspiration. I love your attitude about hard work. Now, if I could just stop writing comments on these pages, I could probably get some work done. :-)
oleg
11 months ago
eee! man!
David Young
11 months ago
So many questions about the techniques you outlined in your great presentation. But the one that really has me intrigued is the reverse radial blur. Could you explain how you did that???????? Love your work. Keep pushing that envelope.
Hugo
11 months ago
Andrew Kramer is a God in visual effects so far ! :D
Oleg
11 months ago
Andrew ," you making a scene,)!"
Jeremy
11 months ago
Great presentation Andrew! Thank you for sharing you passion and talent. It has helped make so many of us better. We appreciate it.

Anyone else here know how to create floating tags as seen in the presentation here? (In element 3d?)
    Jason
    11 months ago
    Why not just Extrude some text and make a mask for the line that connects it to the sphere. Position them where you want and then use the world transform to move everything together. Just an idea.
    Jeremy
    11 months ago
    I'll give that a shot, thank you Jason!
sean
11 months ago
mmmm...nice nice, but...
every story has its downside, and I can see the dark side of the force affecting the forcefulness of your sense of humour Mr. Kramer... plus a few kilos maybe?
man...quit now and get back to tuts on how to make Sam loya explode.
    Sean
    11 months ago
    kidding of course, your sense of humour is always great.
    But the dark force will make you chubby eventually.
    11 months ago
    It happens to the best of us. You have to remember AK was on CAMERA. I can't imagine what I'd look like on camera. You have a child, and all that time at the computer. Does things... ...been there myself
    Sean
    11 months ago
    yeah StevenJ, I am there all the time! working in this field is probably one of the best things that can happen to a person but personally the more my work improves the more I need to avoid standing on that scale...
    AK looks great of course and the truth is that I'm just jelaous!! :-)
Harmless Godwin
11 months ago
wow nice
nice presentation
11 months ago
Great presentation Andrew!
Brady PennKast
11 months ago
So about that reverse radial effect. . .
It's kind of a big deal. Any chance it'll go up on the site soon?
    Ben
    11 months ago
    Second that!
    kippy
    11 months ago
    to get this effect use red giant universe "POINT ZOOM" with the 3d expression
Michiel
11 months ago
I love the photo you too with Niko and Sam from CorridorDigital!

No but really, seeing you here makes ma happy. I've been watching all of your tutorials, using your plugins, since the beginning of VideoCopilot. And I wanna say there is NO ONE else on the internet, that can teach people the magic of After Effects like you do Mr. Kramer! Thank you for everything :)
Jason
11 months ago
Just watched the Mini interview and I think James Cameron said it best " The road to amazing places is never an easy one".
Jason
11 months ago
So Cool to see the guys from Corridor Digital too!
Steffen
11 months ago
Star Wars 3D Model Pack and a Hologram Plugin which is the Hit
I see something coming

Thank VCP
11 months ago
Andrew The Greatest! ))))))
StevenJ
11 months ago
Has anyone tried entering NAB2016 into to the coupon code field?
    Matt
    11 months ago
    It says it's not valid. Maybe he will have a spring sale soon?
ALi
11 months ago
we spy on you from youtube that time :p

wish more succesfull for u Andrew
Rajkumar Singh
11 months ago
Hi Andrew, I am new to aftereffects and cinema4d. I am really thankful to you and I would like to meet you some day. A big thanks for the plugin Saber. By the way a guy is in you saber intro video with saber weapon is cool. i like him, before watching this video i thought he is Andrew.
11 months ago
My heart kinda jumped... did this turn out to be a sneak peek at the next version of Element 3D?! World scanlines, screen-oriented labels, this is awesome!!! Reverse radial blur is rad too! Andrew, you sly marketing genius!
11 months ago
Thanks so much for sharing this!
Paulie
11 months ago
Tough crowd!

Andrew, its clear that you are someone who will goes all out to produce unfathomable quality in everything you do, be it your tutorials, your plug-ins (free or reasonably priced), your short movies or even your demo reals. Everything you do is excellent and truly shows the hard work you and your team put in. Thanks heaps for being a genuine guy who constantly gives to us in the AE community. I hope you get to taste of all the rewards that hard work brings especially with your growing family. Cheers and keep up the amazing work (and humour!), you're a legend!!
11 months ago
Hey there Andrew,

really enjoyed your NAB presentation. Thanks for your tremendous work!

Is there any possibilty we will see a video or blog post which will go a little more in-depth? Seeing After Effects being used in a project of this scope is really awesome and not something people see every day. I'm especially blown away by the amount of Element 3D you guys have been using. I think it would be really interesting to have a much closer look on your specific workflows, especially with compositing in mind. (Plus, did you guys produce stereoscopic and if so, how? I always thought that the AE 3D space was very limiting and not really that great to work with when it's crucial to work absolutely accurate.)

Anyhow, it'd be really great to hear a bit more about all those little details!
    11 months ago
    Well, maybe I should read the whole blog post first it seems you're having the same idea. Great!
Micheal Malcolm
11 months ago
CONGRATES Andrew...... loved every bit of this, the presentation to the interview and i see my guy is also enjoying this SAM. we love u bruh ur the best at what you do, trust me Harrison Ford has nothing on you ......
11 months ago
Congrates Andrew
Cheers!!!!!!
alwadhani
11 months ago
in the mini-interview at the end you spoke about how doing things and taking your time is better than rushing it just to get out of the way "as i understood" and this actually explain way its taking a while to finish the short movie (Intercept). make sense
OlympiaLogger
11 months ago
Loya, his ownsef' - In The BIGS !!!
11 months ago
Is Intercept still coming out in August as promised?
pink top
11 months ago
no softworks?
Joseph
11 months ago
Probably the best NAB of all time! Go get some sleep Andrew, you've earned it!
Luke Sutter
11 months ago
Thanks for the Video Andrew... Looking forward to another tutorial, thanks for all that you do!
11 months ago
I appreciate all that you do for the community Andrew. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and thanks for creating fabulous tools for us to use. I wish you much continued success!!!
11 months ago
Great presentation and stoked to chat with you again, Looking forward to that starwars pack hiding in your element model list. Can't wait for that destruction pack.

Would love to see a Tutorial on tackling really big/long camera movements through 3d space.
11 months ago
Thanks Andrew! It was awesome getting a chance to meet you!
AC
11 months ago
Thank you Andrew, will scanline in 3DE and reverse radial be release through videocopilot in the near future?
Thank you once again for all these wonderful plugins!
KC
11 months ago
When will the update for Element 3D come out. Saw in the presentation there is a world scanlines section added. In addition to the reverse radial and the hologram reflection. Hard work pays off!
Cameron Frank
11 months ago
Andrew, I would pay cash money for some VHS distortion like that, the scan-lines update to E3D, and of course the Reverse Radial plugin. You have my payment info already. Take my money! ;)
11 months ago
You are the badassests!
Dixit Rajput
11 months ago
You are very vfx artist, Andrew. and you are great,awesome, I saw all tutorials and very great-full,your are my idol Andrew.............
Daluz
11 months ago
Great work. Hope we can see more Element 3D tutorials soon. All the best.
11 months ago
Thank you for sharing your workflow and tools that inspire other VFX artists. May the force be with you. Always.
Eliseo
11 months ago
Excelente!
Jake
11 months ago
SAM LOYA
11 months ago
Great! (as everything you do)
Kevin
11 months ago
Will there be a sale to celebrate NAB like last year???
    Matt
    11 months ago
    He said there was going to be a discount. Not sure if it was only available if you went to the NAB show. But there wasn't any on the website the weekend before or after.
pepe
11 months ago
I will like to se a tutorial or a video on how you did the vhs ellements
Duncan
11 months ago
Awesome work, for everyone involved. Very inspirational :)
StevenJ
11 months ago
Really awesome stuff. Until now I never noticed the Reflection Matte option. It would be nice to see more about this feature and how to use it.
Jimmy
11 months ago
Hi Andrew ! This is awesome, thank you for this presentation.
The plugin for the Hologramme is a free plugin on your website ?
11 months ago
You are the boss....your are my idol....great job....
11 months ago
missing word in final sentence, "for people that (want) more technical details..." Thank you so much for all of your tutorials and videos. Going back to focus on after effects for my local market. Have a long way to go, but will get there.
ED
11 months ago
Fun stuff!
mike
11 months ago
You are the best Mr. Kramer !
Trace
11 months ago
Congrats on the success Andrew and thank you for all the great products you've released and training you've taught us about VFX. My Star Wars jealously meter is off the scale btw.
    King Justice
    11 months ago
    Please Andrew we need tutorials and project files on so many things you did on your presentations. even if you want us to buy we will buy. but please keep the site updated with new tutorials.
    Thanks.