Blog Show Out-Take

So we’re working on a new Blog Show and thought this was a good time to remind everyone to be safe!

It has begun! #cinedrive #kesslercrane

A video posted by Video Copilot (@andrewkramer) on

This does not end well for Sam…

A photo posted by Video Copilot (@andrewkramer) on

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1 month ago
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44 Comments

vignesh
5 days ago
i guess ,this is Intercept shooting.
Pssst .. something is coming >> Look at it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2za0s_U0GkU
2 weeks ago
good job sir, this is awesome
pinktop
3 weeks ago
hey..i know a movie that doesnt been made yet. its about one light...that kills people! with its steel pole and glass, its haunting!
4 weeks ago
tank you.
very goooooood.
1 month ago
thank you, andrew kramer. you are good man.
Manucher
1 month ago
hey what`s up my name`s Manucher for My movie and make an other new jetstrike pack with heliscopter
Manucher
1 month ago
make a turorial about black hawk and apache heliscopter in element 3d
Manucher
1 month ago
hey get attention special thanks to Endrew Kramer for tutorial plugins and something else and some one else can you show me how to explode the house and a car make a turorial
    Anon
    4 weeks ago
    No.
MASTERKOALA
1 month ago
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hhh moh
1 month ago
Mr Andrew . I really like your job , it's amazing.
pleas can you do a tutorial on how to track a face and attach element 3d objct to it , like injury or helmet ,
BUT ((( step by step ))) , i need it but I can't do it
Thank's in advance
omer
1 month ago
hi gays i have a problem i want to make a water drop in elment 3d please help me
1 month ago
great stuff
Nilo
1 month ago
... is this.... intercept?...
Fatmir
1 month ago
Iron Man VS Spider Man
When they are in high spirits :P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV1Ir09QbSI
1 month ago
Green stuff in front of green screen...humm, roto on the way :)
sean
1 month ago
Andrew, in optical flares, would be cool to have a "create null" feature so that one can see its 3d position from top view even if out of screen.
Possible?
    1 month ago
    Add a light to your scene and Scroll down to position Mode in OF.
    Select 'track Lights". Now wherever you have positioned the lightm will be where the flare is.

    This can also be used in Element 3D if you create a 2D position null and add its position to a light, then in OF, select track lights.

    Hope this helps

    Christian Michael
    https://vimeo.com/198103166
    Sean
    1 month ago
    Thanks for the tip Christian. I am familiar with the solution you've suggested but I still find it a time and space consuming workaround and way too intricate for what I am after (which is just seeing the OF from top view when it is out of the viewport space). I don't own element 3d but I recall it having a "create null" feature which is probably exactly what I am talking about: one click>you have your reference. Or am I wrong? Like I've said I do not own element so it's just something I recal seeing while working at a studio as a freelance but maybe I'm wrong.
    Thank you anyway.
    sean
    1 month ago
    Or even better: forget about the "create null feature" and just make the OF little target gizmo visible at all times if the layer is selected, whether it's in the viewport or not, just like cameras, nulls and any other solid.
    1 month ago
    Sean,

    Using the "track lights" with a light in the scene will indeed show you the position gismo you refer to. Wherever the gismo is for the light, will be where the Flare will be and can be seen from the top view.

    See this video on youtube.

    https://youtu.be/KTiZN76a52g
    sean
    1 month ago
    Thank you Christian, but like I've said, I know what you are talking about as I have quite an in depth knowledge of the OF functionalities, BUT with the kind of pressure one has when working in this industry, being able to save time and assets is mandatory and to me having to set up a light, assign a letter to it so that a specifc OF can track that sepcific light, etc.. is a bummer. I believe AK knows what I'm talking about casue he wouldnt be making plugins like FX console which is basically based on the concept of speeding up whatever can be sped up, no matter of it's just 4 seconds.
    Plus, if you for example move the gizmo out of the viewport even in the active camera, that gizmo is perfectly visible but as soon as you click elsewhere it disappears for good no matter if you reselct that layer. So it's just a matter of keeping the gizmo visible at all times. Nothing insurmountable.
jonjon
1 month ago
Really is just plain mean of you to be heterosexual.
Washington
1 month ago
"Safety is number one priority" Crazy Russian Guy
Brandon Petrie
1 month ago
Hey Andrew, Is there any chance you would make available the plugin/effect you created for the hologram projections in star wars? Specifically the visible light rays that lead from the projection source to the hologram. Or if it won't be available, how would you accomplish this only using AE tools?

No matter the answer to this, Thank you so much for everything you put into your work, and subsequently let us in on the magic.
KC at NIU
1 month ago
You just know this will not turn out well for Sam.
David
1 month ago
I was just wondering what happend to that blog show you were teasing about 4 months ago when you were wearing a video copilot apron? Seems to have been forgotten.
1 month ago
good work andrew...
1 month ago
We're looking for your new Blog Show and Mr. SAM ;)

Thanks to Andrew and VCP team ;)

Digiphic Studio
http://www.digiphic.com
1 month ago
Hey Andrew, curious what cameras you guys are shooting the production on? Looks like some kind of RED setup?
    Thomas DUPHIL
    1 month ago
    I was about to ask the same question. However this looks too "small" for a RED set up, I'm thinking more something like an A7S or GH4 / GH5. Anyway, I'm also curious ^^
    Thomas DUPHIL
    1 month ago
    I was about to ask the same question. However this looks too "small" for a RED set up, I'm thinking more something like an A7S or GH4 / GH5. Anyway, I'm also curious about the lens ! ^^
1 month ago
Looks like its going to be a blast.... excuse the pun :0)

Christian Michael
https://vimeo.com/198103166
1 month ago
I'm looking forward to the new show!
1 month ago
I think, to form a new package Essentials 3 shares :P

This is my new animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5T2gt7PwS4
Plugins: Element 3D w v and Trapcode Particular :)
    1 month ago
    Great work. This is the kind of quality I expect to see from people using E3D to its fullest. Looks like there's a slight compositing error though on the front landing gear? There's a sharp line cutting off the particles as the gear touches down.
    1 month ago
    Thanks :) You may be right. I could add a little less alpha chanel on the particles.
    KC at NIU
    1 month ago
    Looks great!
Danny
1 month ago
Just a guess,
Element 3d burns and scars injury pack!
#Wishful thinking !
Can you give a hint mr. kramer?
    Christian Michael
    1 month ago
    Looking at what Sam is wearing... And looking at the Intercept trailer form 2 years ago..... this might be connected....

    But probably not lol

    Christian Michael
Federico
1 month ago
From this I can say the bad ass plugin is still in development! :P
    Carl
    1 month ago
    It most certainly will be but it may not be the plugin you are hoping for...fingers crossed that VC pulls it out of the bag. Can't wait when they do. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't have a career in motion graphics.
1 month ago
Amazing :)