97. Lightning Strike
• Add Rain & Atmosphere then build a Lightning Bolt
• Use Action Essentials 2 and make Sam explode
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351 Responses to "Lightning Strike"
bittu singh
04/26/2014
plzz tell me how to instll some effect in after effect. like particuler,heat distortion etc....plzz tell me
Zephamphar
01/27/2014
Thanks Andrew Kramer :)
Seerat
12/16/2013
Hi Andrew I am the best guy who you like I love your projects if you got my massage so place give me your comment abut my choice I am a designer.
graig
11/19/2013
how the heck do you create copies of the effect like he does at 22:33 to make it move around and stuff please help me I know it must be simple because he does it easily but i have no idea what im doing
Kristian
09/05/2013
Hey guyz, I hope some1 can help me with this. I want to do the same thing as in this example (take example, lightningstrike -> instant explode)but I ran into trouble when I create the empty spot (the point in wich the rectangle tool comes in). The reason for this is, that the camera is moving, and not standing still. Has anyone got a solution for this? Could it be down with tracking, and if so, how should I take it on?

Hope some1 can help me.

Greetz :)
Teofilo
08/30/2013
hello every one I am so pride to say that the COPILOT team is the best I thank because every I lean from your. your tutorial help me to develop my mind and to make my dream come true. I would like to be biggest video producer in Mozambique.
thanks alot
Jonathan
07/01/2013
a couple of legs sitting around?
gianni
06/17/2013
and the second part, when man explode, where I can find? her?
Eduardo
05/15/2013
increible tutorial siempre que voy a usar after effetcs checo esta pagina es de las mas <a href="http://www.bibliotecadefamosas.com">famosas</a> por los video tutoriales.
Anil
05/15/2013
i need a tutorial for red giant psunami
Average Joe
03/24/2013
Hahaha women's underwear
Emi
03/14/2013
Andrew, sos el mejor!. Saludos desde Argentina!
neyanick
03/10/2013
how to set point in time like what you did in the beggining of your video.

pls i need to know mr kramer.....:)
Matt
03/06/2013
I have a question, there is this little grey box on the video clip already in th ebeginning of this tutorial. looks like a key frame but its square on the bottom half and diamond on top. what is that marker?
Marquis Lewis
01/08/2013
This reminds me of Rain's fatality in Mortal Kombat Trilogy. haha!
Cole
01/03/2013
"It's halloween, and people have to die."
Minh
08/01/2012
What if the sky is moving to the left or to the right, how can we make the sky keep track with such movement???
Jonathan Kitundu
07/23/2012
Hi! Guys my name is Jonathan Kitundu from Tanzania, we are very poor in video productions especially in special effects, we need more help for that. I want to see the wings making tutorials in after effects.
Joe Hosea
08/01/2012
My friend, maybe thats ur part of Tanzania... where I come from we are super pro's and we dont need help we need to upgrade ourselves
Joe Hosea
08/01/2012
My friend, maybe thats ur part of Tanzania... where I come from we are super pro's and we dont need help we need to upgrade ourselves
Juan
07/05/2012
I have action essentials 2 n i cannot find any lightening effect/elements
Moe
07/27/2012
Thats because we dont get it from the action essential pack,watch video at 19:17, he shows where to get it from!
HOPE I HELPED
Ixquiac
06/21/2012
Que calida te quedo
chris
06/12/2012
excuse me, what if the camera is moving, would that be possible to make the same background without the person in the middle?
javadan
06/02/2012
man u are the best u are more than a teacher..... u are the bomb
nevermore
05/13/2012
that is so gr8 bro ur totaly rock .. i have beem watching ur tutorials sns 4 ever and sometimes i just watch them 2 have fun ... classic stuff ..thanx
carlo
04/24/2012
where do i find the next tutorial, the one where the body explodes???
jim
05/14/2012
if only there was a tutorial for life, maybe you could be saved.
chris
03/30/2012
Maybe it is because I have so many trees in my shot, but I am having a lot of trouble getting these darker clouds in the background without having a horrible halo around the branches. its like it only looks good if i make the clouds about the same shade as the light spill on the branches. AH help me.
Mike
06/03/2012
Better late than never.

I was having the same problem so I didn't make the Matte like Andrew did but instead I used Colorama with a gray ramp, it gives you a much better control. IIRC this technique is explained in 42. "Advanced Sky Replacement".

After that just play with the footage's curves until the halo is completely gone. If you have any issues with parts of Sam skin disappearing then simply rotoscope/rotobrush the Matte (make them black) so they don't blend.
joe webb
02/27/2012
OMG, i think everyone used to draw violent pics as a kid XDD its just what us boys did XD

AND AWESOME VIDEO!!!
remi
03/05/2012
its cool .i really like it
Pavel
01/04/2012
You super editor, I have mastered at once this program after your lessons, thanks big
hosen
11/28/2011
Hi Andrew Ihope u in agood helth im from IRAQ u are very helpfull for me Irealy thank u ,
deer big master , how can I make some partions between programs for tv ch sattlite .
forgive me for my lang
tank u very very very very much
Fritz
11/25/2011
Andrew, one day, im gonna be just like you...i hope
WASTY
11/21/2011
you are best editor in the word.
Paris Kis
11/14/2011
Gday from Oz, Andrew Kramer u roock, your tutorials are informative easy to follow and hold quite alot of info, thanks and keep rockin.
Franco
09/27/2011
Merci Andrew tu es vraiment correct de donner de ton temps.
william
08/21/2011
adobe you are the best. Africa is benefiting from your innovations..
Loukmane
08/18/2011
that is very nice
madhusudan
08/04/2011
pls recomand me job of vfx and motion graphic for freshers
scofild
08/02/2011
thanks profisor
Daniel
08/01/2011
that wae the guy that doesnt like curves
Prakash Singh Dev
07/05/2011
what a taworing performance .
wajjidrew
06/20/2011
thanks for the tutorials
Chris
06/19/2011
hey i love these tutorials but cant purchase action essentials becoz i only edit for fun
ive officially completed all tutorials i can and really love em
thanx andrew :)
wqr sjd
06/14/2011
thank u AK...
i love ur site..
fabricio sanmartin
05/04/2011
oye andrew eres el mejor con estos tutoriales
gracias por esta pagina.
soy un pobre chico de cuenca-ecuador.
Snowyluc
06/23/2011
And so you're a poor boy from Ecuador, and you have access to internet and a computer? And I image you, being a poor boy from Ecuador, you have After Effects? Otherwise, why do you watch the tutorials?
fabricio sanmartin
06/14/2011
hey andrew you are the best with these tutorials
thanks for this page.
I am a poor boy from Cuenca, Ecuador.
werkalec
04/28/2011
GENIAL!!!!!!!!!
gracias nuevamente por tus sabios consejos!!!
THANK YOU!!!!
AWESOMEEEE!!! from argentina!!!
:)
Ade
04/18/2011
This is good tutorial...
good job for you Andrew this so awesome...thx
alex
04/18/2011
i actually got hit by lightning on oct, 5th 2010. odd eh?
Hano
04/14/2011
Hello, Andrew I believe that your creativity is unlimited. The way you create movies is extraordinary, I have been watching a lot of your tutorials and I have mastered many things but still not much, I started using After effects 2 days ago and can already create explosions and various cool things. Thank you!
Jonathan
04/13/2011
:D I love you
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04/07/2011
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aMMuNix
03/28/2011
Thanks man, you're great
I am a big fan of yours
keep up the good work!
KANNAN
03/18/2011
ANDREW YOU ARE STUNNING...

YOUR CREATIVITY ROARS....!!!

I have become a great fan of you...!!!

Just continue your job...!!!
god bless u...

Rashid Arafat
03/06/2011
Andrew for God's sake you have got me from dust
thank you so much Uganda East Africa
Rashid Arafat
03/05/2011
Andrew you the best and i believe the you still be
Thank you for whatever your doing for us am now planig to make hot movie
Serge Alifua
03/02/2011
i really love this not just because I'm learning video Editing, but coz this is so interesting, keep on guys you're so wonderful and more helpful to use.
Thanks once again.
SARPONG
02/22/2011
great work done !
Jonathan Oren
02/21/2011
This video made me notice his shoes :D
DUPERON ERIC JUNIOR
02/19/2011
YOU ARE 1 OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD,I SWEAR YOU THAT.
Mahmood
02/14/2011
Thanks from your useful tutorials I always see your videos now i become more and more good in after effects. but I have a problem with motion tracking and expressions I want that you make a short video tutorial and define when we use motion track, why we use motion track thanks...........
Timothy
02/14/2011
Good job on the video, I enjoyed learning very much! Keep up the good work!
Eloy
02/13/2011
OMG..!!!!! just amazing andrew.....im begginer in After Effects but thank to you im learnig a lot of .... you are my idol ....thank you very much from PERU
mohamed zidan
02/11/2011
Yes to this lesson, you are actually excellent, but I hope I can provide lessons and rich Maya and 3ds Max and Cinema 4 DE
I hope that I am Dear genius
james myers
02/09/2011
how do i get that version of adobe and i realy dont under stand how to make it look as if he exploded with blood pouring out
Rong
01/27/2011
oh very very good!!!!!
thanks andrew~~!!!!!!
Neal Schneider
01/26/2011
Here's my attempt:

http://vimeo.com/17616712

There's something so satisfying about blowing yourself up.
Habib Armanfar
03/17/2011
OMG. Perfect dude, perfect
Just this
Kevin
02/14/2011
Nice. Thats very good
Eric
01/29/2011
Good work. I like how you left part of your head.
Mesfin
01/16/2011
amazing.
Dmitriy
01/11/2011
Andrew, you're THE BEST! Your tuts are so cool, and your humour is awesome! Thank you very much!
Russia.
Bernard
01/08/2011
Andrew,thank God i found you,am an amateur in after effects and all.i wanna say thank you to all this great tutorials you are doing.
a lot is hard to do but is better than nothing.thanx.
MB
12/30/2010
And people have to die... LMAO. You are awesome. Great tutorial!!!
viloveashi
12/29/2010
batter then best
rid_one
12/22/2010
I like it
Relax
12/22/2010
i like it too
Jmitzz
12/17/2010
wow thats nice im learning im a beginner and after affects im going to buy it tomorrow
jayr
12/06/2010
this tutorial is awesome!!! i love videocopilot... the best!
DFM
12/14/2010
Andrew, You have made After Effects fun again. Everyone should buy your stuff to support the site!
pawan
12/02/2010
hi friends/...................
Sam
11/30/2010
WON-DER-FUL pity i don't have lighting shot
Ashweee
11/10/2010
OMGG!! :)) Amazing!!
samuel fx finger
11/01/2010
fresh in this site, am loving it.
bhaskar tyagi
10/29/2010
very very great tutorial very very thanks for you you are greate
electroX-73
10/25/2010
They should make a new school subject AfterEffects-logy and you should be the teacher of it :D
Chris
10/24/2010
Thanks for all of the great tutorials. It has helped me add a lot of special effects to my short films. Here is one of them below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPHac3OF26Y
Chris
10/10/2010
You are amazing! You have the best tutorials. Even the people, who are new to AE can understand the basics of it, and make good looking effects. Thanks a million times! Greetings from Serbia!
alkaser
10/10/2010

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Thank you
John
09/07/2010
Ur tutorial help me lots of things...its awesome!!!...
nitin
08/25/2010
thanks andrew.............thanks a lot..
Shivankar
08/23/2010
Speechless mannn...
Its AwEsUm!!!!!
version 2.1
08/11/2010
i am new to AE.. and you are the best teacher.. thanks andrew.. thanks a lot!! u rock!! u r the best GURU!
malik
08/11/2010
Thanks Andrew nice tutorial iwant make tutorial but camStudio and camtasiastudio not good
Youssef JLIDAT
08/04/2010
Nice tutorial Andrew !
keep going :)
waheed
08/03/2010
hey sir u r rock, u make a fabulous tutorialz GOD BLESS U ?HELP ME HOW CAN I MAKE A DRAGON BALL PLZZZZZ
DEOS ROMAN
07/23/2010
your the one Andrew, you take me to advanced video editor, thanks
I like your tutorials, you have a great mind, thanks for, YOU SUPORT . from Tanzania
peter
07/19/2010
When I render and play my video, the motion in my video is slow and the lightning effect does not show
Daviddeep
07/01/2010
thanks buddy~~ very powerful effect·~~ ?~
Jeevannie
06/23/2010
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww amazing...
Subrata
06/19/2010
Kool----- Really great tutorial,
andrew
06/15/2010
wowowowowowow this is amazing i would expect that in a movie and i would still be like wow i wish i could do this stuff at he top of my head i will definately have to look into your products
Daniel
06/15/2010
Hey,

Im new to after effects and really like this tute. When i try to select around the guy with the square tool and then try and change the opacity it doesnt change it. Can anyone help ??
sivaaj
06/13/2010
thank u very much for ur tutorials
............................sivaaj from,,,chennai.
Philipp_^
06/12/2010
Can you upload the footage of this video
because to me they are damaged

that would be great if you do it
my english is not so good.:D

Philipp
sajed
06/09/2010
HI andro.
very very good .
tanks tanks tanks very very tank you. Ilove you.
I,m a irani
Aditya
06/01/2010
Awsome man It's very help full for me thanx manu u r just Minddblowing thanx again !!!!!!
Johnny
05/31/2010
Thankx so much..........
alisfr
05/27/2010
thanks andrew ur best and all ur products are best
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