36. Time Freeze
• Simulate a frozen world around one person
• This simple effect uses masks to create illusion
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418 Responses to "Time Freeze"
Chris
07/10/2014
Hi there! I know I'm not a professional yet, and you have years of experience over me so this is just my personal input. I think it would look a little better if you used the time remapping to slow him down a little before he freezes. It's a bit abrupt and slowing him down might make it seem a little more like time slows down and then freezes.
MQS
05/24/2014
Maaannnn!!!!!, you're the best!!!, you are an inspiration to a lot of us, me to be precise.
kaleab
05/22/2014
damn bro thanks a lot.
Collin
05/03/2014
when i went past the second keyframe it wouldn't resume
Pha?m Du?ng
03/24/2014
Thx U!Andrew!U r the best :)hope you 'll make more tutorial:)
---Student from VietNam---
Nicole
03/20/2014
this is really cool
Mirko
03/03/2014
I want only say thanks a lot for all tutorial you have do.
from italy
Tomcio
02/27/2014
Hi, I from Poland and sorry for my bad language
Thanks you very much for your all tutorials and for your time, what do you spend for help us. Dzi?kuje:D
Azeb
11/10/2013
Yeah,

Thank you so much !

I'm french and i can say that you are very good to teach ! :)
Jaques
12/13/2013
ya ya i am german i com from germany i know terminator
NutchiAki
09/17/2013
haha... "pink mask"
zamzami
09/05/2013
good, i like it
Yoas Albert Rinatan
06/02/2013
I'm from Indonesia.....
Thanks for your tutorial...
you're a genius... :)
I'am like it.. :)
Rado Dam
04/29/2013
Thanks for your tutorials, nice
Louis
03/16/2013
how do i make my render time longer like im doin a project amd its pretty long but every time i try to render it, it renders to one point then stops and plays it when it didn't finsish please help me on this if not ill fail social studies :O
mkizzo
03/28/2013
After you've added the composition to render queue, click the render settings and change the "time span" from "work area only" to "length of comp"
Phil
01/26/2013
Also works with Frame Freeze..Better to keep in mind in my opinion
jlmunglek
11/26/2012
can u tell me please , when i preview my video on after effects, i can view only 7 second , how to setting ram preview , or , how to preview video for more than 15 minute or something! :)
Awesome Man
01/06/2013
Here is my guess of what is going on:
What actually happens when you click ram preview is that your computer renders out everything and then stores it in ram. This means you can only view as much as your computer can hold in the memory buffer. Some computers (especially ones that are 5+ years old) can run out of ram, and then get just show you as much as it's got. You could try setting it to skip every other frame, but that's really just delaying the problem. In a sense the best solution is to just render out a proxy, so that you take out the ram buffer entirely.
tizghalam
11/16/2012
I'm From Iran I enjoyed
JayaBalan
10/17/2012
Awesome Tutorial Dude :)

D'pak
09/26/2012
nice tutorials.....

rspect u andrew
Mitch
07/31/2012
Am I doing something wrong? When time is frozen, there is one moment in time where the background footage moves for one frame. I did everything that you said in this tutorial. Could you tell me why this is happening, or if there is a solution?
Thank you,
Mitch
Sterre
01/06/2014
I'm having the same problem..
Sterre
01/06/2014
I'm having the same problem..
07/23/2012
Awesome, Thanks!
Alex
07/05/2012
Yeaaaaa now I can control the time, thanks :p
Graass
06/26/2012
Cool... Tks
Tim
06/14/2012
THIS IS AWSOME!!!!!!
jeshi shmanson
06/12/2012
Hey man I know you get this an awful lot but dangit your the best. Your my inspiration Andrew Kramer.
Deco
04/24/2012
cooooooooool
Ian
04/11/2012
For some reason when I do the freeze my freeze,in the middle of the freeze, moves one frame. what is going on?
Nelly Donald (nse)
04/11/2012
Krimer, you are one of your kind. pls keep it up
nobody
04/11/2012
I freakin hate this!!! the guy walks on waay to late then the sam with the boxes had already disappeared! So the second walks out like a retard and shakes his head at nothing! Mabye its dog crap!?! I dont know because nothing is there!!!!! You guys sucks!
Michelle
01/20/2012
I loved that show too! "Out of this World" was awesome :)
City Champs
12/22/2011
Wow, you are a boss. Total respect man.

-City Champs
W.O.L.F.
HAO Yucheng
12/01/2011
you are a genius!!
Monzy
11/29/2011
Hey Man (Andrew), sorry to say but please don't mind I just said what I have seen, " you just missed that black car..........:D in the background for only two frames" ;P.

P.S. : Please don't mind, I just learnt this small small things to care from you only.......thanks and sorry buddy if you mind it........love you and your tutorials man......they are AWESOME!!!!!
Prasad
08/02/2011
Oh wow that's gr8 tutorial .... Amazing one !!
lolomgwtf
10/05/2011
Fail,,,, Why The Fuck i can't use project files !!!
Kat
07/07/2011
When the double of Sam walks in and has a look at his double (the one who is falling), you will notice that the one who is falling's arm get smallervwhen the 'Sam' enters and looks at him, then when Sam leavs, and the double falls onto the ground, the double's arm gets bigger again.
Lion79
06/25/2011
Hi...
Why the Mask on the 2nd Sam?
Lars
07/07/2011
Because of the live footage, that must be visible too huh.
Bud Doward
06/24/2011
Hey, how come after 29 frames he moves one frame when i time freezed him? ):
wyatt
12/27/2011
same problem did you figure it out?
sathishkumar
06/21/2011
it`s a great....
very....very.....beautiful skill....
Levin
06/03/2011
Great job!Superb!....from Philippines
diego sanchez
05/17/2011
congratulations from spain
John Schalow
05/03/2011
i did this and was pretty simple but i believe in the tutorial you should have him walked out after the time froze
Ryan Price
04/26/2011
You Guys are Awsome i Just Bought Action Essentials 2 and its amazing thanks for creating it.
Victhor
04/07/2011
somehow i knew how to make this ;D
abdou7
03/26/2011
Hey guys .i realy need your help.
i have after effects cs4 .and i don't know where i can get the particle world in my effects.so pls
let me know how can i add it to my ae cs4 ...
yinka
01/25/2012
you can always type particle world in effects and presets but if you like it the long way its in simulation.... Andrew rules
tinku john varghese
03/23/2011
awesome! man.. just out of words..
Ariel Inigo
03/12/2011
hey guys!!! I need help! only the other footage and the penned footage appears!!! I can only watch them both when other is in 50% opacity!!! I can't watch it in their real color!!! HELP PLEASE :(
Ryan Frozen
03/11/2011
WHERE ARE YOU! I'M GUNNA KILL YOU! :)
Th
03/10/2011
When i try using mask shape only mask path pops up.
Rob
02/24/2011
Thanks for all the hard work Andrew. Your very very good at what you do. :)

They say that imitation is the truest form on flattery and i can tell you this, there's tones of peopel imitating your stuff on you tube. well done mate. :)
dravin
01/31/2011
hello guys i also really love the work and i have done some stuff but missing these effects to make them great and im having atrial version of after effect.down here in Africa its really hard to get full versions and the one we can access are too expensive compared to what i earn.requesting for some one who can help and send me a full version,my email address is vincedrey at gmail.com./face book vincdrey.ill be glad to be given an opportunity thanks a lot guys
Steve23
01/09/2011
uh andrew i pressed m after making the garbage mask, but mask shape doesnt show up only mask path HELP!!!!!
Tibabalase
03/23/2011
Press m twice
AhmedBasyoni
12/26/2010
the shadow of the fallen guy disappears when the real one comes ..
sam
12/25/2010
GREAT BRO KEEP DONING YA THANG

LOVE YA
lucas rocha
12/13/2010
watch the music video for kush by dr dre it uses this effect
selvaraju manivannan
11/19/2010
Andrew... u r genius really............ not only this tutorial... i liked all of urs tutorials... i m expecting more like terminator half faced movements... if u can, bring it to the world...

Thanks again buddy....
DiceSlizer
01/02/2011
Watch the healing wound tut, it shows how you can make use of mainly motiontracking to create a Terminator face :)
miguel
11/17/2010
was helpfull but not completely
Riz
11/14/2010
i used ur tutorial to do cloning n subsequently freeze one clone in this vid :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlRmxnjZbuA
Jonas
11/10/2010
Its so cool effects in Videocopilot.net,i try something!
phumipat
10/25/2010
Excellent
Adrian
10/10/2010
Hi I just want to know if you can make a tutorial about this effect.......


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtMugdj-cNU


(look at the 0:33 time at the video)

It's about an effects by Nikki Sanders from Heroes frozing.... I think so....


Thanks!
kenneth
09/29/2010

the best tutorials, keep inspiring people like me
MR.AKS
09/10/2010
THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU
SO MUCH ANDREW!
UR GR8
mreedy02
09/08/2010
after watching many of your tutorials, i thought maybe you could clean up the mask with a lil bit of feathering... also do some easy ease "F9" to make the time freeze not so dramatic, but its really whatever kind of shot you are going for...

i'm not nearly as good as you or anybody else that posts here but just thought i'd give my thoughts after seeing many of your vids

=]
raf
08/31/2010
you guys kick ass. I'm in film school and I'm taking a Intro to after effect , and i been doing your tutorials and I'm coming up with some sick effect. Im blowing my teacher mind. Thanks guys keep it up, Ill keep buy you product.
Pawan
08/25/2010
your the best tutorials
Yasin-G
08/07/2010
Time-freeze by me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05DAu39C9-4
SORY for the language :D it's dutch
ayal
08/06/2010
check out my version of the effect
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b06wwWzQgA
jerryw
07/08/2010
pretty cool.....nice work.
dj marcell
07/01/2010
check out this freeze frame commercial i directed and edited:http://www.youtube.com/user/djmarcel007#p/search/1/8WwSQFx3f4M
Deepak Beshra
06/30/2010
You're my GURU
fabio
06/27/2010
mmm
andrew where is the shadow of the box on the guy who watches?

thank you, great tutorials
Abanoub
06/25/2010
Great tut thx
anas
06/18/2010
hi it's so apek tenan ( amazing ) . . i'm from indonesia
Muadh
06/12/2010
hmmm... the video isn't working....

But still its a great tut... anything by AK is amazing!
DerickJ
06/10/2010
Andrew, why was it necessary to put a garbage mask around the 2nd Sam layer? I can't figure out why you would need that. Was there some other unwanted movement in the shot on the left side of the screen that you needed to mask out? Just curious. Great tutorial and love your work, especially on Fringe.
Berald
06/10/2010
i was wandering, the rotoscoping part can be replaced with a difference key fx, you du have a bg image in your footage with no Sam at all
Andrew-wolf
06/06/2010
hi Andrew,
Great tutorial, i have been searching for how to freeze objects thanks big brother, i like your tutorials........
Andrew
(Ghana)
Erik
06/03/2010
Hey i love ur turorials and all the free plugins. video copilot is awesome. Keep it up forever XD
Okoye
05/27/2010
men!, you guys really inspire me. well i am new to after effects. how long is it going to take me to learn the basics and on if i really show serious commitment.

secondly after purchase of any of your products, would you have problems shipping to Nigeria.
thanks y'all
Majdi
05/20/2010
very cool I like it , thanks
den
05/16/2010
good tutorial thanks
from indonesia
Ravi
05/09/2010
thanks man ,Ravi from India.
ravi
05/09/2010
hi Andrew its great tutorial man ,thanks for that ,
please upload some morphing tutorial .
Nickolas
05/09/2010
Amazing tutorials!!!
THANKS!
lucky
05/09/2010
hi i m from india great Tutorial!.
Mark Talatala
05/05/2010
HEY ANDREW!
I CAN'T WATCH YOUR VIDS!
.....
WHERE DO I PASTE your projects!
pls help me!!
Nomma
05/01/2010
Perti ka nami!!!
(so Cool!!!)
Satrio
05/01/2010
awesome andrew.... very very great tutorial .... you are the best ... i like all your tutorial it's so help me to make more effect ....
pato
04/30/2010
guys, i have never seen anyone better.
movie editor
04/22/2010
make the tutorials easier. maybe then hollywood would be happy to adopt you... your good no doubt.. you know what? email me as soon as you can...
johnsilver
04/20/2010
wow men you really do kick my ass! ajeje! that was really great!!! thankss!!! we will be making an action movie as our project and I will credit you for that! thanks for this amazing effects and some others effects too!! jaeje! and also! would it be ok to use google earth and take a shot of it in your tutorial movie about earth zooming? ahehe!!
xmachine007
04/07/2010
I LOVE Videocopilot ... Andrew Kramer you are the best i love this kind of effects and everything i can get from you ...
Paules
03/27/2010
you are genius!!
ubuntu
03/22/2010
hey sam watch up??
dgap
03/18/2010
this tutorial not only helped my with freezing time but also with me doing something with myself at the same time thank you
Dibbyo
03/18/2010
nice work sir........hope to get more from you.
beryamosta
03/10/2010
that is a great job .please can you tell me how do i start or do anything with ae because i am beginner
jakob
03/08/2010
It's amazing!!!
I'm very glad to watch u tutorials at all!
How can u help the beginners?
What do I start with?
Alex Brooks
03/05/2010
these video's are great, bravo to andy craimer!
i have allot to learn! im only just starting to learn to use it so im overwhelmed by all the options and settings!
Have you got any tips for the TOTAL beginner?
omahao
02/22/2010
Thanks Andrewv u r hero by after effect
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