Header Graphic Design

I just had an idea to allow the community to design the graphics for the header that could cycle through for everyone to see. It’s not really a contest but I’ll make a forum topic where people can post their designs and the VC staff will pick some good ones to publish. Sound good? Good.

Notes:
Must include “Video Copilot” & “Presented By: Andrew Kramer”.
Looking for slick inspiring designs and color schemes.
Stay away from any humorous stuff, we want to keep it professional.
No recognizable people or products.
Have fun!

Feel free to use one of our tag lines:
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
Feeding Creativity with Knowledge
Aspire to create, Create to inspire

File size:
879 x 94

Please don’t post anything just yet, I’ll get the page ready so we can have them all in one place. Then I will let everyone know on the blog where to post them. Keep your PSDs just in case we have minor format adjustments.

POSTED:
11 years ago
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90 Comments

10 years ago
Se me ocurrira algo, me gusta este tipo de cosas
Elvis Gon̤alves РBrasil
11 years ago
I'll think of augum thing: D
Neal
11 years ago
I think i will have to handover banners in person.
11 years ago
I thought you were going to wait for us to submit our ideas before you changed it.
Oliver Jeskulke
11 years ago
Hey sounds great. I just want to point out that the last slogan is very similar to "Aspire today inspire tomorrow" which is already in use by "Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence Qatar".
Don't know if this is a problem, just don't want you to run into any legal issues here.
Mike D
11 years ago
Love it Andrew,

When do you think we will be able to post our banners?

I have made one already!
Robert
11 years ago
Oh yeah, make a reward, like a free DVD of our choice of something like that. Or is the reward bragging rites.
P.S.: Do we get credit for our work? If so I would really like mine to win! You are amazing!
P.P.S.: Do you use Adobe Dreamweaver to make the site?
Robert
11 years ago
I just finished mine!
It is basicly like the original but with a tagline, more color, and some other cool added elements. I added some vinettes, some soft shadows, and reflections.
Also, I thought fire would be cool so I added some to the shot to make it more alive.
P.S.: do we have to make it a still frame, or can we make it animate?
ThaHomie
11 years ago
please andrew put out a tutorial for C4D where you show us how to greate realistic things!! outervise.. great idea! you Rock Mr. Kramer!:)
Bruch
11 years ago
Nice! I´ll try my best
11 years ago
there will be a tutorial for this???LOL
Looking forward to it. And doesnt sounds good. Sounds awsome.
11 years ago
i'll join this even!
Zach
11 years ago
Awesome, I would love to try these, maybe someday, my design will be posted there and I'll share it to my friends in school!!!
Qw3rtium
11 years ago
I think the reward is to give us this chance
syaf
11 years ago
no offense but aaa...i never really like the blob...
11 years ago
just finished my design awaiting further instructions... this message will self destruct in 30 seconds
11 years ago
Great and interesting idea!
But is there any delay? or will it be kinda continuously opened?
zin_onos
11 years ago
Andrew, Your products will help us out a lot to make that design. Why Can't we use them since we bought the to make our life easier?
Misho SK
11 years ago
that header should be just picture, or now we could make it more alive?(i mean video)
Dextrmania
11 years ago
Other thing i noticed in u Mr.Kramer,is that u make a deep search for cool FONTS!!!HAHAHA!!!I bet u've bought a fonts-bundle from 1001fonts.com!!!!

about the motion graphics....really nice idea.keep it up
11 years ago
Nice... And I´m still waiting for your new presets
wenluc
11 years ago
ok....now its red again????Ahhhhhhh i'm going crazy quick people start designing other headers!!! but not red or gray haha
wenluc
11 years ago
aha there....you see it? it changed again first the red header and now the gray one. good mindplaying game!!! what did I win?....a t-shirt?
Garrison
11 years ago
Sounds cool, i'll give it a try
11 years ago
ohh! Andrew when u are adding ur page
Raymond
11 years ago
Sweet, I'm getting right to work!
11 years ago
Great! I'll be sure to do that ;)
11 years ago
I already have two headers, and many I say thank you for this opportunity. I'm blessed to have found Video Copilot.
Much respect and love South Africa
Diego G.
11 years ago
Haha, good one Ak, "Knowledge is my reward sir"... :P
BTW, you're my god :D
11 years ago
Knowledge is my reward sir.
Jude Law
11 years ago
Sounds awesome! But, yeah, you gotta give us a reward. Like.. like a free DVD, or something like that. Love you, man!(I was going to say "keep it up, buddy", or

"I look all you tutorial"

or something completly meaningless like:

"i like This Dr.Andrew!",

but it's like everyone around here write that...). so, keep it cool, peace out, homie:P
greg
11 years ago
I read the first words and started right away with creating a banner, then I read the part that says

No comedy stuff

Too bad Andrew.
Dan
11 years ago
i would love to show people what i can do!
11 years ago
hehe... you should make competitions or contests...
people love wining hardware and software... :)
Morgan
11 years ago
Sounds like fun! Great opportunity man.
Joel Vaiser
11 years ago
Nice... I'm looking forward to design some cool stuff for VC.

(what about some inverse kinematics tutorials! that would be interesting to play with)
Andrew Auman
11 years ago
No recognizable people or products..

What about a pic of AK?
Infinite
11 years ago
@Patrick Otten
PNG is a better choice for webdesign.
The quality is better and it has a better compression than jpeg.
11 years ago
I have some sweet ideas. I am going out now to take some pictures...
adeOLU
11 years ago
Thanks for the opportunity kramer, and i'm glad u are really digging deep into cinema 4d, its so awesome. GOOD JOB KRAMER
babu
11 years ago
Hai andrew...

Its really great opportunity for us...

i hope my design will impress u
11 years ago
i suggested this in the forum!!
11 years ago
Nice! Cool idea!
ShoeToad
11 years ago
Let the games begin! ^^
Brian
11 years ago
Clearly kerning is not a factor ;)
Ivan
11 years ago
"No recognizable people or products."
Yeah just a question Can we use elements from your products?
Like a still frame from one of the explosions in Action Essentials 2?
Johann Torres
11 years ago
sounds really cool! :D
I´m in
11 years ago
More details will follow, but to answer a few questions:

@Joe F: JPEG or PSD will suffice

@Adam Sklar: We'll take care of the technical details, just focus on the design.
Adam Sklar
11 years ago
I can see in the banner that there is 2 separate images.
What causes this?

And will we have to do 2 separate images too?
11 years ago
waiting...waiting...waiting... Man! My finger hurts from pressing the refresh button ;)
11 years ago
Awesome! CAN'T wait!
Zap Rowzdower
11 years ago
DUDE you Rock! I love you! What are you doing up at 2 in the morning! You're cra cra crazy. Please respond back.
Adam Sklar
11 years ago
Awesome.

I might try.. some.. stuff..
arkazain
11 years ago
"No recognizable people or products."

Can we use VC products like Riot Gear, Evolution then?
11 years ago
Fantastic! Yet another great idea from you!
Spencer
11 years ago
I'm really feeling some Microsoft Word Art for this.

http://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/mw/images/wordArt3d.jpg
wenluc
11 years ago
???wasn't the header different 5 minutes ago? it looks like it,s changing al the time! or is it my mind playing tricks on me?
anyway sounds like fun!!!
lucien
11 years ago
????it looks like the header is changing al the time, or is my mind playing tricks on me? Anyway this site keeps amazing me.
p.s. when does the videoblog come???
Sindre
11 years ago
but what format should i save it to?? Animated gif PNG?
jim hines
11 years ago
Cool! Hope I can find the time or have a creative spark worthy of making one. It would be a great honor to have my work associated with this site.
Sindre
11 years ago
Could't be bether!
11 years ago
hey there Andrew....
I've been a regular for a year now and really appriciate the hard work you've been putting into this site for all of us... I decided to spread the word over here in Israel and have posted about you in this other blog that deals with design you can look it up here: http://www.hamazleg.co.il/
the guy who runs it is Ronen Berliner, and he's doing an excellent job collecting design tidbits and posting about them.
it's in Hebrew, but yours is the second post from the top.
It's the minimum I can do, and I'll make sure to pass the word to other blogs as much as I can....
thanks again for all the hard work
Israelidude.
AndrewYY
11 years ago
Awesome. I'm in.
lucien
11 years ago
????? wasn't the header different 5 minutes ago??? or is that my mind playing tricks on me? good idea
11 years ago
What a cool idea... I'll assume jpeg and not animated gif?
andrew lee
11 years ago
veefx + moshun grafix... stay away from any humorous stuff. Love it, will definitely be having a go at this one.
Rik
11 years ago
Cool, I'll give it a shot.
11 years ago
No humor? But what about veefx and moshun graphix?
mrnext
11 years ago
Sound good i'm in
11 years ago
The header should have a bluish color... to blend well with the design of the site.
11 years ago
Great Idea dude... looking forward to creating one
11 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Could you please let us know which font use use :)

Cheers buddy,

James

London, England
zak
11 years ago
Great idea Andrew really great and the greatest than it that we will be a real part of our lovely web site :D
and (tell your friends .. it's video copilot header time)
I'm waiting for you Andrew :D
11 years ago
I'll try to make a good one!
11 years ago
So are you putting a html randomizer or javascript randomizer to cycle the header?

But I swear you must be copying me because I just finished my site about two weeks ago and posted about it in the forums. And my site is doing just that. ;)

Anyway, count me in for making a banner.
However
11 years ago
YESSS O GOD I WAS WAITING FOR THIS :D:D:D:D:D
Rainier Markmann
11 years ago
ha... thats sounds cool... very inspiring.. xD
Fabiano Peres
11 years ago
It really sounds good, but...

Must include “Video Copilot” & “Presented By: Andrew Kramer”.

What about us?
Where do our credits go?
11 years ago
Dude This is really really really really great Now you can see wht ur students are tryin to put off
sk3nk
11 years ago
any details about the deadline ?
Tjoes
11 years ago
I'm going to give it a try!
Brain Blast
11 years ago
Oh..this was really great..Andrew
my skills will be developed and challenge..
i would go and wait for that..haha..

oh..boy..BTW..I had to go..
make my own..header right away...
see yah..soooonnn
11 years ago
i like This Dr.Andrew!
Gothell
11 years ago
sounds interesting ;)
Qw3rtium
11 years ago
"Stay away from any humorous stuff, we want to keep it professional." .. like "veefx + moshun grafix" :D
Definitely sound good. It would be an honour to be a part of this site that much
11 years ago
Great opportunity, Andrew!
Fotis
11 years ago
That is great news!
alfadona
11 years ago
i like that designs,
so good...
^_^
11 years ago
sounds pretty cool :)
11 years ago
Lol "Sounds Good?, Good".
hahahah yeah its all good :P