Getting there + New Interviews!

 

Hey what’s up! Yes, the pressure to make cool new stuff continues but yesterday I sat down with Chris Do to discuss work, life and the difficulty trying (and sometimes failing) to balance many ambitious projects at once! We also talk about Plug-ins, projects, intercept and my goals for 2018!

 

The truth is, I should have been more open and honest these passed months. The truth is, there really is lot of pressure to make cool things and I’ve been struggling with it.

 

All I wanted to do was SHOW you what we have been working on and not tell you about it. I really miss the fun side of VC and I’m working on bringing it back for good!

Here is another bonus interview with a mini-tour of Video Copilot with my friend Andrew Price!

POSTED:
7 months ago
RECENT POSTS
New Tutorial & ORB Plug-in Now Available!
Here we go! Our new 3D ORB plug-in for After Effects is now available! This tutorial goes in-depth into many powerful features that will allow you to create amazing visuals! Watch on Youtube! Check out our sweet mini-site to download the plug-ins! Compatibility: Check compatibility info and be sure to update your drivers if you […]
[UPDATED] ORB Release Date!
UPDATE: Orb Plug-in Now Available Our new plug-in and Tutorial for ORB is launching tomorrow! Release Date: 9-18-2018 I would write more but there’s work to do! ORB feature: Automatic Shadow Illumination! pic.twitter.com/mybHNLoDW0 — Andrew Kramer (@videocopilot) September 17, 2018  
[UPDATED] New Plug-in Trailer: ORB!
UPDATE: Orb Plug-in Now Available Today I’m excited to share with you our new plug-in ORB! My little side project turned into a much bigger one and hopefully this plug-in will help your take After Effects to the next level! Available next week! Watch on Youtube! Like all Video Copilot plug-ins, this one has evolved! At […]
FX Console Updated to V1.0.3
Good news everybody! Our sweet workflow plug-in, FX Console, has been updated with a BUNCH of bug fixes and a few new enhancements! If you are not using FX Console, check it out! It’s free! Fixes and Enhancements for V1.0.3: Added option to save images as JPG from menu & Gallery Preferences files are now […]
PLUG-INS
145 Comments

mickeditor
2 months ago
Andrew said in this post : "The truth is, I should have been more open and honest these passed months."
Well... the truth is that he is not more open and honest because for videocopilot's fans actually 2017=2018

He also said : "I really miss the fun side of VC and I’m working on bringing it back for good!"
Really ??? Andrew, are you serious ???
In 2018, only 13 posts here and 2 tutorials (one is on 2 parts) and you think that you are bringing the fun side of VC back ???
Waou.
I can't wait for 2019 !! It will be very fun !!
3 months ago
So now when the show is over. Do you and your team have some time over for an explanation?

I just do not get where you have hidden all up to date information about the connection between Element 3D and Audio React. Can´t find any usable info about that and most video tutorials are from older versions of Element 3D, meaning that I have no idea about where the "displacement" tool is placed in 1.6.

I sent some e-mails but actually don´t get any answers!
Aron
6 months ago
There is no need for any apology. Thank YOU for everything.
Tim Hull
6 months ago
Yeah, I learned a while back that most clients will tolerate being late with a project. But, they won't tolerate a lack of communication. Anway, I don't know how you do it all with 4 kids.

Now, hurry up and finish the new Action Essentials... I need smoke plumes! (Real ones... not the obvious CG ones that are out there. haha :)
Tim Hull
6 months ago
Maybe it's just me but I was shocked when the interviewer didn't follow up by asking if everything was okay with his daughter.
7 months ago
No need to apologize! You've given us so much for so little...we know you're working hard and look forward to hearing about it. Thank you and take your time!
Vidar Vaggen
7 months ago
No apologies nescessary imo!

We´ve gotten so much amazing content and tutorials for FREE over the years, that it has been totally decisive for me at least, to be able to climb to a level where I can make a living out of motion graphics. I couldn´t have done it without VC and AK. And with the awesome Element plugin (at a bargain price compared to what you get), my coworkers think I´m some kind of 3D wiz, although it´s actually kind of easy thanks to the great tutorials, and an interface we´re already familiar with from AE. Well, maybe easy is an overstatement if you´re making something complicated, but very comprehensible at least.

That being said; every tutorial doesn´t have to be so in depth. I like shorter ones too, like the genius little quick tip on "Star Trek Into Darkness Title Design" at 5:20, on how to "fake" advanced looking particle systems, something I used in my latest project. But I´m happy for any kind of upload of course!
7 months ago
Great interview! Fantastic to see that you're still so passionate about the work you guys are doing over there. Been a student since the beginning. And I DO remember Real Clouds stock footage product! LOL... Hey it was ahead of its time! Before HD

Thanks for everything you all do. It pushes me to keep growing. I am so grateful!
7 months ago
my bad I meant displacement maps!
7 months ago
this is great! can't wait for the new E3D! I have a feeling you added normal map support, if yes! this is going to be a game changer!

wish you the best!
spencer
7 months ago
God dammit I've felt the exact same way about bit depth so many times! I hate when I have a whole set of titles in my project that could easily be 8pc, but I need a separate project for the end logo (or whatever) because I need some HDR-ness for that one shot. It happens to me all the time!

- Spencer
Igor
7 months ago
Its always such a pleasure to listen to Andrew! What a great person. Thank you for everything!
Rob
7 months ago
I'm not quite sure something as official as a written apology is actually required (although a few apologies from several people who posted might be more in order).

I've learned more from Video CoPilot and have been energized to do creative work than via any other training platform. The odd post and tutorial will always be welcome of course :-)
I cannot begin to imagine the workload and pressure you must be under not only from work commitments but also as a father of several young children. Great to see a post however. And if you're ever in Ireland you'd be made feel very welcome! I'm sure they'd love to have you speak at Offset - Design conference held over here every March. I'm sure they've been in touch already.

Great to hear from you and best of luck!!
Kwasi
7 months ago
hey.. what's up this is Andrew Kramer from videocopilot.net ....lol, really miss that intro. I'm glad you're back. I've been waiting for your help. I tried importing models from c4d into element 3D where most of the models were designed using the spline warp tool but they're not visible in AE. I tried giving them separate materials but still... hope you can help me out please..
Justin
7 months ago
I'm surprised you don't have a digital media producer who's job it is to be in charge of new content and frequent posts. You as the 'boss' can't be expected to be the one to post all the time. They can be in charge of collaborating with you to make sure there is new content and, it can be way more than just tutorials. Film making and digital effects are about more than one thing, and video copilot has infinite potential. Good luck!
    Ben
    7 months ago
    Video Copilot IS Andrew Kramer. Nobody els. It's his baby. His blog. So rather he posts rarely than some other guy doing it...
felix
7 months ago
2020 Looooooooooooooooooool.
ba
7 months ago
We can't wait to see you before 2019> Hope
James Twyman
7 months ago
Awesome. Can’t wait for your 2019 post :)

I jest.

Can’t wait to see what the year brings.
    felix
    7 months ago
    Loooooooooooool.
    felix
    7 months ago
    Loooooooooooool.2020
Noel
7 months ago
Andrew, keep on keeping on. There's a lot of motivation to be taken from these interviews. I especially loved how you were pulling all-nighters editing video for your high school's football team for free. The magic starts when you learn for yourself what you are capable of and it usually comes by doing something you are not paid for. That said, any word on E3DV3 release date and new features...?
Joseph
7 months ago
Andrew,
I can't even imagine how truly busy you are, and I hope you get the time you need to be with your family. I appreciate your apology and am very glad you shared your struggles with us. Really, all of us that have been complaining about your disappearance just wanted a bit of communication from you. I really hope you can find the time to regularly update us, even if it's just a 3-5 min video explaining whats coming or what's going on with Video CoPilot. Yes we are your customers but also your friends, we will support you in your efforts... just don't shut us out.

Joseph
Lester2018
7 months ago
I think the most important thing is semi-frequent updates. Not every tutorial has to be super in-depth or completely different or mindblowing, people like hearing your voice and way smaller videos/tutorials/tips/wips/updates are also greatly appreciated. Call them snack-sized videos or whatever but just try to update a bit more frequently and you'll also feel better/less pressure yourself (not that you owe us anything or deserve to feel guilt. These things can just grow into these huge blobs in ones mind that eventually prevents you from doing anything. Speaking from experience, perfectionism can kill all creativity:) Just know people respect, accept & like way smaller updates as well.

In any case just great to hear what's up and looking forward to many more updates in 2018!:)
vrcdileep
7 months ago
why am I hearing your voice while reading the post?

this community owes you a great deal Mr. Kramer . take your time to come up with more awesome tutorials!
Adam
7 months ago
No need to apologize to anyone! If anyone is complaining they are selfish and stupid. Your success is everyone's dream and to not focus on that would be self destructive. Although I check the website everyday day after day hoping something like this pops up I do understand! Keep working hard and can not wait to see what VC drops next.
Justin Minich
7 months ago
It's all good Andrew! I know you put a lot of work into making excellent tutorials and plug-in updates, and that high level of quality takes time. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2018! :-)
Yusuf
7 months ago
Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work and any updates on the vehicle pack for E3D?
Thanos Nikopoulos
7 months ago
Don't worry Andrew, keep going. We've missed you.
7 months ago
your an inspiration to my entire graduating class. thank you for being the ultimate tutor that we always needed. thank you for inspiring me to make great things. And thank you for being a positive force in the Universe.
7 months ago
He's still busy? This is great! For me...
Abdirahman Ahmed
7 months ago
Was great watching that stream, keep doing what you are doing!
Element3D Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94fvYAl5ms
George Laird
7 months ago
Andrew, I love the fact you have had tremendous success, and with success comes pressure, in an ideal world, we could do everything we want but this isn't an ideal world. I have learned so much watching your videos, I can't thank you enough.

I know when you get back we are all in for a treat.
Philippe
7 months ago
Hey Andrew, that is a very good surprise!
It's a good thing to have explained why you couldn't even apologize. But could you also tell us a little bit about those extras you make? https://www.ecranlarge.com/uploads/image/000/997/american-assassin-photo-taylor-kitsch-997659.jpg

Damn dude, you've got such a life! Anybody could have understood why you were so busy! Next time you zap people for a living, just tell us! :-)

Anyway, welcome back man!


PS: By the way, thumbs of the for that 4-days beard... ;-)
poor man
7 months ago
to be honest with your dedication sir, it was so good for me as always..
we must be do not complain...anything..
so take your time with your bussiness..

so exciting with update post like this...
Simon
7 months ago
I have to be honest, I've bought quite a bit off Andrew and VCP, he is a HUGE influence to the motion graphics/VFX world, but, he's spread himself very thin here over the last year, but that's just a testament to his creative talent and the demand for his input into VFX in the movie world (their gain is our Loss, unfortunately) I hope for everyone's sake (most certainly mine) that he can get back to a more balanced and regular stream of output, certainly for himself and his employees, not least the hundreds of thousands of fans/paying customers, he is without doubt a creative and inspirational genius, and without him and his unique infectious humour, life would A LOT duller, if people have missed
you Andrew, that's a huge compliment to your individual and creative presence, we've missed you bud.
7 months ago
We are support you and understand!!!
Back to business .. "Snowboard" Custom Designs :: Promotion Video created in Adobe After Effetcs using Element 3D

Watch it on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/257306648
ibrahim
7 months ago
dude I wanna learn the kamehameha wave effects
Axel
7 months ago
Dude, you have a family, a vision and you're in demand. Life is all about a journey. Your viewers are not going anywhere and we all knew you would return - just like Luke Skywalker :) We look forward to the new videos, plug-ins and new website. Congrats on your family.
KC
7 months ago
The life of an artist...making things perfects in HIS eyes, especially when the bar is set so high. No need to apologize, Look forward to more videos and learning! Check out my web series episode 1, where I used many VC techniques. Thank you Andrew, because if it wasn't for you, 90% of commercials, movies, youtubers, etc. wouldn't have any clue on VFX and all it enhances!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mic9_9Hqu5Y
Joaquim
7 months ago
No need for every post to be a groundbreaking tutorial (literally or figuratively) or plugin. Just a check-in every so often so we know the site's still operational.
Wiam
7 months ago
The mere idea of apologizing tells how much of a great person you are. I don't agree with anyone who demands your presence just because they bought your stuff, I am sure there is a support team who follow up with the purchuses or whatever is related to buying the products, and you did a great job by documenting and giving extra awesome tutorials about them. Your presence and your awesome tutorials, who I still check on the website for on weekly basis hoping to find a new update even after 9 months of disconnection is a Bonus from you, and people have to understand that.

You're a great modest person, and I hope to see more of your vidoes, or new products in the near future.
Wish you more and more success man
Beza
7 months ago
we need you we need you we need you. so pleas don't lost i pray for you nd your family nd also VC all the best keep up Andy. LUV YA
7 months ago
Andy, we know you got to work and we know you get bogged down with things... big things, we know you will be back once in a while so don't apologize ... no need.. just take care, we'll all be waiting and we will all see you soon.

regards

dave
jeroen sprenkeler
7 months ago
Some things are worth waiting for.... I'm sure this applies your future work...
Bill Steele
7 months ago
Andrew! (apologies... second post without most of the typos ;) )
It is such a pleasure to hear from you and great to know that you're doing well! There was a huge void in the field of VFX without your cheerful voice and friendly smile on a regular basis. I too was concerned about you and hopeful that all was okay with you and your family. I for one definitely missed you. Your post made my day! Welcome back to a group of people who absolutely love you and truly love the many talents and insights you have shared with the world. It's definitely hard work and the tasking is enormous. Let all of those dissenting voices be silent! You have already made such an incredible and life-long contribution to all of us with everything you have done and accomplished. As life moves forward, remember this: Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Most importantly, take good care of yourself and your family... the rest will certainly take care of itself. A heartfelt THANK YOU for everything you have done and for all of the wisdom and knowledge that you have imparted to so many! Everything that you are able to share with us going forward is simply "icing" on the cake, a cake that you have so expertly baked! Very best wishes and most importantly, continue to have fun with all that you do. The truth is: Life is a journey... not a destination. You are a legend in your own time. Keep up the great work "Mr. Wizard", and stay balanced.
Best wishes,
Bill
Bill Steele
7 months ago
Andrew!
It is such a pleasure to hear from you and great to know that you're doing well! There was a huge void in the field of VFX without your cheerful voice and friendly smile on a regular basic. I too was concerned about you and hopeful that all was okay with you and your family. I definitely missed you. Your post made my day! Welcome back to a group of people who absolutely love you and the truly love the many talents and insights you share with the world. It's definitely hard work and the tasking is enormous. Let all of those dissenting voices be silent! You have already made such an incredible and life-long contribution to all of us with everything you have done and accomplished. As life move forward remember this: Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react to it. Most importantly, take good care of yourself and your family... the rest will certainly take care of itself. A heartfelt THANK YOU for everything you have done and for all of the wisdom and knowledge that you have imparted to so many! Everything that you are able to share with us going forward is simply "icing" on the cake you have so expertly baked. Very best wished and most importantly, continue to have fun with all that you do. THe truth is, life is a journey... not a destination.
Best wishes,
Bill
StevenJ
7 months ago
Hey, Andrew,

Enjoyed the interviews. I just want to add that we need some new products to buy. I want to support your site, and the free stuff is great, but your products are even better. Looking forward to an Element 3d upgrade, and the Motion Design 3 pack!
7 months ago
You know what makes VC so great. It's your self-giving. The days and nights of your life spent to share content, plug-ins, tutorials, 3d models, and affordable ways to make dreams happen. A great debt is owed to you and you have no one to apologize to. I am a father of 3 and I can firmly say that without VC, I would not be making a decent living to provide for that family without your guidance. Gratefulness is all I have for your company. Do all you can, pour your heart into it, but your service first is not to us trolls, but it is to you and your family. I appreciate all of your hard work Andrew and thanks for all of the exciting tutorials!
7 months ago
Oh man.
Ali Rasai
7 months ago
Welcome back Andrew!! i just miss you so much man... :D
I can't wait for your hard works. thank you so much for everything.
Lucien
7 months ago
Just glad to here you are oke! Just post a few words now and then to let your fans know your oke.
Hmmm this'll probably sound stupid but as a father of 4 kids I was scared something happend to you. But here you are :-)

Hopefully you can find some time again to make one or two awesome tutorials. Man it must be hard and time consuming running your own succesfull company, being a father AND being a husband! RESPECT!
But never forget to spend your free time and energy with your family, and if you can't find some free time just take a vacation, go far away and turn off your cellphone whahaha.
Bob8jelly
7 months ago
I just wanted to say thank you so very much. Over the years I have been able to continue learning and applying what you have taught/shown in your tutorials. I only have need of my After Effects skills once maybe twice a year when my company wants me to magically pull something out of my...ahem, hat. I have been able to watch your amazing tutorials and reimagine them into my projects. Now, my kids are getting into this world and I tell them there is no better teacher for the cool things After Effects can do than Andrew Kramer. Thanks again.
JayFive
7 months ago
Heee's aaaalllllive, Heee's aaaalllllive!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xos2MnVxe-c
7 months ago
For me personally I didnt realize just how busy Andrew is , Will be more patient in future . Still good to from AK ...
Torrance
7 months ago
Dude, don’t worry about it, what you’ve built here is such an incredible resource, anything else you publish here is a bonus. Honestly your tutorials and products have enabled me to learn how to do things I’ve never dreamed, and has transformed my career (and given me a side business as well!). I’ve gone from someone who was “good” at photoshop and PowerPoint, to someone who has completely evolved the way his department handles business, training and communication. And this is in a large way due to the fun I’ve had learning on this site and purchasing your products. The only thing I ask, no, beg, is that you give sufficient warning if you ever decide to discontinue supporting this site. I continue to review tutorials before every major project and the only fear I have is showing up to this site one day and finding that it’s gone. Knowing you’re still alive from time to time is good too. So let the ‘no update’ posts continue!
SHAHID
7 months ago
Tutorial are gone!
sean
7 months ago
Nice to see you back AK, no matter how short your visit is. Nice interviewes, one thing though: you should cut before you bulk. Get lean first then build up otherwise at some point you'll find yourself either becoming someone else or restarting everything from scratch. You want to look like Bruce Lee not like Hulk Hogan, so start lean. Peace.
Fredo
7 months ago
Ok, we will wait another 1 year for the next update.

*eye rolls*
    Gabe
    7 months ago
    He isn't your bitch. Go away and get on with doing your own work rather than acting like a spoiled little brat.
    Fredo
    7 months ago
    Why should I? I bought the plugins he is always promoting and you asking me to leave? I have my right to express my disappointment.
    Fredo
    7 months ago
    Why should I? I bought the plugins he is always promoting and you asking me to leave? I have my right to express my disappointment.
    First Name Last Name
    7 months ago
    You sound like a bitter ex girlfriend hahaha
Blackout VFX
7 months ago
Welcome back Andrew,
the way I see it (as a person who went from a few hours of work, to a harder schedule) when you started all these, you were still amateur. You had plenty of time and passion and you were teaching us your experiments in order to learn. Now you have a great company which demands much more effort and time. You still got your passion for vfx but you also have a family that needs your time too.I know man I'm in the same position. From my perspective you don't have to be apologetic . On the other hand, as a customer , I still don't think you have to keep updates in a regular base if a product works fine. And you don't have to spend time making tutorials if spare time is not an option. But if I were you, I would post a small portion of the projects I'm working on. Just for the people who support VCP , it's interesting to see your work and inspiring. Don't get me wrong , but some of us would also be concerned of you as a person if not showing up. We are not fans of you. Just inspired artists who just need a post now and then (maybe just an image) to see that you are working on something and we won't disturb you.

P.S: this is just my POV as a person who manages a small vfx studio and struggles to spend some time with family.I'm not trying to praise Andrew. Mr Kramer is like a mentor to me. Not someone who owes me. Feel free to disagree. It's your POV.
Miguel Angel Acevedo Montserrat
7 months ago
Welcome back Andrew!!! No apologizes needed man, happy to see you around here again!!
7 months ago
I don't know about anyone else but I don't believe you owe us anything much less apologies. If anything, we are indebted to you, the wealth of knowledge, tools and even the example you set is far and beyond enough to warrant much needed time for you to allocate yourself where you see fit. While I do miss the semi-regular schedule of hilarious and wildly creative solutions for disintegrating Sam, I'm just as pumped for you as an artist and watching you reach the point a lot of us aspire to. You just keep plugging away man, we aren't going anywhere, find time for you and your family and the rest will come, many thanks and looking forward to whatever you got coming down the pipe.
ARtemus
7 months ago
You know what's crazy, last night I had a dream night Andrew posted a new tutorial and sure enough there's this!
7 months ago
Andrew
You’ve given more to the creative community than most. Grace upon grace to you friend! Thanks for all that you’ve taught us.
Kevin
7 months ago
Give us a peak at the new Element and we'll forgive anything. :)
7 months ago
Uhhh....FORGIVEN!! Thanks for posting! We ready for the next exciting tutorial whenever you're ready to post it.
Jason
7 months ago
Watched the podcast and it was great. I think most people are not expecting something spectacular every post I know I would be happy with just a few sentences of what going on at VC would be great. I was actually just thinking a week ago that VC is dead since it has been so long since you posted.
MasterKoala
7 months ago
Finally!!!!!!!Andrew It was hard without you .... I swear I missed in my life, every day I watched VC hoping to find you you're finally back, you're not leaving us anymore, you're so much more than a teacher now you're part of our life ... I'm glad you did not abandon us!😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢
felipe
7 months ago
Me alegro de verte de nuevo
Welcome back!
Lj
7 months ago
Where is Abdirahman Ahmed ? He is sort of spamming legend in previous post for full 9 month. 😂 Hope that he would improve his tutorials now when you are back.
Tony
7 months ago
so intercept comming 2018?! Ayyy..
Håvard
7 months ago
Welcome back!
georgeº
7 months ago
The master is Back
John
7 months ago
Nice to see you back, AK. Hope you plan on hanging with us for a bit.
Fredo
7 months ago
Andrew, you leave us without notice then u come back with this useless video? i paid for your plugins and no info anymore!
    Oliver Meyl
    7 months ago
    You pay for Plugins - all of them still work and were updatet just in time ! So what?
    roboto
    7 months ago
    Fredo, why did you look at the video if you are just interested in his software and plugins? They all work perfect and you have nothing to complain about! The rest of us are happy to see this interview and looking forward to an excitin year with Mr Kramer and crew!!!
    Sven
    7 months ago
    Hi Andrew,

    you dont owe anything to anyone. Glad to see you back.
    Neil
    7 months ago
    Fredo, do you behave so childishly when you've bought something from somewhere else? Do you call the supermarket when you've picked up some food and tell them you're disappointed because they don't come around every evening to show you how to make dinner?
    Fredo
    7 months ago
    Shut up guys, it's my money.
    Frodowut
    7 months ago
    Come on son. At least try to act like a decent human being.
David
7 months ago
We've missed you and you're forgiven!
Hi VC !
Welcome Back !
Thanks for Update
Neil
7 months ago
Kramer, what the fuck man?

Just kidding. You're busy. Anyone here who works in the industry should understand that only too well. Sure we miss you, you've helped many of us more than you will ever know, but dude, don't burn yourself out. Your first duty is to yourself.

Now where the fuck is our free stuff?

:-D
    Gabe
    7 months ago
    Exactly! AK doesn't owe us anything. Sure, we've all been hoping to see some new stuff but that's because we love what he does. But he owes us not a thing.
mário
7 months ago
Oh yes Andrew! So overdue come back! Firstly how is your family? All of us are happy to see you. Thank you for all.
7 months ago
As i watched both interiews and i can relate to you.

I have a full time job, family, two little girls,... and i try to grow a Youtube channel on the side. It happened several times that i planed out my content prepared lots of stuff and then time goes by and yes life happond and you look at the calender and a weak flys by, and then a moth and so on.

I also need to get back in the seat and rearange my stuff so i can be more consistent. Hey if nothing i could watch interview the whole time ;) Nice to see you back.
koreyah
7 months ago
Welcome back Andrew
7 months ago
Andrew, i would love to see a advanced hologram tutorial, if i remamber corectly you worked on holograms for Star Wars The Force Awakens. I bet you learned some vicked techniques!
Ovendoor
7 months ago
Good stuff.
Perhaps less of the space effects and more real world in your re-boot?
Flo
7 months ago
Don't worry. I assumed you might have a lot to do. Great to hear from you. I'm looking forward to learn more with your great insights. BTW: Where is Intercept?
Aleem
7 months ago
Thank you for the update Andrew. We will always love you no matter what.
Welcome back
7 months ago
Hey Andrew, after following your site for over 10 Jears, its the first time i leave a message. I understand every single word you say! because I felt in the same issues. Doing Tutorials for FREE and fighting with the dayli work that pay´s your bills. Growing company and learning to "let go" things to other hands, combined with the quality you expect - this is hard.

If you do Tutorials for free you must have another job to get payed - If you are good, of course you get offers from Biger productions (in VC case Startrack & Starwars Fringe - etc.) and you have to take that to do the next steps even for your community to keep things going.

Keep a good hand in managing your goals for your company and comunity, i really know what you are trying to handle now. All the best
7 months ago
You've been greatly missed and it's sooo cool your back!

You make a fantastic contribution to the industry and love your passion.
Think sometimes people forget you have something called a 'life' also outside of work!!

All the best
Woody
Tim
7 months ago
My hero is back!
Hassaan
7 months ago
Welcome back happy to see you
7 months ago
Awesome interviews. The office space story, too good. Diggin the new Instagram posts as well!
Wonkmy
7 months ago
Hi,When will the teaching video be updated?
Mike
7 months ago
rofl I don't know who thefutur.com is.. but I know who Andrea Kramer is..
7 months ago
You have nothing to apologize for, good sir. Your job is creating amazing plugins and tools, not running a social media website or blog. We couldn't be more grateful for what you're doing, and we absolutely understand the difficulty of trying to balance so many things! So no sweat. Can't wait to see what you've been working on, I'm sure it'll be 100% worth it. God bless! And it's fun seeing these interviews - good insight and fun discussions. Thanks for everything!
7 months ago
Hey Andrew, thanks for the update. You don't owe anybody anything! It is hard to get that out of our heads, especially in your case when there genuinely is an audience. Family and quality of life! Everything else is just playin with pretty pixels. :)
7 months ago
You never let me down, Andrew. I know what it's like to be under a lot of pressure and if you're taking time to figure out how to balance it all, I applaud you. You have given so much to so many and for this, I thank you.
Solaiappan
7 months ago
We are always here for you to support Andrew
Tom
7 months ago
Never lost faith in you and could tell this was it. Glad to finally hear from you. I'm all good, get back to the fun and creative and just realize that there is no pressure to constantly be exponential with every video..I mean you probably didn't even hit your stride until this latest Advanced Lightning Tutorial anyway. Ha. Much Love.
Wayne
7 months ago
Its good to know you are okay, you have been missed by many :)
William
7 months ago
Welcome to the jungle!!!
ChrisFe
7 months ago
Hello Mr. Kramer.
Thank you for contacting us now. How do you say in Germany: This is not "gentleman like"! The people here were very worried. Something bad may have happened or you and your family can take a break for a year on a quiet island. :)) We would even treat them. But nothing to write is not very customer friendly. My opinion! Sorry!
But it's all good and they're back. Thank you!
Pawel
7 months ago
Hey Andrew!

I've been a follower of yours since your early tutorials, bought most of your products and honestly I don't think you should apologize at all, you've done so much for the community and you need to take a break whenever you want man. Great interview!
mike
7 months ago
Andrew you have done amazing work but the best thing you could ever create is waiting for you at home. time is your enemy and they are only little for so long. Take your time, spend it with your kids. get some sleep. we will be here. well some of us.
Trace
7 months ago
Hey Andrew,
We all kinda knew what was up. It's a struggle trying to fit everything into time manageable segments. You have kids, a wife, a kick ass job both on feature films and with VC. We get it. Don't be discouraged. You have given a lot to those of us who have viewed the tutorials, bought the plugins and given us a sneak peak into your life. I have a great job because of the information I have learned from you and countless other creators, as do tons of other people. Keep pounding away and keep grinding. We respect you and your decisions. Thanks for VideoCopilot. Now...Don't ever let it happen again!! lol
Richman
7 months ago
The King is back!!!! Stay alive, take care of wife and kids and know that we are here what ever!!!
mike
7 months ago
Great interview! Thank you for sharing! Cant wait to see what comes next!
Did Volcom pay you for the advertising LOL!
JC
7 months ago
Next time pls advice., I was worse than waiting for the bride to arrive at church....
Kevin
7 months ago
It's Alive!
7 months ago
Glad to see your making a bit of a comeback. Looking forward to finally seeing Intercept and Action Essentials 4k AND Element V2.whatever. I even razzed you a bit in a CG blood tutorial I made recently. All in good fun :)
Check it out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op5kstFhfwQ
zafar
7 months ago
you were gone for a long time, but anyways its good to see you back ,
Corn
7 months ago
I thought you died filming an explosion for the new action essentials!
Cristian
7 months ago
Nice to see you decided to post even here Andrew, not only on instagram.

I think you really missed an opportunity not posting the announcement of these two videos first here... but it's equally nice to see a sign of life here on VC site.

I had already seen both (and really dug more the one with Blender guy Andrew Price :)

Hope you will keep the momentum and keep posting something here on a regular basis... doesn't necessarily mean tutorial or updates on products... even a joke, just to let people know that you care as they do.

Thanks again for taking the time to post.
7 months ago
I think we're all glad your still alive and doing good things, and we all know how life can get busy. Looking forward to what you have in mind for the future!
Goldorachox
7 months ago
It was priceless to have some news from you,
Do you work with houdini ? (you ! not your team)
My dream is to have Houdini tutorial from you , and some pun's of course.
Anyway , thank's for all your advices / time .
7 months ago
Hey Andrew! How about some future tutorials about growing/scaling your business?
Daluz
7 months ago
Great! Saving some money cos I know there is some really good stuff coming!
Ben
7 months ago
Fantastic to finally see a new blog post! Even though I`ve seen the interviews before this post :)
danny
7 months ago
welcome back!! dude
Jack
7 months ago
Hahaha. He's back!!!

Not really kids. He just uploaded a couple of rambling dad joke filled interviews where he gives no concrete updates on plugins or tutorials... or shows any kind of understanding that he's left a community of customers without any communication for over 9 months.

I will now step aside so everyone can fall over themselves for these stale breadcrumbs.
    danny
    7 months ago
    killjoy!
    7 months ago
    Jack, I deserve that... I created this situation.

    In the top interview I do try to explain some of the real challenges over this passed year...but at the end of the day, stuff has to get done and I'm working on it!
    7 months ago
    Geez. Ever hear about people being busy? If you work in this industry for any period of time... especially freelance or running your own company, you'll quickly realize that schedules fill up quickly. And for those who do good work, and are in demand, schedules freeing up for extracurricular pursuits is a nearly impossible feat... for anyone who is successful, that is. Having a family on top of that will always take priority during any free time. And although I'm sure Andrew would love to spend more time giving you guys free stuff, it's ungrateful comments like that, that show a lack of understanding the reality of trying to do all this.
    Daniel
    7 months ago
    Jack... is ass your last name?
    MickA
    7 months ago
    Andrew, we have already heard this kind of message in january 2017 with your goals and projects for the year... and almost nothing happened.
    With all the respect i've got for you (big big big respect), we feel abandoned. Maybe you'll disappear again because you're going to have a lot of professional proposals.... All we need today is not interviews, but something, a real thing, to show us that you are really back. Not for few days or for few weeks. We need to believe. We need to see that Videocopilot is alive.
    PLEASE.
    Emixam
    7 months ago
    @MickA: Personally I need 2.5 million free of taxes.

    So glad you're back, Mr Kramer.
    7 months ago
    9 months is one pregnancy, lets see what will be born by this!

    Welcome back, Kramer.

    Because of your tutorials, now I am pro motion graphic artist that charge so much, that I can buy a Ferrari. Second hand. With no engine, tyres...
    Karol
    7 months ago
    Andrew, It's okay if you have no time at all. Family is most important. Top1. Everybody knows that.
    You just shouldn't feed us with informations, that are not 100% true. Specialy what MickA wrote about 2017. When I realized, those words was not true, I immediately assume that these words right now are just as the same. You taught me that.
    I won't lecture you about time management (in my country people say "you caught too many birds with one hand" (regarding to new plugin, intercept, assets, etc.)), because it's not my job (and you have nice presentation on you yt about it), but do you feel urge to promise something that you cannot deliver? I... I don't believe you, man :( And sadly, but I'm not waiting for intercept anymore.
    I feel that there will be no new posts here in a few months. And it's also sad.
    7 months ago
    Lets be honest, Video Copilot is Andrews baby, not ours. He's made incredible videos for us in the past and has never once asked for anything in return. I'm just stocked to hear about whats going on in his world.

    You're awesome Andrew! No matter what anyone says here, ultimately we're all going to come running straight back to VC anytime you have something to show. I still check here almost daily for some inspiration and to have a crack at another video.

    Thanks for everything you do, you're the legend!
    Abe
    7 months ago
    Jack, you are a troll. He has over one hundred free tutorials posted and I am positive you have attempted none of them. Just waiting for more free content to skip over? Ever used the saber plugin? Ya its amazing, oh and guess what, its free also. Go free load somewhere else. Ungrateful poser.
    Antony Cappello
    7 months ago
    Waa! Here is an idea Jack, start your own channel, lets see how that goes.
H.I.S. Films
7 months ago
YEA!!! He is back!!!!!!!!!!
Ekber
7 months ago
Welcome back Andrew Kramer!
Mark
7 months ago
Welcome back!
    Dharesh
    7 months ago
    Welcome back Andrew Kramer!