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New Tutorial: Advanced Electric FX! 100% AE

In this 3-in-1 Tutorial we get the high-voltage action! This massive 56 min tutorial has so many tips and tricks you are sure to learn something new! Techniques: Direction Lightning Movement Dynamic Reflections with realistic falloff Sub Surface Illuminated Clouds Interactive Lightning bolts Nice Soft Glow recipe No extra Plug-ins needed! Read more…

By Charles, ago
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Electricity Tutorial Teaser!

Solving some interesting problems with Lightning and Electricity! Watch for the tutorial on Tuesday! Had a great time at NAB, Adobe has recorded my presentation, will be posting that soon! Thanks to everyone who stopped by, can’t wait to show you all the stuff we’ve been working on!   Going Read more…

By Charles, ago
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I’m Sorry Shape Layers! I love you!

I must confess… I was never a big fan of shape layers… we just didn’t get along. I was used to using masks but suddenly (around AE CS3) the same mask tool began creating Red vector shapes. At first, they seemed cool enough but after accidentally adding shape layers to my comps, Read more…

By Charles, ago
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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 Jan 31, 2017 at 3:14pm PST This does not end well for Sam… A photo posted Read more…

By Charles, ago
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New Tutorial: Realistic Rain Drop FX!

In this tutorial we’ll use After Effects to create a realistic water effect without any 3rd party plug-ins! Great for adding atmosphere to a rainy scene or title. This effect is fully customization and can be used to create many cool FX! In this tutorial: Create a dripping water displacement Read more…

By Charles, ago
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Destruction Experiment!

What is this thing! I’ve basically combined a bunch of stuff into one experiment! I might have been inspired by the amazing planet explosions from The Force Awakens but wanted to see if I could get a cool version inside Element 3D. Few Notes on this experiment; I added smoke elements, Read more…

By Charles, ago
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Gearing Up with Element 3D!

Gear Up! #Element3D A video posted by Video Copilot (@andrewkramer) on Jan 3, 2017 at 9:10pm PST Maybe I just love apertures but this was a fun project to make! Using a few motion design 2 objects I built this animating gear. I just created a collection of models on one Read more…

By Charles, ago
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Experimenting with realistic Water Drops!

Experimenting with realistic refracting water. #aftereffects A video posted by Video Copilot (@andrewkramer) on Jan 2, 2017 at 12:59pm PST I love using native effects in After Effects to create more realistic effects… Although I love some CC Mr. Mercury, I wanted to try to create something more realistic. Look Read more…

By Charles, ago
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Have a Smashing New Year!

I hope everyone is ready for a great year! Can’t wait to show you all of the cool things we have been working on, from blog shows, to plug-ins & tutorials! My goal for this year is to help people get involved! More challenges, more interactive content and put the Read more…

By Charles, ago
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Happy Holiday Sweater Template!

Make your own ugly sweater! To celebrate the end of the year, here is the project template you’ve always wanted! Ugly Sweater Features: Control thread size and width Control Stitching angle Add dis-colorization to the threads I will admit this project turned out to be more complicated than expected! The Read more…

By Charles, ago
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CYBER Sale! 25% Off all Video Copilot Tools!

Get some plug-ins & Stuff! Save 25% Instantly on All Video Copilot tools for a limited time! Need a new model pack, or some Pro Shaders for Element 3D? Now is the perfect time to upgrade your toolkit! Checkout with Coupon Code: CYBER SHOP NOW! Source: Video Copilot

By Charles, ago
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Ghost VFX

I recently did some VFX for my buddy Ryan Connoly! Just in time for Halloween! There was only 6 visual effects shots but they had some very tricky challenges! I’ll go into some more details later on so I don’t reveal anything yet. But I will say that it was fun Read more…

By Charles, ago
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FX Console Utility Graphics

Our new workflow utility now has some graphics! Introducing FX Console our new plug-in for After Effects that has been slowly developed over time as my personal utility to improve my workflow. It offers a variety of small features that make a big difference for people who spend a lot of time working Read more…

By Charles, ago
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