At long last the King of After effects is back!

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Andrew Krammer, the man behind video copilot has been missing in action since going to work on the latest instalment of the StarWars franchise last year.

Fans have had mixed opinions on Krammer’s absence ranging from delight at their hero working on the job of a lifetime to absolute hatred of his ‘lack of commitment to his fans’.

The fact of the matter is that Andrew has been the driving force behind Video copilot, providing free tools and education to the VFX community for years. His entertaining style and ability to teach a complex subject in a fun and informative way has made VC one of the most important resources for motion artists all over the world (I personally owe him a big thank you if I ever meet him).

So the good news is that after months of silence on the Video Copilot site Andrew has posted news of some new tutorials, a mysterious new (free) plugin called 2-22 and a new addition to his family!

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I for one am very glad to see Andrew back in the Pilots seat and look forward to all the new products and tutorials from the team.

In the mean time if you just can’t wait, have a look through my favourite tutorials that VC has brought to us over the years.eye66e7654ydr4jy4sg6

1- Animated polygon

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A great tutorial making animated polygons with a really cool retiming method.


2 – Typewriter Keys

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If you are looking at a fun way to get to grips with Element 3D, then look no further than this great tutorial, as an added bonus, it comes with free 3D stock models.


3 – Smoke trails

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A great tutorial for compositing particle effects into a city scene.


4 – Growing Vines

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A great tutorial for anyone looking at integrating 3D into their compositing. A personal favorite.


5 – Demon face warp

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A great video for basic tracking and cool warps.