Episode 29 – Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot

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Episode 29 – Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot


Andrew Kramer hosts Video Copilot one of the biggest free resources on the web for learning amazing tutorials for creating stunning visual effects in AfterFX, 3DS Max and other packages. Andrew is well known for his witty humor and personality as well as vast knowledge in visual effects, and for contributions to projects such as Super 8, Star Trek, Fringe, Person of Interest and various other projects.

Andrew runs video Copilot which in addition, develops software and plugins for aiding in the creation of stunning vfx, from stock elements, digital assets, high end training products and 3D.

Andrew works for J.J. Abrams studio – Bad Robot, runs Video Copilot and manages the development all of all of these stunning products and training and software, while also somehow managing to also have a family as well!

This episode gives great insight into Andrew’s process as well as history and an overview of his outlook on the industry and his projects!


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Video Copilot

Andrew Kramer – After FX World Keynote

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  1. Great episode.
    I’m utterly impressed with Andrews work on all fronts, so it’s great to hear more. I’d love to hear another chat with him about the way he actually gets the plugins and stock collections made.

    • amckay says:

      Thanks Peter, I’ll see how many people reach out about this if enough people do I’ll try to bring him back for a Q&A – I think it’d be great to get some insight into his process etc for sure!

  2. Nelson Fernandes Junior says:

    That’s awesome episode (as usual). I’ve been a videocopilot fan for a few years. I’ve learned the basics of AE from video tutorials but the the creative stuff (beyond basics) came from Andrew Kramer.
    Thanks for this Allan.

  3. Govind says:

    This is the first time I am hearing Andrew Kramer speak outside videocopilot. Love his work!
    The flaws & issues about tutorials, is so true. Guess that’s why videocopilot is so awesome.

    Overall brilliant episode touching on some crucial topics.
    Would love to hear more tips like the ones you guys discussed about considering post.

    Thank you Allan.

  4. Actually, another thing about Andrew that seems pretty insane and would be great to hear more about, is getting all that stuff done, and still having time for his kids :) You people out there without kids have no idea how much time and flexibility you have ;)

    • amckay says:

      Peter, actually despite all his great achievements to me that subject is what really impressed me. Same with Chad Wanstreet having 4 kids and moving across country to work at Blur, I can’t imagine how much work is involved in raising a family and doing all these side projects on top of your main job. I have enough time just taking care of myself! :)

      • peter hartwig says:

        haha, yeah… sometimes i miss having a chance to take care of myself ;) nah, the kids are awesome, but it IS hard to find time for everything. I’d love to hear episodes on how people handle that. Between job, kids, wife, making tutorials and trying to keep up with fxtd i’m not really sure when i actually sleep… though i’ve found that things go alot easier WHEN you sleep.
        Still looking forward to your promised episode on making a passive income by the way?

        keep up the stellar work

  5. Gregory Stapleton says:

    I have always loved Andrew’s work. He is a major force in the industry. Thanks for the interview. But I wanted to add Allan, that unfortunately most forget, is to remember you have multiple ethnicities that listen here in the States. Call it too sensitive, I don’t care, but the “Ghetto quality…” description (29:45) is pretty weak. This was my very first time listening to your podcast. I will keep it moving. Niiice!

  6. shamim says:

    i like u

  7. Simon Thorley says:

    Andrew Kramer is really up there as an AE legend.
    It would be great to do another interview with him, looked high and low for a podcast on this guy.
    Great work Allan.



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