Video Copilot – Andrew Kramer Keynote Speech
In this digital day in age where an education in film does not have to be achieved by going to school. With the popularity of YouTube & Vimeo individual people can teach another how to do something in a tutorial. Filmmakers are learning how to create films by simply a click of a mouse watching like Ryan Connolly, Philip Bloom, & of course Video Copilot own Andrew Kramer. Visual Effects to me is the most difficult part in filmmaking, the patient is required is high, the tedious rotoscoping is brain busting hard, some third party tools that the pros have are not obtainable. At one point seem like you literally had go trail and error over and over again just to learn what one thing does. After Effects set fear down my spine when i first realize that i wanted to visual effects and thank God not to long after i discovered Video Copilot.
Video Copilot provide so many tutorials from the basics of using key-frames to, what then was advance for me, using praticle systems to create effects. Andrew Kramer impacted a lot of upcoming visual effects artist and if you are a filmmaker have to have heard of because for there is nothing like Video Copilot out there. Andrew Kramer helps people, he is genuine person that wants help and teach others how to do something that at first glance seems difficult to step by step easy.
PriceLine and Action Essential
Video Copilot over the years has evolve tremendously they still do tutorials and provide free assets & project files, they now provide a range of software plugins for after effects like Element 3D, Twitch, & of course my favorite Optical Flares which is also available on Nuke. Video Copilot most notable and recognizable product is Action Essential 2 which was used in the PriceLine commercial with William Shatner “Last Deal” featured below. When these products started to become available i was excited because i was able to afford it, i did not have to read some manual to figure out how to use it because it was straight forward and Andrew provided a tutorial to go along with it.
Regards of what Video Copilot is doing and what they are currently working on Andrew Kramer is making a hugh impact in the world of visual effects. For me, I watched him and his company grow and develop their brand and products over the years making it feel like you can really make it. These people we look up to in Hollywood such as Spielberg, Tarantino, & Scorsese really were not born that way and it is humbling to here Andrew speak; not to mention inspirational.
Parade of Quartets Commercial
The Parade of Quartets commercial was a straight forward projects. I did the editing and the graphics which became one of the most simplest we have done this year. The Parade of Quartets is local show here in Augusta Ga that showcase diversity in gospel music and they have been doing this for over 60 over years. Oct. 12th 2014, the Parade of Quartets will holding there anniversary gala at the Marriott Hotel.
History of the Parade of Quartets
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Twilight Zone Original Intro
Twilight Zone logo
When i saw this i was mind blown on the thought of “What could of been”. Rod Sterling is a innovative genius and that simply because of his creation of the Twilight Zone. I have been a fan of the Twilight Zone since i first laid eyes on it back in the 90s and i drooled at the idea of what the Twilight Zone was and also the stories that were featured. The pilot episode varies in version that you may come across but ladies and gentlemen this indeed is the original show intro of the series.
You will notice that Rod Sterling voice is not featured in this and why is something i am not so sure about but in the original pilot episode “Where is Everybody” you can watch him pitch this idea of a show to investors; which i thought was pretty cool.
Ready to start Shooting Weddings
Weddings are something that we are really looking forward to getting into in the near future simply because we just have not done one; as a film production company that is something we really should be doing. We have done single camera event shooting which is fine but you are just cutting highlights of the event and there really is not much story telling. Weddings on the other hand are or should be fairy tales. Weddings are magical and even though they are technically an event there is a story to be told; the bride and the groom. Love is an incredible and amazingly beautiful thing and even though between two people it is indeed inspiring and should be shared with their close family and friends. We at Red Cardinal Films want to be the ones and tell the true love story of the bride and groom.
We just do not want to put up a camera and push record. Our style of filmmaking is ultimately storytelling regardless the medium and the inspiration for the type a wedding films comes from Kadams Media (New York) and their beautiful weddings that they showcase.
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Even though we do draw our Inspiration from them we do want ours to be more in depth in the storytelling and really get to know our real life characters. Along with cinematography we want to provide photography so our client can keep that special moment frozen in time. Like most of the ideas that come out of my head (Dion Amar) it requires a lot of man power and a lot equipment but me and the crew still have to silent ninjas and not disturb the ceremony; we are there to capture the moment not direct it.
Now being that we are stepping our foot in that portion of the industry for the first time we are going to do our first for free and yes FREE. We are doing this because we cannot truly sell a service without showing a product a product. If you are willing to let our crew in on your ceremony tell your story let us know Email: email@example.com