Ep70: Interview with Andrew Kramer of VideoCopilot

We will talk about:

  • How VideoCopilot got started
  • Transitioning from Artist to Business owner
  • Working with JJ Abrams and Adobe

Andrew Kramer Interview!

You probably know him as the guy with ridiculously cool tutorials. But he’s also worked on feature films and TV shows, and works closely with director J.J Abrams.

Video Copilot is a powerhouse of quality tutorials and plugins for After Effects. Even if you’ve never seen his site, you’ve almost certainly already seen his work. Because it’s used heavily by people in the industry whenever they need a title or cool vfx.

from the Sci-fi Weapon FX tutorial by Andrew Kramer

from the Sci-fi Weapon FX tutorial by Andrew Kramer

I first came across VideoCopilot about 5 years ago, and have been continually impressed by it's growth. Andrew Kramer's passion for making VFX approachable is one that has inspired this very site.

So I was super excited when I got a tweet from Andrew a couple of months ago. We got talking and next thing you know, he’s on the podcast!

Topics:

  • How VideoCopilot got started
  • Transitioning from Artist to Business owner
  • What Andrew thinks of seeing his own stuff everywhere
  • Handling criticism
  • Working with J. J. Abrams and Adobe
  • His collaboration with Ryan Connolly in the Film Riot Epic Summer Movie Project
  • Plus, rapid fire questions like favourite music, coffee, books & daily routine
Jetstrike – one of the many ridiculously awesome looking products by VideoCopilot

Jetstrike – one of the many ridiculously awesome looking products by VideoCopilot

Keep up on VideoCopilot's developments on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

A bonus post will go live next week for your blender questions. So keep asking on twitter using #bgpod.

Hope you enjoyed it! Let me know in the comments what you thought, and who should I interview next!

Andrew Price