Video Copilot is a collaborative resource for training, design tools and artists. Our goal is to show you what is possible and how effects can be created so that you can apply these techniques on your own creative adventures. We strive to develop distinctive and innovative tools that improve the quality and speed of your production while offering freedom and flexibility.
As the host of over 100 tutorials and creator of title sequences for TV’s Fringe and the film Star Trek, Andrew has participated in many forms of production from visual effects artist, to directing commercials and promos. His website Video Copilot has been a progressive force in the visual effects industry with his upbeat training style and innovative plug-ins.
As a freelance artist and web designer at age 20, Andrew began to work on the Video Copilot website from his apartment in Southern California. The website started with a single product and a handful of short After Effects tutorials that were featured on the Creative Cow community. His unusual training style and off-beat humor intrigued viewers by showing them powerful techniques for visual effects that were detailed and also entertaining. Not to mention the joy of collaborating with his friend Sam Loya for destructive and punishing effects.
In 2007 Andrew released a tutorial based on the Light Streaks effects from the recent iPod commercials that sparked worldwide interest and was even featured on the front page of the popular news site Digg.com. Later that year, the now 2-man team released the popular Riot Gear DVD featuring stock footage of paint and ink elements filmed in their garage. The products success had Andrew and his brother scrambling to fill orders to locations all over the world and helped fuel the company’s passion.
The sites online presence has also led to collaborations for Andrew to work with major companies and even the unique opportunity to work with Director J.J. Abrams on Film & TV Projects.
Video Copilot has since published over 40 hours of training and has over a dozen professional products and plug-ins used by creative professional around the world. The Video Copilot team has grown to 6 full-time professionals and recently moved into a new studio space. Andrew continues to work in the film industry in addition to publishing new, exciting products and tutorials for the growing motion graphics and visual effects community.