February 28, 2012

“Act of Valor” made in Adobe tools

Bandito Brothers used Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, and more to produce Act of Valor. It’s cool to see the new Warp Stabilizer getting used on the big screen. Check out this 3-minute overview:

[Via Bill Roberts]

Posted by John Nack at 8:37 AM on February 28, 2012


  • Matthew Keefe — 9:07 AM on February 28, 2012

    Wow, did not know they did post-production in Adobe tools. I already loved this movie before but now it is on a brand new level.

  • John Wise — 10:48 AM on February 28, 2012

    I love these BTS clips that Adobe has been bringing together and I live with the various tutorials from the many companies that are pushing them out, as I work to learn After Effects. If I had one issue it would be, no one is sharing the details of the professional workflow.

    Act of Valor was captured as H.264 video and was converted with GoPro’s CineForm software into a 10-bit 4:2:2 format – why, what are the benefits? Working a professional film and rendering, how much memory and what other hardware is behind the rendering operations for bringing together a thousand clips and layers?

    If, as an independent filmmaker (far away from Hollywood) where does one pick up the information that allows us to aim for professionalism while we are mastering rotobrush and puppet tools? There isn’t always a pro studio or people to collaborate with nearby in middle America.

    It’s great to entice us with the potential of the tools, but we also need to have a clear idea of how to get to the end product so we can compete effectively.

    My hat is off to Shane Hurlbut, Phillip Bloom, and Vincent Laforet for all that they contribute and to the great work of Video2Brain, VideoCopilot, and Lynda dot com for their input, but I want to know more about the pro’s and how they get their results.

  • Ken — 5:56 PM on February 28, 2012

    Hello John,

    Saw the film opening weekend. I remember watching the credits at end of film.

    By the way, a WOW movie too. Most of the leads were not professional actors. I think the movie was made for 11 million and grossed 47 million first weekend.

    You guys know how to make it happen. Like someone said, its call “show business” not “show friends”.

    I am not a filmmaker, but clearly the filmmaker raw costs come down, with products from Adobe.

    Kind Vector thoughts,

    Ken in KY

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