ComradeGrrr wrote:You can get the project files and full tutorials for free elsewhere.
Speaking as someone who works for a production company, sometimes, it's cheaper to buy a pre-made AE comp than it is to spend the hours creating something similar.
And of course, there's the whole time constraints and deadlines issue.
I've watched many tutorials on VCP, and watching them has greatly enhanced my own AE workflows. And if I have 3 days to work on a project, then yes, I have time to create and perfect my own custom AE effect.
But for the most part, my stuff needs "done by the end of the day," so in those cases, I turn to pre-made projects, even though I'm quite able to do some of those things myself.
My company has no issues with me doing this. In fact, money I save in man hours far outweighs the cost of purchasing one or even two pre-made AE projects.