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Rampant Design Tools Expands Library of Drag-and-Drop Quicktime Elements for VFX Artists and Editors

2013-12-17 10:46:20

 New Elements Created with Black Magic Cinema Camera for Ultra HD Quality;    Lens Flares, GrungeFX and Bokeh Optical Effects Deliver Superior Imagery and Effects     Orlando, FL (December 17, 2013) – Rampant Design Tools (www.rampantdesigntools.com) today announced it is continuing its aggressive pace of new product development with the launch of three new drag-and-drop Quicktime elements for VFX artists and editors: Rampant LensFX, GrungeFX Cinematics, and Rampant Bokeh Opticals  2.   All of Rampant’s new elements were hand designed by the Rampant team and created using the new Black Magic Cinema Camera to ensure ultra HD quality imagery. Rampant Design Tools is the only developer of Quicktime based, drag-and-drop elements to take such extreme measures to ensure such standards of image quality, integrity and design value.   Rampant LensFX is a collection of 380 real lens flares and light effects for video. All created using Black Magic’s BMCC, these ultra high quality lens flares quick and easily add a lens flare effects to the timeline. For more details, click here :   http://rampantdesigntools.com/product/lensfx-real-lens-flares-and-light-effects-for-video/     Also created with the Black Magic BMCC, GrungeFX Cinematics adds over 200 dirt, grime and grunge effects to your video projects. For more details, click here:   http://rampantdesigntools.com/product/grungefx-cinematic-grunge-effects/     Rampant Bokeh Opticals 2 delivers 88 stunningly beautiful Bokeh effects to your video projects. For more details, click here:   http://rampantdesigntools.com/product/bokeh-opticals-2-easy-to-use-bokeh-effects-for-video/   Rampant’s newest elements are available on the Company’s new Rampant Drives -  custom designed, high capacity, portable USB drives - and are priced at $99.00 each. For existing Rampant Drives customers, the new elements are easily downloaded directly to Rampant Drives for easy access.   Russ Fairley is the president of RFP Video, and is a well known industry influencer having written for several trade publications, as well as presented at industry conferences and podcasts. Russ had this to say about Rampant Design Tools and their work:   “We don't all have the luxury to work on high budget, long timeline projects, but my corporate clients require the same high quality effects they see in broadcast and cinema grade content. I've tried a number of quick drag and drop solutions, but most of them look just that: quickly thrown together, and at a such a low image grade. To get real value out of these types of tools, they need to be exceptional, and the only products I've seen at this level are the products from Rampant Design Tools.”   Russ continued, “It’s clear from the caliber of Rampant’s tools that they are designed by a multi-Emmy Award winning VFX team. Not only are their tools professionally planned and encoded for high quality and speed, they are also designed at a level that would take me hours or days to emulate on my own. I've yet to come across a project where Rampant couldn't help my bottom line, and now that I have bought their Extreme drive, I literally have over 8000 cinema-grade visual effects, indexed and organized. Now, at the drop of a hat, I can turn a clip from dry and corporate to epic! I don't start a job without my Extreme drive. Period. It's part of my daily arsenal.”   About Rampant Drives Rampant Drives is a collection of Rampant Design Tools Quicktime based Drag-and-Drop Element libraries consolidated on high capacity, portable USB drives. Available immediately, Rampant Drives offer entire libraries of Rampant Design Tools’ elements - thousands of clips and elements - at substantial cost benefits over purchasing libraries individually.   Rampant Drives can be purchased directly from Rampant Design Tools by visiting http://rampantdesigntools.com/product-category/rampant-drives/.   Rampant Drives: Accessible, Affordable, Powerful Rampant Design Tools has created seven new Rampant Drives, organized and themed to make the Rampant workflow faster, simpler and more portable for editors and VFX artists. Combining thousands of royalty free Quicktime-based drag-and-drop elements at significant cost savings for customers, Rampant Drives are standard 1 TB, USB 3.0 drives compatible with both Apple and Windows OS.   For more information or to purchase any of Rampant Design Tools solutions, please visit www.rampantdesigntools.com.   About Rampant Design Rampant was founded by Visual Effects Artist Sean Mullen. With over 60 credits in feature film and television, Sean has shot and created VFX elements for network shows, feature films, private hollywood libraries and has created content for many of the major stock companies His work has touched such acclaimed Hollywood and television productions as Charmed, Ally McBeal, NCIS, Felicity, Nip/Tuck, Idle Hands, Lake Placid and Any Given Sunday. Sean was inspired by his editor friends to create the first Rampant Design Tools - elements for his friends to mix and match and drop on their timelines that would instantly add a unique look / flavor to their videos. This inspiration essentially gave birth to many of the product lines you see at Rampant today. For more information, please visit www.rampantdesigntools.com.  

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