Some pretty cool news went out today as Rampant Design announced they were releasing Rampant Motion Graphics for Editors v1 and v2 as well as Rampant Textured Overlays. The team at Rampant is always innovating, but it’s great to see they’re still focused on increasing the utility of their product for current and new users.
All of the details are available via the press release below, but I was able to grab Rampant Design founder Sean Mullen to ask him a few quick questions about what this release means for editors and anyone who is curious to find out how these new products can impact the way they work.
ProVideo Coalition: Are these volumes an expansion of what’s currently out there or something that goes in a new direction?
Sean Mullen: We’ll always be known for our drag and drop Style Effects, however the Motion Graphics for Editors series is a new direction for us. We’ve designed thousands of animated elements for busy editors or anyone who doesn’t have time to design their own to be able to easily create great looking Motion Graphics without having to start with a blank screen. These designs are the same that you see all over television and commercials. Volume one is more of a base, something that you can use in just about any kind of situation. Volume 2 is more edgy and is similar to the kinds of designs that I’ve previously created for the X Games, MTV, FUEL and the National Guard.
What sort of projects do you envision these will be able to be effectively utilized on?
The first Motion Graphics for Editors volume was designed as a base, something that could be used in just about anything. We have a customer who works for a huge tech company and they produced hundreds of videos using the circles, arrows, boxes and other elements you’ll find in this volume. It’s great for everything from corporate work to infographics and commercials. Once we completed the first volume, the idea was to move on to more specific looks. One thing I’ve always been asked about is the harder hitting stuff. The kinds of elements you see in modern cell phone commercials, sports promos, music vids, etc. That’s what you’ll find in volume 2. Very modern, sometimes quick hitting, more high energy effects. I’m currently designing volume 3 which will be completely different from the first two. It’s important to me that we deliver relevant and fresh material to our customers. I don’t believe in creating for the sake of creating.
Do these effects save editors time or open up creative opportunities for them?
Both. It’s our mission to save editors time and money. If something you normally do takes hours or days to complete and our effects can shave time off of your day, life is good. There are many editors out there who use our effects in the previs stage, a way to quickly design something in order to get a green light from the client, this saves a ton of time and money. Others look at our effects as a jumping off point, you start with our elements and combine them to make something new, make it your own. We get countless emails from editors who don’t have time, the budgets are too tight, turnaround time is ridiculous or that they simply aren’t mograph designers but still want good looking motion graphics. These are our people, they are why we work seven days a week. We read every single email and take every phone call. We’re always looking to create the next thing that can help out busy editors and artists.
Orlando, FL (October 21, 2015) – Rampant Design (www.rampantdesigntools.com) today announced it has released two new massive Style Effects libraries for motion graphics artists; and 230 new Textured Overlays for editors.
The two new Style Effects volumes for mograph artists – Rampant Motion Graphics for Editors v1 and v2, offer 1,500 new 2K, 4K and 5K effects specifically designed to eliminate hours of design time from a typical mograph workflow with these simple to integrate, yet stunning drag-and-drop Quicktime elements.
The newly launched Rampant Textured Overlays library delivers 230 hand-crafted effects for editors, also in ultra-high resolution 2K, 4K and 5K elements. This volume provides a massive amount of overlay effects for editors or anyone else looking to add a unique and modern look to video projects. Rampant Textured Overlays are modern, easy to use overlay effects ideally suited for editing, motion graphics, photography, graphic design and even print.
For those artists new to Rampant Design, the Company also offers hundreds of free samples of each effect, enabling customers to try them in their post production software of choice. Rampant Design Style Effects are not plug-ins and therefore, are not platform dependent. They work on all editing software platforms, and because they are packaged as Quicktime files, artists can simply drag and drop any Rampant Style Effects right on the timeline, instantly creating stunning, ultra high definition looks and effects.
To download and try free samples of Rampant’s newest Style Effects, please visit: 4kfree.com.
New Additions to Rampant’s Rapidly Expanding Library of Style Effects
Rampant Design creates visually stunning Style Effects for anyone in post production looking to add visual effects design to their video, but who may not have the time, budget or expertise to create their own visual effects. By providing entire libraries of Style Effects deployed by simply dragging and dropping onto a timeline, Rampant Design is providing a simple and cost effective way to create professional effects at the highest image quality possible.
Sean Mullen continues to tap his expertise as a high-end VFX artist, whose 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, to develop ultra-high definition style effects for Rampant’s customers.
With this announcement, Rampant Design is unveiling over 1,500 brand new Style Effects for motion graphics artists, and 230 textured overlays for editors:
Rampant Motion Graphics for Editors v1
Over 600 Drag and Drop Animated Elements for Editors. Available in 2K, 4K & 5K as a download or on a USB 3.0 Hard Drive.
- Product Page: http://rampantdesigntools.com/product/rampant-motion-graphics-for-editors-v1/
- Video Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFEGRhzKMhU
Motion Graphics for Editors v2
More than 900 Drag and Drop Animated Elements for Editors. Available in 2K, 4K & 5K as a download or on a USB 3.0 Hard Drive.
- Product page: http://rampantdesigntools.com/product/rampant-motion-graphics-for-editors-v2/
- Video Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THdOhpRwWoU
Rampant Textured Overlays
230 Drag and Drop, Hand Crafted Texture Overlays for Editors. Available in 2K, 4K & 5K as a download or on a USB 3.0 Hard Drive.
- Product Page: http://rampantdesigntools.com/product/rampant-textured-overlays/
- Video Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bJyL5yORRQ
About Rampant Design
Rampant was founded by Visual Effects Artist Sean Mullen and professional editor and artist, Stefanie 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.