The most affordable and accessible way to get several Rampant Design Tools real camera effects, backgrounds, transitions and more – loaded on an ultra-fast portable drive you can take with you to clients or on-location with your laptop.
New Rampant Drives
It's no secret that I've been a fan of Rampant Design Tools' high standard for production quality of their real in-camera content over the lower-end knock-off crap that a certain “big-name” content clearinghouse has been making in sweatshops in India (often copying Rampant Design's concepts and content).
I did a review of Rampant Design Tools' Drag, Drop & Go Effects back in October this year, and Rampant Design is constantly creating new content with the Black Magic Design Cinema Camera and RED Epic and have amassed thousands of amazing QuickTime MOV clips for editors and filmmakers. But the biggest problem I've encountered to date is accessibility of the effects/content when working off my network on the road or at a client site. Do I really want to try to guess which effects or transitions I might need on a specific project or have to fiddle with trying to download remotely every time?
Rampant Design Tools has come up with a grand solution that not only makes their products portable, but truly accessible (including saving up to 80% on the products loaded on each drive). This content is delivered on a branded portable 1TB Seagate USB3 drive. The new pre-loaded Rampant Drive configurations include the Rampant Extreme Drive, Rampant Cine Drive, Rampant Distortion Drive, Rampant Matte Drive, Rampant VFX Drive, Rampant FX for Editors Drive and the Rampant Animated Backgrounds Drive. Or you can choose any 8 products and create your own Rampant Custom Drive.
Available Product Categories:
- Animated Backgrounds
- Animated Mattes
- Distortion Effects
- Photos & Textures
- Promo Tools
- Stereoscopic Production
- Stock Music
- Animated Type & Icons
- Beauty & Color Effects
- Distortion & Grunge
- Film & Light Effects
- Rampant Drives
- Visual Effects
Rampant Extreme Drive
The Rampant Extreme Drive is packed with everything they make for $999. (80% off individual product cost) – which includes thousands of QuickTime MOV files, audio clips and templates. Looking through the contents of the Rampant Extreme Drive it's evident just how much content there is to work with, including Rampant Design's Animated Backgrounds, Animated Matted, Animated Type and Icons, Beauty and Color, Distortion and Grunge FX, Effects, Film and Light, Music beds, Stereoscopic Templates, Textures and Transitions.
Here's the promo video from Rampant Design that gives you a quick overview of the content on the Rampant Extreme Drive:
I recently worked on a commercial project for my client, Bio-Rad, a biotech manufacturer, where I used several light leaks, flares and light transition effects for an educational product with a “CSI” feel. I used Light Effects, Color Effects and Transitions from the Rampant Design Tools library and the client was thrilled with the end result:
So you may not have a need for the entire product library that the Rampant Extreme Drive has to offer, but the extremely affordable packaged options or the Rampant Custom Drive may be the way to go. You can't beat the true HD quality of these products or the variety that each volume offers. I find there's true value in any package you might consider for years to come.
Jeff Foster is a published author of several how-to books and training videos in the motion graphics, animation and video production industries and is an award-winning video producer and artist. Visit his web site to learn more about his training methods, tips & tricks at PixelPainter.com