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Filmmaker Lesley Chilcott curating PGA doc series

By Randi Altman

Los Angeles — Lesley Chilcott, known for her work on documentary films such as the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth as well as It Might Get Loud and Waiting for Superman, has been curating the most recent Producers Guild of America (PGA) series in LA, called The Doc Club. Continue reading

Rampant offers four new libraries of optical light transition, VFX elements

ORLANDO – Rampant Design Tools has launched four massive new libraries of its QuickTime-based drag-and-drop VFX elements for filmmakers, VFX artists and video editors, offing nearly 1,000 new high definition, visually stunning themed optical transitions and overlays.

Rampant Design Tools also developed a resource for customers to help make the most of their workflow using Rampant’s elements. RDT Training (http://tuts.rampantdesigntools.com) offers free training in Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Avid and more. In addition to singular tutorials, Rampant has started two training series; Practical Effects for Editors, hosted by Rampant founder and VFX artist Sean Mullen, shows editors how to add complex visual effects techniques to their workflow with the software they already have. Learning Final Cut Pro X, hosted by Apple Certified Expert Stefanie Mullen, brings customers up to speed quickly on Apple’s latest editing apps.

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The libraries are now available from www.rampantdesigntools.com, and include Rampant Stage Light Transitions, Rampant Speed Lights, Rampant Light Impacts and Rampant Gradient Overlays. Each library is priced at $99 USD.

• Rampant Stage Light Transitions is a library of over 200 high definition (1080P, 1920×1080), QuickTime-based drag-and-drop light element transitions that use multiple stage light, optical light, and lighting effects and flares to add an instant, stylized look to customers’ video. Elements within the library can be mixed and matched for infinite combinations of “looks” and enabling unique sequences every time.

• Rampant Speed Lights is a library of over 400 high definition (1080P, 1920×1080) optical light element transitions ideally suited for energized, high action and sporting event video content and are ideal for creating stylized transitions, bumpers and lower thirds.

• Rampant Light Impacts is a library of 160 light effects and edge lighting for aggressive, in-your-face, exciting high energy video. These high definition (1080P, 1920×1080) light elements are ideal for editors, VFX artists and compositors looking to quickly add punch to their video projects.

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• Rampant Gradient Overlays delivers 200 high definition (1080P, 1920×1080), color and light effect elements for video editors and VFX artists, offering drag-and-drop, QuickTime-based Film Flash, Light Effects and Edge Lighting to add instant beauty and softness to any video.

Rampant Design Tools solutions are compatible with all editing platforms and compositing applications that are able to read Quicktime files, including Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects and Premiere), Sony Vegas, Media 100, Apple Motion, Nuke, Apple Final Cut Pro, FCP X and Avid Media Composer. They are also designed to complement filmmakers and VFX artists existing workflows and integrate well with pipelines comprised of industry-leading VFX and color correction solutions.