One of the things I admire most about Sean and Stefanie Mullen of Rampant Design Tools is their unhesitating willingness to help…anyone. It’s what drives their product development – the rate at which they crank out new Style Effects is astonishing. And it’s what inspired them to launch a new YouTube channel – Ask Rampant.
It turns out, Sean and Stef get a lot of phone calls, emails, text messages – 24/7. And many times those messages are from people asking them, ‘how did you do that,” referring to a recent project or sequence they may have created. And no matter who they are – customers, prospects, colleagues, friends or even random people out there in the community – Sean and Stef will share with them.
So to simplify this process a bit, they decided to launch a new YouTube channel called “Ask Rampant,” in which they offer free tutorials covering a wide range of topics in post production. And of course, it’s free.
Here’s a recent episode:
Here’s the press release announcing the new channel. Go check it out. And if you like what you see, let them know. And if you have a question, go ahead, Ask Rampant.
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Rampant Design Launches Free YouTube Training Series for Editors, Motion Graphics and VFX Artists
‘Ask Rampant’ Takes Questions from Customers, Followers and Fans for Weekly In-Depth Training Videos; Tips and Tricks for Improved Workflows and Results
Orlando, FL (November 11, 2015) – Rampant Design (www.rampantdesigntools.com) today announced “Ask Rampant,” a new YouTube series hosted by Rampant founders, Sean and Stefanie Mullen. Ask Rampant is focused entirely on tackling questions from customers and the editing, motion graphics and visual effects community in the form of short, but comprehensive video tutorials.
While Rampant Design Tools develops tutorials based on their own libraries of Style Effects, the new Ask Rampant Series addresses topics to help the community hone their post production skills, such as editing, animation and compositing techniques.
“Stefanie and I are often asked how we created an edit or animation for a promotional job we had worked on. So in the Ask Rampant series, we’re breaking down the techniques and showing people how to do what we do,” said Sean Mullen, president and lead designer at Rampant Design Tools. “We already have a number of episodes posted, and cover topics like how to Speed Ramp, stutter editing, split text, frame rolling, slicing and sliding video, using the 3D tracker and so much more. Ask Rampant is for anyone out there who wants to learn a specific technique to add to their arsenal.”
The new Ask Rampant Series is available now on YouTube and can be founder here: https://www.youtube.com/user/RampantMedia
Rampant Design also has a number of resources available to users and prospects on their web site, www.rampantdesigntools.com, including an entire library of free 4K Style Effects.
For those artists new to Rampant Design, the Company 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.
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.