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Muzzle Flash and Smoke

FX Stock Footage from Rampant Design By Ko Maruyama
Many compositors rely on stock media to complete their visual effects work. Having larger libraries offer potential for diverse types of VFX elements in a single project.  Rampant Design has teamed up with FilmRiot and Triune to produce a new library for filmmakers

Rampant Design (www.rampantdesigntools.com)  announced it has partnered with the creators of the popular YouTube DIY filmmaking channel, Film Riot (https://www.youtube.com/user/filmriot) , and the founder of Triune Films (http://triune-store.myshopify.com/) to develop a series of Style Effects especially tailored for the Film Riot/Triune Films audience. Created by indie filmmaker, writer, director Ryan Connolly, Film Riot is in its 10th year on YouTube and has close to 1 million subscribers and over 110 million views.

The first in a series of products to come - and specifically developed for Film Riot by Rampant Design - is called 'Muzzle Flash & Smoke' and includes a collection of 205 muzzle and smoke elements for action films. Each Style Effect in the collection is shot on RED cinema cameras in 5k, presenting filmmakers with hundreds of options to easily add ultra high quality, realistic organic effects into their sequences - regardless of what editing platform they're using. Rampant's Style Effects are platform agnostic and work with every application from Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Media Composer, and even Media 100. 

Muzzle Flash & Smoke is available immediately. For more information or to purchase, please the Triune Store here: http://triune-store.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/triune-digital-muzzle-flash-smoke

Ryan Connolly, creator of Film Riot and founder of Triune Films had this to say about the new partnership: 'Sean and I have become friends over the years through a mutual appreciation of the other's work. We started collaborating in different ways and promoting each other's work. It didn't take long for us to realize that our platforms were perfect for a much deeper integration. Sean makes fantastic assets for visual effects and we have a platform to offer them to an amazing community of filmmakers and visual effects artist.'

The release of 'Triune Digital: Muzzle Flashes & Smoke' signals the first product in what will be a larger collection of high quality, affordable Style Effects; all developed by Rampant Design for Triune and Film Riot audiences. Ryan continued:
'More than anything else, Sean and I really connected on the idea that quality doesn't have to  be unapproachably costly. There are a lot of young and beginning artists out there that are hungry for quality assets, but most are way out of their price range. Sean and I both have a passion to make high-quality assets more accessible for this indie filmmaking crowed, while at the same time, delivering them on a scale that would be useful to the most seasoned pro as well.'

In conjunction with the launch of Muzzle Flashes & Smoke, Ryan and Sean created a special episode of Film Riot to highlight the new products. The coming episode is ' In this episode called 10 Tips for Better Gun Effects, we breakdown tricks that will help you create a more realistic effect. We talk about everything from choosing the right gun, to in-camera tricks and of course, post production techniques.'

You can see this episode of Film Riot here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPnuwujoAco

About Ryan Connolly
After film school, Ryan started out in a fairly typical fashion: creating music videos and commercials for local clients. He then went on to run the video studio at PC game company, Alienware. But rather than continue following the typical path of many aspiring filmmakers, Connolly came up with the idea to create Film Riot, an online show that would let him share how-to filmmaking tips, get feedback on his work, and ultimately build an audience and a community. Today, his renegade style has earned him a loyal online following of over 900,000 and his company Triune Films continues to produce weekly online video content like Film Riot and Variant as well as short films, such as the successful TELL, LOSSES, and PROXiMITY.

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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