August 19, 2017

On Set in 360!

Alex Beaver’s Student Innovation Project transports viewers behind the scenes and into the middle of the action for the filming of UAT Digital Video’s upcoming military survival film “Instinct.” Written and directed by Killian Davies, “Instinct” tells the story of a Marine helicopter pilot downed in the hostile territory of Yemen, and chronicles her harrowing journey to safe extraction by her fellow Marines. “Instinct” filmed in a variety of amazing Arizona locations, including Pima Air and Space Museum which was kind enough to let the UAT students use their helo simulator for crucial scenes. If you’ve ever wondered what’s it’s…



Professor DeNigris produces VFX tutorials

Ever wondered what gets taught in our Visual Effects classes? Or wondered what really goes into making movie magic for Hollywood blockbusters? UAT’s Digital Video Program Champion Paul DeNigris has been producing video tutorials for his VFX students, taking them step by step through techniques in The Foundry’s NUKE compositing software, and these tutorials are available on Paul’s YouTube channel. Check out a playlist of Nuke tutorials here, and visit Paul’s channel for After Effects tutorials as well as vlog episode’s from Paul’s Hollywood sabbatical a couple of years ago! Link to this post!Related PostsNew DV Work: The Inbetweeners –…



DV students hit El Rey Network with “Up Route”

In the Spring of 2015, UAT filmmakers Jordan Wippell and Brandon Scott lead a team of their fellow students to make “Up Route” for the Inter-College 48 Hour Film Challenge. The film won multiple awards, including Best Film, and then went on to be screening in over 16 film festivals worldwide and received BEST STUDENT SHORT at Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival in Chicago. But the little film just keeps chugging along, having caught the eye of the folks at Robert Rodriguez‘s El Rey Network. Rodriguez is one of the filmmakers studied in UAT’s DV program, as he is a great…



New DV Work: The Man With the Golden Arm – Title Sequence Re-Creation

A from-scratch re-creation of the iconic opening titles for the classic film The Man With the Golden Arm, created by student Gabe Vigil for DVA254 Motion Graphics class. Considering this is one of the most iconic title sequences in movie history, created by the legendary Saul Bass, it is no small task to try to duplicate it. How do you think Gabe did? Link to this post!Related PostsUPDATE: UAT Student Competed in Unspoken VR Game Tournament Cyber Security Alumni to Hold 2-Day Training at Black Hat Under New Startup Antimatter Security, LLC Cyberpunk Casanova UAT Game Studios Host Summer Greenlight…



New DV Work: STRANGER THINGS – Title Sequence Re-Creation

A from-scratch re-creation of the Stranger Things title sequence, created by student Jake Turocy for DVA254 Motion Graphics class. You can check out some behind the scenes details about the real title sequence here, and watch Jake’s version below. Link to this post!Related PostsUAT Seniors Present Their Student Innovation Projects at the SIP Fair See UAT’s Booth at DEF CON 25 Black Hat 2017 Game Professors Present VR at Science With A Twist at Arizona Science Center University of Advancing Technology Hosts STEM Workshops in Partnership with New Girl Scout Summer Camp



New DV Work: Paranormal Investigations – short documentary film

A short doc about a paranormal investigator and his brushes with the unexplained, created by students Emma Welch-Murphy and Madison LaCross for DVA241 Digital Video Production class. This is a great example of how evocative cinematography can really bring a documentary subject to life. Link to this post!Related PostsSummer of Cyber Security Events Game Design Student Ranked Top 8 in VR Tournament – Finals This Weekend! Southwest Video Game Showcase Winners Custom Whiskered Away Xbox Controllers Made By Local Startup New DV Work: Typography – Ringo Starr’s MS Paint Art



New DV Work: Puzzled – short neo-noir film

This short neo-noir mystery film was created for DVA241 Digital Video Production class by students Joe Ciaramitaro, Jake Turocy, and James Carrillo, and stars UAT Enrollment Advisor Daniel Link who is quite the accomplished actor! You can check out Daniel on IMDB, and watch his previous work with our students in “Moving Day” and “Mitch Rapp: Off Book.” And here he is as a hardboiled detective with a deadly secret in “Puzzled.” Link to this post!Related PostsSpooky Locations Give “Help Falls” Horror Film Cred Happy Skies, A Cultural Game For Kids New DV Work: ANATOMY OF A MURDER – Title Sequence Recreation…



New DV Work: Typography – Leon the Professional

A scene from Leon the Professional turned into animated typography by student Harmony Summer Jones for DVA254 Motion Graphics class. Link to this post!Related PostsNew DV Work: ARCHER – Title Sequence Recreation Future You University Returns to UAT Award-Winning Film “Limelight” Now on YouTube! Programming Students Adopt a Robotic Dog Technology Futurist, Jamais Cascio, Named As An Honorary Doctorate from UAT



New DV Work: Moving Day – short comedy film

Short comedy film created by students Jorge Varela and Gabe Vigil for DVA241 Digital Video Production class. Link to this post!Related PostsCongrats Spring SIP Fair Winners Get Ready for Spring SIP Fair at UAT Congrats to UAT’s Cyber Security Teams UATDV at Phoenix Film Festival 2017 2017 Cisco IOT Network Challenge



New DV Work: Jake Turocy: Photography – short documentary film

A short documentary about student Jake Turocy and his passion for photography. Created by students James Carrillo and Carlie Kratz for DVA241 Digital Video Production class. Link to this post!Related PostsCan VR Help Reduce Stress Levels in College Students? DV Students Make Movie Magic with “Mitch Rapp: Off Book” UAT’s Network Security Team Takes A Roadtrip To WRCCDC UAT Game Jam Workshop Branch Prediction