June 23, 2017

New DV Work: The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Spec Title Sequence




Spec title sequence for the feature film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, created by student Charlotte Foley for DVA254 Motion Graphics class using Adobe After Effects. Related PostsNew DV Work: STRANGER THINGS – Title Sequence Re-Creation Game Professors Present VR at Science With A Twist at Arizona Science Center New DV Work: Paranormal Investigations – short documentary film New DV Work: Puzzled – short neo-noir film University of Advancing Technology Hosts STEM Workshops in Partnership with New Girl Scout Summer Camp Link to this post!

New DV Work: Typography – Ringo Starr’s MS Paint Art




This typographic animation of a sketch from The Gamegrumps was created by student Charlotte Foley for DVA254 Motion Graphics class using Adobe After Effects. Link to this post!Related PostsNew DV Work: Typography – Leon the Professional Summer of Cyber Security Events New DV Work: Moving Day – short comedy film New DV Work: Jake Turocy: Photography – short documentary film New DV Work: The Inbetweeners – Title Sequence Recreation

New DV Work: ANATOMY OF A MURDER – Title Sequence Recreation




A recreation of Saul Bass’ iconic intro sequence to Otto Preminger’s ANATOMY OF A MURDER, created by student Zach Pfluger for DVA254 Motion Graphics class. Created with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator.   Link to this post!Related PostsGame Design Student Ranked Top 8 in VR Tournament – Finals This Weekend! Southwest Video Game Showcase Winners New DV Work: Happy Hands – short drama film (NSFW) New DV Work: Gold Prospecting in Arizona – short documentary film New DV Work: Typography – Gilmore Girls

Digital Video Students Win Big at Spring Inter-College 48 Hour Film Challenge




Two teams of UAT Digital Video Students competed against five teams of students from Grand Canyon University in the Spring 2017 Inter-College 48 Hour Film Challenge. This latest installment of the epic crosstown rivalry that has erupted every Fall and Spring since 2011 was a winner for the UATDV family as one of the 2 teams brought home awards for Best Technical and Best Film. The rules of the competition, like all 48 hour challenges, dictated that the team incorporate a specific prop and a specific line of dialogue into their script. In this case the prop was a mirror and…

New DV Work: ARCHER – Title Sequence Recreation




A from-scratch recreation of the opening title sequence to the FX animated series ARCHER, created for DVA254 Motion Graphics class by student Harmony Summer Jones. Created with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Link to this post!Related Posts2017 Cisco IOT Network Challenge Can VR Help Reduce Stress Levels in College Students? UAT’s Network Security Team Takes A Roadtrip To WRCCDC UAT Game Jam Workshop Branch Prediction

Future You University Returns to UAT

Future You University




Future You University (Future You U) is an event designed to introduce University life experiences to female middle school STEM students.   To be chosen to participate, these girls had to be active in a STEM group, be recommended by their STEM Program champion and principal, desire a STEM related career, and write an essay on why they should be considered. The event takes place over a long weekend at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. The girls stay in the dorms, eat in the café, and participate in many STEM-related seminars on campus. These include building robots, learning future trends in…

Award-Winning Film “Limelight” Now on YouTube!




Last summer a team of UAT Digital Video students lead by Killian Davies competed in the IFP Phoenix “Beat the Clock” 48 Hour Film Challenge and won Best Picture for their effort titled “Limelight.” As in every 48-hour challenge, there were some parameters given by IFP to ensure that the films were actually completed in the allotted time, and not filmed beforehand. Two possible lines of dialogue and two possible props were given; the UATDV team chose “That gives me a tingly feeling” as the line and a plant as the prop – and starting from that inspiration they created a 5-minute…

UATDV at Phoenix Film Festival 2017




As in past years, UAT’s Digital Video Program will have a significant presence at the 2017 Phoenix Film Festival, including screening 2 short films as well as participating in numerous festival events. First up is “Toppled,” directed by Digital Video Program Champion Paul DeNigris. Written by and starring regular UAT collaborator Ayman Samman, the film was shot last year as part of DeNigris’ Production Studio class and also stars veteran actor Tony Amendola in the role of an ousted Middle Eastern dictator. “Toppled” screens as part of Live Action Shorts B on Friday 4/7, Sunday 4/9, and Wednesday 4/12, and…

DV Students Make Movie Magic with “Mitch Rapp: Off Book”




Following up on our post from March 1st, a team of Digital Video students (and some alumni) have completed work on an action-packed epic short film starring Hollywood actors: “Mitch Rapp: Off Book.” The full film can be watched on a custom micro-site built specially for the project: https://mitchrappfanfilm.com/ As usual, DV has also produced some great behind-the-scenes materials, including this documentary on the making of the film, “Rogue Mission: The Making of Mitch Rapp: Off Book.” And as is pretty standard for a UAT DV project, there are a lot of visual effects in this one – over 100 visual…

UAT faculty and students collaborate with Hollywood players for action film “Mitch Rapp: Off Book”




Professor Paul DeNigris, Program Champion for Digital Video at University of Advancing Technology, was recently recruited by Hollywood actor and fitness model Andy McDermott (Hawaii 5-0, Sons of Anarchy) to produce a short film based on Vince Flynn’s bestselling novels about All-American counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp. McDermott, a long-time fan of the 15-book (and growing) series, was disappointed to learn that CBS Films had cast teen heartthrob Dylan O’Brien as the hardboiled hero for their upcoming feature film adaptation of American Assassin, and he wanted to put his own stamp on what he described as his “dream role” before O’Brien’s…