May 27, 2017

New DV Work: Typography – Gilmore Girls




Typographic animation of a scene from the TV series Gilmore Girls, created by student Carlie Kratz for DVA254 Motion Graphics class using Adobe After Effects. Related PostsDigital Video Students Win Big at Spring Inter-College 48 Hour Film Challenge Future You University Returns to UAT Programming Students Adopt a Robotic Dog Technology Futurist, Jamais Cascio, Named As An Honorary Doctorate from UAT Congrats Spring SIP Fair Winners Link to this post!

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. Link to this post!Related PostsGet 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 Can VR Help Reduce Stress Levels in College Students?

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 PostsUAT’s Network Security Team Takes A Roadtrip To WRCCDC UAT Game Jam Workshop Branch Prediction G33K Squad Competes in Southwest VEX U Tournament ‘Props Through 3D Printing’ Panel at WonderCon featuring 3D Printed Starlord Mask

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 PostsLand a Job or Internship at the Spring Career Fair Update on UAT eSports Team That’s Suboptimal, Sitting in Top 16 Try Virtual Reality at Tempe Geeks Night Out UAT faculty and students collaborate with Hollywood players for action film “Mitch Rapp: Off Book” PHX Startup Week Presents Silicon Valley VC, Tim Draper at UAT

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 PostsGame Art Alumni Describes Dream Job as AAA Texture Artist UAT Continues Support of STEM Initiative, As Host of CodeDay Phoenix for 2nd Consecutive Year Whiskered Away – Global Game Jam Winner To Be Featured at GDC Play UAT eSports Team Clenches West 6 Division – On To West Regionals! “When Elephants Fight” Screening at UAT

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…

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

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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…

DV Students Win Big in IFP 48-Hour Challenge

The "Limelight" Team




UATDV’s entry into the 2016 IFP Phoenix “Beat the Clock” 48-Hour Film Challenge took home THREE awards at the screening on August 4th at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters! The film “Limelight” took home awards for Best Poster Design, Best Editing (student Andrew Aguirre was the editor) and Best Picture (student Killian Davies directed). By virtue of winning Best Picture at the challenge, “Limelight” becomes the first Official Selection of the 2017 Phoenix Film Festival, next April! And it will be eligible for more awards there! You can read more about the making of the film and watch a trailer…

CrossRealm – Cross-Discipline Filmmaking Innovation

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Hollywood filmmakers such as Peter Jackson and James Cameron have spent many years and many millions of dollars developing systems that would allow them to preview in real time the visual effects for their blockbuster films. UAT undergrads replicated their results using off-the-shelf components, the Unreal game engine, some ingenuity, and a ton of hard work. The project was called “CrossRealm” and involved students from the Digital Video, Game Art, Game Design, and Game Programming majors all working together to accomplish something new. This is what the spirit of innovation is all about at UAT! After a bit of post-production,…

YouTube Tuesday: Good Faith Casting




If you’ve been on the UAT campus recently, you may have noticed large groups of actors coming and going. One day it’ll be all middle-aged men auditioning for a national commercial; the next day, tall athletic models auditioning for a magazine fashion shoot; another, pre-teens taking an acting class… you get the idea! And sometimes, actors are even here to audition for UAT Digital Video Program productions. But what do all these groups have in common? Good Faith Casting! Faith Hibbs-Clark and her daughter Bella Hibbs run Good Faith Casting, a full-service casting service that has had a relationship with UAT…