May 24, 2017

Show No Mercy Featuring Student Game Animation

Crimson Nights game animation featured in Show No Mercy film




Over the past few semesters, UAT Game Studios students developed a  game called Crimson Nights, which is a multiplayer dungeon crawler with a retro arcade feel. Crimson Nights developers were introduced to a film crew, who were in the process of producing a film called “Show No Mercy” and they wanted to have a video game displayed on the arcade machine in their film. The filmmakers loved Crimson Night’s retro arcade style and decided it was perfect for their film. Over a weekend, the development team got to work and sent over some ideas for the film crew. From there, Crimson Nights…

SIP Fair

Student Innovation Project




The Student Innovation Project, or SIP, gives students a chance to develop an innovative idea and put their creativity to work. As early as their sophomore year, students are asked to begin brainstorming for their SIP. In SIP311, where students come up with a project and outline a viable prototype. During their senior year in SIP483, students use most of the time to work on the SIP, constructing a working model that will later be judged at the SIP Fair by UAT Faculty and local industry leaders for feedback. The SIP is a reflection of the UAT Experience – developing ideas, prototyping the…

Baking Cookies With A Solar Oven

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Photo above: Students Will Peterson (Network Security), Matthew Miller (Network Security) and Marlon Burno (Network Security) work together and design their solar oven. Last week, students constructed solar ovens in Professor’s Jill Brumand’s Sustainability in Practice class. Groups of students from all different disciplines brainstormed ideas and turned their plans into man-made solar ovens. This example of a solar oven was designed by Network Security student Will Peterson. He constructed the box to capture and focus sunlight from multiple angles. The main body was constructed out of plywood and the reflectors are old cabinet doors that we covered with tin foil. They are connected with standard…

Donate to DV Student’s IndieGoGo Campaign to Fund ‘Help Falls’

Help Falls




1 film. 6 genres. 30 endings. How will Help Falls end? Help Falls is an interactive horror short film written by the Brandingo Films duo, made up of Digital Video students Brandon Scott and Jordan Wippell, who’ve teamed up on many past film projects leading up to this one being their Student Innovation Project. In order to raise money needed to film this innovative short, Brandon and Jordan have started an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign. They can’t do it alone! They need your help. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated as the film production team continues to search for…

SIP Fair

Student Innovation Project




The Student Innovation Project, or SIP, gives students a chance to develop an innovative idea and put their creativity to work. As soon as their sophomore year, students are asked to begin brainstorming for their SIP, and also have two classes that help students prepare for their project. Students take PRO211, taught by Professor Vita-More, and PRO 483. During senior year, students use most of the time to work on the SIP, constructing a working model that will later be judged at the SIP Fair by UAT Faculty and local industry leaders for feedback. A student’s SIP is a reflection of what they…

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: “The Composer” Student Innovation Project




At UAT, all students are required to complete a Student Innovation Project (SIP) in order to graduate, and DV students are no exception. Sometimes a SIP is a new product, a new technology, or in the case of many DV SIPs a new way of applying technology to tell a compelling and unique story. “The Composer” by Gwyneth Christoffel and Darien Marion combines live-action, stop-motion, and 2D animation to tell the story of a creatively blocked composer who needs a little nudge to move on with his life and start creating again. Since the film is just about to begin…

Help Falls – An Interactive Short Film

Help Falls




Jordan Wippell and Brandon Scott, together who form Brandingo Films, have started composing their Student Innovation Project (SIP), which is required of all students in order to graduate from University of Advancing Technology. The two UAT Digital Video students are proud to announce their next project, Help Falls, an Interactive Short Film. Here’s the premise: Following a tragedy, Miles and his wife Alice make their way to a romantic escape. They pass a sign for “America’s Best Kept Secret”… What lies ahead are answers to questions Miles did not know he had. Help Falls looks to create a compelling interactive short film that combines…

Afterlife- A Short Film by UAT Digital Video Students

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Afterlife is a short sci-fi film that follows the story of Mort, a lonely and socially awkward grave technician, who spends his days tending to a futuristic graveyard inhabited by AI holograms of the dead. Sadly, all of Mort’s friends and family have passed away leaving him isolated from human contact and in search of a companion. Just as he was feeling more destitute than ever, Lucy, a new resident arrives at the graveyard, but like all the others in the Afterlife family, she is also deceased. Mort’s feelings for Lucy rapidly flourish into love and he is determined to…

Leading Technology University Offers Elite Business Technology Degree For Tomorrow’s Top Business Management Innovators

Business Technology Degree at UAT




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alan Hromas University of Advancing Technology 602-326-2781 | ahromas@uat.edu Tempe, Ariz. (June 11, 2015) – University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is introducing the Bachelor of Science in Business Technology degree, preparing students to be tech savvy leaders in high-demand technology management careers. In UAT’s Business Technology degree program, students develop the skills to excel in business management, global business, innovation, technology product development and project management. Students become fluent in business models, big data analysis and business development methodology, managing cross-functional and international teams, strategic management, innovation and data-driven marketing. They learn it – and do…