June 23, 2017

  • 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!

  • Science with a Twist featuring UAT Virtual Reality and Animation at IMAX

    Game Professors Present VR at Science With A Twist at Arizona Science Center

    The Arizona Science Center is blowing up the night for a special adult-only event featuring a twist on science demos and experiments, a high energy DJ, specialty drinks and a presentation on “Animation and Virtual Reality” by UAT Game Studios Professors Jorge Portillo and Ben Reichert, who just returned from a week at E3, the Electronics Entertainment Expo in California. UAT’s VR slide show presentation, which will be held in the IMAX Theater, will include information about UAT degrees in Game Design, Game Programming, Art and Animation and Virtual Reality. Professor Portillo, who specializes in game art, will touch on…

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • University of Advancing Technology Hosts STEM Workshops in Partnership with New Girl Scout Summer Camp

    University of Advancing Technology Hosts STEM Workshops in Partnership with New Girl Scout Summer Camp

    UAT Professors Present Technology Topics to Local Girl Scout Camp UAT is doing its part to encourage more females to explore a future in technology. Last week on June 7, UAT kicked off hosting a series of technology-themed workshops for residents of the newly opened Girl Scout camp, the Bob and Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain, which opened last April. The Campaign for Girls in Arizona is an effort by Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council to achieve better outcomes for Arizona’s girls. The Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) offers camps for girls in…

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UAT Offers Hot New Courses Like Virtual Reality and The Walking Dead Analysis

Nov 15, 2016

Did you know that UAT offers a class on the hit zombie apocalypse drama The Walking Dead? Why yes, we do! You can also learn how to bring Virtual Reality products to market right as the industry is blowing up with new opportunities. No matter what you’re interested in, UAT has an epic selection of classes that lovers of technology like yourself can get excited about! Each semester UAT offers a variety of special topics courses in humanities (HUM388), science (SCI388), social sciences (SS388), and technology (SPT323). Classes are filling up for the Spring 2017 semester. Students can get immersed in technology in so…

How to Prototype in the Maker Lab

The Process of Prototyping

Nov 15, 2016

As a professional prop maker, UAT Maker Lab Tech Mike Syfritt knows his stuff when it comes to Digital Fabrication. Students can sign up for a demonstration to learn how to use the vacuum former, 3d printers, laser etcher and more. Mike is a helpful resource to students who want to bring their maker projects to life. He creates tutorials on how to get started including the process of how to prototype a part. First Mike modeled out the mold box using a 3D model of the part. Then he 3D printed the boxes on the Form1+ Printer from Formlabs using the…

UAT Veteran Scholarship

UAT Partners with Warriors Heart to Offer STEM Scholarship for Veterans Suffering from PTSD

Nov 10, 2016

UAT is offering veterans a chance to pursue a STEM career by partnering with Warriors Heart to advance job skills of alumni who complete their 28-day peer-to-peer healing program. Warriors Heart is the first and only private treatment center for “Warriors Only” (veterans and first responders) in the U.S. dealing with substance abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or psychological effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI). The partnership began when UAT President Jason Pistillo met with Warriors Heart CEO and Co-Founder Josh Lannon at a Young President’s Organization (YPO) meeting. Pistillo recognized the need to offer scholarship for veterans…

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Congratulations to Alumni Daniel Sontag on Winning First Emmy Award

Oct 27, 2016

Daniel Sontag, a Digital Video Alumnus who attended UAT from 2005-2009, won his first Emmy in the Lone Star Regional Emmy’s for the Promotion/ Program Award category on October 15, 2016. Daniel works as a Manager of Brand Marketing at NBC 5 Dallas/Fort Worth, which is the fifth largest market in the United States, which means their viewership is very saturated and has a loyal audience. NBC 5 DFW’s veteran Chief Meteorologist David Frinfrock has been with the station for 40 years, but has plans to retire in a few years. To welcome new meteorologist Rick Mitchell to the team,…

DV Awards Scholarship at All-American High School Film Festival

Oct 13, 2016

This past weekend, DV Program Champion Paul DeNigris traveled to New York City to present the award for Best Visual Effects at the 2016 All-American High School Film Festival. Just as it did last year, this award comes with a full tuition scholarship for the UAT DV Program (an $84,000 value) for the lucky and talented filmmaker. This year’s winner is Jason Carman of Vacaville, CA, for his sci-fi action flick “Vacuum Wars,” seen here: We look forward to Jason joining us in Fall 2017! Link to this post!

Chief Science Officer training at UAT

UAT Supports AZ Tech Council in Hosting 2016 Fall Chief Science Officer (CSO) Institute

Sep 30, 2016

High School STEM Students to Participate in Chief Science Officer Training In collaboration with the Arizona Technology Council, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) will host the 2016 Fall Chief Science Officer (CSO) Institute on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, bringing together high school students interested in STEM for a day-long training session. In the second year of hosting this event, UAT welcomes 150 high school student leaders to its technology-infused campus for a day of training on how to be effective advocates among their peers and the community for all things STEM. What is a CSO? A Chief Science Officer or…

Bechtel at UAT Career Fair

Prepare for the Fall Career Fair

Sep 28, 2016

Are you ready to network with some of the biggest companies in the country? The Fall 2016 Career Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 2-4 p.m., at UAT in the Common areas. There will be a variety of tech companies looking for talented individuals like yourself, so aim to be prepared for any opportunity you may encounter. It is important that your resume and interview skills are on par in order to put your best foot forward in your career search. Need help finessing your resume or preparing for the interview process? We are here to help! Please work with UAT’s Career Services advisor Ashley Murry, as…