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…

DV Way Back Wednesday: “Cowboy Dreams”

Sep 28, 2016

It’s a Digital Video flashback this week! Take a not so big step in the wayback machine to the summer of 2008 when Professor Paul DeNigris and an all-star crew of DV students and alumni got to work with not one but TWO Hollywood stars: Blue Collar Comedy staple Bill Engvall and Machete himself Danny Trejo! Together they made the Western comedy “Cowboy Dreams,” one of DV’s most memorable movies. (Slightly NSFW, by the way.) The film was penned by frequent UATDV collaborator Steve Briscoe (seen in Ouroboros, Borderlands: Change of Hart, and CrossRealm to name but a few), who also…

Hot Courses Give You a Cool Edge

Sep 27, 2016

If you’re looking for the latest and greatest in technology trends, here are some of the hottest summer courses, beginning July 19, that may catch your eye at registration. Taught by Professor Nathan Eskue, courses include MG425 Trends in Business Technology and SCI330 Green Technologies. Then there’s TCH301 Ethics in Technology, an important course indeed as technology becomes a more integral part of our daily lives. Inquiring minds want to know more about the power of memory and how it impacts technology, so take a look at SPT323 Memory Analysis, also taught by Professor Eskue this summer. For programming enthusiasts,…

Game Studios Friday

Sep 27, 2016

Not just another Friday, it’s Game Lab Friday in UAT Commons. Students Ash Casarrubias, left, (Game Art and Animation) and Kayla Godard, right, (Game Art and Animation) are collaborating with their UAT Game Studios dev team, Project Oddity, to ready the game demo for presentation at UAT’s Greenlight Celebration. Game Lab Friday is a UAT Game Studios production class held in UAT Commons each Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and simulates a work environment. Teams of game developers collaborate in the UAT Commons to continue making progress on their games. Link to this post!

Virtual Reality Degree at UAT

Virtual Reality Gains Traction in Mainstream Industries

Sep 22, 2016

Virtual Reality (VR) has been around for decades, but in the last year VR has been making a name for itself as a rising career in today’s world. What is VR? Virtual Reality is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors. Some examples of Virtual Reality devices include Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, both of which can be demonstrated in the New Technologies Lab on UAT’s…

Crimson Nights using Axosoft Scrum Management Software

Game Students Keep Communication Flowing with Scrum Management Tool, Axosoft

Sep 19, 2016

Photo: Kenny Ryan (left) checks the Axosoft to-do list with Crimson Nights artist Terrence Miller. The UAT Game Studios class brings together students from different disciplines such as game programming, game design, art and animation and digital video to develop video games from the initial concept to a completed work. For every game dev project, each team member has their own set of responsibilities and must meet specific milestones to completion along the way. At UAT, students may work physically on campus or virtually from their homebase as online students. No matter what the students’ physical location, everyone needs to communicate and…


New FAFSA Rules: What You Need To Know

Sep 14, 2016

Be in the know! The new FAFSA kickoff date is October 1, 2016, instead of the usual date of January 1. If you plan to attend college between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, complete the 2017–18 FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. Why? Because some states and schools run out of financial aid early and some types of financial aid are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Completing the FAFSA early will hold your place in line. Is there a reason for the date change? Yes. In past years, the new FAFSA was available on January 1, asking for…

WordCamp Phoenix

Attend WordCamp Phoenix 2016

Sep 13, 2016

Get to know others in the WordPress community! Attend WordCamp Phoenix on October 1- 2 at the Phoenix Convention Center. WordCamp Phoenix is led by local volunteers who work hard to deliver the best possible experience to WordPress users. Founded in 2008, WordCamp Phoenix has become one of the largest, most passionate WordCamps known to the WordPress community. WordCamp Phoenix was last held in Chandler, Ariz. and was attended by over 500 attendees. Tickets are $40 and include both days of the conference, lunch on Saturday and entry to the after party at Phoenix Public Market on Saturday evening. This year’s WordCamp Phoenix schedule…