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. 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • The winning team with their trophies

    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…

Cisco Tech Games at UAT

2017 Cisco IOT Network Challenge

Mar 31, 2017

This weekend at UAT, teams of technology students will compete in a simulation that tests real world networking, security, and consulting skills to deploy an IoT solution for a simulated customer. Each team will act as an IT consulting firm that has been hired by a business to implement a new IoT solution at some of their remote sites. Responsibilities will include the design and implementation of a secure network at the remote site to support the connectivity of an “Internet of Things” endpoint (in this case a Raspberry Pi 3 configured as sensor with an embedded web server) that…

Virtual Reality Degree at University of Advancing Technology

Can VR Help Reduce Stress Levels in College Students?

Mar 28, 2017

Can Virtual Reality (VR) help to reduce stress levels in college students? Let’s find out. High school student Kristy Taing, who attends BASIS Chandler, is conducting her senior research project at UAT to study anxiety levels in college students. In working with UAT Game Studios Program Champion Derric Clark and game design students, Kristy has created a study that measures a students stress level before and after playing a short, relaxing VR game on the HTC Vive for a period of five minutes. In order to measure the stress levels of students, Kristy used a Likert scale and blood pressure…

MROB Final Facebook Cover

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

Mar 23, 2017

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 WRCCDC Qualifier Cyber Security students

UAT’s Network Security Team Takes A Roadtrip To WRCCDC

Mar 23, 2017

UAT Cyber Security students have been prepping for the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC) since last fall. They competed in the CCDC Virtual Qualifier in January 2017, finishing in 4th place, which secured them a spot at WRCCDC on March 24-26, 2017, at the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Center. UAT students take this competition very seriously as there is a selection process for being accepted to UAT’s CCDC team. Keep in mind that UAT took 2nd place at 2016 WRCCDC. This being the 10th year of the NRCCDC, UAT would like to mirror that level of success in…

UAT Workshop Game Jam

UAT Game Jam Workshop

Mar 20, 2017

UAT Game Studios Professor Matt Marquit assigned Game Art and Animation student Terrence Miller, the awesome task of hosting a game jam. As an artist, Terrence made it his own with the secret theme of “trigger words and safe spaces” to allow students to unleash their creativity and develop some pretty interesting indie games. Over the weekend, seven teams participated making a total of six games. Students Jesse Rogers, Kenny Ryan, Tyler Feddler and John Wiener served as judges with their experience participating in game jams, it was time to take a turn in the judges seat. Professors Mark Smith…

Computer-Science

Branch Prediction

Mar 17, 2017

Written by: Advancing Computer Science student Christopher Peterson While browsing Stack Overflow one day, I stumbled upon a question asking why sorted arrays process faster than unsorted arrays. This led me to learn about the concept of “branch prediction.” Branch prediction is a processor’s way of speeding up processing time by guessing what a result is going to be. For example, if you have a conditional if statement, it will guess that it will evaluate to “true” and do all the processing for that. The downside to this is that, while it’s fast if it guesses correctly, it has to…

digitalvideo

A Cliffhanger, Special effects magic, A Class Act, and Bringing Zombies to Life

Mar 14, 2017

One of the biggest projects at UAT right now is Help Falls, a student short horror film. The cast and crew are reaching new heights in Payson, Arizona on the set of this interactive student horror film where they filmed the opening sequence. Pictured here are Digital Video students Jordan Wippell, Killian Davies, Jake Turocy, Brandon Scott, Paul Lopez, Alex Beaver, Patrick Kebert and others. Payson is just two short hours from the technology University in the heart of the Phoenix metropolitan area. When finished, the unique short film will include six sub genres and not just one but 30…