June 26, 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!

  • Greenlight Celebration

    UAT Game Studios Host Summer Greenlight Celebration




    Do you love video games? Our Game Studios students not only love to play games, but also spend a lot of time making them, too. Come see what UAT Game Studios has been up to this semester at the 2017 Summer Greenlight Celebration, an event for UAT to acknowledge the fantastic work of its students. Greenlight is a celebration of games, where students demonstrate the games they’ve been working on for the last semester to fellow students and to the public. The Greenlight Celebration takes place on Aug. 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the UAT Theater and Commons area. The UAT Game…

  • Global Game Jam awards

    Summer Game Jam at UAT




    UAT Game Studios is hosting a summer Game Jam at UAT on July 7-9, to power up the level of energy and productivity around campus. Game Jams unfold quickly in just 48-hours, giving developers a deadline of completion. UAT Professor Ben Reichert is a huge advocate for Game Jams and students starting their own indie game studio. Game Jams are held at UAT multiple times a year usually producing some really awesome games. Some notable past Game Jam winners have been Whiskered Away, Couch Game, Happy Skies and Crimson Nights, which have all seen further development. How does a Game Jam work? We spoke…

  • Student Innovation Project Fair at UAT

    Students Present Semesters of Work at Student Innovation Project (SIP) Fair




    The UAT Student Innovation Project (SIP) Fair for student innovation is a showcase of semesters of hard work and innovative ideas. In preparation of this presentation, students research opportunities and overcome challenges as they strive to innovate new ideas and products that aim to bridge gaps within their fields and outside industries. Students are coached and supported throughout the process and they learn to question their concepts and develop skills to move their projects forward. The upcoming SIP Fair for this Summer 2017 semester takes place on August 8, in the UAT Theater. It is an all-day event, starting at…

  • DEF CON 25

    See UAT’s Booth at DEF CON 25




    Once the Black Hat Briefings come to an end, some UAT student volunteers will report as workers at DEF CON! Because both security conferences fall on the same week, in the same city, many people attend both Black Hat and DEF CON. UAT has a large presence at DEF CON with a huge booth located at Caesar’s Palace where attendees can learn more about cyber security, our bachelor and master’s degrees and check out some cool, nerd swag. DEF CON is more edgy than Black Hat, as it was created in 1993 by a core hacker group who wanted to…

New DV Work: The Inbetweeners – Title Sequence Recreation

Jun 2, 2017

A recreation of the title sequence to the UK TV series The Inbetweeners, created by student Emma Welch-Murphy for DVA254 Motion Graphics class using Adobe After Effects. Link to this post!

The Unspoken VR

Game Design Student Ranked Top 8 in VR Tournament – Finals This Weekend!

Jun 1, 2017

Game Programming student and avid gamer Jesse Rogers put his skills to the test in The Unspoken VR game tournament against other local gamers taking first in the local and regional competitions. These consecutive wins secured Jesse a spot in the Top 8 to complete in the Finals this weekend in New York City. The Unspoken VR, played on Oculus Rift, is holding a nationwide tournament hosted by Insomniac games, Microsoft and Oculus. The game is a 1v1 magic throwing player vs player game and the winner takes the best of three rounds. Jesse had never played this game before, but…

Southwest Video Game Showcase at Phoenix Comicon

Southwest Video Game Showcase Winners

Jun 1, 2017

UAT Game studios students and alumni featured indie games for four days at Phoenix Comicon at the 4th annual Southwest Video Games Showcase (SWVGS), presented by Game CoLab. “Game CoLab proudly presented its 4th annual video games showcase, highlighting awesome games from Arizona and beyond.” -UAT Professor Ben Reichert The Southwest Video Games Showcase was an opportunity for the public to meet the game developers, play their games, and sit in on industry panels, vote on awards and more. SWVGS was held May 25-28, 2017 at the Phoenix Convention Center during Phoenix Comicon in the Hall of Heroes, among celebrities and other…

New DV Work: Happy Hands – short drama film (NSFW)

May 31, 2017

Short dramatic film about the consequences of a desperate young man’s decisions. Created by students Emma Welch-Murphy, Carlie Kratz, and Madison LaCross for DVA241 Digital Video Production class. NSFW: Contains strong language. Link to this post!

New DV Work: Gold Prospecting in Arizona – short documentary film

May 30, 2017

A short documentary about amateur gold prospectors in Arizona, produced by students Charlotte Foley and Harmony Summer Jones for DVA241 Digital Video Production class. Link to this post!

New DV Work: Typography – Gilmore Girls

May 26, 2017

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

May 24, 2017

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!