May 27, 2017

UAT Digital Video | Reality Check, 48-Hour Film Challenge Winners

Reality Check

Recently UAT Digital Video students entered and won “Best Technical,” at an Inter-college 48-Hour Film Challenge. We spoke with the director, Brett Chapman to find out where the idea behind Reality Check originated. Read our Q&A with Brett below: UAT: That was a pretty realistic school shooting. Where did you get the idea for Reality Check? Were you afraid people may get offended and think your film is too similar to a real school shooting? Brett: School shootings are a horrifying reality of today’s world. Fellow UAT Digital Video students, Brandon Scott, Jordan Wippell, Chase Harper, Tina Hyland and myself…

Professor DeNigris Selects Short Film Lineup at Herberger Theater’s Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

This year, Professor Paul DeNigris has been asked by the Herberger Theater to program a series of short films for their annual Festival of the Arts on November 7, in downtown Phoenix. As a past participant in the Festival, Professor DeNigris has shown some of his films, but this is the first time they have asked him to run the show. So he has stacked the deck with lots of UAT films as you can see here: He is happy to have the opportunity to put many of UAT’s talented student filmmakers on display at an amazing local theater. If you are a connoisseur of independent short…

Jordan Wippell: Music Videos, Short Films and Plans For the Future

Jordan Wippell visiting Hollywood

Jordan Wippell is a Digital Video student at UAT who has kept himself quite busy submitting his work to film festivals and video contests. He is also known to ask directors if he can offer an extra hand behind the scenes to get tips from a professionals point of view. As a filmmaker, you are grateful for each opportunity to produce a film, but most filmmakers have few opportunities to work with one of their favorite bands, but now 21-year-old Jordan can say he has. He heard of a video contest for They Might Be Giants through the band’s Facebook…