September 24, 2017

Help Falls – An Interactive Short Film

Help Falls

Jordan Wippell and Brandon Scott, together who form Brandingo Films, have started composing their Student Innovation Project (SIP), which is required of all students in order to graduate from University of Advancing Technology. The two UAT Digital Video students are proud to announce their next project, Help Falls, an Interactive Short Film. Here’s the premise: Following a tragedy, Miles and his wife Alice make their way to a romantic escape. They pass a sign for “America’s Best Kept Secret”… What lies ahead are answers to questions Miles did not know he had. Help Falls looks to create a compelling interactive short film that combines…

YouTube Tuesday: “Piece of Mind”

For this week’s YouTube Tuesday, here’s a solid little drama produced by Gwyneth Christoffel and Ceara McSherry for the DVA241 Digital Video Production class called “Piece of Mind.” This was their final project in the class and is a great example of cinematography, editing, and music all coming together to effectively tell a story. Enjoy! Find out more about Digital Video Professor Paul DeNigris: www.linkedin.com/in/pdenigris   Link to this post!Related PostsPhone Charging Hack for Emergencies Principles for Research AntiMatter Security Talk: Black Hat New DV Work: Loyalty Lies with the Dead – Walking Dead Fan Film Alumni Evan Tappero Lands Job…

YouTube Tuesday: TEDxPhoenix 2015!

Loyal readers of the UAT Tech Blog will remember that in April, UAT Digital Video students filmed TEDxPhoenix 2015 “Press Play” at the Mesa Arts Center. Now the edited talks are being uploaded to the official TEDxTalks YouTube Channel! The talks were filmed by students Austin Prendergast, Ceara McSherry, Saphire Tillmon, Darien Marion, Gwyneth Christoffel, Ryan Moore, Jacob Glass, Dominique Laster and Nick Francia and were edited by students Jordan Wippell, Chase Harper, Brandon Scott and Brett Chapman under the guidance and assistance of UATDV Program Champion, Professor Paul DeNigris. Watch the talks here! Expect the rest to be uploaded shortly. Find…

UAT to Award Scholarship to the Great Arizona Code Challenge Winner

Great Arizona Code Challenge

The Great Arizona <Code> Challenge is happening Friday and Saturday at the Infusionsoft headquarters in Chandler. This 36-hour hackathon invites the best young programmers (3rd to 8th grade) from across the state to compete for prizes. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The MIT Enterprise Forum of Phoenix and the Prenda Code Club host the Great Arizona <Code> Challenge. University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is also a partner of the event promoting STEAM education. UAT will offer the winning individual or team a half-tuition scholarship as a grand prize. UAT President Jason Pistillo said, “From my experiences…

UAT Partners With SARRC To Host 3rd Annual College Prep “G33K” Summer Camp For Young Adults With Autism

SARRC Camp

SARRC Camp to Simulate College Experience for Teens With Autism TEMPE, Ariz. – July 21, 2015 – For the third consecutive year, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is partnering with Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) to host the G33K College Prep Summer Camp for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). During this weeklong camp, SARRC staff and camp participants will have the opportunity to complete the typical college admissions process, move into the UAT dorms, attend classes, collaborate in teams, use new technology, complete a comprehensive group project, eat meals at the university café and take part…

Cyber Security Degree Students Capture The Flag For Ethical Hackers

Network Security students learning skills in a Capture the Flag challenge

UAT Network Security students who belong to ethical hacking group ‘Layer8’ have began an intense 3-day worldwide challenge of Capture the Flag (CTF), hosted virtually in Milan, Italy. This is not your childhood game of hiding a red bandana from your opponent in the woods. This CTF requires the team to solve security-related challenges in Cryptography, Forensics, Reverse Engineering, Pwning (exploiting weaknesses), Web Hacking and a Grab Bag of miscellaneous tasks. The purpose of this CTF is to help security people look at problems differently and determine the techniques and skills that are needed industry wide. There are also prizes…

UAT Professors Teach Technology To Seniors In Tempe

Professor Fuentes with Seniors at Tempe Library

Local Technology University Offers iPad Instruction To Senior Citizens Senior citizens who feel like today’s technology has left them behind have an opportunity to catch up! This summer, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) Professors Angel Fuentes, Matthew Marquit, and Yvonne Watterson are teaching free technology classes on iPad instruction to seniors at four Tempe Public Library locations. Tempe Tech Classes are geared for residents age 50+, who have little experience with computers and want to learn how to use an iPad. Classes hold up to 10 people and will run through Aug. 19, 2015. iPads will be provided for classroom…

YouTube Tuesday: Good Faith Casting

If you’ve been on the UAT campus recently, you may have noticed large groups of actors coming and going. One day it’ll be all middle-aged men auditioning for a national commercial; the next day, tall athletic models auditioning for a magazine fashion shoot; another, pre-teens taking an acting class… you get the idea! And sometimes, actors are even here to audition for UAT Digital Video Program productions. But what do all these groups have in common? Good Faith Casting! Faith Hibbs-Clark and her daughter Bella Hibbs run Good Faith Casting, a full-service casting service that has had a relationship with UAT…

UAT Provost, Dr. David Bolman, First Valley Leadership Board President in Tech

Valley Leadership

Bolman Brings Focus in Technology and Education to Arizona’s Premier Leadership Institute TEMPE, AZ – June 15, 2015 – University of Advancing Technology’s (UAT) Provost Dr. David Bolman is the first tech-based Board President that Valley Leadership has elected, bringing to the table a combined perspective of education, technology and innovation. Historically, leaders in technology have not been hugely involved in community outreach, but Dr. Bolman, as well as UAT as a whole, has always found opportunities to connect, engage and give back to the community. As the first tech-based President serving VL, Bolman said, “This is a crucial time for the…

The Great War PC Game Commemorates WW1

The Great War

How are video games made? That’s what Nick Reed wondered as a child. “I loved playing video games and wanted to know how they were made. So after serving six years in the Navy, I decided it was time to spread my creative wings and do something I really enjoy,” Nick said. After searching for the perfect school, Nick enrolled at UAT to study Game Design in January 2013. With financial backing from a GI Bill, he knew it was time to get to work on making his dream into a career. “I like the environment here – it’s small…