October 17, 2017

New DV Work: Loyalty Lies with the Dead – Walking Dead Fan Film

UAT’s Digital Video Program has released its latest epic fan film, this one based on the hit TV series and comic book The Walking Dead. The plot synopsis for “Loyalty Lies with the Dead” is as follows: Returning home from Los Angeles to Arizona, Noa gets her college friends back together – just as the zombie outbreak reaches Phoenix. Together the five of them must survive the undead and the desert wastes to escape to safety. But is Noa hiding something? The film was written and directed by student Brett Chapman, and won “Best in Show” at the UAT Student Innovation…

On Set in 360!

Alex Beaver’s Student Innovation Project transports viewers behind the scenes and into the middle of the action for the filming of UAT Digital Video’s upcoming military survival film “Instinct.” Written and directed by Killian Davies, “Instinct” tells the story of a Marine helicopter pilot downed in the hostile territory of Yemen, and chronicles her harrowing journey to safe extraction by her fellow Marines. “Instinct” filmed in a variety of amazing Arizona locations, including Pima Air and Space Museum which was kind enough to let the UAT students use their helo simulator for crucial scenes. If you’ve ever wondered what’s it’s…

Professor DeNigris produces VFX tutorials

Ever wondered what gets taught in our Visual Effects classes? Or wondered what really goes into making movie magic for Hollywood blockbusters? UAT’s Digital Video Program Champion Paul DeNigris has been producing video tutorials for his VFX students, taking them step by step through techniques in The Foundry’s NUKE compositing software, and these tutorials are available on Paul’s YouTube channel. Check out a playlist of Nuke tutorials here, and visit Paul’s channel for After Effects tutorials as well as vlog episode’s from Paul’s Hollywood sabbatical a couple of years ago! Link to this post!Related PostsNew DV Work: Jake Turocy: Photography…

DV students hit El Rey Network with “Up Route”

In the Spring of 2015, UAT filmmakers Jordan Wippell and Brandon Scott lead a team of their fellow students to make “Up Route” for the Inter-College 48 Hour Film Challenge. The film won multiple awards, including Best Film, and then went on to be screening in over 16 film festivals worldwide and received BEST STUDENT SHORT at Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival in Chicago. But the little film just keeps chugging along, having caught the eye of the folks at Robert Rodriguez‘s El Rey Network. Rodriguez is one of the filmmakers studied in UAT’s DV program, as he is a great…

New DV Work: The Man With the Golden Arm – Title Sequence Re-Creation

A from-scratch re-creation of the iconic opening titles for the classic film The Man With the Golden Arm, created by student Gabe Vigil for DVA254 Motion Graphics class. Considering this is one of the most iconic title sequences in movie history, created by the legendary Saul Bass, it is no small task to try to duplicate it. How do you think Gabe did? Link to this post!Related PostsPrinciples for Research AntiMatter Security Talk: Black Hat Alumni Evan Tappero Lands Job with Crowdstar Virtual Reality for Business E-commerce Alumni Caleb Jacobs Gives Tips for Landing an AAA Game Job

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!Related PostsWorld of Martz First-Time College Bound? Set Yourself Up For Success at UAT! Give Students Technology and They Will Innovate V.A.S.T. Students Innovate Foot Mount for HTC Vive

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!Related PostsBust’a Worm: From Game Jam to Steam Greenlight UAT Partners with East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) To Offer 2-Year Cyber Security Program Computer Science Student Ups His Personal Security With YubiKey KalqueLord, Created in UAT Game Studios UAT to Host College Prep “G33K” Summer Camp for Young Adults with Autism

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!Related PostsUPDATE: UAT Student Competed in Unspoken VR Game Tournament Cyber Security Alumni to Hold 2-Day Training at Black Hat Under New Startup Antimatter Security, LLC Cyberpunk…

New DV Work: Typography – Leon the Professional

A scene from Leon the Professional turned into animated typography by student Harmony Summer Jones for DVA254 Motion Graphics class. Link to this post!Related PostsUAT Seniors Present Their Student Innovation Projects at the SIP Fair See UAT’s Booth at DEF CON 25 Black Hat 2017 Game Professors Present VR at Science With A Twist at Arizona Science Center University of Advancing Technology Hosts STEM Workshops in Partnership with New Girl Scout Summer Camp

New DV Work: Moving Day – short comedy film

Short comedy film created by students Jorge Varela and Gabe Vigil for DVA241 Digital Video Production class. Link to this post!Related PostsSummer of Cyber Security Events Game Design Student Ranked Top 8 in VR Tournament – Finals This Weekend! Southwest Video Game Showcase Winners Custom Whiskered Away Xbox Controllers Made By Local Startup New DV Work: The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Spec Title Sequence