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    Toppled - A UAT Digital Short Film

    Posted on Mar 30, 2016 10:17:13 AM by Jordan Wippell in american sniper, in Blogs, in charmed, in cinematography, in dictator, in Digital Video, in mask of zoro, in movie, in University of Advancing Technology, in Ayman Samman, in drama, in official, in once upon a time, in paul denigris, in program, in short film, in stargate, in thriller, in tony amendola, in toppled, in trailer, in UAT

     
    It seems like only yesterday that the UAT Digital Video team were driving out to the Casa Grande location to setup the first shot of Toppled. A month or so later, the trailer for Toppled has been officially released online and the hype has already begun.

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    Top 5 Zack Snyder Films

    Posted on Mar 24, 2016 2:23:58 PM by Jordan Wippell in 300, in Batman, in Blogs, in Digital Video, in new release, in sucker punch, in superman, in University of Advancing Technology, in wonder woman, in cinema, in dawn of justice, in dawn of the dead, in harkins, in man of steel, in new movie, in special fx, in theatres, in UAT, in vfx, in visuals, in vs, in watchmen, in zack snyder


    With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just around the bend, I decided to take a look back at the track record of the director Zack Snyder. Known for his visual flair and boyish content, Snyder has divided audiences with nearly every film he made.

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    How to Get Selected for a Film Festival

    Posted on Mar 16, 2016 10:30:01 AM by Jordan Wippell in audience, in awards, in blog, in Blogs, in crowd, in digital, in Digital Video, in film, in film festival, in film freeway, in laurels, in movie, in University of Advancing Technology, in a girl walks home alone at night, in degree, in meat, in official selection, in screening, in short, in submission, in UAT, in vimeo, in withoutabox, in YouTube

    One of the most common questions I get asked when I meet other college filmmakers is; how do I get a film into a film festival? Often most filmmakers have had experience making short films, yet none have been shown or found the resources to get those films into the public eye. Now obviously getting into a film festival is only important if you want it to be and in my mind, you shouldn’t make films that seek the validation of others. There are plenty of other online options in terms of getting your film seen, however the great thing about festivals is that there is a chance to possibly win awards (and money to fund your next project) and gain real time audience feedback. These things will help you grow as a filmmaker and that in of itself is invaluable.

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    Script Writing: how to writ dem words gud

    Posted on Mar 10, 2016 2:47:16 PM by Jordan Wippell in Blogs, in Digital Video, in film, in filmmaking, in movie making, in professor, in skills, in structure, in University of Advancing Technology, in class, in degree, in film school, in formatting, in screen writing, in screenplay, in sharon bolman, in short film, in UAT

    The backbone of any filmic medium is the script. When I first embarked on my endeavor to make a
    serious short film, I had no clue whatsoever about the art of script writing. My High School at the time didn’t offer any form of education related to the formatting, grammar and skills needed to write a proper film screenplay.

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    Kill Bill or: How I Learned That I Wanted To Be A Filmmaker

    Posted on Mar 3, 2016 1:38:48 PM by Jordan Wippell in action, in advancing technology, in art, in blog, in Blogs, in Digital Video, in dvd, in film, in film maker, in kill bill, in kung fu, in masterpiece, in movie, in Student, in the bride, in uma thurman, in University of Advancing Technology, in anime, in film making, in short, in tarantino, in UAT, in volume 1


    I was never allowed to watch violent movies as a child. My mother did such a good job scaring me away from them that when my friends would ask to watch Child's Play at a sleepover, I would lie and say I’d already seen in it.

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    The New Faces of Film: Top 5

    Posted on Mar 2, 2016 9:15:31 AM by Jordan Wippell in advancing technology, in Ben Wheatly, in Blogs, in Digital Video, in directors, in filmmaking, in Jeff Nichols, in list, in movie, in movies, in storytelling, in experimental, in Hollywood, in Horror, in Jennifer Kent, in Lenny Abrahamson, in style, in top 5, in UAT, in Yorgos Lanthimos

    In the ever expanding age of accessible filmmaking, the movie market is experiencing a larger influx than ever. For the first time low budget indie feature films can break through and become just as successful as their Hollywood counterparts. Not only is this an exciting era for budding filmmakers, but it also means that the quality of storytelling is constantly on the rise.

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    The Art of Music Videos

    Posted on Feb 24, 2016 10:49:31 AM by Jordan Wippell in advancing technology, in america, in art, in bands, in blog, in Blogs, in Digital Video, in filmmaking, in music, in music videos, in pixies, in violent femmes, in college, in experimental, in song, in they might be giants, in UAT, in university, in visual

    Before you read this blog post I would to like preface it by saying that I am in no way a music video expert, instead this blog looks like explore why the format of music videos is appealing to me.

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    Deadpool: Over R-rated

    Posted on Feb 18, 2016 2:40:17 PM by Jordan Wippell in art, in blog, in Blogs, in brandingo, in Digital Video, in director, in movies, in superheros, in University of Advancing Technology, in college, in Deadpool, in degree, in film making, in r rated, in short film, in UAT, in watchmen, in writer

    When I first got into film making, there were two things I wanted to direct: a film based on the popular video game franchise Half Life and an adaption of forth wall breaking comic Deadpool.

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    Anomalisa: Heart and Art

    Posted on Feb 4, 2016 2:01:15 PM by Jordan Wippell in animation, in Anomalisa, in best technology university, in Blogs, in Charlie Kaufman, in degree in digital arts, in digital filmmaking, in Digital Filmmaking Degree, in Digital Video, in film degree, in film production, in stop motion, in Degree in Film Production, in student filmmaker

    For those of your perplexed by the title of this blog post, you may be asking “What is Anomalisa?”

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    From Australia to UAT: A Koala-ty Story

    Posted on Jan 27, 2016 1:56:14 PM by Jordan Wippell in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production, in Digital Filmmaking Degree, in Digital Video, in film festival, in film production, in filmmaker, in filmmaking, in international student, in movie screening, in movies, in Phoenix Film Festival, in technology college, in University of Advancing Technology, in college, in Degree in Film Production, in Film Production Schools, in Scholarship, in young filmmakers

    It was a hot Australian summer’s day as I stood next to a large production camera that was pointed at a concerned police officer. I placed my face up to the eyepiece and made sure that the focus and exposure of the shot was still correct. The journalist next to me was asking a slew of questions about a possible arson when all of a sudden a vibration in my pocket broke my concentration. I stepped back and pulled out the phone. It buzzed in my hand and the small screen displayed an international number “Unknown.” Having been at the job for almost two years, I was confident that I could answer the call without any trouble. I stepped away from the camera and put the phone to my ear. I was soon greeted by a friendly voice that stated they were from the University of Advancing Technology and that congratulations were in order for winning the Digital Video Scholarship.

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