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    When an AI writes a Sci-Fi Short Film

    Posted on May 20, 2017 10:11:37 AM by Gage Roland in AI, in Blogs, in Digital Media, in Geeky Stuff, in computer science degree, in sci-fi, in short film

    A filmmaker and a technologist walk into a film challenge...

    Technologist Ross Goodwin and Director Oscar Sharp combined their professions to create an AI that could write a screenplay. Feeding the neural network hundreds of Sci-Fi scripts like 2001 A Space Odyssey, Alien, Blade Runner, Fifth Element, Avengers, Ghostbusters, Hellboy, and a ton other recognizable names, "Jetson," the AI, wrote a script. Interestingly enough, by the time Jetson was finished writing the script, he actually requested to be called "Benjamin."

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    The Greatest Science Fiction Movie NEVER Made

    Posted on Apr 6, 2016 10:16:32 AM by Jordan Wippell in Alejandro Jodorowsky, in art, in artists, in Blogs, in Digital Video, in documentary, in filmmaking, in frank herbert, in Jodorowsky’s Dune, in mick jagger, in movie, in tusk, in University of Advancing Technology, in adaption, in david lynch, in dune, in el topo, in inspiring, in pink Floyd, in Salvador Dali, in science fiction, in short film, in the holy mountain, in UAT

    In 2014 I saw an independent documentary that has always stayed with me to this very day. I saw the film just before I was about to head to the U.S in pursuit of my film career. Part of me was a little terrified at the prospect of leaving my home and trying to find my footing as a filmmaker in another country.

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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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    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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    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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