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Jordan Wippell

Alumni who studied Digital Video, graduated in May 2016. Originally from Australia.
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Top 3 Video Game Movies… That are not based on video games.

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 10:40:44 AM by Jordan Wippell in adaptions, in Blogs, in Bong Joon-ho, in Digital Video, in film, in movies, in scott pilgrim, in snowpiercer, in University of Advancing Technology, in video games, in edgarwright, in hardcore Henry, in references, in UAT, in vintage

 
It’s no new knowledge that the cinematic adaptions of popular video games rarely work when it comes to the big screen. In fact, I was originally going to make a list of the “best video game movies” but found that there weren’t enough decent ones to include.

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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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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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Help Falls: Production Diary – Malice

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 4:06:48 PM by Jordan Wippell in Blogs, in blood, in Choices, in director, in film, in filmmaking, in ghosts, in help falls, in j-horror, in malice, in movie, in needle, in not guilty, in student film, in Student Innovation Project, in birthing, in Horror, in hospital, in interaction, in japanese horror, in SIP, in writer

 

Malice - The first of six short films

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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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