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Make Happy: Bo Burnham

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 2:24:26 PM by Jordan Wippell in Blogs, in Digital Video, in fame, in film, in jokes, in make happy, in stand up, in University of Advancing Technology, in words words words, in bo burnham, in comedian, in comedy, in degree, in entertainment, in funny, in generation, in netflix special, in School, in UAT, in video, in what

 

Bo Burnham 'Make Happy'

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152 Days of Summer: From AUS to AZ

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 1:32:39 PM by Jordan Wippell in aus, in AZ, in Blogs, in Digital Video, in living, in locations, in tempe, in University of Advancing Technology, in visual arts, in Arizona, in Australia, in film making, in fun, in grand canyon, in heat, in pain, in payson, in Phoenix, in School, in scouting, in Sedona, in temperatures, in UAT, in weather

I’ve never been a huge fan of the heat, which is ironic because I have lived in two places that are known for their high temperatures. I always preferred being able to put lays on as opposed to wanting to peel my own skin off and lay on a bed of ice.

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True Detective… What happened?

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 10:43:08 AM by Jordan Wippell in 2018, in Blogs, in boardwalk empire, in Colin Farrell, in crime, in Digital Video, in film, in movies, in Nic Pizzolatto, in season two, in series, in true detective, in tv, in University of Advancing Technology, in breaking bad, in Cary Fukunaga, in deadwood, in fiction, in hbo, in new, in Rachel McAdams, in season one, in season three, in Taylor Kitsch, in television, in UAT, in yellow king

 
Just last week the first news was announced about a possible True Detective: Season 3… and it wasn’t great. According to most sources, HBO denied a possibility of a third season due to the mixed audience and critic response to the sprawling second season. However, creator Nic Pizzolatto later went on to confirm that True Detective: Season 3 will happen and that its actually renewed until 2018.

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From UAT to Germany: Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival

Posted on May 11, 2016 2:01:31 PM by Jordan Wippell in 45th Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, in berlin, in Blogs, in Digital Video, in filmmaking, in germany, in konrad wolf, in movies, in music video, in Omri Burstyn, in thankyou, in University of Advancing Technology, in Arizona, in dance, in film fest, in Inglourious Basterds, in innovation, in innovative, in potsdam, in Sehsüchte, in The Grand Budapest Hotel, in they might be giants, in to Filmuniversity Babelsberg, in UAT

On March 12th, 2016 I received notification that my They Might Be Giants music video had been selected to screen at the 45th Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival in Potsdam, Germany. Not only was it a great honor to be selected for such a prestigious festival, but the management at Sehsüchte offered filmmakers $500 towards their travel costs and free accommodation.

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Finals: A Stressed Student

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 9:13:55 AM by Admin in Blogs, in clubs, in Finals, in UAT, in visual

Hello all,

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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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Art + Programming?! Inconceivable!

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 10:13:11 AM by Admin in art, in Blogs, in Level Design, in design, in programming, in Set Design, in technical art, in UAT

Hello all!

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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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