Sunday, February 28, 2010

UAT Short Film "A Turkey" Selected for 2010 Phoenix Film Festival

"A Turkey," a short film produced by the DVA442 HDV Production Class during the January 2009 semester, has been named an Official Selection of the 2010 Phoenix Film Festival! The film was produced by Nick Wassenberg and Susanna Morgan, photographed by Zac Donner, and edited by Joel Terry. Ryan Loveland handled costume design and Justin Gagen headed up the art department. The film stars Kane Black, Louie Palmieri, and Steve Briscoe, and was directed by Professor Paul DeNigris.

"A Turkey" screens as part of “Arizona Shorts Program A”
Saturday, April 10th @ 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 11th @ 4:50 pm

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Phoenix Film Festival Call for Volunteers


It’s that time of year again, for the Tenth Year! The tenth anniversary of the Phoenix Film Festival is looking for fellow movie-lovers to volunteer for the upcoming festival! PFF 2010 will be held April 8 - April 15, 2010 at the Harkins Scottsdale/101 and will feature the finest in independent film from around the world, celebrities, seminars, and parties all week long! This will be the greatest film party in town. In exchange for a commitment of a least 24 hours, volunteers will receive a festival t-shirt and a full festival pass ($150 value, excludes the opening night screening).

We are looking for enthusiastic people in the following areas: Ticketing; Theatre operations; Volunteer check-in; Expo booths; Educational outreach; Filmmaker liaison; Events & Merchandising. Volunteers with technical experience are also encouraged to apply. There are also many opportunities for people to commit their volunteer hours prior to the festival. There will be promotional events, screenings, and street teams to market the festival. We’ll also need people to help with moving, set-up and clean up, as well as volunteers to help with admin work in the Phoenix Film Foundation office.

We've scheduled 3 New-Volunteer Orientations to go over the specifics and answer any questions you may have. This is also an opportunity to sign up for the shifts you'd like to work. Orientations last approximately an hour and will take place at the Phoenix Film Foundation offices at 1700 North 7th Avenue in the Metro Arts Institute building (top floor). (NW corner just north of the Circle K at McDowell.)

Orientations will be held the following Saturdays at 1pm: Feb 27th, March 13th, March 27th

If you want to be a part of Arizona’s Premier Arts event, please email to reserve a spot at one of the scheduled orientations.

See you at the festival!

David A. Lucas
Volunteer Director
Phoenix Film Foundation
1700 N. 7th Ave, Suite #250 Phoenix, AZ 85007
-- (480) 236-0782 (c)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

UAT's "DV Rebels" Win Avnet Video Tech Spot Challenge

UAT Digital Video students Wes Peterson, Bryan Simcox and Sean Walter earned first place in the Video Tech Spot - Part A challenge of the Avnet Virtual Games. Each winning member received a $1,000 scholarship for their efforts. Congratulations, guys!

Watch it here, courtesy of YouTube.

Monday, February 8, 2010

DV Internship: ASU Decision Theater

Here's a great internship recently posted by one of our DV alumni, Dustin Hampton:

Job ID:1895
Job Title:Video Editor
Job Type:Internship - Unpaid
Full/Part Time:
Skills Required:
Description:Video Production Internship
The Decision Theater facilitates applied solutions for some of society’s most significant challenges. Simulation, visualization, and collaborative decision making technologies are combined with science to addresses real regional issues, such as water management, land use, public health, and education by enabling individuals to see a 3D representation of the consequences of behavior, decisions, and policy in order to examine potential future scenarios. The theater consists of an interactive 3D immersive environment and cutting edge graphics technologies. The core component, nicknamed the Drum, is a 260-degree faceted screen with seven rear-projection HD projectors that display panoramic 2D computer graphics or 3D stereo computer generated content. The Drum accommodates up to 25 people and includes tools for collecting participant input and interaction.

Duties Include
  • Create, write, produce, script, shoot and edit productions as well as capture, log, store and convert content to multiple formats for digital distribution

  • Skills Required
  • Experience with advanced camera techniques, camera placement and movements, picture composition, advanced lighting techniques a plus

  • Some knowledge of Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Studio recommended

  • Must be familiar with non-linear editing software

  • Desired Education
  • Some College

  • How To Apply
    Send a resume and cover letter to Dustin Hampton

    Employer Website: Decision Theater

    Posted on 2/5/10 Deadline 4/5/10