UVU alum writes and directs movie

September 8, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo courtesy of Deep Blue Films, Cocolalla Pictures, and Excel entertainment UVU alum, Isaac Halasima, has written and directed a movie titled “The Last Descent.” The feature film tells the story of cave explorer John Jones and his tragic rescue attempt from Utah’s Nutty Putty Cave in 2009. Halasima was born in Provo and attended […]

On Netflix, magic, and the American ritual

February 29, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ben Roden Asst. Arts & Culture Editor On Main Street in Logan there used to be a little art house movie theater. Now wait a second – I don’t want you to get the wrong idea when I say “art house.” The place wasn’t vintage-y, or hip, or even particularly clean. There was only one […]

The second-hand rapture of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

January 11, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Illustration by Rebecca Cho Ben Roden Asst. Features Editor Let me get this out of the way: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” isn’t a great film. The effects are impressive and the acting is solid, and there are hip little jokes where you’d expect hip little jokes to be, but in all the ways that […]

Festival highlights lives of American Indians

December 10, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 2nd Annual American Indian Film Festival, hosted at Utah Valley University featured films to celebrate the American Indian culture and their women. Apache 8 and Miss. Navajo were within the selection of films.

Digital Media department drops Final Cut Pro

June 18, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the needs for competitive film-editing software have risen, UVU has decided to adopt Avid as it’s main video-editing tool. UVU’s Digital Media department has used Apple’s Final Cut Pro for non-linear video editing needs. A switch to Avid has been made, allowing UVU students to work with the lead video-editing program in the industry. […]

Students’ ‘Lazy Jedi’ short goes viral

February 13, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU student Mike Brown and BYU students Casen and Landon Sperry gain Internet fame with weekly YouTube shorts.   Freshman Mike Brown, a 24-year-old Digital Media major, has been collaborating with business partners Casen and Landon Sperry since he was 12 years old.   “One of the very first things we talked about was that […]