“Avengers: Infinity War” was the highest-grossing film released in 2018. This superhero movie featured an impressive ensemble cast of actors. It also required just as an impressive team of animators to bring it to life. Maybe not surprisingly Jan Philip Cramer, a head of Animation at Digital Domain and Academy of Art University alumnus, served as a supervisor of that team.
Academy of Art University is a San Francisco-based and privately owned art school. It was founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens, an artist himself. Its state-of-the art campus provides the latest technology used by professionals in many artistic fields. That technology and, most importantly, a staff of outstanding experts provided a solid foundation to many successful careers of Academy’s alumni, including Cramer’s. That impressive staff includes Tim McGovern, Academy Award-winning visual effects director; Victor Huang, founder of Garage Studios Ltd; and Tom Bertino, an animator.
Avengers: Infinity War wasn’t the only movie to which Cramer lent his considerable talents. Other movies include “Avatar” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. He will also be involved in future projects including “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Captain Marvel”. These talents and Cramer’s success in visual arts led to his membership at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Academy’s graduates were also involved in other blockbuster films such as “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and Cramer wasn’t the only Academy’s alumnus recognized for their impressive work in the artistic field. These alumni include: Rick Baker, winner of an Academy Award for Best Makeup; Chris Milk, music video director; Deanne Fitzmaurice, a Pulitzer Price-winning photographer and many more.
It’s probably not surprising that Academy or Art University produced so many successful alumni in so many different professions. It offers an impressive array of undergraduate programs in 22 departments including, but no limited to Acting, Animations and Visual Effects, Graphic Design, Illustration, Motion Picture & Television, Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media. In addition to the undergraduate degrees, Academy also offers graduate programs, continuing education, pre-college programs and social media center.
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