Avengers: Infinity War broke records on its opening weekend earning it an estimated $640 million dollars. According to the Academy of Art University press release, the film’s review averages on popular sites such as IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, were overwhelmingly positive. With accolades like that, the talent needed to produce such a film is just as important as the numbers.
Jan Philip Cramer was the animation supervisor for Avengers: Infinity War. Graduating from Academy of Art University with a BFA in Animation and Visual Effects in 2004, he has had the opportunity to work on such major films like Deadpool, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Avatar, and others. He credits Academy of Art University with “giving him a well-rounded perspective on art”, however Cramer is not the only gem who has left the Academy of Art University to go on to success.
The Academy of Art University has an amazing track record of producing artists for major films, in fact, their alumni has been recognized at Golden Globe nominations and Oscar nominations.Here are possible reasons why the Academy of Art University may be the well oiled machine behind the great talent we see today:
- 20+ clubs and organizations to join
- Accreditation from various, professional councils including CACI accreditation for Interior Designing
- Located in the heart of San Francisco as well as offering a robust online education
- Professors are creatives in their fields, so students obtain real-world knowledge
- Acceptance rate of 100%
The Academy of Art University began in the humble abode of Richard S.Stevens and his wife Ciara’s loft. They began teaching 45 students in their loft. From there, they moved to 740 Taylor Street where they offered more courses in Fashion Illustration, Cartooning, and Lettering. Today, the academy has over 14,000 in the student population and it continus to strive in the areas of innovation, diversity, and wonder. Key attributes you can clearly see translated to the films.