The box office hit movie, Avengers: Infinity War Is getting rave reviews online, and all over. According to Disney the film brought in Over $640 million and worldwide box office sales, get this-during only it’s opening weekend, making you one of the largest world wide opening weekend movies in box office movie theater history. What is so fascinating about this is that, one of San Francisco’s own, Academy of Art University students, who is now the head of the animation department at Digital Domain, Jan Philip Cramer, was an animation supervisor for the box office here. Cramer exclaims to the University he wants attended, that he just can’t believe that this dreamt of moment, in which she came up with many of the ideas for such a big blockbuster, came from him.
Cramer earned his BFA from the School of Animatuon and Visual Effects San Francisco’s Academy of Art University in 2004, since then he has contributed to an insane list of blockbuster hit films, including, Deadpool, Avatar, Independence Day: Resurgence, Spiderman: Homecoming, and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Cramer always dreamt of a career in animation for one of the biggest companies in the world, Disney, as a student, and states that it was his childhood dream. Cramer Is that a lot of his success came from his mentors at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco that helped him to take this wonderful career path. He is grateful that he is such a successful professional working at a top animation company and received his insight about the industry from his university learnings. He states the choosing the Academy of Art University was a great decision for him, as it not only helped shape his career, but it also gave him a good point of view on art and helping him grow as an artist.
The Academy of Art University has a great art school program in San Francisco that can help anyone interested in the arts, or animation build a promising and fulfilling career in the animation industry. Additionally, the University also offers other great undergraduate and graduate programs, some of the Graduate programs include: acting, fashion, fine arts, illustration, motion pictures and television, visual development, photography, and more. To check out more of their undergraduate education and graduate education programs, please visit the University website, www.academyart.edu.