The hype building up toward the release of Avengers: Infinity War was not anti-climatic as it broke several box office records and raked in a handsome $640 million dollars. As super hero fans got their fill of one of the most character packed comic book movies of all time, the movie took on epic proportions for The Academy of Art University for entirely different reasons.
Academy alumni, Jan Philip Cramer, got the fantastic privilege of assuming the role of animation supervisor for the mega hit. Jan heads up Digital Domain, a world renown leader in digital animation, virtual reality and other types of interactive content. Although the Digital Domain team has worked on numerous motion pictures, the work headed up by Cramer for the latest installment of the Avengers franchise, is by far the most exciting.
“These are the moments you dream of,” Cramer marveled over this amazing opportunity. This opportunity couldn’t have gone to a more deserving artist. Cramer has certainly paid his dues since graduating from The Academy of Art University in 2004 where he earned his B.F.A from The School of Animation and Visual Effects. His impressive list of cinematic contributions include, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Avatar, Deadpoole, and others. However, for Avengers: Infinity War, Cramer had the singular honor of working as the animation supervisor for the film.
Since childhood, Cramer has dreamed of using his artistic talents to bring new worlds to life for fans. Through the training he received at the Academy of Art University, these seemingly childhood dreams have become successful realities. This is only the beginning for Cramer, who is excitedly looking forward to future work on Ant-Man, The Wasp and Captain Marvel.
Cramer credits his time at The Academy of Art University as a time which grew him as an artist and contributed to his long term success.
Jan Philip Cramer is not the only Academy alumni to recently garner success with nationally released movies, however. Over 50 Academy graduates participated in creative contributions for major films, many of those films being nominated for Gold Globes as well as twenty Oscar nominations which boasted creative talents from Academy alumni.