Academy of Art University’s and Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War was not only one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2018, but of the decade. The Marvel movie has more than a dozen interweaving and connecting storylines, bringing in viewers from different fandoms. It was not taken lightly by the creators, and clearly not by the fans since it made over $640 million dollars at the worldwide box office.


The Academy of Art University applauds its own alum Jan Philip Cramer, who is the head of animation at Digital Domain. Cramer supervised the animation in Avengers: Infinity War. In an interview with the Academy, Cramer admits, “These are moments you dream of.”


Cramer has been involved in several films; Avatar, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Deadpool, Independence Day:Resurgence, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. His career in VFX and animation made all this possible for Cramer. And still to come, Cramer has projects like Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel lined up.


In 2004, Cramer earned his BFA from the School of Animation and Visual Effects at the Academy. Since then, he has also received Academy of Art University’s Emerging Artist Alumni Award (2011) and became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2017).


Cramer is grateful for his time at the Academy saying it gave him a “well-rounded perspective on art, not just visual effects”. He also praises his mentors at Academy of Art University and credits them. Cramer notes that they helped shape his career path and offered him advice and guidance.



Academy alumni are no strangers to the film and production industry as they often take part on such projects. In 2017, over 50 alumni were involved in creating and producing films that received Golden Globes and Oscar nominations. The alumni were actually recognized for their leadership roles in these projects.


The School of Animation & Visual Effects and Motion Pictures & Television prepared students at Academy fore roles like Lead Graphic Designer and Supervising Animator, among many others. The Academy of Arts University sees many of its alumni work on nominated films.

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