The Academy of Art University is the largest accredited private art and design university in the United States. It can boast an number of talented and accomplished Alumni, including Jan Philip Cramer. Recently, Cramer, who is head of animation at Digital Domain, had the opportunity to work on box office hit Avengers: Infinity War, as animation supervisor.
Cramer was both honored and in disbelief that he was chosen to work on such an important production, saying “I cannot believe they trust me to come up with ideas for something that so many people care for. These are moments you dream of.” Working on the huge blockbuster was a childhood dream come true, but Avengers: Infinity War is not his only impressive credit, although it is is his most impressive to date.
Cramer, who graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2004, with a degree from the School of Animation and Visual Effects, has racked up a number of credits since graduating. These credits include Spider Man: Homecoming, Deadpool, Avatar, and X-Men: Days of Future past among others. It is the skills and experience that he gained while studying for his BFA at the Academy of Art University that gave him the opportunity to work on these incredible Hollywood blockbusters.
At the Academy of Art University, Cramer studied computer animation techniques and VFX. He also worked with top-tier professionals in the fields of animation and visual effects. It was through these professionals that he was able to learn the state of the art techniques that lead to his success in the field of animation and visual effects today. He also learned about art throughout history and graduated with a well rounded perspective of contemporary art. This background gave him the foundation to be the dynamic artist and professional that he is today.
Cramer’s career is just getting started. His future projects include Ant Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel. With the foundation he received from The Academy of Art University which offers degree programs in more than 30 areas of study on its San Francisco campus, he is sure to have a long and illustrious career.