Hollywood Films & Their Connections To The Academy of Art University

Do you have a favorite movie? Do you like to spend your free time watching movies? Did you know that hours and hours of hard work goes into producing these films? Yes, this is correct because just as much hard work comes from behind the cameras as it does from in front of the cameras. Jan Cramer, an alumnus of the Academy of Art University, was the head of animation at Digital Domain for the movie “Avengers Infinity War.” With a near-perfect scoring of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this movie has shattered certain records that were previously considered to be out-of-this-world. “Avengers Infinity War’s” opening weekend has generated up to $640.9 million worldwide. The movie sits firmly at the top of the record books for having the biggest opening weekend.

Jan Cramer was entrusted with producing ideas and concepts for this movie. The guy has a BFA in Animation & Visual Effects from the Academy of Art University, and this BFA has certainly paid-off. The action-packed movie has some of the finest of animation as well as having fantastic special effects. “These are the moments that I’ve always dreamed of,” said Cramer. This particular job has always been Cramer’s dream, and he is now taking advantage of his natural talents. In addition to “Avengers Infinity War,” he has worked on many other films such as “Independence Day,” “X-Men Days of Future Past,” “Avatar,” “Resurgence” and “Spider-Man Homecoming.”

The Academy of Art University has a rich history that dates back to the late 1920s. It was founded by a painter named Richard S. Stephenson. AAU is attributed to being the largest privately owned art & design school in America.

The school has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. It has exhibits, has galleries, has a stellar automotive museum that holds an estimated 200 vintage cars and has a beautiful campus that sits near the center of San Francisco.