Bringing Fantasy Worlds to Life

    B.F.A. ANM graduate Jan Philip Cramer’s hard work has led to opportunities working on today’s iconic superhero films, including Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) struck gold early in 2018 with its release of Black Panther, the third-biggest grossing movie of all time in North America, surpassing Titanic,  according to Forbes. Yet with Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters on April 27, Marvel’s 2018 run is just getting started, and Academy of Art University alumnus Jan Philip Cramer is just stoked to be along for the ride.

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    Making UKR History

    Noah Rivers recorded the 50th episode of his Hashtag the Praise Break program this spring


    Noah Rivers’ Hashtag the Praise Break is the longest running program in UKR history. Photo courtesy of Noah Rivers.

    Academy of Art University School of Communications & Media Technologies (COM) and (UKR) Program Director Noah Rivers made department history on Sunday, March 4, when he logged his 50th episode of Hashtag the Praise Break, the longest run in UKR programming. 

    “In the radio business, 50 episodes is where we say, ‘This is officially a show,’” said Matty Staudt, UKR general manager. “The key is consistency—anybody can start a show, but the folks that really stick with a show are the ones that really make it.”

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    'The Rider' Will Rein Audiences In


    Brady Jandreau as Brady Blackburn. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

    Written and directed by Chloé Zhao, The Rider is the moving story of Brady Blackburn, a young cowboy struggling to hold on to the only way of life he knows after suffering a serious head injury while competing in a rodeo. In his acting debut, Brady Jandreau delivers a quiet, yet riveting, performance as Blackburn, a fictionalized version of himself. Like his character, Jandreau is a member of the Lakota Sioux cowboys who live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He also fractured his skull in a rodeo and ignored his doctor’s advice to say goodbye to the world of horses he loved.

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    Film Review: 'Rampage'

    If you like science gone wrong, unrealistic monsters, and huge amounts of action—well, Rampage is just the movie for you.

    In theaters today, the classic arcade game turned movie stars Dwayne Johnson (Jumanji) as Davis Okoye. The story focuses on Davis and an albino silverback gorilla named “George,” who he rescued at a young age, as they look to overcome a rogue genetic mutation that causes George to grow to an enormous size.

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    Living and Learning in an Historic Environment


    Façade detail of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Photo courtesy of Braden Engel.

    The Summer Semester in Florence Study Abroad Program is gearing up for its 2018 trip. The program will offer students the opportunity to reside in Florence, Italy for seven weeks. Students can take six units worth of courses in painting/drawing, six units of photography or three units of liberal arts/art history. Additionally, students may take an additional three units online if they are taking liberal arts/art history for a total of six units.

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    Krishnapriya Dutta Gupta Featured on Adobe Creative Cloud's 'Live Graphic Design' Series

    On March 20-22, Adobe Creative Cloud featured Academy of Art University School of Graphic Design (GR) M.F.A. student Krishnapriya (KP) Dutta Gupta on their Behance and YouTube streamed series, Live Graphic Design. Senior Content Creator for Adobe Paul Trani hosts the series, which brings designers and artists into the Adobe studio to create new work and tinker on past projects across three two-hour episodes.

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