(Winter Park, Florida--May 8, 2012) Full Sail University congratulates a total of 51 graduates who worked in various roles on the recent blockbuster film, The Avengers, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The film was released in theaters on May 4, 2012 and features an ensemble cast including: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson.
Full Sail University alumni previously worked on the comic based films Iron Man 2, Thor
, and Captain America
, with many of these grads and more returning for The Avengers
. In total, 51 Full Sail graduates (a record number for a single project), worked in different roles throughout the film’s development, ranging from lead fx technical director to visual effects artists.
“As educators, it is a privilege for us to watch the transformation from students in our classrooms to working professionals in the industry,” said Pete Bandstra, Full Sail University’s Program Director of 3D Arts. “The faculty at Full Sail is particularly humbled to share that over 50 of our talented and dedicated alumni were involved with the making of The Avengers, and we congratulate them all on this incredible career accomplishment.”
The film tells the story of Nick Fury’s quest to recruit Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man
to form a dynamic team in the hopes of stopping Thor's evil brother Loki from enslaving the entire human race.
About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.
Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.