Pavel Kacerle and Marvel Studios: Digital Film Academy

Pavel Kacerle and Marvel Studios: Digital Film Academy

Probably one of our most notable international students at Digital Film Academy in New York was Pavel Kacerle. This was an international student who came all the way from The Czech Republic to study at Digital Film Academy. He took our Digital Filmmaking Program which included the Maya 3D Animation elective.

Kacerle attended DFA in 2009 with no knowledge of animation or digital filmmaking. Since completing the course and receiving his certification he has developed an impressive resume.

Pavel’s work includes visual effects for blockbuster films which have each grossed over 1 billion dollars such as “Jurassic World”, “Iron Man 3” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. The visual effects work done on “Captain America: The Winter Solider” even received an Academy Award nomination under the VFX category !

As Pavel learned, mastering the skills of digital media takes time and practice. This requires access: access to industry standard software, access to production equipment, access to cameras, access to microphones and sound mixers, access to the Digital Film Academy green screen room and sound booth. That’s why at our Times Square-based film school, Digital Film Academy students and graduates are given FREE lifetime access to our state of the art equipment and facilities. (DFA students in the Advanced Digital Filmmaking Program in New York even have access to Red Cinema cameras!)

All of this combines to enable you to create quality work. No other film school in New York or indeed the world offers this generous amenity.

Through his training at DFA, Pavel went on to create high quality work which has been used by some of the best visual effects (VFX) companies in the world, including Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company. We are proud of all our international students just like Pavel who come from all over the world to learn filmmaking and take their skills to the next level.

Click to learn more about how international students can apply to Digital Film Academy, New York.

Marvel Studios is an American motion picture studio based at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Marvel Studios is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, which itself is a wholly owned division of The Walt Disney Company. The Marvel Studios’ mission is to produce films and other creative projects based on Marvel Comics characters. The studio has been involved in three Marvel-character film franchises to have exceeded $1 billion in North American revenue: the X-Men, Spider-Man, and Marvel Cinematic Universe multi-film franchises.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” was written and directed by Joss Whedon. Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson. Plot: the Avengers fight Ultron which is an AI (artificial intelligence) obsessed with causing human extinction.

“Captain America: Civil War” is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. Directed by: Anthony and Joe Russo. Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Junior, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Daniel Brühl. Plot of “Captain America: Civil War”: disagreement over international oversight of the Avengers divides them into conflicting groups (Steve Rogers versus Tony Stark).

Principal photography began in April 2015 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, and continued in the Metro Atlanta area before concluding in Germany in August 2015, with the film being the first to use IMAX’s digital 2D cameras (for the film’s central airport fight sequence).

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