MIT Animation Group

Providing opportunities for students to learn about and create animated films

The MIT Animation Group (MITAG) was founded in 2016 to provide opportunities for students to learn about and create animated films. The group’s first film, An Extra Dimension, had its official premiere at the Lecture Series Committee (LSC) Theater (26-100) November 3 and 4, 2017, and premiered on Vimeo November 11, 2017. In spring 2018, MITAG launched AniMIThon, an animated short film competition for animators throughout the Northeast.

In addition, MITAG hosts workshops and classes on animation topics including stop motion, manga drawing, and beginning animation techniques. 

More on the group’s website: MITAG

Executive Team

Magnus Johnson, President
Marwa AlAlawi, Marketing Director
Melanie Chen, Outreach Director
Sharlene Chiu, Treasurer
Joanna Gerr, Animation Director
Elissa He, Animation Director
Sharon Lin, Outreach Director
Caleb Richardson, Audio Director
Li Wang, Marketing Director

 

Lecturers

Joanna Gerr  (Flipbook Workshop: Animation Fundamentals) 
Carolyn Lu  (Anatomy & Figure Drawing)
Michael Scaramozzino  (3D CGI Short Film Production) 
Jessie Wang  (Character Design)

 

An Extra Dimension Project Team

Magnus Johnson, Director, Writer and Animator
Eric Lambert, Music Composer
Björn Shen, Sound Designer

 

Spring 2018 Events

IAP Course: Frame by Frame: Learn to Animate with Stop Motion
Independent Activities Period, January 10 – 31, 2018
More information

Workshop: Drawing Manga With Marwa
Part 1: Character Creation & Drafting – March 4, 2018 / 1:30 PM
Part 2: Animation & Expression – March 10, 2018 / 1:30 PM
Part 3: Full-Body Animation – March 17, 2018 / 1:30 PM
MIT Building 35, room 310

Animation 101
An ESP Spark Class for Middle School Students
March 18, 2018 / 10:05-11:55am
MIT Campus

 

Fall 2017 Events

Flipbook Workshop
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Premiere: An Extra Dimension
Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4, 2017
Prior to the screening of Spider-Man: Homecoming
LSC Theater (26-100)

Showing: An Extra Dimension
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Prior to the screening of Graphic Means
LSC Theater (26-100)

An Extra Dimension Vimeo Release
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Watch on Vimeo

MITAG Lecture Series: Creating 3D Animated Shorts
Michael Scaramozzino, President and Creative Director at Dreamlight Incorporated
Sunday, November 19, 2017 / 7:00pm
MIT Building 4, Room 270

Still from animated film "An Extra Dimension"