MIT Animation Group

"An Extra Dimension" by the MIT Animation Group.

Providing opportunities for students to learn about and create animated films

About the Project

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



Visit the MITAG Website for a full list of workshops and events.

2D Animation Techniques: Tweening & Keyframing Workshop
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 1–3 PM
W20-429 (START Studio, Stratton Student Center)

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

2018 AniMIThon 
Animated Short Film Competition
Spring 2018
Winning animations:

Lily Pads & Pebbles
By Allan & Danny Gelman

By Jackie Liu

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

About the Artists

Executive Team

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


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