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 addition, the group will hold its first animation class over the MIT Independent Activities Period (IAP) to teach core animation concepts with stop motion techniques, and is organizing an animated film competition, AniMIThon, for spring 2018.

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



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


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
Watch on Vimeo

Still from animated film "An Extra Dimension"

More about the Residency

Selected Past Projects