MIT Animation Group

Providing opportunities for students to learn about and create digital art and animation

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) in early November 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 2019, MITAG was rebranded as DAAMIT: Digital Art and Animation at MIT. DAAMIT is a community for digital artists of all kinds, including illustrators, 3D artists, and animators.

More on the group’s website: DAAMIT


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

Past 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

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

MITAG was launched in 2016 by Magnus Johnson ’19, SM ’20 and Jesso Wang ’19.

Visit the DAAMIT website to view the current executive board.

An Extra Dimension Project Team

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