Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres

Located in Cambridge Commons

The Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres LLC is for You If… film1-2

  • You’re considering a major in film, art or photography.
  • You enjoy making short films or videos on your own or with friends.
  • You’re interested in filmmaking.
  • You love to watch movies.
  • You will like planning, shooting and completing a digital film or 16mm film.
  • You want to take field trips to local film festivals, events, productions studios, and screenings.
  • You’re ready to learn the magic of film production and theory through discussion of the creative process with visiting filmmakers and directors.
  • You’re interested in competing in a 24-hour film contest with other LLC members.


  • To form a community of students who want to live, learn and discover the process of filmmaking together.
  • To provide a thorough introduction to motion picture image making and editing principles in a collaborative environment.
  • To engage with the work of a variety of filmmakers and videographers through screenings, group discussions and group projects, in order to build a link between critique and creative practice.

LLC Courses

Film 117 – Filmmaking Technologies & Techniques (3 credits)
TuTh 9-10:50am

Film 118 – Sound & Image (3 credits)
TuTh 9-10:50am

In Their Own Wordsfilm2-2

Alexandra Torinus, LLC Instructor:
“I’m always amazed when my students turn on a projector for the first time. Their investigation of the world is suddenly lit up on the screen, and they are seeing the smallest thing, a pinecone, a wave, or a spoon becoming magnificent as they realize the power of what they have seen with their own eyes. These are the moments that thrill me.”

Thomas Hays, LLC Student:
“It was fun to finally be in a space where I could work with other creative people who brought their own vision, talent, and ideas to the table.”


Alexandra Torinus
(414) 229-5495