CinéInnovate Studios

2024 ~ Present | LMC School


We aim to establish an integrated, collaborative learning environment that explores cinematic filmmaking in the Unreal Engine and offers hands-on experience in film development, production, distribution, and exhibition. Our diverse project teams allow students to work alongside industry professionals to design, fundraise, write, shoot, edit, and market original content while cultivating practical skills and confidence in filmmaking.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Finding a cinematic voice that best illustrates the story you want to tell.

Learning how to balance artistry with practical logistics.

Working with community partners in cross-media collaborations.

Organizing documents for effective, on-budget, shooting and postproduction.

Methods and Technologies

  • Evaluate original scripts by GT student/faculty,
  • Conduct technical script analyses for filming teams
  • Study current artistic trends in scripted film/TV markets
  • Perform location scouting
  • Build and design virtual sets in UE5
  • Design and create Metahumans
  • Refine mo-cap setup & test-run UE5 & Blender
  • Study industry professionals’ advice on pitches
  • Give pitches before media-making professionals
  • Identify exhibition venues for select movie projects
  • Draft/revise marketing/fundraising requests.

Academic Majors of Interest

  • BusinessMarketing
  • ComputingComputational Media
  • ComputingComputer Science
  • DesignArchitecture
  • DesignMusic Technology
  • Ivan AllenDigital Media
  • Ivan AllenGlobal Media and Cultures
  • Ivan AllenLiterature, Media, and Communication

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Background or interest in media studies, film studies, television/cable/streaming studies, media production and exhibition, scripted story or narrative development (including genre studies), computational media, computer science, cultural studies, performance, and/or film/media funding recommended. Interest in exploring the practical process of filmmaking, including troubleshooting and adapting to sociopolitical and technological challenges, is required. Please contact the VIP instructors for more information.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Meeting Location 
Skiles 355
Meeting Day 

Team Advisors

John Thornton
  • Literature, Media, and Communication
Ida Yoshinaga
  • Literature, Media, and Communication

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

LMC School

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