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Joni Varner

LACC Professor of Cinema & TV Joni Varner

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Welcome to Professor Joni Varner's webpage.

All of my classes for spring semester 2021 will be in the online/distance education format. I will be holding office hours in Zoom in Canvas during specified meeting times. Contact me via the Canvas inbox for your class or email

This spring Cinema 1 & 2 will be unique online classes, with custom content created for this 2021 semester. You will be automatically enrolled in both lecture and lab sections of these classes when you add these.

Cinema 1 - "Learning How to Make Movies"  14858/60 OR Section 14864/5
Cinema 2 - "Hands-On Making Movies"  Section 14876/80 OR 14884/88

Professor Varner is a Canvas certified teacher and has been teaching online since 2018 and has been a professional Cinema/TV teacher since 1991. 

If you need help with Canvas, or logging into the Student Portal, call the toll-free Student Help Line at (844) 695-2223, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Information to help students about free internet access and give aways:

Video Bios

a short video about Professor Varner
a longer video about Professor Varner

Department Calendar

LACC Cinema/TV Department Calendar