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Media Education

The Making of Animated Films (In Person)

Did you know it takes THOUSANDS of artists to make a full-length animated film? Each artist brings their unique skills and abilities to the film project to make an animated movie. This workshop shows you the process, creativity, and collaboration that goes into an animated film from the idea for the movie to the final film. This is an engaging workshop for students to see behind the animation!

What to Expect in a Workshop

Each one-hour workshop is a combination of lectures and hands-on activities. It is recommended no more than one class  per reservation to get the full benefits of a workshop, unless you have less than 15 students per class.

If you want your entire grade level to participate in a workshop or you have any questions about the workshops, dates, and times they are available, please contact the Education department at edu@utahfilmcenter.org. Schools booking the entire day can provide back to back times in the notes section of the request.

For school districts in southern Utah, in-person workshop requests may be arranged. We recommend  that your entire grade books or that multiple workshops are booked for the day.

For a live virtual workshop via Zoom, please visit the following site here


Joseph Buenning

Joseph Buenning is a Visual Development Artist with experience and training at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Television Animation, Warner Bros Games, and more. 

He grew up in China and southern Utah. Outside of work, he loves to go hiking, lifting, baking, and spending time with family and friends.


For grades 3-8
This workshop is available to Alpine, Canyons, Granite, Jordan, Murray, Provo, and Salt Lake school districts. For school districts in central and southern Utah, please inquire via email.
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