Independent Filmmaking

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  • Grades

    Grades 11-12 & College
  • Date & Time

    Every Sat, Jan 20–March 3 (No class on Sat, Feb 17) | 10:30am–12:30pm
  • Cost

    $225 members | $275 non-members

Join instructors Youri Dekker and Ryan Eways as they explain the making of their independent film, The Blue and the Beyond (2015). Dekker and Eways will use their personal experiences to break down their production stages in this six-week lecture-based workshop. Students will also learn about story development, how to professionally pitch their ideas, recruiting artists, the animation pipeline, and what it takes to create an original, independent film without a studio.

This class will consist of lectures with some activities on how to get started creating an animated film independently and does not result in students making a completed film project.



Scholarship Programs

To ensure that all students have the opportunity to take advantage of classes at The Walt Disney Family Museum, we are pleased to offer scholarships for qualified families. Here’s how to apply:

  • Send an email to with the subject line “Scholarship Information”
  • Please include your name, the student’s name and age, the class you are interested in



Schedule subject to change. Please check calendar or ticket desk on the day of your visit for most current schedule.

Independent Filmmaking
  • $225 members | $275 non-members