The inspiration of Disney
Every child grows up watching Disney movies, no matter what era they may be from – babyboomers, Generation X, millennials, have all had the benefits and joy of watching Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Lion King, the Little Mermaid and many more dance across the screen.
The classics remain classic, with more modern Disney movies such as Lilo & Stitch, Frozen, Tangled, and Brave, also gaining cult status. Even some of the classics get a modern spin in live action remakes such as the Lion King, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, retelling the classic tales for a modern audience.
Disney has always been a trailblazer in the industry and took risks in order to be the powerhouse that it is today. Because of the risks it took in developing these classics, the Disney Company has inspired thousands of film makers from a young age to embark in a variety of fields within the film making industry. From illustration, to composers, directors and set and costume design, being exposed to the magical worlds in these Disney classics from such a young age has a monumental impact on young creative minds. The Disney Company embraces their influence and supports development in its industry amongst young film makers.
How to use Disney as your inspiration to grow your career
As mentioned above, a Disney movie is not just a regular film, and the potential career inspirations are endless.
For those that look to Disney movies as inspiration for a potential career, modern technology makes it easier than ever to did your toes into the industry.
Online courses in various fields are a plenty, and software for illustration, editing, production and design are all easy to obtain and access.
Budding film makers can easily create short films (which is where Disney in fact started off) using illustration and editing software, and can even include a score in the film without the use of a costly professional musician. Music for video editing is also just as easily accessible, with free no copyright music allowing for sharing of the creations.
Social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube serve as the perfect platform to share creations, create a fan base, and even act as a practical “CV” when looking for potential employment.
The opportunities are endless for young content creators hoping to make a child-hood Disney dream a reality.