Sunday, April 1, 2012

Disney Inspire Days

I was fortunate to attend Disney's inspire days last Thursday at the studio in Burbank. It was a highly organized one-day event for all of us college students from around the country. John Musker talked to us about his journey through Disney and showed us some hilarious character sketches of his colleagues back in the 70's (notably hilarious ones of Tim Burton when he got his wisdom teeth pulled and made a spectacle of himself in the studio with his bloody mouth). We saw some really exciting things currently in development over there throughout the day, got a studio tour, & saw a technologically groundbreaking short film that will be out sometime soon. At the end, Eric Goldberg came and did a brief lecture about character appeal. It was a great experience.
 (hahah try and find me)
I respect the Disney company for having such a huge influence on the world. I think the neatest thing is how film can be a platform of shared experience between strangers. It speaks to how important it all is; how surprisingly far it reaches people.  My greatest goal as an artist is to be able to spark wonder in other individuals. Art is a profound way of connecting to each other, as it is able to present the depths of our experience as human beings. In this way, the pursuit of creative work calls for a deeper and meaningful investigation of living. I'd like to be a part of that; and I see that one path to this could be to be part of creative teams who make stories and visuals that last through generations.

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