With the 88th Academy Awards ceremony just around the corner, we got to thinking about how movie culture might inspire event design this year. The Oscars is always a top Hollywood event – a spectacle that is watched all over the world, mostly because people love movies.
Throughout history, movies have had a huge impact on society, culture, and events. Consider movies such as Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby, Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. You have probably been to a party or two that have been themed around one of these films.
This year is going to make for some really fun event design themes – Tim Burton’s Alice Through the Looking Glass is set to premiere, as is a redux of Ghostbusters and several superhero movies. These movies will likely inspire events as well as a broader range of themes like 80s movie parties, superhero versus villain events, and fantasy!
Film is always an engaging and fun starting point for event designers. There is a wide range of color and whimsy, and the possibility of guest interaction and engagement is endless. Events inspired by movies allow for the latest and greatest in event design technology, from the audio to lighting to interactive art!
The Oscars themselves may even inspire events – perhaps a client will want an Old Hollywood-themed wedding, an extravagant gala, or a corporate awards ceremony. With movies, you have more than a century of history to consider, which makes it one of the best sources of inspiration for event designers!
As an event designer, it falls on you to really listen to your client and then take what you’ve learned and draw inspiration from where you may least expect it. So, instead of considering major blockbusters, why not look to classic French film or art-house staples for your next event? You may be pleasantly surprised.
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