Many young people say things like, "I've been thinking about filmmaking or animation." Today, with the Internet and the technology we carry around in our pockets, exploring any interest (and not just thinking about it) is infinitely easier than it ever was (I won't bore you with examples from "the old days"). Here is Pete Docter of Pixar being asked a question from young people interesting in exploring a career.
SENIOR CLASS - The project was to combine live action with 3D animation. Nora Lotfy modelled the sleigh and the trees, Christina Pasqualicchio modelled the remaining elements in the environment. Nora animated the 3D scene and Christina performed most of the compositing tasks (combining elements together) such as placing Gabby Anzalone inside the 3D world and placing the entire scene inside the snow globe as if it was there. This assignment took about 4 weeks to complete.