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F2013 Week 9

  1. 1. Week 9 Fall 2013 ANIM 30102 Storyboarding Advanced Story Structure
  2. 2. Stanley Kubrick George Lucas George Miller The Wachowskis James Cameron
  3. 3. Joseph Campbell
  4. 4. The Hero with a Thousand Faces
  5. 5. The Monomyth
  6. 6. “The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stand this afternoon on the corner of Forty-Second and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the light to change.” Campbell
  7. 7. Freud: the personal and historical. Jung: the transpersonal and the mythological.
  8. 8. “Mythological symbols touch and exhilarate centers of life beyond the reach of vocabularies of reason or coercion.”
  9. 9. Hero Mentor Threshold Guardian Herald Shapeshifter Shadow Trickster
  10. 10. The 12 Stages of The Hero's Journey
  11. 11. 1. Ordinary World This is where the Hero's exists before his present story begins, oblivious of the adventures to come.
  12. 12. 2. Call To Adventure The Hero's adventure begins when he receives a call to action, such as a direct threat to his safety, his family, his way of life or to the peace of the community in which he lives.
  13. 13. 3. Refusal Of The Call Although the Hero may be eager to accept the quest, at this stage he will have fears that need overcoming.
  14. 14. 4. Meeting The Mentor At this crucial turning point where the Hero desperately needs guidance he meets a mentor figure who gives him something he needs.
  15. 15. 5. Crossing The Threshold The Hero is now ready to act upon his call to adventure and truly begin his quest, whether it be physical, spiritual or emotional.
  16. 16. 6. Tests, Allies, Enemies Now finally out of his comfort zone the Hero is confronted with an ever more difficult series of challenges that test him in a variety of ways.
  17. 17. 7. Approach To The Inmost Cave The inmost cave may represent many things in the Hero's story such as an actual location in which lies a terrible danger or an inner conflict which up until now the Hero has not had to face.
  18. 18. 8. Ordeal The Supreme Ordeal may be a dangerous physical test or a deep inner crisis that the Hero must face in order to survive or for the world in which the Hero lives to continue to exist.
  19. 19. 9. Reward (Seizing The Sword) After defeating the enemy, surviving death and finally overcoming his greatest personal challenge, the Hero is ultimately transformed into a new state, emerging from battle as a stronger person and often with a prize.
  20. 20. 10. The Road Back This stage in the Hero's journey represents a reverse echo of the Call to Adventure in which the Hero had to cross the first threshold.
  21. 21. 11. Resurrection This is the climax in which the Hero must have his final and most dangerous encounter with death.
  22. 22. 12. Return With The Elixir This is the final stage of the Hero's journey in which he returns home to his Ordinary World a changed man.
  23. 23. The 12 Stages of The Hero's Journey
  24. 24. “Primarily, you want the audience to follow what’s going on, but it also has to be exciting and to my mind, it has to have a point. It has to move the narrative forward; otherwise, it is just meaningless action and that gets boring pretty quick.” Lee Smith, editor Dark Knight Trilogy
  25. 25. The Power of Myth Bill Moyers
  26. 26. The Writer’s Journey Christopher Vogler

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