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Pamela Jaye Smith

PAMELA JAYE SMITH is a mythologist, author, international consultant & speaker, and award-winning producer-director with over 30 years in the media industry. She is the author of Beyond the Hero’s Journey, Inner Drives, The Power of the Dark Side, Show Me the Love, and her latest book, Romantic Comedies: These Films Can Save Your Love Life.

Pamela has 8 years formal study in comparative mysticism and is a certified teacher of the Mystery Schools. Credits and clients include Fox, Microsoft, Disney, Paramount, RAI-TV Rome, Marseille and LA Webfests, UCLA, AFI, Romance Writers of America, GM, Boeing, the U.S. Army, and many more. Pamela is a world traveler who enjoys learning about other peoples’ experiences and wisdoms through their myth and media. www.mythworks.net www.mythicchallenges.com www.alphababeacademy.com

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Articles by Pamela Jaye Smith

The Powers of Myth

Myths are the stories we tell ourselves to explain the worlds around us and within us.

Is your story mythic? Well, it should be.

And it can be, if you tap into the timeless and powerful tools of storytelling that make some tales so universal yet so personal that they stand the test of time and become classics.

It's said that every "real" myth is true on at least seven level... (read more)

The Lure of the Dark Side

What is it that lures people over to the Dark Side?

Your audience wants to find out how people and things go bad, so in your story, be sure to reveal some of how the characters become the way they are -- not to excuse their behavior but to get us engaged with them.

In this excerpt from my book, The Power of the Dark Side, we'll explore triggers and... (read more)

Do It Right, Period

The Duchess was such a disappointment.

Though the wigs were beyond fabulous and the sets stunningly gorgeous and aristocratically dignified, the characters were flat, their dialogue practically non-existent, and their emotions understandably absent given the dearth of any context for the story.

If you're going to do a period piece, do it up right.

... (read more)

Conscious Media: Part 1

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Conscious Media: Part 2

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Conscious Media: Part 3

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Conscious Media: Part 4

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Conscious Media: Part 5

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Conscious Media: Part 6

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Images and Symbols of Love, Sex, and Romance

Learn about images and symbols for love, sex, and romance in film and how to best use them.

Film, TV, games, YouTube, graphic novels, manga, comic books, murals ... it's all visual art and depends on engaging the eyes in ... (read more)

Myth, Magic, & Metaphysics in Your Media

There’s MAGIC in the air, whether from Harry Potter’s wands or the wizards of Lord of the Rings.

Ancient MYTHS come to life in modern forms from the Mayan calendar and Roland Emmerich’s 2012 to Slumdog Millionaire’s version of Orpheus and Eurydice.

The principles of METAPHYSICS are all the rage in our personal lives from those Laws... (read more)

Future of Story Interview Series: Pamela Jaye Smith

Pamela Jaye Smith is a world renowned mythologist, speaker, consultant, writer, award-winning producer/director, and the founder of MYTHWORKS with over 30 years of experience on features, TV series, commercials, documentaries,... (read more)