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The Essence Of Storytelling 2-Day Master Class

At a Glance

  • A 12-step route of the Hero for story structure derived from myths and fairy tales
  • How to add deeper levels to your stories and characters
  • Current story and screenwriting techniques for winning over the reader

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Vogler is about the stories we write, and perhaps more importantly, the stories we live. It is the most influential work I have yet encountered on the art, nature, and the very purpose of storytelling."
-- Bruce Joel Rubin , Oscar-winning Screenwriter, The Time Traveler's Wife, Deep Impact, Ghost

"I teach sometimes, and always say that Chris Vogler is the first book that everyone's got to read."
-- Darren Aronofsky , Oscar-nominated Screenwriter/Director, Noah, Black Swan, The Wrestler

The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler has become one of the cornerstones of modern screenwriting theory. Based on an influential memo he wrote while working at the Disney studios, the book has been translated into eight languages and its ideas were promptly put to use by a whole generation of screenwriters and novelists. As a consultant for Hollywood studios he has helped to guide the stories of many successful films as different as THE WRESTLER, BLACK SWAN, THE LION KING, FIGHT CLUB and THE THIN RED LINE. As a leading theorist on story structure and as an experienced Hollywood professional (currently working for Paramount Pictures as a story consultant) he is in a unique position to share his insights into how powerful stories are made.

Film and television can be mindless amusement or they can move us deeply, even change us by bringing us to some new awareness. If our movie stories are not meaningful to people these days it's because we have forgotten how to move them, how to stir up their emotions and lead them to experience the healthy catharsis that Aristotle speaks of. What are the keys to the emotions of the audience? What are the triggers that will make them feel something again, that will allow them to become just a little more conscious and more human? What are the emotional patterns deeply grooved in every person that can be awakened through strong-minded, conscious storytelling? What are the most up-to-date techniques for creating meaningful stories?

Vogler's workshop will cover the essential story structure outline of the 12-stage Hero's Journey, the eight major archetypes of character, and strategies for deepening the audience's involvement in the story. New concepts of story construction will be introduced along with classic forms. Film clips will show how themes and conflicts and the wishes of the audience interact to create a powerful dramatic experience.

DAY 1

  • The origins and essence of storytelling
  • A 12-stage template for story structure derived from myths and fairy tales
  • Adapting the route to the dramatic stories of heroes to your story (drama, comic, sentimental, adventure, action, etc.)
  • Connecting your story with the emotional centers in the body
  • Using the engine of polarity to make your story come to life
  • How to add deeper levels to your stories and characters
  • Designing emotional characters and stories

DAY 2

  • How to create the powerful emotional effect of catharsis
  • 8 essential archetypes of character
  • Understanding Want: What does every character in your story want?
  • Essential elements of Conflict
  • Current screenwriting techniques for winning over the reader
  • How to introduce all of these elements into the narrative of your work to help the audience identify with your characters
  • Much More

LOCATION

Marriott Marquis Hotel
1535 Broadway, NY
New York, 10035

February 27-28, 2016

9:30am to 6:00pm (each day)

Product Details

  • Date available: 11/19/2014
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

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The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Christopher Vogler

Christopher Vogler is an internationally known and highly sought-after Hollywood development executive who has worked for Disney, Warner Bros., Fox and many other major studios and production companies. As a veteran story consultant for major Hollywood film companies and a respected teacher of filmmakers and writers around the globe, his book The Writer's Journey has become an international best seller and a true classic. The Writer's Journey explores the powerful relationship between mythology and storytelling in a clear, concise style that's made it required reading for movie executives, screenwriters, playwrights, scholars, and fans of pop culture ...