Leiden, Netherlands-based motion designer Iskander Krayenbosch has created “The Hero’s Journey,” a great animated look at the 12 stages that every hero has to walk through in movies. Iskander made the animated short as part of a graduation project for HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.
Since the beginning of time people are fascinated by stories of hero’s. But did you know there is a fundamental structure that’s lies beneath all these tales of fantasy. Joseph Campbell, a famous mythologist, was the first to discover similarities within all ancient myths. He called it the Monomyth. According to him there are 12 stages in which every hero has to walk through one way or the other. In the hero’s journey these stages are visualized by using iconic blockbuster movies that follow the same structure of storytelling.
images via Iskander Krayenbosch