Screenwriting and Story Blueprint: The Hero's Two Journeys
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Screenwriting and Story Blueprint: The Hero's Two Journeys

Filmmaking is all about story. Screenwriting experts Michael Hauge & Chris Vogler teach you how to breakdown story.
4.7 (168 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,065 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2016
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Includes:
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Master the essential elements of story for film, television and fiction
  • Unite the outer journey of PLOT with the inner journey of TRANSFORMATION
  • Achieve the single ESSENTIAL goal of all storytelling
  • Guarantee both commercial AND artistic success
  • Maximize the emotional involvement of your audiences and readers
  • Employ the key principles of the Hero's Journey
  • Identify the 5 essential turning points for any screenplay or novel
  • Create 3-dimensional characters using wound, belief, fear, identity and essence
  • Harness the power of the 7 mythical archetypes.
  • Recognize the Hero's Two Journeys in successful films and fiction
  • Define your own HERO'S JOURNEYS
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Requirements
  • A love of STORY
Description

Experience two of Hollywood’s most sought-after story experts, authors and lecturers with Screenwriting and Story Secrets: The Hero’s Two Journeys.

If you’re a screenwriter, novelist, filmmaker, game developer or storyteller in any arena, this course will empower you to captivate your readers and audiences to achieve both artistic AND commercial success.

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In more than 4½ hours of lecture, discussion and Q&A, Michael Hauge, author of Writing Screenplays That Sell and Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read; and Christopher Vogler, story analyst and author of The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers, unite to reveal the essential principles of plot structure, character arc, myth and transformation.

If you want to elevate your scripts and stories – AND your career -- to the highest possible level, this class is a must.

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Here is what two top screenwriting teachers say about the course…

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see two of Hollywood’s finest and smartest teachers combine their masterful approach to plot, character and commercial success.” - Rich KrevolinScreenwriting Professor at USC; Author of Screenwriting From the Soul and How to Adapt Anything into a Screenplay

“Wow! Michael Hauge and Christopher Vogler ignite the room. I’ve been a pro for nearly 20 years, and in one day this double-barreled seminar made me a better screenwriter.” - Eric Edson, Director of Graduate Screenwriting at Cal State University Northridge; Author of The Story Solution: 23 Steps All Great Heroes Must Take

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Some of Chris Volger's clients are:

  • Paramount Pictures - THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, BEOWULF
  • Roland Emmerich - 10,000 B.C.
  • Will Smith - I AM LEGEND, HANCOCK
  • Helen Hunt - THEN SHE FOUND ME
  • Darren Aronofsky - THE WRESTLER

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Here what people are saying about Michael Hauge:

“No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story.” - Will Smith

“I met Michael through Will Smith, who brought him in as a consultant when we were developing The Karate Kid for me to direct. I have asked for his input and guidance on every project I’ve done since." - Harald Zwart Director: The Karate Kid; Agent Cody Banks

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Michael and Chris will discuss:

The Hero's Outer Journey: They explain the important structural principles that move any successful plot forward.

The Hero's Inner Journey: The deeper aspects that form the heart of the story. The Hero’s self is experienced or revealed.

And as a BONUS you get: The Journeys of Erin Brockovich

Michael and Chris an in-depth breakdown the Oscar® Winning Film "Erin Brockovich." They show you The Hero’s Two Journeys in action.

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Here's what you will learn from Screenwriting and Story Secrets: Understanding The Hero’s Two Journeys

  • Master the essential elements of story for film, television and fiction
  • Unite the outer journey of PLOT with the inner journey of TRANSFORMATION
  • Achieve the single ESSENTIAL goal of all storytelling
  • Guarantee both commercial AND artistic success
  • Maximize the emotional involvement of your audiences and readers
  • Employ the key principles of the Hero's Journey
  • Identify the 5 essential turning points for any screenplay or novel
  • Create 3-dimensional characters using wound, belief, fear, identity and essence
  • Harness the power of the 7 mythical archetypes.
  • Recognize the Hero's Two Journeys in successful films and fiction
  • Define your own HERO'S JOURNEYS

...and much more.

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Who is Alex Ferrari? As the founder of Indie Film Hustle it's Alex goal to bring the best information and education he can to indie filmmakers, screenwriter, storytellers and entrepreneurs.

When the opportunity to work with two story and screenwriting legends like Michael Hauge and Chris Volger and present their work to the Udemy community he jumped at the chance.

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Important information before you enroll:

  • In case you find the course useless, don't forget you are covered by a 30 day money back guarantee, full refund, no questions asked!
  • Once enrolled, you have unlimited, lifetime access to the course!
  • You will have instant and free access to any updates we'll add to the course.
  • I will give you my full support regarding any issues or suggestions related to the course.

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Enroll NOW and take your writing and storytelling to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL! Let's get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • ALL Storytellers...
  • Screenwriters and Filmmakers
  • Novelists
  • Television Writers and Producers
  • Actors, Agents and Studio Executives
  • Game Designers & Developers
  • Speakers and Presenters
  • Marketers
  • Anyone with a passion for movies and stories
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
06:45:48
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The Hero's Outer Journey
8 Lectures 01:35:28
  • The primary goal of all great stories
  • The Three Key Elements of any Story
  • Conflict: the source of Emotion
  • The Hero's Two Journeys
  • The four primary goals for the heroes of most Hollywood movies
Preview 11:50

  • The necessity of the Outer Motivation
  • The 6 stages and 5 essential turning points in any well structured story
  • Introducing your hero's everyday life
  • The 5 tools for creating identification with your hero
  • Presenting your hero with an Opportunity
  • Adapting to the New Situation
Six Stage Plot Structure: Understanding Your Hero's Path #1-3
08:55

  • Adapting to the New Situation
  • CHANGE OF PLANS: The Hero begins his pursuit
  • POINT OF NO RETURN: No turning back
  • Bigger conflict and higher stakes
  • MAJOR SETBACK: All is lost
  • FINAL PUSH: putting everything on the line
  • CLIMAX
  • AFTERMATH: The Hero's new life
Six Stage Plot Structure: Understanding Your Hero's Path #4-6
12:18

  • The work of Joseph Campbell
  • The nature of the Hero's Journey
  • The Hero's Journey for screenwriters & novelists
The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell Overview Part 1
13:25

  • Finding your own rules
  • Traversing the Ordinary World and the Special World
  • The 4 Stages of the journey
  • Separation
  • Descent
  • Initiation
  • Return
The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell Overview Part 2
13:48

  • ORDINARY WORLD
  • CALL TO ADVENTURE
The Twelve Stages of the Hero's Journey: Stage #1-2
11:50

  • REFUSAL OF THE CALL
  • MEETING WITH THE MENTOR
  • CROSSING THE 1ST THRESHOLD
  • TESTS, ALLIES, ENEMIES
  • APPROACH
  • SUPREME ORDEAL
The Twelve Stages of the Hero's Journey: Stage #3-8
12:01

  • REWARD
  • THE ROAD BACK
  • RESURRECTION
  • RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR
The Twelve Stages of the Hero's Journey: Stage #9-12
11:21
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The Hero's Inner Journey
8 Lectures 01:38:50
  • Outer Journey vs. Inner Journey
  • Putting the visible story first
  • The biggest mistake in developing the Inner Journey
Preview 07:56

  • Breaking the Rules
  • Longing
  • Need
  • The Hero's Wound
Key Components of Character Part #1
11:19

  • FEAR: the power of the wound
  • IDENTITY: The Hero's emotional armor
  • ESSENCE
  • INNER CONFLICT
  • The ARC of transformation
Key Components of Character Part #2
14:19

  • Defining the PRIMARY CHARACTERS
  • The HERO
  • The NEMESIS
  • The REFLECTION
  • The ROMANCE
  • Love stories and character arc
  • Secondary Characters
  • The rules for labeling characters
Preview 13:43

  • Uniting the Two Journeys
  • Structuring the Inner Journey
  • The 6 Stages of Transformation
  • Defining your own Hero's Journey
  • Living your Essence
Preview 14:58

The Visible and Invisible Goal
15:44

The Twelve Stages: The Hero's Inner Journey Part #1
10:15

The Twelve Stages: The Hero's Inner Journey Part #2
10:36
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Q & A: Going Deeper into the Hero's Journeys
13 Lectures 18:59
Can you name other films that follow your Six Stage Plot Stucture?
04:02

Do dual protagonists change the Six Stage Plot Stucture
01:01

I've had problems writing the process stage. Can you help?
02:18

What are some examples of elixirs?
01:44

How important is structure towards the end of the film?
01:07

Can the story begin in the Special World?
02:02

How should I better develop inner conflict?
01:45

What is more important in a romantic comedy: the inner or outer motivation?
01:47

What is theme?
00:51

When should the hero's wound be revealed?
01:06

How can I write a film about a search for truth?
01:16

The Six-Stage Plot Structure - Outline
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The Hero's Journey - Outline
1 page
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BONUS: Breaking Down the Oscar® Winning Film "Erin Brockovich"
4 Lectures 56:11
  • Why THIS movie?
  • Introducing the Hero
  • Risky openings
  • Efficient writing
  • The nature of the armor
  • Insuring identification
Introduction to Erin Brockovich
10:13

  • Flaws as a path to humanity
  • Defining the hero's weaknesses
  • Glimpsing the essence
  • The Romance character as Mentor
  • Conflict through negotiation
  • Establishing heirarchy
Erin's Enduring Flaws
13:49

  • Trying to recapture the past
  • Wounds, lies and cynicism
  • The value of rewriting
  • Moving into Essence
Erin's Wound and Identity
22:16

  • Humanity through details
  • Finding theme in small moments
  • Erin's new life
  • Staying true to one's nature
  • Integrating Identity and Essence
  • Writing for the reader's expectations
Reveailing the Longing
09:53
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Final Words
1 Lecture 05:31
  • Storytellers as Healers
  • Universal arcs
  • The power of love
  • Storytelling as a privilege and a responsibility
Recap on our journey together
05:31
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BONUS: Indie Film Hustle Podcast
2 Lectures 02:03:08
Michael Hauge – Writing a Screenplay That Sells
52:09

Chris Vogler – Screenwriting & The Writer’s Journey Blueprint
01:10:59
About the Instructor
Alex Ferrari
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12,371 Students
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Filmmaker, Post Guru, Social Media & Marketing Innovator

Hi, I'm Alex. I've been in the film industry for over 20 years and have worked on over 1000 feature films, shorts, commercials, music videos, network promos, documentaries and webisodes. My personal films have been screened in 600+ film festivals around the world.

Many filmmakers have walked through my doors over the years and I have had the pleasure of a front row seat to see how all these projects start and finish. I've worked with Sundance and Academy Award™ winners as well as the beginning film student. Some projects make it and many never see the light of day.

You'll find my approach to my courses a bit raw and real. That's because I care about my students, fellow artists and filmmakers. I've seen and personally made many missteps over the years and I want to help you avoid making the same costly mistakes. The industry is abusive to the new comer and I hope I can help you navigate the shark infested waters.


Michael Hauge
4.7 Average rating
168 Reviews
2,065 Students
1 Course
Screenplay Consultant & Story Expert

MICHAEL HAUGE has been one of Hollywood’s top script consultants, story experts and authors for more than 30 years. He coaches screenwriters, novelists, filmmakers, professional speakers, internet marketers and corporate leaders, helping transform their stories and their audiences using the principles and methods of Hollywood’s most successful movies.

Michael has consulted on films starring – among many others - Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts and Morgan Freeman, and has presented lectures and workshops to more than 70,000 participants worldwide.

He is the best selling author of Writing Screenplays That Sell (now in its 20th Anniversary Edition), and Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read. According to Will Smith,

No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story.” - Will Smith