Iskander Krayenbosch made this fantastic animated version of “The Hero’s Journey” as part of his “Image and Media Technology” graduation project at the University of Hong Kong.
Since the beginning of time people are fascinated by stories of heroes. But did you know there is a fundamental structure that 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 17 stages in which every hero has to walk through one way or the other. In the hero’s journey 12 of these stages are visualized by using iconic blockbuster movies that follow the same structure of storytelling.