©2002 Christopher Vogler; (P)2002 Writer's AudioShop
The ideas in this lecture are covered in "The Hero's 2 journeys." That lecture is a tag-team effort from Chris Vogel and Michael Hauge and covers much more ground. If you have already listened to that lecture and want more of Vogel's ideas, this lecture has a few extra details and a little more depth.
I'm no writer, but I have some ideas that I want to turn into stories. In light of that, I thought this was informative. When I start putting pen to paper I will make sure to listen to this again, and take some notes.
In addition, this gives new perspective to enjoying TV shows, books, movies, or other types of storytelling media.
Real, good practical stuff. Boils down Campbell's work into simple terms; a good, maybe even great, companion to "Hero with a Thousand Faces".
Great lecture and content. Wish all my lectures at university were this enjoyable. The content is really applicable and useful in practice and not just in theory. Give the writer a great place to start planning his or her story as well getting the story out on the pages.
Like THE HERO'S TWO JOURNEYS, which Vogler did with Michael Hauge, this is a recording of a seminar. In this one, Volger goes into greater depth talking about-- and giving examples of-- the hero's journey, as well as some of the archetypal characters the hero meets along the way. He gives many examples from well-known films, although he stresses the way a novelist can use the same information in his or her book. One nice addition is that many of the attendees of the lecture were able to ask questions about applying what Vogler taught to their own stories. Very enlightening.
Buckley Wilde, Seattle WA USA
Brilliant screenwriter and speaker. Packed with high-value facts, advice and examples.
Numerous writing examples with insights and details. Showed how to work with each required archetype and build them into compelling real life characters. Especially liked how one archetype can have traits of other archetypes.
Live workshop recording had audience questions with helpful answers.
Inspiring. Gave me specific guidance for my own work style.
I want to find more from this author.
Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.
This is a really brilliant lecture on screenwriting, with a focus on the "hero's journey" type of stories. Perfect for Sci-fi, which is my main interest. I'm able to immediately apply this lecture to my writing. If you're like me though, you'll definitely need to listen with a notepad and pencil though to get the most out of it.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
Christopher Vogler breaks down his craft into easy to understand points and elaborates on them without causing any confusion or lack of fun. He is good and if you want to tell a story, then this lecture is worth listening to. My copy had a slight audio problem but the points got across nicely.
This presentation is taken from a Chris Vogler segment at a writer's conference. It is just fantastic, packed full of such good information that I took notes all the way through and of course laughed my head off at Chris's great sense of humor. I pray that Audible will do more "mini books" like this one especially on writing.
Life's too short to read bad books.
I already knew most of what was discussed here and was already using it in my writing. I have 45 Master Characters and it drew pretty much from that book.
"Great pace, illustrations and clarity"
This is Mr Vogler's personal spin on Joseph Campbell's inspiring work - an audio-book which did everything I had hoped for.
You'll probably find yourself running your own story-line alongside Vogler's model; a process which both exposes weaknesses and suggests solutions. His delivery is energetic, passionate and has a great lightness of touch - lots of good humor. He is a superb communicator.
Truly riveting and highly recommended for anyone interested in how a good story works.
"An Decent Introduction"
This is a reasonable starting place to introduce yourself to the concepts surrounding the 'monomyth' & explore some of the core archetypal characters that make a story come to life. This is all based upon the ideas pit forward by Joseph Campbell & have a breathable pace.
He has a laid back casual & relatable way of communicating.
Not exactly, but any Hollywood movie worth its salt will go through the 'monomyth' pretty much verbatim. The Wizard of Oz & Star Wars being two good examples (George Lucas was aware of & influenced by Joseph Campbell).
For anyone who is interested in the flow & craft of a story, myth, or legend.
I wish there were more materials of Mr. Vogler on Audible. This seminar was very entertaining to listen to and informative.
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