Understanding the Hero's Journey: A Crash Course for Filmmakers

Over the past 10 years, as we’ve worked to build a powerful and repeatable storytelling process for filmmakers, we’ve studied pretty much everything under the sun even vaguely related to story.

In fact, Muse is really the culmination of many different storytelling philosophies, mixed in with a healthy dose of psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience for good measure.

But this post isn’t about Muse. Instead, it’s about one of the most enduring and prolific story structures of all time. I’m talking, of course, about the Hero’s Journey.

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5 Unbelievable Neuro Hacks to Up Your Storytelling Game

You probably think that, for the most part, you’re totally in control of your own behavior. You’re a logical person who weighs the facts and then acts rationally. Ya, I used to think that too.

The reality is that we only understand a fraction of all that affects our behavior. We’re far more rationalizing than we are rational. And we’re driven by emotion far more than we’d care to admit.

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