As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m afraid I won’t be able to use my script the way I wanted to, but I can still use it as an outline or a guide for my project.
I am the protagonist. I am the main character. I am the hero. I am the one (The Matrix). I am the chosen one (Harry Potter)! I am front and center on the movie poster. I am played by the biggest stars. I can be a badass. I can be a wimp. I can be cool. I can be smart and clever. I can be funny. Quiet. Tough. Nice. Etc. Etc. Etc. I’m what this video essay is all about. And this is my journey.
Often, the first thing I do is wake up in my bed (Dodgeball, ). Or maybe I’m chasing a bad guy (Bourne, Starskey & Hutch, Casino Royale). Or you maybe you’ll learn a little about my childhood. You’ll get to see my background, where I come from, but that’s not where I am supposed to be. Whoever I am at the beginning is not who I am in the end.
What shakes it all up is my call to adventure. Something happens to my world or some inner desire is boiling up. Change starts to happen, but something makes me hesitate the call. Maybe I fear the unknown or someone is telling me about the danger and the uncertainty that lies ahead. (You’re a wizard Harry)
Which is why I’ll need to find a mentor. They’ll give me the training, the equipment I need, or just some much need advice. Then I have everything I need to cross the threshold: The end of the first Act. I embark on my journey and leave my Ordinary World.
I’m tested with the challenges of the new world I’m in. And I find out who will be on my side for this journey. I begin to approach and prepare for the major challenge of this new world.
And then… I face a big problem! I confront death or my biggest fear. Out of this moment comes a new life. Out of that close encounter, I take possession of this new treasure. We may celebrate but there is a danger of losing it again.
I then must head back to my original world with my new treasure. I have not yet completed my adventure.
And I approach my climax, the final and most severe test of my strengths and weaknesses. I must be purified by a final sacrifice and there must be another moment of rebirth.
And finally I return home with my prize. I am different than how I started, but I succeeded in my journey. Maybe I found a new love or saved a group of people. All journey’s are unique, but a lot follow a similar road.