Do you want to know what makes a hero? Here is a wonderfully animated short film that takes us through the process of what makes a hero in the stories we read and watch. It also explains what we have in common with these heroic characters. The video was created by Matthew Winkler and animator Kirill Yeretsky for TED-Ed. This is a must-watch video for anyone who is an aspiring writer or filmmaker. There are lessons to be learned here. It's also a metaphor for life and life experiences.
"What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature's most interesting heroes? And what do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes? Matthew Winkler takes us step-by-step through the crucial events that make or break a hero."