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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ayn Rand..

Ayn Rand was recently published on PBS Digital. It was an interesting episode to animate and direct due to the controversial nature of her philosophy. Also, Ayn has a darker edge to her, a more serious tone that typical episodes of Blank on Blank.
An interesting element of animating Ayn Rand was the use of propaganda style characters, which was often featured on her book covers.
Mike Wallace asks Ayn Rand about her husband, who was a painter. The conversation opened up a lot of possibilities for non-literal visual storytelling.