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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Let’s Get Visual: Inspiring Imagery for Free Market Education

FEE’s goal is a world in which the principles of our freedom philosophy are familiar and credible to the rising generation.

To achieve such a broad reach, we must integrate video into our suite of educational products – and do so intelligently with our intended audience in mind.

We are building out this new capability under the direction of Sean Malone, whose award-winning work has been featured in the mainstream media and throughout the free market educational community.

I invite you to enjoy his most recent work, an animated biographical narrative taken from Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character, and Conviction, by FEE’s president Lawrence W. Reed, recently published by ISI Books.

You may already be familiar with two of Sean’s previous products for FEE: a quick-cut mock debate between Bernie Sanders and Milton Friedman, and a more straightforward commentary on EpiPen prices. Together these achieved over 1.6 million views over short periods.

These works are experiments in different genres, so that we can learn what works best with various audiences and distribution channels. They demonstrate how high quality videos can be produced on a modest budget, allowing us to focus more resources on broader distribution.

Video products will be an essential element of the Templeton Analytics Platform that we will be developing over the next three years, with generous seed funding from the John Templeton Foundation.

You’ll be seeing an even wider range of video emerging from FEE’s studio in the coming year. If you believe, as we do, that this will help to bring the message of freedom to millions of young people who might not otherwise hear about it, please consider giving financial support to this effort.

  • Wayne Olson is the Chairman of FEE's Board of Trustees and a former executive director of the Foundation for Economic Education.