The encounter of Steve jobs and his spiritual mentor goes animated

‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’, this documentary by Alex Gibney (currently in theatres in the USA) shall reveal a lot more about the late co-founder  and CEO of Apple. One incident of the movie that shows the encounter of  Jobs and  his spiritual advisor, Zen priest Kobun Chino Otogawa shall be entirely animated. The animation was created by Gibney’s 26-year-old son Nick, who is an animator by trade. sj Gibney, while addressing the press in New York had told about how the idea of adding animation into the documentary struck him. He stated that that the idea came after a video of Otogawa talking about Jobs at a 1992 event was brought to his attention. Gibney then made use of Otogawa’s audio from that footage and incorporated black and white animation to visualise the priest’s description of their encounter. According to the Oscar-winning director, he chose to use animation for that sequence because it was difficult yet necessary to tell how truthful Otogawa’s story was. He also further stated that the way the Kobun Chino told his story was dream-like rendering. Gibney said he decided to go on for a black-and-white hand drawn look because it would not suggest that it was a “magical story” but also match the black and white conceit that Steve Jobs had with the Apple products. Steve jobs who was the  co-founder, former chairman and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc along with being the co-founder and former chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios left for his heavenly abode on October 5th 2011, was the son of a ‘Syrian migrant’.