Monday, May 2, 2016

The Flying Bullet #2: What is a Photonovel?

A "photonovel" is a book which uses photo stills from a television show or movie instead of art work to tell a story. It was very popular in the 1970s and early 80s. It has made a comeback today, most notably with John Byrne's Star Trek-New Horizons.

I decided to use this concept for The Flying Bullet. Originally, I began a Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaign to create The Flying bullet into a film. It failed.

The benefit of the making a photonovel is that it is a good visual setup for a possible film. I'm using Comic Life 3 application which allows fantastic graphics and capabilities.

Since I am bassically funding this myself, you learn to get very creative. Instead of real people, I using stock footage of actual people from Pond 5. They will be the lead characters of Curt Masters, Aliena, Sutter and ARC.

I'm able to use public domain clips from US Government films "Wings for This Man" and "The Negro Soldier."  These films were created in the 1940s in order to seek african american support of the war.    

Taking stills, stock footage and imagination, I'm able to create a whole new adventures starring Lt. Curt Masters as The Flying Bullet.

The Flying Bullet will be released on December 01 2016.