Port Sebastian: The Backstory is an introduction, using a selection of my photos going back to early 2012, to some of the characters and the back story prior to Season One.
In the time it took me to develop a clear view of how I wanted to tell my doll stories, I took a couple (ok , about five) years’ worth of photos and made several slide show videos, making all sorts of mistakes along the way and changing my mind countless times about the way I wanted to go about it.
Finally, I decided that:
- I wanted to attempt to create a web series that is part stop-motion animation and part slide show
- I wanted to do it with voices rather than the mixture of speech bubbles, captioned dialog, and text-to-speech (in one video) that I’d used before, and
- I wanted to tell an ongoing scripted story, with scenes and plots and twists, in soap-opera style, rather than simply “glimpses” into various characters’ lives as I’d done before.
Well (cue record-scratch sound here), I had to rethink numbers 1 and 2 for so many reasons; mainly a lack of the time and resources needed to pull off something like that. I may be able to do that later in life at some point, but for now my direction is to stick with number 3 and to do it in photo-story format.
So, I’m still building sets, writing scripts, and planning, with hopes of debuting Season 1 by the summer of 2017.
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Many of my older photos, slideshows, and videos either told a piece of a story or allowed a glimpse into the backgrounds of some of the characters. Port Sebastian: The Back Story explains how it all began and provides insight into the characters and stories you will see unfolding in Season One.