Interactive Graphic Stories

Rewrite films over and over again.

For this project I used the classic horror flick by George C. Romero, Night of the Living Dead, and made it dynamic by allowing participants to text message in the next lines int he movie. I turned it into TXT of the Living Dead. Any movie can be treated this way, it’s just that NOTLD is in public domain.

How it works:
I took the original movie (any film works) and broke it out into 500 frames to visually tell the original story from beginning to end. Within those frames there are about 114 frames with speech bubbles. Text messages sent in from participants show up in those frames in the order that they are received. When a message is received the movie is tripped to play forward. The other 380 or so frames are action frames that play through automatically until they hit a speech frame. Once all the speech frames have been filled the movie can then be viewed from beginning to end with the new audience generated dialogue.

Video from a showing in Brooklyn on Halloween…

Developed with Visual Goodness.Soundtrack remix and audio effects by Soren Sorensen.

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