Alright! The first "wide screen" photonovel! Fantastic!
I wouldn't worry about the "production shots" for an intro like this. This feels like a great "trailer" for the story, so, in that context, I think it works just fine.
And, from your "sneak peak" pics, I know you've got the mad visual skillz to make a great story. And it's clear now that the writing is similarly superb!
You've got me very psyched to see your story! Great words and great visuals! Bring it on, I say!!!
(the title screen is freakin' awesome, BTW!)