Overview, this is a look at old and new techniques in an attempt to contextualize them – give meaning to why the classic series and the new series are the way they are. Continue reading
Slit-Scan is the name of the procedure used to create the famous ‘tunnel effect’ in the title sequence of ‘Doctor Who’. I am looking to recreate this particular archaic, photographic technique involving the prolonged opening of a camera shutter to produce fascinatingly abstract results. Aside from it’s now famous usage in ‘Doctor Who’, it was used also on such motion pictures as Continue reading
This short takes a fleeting look into the life and works of Bernard Lodge – Graphic Designer and creator of the five earliest ‘Doctor Who’ title sequences. His production techniques (of the ‘slit-scan’ process in particular) are also explored.
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I am considering incorporating a manual illustration procedure into my project. I recently looked at various Doctor who comics for inspiration, also managing to obtain relevant vintage material like magazines and comic books. From these I intend to analyse possible art styles and seek creative influences from, perhaps, highly regarded artists such as Dave Gibbons (of Watchmen fame) and John Ridgway (of 2000AD). This shows there are still many potential areas/avenues left to explore, and impact upon my final product. Continue reading
These pieces represent how a typical episode of ‘Doctor Who’ could have looked if the shows producers had the benefit of time to produce and pollish visual effects. Both of these ‘improved’ shots make an appearance in my ongoing fan-edit project. I made these alterations myself using adobe after effects and premiere: Continue reading
This is the second completed result of my radiophonic sound test pieces.
This short test piece is an attempt at my very own rendition of the doctor who theme tune originally composed by Ron Grainer and realized by Delia Derbyshire in 1963. Continue reading