I designed a storyboard whilst constructing the soundscape for my final piece. as soon as possible, I intent to create an animatic combining these rough visuals with a musical demo.
The ‘BBC idents’ are, of course, the visual ‘caps’ that, accompanied through audio by an announcer, precede televisual programming. Each ident, by its very nature, develops some form of cultural significance. Continue reading
Classic ‘Doctor Who’ has, I feel, always had a strong connection with illustration and literature. During the majority of the classic series’ run, when a story was broadcast, this was likely the very first and very last time the programme would be seen by the public Continue reading
For my project, I decided that I wanted to make use of the ‘visual howlaround’ technique, in which a camera is aimed at a monitor and its own visual feed recorded. The process is the visual equivalent of the screech sound heard when a microphone is held close to its output. I wanted to remain as faithful to the original approach as possible. Continue reading
If there’s one thing about the classic series of ‘Doctor Who’ that still stands the test of time, it is the original title sequence. The opening graphics provided a memorable gateway into the world of the show, transfixing viewers every Saturday teatime. Continue reading
I have a clear idea of how the soundscape for my final piece should play out. my aim is to produce an atmospheric composition evocative of multiple recognisable periods of the Radiophonic Workshop. I want the piece to transform itself from beginning to end, atmospheric at first, slowly building to become the recognisable theme to ‘Doctor Who’. Continue reading
I decided to pay tribute to the works of visual FX producers such as Matt Irvine, who played a large part in design and execution of the model work of the classic series of ‘Doctor Who’. I felt that doing so was a necessity in my project with the continuing aim to contextualize the classic show and to utilize and respect key techniques that played a part in its appeal. Continue reading