Monday, 29 December 2008

Sucessful Shoot

Well, after being in Lichfield for over a week, we finally shot some scenes earlier today.

It would be impossible for me to describe in words exactly how cold it was whilst we were filming (although the photo of Harriet does go some way towards illustrating it!)! Ironically, however, the scenes we were shooting are supposed to be set in the summer!!!

The footage we shot was from Episode 1, and I'll post the stills once I've edited it.

Below are a small amount of photos that were taken today...

Friday, 26 December 2008

UNIT to return?

Just a quick post to say that I have heard a rumour that UNIT will be returning in the Easter special of Doctor Who, whch is called "The Planet of the Dead".

I am acquiver with anticipation.

Also, I hope you all had a great Christmas!

Friday, 19 December 2008

Filming Schedule

I am returning to Lichfield tomorrow for Christmas, so I plan to do as much filming as possible in the next week.

I shall keep you all informed...

Film Footage

At long last, here are some stills from the footage that we shot all those months ago; it is a scene from Episode 1 and is set inside Professor Richards's archaeology tent.

Apologies for the lack of updates recently - it has been a hectic few months.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Quantum of Solace

Something had been bugging me since I saw Quantum of Solace yesterday, but I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was. I really enjoyed the film, but I felt that there was something missing - a certain spark. I have now realised what it was.

The film was a fantastic action film, but it wasn't really a Bond film! It had none of the Bond-isms that we all love and expect. I realise that the producers were aiming for more realism, but at the end of the day who really watches a Bond film for realism? We watch it for the gorgeous girls, expensive cars and the rapier wit, which were somehow missing form Quantum.

Also, unless I missed it, he didn't even say the "Bond, James Bond" line, making this the first official Bond film where this line is not utterred.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Quantum of Solace

I have just returned from seeing the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. My verdict?

Not the best Bond film ever, but still a damn good film; I thouroughly enjoyed it.

However, it does win an award for the worst Bond theme tune EVER!

On a separate note, I realised that I haven't yet posted the stills from the recent footage that I edited. I shall endeavour to do that poste haste...

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Elworthy: 24

In the last week I watched a whole series of 24 (season 4 for those of you who are interested). I had forgotten just how addictive the programme is!

It got me thinking, however; imagine an Elworthy episode done in the style of 24.

It was a concept that intrigued me, so I put together this image, which is what an Elworthy 24 could potentially look like…

Monday, 29 September 2008

Successful Shoot

I was back in Lichfield this weekend, where I did some more filming with Dave Cox. We shot a couple of scenes from Episode 1.

The first one was set in a tent on Professor Richards's Archaeology site. However, since I didn't have a tent, I simply hung a couple of bed sheets on the washing line!! I assure you the finished effect will be impossible to spot!

Here are some photos...

Someone, who shall remain nameless (Vicki), decided to take a photo of my perfectly formed behind...

Lunchbreak - cheese on toast (only the best for my cast!)...

I appear to be doing a Winston Churchill impression...

Dave Cox decides he'd rather use my 'tent' as a cape instead...

Making a grand entrance...

The other scene I shot was a reshoot of the hallway scene that I shot over Christmas, but turned out too dark...
Just when Vicki thought she'd escaped all the photos!

Mr Cox hiding behind the screenplay...

I shall upload the edited screencaps once they are done.

Sunday, 21 September 2008


I was in the process of sifting through some old photos, searching for some I wanted to upload to a Photobucket Album, and I came across this amusing picture. It is from May 2007.

Clearly Sergeant Edwards has had enough of Captain Elworthy!!

Sunday, 14 September 2008

UNIT through the ages

Here is a picture I drew of a UNIT soldier from the current Doctor Who series. I may get round to drawing the various soldiers from the show's past, to illustrate the changes, but we'll see.

This is a UNIT soldier from the 2000s...

Monday, 8 September 2008

A Fancy Dress Party

Went to a Fancy Dress Party on Friday. It was the 30th Birthday of Kim – one of my girlfriend’s extended family!

Below are a couple of photos from the evening...

I went in my UNIT uniform and Vicki went as a doctor (not THE Doctor!).

Vicki’s youngest brother, Luke, went as a Cyberman.

If you wish to see more, they are all uploaded onto my Facebook page.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Plunderball, Part 2

Finally, it has uploaded - and it only took 16 hours (I left it on to upload when I went to work this morning)!!!

So, as promised (and only a few months later than planned!), Part 2 of Episode 1, "Plunderball:

Yet Another Update

Stupid YouTube

I tried uploading Part 2 again last night. I set it off at 6pm and left it to do it's thing.

14 hours later and it still hasn't uploaded!!

What must I do to get this thing online? Grrr...

Monday, 1 September 2008

Another Update

I tried to upload Part 2 onto YouTube at about half 10 last night. It was still uploading when I retired to bed at midnight, so I left it to continue overnight. However, this morning it was still going and I had to turn it off before I left for work.

I’m not sure why it was taking so long – no other videos I uploaded ever took that long. Don’t know whether it was an issue with YouTube or an issue at my end, but I shall try and upload it again this evening.

Watch this space, as they say…

Thursday, 28 August 2008


For everyone acquiver with anticipation for Part 2, it is on it's way.

I'm just having a few slight hiccups with the soundtrack, but it should be online this weekend. Make a note of it in your diaries!!

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Film Footage

I have now edited the footage that I shot last weekend, as well as footage that I shot a few months ago. Below are some stills.

Here is a still of Lichfield Cathedral, which in my film fills in for a shot of Oxford!

Part 2 is now complete and I shall put it onto YouTube very soon…