Saturday, 29 March 2008

Film Footage

I have edited some of the footage that I shot a couple of weeks ago when Dan came to stay.

The scene is from Episode 1, and is where Elworthy is given his gadget-laden phone by Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant MacDuff (it is the homage to the ‘Q’ scenes from the James Bond films).

And this is a still from footage for Episode 3, where MacDuff has a brief cameo, chatting to Elworthy down the phone.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Film Footage

Below are some more screenshots from edited footage from a scene that I shot over Christmas. However, as you can see, the lighting is…well, non-existent!! As a result, I shall reshoot this scene in my parent’s hall (the original was shot in Dave Cox’s parent’s hall). Fortunately it is only a short scene, and is from Episode 1.

"Oh, Shame!"

I was randomly sketching the other night, and ended up drawing this picture:

It is Brigadier Winifred Bambera - Commanding Officer of the British Contingent of UNIT during the 1990s.

She appeared in the Doctor Who serial "Battlefield".

Saturday, 22 March 2008

The T-Shirt

Have returned to Lichfield for the weekend and met up with my Brother, who gave me my (belated) Birthday present. It was extremely cool!!

He has made me a T-shirt for my films!!! As you can see from the photos below, it has VOTE DAVE PRODUCTIONS on the breast, and my Vote Dave logo on the sleeve.

Thanks, Edd!!!!

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Successful Shoot

Yesterday evening I shot a number of scenes with Dan Cook (whom I went to uni with), who had come down to stay for the weekend. He plays the part of Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant MacDuff - the chap who give Elworthy all his gadgets (the equivalent to James Bond's Q).

I shot scenes from Episodes 1, 3 and 4. I will post sceenshots when I have edited them - though I still have a few bits and pieces left to edit from Christmas!!!!

Below is a photo of Dan and I in costume...

This is a photo of my hallway...

...which I turned into the Quartermaster's office...

Saturday, 15 March 2008

In Memorium

Beware the Ides of March...

Just thought I'd post a quick memorial to commemorate the greatest man who ever lived:

On this very day, 2,056 years ago, Gaius Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by his fellow Senators in the Theatre of Pompey. But despite their best efforts, his legacy lives on.

On a lighter note, I am hoping to do a little filming this afternoon. I shall post more details later...

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

The UNIT Acronym

The United Nations Intelligence Taskforce is no more (not the organisation – the name!)!

The last time the full name was used onscreen was by the Ninth Doctor in ‘Aliens of London’. Since then they have only been referred to by the UNIT acronym. This was because, according to writer Russell T Davies, the real United Nations were no longer happy to be associated with the Doctor Who TV show.

However, I discovered today that for the return of UNIT later this year (in ‘The Sontaran Stratagem’) the organisation’s name has been changed to the Unified Intelligence Taskforce.

This doesn’t quite have the same snazzy ring to it, in my opinion. But if it avoids upsetting the UN…

This means that I may have to dub some of Elworthy's lines from Episode 1!! Or I could just leave it, and then change it for all the later episodes - with no explanation! That could be quite cool!


A quick message to say Happy Birthday to me!

26 years ago today, I entered the world - but was it ready for me? Only time will tell!

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Film Footage

Here are the screenshots that I tried to upload yesterday. They are from a scene midway through Episode 1, and is the scene in which Captain Elworthy tells Professor Richards exactly what UNIT really do!

Monday, 10 March 2008

Server Error

I have edited some more of the footage from Christmas, but I cannot upload any of the screenshots because Blogger seems to be playing up. I shall upload the images as soon as I can...