Missed putting these up last week but here you go. Only three scenes for this episode and there wasn’t time for pretty pictures, just functional ones. As you will see the show shots were slightly different from those boarded. the ‘tractor’ mechanism for the grabbing of the TARDIS was changed and made it a more streamlined process. the shot remained the same though.
The scene where they cross the bridge past the ‘Eye’ was going to be a wider shot but, wide is expensive
The scene where Doc and clara jump across the chasm originally had them walk along the cliff edge a bit but I guess in the final analysis they didn’t really need to.
So, as always, the boards serve as a way for the director to have a conversation with FX people and actors etc to see how the shot is going to look even if they do slightly adjust the angles.
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Last weeks Doctor Who (originally called ‘Phantoms of The Hex’) was probably one of the scariest there has been for a while. All sorts of horror references. Everything from The Haunting, through Poltergeist to Scooby Doo. It was a great one to work on with new DW director, Jamie Payne, who’s previous credits include The Hour.
As is the way with these things there were changes between storyboard and screen. The scene where the ‘Crooked Man’ approached the Doctor was altered. In essence it was the same but time and budget and story changes meant that certain things were altered. Featured here are the original boards for that scene. You will notice things like the over shoulder shot of the TARDIS which, if I remember correctly, didn’t feature as this would be yet another costly FX shot. There are also hands reaching out of the ground to pull the Doctor down but they were dropped and I guess are not entirely necessary.
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Prior to this board the the whole ‘pick up’ of the Doctor by the TARDIS was going to be very different but, much as they liked my suggestions it was just not going to be feasible. So, for completists, here is the original version of the board showing how the Doctor was going to jump into the TARDIS Sc86 unused
Anyone remember Transformers #70 from the old Marvel run?
Course you do. Well this just popped up on Facebook. A kitbash model of the ‘Megaratch’ character. Interestingly that part of the original Transformers storyline played out large in the new book, Transformers Regeneration One issue #85. What goes around comes around, and it certainly did for these two characters in that book.
For anyone not yet aware, I am taking a break from transformers for a while. We don’t know how long yet. The hope is that I will be able to get back on for the final issue of Regeneration but we will have to see. Depends on schedules etc. The reason I am taking the break is that I have been asked to work on a new children’s pre-school TV show. No robots in this one. Fluffy pandas and the like A nice change but it will be great to get back in for RegenerationOne #100 and wrap up THE DEFINITIVE Transformers storyline. Fingers crossed.
Oh and HORIZON. Yes, it is up and running and I will be devoting a whole chunk of time to the book in the next few weeks. More news on that one soon.
Loved doing this scene. This is where Clara gets dragged into the TARDIS in the episode ‘The Bells of St John’
The whole sequence was shot in three different locations but had to be seamless. All done with the clever use of ‘wipes’. See if you can work out where the wipes are.
And this is how it finally turned out. Love the way Clara holds a coffee mug all the way through. Really helps hook the shots together -