Sunday, November 18, 2007

TO DAYS TO COME, ALL MY LOVE TO LONG AGO.

A change of desktop theme indeed. A touch of nostalgia from Doctor Who in this special for Children in Need. Note how the score changes to the eighties style fifth Doctor era midway through. Great stuff.

6 comments:

Andrew Glazebrook said...

It was all great fun !! Looks like Davison was enjoying himself, I only wish we'd have seen the control room inside his Tardis again !!

Putty said...

Accidentally found your blog. Interesting posts you have there.

www.aboutanythingelse.blogspot.com

dragonhead said...

Darn not being able to see the original Dr. Who yet!

On an unrelated note, What software do you use to make your animations Ian?

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Thanks, Putty, and welcome to Strange Planet.

Dragonhead, I use Flash, After Effects and Photoshop mainly. Additional software, but which I don't use as much, I use Painter X and I use Swift 3D. I sometimes paint my backgrounds in photoshop so that's when I use photoshop and I sometimes stick them through painter for added effect. Swift 3D I use even if I'm just building backgrounds for 2D shots, especially when I want to play around with camera lenses and perspective. Working on a string of commercials at the moment which have 3D build backgrounds that are then rendered completely flat. In fact if you saw one of those backgrounds you wouldn't immediately think I'd made it as a 3D model unless I told you. The reason for doing this was we had three commercials to make, all using roughly the same sort of set as it were. So I built it in 3D and then dropped a camera in where I needed a shot of a street or a building and then exported them as vector lined art into photoshop and bobs your uncle. No drawing to do, just coloring in. Nice and quick. Perfect when your production schedule is ludicrously tight and you're working on your own.

dragonhead said...

Interesting method of working there Ian. :) Thanks.

Jo Bling said...

I enjoyed it, very sweet indeed and didn't smart of crappy comedy like most other Children In Need specials down the years. A worthy addition to the Who archives.