a real world point of view
The Doctor Who Video Explorer was an umbrella title used by the Doctor Who official website to offer webcast documentaries related to series 5. It debuted in the last week of March 2010. Its structure was similar to the Adventure Calendar feature; content was progressively unlocked as the debut of an episode on BBC One approached. Unlike the Adventure Calendar, its content was devoted exclusively to explaining how various personnel impacted the production of the opening sequence of The Eleventh Hour. The Video Explorer was created by digital design company magneticNorth (mN).
The first series of this title contained a series of short documentaries, no longer than about two minutes each, which were made available for the week leading up to the broadcast of The Eleventh Hour.
|Episode related to||Documentary subject||Originally available|
|The Eleventh Hour||Dan May on the pre-visualisation of the opening scene||27 March 2010|
|Steven Moffat discusses writing the opening scene||27 March 2010|
|James Swanson on aerial photography in the opening scene||27 March 2010|
|Nikki Wilson on producing the opening scene||30 March 2010|
|Adam Smith on directing the opening scene||31 March 2010|
|Barney Curnow on visual effects of the opening scene||1 April 2010|
|Tim Ricketts on sound dub of the opening scene||2 April 2010|
|Gordon Seed on being Matt Smith's stunt double||3 April 2010|
|Danny Hargreaves on practical effects||3 April 2010|
|Paul Jefferies on sound effects editing||3 April 2010|
|Matt Smith explains his role in the opening scene||3 April 2010|