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Doctor Who was always meant to be partly educational. So it's only natural, as we begin a new Doctor's era, that we here at Tardis attempt a little education — provided from our brand new Doctor. Here, in a short video from the Tate Museum, former art student and Oscar® winner, Peter Capaldi, delves into the mysteries of the surrealist movement.
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Article of the minute1980s. Like many other visual effects seen on early Doctor Who — such as colour separation overlay, Paintbox primarily had applications in sports and news programming, but was used more creatively by the visual effects designers of Doctor Who. Although Paintbox was primarily just for adding textual elements to pictures, the Doctor Who crew ambitiously used it for colour grading and for the insertion of simple graphical elements. Though its first use was in the Fourth Doctor story, The Leisure Hive, it was perhaps more noticeably used during the Sixth and Seventh Doctor's eras, particularly to give a more "alien ambience" to certain shots. Perhaps its most obvious applications were in the stories Mindwarp (pictured), Time and the Rani and Survival. Read more... ✍
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Do you know your assistant directors? Sure, you might be able to rattle off directors — but how's your knowledge of the people who are really on the front lines of Doctor Who production. Read more about the working class stiffs who go by the enigmatic titles of 1st AD, 2nd AD and 3rd AD.
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