2002

...on the news front...

Muchos apologies - for some reason best known to our server - or our own machine - or whatever - the whole site slipped back into some sort of time disturbance such that the site appeared to all in the outside world to be nearly three weeks out of date. Now it's entirely possible that our 'time weapon' storyline has leaked out into reality and affected the web too. Quite frankly when you've been making this film as long as we have you'd be prepared to believe anything.

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After an gap of several years "Curse of Fatal Death" cast members Julia Sawalha and Stephen Cranford were reunited on the location for the forthcoming series of Jonathan Creek IV.
 
 
The meeting took place by the sandwiches tent in the rain on Sunday 13th October, and the conversation went something like this...
Stephen: Hello Julia. Last time we worked together you were with Rowan Atkinson and I was a dalek
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I spent the day repairing and restoring the elderly TARDIS roof and floor panels. I have taken a few piccies, 2 are attached.

I have also brought a tin of paint (coinincidentally called Celestial Blue) and will administer it's 7th coat of paint during the week. That's how many times I have painted the F***ing thing in the past 13 years!!!
 
 
- Stephen
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Well - not a lot but a bit of fun really. David from the team had found an unused remnant from the test edits and has converted it to be web-ready and we've stuck it on the site! Now it's 1.9MB and will take time to load so don't get your hopes up but we thought 'why not' and so here it is. You'll see a couple of the blighters trundling down the corridor set - and that's it. No effects no nuffink. So be warned if you have a slow connection - you'll need to save target as.

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Well - on Wednesday we did some test edits of the footage - playing around with brightness contrast and some other delightful combinations to make the footage look someway towards what we had in mind - i.e. hide the construction of the corridor!!! You can see some of the early results on the 'opening doors' page under the 'filming'. Mind you, by the time we've finished we'll probably change the look again!

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There's a new section on the website called 'filming' which contains a short article and some photos from the filming from last weekend.

When we get some stills from the actual footage - they'll be added too - but for now there's some shots from a digital camera to keep you all happy!

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Here's the first pic from the set of 60 stills taken on the Sunday 8th Sep 2002 from our latest filming. Daleks (Gummo and Alfred !!!) awaiting another scene in the complex/science station. The corridor lighting was stark and contrasty, and thisshot emphasises that look we were after. The photo was posed with the two casings whilst the poor tired operators took a breather! More photos as soon as we can!

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Here's the first pic from the set of 60 stills taken on the Sunday 8th Sep 2002 from our latest filming. Daleks (Gummo and Alfred !!!) awaiting another scene in the complex/science station. The corridor lighting was stark and contrasty, and this shot emphasises that look we were after. The photo was posed with the two casings whilst the poor tired operators took a breather! More photos as soon as we can!

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Oh to spend a day off from work armed with a paint-brush and roller! Whilst many look forward to a day off work to do a bit of d-i-y when you're set-building it can get a bit tiresome! The new corridor set has twenty two supports each needing painting. There are four door arch assemblies each needing three coats of paint (undercoat/primer, then gloss and then the final colour). There are three pairs of doors each with the same 3 coats of paint. Still, it all has to be done as these set elements hope to be in use in the next few weeks if all goes to plan.

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a few new pics scattered through the site - see the Images - COFD section - more will follow...

Also a link to the BBC Southern Counties Radio's Charity Challenge where you'll spot a few Devious people!

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