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(Some Whovian)   A fan-made opening for the new season of Doctor Who, that is so well done, the BBC said "FARK YEAH, we'll adapt it into what we made and give you screen credit for it." Fark needs an EPIC tag   (billyhanshaw.co.uk) divider line 67
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2014-07-10 12:23:30 AM  
pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-07-10 07:11:43 AM  
It's interesting that more companies are learning that instead of aggressively Cease and Desisting their fanbases, it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.
 
2014-07-10 07:33:18 AM  
Damn... that was trippy.
 
2014-07-10 07:37:10 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.


On the one hand, it seems slightly exploitative. On the other hand, fark it. I would happily contribute my work to the things I fangirl over for a mere pittance of recognition.
 
2014-07-10 07:52:45 AM  

incendi: FirstNationalBastard: it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.

On the one hand, it seems slightly exploitative. On the other hand, fark it. I would happily contribute my work to the things I fangirl over for a mere pittance of recognition.


Want to imagine something scary?

Hasbro decides to mine the My Little Pony fanbase for ideas and concepts.

/might actually get that Dr. Whooves crossover...
 
2014-07-10 07:56:42 AM  
Time to dust off and update that old Supertrain spec script where guest star Charles Nelson Reilly and his, um, "roommate" Paul Lynde stage a hijacking to convince the network to let Charo host the Thanksgiving Day Parade!!

In seriousness, though, that title sequence was better than anything the actual show has had in a long time, even if a smiling Peter Capaldi looks a bit odd.
 
2014-07-10 08:13:54 AM  

real_headhoncho: Hasbro decides to mine the My Little Pony fanbase for ideas and concepts.


25.media.tumblr.com

What, you mean they haven't already?
 
2014-07-10 08:23:01 AM  

incendi: real_headhoncho: Hasbro decides to mine the My Little Pony fanbase for ideas and concepts.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 850x815]

What, you mean they haven't already?


[frowny face]
 
2014-07-10 08:27:35 AM  

real_headhoncho: [frowny face]


For the record (and maybe for the mods), that's just an ill-conceived hand puppet, not anything, uh, untoward.
 
2014-07-10 08:44:31 AM  

incendi: real_headhoncho: [frowny face]

For the record (and maybe for the mods), that's just an ill-conceived hand puppet, not anything, uh, untoward.


i614.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-10 08:46:09 AM  
 
2014-07-10 08:46:10 AM  
Fan gets work onto show. Fanfic material about to hit critical mass!
 
2014-07-10 08:47:19 AM  

real_headhoncho: Hasbro decides to mine the My Little Pony fanbase for ideas and concepts.


They have. Sorta.

One of their main music guys from season 2 onward came to the team after the studio listened to his fanmade stuff on youtube.
 
2014-07-10 08:49:39 AM  
This gives me hope that my pitch for Bio-Dome 2 will be picked up.
 
2014-07-10 08:50:29 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: It's interesting that more companies are learning that instead of aggressively Cease and Desisting their fanbases, it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.


Valve has a pretty good history of that.  Pretty sure they hired the guys behind the game that eventually became Portal, and I think CS as well.  Its smart business, and it makes your company look more human and less of a giant asshole.
 
2014-07-10 08:56:49 AM  

incendi: For the record (and maybe for the mods), that's just an ill-conceived hand puppet, not anything, uh, untoward.


That is the most frightening thing I think I've ever seen on here.

/today, anyway.
 
2014-07-10 09:01:28 AM  

AntonChigger: FirstNationalBastard: It's interesting that more companies are learning that instead of aggressively Cease and Desisting their fanbases, it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.

Valve has a pretty good history of that.  Pretty sure they hired the guys behind the game that eventually became Portal, and I think CS as well.  Its smart business, and it makes your company look more human and less of a giant asshole.


Valve is well known for that. As you said with Portal, they did buy the studio that was working on it, at the time was called by a different name. Many gaming companies have this practice. Another one is the studio behind Kerbal Space Program who hired the modder who did the B9 Aerospace pack.
 
2014-07-10 09:02:52 AM  

incendi: FirstNationalBastard: it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.

On the one hand, it seems slightly exploitative. On the other hand, fark it. I would happily contribute my work to the things I fangirl over for a mere pittance of recognition.


I think there's a little more to it than plain old fandom. If this guy is willing to put the time and effort into doing this (and the $$ for software like Cinema 4D) , I'd guess he was trying to break into the business. And he may have succeeded.
 
2014-07-10 09:08:36 AM  
Hand puppets and ponies aside, that was a real cool intro scene.
 
2014-07-10 09:10:38 AM  
 
2014-07-10 09:20:09 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Time to dust off and update that old Supertrain spec script where guest star Charles Nelson Reilly and his, um, "roommate" Paul Lynde stage a hijacking to convince the network to let Charo host the Thanksgiving Day Parade!!


media.tumblr.com

 
2014-07-10 09:20:10 AM  
While not an opening sequence, it's a fan made trailer that is hundred times better than most fan made trailers which just splice previous scenes together set with new music. He has also made some other pretty incredible Doctor Who trailers/videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lBeV5bQW70
 
2014-07-10 09:22:00 AM  

timharrod: When I read the headline I assumed it was this one.


That's just as good as the one in the article.
 
2014-07-10 09:26:16 AM  

real_headhoncho: Damn... that was trippy.


I read the headline and thought "okay, maybe some fanboy had one or two decent ideas in some crappily-made video, and the BBC will be able to turn it into something professional." Then I clicked it - and physically felt my jaw drop while watching. Amazing bit of work.

incendi: real_headhoncho: [frowny face]
For the record (and maybe for the mods), that's just an ill-conceived hand puppet, not anything, uh, untoward.


Right. Because I'm sure none of those... socially mature and well-adjusted... bronies would ever think about sticking a fleshlight into that puppet hole. Never.
 
2014-07-10 09:26:52 AM  

incendi: FirstNationalBastard: it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.

On the one hand, it seems slightly exploitative. On the other hand, fark it. I would happily contribute my work to the things I fangirl over for a mere pittance of recognition.


How, exactly? I saw someone biatching about this because Joan Jett was having a contest to see who could make the video for her new song. It's not "exploitation", especially when it's something someone did independently and the show noticed it. Getting into the business sometimes require the equivalent of climbing a clock tower with a hunting rifle. It's not what you know, it's who you know, so there are a lot of talented people waiting to be discovered just like this.
 
2014-07-10 09:40:12 AM  

Mikey1969: incendi: FirstNationalBastard: it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.

On the one hand, it seems slightly exploitative. On the other hand, fark it. I would happily contribute my work to the things I fangirl over for a mere pittance of recognition.

How, exactly? I saw someone biatching about this because Joan Jett was having a contest to see who could make the video for her new song. It's not "exploitation", especially when it's something someone did independently and the show noticed it. Getting into the business sometimes require the equivalent of climbing a clock tower with a hunting rifle. It's not what you know, it's who you know, so there are a lot of talented people waiting to be discovered just like this.


I think this is a great way to find talent in the internet age. Even if the guy who made the video in TFA doesn't get hired directly onto Doctor Who, this might earn enough notice for him to get hired by some indie show or movie or documentary, some local news or sports broadcast, etc.

Hell, if I were working on any kind of science fiction project with a budget, the first guy I'd try to hire for special effects and post production is Adywan from the Star Wars Revisited fan edits.
 
2014-07-10 09:55:28 AM  
That's not radically different from how Steven Moffat got his job. Huge Who fan who had published his ideas for the show in various newsgroups and fan forums.

Then he happened to prove he was a competent screenwriter/showrunner on other projects and voila, you're hired for Who.
 
2014-07-10 09:59:02 AM  

real_headhoncho: incendi: FirstNationalBastard: it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.

On the one hand, it seems slightly exploitative. On the other hand, fark it. I would happily contribute my work to the things I fangirl over for a mere pittance of recognition.

Want to imagine something scary?

Hasbro decides to mine the My Little Pony fanbase for ideas and concepts.

/might actually get that Dr. Whooves crossover...


Or a new fleshlight, but I see the puppet has already been covered.
 
2014-07-10 09:59:27 AM  

clkeagle: Mikey1969: incendi: FirstNationalBastard: it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.

On the one hand, it seems slightly exploitative. On the other hand, fark it. I would happily contribute my work to the things I fangirl over for a mere pittance of recognition.

How, exactly? I saw someone biatching about this because Joan Jett was having a contest to see who could make the video for her new song. It's not "exploitation", especially when it's something someone did independently and the show noticed it. Getting into the business sometimes require the equivalent of climbing a clock tower with a hunting rifle. It's not what you know, it's who you know, so there are a lot of talented people waiting to be discovered just like this.

I think this is a great way to find talent in the internet age. Even if the guy who made the video in TFA doesn't get hired directly onto Doctor Who, this might earn enough notice for him to get hired by some indie show or movie or documentary, some local news or sports broadcast, etc.

Hell, if I were working on any kind of science fiction project with a budget, the first guy I'd try to hire for special effects and post production is Adywan from the Star Wars Revisited fan edits.


I've been composing a video for 2112 since the early 90s, and if I ever got it shot and packaged the way that I'm envisioning, I'd sure as hell let it be my video resume.
 
2014-07-10 10:06:45 AM  
The only show that attempts to solve the problem of jumping the shark by killing off the main character.

Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.
 
2014-07-10 10:10:49 AM  

real_headhoncho: /might actually get that Dr. Whooves crossover...


they are already selling the little figure.
 
2014-07-10 10:28:00 AM  

ActionJoe: While not an opening sequence, it's a fan made trailer that is hundred times better than most fan made trailers which just splice previous scenes together...


Sort of like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu6jO_cxiqQ
 
2014-07-10 11:00:08 AM  

lostcat: The only show that attempts to solve the problem of jumping the shark by killing off the main character.

Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.


Possible Spoilers

You missed an "over" or two in there... as the Eleventh Doctor was actually the 13th. The 10th was actually 11 and 12 as there was the "War Doctor" in between 8 and 9. So you should have at least 2 more "over" in there some where.
 
2014-07-10 11:03:10 AM  
Wow that was really well done.
 
2014-07-10 11:04:14 AM  

timharrod: When I read the headline I assumed it was this one.


that one is good, but the link for this thread is better.
/don't watch dr who, but DAMN that was an awesome intro.
 
2014-07-10 11:23:13 AM  
Why not? Syfy totally stole the word "Sharknado" from me without so much as a "we read it online and liked it."
 
2014-07-10 11:24:13 AM  

Mikey1969: incendi: FirstNationalBastard: it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.

On the one hand, it seems slightly exploitative. On the other hand, fark it. I would happily contribute my work to the things I fangirl over for a mere pittance of recognition.

How, exactly? I saw someone biatching about this because Joan Jett was having a contest to see who could make the video for her new song. It's not "exploitation", especially when it's something someone did independently and the show noticed it. Getting into the business sometimes require the equivalent of climbing a clock tower with a hunting rifle. It's not what you know, it's who you know, so there are a lot of talented people waiting to be discovered just like this.


Something that popped into my head was after AC/DC released "Black Ice" they held a contest for the best fan-made music video or when Korn released an album with fan art as the cover.  Stuff like this is pretty damn awesome because they don't actually have to do any of it.
 
2014-07-10 11:47:23 AM  

yves0010: AntonChigger: FirstNationalBastard: It's interesting that more companies are learning that instead of aggressively Cease and Desisting their fanbases, it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.

Valve has a pretty good history of that.  Pretty sure they hired the guys behind the game that eventually became Portal, and I think CS as well.  Its smart business, and it makes your company look more human and less of a giant asshole.

Valve is well known for that. As you said with Portal, they did buy the studio that was working on it, at the time was called by a different name. Many gaming companies have this practice. Another one is the studio behind Kerbal Space Program who hired the modder who did the B9 Aerospace pack.


Even earlier, Valve hired two guys that were doing Quake mods before they even released half-life. One that I used that they made was permanent nails that would never disappear.
 
2014-07-10 11:57:25 AM  
After the adipose knitting pattern incident, they appear to have decided on honey instead of vinegar.

How refreshing.
 
2014-07-10 11:57:58 AM  

Gary-L: timharrod: When I read the headline I assumed it was this one.

That's just as good as the one in the article.


Personally, I think it's better (than the one in the article). The watchwork sprockets and subsequent fob watch just make no sense in the Doctor Who universe (except for what, those 2 episodes where The Doctor and The Master 'stored' their identities in a fob watch using the Chameleon Arch).  The planet also looks much more realistic in the NeonVisual one (vs. the ones being pulled into the black hole, they look horrible). I also like the doors opening at the end, presumably to The Doctor and Clara inside the Tardis as the first scene.

They're both cool, and certainly better than anything I could ever do, but personally I like the NeonVisual one better. :)
 
2014-07-10 12:12:13 PM  

timharrod: When I read the headline I assumed it was this one.


That's a nice one too, but it might imply that the show was an action extravaganza in space... which is not all that accurate. The one linked in the article doesn't sell it as action heavy, making it a bit more representative of the show.

Maybe this sort for Christmas specials or the next Day of the Doctor type special episode?
 
2014-07-10 12:40:02 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: It's interesting that more companies are learning that instead of aggressively Cease and Desisting their fanbases, it's smarter and cheaper to use them as the workforce.


Some will never learn this, because lawyers.
 
2014-07-10 12:42:30 PM  
I can't see it.
Flash blocker stops the picture, even after I click the logo. I can hear the sound but no picture...
 
2014-07-10 12:45:26 PM  
While I understand the 'yeah, this is how it should be done instead of being a cease-and-desisting asshole' idea, it's important to understand that Doctor Who is unlike a tremendous amount of other sci-fi/fancore properties because it's bought-and-paid for by license fees. It's not directly supported by advertising. It's BBC Wales. That's a far cry from CBS Studios or Disney.
 
2014-07-10 01:00:08 PM  

timharrod: When I read the headline I assumed it was this one.


That's actually pretty damn good, too.  I think I prefer that one.
 
2014-07-10 01:07:21 PM  

NYRBill: I can't see it.
Flash blocker stops the picture, even after I click the logo. I can hear the sound but no picture...


I had to click it about three times to get it to work.
 
2014-07-10 01:31:36 PM  

that bosnian sniper: ActionJoe: While not an opening sequence, it's a fan made trailer that is hundred times better than most fan made trailers which just splice previous scenes together...

Sort of like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu6jO_cxiqQ


That is farking hilarious.

Love the message from the Doctor at the end.
 
2014-07-10 01:57:15 PM  
Is there any meaning to the symbol behind the title? I know it looks the infinity symbol but I was wondering if there was a special Whovian meaning.
 
2014-07-10 02:04:00 PM  

Pentaxian: Is there any meaning to the symbol behind the title? I know it looks the infinity symbol but I was wondering if there was a special Whovian meaning.


Seal of Gallifrey I think.
 
2014-07-10 02:40:44 PM  
It was very good but don't see why some of you are drooling over it.
 
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