With the new video project on indefinite hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things were looking pretty grim for TimeBase – but fear not, for exciting news is afoot! The original TimeBase Doctor, Rupert Booth, is returning in audio form … Continue reading Exciting TimeBase News!
Spawn of the Deep has now ceased production. This post dates from January 2020. A teaser trailer for the forthcoming Timebase Productions Doctor Who fan film Spawn of the Deep is now available on our YouTube channel. Although filming is … Continue reading Spawn of the Deep Teaser Trailer
Spawn of the Deep has now ceased production. This post dates from October 2019. Spawn of the Deep is the first TimeBase Doctor Who fan video in over 15 years, produced to celebrate the silver anniversary of the company. Principle … Continue reading On Location with Spawn of the Deep: Days 1 & 2
Spawn of the Deep has now ceased production. This post dates from August 2019. TimeBase Productions have recently entered pre-production on a new production entitled Spawn of the Deep, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fan film production company. … Continue reading Spawn of the Deep: A New TimeBase Fan Film Enters Production
Whilst rummaging through a bunch of old files, I came across this article written in 2002 about a fan video made over a decade before that. The video was called Blake’s 3½ and it was made by FMtv, one of the North East film-making groups that eventually merged to form Timebase. I thought it might give an interesting insight into our early days as film-makers and the fun we had back in our youthful days! Paul Ferry (2018) Attack of the Autons* had left everyone at FMtv feeling a little low. We had worked for years on the project, and the finished … Continue reading Film-Making for Pyromaniacs: The Making of Blake’s 3½
Listed below are the 10 Doctor Who fan videos that I have found most entertaining, inspiring and impressive over the many years that I’ve been interested in such things. I use the words ‘fan video’ in the traditional sense, meaning dramatic or comic presentations, rather than clips edited to music (which we called ‘scratch videos’ in my day). They’re listed in chronological order, rather than order of merit, because they’re all equally special to me. If you’re lucky, you might find some of them online. DAY OF THE DUSTBINS / ALISTAIR ANORAK INVESTIGATES The West Midlands Whonatics (1987) I’m cheating … Continue reading Paul Ferry’s 10 Favourite Doctor Who Fan Films
Timebase Productions were formed in 1994 by the amalgamation of several North East amateur film-making groups who all shared a common love of Doctor Who. Our first 2-part video adventure was Regenesis in 1994, starring Rupert Booth as the Doctor. Production of the second video, the 4-part Cyberman epic Phase Four was delayed and extensive re-shoots meant that although it was the second story chronologically, it was completed fourth. The 2-parter Paradise in Chains introduced a new companion, the psychic vampire Amaryllis, and Long Shadows saw the Doctor meeting up with Shakespeare – 10 years before The Shakespeare Code on … Continue reading A Brief History of Timebase