Film-Making for Pyromaniacs: The Making of Blake’s 3½

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

A Brief History of Timebase

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