New feature of the new Doctor Who shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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There's a new Doctor on Doctor Who (a BBC TV show in case you have never heard of it (are there still some out there?)) and they're adding lots of new things to the show – one of them being a cool new effect which uses the photography feature of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (yes, there are still plenty of uses for stills in the world! LOL). Yes, stills being used on a TV show!


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We found out about this via 1001noisycameras who found it on photoRadar.

It seems that the directors wanted to have a new method for the Doctor to figure out some things, and they came up with this scheme where a still photographer walked around the set while all the actors were ‘frozen' so that it would be kind of like a time-lapse but there's nothing moving. But the camera moves thru the spaces like a person might walk thru the area if time were frozen.

It makes more sense if you watch this piece of the BBC “Doctor Who Confidential Series 5 Episode 1 Part 4” show where they talk about Doctor Who behind the scenes. (The 5D2 piece starts about 3:00 into this excerpt on Youtube – hopefully it doesn't get taken down).


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Here are a couple of stills I captured from the video:

(Photo credit: snap from the video)


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