You know when you were in elementary school, and you and your friends would always do those group stories? One person would start it, and the next would continue it, etc. And there would always be that one kid who didn’t like what happened in the part of the story before his, so he would undo it in his part of the story and continue like it had never happened? Remember how much you hated him?
Moffat is that kid.
Behind the Scenes of Army of Ghosts/Doomsday (Part Two)
(link for part one)
Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s article in DWM #372
“Right, I want a tight profile on the Doc and the Dalek,” says Graeme, outlining his next shot.
“We might not have time to do this,” begins David, “but I love those Dalek point-of-view shots…”
“Yeah,” smiles Graeme, “we’re gonna do one of those a bit later.”
“Aw! You’ve made my day, Graeme.”
When it comes to the take, a Dalek eyestalk obscures David’s nose. A problem, surely? Apparently not. If fervour makes you live longer, Graeme must be immortal. “Ooh, that’s fantastic!” he enthuses.
“Do you want me to move my head a little that way?” asks David.
“Nah,” raves the director, “I love it! Your nose is in the eyestalk! We’re keeping it!”
Back inside, Graeme is lining up the Dalek point-of-view shot. David looks delighted. “How do you do that?” ask Billie, as he looks cross-eyed into the Dalek point-of-view camera.
“You push your eyes really far into the centre,” explains David.
“Doesn’t that hurt?”
“A little bit.”
“Ooh, don’t, David,” she shrieks. “You’ll stay like that!”
The rest of the behind-the-scenes photosets are available here