The BBC are releasing a new book this month entitled ‘BBC VFX: The Story of the BBC Visual Effects’ Department by Mike Tucker and Mat Irvine.
Written by two long-serving members of the visual effects department and based on original interviews with effects designers from throughout the department’s history, the book is filled with anecdotes and insights into how the effects were created in many classic shows. Fully illustrated with fascinating production photos and sketches, most of which have never been published.
The book includes a feature on CASUALTY with some great behind the scenes photos and information from the show, which is sure to interest the avid fan.
Focusing particularly on some of the spectacular series openers and finales, the book talks about the strategic planning around Series 6 episode ‘Cascade’ which involved a plane crash in Holby and Series 17 opener ‘De-ja Vu’ which featured a helicopter crash.
There also includes behind the scenes photos from episodes; Series 16’s ‘Holding the Baby’, which saw an ambulance crash off a railway bridge and Series 18’s train crash opener ‘End of the Line’.
The 240-page book covers fifty classic BBC shows in every genre from sci-fi and drama to comedy and documentary. Other series features include Doctor Who, Eastenders, Blakes 7, Monty Python, The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Goodies, Are You Being Served to name just a few.
The book is released on 25th November 2010 and holby.tv readers have been given a special discount to buy the book.
To order BBC VFX for £16 inc. p and p (RRP £30) please call 01903 828503, quoting offer code AUR292.
To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book, visit the holby.tv community forums