Thursday, February 22, 2007

Listenin to old BBC radio Sherlock Holmes dramatisations, still fantastic, even though I've listened to 'em a thousand times; great when you're boarding and havin' a tv or dvd playing is too distracting for work.

Found this drawin' a while ago. Drew it between scripts in Studio 352. A mate approached the BBC way back then and suggested animating an episode of one of the dramatisations, seeing as for animation purposes, the dialogue, effects and music tracks were already recorded. The dilemma they threw back at him was that animated shows are given twenty minute slots, whereas these were three quarters of an hour in length - so with production costs etc., it probably wouldn't have made sense. Still though, they beat the shit outta the twenty minute shows Gielgud/Richardson did in the fifties; and better still than the Rathbone/Bruce episodes recorded in the States in the forties. Maybe if they'd seen an animatic, it might've changed their minds, but seriously who has that kinda time? Drfinitely not myself - top it off I guess they'd make better sense just as live action, there's not much scope there for animation, animation-wise in the sense that they're not cartoons, they're more period pieces. Still though I'd've given my left arm to work on The Red-Headed League or one of them - I'd'a needed the right hand for drawin obviously!

2 comments:

Garrett said...

Would you believe I actually remember that drawing very well.

Luxembourg: Great times, great people, God-awful place!

Stephen said...

sure, ye need the right hand fer 'drawing'...