Milk to Provide VFX for Doctor Who Series 8

Those technical wizards at Milk Visual Effects have been commissioned to produce effects for the next series of Doctor Who, which starts production in January.

This will continue a long association with the programme for Will Cohen and his team, many of whom have worked on the programme since its 2005 return. When The Mill closed its film and TV arm the staff set up on their own, their first job being creating stereo 3D effects for the fiftieth anniversary episode. No pressure there, then.

Work on the special comprised some 129 different effects, the most challenging being the 3D Time Lord art at The National Gallery. Says VFX Supervisor Murray Barber:

The script defined it as a normal painting, so we had to come up with a concept to make it look 3D. The other issue is that 90 percent of people would see the episode in 2D. So we had to come up with a solution to creating a 3D object that you see in 2D, which is quite a challenging concept.

Should you wish to know more about an area of the production that sometimes gets taken for granted, an in-depth feature can now be read online.

While we’re on the topic, What was your favourite effect from The Day of the Doctor?

(Via Hollywood Reporter | Thanks to Richard.)


Jonathan has followed the Doctor's adventures since the late Pertwee era, and he isn't about to stop now. A charity worker from Hull, he enjoys following Hull City's fortunes, listening to Bruce Springsteen and collecting all manner of Doctor Who ephemera. He blogs about Doctor Who merchandise at

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