Series 8 - Episode 6

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Re: Series 8 - Episode 6

Post by Canadanne » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:42 pm

What is Brother Strange referring to when he says "And remember - duck, and keep to the right!"? If he's talking about snapdragons in the dwarf tunnel, they certainly don't take his advice and no snapdragons appear. There aren't any fireballs in the clue room either.

It's pretty weird how the Skeletron's marching can be heard before and during its actual formation. :P

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Re: Series 8 - Episode 6

Post by stevendoig » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:18 pm

Regarding other posts doubting the death scene...

I reckon (someone could probably correct me:) ) that a lot of death scenes were re-filmed to make them more convincing. He probably originally took his step to the left and the crew then said 'Sorry, you're dead' They then re-filmed it with instructions to the dungeoneer to 'step left and act like you're falling'.

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Re: Series 8 - Episode 6

Post by JamesA » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:09 am

stevendoig wrote:I reckon (someone could probably correct me:) ) that a lot of death scenes were re-filmed to make them more convincing. He probably originally took his step to the left and the crew then said 'Sorry, you're dead' They then re-filmed it with instructions to the dungeoneer to 'step left and act like you're falling'.
That is indeed what would have happened in some cases.

If a dungeoneer took a step that would mean that they were to "plummet" to their death as a result, the death scene of them falling would be re-filmed with the dungeoneer standing on a blue block and then taking the necessary step off the block so it looks like they're falling to their doom (when in fact the blue block against the blue Chromakey background is deceptive enough to mean that they're just stepping down a few centimetres in reality).

Another example of a "falling death scene" is where the dungeoneer takes the wrong step but instead of having them step off a blue block the dungeoneer would simply be instructed to raise both arms in the air whilst the camera would tilt upwards with them against the blue background so the editing/production team could then make it out to be as if they were falling.
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