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Devious on facebook

Now we know little of these sorts of thing as you all know, as indeed we know little about anything. We find that approach works best. Anyway, Ashley has seen fit to create a group on facebook.com for the sheer hell of it. Not sure what will happen as a result really but here goes. It seems to work for other groups out there and it can't do any harm.

Devious always has been primarily been a social thing anyway, and so facebook is an obvious place for us to make a little home. The main website here will of course continue and be the main place for latest news and features about this project, whilst the more social side of things may well develop on the facebook area.

The group is at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=128101177090

Now Ashley nearly didn't bother creating this group since he had just gone over to the DWM forum and read a whole lot of disparaging comments about the War Games clip and Devious generally which put him off. But then Stephen and others talked him around and reminded him of what they do in similar situations - ignore it. Indeed Stephen as a radio and sometime TV presenter has had his fair share of comment including online and not all of it is positive. To be true to what you do in any kind of artistic area you need to rise above most of the criticism. Read too many reviews and you don't want to get out of bed in the morning. We remember not wanting to read the reviews of the Evil of the Daleks and Masterplan plays in the local press - and yet they were very positive. And of course we've been reviewed by the DWM itself (with mixed reaction) and had a lovely letter of support in the current issue.

So what do you do with reviews and comment? Well if your work is out there for people to buy then of course they will make comment on it. A difficulty for us is that we have always said we are an amateur fan film and to have a segment put onto a professional DVD as an extra has added extra pressure and extra focus on us. Comments on the technical quality or the acting etc we have to bear but then we do have the proviso that the footage is largely 15 years old or thereabouts and that any other effects or later stitching has been done perhaps a bit quickly in order to achieve a finished clip. The keen eyed amongst you will have noticed the lack of daleks in the War Games clip - we were told late on that we couldn't include them due to budget constraints for the DVD (which is understandable) and so we had to build a slightly different explanation for the Interim Doctor without showing them. That's like doing a trailer for any Dr Who dalek story without including a dalek. Even in shadow! Tricky. So we hope what you did get to see managed to work in some way or other - when we get a chance we'd like to show you the explanatory sequence WITH daleks in - it would have looked entirely different and much more effective we think.

Still, those of you that saw the Evil and Masterplan plays would have seen our daleks there (along with Stuart's wonderful creation too) and seen the measure of our props properly. To that end we're also including some images from the plays on our facebook site. We also want to use it to promote other fan films so if you have any connections to any then please join our group and let us know!

So if you've been popping along to the Devious site for a while, or are a new visitor then please pop over to our facebook group and say a "hello" to us - we'd love to hear from you and make contact. We are calling the group "Devious - fan film" at the moment although it could change to help in searching.

cheers

 

archive 2009

14 Dec 2009

Now here's something we have been thinking about for a while. It's a sensible way forward for...

9 Nov 2009

Well we have made some progress on things but not as much as we would have liked.... It's all...

1 Sep 2009

Alex from Type 40 Models in Worthing (plug for a friend of Devious!) had supervised the...

26 Aug 2009

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18 Aug 2009

Direct from our art department (as if we have one!) - and with full apologies to the designers...

14 Aug 2009

We've started to go through Arthur's excellent archive and we'll be putting up new images to the...

7 Aug 2009

We've got the first photo of Alex's new dalek from the 1st of August Worthing Doctor Who event....

5 Aug 2009

We thought as we have so many images of our fleet of daleks they really ought to have their own...

25 Jul 2009

Well I've just got back half an hour ago from the first showing of Devious for years. Not since...

22 Jul 2009

One of our troop - Arthur - who played both Aturo and the infamous "Wiggy" in Devious has just...

20 Jul 2009

Hi there followers! On the day that the first new image of the Eleventh Doctor in costume is...

8 Jul 2009

UPDATE - see it here on the BBC site.. link - will only work for 24 hours and prob only UK

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6 Jul 2009

Well, the webmaster for this site is on holiday this week so updates may be a little...

6 Jul 2009

Well, the webmaster for this site is on holiday this week so updates may be a little sparse....

1 Jul 2009

Well, it's by no means definite, and we're nervous about saying too much, but... we may appear...

26 Jun 2009

(update -26 June) Well, we've just pushed the button to change servers. Ashley has...

18 Jun 2009

(update - 18 June) Well, the bubble is about to burst! After all the years of Devious being...

11 Jun 2009

(update - 11 June) Stephen from the team will apparently be speaking on air on BBC Radio...

5 Jun 2009

Meanwhile Ashley's been rummaging around our huge archive to bring you some new(ish) images (...

27 May 2009

It's the exciting news to beat all exciting news in fact!...

22 May 2009

...would be good to have of course, and with luck we'll be able to supply you with some soon...

6 May 2009

In a long line of excuses for the lack of progress in the modelwork department, Ashley has now...

12 Mar 2009

... is still continuing - reaching a climax in fact. The Two and a Halfth Doctor is still around...

3 Mar 2009

Hope you are all out there doing something special for this year's Comic Relief. Even if it's...

11 Feb 2009

... to any one who has arrived here for the first time - perhaps as a result of reading about us...

13 Jan 2009

Just sorting through a few things and found these pics from November (08!) in which you can see...