Pickles previously provided additional VFX for World Enough and Time and Twice Upon a Time. Specifically, he created the black hole in World Enough, and created a morphing transition between William Hartnell's and David Bradley's First Doctors, used at the start of Twice Upon a Time.
Known in fandom for his YouTube channel, John Smith VFX, Pickles has been making fan-made Doctor Who title sequences since the age of 16, eight years before his Jodie Whittaker titles hit the screens. He has since produced other notable VFX videos on that channel, often involving the Doctor or the TARDIS, or indeed BBC One's Sherlock. In December 2013, John Smith VFX released Wholock, the Sherlock/Doctor Who crossover, which went "viral", and gained the amateur VFX artist significant online attention.
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