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Old 05 September 2002, 12:14   #1
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Movies that used an Amiga

I found a list of some movies that used an Amiga for graphics/sound:
http://www.sunrise.com.br/amiga/cinema.htm
Can you think of any others?
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Old 05 September 2002, 12:41   #2
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Arrow Titanic and more...

Hey, what about James Cameronís Titanic? I once read they used many Newtek Toasters for rendering the Titanic at sea. Can anyone confirm this?

Edit: I have some more trivia:

Team Hoi (of Venom Wing, Hoi, Clockwiser-fame) also produced in 1993 a commercial for a peanut butter company in The Netherlands. The commercial was fully created with an Amiga. It had some little boys running around a house. The whole house could be viewed side-on like in Little Computer People.

A Dutch news-journal for kids used for its weather-forecast animated clouds, rain and sun all created on Amiga. They have used the graphics for almost four years. If anyone is interested in a Dutch article about this, I can put it online within two weeks.

Adamskiís legendary song/ videoclip ĎKillerí (vocals by Seal) featured a section where some afro-guy is dancing on moving grey-slabs on an orange background. This trivia was explained in the July 1990 edition of CU Amiga.

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Old 05 September 2002, 15:45   #3
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Forget the movies, that Kelen Oliveira is smoking!!!
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Old 05 September 2002, 21:48   #4
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I ones saw a Andrew Blake movie were they used an amiga, it was some kind of VR porn thing.

The amiga has also produced a lot of cheap porn movies, thx to the cheap price of the "hard"ware (pathetic joke).

The loch ness movie with Ted danson, they used an amiga for sync the monitor, on the boat.
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I think I heard that an Amiga was used in some way to create scenes of Caine (Kane?) in Robocop2.

And its not the same thing but does anyone remember seeing that A500 in Paul Robinsons office in Neighbores?
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Wasn`t Babylon 5 created with Amiga`s and toasters and stuff?? I seem to recall
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Amiga's were used on and in the series Miami Vice. Jan Hammer who wrote the series theme music used it, but it's seen on the early shows on desktops of the detectives.
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Re: Titanic and more...

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Hey, what about James Cameronís Titanic? I once read they used many Newtek Toasters for rendering the Titanic at sea. Can anyone confirm this?
For pre-production visualization since time on the real rendering hardware is expensive. The onscreen stuff was done with SGI render farms,.
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Old 06 September 2002, 03:14   #9
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Todd Rungren in his Videos
The beginning of Star trek TNG
AND Skywalker ranch Used AMIGA when they first set up..

Let alone in that time frame, the AMIGA FORCED MS to go from 256 colors to 16million. If hadnt done it, the AMIGA would be the King..
Graphic card makers Updated and Up graded there Video standards from 512k graphic cards to 1meg, 8meg, 16, 32,64, and NOW 128 meg.(it took almost 10 years)

And all the Current Animation progs HAVE TO give there heretige to the TOASTER.. With out it, we would still take 2-5 years to make a 30 sec anim.

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I hate saying this, but Todd Rundgren was a devout Mac freak. He complained that he hated using the Amiga because he only wanted to use his Mac. The only thing he liked about the Amiga was the Video Toaster. I lost massive respect for him when he made these remarks. And he actively campaigned to get the Toaster on the Mac.
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I only knew about Babylon 5 and Sea Quest, I am SURE they used Amigas and Video Toasters on those series.
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I remember Alien≥ used an Amiga as well.
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Some time ago i read somewhere that the magic carpet in Disney's Aladdin was made on Amigas, and the escape sequence through the lava caves too.
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HOW about this one...
On cable, the Preview channel was done first by C64, and THEN the amiga on 60% of companys
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Old 06 September 2002, 15:30   #15
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How about movies that had Amigas IN them? I seem to recall some dreadful late eighties Dexter Fletcher flick where he typed away on his Amiga 500 - although what was on the screen was quite un Amiga like...
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Backgrounds for The Little Mermaid created on Amigas...
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I hate saying this, but Todd Rundgren was a devout Mac freak. He complained that he hated using the Amiga because he only wanted to use his Mac. The only thing he liked about the Amiga was the Video Toaster. I lost massive respect for him when he made these remarks. And he actively campaigned to get the Toaster on the Mac.
Very true, he went out of his way to be a dick about the Amiga and he did not even have his facts straight. He said things like Amiga could not be networked and other false info like this. Back then Apple still was selling many black & white Mac models! The Apple II was always color I never understood why many Macs were black and white for so long. Mac owners like my friend Donald would praise this feature too, go fiqure.
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Old 09 September 2002, 17:55   #18
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I thought the pre-production/visulisation work for Jurassic Park was done on Amigas. As for ST:TNG, I wasn't aware they used Amigas... but as a fan of Star Trek, it would make me happy if they had.

The real question is... how many of those companies STILL use Amigas? Babylon 5 (and Seaquest 20302???) went over to PCs soon after Lightwave was ported.
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Sorry guys the only one I know Babylon 5 has been mentioned
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Jurassic Park...that cracks me up. I remember back when that came out, the Mac guys were quoting one of their (two) magazines in bragging about JP's use of the Macintosh. Turns out it was used in product placement in some of the lab scenes! LOL! We never let them hear the end of that one!
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