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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : Famous Amiga Uses updated!
   posted by Bobben on 19-Dec-2009 11:07:07 (1995 reads)
Famous Amiga Uses list has been updated again.

The list shows that Amiga was/is commonly used around the world, in all kinds of situations!

New with this version is a "new and updated" section, so one can see all the new and updated entries in one place.


You can find it here: http://wigilius.se/amiga/
    

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Kicko 
Re: Famous Amiga Uses updated!
Posted on 19-Dec-2009 12:15:36
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Thanks for the update :)

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MickJT 
Re: Famous Amiga Uses updated!
Posted on 19-Dec-2009 14:54:24
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The Simpsons isn't on it. 2 episodes used an Amiga to animate certain portions.

One of them is the space episode. An Amiga was used to animated homer turning around eating the chips (listen to the audio commentary for proof).

Also, there's an episode, forget which season... basically a roadtrip episode so that narrows it down. A panning shot at the very end of the episode (very last few seconds) where they're driving on a bridge; That was animated using an Amiga. Again, the audio commentary is proof.

Perhaps i'll send 'em an email linking to this post.

Edit: Also, a couple of episodes of "The Finder" (aka Finders Keepers). Patrick plays Shadow Of The Beast on an A1000.

Last edited by MickJT on 19-Dec-2009 at 02:56 PM.
Last edited by MickJT on 19-Dec-2009 at 02:54 PM.

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Cass 
Re: Famous Amiga Uses updated!
Posted on 19-Dec-2009 17:15:59
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From: Athens, Greece

I recently saw When Strangers Appear (2001) where you can spot a 1084 monitor with a text message and a cursor blinking (not amiga specific, more like DPaint text). The KB is not Amiga, but I think they used the big fonts on screen for the shake of the movie.
Note: The NTSC version won`t look much like a 1084, please check the Pal, you may notice the power button! (I saw it on TV , so I couldn`t rewind/check twice).

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minator 
Re: Famous Amiga Uses updated!
Posted on 19-Dec-2009 17:45:23
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TV station in cyprus, still uses an Amiga today.
Apparently no one has the slightest idea about it but it is still in use as both a character generator / animator and er, coffee cup holder!

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Varthall 
Re: Famous Amiga Uses updated!
Posted on 19-Dec-2009 19:03:49
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Who knows when/if OS4. MOS or AROS will be seen in any movie/tv serie in the future...

Varthall

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Bobben 
Re: Famous Amiga Uses updated!
Posted on 19-Dec-2009 20:32:21
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Thanks for the comments and information!

I'll incorporate the info in a future update.

Until then, Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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Gebrochen 
Re: Famous Amiga Uses updated!
Posted on 20-Dec-2009 2:56:00
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Fantastic Four??

are you sure, because that is a movie made not so long ago.

Either way, Terminator 2, one of the best films ever, via Amiga morph effects, thats awesome.

Cheers

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ara 
Re: Famous Amiga Uses updated!
Posted on 20-Dec-2009 8:13:13
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Concerning the "Titanic" entry stating that "Amiga and Video Toaster was used":
The newtek website only says that LightWave was used (Windows or Amiga version?).

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Bobben 
Re: Famous Amiga Uses updated!
Posted on 20-Dec-2009 10:18:30
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No, it's this one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109770/
I'll look into getting date (year) on the movies, so there'll be less mix ups...

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Bobben 
Re: Famous Amiga Uses updated!
Posted on 20-Dec-2009 10:51:00
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Made some tiny fixes to the list, one is the fantastic four movie...

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Daff 
Re: Famous Amiga Uses updated!
Posted on 20-Dec-2009 11:01:10
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In Dijon, France, the cable TV station used an Amiga until 2005/2006. I often saw guru meditation in transparence in the own channel of the TV station.

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elwood 
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Posted on 20-Dec-2009 12:00:43
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Thanks Bobben. Great job!

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