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Commodore sneaks into amateur movies
« on: June 03, 2012, 10:28 AM »
     I've been into amateur film-making since 1970 (the good, old days with Super 8, film splicers, and splicing tape and glue), and since 1979, my students have made movies as a class project.  In the late 70's-early 80's, it was Super 8, then it was VHS-C/VHS, then it was Digital 8, and now it is hi-def DV.
     Back in the mid to late 80's, the students would sometimes have my SX-64 in their movies (hey, there it is as the control console of their spaceship).  Well, this year I've snuck the Commodore again into their movies!  In "The Robbery", the Jersey Shore characters close out the movie by playing Decathlon on a brown C64.  In "Solo te mueres una vez" (You Only Die Once), the film-noir detective has a Commodore Plus/4 box peering from the back seat of his car.

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Re: Commodore sneaks into amateur movies
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012, 05:52 PM »
Yeah! No more students!
 
I had gathered from your prior posts that you worked in education.  Just never knew it involved video.  Would be nice if you could find the time to review MP128.  I plan on working on it some more later this summer.
 
Right now I've been working on the Commodore BASIC wiki.  Got most of the boring stuff done.  However I just got a pop-up from Microsoft:
 
Quote from: Automatic Update
Updating your computer is almost complete.  Your computer needs to be restarted for the updates to take effect.  Windows will restart your computer automatically in 4:41 minutes.
 
Do you want to restart your computer now?
[ Restart Now ]  [ Restart Later ]
But the option "Restart Later" is grayed out and can not be selected.  Why?  Somebody should drop a nuke on Redmond.
 
My fault for connecting to the Internet, I suppose.
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Re: Commodore sneaks into amateur movies
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 10:42 AM »
Would be nice if you could find the time to review MP128.  I plan on working on it some more later this summer.
     Ah, thanks for the push.  After I come back from Oregon, I'll try to get around to it.

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Re: Commodore sneaks into amateur movies
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 03:46 PM »
\Well, this year I've snuck the Commodore again into their movies!
     I have posted screenshots from the two movies.  Go to

          http://retro-link.blogspot.com/2012/07/commodore-in-student-movies.html

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