Auckland Film maker looking for vintage computers as props

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Auckland Film maker looking for vintage computers as props

Postby tezza on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:28 pm

Hi,

I received this letter from an Ivan Barge yesterday:

Excuse the random email, I am about to make a short film in Auckland, we are looking for some props. The story moves through the 70s-80s-90s-2000s, in a couple of the scenes I was hoping to have some technology of the era. An Atari in the 1980 lounge, a C64 in 1986 and some sort of desktop from an office in 1992. Its a self funded film and without peoples help these things don't get made. I have attached a link to the animatic to give you a better idea of the project:
http://flyingfish.co.nz/~upload/SNOOZET ... 80x720.mov

Sounds like fun. If anyone in Auckland is interested and wants to lend a hand, please get in touch with Ivan directly. His email is ibarge@me.com
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Re: Auckland Film maker looking for vintage computers as props

Postby YetiSeti on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:53 pm

Hi Ivan,

pasting in a bit from an email just sent to you -

As for computer ideas and thoughts :

1980
- Atari 400 (released 1979) - http://oldcomputers.net/atari400.html , http://www.vintage-computer.com/images/atari400.jpg
- Commodore PET 8042 (introduced May 1980) - http://oldcomputers.net/pet4032.html
- IBM PC (introduced 1981) - http://www.vintage-computer.com/ibm_pc.shtml

1986
- Commodore 64 (released 1982) - http://oldcomputers.net/c64.html
- Commodore SX-64 (released 1984) - http://oldcomputers.net/sx64.html
- Amstrad CPC-464 (released 1984) - http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=84 (mentioning this as there's a huge Amstrad collector in Auckland)
- Commodore Amiga 500 (released 1987) - http://oldcomputers.net/amiga500.html

1992
- Apple Mac Classic - http://pc-museum.com/officewing.htm
- IBM PS/2 (circa 1989, continued use into early 90s) - http://pc-museum.com/officewing.htm
- PC General (NZ branded PC company popular then)

Thoughts - home computer vs work/office computer. Computers that have their own screen built-in, have their own separate screen, or use TV screen. Stylised looks, popularity of models, who has them in Auckland ???

If you wanted to stay within a brand, i.e. Apple (maybe they could supply all the computers as they're pretty good at ensuring anything that shows in film is always an Apple product) - Apple II, Apple Mac Plus, Apple Mac LC-III, Apple iMac G3 etc (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_o ... ._products)

After all this, Bob Doran of the Auckland University and their computer museum collection may be the best bet - http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/col ... /multi.htm
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