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    When I'm watching stuff on the TV and in the cinema (back when we used to be able), I often find myself drawn to the equipment.

    Was watching Cobra Kai on Netflix and in the dojo office, there was an HP printer and (to no surprise to my wife and daughter) I said, "Hey, isn't that an HP Laserjet 4050?"

    Do you find your attention being drawn to copier and printer tech in odd situations?

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    Re: Watching TV and Film

    Quote Originally Posted by skelband View Post
    When I'm watching stuff on the TV and in the cinema (back when we used to be able), I often find myself drawn to the equipment.

    Was watching Cobra Kai on Netflix and in the dojo office, there was an HP printer and (to no surprise to my wife and daughter) I said, "Hey, isn't that an HP Laserjet 4050?"

    Do you find your attention being drawn to copier and printer tech in odd situations?
    Sadly, yes.
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    My wife stops every movie at the scene that you can see the copier ... "What kind of copier is that?"

    Often, even on very recent movies, the prop copiers are ancient. Sadly, I can usually identify them. =^..^=
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    Re: Watching TV and Film

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    My wife stops every movie at the scene that you can see the copier ... "What kind of copier is that?"

    Often, even on very recent movies, the prop copiers are ancient. Sadly, I can usually identify them. =^..^=
    Sadly, I am quite of this offence!

    Yes, most prop copiers are ancient.

    In Nova Scotia, with great,unique, natural seascapes and coastal communities, we use to do an OK business with film productions.

    The industry employed a lot of local and skilled people who spent back in the local communities.

    The Nova Scotia government gave film companies a lot of $ subsidies.

    Eventually, pre-pandemic, the subsidies ended and the industry went elsewhere.

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    It was always 50-50 if you got paid for dragging your copier out to some distant place.

    For those film companies that did pay, they printed a lot of pages.

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    Re: Watching TV and Film

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    My wife stops every movie at the scene that you can see the copier ... "What kind of copier is that?"

    Often, even on very recent movies, the prop copiers are ancient. Sadly, I can usually identify them. =^..^=

    Think only yesterday saw a KM DI2510 on a sitcom set while walking by.
    The other day a Ricoh FT 3013! Probably been in the prop store for the last 25 years...
    Whatever

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    Re: Watching TV and Film

    Quote Originally Posted by allan View Post
    Think only yesterday saw a KM DI2510 on a sitcom set while walking by.
    The other day a Ricoh FT 3013! Probably been in the prop store for the last 25 years...
    The FT would be easy to spot, though...seeing how it was built out of wood.
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    Re: Watching TV and Film

    I often see them in commercials I do not copier commercials.

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    Re: Watching TV and Film

    Quote Originally Posted by skelband View Post
    When I'm watching stuff on the TV and in the cinema (back when we used to be able), I often find myself drawn to the equipment.

    Was watching Cobra Kai on Netflix and in the dojo office, there was an HP printer and (to no surprise to my wife and daughter) I said, "Hey, isn't that an HP Laserjet 4050?"

    Do you find your attention being drawn to copier and printer tech in odd situations?
    Not just copier equipment. One TV show I was watching had the main characters find "explosives" strapped to the wooden foundation of a raised deck. The "bombs" were large toner bottles (of the sort used in a B&W production copier) painted over. I spotted that one immediately.

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    Re: Watching TV and Film

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    My wife stops every movie at the scene that you can see the copier ... "What kind of copier is that?"

    Often, even on very recent movies, the prop copiers are ancient. Sadly, I can usually identify them. =^..^=
    I think that is simply one of the pitfalls of working in any industry for any length of time. My significant other has been in the health care industry for more than 30 years. Most of that time she has been in charge of materials management for a large company. Any time some piece of medical equipment appears in a movie or TV show, she will invariably pop up with an identification of it along with whether it is outdated or current, its nomenclature and part number. It annoys her too.
    Last edited by DRichard; 1 Week Ago at 02:35 PM. Reason: correction of fact

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