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Re: Opening titles in TV etc
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2009, 12:46:21 AM »
Wow, good catch Matt! 

So now I have to ask this.  Are there any clips with phone ringing and handset jumping around in the cradle?  I'd like to figure out a way to make that happen.  G3 would probably work best.
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Re: Opening titles in TV etc
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2009, 01:14:45 AM »
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Wow, good catch Matt! 

So now I have to ask this.  Are there any clips with phone ringing and handset jumping around in the cradle?  I'd like to figure out a way to make that happen.  G3 would probably work best.

I looked for a clip, but that of course only happens in cartoons. We used to do a lot of mechanical special effects in theater productions, and I'm sure it could be done somehow, if one just wanted the comical effect.
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Re: Opening titles in TV etc
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2009, 01:26:04 AM »
Wow, good catch Matt! 

So now I have to ask this.  Are there any clips with phone ringing and handset jumping around in the cradle?  I'd like to figure out a way to make that happen.  G3 would probably work best.
Hook up a solonoid from a buzzer, with the push rod up through the handset plunger hole, or connected to the plunger. When you energize it the handset will jump around. Any low voltage plunger type solonoid should work, even 110 volt types.

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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2009, 02:20:29 AM »
Good thinking, D/P. :)
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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2009, 08:50:29 AM »
Here's one I haven't seen posted yet. The first couple years of The Bob Newhart Show opened with Bob answering the 2565 keyset in his office with "Hello" and then the music started. There isn't a YouTube clip of it, that I can find, so you'll have to be satisfied with the audio clip and your imagination.

http://www.televisiontunes.com/Bob_Newhart_Show_(The).html

Anyone else remember the yellow 2702 Bob and Emily had on the counter at the shelves in the living room? Bob Newhart was also famous for his telephone routines in his comedy act.
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Re: Opening titles in TV etc
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2009, 12:51:23 PM »
Good thinking, D/P. :)
Just to elaborate a little, you could hook up a solonoid to a working phone, and hook the wires to the ringer. As the ringer rings, the solonoid would also bounce the handset. When the ringer stops the handset would also stop.
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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2009, 12:56:56 PM »
Yeah, Dan, that's kind of what I was thinking.  The ringing and jiggling need to happen simultaneously and ideally be generated from the same source.  I think I know of someone locally who could help with this.  I have a black '56-ish 500 that needs a handset.  I'll keep an eye out for a cheap 500 with a G3 and one of these days in my "spare time" mess around with this concept.

Unless somebody here beats me to it (highly likely) and posts a clip of their handiwork.

Ralph
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Re: Opening titles in TV etc
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2009, 01:11:52 PM »
Ralph;
All you will need to make it is an solonoid that vibrates at the same voltage as the ringers, and old doorbell buzzer maybe.
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Re: Opening titles in TV etc
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2009, 03:33:25 PM »
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2009, 03:59:24 PM »
George Cowley tries hard to smash his new fangled car phone here, when he gets a call from the GPO saying his line rental bill has skyrocketed...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCFVEvZvo3g
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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2009, 04:40:18 PM »
This isn't the opening title, but it's a clip showing a running gag from a British show called The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin. I always loved to see the office scenes when Reggie had these different colored phones on his desk and he always said what color phone he was on when he answered it. He does that at the beginning of this clip. I guess I should say colour for you Brits. The sound effects of the chair aren't bad too. In this scene he and his boss CJ have traded places.  Perhaps someone knows what model telephones these are. I've seen them in other British shows, but never in so many colors. I know a bit about old British comedy, but very little about the phones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBm-2-HyZPg
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« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2009, 05:22:23 PM »
jsowers, the yellow is a 746, you can see the body screw at the back above the linecords, the others dont have these so they will be 706's which attach the body under the handset cradle (with 2 screws).

I errrr, still make folks answering my phones state which colour they are on, all thanks to Reggie...
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Re: Opening titles in TV etc
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2009, 03:19:01 AM »
Not an opening scene, but it's the Bat phone and Cat phone and Commissioner Gordon's other phones:  (Cat phone looks more like a lamb phone to me).

http://www.wikio.com/video/1507315
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