TF3 Update & Haiti

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

Hello everyone,

Busy scouting – Chicago, Detroit, and Washington D.C. for Transformers last week. Things are going well. The script is feeling very different from the other two. I ended my scout down in Miami this weekend to load my plane with 14 Florida Surgeons, specialists in various fields and flew them down to Haiti. We then returned with a planeload of a team of exhausted Miami Fire rescue. It is proving very difficult for these volunteers to get back home.

They say the news hardly gives the true scope of what really happened. They really feel about 500,000 probably died. One of the worst stories I heard from people down there – because of the huge lack of education in Haiti – when the earthquake struck – everyone ran inside buildings most likely to their graves. The state of Florida is really pulling their weight in this massive effort. Here some pics:


Miami Rescue down in Haiti for a week, coming home.

Rescue Team coming home

4500x blocking a Russian transport plane that looks old

Trauma Surgeon

Nationally known eye surgeon


Posted on Feb 26, 2010

Nelson here…

Last night Bay appeared on Starz’s In The House” and had some things to say about TF

Pain & Gain or TF3:

“The true story is we went to Vegas to celebrate [‘Revenge of the Fallen’] crossing the $400 million mark domestic. I said I’m excited to do my small little movie. They said, well we’re here to talk about that. I’ve become friends with these guys that run Paramount and they [told me,] ‘We’re going to get fired if we don’t have a 2011 franchise,’ so I’m like you can’t let these guys down. “The economy’s been so rough, it’s kind of important. When you say yes to movie like this you automatically give 3000 people jobs. 1000 for the toys. 2000 for the filmmaking. I’m going to put [the small film] on hold and do it right after [‘Transformers 3’].”

On TF3:

“You can’t just rehash the old,” he explained. “We’re adding a lot of new elements. We’re adding new characters. We’re adding a lot of twists.”

On TF3 & 3D:

“It’s a process we’re testing with some ‘Transformers’ scenes,” he said. “How successful it is with my movie in terms of a lot of real stuff coming out of the frame, real dirt, real complicated little particles coming towards the lens, because hopefully that process will work. I’ve seen some tests that look great on other movies. I just want to see how it looks on my footage.”

Source: MTV

Chicago & Moscow Here We Come!

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

Nelson here…

Spoke with Michael today and got some little info on TF3: there will be big action sequences shot in Chicago and Moscow this time around.

Also, Mike will match the amount raised by the TF2 DVD/Blu-ray sales for the Make A Wish Foundation.

Stay tuned.

Michael Bay on Encore’s “In the House”

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

Nelson here…

Michael will be featured on Encore’s “In the House” with Peter Gruber and Peter Bart on February 25. Check your local TV listings.

Click on the image below to view Michael Bay’s interview featured on “In The House.”

Source: Starz

Thanks to Andrea R.

Source: M&C

Happy Birthday Michael Bay

Posted on Feb 17, 2010

Nelson here….

On behalf of all fans I would like to wish Michael a happy birthday!

To wish him a happy birthday, do so here.

Michael Bay’s Super Bowl Charity Party Raises More Than $200,000

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

The 2nd annual Big Game Big Give invitation-only fundraiser benefiting The Giving Back Fund raised more than $200,000 for charity on Super Saturday, the night before Super Bowl in Miami.

With the help of host Transformers director Michael Bay, and his beautiful waterfront estate as its backdrop, over 350 celebrities, athletes and business leaders united for philanthropy. The spectacular event was produced by MMG, an event-marketing agency based in Miami and New York, and was voted the number one Super Bowl party on ESPN’s party report.

The elite crowd toasted Michael Bay alongside The Giving Back Fund’s Founder and President, Marc Pollick, while enjoying a pairing menu created by Jonathan Eismann’s Pacific Time restaurant and Dewar’s Signature cocktails. Guests included:

Adam Sandler (Grown Ups)
Adam Goodman (President, Paramount Pictures)
Alan Dershowitz (Renowned Attorney)
Amobi Okoye (Houston Texans)
Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break)
Brad Penny (St Louis Cardinals)
AnnaLynne McCord (90210)
Brandon Fields (Miami Dolphins)
Beau Flynn (Producer)
Calais Campbell (Arizona Cardinals)
Chace Crawford (Gossip Girls)
Dan Carpenter (Miami Dolphins)
Chris Rock (Grown Ups)
Duane Brown (Houston Texans)
David Spade (Grown Ups)
David Robb (CEO, Utopia)
Ed Razek (CEO, Victoria’s Secret)
Ed Westwick (Gossip Girls)
Jim Gray (Sportscaster)
Ken Brenner (CEO, LegacyDirect)
Gavin Degraw (Musician)
Ken Dorsey (NFL Legend)
Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girls)
La’Roi Glover (NFL Legend)
Jim Palotta (co-owner,Boston Celtics)
Sam Madison (NFL Legend)
Joanna Krupa (Supermodel)
Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals)
Karina Smirnoff (Dancing With The Stars)
Marcus Allen (NFL Legend)
Katie Cassidy (90210)
Mark Sanchez (New York Jets)
Kellan Lutz (Twilight)
Marvin Jones (NFL Legend)
Kevin James (Grown Ups)
Mitch Richmond (NBA Legend)
Leigh Steinberg (Sports Agent)
Phillip Buchanon (Detroit Lions)
Michael Bay (Director)
Rita LeBlanc (New Orleans Saints, VP, Owner)
Ryan Steelberg (CEO, BAT)
Rob Moore (Chairman, Paramount Pictures)
Trevor Donovan (90120)
Sabby Piscitelli (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Source: GivingBack.Org

‘Revenge of The Fallen’ Nominated for Best Sound Mixing

Posted on Feb 2, 2010

Nelson here…

The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning in which ‘Revenge of The Fallen’ got a nomination for Best Sound Mixing.

Congrats to Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Geoffrey Patterson, and the whole team.

Photos courtesy of Greg P. Russell.

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