Yahoo.com Visit’s Transformers Set

Posted on Nov 29, 2013

From Yahoo:

I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool,” Bay told us from the Detroit set of this fourth chapter. “This is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won’t be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one].

But despite Optimus’s updated design, Bay is quick to point out that this really is the fourth in an ongoing series – “reboot” is a dirty word here. “It feels like a new chapter, this movie,” he says. “But it’s not a reboot. This movie lives in the history of the ‘Transformers’ movies, and this one starts three years after the last. It feels fresh.

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Transformers Age Of Extinction Set Photos: Michael Bay In Wulong Karst National Park, China

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

Left to right: Director/Executive Producer Michael Bay with Camera Operator James Skotchdopole in Wulong Karst National Park on the Southeast China set of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures.

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Transformers Age Of Extinction Set Photos: Michael Bay And Mark Wahlberg

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

Left to right: Director/Executive Producer Michael Bay discusses a scene with Mark Wahlberg (who plays Cade Yeager) on the Detroit set of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures.

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Transformers Age Of Extinction Set Photos: Michael Bay And Nicola Peltz

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

Left to right: Director/Executive Producer Michael Bay demonstrates a scene with Nicola Peltz (who plays Tessa Yeager) on the set of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures.

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Transformers Age Of Extinction Set Photos: Jack Reynor

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

Jack Reynor plays Shane Dyson in TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures.

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Transformers Age Of Extinction Set Photos: Nicola Peltz

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

Nicola Peltz plays Tessa Yeager in TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures.

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Transformers Age Of Extinction Set Photos: Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor And BumbleBee

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

Left to right: Mark Wahlberg plays Cade Yeager and Jack Reynor plays Shane Dyson with Bumblebee (center, as a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS) in TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures.

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Transformers Age Of Extinction Set Photos: Optimus Prime

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

The new Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America) in TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures.

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Michael Bay Visits Harvard’s Graduate School of Design

Posted on Nov 24, 2013

Nelson here…

On a cold and rainy Friday November morning, Michael Bay and Architect Chad Oppenheim visited the Harvard University Graduate School Of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Oppenheim began by introducing himself and thanking Harvard for the invitation. He then proceeded to introduce Michael Bay to a packed house.  Speaking to students and staff, Bay began by recounting his childhood, academic life, and his professional career. Along the first half of the three-hour engagement Bay showed some video clips of his work, artwork and design of the Transformers movies, and some behind the scenes of ‘Pearl Harbor’. Afterwards he took a few questions from the audience.

In the second half, Oppenheim spoke about his involvement in the design and legal challenges in designing and building Bay’s Bel Air home while Bay added very colorful commentary here and there. One of the things many things that got the students undivided attention was a video demo the software Oppenheim used to show visualizations of the house. It was software based on video game engines which allow the user to walk through the house like you would in a video game. Bay urged staff and students to improve their pre-visualization software. Finally, the last twenty minutes were taken up by a barrage of questions from the audience.

Before leaving, Bay chatted with students, signed autographs, posed for pictures with students and was given a tour of Gund Hall.

 

Gund Hall, Harvard University Graduate School Of Design

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Michael Bay and Architect Chad Oppenheim at Harvard Graduate School Of Design

Michael Bay & Chad Oppenheim pose with students at Harvard Graduate School Of Design
Michael Bay at Harvard University Graduate School Of Design
Michael Bay at Harvard Graduate School Of Design

Michael Bay at Harvard Graduate School Of Design

 

Entertainment Tonight Goes Behind The Scenes On Transformers 4 (Part 1)

Posted on Nov 21, 2013

ET takes you behind the scenes on Transformers 4 in Detroit.