Date: December / 09 / 2010 + Comments: 0
In a recent interview Michael Bay talked about Transformers: Dark of the Moon, he said:
- After talking to Buzz Aldrin (who is involved in the movie), Bay thinks they really went to the Moon in the 60s
- The teaser trailer has no final effects footage. He wouldn’t even call any shot close to 80% done
- He says you have got to massage every 3D shot
- They are ahead in the editing right now because he is putting a lot of pressure on himself to do pristine 3D
- If you want to do proper 3D it is a $30 million price tag. If you want to do dual eye-rendered robots, you got another 30% charge, because you got two eyes now, two different visual effects that have got to be blended. There is more work on the visual effects shots.
- Did 5 months of research trying to decide between post conversion and shooting in 3D. Tested everything.
- Says they will have shot 70% or so in 3D and they will post convert the rest
- He has 3 full time editors working on the film due to how much has to get done in such a short period of time
- Spends an hour and a half everyday talking to ILM via video conferencing to talk about the effects. Goes up there all the time to talk individually with the animators. Says 25% of the CG work is being done at Digital Domain and the rest at ILM
- We shot most of my close-ups with faces with anamorphic film (2D), because that stuff is easier to convert and it is just more beautiful than the digital.
Post author: Daniel Semper