I don’t know what happened to me. I’ve haven’t wrote on this blog in a while. So did anyone watch the trailer for the new Transformers while watching the super bowl? Well I was and I didn’t even noticed that this trailer. Maybe I didn’t care for the commercials because they were just not good. It seems a lot of these advertisers are just paying big bucks just the get on the spot and don’t support it with some great witty commercials. Super Bowl used to be not only about the game itself, but it was also about the commercials. Many non-sports fans watched only for the commercials, but this year it just wasn’t up to par.
Enough of that ramble, what I was trying to get at was the short teaser for Transformers 3. Can anybody say whoo hoo. More destruction and action. Surprised how quickly they got Chicago to look so damaged and have the autobots looking and moving great. Considering the film was just filmed last summer, kudos to the hard working artists for a great job. I’m sure the footage isn’t final, but man if those the last scenes, Chicago is going to be annialated to a pulp.
Oh yeah, anyone noticed how a lot of these trailers are doing the single beat thing and timing the video with it. I don’t know about you, but I believe Inception (I could be wrong) started this whole craze with trailers doing this to create some sort of mood, almost like a climax til the title is shown. It’s almost like a trend. Anyways, if you haven’t seen the new teaser trailer for Transformers 3 check it out below:
The Transformers crew has now closed off half of Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue. It seems like every tourist and local shoppers were out tonight just watching the crew set up the street for the weekend shoot. Crashed cars are being set up throughout the street. All the movie props were being stored at the vacant lot south of the AMC River East theaters. It’s pretty unbelievable that Michigan Avenue is closed for the weekend as it’s the most busiest/crowded street in all of downtown. The movie studios must have paid millions to close down the retail stores.
Well you film in the heart of the city what else do expect. Here are some videos of what people have caught during the filming of Transformers 3. Gotta say that Semi Truck looks freaking clean even with all those debris. I’m still surprised that they allowed people to shoot video. They also had the people just one block away from the shooting. Crazy I say. Now here are videos that people took during filming (action sequences).
Head on over to Gizmodo to view some of the cars they had.
Lots of explosions on LaSalle Street happened this past Saturday. Expect to see the same street where Batman flipped Joker’s truck in Michael Bay’s Transformer 3! Check out Optimus Prime’s Trailer! It looked smaller in person than on the screen. I couldn’t take a picture of the actual truck because it was near the crash scene. Below is also a pic of a 4×4.
It’s July 9th 2010 and Paramount Studios has arrived in Chicago! They’ve got a couple semi-trucks parked in Chicago’s Loop. The trucks are guarded and are labeled “Paramount Studios – Los Angeles”. Maybe they’ve got the AutoBot cars in each truck? The film crew has stored all the building rubble props in the old vacant lot that was previously used to store all the cop cars from the Dark Knight. They were also filming on the El Trains (Brown Line). LaSalle Street is closed and they’ll most likely film something in the wee hours of Saturday morning. As most of you know, LaSalle Street is where the Dark Knight’s truck flip occurred. Check out the photos below and keep an out on this website these coming days as we’ll post more pictures.
That’s right folks. Starting July 9, the filming of the 3rd Transformers will start in Chicago. Here’s the schedule if you want to snap up some pics (it wouldn’t matter though since all the transformers are in CG):
Friday, July 9 from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM on Monday, July 12 LaSalle Street from Jackson to Randolph
Washington from Wells to Clark
Randolph from Wacker to Wells
Thursday, July 16 from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM on Monday, July 19
Michigan Avenue from Wacker to Ohio/Ontario
Sunday, July 18 from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM on Thursday, July 22
Wacker between Michigan and Wabash
Might be troublesome for those who work downtown as it seems like their last week there, they’ll be filming during the week.