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Transformers 3 And The Super Bowl

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:

Video courtesy of clevverTV .

Transformers 3 Chicago: Videos Trickling In

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.

Transformers 3 Films On July In Chicago

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.

Midway Is Now WB Games

Yep, it may not be official right now, but it’s official when it shows up on Warner Brothers/TimeWarner  job listings. So if you’re in Chicago looking for a job in the game industry and got experience then go ahead and apply.  It looks like they’re hiring for positions that Midway laid off before it got bought out by Warner Brothers.  Currently, they’re looking for artists (concepts, character, cinematic), programmers/engineers  and  marketing managers.  Check it out HERE.

Let’s hope this will be a reborn of the Mortal Kombat series.  Maybe they will also move their studio  further into the loop and  will get more game companies moving back to Chicago.  With Wideload games being bought out by Disney, it looks like the big companies are starting to seeing that there are a lot of talent in Chicago.

Slightly off topic, but I just wanted to hear the Mortal Kombat music from the movie.  Fun flick to watch too.  Maybe a new Mortal Kombat movie will be rebooted?  Who knows with the things going on now.  Enjoy

Budweiser: A Train Ride In Chicago

I don’t know how I missed this.  It was launched on July 4th.  For a matter a fact,  I really haven’t seen this ad played around here, but this really caught my eye.  I’m not a drinker myself and this video really has nothing to do with beer except for that wall.  The way they executed this was amazing.  It makes you wonder how many train rides they took to get this all synced up right.

The ad was done by a company called DDB.  Here is an interview with Matt Delahunty who worked on this piece called Budweiser Lyrics Ad.   His view while working on this as is is very intriguing.

Take a look at other DDB works at www.ddb.com .