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'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' -- 3D Trailer and 15 Minutes of Footage Shown!

By: John Halecky on May 19, 2011 at 1:09PM Comments (10)

Last night I got to attend a very special event held at Paramount Studios – "3D: A Transforming Visual Art – A Conversation with James Cameron and Michael Bay." The two legendary filmmakers were there to talk about 3D filmmaking and show off 15 minutes of 3D footage and the 3D trailer from the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon. And I have to say that it looked incredible! There was plenty of destruction to the city of Chicago; a very cool sequence involving basejumpers wearing special ‘winged’ flying suits soaring around buildings of the city skyline; and an amazing clip of Bumblebee transforming from his car self with Shia LaBeouf in the passenger seat, into his robot self which catapults LaBeouf into the air, then plucking LaBeouf mid-air and transforming back into his car self safely placing Shia back in his passenger seat – all in slo-mo! This made the audience of hardened journalists and guests break out into congratulatory applause!

Bumblebee

As for the conversation between the two filmmakers, it was interesting to note that the younger Michael Bay was the cautious one when it came to 3D filmmaking and that the older veteran, Cameron had to convince him to use the new technology. In fact, Bay went so far as to go ahead and use Cameron’s 3D crew from Avatar for this latest Transformers. Cameron mentioned how he "hadn’t shot on film since ’97" and that he "had no intention of going back now." He said he first embraced the digital technology when he wanted to shoot in 3D and realized that digital was the best way to do that. Bay admitted that he "had a wonderful time doing 3D" and that "not everything is right for 3D but it works for this picture. It's a lot of work, but it's good when it's right for the experience." It seems that Cameron has made Bay a 3D convert!
 
 
The 3D trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon will be in front of screenings of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides this weekend and Paramount is releasing a special video featurette from the movie this Friday, so keep an eye out for it as we will have it up as soon as we get it! The movie opens everywhere on July 1st.

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  • May 24th 2011 7:19PM

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    I don't care whether it's 3D or not (although everything is these days) I just want it to be better than the 2nd movie..

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  • May 23rd 2011 2:11PM

    pascal13  said...

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  • May 23rd 2011 2:11PM

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    testing Fb connect

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  • May 23rd 2011 2:09PM

    dvonballmoos  said...

    Test commenting

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  • May 20th 2011 6:13PM

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    The current glasses are much more comfortable than those used in the 1950's. Are newer films released in 3D actually shot in the process or does the studio fiddle with a computer to generate ineffective 3D simulation? Avatar actually achieved the spatial definition enjoyed by the Vincent Price House of Wax and other films or that era. I've been told the headaches were produced because the 3D cameras were actually several feet apart -- so when brain assembled the two images the illusion of depth was heightened. If I pay for 3D I want depth and occasional things thrown out of the screen into my face. Just think of me as an old curmudgeon. LOL. I assume T3 was shot in 3D all the way. I'll be there

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  • May 20th 2011 1:10PM

    mman  said...

    So... Michael Bay is basing his campaign on flying action sequences in super slo-mo. Sounds like a quality theatrical experience!

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  • May 20th 2011 7:03AM

    piqueroi  said...

    The current glasses are much more comfortable than those used in the 1950's. Are newer films released in 3D actually shot in the process or does the studio fiddle with a computer to generate ineffective 3D simulation? Avatar actually achieved the spatial definition enjoyed by the Vincent Price House of Wax and other films or that era. I've been told the headaches were produced because the 3D cameras were actually several feet apart -- so when brain assembled the two images the illusion of depth was heightened. If I pay for 3D I want depth and occasional things thrown out of the screen into my face. Just think of me as an old curmudgeon. LOL. I assume T3 was shot in 3D all the way. I'll be there!

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  • May 20th 2011 5:23AM

     said...

    Did you watch the correct movie?

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  • May 20th 2011 3:30AM

    mezmir  said...

    I like how when I went to watch stranger tides tonight there was no transformers trailer at all. :/

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  • May 20th 2011 3:15AM

    Mardi Graz  said...

    1st? lol Super excited about the new Transformers flick!, not only because of the 3D but to see where they take it and how he makes up for the second film. This one should go hard since he has high standards to live up to and great amends to make! This should be amazing!

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