Anybody Going to the Bethlehem, PA Shooting of TF2?

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  1. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Anybody Going to the Bethlehem, PA Shooting of TF2? *Pics/Video Inside*

    Is there anybody that lives in and/or around Bethlehem, PA that plans to go and spy on the shooting of Transformers 2 next week?

    I live about an hour and a half away, and I plan on leaving work early those three days at 2:00pm, so that I can make it to Bethlehem by the time shooting begins at 4:00pm.

    I'm just curious as to where the best spots are, and where I should go to get the best view. I imagine that there will be bunches of people, and I'll just follow the flock...but I figured I'd ask...
     
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  2. Chaos Prime

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    Bethlehem is my roommates hometown, I'm pretty sure he'll show up. Maybe me if I don't have work.
     
  3. Liokaiser

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    If the filming is done after 4:00pm, I might have to leave work early and check it out.
     
  4. angeltread

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    my nephew and i will be there every day. he lives right in center city, so we'll be walking there.


    edit: my nephew just told me that they're actually going to start some of the filming on saturday. his friend works security there as
    well during the night shift and that's what he was told. my nephew will be back on set on friday, saturday, and sunday (yay!). i have
    no idea what days after that he's going to work. but if/when he's not working during the filming, we'll be walking there and checking it
    out. SO, if any of you guys are serious about coming here and want to meet up (as long as my nephew isn't working), let me know. he'll
    know exactly where to go.
     
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  5. Ceerad

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    I don't know how close they will let you get, but you should have a pretty good view from the 8th, 14th and Eaton Ave. overpasses.
    You'd need a pretty good telephoto lense to get any real detail.
    But it should be fun to see explosions from there
     
  6. Julliant

    Julliant This space for rent.

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    *Remembers the scene where Bonecrusher and Barricade were chasing the Autobots, the camera was facing the front so you could see all the bots in their alt modes, and you can also see people watching the filming from the highway bridge above*


    :rolleyes: 


    Just kidding by the way.
     
  7. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    To be fair, a bunch of emergency vehicles, concept cars and tanks would probably pull a bit of a crowd in real life.
     
  8. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    For anybody that may want to meet up, I will be there on Monday with my best friend, and on Tuesday with my fiance.

    Can't wait, and thanks Ceerad for the advice on spots to pick!
     
  9. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I'm trying to get a group together for Tuesday, but it doesn't look to promising. I'll let you know if I plan on going.
     
  10. Squall42080

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    Just want to let everyone know that I have been in Bethlehem, Pa since 4pm, and I have quite an awesome amount of pictures to share with everyone! I can't upload them from my phone (which I'm posting from) but I will upload them by tomorrow.

    I also managed to get some awesome video when Michael Bay came to the front gate to greet all the fans...quite an awesome guy...he even told evryone where to take the best shots. Of course I got massive amounts of videos of the helicopters...not the best cause they are from my digital camera though...but they put on quite a show!

    The three-wheeled motorcycle is here...carrying two soldiers. The soldier in the back was carrying a missile launcher.

    There's also three of the chinese police cars, two chinese police helicopters, two blackhawks, and two apaches.

    Also got a sight of Josh Duhamel and some of the american soldiers...but missed him giving out autographs. Supposedly Tyrese is here staying at one of the hotels...but that's an unconfirmed rumor.
     
  11. angeltread

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    just got back from the shoot. it's awesome, guys! if you get a chance to come here, you should try. i was right there when bay came out

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    it was quite awesome of him to do that... i never liked or disliked the guy one way or the other, but that was particularly cool.

    everything squall said is correct. and if you can come out, the majority of explosions are supposed to happen tomorrow (tuesday) night according to my nephew.
     
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    hamburg's like 30 mins from Bethlehem.. i might go..
     
  13. Squall42080

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    Just got back from my second day visiting the set in Bethlehem, PA. I hauled out of there with the bad weather (my tires are bald...and a two hour drive in rain isn't healthy).

    There really wasn't too much to take pictures of. Upon arrival, soldiers were gearing up and heading out, the last apache and the two blackhawk helicopters took off (and never returned while I was there...perhapsfilming was done with these vehicles?) The three-wheeled motorcycle came around a bend and disappeared, followed by a weird looking jeep/hummer hybrid thing with some kind of gun on top. (But damn that motorcycle is hard to get a picture of...but I was able to get a small video this time.)

    There's some fresh new pics in my Photobucket account, but here's a few highlights:

    This guy has to be Josh Duhamel's Stunt Double:
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    Costume designs for the soldiers:
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    Weird Jeep/Hummer thing:
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    Gotta look carefully, but Ironhide is hiding inside this building...
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    And what does this mysterious Ice Cream truck have to do with the opening of TF2? They must have shot a chase scene involving this little Ice Cream truck like 20 times...
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    and is there a clown in there?
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  14. Squall42080

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    And since TFW has been up and down and up and down...for those of you that missed it, here's a link to all my pictures from the first day:

    TF2 Filming in Bethlehem, PA Day 01
     
  15. JOHNDILLINGA

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    The Jeep might be Hound, It sort of looks like the Hound from the game...

    I'd laugh if the Ice cream truck is a Decepticon...
     
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    You sir have made my day :lol 
     
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    Hmm, it seems that the second day of shooting at Bethlehem wasn't all that good. Too much rain, so the crew could not film the planned explosions. More on this at http://transformerslive.blogspot.com
     
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    so will they continue filming tonight?
     
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    I hope so...I still plan on making the trip tonight!

    Here's that video of Michael Bay greeting the fans, and recording their reactions:
    Michael Bay in Bethlehem
     
  20. Brave Magnus

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    You are soooo lucky, you knew that? ^^ Thanks for all the photos and the Bay video. Call me crazy but he may look like a goof but he seems like a fun guy. XD
     

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