Did Bay film the Space Shuttle???

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  1. Jimmy88

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    What up dudes its Jimmy, I was just wondering now I know FL filming has been done for about a week or so but I was wondering while they were there was there a space shuttle launch like they said they were going to film or are they going back to florida to film it?????
     
  2. fisch

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    Well, the shuttle doesn't go up until November 1st. from what I recall, they did have her on the pad with the boom retracted to simulate a pre-launch.

    I would be surprised if they don't return to KSC for the launch. Maybe not Bay, but at least the Second Unit Director.
     
  3. nemesisconvoy

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    Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper just to use footage from a previous launch?
     
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    then whats the use, this is the last shuttle launch unless gov ponys up for the extra one
     
  5. fisch

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    Possibly, but lots of negative as well:
    1. Using someone else's footage
    2. Not shot in 3-D for a movie known to be in 3-D.
    3. Conditions and shot angles could be wrong.
    4. All the time it takes to sift through hours of old footage looking for the right shots to edit together.

    I am sure Bay is doing something for NASA as well with the Shuttle and filming.... there are only a handful of more launches before the remaining STS birds are retired.
     
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    yes just use all the shuttle shots from Armageddon
     
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    yeah, they'll probably send the Second Unit Director/Crew back to film the launch or the whole launch sequence will be CG'ed depending on how it plays out in the script/storyline wise before they get into space
     
  8. nemesisconvoy

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    You make some good points....I overlooked the 3-D aspect of the filming process. Sifting through old footage would be cheaper than filming the Nov. launch, though. Correct conditions would not be hard to find in older footage. And I am so unhappy that they are retiering their shuttle fleet without something compareable to replace it with.
     
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    The shuttle has been filmed before to be incorporated into Armageddon. Real shuttle launch + some VFX= shuttles 'Freedom' and 'Independance'.
     
  10. SKowl

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    It would also be less fun, and Bay seems like the type to want to have fun filming stuff. I'm sure he'd make time to head back down to Florida for the launch.
     
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    Nope. Discovery is the second last launch.
     
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    = awesome!
     
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    ...BUT, this is Discovery's last launch. Is Atlantis the last one going up?


    Anyway, it will be cool for TF:TDOTM to capture this shuttle's last launch on film. That would be great. Though, being that this movie has been plagued with accidents, I'd be nervous having the crew there to film. :) 
     
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    I'm a Federal Police Officer at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Alabama and I have a friend that's a Federal Police Officer (we graduated FLETC together) at Kennedy that told me they are filming the shuttle and they have modified it with all kinds of extra stuff on it. I will try to get pictures soon.
     
  15. fisch

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    Get on it Son!!!!! j/k, I would love to see some pics.

    It must be a blasty blast (no pun intended) to work at huntsville too. I went there once as a kid and loved it.
     
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    :useless  <- think that sums it up
     
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    They are allowed to modify the actual space shuttle?? Seems a bit not allowed because after what happened to the Columbia space shuttle they would be very apprehensive about anything going on the outside of the shuttle even if temporary. Granted I only have my space camp experience behind me but...
     
  18. fisch

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    Anything can be done for the right amount of money. Last time I checked NASA wasn't really a fan favorite of Obama.
     
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    I went to SpaceCamp myself as a kid. It was awesome!!!!!
     
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    No way, no how. There is absolutely no way they would be allowed to modify the shuttle. They might have been allowed to change a few things perhaps in the areas and rooms leading up to the shuttle, but there is no way any modifications would have been placed on the shuttle. If anything like that was to occur, it would have had to be done via CGI.

    You all have no idea (and I don't mean that in a mean way) what it takes to get anything that goes inside the shuttle modified from its original drawings. Its a small act of God, as it has to get approved by NASA, Boeing (typically), and United Space Alliance, and that process can take months.

    I'm a shuttle worker (who was there for filming and saw no such thing).
     

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