A long time ago, I was watching one of Michael Bay's behind the scenes featurettes on a DVD and then he mentioned that he likes to shoot fast. And then one of the cast and crew mentioned the same thing about Michael Bay. I always wondered what that meant at the time. Critics always talked about his "rapid-fire" editting so I thought that, that was what it meant. But after watching more and more of his DVDs and then listening to his commentaries, he mentioned it again stating that he likes to shoot fast and he compared how many "set-ups" he does in one day compared to other directors. After that, I realized that , Michael Bay SHOOTS FAST!! And Transformers 2 is a great example of that. In Transformers, they completed principal photography ahead of schedule. For Transformers 2, it feels like they're either in a rush or they are going to be well ahead of schedule and I know that Michael Bay is having a good time because he is taking the time out of his busy schedule to welcome spectators on the set to take a closer look, talk to them, sign autographs and pose for photos, which is really cool of him by the way. It shows how much he appreciates the fan base. It started shooting on June the 2nd and they've been filming at: Bethlehem City Steel The Italian Market The Castle at UPENN The Cemetary 32nd and Chestnut The other places where people have seen the Autobots are just holding areas or base camps so they're not necessarily shooting there. But anyways, it looks like the production is going great and really sounds like they going to be ahead of schedule and will have plenty of time to render those giant robots in CG. It has only been just over 10 days and they've gotten alot done so far. I know there's still ALOT to go and its pretty early into the shoot but with the way things are going so far, you can tell that its going to move quite smoothly, based on the way Michael Bay likes to get things done....and that is AWESOME!!