NEW FOOTAGE and Q&A With GM Design!

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  1. GM_Designer

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    Hi Guys,

    My name is Stephen Gray and I am a designer at GM.

    As you no doubt know already we are showing 5 vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show which are the actual props from the new Transformers Movie. There is also a full sized Bumblebee in robot form and an exclusive trailer.

    If any of you who have questions for GM design, I will do my best to answer them!

    There are some vids here (including the trailer):

    hidden_stingray_021109 | GMtv

    If you get the chance you should go down to the show to check it out!

    Stephen.

    PS: Sideswipe is HOT.
     
  2. Brutus

    Brutus Autobot

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    I got a question :) 

    Where is Sunstreaker?


    Just kidding, thanks for coming out here and posting this for us!
     
  3. Wolfbrother

    Wolfbrother Asha'man

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    Thanks for the info. Really appreciate your time and effort! One question. Did Michael Bay or anyone from the movie production have any say in the cars' designs? Or did you guys just say "Here they are, let's see what you can do with them"?
     
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    would have been so sweet if they transformerd at the end of that trailer
     
  5. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    Thanks for joining and for the info ^^
     
  6. GM_Designer

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    Brutus: We did not have a say on who was in the film! You will have to ask Michael Bay on that one!

    Wolfbrother: Michael Bay did not have input on the designs, before production he got the chance to do a full studio tour of GM in North America. He picked the cars you see in the trailer (and even added one or two from his original plan based on what he saw)
     
  7. OptimusPie

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    Hi GM designer


    Why was it denied that the Volt was a transformer?
     
  8. GM_Designer

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    OptimusPie: Yeah!! That would have been awesome. However it is good to keep some secrets ;) 

    Knook: No problem, I have always been into Transformers!
     
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    OptimusPie: I am not sure why it was denied. I am guessing however it may have had something to do with the film starting production before anyone had seen the Volt.
     
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    Awe, man! I can't watch this on my PS3...
     
  11. OptimusPie

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    i think a picture came out during filming which got everyone asking what the car was (Volt)

    Then it was denied. Think we only had it proved when a toy pic hit the net.
     
  12. Josh

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    man that footage is so hawt


    i cant wait for this movie
     
  13. GM_Designer

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    Josh: Me too!! I am really looking forward to this film.
     
  14. Tim Formas

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    Thanks for coming on here, Stephen. I've posted a link to this thread on the site's main page, so questions should be pouring in pretty fast soon.
     
  15. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

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    Man there's just something about seeing the Autobot cars all driving together that I love. It just has that G1 character convoy vibe.

    While Sideswipe may not be a Lamborghini, I have to say this new Stingray concept car is gorgeous. Both car and bot mode, he's quickly become my favorite design in the movie-verse.
     
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    are there any other cars in the movie that are not in this footage? do you have any idea roughly how many there will be in total? the footage obviously shows some of the main characters, but it has been stated that there is a large supporting cast too
     
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    Hi Stephen, thanks for doing this it's real cool of you!

    A bit of a fun hypothetical;

    If you had final say in the film that was made what Transformer do you think you would have put in that's not already there and what GM vehicle would choose and possibly even color it?

    By the way I live in the UK and we don't have half the cool cars you have...I'd kill to have a black Camaro with red stripes...just thought I'd add my dreams there :p 

    Cheers!!!
     
  18. shibamura_prime

    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

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    No offense to Sideswipe (though as a Stingray fan, that car is SWEET) my favorite shot is seeing Ratchet again. :D 
     
  19. Powersa

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    Still pretty cool
     
  20. Santoanderson

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    You can see a little snippet of Ratchet behind the Volt in the final shot of the video.
     

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