New Tactic: TF3 in Chicago is marketing

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  1. jamjam101

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    This is my two cents:
    After watching yesterday's filming on YouTube of the bus flip, and Shia's "hand hang", I came to the realization that the entire filming of Chicago scenes may be a tactic of marketing from PM & DW. They could have filmed different parts at different locations such as the Universial back lot like they did in TF1, however, they chose to film the major climax, and big portion at local streets.

    Think about it. The news coverages, the road blocks, traffic and the amounts of civilians to make time out their day to catch a glimpse of the stars and filming. It's creating huge buzz for the film - a whole lot more than TDK when they filming in Chicago. I think it may work.
     
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    Seems plausible i guess
     
  3. SilverOptimus

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    That's sort of a side advantage, when doing a movie on a busy/popular street. They don't do it intentionally though.

    Chicago filming comes to an end this weekend right? I'll put up an article. :) 
     
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    Do you have a link to the bus flip video? I want to see it.
     
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    Thats......genius......
     
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    I thought the same thing. Shooting on those locations and closing down busy streets has been done at tremendous expense, but I think it helps build the publicity and hype the movie.

    Not sure how far the media buzz would extend outside the immediate area though. It's definitely more exciting than shooting on blue screens. I think I read that the Chicago shooting was costing something like $20 million, I reckon a lot of that will pay for itself with all the free publicity.
     
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    the one i saw first is off YouTube, but there is this one

    YouTube - Transfomers 3 Bus Flip
     
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    Mayor Daley isn't a person to pass up publicity like this.

    TDK was one of the biggest productions the city hosted, though the majority of the shots that dealt with safety nigtmares (the hospital explosion, the truck-flip) were usually done in controlled areas or late at night.

    TF3 is much bigger in regards to street closures and daytime shots. Unlike New York where even the downtown areas never seem to stop, La Salle St is pretty much dead on the weekends, so closing off 4+ blocks that first weekend was simple. It's when you do things like shutting down parts of Michigan Ave and Wacker Dr that you really get into heavy logistics.

    Chicago as a film location has ben relatively stagnant when ou compare it to places like Toronto. If productions feel they can get the perks tha TF3 got, they might just consider filming here.
     
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    That's kind of the whole idea.
     

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