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Would you like MBay to utilize more bluescreens?

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Old 03-10-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Would you like MBay to utilize more bluescreens?

Michael Bay is known for on-location filming, having real setpieces and stunts take place, and utilizing as little blue-screens as possible. Case in point: he actually put Shia LaBeouf on a building ledge in the first film for Megatron’s ultimatum to Sam, but the following sequence (Optimus does a Spider-Man) utilized a blue screen. The same in ROTF for when Grindor abducted Sam – real vehicles and props were used, but it was major blue screen for interior shots. And DOTM had the birdmen sequence, which could have been done blue-screen but Bay wanted it real.


MBay is arguably limited in sticking to real-life shooting. If Bay used more blue-screens, we could get some fantastic setpieces that might not be possible otherwise. We could have battles on Cybertron with humans participating, subs battling Seacons, parachuters bailing on aerial Decepticons, etc.

On the other hand, maybe the CGI in these films is utilized just right, with no need for screens. Keeping it real, well, keeps it real and fierce. And no one knows how to do Bayhem and Baysplosions quite like MBay.


What do you think? Should MBay try using more bluescreens, or are you just fine with the CGI in the real world setup?
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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Very easy answer. He should use them when the plot demands it and if the budget allows. Nothing more, nothing less
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #4
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Ehh....I'd rather avoid needing to use blue screens. I woul,d prefer to use practical effects and real world settings.

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Old 03-10-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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Honestly, his use of real-world shooting locations has resulted in some of his best shots, so no, I don't think so.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:08 PM   #6
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:11 PM   #7
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:28 PM   #8
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No more than what's needed. The best things in movies are things that look 100% real and to make it appear that way, it has to be shot in a real environment.

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:11 PM   #9
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I know someone who thought the birdmen sequence in DOTM was ridiculous. Cue reaction when I told him that those were real.

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:32 PM   #10
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Why would I want something fake when it can be real?
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