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Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Farrar Explains What It's Like To Work On A Transformers Movie

Posted on 01-09-2015 at 11:58 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
scottfarrar_2 Animation World Network had a chat with Scott Farrar; Visual Effects Supervisor & Second Unit Director for the Transformers Live Action Movies by Director Michael Bay.

Mr. Farrar states:
"When I got there [Iceland], we had this whole setup of how the little dinosaur is going to run over and get the fish and run from the waterfall…there’s this whole big play with all these other dinosaurs out next to the stream bed. So we shot all that stuff. I’m looking at all this… and I go by what Michael goes by. Where does the light look good? Wait a minute. Look at this landscape back here, look at the birds hovering, look at the shadows on the cliff side. Let’s shoot that! That’s what I do. I shoot basically what’s cool or what speaks to me at a location. Even in the aerials, I’m looking around and thinking, “Well this is not what I had in mind but oh, this looks pretty good.” That’s what you’ve got to do. Make these decisions all the time. Your mind has to be open to new ideas, not a prior conceived idea that locks you up."

Read what else he has to say at AWN.
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Transformers 4: Bay On Action

Posted on 01-05-2015 at 07:35 AM by Matty under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Michael Bay's web page was recently updated with a behind the scenes video of how he makes all of those actions shots he's so well known for. If you've ever wondered what's going on in Bay's head as he creates those massive explosions, here's your chance for a small taste of that! Check is out below.

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Transformers Age of Extinction Nominated for the Razzies

Posted on 01-05-2015 at 12:57 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Hound It seems to be a tradition now, any new Transformers movie is followed by a series of nominations for the Golden Raspberry Awards, aka the Razzies. Movieweb reports that Transformers Age of Extinction has been nominated in several categories, including Worst Picture, Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel, Worst Screenplay, Worst Screen Combo (for which it says "any two humans / robots"), Worst Director, and surprisingly, Kelsey Grammer gets a nomination for Worst Supporting Actor. Sophia Myles rounds off the list with a nomination for Worst Supporting Actress.

Do you feel these nominations are justified? Do you feel a strong sense of deja vu toward the grand majority of these nominations? Share your thoughts in the discussion thread.
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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Becomes The Highest Grossing Movie Of 2014

Posted on 12-24-2014 at 02:04 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Transformers-Age-of-Extinction-Poster-Optimus-and-Grimlock Well, this comes as no surprise. With just few days left to finish Year 2014, Box-Office Mojo has announced that Transformers: Age Of Extinction is the Highest Grossing Movie Of 2014.

AOE achieved this with a worldwide gross of nearly $1.1 Billion. Second place winner is Guardians of the Galaxy which is closely followed by Maleficent.

Guardian has this to say:

"Transformers: Age of Extinction has been named the highest-grossing film of 2014, thanks largely to huge success in China.

The fourth instalment in Michael Bay’s divisive, sci-fi saga took $1.087bn (£690m) around the world. More than $300m came from China, where the film overtook Avatar in July to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. Bay shot Age of Extinction in Hong Kong and hired Chinese stars such as Li Bingbing for supporting roles, thereby helping to encourage local interest."

Director Michael Bay has also been announced as the "Producer Of The Year", following the success of Transformers: Age Of Extinction and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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Mark Wahlberg committed to doing "a couple more" Transformers movies

Posted on 12-18-2014 at 05:41 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
250px-Cade Mark Wahlberg, who played the inventor Cade Yeager in this summer's Transformers: Age of Extinction, was talking to MTV and one of the things which he was asked concerned the future of the Transformers franchise. His response was as follows:

"Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more... you know I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon."

By all accounts it sounds like we might see Cade Yeager make a return for at least one, maybe two more Transformers movies going forward!

Check out the video clip where this was discussed after the break
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Transformers 4 Michael Bay Video: The Finishing Touch

Posted on 12-08-2014 at 08:07 AM by Matty under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
The website of Michael Bay has just uploaded a brand new video titled The Finishing Touch. This behind the scenes video goes into detail about, you guessed it, the finishing touches of the blockbuster Age of Extinction. If you have nothing on your agenda for today or an extended lunch break, give the video a watch as it's over 22 minutes in length. Plenty of detail to go over given the nearly three hours of action AOE has!

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction - For Your Consideration Sheet

Posted on 12-07-2014 at 01:15 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Transformers-Age-Of-Extinction-2014-Awards-For-Your-Consideration "For Your Consideration" sheets are frequently used to advertise in entertainment trade publications. They are specifically directed towards members of awards voting groups in the entertainment industry, like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that annually presents the Academy Awards celebrating the best in motion pictures, or the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences which presents the Primetime Emmy Awards for television.

Paramount has published the "For Your Consideration" sheet of Transformers: Age Of Extinction quite possible targeting the 87th Academy Awards.

The categories include "Best Picture of the Year", "Best Director" and the previously announced "Best Visual Effects".

You can take a look at the full list, after the jump.
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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Shortlisted For The Best Visual Effects Award At 2015 Oscars

Posted on 12-06-2014 at 01:24 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
87th-Academy-Awards-2015-Oscars-Transformers-4-Age-Of-Extinction The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced the top ten list for The Best Visual Effects award for 87th Academy Awards (2015 Oscars) yesterday.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is among the shortlist of movies which includes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. It's going to be a tough game since "Apes" seems to be leading the category. So at this point it seems we can't go bananas if the Robots lose to a bunch of monkeys... Apes, I mean Apes.

The shortlisted films are:
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Godzilla
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Interstellar
  • Maleficent
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Age of Extinction Packaging Concept Art From Gregory Titus Illustration

Posted on 12-05-2014 at 01:41 PM by Matty under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
27483014d1417796825-cgi-renderings-1415295931991 A very cool piece of news to share with you today coming via Gregory Titus Illustration. On top of the massive amount of infomation of the behind the scenes work that went into the packaging and art design of the Age of Extinction toy line, we have a first look at the package art for Junkheap and Vehicon as well as sketches for the robot modes of Slug and Scorn, which were originally going to be used for the packaging. On top of all that, there are also sketches of alternate character poses and slightly different character designs as well.

From the Gregory Titus Illustration page:

This project was an absolute monster. Pilot was brought in about 18 months before the movie came out. Though well into the design phase of all the Transformers characters, none were completed. We were working with concepts, designs, information, and deadlines that were constantly changing. It was an amazing challenge that we all rose to in typical Pilot fashion. We were brought in for everything, a total overhaul and rebrand of a toy line plagued with different packaging styles for a decade. We were tasked with uniting them under a single, new, and simplified Transformers banner and provide all designs and illustrations to go with it.

Be sure to check out the full gallery here and hit the discussion link below to share your thoughts.
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Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Emiliano Santalucia Concept Art

Posted on 12-01-2014 at 11:02 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
final-battlep3A Transformers artist Emiliano Santalucia has just posted some Transformers: Age of Extinction concept art up on his blog The art shows various scenes of the Autobots and Dinobots riding into battle, and here's what Emiliano himself had to say about it:

"Just a couple of months ago I received approval on showing at least one piece of the work I did for Transformers Age of Extinction movie.
This is one of the craziest piece I did for the fourth Transformers movie and it was a lot of fun to work on.I did it under the direction of the mighty Aaron Archer who gave me a ton of details to fit into one single image.
I started with a couple of simple composition/mood studies, and then went into the full rendering.

We went throw a lot lot of revisions, including adding Drift, the sparkles and later on we also decided to change the color of the sky.

I loved adding all the dust and atmospheric elements, creating chaos during the battle.
There is so much going on that something can get lost, like Bumblebee fighting a bunch of Decepticons behind Grimlock.

There will be more? The title of the post suggests yes, as I did several other pieces, so, hopefully I'll get permissions to show some others in the following years."

Check it out and discuss after the break!
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Steve Jablonsky Explains Why Transformers: Age Of Extinction Score Was Removed From iTunes

Posted on 11-20-2014 at 02:30 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
AgeofExtinctionScore Composer Steve Jablonsky updated his Facebook Page to explain why Transformers: Age Of Extinction Score was removed from iTunes:

"Now because you guys are so awesome, the TF4 score hit 15,000 units really quickly. I honestly had no idea the score had been pulled down until fans started contacting me asking why the soundtrack had vanished from iTunes, only a couple months after the release of the film. I suspected the 15k limit was the reason, a little investigation proved that to be the case."

Learn more, after the jump.
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Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Official Outtakes Reel

Posted on 11-17-2014 at 11:40 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Michael Bay's official Vimeo account has been updated with the Official Outtakes Reel for Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

On this video, you are going to dive headfirst into the Michael Bay's Transformers Cinematic Universe. The 10 minute long clip is packed with awesome stunts, hilarious quotes, fun and the glamor on the set.

Take a look at some of the spectacular scenes of Transformers 4... as close as you can get.
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Hasbro Appoints Stephen Davis To Chief Content Officer

Posted on 11-16-2014 at 07:43 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Steve-Davis-2010_1 Hasbro has appointed Stephen Davis to the newly created role of Executive Vice President, Chief Content Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Davis will be looking after Allspark Pictures, as well as franchise films such as Transformers that are produced in partnership with major studios.

"Allspark Pictures is an evolutionary step in our entertainment strategy that allows us greater control of the film process and an increased opportunity to reach multiple audiences including and beyond young children," said Hasbro President & CEO Brian Goldner. "In Steve's newly evolved role, we will work together to leverage our extensive experience in TV and film production to develop fresh and compelling movies based on select Hasbro brands for our global audiences."

You can read the full press release, after the jump.
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Target Exclusive Age of Extinction Blu Ray Steelbook

Posted on 11-14-2014 at 04:48 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
TGT4Steelbook Via the forums, we have learned that Target will be offering a new Steelbook edition of Transformers Age of Extinction. This new Steelbook is reported to hit on November 23rd 2014 priced $13, and features the artwork of Optimus standing in a noble pose, both hands upon his new sword. This one is a Target exclusive - be sure to check it out if you like these cool steel case editions for your collection.
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Movie Dinobots Concept Artwork by Xylac Industries

Posted on 11-05-2014 at 01:22 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
tumblr_nekpy8YG4J1rsgh74o4_500 Concept artist Xylac Industries have shared some interesting pieces of concept artwork of the Dinobots, which they were commissioned to produce by Hasbro three years ago. It's mentioned that these artworks were not produced specifically for Transformers Age of Extinction but as a part of a wider study of a different aesthetic style for the Transformers live action movie universe. It's mentioned that the new aesthetics included "layering to see the inner mechanic structure under a transparent layer, organic shape to the Mechanic - Musculature, new silhouette, new panel segmentation styles, Organic forms and Muscle system."

Once again these are not specific Age of Extinction concept arts but ones produced to explore a new artistic direction. You might also find it interesting to know that all of these arts were produced in a tight two-week timeframe. Check them out!
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