Transformers Movie Test Footage from Industrial Light and Magic?

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Super_Megatron, Jan 9, 2006.

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  1. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    Is that the same guy that was in the teaser video Hasbro showed at Botcon for the movie? He kinda jumped out of a car while it was transforming.
     
  2. Starscream NZ

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    how is it 'obviously' fake? Yes, the circumstances of getting this 'leaked' early is suspicious. But there the fact it has ILM on it. Also, it is a video of piece of footage being projected, and as it stands, ALL CG-films have 'prototypes' of the characters, just rough outlines, not highly detailed to base the final designs on. IF this is legit, which so far, it seems to be, this is only a animation-tester probably only used to work on making the transformations more effective, and run smoothly. This is no where near the final product, so don't go saying it's "obviously fake" when no one has any concrete proof to confirm or deny it.


    as for the C4 Citoren - of course it's "superior" that was the finished product and would've taken months to complete, this is a signficantly earlier piece of production and isn't even finished.
     
  3. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah... The car looks a little bit old. And I say : GOOD!!!!!
    Maybe this means that they would probably going towards that 1984 look maybe ?
    hey if making that look old, so dear ILM staff - sideswipe is a Lamborgini!!!
     
  4. yellowghetto

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    you took the words right out of my mouth.
     
  5. Hiro Prime

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    I don't know which to look forward to more... the movie or the toys. :D 
     
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    I am underwhelmed.

    If this is a sanctioned piece from the production staff it would have had to have been made as a start by someone trying to get hired on the production staff or just the production staff screwing around to see what they can do easily early on.

    To be honest I'm expecting Citroen commercial quality in a clip before I can even start to get excited about this movie. CGI quality has progressed beyond that clip by the way. So, hopefully future clips will get better. When I can not distinguish between a CGI car shot and a real car shot. I will be impressed.
     
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    looks good, but I'll be more impressed when we find out if it's legit or not
     
  8. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    Linky linky!

    This should work for people that are having issues getting it to work.
     
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    i can't view it, all i am getting is a picture of a guy standing and a car. tried different browers still nothing.
     
  10. Subotnik

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    I doubt it's real, but it looks good regardless.
     
  11. pollux_prime77

    pollux_prime77 Earth 2 Comics & Games!!!

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    I think it great. I belive it might be test footage. I mean just beacuse no actors have not been hired it doesn't mean ILM hasn't been working on it for some time now. I will give a :thumbs2:  .
     
  12. Sledgehammer

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    Like someone already said, if this *is* bonafide test footage, then yeah, they've probably picked a bot/car at random, just to get the tech working. Once the animation rigging is underway, it can be applied to any mesh, so I wouldn't worry unduly about Sideswipe's alt mode being what is is there.

    And if it *is* fake, then a tip of the hat to the piece's creator - nice work.

    Either way, roll on 07/07! :D 
     
  13. TheByTeR

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    It could be a "proof of concept" piece to show that it can be done. Hollywood is big on making sure you can pull off something before they completely greenlight a certain team, style, etc.

    It could be a complete fake, but it's not bad if it is.

    If it was a "proof of concept" it's probably old and not towards the direction they are leaning. I could conceptually see them leaking something like that to keep the fans hungry for more and at the same time develop something better. Set the bar low for expectations then come crashing through it upwards so that the fans are blown away. That'd be my strategem if I were handling it.
     
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    Hot damn!!!!
     
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    You know, as far as people claiming this is a fake just by the quality of it should do some homework.

    I worked in Hollywood for a year as a propmaker and for anyone to get work there, it requires a sample of ones abilities. Like an audition, if they like it, you're hired. If not... well you get the idea.

    And what one poster said earlier is true too. Many tests are done for effects in low grade sims before any real money is bugeted. If for no other reason than to figure out a buget for what it'll cost to produce. Also to get an early idea on how hard it will be to create.

    If you have a copy of Star Wars Episode 1 on DVD handy, check out the behind the scene features. Pay close attention to how they planned to do the Pod Races in an early test. The same is true for any movie with special effects really.
     
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    That's so cool! :rock 
     
  17. matrix

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    Looks good to me, I think that this might really turn out good. But I still would have like a true hand drawn cartoon insted.
     
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    It's time...

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    1. You don't KNOW it's fake. And if you do, please, share the know how. And if it does happen to be fake, whats wrong with people enjoying it and giving it praise?

    2. ILM didn't do the Citroen commercial.

    3. Grammar is your friend, don't be scared of it.

    http://www.carpages.co.uk/citroen/citroen_c4_13_11_04.asp?switched=on&echo=981089510
     
  19. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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  20. Mikey5times

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    If it's a fake, then it's VERY impressive.
    If it's an early test, then it's VERY impressive.
    Of course a finished commercial is gonna look better than a rough first look at what the movie might look like.

    Design-wise, I like this much better than the C4, because this looks like an actual G1 Autobot.

    I also noticed that you can already see the split in the rear-windshield, when it's still in car-mode.
     
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