Jul
22

Twitter Update

Twitter

Nelson here..

We’ve updated and migrated the @s4te Twitter handle to @michaelbay. It should automatically update on your follower’s list.

https://twitter.com/michaelbay

Jul
21

Fifi

Fifi

My new cat!! Her name is Fifi.

 

Jul
17

Transformers 4 Rio de Janeiro Premiere

Rio de Janeiro Premiere Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

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Rio de Janeiro Premiere Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

Rio de Janeiro Premiere Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

Rio de Janeiro Premiere Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

Rio de Janeiro Premiere Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

Rio de Janeiro Premiere Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

Rio de Janeiro Premiere Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

Rio de Janeiro Premiere Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

Jul
7

Michael Bay Milestone

Michael Bay

Nelson here…

This past weekend Michael Bay became the second-highest-grossing director of all time. Congratulations Michael.

Chart courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

 

Michael Bay Box Office

Jul
4

Happy 4th of July

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Hope all of the US fans have a great 4th of July.

Jul
2

Meet The Man Behind The Boom in Transformers 4

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

The giant robots from Transformers: Age of Extinction may be computer generated, but the theater-rattling explosions they cause are intensely real, very frequent and highly popular.

Though the fourth installment of the franchise met with some harsh reviews from critics, it earned $100 million during its opening weekend to finish at No. 1. And despite its perceived faults in the drama department, no one was carping about the quality and quantity of the pyrotechnics.

“Everyone loves a good explosion, that’s what people like to see when they go to a Transformers film,” says Jim Schwalm, the special-effects coordinator who oversees the bangs, booms and kablooeys. “We always get a thumbs up. I haven’t gotten a bad review yet.”

Schwalm, 59, has worked on all of the Transformers movies, and each time out, he and his team of “top-notch pyro guys” have had to find different ways to make sparks fly.

Director Michael Bay “does not want to see the same thing. That’s a no-brainer,” says Schwalm. “No one says, ‘I want a Die Hard-type explosion.’ We always come up with something new. We don’t want to get boring.”

Schwalm has special tricks to make each explosion memorable, such as putting cement bags on top of the explosives to boost the amount of flying debris. He has a 48-foot truck tasked solely for carrying explosion equipment to each film set, where he and Bay often riff right on the spot.

“I’m always creating and trying to do something other than your average fireball. We always add pizzazz,” says Schwalm.

The special effects in the new film are more elaborate and intense: One particularly impressive explosion features five cars with their engines removed for better flight. Schwalm and his team spent one morning hooking them up to mechanical rapid accelerators and devices that flipped them over.

Bay “told me he was coming to shoot this later in the afternoon and he wanted a nasty, dirty explosion,” says Schwalm. “When he came back we had five cars ready to go. One car flew 120 feet. It was a big, dirty explosion.”

In a further extra touch of mayhem, one of the cars was directed into an old street light, leveling it.

Schwalm’s artistry also meant for some hair-raising days for stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor. For one scene, they had to run through the middle of two sets of carefully placed rolling explosions. It was all done in one take, with the cameras focusing on their faces to capture their reactions.

“When you hear the explosions, the adrenaline goes and you just haul ass,” says Peltz. “Things were blowing up behind us and on both sides.”

While Schwalm assures that the actors were never in danger, he was standing nearby just in case. “Jim’s the best, and most of all, he’s safe,” says producer Ian Bryce.

Schwalm is so proud of that effect that he still carries the raw footage in his camera to show off.

“That was a real beautiful explosion,” he says. “Beautiful history.”

 

Source: USAToday

Jul
2

The Sound Of Transformers Age Of Extinction

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Sound Credits

Erik Aadahl
Supervising Sound Editor And Sound Designer

David Bach
Adr Supervisor

Matt Cavanaugh
Post Production Sound Assistant

Kevin Cerchiai
Boom Operator

Scott Curtis
Foley Mixer

Thadd Day
Sound Utility

Peter J. Devlin
Sound Mixer

Joel Erickson
First Assistant Sound Editor

Judah Getz
Adr Mixer

Lee Gilmore
Sound Editor

David Michael Green
Post Production Infrastructure

Jeffrey J. Haboush
Sound Re Recording Mixer

Lauren Hadaway
Sound Editor

Shawn Harper
Sound Play Back

Michael Hertlein
Dialogue Editor: Mpse

Jason W. Jennings
Sound Effects Editor

Matt Klimek
Post Production Sound Assistant

Kyle D. Krajewski
Adr Recordist

John Marquis
Sound Designer

Scott Millan
Sound Re Recording Mixer

Alyson Dee Moore
Foley Artist

Ralph Osborn
Dialogue Editor

David Peifer Digital
Editorial Support

Bryan Pennington
Dolby Atmos Consultant

Clayton Perry
Sound Mixer

Michael Piotrowski
Sound Mixer (Additional Photography)

Tobias Poppe
Sound Designer

Alex Riordan
Production Sound Mixer: Additional Unit

Greg P. Russell
Sound Re Recording Mixer

Roland N. Thai
Sound Effects Editor

Ethan Van der Ryn
Supervising Sound Editor

Csaba Wagner
Sound Effects Editor

Drew Webster
Re Recording Mix Technician

Garret Farrell
A.D.R. Recordist (Uncredited)

Billy Theriot
Adr Mixer (Uncredited)

Jun
30

Transformers 4 Berlin Premiere

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Berlin Premiere

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Transformers 4 Berlin Premiere

Transformers 4 Berlin Premiere

Transformers 4 Berlin Premiere

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Transformers 4 Berlin Premiere

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Transformers 4 Berlin Premiere

Transformers 4 Berlin Premiere

Jun
30

Transformers 4 Miami Premiere

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Miami Special Screening Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

Miami Special Screening Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

Miami Special Screening Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

Miami Special Screening Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

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Jun
30

Transformers 4 New York City Premiere

New York Premiere of "Transformers: Age of Extinction"

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Transformers 4 NYC Premiere

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Jun
23

Michael Bay’s ‘The Last Ship’ Lands Cable’s Top Series Debut Ratings This Year

The Last Ship

From The Wrap:

Drama scores 5.3 million total viewers

TNT’s “The Last Ship” sailed to the top of the ratings rankings for a cable series debut this season: the drama landed 5.3 million viewers in its first run on Sunday, 7.4 million total including an encore.

Following the 9 p.m. premiere, the “Falling Skies” return earned 3.7 million viewers at 10 p.m.

See video: Michael Bay’s ‘The Last Ship’ Is the Last Hope for Humanity in New TNT Trailer

The two shows join “Major Crimes” and “Murder in the First” in giving the network five of cable’s top six scripted season premieres for the year to date in live plus same day delivery, the network boasted. The only non-TNT debut in the top six is A&E’s “Longmire.”

“Just two weeks into its summer slate, TNT’s Sunday night action-adventures and Monday and Tuesday night crime dramas are delivering on the promise of our newly energized brand,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We couldn’t be happier with last night’s launch of ‘The Last Ship’ and ‘Falling Skies,’ which come to TNT from two of the industry’s most successful storytellers: Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.”

Jun
23

Transformers 4 Beijing Premiere

Transformers Beijing Premiere

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Transformers 4: Age of Extinction - Beijing Premiere

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Mark Wahlberg

Li Bingbing

Nicola Peltz

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Jun
23

Transformers 4 Beijing Press Conference

Transformers Beijing Premiere

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Transformers 4: Age of Extinction - Beijing Premiere

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Jack Reynor

Jun
23

Transformers 4 Shanghai Premiere Press Conference

Press Conference And Photo Call For "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

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Transformers 4: Age of Extinction - Shanghai Premiere Press conference

Michael Bay

Li Bingbing

Mark Wahlberg

Nicola Peltz

Transformers 4: Age of Extinction - Shanghai Premiere Press conference

Jun
23

Transformers 4 Shanghai Premiere

"Transformers" Shanghai Premiere

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Nicola Peltz

Li Bingbing & Michael Bay

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Michael Bay

Jun
21

MICHAEL BAY TALKS TRANSFORMERS 4 AND IMAX 3D

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

The best way to see this movie is definitely in IMAX 3D.

By far.

Why? Because for one, we did technically-excellent 3D in this film. We conceived and shot this movie with 3D cameras. So many movies use 3D as an afterthought.

We also are the first movie in the world to shoot with the new IMAX digital 3D camera. The AGE OF EXTINCTION was formatted for 2.40 for normal theaters. What makes the IMAX version of this film so different is that 60 percent of the movie opens up and fills the whole IMAX screen. It makes Transformers 4 such an immersive experience.

The second best way to watch ‘Age of Extinction’ is in a 3D theater featuring Dolby ATMOS sound. ATMOS is the next level in the surround sound experience. The sound not only wraps around from front to back and side to side, there is also a layer of sound above you. The audio will roll and spin around and above you while watching the spaceship chase scene in Age of Extinction.

See you at the movies.

Michael

Michael Bay IMAX Poster

Jun
20

Transformers 4 Hong Kong Press Conference

Press Conference And Photo Call For "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

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Michael Bay

Transformers 4 Hong Kong Press Conference

Li Bingbing

Mark Wahlberg

Kelsey Grammer

Transformers 4 Hong Kong Press Conference

Jun
19

Transformers 4 Premiere Concert & After Party

Worldwide Premiere Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" - Imagine Dragons Performance

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Han Geng and Michael Bay

Nicola Peltz and Michael Bay

Stanley Tucci, Michael Bay, Kelsey Grammer

Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons

Mark Wahlberg and Li Bingbing

Worldwide Premiere Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" - Imagine Dragons Performance

Jun
19

Transformers 4 Hong Kong Premiere Red Carpet Photos

Worldwide Premiere Of "Transformers: Age Of Extinction"

Be sure to check out our Transformers 4 Hong Kong Premiere Red Carpet album at Flickr. We’re going to be constantly updating it as images become available.

http://bayhem.com/T9RRd0

 

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Nicola Peltz

Jack Reynor

Bing Bing Li

Mark Wahlberg

Jun
19

Transformers 4 ‘New’

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