Have a great one Mike!
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Amid all the craziness this week, there is an article that talks about what a lot of us fear: speaking in front of people. Through out my life I’ve talked to artist, celebrities, politicians, sport starts, ministers, business men, and a lot of regular everyday people about talking in public, and just about everyone has a butterfly or two in their stomach. Check out the article at the link below.
The Guardian: “Michael Bay’s stagefright has done us all a favor”
“Transformers director Michael Bay says his epic meltdown in Vegas yesterday might not make him popular with technology nerds … but also says it hasn’t exactly hurt him with the ladies. Bay was on “TMZ Live” explaining why he freaked out and walked off stage during a big presentation at the CES convention. It’s not like he’s never been on stage … he says he’s been front and center hundreds of times, but explains why this one was different. Here’s the deal … Samsung should kiss Michael’s ass, because now everyone’s talking about its newfangled TV.”
Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES – I was about to speak for Samsung for this awesome Curved 105-inch UHD TV. I rarely lend my name to any products, but this one is just stellar. I got so excited to talk, that I skipped over the Exec VP’s intro line and then the teleprompter got lost. Then the prompter went up and down – then I walked off. I guess live shows aren’t my thing.
But I’m doing a special curved screen experience with Samsung and Transformers 4 footage that will be traveling around the world.
I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool,” Bay told us from the Detroit set of this fourth chapter. “This is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won’t be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one].
But despite Optimus’s updated design, Bay is quick to point out that this really is the fourth in an ongoing series – “reboot” is a dirty word here. “It feels like a new chapter, this movie,” he says. “But it’s not a reboot. This movie lives in the history of the ‘Transformers’ movies, and this one starts three years after the last. It feels fresh.
Left to right: Director/Executive Producer Michael Bay with Camera Operator James Skotchdopole in Wulong Karst National Park on the Southeast China set of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures.
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Left to right: Director/Executive Producer Michael Bay discusses a scene with Mark Wahlberg (who plays Cade Yeager) on the Detroit set of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures.
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Left to right: Director/Executive Producer Michael Bay demonstrates a scene with Nicola Peltz (who plays Tessa Yeager) on the set of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures.
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Jack Reynor plays Shane Dyson in TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures.
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Nicola Peltz plays Tessa Yeager in TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures.
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