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    Hey everyone,

    In Japan today. After a month and half seven days a week most days going till midnight me and my crew have just about finished Transformers. I have never seen such a level of dedication from every crew member in a movie before.

    Even today after the press in Japan and right before the premiere tonight, I have to sneak out to a digital house to approve the last few effect shots.

    It has been a long hard road, but really fun one to travel. What you will notice that is strikingly different than Transformers 1, is the level of animation detail. The robot characters (42 in all), you really can feel empathy for them. What is also very different is the sheer scale of the movie. We have been very tight holding back much of the best imagery in commercials and trailers.

    The way to see this movie is on IMAX. Never before has there been 4k rendered character animation shot on full IMAX 70 mm film. This is a first and the results are stunning. You will see Optimus Prime in a few shots where he is actually perfectly to scale on the IMAX 50 foot tall screens.

    For IMAX, I created a slightly longer cut with more robot fighting. Four scenes were shot on IMAX cameras so the screen will fill the full IMAX screen for these scenes.

    Haters beware.

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    Yes! The production has come to a close! I'm pretty sure our friend Sora is more than excited to see this movie as we speak! (especially for Optimus Prime! )

    It's too bad I can't see the IMAX. I would have to drive all the way to Canada to see it from where I live. And I don't have a passport.

    Oh well, the movie is gonna be AWESOME nontheless!

    Thank you Mr. Bay and crew for this movie! (even though I haven't seen it yet lol)

    That's right! Haters....beware...*evil grin*

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbay View Post
    Hey everyone,

    In Japan today. After a month and half seven days a week most days going till midnight me and my crew have just about finished Transformers. I have never seen such a level of dedication from every crew member in a movie before.

    The way to see this movie is on IMAX. Never before has there been 4k rendered character animation shot on full IMAX 70 mm film. This is a first and the results are stunning. You will see Optimus Prime in a few shots where he is actually perfectly to scale on the IMAX 50 foot tall screens.

    Michael
    Thank you so much Mr. Bay for all of your hard work and perseverance that went into the film---thanks to the cast & crew as well.

    I have my IMAX ticket ready to be redeemed. As a fan from Bethlehem....I can't wait to see what you have done with our beloved steel mill as a backdrop.

    We are all thankful that you took on such a HUGE endeavor with this franchise---you were the BEST choice hands down.

    GOOD LUCK & I HOPE ROTF BREAKS TONS OF RECORDS
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    Awesome Michael!!! As if I wasn't excited enough about getting my 12:01 IMAX tickets this weekend.....YES!!!!
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    awesome! Very cool!! Thanks for stopping in Bay!!
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    Mike!!!! why do you torture me like this!!! saying "For IMAX, I created a slightly longer cut with more robot fighting."

    I live nowhere near an IMAX!.... hehehehe.... HA! don't worry, I'll be fine!....

    These are very good news and we (your loyal fans) wish you nothing but the best!...

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    Please please please, Mike! Have the extended IMAX cut for the Blu-Ray!

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    Yesss! The wait is almost over. Thank you so much Michael to you and your cast and crew. I hope the premiere goes well, I know the movie will. Optimus full-scale, that would be incredible to see. Congradulations on your success and have a good break.

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    Wow, Optimus in full scale. Growing up I never would have believed it if someone told me I'd get to see Optimus Prime on the big screen as if he were standing right in front of me some day. Looks like that day is almost here!
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    Thank you for all your hard work Sir.
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    Thanks Michael. After all the premiers and screenings are over you need to go home and rest with your AWESOME pussycat and BBQ. No one on Earth deserves a bigger rest than you do.
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    Cannot wait. A huge thank you to all the personel who worked on Transformers 2, I am sure it will blow our minds.

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    Wow, that's just awesome. Thank you Mr. Bay and all the cast and crew too. I can barely wait. (Oh, I wish there was an IMAX somewhere near where I lived! Oh, but it will be great regardless!)

    Thanks again.

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    Thanks for letting us in on this info, Mr. Bay. You really do take your fans interest to heart. I wish I could see it in IMAX to witness what you are talking about. I can't wait to see the finished product. Send some love from Minnesota!
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    Friggin' took you long enough!

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    BAY YOUR THE MAN wow thmx man..and boy em i glad to have gotten my tickets for IMAX

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    Outstanding- you and the staff deserve any and all breaks you take! Can't wait to see the movie- thank you, and good luck with the haters...
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    Thank you so much Mr.Bay. Can't wait I already purchased my Imax tix.
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    I'm willing to bet that we'll see many of the so called "haters" filling the seats in a couple weeks. It will be epic. That night is going to be crazy. I may shed a tear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefrost View Post
    I'm willing to bet that we'll see many of the so called "haters" filling the seats in a couple weeks. It will be epic. That night is going to be crazy. I may shed a tear
    yep u better believe theres going to be as much haters as fans in the theaters

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    First Post...

    I've been counting the days down since I saw the first one and now I hear that the movie is almost done, I'm so pumped!!

    Thanks Michael for all the work you've done. It sucks for me though, I have to wait until the 25th to see it

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    There is now absolutely NO reason why anyone shouldn't see this in IMAX. A special cut? THat alone should make anyone pull out the extra $$$

    Thx Bay and team.

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    thanks bay.
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    well at least we have the number of bots now... 42 in all. Let the names fly!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    well at least we have the number of bots now... 42 in all. Let the names fly!!!!!!!
    Many may not have names. They may just be cannon fodder.
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