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    Nelson here...

    I arrived at the Chicago Michigan Ave. set on Friday, July 16th. I was greeted by Mike Case (Bay's assistant) and was taken to Bay's monitor tent which was in the middle of a war zone. Michael greeted and proceeded to ask some things about the site. He then took out his iPad and showed me animatics of some sequences. Holy moly. This movie is going to be huge!!! In my opinion, more epic than TF2 with the first time amazement of TF1. I wish I could tell you what I saw on the animatics, but I can't.

    Bay was filming a scene with Shia (Sam) & Rosie (Carly) in which they were hiding within a wrecked and flipped car. At around that time the temperature hit 102 degrees (including humidity index). It was so hot that Shia was sweating through his leather jacket and as was Rosie. Back to the scene... apparently the scene is one in which a Decepticon is hunting for them. As Bay filmed this, a cue from the score was played to add to the suspense.

    As the crew broke for lunch, I met Lester Speight (Cole Train on Gears of War) and went on to lunch with him. He was very nice and delightful.

    Later, I got to meet the rest of the cast: Shia, Rosie, Tyrese, and Josh.

    I had the pleasure of talking to Shia for for about 30 minutes and with Tyrese and Josh for another 30 minutes. All these guys have an impressionable work ethic, are fun to talk to and down-to-earth people. And that goes for the rest of the crew. I many many nice and professional people that are working their hardest to make this movie successful and entertaining.

    As the day came about, Bay, Shia, Tyrese & Josh all came to meet than fans that had been waiting since 7am to catch a glimpse down the street. They also were interviewed by CBS 2 TV in which Bay praised the city of Chicago.

    As always, Bay left the best for last. Explosions and gunfire!!

    That's it for now. I will post a video of some of the activities later.

    Enjoy.


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    That's cool Mike to you to the tent and showed you some behind the scenes stuff. I was also the Friday. I didn't get to see a whole lot from where I was. I heard they are going to be back there this coming weekend, is that true? If so are they going to be in the same area?
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    Default Re: Transformers 3 Chicago Set Photos

    Great read. Thanks for sharing official updates with us.

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    Awesome .... Thanks for Posting Nelson.... Nice Photos! You've got a talent, Sir

    They look so bad ass ....Lester Speight is awesome... hes mos def gunna kick D-con Butt!
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    Thanks for the official update... and those are some nice photos....
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    great photo's nelson, thanks.

    that Bee poster that you took photo of. I love it. part of movie set?

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    Thanks Nelson! The photos are wonderful. Tell you what though, every photo got an emotional value to it.

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    Nelson, you're sooo lucky!

    I like that poster, wonder what's it for.

    One question: in the newsblog you posted the photos, and there's one of the awesome Ferrari, you posted below the name of the car and then Rush. Is that the name of the Ferrari?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelson View Post
    Nelson here...

    I arrived at the Chicago Michigan Ave. set on Friday, July 16th. I was greeted by Mike Case (Bay's assistant) and was taken to Bay's monitor tent which was in the middle of a war zone. Michael greeted and proceeded to ask some things about the site. He then took out his iPad and showed me animatics of some sequences. Holy moly. This movie is going to be huge!!! In my opinion, more epic than TF2 with the first time amazement of TF1. I wish I could tell you what I saw on the animatics, but I can't.

    Bay was filming a scene with Shia (Sam) & Rosie (Carly) in which they were hiding within a wrecked and flipped car. At around that time the temperature hit 102 degrees (including humidity index). It was so hot that Shia was sweating through his leather jacket and as was Rosie. Back to the scene... apparently the scene is one in which a Decepticon is hunting for them. As Bay filmed this, a cue from the score was played to add to the suspense.

    As the crew broke for lunch, I met Lester Speight (Cole Train on Gears of War) and went on to lunch with him. He was very nice and delightful.

    Later, I got to meet the rest of the cast: Shia, Rosie, Tyrese, and Josh.

    I had the pleasure of talking to Shia for for about 30 minutes and with Tyrese and Josh for another 30 minutes. All these guys have an impressionable work ethic, are fun to talk to and down-to-earth people. And that goes for the rest of the crew. I many many nice and professional people that are working their hardest to make this movie successful and entertaining.

    As the day came about, Bay, Shia, Tyrese & Josh all came to meet than fans that had been waiting since 7am to catch a glimpse down the street. They also were interviewed by CBS 2 TV in which Bay praised the city of Chicago.

    As always, Bay left the best for last. Explosions and gunfire!!

    That's it for now. I will post a video of some of the activities later.

    Enjoy.


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    Awesome news, looking forward to seeing TF3. Can't wait! But one question, Animatics?

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    Yes thanks for the updates Nelson. I haven't been on the site much so I'm going to try to keep up while TF 3 is in production. Love the photos too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraPrime View Post
    Awesome news, looking forward to seeing TF3. Can't wait! But one question, Animatics?
    Simple versions of the final CGI....
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    I like what I'm seeing. Thanks, N.
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    Thanks Nelson. You're the luckiest b******d i know!

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    So his name is Rush

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIBMRatchet View Post
    So his name is Rush
    Where did you get that name from?
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    Great read Nelson.

    What caught my eye was that you said Rose's character name was Carly. For that, I breath a sigh of utter relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDL View Post
    Where did you get that name from?
    For the name of the Ferrari Autobot, look at the caption underneath the front paged photo.

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    Awesome!!

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    Excellent!

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    Oh Nelson! I so wish I was you! Thanks so much for the updates! Great info, great pics! As I always say, you so rock!
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    Great pics, the Bumblebee poster is very cool, and interesting. Can't wait to see this movie even the photos and vids people have taken of the set look visually stunning so I can only imagine what it'll look like on the big screen.

    By the way not sure if you're permitted to answer or not, but were any scenes in Chicago filmed on 3D cameras?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraPrime View Post
    Awesome news, looking forward to seeing TF3. Can't wait! But one question, Animatics?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storyboard#Animatics

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    is that BB poster from the movie set? it looks sooo cool.

    also, that over head pic of Mike with a camera, is it a 3D camera or regular 35mm?

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    Damn! I'm full of envy right now!

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    So, The Ferrari is not Rush anymore.

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