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    Default Thanks again, Michael!

    I got a chance to meet you briefly in Detroit last week as you were walking the perimeter of one of the sets. I wanted to thank you again for taking a minute to humor me and take a picture with me. I'm an aspiring filmmaker, and you are literally living my dream. It was awesome to get a chance to stand there with you and your crew for a couple minutes and listen to you talk about shot ideas and set dressing. I've done some editing, basic shooting, and DVD authoring, but nothing remotely close to the scale of the realm you work in.

    Five or six years ago, when you were here filming scenes for The Island, I got a chance to cruise around and check out the sets in downtown Detroit with some of the props and facades, and it was a pretty magical experience for me, being my first time seeing a movie set first-hand. Add to that the fact that I've been a Transformers fan since 1984 (and my son has been a fan since birth, essentially), getting a chance to get a brief glimpse of one of the Transformers movie sets and getting to shake your hand was an incredibly cool experience for me. Not to mention for my son, who was ecstatic to get a glimpse of Optimus Prime in the flesh (well, sheet-metal I suppose). You've provided a lasting memory for a young Transformers fan, and an older fan of Transformers and the movie making process as well.

    I'm really hoping to grab a slot as an extra before filming wraps in Detroit; it would really be a dream come true. Either way, you've made a great impression on a fan of your work. Thanks again!

    Jay


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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    That was awesome to see such a cool ass director to met you.

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    That must definitely be a wonderful memory. Btw, your son is so cute and looks great in the G1 hoodie.

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Quote Originally Posted by sora View Post
    That must definitely be a wonderful memory. Btw, your son is so cute and looks great in the G1 hoodie.
    Thanks Sora :-)

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Quote Originally Posted by J1000 View Post
    Thanks Sora :-)
    It's always great to hear these fan stories. Thank you for sharing it with us!
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    Thumbs up Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Thanks for sharing this, J.

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    You, J1000, you're so lucky!
    Thanks a lot for sharing this with us
    PS: your son is so cute!
    Don't expect everyone to always agree with you

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Thanks everybody

    *fingers crossed* that I get a call to be an extra! I've sent along my contact info to the people who are supposed to be handling the casting.

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Quote Originally Posted by J1000 View Post
    Thanks everybody

    *fingers crossed* that I get a call to be an extra! I've sent along my contact info to the people who are supposed to be handling the casting.
    Hope you get it!
    PS: next time you meet Michael, give him my regards lol!
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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Lucky Bastard!!!

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Damn right, say J100 do you think he's up with Spielberg, James Cameron, Guillermo Del Toro, Zack Snyder and other unique filmmakers? met any other directors?

    Cute kid you got.

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Awesome. And welcome to the forums!

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcee99 View Post
    You, J1000, you're so lucky!
    Thanks a lot for sharing this with us
    PS: your son is so cute!
    Thanks; we had so much fun hanging around the sets. We got to meet a lot of cool people involved with the production behind the scenes, as well Josh and some of the NEST soldiers on their final day in Detroit. Meeting Michael was the coolest part for me though. Can't wait 'till opening day!


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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Quote Originally Posted by J1000 View Post


    Good stuff, good stuff. Thanks for sharing these.
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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Quote Originally Posted by J1000 View Post
    Thanks; we had so much fun hanging around the sets. We got to meet a lot of cool people involved with the production behind the scenes, as well Josh and some of the NEST soldiers on their final day in Detroit. Meeting Michael was the coolest part for me though. Can't wait 'till opening day!

    You met them as well?? I'm so jealous!
    I still think you're a very lucky man
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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcee99 View Post
    You met them as well?? I'm so jealous!
    I still think you're a very lucky man
    Everybody we met from the cast and crew was extraordinarily cool; My son and I got to take pics with the Autobots, and as the crew was loading them up after the night shots below, they gave my son a NEST logo sticker out of their prop trailer. We met the set photographer who taught my son the "Transformers handshake"; we met a cool guy who I think was a grip or electrician, and he gave us an ILM TF3 Crew Flexfit hat; we met a super cool girl PA who took us back on set (the blue screen apartment/jet set), where we were a few feet away from Vincent Pace (3D cameras), the Assistant Director, Shia, several stunt guys, and more. She also walked us through the wardrobe area and stuff.

    Seriously, everybody involved with this production was incredibly cool, very gracious, and really hooked my little man up. They provided some awesome memories for my son (and me!)!. Top notch!









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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    I took this cool pic of Michael on set, giving direction to "Sam and Carly" on top of the so-far-un-named "jet".


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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    You are so damned lucky to meet the man himself.

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    OMG You are one of the luckiest people in the world!!!!
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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Nice pics.

    That silver car is extremely sexy.

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    awesome indeed. I was part of TF3 filming history as well, albeit not as close to it all as I'd have liked but I documented it all in a video

    here

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Only a few days left; can't wait! My son and I are really excited to see the finished product (not to mention repeat viewings to pick out finished shots of the stuff we saw filmed)!

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Quote Originally Posted by J1000 View Post
    Only a few days left; can't wait! My son and I are really excited to see the finished product (not to mention repeat viewings to pick out finished shots of the stuff we saw filmed)!
    I hope you guys enjoy the movie, I'm sure it'll be great and maybe even better then the first two films. Will you guys be seeing it in 3D or 2D?
    "Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing".

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    Good stuff J1000 :borat Thanks for sharing

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    Default Re: Thanks again, Michael!

    him & steven are only directors i would like to meet in person you lucky thnkas for shasring pictures

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