Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3?

Transformers News: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3?

Friday, November 26th, 2010 7:13PM CST

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Thanks to Bob from movie site iesb.net for letting us know that there may be some postproduction issues brewing for Transformers 3, specifically with the 3D version of the film. According to the article, the issue is with the native 3D footage, the material that was actually filmed with 3D equipment versus a digital, 2D camera. Insiders working on the film report that this footage "looks like #@*$" and may have to be scrapped or go through additional post production. The article goes on to mention that the problems, if true, may stem from Michael Bay's high energy, "aggressive" filming style. And while the final cut will hopefully still look good in 3D, it may not live up to the moviegoer expectations set by benchmarks such as Avatar.

To read the whole article, click HERE.
Credit(s): iesb.net, Bob
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Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151084)
Posted by ProwlJazz on November 26th, 2010 @ 7:20pm CST
This could be a problem, hopefully there's no set backs because of it.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151089)
Posted by ashe5k on November 26th, 2010 @ 7:28pm CST
Strangely enough, that was the FIRST thing that popped into my head when they talked about making this 3D. Michael Bay's "Shoot for the Edit" and quick cuts, while great as 2D pieces that move things along at a frantic pace are WAY too jerky to really effectively work with the current 3D tech. Avatar doesn't have a ton of those frantic action cuts at all. Most of it is panning, and even when it goes 'hand-held' it's no where NEAR as nuts as when Bay goes hand held.

Hopefully they'll clean it up.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151111)
Posted by Ungie on November 26th, 2010 @ 8:27pm CST
All I can say is, "Ruh Roh, Michael!"
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151132)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on November 26th, 2010 @ 9:31pm CST
I always watch my movies in 2D anyway, so no loss for the James.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151137)
Posted by Mechastrike on November 26th, 2010 @ 9:44pm CST
i just hope this will improve things. i mean there was a loop hole in the first movie (Barricade), and there were plenty in ROTF.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151147)
Posted by zenosaurus_x on November 26th, 2010 @ 10:39pm CST
I'll probably see it in 2d anyways...but I hope this doesn't cause any...more...problems...
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151164)
Posted by SlyTF1 on November 26th, 2010 @ 11:57pm CST
I knew some dumb ass shit whoud happen. It always happens.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151165)
Posted by SlyTF1 on November 26th, 2010 @ 11:59pm CST
Mechastrike wrote:i just hope this will improve things. i mean there was a loop hole in the first movie (Barricade), and there were plenty in ROTF.


I just can't stop myself from doing this. Name them.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151171)
Posted by Joshua Vallse on November 27th, 2010 @ 2:28am CST
Yeah, the shooting style of Bay def contributed to this fiasco. Honestly, being Paramount demanded such a high turnaround....I'm not at all surprised at all the issues popping up. Whats the tally now?

1. Filming halted in Washington

2. BB car crash fiasco

3. Extra injured on set

4. Pending lawsuit

5. Cancelation of sequence due to location and budget

6. 3D Footage is "garbage"

7. Megan Fox walked.

I'm at 6, I'm sure I missed something though. Honestly, I think Paramount should have waited till 2011, bieng this summer ALOT of big league films are going to hit, which will no doubt give TF3 more then ample competition. I don't predict the same phenom last year where it Bogart'd the entire summer boxoffice due to a lack of competition. If they waited till 2011, they would have had less competition, and work out all of these impending bugs.

Aw well, I think if they can't edit and cut around whats been shot, they'll need to re-shoot or cut their losses and ditch the 3D being filming with the 3d cameras demands more time and patience...patience not being Bays strong suit. Nor can Paramount afford the time for that matter.
~Josh
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151199)
Posted by griftimus prime on November 27th, 2010 @ 5:51am CST
i wont pay to see it in 3d anyway.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151209)
Posted by Windsweeper on November 27th, 2010 @ 7:29am CST
The footage looks like slag? Nah, that's just the robot designs!
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151212)
Posted by ConBotFormer on November 27th, 2010 @ 7:42am CST
HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!! I knew this would happen. :P
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151216)
Posted by Albershide on November 27th, 2010 @ 7:58am CST
Michael Bay's site moderator Nelson commented this article. He simply said: "BS".
You can draw the conclusions for yourselves. :)
By the way let's not forget that Michael Bay said that before filming started they made a test if his filming style will look good in 3D and they were very satisfied with the result. Then they decided to go 3D. So I really I don't believe that suddenly the footage turned to be so bad.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151217)
Posted by kviesgaard on November 27th, 2010 @ 8:02am CST
Well this just proves to me that 3D does not equal quality.

It also shows that haste IS waste. The studio demanded the 3rd
film ready for next year and more or less forced Michael Bay
to work with new technology that he was unfamiliar with and
did not want to. Know we can read why.

This is going to cost more time and money. Somehow I doubt that
the studio will have learned anything from this event.

Just my thoughts.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151223)
Posted by Albershide on November 27th, 2010 @ 8:24am CST
And now here is what Michael Bay thinks of this article (taken from Shoot for the Edit):

"Wow, I read these morons on the internet who think they are in the know. "We have have problems with our 3D????" Really? Come into my edit room and I will show you beautiful 3D. There has never been a live action show that has pushed the boundaries of 3D like Transformers 3. We shot the entire movie with 3D cameras. I actually loved shooting in 3D. I will give full details of my process and why I liked 3D in the next week right before the Transformers announcement piece comes out on Tron and Narnia.

Michael"

And a second comment:

"And don't watch this movie in 2D, we made it for 3D."


So this is a direct confirmation that TF3 trailer will debut with Tron and Narnia. And also that the whole movie is shot with 3D cameras and looks great. :)
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151231)
Posted by Mechastrike on November 27th, 2010 @ 8:52am CST
SlyTF1 wrote:

I just can't stop myself from doing this. Name them.

Bonecrusher's alt mode appeared but didn't do anything. Jolt appeared only in the Climax. Megs was resurrected by using a Constructicon's spark and the piece of the cube. Wheelie seem to have disappeared. Barricade didn't appear.

my point is this movie was only nominated for best sound while razzies piled up despite 2009 biggest earner. they have to make this movie 2011's biggest hit.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151232)
Posted by omega666 on November 27th, 2010 @ 8:55am CST
Who cares? I only watch regular and not 3D.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151239)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on November 27th, 2010 @ 9:04am CST
I'd enjoy 3D films more if they made glasses I could actually wear over my glasses, thats the big flaw of 3D tech. I've only seen one pair of glasses that fit over my own, for a samsung 3D TV, and it is not like I have huge glasses or anything.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151243)
Posted by Covenant on November 27th, 2010 @ 9:17am CST
Wait, Mikey's 'brand' of shooting has created issues with the quality of what will be seen?

Noooooo, you're kidding.

Lol.




However, in this instance I do hope they get a handle on it. I've already promised my son we'd go see it in 3D.
Re: Trouble in the 3rd Dimension for Transformers 3? (1151254)
Posted by dragons on November 27th, 2010 @ 9:49am CST
i would have to agree with bay with this one ever 3d movie ive seen when action is fast paced 3d effects look littel blury when movie is still slow motion effects paning motion thats when you can see 3d effects in there full potiontial i saw resident evil in 3d corworkers like crazy about it 3d stuff i ddint see to many stuff in when there was 3d involved in fast action scenes most of time it was blurry.

do i hate 3d yes i gave 3d shot it didint work out for me maybe hollywood will catch on making everymovie in 3d will garrentee you alot of money as avatar did avatar made its money with its characters, effects not with 3d. 3d or no 3d it would of made same amount of money either way maybe littel less since 3d tickets are few dollars more than 2d.

me i see all movies in 2d

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