Transformers 2 Wrap Filming on USS John C Stennis
Friday, November 7th, 2008 9:58AM CSTCategory: Movie Related News
Posted by: Mkall Views: 65,906
Greetings from San Diego! Just got back today from deployment at sea on board the U.S. Navy carrier Stennis and thought I'd fill everyone in on what I experienced this past week with the ROTF cast and crew. It's true, filming did take place this past week, all shooting was completed in a two day span, Saturday the 1st with the IMAX folks filming flight operations, and Sunday the 2nd with Michael Bay in action around the ship. Rumors flew around for weeks about what exactly was going to happen with the movie so it was really cool to see it all go down.
Saturday afternoon two transport planes arrived, the first carrying Shia Labeouf on the first and on the second were Michael Bay, Tyrese Gibson, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel. They arrived in costume (at least Tyrese and Josh did) and began working almost immediately. From what I saw, all of the filming with the cast was done in "closed" sets. The rest of the filming on the flight deck seemed to be flight operations, of which I was there and will hopefully make the final cut. We were told to just act natural and continue our jobs as normal, which is easy to do when you've actually got work to do. I did however try really hard to get into one shot in which I just walked back and forth for about 20 minutes.
The whole experience was a lot of fun and everyone in the cast and crew were really cool. Shia Labeouf and Megan Fox were really hard to find on the ship, I think they were working just about their whole time there. I'm not sure which part of the movie was filmed there but it is probably somewhere toward the end, (Shia had "beat-up" make up on, and Duhamel and Tyrese were in dress uniforms). Overall it was an awesome time.
Sorry if I didn't give you any good spoilers or anything like that, but I think the suspense is more fun anyway. By the way, the crew working on this movie have been busting their asses to make a good film, that much I can attest to.
This should put to rest any of the rumors that they've completed filming for now, although this may have been the last of the filming (I didn't ask). Here are a few of the pictures I got during this past weekend, enjoy!
Tyrese right before getting kicked off of the flight deck during flight operations
Look closely, Shia is made up with battle damage
Shia waiting for an aircraft elevator ride
Michael Bay catching a shot of a catapult launch
Michael Bay and his filming entourage return from filming
Josh Duhamel and Skalor working hard
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Posted by Mkall on November 7th, 2008 @ 10:00am CST
Posted by olokin on November 7th, 2008 @ 10:05am CST
Posted by Skowl on November 7th, 2008 @ 10:09am CST
Posted by First Gen on November 7th, 2008 @ 10:35am CST
Great story man, thanks for the info.
Posted by omega666 on November 7th, 2008 @ 11:25am CST
Posted by zhang on November 7th, 2008 @ 5:56pm CST
Posted by Skalor on November 7th, 2008 @ 8:45pm CST
zhang wrote:Dude, u working on the flight deck? were u there when tyrese rapping on hangor bay2? I happend to fly out w/ him too... B4 we COD out, he said:" can i have first class seat?" lol... He's a funny guy.
I started to come down with the boat crud so I missed out on the happenings in the hangar, straight to bed that night. I heard he was really cool with everyone though, and the people I talked to seemed to have a good time.
Posted by pat on November 9th, 2008 @ 3:21pm CST
I wonder, did the cast spend the night on the ship or did they leave the same day?
Posted by opspec75 on November 10th, 2008 @ 3:45am CST