New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger

New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 8:49am CDT

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CGSociety has posted a new interview with Transformers Movie Art Director Alex Jaeger. You can view it by clicking here.

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Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (214176)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on July 11th, 2007 @ 9:19am CDT
An interesting read and has some very cool pictures of how the process was thought out.

I like the idea he had that as the bots were transforming, their wheels would stay on the ground for most of the time, so they could still be moving at 80 mph and such.
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (214207)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on July 11th, 2007 @ 10:00am CDT
I agree. This is the type of stuff I like to see; Now if they could have just done MORE of that in the movie... I expected to see more of the surreal "Gerwalk" modes; Like in TFTM where Scourge's head pops out when he spoke to Galvatron, or Like G1 Prime only transforming his Legs so he can roll while still having his arms available for Smashing... Stuff like that. Maybe next time? Either way, all of the mechanics of the movie were right on point. I can't wait till they release the obligatory "The Art of Transformers" book, showcasing all of the Concept art and production designs and whatnot.
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (214270)
Posted by OptimusShr on July 11th, 2007 @ 10:48am CDT
I would love to see a book with the artwork of the characters so we could see how they evolved into what we see on screen.
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (214343)
Posted by supreme commander galvatr on July 11th, 2007 @ 11:34am CDT
nice art. but i do not see any transformers.
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (214348)
Posted by Shadowman on July 11th, 2007 @ 11:36am CDT
supreme commander galvatr wrote:nice art. but i do not see any transformers.


Wow! This joke is still relevant and funny! 8-|
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (214382)
Posted by Hans on July 11th, 2007 @ 11:58am CDT
Shadowman wrote:
supreme commander galvatr wrote:nice art. but i do not see any transformers.


Wow! This joke is still relevant and funny! 8-|


Actually, that's the exact same thing I was thinking... The guy certainly is a good designer, but it would have been nice if the robots would have looked slightly more familiar... These aren't what I (as just another fan) feel Transformers should look like. It would have been good if he forgot the "great" Hollywood style of designing things, and looked at Japanese mecha designs instead.

Sure, I know this subject has been beaten to death already, but it's still the only thing I was disappointed with in the new movie...
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (214397)
Posted by tile_mcgillus on July 11th, 2007 @ 12:06pm CDT
Yeah. I think they misfired on the heads and amount of detail. It was just too cryptic and alien for me. We saw the protoforms where they look insane. Perfectly fine. Why not have the transformers faces be more human to "relate" with the humans or interact with the environment?

Basically it was style over substance. Gooble-de-gook over simplicity.

While I respect his ability I think the chosen directon is detrimental in the movie not a benefit.
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (214479)
Posted by Briggs on July 11th, 2007 @ 12:53pm CDT
The designs are Transformers through and through.Glad they werent any other way.

And it's nice to see interviews with designers, guys who have spent a huge chunk of their life doing this stuff, and explaining why they do it that way. Of course, some people will not accept that, to bad.
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (214796)
Posted by Kayevcee on July 11th, 2007 @ 3:10pm CDT
"I know this subject has been beaten to death already"

Nought but mush beneath your blood-soaked fists, mate. Nought but mush.

Love all that concept artwork, especially the Starship Troopers stuff on the second page.

-Nick
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (214919)
Posted by SnipeShade on July 11th, 2007 @ 4:08pm CDT
really cool. Yea, I can't wait for the ARt book too. I like his idea of keeping to scale the actuality of the transformations. The cartoon transformations would have never translated well enough into reality.
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (215310)
Posted by i_amtrunks on July 11th, 2007 @ 6:34pm CDT
Interview is nothing really special, but the art, and other images are fantastic!
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (215971)
Posted by Turparooni Prime on July 12th, 2007 @ 6:08am CDT
Nice!!! Keep The Artwork CGI's Coming, Wanna See Artwork for Brawl
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (216441)
Posted by Hans on July 12th, 2007 @ 10:32am CDT
briggs wrote:The designs are Transformers through and through.


Yeah, right. That's exactly why they caused such an outrage when they were revealed. Because all the fans felt they looked just like the Transformers.... :roll:
Re: New Interview With Transformers Art Director Alex Jaeger (217495)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 12th, 2007 @ 7:00pm CDT
All I'd ask this guy is "How much did Beast Wars and HellRaiser inspire you?"

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