People like to bag on Michael Bay for making movies that lack substance but he clearly loves his fans and in the case of Tranformers 3 wants to help us see it in the best fashion possible.
Michael Bay has just posted a thank you letter to all his fans and fans of Hasbros Transformers for their support of his film but also includes some important highlights on what fans can expect from the film. Let’s start with the Thank you Letter;
I just want to take the opportunity to thank all the fans around the world for letting me have fun with the Transformers franchise. It has been a wonderful opportunity to have worked with about 4000 crew members around the world. These artists are some of the very best in the entire film business. I’m honored to have had you work along side me. We had an amazing time.
‘Dark of the Moon’ has some of the most technically challenging sequences ever shot. And shot in 3D. I must urge you to find the very best theatre and see this movie in that format. 3D was a forethought, not an afterthought in this movie. I’m glad Jim Cameron and Steven Spielberg really convinced me to shoot in this new technology. We used and invented many new techniques to make the 3D sharper, brighter and more color contrast. I think theatre owners heard their audience that they need to respect the specs of the projectors and not dim the bulbs to save money.
Many theaters are presenting it in the brand new 7.1 sound, which is awesome. This is the most complex, intricate sound track that me and my Academy Awarding winning sound team have done. They really out did themselves to make this a big picture experience. Hopefully you will have as much fun watching this movie as we all had making it.
Tell me you dont love Michael Bay just a little more after reading his letter? I have always been a fan of Michael Bay and his over the top balls to the walls action movies but as of late I have really come to respect him alot more as a filmmaker to. His new Transformers Dark of the Moon movie is being released in 3D and people are pegging it as the saviour of a technology that has been mired by tragedy.
Post production 3D as well as problems with dark picture have made me for one rethink 3D. I am tired of having to squint and I am definitely tired of cheap parlor tricks 3D.
Michael Bay in an open letter to projectionists is asking for the theatres to not turn down the 3D bulbs to save power ( which is apparently common ) but to turn them up to the proper brightness so that fans can experience this movie the way it should be in bright vibrant 3D.
I am also really excited to see the movie with 7.1 surround sound but honestly I have to ask, how do I know that the theatre is playing Transformers Dark of the Moon 3D with 7.1 surround sound and the 3d projectors running at the proper settings? Early reviews for Transformers 3 have me excited now I just have to figure out where to watch it.