Monday, September 22, 2008

Transformers 2 Alamogordo, NM Set Report

From an anonymous source is a set report from filming at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, NM.

Don't know if you are concerned, but they are in fact filming here in Alamogordo, NM. They've been here for sometime now.

September 12th - They were filming on base from 12:00pm - 10:30pm. They used a large military plane, like a C17. It was parked and they had many of the military extras walking to and from the plane. Sometimes loading onto the back of the plane and then deplaning afterwards.

Josh and Tyrese were there as well. I saw them standing at the end of the stairwell, the landing of the C-17. The military extras were walking and in some takes they were running.

Tyrese was trying to keep the mood light as I witnessed him doing some kind of "chicken dance". I hear through the grapevine that he was pretty silly that day. I honestly think it's to prevent himself from going crazy from boredom. As you probably know, there are many, many, many takes just for one shot! And then they want to do the same shot from another angle. So you're talking, 10 takes each at least! Needless to say, that could take all night, and sometimes it does! There were a few times while everyone waited as they set up the shots, Tyrese would say out loud, “Are we ready yet? What's the hold up? C'mon lets go!" They were outside doing this scene all night! The walking scene was done at least 20 times. Riding humvees around the plane was shot in the day and later in the night.
The humvees had gunners on top, about 4 of those riding around and around the plane. They were definitely filming a fight scene.

I really don't want to go into too much detail for fear someone I know that is working with DreamWorks will get into a lot of trouble. I would love to tell you the story line of which I'm sure you'd be surprise, but I truly do not want to spoil it for any true Transformer fan.

They start shooting tomorrow (22nd Sept) at White Sands for the entire week. Unfortunately I won't be able to watch any filming while they are out there. Only the extras and crew are allowed. I hear they will be shooting here in Alamogordo, whether it be on base or at White Sands, they will be here till early October.

Here is what I've observed so far at Holloman. They had men and women and very few children dressed in Muslim costumes. The people looked very authentic I saw them early one morning walking to the trailers. Bumblebee was on base; however he was shielded from prying eyes as they covered him up with a car cover. Not a great job because his rear and sides were poking out of the cover and one could tell it was Bumblebee.

Some of the extras are Air Force guys portraying Army guys and some extra Army guys are portraying Air Force guys. I hear "some" of the Air Force guys were looking "tighter" in dress and haircut. The casting dept. thought they looked more of what someone in Army would look like? I know some Army guys won't like to hear that, but it's true.

Some where on base in a hangar, holds Ironhide, Optimus Prime, some of the "pimped" out humvees the primary cast will be driving. (Most likely Tyrese and Josh) The Corvette was there as well, it is silver in color. The people who were there at the time didn't want any photos taken of the Corvette, they were adamant about that. Apparently GM would have a cow if that photo got out. Now I hear they are going to let [us] take photos of these vehicles tomorrow.

Also, the Can Am Spyder will be in the film too, but they've got it all decked out with a more futuristic look to it.

I am including a photo of Bumblebee that I took.

That's all I have for now. Until next time. . . .

Anonymous in Alamogordo

32 comments:

  1. I saw that Bumblebee mock-up in person last October (in Hollywood). So cool up-close... :)

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  2. Can-Am Spyder will be a Transformer. I'm betting there will be 2 of them - and they will be the "twins" that make up the Ice Cream truck.

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  3. Eh? Bumblebee's still in his old form... the new one has new bumpers rite? hehe

    anyways, cool new info bout the plane and the humvees...

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  4. if the plane TransForms ??***??!**!?!?

    oh my .... ********** !!!

    :))

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  5. The Can-Am spyders do not make an icecream truck, don't be a fool...That is Ravage!

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  6. i still wonder which autobot will fight (giant one) devastator* ??

    anyway, maybe this is SkyFire ?
    its too big to be a SkyFire but...

    i wish i can see SkyFire in this movie :))

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  7. maybe its astrotrain..before you guys pick on me..

    "Its just an option"-----> Ironhide

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  8. maybe its astrotrain..before you guys pick on me..

    "Its just an option"-----> Ironhide

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  9. I think, it should be one of the dinobots. Swoop for example. So what, that they have been dinos in G1. It would be great.

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  10. Multiple Can-Ams have already been spotted on the set - and nothing else is small enough to combine to make the ice cream truck. Beat and Trax are too big - that would violate Bay's "mass-shifting" principle.

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  11. The Ice cream truck and the Can-Ams are completely separate bots. The ice cream truck is it's own transformer. The Can-Am's have nothing to do with ice cream.

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  12. Will people shut up with the can-ams and ice cream trucks and twins.
    If you were any kind of a fan you would immediately know that "twins" means sunstreaker and sideswipe. Thats who the chevy trax and beat are. I kno fo shooooooo.

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  13. "If you were any kind of a fan you would immediately know that "twins" means sunstreaker and sideswipe."

    Wow, another stupid geewun, that thinks the world stoped after G1... Why won't you go find a life already?

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  14. The cons were the only ones with the technology so when they transformed they could transform into smal objects. the autobots couldn't

    this movie better be as bay-some as the first one.

    I think that big jet is The fallen

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  15. Could the canam spyders be Arcee?

    I think the big jet is The Fallen too... its HUGE...

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  16. to those 3 goons above me called 'anonymous'.

    Now why would that plane be the Fallen? and if so why would the Fallen wana transport the Autobots in the ship? Goodness...

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  17. Personally, I think that plane is gonna transform into whatever takes on Devastator. Thats if Devastator is in TF2.

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  18. to the guy with sand in his vagina above me..

    Who said the fallen isn't a giant ass plane thing? where's it written on what he si?

    for all i know he could be the dildo your b/f uses to fuck you in the ass each night queer bate.

    the fallen is the bigg ass jet dumb nigger

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  19. omg what IF the plane transforms... i didn't think of that... omg that would be awesome.... just like a carrier forming :)

    where's the trailer... I need something official from Bay RIGHT NOW!!!!

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  20. Interesting when he?/she said,

    " I would love to tell you the story line of which I'm sure you'd be surprised, but I truly do not want to spoil it for any true Transformer fan. "

    talk about feeding temptation! Darn it I want to know know. :D

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  21. The Fallen is not a character, Jack asses!
    Geez you really fell for the confusion tactics.

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  22. Seems like they're shooting a very intense action sequence with tons of camera angles, which is a COMMON practice when shooting action sequences, especially when it comes to Michael Bay.

    However, doing 9 or more takes for one shot (takes, not angles as takes and angles are different things) is a bit excessive - if something can't be shot in 3 takes, then, in my opinion, it ain't workin'. I've heard of some directors shooting up to 90 takes for one shot (like the director of the U.S version of THE RING, who shot the scene where a character is walking 90 times).

    I can't say that the Can Ams are TFs as I've heard that the military guys were riding around on them - unless a Decepticon or Autobot snuck on base, and scanned one of the Can Ams. If it is a Decepticon, I could see it being Ravage. Can't wait to find it.

    As far as the Beat and the Trax are concerned (as well as the ice cream truck), there's a guy on tfw2005.com who claims he knows the plot for the film, and he claims that the Beat and Trax are connected to the ice cream truck bots, and he gives a pretty sensible and rational explanation concerning those two things. Then again, we won't know for sure until June.

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  23. Military guys on the Can-Ams....for hologram purposes. The Can-Ams will be TFs. Bay loves using these exotic vehicles as showcases in his movies - i.e. Bumblebee in TF1 and the Centennial 'Vette in TF2. For the boneheads that don't agree - tell me the last time Can-Ams were part of the military arsenal?

    As for the Trax and Beat = too big to come from the ICT. No mass shifting in Bay's world. ICT has already been spotted with a Decepticon logo on it.

    C'mon people - think. Learn to put things together already. How big does the writing on the wall have to be?

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  24. Its been previously reported that Jetfire will be an SR-71 Blackbird.

    Badass if you ask me.

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  25. "to the guy with sand in his vagina above me..

    "Who said the fallen isn't a giant ass plane thing? where's it written on what he si?

    for all i know he could be the dildo your b/f uses to fuck you in the ass each night queer bate.

    the fallen is the bigg ass jet dumb nigger"


    I just love that he thinks he has somehow made some sort of point with this.

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  26. "The Fallen is not a character, Jack asses!
    Geez you really fell for the confusion tactics."

    And how do you know, that it wasn't you, who fell for it? What, you saw the script, or what?

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  27. It was nice to watch the picture.But i the technology that is used in that transformer movie.
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  28. It probaly isnt be Astrotrain :(
    I would like it to be him.
    I know its sad, but he would probaly be in Transformers 3...

    If you dont belive me follow the link: http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-9/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-will-not-feature-triple-changers-165854/

    The plane might transport the Autobots around the world??? :S just a random guess... :)

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  29. Hmmm...transporting vehicles around the world in a cargo plane...what a novel idea. Some people WAY over think stuff...I wish I could say more but that damn nondisclosure agreement....

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