Tuesday, July 27, 2010

TF3 Chicago: New Video and Business Impact

MichaelBay.com has posted two new videos that show off more footage from the filming at Wacker Drive in front of Hotel 71 in Chicago when Transformers 3 filmed there last week. The first video seems to come from people staying at the hotel. The result is a up close view of the action bring a whole new look at footage we have seen before but now get new details and better look at the explosions that were filmed.

The second video is from ChicagoBusiness.com where they ask if the traffic snarls was worth it. It seems most of the local businesses most directly impacted by production believe it was as most have experienced a spike in sales. Also it seems with the additional use of national guard soldiers, local production crews, police and so forth, the production has created around 400 temp jobs rather than the expected 200.



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10 comments:

  1. anyone notice it says in the first video rosie is playing mikaela banes?

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  2. Yeah I noticed that too. Probably a mix-up from whoever edited the video, got the wrong casting information. All in all a really good view of the behind-the-scenes action.

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  3. At 2:28 in the behind the scenes video a paratrooper lands on a cherrypicker wrapped in blue, shakes violently as the cherrypicker sparks then topples backwards...maybe he landed on top of a decepticon?

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  4. @ Ray: I was thinkin the same thing. I wonder if he just turned the wrong direction and a Decepticon happened to be there.

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  5. yea he def. landed on a decpticon. man this movies is going to be HUGE!!~!~!!

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  6. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/megatron-returns-for-transformers-3-170294/
    Megatron returns.

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  7. Megatron will most likely still be in it. I mean, he's still their leader. But still, SHOCKWAVE!!! And I bet Soundwave would be Shockwaves right- hand man

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  8. Yeah man, The Fallen was totally lame in ROTF. I was expecting something thrilling but I kinda didn't get that sense of... I dunno... thrill? haha

    I'm guessing from all the action and ESPECIALLY prominent exposure of some of most powerful Autobots (SIDESWIPE WOOOOOO!!!) that the combined forces of Megatron, Shockwave, and Soundwave is really gonna amp up the action.

    Not seeing Ironhide around a lot makes me wonder, but then again they could be split off into teams, footage has yet to be filmed, and he may be in robot mode (yet to be CG'd) for a long time so right now it's just a waiting game.

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  9. They're filming across the street from my office on the Metra tracks by Grant Park if anyone's interested. Just looks like shots of people running and screaming among wrecked cars and small fires. Think I may have seen Optimus in truck form. Also saw 3 snazzy racecar looking things and a red ferrari.

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  10. Does it look like Bumblebee has Cybertronian symbols on his spoiler?

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