TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTICTION Behind-the-Scenes Footage Reveals How Michael Bay Uses His IMAX Cameras

     June 18, 2014


Paramount has released seven minutes of Transformers: Age of Extinction B-roll. Some of the footage is mundane such as an actress walking out of a car, and then other parts are amazing like pulling back to show that they’re filming on the Great Wall of China.  Not surprisingly, there are also multiple shots of the actors surrounded by explosions and running towards the camera.  But the real money shot comes at the very end and involves an IMAX camera.  Say what you will about Michael Bay (and much has been said), but he knows how to do some cool things behind-the-scenes.  It may be in service of a script that was written on a cocktail napkin, but there’s still cinematic craft involved.

Hit the jump to check out the Transformers: Age of Extinction B-roll footage.  The film opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 27th, and stars Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng, and Titus Welliver.  Click on the respective links for our set visit coverage and interviews with Tucci and Myles, Reynor and Peltz, Wahlberg, and Bay.

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transformers-age-of-extinction-poster-dinobotsHere’s the official synopsis for Transformers: Age of Extinction:

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION is the fourth film in director Michael Bay’s global blockbuster franchise. The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.

For more on Transformers: Age of Extinction, here’s our coverage from our set visit:

  • DEADP00L

    Nobody cares what tech he uses, we care about HOW he uses them.

    • Daniel Rodriguez

      “I don’t care what tech he uses, I care how he uses them”
      Fixed it for you.

      • DEADP00L

        Oh really? I don’t think so.

      • Daniel Rodriguez

        Well at least you’re only including yourself this time.

      • DEADP00L

        Oh so hurt…what shall be done …sniff sniff…boohoo…


      • Daniel Rodriguez

        Hurt? Why would you be hurt by that comment? No need to cry there little friend. Sweet dreams, sleep right.

  • GunzOfNavarone

    Well one thing’s for sure, he’s found some utterly dire actresses.

  • TigerFIST

    can’t wait

  • Unicron

    Matt… Any idea what % of the movie will be in IMAX? Possibly exclusive footage only in IMAX like “revenge of the fallen”?

    • Daniel Rodriguez

      The producer didn’t specify how much but only saying that there would be more shot in 4K IMAX than in DOTM.

  • Daniel Rodriguez

    None of this was about tech, just behind the scenes filming.