Go Behind-the-Scenes With This Transformers: The Last Knight 3D Featurette

Michael Bay’s name is nearly synonymous with special effects, explosions and cutting-edge technology. With a new Transformers installment on the way, he’s pushing the envelope once again.

In a video released by Paramount on Wednesday, the director gave a behind-the-scenes look at some of the technology used to create his final directorial venture in the franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight. From his in-home editing suite in Miami, Bay explained the advantages of embracing new technology even at a greater cost. (Side note: where do we sign up for a home office as nice as his?)

“A movie like Transformers needs to be seen using the very finest tools, the best sound technology, the best projection technology and the best cameras,” Bay said in the video.

This will be the third Transformers flick shot in “native 3D”—in other words, it’s filmed with two cameras side by side to mimic the viewers’ eyes and give dimension to the setting.

“An image like this, to post-convert is virtually impossible,” Bay said while pointing to a scene in which a fireball explodes, catapulting medieval soldiers into the air. “See those billions of little particles here? They have to capture each one of those and put it in a different space. Whereas, when you shoot it natively, it’s already doing that for you.”

The first trailer for The Last Knight dropped in early December, which disclosed that the film picks up just after Age of Extinction, and explores the mythology and history of the Transformers. Read: we’re going back to the time of King Arthur.

Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters June 23. You can check out the trailer below:


Hannah Yasharoff

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