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I do have a lot of pictures and filming stories to share from the last couple of months of the filming on Transformers: The Last Knight in Michigan. I’ll get to it, I promise.

To start off, here are some photographs of the set in the Farwell Building in Capitol Park, Detroit where the production filmed for a couple of days. This scene filmed here featured Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner and Jerrod Carmichael. Capitol Park has been under construction for a while now, so many people probably weren’t even aware that filming was in progress. For an update on the history, architecture, and plans for the park see this great article in Detroit Curbed.

Not much to see here as all the filming was inside the building. Michael Bay did share a fun iPhone video of the three stars running through the building (linked to here on Collider.com). I managed to catch Mark and Isabela briefly on their way to their cars. Yay me.

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(Always proud of the Celebrity-behind-an-object shots.. hey, it was a short opportunity and sometimes I’m not as fast as I would like).

Apologies to Isabela for catching her eating pizza.

Lots more pictures and videos to come. 

via Mark Wahlberg falls out of Chevy Camaro as he shoots Transformers The Last Knight | Daily Mail Online

 

It's T4 Premiere Time: Transformers Age of Extinction

In honor of the Hong Kong Premiere of the movie, look out for some of my favorite pictures from last Summer’s Transformer’s shoots in Detroit, Michigan. Some never seen before shots of the set!

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I was so excited about seeing the cars the other day that I forgot to post these pics of Mark Wahlberg.  No really!

 

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So last Friday was a busy day on the Transformers 4 set in Detroit. Rumored to be the last day filming would occur on the set, crowds were larger than usual around the barriers. The arrival of the impressively shiny Optimus Prime was probably a big draw for spectators too, and the promised showing of all the vehicles to the public was scheduled for the afternoon. Nice touch, Michael Bay. It was also a beautiful sunny day in the D, perfect for movie stalking. Security had really lightened up, even disappeared in some of my favorite locations — a movie-stalkers dream. Actually I have to say that the green-shirted T4-liaison guys were excellent. Mostly courteous and helpful, and many were willing to turn a blind eye to a camera. Thanks, guys!  Extra thanks to the guy who said, “I’m supposed to  tell you not to take pictures, but I can’t stop you, so go ahead.”

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So, Optimus Prime. An impressive truck, for sure. Everyone was getting their pictures taken with Optimus. And meanwhile there was a street scene being filmed — Hound and the blue car (driven by Mar Wahlberg’s stunt double) was driving through the marketplace, and eventually (we hear) driving into a stall or shop, bringing the set crashing down. That car is unlucky. I have pictures of it crashing into several things. But I guess when there are Dinobots stomping all over the city, and Decepticons firing at you, and a lot of running, screaming pedestrians, it’s hard to pay attention to the road.

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There were a lot of extras in this movie. Obviously, given the setting, most were Asian, many were older, and watching them do take after take of running and screaming from invisible robots, I hope they all go through unscathed!  I do have many many shots of background extras and I’ll try and put them up here in the next couple of weeks — if you were an extra, you might be able to find a shot or two of yourself to keep as a souvenir. I know from my own extra experience that the likelihood of seeing yourself in the final movie is slim. In addition to random extras, they seem to have hired some ‘hot girl’ extras, who look very out of place in the scenes. Tall, model types with tight dresses and perfect hair, all Caucasian, all struggling to run in very high heels. But hey, this is a Michael Bay movie!  Big Robots. Hot girls. Explosions. It’s a formula that works.

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Mark Wahlberg (again)

Even More Mark Wahlberg

This picture is for @yesnofilms

Even More Mark Wahlberg on the Transformers 4 Set in Detroit

In this scene, Mark Wahlberg stands back while Stanley Tucci seems to be alternately pleading with and cowering from an Autobot/Decepticon — shown on set by a color-striped pole that helps the actors ‘act’ toward the characters that will be added later with CGI.

Mark Wahlberg on Transformers 4 Set in Detroit

Does this photograph really need a caption? Decepticons will flee at the first sight of those biceps.

After the Car Crash, our Hero Emerges safe!

Mark Wahlberg apparently survived the car crash with nothing but a few scratches. He still has his huge gun too — so Decepticons, watch out!