Posts Tagged ‘TF3’

The Decepticons have landed

Posted: October 8, 2010 in Transformers 3
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It’s really hard to express how very cool it was to see the Transformers 3 filming in Detroit. Several blocks of the city were closed and the set was  huge. Although production has moved to Florida, I heard a rumor (unconfirmed) that the set is still in place at the old Packard Plant with the crashed Amtrack train etc. I’m not going down there again after my last experience!

I’ll post some more TF3 pictures over the next few days. 

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Decepticons blow up Detroit?

Posted: September 28, 2010 in video
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Friday September 24, 2010 on the set of the movie Transformers 3 in downtown Detroit, Michigan.

After setting up for the shot for a couple of hours and rehearsing the actors running into the street, they finally ‘blew up’ the building .  First they yelled “Fire in the hole!” then “Rolling!” and then came the booms.

Security was minimal, concerned only it seemed with keeping everyone out of danger.  One crew guy was giving some banter to the crowd about the billowing smoke, or the “cloud of death” as he called it. Apparently if we inhaled it, our noses would bleed and we would die slowly. Uh yeah. I think it had been a long day for him on the set!

I spoke to the guy who installed the windows in the building–the same guy who would be re-installing them the next day. “Yeah, it’s a cool gig,” he said. Every little boost to the economy helps!

My new infatuation: Transformers 3

Posted: September 25, 2010 in photo
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#TF3 It’s important to know when to move on. It’s time. Scream 4 has left town and The Transformers have moved in, baby! I finally gave in to the urge to travel to downtown Detroit last night and see those suckers, and I wasn’t disappointed. Big alien machines, cool cars, explosions, cranky security guards. What’s not to love? More to come.

P.S. Actually crew and security were pretty cool and we were allowed to see everything that was going on AND take pictures.  Scream 4 is so last week.

P.P.S. Just kidding. I still love Scream 4.

Post-apocalyptic devastation on Scream 4 set? Just kidding. This is the set of Transformers 3, currently filming at the abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit.  The problem with filming in Detroit is that it’s hard to know what’s movie set and what’s just your average, every-day post apocalyptic scenery.