Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
Working on Transformers 3 was quite an experience; it’s the largest project I’ve worked on so far. Shooting in Chicago, we shut down the downtown core to film some phenomenal in-city skydiving and base-jumping by the Red Bull Skydive Team, from both the Trump Tower and helicopters circling the main shooting set. Working on the aerial unit with our partner’s specialized 3D helmet cam was great, and many of our shots made it into the final film’s skydiving sequence! Watch out for them near the end of the film, as the film’s N.E.S.T. Soldiers wingsuit into downtown Chicago to attack the evil Decepticons.
See the wingsuit featurette here:
And the full HD trailer here:
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a 2011 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. The film’s story is set three years after the events of the 2009 film, with the Autobots, during their collaboration with the NEST military force, discovering a hidden alien technology in possession of humans, which had been found by Apollo 11 on the Moon 42 years earlier. However, the Decepticons unveil a plan to use the technology to enslave humanity in order to bring back Cybertron, the home planet of the Transformers.
First released on June 23, 2011, it is the third installment of the live-action Transformers film series. Transformers: Dark of the Moon was directed by Michael Bay and executive-produced by Steven Spielberg. Dark of the Moon employed both regular 35mm film cameras and specially-developed 3D cameras, with filming locations in Chicago, Florida, Indiana, Milwaukee, Moscow, and Washington, D.C.. The film was rendered specifically for 3-D, and the visual effects involved more complex robots which took longer to render.