If any of you were wondering just how much work it takes to make an overstuffed summer blockbuster, this behind-the-scenes of the latest Transformers has your answer: “A lot.”
You know, it’s amazing that any of these big tentpoles actually get made, let alone made well. Bay’s efforts here are truly Herculean; it takes real willpower to manage the process of wrestling a movie into shape in the edit room. Even more so when you add high-dollar sound and effects to the mix. And then you remember that this video only covers the “finishing touches.” He’s already overseen the surely-insane preproduction process and the immense shoot that follows.
Shame about the movie.
But seriously, you guys should check it out. It’s easy to take these things for granted and forget that making a movie from start to finish is one of the hardest things in the world. This is a pretty fascinating process to peek in on.