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Michael Bay - BayhemWhile his films are incredibly successful financially, director Michael Bay is one of the more polarizing filmmakers working today. Many consider his style the downfall of entertainment as we know it, while others love the non-stop action that oozes from nearly every frame. If fewer people watched his films, they may still be interesting visual specimens, but the fact that his movies have grossed billions and earned him two Criterion Collections makes him a different case entirely. Tony Zhou has put together a video exploring “Bayhem,” a visual style that is rather unique to Michael Bay and his brand of storytelling. More »

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Imax cameraIMAX announced today that they have developed the first fully integrated dual 65mm 4K digital large-format 3D camera, designed to give moviegoers a “truly immersive IMAX 3D experience” with the camera’s exceptional crispness and clarity, as well as its 1.9:1 aspect ratio that offers a reported “26% more of the image than standard cinemas.” Oh, and guess what — it has already been used and vetted by none other than explosion maestro Michael Bay and cinematographer Amir Mokri on Transformers: Age of Extinction. More »

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When a director like Michael Bay talks about his $195 million 3D blockbuster to-be (regardless of whether it’s any good) Transformers: Dark of the Moon, you might think that very little of it would apply to indie pictures. But in the new era of large sensor digital cameras, the Sony F23 and F35 cameras Bay used are more similar to the new Sony F3 and FS100 than you’d think. When I watched F35 and F3 footage side by side, in fact, the F35 actually lost to the F3 in some tests (notably low-light). The Hollywood Reporter, in its reincarnation as a weekly publication, recently sat down with the duo of blockbuster directors to talk 3D, which, love or hate the technology, is a technology all filmmakers should be aware of — whether you’re indie or Hollywood. More »