How Michael Bay shot 'Transformers: The Last Knight' in IMAX 3DMichael Bay explains how the new "Transformers" movie is the world's first natively-shot IMAX 3D movie.
Hey I'm Michael Bay, and I am a strong believer in protecting the cinema experience. This is my edit room here in my house in Miami. I love cutting here, cuz it's quiet. This whole system pipes to Santa Monica, where I have five editors. Yo! Hello. Yo. Hi, anyway, those are my editors. I can connect to a different room. They could see what I do on my system here and we can share screens. It's a great way to work. A movie like Transformers needs to be seen using the very finest tools, the best sound technology, the best projection technology, and. And cameras. I'm here to keep 3D alive, and the only way to make it the best experience for you is to shoot it natively. That means two cameras, two eyes that see exactly what you're seeing. We're the first movie to ever shoot IMAX 3D. We placed these two gigantic cameras on top of each other to give you amazing resolution. [MUSIC] [SOUND] It's just like your eyes, you see depth and it's beautiful. And it's something you can not fake. We're gonna spend the extra $10 to $15 million dollars and we're gonna do it right. We're, in fact, the only movie this summer that was shot in native 3D. [SOUND] For an image like this to post convert is virtually impossible. See those billions of little particles here? They have to capture each one of those and put them in a different space. Whereas when you shoot it natively It's already doing that for you. The scale of the Transformers movie is meant to be seen on a big screen, with great Dolby Atmos sound and brightly lit 3D screens. Michael's always on the cutting edge of technology for the audience to have them have a more visceral experience. His filmmaking is a very 3-dimensional style. Transformers A giant part of our brand. It helped build IMAX. Michael is the very first filmmaker to take two of these cameras and configure them on a 3D rig and shoot in 3D in real time. And that's not trivial. The resolution, the detail, the clarity, it really is mind boggling. It was a lot of fun to shoot. I keep saying this is my last one and I'm going out with a bang. This is a big-scale movie.