Filming, Special Effects & Music Of Transformers 2

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The sequel of Transformers has been most anticipated since 2007, after the release of the first movie. This science fiction action movie busted the charts. The robots, the action, the adventure was a huge hit. The special effects of the film were truly applauded.

Now, with the release of Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen just few days away, the audience expects a greater degree of action. When Bay started to make the movie he tried to include all the scenes and characters that had to be edited in the previous film. The sequel is supposed to be darker, but still the young audience has been kept in mind.

Los Angles, California was the first location where filming began in May, 2008. The first scene was an action sequence shot at Bethlehem Steel, which was presented as a part of Shanghai. After another scene the crew went on to Philadelphia and shot at Exelon, The University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Eastern State Penitentiary, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia City Hall etcetera. They then shot at Princeton University. The crew shot at Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico during September. Then they did some shooting in New Mexico at Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Range, which is meant to be Egypt.

The first unit, together with Shia LaBeouf, shot in Egypt itself. The shoot was kept secret because of security reasons. They shot a few scenes at the pyramids, where no shooting has been allowed for 30 years. More scenes were shot in Paris and the final scenes were shot on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis on November 2, 2008. The climax of the film was enacted in Egypt, and is said to be much easier to follow and comprehend.
Hasbro and Takara suggested that combining of the robots should be the main focus of the movie. The alternate modes were kept the same as before for the old robots. Bay used real F-16 Fighting Falcon and tank fire for the filming of the combats. Many brightly-coloured new cars disguised by the Autobot were provided by General Motors so that they would look prominent and vibrant on the screen.

Scott Farrar once again become the visual effects supervisor and used darker lighting and darker roles for the Decepticons. Michael Bay wanted more close ups of the robots. The animators put in more action, hits, and crazy fighting, as well as much more original and life-like robots. The Transformers are more creative and innovative, which meant more work for the special effects supervisor.

Steve Jablonsky worked as the music director again. Linkin Park also worked with him on the music and gave one of their songs for the film. Jablonsky had previously utilized another of Linkin Park’s songs in the first movie. The special effects and music are major attractions for the upcoming sequel, and the audience expects it to be better than ever before.

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