Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Michael Bay - what is Bayhem?

This is an excellent short piece on how Michael Bay constructs such epic footage.

Key parts of his signature style are using a telephoto in a circular motion around the talent to compress space and make the background whizz by; low angles to give scale; slow motion to "sell it"; actors moving vertically and then standing still and looking offscreen. This creates multiple layers of movement which are integrated and result in the expansion of time and everything seems huge.

1 comment:

  1. I love "Every frame a painting", all his videos have really interesting insights.