Friday, July 16, 2010

xxx Destruction & Devastation xxx


This is the scene that I encountered when I arrived at work on Michigan Ave in Chicago today...
An earthquake?
A terrorist attack?
A freak explosion?

No, none of the above...


Simply the movie set for Transformers 3.
Can you believe that all this was set up last night?

I'm not sure who the actor is in the center pointing.
This actor's name is now confirmed - Patrick Dempsey (aka Mr. McDreamy) - Thanks Audrey ;)
On his left (in the blue shirt) is director Michael Bay. The two women in white shirts and black pants are make-up artists.

Here are Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley while filming a scene.
But don't worry! All will be safe! Here come...

The SWAT team! Running across the Michigan Avenue bridge.
And wait....

Here come some of the Transformers!

It's interesting to see movie magic. Here is Patrick Dempsey again, walking away from a Transformer (I've been informed by my youngest son that this is NOT Optimus Prime as I had written before as he is now dead. Oops! Sorry!) On the left is a pole with a cardboard cutout on top standing in for the computer generated Transformer robots.


Can you imagine running in those stilletto heels???

Actually if you look closely, she runs in flats and then changes back into the stillettos - good idea :)

And that concrete isn't as heavy as you would think ;)

All is supposed to be cleaned up and gone by rush hour on Monday morning.
That's hard to believe, but I guess it might just be a little more movie magic...
I promise my next post will be more calm and quiet!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Blessings, Patti

10 comments:

Christine said...

Ooooo...thanks for sharing those! Where do you work that you get to see an actual movie taking place! My 8 yo LOVES Transformers and we have both first movies. Can't wait to show him these in the morning!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

At first I thought, OMG, what the heck happened in Chicago that I didn't hear about! What great pictures you got - how fun to watch!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

I thought the same thing as Terri. The pics are so amazing and everything looks so real. Great post!
~Nan

bayrayschild said...

Thank You for sharing those shots Patti.
That must have been something to see.
While living all those years in California, I never once saw a movie in production.

Audrey

bayrayschild said...

Oh Patti, that "unknown star" is "Mr. Mcdreamy" Patrick Dempsey.

OOOOOO now I would have really liked to have been there!

Audrey

Mindy said...

Isn't it amazing how they do all that? Thanks for sharing!

Beckyjean said...

How lucky for you to get to see that filming out your window at work. Thanks for sharing.

Becky

Deb said...

How cool to see all that going on. I've seen one movie filmed here in Michigan and was amazed at all the different things they went through to get the set right. I actually was leaning against a car on the edge of the set and the man who came to retrieve it was Donald Sutherland (Keifer Sutherland's dad).

Lola said...

Waaaaaaay cooool! Patrick Dempsey????.....be still my beating heart!!! LOL!

Lola, trying to get the next flight from Big D to Chicago!! HA!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh how fun! They had a picture on our news (I'm downstate) and at first they just said it was Chicago. We thought there had been an explosion!