For those who didn't know, Michael Bay, director of such classics as Armageddon and Pearl Harbor, is currently cranking away at his next American masterpiece: Transformers, the dramatic story of transforming robots. And even more exciting, he's blogging! And he says the film is going splendidly:
We finished our first week. One of the best first weeks on a movie I've ever experienced. We shot over 250 set ups.
250 setups for the week seems like a pretty strong shooting week, particularly because, if I know Michael Bay, that means about 50 slow-motion shots of walking towards the camera and the rest as 360 degree pans.