Transformers the movie 2007 is one of my personal favourite movies of the 21st century. I am inspired by the concept of the movie, the arts, and the visual elements it contains. Being some one that one day plans to go into the concept art session of the industry whether its in animation, games, or film I am always looking forward to seeing how it is being used in movies today. Transformers I think takes full advantage of modern art technology methods like 3d animation, CGI, concept art and live action. After watching transformers the name of someone I found really inspirational is Ben Procter a visual effects artist and illustrator. He has worked on prominent motion pictures such as The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions and Superman Returns. He was also lead robot illustrator on the 2007 Transformers movie and its sequel, Revenge of the Fallen. He is the brain behind the whole robot alien concept. He hasn’t just done a wonderful work for Transformers but for other well known successful movies. Ironically I was not even aware of him, he was never mentioned for his work and his creativity. As a student I find this essential and so should people in general even though you are not involved in the film/animation industry. In life when you see a good work you would like to know who did it or when you hear a good piece of music we want to know whom it’s by but strangely this doesn’t often happen when it comes to movies or animation.
What I find upsetting is when you look up the movie transformers it mainly shows the directors, producers, starring/actors, and musicians always giving praise to mainly those roles in the film industry and animation industry. I had to look up the name of the artist that were involved and how they were involved. I think this is a problem because it tells the public that it is only these roles that are vital and important in the industry. Another disadvantage to this is it limits recognition to roles like animators, giving it a much lower value as a career this can leads to animators being less paid because of there career position. I think these status that are giving to us by the industry, business and public hugely shapes our every day lives. This means we are labelled in a sense according to different class and levels of roles. A lot of people go to the cinema and watch an animation they come out only being aware that it was an animation directed and acted by someone but not really appreciating and understanding what it is. From my opinion If the general public was really aware of the time and effort people put into making these movies there would be more request to know who did what and who was behind the stage creating the costumes or behind the computer creating the characters. Its not a matter of fame but a matter of appreciation and encouragement to still keep the behind stage people motivated and going.
The guardian newspaper did a review that totally criticizes Transformer to be a very boring and uninteresting movie. Its mentions the director and the cast to show there is awareness of who the directors and actors are but again not one thing about any other roles in this movie was mentioned in the article. Another review for Transformer written by The New York Times newspaper again does not say anything about any other roles that were involved in the success of the movie apart from what has now become the important or known roles. At the end of this review I was hoping I have come across at least one review that has mentioned other roles but it turned out to still keep to the usual. This is the ending of the New York times review to prove my statement.
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). Bloodless violence. TRANSFORMERS
Revenge of the Fallen
Opens on Wednesday nationwide.
Directed by Michael Bay; written by Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, based on Hasbro’s Transformers action...