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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Priceton Set Report
UPDATE: Hey Mr. Bay, in case you happen to stumble upon our site this fine evening, you should check out our report of the Transformers Movie Preview Event from NYC last February!
I was at the Princeton campus yesterday to watch filming for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen! After making a few wrong turns through town I finally saw these signs and followed them. After all we fans are the true "VIP's" if not for us these guys wouldn't make any money. I drove around the campus and stumbled upon a street lined with production vehicles and even turned a few heads of the film crew with my silly little Neon (although it was probably because they were seeing a fanatic driving by the set AGAIN). At this point i found a parking space and hiked it over to where all the trucks were. Sadly, I couldn't get any pix of the trucks and all i could see in them were a lot of electrical equipment and carpentry things, nothing fancy.
I left truck land and trailed a grip who was riding a bike in hopes he would be lead to where the filming was going to take place, and i was right. After finding a good vantage point and unsuccessfully trying to take some covert pix with my phone i got a glimpse of Shia leaving his light blue Escalade that some other sites have reported seeing him in. Then Shia walked into a building to start filming (i know the picture is HORRIBLE but its the best i could do, i assure you hes there).
As far as what was being filmed, i dont know for sure. This is my theory from being there and putting together the puzzle pieces to the best of my ability after listening to random crew and extras. The shots from yesterday (6/25) would be the classroom scenes that would happen early in the film. The "Frenzy" like robot i believe is Laserbeak, after speaking with extras who claim they were there the prior day and were instructed to run from some sort of "flying creature."
The Princeton scenes could piece together like this: (Keep in mind I'm just going off what I was told by people who claim they were there, and claim they were extras. So take all this with a grain of salt.)
Sam, late for class, fumbles through the courtyard with arms full of books.
Sam arrives to class late and is greeted by the professor (Rainn Wilson) "Thank you for joining us Mr. Witwicky" and then followed by some witty banter between the two.
Mikeala visits Sam on the campus and insert whatever was shot in Philly a few weeks ago.
There is a scene in the cafeteria where Laserbeak bursts in and attacks, everyone is sent running in a panic.
Sam escapes to the Saturn, still being chased he crashes into the light post and Laserbeak lands on the windshield to attack.
I suppose we will know for sure how true this is in exactly one year from today! But until then its a good theory and will be interesting to see if it turns out to be true.
"What that picture is - that is not a complete Transformer. We use
detailed puppets for effects for sizing and color - the real effects
are later completed but the robots are much more complicated.
I will post soon to tell you all about the shoot.