Most people think filming in 3D is a simple job, but it's more than just slapping on a second camera lens and then shooting. Scenes have to be designed for 3D in order to achieve that pop-in-your-face experience. TechRadar caught up with the explosion-loving Michael Bay and hell, even he admits that filming 3D is royal pain in the rear.
According to Bay, after filming the whole first day's worth of scenes for Transformers: Dark of the Moon in 3D, his producer called him up the next day to tell him all the footage was lost. Apparently, the 3D setups "had a problem with dust and they needed to be more robust." Ouch. Surely, even Bay's team had backups hard drives right? I guess James Cameron didn't tell him about that when he invited Bay over to first check out 3D tech many moons ago.
Nevertheless, Bay went above and beyond, sucking it all up and now loves 3D. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is set to hit theaters on June 29. Anyone believe Bay's 3D camera work will rival Cameron's Avatar?