Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Directed by: Michael Bay
OverviewReturning to the Transformers franchise for a third time, Digital Domain developed, created and animated new characters including ‘Laserbeak,’ ‘Brains’ and an army of Decepticon soldiers called ‘protoforms,’ as well as the returning character, ‘Wheels.’ VFX supervisor Matthew Butler oversaw the global digital production of 350 shots created in Digital Domain’s Venice and Vancouver studios and a facility in Mumbai, India. The work included notable set pieces, including a sequence where protoforms rise out of the Moon’s surface and mobilize for an assault on Earth, and a series featuring skydiving soldiers bailing out of helicopters and flying through the city skyline with Decepticon ships in pursuit. Digital Domain’s work required seamless integration of animated characters, digital environments and effects animation combined with photographic plates shot on location around the world. Through our Stereo Group, which handled 2D-to-3D conversion on complex shots that included CG stereo 3D elements and 2D backplates, Digital Domain also played a key role in creating high-quality stereo 3D by treating it as an integrated digital production process — all under the discerning eye of director Michael Bay.
Studio: Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks SKG
From robots to creatures to digital humans, Digital Domain has created a broad cast of characters and brought them to life through pioneering processes and serious artistry. Our extensive and growing family of characters can be seen in the Transformers movies, Thor, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and spots for Gears of War, Halo, Honda and many more.
Cars, planes, trains, helicopters, spaceships and crafts you’ve never even imagined — Digital Domain has an impressive ensemble of work that sets the standard in automotive advertising and features. From spots for Audi, Lincoln, Honda, BMW, Mazda, Chevy and more, to the Light Cycles of TRON: Legacy and hot racecars in Speed Racer, our work will transport you.
Applying the best of 2D and 3D, Digital Domain creates complete digital surroundings in which characters, vehicles and objects thrive and interact. We generate locations that don't exist, like the world of TRON: Legacy and Thor’s Jotunheim, places created only to be destroyed, like LA in 2012, and LA/NYC in The Day After Tomorrow; and we re-create places that once existed, like WWII Mt. Suribachi in Flags of Our Fathers and 1970’s San Francisco in Zodiac.