For those who haven’t yet bought the DVD, and who live in or around
to boot, on Monday, November 5, Transformers screens at the
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre. Well… pieces of it, at any rate.
Lasting approximately two hours, the Motion Picture Sound
Editors (MPSE) sound show gives audiences a behind-the-scenes look (and, yes, listen)
at the sound effects/editing work done for director Michael Bay’s summer blockbuster. Appearing
in person are editor/sound designer Ethan Van der Ryn (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and sound designer Erik Aadahl (Superman Returns)
for an exploration of the sonic world of the action-packed science-fiction film;
clips from the movie will be screened with special “pre-dub” soundtracks,
showing off the variety of audio effects. As an
extra attraction, all sound will be played through a state-of-the-art audio
system developed by Meyer Sound Laboratories, allowing the audience to enjoy the
subtlety of differentiation of every bone-crushing aural effect. In addition,
animators from Industrial Light & Magic will be on hand to talk about how
they worked up the movie’s visual look, and recreated Autobots and Decepticons
for the 21st century.
All screenings are at the Lloyd E. Theatre at the
historic Egyptian, which is located at
Tickets are available through Fandango, but for more details phone (323) 466-FILM, or visit
the Cinematheque’s eponymous Web site by clicking here.
web site by clicking here.