A close look at Michael Bay’s explosive visual style

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We all know that “epic” Michael Bay look and feel with lots of hugely impressive imagery. But how does the director achieve this? Perceptive film blogger Tony Zhou has put together another wonderfully intelligent and comprehensible breakdown, this time focusing of Bay’s style — often called “Bayhem” for obvious reasons. Zhou shows how complex camera movements and the coordination of multiple different elements produces incredibly busy frames that brim with action. Ultimately, Zhou believes it’s Bay’s choices of when to deploy his signature moves that makes so many of his films devoid of substance.

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