Michael Bay recently released this elaborate selfie from the set of Tranformers 4, entitled “Just another day on the set of Transformers 4,” with promotional help from the team at Paramount. Megan Fox famously compared Bay’s megalomaniacal directing style to Hitler or Napoleon, and it’s sad that she’d stoop to crass hyperbole like that. Clearly, Michael Bay sees himself more like Patton, only with better hair, surveying his armies from on high, towering over everyone around him. Can you believe he left his snow leopards out of the shot? We call that restraint.
Pictured left to right: Jack Reynor; Mark Wahlberg; 2nd Assistant B-Camera Casey “Walrus” Howard; 1st Assistant B-Camera John Kairis with back to camera; B-Camera Operator Lukasz Bielan; Director Michael Bay; and Director of Photography Amir Mokri. [Bayhem.com]
“Hey, web nerd. Why isn’t the camera spinning around me?”
“…Um, it’s a still image, sir.”
Michael Bay is like a human “deal with it” gif.