As Transformers: Age of Extinction explodes the box-office everywhere, attention has once again turned to its director, Michael Bay. Regularly put down by critics, his films almost invariably make tons of money to the point where he’s been labeled “critic proof”.
Personally I don’t think I’d list any of his films among my top favorites but I actually have a lot of respect for the man. He’s a hard-worker who clearly knows his stuff and has his own, unique, distinctive style. Though he has many copycats, it’s undeniable there’s nothing quite like a Michael Bay film.
Tony Zhou over on Vimeo just posted a fantastic video dissecting Bay’s style and whether you like the man or not, it’s a must watch.
I’d recommend you check Zhou’s other videos in his Every Frame a Painting series. They’re all pretty great.