Transformers: First Encounter


2h 20m 2002

Brief Synopsis

The Earth is caught in the middle of an intergalactic war between two races of robots, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, which are able to change into a variety of objects, including cars, trucks, planes and other technological creations.

Film Details

Also Known As
Transformers: Prime Directive
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Amblin Partners; Angry Films; Asylum Visual Effects; Central Casting, Inc.; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Chef Robert Catering; Company 3; Di Bonaventura Pictures; Digital Domain; Hasbro, Inc.; Industrial Light + Magic; Knb Efx Group, Inc.; L.A. Maddogs; Paramount Pictures; Pop Sound; Solar Entertainment Corporation
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Taramount
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Alaska, USA; Washington, DC, USA; New Mexico, USA; Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Synopsis

The Earth is caught in the middle of an intergalactic war between two races of robots, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, which are able to change into a variety of objects, including cars, trucks, planes and other technological creations.

Crew

Charles Abou Aad

Cgi Artist

Erik Aadahl

Sound Designer

H. Barclay Aaris

Special Effects Technician

Mimi Abers

Digital Effects Artist

Ismail Acar

Animator

Alex Acuna

Musician

Terry Ahue

Stunts

Coleen Aiello

Accounting Assistant

Ulrika Akander

Adr Editor

Edward Albolote

Apprentice Editor

Jon Alexander

Digital Effects Supervisor

Charles Alleneck

Animator

Antonio Almaraz

Costumer

Jimmy Almeida

Animator

David Amborn

Special Effects Foreman

Ryan Amborn

Special Effects Technician

Sean Amborn

Special Effects Technician

Eric Amundsen

Assistant Camera

Mitchell Amundsen

Director Of Photography

Slamm Andrews

Score Recording

Audie Aragon

Grip

Donald Arnold

Driver

Okan Ataman

Digital Effects Artist

Fahima Atrouni

Wardrobe

John Yehia Atrouni

Tailor

Christopher Aud

Sound Editor

Fran├žois Audovy

Graphic Designer

Michael Babcock

Sound Editor

Rocky Babcock

Camera Operator

Kenneth Bailey

Digital Effects

Jeanie Baker

Set Costumer

Lorne Balfe

Music

Leigh Barbier

Digital Effects

Stuart Barter

Location Scout

Ivan L Bates

Stunts

Ken Bates

Unit Director

Ken Bates

Stunt Coordinator

Ken Bates

Coproducer

Geoffrey E Baumann

3-D Artist

Michael Bay

Executive Producer

Daniel Bayona

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Bayz

Digital Effects Artist

David Beadle

Adr Editor

Robin Beauchesne

Makeup Artist

Mike Beaulieu

Animator

Eric Beaver

Digital Effects Artist

Kathleen Beeler

Digital Effects

Ramiro Belgardt

Music Editor

Robert Bell

Special Effects Technician

Elissa Bello

Rotoscope Animator

Jeffrey Benedict

Digital Effects Artist

Colin Benoit

Digital Effects Artist

Bill W Benton

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Terran Benveniste

Software Engineer

Scott Benza

Animation Supervisor

Erik Berentsen

On-Set Dresser

Howard Berger

Digital Effects Supervisor

John Berger

Set Designer

Travis Berger

Art Department

Craig Berkey

Sound Editor

Craig Berkos

Camera Operator

Kevin Berlandi

Production Assistant

Luis Bienvenedes

Property Master

Jeff Biggers

Score Recording

Mark Binder

Sound Effects

Matthew J. Birch

Production Supervisor

Courtney Bishop

Adr

Steve Bissinger

Sound Editor

Duncan Blackman

Digital Effects Artist

Ken Blackwell

Associate Editor

Horacio Blanco

Special Effects Technician

Dianne Bloom

Assistant

Richard Bluff

Digital Effects Supervisor

Jeremy Bolan

Animator

Michael Bomagat

Animator

Beau Borders

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Borne

Stunts

George Borthwick

Grip

Sara Bozik

Makeup Artist

Andrew Bradbury

Modelmaker

Janda D Braden

Driver

Cynthia N Braga

Special Effects Technician

Timothy Brakensiek

Digital Effects

Rosemary Brandenburg

Set Decorator

James Brett

Music Conductor

Corey C. Bronson

Set Costumer

Michael Brook

Musician

Jason Brown

Digital Effects Artist

Mark Brown

Assistant Property Master

Scott Brust

Modelmaker

Greg Bryant

Special Effects Technician

Ian Bryce

Producer

Page Buckner

Assistant Art Director

Brian Bull

Art Department

Brent Burge

Sound Editor

Michael Burmeister

Location Manager

Chrysta Burton

Production Coordinator

Buzzy Burwell

Lighting Technician

Jon Bush

Property Master

Alex Byrnes

Production Assistant

Kela Cabrales

Digital Effects Artist

David Calvert-jones

Pilot

Burt Campbell

Driver

Colin Campbell

Digital Effects Artist

Danny Cangemi

Special Effects Coordinator

Brian Cantwell

Digital Effects Artist

Kathryn Capri

Modelmaker

Des Carey

Visual Effects Producer

Stacey Carino

Stunts

Derrick Carlin

Animator

Damien Carr

Production Manager

Phil Carr-forster

Camera Operator

Jerry Carville

Accounting Assistant

Jeff Case

Grip

Mark Casey

Digital Effects Artist

Todd Casey

Assistant

Simon Cassels

Main Title Design

Ted Castrellon

Foreman

Joe Ceballos

Digital Effects Artist

Tony Cecere

Stunts

Matthew Center

Property Master

Chris Cera

Modelmaker

Kevin Cerchiai

Boom Operator

Clete Cetrone

Foreman

Charmaine Chan

Software Engineer

Kai Chang

Digital Effects Artist

Kate Chase

Assistant Location Manager

Kathy Chasen-hay

Visual Effects Producer

Rick Chavez

Assistant Property Master

Peter Chesloff

Digital Effects Artist

Terry Chostner

Digital Effects Supervisor

Brian Christensen

Stunts

Ian Christie

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Churchill

Digital Effects Artist

Siobhan Claridy

Accounting Assistant

Chris Clark

Property Master

Kenneth C Clark

Special Effects Technician

Allegra Clegg

Coproducer

Allegra Clegg

Unit Production Manager

John Cleveland

Grip

James Clyne

Illustrator

Mark Coffey

Assistant Sound Editor

Chandra Cogburn

Music Engineer

Matthew Cohan

Associate Producer

David Cohen

Art Department

Tim Coleman

Digital Effects

Nancy Collini

Key Costumer

Brian Connor

Digital Effects Artist

Robert Consing

Storyboard Artist

Michael Conte

Digital Effects Supervisor

Luis Conti

Musician

Jeremy Cook

Digital Effects Artist

Bill Cooper

Camera Operator

Brenton Cottman

Matte Painter

Rupert Coulson

Score Recording

Catherine Craig

Digital Effects

Richard D Crain

Property Master

Barry Crane

Modelmaker

Emily Crupper

Art Department

Dax Cuesta

Accounting Assistant

Mark Cueto

Lighting Technician

Rocky Curby

Digital Effects Artist

Sean Curran

Animator

Beth D'amato

Digital Effects Supervisor

Vincent D'aquino

Greensman

Frank D'iorio

Digital Effects Artist

Etienne Daigle

Digital Effects Artist

Danielle Daly

Post-Production Coordinator

Joseph Danyluk

Driver

Peter Daulton

Animator

Fermin Davalos

Location Manager

Eben Davidson

Studio Executive

Jack Davis

Special Effects Technician

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Tom De Santo

Producer

Mike Deak

Digital Effects Supervisor

Dave Deever

Video Assist/Playback

Jeff Deist

Modelmaker

David Deuber

Digital Effects

Sean Devereaux

Digital Effects Artist

Peter Devlin

Sound Mixer

Fred Deyoe

Property Master

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura

Producer

Al Di Sarro

Special Effects Foreman

Larry Dias

Set Decorator

Francine Dichiara

Assistant

Joe Digaetano

Special Effects Technician

Daniel Dirks

Set Costumer

Danielle Dispaltro

Assistant

George Doering

Musician

Rob Dolittle

Visual Effects Editor

Sierra D Donley

Production Assistant

Brenda Donoho

Set Costumer

Andy Dorowsky

Chief Lighting Technician

Frank Dorowsky

Rigging Electrician

Rob Dressel

Digital Effects Artist

Andrew Dudman

Score Recording

Clay Duncan

Music

Chris Duskin

Camera Operator

Brad Dutz

Musician

Film Details

Also Known As
Transformers: Prime Directive
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Amblin Partners; Angry Films; Asylum Visual Effects; Central Casting, Inc.; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Chef Robert Catering; Company 3; Di Bonaventura Pictures; Digital Domain; Hasbro, Inc.; Industrial Light + Magic; Knb Efx Group, Inc.; L.A. Maddogs; Paramount Pictures; Pop Sound; Solar Entertainment Corporation
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Taramount
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Alaska, USA; Washington, DC, USA; New Mexico, USA; Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

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Dolby Digital/DTS/SDDS

Feature film based on The Transformers toy line introduced in the United States by Hasbro in 1984. An animated television series soon followed (1984-1987), and an animated feature "The Transformers: The Movie" (USA/1986) was released by Marvel and Hasbro.

Hasbro will work with the production team on all aspects of the film's creative development, marketing and merchandising.

Released in USA July 3, 2007.

Nominated for three 2007 Academy Awards including Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.

Previous directors mentioned include Roland Emmerich and Jonathan Mostow.

Released in USA on video/DVD October 16, 2007.

rtg MPAA PG-13: intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief humor, and language.

Shown at the Los Angeles Film Festival June 21-July 1, 2007.

Takara, the Japanese company that manufactured the toys upon which Transformers were based, will also be involved in development.

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Winner of four 2007 awards including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture, Best Single Visual Effect of the Year, Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).