Jeff Mann is the production designer for the 2007 Transformers film. While at ILM he has been involved with many films, such as Forrest Gump, Men in Black, and Minority Report. On Transformers, he led development on the look and feel of the robots.

I focused on the idea of what they are before they transform and finally, how do they transform? I wanted the designs to be rich and textured so that audiences would feel like somebody cared enough to create a backstory to enhance the viewing experience. Of course Michael’s mandate was that the robots be cool while respecting the designs that came before.[1]


  1. Jeff Man, The Making of The Transformers Movie

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