By Jonathon Dornbush
December 12, 2014 at 09:34 PM EST

Transformers: Age of Extinction isn’t going to be in any of the big discussions as awards season kicks into gear, but that doesn’t mean an incredible amount of work didn’t go into one of the year’s most financially successful films.

Director Michael Bay has offered a look at that work, and it’s likely the most interesting thing you’ll see not just about one of the year’s worst movies, but about big-budget filmmaking in general.

In a video released via his website,, the Transformers director offers a look at post-production work on Age of Extinction. It’s a fascinating look into a film where so much of it really comes to life after all of the filming has completed.

Yes, Transformers may not be at the top of many critics’ lists, but the chance to take a peek behind the CGI curtain of production is a rare one.