Before he went on to assault audiences with films like 'Armageddon' and 'Transformers,' director Michael Bay cut his filmmaking teeth making TV advertisements. It may seem odd to imagine one of the highest paid blockbuster directors in Hollywood making car commercials, but this actually makes a lot of sense. Bay's fast, often chaotic style feels perfectly suited for a thirty second television ad, where the only goal is to get in quickly, get out quickly and leave a lasting impression.
Even though he's already been working non-stop for the past decade (when 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' hits in 2011, that will be three 'Transformers' films in five years), Bay still found time to shoot this year's Victoria's Secret holiday ad. Slow motion? Check. A camera that never stops moving? Check. The fetishizing of various motor vehicles and aircraft? Check. Scantily clad women in erotic but uncomfortable looking positions? Very much check. Explosions -- even though this is a Victoria's Secret commercial? Check.
Yep, that definitely sounds like a Michael Bay product. Check out the potentially NSFW ad after the jump.