Video: When I opened an email about a "Transformers cosplay fan film", I feared the worst. A CG-filled compilation of cringe, with bad Stan Bush covers. Nope. Turned out it was the opposite. GENERATION 1 is the perfect celebration of a corny cartoon, nailing the goofy tone of the original series while still looking impressive (in a Japanese Godzilla movie kinda way) thanks to a bunch of dedicated effects like RC vehicles, hand-drawn laser blasts and a practical Ark.
The creators were kind enough to also include some video and shots from the production of the film, showing how they pulled off some of the practical shots: