This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is off to a newsworthy start thanks to what can only be described as an embarrassing appearance by director Michael Bay at the Samsung presentation. Joe Stinziano, Samsung executive VP, introduced a visibly nervous Bay, looking awkward and nervous from the moment he began to speak. Before Bay could get his legs there was a problem with the teleprompter, causing the director to stumble and then leave the stage in defeat.
It’s hard not to feel bad for the guy. Bay is a well-known name, but as a director he isn’t required to be comfortable in front of the camera. Then again, he did sign up for the appearance, so maybe he should have prepared better. You can judge for yourself.