STAR TREK Cinematographer Daniel Mindel To Reteam with J.J. Abrams For STAR WARS
Today at a film industry event in Los Angeles, it was apparently revealed that Mindel will once again join Abrams on his upcoming Star Wars flick. Plus, the director is said to be shooting the movie on 35mm film. Read on for more..
Although we are very much in the digital age of movie-making, it seems J.J. Abrams is continuing resist the changeover from film and will shoot Star Wars: Episode VII on 35mm -- Kodak film stock 5219 to be precise! This was Announced today (via Bobba Fet.com) at a film industry event in Los Angeles, where it was also revealed that Abrams would reteam with his Star Trek/ Mission Impossible 3 cinematographer, Daniel Mindel. Midel was on hand to discuss his work with Abrams, and told an interesting story about the director's penchant for lens flares. Apparently a mistake flare caught Abrams' eye, and Dan showed him how they are created, and the rest is history! None of this has been officially confirmed just yet, but many reports are coming in from the event so it looks like a sure thing.
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