Star Wars VII
It has been announced that Disney is filming the new Star Wars series using Kodak 35mm film. In doing so, they hope to recapture the "ambiance" of the original films. They apparently will not be shooting any original in-camera work digitally. Thus they are abandoning the look of the last 3 films (I - III).
That is most excellent news.
One can only hope the script writing is better than the last three.
J.J Abrahams dislikes Digital and prefers models to cgi (I agree they look better), David Mindel ASC, BSC will be the DoP I think it's funny that J.J. Abrahams the director of Star Trek is to direct a Star Wars Movie though. I hope he doesn't create an alternate Star Wars Universe like he did for Star Trek. The Films looked nice but the story was shit the artificial flare was disgusting but Abrahams seems to love it. Still superb news for Film.
Here's a more technical take on the filming of Star Trek:
Lots of stuff here about the flare technique :)
Interesting stuff that I hope spawns a stronger backlash against digital as both formats have their place in movie making (counter to what Hollywood brass are pushing!)
Hooray to Disney for at least that. I can't say I'm interrested in seeing any more star bores movies. My daughter is a huge SW fan yet doesn't want any more either.
Just had a vision about the new Darth Vader and how he reveals himself to Luke. Int. Deathstar - Day/Night
Series of shots
1 Darth Vade removes his helmet
(squeaky mousy voice)
Luke (heavy breathing) I am you're favorite Rodent
2 and reveals the face of Mickey Mouse
Not to be picky, but it's Abrams.
Originally Posted by MDR
Thank you for the correction don't know why I made this mistake maybe thinking to much about tanks.