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But will he be able to keep his signature lens flares under control?
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I must really not be paying attention as I cannot recall when that method is used in the film.....
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I must really not be paying attention as I cannot recall when that method is used in the film.....
Chris Chiarella's comment was due to Abram's use (over-use?) of lens flare in movies like 'Star Trek' and 'Super 8'. Folks are wondering whether he'll apply this technique (as well as shaky-cam) to 'Episode VII', hence the spoof image in my previous post.

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It won't be star lens flares and refraction rings like the example, but those annoying blue streaks that will have nothing to do with what is going on out-of-frame.
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Chris Chiarella's comment was due to Abram's use (over-use?) of lens flare in movies like 'Star Trek' and 'Super 8'. Folks are wondering whether he'll apply this technique (as well as shaky-cam) to 'Episode VII', hence the spoof image in my previous post.
Oh, sorry, I have heard he employs the technique and understood what you meant - I am just having a hard time remembering when he used it in the recent Star Trek movie.
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Chris Chiarella's comment was due to Abram's use (over-use?) of lens flare in movies like 'Star Trek' and 'Super 8'. Folks are wondering whether he'll apply this technique (as well as shaky-cam) to 'Episode VII', hence the spoof image in my previous post.
You can almost bet your house on it that he will!

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I am just having a hard time remembering when he used it in the recent Star Trek movie.
If you watch the movie again, you'll notice that it is in practically every frame, including the opening titles.


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But will he be able to keep his signature lens flares under control?
LOL! I sure hope he keeps those annoying lens flares to a minimum. Total Recall (2012) is probably the worst yet, every 3 seconds another CGI lens flare - whoever was in charge of that must be a huge JJ fan.

Back on the subject I do look forward to JJ taking the reins of the new Star Wars films, he did a great job reinvigorating the snooze-fest Star Trek franchise and maybe his films will help us forget the last prequels.
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It's only speculation, but I think he'll keep the lens flares mostly out of Star Wars. His excessive use of lens flares in both Star Trek and Super 8 seemed to be an homage to the style of Cinematography used in the original 2 or 3 Star Trek films, as well as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and other Spielberg flicks of the early 80's. As Star Wars tended to use a much more static camera with less grain and more detail, and little to no lens flares, I expect Episode 7 to follow suit. Also look for early 80's inspired hairstyles.

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