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#1 Ryan Ball

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:39 AM

They went a bit crazy with the lens flares in the new Trek flick. I assume a lot of them were added in post?
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#2 Patrick Nuse

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 06:12 AM

2nd that. Didn't Michael Bay start that trend in the first place? I'm sure a lot of that is post as there is so much of it. Joss Whedon started asking his camera OP do it on purpose sometimes when he decided that some accidental ones gave the show a "real" type feel. For me, it did start to get annoying in Star trek though.
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Posted 17 May 2009 - 08:17 PM

2nd that. Didn't Michael Bay start that trend in the first place? I'm sure a lot of that is post as there is so much of it. Joss Whedon started asking his camera OP do it on purpose sometimes when he decided that some accidental ones gave the show a "real" type feel. For me, it did start to get annoying in Star trek though.



I thought the film looked great and I generally like to see a lens flare every now and then, but it becomes a little distracting when you realize they were posted in. Still an awesome movie.
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:09 PM

I thought the film looked great and I generally like to see a lens flare every now and then, but it becomes a little distracting when you realize they were posted in. Still an awesome movie.


Most of the flares were done in-camera, not in post.
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#5 Chris Burke

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:42 PM

Most of the flares were done in-camera, not in post.




I think that all of them were done in camera. I really liked the look of the film, but the flares were perhaps a bit too much. I think that it is because they were intentionally using lights and mirrors aimed directly into the lens that it could look a bit artificial. All in all, I see what they were going for and kind of dig it, albeit a bit too sweet.
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#6 Peter J DeCrescenzo

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:06 AM

Meanwhile, in the Cinematography.com parallel universe: :lol:
http://www.cinematog...h...st&p=286141
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#7 Luc Allein

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 07:13 PM

I thought this was Dan's best work since Domino, and he's not known for being a super "flashy" dp but this was good flashy.

I thought the same thing, "What's with all the lens flare??" (And no cameo this time around? Bogus!) I did like it but I too felt it became a bit excessive. What do you think was the motivation for it, and do you guys think it was a JJ call or a Dan call?

(I was supposed to work on Star Trek but I moved back east for a year; Im STILL kicking myself...)
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