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#1 Giray Izcan

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:33 AM

I heard rumors that the episode 7 will be shot on film. I wonder if anyone else heard anything about this.
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#2 Nicolas Courdouan

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:09 PM

I did hear it, but to be honest, if they shoot on film just to fill the frame with over-the-top CGI in post, like they did on the last three, I just don't see the point. Now, if they try to bring back the spirit of the older trilogy and their sublime models and practical effects, then that's great news.


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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:23 PM

If J.J. Abrams is directing, he likes film and he likes building sets and shooting on location whenever possible -- of course, there will also be a lot of efx added as well but he's not like George Lucas in terms of preferring greenscreen cycs and virtual sets.


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#4 Giray Izcan

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:35 PM

I actually talked to my point of contact in Kodak. She said the trilogy will be on film. Of course, it is still 95 percent since the production is still far ahead, but for now it is locked on film. Also, I heard that they will be using models mostly, which is great news. 


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#5 Freya Black

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:14 PM

I also heard it will be making heavy use of models, sets and real locations too.

They are trying to get back to the spirit of the originals and so are going to be looking for anything that can take them in that direction.

 

I hear the original sets are about to be destroyed by huge sand dunes tho.

 

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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:21 PM

Well as it's set in the future; that could be very visually interesting. The original sets, sand coming in, people have moved out of the marginalized zones, someone looking back across the "sands of time," to the original, two suns hoovering low, a shadowy figure ridding something across the desert.


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#7 John Holland

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:42 PM

I spoke to a person in the know from lets say the biggest camera equipment company there is about 2 months ago, yes film 35mm and 65mm .


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#8 Freya Black

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

Well as it's set in the future; that could be very visually interesting. The original sets, sand coming in, people have moved out of the marginalized zones, someone looking back across the "sands of time," to the original, two suns hoovering low, a shadowy figure ridding something across the desert.

 

Well that could be, but I understand that the sand is expected to largely destroy the sets. I think it is a lot more sand than you are imagining. More like a huge cliff of sand coming toppling down like a rockfall or something.

 

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#9 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:05 PM

And that's not an awesome visual how? ;)

 

But I'd bet if/when they do build sets they'll probably re-do a lot. I don't suspect they will have too much of a budget constraint for those things.


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#10 Freya Black

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:15 PM

Will probably have to as it looks like people have moved into the old sets! :)

 

http://rocketnews24....2/07/01/226229/

 

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#11 Freya Black

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:19 PM

I was mistaken, turns out it's from the first prequel movie:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-23375344

 

Not an expert on Star Wars I have to say!

 

I have seen it tho! :)

 

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#12 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:55 PM

If only the last three films had been buried under a sand dune.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:34 PM

If only the last three films had been buried under a sand dune.

What is it Belloq tells Indiana Jones? After you've been buried for a thousand years, even YOU will be worth something!


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#14 Reuel Gomez

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:20 PM

I wonder if Daniel Mindel (J.J. Abrams' regular DP) will be able to work on this one. By the time filming starts, he'll probably be putting the finishing touches on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at ColorWorks. Maybe Abrams will go with Larry Fong (The DP on "Super 8", also directed by Abrams) instead.


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#15 Shawn Martin

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:19 PM

Fong said a few months ago that his next film, like his last two, would be 35mm anamorphic. It would be interesting if this is what he was talking about.


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#16 Reuel Gomez

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:37 PM

Fong said a few months ago that his next film, like his last two, would be 35mm anamorphic. It would be interesting if this is what he was talking about.

I think that'll probably end up being the case.
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#17 John Holland

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:21 AM

Much more likely to be a big hitter like Dan Mindel , hope so anyway .


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:25 PM

I would honestly prefer to have David Tatterstal back as DP. He did beautiful, stylish work and knows how to maintain the visual language of the series both in lighting and composure.


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#19 Reuel Gomez

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:19 AM

I spoke to a person in the know from lets say the biggest camera equipment company there is about 2 months ago, yes film 35mm and 65mm .

Panavision? I could see him doing some stuff in IMAX as well.
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#20 Shawn Martin

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:05 AM

A bunch of sites are reporting that today, Mindel confirmed at the ASC Breakfast event he hosted that he's shooting this.
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