Star Wars Episode VII to Use Film, Be More Like Original Trilogy




George Lucas made a point of turning Star Wars into a digital franchiseEpisode II: Attack of the Clones was the first major movie to be shot on a digital camera, not film, and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith continued the trend. (Episode I: The Phantom Menace was a strange hybrid of forms, shot on film then quickly digitized and covered in CGI.)

But film buffs prefer the on-film look of the original trilogy movies. They were cheered Thursday when Dan Mindel (who shot both Star Trek movies for J.J. Abrams) revealed Thursday that he would be the Director of Photography on Abrams’ still-untitled Star Wars Episode VII, and that he would be using 35mm film to do the job. (Kodak color negative 5129, to be precise.) Read more…

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