Topic: Exclusive: Star Wars Episode 7 to be Shot on Film by Dan Mindel

Announced today at a film industry event * in Los Angeles, we're exclusively and first to report that cinematographer Dan Mindel ASC, BSC is shooting Star Wars Episode 7 with J.J. Abrams -- on 35mm film. Specifically, Kodak film stock 5219.

At today's event in the ASC Club House, the cinematographer discussed his first work with J.J. Abrams on Mission: Impossibe 3. During a viewing of the dailies (a standard review of what was shot the day before, whether or not on 35mm film), a mistake lens flare caught the eye of the director. Dan showed him how they are created, which led to lens flares galore in Super 8 and the recent Star Trek films, the latter of which Mindel lensed.

Thanks to the Kodak rep, Lorette Bayle, for asking the question during the Q&A, which Dan confirmed himself after a couple coy replies.

* Updated 8/22/2013 5:55pm PST: The event was ASC Breakfast with Dan Mindel where American Cinematographer Associate Editor, Jon Witmer, reviewed his work in Q&A, which included Domino, Shanghai Noon and Star Trek. Then the event had a public Q&A.

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