Dan Mindel, the Director of Photography for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, recently did an in depth interview with the Global Cinematography Institute on his experiences and approach to shooting the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise.
Mindel, a veteran DP and previous collaborator of JJ Abrams on the Star Trek and Mission: Impossible franchises speaks for 12 minutes on topics ranging from how far along pre-production was when he was brought on board, his approach to working with the special effects team, and the advances in technology that have made the job of the D.P. easier in recent years.
It’s a fascinating interview and gives some insight into how production of the look of The Force Awakens came into being.
Check out the video below.