Less Lens Flares?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Gojira, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Gojira

    Gojira Commodore Commodore

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    This is actually a serious question. First, let me state that the lens flares in Trek 09 didn't bother me. They don't bother me in any of the other movies JJ has done.

    But these trailers seem to indicate that there are less lens flares. Anyone else see that? Or see fewer lens flares?
     
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  2. Bishop76

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    Looks like there's a few less - I think the jokes been so beaten into the ground he had to reign it in a bit - but I was okay with them too. It's a part of the design aesthetic of his Trek movies.
     
  3. SalvorHardin

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    It does seem there's less of them. But the film is still in post production so more might be added.:p
    I have no problem with them.
     
  4. RoJoHen

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    Fewer. There are fewer lens flares.
     
  5. OneBuckFilms

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    This might be partly due to JJ Abrams realizing he went overboard with them in the first film (he's said as much), along with the technical difficulties they cause for 3D.
     
  6. Jackson_Roykirk

    Jackson_Roykirk Commodore Commodore

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    Ha ha! That's a writing pet peeve of mine, but I held back the urge to say anything (until you broke the ice).

    Nothing against you, Gojira. :bolian:
     
  7. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well, there are going to be fewer lights and therefore fewer lens flares when you go, you know, into darkness...;)
     
  8. Gojira

    Gojira Commodore Commodore

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    Ah, Grammar nazis. Gotta love'em. :bolian:
     
  9. JarodRussell

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    Fewer real lens flares in this one as they shoot 2D and convert to 3D, and lens flares are a pain in the ass to convert to 3D.
     
  10. Gojira

    Gojira Commodore Commodore

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    None taken. I was so mindful or proper grammer when in graduate school and now sometimes I just make mistakes. :)
     
  11. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Did people really make such a big deal about "less vs. fewer" before this came along?

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGWiTvYZR_w[/yt]

    'Cause I sure don't remember it.
     
  12. Matt S

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    I loved the lens flare(s); bring em on!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Ryan8bit

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    Dang it, that's what I was going to say!

    Lens Flares don't really bug me, and I honestly didn't even notice them that much when I saw the movie. I did notice in Super 8 though, but probably just because of all the bitching I'd read. Still didn't really bug me.
     
  14. Draculasaurus

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    The lens flare only bugs me on the bridge.
    It's supposed to be a well designed workspace where blinding beams of light are not a problem.
    It took me out of the story a little.
    I don't mind it anywhere else though.

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  15. The Wormhole

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    Trek XI really took the lens flares too far, though the parody they did on Doctor Who was brilliant. But, yeah, the trailer seems to have less lens flares than the XI trailer did, and hopefully the movie follows suit.
     
  16. Sindatur

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    Yea, the bridge was only problm with them too, all the lens flare in that stark white set blinded me and I couldn't appreciate the scenes on the bridge, because I couldn't see anything. The lens flares in the bar were no poblem at all, and the lensflare on the ship wasn't bad as long as it wasn't against all white background.
     
  17. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Most of the lens flares in the last film were added live on the set, save for the ones in the "exterior" (space) shots
     
  18. The Wormhole

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    The thing about the bar was it wasn't very brightly lit, and the scene took place at night. There shouldn't be much opportunity for lens flare. And yet we had lens flares somehow going off every ten seconds.
     
  19. R. Star

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    Star Trek 09 had a ton of problems, but as amusing as the lens flare jokes are it's just a graphical issue. Graphics enhance a film, they don't define it so the flares aren't what caused 09 to be a facepalm plot wise.

    If that's what JJ thinks the future looks like, fine. In the 60's we thought brightly colored boxy consoles with huge levers and knobs was so cool looking and futuristic. It's just how it goes.
     

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