The Official Star Trek Movie Forum

The Official Star Trek Movie Forum > Star Trek > Star Trek XI: The Movie > Lens flares
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-20-2009, 04:27 AM
NCC-73515's Avatar
NCC-73515 NCC-73515 is offline
Fleet Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Posts: 7,225
Lightbulb Lens flares

http://timesonline.typepad.com/block...zz-review.html

Quote:
All in, I loved this film. It's not perfect: There's an awful amount of lens flare, almost as if Abrams is trying to trick us into believeing his (flawless) CGI effects by introducing fake 'real camera' artifacts.
Not good. They were already distracting in the short "Acting Captain" clip. An entire movie full of lens flares?
__________________


"English! I thought I dreamed hearing it!"?
Khan, Space Seed (TOS)

Brought to you in living color by NCC.
-= first fan member =-

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-20-2009, 04:32 AM
Stef*'s Avatar
Stef* Stef* is offline
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Germany, Hildesheim
Posts: 220
Default

They didn't bother me at all - I wouldn't even have noticed them, if it would not have been heavily discussed on trekmovie comments.

I was far, far more captured by the acting on the bridge and the plot ... to much really to take my attention on some little lens flares, which would also exist, if I move myself around on the bridge or walking outside on a sunny day.

Last edited by Stef* : 04-20-2009 at 04:35 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-20-2009, 04:40 AM
Frenzy's Avatar
Frenzy Frenzy is offline
Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 424
Default

Well why is lens flare so bad?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-20-2009, 04:55 AM
NCC-73515's Avatar
NCC-73515 NCC-73515 is offline
Fleet Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Posts: 7,225
Default

When they cover half the face of an actor, they are bad.
__________________


"English! I thought I dreamed hearing it!"?
Khan, Space Seed (TOS)

Brought to you in living color by NCC.
-= first fan member =-

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-20-2009, 05:25 AM
I-Am-Zim I-Am-Zim is offline
Vice Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Carolina, USA, Earth
Posts: 3,432
Default

I agree. I just assumed that the flares in the bridge scene were there due to editing. But if they're gonna be prevalent throughout the movie, that's not good. They are very irritating. To me anyway.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-20-2009, 05:31 AM
AyanEva AyanEva is offline
Commander
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,452
Default

I'm not bothered by them in the bridge scene clip. It took a second to get used to it but the dialogue is good so I found myself concentrating more on that than on the lens flares. I think they make it look more realistic, like you're actually there. Since those bridge lights are so freakin' bright, you'd get lens flares anyway if you were there in person and walked out of the turbolift. I thought it was kind of clever.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-20-2009, 10:30 AM
Samuel Samuel is offline
Vice Admiral
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,883
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NCC-73515 View Post
When they cover half the face of an actor, they are bad.
Then they wont do it in the next one, or not as much. This movie is going to have its flaws just like every other and this could be one of them if its used too much. Very few movies are visually perfect.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-20-2009, 10:43 AM
matty's Avatar
matty matty is offline
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 184
Default

looks to me(in the scenes weve seen) that the camera has no lenshood, which is giving the glare...if its sparingly done then it wont be too bad..
__________________
"But I can't make this movie for readers of [Nacelles] Monthly who are only concerned with what the ship's engines look like. They're going to find something they hate no matter what I do."
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-20-2009, 10:58 AM
sir num nums sir num nums is offline
Rear Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sherwood, AR
Posts: 2,357
Default

Sounds like the Enterprise could use an Anti-Glare/UV coating on the main view screen.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-20-2009, 11:17 AM
wildone_106 wildone_106 is offline
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 103
Default

I love the visual quality of the lens flares from what I've seen, it adds a special quality to the film and the way these things occur gives the light a sense of depth & realism. Its been used by Spielbergs DOP Janus Kaminski in his recent movies and I didn't see anyone complain there, its a style and I'd rather have that than no style at all or something boring. I LOVE the effect, it heightens the feeling of wonder and that this is a futuristic movie. If thats what people are nitpicking then they need to back to their basements, insert their TOS dvds and watch those.

The rest of us will move forward with a new style, a new era and a fantastic new movie.

Be quiet.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:40 PM.


Forum theme courtesy of Mark Lambert
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2009 by Paramount Pictures. STAR TREK and all related
marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.