Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC: Being Bold with Star Trek

Mindel elaborates on director J.J. Abrams’ penchant for lens flares, talks about grounding the fantastic story with location photography and stresses the importance of a close collaboration with the visual-effects supervisor. (12:55)

Referenced clips: Star Trek, Alien

  1. Still and Motion Pictures
  2. Shooting Domino with Tony Scott
  3. Shanghai Noon, a Widescreen Comedy
  4. Being Bold with Star Trek
  5. Q&A

In front of a live audience, ASC members share their inspirations and experiences while analyzing scenes from their own work and offering an informative look at their decision-making process and collaborative spirit. These sessions are moderated by American Cinematographer associate editor Jon D. Witmer, and are followed by question-and-answer sessions with the audience.

Breakfast Club participants so far in 2013: Paul Cameron, ASC; Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC; Amelia Vincent, ASC; John Bailey, ASC; and M. David Mullen, ASC. Clubhouse Conversation participants so far in 2013: ASC members Dean Cundey, Michael Goi and Daniel Pearl in conversation about horror cinematography; and ASC members Christopher Baffa, Patrick Cady and William Webb in conversation about shooting one-hour episodic series.