Dan Mindel is a South African/American cinematographer and frequent collaborator with J.J. Abrams. He has worked with Abrams as the director of photography on Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, and Star Trek Into Darkness, and he helped Abrams create his signature lensflares in the Star Trek films. Mindel has also worked with Disney as the director of photography on John Carter. He announced on April 22, 2013 that he will be the director of photography for Star Wars Episode VII.
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On April 22, 2013, it was reported that Dan Mindel had confirmed his role as the director of photography for Star Wars Episode VII. Additionally, Mindel confirmed that Episode VII will be shot on 35mm film, rather than digitally. The type of film is "Kodak film stock 5219." This marks the first time that a Star Wars movie has been shot on film since Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Both Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith were shot digitally.