So, apparently, when you’re good at motion picturing, and you work with some dude named J.J. Abrams on some Indy film called “Star Wars: The Force (may have been farce) Awakens” you get custom lenses made for you. Some guy named Dan Mindel (probably works at J.C. Penny’s photo center part time) was the Director of Photography (think production assistant) for this star war. Anyway, someone at Panavision, probably an intern who’s about to get fired, agreed to create custom lenses just for this dude and his friends so it would look like prequels to this movie. I suppose they’re trying to be “cool” and “retro”… hippies. I got bored and stopped after a couple paragraphs, but maybe you can trudge through this article about it. If you fall asleep, I won’t blame you. Here it is: http://www.panavision.com/panavision-designs-lenses-mindel-star-wars-force-awakensdog-darth-vader-costume-7

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James Moore

James Moore is an associate producer at FiveSix Productions in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a B.S. in Film from Full Sail University, and enjoys nature photography and script writing on the side.